OSC² University

Big company training for small companies changing the world

OSC² University provides the staff of OSC² member companies access to professional development courses throughout the year. The curriculum includes both soft skills courses, such as Leadership and Organizational Development, as well as technical skills classes, such Excel and Finance for Non-Financial Managers.

Note: all classes beginning in February, 2019 must be paid via credit card at the time of registration.

2019 Winter/Spring Courses

Jan 29-30
Presentation Skills Training (Two Day Workshop)

Whether you’re delivering client-facing presentations, cultivating or delivering presentations within your organization, the ability to effectively communicate your thoughts and ideas will ultimately dictate your level of success. This two-day Create and Deliver an Effective Presentation workshop will immediately position you to engage and persuade your audience in any venue. Effective communication skills are learned, and they are skills that anyone can master!

Our Create and Deliver an Effective Presentation Workshop will empower you to become a more confident speaker, and you’ll learn techniques to engage and inspire every audience. We will teach you public speaking secrets the pros use. We’ll create a fun and safe environment where each participant will produce and deliver a short presentation to fellow participants who all share a common desire – to learn and/or fine tune the art of public speaking! Each presentation is followed up with personal, helpful, and immediate feedback from a nationally certified trainer and fellow class participants. This rapid feedback system allows you to instantly assimilate critical knowledge that will enable you to dramatically strengthen your presentation skills.

Location: Nutiva, 213 W. Cutting Blvd, Richmond.
Cost: $450 per participant

Feb 12
Intermediate Excel

Learn how to manage workbooks and customize the Excel environment:
• How to use named ranges in formulas
• About Excel tables and how to sort data, use filtering features, use structured references, validate data,
• and transpose rows and columns
• How to consolidate data from more than one range or workbook, and how to use subtotals
• How to use PivotTables to summarize and rearrange large amounts of data in a list, and how to use Pivot Charts to present such data
• How to use conditional formatting to format data when it meets a condition, how to create custom number and date formats, and how to insert and manipulate graphics
• How to use special chart features, how to insert sparklines to take snapshots of data, and how to use
• Quick Access features to conveniently analyze data
• How to use permissions to control access to and prevent changes in your workbooks, and about sharing features, such as comments and change tracking

Location: Nutiva, 213 W. Cutting Blvd, Richmond.
Cost: $180.00 per person

Feb 13
Advanced Excel

Take your Microsoft Excel skills to new heights with our Excel Lookups, Functions, and Macros course, which continues where the Excel Intermediate class left off. As a result, you will accomplish more by taking full advantage of Excel’s power: more powerful calculations with advanced functions, more time saved with automated routines using macros, and more successful data visualizations.

Location: Nutiva, 213 W. Cutting Blvd, Richmond.
Cost: $260.00 per person

Mar 20
Effective Meetings (2-Hour Webinar)

It’s a reality – workers spend a large proportion of their working life in meetings. What’s sad is they often consider much of this time to be ineffective and a waste of time. That’s why it’s essential for everyone – especially leaders – to make sure they are having the most effective meetings they can have.

This practical and engaging course covers effective meeting best-practices for leaders as they plan for, conduct, and follow-up on meetings. Participants leave with concrete actions they can implement right away to reduce the number of meetings they have, improve the quality of meetings they do have, and ensure meetings held achieve their intended outcome.

This course is designed with the adult learner in mind. We blend a mix of teaching, large and small group activities, as well as real-work scenarios and application to make this course extremely helpful, relevant, and enjoyable.

Location: Online Webinar
Cost: TBD


May 15
Leading Situationally

Leadership is not a one-size fits all approach. In fact, research indicates that employees need different things from their leader depending on the employee’s level of competence and commitment on a particular task or goal. The problem is that most managers have only one leadership style that they apply to everyone, in every situation.

This training course will help leaders identify the style of leadership they use most often, learn to identify what style of leadership is best for an employee given their current situation, and help the leader understand how to partner with their employees to ensure they are leading situationally for optimal results.

Location: Nutiva, 213 W. Cutting Blvd, Richmond.
Cost: TBD

June 5
Time Management (2-Hour Webinar)

Getting the most out of a 24-hour day is a constant challenge in our busy world: a bottomless inbox, tons of email, millions of meetings. Too much to do and not enough time to do it is a common problem many people face in the workplace. Although we can’t give you more hours in the day, we can teach you how to decide what to do and when to do it.

This high-energy, back-to-basics training program explains the fundamentals of time management: understanding the value of time, using proven ways to get the most out of a day, balancing work and home, eliminating time wasters, conquering procrastination, and more.

Location: Online Webinar
Cost: TBD