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QuickBooks for the Workplace: Desktop Version (WIT007-62)

$199

with Sue Martin

Calendar Oct 6, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Wednesday, 10/6/2021
Time: 9-3pm, with a :30 minute lunch break
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

Learn how QuickBooks can help you track your accounts, receipts, statements, payables, inventory, and receivables. QuickBooks is designed for small to mid-sized businesses that want to use effective software with a traditional approach to accounting.

This program focuses on the desktop version of QuickBooks. We also offer the QuickBooks Online program

Who Should Attend?

This program is for anyone who performs bookkeeping or financial record keeping.  

About the Instructor:

Susan Martin is the founder and President of Pay Cape Cod & Quickbooks On The Cape.  With over 30 years of experience in small business ownership, she understands the importance of quality service and listening to her customers’ needs.

Sue has an extensive background in Quickbooks/Payroll training, installation and processing.

Sue is a past president of the Rotary Club of Hyannis, current Treasurer of Eventide Arts, Inc. and also involved with various other community organizations.

She currently lives in Dennis with her husband Jack.  They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

MS Excel for Beginner Users (WIT034-62)

$149

with Elaine Moore

Calendar Oct 6, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Date: Wednesdays, 10/6/21-10/27/21
Time: 4-6pm
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main street, Hyannis

Course Description:

Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful and versatile business tools. This course will help students familiarize themselves with basic functions, formulas, commands and keystrokes. Students will learn the basics of creating and using spreadsheets to increase their workplace productivity.

This course will include an overview of the ribbon bar, commonly used commands, and basic formulas used to automate one's work. Students will also discover professional Excel tips for brilliant, distinctive output every time, on every worksheet. 

Who should attend?

This program is for new and beginner level Microsoft Excel users.

About the instructor:

Elaine Moore has earned three degrees: Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science as well as a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems. 

She has worked as a Director of Information Technology at the National Graduate School of Quality Systems Management (NGS) in Falmouth, then transitioned to the New England College of Business (NECB) in Boston. While at NECB, she was part of the eLearning Technology department, which created animated and interactive lectures for online classes.

Elaine started classroom teaching for Cape Cod Community College in the Fall semester of 2006 and has been teaching with us ever since! Students enjoy Elaine's friendly and personal demeanor. 

High Impact Negotiations and Conflict Resolution (WPG296-62)

$99

with Rich Weissman

Calendar Oct 7, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Thursday, 10/7/21, 1 session
Time: 9am-12pm
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

When do you negotiate? Always! Negotiation is an underutilized, yet critical business skill that lies dormant within most organizations. Many employees, including management, are uncomfortable with negotiation and may be unaware of how that is impacting their own job performance, as well as the overall performance of their organizations. 

Who Should Attend?

This session prepares attendees to hone their personal negotiating style and skills, as well as identify and defend against the negotiating techniques that may be used against them by suppliers, customers and co-workers.

About the Instructor:

Rich Weissman is an experienced supply chain management practitioner and educator. He works with businesses to build scalable and sustainable supply chain strategies. His focus includes strategic sourcing, sales and operations planning, process improvement, and sales and customer service management. Weissman teaches operations and supply chain management, strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, and managerial economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and writes and speaks extensively on issues impacting the global supply chain. He has more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience in procurement and supply chain management for Boston area manufacturing and service companies. He is past president of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston (ISM-GB) and the recipient of the Harry J. Graham Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association. Weissman earned an MS in Management from Lesley University and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.

 

Managing Stress (WPG572-62)

$89

with Dianne Klayman

Calendar Oct 12, 2021 at 1 pm

Date: Tuesday, 10/12/21, 1 session
Time:1-5pm
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

“It’s not stress that kills us; it is our reaction to it.” – Hans Selye

During this workshop participants will learn what stress is, what it can do to you if left unchecked, and how to manage it more effectively.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize stress and its warning signs
  • Identify personal and organizational stressors
  • Learn a variety of stress management techniques to maximize your physical and mental health

Techniques include thought stopping, meditation, visualization, use of humor as well as a concept called “food and mood.”

Who Should Attend: 

Anyone who is feeling the effects of stress in their personal and/or professional life, and is ready to do something about it!

About the Instructor:

Dianne Klayman has over 25 years’ experience in leadership and organizational development assessing departmental needs; designing and delivering various programs in both the public and private sectors. 

Dianne holds a BA in Education from the University of Massachusetts as well as a MSW from Boston College School of Social Work; certifications as a Myers-Briggs Type Instrument, Leadership 2000 and Situational Leadership Instructor; and in addition, Dianne is a Mass certified meditator and continued to advance her training in this area by attending Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation.

Become a Professional Tutor Online Program (WPG529-62)

$249

with Rachael Bancroft

Calendar Oct 13, 2021

Date:10/13/21-11/17/21
Format: ONLINE. This is an online program with a :30 minute Zoom orientation on 10/13 at 10am or 3pm, and a wrap up session on 11/17. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided in advance of the first session. 

Course Description:

Whether you are starting your own tutoring business or working to support students in a home or classroom environment, effective tutoring practices are essential to student success. This course will provide training to tutor individuals and small groups of all ages in a virtual or face-face environment. Learn techniques and strategies to encourage independent learning and inspire success for your tutees.

Participants will learn strategies to encourage student skills including time management, independence, growth mindset, and study skills. 

