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Computer Class - Microsoft Access, Level 1

$90

with Alva Santiago

Calendar Sep 15, 2020 at 9 am

This course is offered online via Zoom. Prior to the class starting, the instructor will email all the registrants a link to sign-in to their Zoom class.  Zoom is a free, interactive online platform, you do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a class being offered through Zoom. You will need a computer or laptop with Internet connection, with computer audio or a computer and a phone.

This indispensable 2-part course will equip participants with the proper tools needed to work in a database environment.

The participants will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the parts that make up a database 
  • Learn to create lookup tables and data tables
  • Get a solid understanding on creating relationships between tables
  • Learn the importance of a primary key versus a foreign key to connect tables
  • Be able to assign the correct data type to the fields (column names)
  • Learn to design and create data entry forms
  • Create queries to filter data
  • Learn to design and create reports

Project Management - Fall Session

$49

with Dr. Barbara Sweet

Calendar Sep 15, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

This course is offered online via Zoom. Prior to the class starting, the instructor will email all the registrants a link to sign-in to their Zoom class.  Zoom is a free, interactive online platform, you do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a class being offered through Zoom. You will need a computer or laptop with Internet connection, with computer audio or a computer and a phone.

Course Outline

This course will provide participants with a solid foundation of product management strategies and tools to successfully manage the project life cycle. Participants will learn how to effectively create circumstances that inspire their team members to achieve the desired project results. This course will provide an opportunity for participants to apply problem-solving tools to manage project challenges and conflicts. Participants will also develop skills to facilitate a continuous quality improvement process.

Benefits

·       Apply project management methodologies to help complete projects on time, on budget, and with the desired results

·       Use powerful project tools and methods to make project planning and scheduling straightforward, accurate, and effective

·       Inspire team members to achieve desired project results through effective communication, encouragement, and coaching

·       Apply project management strategies to monitor and measure progress

·       Plan for project contingencies and learn how to creatively solve problems and manage conflicts

Content

·       Identify the characteristics of effective project management

·       Explain the various stages of the project management process

·       Describe strategies for planning time dimensions, projecting costs, and allocating resources

·       Identify the five “rights” of successful project teams

·       Differentiate and select coaching strategies to ensure appropriate support and direction

·       Describe problem solving techniques to manage project challenges and conflicts

·       Explain how to use the Plus Delta model for continuous improvement

 Schedule 

Duration of 8 hours conducted in four, 2-hour sessions; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am - 11:00am. 

Target Audience

High potential employees, newly appointed project leads or supervisors, and experienced managers who want to refine their skills with current and proven project management strategies.  

Meet Your Facilitator 

Dr. Barbara A. Sweet is President/CEO of Everyday HR and Learning Transfer Institute.  Dr. Sweet has over 20 years of business executive experience working with all levels of employees in the design, development, coaching, and execution of business and human resources strategies and initiatives.

Dr. Sweet has served as a lead business advisor for SBDC and Goldman Sachs small business programs and has helped executives develop detailed and successful business plans and execute strategic initiatives to grow their businesses. She has also served as a panel expert for Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Metrics Committee. 

Dr. Sweet is an accomplished HR speaker and is the author of The Positive Transfer of Learning from Training to Changed Behaviors at the Job. Dr. Sweet is a certified DDI Instructor and has served as a faculty member at University of Phoenix's MBA and BA programs.  She received her doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, her MBA from University of Redlands, and her BS in Economics from Rutgers University.

Lean Six Sigma - Free Community Information Session - Introduction to Six Sigma

Free

with Robert Valentino, Lean Coach

Calendar Sep 18, 2020 at 2 pm

This free information session is offered online via Zoom. Prior to the session starting, the facilitator will email all the registrants a link to sign-in to their Zoom session.  Zoom is a free, interactive online platform, you do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a class being offered through Zoom. You will need a computer or laptop with Internet connection, with computer audio or a computer and a phone.

Have you ever wanted to take your business to the next level, but bottlenecks and other challenges slow you down? Do you need to learn how to improve your problem-solving capabilities? Lean Six Sigma is a business strategy that has received world recognition in the manufacturing, distribution, engineering, logistics, software development, retail, government, and healthcare industries.

Organizations that have successfully transformed their culture and processes through Lean, Data Analytics, Theory of Constraints, and Scrum have created a competitive advantage by increasing their speed of delivery, improving quality, and reducing costs.

Join us for a complimentary one-hour workshop that will cover an introduction to Lean Six Sigma, the Eight Forms of Waste, and one continuous improvement strategy that can help improve your operations. Whether your company is in the software development, manufacturing, distribution, retail, or healthcare industry, our training can help become the standard of excellence in your industry.

Meet our facilitator: Robert Valentino is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and led Amazon’s highest producing Make-On-Demand facility, responsible for over $100 million in annual revenue with $24 million in profit, improving productivity by 8% year-over-year. Mr. Valentino’s organization consults Fortune 500 companies and has trained and coached over 1,000 leaders in Lean Six Sigma methodologies across 32 organizations, saving over $33 million annually. 

