Training Series

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is pleased to offer a range of training suitable for your business, no matter your needs.

Our in-class sessions offer hands-on seminars in a traditional classroom setting led by experts in their field, while our interactive, instructor-led online Ed2Go courses allow you to set your own schedule and train at your convenience.

View both classroom and online training classes below.
 

Contact:
Carolyn Tubbs
Director of Education Programs
(205) 391-0556 | carolyn@tuscaloosachamber.com

Webinar Series

business basics... in UNCERTAIN times

Employment Issues and COVID-19
Thursday, February 18
10 - 11 am
Zoom
Cost: Free to attend

Workshop Overview
Part of a five-part series of policy insights, helpful tips, best practices, and lessons learned from local business leaders.

What You Will Learn
• The COVID-19 vaccine: Should we mandate our employees take it? What about exemptions? Side effects?
• Liability issues with people who say they contracted COVID at my business
• Pending COVID legislation in the Alabama House
• The Biden Administration's impact on employers

Workshop Lead:
Bruce H. Henderson; Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler, L.L.P.
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Shifting Marketing Strategies to Create Opportunities
Wednesday, February 24
10 - 11 am
Zoom
Cost: Free to attend

Workshop Overview
Marketing during the midst of COVID-19 has presented challenges like no other before. As you anticipate a post-pandemic business climate, how will your marketing plan evolve?
Part of a five-part series of policy insights, helpful tips, best practices, and lessons learned from local business leaders.

What You Will Learn
• Getting Back to Basics First: objectives, target audience, and the consumer decision journey
• Key Performance Indicators: key KPIs to help track digital success (paid and unpaid)
• Business Development Strategy: thinking outside the box in 2021
• Open Discussion and Q&A

Workshop Lead:
Bobby Bragg, JamisonMoneyFarmer PC
Chris Gunter, Buffalo Rock/Pepsi-Cola
Kelsey Rush, Bryant Bank
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Savvy Sales Strategies to Drive Revenue
Thursday, March 4
10 - 11 am
Zoom
Cost: Free to attend

This free one-hour session is part of a five-part series of policy insights, helpful tips, best practices, and lessons learned from local business leaders.

Workshop Lead:
Michele Coley, Allstate Coley Agency
Heather Dill, Embassy Suites Downtown Tuscaloosa
Nikki Ray, Eatmybeats, Inc.
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HR Transformation in the Wake of COVID-19
Thursday, March 11
10 - 11 am
Zoom
Cost: Free to attend

This free one-hour session is part of a five-part series of policy insights, helpful tips, best practices, and lessons learned from local business leaders.

Workshop Lead:
Russell Dubose, Phifer Incorporated
Whitney Oswalt, Alabama ONE
David Rains, Randall-Reilly

Redefining Customer Experience

Tuesday, March 23
10 - 11 am
Zoom
Cost: Free to attend

This free one-hour session is part of a five-part series of policy insights, helpful tips, best practices, and lessons learned from local business leaders.

Workshop Lead:
Jheovanny Gomez, Jalapeño's Mexican Grill
Gary Phillips, Premier Service Company, Inc.
Elizabeth Winter, Regions Bank

COVID-19 Training and Resources

In an effort to support the businesses in our community, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama has been hosting a series of conference calls and webinars to help businesses and their employees. Topics include funding, healthcare, education, and mental health resources. The sessions have been recorded and are archived in the COVID-19 resources section of our website.