Participants will also learn practical skills for tutoring:

  • Communications techniques
  • Starting and ending the tutoring session
  • Working with the tutoring cycle
  • Goal setting
  • Incorporating technology tools
  • Active listening/questioning methods
  • Handling difficult sitations

This course is completely online with an instructor led live Zoom launch and wrap-up session. Students should expect to spend eight hours per week completing readings, activities, and assignments that reinforce tutor training techniques, theory, and best practices in the tutoring field over a five-week period.

Who Should Attend?

This course is geared for anyone looking to help students with their academic goals. Strategies to encourage student confidence and independence are ideal for caregivers helping children with their homework, homeschoolers, educators, or people looking to start their own tutoring business. 

About the Instructor:

Rachael Bancroft has worked at the college since 2001, teaching courses in the Language and Literature Department at both the developmental and college level. She also served as the Coordinator of Learning Resources from 2012-2016, where she developed a peer and professional tutor training program and procured International Tutor Training Program Certification through the College Reading and Learning Association.

She currently teaches English courses full time in a face to face and online environment. Bancroft's Master's of Education in Reading and Language, teaching and tutoring experience, and Quality Matters training have provided her with a strong background in curriculum development as well as an understanding of the skills necessary for quality professional tutor training programs.

How to Manage Your Time While Working Remotely (WPG573-62)

$59

with Jen Vondenbrink

Calendar Oct 14, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Date: Thursday, 10/14/21, 1 session
Time: 4:30-6pm
Format: Remote/Virtual streaming via Zoom

Course Description:

Working remotely has its advantages such as no commute time.  However, managing your time can be challenging.  In this session you will gain best practices from an instructor who has been working remotely for nearly 20 years such as how to limit distractions, creating healthy work and life boundaries, and how to communicate your workload effectively to others on your team and your manager.

Who Should Attend:

This program is for anyone who is working remotely from a home or temporary office space.

About the Instructor:

After receiving her Marketing degree from Babson College and working for large organizations such as Starbucks Coffee Company and Toyota, Jen Vondenbrink learned two keys to a healthy organization are how they communicate internally and the ability to navigate change.  

Today she blends her Fortune 500 experience with her entrepreneurial knowledge to foster leader, manager, and employee growth through innovative training programs focused on the critical behavioral change needed for organizations to grow.  Jen has been integrating these concepts into her work as a Corporate Instructor for the Center for Corporate and Professional Education at Cape Cod Community College since 2014.

For her efforts, she was recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for her ongoing commitment to educating the business community.  In addition to corporate training, Jen speaks to local and national audiences on the importance of communication in today’s workplace and social media marketing.  Jen is also the co-author of In Search of Customers.

10 Tips to Master Adobe Photoshop (WIT346-62)

$59

with Keith Conforti

Calendar Oct 18, 2021 at 4 pm

Date: Monday, 10/18/21, 1 session
Time: 4-5:30pm
Format: Remote/Virtual streaming via Zoom

Course Description:

Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard photo editing and manipulation software. Its uses range from the full-featured editing and retouching of photos to creating intricate digital paintings and drawings that mimic those done by hand.

Instructor Keith Conforti shows you how to get started with Adobe Photoshop CC and covers the 10 things that basic users want to know how to do. After covering 10 important things every Photoshop user should know, we will follow up with a question and answer session to address specific techniques you may want to learn more about executing.

Important: Students should have a working knowledge of Zoom and some prior exposure to Adobe Photoshop. While this class is targeted for novice to intermediate users, strict beginners looking for an introduction to the software will most likely not be suited to the pace of the class.

This course will be held in a remote learning capacity. Zoom link will be provided in advance of the session.

Who Should Attend?

If you are new to Photoshop, or looking to improve your skills, or to simply learn a few new tools, this single session class is for you.

About the Instructor:

Keith Conforti has been working as a visual designer for over 25 years. He currently owns and operates a creative studio specializing in outsource support in branding, communications, photography, print advertising, direct mail, collateral, web design, trade shows, public events and retail packaging.

Create a Strategic Leadership Mindset (WPG401-64)

$99

with Rich Weissman

Calendar Oct 19, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Tuesday and Thursday, 10/19/21-10/21/21, 2 sessions
Time: 9-10:30 am
Format: Remote/Virtual streaming via Zoom

Course Description:

Leaders who employ strategic thinking are better able to meet the needs of their organizations. In this program, participants will learn the progression from an operations mindset to a strategic one and how to implement a strategic plan. Participants will explore the link between the leadership mindset and the organizational culture. When aligned, the leader creates more buy-in, motivates both their managers and their front-line employees, and leverages teams and individuals in order to increase the profitability and efficiency of the organization.

Who Should Attend?

This program is for leaders and small business owners who are ready to shift to a strategic mindset resulting in increased success within their organization.

About the Instructor:

Rich Weissman is an experienced supply chain management practitioner and educator. He works with businesses to build scalable and sustainable supply chain strategies. His focus includes strategic sourcing, sales and operations planning, process improvement, and sales and customer service management. Weissman teaches operations and supply chain management, strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, and managerial economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and writes and speaks extensively on issues impacting the global supply chain. He has more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience in procurement and supply chain management for Boston area manufacturing and service companies. He is past president of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston (ISM-GB) and the recipient of the Harry J. Graham Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association. Weissman earned an MS in Management from Lesley University and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.

 





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