 

Computer Class - Microsoft Access, Level 2

$45

with Alva Santiago

Calendar Sep 22, 2020 at 9 am

This course is offered online via Zoom. Prior to the class starting, the instructor will email all the registrants a link to sign-in to their Zoom class.  Zoom is a free, interactive online platform, you do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a class being offered through Zoom. You will need a computer or laptop with Internet connection, with computer audio or a computer and a phone.

This indispensable course will equip you with the proper tools needed to further your knowledge of databases. The participants learn the different types of queries. They will learn to import and export data from and to other applications. The participants will learn to use the Macro Builder, Expression Builder and Code Builder to further the functionality of controls. They will learn how to safeguard the data.

This is an online course delivered via Zoom. 

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course

$150

with Robert Valentino, Lean Coach

Calendar Oct 2, 2020 at 8:30 am

This course is offered online via Zoom. Prior to the class starting, the instructor will email all the registrants a link to sign-in to their Zoom class.  Zoom is a free, interactive online platform, you do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a class being offered through Zoom. You will need a computer or laptop with Internet connection, with computer audio or a computer and a phone.

Lean Six Sigma is a business strategy that has received world recognition in the manufacturing, distribution, engineering, logistics, software development, retail, government, and healthcare industries. 82% of all Fortune 100 companies publicly claim to utilize its principles, with an estimated global savings of $427 billion over the last 20 years.

Organizations that have successfully transformed their culture and processes through Lean, Data Analytics, Theory of Constraints, and Scrum have created a competitive advantage by increasing their speed of delivery, improving quality, and reducing costs.

Facilitated by a Master Black Belt, the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification course provides the foundational principles and tools to develop your leaders into innovative change agents. After earning their certification, leaders are expected to implement continuous improvement projects in their respected departments, and serve as a team member on more complex improvement initiatives led by a Certified Green or Black Belt.

Key highlights of the 8-hour course:

· Introduction to Lean, Data Analytics, Theory of Constraints, and Scrum

· Flow and Leveling

· Standardized Work

· DMAIC Problem-solving Framework

· Continuous Improvement

· Leading Change

Meet our facilitator: Robert Valentino is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and led Amazon’s highest producing Make-On-Demand facility, responsible for over $100 million in annual revenue with $24 million in profit, improving productivity by 8% year-over-year. Mr. Valentino’s organization consults Fortune 500 companies and has trained and coached over 1,000 leaders in Lean Six Sigma methodologies across 32 organizations, saving over $33 million annually. 

Computer Class - Microsoft Project Management, Level 1

$90

with Alva Santiago

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 9 am

This course is offered online via Zoom. Prior to the class starting, the instructor will email all the registrants a link to sign-in to their Zoom class.  Zoom is a free, interactive online platform, you do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a class being offered through Zoom. You will need a computer or laptop with Internet connection, with computer audio or a computer and a phone.

This indispensable 2-part course will equip participants with the proper tools needed to manage projects. The participants will learn to organize projects into phases and outline the tasks within each phase. They will learn to set durations to tasks and assign resources, as in; people, materials and cost. The participants will learn to prioritize the flow of projects. They will learn to track the status of tasks and assess if projects are falling behind its trajectory.

Computer Class - Microsoft Project Management, Level 2

$45

with Alva Santiago

Calendar Oct 13, 2020 at 9 am

This course is offered online via Zoom. Prior to the class starting, the instructor will email all the registrants a link to sign-in to their Zoom class.  Zoom is a free, interactive online platform, you do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a class being offered through Zoom. You will need a computer or laptop with Internet connection, with computer audio or a computer and a phone.

This indispensable course will equip participants with the proper tools needed to manage projects. The participants will learn to track progress. They will learn to make adjustments to projects. They will learn to create reports of progress, cost and assignments. The participants will learn to create visual reports using graphs to make timeline comparisons. They will learn to create visual reports into Excel and Visio. They will learn to manage many projects within a master project.

Computer Class - Power BI for Desktop

$45

with Alva Santiago

Calendar Oct 29, 2020 at 9 am

This course is offered online via Zoom. Prior to the class starting, the instructor will email all the registrants a link to sign-in to their Zoom class.  Zoom is a free, interactive online platform, you do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a class being offered through Zoom. You will need a computer or laptop with Internet connection, with computer audio or a computer and a phone.

This program is in high demand. It facilitates large datasets from multiple file types to come into one visual – enabling the user to get results with a simple drag and drop. This indispensable course will equip the participants with the proper tools to create multiple data analysis reports with useful illustrations.

The participants will be able to create measures to get key performance indexes of their organization’s products and services. They will be able to create matrixes to compare data in time segments, as in month over month and year over year.





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