Work


Becoming a Solar Installer

Since 2010, solar panels have increased in popularity; and in California, all new home construction must have solar panels. Home and commercial owners are looking for Solar Installers to install solar panels on roofs, and countless experienced solar installers are providing this work. Join us and learn how to design and install roof-top solar photovoltaic systems. Topics include:

• Solar, electrical, and city codes
• Electrical wiring

Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on, real world training through a volunteer organization. Social Distancing practiced. Course requires a total of 24 hours of instruction. Certificates will be issued upon successful completion of the course, as determined by the instructor.

Friday June 25th. 8 sessions weekly. 6:30pm-9:30pm PT. $279 materials: $20

Offered by Pasadena City College

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Careers Working with Animals (13+)

How cool would it be to have a career working with animals? This workshop introduces you to the necessary steps to turn your passion for your love of animals into a rewarding career. Topics include:

Animal care industry, future growth projections, and pay ranges
Variety of jobs and career paths
Best methods to evaluate and select schools, courses, and extracurricular activities
Easiest way to gain work experience through volunteering and internships
Common “soft skills” employers want to see
Use of social media and Internet-based job search techniques
Techniques to develop a resume showcasing your passion and life experiences
Critical interviewing skills to increase your chances of being hired
Concise, informative presentations combined with student questions and answer sessions make this workshop dynamic. Included is a comprehensive therapy handler resource guide with more than 50 valuable website links.

Saturday, September 18th. 9am-11am PT. $39

Offered by Pasadena City College

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Courageous Coaching

"Courageous Coaching aids participants in developing the core principles, skills, and mindset of a coaching approach that will unlock potential and sustain high performance in their organizations.

Designed for any leaders tasked with coaching the performance of their employees, teammates, and direct reports, this 4-hour workshop teaches coaching skills using an experiential training method designed to give participants the mindset, essential skills, and structured process they need to accelerate development and bring out the best in their people.

Who Should Attend:
- Senior Executives & Managers
- Middle Managers & Supervisors
- Everyone in a role of influencing others
- Team Leaders
- Past participants of the New Supervisor Skills workshop

Course Outcomes:
- Utilize coaching techniques to unlock employee potential and maximize performance.
- Provide a structured framework for effective coaching and development.
- Adapt to individual and situational differences within the context of coaching.
- Create a supportive coaching environment that generates goodwill and engagement.
- Recognize and overcome the common challenges to providing performance coaching."

Wednesday, September 22nd. 8am-12pm CT. $149

Offered by South Central College

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Bookkeeping Specialist Certificate

A career in bookkeeping allows you to work in many different kinds of businesses and industries. This course includes both theory and hands-on applications and includes: Bookkeeping Level 1 & 2, Understanding & Preparing Financial Statements, QuickBooks Level 1 & 2, and a Bookkeeping Practicum. You’ll have the opportunity to put theory into practice with the practicum. The practicum is a self-paced independent study; however, the classroom portion of the practicum provides students with additional assistance to complete the practicum assignments..

Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 28th-December 9th. 6pm-9pm CT. $999

Offered by Hawkeye Community College

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians play an integral role in supporting pharmacists and providing safe and effective care to patients. You’ll learn to perform specific responsibilities of a pharmacy technician such as dispensing, packing, and labeling a prescribed medication to assure safe patient care. 
 
This PTCB-Recognized Education Program is 112 hours, with an additional four or more hours of online work per week. With successful completion of this course you will be eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).

Mondays and Thursdays, September 2nd–December 20th. 5pm-9pm CT. $2,599

Offered by Hawkeye Community College

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Security+ Live Online

With security threats increasing in number and severity, there is a demand for qualified IT personnel with CompTIA Security+ certification. Discover the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection. Gain the knowledge and confidence to pass the CompTIA Security+ exam and the skills to be an IT security tech. Tuition includes textbook, elabs and exam voucher upon successful completion of the course. 

