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Project Management for the Rest of Us

Many of us are called upon to manage project work with only a vague sense about how to do it effectively or efficiently. Instead, we bumble through with clunky spreadsheets and a wide range of different expectations about how and what to manage when it comes to project work. Or, we feel overwhelmed at the very thought of learning and then using a whole new set of tools, just so that we can PLAN the work, when we really feel that we should simply be DOING the work.
Come to this one-day workshop to learn a quick and easy set of tools that you can apply right away to make your project planning much more engaging, meaningful and complete. In this course you will…

  • Understand what a project is and IS NOT
  • Understand the stages of project development and how to lead effective meetings in every stage
  • Practice describing a project goal and objectives
  • Translate goals and objectives into a project scope
  • Engage and secure sponsorship for your project
  • Engage the right stakeholders at the right time with a communication plan
  • Practice leading an effective project team meeting
  • Learn to anticipate and mitigate risks
  • Build a collaborative action plan that includes task interdependencies
  • And more!

 

Thu., June 9
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Room: 1522

Register by June 8: $95
Register after June 8: $110

 

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Claire Laughlin is a consultant and trainer for Cabrillo's Corporate Training department. This and other classes that Claire teaches are designed to leverage the power of the intersection between creativity, group dynamics, collaborative process, and easy-to-use tools.

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Using Video to Promote and Grow Your Business

Many business owners are reluctant to use video because they think it’s difficult to do, time consuming and you need expensive equipment to do it. None of this is true so keep reading!

Marketing with online videos can engage viewers, create large audiences, and help showcase products. A wide range of traditional or online businesses such as hospitality, non-profits, sports and fitness, trades and construction, real estate… you name it, they all use videos.

You will be taught video shooting skills, downloading from camera to computer, and basic editing using iMovie for Macintosh. Once you have completed your short video, you will export it, and learn how to upload it to the web. Interview techniques, lighting, audio, voice-over and adding music will be also be taught. By the end of the course, you will have a short video that you create yourself!

Basic knowledge of computers is a prerequisite for this class. You will need a basic, inexpensive camera (some phone cameras are ok) for shooting video, and a minimum 32GB flash drive.

5 Tue., June 16 - July 14
6:30 - 9 pm
Room: 317
Register by June 8: $142
Register after June 8: $160
plus $20 materials fee at class

 

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Cindy Lepore Hart is a videographer and photographer working in the Santa Cruz Area. She creates a variety of videos, from real estate to non-profits, to sports, family and school highlights and short films. Cindy also owned and operated a small business in Santa Cruz for almost 13 years. She combines her education, business, social media, digital media, and video skills to offer dynamic workshops.

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Accelerated Teaching Techniques for the 21st Century

In the age of text messaging and instant, on-demand everything, the attention span of today’s students has decreased dramatically. Teaching has become more challenging and the techniques that proved effective just 5 years ago may no longer work.

So what will work on today’s iGeneration? What do we know about our student’s brains and how they learn? How can I use this information to teach most effectively?

These questions and many others will be answered in this interactive and entertaining funshop. Regardless of your subject matter, you will leave with a variety of simple but powerful brain-based teaching techniques that you can implement immediately.

2 Sat., July 11 & 18
9:00 am- 12:30 pm
Room: Hort 5005
Register by June 8: $78
Register after June 8: $85

 

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Dr. Joe McCullough is the Physics Program Chair at Cabrillo College where he has been teaching for the last 14 years. He is also a certified trainer and best-selling author of Accelerated Learning Techniques for Students.

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Become a Notary Public - Includes the 2014 Laws

Establishing yourself as a Notary Public, earn additional income and provide a service to your community. It’s not just a clerk’s job anymore. Successful notaries provide a valuable service to their company, friends and private clients. Ambitious Notaries gain the skills it takes to become a Loan Signing Agent making $200 to $400 per signing.

Our 6-hour state approved seminar gives you the knowledge to pass the exam and practice as an effective Notary. You’ll receive 2 practice tests and you’ll take the official Notary exam directly following the seminar.

Must be 18 years of age. Serious conviction may disqualify applicant.

Register for the exam from 4 – 4:30 pm. Exam is from 4:45 – 6 pm. For the exam, bring a $40 check payable to Secretary of State, current driver’s license or state-issued ID (you must be a legal resident of California), a 2 x 2 passport color photo, and a few #2 pencils. LiveScan fingerprints required after you pass the exam.

There will be a short break for lunch. It is suggested that you bring your lunch, as there is no Saturday food service on campus.

Please arrive early. Due to State Regulation, no one will be admitted after the class begins. You must also be on time when returning after the break. No refunds for late arrivals.

Sat., June 13
8 am - 6 pm
Room 454

Register by June 8: $95
Register after June 8: $110
plus $30 text payable at class

 

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Carrie Christensen - See bio below

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Renew Your Notary Commission - Includes the 2014 Laws

Need to renew your notary commission? A three hour refresher course is required. You must also be livescanned and pass the official Notary exam again. We’ll feature the new state laws passed this year and give you a brush- up on general law to make sure you haven’t fallen into any bad habits.

Your commission must be current to be eligible for a renewing seminar.

