Free Trainings for Businesses and Nonprofits

image of promotion for free trainings for north central kansas businesses and nonprofitsThe North Central Regional Planning Commission is hosting a series of FREE trainings through June 2022 for residents, businesses and nonprofits located in the 12-county NCRPC service area including the following North Central Kansas counties: Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Marshall, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic, Saline, and Washington.

View the training calendar below. Advance registration is required. To sign up, look for the “Register for this course” button at the bottom of each event.

All training is FREE and made possible, in part, through the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration’s CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant awarded to the NCRPC.

Currently, more than 40 classes have been scheduled. Most of the training will be delivered online via Zoom. A limited number are scheduled in person in various locations around the region. We will be monitoring conditions closer to the time of each in-person training. We invite you to bookmark this page to keep up-to-date on the latest opportunities.

If you would like to receive information about free training opportunities as additional classes become available or if you have any questions, please email us using the contact form below.

Opportunities Specific to the Region’s Grocery Stores

The application period for One-on-One Technical Assistance for grocery stores located in North Central Kansas has closed.

Learn more about the grocery store training initiatives here.

Training Calendar

Make Your Accounting Quick with QuickBooks

Online via Zoom

Any accounting software can be overwhelming and intimidating. Do not let this stop you. LRS Consulting, Inc. will help you discover the features QuickBooks© has to offer for your business and show you the benefits of accurate record keeping. Look

Free

Effectively Govern and Strategically Plan

Online via Zoom

Learn the importance of having a Governance Committee and the huge role that this committee has in the success and effectiveness of the board as well as the committee's role in planning for the short- and long-term future of the

Free

Make Your Accounting Quick with QuickBooks®

Online via Zoom

QuickBooks® integration allows for quick and accurate recordkeeping, while also reducing stress and intimidation. This seamless system allows multiple users to view and edit the same information. Imagine how easy that is for your tax preparer! Join LRS Consulting, Inc

Free

Conducting Assessments for Board and CEO

Online via Zoom

Evaluations of both the nonprofit board and the Chief Executive should happen annually. This session will provide insight on how this should be conducted and tools to conduct assessments of both so you can set goals for each to improve

Free

Succession Planning

Online via Zoom

This informational session is designed to grow awareness of the importance of succession planning for small business owners in Central Kansas. It is not a ‘how to’ workshop for exiting a business. Our session is particularly well suited for owners

Free

Making Cent$ of Financial Statements

Online via Zoom

If you have heard of an Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement and do not know what these mean, LRS Consulting, Inc. will teach you what they are and how to use them. Understanding your periodic financial statements

Free

Board and Executive Director Succession Plans

Online via Zoom

Being prepared when the Executive Director, Board Officers or Board Members move on allows your operations to continue on smoothly when those transitions take place. Learn about the importance of creating succession plans that will help you to be prepared

Free

3M: Money, Market, and Management

Online via Zoom

The Top-3 reasons that start-ups fail: Money, Market, and Management! This 90-minute workshop is an introduction to the basics of Money, Market, and Management for anyone considering the launch of a new business or anyone looking for a refresher! Learn

Free

Succession Planning

Online via Zoom

This informational session is designed to grow awareness of the importance of succession planning for small business owners in Central Kansas. It is not a ‘how to’ workshop for exiting a business. Our session is particularly well suited for owners

Free

Know the Numbers

Online via Zoom

Know the Numbers is a 1-hour Start-Up Finance workshop. Financial problems are one of the major reasons that startups fail. Don’t become a casualty! This workshop covers the major financial statements, how to use them, Break Even Point, Overhead Rates,

Free

Contact Form

If you would like to receive information about free training opportunities as they become available or if you have any questions, please email us using the contact form below. Fields marked with an * are required.

    Your Name*

    Your Email*

    Subject

    Message