Short Term Classes

Customized training on dozens of topics

A to Z Grant Writing

Learn how to research and develop relationships with potential funding sources, organize grant writing campaigns, and prepare proposals.

Accounting Fundamentals

Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.

Accounting Fundamentals II

Give yourself skills that are in high demand by exploring corporate accounting with a veteran instructor.

Achieving Success with Difficult People

Learn how to have more successful relationships with difficult bosses, co-workers, students, neighbors, or relatives.

Achieving Top Search Engine Positions

Learn proven, step-by-step strategies to achieve higher positions with major search engines.

Administrative Assistant Applications

Gain the skills and knowledge you'll need to prepare for the Certified Administrative Professional exam and begin a rewarding career as an administrative assistant.

Administrative Assistant Fundamentals

Prepare to take advantage of the many new job opportunities in health care, legal services, and other industries.

Advanced Fiction Writing

Explore advanced fiction writing techniques with a published novelist.

Advanced Grant Proposal Writing

Gain a full understanding of the criteria funders use to determine whether your grant proposal gets funded or rejected.

Advanced PC Security

Use ethical hacking techniques to locate and close security holes in your own network.

All Things Google

Many think of Google only as a search engine, but it is so much more. Explore how Google can enhance and organize your life. Topics include Google Docs, Earth, Images, Translate, Maps, calendar, and more. Registration deadline is April 14, 2015.

Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant

Increase your income while working from home by starting a grant writing consulting business.

Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners

Learn how to create your very own blog and add a podcast too using the tools that you already have available on your computer.

Brainstorming and Problem Solving

Brainstorming, when done correctly, is a powerful tool for teams. Brainstorming creates new ideas, solves problems, motivates and develops. However, brainstorming is not simply a random activity. Successful brainstorming session need to be structured and follow brainstorming rules. In this course we will explore two different brainstorming techniques and discuss the proper way to facilitate and participate in brainstorming sessions. Registration deadline is January 30, 2015.

Building Teams That Work

What are the secrets to managing successful teams in the workplace? Explore communication techniques and problem-solving skills that will help you get your team on track in no time.

Business and Marketing Writing

Write great marketing copy to improve your company's image and your chances of getting hired or promoted.

Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel

This course will help you understand business environments, financial statements, and strategy so you can make more profitable business and personal financial decisions.

Communicate with Confidence

Learn to reduce misunderstanding and increase productivity and morale in this training focusing on effective communication. You will gain practical communication and listening skills that will translate into big rewards for your company. Registration deadline is January 21, 2015.

Computer Skills for the Workplace

Gain a working knowledge of the computer skills you'll need to succeed in today's job market.

Conflict Management

Conflict management is something that companies and managers need to learn to deal with. Conflict significantly affects employee morale, turnover, and litigation, which affects the prosperity of a company, either constructively or destructively. Turnover can cost a company 200 percent of the employees annual salary. This session will show leaders not only how to manage conflict but the importance. Registration deadline is March 6, 2015.

Conflict to Collaboration

Conflict is in every workplace. In this training, attendees will be empowered with the skills to identify, prevent and resolve conflicts before they become detrimental. They will learn practical strategies for the workplace that will foster collaboration and creative problem solving within your organization. Registration deadline is November 12, 2014.

Creating a Successful Business Plan

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success.

Critical Thinking

Are you a critical thinker? Would you like to be? The goals of this program are to make the best decision under the circumstances that individuals are presented with, recognize and address potential problems systematically, and understand the necessary techniques and skills to be a critical thinker. The program will concentrate on a nine-step process to accomplish these goals and purposes. Registration deadline is February 12, 2015.

Customer Service Excellence

In the competitive environment we live in, you cannot stop at gaining new customers; you have to be relentless at retaining customers through exceptional customer service. This seminar will teach basic customer service principals that anyone with customer contact can apply to the workplace to increase customer satisfaction and retention. Registration deadline is November 7, 2014 for the November 2014 class and March 18, 2015 for the March 2015 class.

Distribution and Logistics Management

Learn how to improve your company's distribution and logistics management activities, increase customer satisfaction, and improve operational throughput.

Effective Business Writing

Improve your career prospects by learning how to develop powerful written documents that draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue to the end.

Effective Selling

Learn the secret to converting a potential customer into a long-term asset. Find out how to lay the groundwork for repeat business and your future success.

Employment Law Fundamentals

Learn the basics of employment law so you can legally hire, evaluate, and manage employees.

Engaging and Motivating Others

Effective leaders motivate and engage all of the people who are connected to the organization. This not only includes the employees at every level, from front line to the executives, but also the customers and other stakeholders like investors and board members. This session will show you how to get the most out of your teams. Registration deadline is February 13, 2015.

Excelling as a Team

The core focus of this training is to launch skills that lead to high performing teams. Attendees will experience several experiential training modules that will enhance communication, problem-solving and collaboration. Common barriers are explored and activities are centered around communication strategies that lead to a culture of teamwork. Registration deadline is January 2, 2015.

