Corporate, Professional and Community Education Offered in Plymouth

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Workplace (WHN108-75)
Tues. 1/12–1/26/2016; 8:30–11:30am, 3 sessions
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth
Cost: $139
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Part One – UNDERSTANDING & PREVENTION and EARLY RESPONSE & RESOLUTION

Mental Health Awareness: Identifying Communication Techniques and Action Plan

Statistics indicate that millions of people struggle with the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. These symptoms often enter the work environment, sometimes requiring intervention, and managers and co-workers often feel ill-prepared and anxious when dealing with a troubled employee. Build your competence and confidence when faced with an employee who is personally struggling with these issues or is caring for someone in crisis. Participants will leave the seminar with a clear understanding of when and how to intervene.

Substance Abuse Awareness: Increasing Education and Communication
Work performance can be impacted significantly when an employee, or someone they are caring for, is fighting addiction. Participants will gain an understanding about the disease of addiction, be able to identify signs and symptoms of substance abuse in the workplace and learn about treatment options. Most significantly, you will be given guidance on how to open up the dialogue with an employee or co-worker, including appropriate next steps.

Part Two – SITUATION MANAGEMENT and CRISIS RESPONSE & RECOVERY

From Problem to Productive: Effective Management of Challenging Employee Situations

Managers spend the much of their time handling personnel challenges. Wouldn’t you like your time freed up to attend to what’s most important, rather than what’s pressing? Explore how managers can address frequent and recurring employee situations such as performance issues and negative behavior. Managers will leave this session with specific strategies for motivating others, addressing personnel challenges, and capitalizing on employees’ talents and strengths.

Critical Incidents: Developing your Crisis Management Skills
Seventy percent of adults in the U.S. will experience at least one traumatic event in their lives. We go to work each day expecting to be safe so when a trauma occurs in the workplace, our sense of safety can be shattered. In the aftermath, employees need supportive leadership. Provide managers with tools that help their staff prepare should a traumatic event happen in the workplace and navigate the workplace after a traumatic event as well as meaningful techniques for handling their own feelings and emotions.

Part Three – HR and Legal Preparation and Concerns

Are you asking the right questions about issues mental health and substance abuse in the workplace?
Being prepared for challenges is the best way to prevent costly and disruptive situations in your company. Lost work time, productivity, accidents, legal ramifications, staff turnover and low employee morale all can often result from employees, or their family members, struggling with addition or mental health issues. Learn what elements should be included in your employee policy regarding substance use and mental wellbeing. Discuss what relevant questions and procedures are acceptable during the hiring, employee review and discipline, and the termination process.


MS Excel for the Workplace: Part One (WIT034-75)
Thurs. 2/11–3/10/2016; 6–8pm, 4 sessions (no class 2/18)
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $135
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Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful and versatile business tools. This course will help students familiarize themselves with basic functions, formulas, commands and keystrokes. Students will learn the basics of creating and using spreadsheets to increase their workplace productivity. This course will include an overview of the ribbon bar, commonly used commands, and basic formulas used to automate one's work. Students will also discover professional Excel tips for brilliant, distinctive output every time, on every worksheet.

MS Excel for the Workplace: Part II (WIT039-75)
Thurs. 3/24–4/14/2016; 6–8pm, 4 sessions
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $135
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In this course students will learn the advanced features of Excel, including charting, and discover how this powerful program can boost their productivity. Students will also learn how to use formulas and functions across multiple worksheets and workbooks, and create outlines and subtotals. Discover PivotTables, VLOOKUP and more. This is a practical, hands-on course, where students will learn how to create informative and eye-catching charts, as well as how to harness the power of Excel filtering techniques.  


MS Office for the Workplace Workplace - Intermediate/Advanced Level (WIT128-75)
Thurs. 4/28–5/19/2016; 6-8pm, 4 sessions *new date
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $149
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In this course, students will learn how to use the features of Microsoft Office 2013, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, using step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions. This course is geared toward employees who are looking to enhance their MS office software skills in the workplace and can be customized to student needs in the classroom.

Students will explore Word, where they will get experience using the new Start screen, templates, and Ribbon commands. Students will master new features in graphics and tables as well as the new Reviewing features and Office apps (some great mini-programs you can add to Office), and learn how to work with PDFs in Word. In Excel, students will learn to speed up their work using the Quick Analysis tool, Flash Fill, and some great new chart features. In PowerPoint, students will discover new ways to make your presentations look better than ever, including themes, graphics, shapes, colors, and animation. Students will also learn how to use the new Presenter view and commenting features, and how to present your slide show in an online meeting.

