Workshops

All workshops are held at the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street, Brockton, across from City Hall. All workshops are free to attend, unless otherwise noted. For more information, or to register (unless otherwise noted), please visit The Calendar & Registration Page.

 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

 

How to Select & Hire the Best

Thursday, April 6
9:30 am-10:30 am
Metro South Chamber, 60 School St., Brockton
To register, visit: www.sandeassociates.com
. Click the contact page and complete the form including workshop name

Join us for a member-led workshop with Louise Backaler of Pamela Sande & Associates. This workshop is for managers and HR staff responsible for recruiting and hiring employees. You will learn: Sourcing candidates using social me-dia (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram), external job websites, employee referrals, educational events, and open houses; Screening and selecting potential candidates for interview; Preparing for the interview so that the candidate has a positive experience; Conducting an interview using a variety of techniques, including behavioral interviewing; Evaluating candidates; Extending offers and following up. In addition, participants will learn what interview questions are considered illegal and discriminatory. This complimentary workshop will include coffee and a light breakfast.

Getting Started with Constant Contact

Tuesday, April 11
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Metro South Chamber, 60 School St., Brockton
To register, visit:
www.metrosouthchamber.com/calendar-registration

This will be a live, guided demonstration on the tools and features inside Constant Contact’s email marketing system. In this time-efficient, highly practical session, you will learn: Setting up your Constant Contact account; Creating an email campaign and editing a template; Branding your emails with your logo, colors and photos; Cre-ating content that people want to receive and read; Importing your email list into your constant database; Getting new subscribers by adding sign-up boxes to your website and emails; Tracking and interpreting your results. This seminar is suitable for anyone new to Constant Contact, or who just wants a hand learning how to use our prod-ucts. Led by Tricia White of T.White Creations. Complimentary with pre-registration; $15 at the door.

Turbo Charge Your Business – SBA Workshop

Wednesday, April 12
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Metro South Chamber, 60 School St., Brockton
To register, visit:
bit.ly/2lMWFX3

Looking to Start or Expand your Business? Gain a better understanding of SBA Programs and Services. General information will be provided on the following: MSBDC – Mass Small Business Development Center; SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business; SBA Guaranty Loan Programs: 7(a) Loans – Microloans, SBA Express Loans – 504 Loan Program; Government Contracting Opportunities: 8(a) Business Development; HUBZones (Historically Underutilized Business Zones), Small Disadvantaged Business, Surety Bonding, Disaster Assistance; CWE – Center for Women & Enterprise

30 Ways to Grow Your E-Mail Marketing List

Tuesday, April 25
9:00 am-11:00 am
Metro South Chamber, 60 School St., Brockton
To register, visit:
www.metrosouthchamber.com/calendar-registration  

Join us for “30 Ways to Grow Your List” workshop – you’ll leave with ideas and strategies to capture new contacts, grow your list and take action to help move your business forward. Having an interested and qualified list of contacts that you can stay top of mind with is vital to every business. Continuing to grow that list is just as impor-tant. In this workshop we will show you 30 easy ways to grow your contact list today! We will cover: Why some-one should join your contact list and what’s in it for them; How to ask people to join your list “face-to-face”; How to use social media to grow your list; How to grow your list on your website or blog; How to use print material to get people to sign up; How to use events to help grow your list; How to use incentives and giveaways to grow your list. Led by Tricia White of T.White Creations. Complimentary with pre-registration; $15 at the door.

HR Workshop: Compensation Strategy and Pricing 101

Thursday, April 27
9:30 am-10:30 am
Metro South Chamber, 60 School St., Brockton
To register, visit:www.sandeassociates.com
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Click the contact page and complete the form including workshop nameJoin us for this member-led workshop with Pamela Sande and learn about compensation strategy, including a model for driving organizational performance. We will also learn about compensation basics, including resources for survey data, common approaches to designing base pay programs, and strategies for using variable pay pro-grams, i.e. bonus, incentive and recognition programs to drive organizational performance. By participating in this workshop, owners and managers will gain an understanding or how to use compensation to drive achieve-ment and goals and different approaches for designing programs. This complimentary workshop will include coffee and a light breakfast.

 

If you are a member that would like to host a workshop, contact Athena Lavoie, (508) 586-0500 x231, alavoie@metrosouthchamber.com.