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How to Run Effective Meetings (WPG571-62)

$99

with Dianne Klayman

Calendar Oct 19, 2021 at 1 pm

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

Course Description:

How to Run Effective Meetings is designed to maximize the efficiency and productivity of participant’s meetings by understanding the 7 reasons meetings fail and learning how to manage them.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the top 7 reasons meetings fail
  • Learn how to set an effective meeting agenda
  • Select the “right” participants
  • Determine the best meeting time & locations
  • Delegate meeting roles and responsibilities
  • Learn ways to conduct and structure the meeting

Who Should Attend? 

If your goal is to run engaging, productive and outcome driven meetings, this program is for you!

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.

English Language Program: Practice Real Life Conversation Skills (WPG490-62)

$129

with Helen Rowell

Calendar Oct 19, 2021 at 7 pm

Date: Tuesdays, 10/19/21-11/9/21, 4 sessions
Time: 7-8:30pm
Format: Virtual, Online using Zoom

Course Description:

Gain confidence and develop your English speaking skills in this conversation class. Reinforce your basic knowledge of English, develop fluency with the past tenses, acquire new vocabulary, and practice correct pronunciation. This class will provide a friendly, safe virtual classroom environment where you can practice with lively activities how to speak comfortably and confidently in everyday English. 

Students will participate once a week for four weeks in 1.5 hour (live) Zoom sessions with our instructor. Students will be expected to complete 1-2 hours of homework assignments per week.

This course is offered virtual, online using Zoom. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who would like to practice their English speaking skills within a small group of others wishing to do the same.

About the Instructor:

Helen Bitsikas Rowell was born and raised in New Orleans, LA by parents who were born and raised in Greece. This gave Helen a huge start to her love of languages. She has a BA from The University of Florida in French with a minor in Greek and Philosophy and a MEd plus 30 in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of New Orleans. Helen taught nine years in the International School setting with DoDDs in The Netherlands and Germany.

After moving to the Cape in 1995, Helen shifted to Adult Basic Education where she helped many achieve their GED. Now she enjoys teaching adults English as a second language all the while learning her students' native languages. Her passions include learning, languages, conservation, animals, travel and dance.

Effectively Planning Your Social Media Content (WPG574-62)

$79

with Jen Vondenbrink

Calendar Oct 20, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Date: Wednesdays, 10/20/21-10/27/21, 2 sessions
Time: 4:30-6pm
Format: Remote/Virtual streaming via Zoom

Course Description:

To make the most of social media marketing, you need to have a plan. A comprehensive plan allows you to maximize the time spent on social media to get the best results. It also reduces the stress of trying to figure out what to post or worse, forgetting to post about something important.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to leverage themes to plan your social media content
  • Getting started using a content planning calendar
  • Tons of tools and resources to help you easily create content.

Who Should Attend:

This program is for social media marketers who want to make the most of their marketing efforts and net the best results with less stress in planning!

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.

ServSafe Certification (WGB040-62)

$199

with Paul McCormick

Calendar Oct 25, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Date: Mondays, 10/18/21-10/25/21, 2 sessions
Time: 4:30-8:30pm
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description: 

This course is designed for the initial certification of food service managers. This accredited program will prepare you for the ServSafe exam. Exam administered on the last day of class.

This course is offered in a hybrid format. The first session will take place remote via Zoom (instructions will be provided to participants), and the second session, when the exam is administered, will take place in person. Masks are required on campus at all times and college safety protocols will be in place. 

Who Should Attend?

This program is for those in the food service industry who need to be certified in sufficient food safety knowledge to protect the public from foodborne illness.

About the Instructor:

Coming soon!

Manage Time & Priorities to Boost Productivity and Reduce Stress (WPG575-62)

$179

with Dianne Klayman

Calendar Oct 28, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Thursday, 10/28/21, 1 session
Time: 9am-3:30pm, with a :30 minute lunch break
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis


Course Description:

“You never seem to have enough time, yet you have all the time there is. The problem is not a shortage of time, but how you choose to use that time.” (anon)

Time  management  and  stress  management are two key components to succeeding in life. Creating a system to identify, evaluate, and eliminate distractors and stressors will lead to a more productive and efficient life, inside and outside of work. In this course, you will learn how to earn more time and be less stressed by identifying time wasters, and creating solutions to overcome them.

Who Should Attend?

