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June 2020
$2,295.00

SQL Server 2012: Data Warehouse Implementation

June 1 @ 8:30 am - June 5 @ 4:00 pm

This course is designed for Extract Transform Load (ETL) and Data Warehouse developers who are already handling the creation and implementation of Business Intelligence (BI) solutions such as data cleansing, ETL, and implementing Data Warehouse. This course is also intended for database professionals who aspire to become a BI developer and want to gain hands on experience on creating BI solutions.  The primary responsibilities of the students may include the following: Implement a data warehouse Develop SQL Server Integration Services…

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$795

Writing Relevant Requirements

June 2 @ 8:30 am - June 3 @ 4:00 pm

During this hands-on workshop, each individual will learn the skills needed to gather information to write complete, consistent requirements structures. Create IT requirement guidelines that meet the needs, goals and objectives of stakeholders. Ensure everyone involved in the process is working from the same set of specifications. Run scenarios to include each requirement needed. Determine which requirements are necessary and which are redundant. Establish prewritten (template) requirements that can be used continuously. Review the process to guarantee it is complete,…

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$395.00

Print Design Principles

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to prepare their project correctly using color, images, resolution, and vector art.  You will examine how to be consistent within your project, creating a readable and exciting presentation.  Decide on type of paper to use, if you will use graphics and look at different printing processes.  Study Raster and Vector Images and their techniques.  Work with images for proper formatting and maintaining integrity.  Learn best methods in manipulating images.  Learn why you would trap colors and take a…

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$395.00

Expression Web: Level 1

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The following lesson objectives will help the students become comfortable with Microsoft Expression: Gain an overview of Website development, explore and customize the Expression interface. Define a Website, design layouts using layout tables, learn standard layout components, and create a dynamic Web template. Create and add text to a Home Page, import pages to a Website, format text, work with tables and images. Take a look at CSS, create, attach, and modify an external style sheet. Create an internal style…

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$295.00

Business Writing Basics

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this hands-on workshop, each individual will learn the skills needed to gather their thoughts into carefully worded sentences and paragraphs. Create eye-catching looks to memos, start with a “grabber” of an opener in your letter. Learn the most effective, concise manner to structure business letters. Learn key words and phrases to use to give that added “punch”to your letters and memos. You will learn to organize and think out ideas and the importance of reviewing content. You will look…

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$795.00

Lean Manufacturing/Enterprise Overview

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

After successful completion of this workshop, the student will have a better understanding of the importance of Lean and how it relates to managing workflow, inventory, and costs. We will look at the development of Lean, the Seven Wastes, Inventory flow, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Takt Time, Kanban, Kaizen and other terms used. In addition, a brief history of the “The Toyota Way” will be covered. Utilizing an employee training manual, this course can also be used to acquaint employees…

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$ 295.00

Growing into Another Position

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this session, attendees will identify learning and development goals; learn to take ownership of his/her career development; assess their skill level in the competencies related to the required skill level for their career; identify their professional career goals and development needs based on the identified skill gap; learn to communicate those goals (both career and development) clearly and succinctly; create realistic IDPs targeting specific career opportunities; periodically assess their progress toward reaching their goals.

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$395.00

Building Success with Four Blocks

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Participate in a DiSC analysis and understand how behavioral issues impact the four DiSC dimensions: dominance, influence, steadiness, and compliance. Learn how to increase your teams’ understanding of one another’s talents, communication styles and leadership qualities. Utilize this session to discover how effective your team can be when their challenges and gifts are realized.

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$795

SharePoint Foundation 10: Introduction

June 3 @ 8:30 am - June 4 @ 4:00 pm

SharePoint 2010 Foundation: Level 1 Learning Outcomes: Use the default Windows SharePoint Services team Web site to create a basic project Web site to the instructor’s satisfaction. Use the default Windows SharePoint Services team Web site to create a basic project Web site to the instructor’s satisfaction. Correctly Create Web discussions and add surveys using the information in the Lesson Lab. Correctly Create Web discussions and add surveys using the information in the Lesson Lab. This two day, level one…

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$195.00

What’s in it for Me? Motivating Employees

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half-day session will bring many roles into play looking at the individual, their place in the company, how they as an individual are motivated, and how to motivate teams. Learn practices to avoid that can cause complaining. Look at different honors and awards programs and how to communicated and administer the program. Learn to tie rewards into the departmental goals. Discuss new, innovative ways to acknowledge extraordinary contributions. Think about the virtual office and how they are to stay…

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$295.00

Conflict Management

June 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

If you feel your relationships are suffering, there is a lack of cooperation and team spirit, or too much tension in the office, this class is for you. Learn how to defuse anger; release anxiety; and control emotions. Discuss when and how to offer criticism in differing circumstances. Learn life-changing answers to the conflict, strife, and opposing points of view that are a part of the work-place and part of everyday life. Change the way you react and master your…

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$795.00

Lean Enterprise: Building Corporate Culture and Philosophy

June 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This important session will bring all the start up team together to develop a Philosophy either building on what you already have in place or using the role model of Toyota. Start with the culture today, learn from its’ roots, then draft your plans for where you want to be – the future state vision. Develop learning goals both for your team and company wide. Make a pact to support the system and get others on board. Determine the importance…

