GRANT-SUPPORTED TRAINING

Workforce Development at CCM offers grant-supported training for New Jersey employees in the areas of Business skills, Technology skills, and Manufacturing-related skills. This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor.  Visit this page regularly as trainings will be released by the month.

If you work for a New Jersey non-governmental business, these classes are grant-supported, and therefore, of no cost to you. See your Human Resources department for an EIN/Tax ID number. (If you do not qualify for free training, but wish to enroll as a paying student, please contact us for alternate registration instructions.)

For all questions, give us a call at 973-328-5188 or 973-328-5187, or email cbt@ccm.edu

New simplified enrollment process! Register for your Grant Supported Training one month at a time. As you choose all your courses at once, pay close attention to the trainings you are registering for. You will not be able to adjust your classes on your own once they are submitted. If you make a mistake or need assistance you can reach out to cbt@ccm.edu or call 973-328-5188. Please remember that once registered, attendance is mandatory at all meetings of a class. Plan ahead and be sure to mark your calendar!

IMPORTANT: Once you’ve created an account, keep your username and password. You will need this information to register for future classes.

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IMPORTANT:  Once you sign up for a class, your attendance is a mandatory requirement of the grant that makes this program possible.  If you sign up, but don’t show up, for class, we will not receive grant funds. Therefore, only sign up if you are committed to attending. Please be respectful of this policy so that we may continue to offer these training opportunities to others.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If I am unable to attend the class I registered for, I must notify the College in writing to cbt@ccm.edu at no less than three (3) business days prior to the class date to cancel my attendance. I understand that if I do not cancel within this timeframe, my employer will incur a late fee. I understand that I have the option to send an eligible participant to attend the class in my place. I will contact the College at cbt@ccm.edu with the replacement person’s contact information no less than 48 hours before the class date. Please be aware that a business day is considered Monday through Friday. It does not include weekends or holidays.


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Agile Project Management Basics - Feb 7 & 9, 6-9 p.m.

Description coming soon…

INSTRUCTOR: Tom Schnipp, MEd, PMP

Tues &  Thurs, Feb 7 & 9, 6-9 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Marketing and Your Online Presence - Feb 7 & 9, 6-9 p.m.

With most things in life, everything comes down to either time or money. You can spend either your time bringing your marketing plan to life or pay someone to do it. Dedicating the time to spend on your marketing plan is one of the hardest things you can do as a business owner. Most people want to spend their time making money for their business and there’s not a whole lot of ‘immediate gratification’ for plugging away on your overall marketing plan. It’s important to make time for it and here’s why; your representation online is who you are and your identity to a lot of people. In this class, Instructor Tom DuHamel, specializes in making businesses stand out. As an entrepreneur himself, Tom has passion for developing websites and honing in on a purposeful marketing plan that works. Join in on this six hour introductory class to learn more about your presence online and how to develop a marketing plan that will propel your success.

INSTRUCTOR: Tom DuHamel, BS

Tues &  Thurs, Feb 7 & 9, 6-9 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Top Excel Tools for Efficiency - Feb 13, 15 & 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

PREREQUISITE:  Must have knowledge of Excel Intermediate or equivalent.

This training is dedicated to learning quick tricks on the top must-have skills for improving your efficiency with Excel: Date Validation, Logical Functions, Conditional Formatting, Lookup and Reference Functions, and Pivot Tables. These tools will help increase your productivity and motivate you to tackle your spreadsheets with ease. Join this quick power training to help boost your effectiveness and efficiency in Excel.

INSTRUCTOR: Emily O’Brien, AS

Mon, Wed & Thurs, Feb 13, 15 & 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Remote-live

3 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Mindfulness to Decrease Workplace Stress - Feb 14 & 16, 11 a.m .-2 p.m.