This course is geared toward employees who are looking to enhance their MS office software skills in the workplace and can be customized to student needs in the classroom. 


Mindfulness Meditation for Professionals (WPG144-75)
Wed. 2/24–3/16/2016; 5:30–7pm, 4 sessions
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $69
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Bring mindfulness to work with you! Consider what it might mean to be a mindful professional. Learn effective ways to deal with workplace stress and increase greater job satisfaction. Are you interested in becoming more engaged, aware, and present in your day to day professional life?

  • Learn effective ways to deal with workplace stress – awareness is the first step!
  • Experience greater job satisfaction while being “in the moment”
  • Reduce error by becoming more engaged with your work in the present moment
  • Connect more deeply with colleagues, clients or patients.
  • Learn various forms of meditation, being mindful of all your thoughts
  • Decide to accept positive change!

During this training, participants will:

  • Understand the benefits of mindfulness through direct practice experience
  • Demystify meditation and mindfulness, thus allowing the adoption of these practices
  • Learn how to incorporate mindfulness and meditation into your daily routine
  • Acquire knowledge and skills to apply mindfulness to your work life
  • Network with other professionals who are using mindfulness in their practices

Participants will learn and practice steps to living mindfully, feeling more peaceful, AND how to share these tools with your coworkers!


Introduction to Website Design using WordPress (WIT099-75)
Fri. 3/4–3/11/2016; 9am-3pm, 2 sessions
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth
Cost: $169
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Create your own website without using any programming languages with WordPress, the most popular content management system in use today. There is an ease of use to WordPress and at the end of this course students will be well on their way to creating a well-designed website or blog. This course will provide the basic skills needed to generate professional results. The basics include installation, setting pages, plugins, widgets and posts. Time will be spent reviewing themes and installation. A review of image management and use for SEO is also included. 

Intermediate Website Design using WordPress (WIT095-75)
Fri. 3/18–3/25/2016; 9am–3pm, 2 sessions
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth
Cost: $169
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This course will use premium or advanced themes to take the student to the next level. Custom CSS, Child Themes and Keywords for SEO will be discussed along with a touch of Google Analytics. CSS will be reviewed to provide a basic understanding of how themes can be changed. A deeper review of plugins including Social Media, SEO and backups will end with an upload of sitemaps to Google. Students will have an in depth knowledge of WordPress upon completion of this course. 


Effective Writing in the Workplace (WPG066-75)
Thurs. 3/17–3/31/2016; 5:30–7:30pm 3 sessions
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $169
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This developmental writing course is for your employees who need to improve their ability to express themselves in writing and to accomplish common writing tasks within the workplace. Basic principles of spelling, punctuation, usage, sentence structure, paragraph and business correspondence are stressed. The course is designed to build an employee’s confidence in his or her capability to revise and edit their own writing, emphasizing the employee’s ability to spot common errors in Standard American English and to relearn rules of writing to avoid these mistakes in the future.

Introduction to Graphic Design and Digital Media Certificate (WIT098-75)
Thurs. 3/24–6/9/2016; 6–9pm, 12 sessions
Location: Plymouth North High School, Room 333, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $399
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Students will learn the tools and techniques needed to enhance images and design professional print materials. Enroll in all three courses (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and save $108! All three courses must be completed to receive the certificate. 


Adobe Photoshop (WIT006-75)
Thurs. 3/24–4/14/2016; 6–9pm, 4 sessions
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $169
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Whether you use Photoshop to Edit photos, design artwork or create scrapbook pages, this program is for you! Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for professional photo manipulation and the creation of digital artwork. More complex than Elements, Photoshop is an indispensable tool for photography enthusiasts and others who often work with images. This course covers the basics of Photoshop: photo manipulation, image resolution, straightening & cropping, color correction, artistic effects, adding type to your photos, manipulating photos, working with layers & masks, and more. Prerequisites: Basic skills with a computer, email, and the Internet, and the ability to download photos from a digital camera. 

Adobe Illustrator (WIT061-75)
Thurs. 4/21–5/12/2016; 6–9pm, 4 session
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $169
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Adobe Illustrator is the program of choice for designing logos and other graphics. Whether you are planning a career as a graphic designer or just want to learn how to create vector images, this class will give you the skills needed to use this powerful tool with confidence. All students will receive a USB flash drive loaded with course materials, which they may keep. Prerequisites: Basic skills with a computer, email, and the Internet. 

