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Communicating Mindfully

$430

with Dan Huston

Calendar Jul 8, 2021 at 10 am

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.

Required Text (not included):  Communicating Mindfully, Dan Huston

Communicating Mindfully for the Workplace Schedule

Meeting 1: Getting Started: Beginner’s Mind

Meeting 2: Conversation & Listening Skills: Paying Attention

Meeting 3: Becoming Better Listeners: More Than Meets the Ear

Meeting 4: Nonverbal Behavior & Physical Sensations

Meeting 5: Self-Talk: Getting to Know Ourselves

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

Meeting 7: Assertive Behavior: Tell It Like It Is

Meeting 8: An End and a New Beginning

Google Pro Microcredential

$179

with Deb Boisvert

Calendar Jul 13, 2021 at 9 am

INTRO PRICE ONLY $179 - $100 off

Leverage the Power of Google Tools for Productivity & Collaboration - all versions of Google compatible.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 13 - July 29  9:00am - 11:00am

Register with Credit Card Here.

Check or PO payment using this form or email nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu     

Google Workspace is an extensive collection of productivity tools. Learning the power and connection of Google tools for organization, collaboration and sharing will amp up your personal  productivity or that of your business or non profit.

Presented in a series of sessions, this comprehensive series is for new and current Google users who want to build their foundational skills. Advanced tips and tricks will be included to individualize the challenge for all user levels. Each session will cover a different app and the fundamental concepts of security, sharing and streamlining workflow.  

The goal for this course is to understand  and gain hands on experience with Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets and Slides and how these individual apps can be connected to enhance organization, collaboration and sharing in a cloud environment. Related Google services such as Chrome, Photos, Meet, Keep, Tasks, Groups  will be addressed, Participants will have the option of successfully completing follow up activities to earn  the NHTI Google Pro Microcredential.

Outline:

Topic 1:  FUN Da Mentals - Google Environment and Google Drive

Dive into the Google world.   What is G Suite and what does it include - for personal and professional use

  • Chrome browser Working with multiple accounts 
  • Introduction to sharing, collaborating and 
  • Organizing your drive to fit your needs. 
  • Issues of security

Topic 2: Making  Gmail Work for You  

Set up your email to focus your time and attention

  • Sort and prioritize your mail
  • Customize your view your email so it works for you
  • Add signatures, away messages
  • Manage multiple email accounts
  • Organizing Labels, Folders, Stars and more

Topic 3:  Learning to Love Sheets

From Collecting to analyzing data

  • Setting up and organizing a sheet
  • Manipulating data - sorting, filtering, freezing rows and columns
  • AutoSum & Auto Average, suggested formulas and other basic formulas I(Concatenation, 
  • Creating charts and graphs
  • Collecting data with Forms

Topic 4 Taking Control of Your Time - Calendar, Meet, Keep and Task

Calendar for keeping on top of your life and coordinating with others. 

  • Adding reminders and notifications
  • Integrating your email
  • Managing multiple calendars
  • Integrate Calendar, Meet, *Keep and Task
  • *Setting up appointment slots

Topic 5 Docs for Sharing and  Collaboration

More than word processing. 

  • Sharing and Collaboration through our the Google world
  • Giving Feedback
  • Interactive documents
  • History - Who did what when? (All app)
  • * Integrating the world of Microsoft
  • Copies templates, signature

Topic 6 Slides - the Grand Master of Layout and Publishing

The ultimate layout and publishing tool

  • Slides for presentation from start to presentation
  • Combining slides from multiple presentations
  • * Using 3rd party resources to smooth the way.
  • Ebook, booklets and templates

About the Instructor

Deb Boisvert is an educator/computer professional with over 35 years of experience. She is a Google Level 1 and 2 Educator and a Google Certified Trainer.  She has worked extensively in private and public schools K-16 and with NonProfits. 

 NOTE:  Individuals / Groups that want to register via PO - please email amollica@ccsnh.edu

 

Will run

Excel 102

$249

with Tom Fragale

Calendar Jul 15, 2021 at 8:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

July 15 & 22, THURSDAYS 8:30am - 12:00pm

Register here.

If you are using a PO or want to register a group, please email nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu    

Excel 102 - The Productivity Bootcamp  

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.