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$295

Microsoft Office 365: Web Apps and Collaboration

June 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The following lesson objectives will help the students become comfortable with Microsoft Office 365: Log into and navigate in the Office 365 environment.  Create, edit, and share documents with team members using Office Web Apps and Microsoft SharePoint Team Site.  Use email and manage contacts with the Outlook Web App.  Personalize your Outlook Web app.  Use instant messaging and online meetings with Microsoft Lync.  Make phone calls with Lync.  Set up your mobile devices to work with Office 365.   Access…

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$995.00

Xcelsius: Essentials

June 4 @ 8:30 am - June 5 @ 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this class you will be able to Explore the Xcelsius workspace and an already created dashboard. Create a simple Xcelsius Chart. Manage Personal Finance Using Value Box. Organize levels of information using filters. Conduct a comparative study using List Builder and Line Chart. Conduct Trend Analysis using Combo Box. Conduct demand analysis using label based menu. Conduct a region based demand analysis using maps. Forecast revenue using sliders and gauge. Drill down the status of current…

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$295.00

Project Management Fundamentals

June 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Discuss the phases of the Project Management Life Cycle and a project manager’s role in each phase. List and discuss basic project success criteria and common reasons for project failure. Discuss techniques for setting up a strong project team. List and discuss elements of a Risk Management Plan. Learn the techniques for planning and sequencing project activities, including the Work Breakdown Structure and the Network Logic Diagram. Identify the Critical Path for completing a project on schedule. Look at the…

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Windows 10: Introduction

June 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Successfully demonstrate knowledge of Windows  10 components as required by the instructor. Utilizing WordPad create and format a document as described in the Lesson Lab. Show proficiency in customizing the Windows 10 desktop as demonstrated in the chapter exercise. During this one day course, students will learn the Windows 10 interface, gain the skills needed to create a document, find, create, and move files, send email, browse the Internet and share information between applications and with other users. Windows 10 User Interface…

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$795.00

MS: Project 10/13

June 8 @ 8:30 am - June 9 @ 4:00 pm

Microsoft Project 10/13, Level 1 Display an existing project plan in different views. Create a project plan file and enter task information.   Create a work breakdown structure by organizing tasks and setting task relationships.  Organize tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships. Use the Project calendar to assign and track tasks.  Assign Project resources and finalize the project plan file.  Create a resource calendar and assign resources to tasks.  Enter values for budget resources.  Set deadlines and resolve…

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$695.00

Web Site Design

June 8 @ 8:30 am - June 9 @ 4:00 pm

During this course, students will:  Learn how to develop high-impact and dynamic web sites.  Look at the steps necessary for planning a web site.  Learn the difference between good web-site design concepts and concepts that might be counter productive. Examine existing web pages for examples of “What to do” and “What not to do”.  Critique a site’s usability and apply techniques that enhance usability.

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$395.00

Expression Web: Level 2

June 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The following lesson objectives will help the students become comfortable with Microsoft Expression Web: create the layout of a website, create and manage layers, design forms to submit and retrieve data from a database, use frames to link and display several pages of web content within a single browser window, work with XML to create and display data from an XML database, and use Expression Web to collaborate on website development and design in a workgroup environment.

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$795.00

Quark XPress Level 1 & 2

June 8 @ 8:30 am - June 9 @ 4:00 pm

QuarkXpress Level 1 Introduction Create a single-page document containing text and graphics.  Create the structure for a multi-page layout.  Create additional pages, define colors and apply, create and apply master pages.  Display graphics in table cells and create a table manually. Create paragraph rules, format type with style sheets and modify style sheets.  Resize rows and columns and modify table structure.  Apply Runaround, check spelling and format item frames.  Apply continuation page numbering.  Check picture and font usage and create…

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$395.00

Visual Studio.NET: Introduction

June 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Create a simple Windows Forms project. Perform the steps necessary to interact with a database in a Windows Forms project. Create a Web Forms project adding Form Controls, Code-Behind and edit existing XML pages using the XML Editor. Create a Web Services project – delete, exclude, or remove Solution, Project, or Folder items.

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$295.00

Business Writing: Mechanics

June 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This interactive workshop will provide the user with valuable tools to perfect their writing. Take a quick look at certain do’s and don’ts for proper business writing. Learn when and how to use punctuation marks. Use hyphens and other marks for emphasis. What about numbers? When should they be spelled out or when can they be used as a figure. Use powerful verbs to get your point across. Learn best practices for professional looking documents. Grab your reader’s attention with…

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$2295

Object-Oriented Programming in C#

June 8 @ 8:30 am - June 12 @ 4:00 pm

This thorough and comprehensive course is a practical introduction to programming in C#, utilizing the services provided by .NET. This course emphasizes the C# language.  It is current to Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5. Important newer features such as dynamic data type, named and optional arguments, the use of variance in generic interfaces, and asynchronous programming keywords are covered in a final chapter.  A supplement covers the fundamentals of Language Integrated Query (LINQ).  It is often difficult for programmers…

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$1,995.00

IC3: Computer Fundamentals

June 8 @ 8:30 am - June 12 @ 4:00 pm

During this class, the student will learn networking standards, benefits and disadvantages. Gain a better understanding of the Internet, Intranets and Extranets. Look at Electronic Mail, its components and options, manage spam via Netiquette, and identify common e-mail problems. Learn the basic terminology of the Internet and understand how it works. Use a web browser and learn about mailing lists and Newsgroups. Learn to look up information on the web, use Directories, Portal Sites, and Search Engine Technology & Boolean…

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$395.00

Behavioral Interviewing for Hiring Success!

