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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August 2019

Open Source Security Training

August 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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 EDT
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 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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 @ 4:30 am - September 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm EDT
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 EDT
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 EST
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 EST
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 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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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January 2020

The Leadership Challenge Workshop

January 28 @ 8:30 am - January 29 @ 5:00 pm EST
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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February 2020

Strength Finder: Your Talent is Key – Be Your Best

February 4 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 pm EST
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street Event to be held in Trilix Training Room, Providence, RI 02919
Providence, RI 02919 US
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Your Talent is Key - The 5 Clues to Talent Members: $150Non-members: $200We all want to be our best, to show up for ourselves and others in the best way possible. Sometimes we get it just right and it feels empowering. But other times, we miss the mark. We struggle to communicate clearly. We fail to make meaningful business connections. We fall short in our delivery. Why? Often, we are not leaning on and bringing to bear our inherent talents,…

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Customer Service Training: Cohort 7 (February 2020)

February 6 @ 8:30 am - February 27 @ 12:30 pm EST
Tech Collective, Trilix Training Room 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Highly rated 16 Hour Customer Service Training begins Thursday, February 6th, 2020! Dates: Thursday, February 6th Thursday, February 13th  Thursday, February 20th  Thursday, February 27th  Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm Location: Tech Collective (188 Valley Street, Providence, RI ) Price: $400 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?…

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April 2020

10 Tips on Conducting Professional and Productive Video Conference Calls

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

A Virtual Training via Zoom call What are you wearing? Did you gasp at that question? Do I have your attention right now? Good! Most of us are now required to work from the safety of our homes. For many, this is a brand new concept! We are seeing a rapid introduction to hosting or attending “Virtual Meetings” via Zoom, Teams or GoToMeeting. Even though we may not be business as usual, this is not an invitation to relax our…

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THRIVE: Morning Mindset Meeting

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am EDT

Start your week off on a positive note to help you THRIVE! Join Dr. Wendy O'Connor for a dose of positivity for your week. Wendy we help us refocus so that that we can not only make it through the day, but we can Thrive. Please take this time for yourself to help you take control of your feelings and feel motivated.This is the first part of 6 free standing sessions. We will meet on April 13, 20, 27, May…

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Navigate Uncertainty and Change in Turbulent Times

April 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EDT

Navigate Uncertainty and Change in Turbulent Times Where are you on the uncertainty and change meter? Off the charts worried, cool and collected, or somewhere in between? If everyone is facing the same unfolding crisis, what’s the variable that allows some people, no matter their circumstances, to be real time responsive - clear headed, balanced, making good decisions, and leads others to be reactive - frightened, distracted and paralyzed? Being real time responsive can make all the difference in successfully…

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Alive to Thrive: A New Guide to Flourishing Life

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am EDT

Alive to Thrive: A New Guide to Flourishing Life

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Build & Ignite Your Personal Brand Online

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Build & Ignite Your Personal Brand Online with Ilhiana Rojas Saldana Personal Branding is becoming an essential part of professional success. This is not only true if you are looking for a new job, it is also important within the workplace to make sure you get the promotion you want, achieve greater visibility for increased responsibilities, or to make sure your daily efforts and accomplishments are noticed. By having a strong Personal Brand you enhance your visibility, build your credibility…

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Alive to Thrive: A New Guide to Flourishing Life

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am EDT

Alive to Thrive: A New Guide to Flourishing Life

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May 2020

Alive to Thrive: A New Guide to Flourishing Life

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am EDT

Alive to Thrive: A New Guide to Flourishing Life

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Alive to Thrive: A New Guide to Flourishing Life

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am EDT

Alive to Thrive: A New Guide to Flourishing Life

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Alive to Thrive: A New Guide to Flourishing Life

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am EDT

Alive to Thrive: A New Guide to Flourishing Life

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