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EOD February Classes, Seminars, Workshops for February, 2013

Below you will find the February offerings of classes, seminars and training available.

Financial Planning (L/L) Seminar Series (<50) Session 1
February 1, 2013
11:30 am – 1:30 pm; FL2-1001
Facilitator:  Jane Gilmore

This free seminar series is offered in three, 2-hr mini modules by the Pre-Retirement Planning Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization specializing in financial planning and pre-retirement counseling services. Participants can choose to attend one or all sessions based on interest. Spouses/partners of eligible employees are also welcome to attend.  SESSION MODULE 1: Review UCAR Benefits, Health/Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, TIAA-Cref Retirement Program and how to make these resources best work for you. SESSION MODULE 2: Understand key strategies to more secure Financial Planning and Investments. SESSION MODULE 3: Learn the importance of Estate Planning and valuable Legal Considerations for you and your loved ones.

Write It Right (Proofreading and Editing Tools and Strategies)
February 6, 2013
9:00 am – 4:00 pm; FL2-1003
Facilitator:  Martha Faulk

Participants will learn to recognize and repair errors in business documents of all kinds. Learn how to prevent embarrassing errors in word choice, sentences and formats, punctuation and grammar. Topics: ACHIEVING ERROR-FREE DOCUMENTS: Visual Proofreading, Working for speed and accuracy; IDENTIFYING COMMON MISTAKES: Error hot spots, Watching for typos, Numerical pitfalls; PUNCTUATION MATTERS: Formal and informal rules, Consistency counts, Helping the reader; GRAMMAR FOR THE WORKPLACE: Run-on sentences, Gender considerations, and Subject-verb agreement. Participants also receive a booklet on effective proofreading tips and guidelines.

How to Tame Your Money: Stay? Buy? Grow? (L/L) Seminar
February 7, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm; FL2-1001
Facilitator:  Elevations Credit Union

While most of us would claim that we aspire to financial goals – home ownership, saving for retirement, putting kids through college – recent studies have shown that a large percentage of people between the ages of 25-40 are deeply in debt, living from paycheck to paycheck, and highly stressed about the direction of their financial lives. Attend this seminar to discuss ways to keep in control of your finances. Stay! Creating a Spending Plan: Reality Check: basic needs vs. little luxuries, Money management tools; Buy…Building Good Credit, How credit scores affect your costs and your life, Paying off debt; Grow? Starting a Savings Plan, Emergency Funds, Small steps for starting a savings plan.

Financial Planning (L/L) Seminar Series (<50) Session 2
February 8, 2013
11:30 am – 1:30 pm; FL2-1001
Facilitator:  Jane Gilmore

This free seminar series is offered in three, 2-hr mini modules by the Pre-Retirement Planning Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization specializing in financial planning and pre-retirement counseling services. Participants can choose to attend one or all sessions based on interest. Spouses/partners of eligible employees are also welcome to attend. SESSION MODULE 2: Understand key strategies to more secure Financial Planning and Investments.

Hot Operations - CANCELLED
February 12, 2013
11:30 am  – 12:30 pm; FL2-1002
Facilitator:  Milenda Powers

Learn to keep from burning down the shop and avoid having "arsonist" on your permanent record. Hot operations refer to work that involves open flames, torches and welding. The Safety policy and permit requirements for this work will be reviewed during this brief class.

Hazard Communication - CANCELLED
February 12, 2013
9:00 am – 10:30 am; FL2-1002
Facilitator:  Milenda Powers

Employees have the right to know about hazardous materials and how to protect themselves. Learn about the hazards of chemicals and how to use labels and Material Safety Data Sheets to protect against those hazards. Attending this class fulfills training requirements specified by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).

Lockout/Tagout - CANCELLED
February 12, 2013
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm; FL2-1002
Facilitator: Milenda Powers

Avoid electrocution of yourself and others by learning how to deactivate energy systems. Recognize dangers and hazards of stored energies. Control hazards by disconnecting and blocking the energy path and perform a lock out/ tag out operation. An audit of lock-out/tag-out skills is conducted yearly.

Confined Space - CANCELLED
February 12, 2013
10:30 am – 11:30 pm; FL2-1002
Facilitator:  Milenda Powers

The number one goal of working in a confined space is to get out safely! If you ever need to enter confined spaces, like a tank, pit or manhole, this course is for you. Discussions cover hazards that claim lives of workers around the country each year, as well as how following the UCAR confined space policy will prevent that from happening to us.

