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99.6% of our customers highly recommend Business U’s professional development programs and learning events.
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“Business U absolutely revolutionized business services for us in Tennessee. We are still feasting on the hearty content shared during our three regional boot camps. The course content was both relevant and innovative. Our teams across the state have certainly been reenergized after learning from these experts.”

Deniece Thomas
Assistant Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development
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"Because the work of our communities requires a high degree of innovation and collaboration, we want to provide the most cutting-edge strategies, technical assistance and coaching options possible. Our dedicated coaches will work with Business U through a train the-trainer model to take some of our communities through a structured process that builds knowledge, skills, and abilities of community stakeholders to be successful and sustainable with their engagement efforts.”

Cheryl Carrier
Executive Director, Ford
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“Love the benefits that B2B Engage provides my organization and workforce partners. We’ve expanded our reach to new employers, automated workflow processes and brought on additional workforce boards and partners to maximize engagement and avoid duplication of efforts. Easy to use in the field, cost effective and automates our business engagement outreach and operational strategies.”

David Hollars
Executive Director, Centralina Workforce Development Board
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“Doing regional work as a workforce board means that we are in the relationship business. It’s critical to the success of workforce boards that they have relationships with their customers (businesses and job seekers) and regional partners that are based on trust and credibility. Business U understands this. They have given us the professional development and CRM technology tools we needed to strengthen relationships with our customers and partners. They are the best vendor I have ever worked with! Really.”

Marty Holliday
Executive Director, New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area
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“The CBEP course was one of the most challenging and rewarding courses I have ever taken. The information was totally applicable in my workforce development role, and I know that my reach with employers and partners will be expanded as a result.”

Dave Madden
CBEP Graduate WorkSource Seattle-King County
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“B2B Engage is every program manager’s dream and the professional development the staff received from Business U was exactly what we needed to get our clients’ career pathway plan aligned with their goals! For all Navigators, the ability to navigate the B2B data system has allowed us to access information quicker from anytime and anywhere; it has turned into a “traveling office” for us.”

Jenny Bolte
Deputy Director, New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board

Online Professional Development Testimonials

“Thank you Christine, I want to reiterate how beneficial your class curriculum is to me and my staff. We have been able to shift our thinking, offer benefits through our current features, and speak the appropriate lingo our target audience is accustomed. All of that coupled with our improved and more effective elevator speeches we have already seen an uptick in partner engagement. Thank you for what you and your team do and for your expertise and time. Your passion for development truly shines through with your hands on, actively engaged approach and we appreciate you!!! Collectively we agree that we would all be interested in joining another one of your certification courses should one become available.”

TX

“Hi Christine, I simply cannot thank you enough for instructing and guiding us to think outside that dang box that always seems to be around us! This class was wonderful and then some! Not sure if you instruct any other classes, but if you do, please let me know. You were very easy to get to know and I enjoyed the way you had the structure of the class organized.”

NC

“Thank you Christine! I have really appreciated your feedback with the assignments I have completed. Your knowledge of business engagement is parallel to none!”

KY

“All of you at Business U, thank you so much for the time spent on preparing and providing this course!
I would take more of Christine’s courses, she’s such an inspiration and motivator and one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. Her dedication and time she spends making sure all of us are successful is so appreciated since I was one of the participants who was struggling with time management.”

FL

“Thanks Business U, it has been so great learning everything, I feel so much more prepared for my role now! I even implemented the needs assessment principle with my team this week. Tell Christine I can’t wait to have my final consultation with her and that I will be sad when the course is over!”

CA

“Thank you! It has been great learning from you and the practical assignments that we did during this class. Thank you for teaching!”

AK

“I have learned a lot from you Christine. In these past few weeks, I have learned more from you than any other program or trainer. Your course challenged me, and you have given me strategies that I didn’t know existed.”

CA

“Christine, thanks so much for your feedback! We’re learning so much through this course. I genuinely appreciate everything that you put into reviewing assignments and the genuine advice that you give. We appreciate all of your hard work in instructing us.”