June 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

After successful completion of this course, the participant will be knowledgeable in the following areas: Common Interview Biases and Common Interview Pitfalls; Understanding the Job requirements (pre-determined skills needed); Selecting the Interview Team; Reviewing the candidate’s Paperwork; Developing Interview Questions: The interviewer identifies job-related experiences, behaviors, knowledge, skills and abilities that the company has decided are desirable in a particular position; Opening the Interview; Establishing Rapport; Review examples of behavioral-based interview questions; Taking Notes: examples of rating systems; Closing the…

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$2,295

SQL Server 2012: Database Querying

June 8 @ 8:30 am - June 12 @ 4:00 pm

Managing required information by storing and retrieving data is part of Database Administrators day-to-day activities. One of the most effective ways to manage required information is by using databases. You may need to manipulate and modify your table data based on changing business requirements. The course, Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Database Querying will help you use SQL Server 2012 as a tool to manage organizational data.   In today’s competitive environment, information plays a vital role in determining the success…

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$1,295

CompTIA Strata

June 8 @ 8:30 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm

Upon completing this course, students will have the skills to set up basic computer systems, install peripherals and software; learn about computer networks; identify internet protocols and email protocols; identify tisks associated with upgrading software and hardware; perform maintenance of computer components using preventative maintenance techniques; maintain and troubleshoot a basic PC workstation; identify and implement green IT techniques and much more.

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$795

Adobe Captivate

June 9 @ 8:30 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this two day course, students will be able to:  Record and modify a software demonstration and simulation, update a project, add an interactive quiz, publish and organize a project.  Insert Images, Animation, additional slides and objects. Record and modify Audio.  Insert question slides, create a question pool and evaluate user performance.  Prepare your projects for publishing.  Create and Publish Aggregator projects.

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$ 225.00

Word 2010: Introduction

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the various components of the Microsoft Office Word environment.  Create and save a document.  Edit documents by locating and modifying text.  Format text and paragraphs by changing font appearance, setting tabs, adding borders and shading, applying styles, and creating lists.  Create, modify, and format a Table.  Add Visual Effects using symbols and special characters and insert illustrations.  Proof documents to make them more accurate.  Control page layout, apply a page border and color, add watermarks and headers and footers. …

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$395.00

Budgeting Issues

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learning outcomes: After this session, you should be able to construct a budget for your team, department or group. You will learn the different types of budgets, their purposes and limitations. You will discuss how strategic planning and budgeting are linked, understand the planning cycle and why you need to develop a budget plan. Learn the budget preparation process and how to budget expenses more accurately. Discuss steps to gain approval, the review process and pitfalls to avoid during the…

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$ 225.00

Excel 2013: Introduction

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the User Interface and the Ribbon.  Navigate and select in Excel, obtain Help, enter data and save a Workbook. Customize the Quick Access Toolbar. Create basic formulas and calculate with functions.  Copy formulas and functions.  Change the appearance of worksheet data by using a variety of formatting techniques.  Search for data in a worksheet and spell check a worksheet.  Modify fonts, add borders and color to cells.  Position cell contents and apply cell styles.  Format worksheet Tabs.  Set print…

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$395

Camtasia

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:  Carry out all steps of the demonstration in sequence and jump from one application to another without interrupting the recording process. You will be able to stop recording with a hotkey combination at any time, at which point the software renders the input that has been captured, and applies user-defined settings, such as when and how to display the cursor. After the presentation has been captured, the presenter is…

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$395.00

XML – Introduction

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Take a look at the history and development of XML and why it is the best of all worlds.  Learn the limitation of SGML  Look at the elements, attributes, and entities in creating XML documents.  Compare HTML and XML.  Create an XML Markup Language: processing instructions, character data, and comments.  Create a Document Type Definition.  Look at XML Schema Data Types and specifications, elements, and attributes.  Work with Style Sheets and Cascading Style Sheets.  Use XSLT to order your output. …

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$295.00

Building the Best Resume/Successful Interviewing Skills

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Specifics covered during this workshop include: Targeting your resume; highlighting your skills, accomplishments and goals; establishing a work history; type of paper, font and background to use; power phrases; decide which resume format is best for you. Interviewing skills will range from what to wear, personal presence, body language, questions to ask, practical tips, different styles of interviewing, the phone interview, and follow up after the initial meeting. Different practice questions will be asked to simulate a live interview. Learn…

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$395.00

Negotiation Skills for Manager/Team

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this one day course, you will learn: Best methods of preparing, know yourself, know the other party and their position and build their trust. Understand the difference between Confidence and Power. Establish ground rules before beginning discussions. Determine your expected and acceptable outcomes-what is your BATNA? Establish ethics for yourself or team and stick with them. Be a good listener and make your responses understood and agreeable. Respect the other persons’ position. Seek alternative solutions, gather…

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$350.00

Sales: Tips That Produce Results

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This full day session is geared to stimulate, produce ideas, brainstorm and gather more information to help you succeed in sales.  Learn tips from a sales professional to help you improve sales and enhance commissions.  Discover ways to market yourself and your product to create an “image”.  Discuss how to use letters, email and other marketing avenues to your advantage.  Learn how to find leads, network and “think” sales all the time.  Think outside the box to present more creative…