Must be 18 years of age. Serious conviction may disqualify applicant.

Register for the exam from 4 – 4:30 pm. Exam is from 4:45 – 6 pm. For the exam, bring a $40 check payable to Secretary of State, current driver’s license or state-issued ID (you must be a legal resident of California), a 2 x 2 passport color photo, and a few #2 pencils. LiveScan fingerprints required after you pass the exam.

There will be a short break for lunch. It is suggested that you bring your lunch, as there is no Saturday food service on campus.

Please arrive early. Due to State Regulation, no one will be admitted after the class begins. You must also be on time when returning after the break. No refunds for late arrivals.

Sat., June 13
12:45 - 6 pm
Room 454

Register by June 8: $50
Register after June 8: $58
plus $30 text payable at class

 

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Carrie Christensen - See bio below

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How to Become a Loan Signing Agent

Already a Notary? NOW WHAT? Learn how you can easily turn being a Notary into a “flexible” part time or full-time career!

A Loan Document Signing Agent is a Notary with expertise in signing and notarizing of loan documents within the real estate community. Because you are a Notary, you are halfway there! You can earn $50 to $300 per signing. Great News! Why? It takes about an hour or less to complete a signing. Enroll to learn how you can use your Notary skills to maximize your income. You will learn: the duties/limitations of the Loan Signing Agent, industry terms, step-by-step procedures for completing a loan signing, job expectations, what notary skills are needed and how to market yourself to secure clientele.

It is recommended that you bring a highlighter pen and a sack lunch.

COMING SOON
9 am - 4 pm
Room 454

Register by Feb. 23: $95
Register after Feb. 23: $110
plus $60 material fee payable at class

 
 

Carrie Christensen - See bio below_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Foreclosures: Less Risk, More Rewards

Many people want to buy residential properties in foreclosure at substantial discounts but don’t know how to uncover title or debt to establish equity. Warren has taught hundreds of people over 20 years how to make such purchases with minimal risk and cash.

This three-hour workshop illustrates the four-part foreclosure process with handouts and emphasizes how to buy the best discounted properties at trustees’ sales. This can be a rewarding investment of your time and money. Topics include:

  • The complete foreclosure process
  • How to uncover the best discounted property
  • Risks and rewards of purchasing property
  • How to step through the total research process to establish actual equity through governmental support available in all California counties.


COMING SOON
10 am - 1 pm
Room: 435
Register by Feb. 23: $48
Register after Feb. 23: $54

 

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Warren Racine has been a licensed real estate agent/ broker for over 40 years. He has taught thousands of people how to uncover title and debt to establish equity in residential properties in foreclosure. He has been teaching his workshops throughout california for over 30 years.

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The Basics of Selling on eBay

Learn the right way to sell on eBay with a class designed to enhance your sales success. Create and enhance listings with photo editing and attractive descriptions, open and use PayPal and set pricing to maximize profits.

NEW DATE! Sat., May 16th

2 - 5 pm
Room: 507

Register by Feb. 23: $24
Register after Feb. 23: $28


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Barbara Mason - Barbara Mason is the third generation in her family to have an antiques and collectibles store, but the first to exclusively sell products online.  Using the Ebay format, she has been selling china and glass for the past 12 years.  Barbara is currently a Bronze Powerseller, working on the store part-time and has an inventory of over 1700 items. Barbara’s full-time job is with Santa Cruz County and manages the Economic Development Division within the Planning Department.  Her background includes working with small businesses for over twenty years.

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Landlording Made Easy

If you are a landlord, or are thinking about becoming one, this class will provide you with the basics of managing real estate. Learn how to legally advertise, screen applicants, develop procedures and build excellent tenant relationships.

We’ll go over basic Fair Housing laws and legal requirements with tips and tricks to lead to an easier landlording experience.

Bring your lunch if you want to participate in one-on-one Q & A time.

Sat., May 16
9 am - 3:30 pm
Room: 432

Register by Feb. 23: $90
Register after Feb. 23: $98

plus $5 materials fee payable at class


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Sat., August 1
9 am - 3:30 pm
Room: 432

Register by June 8: $90
Register after June 8: $98

plus $5 materials fee payable at class


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Kathleen Richards, M.S., MPM, is Broker/Owner of a local property management company. She writes, teaches, and has been an expert witness for court cases as well as serving as President on state and local property management boards.
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Starting Your Own Nonprofit

If you are thinking of starting a nonprofit business this class will demystify and explain the nonprofit start-up process for you. After learning the advantages and restrictions of running a nonprofit you will be able to decide if a nonprofit start-up is the best choice for you. You'll learn about the privileges and restrictions nonprofits face, how to deal with government agencies, alternatives to a nonprofit and an understanding of the application and approval process.

Instructions on the new streamlined IRS exemption process will be included.

COMING SOON

10 am - 1 pm
Room 432

Register by Feb. 23: $62
Register after Feb. 23: $74

Class fee includes workbook

 

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Josh Wagner runs the Santa Cruz consulting firm PlanRight, which provides a user-friendly approach to nonprofit start-up. PlanRight serves hundreds of client organizations around the country.

 


 

 

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