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Employer Training Eligible for Reimbursement

Entrepreneurial Mindset Training: The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (WGB037-64)

$359

with Mindy Kole

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 5 pm

Gallup reports that only one-third of employees (34%) in the US were engaged with their work in 2021, and 16% were actively disengaged in their work and workplace.*  This is a serious problem for today’s employers as disengaged employees are less productive, less motivated, and often result in short staffing and costly turnover for the organization.

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is an experiential learning program designed to immerse participants in real-world experiences that enables them to develop entrepreneurial attitudes and skills.

Inspired by the life story of Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert, the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program draws on eight fundamental concepts that were distilled from more than ten years of research including hundreds of interviews with successful entrepreneurs.

Throughout the course, participants will examine the underlying beliefs and assumptions that empower entrepreneurs to identify and evaluate new opportunities, overcome obstacles, and create success regardless of where they start.

By investing your time in this course, and committing to learning how to have an entrepreneurial mindset, you will see a life-long return on that investment that will not only benefit you today, but in the weeks, months, and years to come.

*Gallup. (2022, January 7). U.S. employee engagement drops for first year in a decade. Gallup.com. https://www.gallup.com/workplace/388481/employee-engagement-drops-first-year-decade.aspx

Who Should Attend?
This certified facilitator-led 8-week course is designed for business owners, managers, team members, and employees of all types of organizations who want to be more productive and motivated, feel energized by work, be creative and solve problems, achieve goals, and contribute to the mission of the organization.

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!

Course ID #1137201. Click here for eligibility and application process information. 

QuickBooks Online for the Workplace & Small Business Owner

$199

with Sue Martin

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

QuickBooks Online contains all the features and tools that a small business or contractor would need to keep track of vendors, customers, and financial accounts.

The purpose of this course is to teach you how to successfully navigate and use QuickBooks Online as your business' accounting software. However, it's also useful for those who have used previous desktop versions of QuickBooks and want to learn about Quickbooks Online. 

No books will be required. Students interested can download the free trial version of QuickBooks Online for this course:  https://intuit.me/3pYjyGb 

Who Should Attend
This course was designed for the beginning or intermediate user of QuickBooks. 

Class Format
This program is offered in person. All programs with in-person (on campus) classroom instruction at Cape Cod Community College require students to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to participation. 

About the Instructon
Susan Martin is the founder and President of Pay Cape Cod & Quickbooks On The Cape.  With over 30 years of experience in small business ownership, she understands the importance of quality service and listening to her customers’ needs. She has an extensive background in Quickbooks/Payroll training, installation and processing.

Sue is a past president of the Rotary Club of Hyannis, current Treasurer of Eventide Arts, Inc. and also involved with various other community organizations. She currently lives in Dennis with her husband Jack.  They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!
Course ID #1117888. Click here for eligibility and application process information.  

Management Essentials

$329

with Rich Weissman

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 2 pm, runs for 3 weeks

As companies prepare for and experience success, a solid management team is imperative. This training provides both new and seasoned managers and supervisors with the expertise needed to lead today’s workforce by offering a foundation of essential skills, the support to apply what has been learned, and closes with a focus on how to sustain best practices.

Participants will develop the skills required to motivate employees, delegate responsibility, solve problems, resolve conflict and improve performance. By understanding how to use tools and strategies to positively influence and direct staff, managers can inspire and guide their teams in creating an increasingly positive and productive work environment throughout all departments.

  1. Performance Management as a Retention Strategy
  2. Setting Goals and Managing Results
  3. Developing Empowered Teams for Managers
  4. Negotiation and Conflict Management

Who Should Attend
New and seasoned managers and supervisors. 

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!
Course ID #1133671. Click here for eligibility and application process information. 

Express Fund Review & Application Submission Session

Free
Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 3:30 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

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JUST CURIOUS ABOUT THE EPRESS PROGRAM?

Join us for the first 30 minutes.

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WANT TO LEARN HOW TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION?

Stay with us for the last 30 minutes.

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READY TO GET STARTED? 

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 https://www.mass.gov/how-to/request-a-certificate-of-good-standing-tax-compliance-or-a-corporate-tax-lien-waiver

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DON'T WANT TO WAIT? 

These links will get you on your way!

Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) Exam Prep Course

$1,399

with Kimberly Matthews

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

The SHRM-CP certification is for individuals that perform general HR/HR-related duties; or for those pursuing a career in Human Resource Management.

Candidates for the SHRM-CP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree or previous HR experience to apply; however, a basic working knowledge of HR practices and principles is recommended.