Tuesday and Thursday. September 21th–November 30th. 6:30pm-8:30pm CT. $995

Offered by Hawkeye Community College

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Front End Software Developer

Front End Software Developers build the pieces of applications and websites that users see and interact with. This involves creating components that look good and provide functionality when a user interacts with them. It also involves interacting with the Back-End applications and displaying data in an aesthetically pleasing manner. In the 18-week, Front End Software Development program, you’ll take three courses to learn the skills and technologies necessary to enter the industry as a Front-End Software Developer: Introduction to JavaScript, Front End Technologies, and Web App Design with React. Skills and technologies learned include JavaScript, Algorithms, OOP, Design Patterns, Unit Testing, HTML, CSS, JQuery, Bootstrap, AJAX, React, JSX, REST, NPM, AWS, and more.

Tuesdays. September 14th–January 18th, 2022. 7pm-8:30pm CT. $3,600

Offered by Hawkeye Community College

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Back End Software Developer

Back End Software Developers are in charge of building applications that do the behind-the-scenes work. This typically involves receiving requests from a Front-End application, processing the request, reading and writing to a database, and responding back to requests from other applications. In this 18-week, Back End Software Development program, you’ll take three courses to learn the skills and technologies necessary to enter the industry as a Back-End Software Developer: Introduction to Java, Relational Databases with MySQL, and Web API Design with Spring Boot. Skills and technologies learned will include Java 1.8, Algorithms, OOP, Design Patterns, Unit Testing, SQL, DDL, DML, Database Concepts, JDBC, Spring Boot, Spring Data, REST, JPA, JWT, AWS, and more.

Thursdays, October 21st–March 10th, 2022. 7pm-8:30pm CT. $3,600

Offered by Hawkeye Community College

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Data Engineering

The Big Data Engineering Program is designed to introduce the technically inclined student to the technologies and methodologies requested by hiring companies and used by real world data engineers. This program is fast paced and will cover a breadth of technologies, including Python programming, Hadoop and cloud-based services in Amazon Web Services (AWS). The student will also be introduced to such methods as data wrangling, munging, ingesting and modeling for analytics. By the end of the program the successful student will be prepared for an entry level position as a data engineer, Python programmer, or business intelligence developer. 

Tuesdays. September 7th–March 22nd, 2022. 7pm-8:30pm CT. $4,695

Offered by Hawkeye Community College

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Dialysis Technician

The Dialysis Technician certification program is designed to train students the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to enter the health and wellness field as a patient care technician. Program topics include medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology of the kidney, blood chemistry, renal diseases, and disorders, with appropriate interventions. Students will be trained to operate dialysis equipment and learn how to communicate effectively with patients and team members. This program will prepare graduates to take the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician Certification Exam and be prepared to start work as a CCHT, Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician.

Students are required to purchase the following textbook prior to the first class: Core Curriculum for the Dialysis Technician, 6th Edition. ISBN: 978-1937886059

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity
Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. Certain grade requirements must be met to be eligible for externships.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, September 7th-November 10th. 6pm-9:30pm ET. $1,999

Offered by Community College of Philadelphia

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The Professional Supervisor 

All too often, employees are promoted into a supervisory position with little to no formal training in the complicated roles and responsibilities of a supervisor. New supervisors are presented with a host of new challenges and expectations. Learning how to supervise your new employees on a trial-and-error basis can lead to discouragement and frustration. Start your new career off right by learning the groundwork that you will need to adjust in your new role. This workshop can help you overcome many of the problems a new supervisor may encounter, and teach you the skills needed for effective supervision.

