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Learning doesn’t stop after you receive your degree. Join VCU Alumni and the VCU Center for Corporate Education this summer for professional development that really packs a punch.

The Level Up Learning series focuses on actionable professional growth. Attend one or all four, to suit your needs. Enroll in all four Level Up courses and save $40 on the series.

Negotiating Your Future Value
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 27
Learn how to ask for what you want at work. This session focuses on strategies for negotiating salary, promotions, benefits and more. Participants will explore what they bring to the negotiation table to approach conversations about professional advancement. Level up your career.

Activating Conversations through Coaching
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 3
Effective leaders understand when and how to shift their approach from manager to coach. As an introduction to our full-day coaching skills course in September, this session will focus on the benefits of coaching conversations and applying helpful tools to shift conversations from telling to coaching. Level up your conversations.

Identifying Your Leadership Style
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 17
Knowing and understanding your leadership style is beneficial even if you’re in a nonsupervisory role. Participants will explore the concept of the leadership circle and other leadership theories to pinpoint their unique leadership views, strengths and challenges and learn to be effective and inspiring. Level up your leadership.

Applying a Growth Mindset
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 8
Understanding what a growth mindset is, why it matters and how to activate it can help you become more relevant and resilient, particularly in times of uncertainty and change. This workshop explores the importance of getting started, embracing the process of failing forward, using setbacks as motivation and developing curiosity and courage.

Questions? Contact Latisha Taylor, director of alumni career and personal development, at

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