The SHRM-CP exam is designed to assess the competency level of those who engage in HR work at the operational level. Work at this level includes duties such as implementing HR policies, supporting day-to-day HR functions, or serving as an HR point of contact for staff and stakeholders.

Refer to the SHRM BASK for detailed information on proficiency standards for this credential (i.e., Proficiency Indicators only For All HR Professionals).

Course Format:
This is offered in an online/remote learning capacity with remote sessions on 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/14 from 6-9pm. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!
Course ID #1133061. Click here for eligibility and application process information. 


Clearing Productivity Hurdles: Strategies to Feel Accomplished at the End of Your Work Day

$219

with Jen Vondenbrink

Calendar Oct 12, 2022 at 4 pm

The pace of work today has accelerated. With easier ways to communicate, connect, and meet,  work time feels compressed. Add to that potential staff shortage, and it leads to what is called “attention residue,” which develops when the pace of work requires leaving one task for another. Although trying to be present in the new task, the brain keeps the other task alive. With old and new tasks intertwined, leaders and employees alike feel overwhelmed. 

Productivity is also affected as teams become more distributed instead of working in traditional office environments. Distributed teams require individual self-leadership to manage and communicate about their workload in different ways than before. Without these skills, individuals feel unaccomplished at the end of the workday.

Through presentations, group discussions, and small group activities participants will gain a feeling of control over their time. Between sessions, they will be encouraged to use the tools, resources, and supplemental provided during their workday. When they return, they will have opportunities to problem-solve with the group. 

Topics included:

  • Challenges to being productive in today’s workplace
  • Myths of multitasking
  • Prioritizing tools and tactics
  • Leveraging tools already in place 
  • Communicating about workload with others

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the risk of multitasking and what it means to mindfully multitask
  • Learn and practice how to effectively prioritize tasks
  • Learn how to tap into the power of their calendars
  • Understand the limitations of the brain as a productivity tool
  • Learn ways to communicate about workload in today’s workplace
  • How to leverage the time available to get work done 

By investing your time in this session, and committing to use some of the tactics, you will see a life-long return on that investment that will not only benefit you today, but in the weeks, months, and years to come.

Who Should Attend
This virtual, instructor-led course is designed for business owners, managers, team members, and employees struggling to maintain boundaries between professional and personal time. They also may struggle to find the time during the day to get work done because of the increased number of meetings or unplanned interruptions.  

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!
Course ID #1133676. Click here for eligibility and application process information. 

Advanced Project Management

$359

with Mary Loden

Calendar Oct 24, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

This course provides an in-depth review of the project management lifecycle and includes theory and practice for developing critical project management tools such as communications plans, stakeholder management plans, risk registers, quality management plans, and project execution plans. Budget and schedule tracking concepts including calculation of cost performance index, schedule performance index, and earned value will be reviewed. The course is taught with a combination of lecture, class discussion, and the management of a mock project throughout the course.

Who Should Attend
This is a great program for experienced project managers pursuing mastery of managing multiple and/or complex projects in a demanding environment.

About the Instructor
Mary Loden, PE, PMP, MBA is Principal Consultant of Compass Management Consulting LLC.  With over 30 years of experience in the engineering, architecture, and environmental consulting industry, Mary is an effective leader, trainer, consultant, and project manager. She has trained and developed systems for project managers in firms of all sizes.  Mary also enjoys mentoring the next generation of project managers, teaching project management at several colleges in the region.

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

Data Analytics Essentials

$359

with Ken Gould

Calendar Oct 24, 2022 at 9 am

Participants will explore how analytics touches their professional lives in many ways and how an analytic lens enriches our understanding (and enjoyment) of business, economics, science, sports, culture, public policy and current events.

Participants will learn the basic principles of data science and see how the application of those principles improves decision-making within their organization. We will review widely-used analysis methods with an emphasis on concepts and real-world application over mathematical formulae. Students will sharpen their critical eye and instill analytic/quantitative reasoning.

The Data Analytics Essentials program will include a combination of class lecture and group discussion. Content will be reinforced with case studies, workplace experiences and news events.

This program will demystify fancy-sounding terms and prepare business/public sector generalists for more productive collaboration with analytics teams in their workplace. We will also have some fun in the process!

Target Audience
Business/public sector generalists, across industries, who work closely with Analytics teams. Professionals coming from all disciplines – Finance, Sales, Marketing, CRM, Project Management, Product Development, Policy Analysis, etc. If you are analytical and curious and would like a deeper understanding of the foundational concepts and principles behind data analytics, this program is for you. This course also serves aspiring analytics professionals seeking initial exposure through an intro-level course. 

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!
Course ID 1134702. Click here for eligibility and application process information. 






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