What Will Students Learn?
Clarify the scope and nature of a supervisory position.
Learn strategies to deal with the challenges of the role.
Recognize the responsibilities you have as a supervisor, to yourself, your team, and your organization.
Learn key techniques to help you plan and prioritize effectively.
Develop a basic understanding of leadership, team building, communication, and motivation, and what part they play in effective supervision.
Learn strategies for motivating your team, giving feedback, and resolving conflict.
Topics Covered
Adjusting to your role
Action-centered leadership
Making plans and setting goals
Defining leadership
The Situational Leadership Model®
What’s your type? How about mine? (Leadership Assessment)
Team building tips
Communication skills and motivating employees
Orientation and onboarding
Training tips and tricks
Providing feedback and doing delegation right
Dealing with conflict and managing discipline issues
Who Should Attend?
Employees transitioning into a supervisory role, first-line supervisors, new supervisors, and any managerial professional needing to update their skillset.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 2nd-November 18th. 6pm-9pm ET. $324

Offered by Community College of Philadelphia

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Managing Across Cultures  

Our culture defines many aspects of how we think, feel, and act. Managers can find it challenging to bridge cultural differences and bring employees together into a cohesive team. This workshop will give you easy-to-use techniques for communicating across cultures, building teams, promoting multiculturalism in the organization, and leveraging the global talent pool.

Tuesday and Thursday, December 7th-December 9th. 9am-12pm ET. $179

Offered by Community College of Philadelphia

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Mobile Food Management Program - Introduction to Food Truck Entrepreneurship  

The food truck concept has become an influential segment in the food service industry. The evolution of food trucks and food carts are positively benefitting owners, customers and the communities where they operate. Mobile Food Management program at Community College of Philadelphia will help guide you through the steps of planning, starting and maintaining a food truck or food cart.

This workshop provides the fundamentals of owning and operating a food truck or cart. It familiarizes you with the tools needed to formulate a food truck concept and turn it into a standardized plan. The focus is on menu planning, truck/cart design and location, navigating marketing techniques, federal/state/local regulations, and licenses and permits. Learn to design, cost and budget for a mobile food unit, while developing the necessary skills for succeeding in the foodservice segment of mobile food ownership.

Required Textbook
Students are required to purchase the following textbook prior to the first day of class: The Food Truck Handbook: Start, Grow, and Succeed in the Mobile Food Business, David Weber. ISBN: 978-1118208816

Mondays, October 4th-November 22nd. 6pm-9pm ET. $374

Offered by Community College of Philadelphia

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Workplace and Professional Skills

Understanding basic accounting principles and maintaining accurate financial records is critical for all business and nonprofit organizations. This hands-on bookkeeping program focuses on the essential skills needed in today’s business environment. You will learn to work with general ledger, assets, liabilities, equity accounts, balance sheets, income statements, basic payroll, merchandise inventory, and internal controls and fraud prevention. The program is designed based on the standards established by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).

Program Eligibility Requirements: Prospective participants must hold a high school diploma or GED.

What Will Students Learn?

Upon completing this program students will have an understanding of how to:

Apply accrual accounting concepts to transactions that span fiscal periods
Trace the effect of accrual and deferral transactions to financial statements
Apply accounting concepts and the basic tools of financial analysis in identifying and correcting errors
Reconcile bank accounts
Prepare payroll transactions, from paying wages to depositing and reporting taxes
Apply accounting concepts to depreciation transactions, including various methods of calculating depreciation for book and tax purposes
Value inventory, record costs, make entries, and report inventory on financial statements
Help your company or client use basic internal controls to prevent theft, embezzlement, or check and credit card fraud by employees, customers, or vendors
Topics Covered

Adjusting entries
Correction of accounting errors (including the bank reconciliation)
Book and tax depreciation
Basic payroll
Merchandise inventory
Internal controls and fraud prevention
Who Should Attend?

Those interested in transitioning into a bookkeeper position, small business owners, and any managerial professional needing to enhance their skill set.

Wednesdays, September 15th-December 8th. 5:30pm-9pm ET. $599

Offered by Community College of Philadelphia

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Business Writing that Works 

Good writing is critical to your success and your company's image. Writing well is a key business skill at all levels of an organization.

This workshop will help you recognize and correct problems, avoid redundancies and define your communication goals. Effective communication requires employees to learn the critical skills needed to write clear, brief and on-point emails, letters and documents. You will practice writing effective business correspondence and learn writing/editing techniques through group discussion and exercises.

