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Leadership Mindset


with Mindy Kole

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 1, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Senior leadership shoulders a great deal of responsibility, not the least of which is managing the managers. In this advanced-level class, executives will develop sophisticated management strategies for coaching and directing the management team whether they lead traditional or distributed teams.

Most companies have highly driven people in management positions as well as employees who are not reaching their full potential. Leaders will be challenged in this virtual, instructor-led course through presentations, group discussions, and small group activities to identify how they can use a combination of practical skills and inspiration to take individual managers as well as the organization to the next level.

Topics Include:

  • Strategic Leadership and Change Management
  • Communication and Conflict Management
  • Recruitment, Retention, and Performance Management
  • Business Growth and Organizational Impact

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand effective change models
  • Understand the difference between strategic and operational mindsets
  • Identify current and future company culture
  • Develop coaching and communication skills
  • Develop negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Reframe recruiting and performance management as retention strategies
  • Learn best practices in decision making based on profitability reports

Who Should Attend
Company executives, directors, vice-presidents, executive directors, senior managers, and business owners will benefit from this course’s content, tools, supplemental material, and most importantly the dynamic peer conversations.

Course Format
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions.

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!
Click here for eligibility and application process information. Or join us for an upcoming information session. Click here for the schedule and to register for a session.

Manage Stress Well


with Elise Tofias Phillips

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 1, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Are you juggling multiple balls in the air with your busy professional and/or personal life? Are you always trying to develop strategies that can help you to navigate and manage your stress well?

During this course you will learn an innovative approach and practical strategies to help you to navigate your life by managing stress. We will explore current symptoms of stress, stressors, triggers, and thought traps and learn positive and practical strategies for managing and re-framing by exploring current skills. Give yourself a gift and join us. Continue to be a lifelong learner and promote positive wellbeing skills through managing stress that will enhance your life.

Outline of Course:

  • Welcome + Introduction
  • Learn the basics of stress
  • Identify stressors, sources of stress, and triggers
  • Develop positive strategies to manage stress
  • Develop a results-oriented stress management plan
  • Learn a 6-step approach to manage stress - anywhere!

Course Format:
You can participate in this course via Zoom while eating lunch at your desk, walking on the beach, or in the woods. Just carve out a time and place that works for you.

Social Media: Set up & Analysis


with Angela Ackerman

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 2, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This course equips you with critical content creation and management skills. You’ll learn how to create effective social media posts and how to create a a social media presence. You’ll also learn how to establish an ongoing process to manage your content. This includes setting up a content calendar, managing and moderating your posts, analyzing data for insights and iteration, and how to increase post effectiveness. Plus learning about data analysis and reporting, making data-driven marketing decisions, up leveling your social media strategy to include the synergy between on and off line messaging, and networking campaigning. You will end the course with real-world application of your skills through a content management project. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Establish and manage a social media presence
  • Create a business page, group pages, event pages for 2 platform
  • Understand how and why to create content for social media
  • Evaluate the performance of your content on social media and to iterate and optimize the performance
  • Create a content calendar for your social media presence
  • Manage social media content using real world data

Learners don't need marketing experience, but should have basic internet navigation skills and be eager to participate and connect in social media. Learners that have a Facebook account and an Instagram account helps.

Who should attend?
This course is intended for people who want to learn how to create and manage a presence on social media, including creating content, interacting and engaging with customers on social media and evaluating the results of different posts.

Course format:
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions. 

Flying Drones for Business Applications


with Larry Harman

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 4, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

This program is for individuals who wish to earn the FAA Remote Pilot Certification, with a focus on all the content required for the FAA’s Remote Pilot Test — regulations, the National Airspace System, weather, aircraft loading and performance, flight operations, and more including:

  • The expanding role of drones in commercial and government applications
  • Commercial systems available for budget operations
  • Knowledge of approaches to applying sUAS in transportation safety, security, and emergency response
  • Mission planning and goal assessment
  • Imagery analysis skills
  • Safety practices advocated by insurance companies and risk managers
  • Imagery analysis using commercial mapping programs

Course Format
This program is offered in person. 

iPhone-tography: Mastering the Art of Smartphone Photography


with Jonathan Fonseca

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 9, 2023 at 6 pm

Tired of scrolling through your phone’s camera roll and seeing the same old boring photos? Say hello to Phone-tography, where you’ll transform your phone camera into a powerhouse of photographic potential!  