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$ 225.00

PowerPoint 2013: Introduction

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the user interface, navigate and view a presentation, use help, enter text and save a presentation.  Create a presentation, add and arrange slides, work with themes.  Apply character and paragraph formats and format text placeholders. Insert ClipArt and pictures, draw shapes, insert WordArt.  Work with objects, change object orientation, group and ungroup objects and arrange objects.  Create and format a table. Insert a table from Word.  Create a chart and edit chart data.  Paste a chart from Excel.  Review…

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$795.00

Illustrator Level 1 & 2

June 10 @ 8:30 am - June 11 @ 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Create a new document, customize the workspace, draw basic shapes with the Shape Tools and draw basic freeform shapes with the Pencil Tool. Format and manipulate objects. Draw a logo using simple shapes, draw paths with the Pen Tool, format an object’s Fill and Stroke, and manipulate shapes and group objects. Apply spot colors, and apply graphic styles. Apply gradients to type and apply an envelope to type. Flow…

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$795.00

Dreamweaver Levels 1 & 2

June 10 @ 8:30 am - June 11 @ 4:00 pm

During this class students will: Create a Web site structure on your local machine and explore the Dreamweaver environment. Create templates to help you develop multiple pages easily. Create a navigation bar using behaviors and by using the Insert Navigation Bar Tool. Insert, modify and edit images, add Flash buttons and text to a page. Identify the different types of links and create them for easy navigation. Create an effective user-navigation interface. Manage libraries and snippets. Work with style sheets,…

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$295.00

Business Writing: Effective Sentences & Paragraphs

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn to compose their thoughts and develop a document designed to attract attention. Learn to avoid run-on sentences and too many words used as “fillers”. Use positive and specific words, develop your content, and end with a plan of action. Set up your sentences for highest effectiveness using various parts of speech. Learn formatting techniques to increase readability and know when to use the correct writing vehicle (memo, letter, Email). Gain insight into your…

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$295.00

Constructing a Successful Career

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Specifics covered during this workshop: Participants will prepare a plan of action based on their skills, experience, goals and any additional preparation they determine necessary in order to advance within their chosen field. Time will be spent in setting goals, defining what it takes to get to where you want to be. Tools needed may include additional skills training, going back to College, self study, choosing a mentor or additional materials. Learn how to keep a written or electronic record…

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$795.00

Sales Fundamentals Clinic

June 10 @ 8:30 am - June 11 @ 4:00 pm

Select a sales approach to match the sales situation and the needs of the buyer. Prepare for each sales encounter and sell using the sales cycle so that increased sales are achieved. Find and qualify a sales prospect. Discover the clients’ needs and present the benefits you can offer to address those needs. Make a sales presentation and learn methods for closing the sale. Understand the importance of follow up and a variety of techniques to use. Learn many do’s…

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$395.00

Building Office Professionalism

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Specifics covered during this workshop: What are professional Characteristics? What is a ripple? Signs of non-professionalism. Learning positive attitudes. Each person will do a communication self evaluation. Learn how to stay focused; action not reaction; keeping control. Identify your job responsibilities. Learn techniques to reduce resistance and work through problems. Learn good listening habits. Evaluating and planning.

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$395.00

Building Ethical Values

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Specifics covered during this workshop include: A definition of Ethics, truths & myths; key roles and responsibilities in Ethics Management; identify ethics gaps and related performance problems; discover how ethics programs cultivate teamwork and productivity; develop awareness and sensitivity to ethical issues; look at scenarios and discuss options; learn to develop an action plan for incorporating ethical standards within your team and organization; learn to handle ethical dilemmas and develop procedures to resolve those dilemmas; address the use of how…

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$395.00

It’s All in the Numbers

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this session, participants will learn basic accounting terms, how to read financial documents such as trail balance, income statement, cash flow and stockholders equity. Learn how to build, review, interpret numbers and approve budgets for your team or department. Look at forecasts, variances and building action plans to reach your goals. Learn important terminology and analysis tools. Learn to look for the important numbers and spot variances.

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$795.00

SharePoint 2013 Foundation: Site Administrator/Owner

June 10 @ 8:30 am - June 11 @ 4:00 pm

Create and configure a site collection.  Administer site quotas, auditing, and backup. Configure the top-level site, including rag clouds, RSS viewers, and document sets.  Configure site collection metadata.  Manage archiving and compliance policies, and rules.  Plan, create, publish and test your workflow.   Configure search options and search for content and set alerts. This course will help you prepare for Microsoft Office SharePoint 2013 Exam 77-425. Learn how to create, configure, and manage a SharePoint Team Site so that your team…

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$325.00

One Note 2013

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Microsoft® OneNote 2013 Overview teaches the information worker how to use OneNote to organize, locate and share information. You will learn how to collect and organize notes, insert files, capture screens, and enhance your notes for all types projects. Additionally, you will enhance notes to suit your purpose, collaborate with others, organize research ideas, integrate them with other Office applications, and access information with a shared notebook.

