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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People


with Debra Schuler

Calendar Feb 2, 2021 at 8:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

The Proven Personal Leadership System Based on Timeless Principles of Effectiveness

Dates:  Tuesdays, 8:30am to 10:30am February 2 - March 9

Includes 7 Habits Online Course Kit! 

Based on Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, which after 30 years continues to be a best seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology and focuses on timeless principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity for personal effectiveness, leadership development and change.

Presented in six (6) two (2) hour sessions, this series explores how “living the 7 Habits” can help you lead your life in a truly effective way.  This proven process of personal and interpersonal growth begins with an introduction to the paradigms and principles of effectiveness. With this foundation in place, we will learn about the habits that lead to personal mastery: being proactive, beginning with the end in mind and putting first things first. Next, we transition to the habits that improve our interpersonal communications and relationships: thinking win-win, seeking first to understand and synergizing. The final habit, sharpening our saw, will illustrate the importance of making self-care a priority. Lastly, participants will identify the areas in their personal and professional lives that matter most and develop a plan for turning their ideas and good intentions into action.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® MicroCredential Certificate

Participants must complete all sessions in order to be awarded a certificate of successful completion. Participants are surveyed anonymously in advance of the training so as to give instructors a better sense of the participant’s background and expectations. Participants are also surveyed at the end of the program to determine the program's impact and to allow for feedback in order to continuously improve the program. 

Session 1: Habit 1: Be Proactive  

So often, success is perceived by what we see on the surface, however true development of effectiveness comes from the inside-out and is more about character than personality. Our 7 Habits learning journey begins with proactively taking responsibility for your life. Proactive people recognize that they are "response-able." They don't blame genetics, circumstances or conditions for their behavior. They consciously choose their behavior.

Session 2:  Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind                                      People are working harder than ever, but because clarity and vision are often lacking, they are not getting very far in terms of overall fulfillment and happiness. Highly effective people make a conscious effort to visualize who they are and what they want in life. It's about reconnecting with your strengths and uniqueness and then defining the personal, moral, and ethical guidelines within which you can most happily express and fulfill yourself.

Session 3:  Habit 3 - Put First Things First  

To live a more balanced existence, you have to recognize that not doing everything that comes across your path is okay. There's no need to overextend yourself. Highly effective people realize that it's alright to say no sometimes in order to focus on their highest priorities. Putting first things first isn’t just about time management, it’s about life management. What are "first things?" Those things you personally find most valuable and meaningful.

Session 4:   Habit 4: Think Win-Win and Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood  

Thinking Win-Win isn't about being nice, nor is it a compromise. It is a character-based code for human interaction and collaboration. Most of us think about succeeding in terms of someone else failing--that is, if I win, you lose; or if you win, I lose. Highly effective people see life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. It’s a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit which is also critical to understanding others.

Session 5:  Habit 5 Continued and Habit 6: Synergize  

Communication is the most important skill in life. We spend years learning how to read, write and speak, but what about listening? Most people seek first to be understood, to get their point across, and in doing so, may ignore the other person or selectively hear only certain parts of the conversation and miss the meaning entirely. Seeking first to understand is listening with the intent to understand, not to reply, which establishes mutual respect and opens the door to creative cooperation--the mindset that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Session 6:  Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw and Key Take-Aways and Action Planning 

Sharpening the saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have--you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four key areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. Renewing yourself in each of the four areas facilitates growth and change in your life and inspires you to practice the other six habits. You increase your capacity to produce and effectively handle challenges. We will conclude our session with individual reflection, sharing of key take-aways and action planning to set you up for successful ongoing application of learning and positive results in the most important areas of your life.


