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MS Excel Mini Session: It's All About Formulas


with Elaine Moore

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 29, 2024 at 12 pm

Join us mid-day for a quick overview of MS Excel Formulas!

Come watch or follow along to learn how to effectively and efficiently use formulas to calculate numerical information. This one hour program will cover the basic formulas in Excel including those that are most frequently used, and how to use them to your advantage in your daily work.

There will be time for questions after the hour presentation.

Class Format
Class is offered using Zoom.


Social Media: Set up & Analysis


with Angela Ackerman

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 29, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This course equips you with critical content creation and management skills. You’ll learn how to create effective social media posts and how to create a a social media presence. You’ll also learn how to establish an ongoing process to manage your content. This includes setting up a content calendar, managing and moderating your posts, analyzing data for insights and iteration, and how to increase post effectiveness. Plus learning about data analysis and reporting, making data-driven marketing decisions, up leveling your social media strategy to include the synergy between on and off line messaging, and networking campaigning. You will end the course with real-world application of your skills through a content management project. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Establish and manage a social media presence
  • Create a business page, group pages, event pages for 2 platform
  • Understand how and why to create content for social media
  • Evaluate the performance of your content on social media and to iterate and optimize the performance
  • Create a content calendar for your social media presence
  • Manage social media content using real world data

Learners don't need marketing experience, but should have basic internet navigation skills and be eager to participate and connect in social media. Learners that have a Facebook account and an Instagram account helps.

Who should attend?
This course is intended for people who want to learn how to create and manage a presence on social media, including creating content, interacting and engaging with customers on social media and evaluating the results of different posts.

Course format:
This course is offered using Zoom. 

Empowered Entrepreneurs Mastermind


with Sailyn Doyle

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Are you a woman entrepreneur seeking to scale your revenue WITHOUT working more hours?

But for some reason you are struggling with the daily overwhelm and overwork that goes into building a successful business?

This is the step in your journey!
Join a dynamic community of driven women dedicated to supporting and inspiring one another's entrepreneurial journeys. Designed with the unique challenges and aspirations of women in mind, this mastermind group is a powerful program that fosters growth, innovation, and collaboration.

You will discover how to: 

  • Achieve Your #1 Goal: Time & Money FREEDOM - the main reason you went into business for yourself is possible and you can FINALLY have it!
  • Reclaim Your Time: Be fully present for your loved ones who have eagerly awaited your success, freeing yourself from the burden of constant guilt. 
  • Secure Your Future: By transforming your business into a PROFITABLE money-making machine that runs 24/7 without you involved in the daily operations!A full bonus package of lifetime training & support, PLUS a one-on-one Business Coaching Session

Also included:
A full bonus package of lifetime training & support, PLUS a one-on-one Business Coaching Session with Instructor, Sailynn Doyle.

Cosurse format:
This class is offered using Zoom. 
Six zoom sessions: 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/22, 5/6 & 5/20.

About the instructor:
Sailynn Doyle, Your FUN Business Coach, started her first business in 2007 by purchasing a senior home carefranchise in North Dartmouth, MA. After working 80+ hour weeks and being on-call 24/7 for 3 years, she drew a line in the sand and went on a mission to figure out how to live more and work less! After implementing her Legacy Business System, she tripled her business revenue, 4X her personal salary all while reducing herhours to just 16 weekly! She achieved her ultimate goal to retire from her full time career by age 40! Nowadays, Sailynn is fulfilling her passions of living life to its fullest while helping other women entrepreneurs do the same by sharing her unique system to say goodbye to burnout and hello to freedom inside her done with you mastermind experience, designed to give you the support you'd expect from working with a coach 1 to 1, combined with the flexibility of a self-guided course, PLUS a community of other local women!

Management Essentials


with Angela Ackerman

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 6, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 4 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
This course is offered using Zoom. 

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!
Click here for eligibility and application process information. Or join us for an upcoming information session. Click here for the schedule and to register for a session. 

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


with Monet Viens

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on May 2, 2024

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 Zoom session dates as follows:
Session 1: 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7 & 5/21/2024
Session 2:
 5/2, 5/16, 5/30, 6/13, 6/27 & 7/11/2024

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement! Click here for eligibility and application process information. Or join us for an upcoming information session. Click here for the schedule and to register for a session. 

Project Management Fundamentals


with Cesar Rodas

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 13, 2024 at 1 pm, 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.


  1. What makes a good project?
  2. Documentation of a project
  3. Common pitfalls
  4. Ownership versus governance of the project
  5. Project communication
  6. What to do when things go wrong
  7. What to do when things go right

Course Format:
This course is offered using Zoom. 

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement! 
Click here for eligibility and application process information. Or join us for an upcoming information session. Click here for the schedule and to register for a session.  

Microsoft Excel Advanced in the Workplace


with Elaine Moore

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 19, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 18, 2024

This virtual, interactive and hands-on session will explore additional formulas and functions and address absolute verse relative cell referencing, multiple worksheets and displaying of data using charts. It is appropriate for users that need to customize their worksheets, present data through charts, and/or develop long-range spreadsheets for data tracking. Attendees will learn how to expand their knowledge and use of functions and the creation of charts.

Individuals are encouraged to bring current spreadsheet projects with them to work on in real-time, privately with the instructor.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Functions in Excel
  • Cell Referencing
  • Creating and Linking Multiple Sheets in a Workbook
  • Creating Charts
  • Filtering and Sorting Data
  • Inserting and Using a Pivot Table

All individuals participating in this training via Zoom are encouraged to have a second monitor, iPad or other tablet device to watch while you participate on your own computer.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for individuals who are looking to learn more and enhance their MS Excel skills in the workplace. 

Class Format
This course is offered using Zoom. 

Attention Employers:
This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement! Click here for eligibility and application process information. Or join us for an upcoming information session. Click here for the schedule and to register for a session. 

Genealogy Course: Methodologies of Family History and Genealogical Research


with David Martin

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 20, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This six session course introduces the student to the basic methodologies of family history and genealogical research. Included are the use of primary versus secondary sources, standards of evidence, systematic record-keeping, production of useful charts, techniques for gathering personal family data from a variety of sources, census records, land and probate records, DNA information, immigration and naturalization records, and assembling a history of one individual using genealogical methodology. Students will carry out independent reading, in-class exercises, and homework assignments which will be individually evaluated by the instructor.

Course Objectives

  1. Write effective letters of inquiry for collecting family history data.
  2. Plan, carry out, and analyze a personal interview to collect family history information.
  3. Use effectively a variety of legal source records to construct a family history.
  4. Collect relevant data from sources such as church records, civic vital records, and newspapers and then evaluate those data in terms of their credibility.
  5. Properly cite sources.
  6. Develop and carry out a research plan.Organize research findings in a narrative about a specific ancestor.
  7. Develop a plan for continued research on family history after the completion of the course.

Course Requirements

  • Participation in all sessions of the course
  • Completion of weekly assignments and submission to the instructor on the schedule specified.
  • Completion of a final project of a narrative report on one ancestor, detailing her/his life events, relationship to the family, local historical events occurring during her/his lifetime, and world events of which she/he may well have been aware during the lifetime.
  • The final project is due two weeks following the final scheduled (6th) session of the course.

Class dates: 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 & 4/24/2024

Course Format
This course is offered using Zoom. 

About the Instructor
David S. Martin, Ph.D., is Professor/Dean Emeritus from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC where he has taught genealogy courses in the Honors Program. Since retirement, he has taught 23 different courses in genealogy for beginners and experienced genealogists in southeastern Massachusetts, both in-person and online.

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