Professional Development

Our Professional Development program is guided by the belief that the tech field is one of constant learning and discovery. Take advantage of our professional development trainings to propel your knowledge and career to the next level. We leverage our industry and academic connections to put together trainings in response to key employer demands.

We are currently offering or developing the following programs:

  • Emerging Leaders Training
  • Essential Skills Training
  • Customer Service Training
  • Group Mentoring

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October 2018

Customer Service Training

October 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am - November 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Fall 2018 Cohort begins Thursday, October 18th   October 18, October 25, November 1 & November 8: 8:30am - 12:30pm at Tech Collective 188 Valley Street, Providence (free onsite parking)   $200 Tech Collective member rate ($1,600 retail value)   Training provided in partnership with New England Institute of Technology   Session 1: 4 Hours   Essential Questions: What is good customer service and what is poor customer service? What is two-way communication? What is a customer service culture?  …

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December 2018

The Leadership Challenge

December 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am - December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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The Leadership Challenge Workshop will leave you with the perspective and tool sets to become a more intentional, exemplary leader. In this interactive, experiential workshop, you will dive deep into The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way: Set an example by redefining standards of excellence Inspire a Shared Vision: Craft your vision and inspire others to join you in the quest Challenge the Process: Pinpoint opportunities for change and ignite a movement Enable Others to Act: Foster environments…

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January 2019

Customer Service Training: Cohort 3

January 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - February 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Highly rated 16 Hour Customer Service Training begins Thursday, January 31st, 2019!   Dates: Thursday, January 31Thursday, February 7Thursday, February 14Thursday, February 21 Time:  1 - 5pm  Location: Tech Collective; 188 Valley Street, Providence (free onsite parking) Price: $200 Tech Collective member rate ($1,600 retail value) Training provided in partnership with New England Institute of Technology   Session 1: 4 HoursEssential Questions: What is good customer service and what is poor customer service? What is two-way communication? What is a customer service…

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February 2019

Vision & Execution Workshop: Dream Big, Take Action and Have A Plan

February 12, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - February 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley st, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” – Joel A. Barker Do you have wild dreams and lofty aspirations? Worried you don’t have the proper execution and goal setting to get there? Dive deep into proven execution-oriented frameworks to achieve greatness. THE DETAILS  On October 12, 2015, at 5:45 am Tanzania time, Tim Hebert successfully summited Mt Kilimanjaro and, in so doing, made good on a…

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Customer Service Training: Cohort 4

February 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am - March 28, 2019 @ 12:30 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Highly rated 16 Hour Customer Service Training begins Thursday, February 28th, 2019! Dates: Thursday, February 28Thursday, March 7Thursday, March 14Thursday, March 21 Time:  8:30am - 12:30pm Location: Tech Collective; 188 Valley Street, Providence (free onsite parking) Price: $200 Tech Collective member rate ($1,600 retail value) Training provided in partnership with New England Institute of Technology   Session 1: 4 HoursEssential Questions: What is good customer service and what is poor customer service? What is two-way communication? What is a customer service…

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April 2019

Mastering Transition Workshop: Leverage Strengths During Transition

April 9, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Non-member price: $149.00Member price: $49.00 Contact Shannon Menihan for the Tech Collective member discount code: shannon.menihan@tech-collective.org "Our careers are defined by a series of transitions that become strung together. We make moves, take risks and ask for more because we can be more." - Tim Hebert Transition is an everyday part of our world. We change jobs, switch careers, move to new cities, embark in new relationships... the list is endless. But how much of this change are we enacting,…

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May 2019

The Leadership Challenge Workshop

May 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am - May 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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The Leadership Challenge Workshop will leave you with the perspective and tool sets to become a more intentional, exemplary leader. In this interactive, experiential workshop, you will dive deep into The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way: Set an example by redefining standards of excellence Inspire a Shared Vision: Craft your vision and inspire others to join you in the quest Challenge the Process: Pinpoint opportunities for change and ignite a movement Enable Others to Act: Foster environments…

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June 2019

Layer 8 Conference

June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm UTC+0
Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
Providence, RI 02903 US
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Layer 8 is the first conference in the world focused on both social engineering and OSINT. The conference creates opportunities for individuals in the field, or curious about the field, to both present and participate in a welcoming atmosphere that encourages learning and collaboration. The day will be filled with thought-provoking discussions, demos, and a chance to meet someone new.

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July 2019

SMB Cyber Security Series: The Myths & Realities of Cyberliability Insurance

July 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Businesses are struggling with evaluating insurance for cyber related losses. The insurance is new and complicated and many organizations don’t know what to ask their broker about coverage and to make sure they are covered for losses that apply to their industry. The speakers will inform the audience about recent cybersecurity incidents that have not been covered by insurance, when companies thought they had purchased “cyberliablity” insurance. They will discuss the intricacies of cyberliability insurance coverage, common exclusions, exclusions that…

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August 2019

CIO Coffee and Conversation

August 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am UTC+0
Tech Collective, Trilix Training Room 188 Valley St., Providence, Rhode Island 02919
Providence, Rhode Island 02919 US
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Please join other CIOs and CTOs from RI businesses and educational institutions to discuss topics that are important to you.  This is a casual meeting where we will be discussing upcoming programming at Tech Collective. Free parking is available at 188 Valley Street as well as directly across the street at 181 Valley Street.