 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

$695

with Debra Schuler

Calendar Oct 6, 2021 at 8:30 am, runs for 7 weeks

Note:  We can bring this to your organization - on your own schedule as a customized training if you have a team of 8 or more.  Please contact Allison Mollica if you are interested - amollica@ccsnh.edu

The Proven Personal Leadership System Based on Timeless Principles of Effectiveness

Dates:  Wednesdays, 8:30am to 10:30am October 6 - November 17, 2021

Includes 7 Habits Course Kit & Interactive App

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 (7) 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:  Orientation & Foundations of the 7 Habits

Session 2: 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 3:  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 4:  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 5:   Habit 4: Think Win-Win

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 6:  Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood  

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 7:  Habit 6 & 7 Synergize & 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 6 payments of $63.57, paid every two weeks. Final payment of $63.58.

L1 Google Certified Educator Prep

$149

with Deb Boisvert

Calendar Oct 6, 2021 at 3 pm

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 Boisver, 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)

Google Pro Microcredential

$279

with Deb Boisvert

Calendar Oct 7, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Leverage the Power of Google Tools for Productivity & Collaboration - all versions of Google compatible.

Thursdays, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4 & 18.

Check or PO payment using this form or email nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu     

Google Workspace is an extensive collection of productivity tools. Learning the power and connection of Google tools for organization, collaboration and sharing will amp up your personal productivity or that of your business or non profit.

Presented in a series of sessions, this comprehensive series is for new and current Google users who want to build their foundational skills. Advanced tips and tricks will be included to individualize the challenge for all user levels. Each session will cover a different app and the fundamental concepts of security, sharing and streamlining workflow.  

The goal for this course is to understand  and gain hands on experience with Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets and Slides and how these individual apps can be connected to enhance organization, collaboration and sharing in a cloud environment. Related Google services such as Chrome, Photos, Meet, Keep, Tasks, Groups  will be addressed, Participants will have the option of successfully completing follow up activities to earn  the NHTI Google Pro Microcredential.

Outline:

Topic 1:  FUN Da Mentals - Google Environment and Google Drive

Dive into the Google world.   What is G Suite and what does it include - for personal and professional use

  • Chrome browser Working with multiple accounts 
  • Introduction to sharing, collaborating and 
  • Organizing your drive to fit your needs. 
  • Issues of security

Topic 2: Making  Gmail Work for You  

Set up your email to focus your time and attention

  • Sort and prioritize your mail
  • Customize your view your email so it works for you
  • Add signatures, away messages
  • Manage multiple email accounts
  • Organizing Labels, Folders, Stars and more

Topic 3:  Learning to Love Sheets

From Collecting to analyzing data

  • Setting up and organizing a sheet
  • Manipulating data - sorting, filtering, freezing rows and columns
  • AutoSum & Auto Average, suggested formulas and other basic formulas I(Concatenation, 
  • Creating charts and graphs
  • Collecting data with Forms

Topic 4 Taking Control of Your Time - Calendar, Meet, Keep and Task

Calendar for keeping on top of your life and coordinating with others. 

  • Adding reminders and notifications
  • Integrating your email
  • Managing multiple calendars
  • Integrate Calendar, Meet, *Keep and Task
  • *Setting up appointment slots

Topic 5 Docs for Sharing and  Collaboration

More than word processing. 

  • Sharing and Collaboration through our the Google world
  • Giving Feedback
  • Interactive documents
  • History - Who did what when? (All app)
  • * Integrating the world of Microsoft
  • Copies templates, signature

Topic 6 Slides - the Grand Master of Layout and Publishing

The ultimate layout and publishing tool

  • Slides for presentation from start to presentation
  • Combining slides from multiple presentations
  • * Using 3rd party resources to smooth the way.
  • Ebook, booklets and templates

About the Instructor

Deb Boisvert is an educator/computer professional with over 35 years of experience. She is a Google Level 1 and 2 Educator and a Google Certified Trainer.  She has worked extensively in private and public schools K-16 and with NonProfits. 

 NOTE:  Individuals / Groups that want to register via PO - please email nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu

 

Lean Thinking & Practice for Business

$499

with Joseph Cunningham

Calendar Oct 8, 2021 at 9 am

Lean Business Practice Microcredential

Fridays, Oct 8 - Nov 12, 2021  9am - 11am

Lean Thinking is used in many industries and businesses. Originally developed for manufacturing, Lean is primarily about solving problems and is applied in most any type of business or organization. In Lean Thinking and Practice, you will explore and discuss basic Lean principles and thinking. Hands-on or visual demonstrations will be used to emphasize concepts.  This course is 100% ONLINE, with 2 hour synchronous meetings each week for six weeks.  

Outline of Topics.  

