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Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement for Business Success (WPG577-62)

$99

with Rich Weissman

Calendar Nov 4, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Wednesday, 10/13/21, 1 session
Time: 9am-3pm (:60 break for lunch)
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

All employees at an organization must have a clear understanding of the concepts of continuous improvement, the connection to the organization's strategy, their roles, and the impact continuous improvement has on future business success. A successful culture of continuous improvement begins with company leadership and permeates throughout all levels of the organization, empowering employees to participate in process improvements that impact operations, customer service and financial performance. In this session, students will learn how to evaluate existing roadblocks to efficiency and explore how to implement practical actions.

Who Should Attend?

Small business owners, managers and employees interested inlearning about process improvements and how each individual roll has a direct impact on the performance and success of a company.

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.

 

Enhancing Your Professional Image (WPG578-62)

$99

with Dianne Klayman

Calendar Nov 9, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Tuesday, 11/9/21, 1 session
Time: 9am-1pm
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

Professional image is a how you conduct yourself in your capacity as an employee to your employer your co-workers and your customers. 

This program will examine ways for participants to create positive interactions and perceptions with vendors, customers, and colleagues.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify customer expectations
  • Create “Positive Moment of Truth”
  • Learn how to dress for success
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude

Who Should Attend?

This is a great program for anyone who might be changing jobs and looking to enhance and improve their professional image, or for anyone who would like to learn how to present themselves using a more polished professional demeanor. 

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.

 

MS Excel for for Intermediate Users (WIT033-62)

$149

with Elaine Moore

Calendar Nov 9, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11/9/21-11/18/21, 4 sessions
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 confident beginner users of MS Excel who are ready to explore additional functions, formulas and commands to increase their workplace productivity.

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. 

Practice Real Life Brazilian Portuguese: Level One (WPG430-62)

$129

with Poliana Bellan Wilson

Calendar Nov 9, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11/9/21-12/7/21, 8 sessions
Time: 7-8:30pm
Format: Remote/Virtual streaming via Zoom

Course Description:

This basic conversational Brazilian Portuguese course is designed to introduce the non-native speaker of Portuguese to the four basic skills necessary to develop a working knowledge of Portuguese: understanding, speaking, reading, and writing.

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided in advance of the first session. 

Who Should Attend?

Non-native speakers of the Brazilian-Portuguese language who would like to have an understanding of every day words and phrases to communicate with our Brazilian Portuguese community.

About the Instructor:

Teaching people to build communication bridges through learning a new language is a passion for Poliana (Poli) Bellan Wilson. Born and raised in Brazil, she immigrated to the US in 2017. Back in Brazil, she first started as an ESL instructor in 1996, and in 2014, when living in São Paulo city, she added to her teaching repertoire  Portuguese to non-native speakers who were expatriates in the big city. Nowadays, besides joining our team of instructors, she also records weekly PSAs in Portuguese for WMVYRadio.

Mastering the Art of Business Communication (WPG576-62)

$99

with Dianne Klayman

Calendar Nov 11, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Tuesday, 11/2/21, 1 session
Time: 9am-1pm
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through. Sydney J. Harris

Effective communication is about more than just exchanging information. It is about understanding the emotion and intentions behind the information. It is about being able to clearly convey a message. It is about listening to your clients or customers in a way that gains the full meaning of what is being said, builds trust, and makes the other person feel heard and understood. 

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the six stages involved in the communication process
  • Learn how and why communication fails
  • Identify 3 learning style preferences
  • Recognize your audience in terms of how they learn and communicate
  • Adjust your communication style to communicate with different learning and communication styles
  • Maximize your ability to be an effective listener
  • Know the 3 basic types of questions and how to choose the right one based upon the situation
  • Understand how to communicate in a group setting so all preferences hear the same message  

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed to help participants maximize their ability to communicate effectively and help others to do the same.

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.

Cybersecurity Essentials for the Small Business (WIT337-62)

$129

with Jake Mazzola

Calendar Nov 12, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Date: Tuesdays, 11/12/21-11/19/21, 2 sessions
Time: 1-3:30pm
Format: Remote/Virtual streaming via Zoom

Course Description:

During the first cybersecurity foundation session, basic cybersecurity terminology will be discussed. Then, building on those items, we will review the types of cyberattacks businesses face and explore the past and present cyber landscape. We will deep dive into these critical moments in time across the cyber landscape and discuss essential cybersecurity protocols business owners and executives can implement in their organizations to avoid falling victim to similar threats.

In our second session, we will build on what was discussed during session one, dive into more advanced cybersecurity topics, and look towards the future. We will also discuss the essential aspects of an effective cybersecurity program that small business owners and executives can implement to protect their organization better. Finally, we will wrap things up with a Q&A session to answer any questions!

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instruction will be provided in advance of the session. 

Who Should Attend?

This program is for small business owners and others looking to create an effective cybersecurity program to implement and protect their business better. 

About the Instructor:

Jake Mazzola is a part-time instructor at Cape Cod Community College. Jake graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems in 2013. After graduating, Jake co-founded Blue Harbor Technology in 2015. Blue Harbor Technology provides a wide variety of IT solutions and services to small and mid-size businesses across the South Shore of Massachusetts who want to do IT right. Above all, Jake loves spending time with family and friends and, of course, technology!

 

OSHA 40-Hour for Construction Safety (WET015-62)

$699

with Fran Kittridge

Calendar Nov 15, 2021 at 8:30 am

Date: Monday-Friday, 11/15/21-11/19/21, 5 sessions
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Format: In person
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis

Course Description:

This 40-hour course contains the 29 CFR 1910.120 regulatory overview, site and safety health plan, job hazard analysis, waste characterization, site investigation/audit, personal protective equipment, air monitoring, decontamination, SCBA use, basic principles of emergency response, introduction to confined space, and chemical hazards vs. physical hazards.

Who Should Attend? 

This safety program is for workers that are new to uncontrolled hazardous waste or emergency response operations, or that perform activities that expose or potentially expose them to hazardous substances.

About the Instructor:

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10 Tips to Master Adobe Illustrator Workshop (WIT347-68)

$59

with Keith Conforti

Calendar Nov 15, 2021 at 4 pm

Date: Monday, 11/15/21, 1 session
Time: 4-5:30pm
Format: Remote/Virtual Streaming

Course Description:

Adobe Illustrator, the industry-standard vector graphics software, lets you create scalable art for everything from web and mobile graphics to logos, icons, book illustrations, product packaging, and billboards. Turn shapes and colors into logos and icons. Create typography, draw freehand, and trace and recolor graphics. Illustrator is vector-based, so your artwork stays crisp even when you scale it up to stadium size.

Instructor Keith Conforti shows you how to get started with Adobe Illustrator CC and covers the 10 things that basic users want to know how to do. If you are new to Illustrator, or looking to improve your skills, or to simply learn a few new tools, this single session class is for you. After covering ten important things, 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 Illustrator. 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 class will be held in a remote learning capacity. Zoom link will be provided in advance of the session. 

Who should attend: 

This program is for novice and intermediate users of Adobe Illustrator who want to brush up on their creativity skills, learn to use new tools or have their graphic design questions answeded by a professional user of the platform. 

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.





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