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Navigate Life. Navigate Stress: Manage Stress, Time and Relationships Better


with Elise Tofias Phillips

Calendar Mar 1, 2023 at 6 pm

Are you juggling multiple balls in the air with your busy professional and personal life? Are you always trying to develop strategies that can help you to navigate your life? Would you like to be able to manage stress, time, and relationships better?

During this 4 -session zoom course you will learn innovative, practical strategies to help you to navigate your life by managing stress, time, and relationships. You will learn positive communication strategies to enhance the relationships in your life and techniques to manage your time and stress. Through exploration of your personal life management skills, we will build strength and resilience for a more balanced, healthier, and happier life. Give yourself a gift and join us, continue to be a lifelong learner, and promote positive wellbeing skills that will help to navigate your life.

You will learn:

  • Positive communication techniques for healthier relationships
  • Stress management skills to decrease your personal stress
  • Time management techniques to enhance managing the details

Project Management Fundamentals (WPG029-65)


with Cesar Rodas

Calendar Mar 3, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Project Management is more about managing expectations than dates.  Effectively managing multiple projects, resources, and budgets is critical in today's global business environment.  This Project Management course will dive into the roles and responsibilities of the project manager and examine project management in theory as well as in practice.  The course offers a practical approach to managing projects, without requiring any previous project management experience.  We will focus on organizing, planning, and controlling the deliverables of the project using good practices.

Students will participate in structured workshops where simulated project plans are designed and implemented. At the end of the course, students will understand why project management requires a high degree of professionalism and attention to detail, and how to achieve that end in future projects.

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


  • What makes a good project?
  • Documentation of a project
  • Common pitfalls
  • Ownership versus governance of the project
  • Project communication
  • What to do when things go wrong
  • What to do when things go right

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


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

Calendar Mar 8, 2023 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 session dates TBD. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 

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

Payment plan available: $700 deposit plus 4 payments of $174.75, paid weekly.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Essentials

Calendar May 2, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

The SHRM Essentials program gives students an overview of essential topics and issues within HR so they can more effectively manage the challenging issues and situations they are faced with on the job. 

This program was developed by SHRM, the world’s largest HR association and leading advocate for HR professionals. The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources is the first level HR program to incorporate components of the SHRM BoCK and provide insight into the standards for knowledge, strategies and competencies. 

 SHRM Essentials is ideal for those who are:

  • New to HR
  • Small business owners
  • Managers and professionals with HR responsibilities

The program covers six key HR topics and provides tools you can immediately put to use in your organization:

  • Human Resources. Gain a clear understanding of the HR function.
  • Talent Acquisition. Develop important skills for attracting and selecting employees.
  • Total Rewards. Learn the key elements of a total compensation system.
  • Learning and Development. Obtain an understanding of orientation, development, and training.
  • Performance Management. Discover the purpose and process for performance evaluation.
  • Employment Law. Enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation.

Course materials/books are included with the cost of this program. 

Who Should Attend
This program is ideal for small business owners, those who are new to human resources, and/or any manager or professional with HR responsibilities. 

Course Format
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered in an online/remote learning capacity with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions. 

About the Instructor
With over twenty years of experience in business, including training and development, Kimberly Matthews is well versed with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Learning System and certification exam preparation course. Kimberly currently holds a Senior Certified Professional designation from SHRM. 

She has amassed a great deal of on-line facilitation experience in her career as a Training and Development Manager at Marriott International hosting virtual classrooms across the continental United States to a diverse audience of Gen X, Gen Y and millennials.  She also has acquired extensive experience in adult education at the community college level.

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

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