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Preparing for a career, or for a career change, can be challenging. We’ve collected, and continue to collect, career training programs for those seeking to enter into a career and for those seeking to change careers or add a skill to an existing profession.

Course and Registration Information

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Career Training Classes
General Training & Skills
Advanced Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.31
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
After taking this advanced course in Data Analysis, you'll learn how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization and how to communicate these results visually and verbally. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions using statistically significant information. Whether you're part of a home-based business or a large company, this class can take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.

Career Prep
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.65
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Geared for professionals at every stage, this course provides resources and support to re-assess your career trajectory, develop the tools you need to launch yourself into a promotion, a new job or a whole new field. We will start with basic career assessments, asking: Who are you? What interests you? What are you good at? And where do you want to go? Then we will work on some research skills to find those opportunities or create them yourself. Lastly, each participant will craft the tools to take them to the next step, including resumes, cover letters and other ways to reach out and cultivate your next career launch. This Career Preparation class is designed for people who want to clarify their career options within a specific field or explore possibilities for a career change. The goal of the class is to help participants learn more about careers that match their interests and become more confident about career planning and strategic career moves.

Change in the Workplace
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.83
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Most people do not like change even when they know that change is inevitable and will happen with or without their consent. A recent Gallup study found that nearly 70% of the American workforce is disengaged from their jobs. They perceive changes in careers to be too difficult to accomplish or they feel too old or not skilled enough. The good news is that those who are willing to embrace change are much more likely to thrive under new conditions. Take home strategies on how to deal with changes in your work environment and even how to introduce changes to your workplace culture.

Creative Problem Solving
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.51
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
In today's business environment, employers expect employees to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. The ability to solve problems quickly and effectively is a critical interpersonal skill well worth developing. Using the problem-solving model provided by this one-month course will enable you to become more successful. Many interpersonal and businesses relationships fail because of poor problem solving. Find out how to recognize problems and deal with them more appropriately. You will take home techniques relevant for any organization or group context, which can also be easily adapted to work at the individual level.

Creativity in the Workplace
Course Offerings (1)
July 20, 2017 through August 10, 2017
Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Instructor: Piper Henriques
CRN: TEC317.17
Fee: $295
Description
You are invited to become more creative in your work, generate new ideas, and think differently. This hands-on class offers various experiences and techniques to help enhance your creativity for any profession. We always need a way to creatively approach our work, problem-solve, and even enhance our approach to teamwork: this course helps provide a fresh perspective.

Designing Successful Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: William Draves
CRN: LRN317.43
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Webinars have become a hot new meeting format that saves money and reaches more people than in-person meetings. They're being used for customer education, staff meetings and training, presentations, virtual seminars and much more. The technology is simple, but good webinar presentation techniques are critical. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization, then learn the four key strategies to make your own webinars more successful. You'll acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences.

Intermediate Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.19
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Many business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. For example, would men and women prefer different product features? In addition, you may need to look at relationships between variables. For instance, does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase? This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. In addition, you'll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and user-friendly reports of statistical results.

Introduction to Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
June 5, 2017 through June 30, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.18
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have access to vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey.

LERN Certificate in Data Analysis
Course Offerings (1)
June 5, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.16C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. This certificate program consists of three courses: Introduction to Data Analysis, Intermediate Data Analysis, and Advanced Data Analysis.

LERN Certificate in Designing Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
July 3, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.12C
Fee: $345
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Finally, you can acquire the best professional development in webinar design, presentations, planning, and marketing. Webinars are a popular format for delivering information which can be very successful for your organization, provided you implement good webinar presentations and good management and marketing. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization and learn the four key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences, supported by webinar planning skills involved in budgeting, pricing and marketing webinar meetings. Earn a certificate in designing webinars that provides you with the latest and best information about presenting webinars, as well as managing and marketing them. You will be learning from two of the foremost authorities on webinars. This certificate program consists of two courses: Designing Successful Webinars and Managing & Marketing Webinars.

Managing & Marketing Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Instructor: LERN Instructor
CRN: LRN317.88
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Boost your success with webinars by getting the most advanced and latest information on managing and marketing webinars. Find out when and how often to promote webinars, how to do follow-up promotion to those who click-through on your initial emails, and how to generate more leads and inquiries. Discover our unique needs-assessment model, and learn our five secrets to creating high response surveys. Market research can be simple, low-cost and effective, limiting your risks. Then take home our webinar planning timeline with the ideal timeframe for planning and marketing webinars for maximum success.

Retail Customer Service Skills Training
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.236
Fee: $850
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The Retail Customer Service Skills Training Certificate Program prepares students with the skills and knowledge needed for successful careers in today┬┐s retail world. This is an excellent option for those already working in a retail environment and wanting to advance in their careers or for those interested in starting new retail jobs. The program emphasizes customer service skills that can be applied in a wide variety of retail settings.

Telecommuting Basics: Maximizing Productivity as a Remote Employee
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Staff
CRN: ED2GO316.7090
Fee: $85
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
This course provides an introduction to telecommuting, including helping you determine whether telecommuting is right for you, given the type of job you have and the tasks involved. It also provides information that will be useful for helping you set up your home office so you can be as productive as possible. You will learn about some of the challenges telecommuting presents, and some solutions that will help you create and maintain a productive remote work environment.

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