IN

“Christine, you and your staff have been excellent to work with. We have appreciated the course for its rigor and learning objectives. You have been an excellent communicator and our entire Goodwill network has benefited as a result of the course.”

FL

“I appreciate all of the information you provided Christine and the support from your team! We are excited to roll out these new ideas to management too. We appreciate all that you taught our teams.”

TX

“Hi Christine, this is wonderful news! I’m very happy to hear how they excelled. Each one has expressed to me how valuable the course has been for them to provide outreach to businesses. I appreciate you providing this excellent course that has empowered the team to further increase their quality of service and outreach to Missouri’s employers.”

MO

“Thank you so much for putting together this absolutely terrific program. I truly pulled as much information and knowledge as I could out of the class, as I know my counterparts from around the country did as well. Thank you Christine, I appreciate all that you have done and the knowledge you shared!”

WI

“Thank you for challenging me! Your business engagement class was simply amazing, and I am thankful that you were able to teach it. Christine, thank you for your dedication to the workforce development field.”

NC

“Thank you, Christine! I appreciate all of your guidance throughout this course.”

IA

“You’ve got to earn this certification which makes it all that much sweeter when you hear Christine say at the end of your consultation that you’ve been certified in business engagement!”

NY

“Hello Christine, on behalf of my group, I wanted to thank you again for this perspective changing and incredibly useful CBEP course. We have used so much of the content you shared as we move to reinvigorate our Business Services Team.”

WA

“Thank you so much! It is a pleasure to study this material and gleam from your expertise. I will carry the torch!”

OH

“Thank you, Christine. I really enjoyed this class! The content was excellent!!”

MO

“Thank you for the terrific feedback, Christine! I appreciate all you do for this course, I am pulling out a lot of knowledge from the program.”

WI

“Thank you! This has been a very informative and useful experience. I'm finding that so much of the information is relevant to our current activities at the WDB. I look forward to chatting about it during our final consultation.”

CA

“Thank you so much for this training, the information you shared is priceless.”

MO

Onsite Professional Development Learning Events

Participant Survey Comments

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“The business perspective is real & presented by businesspeople!”

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“What I found the most effective about the training was changing my focus from supply to demand when I meet with employers.”

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“I loved putting into action strategies & tactics.”

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“What I found exciting was learning to engage employers with a new approach by examining demand strategies to meet employer needs. ”

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“The most effective part of the training was the work-related references throughout the training materials and the trainer’s knowledge related to WIOA. ”

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“The conversation and role play with Christine made the content far more engaging!”

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“Learning to think ‘demand’ and not ‘supply side” with engagement approaches that work!”

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“The training was great and it gave me information to improve my employer relationships.”

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“What excited me most about the event was Christine’s entire presentation. The facilitator is a master of the topic area.”

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“Thank you for a great workshop, it was by far the best training I have attended.”

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“The most effective part of the event was getting the ‘mind set’ required to excel. Very professional and engaging, great learning materials.”

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“Great training, Christine is an excellent trainer!”

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“What was effective was new ways to consider business approaches for workforce development.”

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“I’m now able to go into my new position with clear direction and the most effective ways to interact with our employers.”

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“The enthusiasm, interaction, and knowledge displayed by Christine was the most effective part of this wonderful event”

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“I learned new insights into perfecting our approach and increasing interactions. The most enjoyable event I have participated in!”

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“What excited me about this event was the ability to practice exercises and get feedback. I really appreciated the never-ending energy from Christine, not one boring moment! Great! Great! Great!”

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"I was excited to learn that there are actual ‘tools’ to use when building relationships with businesses. The facilitator is incredible”

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“Great presentation! Christine was supportive, encouraging and easy to interact with.”

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“Legitimate skills learned!”

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“Everything presented was applicable and resourceful!”

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“Exceeded my expectations!”

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“Most excited about transactional and transformational relationships and learning how to get-the-sit.”

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“What was most effective was learning about the differences between strategies and tactics.”

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“Great presentation, time well spent!”