Virtual Training

Virtual Trainings

In response to COVID-19, Elevate Rapid City has put together a series of free online webinars. These are free and open to the public as a way to support the Rapid City business community during a diffcult time. For other business resources click here. Have a training topic you'd like to see? Contact Rachel, Events & Training Manager for Elevate Rapid City.

How to Effectively Support Your Team for Remote Work
• Practicing empathy and accountability during social distancing.
• How to effectively support your team for remote work.
• Understanding the effects of working remotely on our team for long periods of time.
• How to better maintain the team’s spirit and work ethic during a (potentially) long period of working remotely.
• Reframing the short-term challenges as an opportunity for long term benefits.
Dr. Rachel MK Headley, Rose Group Intl.

Wednesday, April 1 - Register
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Financial Aid for Small Businesses
Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance for Small Businesses
Pam Selberg, Senior Area Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration

Thursday, April 2 - Register
3:00-3:30 p.m.

Content Creation: Standing Out As Everyone Goes Digital
As everyone starts to utilize social media, the use of creative, fun relatable, high quality material becomes important to stand out against the competition. 
Ashley Smith, Social Jargn

Friday, April 3 - Register
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Marketing Panel
Communication professionals at Evergreen Media will be available to answer any questions you have about marketing, working remotely, post-crisis strategies, 
and more.
Evergreen Media

Friday, April 3 - Register
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Balancing Accountability & Empathy During a Crisis
• Leading effectively through a crisis.
• Managing frustration mindset.
• G.S.D. Triangle
• The words you use.
Meg Manke, Rose Group Intl.

Friday, April 3 - Register
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Work at Home, Workout at Home, Eat at Home - Oh My!
MH-SPI Powered by EXOS will discuss working from home strategies. At home movement for you and your kids to keep your days productive and energy filled. Our team will also discuss nutrition strategies that focus on boosting your immune system, and general wellness tips. 
Samantha Linhart, CPT, XPS and Morgan Foster, CSCS, XPS, PN-1

Monday, April 6 - 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Register

Cybersecurity: Tips for Working from Home

• Brief overview of the Internet and “internet of things”
• Types of cyber-crimes and cyber-threats
• COVID-19 Scams going around
• How to protect your business
• How to protect your personal devices
Matthew Klinger, Owner, TelNetPC

Monday, April 6 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Register

Succession Planning: Preparing Future Leadership

Are you tasked with ensuring that all key talent have an upward path in your organization but you’re scratching your head about how to get there? You have folks that are ready for opportunities now, but you don’t have spots open for them? Meg will walk you through to the necessary steps in creating a succession strategy to prepare you and your team for leadership changes.
Meg Manke, Rose Group Intl.

Tuesday, April 7 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Register

Cybersecurity: Tips for Working from Home

• Brief overview of the Internet and “internet of things”
• Types of cyber-crimes and cyber-threats
• COVID-19 Scams going around
• How to protect your business
• How to protect your personal devices
Matthew Klinger, Owner, TelNetPC

Monday, April 6 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Register

Succession Planning: Preparing Future Leadership

Are you tasked with ensuring that all key talent have an upward path in your organization but you’re scratching your head about how to get there? You have folks that are ready for opportunities now, but you don’t have spots open for them? Meg will walk you through to the necessary steps in creating a succession strategy to prepare you and your team for leadership changes.
Meg Manke, Rose Group Intl.

Tuesday, April 7 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Register

GOED Disaster Relief Sub Fund - Senate Bill 192

The state of South Dakota has created a small business economic disaster relief sub fund, intended to provide support to South Dakota small businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Matthew Brunner, Governor's Office of Economic Development

Tuesday, April 7 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Register

Project Management Basics

Are you intimidated by project management? Don’t be. Dr. Rachel MK Headley is a certified Project Management Professional who has years of experience helping people make big ideas into big plans and big successes. Join us for this free webinar to learn how to take what you know and make decisions that will help you get things done faster, make more money, decrease your stress, and have better teams.
Dr. Rachel MK Headley, Rose Group Intl.

Wednesday, April 8 - 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Register

Peaceful and Productive (Sort Of)

Working from home and homeschooling?  How to use research-based tips to design your day, redefine success, increase connection with your kiddos, while giving yourself some much needed grace in this "new normal." 
Tracy Palacek, NCC, LPC, QMHP

Wednesday, April 8 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Register

Maximize Your Local Search Performance Using This Free Tool

An in-depth look at how your Google My Business listing and the tools it contains can help you perform better on local search and engage with customers when they are searching for businesses like you.
Jason Silver, Dot Marketing

Thursday, April 9 - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Register

Adaptation: The Housing Market Now and Looking Ahead

COVID-19 has affected our daily lives - and the housing market is not immune. Tune in to visit with a local REALTOR and lender to learn how COVID-19 has affected the local housing market, interest rates, and buying and selling during this unprecedented time.
Cheyenne McGriff, REMAX Results and Trevor Madsen, Unify Home Lending

Thursday, April 9 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Register

Past Trainings

Past webinar trainings were recorded and are available to watch on the replay. Simply click here to access the full Elevate Rapid City YouTube channel. Past topics have included:

Employer Support for Employees During Crisis Situations Tracy Palecek, NCC, LPC, QMHP
You will get tips for employee engagement in crisis situations, verbal scripts to use for employee support and check ins, and promoting pro-active instead of reactive mindset in your business during trying times.

Looking Beyond the Crisis: Re-Strategizing for after COVID-19 Evergreen Media
Acknowledging change Re-defining your audience Preparing for a strong comeback

Awakening the Zombie: How to effectively work from home Evergreen Media
• Platforms to utilize for team interaction afar
• How to be your best on video chat
• Creating guidelines to get sh*t done

Email Marketing to Existing Customers has Big Returns!  Jason Silver, Project Manager,  Dot Marketing
Utilizing your customer email lists to target existing and loyal customers is an efficient and cost-effective way to market your business through the current economic storm.

Employer Health Insurance: What You Need to Know Matt Berger, Representative for Life, Health, Disability and Investment Products, Western Dakota Insurors
Overview of current situation relating to Health Insurance coverages and what you can expect in the event of disruption and temporary layoffs.


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