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Accountability: The Choice to Be Responsible (Training)

August 14, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Do you exhibit a high degree of responsibility and ownership for your work? Too often in business, we hear the phrases “It’s not my job” or "It's not my fault." We may see leaders looking over their shoulder to place blame rather than owning their role in the outcome. We may see others resort to blame-storming, pull out the victim card and make excuses. In short, we may see unaccountable leaders. THE DETAILS  Ask a number of executives and employees…

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Customer Service Training: Cohort 6

August 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am - August 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Highly rated 16 Hour Customer Service Training begins Thursday, August 15th, 2019! Dates: Thursday, August 15thThursday, August 22nd Time:  8:30am - 4:30pm Location: Tech Collective; 188 Valley Street, Providence (free onsite parking) Price: $200 Tech Collective member rate ($1,600 retail value) Training provided in partnership with New England Institute of Technology   Session 1: 4 HoursEssential Questions: What is good customer service and what is poor customer service? What is two-way communication? What is a customer service culture? Topics& Skills Practiced:…

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Open Source Security Training

August 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, Trilix Training Room 188 Valley St., Providence, RI 02919
Providence, RI 02919 US
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Learning Web Application Testing with Burp Suite Starting with the basics, let's learn about Burp Suite, Community (ie. FREE!) edition. If you've never used Burp Suite or done any web site testing, we will be starting from the beginning. We will talk about what an intercepting proxy is, how to configure it with your browser, look at all the (free!) tools included with Burp Suite and then start using them. We will look at all the HTTP requests that a…

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September 2019

Customer Service Training: Cohort 7

September 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - September 26, 2019 @ 12:30 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Highly rated 16 Hour Customer Service Training begins Thursday, September 5, 2019! Dates: September 5September 12September 19September 26 Time:  8:30am - 12:30pm Location: This event will be held in the Trilix Training Room at Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street in Providence (free onsite parking) Price: $200 Tech Collective member rate ($1,600 retail value) Training provided in partnership with New England Institute of Technology   Session 1: 4 HoursEssential Questions: What is good customer service and what is poor customer service? What…

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developed: The App Economy Tour

September 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Free

Building an app is hard, and that’s just the first step. Once it’s done, you need to find customers. Getting through the app store review process can be tricky to navigate. Add on top of that marketing or funding for version 2.0, and it is easy to find yourself lost in the ecosystem. Enter Developed | The App Economy Tour, a night of brews, views, and a panel discussion featuring industry experts for an eye-opening discussion on next-generation apps, game-changing…

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The Leadership Challenge Workshop

September 24, 2019 @ 8:30 am - September 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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The Leadership Challenge Workshop will leave you with the perspective and tool sets to become a more intentional, exemplary leader. In this interactive, experiential workshop, you will dive deep into The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way: Set an example by redefining standards of excellence Inspire a Shared Vision: Craft your vision and inspire others to join you in the quest Challenge the Process: Pinpoint opportunities for change and ignite a movement Enable Others to Act: Foster environments of collaboration, spirited dialogue and…

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October 2019

Open Source Security Training

October 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Training to be held in Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02919
Providence, RI 02919 US
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Learn System Hacking and Password Cracking: Cain and Abel When: Monday, October 21st Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Location: Tech Collective 188 Valley Street, Providence – Trilix Training Room- Additional parking on 181 Valley Street, Providence. Presented by: Douglas Tondreau Tech Collective understand the power of collective collaboration and together with our Cybersecurity Steering Committee have drafted a plan to support our Rhode Island Tech Ecosystem by hosting monthly Open Source Security Tools event. System hacking is one of…

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November 2019

Introduction to Lean

November 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Training to be held in Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02919
Providence, RI 02919 US
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An Introduction to Lean Facilitated by Diane Pesaturo of Exceeda Consulting, Inc. Introduction to LeanThe reality of business today is companies that are more efficient than their competitors in providing customers with high-quality goods and services will thrive. Companies that are less efficient than their competitors will perish. Lean is an operational philosophy used to achieve continual gains in productivity while satisfying customer’s expectations for quality and prompt delivery. The key principle of lean is that waste is the underlying…

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Tech Justice: Improving Access, Opportunity & Justice for All

November 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Event to be held in Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02919
Providence, RI 02919 US
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Join us for a panel discussion on 'Tech Justice' featuring leaders who educate on & develop tech that provides justice & access What is Tech Justice and how does the technology we interact with every day impact our basic rights and access to education, civic engagement, and healthcare?Join us for the first of a two-part series, a panel discussion on 'Tech Justice' featuring leaders who are at the forefront of educating about and developing tech that provides justice, access, and…

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December 2019

Using Keysearch and SEMRush for Keyword Research

December 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Tech Collective, Trilix Training Room 188 Valley St., Providence, RI 02919
Providence, RI 02919 US
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Free

About the Presentation: When you are ready to step up your game when it comes to keyword research, it is time to dive into some paid tools. Take a look at both Keysearch and SEMRush and how to use these programs to conduct keyword research for your content marketing. 6:00PM - Networking & Refreshments 6:45PM - Opening Remarks 7:00PM - Presentation -- About the Speaker: Tamara is a veteran marketer, with over 25 years of experience. In 2013, she launched…

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