Stress is the brain and body’s response to change, challenge, or demand. It is the body’s natural defense against danger brought on by an event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous.  Employees at all levels feel stress. Many people feel that the demands of the workplace combined with the demands of home are overwhelming. Mindfulness is the present-moment awareness that involves monitoring and attending to current experience rather than predicting future events or dwelling on the past. This course explores the causes of stress and focuses on mindfulness as a strategy to address stress. 

Participants will:

  • Understand the potential causes and symptoms of stress
  • Learn techniques for changing situations and actions that can be changed
  • Explore mindfulness and its impact of stress reduction
  • Learn fundamental techniques of mindfulness
  • Create an action plan to help reduce and manage stress

INSTRUCTOR: Georgann Occhipinti, MA

Tues & Thurs, Feb 14 & 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Resolving Conflict in the Workplace at the Supervisory Level - Feb 15 & 17, 9 a.m .-12 p.m. - CLASS IS FULL

In this course, learn techniques on how to resolve conflict at the supervisory level, the root causes of conflict, and where it might stem from. A conflict that occurs between workers can be damaging to key relationships in the workplace. Learn how to combat various conflicts that can occur in the workplace using techniques that engage clear communication, improve listening skills and help define your expectations as a supervisor.

INSTRUCTOR: Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AINS, ChFC

Wed & Fri, Feb 15 & 17, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Leading with Confidence - Feb 15 & 17, 1-4 p.m. - CLASS IS FULL

Are you a “Natural Born Leader?” Despite the common phrase, a strong leader is not made overnight. In this course, learn how to develop your mindset to make decisions confidently. Using key principles, gain knowledge on how to develop your character, become trustworthy and earn respect. You will learn how to assist others in developing their own characters. Realize your long-term success in your organization through this leadership development course.

INSTRUCTOR: Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AINS, ChFC

Wed & Fri, Feb 15 & 17, 1-4 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Excel for Beginners - Feb 21 & 22, 1-5. p.m. - CLASS IS FULL (see April 17 class)

PREREQUISITE: Solid comfort level using a computer.

An introduction to Microsoft Excel basics including: creating spreadsheets, formulas, functions, text, formatting, printing and quick 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. 

INSTRUCTOR: Roberta Principe, MS

Tues and Wed, Feb 21 & 22, 1-5 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 8 hrs, CEU 0.8

Writing for Results at Work: Business Writing Essentials - Feb 21 & 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Across all fields, industries, and workplace settings, the ability to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, managers, and subordinates is a critical skill. While writing isn’t necessarily everyone’s favorite task, those who do it well definitely stand out. In this class, you will learn strategies and tips for producing clear, concise, complete, constructive, and error-free business communication to inform and inspire audiences while achieving desired outcomes. Participants will have the opportunity to practice and receive helpful feedback.

INSTRUCTOR: Christy Bouziotis, PhD, MA, CPRW

Tues and Wed, Feb 21 & 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

PowerPoint Introduction - Feb 22 & 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

PREREQUISITE:  Working knowledge of computers.

Presentations can sometimes be monotonous, but with Microsoft PowerPoint you can learn to make them compelling. Master the basic features and functions of Microsoft PowerPoint, a powerful presentation tool. Perform advanced text editing, add and create graphics, modify objects and animate presentations.

INSTRUCTOR: Emily O’Brien, AS

Wed & Thurs, Feb 22 & 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 4 hrs, CEU 0.4

Excel Intermediate - Feb 28 & Mar 1, 1-5 p.m. - CLASS IS FULL (see March 20 class)

PREREQUISITE:  Must have knowledge of Excel for Beginners or equivalent.

This course will continue with Microsoft Excel topics includ­ing: Functions, Formula auditing group, Named Ranges, Database functionality, Freeze Panes, Page Break Preview, Data Validation, Filtering, Tables, a quick intro to Pivot Tables and more.

INSTRUCTOR:  Roberta Principe, MS

Tues & Wed, Feb 28 & Mar 1, 1-5 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 8 hrs, CEU 0.8

What's in the Cloud: Intro to MS Office & 365 - Feb 28 & Mar 2, 4-7 p.m.