Tuesdays, September 21st-October 12th/ Fridays, October 29th-November 19th. 6pm-9pm/ 9am-12pm ET. $249

Offered by Community College of Philadelphia

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Coach-Approach Style of Leadership

A coaching style of leadership is a proven critical factor in making organizations more productive, forward-thinking and culturally rich. This certificate program provides strategies, techniques, and methods to adopt a coach-approach style of leadership and how to apply it to a remote or onsite work environment. Whether you are an HR professional introducing coaching into an organization, a management professional seeking to expand your leadership skills, or an individual contributor preparing for a management career, you will learn about how adopting a coach-approach style of leadership can be powerful and successful for you and your organization.

Participants will learn the principles of leadership coaching, use tools to adopt a coach-approach leadership style, develop essential coaching competencies, and design a process to transform their organizational culture through coaching. This interactive program will enable you to utilize coaching tools and techniques in your everyday management or leadership role.

Wednesdays and Fridays, November 3rd-November 12th. 9:30am-12pm ET. $299

Offered by Community College of Philadelphia

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Grant Writing for Profit and Non-Profit Entities

Learn to prepare a successful proposal for funding your organization as per the requirements of private foundations, public agencies and other funding sources. Write letters of inquiry, budget forms and grant applications, and identify productive Internet search sites for funding resources. This workshop includes creating a project that fits funders' guidelines via appropriate writing style, proposal strategy and evaluation plan. Get hands-on experience in writing readable, competitive proposals applicable to both the profit and nonprofit sectors.

Wednesdays, October 27th-December 15th. 6pm-9pm ET. $349

Offered by Community College of Philadelphia

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CNC Machining Basics

Gain the fundamental knowledge of how CNC Lathes and Milling Machines work.

Topics include the multi-plane Coordinate Systems, overview of standard CNC programming commands, machine maintenance, similarities and differences between machine models, work holding and cutting tools, and some details on machine setup activities. A short refresher on shop math (in particular, trigonometry) will also be covered, as this is essential for being a good machinist.

Each two-hour class session will have a mixed media format, combining lecture presentation with professionally made YouTube videos and machine brochures from various machine tool manufacturers.

Course Outcomes:
- Understand the capabilities and basic operating concepts of typical CNC milling machines and lathes, including multi-axis systems
- Identify the differences between single and multi-turret CNC lathes and understand how “live tooling” works
- Know the standard EIA command codes (G, M, T, S, D, other functions)
- Understand how a CNC machine is programmed
- Learn common canned cycles
- Read a CNC program and describe what the program is doing

Tuesdays, September 7th-October 12th. 2pm-4pm CT. $349

Offered by South Central College

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Skills of Negotiating

Improve your individual and departmental sales skills, negotiate better pricing, and improve negotiating skills within your teams. Explore the major concepts and theories of negotiation, the dynamics of interpersonal and intergroup conflict and its resolution.

Course Outcomes:
- Define the stages and elements of the negotiation process.
- Develop the skills and techniques of a successful negotiator.
- Apply complex theory and practice of negotiation in particular and conflict resolution in general.
- Identify the personal challenges in negotiation and conflict resolution.
- Demonstrate how to positively interact with others.
- Achieve desirable outcomes during the negotiation process.

Thursdays, September 9th-October 12th. 9am-12pm CT. $130

Offered by South Central College

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Outstanding Customer Service

Improve your organization's reputation through outstanding customer service. Discover “who” your customer is and learn what it means to provide excellent customer service.

How we communicate and present ourselves to others leaves a lasting impression. At the end of this training, you will understand how important your communication is - both verbally and non-verbally - as you provide service to your customers in person, on the phone, and in written messages.

Course Topics:
- Examine examples of non-verbal communication and how they can negatively or positively affect your organization's service and reputation.
- Share personal experiences with positive and negative customer service.
- Identify effective ways to provide a “can-do” attitude.
- Examine poor listening skills.
- Practice effective and active listening skills.

