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The Center for Corporate and Professional Education


Developing Video for Marketing and Branded Content (WIT325-63)


with Manx Magyar

Calendar Oct 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Video is paving the way for promotion; it's been that way for years and it’s only growing more prevalent. Take advantage of modern forms of self-distribution by becoming your own production company - starting today!

This course will help guide students in developing media (specifically video) for marketing and branded content. Students will learn to utilize concepts in cinema and high-end commercials and apply them to smaller businesses or organizations. The course will go over a wide range of equipment: camera, audio, lighting, etc. in varying capacities and degrees of accessibility.

By the end of the course, students should have a fully realized promo video about their business or organization, as well as the confidence to continue creating future content. The assignments for each class will ultimately build to a final video, a classic website welcome video/“about us” video, about a minute in length. This will also be a great crash course in understanding the production process from the content creator’s background, allowing you as a client to communicate your own ideas to a professional producer and understand the work process. Having prerequisite knowledge and skills is a huge advantage, but just learning about the entire process is still beneficial for an absolute beginner.

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

Project Management Essentials (WPG029-63)

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. 

Job Seeking from Strength: You’re Closer than You Think!


with Sheryll Reichwein

Calendar Nov 2, 2020 at 3 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Whether you’re reinventing your career to match your interests or re-entering the workforce after a period of pause, the process of finding that next job can be daunting.  In this course you’ll learn how to identify your strengths and skills, broaden your career vision, tell your best employment story, create professional resumes and cover letters, and manage interviews with confidence.  Through a combination of course content and individual coaching, you’ll bridge the gap between where you are now and the beautiful future you hope to create.

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

Adobe InDesign and Illustrator CC (WIT311-63)


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 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. 

ESL: Practice Real-life Conversation Skills (WPG490-63)


with Helen Rowell

Calendar Nov 10, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

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

5 Steps to an Employee Training and Engagement Plan (WPG496-63)


with Monet Viens

Calendar Nov 12, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Employee engagement is key to the success of every business model. Companies with highly engaged employees tend to experience reduced absenteeism, improved employee retention, increased profits, elevated customer satisfaction, and even higher safety scores. Participants will learn:

  • What it means to create a culture of engagement
  • Engagement strategies for all generations
  • Ways to measure engagement
  • Ways to foster a community spirit

This course is offered in a remote learning capacity. Zoom link and instructions will be provided prior to the session. 

Management in Today's Workplace (WPG300-65)


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 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:

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

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

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. 

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