BUSINESS SKILLS NO-COST TRAINING SCHEDULE
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MANAGING MULTIPLE PRIORITIES UNDER PRESSURE
Are you finding it difficult to function efficiently in today’s high-pressure work environment? You’re not alone. Today’s high-demand work environments have left people feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and pulled in multiple directions. Demands are endless, schedules are constantly changing, responsibilities have been substantially increased and there are greater output expectations. STOP being reactive…..move toward developing a proactive mindset. Discover your own “delaying-tactics” so you can advance the timely completion of truly critical tasks. In this course you will learn how to take charge and be in control of your workload. You will be introduced to practical tips and techniques to organize and manage shifting priorities that compete for your time, attention, and energy. You will acquire strategies to prioritize and sequence tasks to prepare a useful to-do list and then estimate time frames so you can schedule your tasks effectively and meet your deadlines. You will establish a proactive framework which will guide your daily activities and help you achieve a workday balance for success.
Tues., Jan. 19, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 110, 9am-5pm
Tues., Mar. 1, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 110, 9am-5pm - FULL - No Waitlist
COMMUNICATIONS TO IMPROVE BUSINESS SUCCESS
Have you ever been intrigued by someone who always seems to know what to say and how to say it in any situation? Now you too can learn skills that help you communicate with diplomacy, tact and confidence. This workshop will help you master body language, understand personality styles and their preferred methods of communication, manage your emotions and learn successful communication skills that will build rapport and strengthen relationships that create positive outcomes.
Tues., Feb. 16, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 110, 9am-5pm - Capacity Reached - See Registration for Waitlist
NEW SUPERVISOR ESSENTIALS NEW!
This course was designed for those who have found themselves thrust into a supervisory position and have never received training or guidance for best practices. You probably lack the polished skills or honed experience to increase employee engagement and satisfaction in the workplace. Explore the qualities, behaviors, skills and tools to become a supervisor everyone wants to work for. You will develop a self-awareness of your supervisory skills and learn how to communicate attentiveness to your employees.
Fri., Mar. 4, Henderson Hall, rm. 212, 9am-5pm - Capacity Reached - See Registration for Waitlist
MUST HAVE TOOLS FOR MANAGEMENT SUCCESS
Business professionals today are dealing with rapid change and long term uncertainty. How do you make sure that you are prepared for the challenges ahead? One way is having the robust skills in multiple areas which will open a wide range of possibilities for success. This will allow you to adapt more easily, eliminate shortcomings, collaborate more successfully, and very importantly become more valuable to your organization.
With the right development, there are no limits… as long as you have the key skills.
This course will provide the latest tools to develop skills in the essential areas that are crucial to be a successful manager in today’s business environment. The training will cover Leadership and People Management (retaining, motivating and coaching team members for high performance), Collaboration Skills (influencing, building relationships, managing conflicts and negotiating), and Business Management Skills (understanding strategies, business functions, and decision-making).
Fri., Feb. 12, Henderson Hall, rm. 212, 9am-5pm - Capacity Reached - See Registration for Waitlist
ACHIEVING CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE
Come and gain new skills to help inspire your team to raise the level of service for your organization. This training will instill a focus on the value of positive service delivery and its immediate impact on your business. Participants will come to understand how to dynamically fine tune their behavior to connect with customers to make their organization be a model for others.
Thurs., Mar. 17, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 110, 9am-5pm - Capacity Reached-See Registration for Waitlist
UNDERSTANDING PERSONALITY STYLES NEW!
Where do you begin? Motivation, management, communications, and relationships, whether focused on yourself or others are a lot more effective when you understand yourself as well as with the people with whom you work. Personality awareness will improve qualities and behaviors which directly impact an organization’s effectiveness and success. People rarely set out to upset each other or interact negatively, they just behave differently because they are different. Knowing yourself and your co-workers’ personality types will improve communications, resolve conflicts quickly and effectively, and lead to better decision-making. This training will help you come to understand the varying personality styles encountered in work environments to help you increase awareness of yourself and others, work more effectively with co-workers and customers, become a more effective leader and accomplish projects in a collaborative and timely manner.Fri., Feb. 19, Henderson Hall, rm. 212, 9am-5pm - Capacity Reached - See Registration for Waitlist
EMAIL WRITING: TODAY'S BEST PRACTICES
This workshop is designed for the individuals who write e-mails for communications with internal and external audiences. You will prepare improved, complete, understandable, concise, and professionally acceptable e-mails in an organized fashion. Current business writing techniques will be applied along with a focus on a process for writing, guidelines for effective writing, and techniques for editing. You will edit samples of writing for readability, clarity, completeness, and tone.
Fri., Feb. 19, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 102, 9am-5pm - CANCELLED
Tues., Mar. 15, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 102, 9am-5pm
FINANCE FOR THE NON-FINANCE PROFESSIONAL
This workshop will serve to provide participants with an overview of the most important financial statements as well as financial and accounting concepts. You will have the opportunity to apply these concepts to a simulated business or to your own organization. Topics covered include the following financial instruments and concepts: Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, Key Terms and Ratios, The Budget Process, Financial Decision Making, Annual Reports – SEC filings, and Public vs. Private Companies.
Fri., Mar. 11, Henderson Hall, rm. 212, 9am-5pm - Capacity Reached - See Registration for Waitlist
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
This course will enable you to think independently, make better decisions, deal with change quickly and effectively, think more creatively, and be more self-reflective. This is the basis for effective critical thinking, which is an essential skill in the workplace. You will learn to develop critical thinking skills to: detect inconsistencies and common mistakes in reasoning, recognize your own assumptions and biases, identify the importance and relevance of various ideas, and reach well-reasoned conclusions and solutions.
