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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.

Chinese Medicine: Ancient Medicine for Modern Health

$30

with Dr. Ann Levings

Calendar Sep 15, 2020 at 6 pm

CHINESE MEDICINE: ANCIENT MEDICINE FOR MODERN HEALTH Arguably, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the most ancient medicine continuously in use in the world. Join Dr. Levings in this brief survey of the historical development of TCM into its current form; its five branches of treatment, including acupuncture; and the role it might play in your health restoration and maintenance. By the end of this course, the student will:

1. Have an introductory knowledge of the difference between Chinese medicine and western medicine.

2. Will have a basic idea of how Chinese medicine and western medicine might be integrated for best outcomes.

3. Will be able to independently practice the QiGong exercise Opening the Four Gates of Energy.

September 15, 2020

Unless otherwise noted, all of the Community Education and BTC classes are 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 current email address, a computer or laptop with Internet connection, computer audio or phone.

Finance: Making Government Benefits Work For You

$30

with Ric Komarek

Calendar Sep 15, 2020 at 6 pm

MAKING GOVERNMENT BENEFITS WORK FOR YOU

As you approach retirement, it is more important than ever to understand the role that Social Security benefits can and should play in your overall retirement income plan. This class explains what you need to know about Medicare in simple, practical terms. It includes a description of today’s Medicare health plan choices including original Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

DATE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

Unless otherwise noted, all of the Community Education and BTC classes are 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 current email address, a computer or laptop with Internet connection, computer audio or phone.

Emergency Preparedness - Session 3: Looking at Documents and Sentimental Items

$79

with Heather Gold, MSW, ASW

Calendar Sep 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND GETTING YOUR STUFF TOGETHER

With so much going on our lives and the world around us, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to respond to the changes and challenges. The environment we live in requires us to be responding to rising emergencies such as wildfires, power shut offs, and potential earthquakes. This puts us into a hyper-vigilant stressful state. Finding ways to cope with the daily hardships and long-term effects of the suffering around you, while maintaining your own sanity, is the focus of this class.

Session 3  - Looking at Documents and Sentimental Items

September 17, 2020

Unless otherwise noted, all of the Community Education and BTC classes are 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 current email address, a computer or laptop with Internet connection, computer audio or phone.

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. 

Finance: 7 Deadly IRA Sins and How to Avoid Them

$30

with Ric Komarek

Calendar Sep 22, 2020 at 6 pm

7 DEADLY IRA SINS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Learn how to avoid seven of the most common and costly IRA mistakes that frequently trip up investors. Many of these mistakes are fatal and cannot be undone. Get it right the first time and avoid an unhappy retirement and the IRS! 

September 22, 2020

Unless otherwise noted, all of the Community Education and BTC classes are 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 current email address, a computer or laptop with Internet connection, computer audio or phone.

Emergency Preparedness - Session 4: Be Prepared, Not Scared

$79

with Heather Gold, MSW, ASW

Calendar Sep 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND GETTING YOUR STUFF TOGETHER

With so much going on our lives and the world around us, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to respond to the changes and challenges. The environment we live in requires us to be responding to rising emergencies such as wildfires, power shut offs, and potential earthquakes. This puts us into a hyper-vigilant stressful state. Finding ways to cope with the daily hardships and long-term effects of the suffering around you, while maintaining your own sanity, is the focus of this class.

Session 4 - Be Prepared, Not Scared

September 24, 2020

Unless otherwise noted, all of the Community Education and BTC classes are 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 current email address, a computer or laptop with Internet connection, computer audio or phone.





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