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$ 225.00

Excel 2013: Intermediate

June 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Manage cell and range names, calculate data across worksheets, use specialized functions and analyze data with logical and lookup functions.  Create and modify tables, format tables, sort or filter worksheet or table data, and calculate data in a table of worksheet.  Create, modify and format charts.  Create a PivotTable report and analyze data using PivotCharts.  Insert and modify pictures and ClipArt.  Draw and modify shapes.  Illustrate workflow using SmartArt…

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$ 225.00

Word 2013: Intermediate

June 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Students will create and modify custom templates. Run, create and modify a Macro.  Customize Toolbars and Buttons.  Enhance a table by merging table cells, sorting and calculating table data, and creating charts based on various table data.  Insert, manipulate, and format graphic images.  Create a newsletter using columns, sections, and graphics.  Format your document with styles and themes.  Create a List Style and a Table Style.  Use mail merge to merge form letters, complete with mailing labels. Insert Section Breaks,…

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$ 225.00

Excel 2013: Intermediate

June 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Manage cell and range names, calculate data across worksheets, use specialized functions and analyze data with logical and lookup functions.  Create and modify tables, format tables, sort or filter worksheet or table data, and calculate data in a table of worksheet.  Create, modify and format charts.  Create a PivotTable report and analyze data using PivotCharts.  Insert and modify pictures and ClipArt.  Draw and modify shapes.  Illustrate workflow using SmartArt…

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$ 325.00

Excel 2013: Pivot Tables

June 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Create a PivotTable based on transactional data and make the summary easier to read by grouping data and applying formatting.  Use Pivot Tables to answer questions about sales by category and region by month and use a chart to view the summary graphically.  Students will also be able to use a PivotTable to summarize the performance of sales representatives or different departments.  Analyze the buying patterns of customers by using PivotTables and a variety of summary functions.  Use PivotTables to…

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$395.00

Doing More with Less

June 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Participants will examine the impact change has made on themselves, their workplace and organization. They will then look at how they normally respond to change and other exciting, innovative ways to reach solutions. Short sessions will be used to share experiences and the results. Then discussion can be held on possible solutions incorporating the mantra of being able to do more with less. There are 5 steps to examine your work processes keeping in mind the interaction between your job,…

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$375.00

Adobe Acrobat: Level 1

June 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Upon completing this course, students will be able to: Access information in a PDF document; explore the Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Interface and browse through a PDF document. Create a PDF document using Microsoft applications, using the Print, from Web Pages, using Email Applications and using Acrobat. Conduct a simple search, use bookmarks and work with Links. Manipulate PDF document pages, edit content, add page elements and extract content from a PDF document. Organize PDF documents into a collection, redact…

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$1,995

.NET Framework Using C#

June 15 @ 8:30 am - June 18 @ 4:00 pm

Microsoft .NET is an advance in programming technology that greatly simplifies application development, both for traditional, proprietary applications and for the emerging paradigm of Web-based services. .NET is a complete restructuring of Microsoft’s whole system infrastructure and represents a major learning challenge for programmers developing applications on Microsoft platforms. Part of .NET is a major new object-oriented programming language, C#. But learning the new programming language is only part of the challenge. The much greater challenge is learning the .NET…

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$2,495.00

Visual C#.NET Intro. for Developers

June 15 @ 8:30 am - June 19 @ 4:00 pm

Create a simple class library and a simple C# Windows GUI application.  Implement constructors and destructors. Override a method; overload a method and an operator. Use pre-defined types, differentiate between reference and value types. Use casting. Define and use a struct type and an enum type. Catch exceptions, define custom exceptions, throw exceptions, and utilize the finally keyword. Define and use arrays and collections. Expose and access properties and indexers.

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$845.00

Crystal Reports: Level 1

June 15 @ 8:30 am - June 16 @ 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this class you will be able to: Plan the needs for your report including data as well as appearance. Become familiar with components of the Crystal Reports application windows. Create reports based directly on database information, use a report expert or create a copy of an existing report. Add, modify, and remove report objects such as data fields, text objects, file information, graphics or decorative lines and boxes. Format the appearance of your report using font,…

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$1,795.00

Project Management Concepts and Principles

June 15 @ 8:30 am - June 19 @ 4:00 pm

Learn the basic functions in initiating a project; define the scope of the project; develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS); create an activity list and project network diagram; Identify the Critical Path; develop a Project Schedule; determine resource requirements; estimate project costs; establish a cost baseline; create a quality management plan; document roles, responsibilities, and reporting relationships, assign project staff, create a communications management plan; create a risk management plan; perform qualitative and quantitative risk analysis; prepare a statement of…

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$195.00

Is Change Constant ?

June 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Is Change Constant? Learn how humor can play a huge role in handling change and the stress it puts on your life. Take a look at the changes going on in your life, your response and attitude. Then learn helpful hints to apply to help you handle the mutations of life. Designed by an engaging instructor and provided in an interactive session.

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$1,995.00

Server+ Certification

June 15 @ 8:30 am - June 19 @ 4:00 pm

During this course you will learn the following:  Configure servers for optimal performance. Check and Upgrade BIOS and Firmware Levels. Configure external peripheral devices. Install system monitoring agents and service tools. Document the server. Maintain servers by backing up server data; baselining servers and monitoring server performance; set SNMP thresholds; keep the server clean; verify hardware and establish remote notification. Upgrade server hardware and software. Discuss environmental issues that pertain to server operation. Troubleshoot problems with server hardware and software.

