Development programs

Our customized services allow organizations to develop the leadership competencies and culture needed to meet specific challenges and business realities.

If you have a group of six or more individuals from your organization interested in professional development, then consider a custom program at our location or yours. The St.Bonaventure Professional development team delivers custom programs on a variety of management topics to companies in a range of industries.

We can customize our programs for your company

Whether developing talent, culture or the leadership strategy that delivers on your business goals, we can meet you where you are and help take you where you want to go. Our instructors are happy to work with your planning team to ensure that every program we conduct serves the needs of your participants.

Train at our location or yours.

We can deliver programs at your company or on St.Bonaventure’s campus.

Financial Statement Analysis

Learn the tools that accountants and chief financial officers have at their disposal for analyzing financial performance and making educated managerial decisions. Learn how investors make stock picks by looking at key indicators, and what factors bankers use in assessing credit risk when making loans. This class is not limited to accountants. It is designed for anyone who wants to improve basic money management and analysis skills.

Memory: A User's Guide

Is your memory a steel trap or a loose cannon? This energetic workshop introduces people to the basics of how memory works so that they can see that what they often think is a memory failure is really their memory working properly.

Then, building upon these concepts, participants will learn how we can take what we know about memory and use it to do the things we want to do (like learn new information, or remember to buy items at the grocery store, find our lost keys or where we parked our cars).

Train the Trainer: Game On Team Building

Your organization’s culture has a significant impact on the nature and quality of the work you and your team produces. Numerous common workplace challenges can be effectively addressed using our four principles of team building. Learn how to plan effective team building activities to transform organizational challenges into growth opportunities.

Write it Right

Success in business demands concise, clear, and correct emails, letters, and memos. This workshop offers tips and tools to help you:

  • write with clarity and emphasis
  • avoid common errors
  • polish documents to perfection
  • create a style guide for your workplace
Discovering & Developing What is Right About You for Success, Fun & Pleasure

Learn research-based strategies for using personal strengths to improve your work and personal life. Discover and learn about CHARACTER STRENGTHS, a program developed by the VIA Institute on Character, and how you can play to your own natural strengths in any situation.

Character research shows that knowing and applying our unique character strength profile increases our life satisfaction and well-being. Developing your character strengths can have a significant impact on quality of life as well as a positive effect on relationships, careers and personal growth.

Dealing with Difficult People through the Generations

Each of us works with people we may deem “difficult.” In fact, what if that difficult person is us? This workshop will include discussion about what makes a person difficult, how to manage difficult people in the workplace, how to deal with difficult co-workers, colleagues and supervisors.

We will discuss strategies and tactics to use with common difficult personality types and how to modify your own behaviors/reactions. Also, how do we manage our own difficult behaviors?

Basics of Non-Profit Accounting

Geared toward the “non-accountant,” this class condenses hours of lectures into one information-packed session. You’ll leave with a basic understanding of how the accounting process works, what financial statements look like and, better yet, how to analyze those financial statements to make meaningful decisions in the not-for-profit sector.

The Language of Diversity in Leadership

“…we do think in language. And so the quality of our thoughts and ideas can only be as good as the quality of our language.” – George Carlin

This workshop will explore the topic of diversity and privilege in leadership with a specific focus on everyday language. Activities and discussions will challenge participants’ views on language and what we communicate, but do so in a safe environment.

Cybersecurity for Small Business - Do your part be security smart!

Passwords, firewalls and phishing …oh my! In the online world, every detail about you or your customers can be exploited by someone. It’s a very basic need to remain safe while surfing, downloading, sending and making or receiving online transactions.

This cybersecurity workshop provides key points to avoid getting hacked and breaking the trust of your customers.

Creativite Ingredients for Problem Solving and Good Decision Making

The first part of the course focuses on personal creativity, exploring a different approach to solving problems – solution finding. Paradigms that interfere with creative solution finding are discussed. The second part of the course deals with how to be creative while using a structured solution-finding process.


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