Explore a Career as a Paralegal

Find out if a paralegal career is the perfect choice for you, as you explore the fundamentals of U.S. law and legal terminology.

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management

Learn the people skills required to motivate and delegate, and learn tools for solving problems and resolving conflicts.

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management II

Learn how to be an effective manager or supervisor. Master the basics of communicating effectively, and learn tools for developing your own interpersonal skills.

Fundamentals of Technical Writing

Learn the skills you need to succeed in the well-paying field of technical writing.

Get Assertive!

Find out how you can stop others from intimidating you or treating you poorly.

Get Grants!

Learn how to develop successful, fundable grants from experts in the field.

Grammar Refresher

Gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct documents and speeches.

High Speed Project Management

Learn to deal with the realities of managing projects at supersonic speeds despite truncated timelines, inadequate staffing, and skimpy budgets.

How to Make Money From Your Writing

You really can make money with your writing. Whether you want to create your own business, add to your income, supplement your retirement, or boost what you're earning as a writer, you'll find the how-to's here.

Individual Excellence

Master twelve career-enhancing skills including goal setting, time management, personal organization, and creativity.

Introduction to Nonprofit Management

Develop the skills and strategies you need to become an integral part of one of America's fastest growing service sectors.

Jump-Start Your Career With LinkedIn

Learn how to use LinkedIn, a free and popular job search and career development tool, and gain the power of the Internet to expand your professional network.

Keys to Effective Communication

Lost for words? Don't be! Learn to build rapport, trust, warmth, and respect through conversation.

Keys to Successful Money Management

Certified financial planner shows you how most wealthy people build their fortunes.

Leadership

Gain the respect and admiration of others, exert more control over your destiny, and enjoy success in your professional and personal life.

Leadership Essentials

Leading people is challenging. It is even more challenging when leaders are not exposed to training and development opportunities. Would your leaders benefit from increasing their skills in collaboration, effective communications and driving top performance? Show your leaders you are committed to maximizing their potential by enrolling them in this powerful learning event. Registration deadline is April 15, 2015.

Listen to Your Heart, and Success Will Follow

Design a life that makes you happy by learning how you can use work to express yourself and share your interests and talents.

Managing Customer Service

Become indispensable to any organization by understanding how to identify and meet customer needs.

Marketing Your Business on the Internet

Develop an Internet marketing plan for your business that incorporates SEO, advertising, email, social media, and more.

Marketing Your Nonprofit

Further the ideals and goals of your nonprofit by learning to compete more effectively for members, media attention, donors, clients, and volunteers.

Marriage and Relationships: Keys to Success

Getting married is just the first step! Learn how to build a solid foundation for a healthy partnership that will last far beyond ""I do.""

Mastering Public Speaking

Learn the secrets of effective public speaking and small group communication.

Mastery of Business Fundamentals

Acquire practical experience in strategic planning, management, and finance without enrolling in an MBA program.

Microsoft Excel - Formulas and Functions

Need to perform calculations on data in an Excel spreadsheet? Learn how to create formulas and let Excel do the calculations for you. Then learn how to use functions (prewritten formulas) to shorten and simplify formulas. After this session, you will be able to use formulas and functions to perform simple or complex calculations on a single worksheet or across multiple worksheets, combine multiple columns of data into a single column, and effectively utilize the five most common functions. Registration deadline is March 25, 2015.

Microsoft Word-Using Mail Merge, Tables, Electronic Forms

This workshop will provide skills for organizing and presenting information in a variety of formats using MS Word. Learn to use the mail merge feature to produce letters, mailing labels, envelopes, name tags, and other documents from information stored in a list, database, or spreadsheet. Learn how to summarize and present numerical data to text information in rows and columns using tables. Finally, are you looking for a way to collect and organize information from others? Learn to create forms that others can fill out electronically, including check boxes, text boxes, date pickers, and drop-down lists. Registration deadline is February 4, 2015.

Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials

Learn the basics of fundraising for nonprofit organizations, from annual and special fund drives to more advanced projects involving corporate and foundation relations, major gifts, and planned giving.

Planning for Action

When planning for action managers, supervisors and leaders must understand that goal setting is very important. Goal setting is a science, a science that focuses the creativity of the mind towards specific targets or results. Study after study proves that goal setting is one of the greatest success secrets of all time. This is a Lunch-and-Learn; lunch is included in the cost of the class. Registration deadline is December 5, 2014.

PMP Certification Prep 1

Begin a well-paying career as a project manager by preparing to take--and pass--the PMP® certification exam.

PMP Certification Prep 2

Prepare to take--and pass--the Project Management Institute's PMP® certification exam.

Productive Performance Appraisals

Effective appraisals are one of the most powerful ways of motivating people to give their best performance. This course will help you understand how the appraisal process works. Registration deadline is March 12, 2015.

Professional Sales Skills

Discover how to begin a successful and rewarding career in sales.

Project Management Applications

Experienced project manager teaches you tricks of the project management trade.

Project Management Fundamentals

Gain the skills you'll need to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management.