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$295.00

Effective Telephone Skills

June 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Each employee is a salesperson for their company. How you treat each person reflects the culture of your business. During this workshop we will emphasize the desirable personal skills that are needed in any office, such as attitude, posture, sound, words, and expressions. Making a caller or visitor feel at ease is an integral part of any successful encounter. When trust is gained, information can then be shared in a free manner. Learn when to transfer calls, and when to…

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$ 275

Act!: Level 1

June 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Level 1: During this class the student will open an existing database and become familiar with the ACT! environment. Enter new contacts into the database by creating and editing a database. Locate contact records by using the Lookup feature and the Contact List window. Organize and manage contact records by creating groups. Schedule and manage activities, notes, and records by using the Activities. Create, edit, and format a document by using the ACT! Word processor. Schedule and manage activities by…

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$2,295.00

ASP.NET

June 15 @ 8:30 am - June 19 @ 4:00 pm

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: write your first ASP.NET Web pages by using the basic features of the Page class; perform browser detection, store and retrieve data using a cookie, pass user information between pages, increase the separation of code from content and the modularity of your code. Create Web forms using Web controls; display and modify data from a database by using ADO.NET with ASP.NET Web controls; create a calendar using a calendar…

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$795.00

Quickbooks: Levels 1 & 2

June 15 @ 8:30 am - June 16 @ 4:00 pm

Quickbooks Level 1 If you want to learn the intricacies of QuickBooks with an instructor available to guide you through the process of setting up your company, working with the chart of accounts and entering account opening balances, this is the class for you.  Enter your Customer, Employee, and Vendor lists; learn to set up Inventory; work with the Invoicing format; enter statements and create billing statements; Make deposits and print statements; write checks, reconcile accounts; handle expenses, enter bills,…

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$2,295.00

SQL Server 2012: Database Admin

June 15 @ 8:30 am - June 19 @ 4:00 pm

You have created databases and executed queries on them. You are now ready to perform database administration tasks such as installation of SQL Server instances, configuration of SQL Server databases and settings, monitoring database performance, controlling user access to databases, and database maintenance. In addition to these tasks, SQL Server 2012 provides many advanced features that enable you to manage databases efficiently. By familiarizing yourself with these tasks and features, you can plan, deploy, administer, and maintain SQL Server databases…

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Introduction to HTML5

June 15 @ 8:30 am - June 16 @ 4:00 pm
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$ 375

Publisher: Introduction

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Create, modify, save, and print a one page document using a publication design . Modify a publication’s layout and structure. Format text by adding tabs, indents, special characters, and automated formatting. Insert and modify graphic elements on a page. Add and modify rows, columns, text, and formatting in a table to display data on a page. Format text boxes, pictures and graphics. Learn to stack and group objects. Identify the options for distributing a publication

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$225

Access 2010: Level 1

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Define database concepts with 90% accuracy. Successfully create and edit tables using data in the Lesson Lab. Analyze the data to be stored and apply that analysis to create an effective table design as directed by the instructor. Design and customize forms to apply to specific applications using the material in the exercises. Choose an appropriate data validation method and implement it to the instructors’ satisfaction.

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$795.00

Lean Enterprise: The Improving Workflow and the 7 Wastes

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

After successful completion of this workshop the participant will better understand how to find waste within each process upstream and downstream using The Toyota Way of identifying waste. You will then develop an internal procedure or philosophy for eliminating waste.  Discuss your Current State Value Stream Map and identify improvements.  Apply the Continuous Improvement Cycle to all processes one at a time.  Produce consistent results eliminating variations thereby creating stability from instability.  Learn the standing in the circle method for…

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$ 225.00

Outlook 2013: Introduction

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this class you will send a mail message, change message formatting, attach a file to a message, check the spelling and grammar, and send a message to a single user and to multiple users.  Open an unread message and reply to it, open and save a message attachment, print a message, forward a message, mark a message as unread, and delete a message.  Schedule an individual and a recurring appointment and an event.  Edit, delete, and restore an appointment. …

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$375.00

Visio Introduction

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Identify the various types of drawings you can create using Visio.  Drag shapes from Visio stencils and resize, rotate, align, and transform them.  Increase your productivity with smart features such as numbering shapes automatically and duplicating shapes quickly.  Learn Scrolling and Zooming, Anchor and Auto hide.  Create a directional map, view drawing properties, rotate and copy shapes, connect roads, and add text to shapes.  Quickly locate any master shape within the stencil library.  Create an organization chart manually or generate…

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$425.00

JavaScript: Introduction

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

After this class, students will be able to: create basic JavaScript script, execute a script and identify scripting guidelines. Display messages on the status bar. Open a linked page in a new window. Write content to a document, create a dynamic document and create frames in a document. Create a form and function. Store data using variables. Manipulate data using operators. Convert data types. Validate statements and execute statements iteratively. Calculate numerical values. Manipulate string values and date values. Implement…

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$595.00

Team Building: Surviving the Storm

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Participants in this class will learn how to: Control the storm.  Take advantage of the storm.  Lead the team to success by guiding them through the storm and bringing them into the next stage of norming.  Storming is the most difficult and least understood phase of team development.  It can also be the most uncomfortable.  Explore both the processes and human behavior aspects of team development and maintenance.  Throughout the training, the participants will be exposed to many of the…

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$1,295.00

Project Management for the Human Resources Professionals

June 16 @ 8:30 am - June 17 @ 4:00 pm

Taught by a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) you will learn the basic functions  in initiating a project, principles and concepts involved, understand the Project Life Cycle and roles of all selected to be involved in each phase of the project.  Define the scope of the project; develop a Project Schedule; determine resource requirements and tools needed; estimate project costs; create a quality management plan; document roles, responsibilities, and reporting relationships, assign project staff, and create a plan to adequately…

