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Project Management Essentials (WPG029-63)

$199
Calendar Oct 30, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Effectively managing multiple projects, resources, and budgets is critical in today's global business environment. This Project Management course, held over four weeks, will allow you to take a deep dive into the roles and responsibilities of the project manager, examining project management in theory as well as in practice. This course offers a practical approach to managing projects, without requiring any previous project management experience. Participants will focus on organizing, planning, and controlling the deliverables of the project using good practices.

This course will examine project management roles, the project lifecycle, and various techniques of work planning, control, and evaluation to achieve project management objectives using system tools and project management philosophies.

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 

Adobe InDesign and Illustrator CC (WIT311-63)

$279

with Keith Conforti

Calendar Nov 2, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This course is designed to introduce the basic functions of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign in 18 hours, broken into a series of 90-minute remote classes. While each program has a specific creative purpose, there is a significant overlap in each program’s functions meaning it is relatively easy to acquire basic skills in both.

Using Illustrator you will learn to create and edit full-color illustrations exhibiting line and shape, volumetric form, shading, depth and randomness by using a vector illustration software application. Typography features, tools that automate drawing tasks, libraries of brushes, patterns and colors will also be explored. We will cover, in depth, all the basics which will allow you to start making professional looking graphics immediately. The main goal is to give you enough experience in Adobe Illustrator that you will leave this class confident in your ability to create any type of basic art or design you conjure.

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard layout program that takes desktop publishing and design to a high level, combining extraordinary production power and creative freedom integrated with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat software. In this class students will learn the basics to create layout documents and prepare them for print or export as a PDF. They learn the work area, work with typography and graphics, and create simple vector-based graphics, and import images (features that are shared by both programs).

At the conclusion of the course, students will be familiar with Illustrator and InDesign enough to create a variety of basic designs and layouts. Students will also have a basic understanding of both programs, tools, menus and basic functions in layout, typography, image manipulation, and production techniques to create finished projects. 

Class Requirements:

  • Basic working knowledge of Zoom
  • Understanding of either Windows or Mac OS interface
  • Ability to work independently between classes
  • A free account set up on Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Access to Adobe Creative Cloud applications
  • Ability to use cloud-based file sharing using Microsoft One Drive

Visit www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html for student plans and pricing. Free trials are available. 

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

Management in Today's Workplace (WPG300-65)

$750

with Rich Weissman

Calendar Nov 16, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Employer Grant Funds Available!* If you would like to find out if your employer is eligible to send their employees at no-cost (highly likely), contact Danielle Dupuis, Program Coordinator, at ddupuis@capecod.edu prior to registering for this program. 

Managing teams in today's workplace has drastically changed. Our Management Academy Program will help you to enhance your communication skills, set expectations, and provide you with the tools to manage your time effectively. 

This 24-hour intensive eight-session program is designed to inspire and teach managers to create an increasingly positive and productive work environment by developing as individuals as well as shifting the overall culture in four core areas: 1) Management Essentials, 2) Communication Styles, 3) Optimizing Performance and 4) Results-Focused Leadership.

The Management Academy Program will focus on the following core topics:

  • Understand the basic principles of collaborative management and learn to leverage tools to increase collaboration in problem solving, meetings and internal and external communication.
  • Learn how to implement and conduct a structured interview process, how to structure behaviorally based questions around important skills, and assess and create an action plan for new employees added to your team.
  • Learn an effective performance management model, understand how both reinforcing and changing behavior feedback shorten the performance management timeframe, and brainstorm reward and recognition tools.
  • Understand cultural differences and how they can impact employee communication and interactions, understand where micro inequities can occur, and develop a plan to create openness and awareness for yourself, coworkers, and your teams.
  • Review time management principles and apply effective tools, learn basic project management techniques, learn to identify barriers to productive workflow, understand mindfulness techniques to relieve stress, and apply time management tools to your teams.

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 

*Please see our other grant-funded course offerings:

https://capecodcc.coursestorm.com/category/grant-funded-employer-programs

Upcoming Sessions (grant-funded for eligible employers!):

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Innovation and Critical Thinking in the Workplace (WPG500-63)

$149
Calendar Nov 18, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 5 weeks

These skills not only top the list of what’s important for success in the 21st century workplace (and beyond), they’re an expectation! During this highly interactive program, you’ll learn how to apply state-of-the-art innovative and critical thinking strategies to envision exciting new products, deliver better existing products or services, change a business model, and tackle stubborn problems to adapt and grow in the marketplace. And it begins by cultivating certain thinking dispositions (attitudes toward thinking) that are essential to catalyzing these processes! Together, we'll take “a different view” on to how turn workplace challenges into innovative and critical thinking opportunities and have fun doing it too!

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

Management in Today's Workplace

$750

with Jen Vondenbrink

Calendar Jan 6, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Employer Grant Funds Available! If you would like to find out if your employer is eligible to send their employees at no-cost (highly likely), contact Danielle Dupuis, Program Coordinator, at ddupuis@capecod.edu prior to registering for this program. 

Managing teams in today's workplace has drastically changed. Our Management Academy Program will help you to enhance your communication skills, set expectations, and provide you with the tools to manage your time effectively. 

This 24-hour intensive eight-session program is designed to inspire and teach managers to create an increasingly positive and productive work environment by developing as individuals as well as shifting the overall culture in four core areas: 1) Management Essentials, 2) Communication Styles, 3) Optimizing Performance and 4) Results-Focused Leadership.