Tues., Jan. 26, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 110, 9am-5pm - Capacity Reached - See Registration for Waitlist
PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS
Today, in addition to the regular duties of your job, you are often expected to take on extra assignments and to get that additional job done well, done under budget, and done on time. This workshop is intended to familiarize participants with the basic understanding of project management while introducing some easy to use tools that can be employed immediately to help you and your team complete projects on time, within budget and quality specifications and stakeholder expectations. Participants will be introduced to the five essential Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) principles, project management process groups and learn about the essential activities that must be performed in each process group.
Wed., Feb. 17, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 110, 9am-5pm
Tues., Mar. 29, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 110, 9am-5pm
INTRO TO GRANT WRITING NEW! Whether you are a novice or someone who wants to improve their ability to secure grant funding, this course will lay the foundation for success. This course focuses on finding grant funding for nonprofit organizations and tax-exempt institutions. You will be learn to successfully research funding prospects, interact with those funders, and plan a grant proposal. Come to understand why grants are funded, and what makes a prospective grantor interested in your proposal. This training will guide you on creating a plan to track, manage, and guide the development of your grant proposals.
Fri., Feb. 26, Henderson Hall, rm. 212, 9am-5pm
GRANT WRITING - PART 2 NEW! As the next step in the grant writing process, this course will prepare you to write a winning grant proposal. You will learn how to develop a compelling, effective grant proposal to include a winning narrative and a budget. Instruction will be provided to develop proposals which will be responsive to federal, state, and private foundation sources. You will be guided on how to make your proposal stand out. Finally, you will be instructed to handle the post submission process to include post award procedures for grants that are secured, as well as responding to declined proposals.
Fri., Mar. 18, Henderson Hall, rm. 212, 9am-5pm
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COMPUTER SKILLS NO-COST TRAINING SCHEDULE
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CREATING CUTTING EDGE, COMPELLING POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS!
This is not a basic course! Capture your business audience with easy to use impressive and powerful PowerPoint features most people don't know about. Become a more effective and efficient PowerPoint user. Keep your audience's attention riveted to the screen with engaging messages and graphics. Have your charts build themselves right before your viewers’ eyes. Wow them with your clear and powerfully presented message. Your presentations will become coherent, compelling, memorable and enjoyable from now on. Tues., Feb. 9, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 102, 9am-5pm - Capacity Reached - See Registration for Waitlist
This class will move beyond the basics of Microsoft Word. The course is designed for participants who use Word on a regular basis, and want to understand more advanced topics. Participants will learn to use, create, and manage styles. You will also learn how to automate processes by recording, using, and editing macros as well as designing and creating fillable forms. PREREQ: Working knowledge of Word.
Tues., Feb. 23, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 102, 9am-5pm
ACCESS: ACQUIRE DATABASE SKILLS NEW!
Learn how to use one of the more popular database systems in today’s business environment. You will be instructed to design, create, edit and analyze a relational database. Acquire skills to create tables, forms, simple queries and reports. PREREQ: Windows or knowledge of another Microsoft Office application
Thurs., Feb. 25, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 102, 9am-5pm - Capacity Reached - See Registration for Waitlist
TOTAL WORKDAY CONTROL WITH OUTLOOK NEW! Are you overwhelmed by your email inbox? Are you stressed by your to do list? Are you afraid you will miss important work priorities? Do you suspect that your workday is not as effective and productive as it should be? Learn how to competently organize your day while staying current with emails and tasks. Immediately recognize the benefits and realize significant time-saving and stress-reducing results. See how you can do your work in an orderly and timely manner, tackle what is most important, get everything under control, stop missing deadlines, pack more into each day and reduce your stress. You will zero out your inbox on a daily basis without losing a thing, track important tasks, complete all your important and urgent tasks, become more efficient and feel confident and on top of your job.
Wed., Mar. 2, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 102, 9am-5pm - Capacity Reached - See Registration for Waitlist
This course is designed for participants who have a basic knowledge of Excel and want to discover how Excel functions can help save time at work. It will help you develop advanced formula skills by focusing on functions from various categories within the function library. Function categories that will be covered include: Financial, Lookup & Reference, Date and Time, Information, Text, Database, and Logical. PREREQ: Beginner Excel.
Wed., Feb. 24, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 102, 9am-5pm - Capacity Reached - See Registration for Waitlist
EXCEL FOR BEGINNERS
This course will introduce you to Microsoft Excel basics including creating spreadsheets, formulas, functions, text, formatting and charts. At the completion of the course you will be able to perform basic Excel skills such as modifying an existing worksheet, building worksheets, copying and moving cells and much more.
Fri., Jan. 29, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 102, 9am-5pm - FULL - No Waitlist
Fri., Mar. 11, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 102, 9am-5pm
This course will reinforce the elements introduced in Microsoft Excel Beginners, and expand upon that base to include using advanced formulas and working with various tools to analyze data in spreadsheets. You will also organize table data, present data as charts, and enhance the look and appeal of workbooks by adding graphical objects. PREREQ: Beginner Excel or equivalent. Thurs., Jan. 21, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 102, 9am-5pm - FULL
Wed., Mar. 30, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 102, 9am-5pm - Capacity Reached - See Registration for Waitlist
EXCEL FOR ADVANCED USERS
This course is designed for students desiring to gain the skills necessary to create macros, collaborate with others, audit and analyze worksheet data with the use of PivotTables and PivotCharts, incorporate multiple data sources and import and export data. This course will assist you in increasing productivity and improving efficiency by streamlining your workflow.
PREREQ: Intermediate Excel or equivalent. Wed., Feb. 3, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 102, 9am-5pm - Capacity Reached - See Registration for Waitlist
Tues., Mar. 8, Landscape/Horticulture Bldg, rm. 102, 9am-5pm
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