About Debra Schuler, B.S. Management, Positive Psychology Certificate

Debra Schuler is a lifelong learner dedicated to helping individuals at all stages of life and career lead themselves with more clarity, purpose and intention to achieve greater fulfillment, joy and success personally and professionally.  She works with organizations, youth development non-profits, colleges and universities, and women-in-transition throughout the US and globally to inspire others to take bold risks, realize their full potential and achieve greatness in their lives. She earned her B.S. in Management from Rivier University and was awarded a Certificate in Positive Psychology from Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.  She is also a graduate of Butera School of Art in Boston and a member of the International Expressive Art Therapy Association. She lives in Portsmouth, NH with her husband and son.



Payment plan available: $250 deposit plus 4 payments of $111.25, paid every two weeks.

L1 Google Certified Educator Bootcamp


with Deb Boisvert

Calendar Feb 3, 2021 at 3 pm

Wednesdays, 3pm - 5pm on Feb 3rd, 10th and 17th

The Google Educator L1 Bootcamp consists of instructor led hands on, activities that directly supplement Google’s online training and what you need for a successful examination to become a Google L1 Certified Educator. It will solidify your foundation skills for all of the G Suite Apps. 

  • Ideal participant has basic proficiency using G Suite.  
  • Bootcamp focus is to fill in the gaps and help participants ‘level up so can continue to expand productivity and pedagogy.

Applications covered include:

  • Chrome
  • Drive
  • Docs
  • Sheets
  • Slides
  • Forms
  • Sites
  • Mail
  • Calendar
  • Groups
  • Meet
  • YouTube
  • Sites 

Facilitator:  Deb Boisvert Google Certified Trainer

Course will be accessible via your assigned training account.  You will receive your access information one week prior.    Access the L1 Bootcamp here (If you get a 404 error, open link an incognito window and log into your training account to access).  

Optional Graduate Credit Add On

We have partnered with EdTechnologySpecialists to offer graduate credit from Colorado State University.  Graduate credit is optional.  If students want graduate credit from CSU, they will enroll and complete the online graduate credit component with instructor Allison Mollica.  Students will create a capstone project that demonstrates proficiency of various Google tools, including but not limited to Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Youtube, Sites, Classroom, Slides, Meet, and others. The project will demonstrate how these tools will ignite learning and communication with students or parents, or both.

Register for the 1-credit graduate component here (optional)

Teledentistry & the Changing Dental World - A Featured Program for the Dental Community


with John Echternach, DDS

Calendar Feb 10, 2021 at 6 pm

Online:  February 10, 6pm - 8pm

Has there been a shift in the Dental Industry from the 20th Century into the 21st Century? Have the economics of the Dental Industry changed? Are there changes in the demographics in the Dental Industry? “The Dentists’ Offices is the Operating Delivery System” is the current, long adhered to model. Does this model, a “Drill and Fill, Fee-For-Service” model, still serve the general public and the dental profession as it was originally intended?

Telehealth has shown itself to be extremely helpful during our current pandemic. In dentistry, this is referred to as Teledentistry (TD). The primary role of the dentist would be to create treatment-planning and supervise the clinical care provided by Certified Public Health Hygienists staff members.

This course will outline how TD, given the opportunity, can be used, and what we can teach our Public Health Dental Hygienists to implement TD


 Program Outline:

A)    Definition of Teledentistry: Explanation of the different levels of Teledentistry (TD) and necessary technology to achieve these levels.

B)     Brief overview of present state of traditional dental-care delivery systems. This includes updated statistical data showing severity of dental disease within different demographic groups.

C)     Who does TD connect? The program will identify the different participants and how they connect to each other. These participants include primary dental-care provider, patient, supervising dentist, dental specialists, and any other primary-level healthcare provider. Explanation of how these connections are more easily created and how more easily clinical findings can be transferred.

D)    How to select the correct TD software platform.

E)     Explanation of different clinical-care models and their participants.  Primarily, we have two areas: the preventive models and preventive/restorative models. This section also covers the contractual arrangements that these participants have with one another and with any outside entity involved in either supervision or reimbursement.

F)    Proper use of clinical procedure codes (clinical CDT codes).  How these codes are used for integrating TD software into regular dental software for efficient and easy record keeping. How to optimize utilization for faster and more precise third party reimbursement.

