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Professional Development Classes

Employers:
Cabrillo Extension can create an account for your company that allows your employees to register for our classes, pending your approval. With the company account we can then invoice you after you have approved thier registration for a Cabrillo Extension class. A company account will allow you to review your company information, approve any registration requests made by your employees, review your student-employees and print their transactions.

Follow the link below to submit information that will allow us to create a company account for your business.

Request for Company Account


Building Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness

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To be emotionally intelligent means to have and demonstrate self-awareness and to be able to self-regulate, so you can communicate with a higher degree of competence. Emotional intelligence and self-awareness are critical skills in work and in everyday life. In this module you will…

  • Understand the 4 components of Emotional Intelligence
  • Practice 2 powerful techniques for developing greater self-awareness
  • Learn 3 ways to “prime” yourself for greater success

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed., November 28
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522

Register before Sept. 10: $52
Register after Sept. 10: $58

 

 

 

 

 

register online

 

Rhiannon Surrenda - see bio below

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Confident Decision Making

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Do you want to make smarter decisions? You make decisions every day, but are they the right decisions? Are you sure you have gathered relevant data, reviewed all options, gained the required support from your management and colleagues? Whether you are making a simple or complex decision, making quality decisions does not have to be such a challenge. Increase your decision-making confidence by attending this interactive class.

  • Learn how to set the context for your decision
  • Identify decision challenges and barriers
  • Generate and evaluate alternatives and identify risks
  • Make quality decisions using a practical model
  • Effectively communicate and implement the decision

Wed., October 24
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522

Register before Sept. 10: $52
Register after Sept. 10: $58

 

 

 

 

 

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Patricia Nelson has over 20 year of experience in global leadership development, organizational development, and learning and training. At Seagate Technology, she is responsible for design and delivery of management and leadership programs and has worked with management and HR professionals around the globe in 12 countries.

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Cross-Generational Wisdom: The Key to Thriving not just Surviving

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Are you struggling to develop an individual employee, a cohesive team or a department because of the generational differences and expectations that exist in your workforce? This is the first time that we have four generations working side by side in the workplace which can create a lack of understanding, miscommunications and divisiveness on a team. This course is designed to equip participants with knowledge and skills to successfully work with and lead cross-generational teams. In this module you will:

  • Define and learn about the core characteristics of each generation
  • Explore how the events that shaped each generation influenced who they are and their expectations in the workplace
  • Learn what motivates each generation and the Top 5 Actions for working with each generation effectively

 

 

Wed., September 19
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: 1522

Register before Sept. 10: $72
Register after Sept. 10: $78

 

 

 

 

 

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Rhiannon Surrenda - see bio

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Women’s Leadership Renewal: Become Empowered in Your Personal and Professional Life


Renewal is the learned ability to respond to the challenges of life with strategies of action that are life affirming, not life depleting. We all do things to feel safe that disempower and exhaust us. Changing rapidly is stressful, yet necessary now more than ever. The negative impacts of stress are accumulative over time but with awareness you can undo these self-limiting habits. You will become aware of your unconscious stress reactions that create burn out, and learn new ways of dealing with stress; leading to regeneration and empowerment.

Whole-person leadership results in increased versatility and impact with deeper authenticity in relationship to self and others. In this fun, interactive, two-class series you will learn:

  • Body/mind practices that facilitate your capacity to change and regenerate from the inside
  • Identify your stress reactions (body & mind)
  • Fight/Flight Syndrome – instinctual, unconscious level
  • Discover your leadership style (strengths & limitations)
  • Develop versatility – 4 Leadership Strategies
  • Move from habit to choice

You'll also learn how to be more effective with less stress by:

  • Having clear boundaries and creating your own safety
  • Confronting with heart
  • Letting go of your position, without giving up yourself
  • Yielding without giving up your goal
  • Penetrating resistance without effort
  • Returning to “Center” amidst chaos

 

 

 

2 Wed., October 3 & 10
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room: 1522

Register before Sept. 10: $125
Register after Sept. 10: $138

 

 

 

 

 

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Rhiannon Surrenda has worked for the past 10 years with entrepreneurs, executives and teams from a wide range of industries to help them succeed in their change initiatives. Her passion for empowering others and her enthusiasm creates a powerful and exciting learning environment.

Crystal Forthomme, M.A., a founding professor of Movement Psychology, created Being In Action; stress management and empowerment trainings for women leaders. Her clients and students discover how to incorporate awareness practices and how to initiate change from the inside and discover the transformational tools to become empowered in their lives.

