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.

August 22, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Webinar Training

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

Discover how incorporating ChatGPT into your daily workflow and marketing initiatives can significantly enhance productivity, creativity, and efficiency, empowering you to streamline tasks and access valuable insights for better decision-making.

What You Will Learn:

  • Learn what ChatGPT is and how to set up an account and begin using ChatGPT.
  • Participants will learn how to leverage ChatGPT as a user-friendly, text-based AI tool to enhance productivity in day-to-day operations, including content writing, marketing efforts, brainstorming, and more.
  • Learn how to write effective ChatGPT prompts to obtain the best results.

At the conclusion of this 90-minute webinar, attendees will be equipped with actionable knowledge and insights to leverage ChatGPT in their day-to-day business as a versatile AI-powered assistant, helping them increase productivity and creativity. 
**Participants must install the ChatGPT program (not app) on your laptop or desktop in advance.  Visit and sign up for an account using your email address, or a Google or Microsoft account. Once you're logged in, can use the ChatGPT chatbot. Donna will be teaching how to use the interface before moving into actually using ChatGPT. 
Webinar Lead:  Donna Gilliland, MOSTraining, Inc. 


September 28, 2023
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce

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

Explore best practices of effective negotiation by learning to identify and apply optimal strategies that will build productive relationships in respective workplace environments. The process of effective negotiation will be introduced, including aspects of preparation, communication, meeting dynamics, bargaining, resolution, and relationship building. By applying a skillful approach through interest-based negotiation strategies, participants will create value in themselves and with others through intentional efforts to achieve personalized goals and enhance professional relationships.

What You Will Learn:
Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify perceptions, emotions, and excellent communication skills of a successful negotiator.
  • Describe various strategies to prepare for a negotiation or mediation process.
  • Create a meeting space that ensures a safe environment that encourages discussion and collaboration.
  • Develop an action plan that is acceptable to all parties.

Eligible participants completing this training will earn 2.0 SHRM Professional Development Credits.

Workshop Lead: Dr. Jennifer F. Humber, Assistant Professor of Consumer Sciences, The University of Alabama.

*This seminar is sponsored by the Graduate Certificate Program in Conflict Resolution, College of Human Environmental Sciences, the University of Alabama.

October 11, 2023
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
Chamber of Commerce

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

Do you consistently doubt yourself? Do you find yourself occupied with trying to please others? Psychotherapist and owner of Perception Counseling Service, Jennifer Vanhorn will assist with identifying ways to make self a priority this new year. You will also learn about the benefits of life balance and setting goals for self. Most importantly, you will learn how to identify your own wants, needs, and purpose. Join us as we focus on our individual journey of finding SELF.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to identify and incorporate healthy boundaries
  • How to utilize your personal strengths to achieve goals
  • How to effectively (and assertively) communicate your needs to others

Eligible participants completing this training will earn 1.5 SHRM Professional Development Credits.

Workshop Lead: Jennifer Vanhorn, LICSW-S, CEO & Lead Clinician, Perception Counseling Services, LLC