G)   How TD will fit into the changing dental-care delivery structures of the future.

Dental Office Emergencies- Is Your Team Prepared?


with Lisa Scott

Calendar Feb 13, 2021 at 8:30 am

Lecture and practice drills will focus on the prevention and management of medical emergencies in the dental office. Common systemic conditions, etiologies of disease, and risk assessment will be discussed.

CEUS: 2.5 Hours

PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be officially registered and a seat will not be reserved for you until payment is submitted.

EFDA - Expanded Function Dental Auxillary
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EFDA - Expanded Function Dental Auxillary


with Dawn Thompson

Calendar Feb 15, 2021


The EFDA 2021 program will run February 15 – May 9, 2021.    It will be a combination of online didactic instruction with full day pre-clinical instruction on Sundays and a one week intensive in mid-march.  

Tuition:     $7,500 – Payment is due at time of acceptance.  Typodont and text included.  Tuition does NOT include required loupe.


What is Expanded Function Dental Auxillary?

New Hampshire passed legislation and regulations to establish a new dental workforce provider: Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA).  An EFDA, already used in 30 states, provides assistance and additional efficiencies at dental practices and public health clinics.

The EFDA certification qualifies certified dental assistants and hygienists to place, contour, and adjust the materials used in restorative procedures, following the removal of decay by the dentist. After completing NHTI’s 270-hour training program, which includes 120 hours of clinical training with a sponsoring dentist, EFDA candidates must register with the N.H. Board of Dental Examiners. The candidate must work under the direct supervision of a licensed New Hampshire dentist and complete the required annual continuing education coursework.

Dental Sealants (Hybrid)


with Barbara Stowers

Calendar Feb 27, 2021 at 8:30 am

Lecture and clinical sessions provide an in-depth study of dental sealants. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the participant will be qualified to legally apply sealants in NH. A patient requiring sealants on at least four occlusal surfaces must be provided by the participant. Patients under 12 years of age will need instructor approval. Individuals will work on extracted, sterile teeth.

Note:  This course is not required for Dental Assistant Graduates from ADA Accredited Programs; Course is not appropriate for RDH).

Online portion: February 6 - February 27, 2021 (Must be completed prior to attending linical portion)

Clinical Portion (AT NHTI): Saturday, February 27, 2021, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Prerequisites and required documents:

  • ADA Graduate Dental Assistant or proof of completion of POI and ICP courses (submit certificates)

CEUs: 8

Please click here to submit your forms: 

Required Materials: Two extracted teeth and a patient requiring sealants on at least four occlusal surfaces MUST be provided by participant.

Personal Protective Equipment: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires: 2 Surgical masks, N95 mask, safety glasses, face shield, gloves, scrubs, lab jacket.

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Evidence Based Dentistry for the Dental Professional (Online)


with Hope Saltmarsh

Calendar Feb 27, 2021 at 8:30 am

This course will be delivered entirely online. Attendees will need to use a PC, laptop, or tablet to participate. The course will include lecture and PPT slides, discussion, and demonstrations of techniques to conduct online searches to find the best levels of evidence available to answer clinical questions and discover implementation and other relevant types of evidence to inform public health professionals seeking to design, deliver, and appraise dental public health programs. Included in the course will be opportunities for attendees to conduct searches to answer clinical questions, as well as program component, delivery and appraisal questions. During the course attendees will be required to conduct their own guided online searches and to report back to the group their findings. The instructor will be available throughout these exercises to provide assistance, as needed.

The online course date is Saturday, 2/27/2021 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. The course will open on CANVAS on Monday, 2/15/2021 to allow participants to review posted materials that will be useful before and after the course.

CEUs: 7.0 (5 hours didactic and 2 hours online lab)

Data Analytics for Leaders Verified MicroCredential Certificate


with Julie Alig

Calendar Mar 3, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Wednesdays, March 3 - April 7 9:00am - 11:00am 

Using Data to Make Powerful Decisions

Advances in computing power have led to a massive explosion in the amount of data available for analysis.  But many businesses don’t take advantage of the opportunities for analyzing their data, and miss out on opportunities to improve their bottom line.  