This workshop is designed to help you capture stunning, professional-quality photos that will make your followers, friends, and family drool with envy.

You’ll learn essential photography principles like composition, lighting, and focus, and how to apply them to your iphone’s camera. You’ll also get a look at the latest photo editing apps and techniques. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be snapping photos that capture the beauty of the world around you like never before. Say goodbye to bland and hello to bold with Phone-tography.

This program is for the iphone user. 

Workshop Format
Take this workshop from the comfort of your home or office! This workshop is offered remotely with a scheduled (live) Zoom session.  

Contact Mary Conklin, Program Coordiantor, at 508-375-5010 or email

Managerial Communications


with Cesar Rodas

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 10, 2023 at 1 pm

This course focuses on communications for managers and the activities they perform. The student is presented the opportunity to develop clear and concise written and oral responses to a variety of situations in a business setting. The management topics of communications strategy, business writing, listening, nonverbal communications, conflict resolution, negotiating, cross-cultural communications, and oral presentations will be emphasized. 

This course will provide students with the opportunity to:

  • Recognize that effective management is dependent on excellent communication skills.
  • Discuss communication skills and activities that are required for managers at all levels of management. 
  • Create business memos and letters. 
  • Write a clear and concise analytical business report 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in giving oral presentations 
  • Create a professional visual presentation including graphics
  • Prepare and maintain an e-portfolio 

Course Format:
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions.

No class 11/24/2023.

Express Fund Review & Application Submission Session

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 16, 2023 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

Ready to providing valuable professional development program to your employees? 

Ready to learn how to make it easier, more affordable and more accessible than ever?

In the first part of this live virtual information-packed session, we will share with you the training options available to your staff through CCAPE, explain how eligible employers can tap into the Express Program to fund part, if not all, of your training costs and help you evaluate how training can best meet your organization’s needs.

During the second part of the program, you will be guided step-by-step through your application process.  By the end of the hour, you can have your first application completed and submitted!

  • First 30 minutes – Review Training Options
  • Second 30 minutes – Complete and Submit Your Application (Or simply learn the steps so you may do it on your own.)
  • Final 15 minutes – Answer Remaining Questions and Wrap Up Application Submissions



Join us for the first 30 minutes.



Stay with us for the last 30 minutes.



Spend the whole hour with us or just join us for the second half, BUT COME PREPARED!

If you have the following ready to go, you will be able to submit your application during the session.  Yes, it really is this easy!

  • Your organization's Legal Name (and d.b.a. if applicable)
  • Your organization's Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
  • Current number of Massachusetts employees in your organization (full-time & part-time)
  • Contact info of an individual in your organization authorized to sign a contract to accept a grant
  • A Certificate of Good Standing (COGS) from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue issued within the last six months. You may request a COGS at



These links will get you on your way!

Microsoft Excel for Beginner Users


with Elaine Moore

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 29, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This hands-on class will focus on the logic and power of this powerful program. Students will learn not only the basics, but several tips and tricks available to allow the creation of spreadsheets in a fraction of the time.

Attendees will be able to create a basic spreadsheet with formulas and functions in less than three minutes.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Types of Input
  • Writing Simple Formulas
  • Writing Simple Functions
  • Formatting in a Flash
  • Functions in Excel
  • Cell Referencing
  • Creating and Linking Multiple sheets in a workbook
  • Creating Charts
  • Writing reports and letters

Who Should
AttendThis course is designed for individuals who are looking to learn more and enhance their MS Excel skills.

Course Format: This program is offered in person. 

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