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What Motivates Me? ®
Employee engagement is a serious issue. Whether you are the employee working in a de-motivating environment, or you are the leader responsible for that environment, you have more power than you think to influence the culture and get people engaged when you understand motivation!
 
Research teams at The Culture Works have studied more than 850,000 people globally to learn what makes people the most engaged in their jobs. Bottom line? People are most engaged when their work aligns with their primary motivators. But most of us don’t even know what our primary motivators are!
In this class, you will…

  • Interpret the results of your online Motivator’s Assessment ® (taken in advance)
  • Work through a set of thought provoking exercises to help discover what you love best about your work
  • Make a plan for sculpting your job for higher satisfaction

*Participants need to purchase the book, “What Motivates Me” from Amazon.com or your local bookseller (approximately $16).
Please use the code included in the book to take your online assessment and bring the printed report to class.

Wed., November 7
9:00 am - 12:30 noon
Room: 1522

Register before Sept. 10: $64
Register after Sept. 10: $72

 

 

 

 

 

register online

 

Rhiannon Surrenda has worked for the past 10 years with entrepreneurs, executives and teams from a wide range of industries to help them succeed in their change initiatives. Her passion for empowering others and her enthusiasm creates a powerful and exciting learning environment.

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Be a Better Communicator

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How many times during the last month have you delivered what you believed to be a stellar work product, but, surprisingly, it was rejected by your co-workers. You’re unsure why this happened! Unlock the mystery of communication styles - build relationships and communicate effectively with people with different behavior styles.

This course provides an effective and observable way to understand those around you and how best to work with them. In this course, you will:

  • Diagnose your own behavior interaction style preference using the Bolton and Bolton Behavioral Styles Model
  • Analyze the behavior styles of others
  • Gain communication techniques for greater success with others.
  • Practice “flexing” across styles to work well with others.
  • Create an action plan for improving your communications with specific people. 

COMING SOON!
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522

Register before Sept. 10: $52
Register after Sept. 10: $58

 

 

 

register online

 

Patricia Nelson has over 20 year of experience in global leadership development, organizational development, and learning and training. At Seagate Technology, she is responsible for design and delivery of management and leadership programs and has worked with management and HR professionals around the globe in 12 countries.

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Powerful Thinking: How to Be Positive and Open

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The illusion that our thinking patterns exist “only in our heads” can be dangerous and destructive. The truth is that our thinking consistently seeps out into our language and interactions with others. In order to communicate skillfully, we must master the art of positive thinking. In this module you will…

  • Break through perceptual biases
  • Learn to “stay low on the ladder”
  • Learn and practice “Yes” language
  • Practice listening openly and with purpose

COMING SOON!
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522

Register by Mar. 26: $52
Register after Mar. 26: $58

 

 

 

 

 

register online

 

Rhiannon Surrenda - see bio below

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Plan Your Time, Align on Priorities, and Take Action!
Today's work world moves quickly. We are expected to be “on 24/7”, and there is always more to do than there is time to do it. Without effective prioritization and planning strategies, you are likely to spin your wheels and end the day feeling overwhelmed and unfulfilled. Instead, take control of your time and priorities, and get the RIGHT things done! In this module you will…

  • Identify your top priorities using a values-based approach
  • Assess how you spend your time at work using the urgent/ important matrix
  • Learn about the most common, destructive and career stalling time wasters
  • Make a plan to overcome your barriers and take action towards an important goal 

COMING SOON!
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522

Register by Mar. 26: $52
Register after Mar. 26: $58

 

 

 

 

 

register online

 

Rhiannon Surrenda has worked for the past 10 years with entrepreneurs, executives and teams from a wide range of industries to help them succeed in their change initiatives. Her passion for empowering others and her enthusiasm creates a powerful and exciting learning environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beyond Your Department: Expanding Your Business Acumen
Confident contributors possess business acumen and organizational savvy, and clearly understand how to contribute to their organization’s immediate and long term profitability. In this course, participants will explore what is needed to deepen business acumen and financial skills through three important focus areas:

  • Understand business drivers
  • Identify internal resources
  • Present a business case to show value

COMING SOON!
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1522

Register by May 31: $52
Register after May 31: $58

 

 

 

register online

 

Patricia Nelson has over 20 year of experience in global leadership development, organizational development, and learning and training. At Seagate Technology, she is responsible for design and delivery of management and leadership programs and has worked with management and HR professionals around the globe in 12 countries.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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