EOD April 2012 Classes, Seminars, Workshops

Below is a listing of the classes and seminars offered through EOD for the month of April, 2012.

EXCEL 2010 CHARTS & PIVOT TABLES April 3, 2012 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator:  New Horizons Instructor Learn to better analyze and visually display your data using Excel Pivot Tables and Charts. This course covers extensive techniques, tips and shortcuts for using these powerful, but underutilized, Excel tools. Outline - PIVOT TABLES: Creating, Sorting and Filtering data, Formatting Styles, Numbers, and Layouts, Grouping Data, Comparison and Total Options, Calculated Fields and Items, Combining Multiple Data Sources, Conditional Formatting PivotCharts. CHARTS: Creating, Modifying Design, Layout and Format, Creating Charts from Non-Consecutive Data, Drop-lines, Axis Formatting, Replacing Chart Series with Pictures or Shapes, Analysis Tools, Trending Tools, Using Secondary Axis, Highlighting Relationships Differences with Charts, and Combining Two Charts into One.

EXCEL 2010 FORMULAS & FUNCTIONS April 3, 2012 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Instructor There are literally hundreds of different kinds of formulas and functions to use in Excel – this class will focus on some of the more cross-functional ones that can be used across all types of business to improve spreadsheet performance and business productivity. Users of both Office 2003 and Office 2007 will benefit from this class. What are some of the best applications for Excel formulas/functions? Date & time, mathematical, text, database, financial, informational, statistical, logic, lookup, reference functions, and nesting IF statements.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS (2.5 day class) April 3, 4, 5, 2012 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; ML-Damon Room Facilitator: Krista Laursen Participants will learn basic knowledge and skills to plan, execute, monitor, control and complete successful projects. Small team work will provide opportunities to practice by working on a current project, or using a practice project. Topics Include: THE PROJECT ENVIRONMENT: How it supports/poses challenges to project conduct; MAKING THE CASE: Identifying/articulating the need, gaining organizational support; INITIATING THE PROJECT: Developing a charter, identifying stakeholders, setting expectations; PLANNING: Assembling the project team, gathering requirements, defining scope, developing schedules, estimating costs, building budgets, planning procurements, identifying/managing risks; EXECUTING/MONITORING/CONTROLLING THE PROJECT: Measuring progress, Reporting, Working with project teams, Dealing with change; CLOSING THE PROJECT: Reviewing, lessons learned.

MSWORD 2010 LEVEL 2 April 4, 2012 8:30 am – 4:00 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Instructor Teaches intermediate-level features. Topics include: Formatting: Creating and modifying styles, outlining, using full screen reading view; Sections and columns: Creating and formatting sections; working with columns; Formatting Tables: Formatting basics, borders and shading, table data, table styles; Printing Labels and Envelopes; Templates and Building Blocks: Template and building blocks basics, document properties; Graphics, Diagrams, Drawing tools, and Formatting text graphically; Managing Document Revisions: Tracking changes and working with comments; Web Features: Web pages and hyperlinks.

CAREER ADVENTURE SERIES – INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR (L/L) April 4, 2012 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm; FL2-1001 Facilitator: Christine Gust Are you curious about the "Career Adventure" mini-series and follow-up program, "Continuing the Journey," but not quite sure what these programs are and whether they're right for you? This informative, interactive seminar provides an overview of these programs, main features and highlights, detailed descriptions and content, a sneak peak of some of the tools and strategies you'll learn in the programs, and some useful application discussions. Meet the Career Adventure Series/Continuing the Journey instructor, Christine Gust, MBA, Doctor of Naturopathy, bring your lunch and career adventure questions and discover if the Career Adventure programs can help you move forward to creating satisfying work today and tomorrow.

SAFETY TRAINING FOR SUPERVISORS OF LAB/SHOP/MAINTENANCE WORKERS April 4, 2012 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm; FL2-1002 Facilitator: Milenda Powers Without the benefit of safety training and oversight, well meaning individuals can find themselves in dangerous situations! This session provides supervisors with tools and strategies for creating safe, healthy work environments. Learn how to identify risky conditions and behaviors, develop systems and processes for managing those risks, and how to respond appropriately to accidents/injuries.

ILLUSTRATOR CS5 LEVEL 1 (2-day class) April 5 & 6, 2012 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Instructor This course teaches fundamental concepts for working with Adobe Illustrator to create artwork for print and web. Topics include: Getting Acquainted with Adobe Illustrator CS4: Explore the Interface, Navigation Tools, Customize the Interface, Use Illustrator Help, Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics, Explore the Adobe Bridge Workspace. Creating Shapes in a Document: Create a Document, Draw Basic Shapes, Save a Document. Creating Custom Paths: Draw Paths Modify Paths. Working with Text: Insert Text Flow, Text on a Path, Import Body Text, Format Text with Styles, Thread Text, Apply Hyphenation, Insert Typographic Characters. Enhancing Documents: Format Objects, Apply Gradients, Apply an Envelope to Text, Manipulate Objects, Import a Graphic, Apply Graphic Styles. Proofing: Wrap Text, Find and Replace, Text Fix, Spelling Errors. Saving Images for Web and Print: Export Images for Print, Export Images for the Web, Save Images as PDFs.

GETTING FISCALLY FIT SEMINAR (L/L) April 5, 2012 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm; FL2-Main Auditorium Facilitator: John Yates This financial education seminar will help you to build awareness and develop strategies to take better control of your day-to-day finances. Topics include: Understanding basic principles of cash management; Reviewing tips and strategies to reduce debt; Locating and maximizing discretionary income; Learning the importance of having a financial blueprint; and Identifying roadblocks to financial success. This seminar is brought to you by SOFA: The Society for Financial Awareness - A non-profit educational speaker's bureau.

BACK SAFETY April 5, 2012 1:30 pm  – 3:30 pm; ML-Chapman Room Facilitator: Bob Wiley Learn ergonomically correct ways to lift, push, and pull objects. This workshop is interactive and will problem solve any lifting concerns. The physiology and anatomy of the low back; Leading causes of back injury; Body Mechanics used during lifting; pushing, and pulling; Exercises for the low back.

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.

HIRE TRAINING FOR SUPERVISORS April 12, 2012 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm; ML-Damon Room Facilitator: Nancy Wade Required for all hiring supervisors. Learn UCAR's Staffing Process; Employment Laws, Policies and Procedures; OpenHire System: Creating a Requisition and Reviewing Resumes; HR Baseline Screening of Applicants; Selecting the Successful Candidate; Determining Salary; Completing Interview Documentation Forms; Making the Offer; and Orienting Your New Employee.

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.

CLASSIFICATION/RECLASSIFICATION April 18, 2012 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; CG2-CTTC Facilitator: New Horizons Trainer Participants gain an understanding of UCAR’s job classification and compensation system and procedures. Topics include: What is compensation? Legal requirements (EEOC, Affirmative Action); UCAR’s Policies and Procedures, Salary Surveys, Labor Markets, UCAR’s Salary Ranges, Compa Ratio, Position Matrices, Pricing Jobs, Job Descriptions, Reclassifications, Incentives and Awards.

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.

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.

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Announcement Timing: 
March 26, 2012 to March 31, 2012