Wednesday, October 27th. 9am-12pm CT. $110

Offered by South Central College

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Fundamentals of Safety Leadership

Are you leading for safety? Discover your leadership style and decode your SafetyDNA to find out how you can reduce the risk of injury to your team. Learn how your direct reports are wired and what you can do to prevent workplace injuries -- and the costs associated with it.

Fundamentals of Safety Leadership is a must for frontline leaders in all industries and includes a 1-hour comprehensive safety leadership assessment ($100 fee, included in the cost of registration) with results decoded in the live class.

Course Outcomes:
- Decode your SafetyDNA
- Discover your leadership style
- Understand how your direct reports are wired
- Learn what you can do to reduce the likelihood of injury to your team

Who should attend:
Frontline leaders in all industries

Tuesdays, September 21st-October 12th. 10am-12pm CT. $275

Offered by South Central College

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Forklift Safety Training

All forklift operators are required to be certified by their current employer per OSHA 1910.178. This 2-hour training will satisfy the formal instruction part of the certification, and allow your onsite personnel to complete the required driver's training and evaluation. This class also serves as a refresher training for those who are already certified.

The concepts in this training will apply to sit down, stand up and rough terrain lifts. Participants will receive a certificate of completion to provide proof of formal instruction in the future.

Who should attend:
- New forklift operators
- Current operators in need of re-training

Tuesdays, September 14th-October 12th. 10am-12pm CT. $125

Offered by South Central College

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Gain a foundational interpretation of mechanical drawings using linear tolerancing and GD&T in the design, manufacture, and inspection of parts,which have geometric controls applied per national standards. In this virtual course, you will engage in learning how to read prints with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing applications. Each of the geometric controls will be examined so you may determine the allowable variation in form and size between part features.

Course Outcomes:
- Understanding of ANSI Y14.5 standards that affect geometric dimensioning and tolerancing applications.
- Proficiency in using geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols and controls
- Decipher how piece-parts must be inspected if the features have GD&T controls and symbols
- Interpret a sketch or print with pertinent feature control frame and its contents based on written geometric requirements
- Decipher the correct precision tool(s) to inspect geometric requirements on a piece-part
- Determine the Total tolerance of a feature using bonus and non-bonus tolerances

Who should attend:
- New forklift operators
- Current operators in need of re-training

Tuesdays, October 26th-December 14th. 2pm-4pm CT. $349

Offered by South Central College

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Medical Device Manufacturing and Validation

Gain a basic knowledge of Medical Device Manufacturing and many of the processes and activities associated with it. This course is intended for individuals who currently work in a factory environment (or would like to make a career change) and desire to learn the basics of Medical Device Manufacturing. It is also an ideal training for medical manufacturing companies to help “kick-start” employees such as new hires, persons who currently do warehouse or shipping work, and other important functions but do not yet have experience in direct hands-on manufacturing operations.

No prior experience in medical device manufacturing is required to successfully complete this course. Several hours of self-study work will be required (outside of the six class sessions) to complete the course as it is intended.

Course Topics:
- Overview of the FDA and its role in regulating the industry
- Types, categories, and examples of medical devices
- The FDA Quality Systems Requirements: 21 CFR 820.xx for med device manufacturing
ISO 13485 (ISO device mfg.) vs. 21 CFR 820.xx (FDA) vs. ISO 14971 (ISO risk assessment)
- Measuring, inspection, and test equipment: selection, methods, calibration, validation
- Process and Equipment Validation requirements: IQ-OQ-PQ protocols and reports
- Overview of basic statistics: Statistical process control, spec. limits vs. process control limits
- Class exercise: example performance IQ-OQ-PQ on hypothetical heat-seal packaging machine
- Device packaging, labeling, and sterilization
- Clean rooms: what they are, requirements for gowning and compliance
- Document controls, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Inspection Procedures (IP’s), Manufacturing Procedures (MP’s), Learning Management Systems (LMS)
- FDA requirements for validated Electronic Records, Signature Verification
- Non-Conforming Product: FDA required controls
- CAPA Corrective & Preventive Actions
- Conditions and reasons why revalidation (processes etc.) may be necessary

