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Following is a list of the EOD classes and seminars offered for the remainder of April, 2012.
ACCESS 2010 LEVEL 2 (2 day class) April 10, 2012 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Trainer Learn to create complex Access databases by structuring existing data, writing advanced queries, working with macros, making effective use of forms and reports, and also by performing database maintenance. Restructure data into appropriate tables to ensure data dependency and minimize redundancy. - write advanced queries to analyze and summarize data. - create and revise Access macros. - display data more effectively in a form. - customize reports by using various Access features, thus making them more effective. - maintain your database using tools provided by Access.
CAREER ADEVENTURE SERIES: Strategies for Creating Satisfying Work April 11, 2012 10:15 am – 12:15 pm; CG1-3131 Facilitator: Christine Gust Where are you on your career adventure? Are you drained by the end of every workday? Do you feel unsatisfied in your current role, but unsure of what to do next? Are you inspired by an idea, but don’t know how to get there? In this three, 2-hour, mini-series, learn practical strategies to help you move through challenges and tap into greater resources, ideas, and opportunities for finding and creating satisfying work that works best for you! Module 1: Learn to recognize clues that help you focus on what you want, and how to get there. Module 2: Understand the importance of creating work that inspires you and how to align your knowledge, skills, and interests with emerging needs/goals. Module 3: Take practical steps to move forward on your journey that are empowering, effective, enjoyable and bring out the best in you! For maximum benefit, participants should attend all three, 2-hour modules, be engaged, and complete individualized prep/field work and assignments.
SUPERVISORY SKILLS: Beyond the Basics and Situational Leadership April 12, 2012 8:30 am – 12:00 pm; ML-Damon Room Facilitator: Jennifer York Learn more skills, tools, strategies to be effective supervisors/managers. Ken Blanchard and Paul Hersey’s Situational Leadership Model-- leadership style in terms of the amount of direction, support and decision-making a leader gives.
DREAMWEAVER CS5 LEVEL 2 (2 day class) April 18 & 19, 2012 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Trainer Learn to develop professional-looking web pages using Adobe Dreamweaver. Topics include: Creating an effective user-navigation interface; Managing libraries and snippets; Managing head elements and keyboard shortcuts; Working with style sheets; Working with layers; Working with the history panel; Targeting websites to specific versions of browsers; Working with code; Authoring with XML data; Creating forms.
THE EASY WAY TO MANAGE & FACILITATE PRODUCTIVE MTGS April 19, 2012 9:00 am – 2:00 pm; ML – Damon Room Facilitator: Doug Gertner Learn effective strategies for planning, managing, and facilitating meetings that are effective, impactful, save time, save resources, reach targeted goals and increases productivity of individuals, teams and organizations! Topics: Identify challenges of meeting management; Discover the 8 different types of meetings and 5 different roles in meetings; Learn techniques to quickly establish norms and ground rules at every meeting-and why it’s important.
CANCELED as of 4/17- MSPROJECT 2007 LEVEL 1 (2day class) April 24 & 25, 2012 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Trainer Learn to create and manage projects using Microsoft Project. Topics include: Project Management Concepts, Tools, Navigating MSProject, Creating files; Tasks: Task lists and durations, Modifying, Inserting/deleting tasks, Work Breakdown Structure; Scheduling Tasks: Task links, Lead/lag time, Task relationships, Recurring tasks, Diagrams, Duration, Milestones, Constraints; Managing resources: Calendars, Resource pools, Assigning Tasks, Cost tables; Views and tables; Filtering, grouping, sorting; Finalizing Tasks, Schedules plans, Resource conflicts; Tracking Progress; Project Statistics; Formatting, Reporting, Printing; Using Macros; Customizing; Managing Multiple: Linking, filters, sharing resources.
TECHNICAL & PROPOSAL WRITING BASICS April 25, 2012 8:30 am – 12:00 pm; FL2-1002 Facilitator: Janet Arrowood Learn the basic keys of successful technical writing, which are: build an outline, follow it, and know your audience. Topics include: Building an outline and using it as a document management tool; Making large documents clear and concise; Creating relationships between document sections to expedite allocating information and locating data between sections; Understanding what goes in a section and what doesn't; Learning to write using bullets; Managing sentence and paragraph lengths and structure to ensure clarity; making technical materials understandable to less or non-technical readers; Building a requirements matrix for proposals; writing to the interests and level of your most likely readers.