Could you use a basic tutorial on Microsoft tools that are on PCs? This beginner-level course is an introduction to the most popular Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as MS 365, the cloud-based version of the MS Office package. Students with no prior MS Office experience should start with this course and then progress to more in-depth courses.

INSTRUCTOR:  Patricia Callahan, MBA

Tues & Thurs, Feb 28 & Mar 2, 4-7 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6


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Excel Advanced - March 7 & 8, 1-5 p.m.

PREREQUISITE:  Must have knowledge of Excel Intermediate or equivalent.

Many businesses require individuals to possess advanced Excel skills. In this course, learn how to use What If Analysis tools such as Scenarios and Solver. Record and run macros, create advanced charts and use complex functions. Learn about Vlookup, Match, Index, Importing/Exporting Data, Analytical Tools, Goal Seek, Scenario, Solver, Running and Recording a Macro, Buttons, Shortcuts, Combo Charts, and more.

INSTRUCTOR: Roberta Principe, MS

Tues & Wed, Mar 7 & 8, 1-5 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 8 hrs, CEU 0.8

Intro to Manual Machining - March 7 & 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

This course covers precision measurements and elementary theory of cutting and machining methods with emphasis on the proper operation of the manual lathe and the vertical mill.  

INSTRUCTOR: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

Tues & Thurs, Mar 7 & 9,  9 a.m.-4 p.m.

On campus: AME-136

2 sessions: 12 hrs, CEU 1.2

Building Relationships for Success in Sales - March 7 & 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The business of all sales professionals is making friends and building relationships. Strategic friendships can make or break any business, no matter how big and no matter what kind of market. In this course, discover the benefits of developing a support network of connections. Learn how building relationships can help you develop your business base and how to apply communication techniques to build your network. Take away some of the key elements in strong working relationships for your own professional development, and how to put more of these elements in working relationships. Unlock your interpersonal skills and practice using them everyday through this engaging four-hour course taught by LinkedIn employee and sales expert, Steven Carroll.

INSTRUCTOR: Steven Carroll, MBA

Tues & Thurs, Mar 7 & 9,  6:30-8:30 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 4 hrs, CEU 0.4

Microsoft Word for Beginners - March 7, 9, 14, 16, 4-6 p.m.

Microsoft Word is so much more than just typing into documents. In this eight-hour introductory course, we will teach you how to create and manage professional-quality Word documents with ease while improving your overall efficiency using the application. You will learn about different document types, how to use templates, create lists, tables, add borders, formatting, spell check, readability and much more.

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Callahan, MBA

Tues & Thurs, Mar 7, 9, 14, 16,  4-6 p.m.

Remote-live

4 sessions: 8 hrs, CEU 0.8

Excel Functions: Enhance Your Worksheets - March 14 & 15, 1-5 p.m.

PREREQUISITE:  Must have knowledge of Excel Intermediate or equivalent.

This course is designed for participants who have a basic knowledge of Excel functions and want to discover how advanced functions can help save time at work. Learn how to analyze data using advanced formula skills by focusing on functions from various categories within the function library. Also learn how to create conditional formatting rules using formulas, perform complex calculations using Array formulas and create customized lists using data validation.

INSTRUCTOR: Roberta Principe, MS

Tues & Wed, Mar 14 & 15,  1-5 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 8 hrs, CEU 0.8

Supporting Employees' Emotional Well-Being - March 14 & 15, 1-4 p.m.