Mondays, November 1st-December 6th. 2pm-4pm CT. $349

Offered by South Central College

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Defusing Strategies for Front Line Workers

Oftentimes emotionally charged clients seeking immediate resolution of a concern confront you, as a worker on frontlines. You become the receptacle for frustration, anxiety, hostility, and in some cases even aggression. This training will teach you skills and strategies to defuse confrontational scenarios, and restore a sense of calm to the interaction.
You will:
• Learn about emotional discharge and the difficulty associated with the regulation of affect
• Become familiarized with strategies designed to defuse aggression and restore a sense of calm to emotionally charged situations
• Gain a greater confidence level in working with clients expressing frustration in a variety of forms

Tuesday, December 28th. 9am-12pm ET. $89

Offered by Tompkins Cortland Community College

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An Introduction to Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Your Workplace

During this time you will begin to co-learn how to name and dismantle white supremacy culture in your workplace. The session will include interactive discussions, role plays and the opportunity to form meaningful connections with others who seek to create a space characterized by solidarity, respect and equality.
You will:
• Increase awareness of white supremacy culture
• Increase knowledge of how to dismantle white supremacy culture
• Increase knowledge in how to take anti-racist action
• Increase understanding of how to practice solidarity

Tuesday, October 5th. 9am-11am ET. $29

Offered by Tompkins Cortland Community College

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Cross Cultural Counseling and Cultural Competency: A Framework for Working with Diverse Populations

Our population is comprised of tremendous diversity. Race, religion, and ethnicity are only the tip of the iceberg. As clinicians, it is imperative that we learn cultural competencies which enable us to better understand our clients and their experiences, as well as ourselves. Through active engagement, you will learn about the fundamentals of cross cultural counseling, implicit and explicit bias, theoretical practices, and a variety of skills which serve to enhance the counseling process. You will:
• Increased knowledge, skills, and awareness as they pertain to multicultural counseling
• Gain a greater understanding of diverse cultures
• Learn effective clinical skills and best practices within the realm of cultural competency

Friday, September 17th. 9am-4pm ET. $149

Offered by Tompkins Cortland Community College

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Workforce Wednesdays Series: Building Capacity, Resiliency, Teams, Mindfulness, and Innovation in Life and Work

Sign up for all 4 (four) workshops! This series will help supervisors, staff, and innovative leaders, managers, and mission-driven workers at businesses and organizations navigate the “new normal” in a pandemic and post-pandemic world and marketplace. Although you may take any course in the series and derive content-rich benefit, these workshops are also packaged strategically to add value and build upon concepts learned previously. In these highly interactive, engaging, and content-rich modules and workshops, you will have the ability to learn new concepts, apply new ways of thinking, and test new concepts, while interacting in real-time with other engaged visionaries and colleagues.
Workshop sessions:
• Navigating the New Normal: Work-Life Integration Challenges & Opportunities in 2021
• Supervising Virtual and In-Office Employees: Challenges & Opportunities in Hybrid Work
• Keeping Connected in a Virtual World: Using Mindfulness to Build Strong Teams
• Customer-Centered Design: How to Center Your Customers in All You Do

Friday, September 29th. 9am-12pm ET. $899

Offered by Tompkins Cortland Community College

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Workforce Wednesdays: Navigating the New Normal- Work-Life Integration Challenges & Opportunities in 2021

We’ll take a deep breath and gently explore the fact that it will “never be 2019” again. What impact does this new reality have on how we work, live, play, and dream? Assuming that the “old 2019 ways of working” will eventually return is usually a set-up for undue stress—yet there are powerful reasons that we cling to the past, while ignoring current realities. The only permanence we find is indeed impermanence. For many of us, the multiple unknowns and interpretations, conflicting information about COVID-19 and its impacts, can cause stress and/or anxiety. Whether through enhancing resiliency, building new coping mechanisms, or leading the workforce of tomorrow, many of us “rallied,” but may still be left feeling fatigued, exhausted, and/or ambivalent. And some of us are tired of being told we need to be “resilient.” What’s a busy worker to do? Since we cannot go backwards nor forward, the power of “right now” has never been more important for leaders in this moment in time.