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$195.00

Conducting Effective Meetings

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

During this session, you will learn how to plan, participate and close a meeting. Identify the benefits, types and misconceptions about meetings. Identify the types of meeting leaders and the characteristics of an effective meeting leader. Discover the process to follow when making decisions in a meeting, and explain how to identify and minimize groupthink in meetings. Identify the main causes of conflict and the ways to resolve conflict in meetings. Recognize the characteristics of a positive and negative climate…

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$295.00

Business Writing: Editing

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Take a look at basic writing techniques everyone needs to know in the business world today.  Learn common spelling errors and tricks to remember the right spelling.  Take a long look at your sentence construction and figure out pitfalls to avoid when writing memos or letters.  Scan your entire document to make sure your ideas are in order and will make sense to the reader.  Learn how to apply good proofreading skills making sure each sentence and paragraph portrays what…

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$695.00

Six Sigma Orientation

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this course you will gain the fundamental knowledge to determine if Six Sigma is the right methodology for your business needs.  Learn a short history of the development of Six Sigma and key Six Sigma Terminology.  Look at the Quality policy, leadership involvement, concepts that apply to customer and supplier, principles of quality improvement and measuring for success.    As the concepts of Six Sigma are unfolded you will learn about Process Management Teams, Quality Improvement Teams, Functional Managers, the…

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$350.00

Sales : An Attitude That Attracts Profit

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This full day session starts from within the sales person examining subjects such as attitude, positive self-image and the attraction factor. Other topics include looking at the key ingredients for sales success; learn why customers buy, how to handle objections appropriately, and important customer relationship tips. Investigate the Profit Equation P5+F = Profit™; identify important questions to ask to receive client attention, buy-in, and commitment. Review a planning tool assisting the focus of prospective clients in developing the mutually profitable…

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$295.00

Dealing with Difficult Situations

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Subtopics addressed are: How is your own self concept/confidence? Study the S.E.L.F. personality profile. Understanding the four personality groups. Understanding and identifying your preferred relating style. Learn the “TURN ONS” and the “TURN-OFFS” of each relating style. Learn what will work effectively with each and learn how to bring out the best in each. Learn effective strategies on how to address each type – they are: The Bull The Stone Wall The Fox The Ultra-Agreeable The Time Bomb The Procrastinator…

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$395.00

Coaching and Mentoring

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Coaching and Mentoring The most effective way to supervise employees is to provide them knowledge and context, the right environment, and the tools/resources, or re-direction they need to perform well in the workplace. Coaching is not standing on the sidelines and shouting directions. It’s about helping people to learn and grow by listening, questioning, challenging, and guiding. In this manner you will increase their individual performance, develop new leaders and create a positive work environment. In this course, you will…

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$395.00

Employee Relations and Employment Law

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Managers will benefit from this seminar geared to give you a greater understanding of the laws and simple application steps to navigate through complex employee relations’ situations. Participants will be given the chance to complete a pre- and post-test to assess knowledge and demonstrate learning. Each participant will gain a clear understanding of the legal definitions of each law, how to apply those definitions to certain situations and the Do’s and Don’ts applicable to each law. Practice the best course…

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$395.00

Leading Through Change

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn to embrace change and develop a philosophy to help others cope with change. Diffuse those who are resistant by involving them in the decision making process. Develop skills to implement change and make sure your team is on board. Learn how to stay in control as things around you are swirling-learn to adjust, adapt and conquer. Become a Coach or Mentor to develop sound business relationships. Develop the buy-in of others by sharing ideas, clarifying expectations, and preparing for…

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$425.00

SharePoint Designer 2013

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2013 provides a code-free environment to access data types and build custom SharePoint applications. It allows rapid development of SharePoint workflows to meet a company’s specific needs. Before SharePoint Designer, most custom SharePoint applications were created with Microsoft® Visual Basic®. SharePoint Designer simplifies the process with a no-code interface that can be integrated with Microsoft® Visio® 2013 to easily manipulate workflow shapes. In this course, you will create and publish custom SharePoint workflows without code using SharePoint…

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$795.00

Flash: Level 1

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

View a Flash movie and modify the appearance of the Stage. Draw, paint, and create custom colors, gradients, and line styles. Manipulate objects, describe shape interaction, and import artwork. Add text and manipulate its behavior and appearance. Build layers and use them to create various effects. Create frame-by-frame, shape-tweened, and motion-tweened animation. Publish a Flash movie.

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$ 275.00

Excel 2013: Shortcuts

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn the quickest way to navigate among worksheets. Create your own toolbars to help customize your worksheets and job functions. Learn shortcut menus, the most efficient ways to enter text and many, many formatting tips. Spend time working with numeric formats, creating codes, working with Styles. Learn the “shortcut” techniques available with the AutoFill function, how to customize AutoFill and work with ranges. Develop your calculation and formula skills. All throughout the day, keyboard shortcuts will be examined to help…

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$ 275.00

PowerPoint 2013: Tips

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This highly useful and informative class will provide students with many ways to “work smarter, not harder” using common PowerPoint features. Students will find this class to be chock-full of invaluable timesaving techniques. Plenty of practice time and Question and Answer time is implemented within this workshop. Let us help you learn the most productive ways to use PowerPoint. If you need a good review with lots of additional tips, this class is delivered with you in mind.