Employee well-being is a valuable asset. Workplaces that prioritize well-being have better engagement, lower absenteeism and higher productivity and morale. Employee well-being relates to all aspects of work life including their job, relationships with colleagues, expectations and work culture. Participants will:

• Discuss methods of promoting employee well-being

• Explore five types of employee well-being

• Learn ways to normalize these issues and use of resources

• Consider ways to reduce workplace stressors

• Explore tools that managers can implement for employee well-being

INSTRUCTOR: Georgann Occhipinti, MA

Tues & Wed, Mar 14 & 15,  1-4 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

Top Excel Tools for Efficiency - March 14, 15, 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

PREREQUISITE:  Must have knowledge of Excel Intermediate or equivalent.

This training is dedicated to learning quick tricks on the top must-have skills for improving your efficiency with Excel: Date Validation, Logical Functions, Conditional Formatting, Lookup and Reference Functions, and Pivot Tables. These tools will help increase your productivity and motivate you to tackle your spreadsheets with ease. Join this quick power training to help boost your effectiveness and efficiency in Excel.

INSTRUCTOR: Emily O’Brien, AS

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Mar 14, 15, 16,  6:30-8:30 p.m.

Remote-live

3 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

Critical Thinking Skills to Become a Problem Solver - March 15 & 17, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

The ability to clearly reason through problems and to present arguments in a logical, compelling way have become key skills for success in today’s world. This workshop will provide tools and hands-on experience with critical thinking and problem solving. We will define the differences between critical and non-critical thinking, identify your preferred thinking style, describe other thinking styles, such as left/right brain and whole mind, develop a process to build or analyze arguments and use creative techniques. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice preparing and presenting arguments and receive feedback on their technique.

INSTRUCTOR: Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AINS, ChFC

Wed & Fri, Mar 15 & 17,  9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

Mastering the Delivery of Performance Reviews for Managers - March 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The ability to clearly reason through problems and to present arguments in a logical, compelling way have become key skills for success in today’s world. This workshop will provide tools and hands-on experience with critical thinking and problem solving. We will define the differences between critical and non-critical thinking, identify your preferred thinking style, describe other thinking styles, such as left/right brain and whole mind, develop a process to build or analyze arguments and use creative techniques. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice preparing and presenting arguments and receive feedback on their technique.

INSTRUCTOR: Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AINS, ChFC

Sat, Mar 18,  9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Remote-live

1 session: 4 hrs, CEU 0.4

Computer Basics - March 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

PREREQUISITE: People must bring their Windows based laptops and chargers to class.

This course is designed to familiarize individuals with computers, their operation and applications. Participants will be introduced to varied MS Windows topics such as exploring the internet, conducting searches, how to find applications and files on your computer as well as printing.

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Callahan, MBA

Sat, Mar 18,  9 a.m.-1 p.m.

On campus: HH-215

1 session: 4 hrs, CEU 0.4

PowerPoint Introduction - March 21 & 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

PREREQUISITE: Working knowledge of computers.

Presentations can sometimes be monotonous, but with Microsoft PowerPoint you can learn to make them compelling. Master the basic features and functions of Microsoft PowerPoint, a powerful presentation tool. Perform advanced text editing, add and create graphics, modify objects and animate presentations.

INSTRUCTOR: Emily O’Brien, AS

Tues & Wed, Mar 21 & 22,  6:30-8:30 p.m. (NEW DATES)

Remote-live

2 sessions: 4 hrs, CEU 0.4

Excel Intermediate - March 20, 22, 27, 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

PREREQUISITE:  Must have knowledge of Excel for Beginners or equivalent.

This course will continue with Microsoft Excel topics includ­ing: Functions, Formula auditing group, Named Ranges, Database functionality, Freeze Panes, Page Break Preview, Data Validation, Filtering, Tables, a quick intro to Pivot Tables and more.

INSTRUCTOR: Lakeisha Garrett, MBA

Mon & Wed, Mar 20, 22, 27, 29,  6:30-8:30 p.m.

Remote-live

4 sessions: 8 hrs, CEU 0.8

Excel: Pivot Tables & Beyond - March 21 & 22, 1-5 p.m.

PREREQUISITE:  Must have knowledge of Excel Intermediate or equivalent.

