Learn at Your Clear Next Step, Training Offerings

Leadership Series

With a tighter focus on the bottom line and streamlining organizations, it’s easy to forget about the people-part of the business, but as a leader, a big chunk of your job description is managing performance, developing your team and staff, and helping them grow, both as employees and as people. This 5-part leadership series is a valuable opportunity to take an objective look at yourself as a leader so you can help grow the people around you—you’ll discover crucial skills for leaders, from self-awareness and influence, to delegation and driving performance

The Studio – Indianola, IA Sessions

Business Analysis Fundamentals

May 6, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

A full-day on the essentials — what you absolutely need to know in the BA industry, according to the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Learn the knowledge areas, competencies, and key techniques in Business Analysis.


Be Heard

May 7, 8:30AM-11:30AM

Everyone has a voice in their organization, but sometimes it can be muffled or go unnoticed. Learn how to make yourself heard among team members, and troubleshoot common communication issues across organizations.


Active Listening Lunch & Learn

May 7, 12:00PM-1:30PM

Do you ever walk away from a conversation with someone, and you can’t for the life of you remember what the other person said? This bite-sized session is full of listening nuggets and tips to help you listen (and remember!) actively and accurately.


Demystifying the Business Case

May 8, 8:30AM-11:30AM

What actually is a Business Case? What do I need and why should I care? More importantly, how do I create a good one to present to stakeholders?


Convince Them Lunch & Learn

May 8, 12:00PM-1:30PM

Nothing’s worse than knowing what’s best for the business but struggling to get people on board. This class will go over how to earn buy-in from key stakeholders so you and the business can keep growing forward.


Contributing from Self-Awareness

August 7, 8:30am – 11:30am

Participants from any role will use assessment data, application, and reflection to understand their natural tendencies, challenged areas, emotional triggers, and blind spots to positively direct their in-the-moment behaviors.


Coaching in Relationships

August 7, 1:00PM – 4:00PM

You know that working relationships are important, but do you know how to foster those relationships well? Build coaching confidence through awareness, active listening, meaningful questions, and acknowledgement when interacting with or coaching others from either side of the table.


The Adaptable BA

October 7, 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Ever wondered what expert BAs have in common? Explore common characteristics, tools, and techniques that are in every Adaptable BA’s toolkit and personalize a plan to embark on the next phase in your BA career.


Training Calendar

"Full of aha's and practical application." -Missy N, 2012

“That was outstanding! … Fantastic session!” -Deanna B, 2012

“This is great stuff!” -Mary D, 2012

For several years Your Clear Next Step has been partnering with businesses of all sizes to help solve problems. We have consistently heard the need for more development offerings for individuals and leaders.

To meet this need, we are opening our training to the public and offering carefully chosen sessions that tackle some of the most common business problems people face today.

These aren't old fashioned, boring training sessions. Each session has been specifically designed to be a right-sized, bite-sized offering with practical application, so you can apply what you learn right now!

Your Clear Next Step training classes and Iowa business training sessions are offered in Des Moines for central Iowa and the Midwest. Our soft-skills training classes and soft skill training for West Des Moines, classes in communication for Ankeny, Urbandale and Clive, and leadership classes for Indianola and the heartland, help businesses, employees and individuals. Communication training in central Iowa, classes in leadership for Des Moines, leadership training in Iowa and the Midwest, are all offered by us. Learn to be a better leader, learn to communicate better, learn to have better working relationships, and get along with my boss. I might want to get along with my peers, delegate, prioritize, and work on time management skills or learn time management skills. People in Des Moines, central Iowa, Ankeny, Clive, West Des Moines, and Urbandale can learn leadership skills, take classes for businesses, and classes for leaders. Classes for employees in the heartland, business skills classes, learn to communicate better classes, are offered along with learn to lead, learn to get along with others, delegate, learn to delegate, and performance management sessions., Personal coaching goes hand in hand with coach my employees, manage my employees' performance, and grow as an employee. Our classes help you to grow as a leader. Find our Iowa leadership training, training in Iowa, training in the Midwest, business training in Iowa, and communication training in the Midwest offerings.