Maximizing Your Business with Professional Development

In the ever-evolving landscape of business, continuous learning and growth are essential for long-term success. Fortunately, a wealth of publicly available professional development resources and opportunities can empower entrepreneurs and business professionals to stay competitive and adapt to changing circumstances. This class provides a comprehensive guide on discovering and effectively using these valuable resources. You’re not done after CAI - now your business and professional development really take off!

Upon completing this class, you will be able to:

  1. Identify publicly available professional development resources and opportunities, including government programs, online platforms, and online communities
  2. Explore the world of online learning platforms and how to maximize your potential for skill enhancement and knowledge acquisition
  3. Access publicly available market research reports and data from government agencies and research institutions to inform strategic decisions
  4. Explore the power of social media and online communities for professional development, networking, and learning


About the Instructor

Trisha A. Brauer, CAI, BAS

Going once, twice, sold! Taking Bids Benefit Auctions (TBBA) is based in Kansas City and is leading the industry with record-smashing methods to raise money for nonprofits. TBBA believes in making our community a better place for all one auction at a time. Education is important to owner and head auctioneer, Trisha Brauer. She holds a Bachelors degree and MBA. She completed her auction training at World Wide College of Auctioneering. She is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA), as well as the state associations for Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Trisha also holds the designation of Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS). This designation is awarded and recognized by the National Auctioneers Association and represents specific education and training in conducting benefit auctions. This designation has been awarded to only 3% of the nation’s auctioneers. She has also completed her Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI) designation. This is a 3 year program and is the highest designation recognized by the NAA. Trisha can be reached at 913-481-8280 or at