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$795.00

InDesign

June 17 @ 8:30 am - June 18 @ 4:00 pm

After this class, students will be able to: Use InDesign’s palettes, tools, and navigation features to examine and alter documents. Create and modify text and graphic frames. Use master pages and guides to design a document’s layout and to add automatic page numbering. Import text; thread text throughout a document; reflow text threads; and change the number of columns. Define colors and apply them to fills and strokes of frames. Apply character and paragraph formatting; and create styles to streamline…

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$750.00

SharePoint 2010 Foundation End User

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Examine collaboration technology and Windows SharePoint 2010 Foundation team sites.  Add and modify list items, change list views.  Add documents to a Library and edit, share documents across libraries, create Wiki pages, request access to SharePoint content. Communicate with team members in a discussion board, contribute to blogs and collaborate via the People and Groups List. Work remotely with SharePoint content.  Customize personal and regional settings, create an alert, personalize the page view with Web Parts, subscribe to an RSS…

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$195.00

Do You Hear What I Hear?

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Specifics covered during this workshop: What did you Say? Barriers to listening. Asking good questions. Understanding others. Benefits of “I” messages.

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$195.00

Do You Understand What I’m Saying?

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Specifics covered during this workshop are: Understanding others. Speaking without talking. Identifying communication behaviors. Principles of respect.

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$195.00

Tap The Creativity Within You!

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to take an overview of any situation and determine the best avenue to follow for all involved.   Learn a variety of methods to consider when confronted with any problem or situation.   Discover how others can inadvertently provide words that can trigger other ideas. Utilize brainstorming sessions.   Always maintain an attitude of looking for new ideas, discovering new ways of doing things.   Avoid being stuck in the same old rut.

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$295.00

Business Writing: Grammar & Punctuation

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This productive workshop will provide the user with much needed one-on-one work to perfect your writing style. Learn some basic ground rules for developing proper writing techniques. Learn how to control run-on sentences. Take a look at fragmented sentences and how to make your sentence structure more readable. Don’t abuse your noun by using the wrong verb tense. Study verb tenses and proper usage. Learn to write persuasively. Take a look at your personal writing style and determine an action…

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$295.00

Interpersonal Communication Skills

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this workshop you will discover the proper way to meet people, introduce yourself, fit in with any group and make a good first impression. Learn about personality “types” and the proper way to approach different individuals in varying circumstances. Gain confidence in communicating with co-workers by using effective techniques. Show respect for others by carefully listening to what they have to say. Learn to deflect criticism and turn it into a positive. Discover clues to body language and learn…

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$250.00

Project Management for non-Project Managers

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This session will examine some of the key skills a project manager needs.  Four major phases of a project will be examined.  Creating a vision statement, what it is and how to create one.  Discuss the six key parts (SMART + CR) of a project goal.  Learn to create a statement of work.  Use a project planning worksheet to fine-tune each step of the project.  Identify and list tasks and resources.  Learn how the Work Breakdown Structure can assist in…

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$395.00

Succession Planning for Management

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This one day session will assist participants in identifying key personnel and key competencies to be developed in order to leave their position better than they found it.  Participants will look at each employee on their team, identify competency gaps and work on creating IDPs for each employee addressing performance development.  Work on developing long range plans for coaching and mentoring programs and how to establish and track those programs.

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$395.00

Weathering the Storm

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn the three stages of burnout and the warning signals for each stage.  Use a tool to assess your risk for burnout.  Discover the difference between brownout and burnout. Develop solutions to combat burnout (based on your individual needs) and rekindle the flame.   Look at the stressors in your life – work, family, social, self.  Learn best methods to manage stress and your reaction to those stressors.   Manage the totality of your universe: physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual.

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$795.00

Lean Enterprise: Kaizen Events & Value Stream Mapping

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

After successful completion of this workshop, the student will see the value of buy-in from everyone in order to improve work flow across the board. You will learn how to develop a map to analyze the complete activity cycle, collect baseline data and develop an employee information database utilizing their ideas of what works well and what doesn’t. Map processes, categorize tasks and track the flow of material. Look for the root cause of any waste. During your brainstorming meetings…

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$295.00

Exceptional Customer Service

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This course is designed to emphasize to all organizational employees that they are involved in customer service. The success of any company depends upon how customers view each person they come in contact with. Develop long-term, profitable relationships with your customers. Learn specific ways to reduce turnover in your front-line service providers. Study the 7 essential needs your customer has. Learn to listen to emotions as well as facts and learn how to respond. Discuss the importance of body language…

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$295.00

Stress Reduction Solutions

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learn what stress can do to your body and how it can control your life.  Take a look at the stages of the stress response, what stressors are good for you and what stressors are bad. What are the results from chronic exposure to stress and what coping mechanisms can you employ. Discover how stress affects your heart & circulation, digestive system, muscle & bone, and the nervous system, including the brain and your behavior. Take a look at how…

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$395.00

Handling the Challenge of Change

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This one day high-energy, high-impact program will help you move past any resistance or fear that can accompany changes or transitions within a corporation. You will go beyond the situations that change brings (new people, new policies, new location) and explore the psychological processes people go through to come to terms with any new situation. You will learn to adopt a fluid proactive style of change management that enables you and your co-workers to react positively to any transition. Learn:…

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$395.00

Leadership Skills for Managers and Supervisors

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Discover the style extremes of passive and aggressive and when each may be effective. Learn the skills that will gain the respect from co-workers and will enhance your role as manager and leader. Work with attitudes that are common to winning managers. Discover ways to “get results” from your staff. Communicate more clearly and effectively: get attention for your ideas and projects. Gain the leadership skills you need to guide your workgroup and get the quality you expect. Learn to…

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