Advances in technology have made it possible to store ever increasing amounts of data. Along with this, the need to analyze that data and gain actionable insight is greater than ever. You already have experience working with Excel and creating basic PivotTables to summarize data. But, Excel is capable of doing much more. Being able to harness the power of advanced PivotTable features and create PivotCharts will help you to gain a competitive edge. You will not only be able to summarize data for you to analyze, but also organize the data in a way that can be meaningfully presented to others. This leads to data-driven business decisions that have a better chance for success for everyone involved.

INSTRUCTOR: Roberta Principe, MS

Tues & Wed, Mar 21 & 22,  1-5 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 8 hrs, CEU 0.8

Introduction to CNC - March 21 & 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

This course provides a practical application of computerized product development and related prototyping concepts, as well as exposure to basic G-code programming, machine setup, manual and post processed programs, tool offsets and tool changing. Participants will be able to implement all previously learned prototyping concepts to successfully setup and operate CNC milling and CNC turning centers.

INSTRUCTOR: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

Tues & Thurs, Mar 21 & 23,  9 a.m.-4 p.m.

On campus: AME-136

2 sessions: 12 hrs, CEU 1.2

Outlook in a Nutshell - March 21 & 23, 4-7 p.m.

PREREQUISITE: Basic understanding of Microsoft Windows.

Outlook is Microsoft’s tool for managing your email, contacts and calendars. In this course, you will learn to use Outlook to send, receive and manage email messages, manage your contact information, schedule appointments and meetings, create tasks and notes for yourself and customize the Outlook interface to suit your working style. Don’t deal with a disorganized inbox; learn to use Outlook’s powerful features to stay on top of messages and schedules.

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Callahan, MBA

Tues & Thurs, Mar 21 & 23,  4-7 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

Basic Principles of Workplace Risk Assessment - March 22 & 23, 1-4 p.m.

Unanticipated problems that arise in the workplace impact productivity, safety, innovation and results. Many individuals are reactive to these issues, rather than creating a risk assessment policy that consistently identifies and addresses risk. This course will discuss potential risk categories and approaches to handle risk situations. Techniques for risk mitigation will also be explored in order to provide a safe and effective work environment. Participants will:

• Learn the components of a risk assessments • Understand the risk management cycle • Explore threat identification techniques • Identify some tools for managing risk • Understand the importance of cost benefit analysis • Discuss risk mitigation options • Identify the elements of a risk strategy

INSTRUCTOR: Georgann Occhipinti, MA

Wed & Thurs, Mar 22 & 23,  1-4 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

Advanced Business Writing for Impact - March 22 & 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Are you comfortable with grammar, spelling, punctuation, tone, and tailoring your emails/documents to your audiences? Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? If your answer to these questions is “YES,” then this course is for you. We will focus on identifying techniques to capture and hold your reader’s attention, writing for internal communications, making an impact in the digital world – whether for social media, marketing, blogging, or corporate communications. Attendees will have the opportunity to assess their current writing levels and receive practical feedback. You are invited to have access to or bring a writing sample to class. There will be an assignment to complete between the class sessions.

INSTRUCTOR: Christy Bouziotis, Ph.D., M.A., CPRW

Wed & Fri, Mar 22 & 24,  9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

Exploring and Understanding how to use Microsoft SharePoint - March 27 & 29, 4-7 p.m.

PREREQUISITE: Working knowledge of Windows 10 and internet browsers.

Microsoft SharePoint is an online collaboration tool that is prominent for businesses and organizations. At the end of this course, users will be able to navigate, update and search SharePoint documents, lists and libraries. Students will learn how to update their SharePoint profile, use SharePoint with Microsoft Office, and access SharePoint from mobile devices. This workshop is highly interactive and provides numerous hands-on opportunities for participants to practice skills learned as well as learn many SharePoint best practices.

