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Enhanced Communication Skills
with Mindy Kole
Today strong communication skills are beneficial to all aspects of our lives – in the workplace and in our personal relationships. In this course we will focus on the development of the interpersonal communication skills necessary for building and maintaining positive relationships in both personal and professional settings. Topics include an overview of the communication process (including audience, purpose, role, cultural context); the role of verbal and non-verbal communication in workplace and personal relationships; active listening and response skills; managing and resolving conflict; cultural and gender factors, the importance of communication in leadership; small group dynamics; making presentations; and job interviewing.
Course Objectives: At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Analyze the elements of the communication process.
- Assess an audience, formulate communication objectives, select language and tone, and identify nonverbal communication as part of the development of a personal leadership communication style
- Analyze and demonstrate the components of active listening
- Analyze how groups solve problems, manage and resolve conflict, and build consensus
- Recognize effective techniques for adapting communication to cross-cultural audiences.
Course will be conducted through zoom sessions, discussions, readings, practice through presentation development and role playing
Reclaim Your Time!
with Elise Tofias Phillips
Reclaim Your Time! Are you constantly trying to get things done? Are you struggling to accomplish all the things that need to happen? Are you looking for more balance in your life, while getting to do the things you enjoy?
Did you know most people do not use a time management system? Are you looking for a time management system that is results - oriented and supports you to become more organized, efficient, effective?
Join us for this 2 session time management course where you will learn a system that really works: from identifying and eliminating time wasters, determining priorities, creating lists that really work, prioritizing, breaking up and managing large and small projects, tips for digital and paper planning, and developing daily habits that will support your needs to accomplish what is most important to you professionally and personally.
This course will support the balance in your life that you have been craving.
Goal: To learn a result - oriented time management system that will support getting more accomplished for a more balanced life.
Participants will learn to:
- Develop positive time management strategies and systems that really work
- Identify and eliminate time wasters· Understand priorities
- Set daily goals
- Prioritize what needs to be accomplished
- Develop to do lists
- Develop daily habits to support managing personal and professional time
- Plan time digitally and on paper
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions.
The Power of Improv
with Jessica Wilson
Through participation in fully inclusive group and individual exercises, students explore the fundamentals of improvisation as a communication skill, a foundation for creativity, and as a unique performance art. Students will develop skills in active listening, being in the moment, flexibility, overcoming the fear of failure, and confidence in both small and large group environments. Exercises will strengthen students’ vocal and physical instruments, and expand storytelling, teamwork and decision-making abilities.
This noncredit program is designed for personal and professional enrichment, and is taken along with Cape Cod Community College for credit students.
Manage Stress Well
with Elise Tofias Phillips
Are you juggling multiple balls in the air with your busy professional and/or personal life? Are you always trying to develop strategies that can help you to navigate and manage your stress well?
During this course you will learn an innovative approach and practical strategies to help you to navigate your life by managing stress. We will explore current symptoms of stress, stressors, triggers, and thought traps and learn positive and practical strategies for managing and re-framing by exploring current skills. Give yourself a gift and join us. Continue to be a lifelong learner and promote positive wellbeing skills through managing stress that will enhance your life.
Outline of Course:
- Welcome + Introduction
- Learn the basics of stress
- Identify stressors, sources of stress, and triggers
- Develop positive strategies to manage stress
- Develop a results-oriented stress management plan
- Learn a 6-step approach to manage stress - anywhere!
You can participate in this course via Zoom while eating lunch at your desk, walking on the beach, or in the woods. Just carve out a time and place that works for you.
Wilderness First Aid
with Kevin Rosenberg
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.
The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.
The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.
This program is offered in person.
BURNOUT: Explore, Refresh & Engage!
with Elise Tofias Phillips
Do you feel like you're burning the candle from both ends? Are you craving time to feel more balance, energy, and excitement? During this zoom session we will explore what burnout is, how it is affecting you, how to acknowledge and manage these feelings, and how to set priorities and boundaries. We will look at how to notice and reframe the narrative you may be experiencing, and ways to integrate personal time into your daily life so that you feel refreshed and engage with renewed energy. You will leave this session with a plan that includes reframing your thoughts, and goals and strategies for change.
Goal: To understand and manage burnout for renewed energy
You will learn:
- What burnout is and ways to change and manage the narrative
- How burnout affects you
- How to set boundaries and priorities
- Strategies to become refreshed with renewed energy