You will:
• Have more confidence in navigating stress, change, and difficulties in the “new normal”
• Increase understanding of the impact of stress, runaway thoughts, and tension on the body, mind, and spirit and ways to interrupt stressful patterns
• Identify best practices for reducing stress and anxiety in the face of impermanence
• Have new tools and take-aways for navigating 2021 work-life integration challenges

Friday, September 29th-December 1st. 9am-12pm ET. $299

Offered by Tompkins Cortland Community College

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Workforce Wednesdays: Supervising Virtual and In-Office Employees: Challenges & Opportunities in Hybrid Work

We’ll explore the many challenges today’s supervisors face in light of everyone’s “new normal,” – particularly as that “new normal” relates to managing hybrid workplaces and spaces. Supervisors face increasingly complex challenges as they labor to keep teams united and communication lines open to ensure both literal and figurative “connectivity.” According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), “physically reporting to an office every day of the workweek are not likely to resume once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.” SHRM also reports that “there is a disconnect between employees and their employers over how many days workers will be in the office when they do return, most likely during the second quarter of 2021.” Since keeping focus, fairness, and friendliness are top of the list for most managers and HR executives and forward-thinking managers, how does this “new normal of asynchronous work” impact those goals and initiatives? In what ways does this new challenge to uniting teams bring forth both challenges and opportunities? In what decisive manner, must we, as leaders, continue to cultivate a spirit of openness, trust, and flexibility?

You will:
• Define key challenges facing supervisors in the “new normal”
• Discover a solution-focused approach to these challenges that include best practices to address new and old workplace issues
• Cultivate a working understanding of how to lead a people-centered workforce that strives for connection and clearer communications
• Gain new tools and take-aways for navigating 2021’s most pressing challenges for today’s resilient supervisor in an ever-changing virtual world.

Wednesday October 27th-December 1st. 9am-12pm ET. $299

Offered by Tompkins Cortland Community College

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Workforce Wednesdays: Keeping Connected in a Virtual World: Using Mindfulness to Build Strong Teams

The virtual world presents numerous opportunities and distinct challenges for today’s busy humans who are often overtasked, overwhelmed with “to-do” lists, and often overwrought by life and work stress. One key question emerges: how can we bring to bear a sense of mindfulness when dealing with the challenges of a more virtual work and remote workplace? What methods can we use to stay connected as we seek to bridge gaps while building strong workgroups and teams? How can we use heart-based communication as a tool to build stronger, more mindfully inclusive teams? In what ways can mindfulness be used as a way to build trust, enhance project management, and enhance goal setting, communication, and transparency?

You will:
• Define how mindfulness approaches help us balance the pressures of work-life integration
• Cultivate a solution-focused approach to building strong teams in a more virtual world
• Gain new tools and take-aways for navigating the tension that often exists when balancing what the mind says and what the heart feels

Wednesday November 10th-December 1st. 9am-12pm ET. $299

Offered by Tompkins Cortland Community College

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Project Management Concepts

Covers a foundational understanding of project management, including the theory and core methodology used to manage projects in the workplace or participate on project teams. NOTE: This course focuses on concepts, not software practice/use, that students must know in order to use any project management software application effectively.

Tuesdays, September 28th-October 12th. 6pm-9:15pm CT. $375

Offered by Harper College

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Building and Sustaining Trust

What does trust have to do with business success? Everything. Trust is directly linked to employee engagement, retention, productivity, and innovation. Leaders who demonstrate trust and trustworthiness inspire higher levels of performance and organizational commitment. This course introduces the Trust Builders, actions leaders can take to build and sustain trusting relationships, as well as common trust breakers that can quickly erode or break trust. Applying these skills to build trusting relationships enables people to take risks, identify and solve problems, and collaborate to achieve business results. This class is part of the Business Leadership Certificate. This DDI course is approved by HRCI and SHRM for 3.5 hours.