If you are a procrastinator or an over-thinker; if you feel unorganized or are easily distracted, then this program is for you! Come learn every day tips and tricks to avoid interruptions, meet your goals and lose the stress while taking back control of your time and productivity!

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.

Self Care for Health and Human Services Workers (WHN185-62)

$29

with Sheryll Reichwein

Calendar Oct 29, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Friday, 10/29/21, 1 session
Time: 9am-12pm
Format: Remote/Virtual Streaming

Course Description:

Stress induced by the challenges of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic is plaguing all Americans. However, as a frontline health & human services worker, you are doubly stressed. First, you must manage stress due to your own pandemic challenges. And, on top of that, you must manage secondary stress derived from indirect exposure to the trauma others are experiencing.

In these extraordinary times, practicing effective self-care is imperative. In this course, you will learn how to identify and overcome compassion fatigue, gain evidence-based tools to counteract stress and build resilience and design an individualized macro and micro self-care plan.

Who Should Attend:

This program is designed for frontline health care & human services workers.

About the Instructor:

Sheryll Reichwein, M.A., has devoted her career to helping others develop skills for their professional and personal success and well-being.  For more than three decades, she has been an Adjunct Professor of Communication at Cape Cod Community College and, more recently, a Subject Matter Expert for noted academic publishers including Sage Publishing and Cengage Learning.  In addition, Sheryll is an instructor and career coach for workforce and professional development initiatives for CCCC's Center for Corporate & Professional Education. 

Unrestricted Construction Supervisor Exam Prep (WPG078-62)

$429

with Douglas Reichwein

Calendar Nov 1, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Date: Mondays, 11/1/21-12/13/2021, 7 sessions
Time: 6-9 pm
Format: Hybrid - In person and remote
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

This course is for those who wish to be licensed for construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, removal, or demolition involving any activity regulated by the code. This license includes all of the Specialty Licenses. With this Unrestricted CSL, building permits can be applied for and obtained through the Building Departments in Massachusetts towns.

This course is 7 weeks of intense training and testing to equip students to take and pass the exam. A comprehensive review and examination of the Mass State Building Code will be provided to prepare construction professionals for the state license exam. Candidates must have proof of at least three plus years of construction experience required for eligibility to take state exam.

Note: MA State Building Code Books required.

Who Should Attend?

Construction workers with at least three years of documented construction industry work experience who would like to sit for the state Unrestricted Construction Supervisor Exam.

About the Instructor:

Douglas Reichwein has been a Licensed Construction Supervisor in Massachusetts, building high-end homes and tending to hospitality properties on Cape Cod & Nantucket since 1990. In addition to teaching the CSL Exam Preparation Course, Douglas has taught a number of other construction-related courses for CCAPE, including a grant-funded training program, a summer youth program, and an introduction to insurance loss control. A gifted teacher, coach, and counselor, Douglas is currently completing a master’s degree program in Couple & Family Therapy at Antioch University.

Intermediate/Advanced Podcasting (WIT354-62)

$229

with Stephanie Viva

Calendar Nov 2, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11/2-12/2/21 (no class on 11/23 or 11/25)
Time: 7-8:30pm
Format: Live Streaming via Zoom

Course Description:

This course will focus on improving your podcast’s performance, scheduling and time maintenance, and keeping an eye on the competition! We will also discuss the importance of watching trends and industry shifts and overcoming negative (or nonexistent) feedback.

Are you looking to monetize your podcast? This program will cover best practices for marketing and acquiring new subscribers, as well as building a backlog of shows. We will also cover how RSS works; the technical underpinning of podcasting.

Who Should Attend? 

If you have taken our Introduction to Podcasting class or if you are looking to enhance your existing podcast, this program is for you!

About the Instructor:

Stephanie Viva was voted Cape Cod's Best Personality of 2020. She has spent over twenty years working in Social Media and Public Relations. Over the years, the skills she has acquired include Voice Acting, Event Management, Promotions, Hosting, Production, Voice over, Customer Service, Podcasting, and Media.

Stephanie's main objective as a Broadcasting Professional is to help people live their dreams by producing high-quality content that will entertain and educate them. She is the current host of “ &Stephanie” aired on lemonadio.com Monday- Friday 7-10 am. Stephanie lives in Mashpee with her rockstar mad-scientist engineer husband Cliff and their blended family of 5 children and their rescue animals Bella, Harley, and Jareth. 





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