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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!

 

Mon., Sept. 21
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Room: 1522

Register by Sept. 14: $95
Register after Sept. 14: $110

 

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Claire Laughlin - see bio below

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Attract and Retain the Right Employees

We all want to attract and retain the right employees, but as a small business with limited resources, it can be a daunting task. Come to this power packed 2 hour seminar to:

  • Learn more about what it takes to define a recruitment and retention plan for your business
  • Explore best practices in recruitment and retention
  • Review the core strategies employed by “Great Workplaces”
  • Discuss ways that you can strengthen your recruitment and retention strategies, no matter the current size of your business.

Thu., Nov. 19
9:00 - 11:00 am
Room: 1522

Register by Sept. 14: $32
Register after Sept. 14: $38

 

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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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Building a Conscious Company Culture

One of the most powerful differentiators of effective organizations is their ability to create and maintain a positive organizational culture. When employees love their job, organizations prosper, and profits increase. Lead your organization’s effort to increase employee satisfaction and their passion for organizational success.

Come to this dynamic 2 hour seminar to:

  • Learn about the “bottom line” impact of culture in your workplace
  • Discuss the how of creating a culture from the ground up
  • Explore the Conscious Culture (TM) model and apply it to your workplace

Tue., Dec. 8
9:00 - 11:00 am
Room: SAC 202

Register by Sept. 14: $32
Register after Sept. 14: $38

 

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Russ Elliot has been bringing his expertise in human resources and coaching to organizations across the country for more than 30 years. His work has extended from the manufacturing plant floor to technology and financial companies including Toyota, NUMMI, Texas Instruments, Easton-Bell Sports and Bridge Bank.

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Getting to the ROOT of the Problem

In this fast paced and competitive environment, getting to the root of the problem quickly, accurately, and decisively is critical to survival and success! Finding the root cause of a problem is the key to making sure the right steps will be taken to resolve it once and for all. Learn how to find creative solutions and how to make faster, high quality decisions.

Topics will include how to:

  • Identify problems and their root causes
  • Apply basic problem-solving tools
  • Avoid common errors
  • Develop and evaluate solutions
  • Communicate effectively about problems

Tue., Oct. 27      
9:00 - 11:00 am  
                
Register by Sept. 14: $32
Register after Sept. 14: $38
Room: SAC 202

 

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Rae Ann Ianniello is a workshop leader, college instructor, published author and human resource consultant. She has over 20 years of business experience and has held positions such as Director of Business Development, Human Resource Manager, Corporate Trainer and Strategic Consultant.

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Introduction to Facebook

If you are new to Facebook this workshop is for you. This hands-on course is dedicated to helping those who do not currently have a personal or business Facebook page and wish to set up their own.

Topics include:

  • Creation of Facebook profile
  • Editing your profile and customizing who sees what
  • Setting privacy levels
  • Posting statuses, links, photographs to your timeline
  • Finding and interacting with Facebook friends
  • Understanding how to customize your News Feed so you see the information you want
  • Sending messages and chatting with friends
  • Best practices to keep your data secure

 

Fri., Sept 25
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Room: 515

Register by Sept. 14: $52
Register after Sept. 14: $58

 

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Tue., Oct. 20
6 - 9 pm
Room: 515

Register by Sept. 14: $52
Register after Sept. 14: $58

 

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Dianthe Harris - see bio below

 

 

 

 

 

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LinkedIn 101

LinkedIn is a professional networking site that provides users with unique access to a broad range of professionals, in and outside of academia, as well as vital information about careers and job opportunities.

In this hands-on workshop attendees will learn to:

  • Create a powerful professional profile
  • Effectively use LinkedIn tools and features
  • Begin to build a professional community
  • Maximize career exploration opportunities.


Attendees will have opportunity to share their LinkedIn profiles and to receive feedback and advice in a small group setting.

Bring a copy of your resume to class as that is the content you will be using when creating your LinkedIn account.

 

Tue., Oct. 6
6 - 9 pm
Room: 515

Register by Sept. 14: $52
Register after Sept. 14: $58

 

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Fri., Oct. 30
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Room: 515

Register by Sept. 14: $52
Register after Sept. 14: $58

 

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Dianthe Harris - see bio below

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Social Media for Content Producers
For Brand Building, Content Strategy & Audience Engagement

The Social Media for Content Creators workshop is designed for intermediate level marketing, PR and communication professionals, journalists, and educators who are interested in becoming strategic, skilled practitioners in social media content creation and distribution. The format of the workshop is ideal for people who thrive in intense, fast paced environments.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • To identify the key components of social media content strategy with a focus on audience, con- tent, organizational goals, and metrics
  • The keys to building brand awareness in your social media messaging with stories, and via social influencers and advocates
  • To develop content that is authentic, interactive and meaningful with consistent voice and targeted to your audience and the platform
  • To create engaging content that resonates using visual journalism techniques and infographics
  • To design innovative social media campaigns that inspire action
  • Gain valuable insight into platform demo- graphics and the nature of interactions across the social platforms with best practices for posting on social platforms and hands-on practical exercises
  • To analyze your social media campaigns with measurement tools that are in alignment with your goals
  • To leverage your overall content strategy throughout your organization or company.

At the completion of this workshop you will have designed a ready to implement strategic social media content plan.

 

Fri., Oct. 16
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Room: 515

Register by Sept. 14: $52
Register after Sept. 14: $58

 

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Tue., Nov. 3
6 - 9 pm
Room: 515

Register by Sept. 14: $52
Register after Sept. 14: $58

 

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Dianthe Harris specializes in communication strategies and execution, including messaging and content creation, project management, partner and strategic alliance relationship management, and team building for cultural and behavior change.

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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., Sept. 22 - Oct. 20
6:30 - 9 pm
Room: 317
Register by Sept. 14: $142
Register after Sept. 14: $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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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., Oct. 3
8 am - 6 pm
Room 454

Register by Sept. 14: $95
Register after Sept. 14: $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., Oct. 3
12:45 - 6 pm
Room 454

Register by Sept. 14: $50
Register after Sept. 14: $58
plus $30 text payable at class

 

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Carrie Christensen is the Director of Notary Public Seminars, Inc., a leading notary public course provider for more than 15 years. She teaches the course at colleges, universities and vocational schools throughout California.

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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.


Sat., Oct. 17
10 am - 1 pm
Room: 435
Register by Sept. 14: $48
Register after Sept. 14: $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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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., Oct. 24
9 am - 3:30 pm
Room: 432

Register by Sept. 14: $90
Register after Sept. 14: $98

plus $5 materials fee payable at class


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Kathleen Richards, MBA, MPM, RMP, owner of Portola Property Management, has been a professional property manager for over 10 years. 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.

Sat., Sept. 12

10 am - 1 pm
Room 432

Fee: $62

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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How to Become a Cabrillo Extension Instructor

Do you have professional or creative practice experience that you can share with others? Would you like to earn extra income as an instructor? The Cabrillo Extension program is always looking for new class ideas. Learn from a seasoned pro everything you need to know to get started in a lucrative part-time profession.

No teaching credential needed.

Sat., Oct. 24

2 - 5 pm
Room 405

Register by Sept. 14: $50
Register after Sept. 14: $58

plus $30 materials fee payable at class

 

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David Cook has been teaching Community Education workshops around the country for over 15 years.

 


 

 

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