OSC² University

Big company training for small companies changing the world

OSC² University provides the staff of our 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 as Excel and Finance for Non-Financial Managers.


Current Courses:

EXECUTIVE SALES & MARKETING STRATEGY

*** Reserved for CEO/President and Head of Sales, and or CMOs of OSC2 member brands***

Dates: June 19, 26, and July 1 (12:30pm-1:45pm, Pacific)

About the Course

For many CPG companies Trade Spending is the second largest line item on the P&L (average today around 20% of sales). It often feels like a blackhole of spending & performance, an unclear understanding of the ROI, and a constant point of contention with retailers. It is also a critical element of growing your brand equity and revenue. The question is how do we gain understanding of our spend and maximize our return on investment, while at the same time building our brand?

Join us for this three-part master series led by Kevin Cleary of Big Rock Growth Advisors, LLC. and Johnny Valeriote of Omnium.

Session 1: Strategy Development and Distribution
Session 2: Pricing & Promotion
Session 3: Bringing It All Together Thru Account Planning

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STORYKEEPER TRAINING: Making Change Through Purposeful Stories

Featuring Jay Golden, Storytelling Coach, Speaker and Author of Retellable: How Your Essential Stories Unlock Power and Purpose

Dates: July 10 & July 17, 12:30pm-2:00pm Pacific

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About the Course

Two-part online storytelling series for Marketing and Sales Managers, Directors and VPs of OSC2 Member Brands

Purpose-driven brands are a force for good in a time when the world dearly needs it. And as a storykeeper – the one who has the job of finding, holding and sharing your organization’s many forms of stories – your company’s impact depends on your team’s ability to create and communicate compelling narratives.

Every day through the stories you tell, you have a new opportunity to open hearts and minds, and to illuminate the powerful transformations that your company is bringing to life – all as you further your critical business goals.


Retellable: Executive Storytelling to Help Leaders Communicate With Clarity and Lead With Purpose

Featuring Jay Golden, Storytelling Coach, Speaker and Author of Retellable: How Your Essential Stories Unlock Power and Purpose

*** Reserved for OSC2 Core and Rising Star Members***

Dates: July 29 & Aug 12, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific
+ 45 min 1:1 coaching session the week of Aug 3 (see schedule below)

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About the Course

Purpose-driven brands are a force for good in a time when the world dearly needs it. As a visionary leader, so much of your job is about telling the story of where you come from, where you’re headed, and why that matters. Yet in these times of rapid change, many of the old stories can seem wobbly. In order to meet this moment with clarity and purpose, it is useful to recalibrate the insights and lessons that make up the stories you tell. Founder Storytelling is an opportunity to strengthen the skills you use to create meaning and catalyze connection in a shifting world – both to help guide your team and to orient yourself along the way.

In this highly interactive course, alongside your fellow founders, you’ll dive into why stories matter more than ever, and how they can revitalize your most crucial messages. Led by storytelling coach and Retellable author Jay Golden, Founder Storytelling will provide the following:

  • A deeper understanding of what stories are and how they work
  • A new framework to help you shape any story and presentation
  • Multiple opportunities to develop, shape and share your key stories, with partners and with the group
  • Practices to help you refine and shape your key messages and match them to key stories and audiences
  • One on one coaching to refine to help shape your most important story

Through a series of practices designed to build storytelling skills and shape communications, Jay will work with participants in a five-week training, helping each one to capture and convey the essence of their work in the world.

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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Featuring Chris Fenster and David Davick, CEO & CFO, Propeller Industries 

Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 10am – 12pm Pacific, via Webinar

About the Course

Join Chris Fenster and David Davick of Propeller Industries as they teach you how to read a financial statement, and learn the key financial measurements for CPG companies and how you can use an understanding of them to be more effective in your role.

Cost: $80 per participant

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