Excel 2010 Level 2 (2 separate sessions)
February 14, 2013
8:00 am – 12:00 pm; CG2-CTTC; and1:00 pam – 5:00 pm; CG2-CTTC

 Facilitator:  New Horizons Trainer
Learn to streamline and enhance spreadsheets with templates, charts, graphics, and formulas. Calculating Data with Advanced Formulas: Manage Cell and Range Names, Calculate Data Across Worksheets, Specialized Functions, Analyze Data with Logical and Lookup Functions; Organizing Worksheets and Table Data: Create/Modify Tables, Formatting, Sort /Filter Worksheets or Table Data, Calculate Data in Tables or Worksheets; Presenting Data: Creating/Modifying/formatting Charts; Analyzing Data with PivotTables and Pivot Charts; Inserting Graphics: Insert/Modify Pictures and ClipArt Draw and Modify Shapes, Illustrate Workflow Using SmartArt Graphics, Layer and Group Graphic Objects; Customizing and Enhancing Workbooks: Manage Themes, Templates.

Financial Planning (L/L) Seminar Series (<50) Session 3
February 15, 2013
11:30 am – 1:30 pm; FL2-1001
Facilitator: Jane Gilmore

This free seminar series is offered in three, 2-hr mini modules by the Pre-Retirement Planning Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization specializing in financial planning and pre-retirement counseling services. Participants can choose to attend one or all sessions based on interest. Spouses/partners of eligible employees are also welcome to attend. SESSION MODULE 3: Learn the importance of Estate Planning and valuable Legal Considerations for you and your loved ones.

Drupal Training for Content Contributors (2 separate sessions)
February 19, 2013
8:00 am – 12:00 pm; CG2-CTTC; and
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm; CG2-CTTC                                                            

Facilitator:  Carl Weidemann
Drupal is a powerful content management system which allows you to create and maintain dynamic websites without having to know complicated coding languages. In this half-day workshop, participants will have hands-on experience to learn the basics of using Drupal to manage web content. Topics include: General Introduction to Drupal (what is a CMS?), Drupal Terminology, Creating Content, Inserting Images with IMCE, Inserting Links, Uploading Files, Inputting Formats, Publishing Options/Workflow, Reviewing Content Types (story, book, blog), Editing Content Dashboard, and Communicating with your Drupal site developers. This session is targeted to those assigned to editing and maintaining informational content on launched or ready to launch Drupal sites.

Drupal Training for Web Developers
February 20, 2013
9:00 am – 4:00 pm; CG2-CTTC
Facilitator:  Carl Wiedemann

Learn to use the Drupal Content Managing System (CMS) to build dynamic, interactive websites. A CMS requires you to think differently about how you build a website. In this full-day class, participants will dive into the tools Drupal provides to web developers to build the design, structure, and functionality of a website as well as how it enables content creation for a broader variety of non-technical staff. Drupal is highly extensible via a vast offering of modules and participants will practice using some of the most useful ones on their own Drupal server, with hands-on experience creating content types, views, menus, blocks, sections, as well as customizing a theme.

Web Development Using Cascading Style Sheets CS5
February 27, 2013
8:30 pm – 4:30 pm; CG2-CTTC
Facilitator: New Horizons Trainer

Learn to use CSS to design and develop effective websites. Topics: CONTROLLING COLOR & TYPOGRAPHY: Create Embedded Style Sheets, Apply Color, CSS Comments, Modify Text & Font Styles, Create Linked Style Sheets; DESIGNING: Create Class/Contextual/ID Styles, Target Styles to Elements with Specific Attributes, Create Style Sheets that Cascade, Import Style Sheets, Create Inline Styles; DESIGNING CONTENT SECTIONS: Control Margins and Padding, Create Borders & Floating Elements, Control Content Overflow; CONTROLLINGLAYOUT WITH POSITIONING: Create Fixed Multi-Column Layouts, Create Fluid Multi-Column Layouts, Control Layout with Relative Positioning Topics, Control Display of Layered Elements, Apply Fixed Positioning; ENHANCING EXISTING DESIGNS: Customize Cursors/Link Styles/Forms/Lists, Background Images, Create Generated Content; CREATING ALTERNATE STYLE SHEETS: Create Accessible Style Sheets, Apply User-Defined System Fonts & Colors, Create Print Style Sheets.

We Just Disagree: Personal Tools to Understand and Resolve Conflict    

February 28, 2013
9:00 am –2:00 pm; ML Damon Room
Facilitator: Doug Gertner

Participants will explore the dynamics of conflict, discover their preferred style for dealing with conflict, and strategies for conflict resolution with an emphasis on maintaining relationships. Topics: Understanding the Nature of Conflict; Understanding Your Own Conflict Style; Five Styles of Conflict; Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument; Strategies for Resolving Conflict in the Workplace; Six-Cs Model of Conflict Resolution; and Action Planning.

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Start: 
Monday, February 11, 2013
End: 
Saturday, February 16, 2013