Women in Business Group to host ‘True Colors’ workshop

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On January 7, 2021

The Women in Business Group will host a workshop this February to help women in business learn how to work more effectively and productively by better understanding personality types.

The virtual workshop, titled “True Colors,” will be held noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. The webinar is free, but registration is required. Visit bit.ly/truecolors-SBDC to register. Dewey Thompson, director of the Missouri Training Institute, a partnership between the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Missouri Extension, will be the guest speaker.

Dewey Thompson, director of the Missouri Training Institute. Photo submitted by the SBDC.

Thompson’s work centers on making people more comfortable with the rapid changes that occur in the workplace and helping staff realize their full potential in serving a vast array of co-workers and customers. He has trained thousands of public and private sector professionals across the country in topical areas such as change, leadership, management, coaching employees, teambuilding, customer service and building effective workplace environments. Thompson holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Missouri and holds certifications in True Colors and Gallup’s CliftonStrengths.

“Once you know and understand the True Colors personality types, you can use that knowledge to improve communication, reduce conflict, increase collaboration and enhance teamwork,” says Thompson. “People will come away from this interactive workshop with a better understanding of their unique talents and how to work with different personality types more effectively.”

While the seminar is targeted towards women, anyone may attend. The seminar is hosted by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Missouri S&T, the Missouri Training Institute, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Women in Business Group.

The Women in Business group provides women with access to learning, networking and professional growth opportunities. People interested in upcoming group activities and events can join the LinkedIn group called Women in Business – Missouri.

Missouri S&T’s SBDC provides business counseling and assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses in the areas of management, new business creation, business acquisition, business sales, marketing, financial analysis, human resources, operations management, succession planning and technology commercialization. Most services are provided at no cost.

SBDC is a University of Missouri Extension partner and part of the Missouri SBDC statewide network, which is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information about workshops, resources and programs offered by Missouri S&T’s SBDC, visit ecodevo.mst.edu.

For more information, contact Karen Leatherman, business development specialist for the SBDC, at leathermank@mst.edu or 573-341-4551.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Founded in 1870 as the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,600 students and part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 99 different degree programs in 40 areas of study, including engineering, education, the sciences, business and information technology, the humanities, and the liberal arts. Missouri S&T is known globally and is highly ranked for providing a high return on tuition investment, exceptional career opportunities for graduates, and an emphasis on applied, hands-on learning through student design teams and cooperative education and internship opportunities. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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