Thursday, October 7th. 5:30pm-9:30pm CT. $194

Offered by JCCC Continuing Education

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Storytelling in Business

Organizations and employees have important stories that need to be told. However, doing so in an efficient, factual, and intriguing manner can be difficult. This instructor-led, virtual course will examine the importance of a good story in business, narrative elements and techniques, and teach you the best way to explain your story, your organization's story, and your data's story. This course is part of the Business Presentation Certificate.

Wednesday, November 10th. 5pm-9pm CT. $129

Offered by JCCC Continuing Education

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Spanish for Healthcare Professionals I

Health professionals work with many different people, and communication is key. This course will introduce you to the basic vocabulary, grammar and idiomatic expressions needed to communicate in Spanish in a health professional context. Focus on the conversational skills needed to successfully communicate basic information with Spanish-speaking patients with limited English proficiency. Materials are included in the cost of the course. No textbook is required for the course.

Mondays, September 13th-October 18th. 6:30pm-8pm CT. $89

Offered by Online Services and Educational Outreach

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Behavioral Health Professional Training & Certificate Program - Live Online

Looking for meaningful work?
Our community needs individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life. Children’s Behavioral Health Services are vital to Maine’s children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Disorders and their families. And the need in our area is great! As an integral part of the child’s treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential. We are excited to connect our community with this wonderful ONLINE training and certificate program. This training will prepare you for employment through local social services agencies and equip you to work with children who qualify for services. Start any time and finish at your own pace from September through December. You will complete 12 online modules then three 4-hour live (in-person or virtual) sessions. Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online bloodborne pathogen training and Child and Adult First Aid & CPR certification. In just 40 hours, our free remote training program can get you certified and on your way to a life-changing profession.
Required: Must be a Maine resident and at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent to become certified.

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Jeffrey Carpenter is the Workforce Recruitment Specialist for the State of Maine’s OCFS through Woodfords Family Services. He is responsible for recruiting Behavior Health Professionals throughout the state by networking with high schools, vocational schools, state colleges, universities and adult education programs. He is here to help you through this opportunity by providing answers to questions and technical issues, should any arise. He is also a resource to connect you with service agencies once you have completed the training. Welcome aboard!

Sunday-Saturday, September 1st-December 31st. 7am-12pm ET. Reg Fee: $25 / Program is FREE and Online with some in person classes.

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FREE Captain License Information Session I - Live Online

Are you interested in obtaining a Captain’s License or perhaps the Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV), commonly called the 6-Pack course. Join us to learn the differences for completing the course requirements which include either 56 hours of traditional face-to-face class time, a blended program of 30 online hours plus 28 hours of face-to-face instruction, or the recently Coast Guard-approved online course. Bring your questions! Required attendance for entering the Captain's licensing program.

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John Coffin has held his USCG License since 1985 and has operated charter vessels in the Florida Keys and ME. He is a Master ME Guide and a certified Boating Instructor for US Powerboating and the National Safe Boating Council.

Tuesday, September 14th. 7am-12pm ET. FREE.

Offered by Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

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FREE Captain License Information Session II - Live Online

Are you interested in obtaining a Captain’s License or perhaps the Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV), commonly called the 6-Pack course. Join us to learn the differences for completing the course requirements which include either 56 hours of traditional face-to-face class time, a blended program of 30 online hours plus 28 hours of face-to-face instruction, or the recently Coast Guard-approved online course. Bring your questions! Required attendance for entering the Captain's licensing program.

John Coffin has held his USCG License since 1985 and has operated charter vessels in the Florida Keys and ME. He is a Master ME Guide and a certified Boating Instructor for US Powerboating and the National Safe Boating Council.

Thursday, September 16th. 6pm-9pm ET. FREE.

Offered by Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

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