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Callahan, MBA

Mon & Wed, Mar 27 & 29,  4-7 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6


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What's in the Cloud: Intro to Microsoft Office (365) - April 4 & 6, 4-7 p.m.

Could you use a basic tutorial on Microsoft tools that are on PCs? This beginner-level course is an introduction to the most popular Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as MS 365, the cloud-based version of the MS Office package. Students with no prior MS Office experience should start with this course and then progress to more in-depth courses.

INSTRUCTOR:  Patricia Callahan, MBA

Tues & Thurs, April 4 & 6, 4-7 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

How to Build Your Executive Presence - April 4 & 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Some leaders immediately captivate their team’s attention and respect when they walk into a room. Do you have that kind of presence? If not, is it something that you would like to develop? This course will help you do just that by building your credibility, improving your personal appearance, honing your networking skills and enhancing your ability to communicate effectively. You will also receive an introduction to core skills to build trust and credibility as a leader. Create a strong positive impression and maintain that impression as you build your relationships. Take this course by itself, or in conjunction with Building Relationships for Success in Sales, for a dynamic duo to develop your character in your profession.

INSTRUCTOR:  Steven Carroll, MBA

Tues & Thurs, April 4 & 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

Constructive Collaboration in Teams and Organizations - April 11 & 13, 1-4 p.m.

Success as a manager is heavily influenced by how well your team operates and what kind of results they achieve. Is your team able to solve problems? Can they resolve conflict? Are they enthusiastic and motivated to do their best? Do they work well together? This workshop is designed for participants who want to develop their team leadership skills and unleash the talent of individual and collective team members.

Participants will:

  • Identify different types of teams
  • Build teamwork by recognizing and tapping into the characteristics of an effective team
  • Promote trust and rapport
  • Recognize the key elements that move a team from involvement to empowerment and how to give these elements to your team
  • Develop strategies for dealing with team conflict and common problems

INSTRUCTOR:  Georgann Occhipinti, MA

Tues & Thurs, April 11 & 13, 1-4 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

Microsoft Word for Beginners - April 11, 13, 18 & 20, 1-4 p.m.

Microsoft Word is so much more than just typing into documents. In this eight-hour introductory course, we will teach you how to create and manage professional-quality Word documents with ease while improving your overall efficiency using the application. You will learn about different document types, how to use templates, create lists, tables, add borders, formatting, spell check, readability and much more.

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Callahan, MBA

Tues & Thurs, April 11, 13, 18 & 20, 4-6 p.m.

Remote-Live

4 sessions: 8 hrs, CEU 0.8

Networking with LinkedIn to Grow Your Business - April 17 & 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

LinkedIn is a valuable social platform for professionals and business owners to maximize their exposure and reach, directly engage new customers, and search for new opportunities. Many well-established brands use this platform to create fresh connections and build long-term relationships. Learn from a dedicated professional who works at LinkedIn: how to maximize your LinkedIn presence for you or your business; the etiquette of LinkedIn; posting your credentials; how to get the most out of its settings; and much more. Learn how to define your audience and craft a strategy focused on your organization’s goals. In this course, you will gain a better understanding of best practices to incorporate content on LinkedIn while also defining which content resonates most effectively on the platform.

INSTRUCTOR:  Steven Carroll, MBA

Mon & Wed, April 17 & 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 4 hrs, CEU 0.4

Excel for Beginners - April 17, 19, 24 & 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

PREREQUISITE: Solid comfort level using a computer.

An introduction to Microsoft Excel basics including: creating spreadsheets, formulas, functions, text, formatting, printing and quick 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.

INSTRUCTORS: Emily O’Brien, AS, Roberta Principe, MS, Lakeisha Garrett, MS, MBA

Mon. & Wed, April 17, 19, 24 & 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Remote-live

4 sessions: 8 hours, CEU 0.8

Resilience in the Face of Change - April 18 & 20, 1-4 p.m.