Purchasing Fundamentals

Improve your company’s bottom line by mastering the fundamentals of purchasing.

QuickBooks 2014, Level 1

Learn computerized accounting principles with this introduction to QuickBooks. Topics include basic set up, check writing, entering of sales and other invoices, receiving payments, processing payroll, inventory, and graphs. A copy of the QuickBooks Pro 2014, Level 1 included in cost of the class. Registration deadline is October 24, 2014.

Quickbooks for Agriculture

This course is an introduction to Quickbooks. Its main objectives are to introduce you to the basic features in Quickbooks and to give you an opportunity for hands on practice. You will learn about the types of information you need to track in your farm and ranch business, how to modify reports to fit your operation, build a cash flow and you will see how to enter that information and track it in Quickbooks. By the time you complete this course, you will be familiar with the most common tasks, and you will know where to find information about more advanced features.

Skills for Making Great Decisions

Learn how to make excellent everyday decisions from an experienced counselor and life coach.

Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring

Discover small business marketing strategies that can help you attract attention, woo your target audience, grow your customer base, and expand your profits—all for little or no money.

Social Media for Business

Social media is an essential way of marketing your business and interacting with your customers, but how do you capitalize on it? Discover what's NEW and upcoming, and receive tips and advice on things like linking your social media directly to your website, incorporating contests, and much more. This is a Lunch-and-Learn; lunch is included in the cost of the class. Registration deadline is January 15, 2015.

Spanish for Law Enforcement

Master the fundamentals of the Spanish language by practicing basic conversational skills and learning essential Spanish terminology for law enforcement situations.

Spanish for Medical Professionals

Learn medical Spanish quickly and easily, honing your basic conversational skills and mastering key healthcare words and phrases.

Start a Pet Sitting Business

Discover how to translate your love of animals into a fun and profitable career.

Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business

An experienced entrepreneur teaches you how to develop the motivation, discipline, and creativity to quit your job and be your own boss.

Start Your Own Arts and Crafts Business

Learn how to start your own arts and crafts business from a professional artist.

Start Your Own Edible Garden

Learn how to grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard.

Start Your Own Gift Basket Business

Express your creativity in a fun and profitable way, by starting a home-based business as a gift basket designer. 

Start Your Own Small Business

Stop dreaming and learn how to start your own successful small business.

Starting a Consulting Practice

Find out how you can earn income by sharing your training or knowledge with others.

Starting a Nonprofit

Industry veteran shows you how to take a nonprofit business from vision to reality.

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My!

Learn how to make wise investment decisions so that you have enough money to live comfortably through your retirement.

Supervisory Management: Trust and Respect in the Workplace

A professional atmosphere of mutual trust is one that empowers people to achieve maximum productivity and organization efficiency. Leaders covet trust. This program will discuss core behaviors that will improve trust levels, increase the performance of individuals, and create more organizational success. Registration deadline is January 8, 2015.

Supply Chain Management Fundamentals

Master the fundamentals of supply chain management and prepare for internationally recognized certification examinations.

The Analysis and Valuation of Stocks

Discover valuable techniques that show you step-by-step how to research and value stocks.

The Keys to Effective Editing

If you aspire to be an editor, this course will teach you the fundamentals of top-notch editing for both fiction and nonfiction.

Think Win-Win

Win-Win is a frame of mind that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. All agreements and solutions are mutually satisfying to all parties and life is seen as a cooperative, not competitive arena. The purpose of this program is to discuss the twelve vital signs of healthy teams, the core behaviors that will improve trust levels, and the sixteen steps to building a high performance team. Registration deadline is May 1, 2015.

Time Management

This session teaches you time management skills. These are the simple, practical techniques that have helped the leading people in business, sport and public service reach the pinnacles of their careers. Registration deadline is May 8, 2015.

Total Quality Fundamentals

Learn the basics of total quality management.

Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search

World-renowned author and career advisor shows you how to get the job you want quickly and easily and in any economy.

Understanding Ourselves and Others

People are different in fundamental ways, and because of these differences, it is not easy to have consistently good relationships with everyone you interact with. However, through the understanding of ourselves and others it is possible to manage such differences so work relationships are enhanced, productivity is increased, and there is more richness and spice to life. This workshop will provide that understanding of self and others to reach the desired benefits. Registration deadline is April 2, 2015.

Understanding the Human Resources Function

Learn to handle basic human resource functions to ensure the best possible results.

Workers' Compensation

Gain essential skills and a solid understanding of one of the fastest-growing areas in law.

Wow, What a Great Event!

Looking for a fun new career coordinating special events? Learn proven techniques from a master event planner.

Write Effective Web Content

Learn how to write Web content and produce multimedia elements to make your website or blog a must-visit site on the Internet.

Writing Effective Grant Proposals

Learn to prepare grant proposals that get solid results for your favorite organization or charity.

Writing Essentials

Master the essentials of writing so you can excel at business communications, express yourself clearly online, and take your creative literary talents to a new level.



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