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Make Peace with Food, Reject the Diet Mentality (WED258-64)


with Elise Tofias Phillips

Calendar Oct 17, 2022 at 6 pm

Learn Ways to Promote Healthy Eating by Trusting and Honoring Your Hunger and Fullness

Do you want to make peace with food? Are you tired of dieting? Are you ready to stop thinking about food and your body all the time? Learn how to reject the diet mentality, avoid the diet - weight - gain cycle, understand your hunger and fullness, select and take pleasure in food again, and accept your body, at any size. The goal of these sessions are to support awareness of hunger and fullness, start a reflective process on eating behaviors, and practice what you have learned. There are 10 Intuitive Eating Principles, supported by research and practical implications. Each principle is a wonderful guide to making peace with food. We will explore, learn, and discuss 2 principles each session, and bring it all together in session 6.  

This is not a weight loss course. The facilitator is not a dietitian, but is a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, through Intuitive Eating Pros. 

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

Important Note

Exact class dates and times will be announced soon. Please add yourself to the Wait List, and you will be contacted once the dates and times are determined for Fall 2022. 

About the Instructor
Elise Tofias Phillips, MEd, is the CEO of Navigate, Health and Wellness Coaching and Consulting. She has developed an innovative, interactive, and engaging behavior change approach through her consulting and coaching, and is passionate about working with her clients. She has worked in health education, health promotion, health and wellness coaching, and health communications her entire career. She has held positions as the Founding Director of the Office of Health Promotion and the Health Coach Institute at Boston College, the Director of Health Education at Simmons College, Manager of The Be Well! Tanger Center for Health Management at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and taught in public and independent schools. She is a certified Health and Wellness Coach and Intuitive Eating Counselor through WellCoaches and Intuitive Eating Pros. Elise received an M.Ed. from Boston University and B.S. from Ithaca College. 

Call Mary Conklin, Program Coordinator, at 508-375-5010 or email

Advanced Project Management


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


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. 

10 Tips to Master Adobe Photoshop (WIT346-64)


with Keith Conforti

Calendar Oct 24, 2022 at 6 pm

Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard photo editing and manipulation software. Its uses range from the full-featured editing and retouching of photos to creating intricate digital paintings and drawings that mimic those done by hand.

Instructor Keith Conforti shows you how to get started with Adobe Photoshop CC and covers the 10 things that basic users want to know how to do. After covering 10 important things every Photoshop user should know, 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 Photoshop. 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.

Who Should Attend
If you are a new user of Photoshop, are looking to improve your skills, or wish to simply learn a few new tools, this two-session class is for you.

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

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.

Step by Step: Create an Operations Strategy (WPG478-64)


with Rich Weissman

Calendar Oct 26, 2022 at 11 am

All organizations need to have an overall business strategy that aligns their vision and mission, critical success factors, operating principles, company objectives, department goals and individual responsibilities. In this session, attendees will create an operations management strategy by using a proven 6 step process to identify current business conditions and company needs, analyze internal and external factors impacting their business, formulate a relevant operations management strategy, and create a process for its implementation.

Course Format
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely using Zoom. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of class.

Microsoft Excel Essentials in the Workplace


with Elaine Moore

Calendar Oct 27, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This hands-on class will focus on the logic and power of this powerful program. Students will learn not only the basics, but several tips and tricks available to allow the creation of spreadsheets in a fraction of the time.

This interactive session is recommended for all levels. Attendees will be able to create a basic spreadsheet with formulas and functions in less than three minutes.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Types of Input
  • Writing Simple Formulas
  • Writing Simple Functions
  • Formatting in a Flash
  • Functions in Excel
  • Cell Referencing
  • Creating and Linking Multiple sheets in a workbook
  • Creating Charts
  • Writing reports and letters that are used in an employee’s role

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for individuals who are looking to learn more and enhance their MS Excel skills in the workplace. Individuals are encouraged to bring current spreadsheet projects with them to work on in real-time. 

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 #1133673. Click here for eligibility and application process information.

Cybersecurity Essentials for the Small Business (WIT337-64)


with Jake Mazzola

Calendar Oct 28, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In the foundation session of this two-part program, participants will be introduced to cybersecurity terminology. Then, building on those items, participants will review the types of cyberattacks businesses face and explore the past and present cyber landscape. From here we will dive into these critical moments in time and discuss essential cybersecurity protocols business owners and executives can put in place to avoid falling victim to similar threats.

In our second session, we will get into more advanced cybersecurity topics, and look towards the future. The group will also discuss the essential aspects of an effective cybersecurity program that participants can implement to better protect their own organizations.

Finally, we will wrap things up with a Q&A session to answer any questions!

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. 

Course Format:

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

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!


Leadership Essentials


with Mindy Kole

Calendar Nov 1, 2022 at 4 pm

Senior leadership shoulders a great deal of responsibility, not the least of which is managing the managers. In this advanced-level class, executives will develop sophisticated management strategies for coaching and directing the management team whether they lead traditional or distributed teams. 

Most companies have highly driven people in management positions as well as employees who are not reaching their full potential. Leaders will be challenged in this virtual, instructor-led course through presentations, group discussions, and small group activities to identify how they can use a combination of practical skills and inspiration to take individual managers as well as the organization to the next level.

Topics Include:

  • Strategic Leadership and Change Management
  • Communication and Conflict Management
  • Recruitment, Retention, and Performance Management
  • Business Growth and Organizational Impact

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand effective change models
  • Understand the difference between strategic and operational mindsets
  • Identify current and future company culture
  • Develop coaching and communication skills
  • Develop negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Reframe recruiting and performance management as retention strategies
  • Learn best practices in decision making based on profitability reports

Who Should Attend
Company executives, directors, vice-presidents, executive directors, senior managers, and business owners will benefit from this course’s content, tools, supplemental material, and most importantly the dynamic peer conversations.

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 #1133672. Click here for eligibility and application process information. 

This course is eligible for the Commonwealth Corporation Express Program funds. Michelle Constantino, Employer Relations Manager, will help employers complete an Express Program application at least three weeks prior to the start of training. Additional training topics and group training rates are also available for Express Program reimbursement. To learn more about qualifying for Express Program funds, please contact Michelle at 508-375-5014 or mconstantino@capecod.eduWe promise you, the application process is quick and simple! 

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