When we adapt well to change, we find opportunity within each change and a sense of peace or even excitement. This is what we call resilience, or the ability to keep moving forward and make the most of any change, and not be paralyzed with fear, or lost sorting through the many possibilities for action. In this course, learn how to embrace resilience through identifying areas of irrational thinking to keep perspective, accept change, maintain a hopeful outlook and even learn from your past.

INSTRUCTOR: Georgann Occhipinti, MA

Tues & Thurs, April 18 & 20, 1-4 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Excel Intermediate - April 18, 20, 25 & 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

PREREQUISITE:  Must have knowledge of Excel for Beginners or equivalent.

This course will continue with Microsoft Excel topics includ­ing: Functions, Formula auditing group, Named Ranges, Database functionality, Freeze Panes, Page Break Preview, Data Validation, Filtering, Tables, a quick intro to Pivot Tables and more.

INSTRUCTOR:  Roberta Principe, MS, Lakeisha Garrett, MS, MBA

Tues & Thurs, April 18, 20, 25 & 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Remote-live

4 sessions: 8 hours, CEU 0.8

Powerful, Purposeful Public Speaking - April 25 & 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Did you know that public speaking is one of the most common phobias? Even those who aren’t necessarily afraid to speak publicly likely have aspects of their presentation skills that they would like to improve. In this class, learn to use public speaking as a valuable communication channel, tips for calming those inevitable jitters, and the essential ingredients for preparing and delivering a memorable, compelling speech to achieve desired audience impact. Participants will learn about speaking effectively in job interviews, how to develop and ‘elevator pitch’ and other scenarios. All will have the opportunity to practice their skills in a welcoming, encouraging environment.

INSTRUCTOR: Christy Bouziotis, PhD, MA, CPRW

Tues & Wed, April 25 & 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Implicit Bias in the Workplace - April 25 & 26, 6-9 p.m.

Implicit bias or unconscious bias are subconscious attitudes that affect the way individuals feel and think about others.  We will examine how implicit bias impacts communication, relationships and decisions in the workplace.  In addition, we will discuss ways to handle situations where implicit bias is evident.

Participants will:

  • Understand that everyone has implicit bias
  • Learn about how implicit bias limits our perceptions and opportunities
  • Understand roles that individuals play in implicit bias
  • Learn steps that can limit and address implicit bias

INSTRUCTOR: Georgann Occhipinti, MA

Tues & Wed, April 25 & 26, 6-9 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Mindfulness to Decrease Workplace Stress - April 25 & 27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Stress is the brain and body’s response to change, challenge, or demand. It is the body’s natural defense against danger brought on by an event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous.  Employees at all levels feel stress. Many people feel that the demands of the workplace combined with the demands of home are overwhelming. Mindfulness is the present-moment awareness that involves monitoring and attending to current experience rather than predicting future events or dwelling on the past. This course explores the causes of stress and focuses on mindfulness as a strategy to address stress.

Participants will:

  • Understand the potential causes and symptoms of stress
  • Learn techniques for changing situations and actions that can be changed
  • Explore mindfulness and its impact of stress reduction
  • Learn fundamental techniques of mindfulness
  • Create an action plan to help reduce and manage stress

INSTRUCTOR: Georgann Occhipinti, MA

Tues & Thurs, April 25 & 27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Outlook in a Nutshell - April 25 & 27, 4-7 p.m.

PREREQUISITE: Basic understanding of Microsoft Windows.

Outlook is Microsoft’s tool for managing your email, contacts and calendars. In this course, you will learn to use Outlook to send, receive and manage email messages, manage your contact information, schedule appointments and meetings, create tasks and notes for yourself and customize the Outlook interface to suit your working style. Don’t deal with a disorganized inbox; learn to use Outlook’s powerful features to stay on top of messages and schedules.

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Callahan, MBA

Tues & Thurs, April 25 & 27, 4-7 p.m.

Remote-live

2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6