Training Series

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is pleased to offer a range of training suitable for your business, no matter your needs.

Our in-class sessions offer hands-on seminars in a traditional classroom setting led by experts in their field, while our interactive, instructor-led online Ed2Go courses allow you to set your own schedule and train at your convenience.

View both classroom and online training classes below.
 

Influence and Teamwork: The Riffle Effect

October 27, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce

Cost:$Cost: $35 per Chamber member, $40 per non-member


Workshop Overview:

A ripple effect occurs when an initial disturbance to a system propagates outward to disturb an increasingly larger portion of the system, like ripples expanding across the water when an object is dropped into it. This lesson focuses on understanding the true nature and power we have as individuals/leaders! It digs deep into the mindset of leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less. It also helps to bring about an awareness and understanding that our smallest actions can have a multiplying effect on our action, as well as the actions around us. No one leads/serves in a vacuum, and we must learn to use the power of the ripple effect to create momentum and collaboration (teamwork) in order to maximize our impact!

What You Will Learn:


  • What Is Leadership?
  • Importance of Leading Self vs Leading Others
  • The Multiplication Factor
  • Creating Momentum through Collaboration
  • Bucket of Water vs Bucket of Gasoline



Workshop Lead: Martin Houston, Chief Empowerment Officer (CEO)

Conflict? What Conflict?

December 1, 2021
10:00-11:30 a.m.
The Chamber of Commerce

Cost: $30 per Chamber member, $35 per non-member


Workshop Overview:

Conflict is an inevitable and unavoidable part of our everyday professional and personal lives. The way we manage our differences establishes either an atmosphere of trust or mistrust that significantly impacts organizations and families. This workshop will give specific tips on reducing conflict and creating a positive environment where everyone can feel safe and function at their best.

What You Will Learn:


  • Understanding the causes of conflict
  • Recognizing the value of a conflict
  • Realizing when conflict is functional vs. dysfunctional
  • Understanding approaches to managing conflict
  • Tips for resolving conflict
  • Discussion of any specific issues or concerns not addressed



Workshop Lead: Larry Deavers, Family Counseling Service

Introduction to QuickBooks Desktop

December 8, 2021
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
The Chamber of Commerce

Cost: $35 per Chamber member, $40 per non-member


Workshop Overview:

QuickBooks Desktop (QBD) is one of the most popular programs used in the business community. This course will enable attendees to efficiently use the application.

What You Will Learn:


  • Different Subscription Levels for QBD, and their benefits
  • Setting up Employees and Payroll
  • Setting up Customers & Vendors
  • Banking Deposits, Checks, and Reconciliations
  • Chart of accounts Vs. Classes



Workshop Lead: Matt Hallman, Client Accounting Services, JamisonMoneyFarmer PC

Introduction to QuickBooks Desktop

December 8, 2021
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
The Chamber of Commerce

Cost: $35 per Chamber member, $40 per non-member


Workshop Overview:

QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a real time online version of QuickBooks. This course will enable attendees to efficiently use the application.

What You Will Learn:


  • Different Subscription Levels for QBD, and their benefits
  • Payroll setup and functionality
  • Writing Checks and entering deposits
  • Chart of Accounts Vs. Classes
  • Bank feeds and use of bank register
  • Creating and using reports



Workshop Lead: Thornton Jamison, Client Accounting Services, JamisonMoneyFarmer PC

Contact:
Carolyn Tubbs
Director of Education Programs
(205) 391-0556 | carolyn@westalabamachamber.com

COVID-19 Training and Resources

In an effort to support the businesses in our community, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama has been hosting a series of conference calls and webinars to help businesses and their employees. Topics include funding, healthcare, education, and mental health resources. The sessions have been recorded and are archived in the COVID-19 resources section of our website.