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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (12758)


with Debra Schuler

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 14, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 7 weeks

The Proven Personal Leadership System Based on Timeless Principles of Effectiveness

Dates:  Online Wednesdays, 8:30am to 10:30am September 14 - October 26, 2022

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 (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:  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.


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.



Dental Assistant Microcredential


with Multiple Instructors

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 24, 2022 , runs for 11 weeks

This Microcredential training is designed for dental assistants already working in dental practices with 400 hours of chairside experience but little or no formal training.  The Microcredential includes 5 trainings that can be completed in  11 weeks and prepares dental assistant for Radiology Health and Safety exam.  Participants will be committed to classes from September 24 through December 9, 2022.  Online and hands-on clinical training are featured along with professional skills development plus career pathway and exam preparation training.  Trainings include the following courses:

Preliminary Oral Inspection/Introduction to Dental Assisting     
An online and hands-on course designed to prepare dental assistants to perform oral inspection on patients and includes taking medical and dental histories, obtaining and reading vital signs, basic oral anatomy and terminology, and dental charting (CEUs: 6 hours)
Online instruction:  9/24-10/8; Clinical Instruction: 10/8. 1-5pm NHTI

Infection Control Practice
With online and hands-on components, course topics include barrier techniques, limiting contaminatioin, hand washing, handling of sharps, sterilization, disinfection, and disposal of waste materials (CEUs: 6 hours)
Online Instruction: 9/24-10/8; Clinical Instruction: 10/8, 8:30am-12:30pm

Techniques in Radiology for the Dental Assistant                     
Online lectures and demonstration are ccordinated with laboratory practice on manikins and patients to develop mastery of digital dental radiographic techniques, including mounting and evaluating images.  Emphasis will be placed on patient and operator protection and equipment function.  
Online Instruction: 10/10-12/2; Clinical Instruction: Fridays, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18 and 12/2, 9am-5pm

Individual Excellence
This course will teach you twelve vital career enhancing skills.  You will establish a clear career path and use skills like interpersonal communication and time management to achieve your goals.  You will learn how to utilize your creativity and problem-solving skills to work through adversity.
Online Instruction:  Self-paced, begins 9/24 and must be completed by 12/9.

Career Pathways and Exam Preparation for Dental Assistants
This course will cover the legal requirements set forth by the NH Board of Dental Examiners (NHBODE), career options and how to become qualified in other areas, and study and exam preparation for the DANB Radiology Health and Safety Exam.
In-person Instruction: 12/9, 8am-12pm

Microcredential Prerequisites and Required Documents:  Completed Employment Verificatioin Form confirming a minimum of 400 hours of chair-side experience, proof of liability insurance.  You must successfully pass POI and ICP in order to proceed to Techniques in Radiology and you must successfully pass Techniques in Radiology to proceed to the Carer Pathways and Exam Prep course.

Please complete the Employment Verification Form

Required materials provided by student: Manual blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.

PPE Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE.  Required PPE includes surgical masks, safety glasses, scrubs, lab coat, gloves, in addition to required blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.

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

Notes:  Courses must be completed in above sequence. By registering for the Dental Assistant Microcredential you agree to complete all the training sessions in order to be awarded the Microcredential. Anyone needing to change their registration must do so 5 days prior to the start of the first class in order to receive a refund.


Frontline Managers Microcredential Certificate (12737)


with Nick Manolis

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 5, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Wednesday's  9am - 12pm - October 5 - November 9, 2022

Meeting in person - NHTI campus - Sweeney Hall room 315

Being a frontline manager is hard. Meeting organizational demands in an efficient and effective way can be challenging, frustrating and seemingly never ending. In order to succeed, the frontline manager must not only have the technical skills to do the job, but the people skills needed to cultivate and maintain a culture where employees are recognized as the organization’s most important asset and consistently treated that way.

This series explores what it takes for a frontline manager to become a frontline leader. The journey taken in this series begins with self- awareness, travels through making the break from the line to manager, makes stops to consider the success steps needed to supervise well and arrives with the transition of the manager to leader.

Throughout the entire series the focus will be on the soft skills all managers need. The series is accentuated by active participation of attendees, readings and exercises. Attendees will leave this series not only with the information needed to manage people well, but with the encouragement to do so.

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 programs impact and to allow for feedback in order to continuously improve the program.

Topics include:

  • The Importance of Human Factors
  • Making the Break from Line to Manager
  • Supervisory Success Parts 1 & 2
  • Ethics, Courtesy, Civility, & Respect
  • Building and Maintaining a Culture of Engagement
  • Motivation and Coaching
  • The Leadership Perspective

This course is WIOA Certified

About the instructor:

Nick Manolis – NHTI, Business & Training Center Instructor

Nick Manolis has spent his career in a wide variety of senior management and consulting roles in the private, public and non-profit sectors focusing on human resource management, training, development and facilitation. Most recently, Nick served as Vice President of Human Resource Development for Associated Grocers of New England. Over the past year Nick has been engaged in providing training and development services to health care, government, food service, manufacturing, distribution and educational organizations. The principle that “helping organizations develop and grow by helping employees develop and grow” fuels Nick’s passion and guides his work.


L1 Google Certified Educator Bootcamp (12838)


with Deb Boisvert

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 19, 2022 at 3 pm

October 19 and 20, 2022 from 3pm - 6pm

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.  (If you get a 404 error, open link an incognito window and log into your training account to access).  


L2 Google Certified Educator Bootcamp (12839)


with Deb Boisvert

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 2, 2022 at 3 pm

November 2 and November 3, 2022 from 3pm - 6pm

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


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


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