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Business Skills Training

Technical skills are important, but comprehensive business skills are truly critical to successful execution of projects. ESI’s business skills training courses help you master effective communication, goal setting, critical thinking, and problem solving.

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Open enrollment or on site delivery is available through our GSA Federal Supply Schedule GS-02F-0058P contracts.

  • Budget and Financial Management

    After completing this course, you'll know how to gather, compile and prioritize financial data to develop, execute and manage a budget. You will also be better able to communicate financial and budgetary information, have greater confidence in assessing finances, and participate more effectively in the business decision-making process.

  • Coaching and Mentoring for Improved Performance

    This course teaches you how to apply a powerful behavioral model to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of your coaching and mentoring with lasting results.

  • Communicating Up: Winning Strategies for Successful Executive Conversations

    Learn how to prepare for executive conversations, including those that are unplanned. Recognize communication techniques that executives commonly use and react to them.

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

    This course presents a structured approach for tackling problems, opportunities and decisions that will ultimately help you get better results—whether you are innovating, managing crises or planning for the future. The course addresses the five types of critical thinking needed in business environments: strategic thinking, tactical thinking, analytical thinking, innovative thinking and implicative thinking.

  • Establishing a Business Mindset

    This course helps professionals develop and apply holistic solutions to business issues. You will learn to leverage variables related to the business environment, business thinking, business interactions, and business outcomes for project, organizational, personal and professional success.

  • High-Impact Communication

    This course teaches techniques for creating high-impact, meaningful communication with coworkers, clients and stakeholders. Through practical exercises, group discussions and case studies, you will learn how to determine your own communication style, identify the communication styles of your audience and adapt your delivery accordingly.

  • Taking Charge of Organizational Change

    The course will teach you how to engage support for change from stakeholders, as well as how to develop a successful communication plan that is key to any successful change initiative.

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