The Management Academy will focus on the following core topics:

  • Understand the basic principles of collaborative management and learn to leverage tools to increase collaboration in problem solving, meetings and internal and external communication.
  • Learn how to implement and conduct a structured interview process, how to structure behaviorally based questions around important skills, and assess and create an action plan for new employees added to your team.
  • Learn an effective performance management model, understand how both reinforcing and changing behavior feedback shorten the performance management timeframe, and brainstorm reward and recognition tools.
  • Understand cultural differences and how they can impact employee communication and interactions, understand where micro inequities can occur, and develop a plan to create openness and awareness for yourself, coworkers, and your teams.
  • Review time management principles and apply effective tools, learn basic project management techniques, learn to identify barriers to productive workflow, understand mindfulness techniques to relieve stress, and apply time management tools to your teams.

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 

Senior Leadership Strategies in Today's Workplace (WPG369-62)

$1,200

with Rich Weissman

Calendar Feb 2, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Employer Grant Funds Available! If you would like to find out if your employer is eligible to send their employees at no-cost (highly likely), contact Danielle Dupuis, Program Coordinator, at ddupuis@capecod.edu prior to registering for this program. 

Today's complex business environment calls for a new approach to leadership. Although traditional roles are still woven into the way people work, leaders must now think as a visionary, coach and catalyst. 

This 24-hour intensive eight-session program will provide leaders and executives with the practical skills needed to enhance their leadership style and provide participants with insights into their own problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, teamwork, and communication skills.

The Senior Leadership Program will focus on the following core topics:

  • Define strategic leadership mindset and its benefits and difficulties, understand the difference between an operational and strategic mindset, and understand your own organization’s culture, identifying gaps and learning strategies to narrow those gaps.
  • Understand the stages of change and transition using the William Bridges and Fischer models, learn the different types of plans required to implement change, and apply the change and planning models to a current or upcoming change in your organization.
  • Review the four DISC styles and how they affect communication, learn the differences in generational mindsets and the impact on communication, and apply DISC and generational mindsets to practical situations.
  • Understand the importance of negotiation and conflict management, learn the steps of effective negotiation, and learn how to develop negotiation and conflict management skills in your staff.
  • Learn how an engaged multigenerational workforce affects your attraction and retention strategy, learn the succession planning process, and apply attraction and succession planning strategies to your organization.

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 

Management in Today's Workplace

$750

with Jen Vondenbrink

Calendar Mar 10, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Employer Grant Funds Available! If you would like to find out if your employer is eligible to send their employees at no-cost (highly likely), contact Danielle Dupuis, Program Coordinator, at ddupuis@capecod.edu prior to registering for this program. 

Managing teams in today's workplace has drastically changed. Our Management Academy Program will help you to enhance your communication skills, set expectations, and provide you with the tools to manage your time effectively. 

This 24-hour intensive eight-session program is designed to inspire and teach managers to create an increasingly positive and productive work environment by developing as individuals as well as shifting the overall culture in four core areas: 1) Management Essentials, 2) Communication Styles, 3) Optimizing Performance and 4) Results-Focused Leadership.

The Management Academy will focus on the following core topics:

  • Understand the basic principles of collaborative management and learn to leverage tools to increase collaboration in problem solving, meetings and internal and external communication.
  • Learn how to implement and conduct a structured interview process, how to structure behaviorally based questions around important skills, and assess and create an action plan for new employees added to your team.
  • Learn an effective performance management model, understand how both reinforcing and changing behavior feedback shorten the performance management timeframe, and brainstorm reward and recognition tools.
  • Understand cultural differences and how they can impact employee communication and interactions, understand where micro inequities can occur, and develop a plan to create openness and awareness for yourself, coworkers, and your teams.
  • Review time management principles and apply effective tools, learn basic project management techniques, learn to identify barriers to productive workflow, understand mindfulness techniques to relieve stress, and apply time management tools to your teams.

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 

Senior Leadership Strategies in Today's Workplace (WPG369-64)

$1,200

with Rich Weissman

Calendar Apr 6, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Employer Grant Funds Available! If you would like to find out if your employer is eligible to send their employees at no-cost (highly likely), contact Danielle Dupuis, Program Coordinator, at ddupuis@capecod.edu prior to registering for this program. 

Today's complex business environment calls for a new approach to leadership. Although traditional roles are still woven into the way people work, leaders must now think as a visionary, coach and catalyst. 

This 24-hour intensive program will provide leaders and executives with the practical skills needed to enhance their leadership style and provide participants with insights into their own problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, teamwork, and communication skills.

The Senior Leadership Program will focus on the following core topics:

  • Define strategic leadership mindset and its benefits and difficulties, understand the difference between an operational and strategic mindset, and understand your own organization’s culture, identifying gaps and learning strategies to narrow those gaps.
  • Understand the stages of change and transition using the William Bridges and Fischer models, learn the different types of plans required to implement change, and apply the change and planning models to a current or upcoming change in your organization.
  • Review the four DISC styles and how they affect communication, learn the differences in generational mindsets and the impact on communication, and apply DISC and generational mindsets to practical situations.
  • Understand the importance of negotiation and conflict management, learn the steps of effective negotiation, and learn how to develop negotiation and conflict management skills in your staff.
  • Learn how an engaged multigenerational workforce affects your attraction and retention strategy, learn the succession planning process, and apply attraction and succession planning strategies to your organization.

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 





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