Week 1: Explore & Discuss Basic Lean Principles & Thinking

Description: Overview of the beginning of Lean and basic concepts

Week 2: Waste Reduction & Continuous Improvement

Description: How to identify what parts of a process are wasteful and inefficient

Week 3: Standardization & 5S Workplace Organization

Description: The value of standardization in processes. Applying and implementing the 5S process

Week 4: JIT & Visual Management

Description: The value of just-in-time and use of visual cues in workplace

Week 5: Value Stream MappingDescription: Process flow charts and application to reducing inefficiencies

Week 6: A3 Thinking and Problem Solving

Description: Developing and using the A3 approach to solving problems

Communicating Mindfully (Graduate Credit Add On Option)

$430

with Dan Huston

Calendar Oct 14, 2021 at 4 pm

ONLINE Course Schedule: Thursdays, Oct 14 - Dec 16

Time:  4pm - 6:30pm

Dates:  Oct 14 • Oct 21 • Oct 28 • Nov 4 • (Week off for Veterans' Day) • Nov 18 • (Week off for Thanksgiving) • Dec 2 • Dec 9 • Dec 16 

Text: Communicating Mindfully: Mindfulness-Based Communication and Emotional Intelligence ISBN: 13-978-1-94-162600-9

Course Description: This course integrates mindfulness with communication theory and emotional intelligence. Participants learn to discover and modify unproductive habitual patterns of behavior, increase emotion regulation abilities, increase empathy, improve relationships, reduce stress, and increase happiness and optimism.

Course Purpose and Objectives: The purpose of this course is to help teachers and administrators develop an understanding of mindfulness in general and mindful communication in particular such that they develop an increased awareness for how mindful communication can foster a productive school environment in which to work and learn.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Increased ability to focus attention
  • Increased ability to regulate emotions, and manage stress and anxiety
  • Increased emotional intelligence
  • Increased engagement at work
  • Increased ability to give and receive constructive feedback Program Student Learning Outcomes: N/A this course is not part of any matriculated program at AUNE Essential questions that frame this work and the course objectives will be: -
  • What is mindfulness?
  • When we learn to pay attention to the moments of our lives with kindness and curiosity, how does that impact the way we feel about ourselves and others?
  • Does a mindful approach to life have a positive impact on our relationship with ourselves? With our colleagues? With our students?
  • Does mindful communication foster a productive working environment? If so, in what ways?
  • Does mindful communication foster a productive learning environment? If so, in what ways?

Overview of Course Content and Methods to be Used:  The approach to mindful communication underpinning this course is as follows: when human beings develop an increased ability to “open” to the moments of their lives, they become more aware of the internal and external influences on their behavior that exist in those moments. As people study communication theory, some of the influences they notice will include elements of communication, such as selftalk, nonverbal behavior, and emotions. An increased awareness of these communication factors within any given moment can help people make effective communicative choices in those moments that go beyond reactivity and habitual patterns of behavior. These informed decisions often reflect increased emotion regulation skills and emotional intelligence. Participants in this course will, therefore, be introduced to mindfulness, mindfulnessbased meditation, communication theory, and emotional intelligence abilities. The emphasis of this course is on applying this knowledge to participants’ lives, both personally and professionally.

Note: the meditations used in this course are inspired by the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course developed at the Center for Mindfulness. Evaluation Procedures

Evaluation criteria to receive Microcredential and/or apply for graduate credit:  Students must satisfactorily complete all Application Journals, Mindfulness Reflection Papers, Awareness Notebook Assignments, and the Final Project

Attendance: Students must attend all classes or make arrangements for makeup work if extenuating circumstances result in a missed class. Students cannot miss more than two classes.

Incomplete Policy: With instructor permission, students who were not able to complete all required work during the timeframe of the course may be allowed to finish their missing assignments after the course has officially ended. A plan will be developed on a case-by-case basis.

Assignments and Course Outline: All homework is due the following week unless otherwise indicated.

Week 1:  Getting settled, Overview of Mindfulness, meditation, Ekman’s Model, Chapter 1, Meditation 1, Journal 1, Reflection 1

Week 2: Chapter 2, Meditation 2, Journal 2, Reflection 2, Conversation and Listening Skills o Awareness Notebooks

Week 3: Chapter 3, Meditation 3, Journal 3, Reflection 3, Listening Skills, Awareness Notebooks

Week 4: Chapter 4, Meditation 4, Journal 4, Reflection 4, Nonverbal Behavior, Awareness Notebooks

Week 5: Chapter 5, Meditation 5, Journal 5, Reflection 5 o Self-Talk o Awareness Notebooks

Week 6: Chapter 6, Meditation 6, Journal 6, Reflection 6, Self-Concept, Awareness Notebooks

Week 7: Chapter 7, Meditation 7, Journal 7, Reflection 7, Assertive Behavior, Awareness Notebooks

Week 8: Chapter 8 Final Paper/Presentation





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