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Communicating Mindfully

$495

with Dan Huston

Calendar Jan 20, 2021 at 5 pm

Every other Wednesday - Jan 20 - Apr 28th  5:00 - 7:00 pm

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Communicating Mindfully, Dan Huston

Over the last two decades, mindfulness has enjoyed an exponential rise in nearly every facet of society. From healthcare to education, the military to professional sports teams, training in mindfulness is improving people’s physical and psychological health, as well as their performance and life satisfaction. Many business leaders recognize the benefits mindfulness can bring to the workforce, including increased productivity and reduced healthcare costs.

This 8-part series introduces participants to the basics of Communicating Mindfully, a time-tested, internationally respected curriculum that infuses the study of mindfulness with the study of communication and emotional intelligence. Studies have shown participant improvement in all of these areas, suggesting this powerful combination increases a broad array of skills that benefit participants both personally and professionally.  Participants will deepen their understanding and practice of mindful communication through an in-depth look at the ways self-talk, self-concept, and assertive behavior impact communication.

The course is designed around the fact that each moment of our lives is unique and unpredictable. CM  provides participants with the skills they need to accurately assess internal and external factors involved in any given communication experience and make effective choices about how to communicate productively based on that awareness. Through the study of communication theory and mindfulness, participants learn to identify and modify unproductive communication habits, thus increasing their ability to manage stressful situations and improve relationships with others.

Communicating Mindfully for the Workplace Schedule

Meeting 1: Getting Started: Beginner’s Mind, January 20

Meeting 2: Conversation & Listening Skills: Paying Attention, Feb 3

Meeting 3: Becoming Better Listeners: More Than Meets the Ear, Feb 17

Meeting 4: Nonverbal Behavior & Physical Sensations, Mar 3

Meeting 5: Self-Talk: Getting to Know Ourselves, March 17

Meeting 6: Self-Concept: Who Do You Think You Are?,  March 31

Meeting 7: Assertive Behavior: Tell It Like It Is,  Apr 14

Meeting 8: An End and a New Beginning, Apr 28

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

$695

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.

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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.  www.ensolifebydesign.com

 

 

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

L1 Google Certified Educator Bootcamp

$149

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)

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

$7,500

with Dawn Thompson

Calendar Feb 15, 2021

CLICK HERE TO APPLY for the EFDA PROGRAM.

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.

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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.

Data Analytics for Leaders Verified MicroCredential Certificate

$725

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.

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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.

L2 Google Certified Educator Bootcamp

$149

with Deb Boisvert

Calendar Mar 3, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Wednesdays, 3pm - 5pm, March 3rd, 10th & 17th

Distinguish yourself as a super user with immersed integration & beyond the core

If you're an educator who is a super user and enthusiast of Google tools in the classroom, this certification proves your expertise.  The training will host a series of online activities to build your skills with core and extended tools such as 

  • Blogger
  • Google Search
  • Scholar
  • YouTube Editing
  • Advanced Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Classroom & Sites

Take your core knowledge to the next level by learning new ways to use the tools to innovate, engage, create, & collaborate!  

Facilitated by Google Certified Trainer, Deb Boisvert

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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)

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Course will be accessible via your assigned training account.  You will receive your access information one week prior.    Access the L2 Bootcamp here.  (If you get a 404 error, open link an incognito window and log into your training account to access).  

 

Excel 101

$249

with Tom Fragale

Calendar Mar 4, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

2 Sessions - 3.5 hours each

March 4th and March 11th 2021, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Introduction to Topic:

Professionals working with data and numbers need working knowledge of spreadsheet applications.  If your organization uses Microsoft Excel a hands-on course that teaches how to set up and work with fully formatted worksheets is a must. 

Excel 101 Topics: 

Topic 1:  Introduction to Excel – the basics

Delegates will get a working understanding of the Excel interface to learn the essentials of creating and setting up workbooks, worksheets and working with data.  Topics covered include:

  • Terminology – Workbook, worksheets, cells, ribbon
  • Tour of Excel screen
  • Moving around the Excel interface
  • Entering Data
  • Select ALL
  • Changing Column Widths
  • Speed Fill / Auto Fill
  • Fill down and fill across
  • Inserting rows and columns
  • Performing basic calculations
  • Creating hyperlinks to the web, files, cells, 

Topic 2:  Working with Numbers  

In this session, delegates will practice working with formulas to unleash the power of how Excel spreadsheets.  Topics covered include:

  • More Basic calculations
  • Speed fill with a formula
  • Auto Sum
  • Auto Average
  • MIN
  • MAX
  • Basic Formulas
  • Speed fill with a formula
  • Relative Formulas
  • Absolute formulas

Topic 3:  Formatting Sheets    

Representing data visually is an important element of working with Excel.  In this session participants will learn about options for formatting, sorting and filter and creating visual representations of data.  Topics include:

  • Managing Sheets
  • Using Comments
  • Printing and page setup options
  • Sorting basics
  • Filtering basics
  • Subtotals
  • Charts
  • Formatting the spreadsheet
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Formatting cells for number, calendar, currency, decimal

Topic 4 Managing Sheets   

A workbook can contain many sheets.  Leveraging the use of multiple sheets in a single workbook can increase productivity and overall impact of spreadsheets.    Topics include:

  • Adding Sheets
  • Deleting Sheets
  • Changing a Sheets name
  • Changing a Sheets color
  • Moving Sheets
  • Copying Sheets
  • Navigating Sheets
  • Linking Formulas from 1 sheet to another

About the Instructor

Tom Fragale is a computer professional with over 30 years of experience. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, a Microsoft Certified Office Master, and a Microsoft Certified Expert in Word and Excel. He has trained over 30,000 business people in on-line webinars, public seminars, and on-site training. His clients include many Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, military bases, and companies large and small across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, banking, pharmaceutical, education, retail, etc.

Excel 102

$249

with Tom Fragale

Calendar Mar 18, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

2 Sessions - 3.5 hours each

March 18th and March 25th 2021, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Excel 102 - The Productivity Bootcamp  

Description:    

Microsoft Excel has become the main program to handle large amounts of data, charts, financial models, math formulas, reports, and just about everything else pertaining to business.  But using it can still be a mystery.

This training will show you everything you need to know about using Excel and getting more productive and efficient with it.  The topics include:

  • Sorts
  • Filters
  • Advanced Filters
  • Subtotals
  • Formatted Tables
  • The Total Row in Formatted Tables
  • Using Slicers in Formatted Tables
  • The Sumif, Countif, and Averageif Formulas
  • The Vlookup Formulas
  • If Formulas
  • Date Formulas
  • Subtotals
  • Charts
  • Pivot Tables
  • Dashboards in Pivot Tables
  • Power Pivot and PowerQuery
  • Automating tasks with Macros

 About the Instructor

Tom Fragale is a computer professional with over 30 years of experience. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, a Microsoft Certified Office Master, and a Microsoft Certified Expert in Word and Excel. He has trained over 30,000 business people in on-line webinars, public seminars, and on-site training. His clients include many Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, military bases, and companies large and small across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, banking, pharmaceutical, education, retail, etc.

 





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