This series covers an introduction to analytics and  common analytics tools and methods, providing  today’s professionals with an understanding of what it means to lead with data while actively working with visual datasets to develop best practices to tell a story or make an impact.   The program wraps up with the importance of understanding people analytics and forecasting in order to create effective action plans.  

Data Analytics for Leaders MicroCredential Certificate

By completing all sessions and intersession activities delegates will be awarded the Data Analytics for Leaders Microcredential Certificate. 

Workshop Descriptions

Session 1:  Introduction to Data Analytics for Leaders  

We can’t escape the presence of data in the media these days.  Advances in computing power have led to a massive explosion in the amount of data available for analysis.  But many businesses don’t take advantage of the opportunities for analyzing their data, and miss out on opportunities to improve their bottom line.   This first session will introduce leaders to what analytics is, and to common tools and methods used to perform analytics and convey results.  We’ll review examples in Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive analytics with an emphasis on concrete examples from business. 

Session 2: Data Literacy for Leaders 

Description:  As a leader responsible for the success of your organization, you need to be able to understand and take full advantage of your data.   But where do you start?  And how do you know which data you can trust? We’ll build on the concepts from Session 1 to address these questions, and chart a path forward to strategic use for yourself and for your team.

Session 3:  Storytelling Through Data Visualization / Communicate for Impact      

Description:  Numbers don’t tell the whole story.  They require context, they require an understanding of your business, and they require critical thinking.  In this session we’ll review best practices for presenting data through visual methods including graphs, infographics, and dashboards.  We’ll weigh the pros and cons of each, and discuss the merits of different types of charts, graphs and visuals to deliver your message.  

Session 4:   People Analytics   

Description:  Researchers are finding more and more evidence that leveraging human capital improves a company’s performance - its stock price, its customer satisfaction, its employee retention, and others.  As a leader responsible for the success of your organization, you need to be able to leverage data to take full advantage of this resource. We’ll discuss examples of how data and analytics can help leaders understand the value of an engaged employee, recognize factors that lead to employee turnover, predict the future productivity of job applicants, and proactively uncover sources of top-caliber talent. 

Session 5:  Forecasting Basics & Pitfalls  

Description:  One especially helpful use of analytics for business is forecasting.  We’ll review several types of forecasting that are regularly employed by businesses, time-series (trend lines, moving averages)  and associative (correlation, regression).   No method is perfect, however, and we’ll discuss the advantages of each as well as the drawbacks.  We’ll also look at some of the common pitfalls that both analysts and decision-makers make, and suggest ways to mitigate for that.

Session 6:  Putting It All Together:  KPIs, Building an Action Plan, and Google Analytics  

Description:  Our final session will consolidate what we’ve covered into a plan for action going forward.  We’ll walk through how to determine what metrics and analyses are the important ones for you to focus on in your business, depending on what your goals are.  Using Google Analytics as an example, we’ll identify the metrics that you’ll want to be keeping your eyes on within your organization, what questions they can (and can’t!) answer, and what analyses you’ll need to be receiving on a regular basis.  We’ll discuss building the internal structure that will deliver these metrics and analyses to you, from reporting programs to the skills needed by your team members.


About Julie Alig, Ph.D.

Julie Alig is a data geek who’s passionate about telling stories and works with organizations, businesses, non-profits, colleges and universities, and other groups to uncover the stories in their data, using statistics and visualizations. Armed with this knowledge, they make strong, strategic decisions to move forward.  She earned her Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct her dissertation field research in Stuttgart, Germany.  She graduated cum laude from Columbia College in New York City with a Bachelor’s in History and French Literature.  She lives in Manchester with her husband and two children.

Payment plan available: $225 deposit plus 5 payments of $83.33, paid every two weeks. Final payment of $83.35.

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