Adobe InDesign (WIT084-75)
Thurs. 5/19–6/9/2016; 6–9pm, 4 sessions
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $169
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Would you like to design professional print materials with sophisticated layouts and typography? Join the growing ranks of creative professionals discovering new levels of creative freedom and productivity using Adobe InDesign. Tightly integrated with the most popular Adobe applications, InDesign delivers faster production workflow and a more fluid creative environment. All students will receive a USB flash drive loaded with course materials, which they may keep. Prerequisites: Basic skills with a computer, email, and the Internet.

Advanced Social Media Certificate (WIT131-75)
Tues. 3/29–5/17/2016; 1–4pm, (no class 4/19) 7 sessions
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $234
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This advanced certificate provides the practical tools and strategies required to successfully navigate social networks, leverage social tools, and capitalize on their powerful word-of-mouth lift. Benefit from expert guidance on how to define goals and measure your interactive marketing efforts. Students will walk away with proven methods and tools to expand their online marketing reach and track results! This course is geared toward small business owners and online marketing practitioners. Prerequisites: Successful completion of our Social Media Series: An Introductory Certificate or proof of an established online social media presence. 


Blogging Boot Camp (WIT132-75)
Friday 5/20/2016; 9am–3pm, 1 session
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth
Cost: $129
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As a small business owner, you wear many hats--did you ever think that “blogger” needed to be one of them? Have no fear, you can produce content that will inspire and engage your audience, building your customer relationships and establishing yourself (and your company) as an expert in your field! In this one-day boot camp, we will go over editorial calendars, writing tips, ideas and articles types, basic content-driven SEO, and promotion. You will leave this workshop with a plan for a year of blogging and enough solid ideas and good starts to launch a robust, exciting blog for your company, as well as the knowledge you need to get our blog out there to current and potential customers.  

Time and Productivity Management (WPG148-75)
Thursdays 1/21–2/11/16, 1–4pm, 4 sessions *Cancelled Online Option Available. Learn More!
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth
Cost: $179
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Get the tips and techniques used by successful leaders for managing time and increasing productivity. Demands in the workplace today require different strategies and practices. How you manage your time and productivity can have a great affect your business and personal life. Learn how to set goals and develop action plans to improve productivity and balance. Come away with proven tips to put into practice whether you are managing your own time, or the time of others’.

Retirement Planning Today
Thursdays 3/10-3/17/2016; 6-9pm, 2 sessions (WPG169-75)
Thursdays 3/10-3/17/2016; 6-9pm, 2 sessions FREE Guest section for guest (WPG169-77)
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $49
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Tuesdays 3/15-3/22/2016; 6-9pm, 2 sessions (WPG169-72)
Tuesdays 3/15-3/22/2016; 6-9pm, 2 sessions FREE Guest section for guest (WPG169-74)
Location: Plymouth North High School, 41 Obery Street, Plymouth
Cost: $49
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You’ve worked hard to provide for your family and save for your future. Now, there is a course that teaches how to keep more of what you earn and make your money work harder for you.

Whether you are just beginning to develop a retirement plan or rapidly approaching retirement, you should enroll in this course. You will learn how to define long-term goals and return from the class with practical information you can apply immediately.

This course includes a 224-page illustrated textbook. Couples may attend together for a single registration fee. Contact Mary Conklin at 508-375-5010 for more information and to register. Class sizes are limited so register today.

Wellness Series for Employers (WHN113-75)
Tuesdays 4/12-5/3/2016; 8-9am, 4 sessions
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth
Cost: $99
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4-Part Series: Wellness in the Workplace ~ Approach to Peace & Productivity
Join a group of busy professionals for this 4-part wellness series designed specifically for business people. Each workshop lasts an hour, enabling you to get to work on time and refreshed with a new mindset!

The Circle of Change: Health is More Than Just 'Feeling Okay'
We’ll discuss lifestyle suggestions designed to help you live a healthy, happy life. We will also practice and discuss mindfulness as a means of staying present as we experience this life and take the necessary steps to improve our well-being. This interactive discussion will help you discover which areas in your life need balancing, for awareness is the first step of change!

Living with an Attitude of Gratitude
We get what we think about…we really do! What’s your mind thinking all day and night? Is it positive self-talk, full of hope and good intentions, or is it of a negative strain? Is your cup half full, or half empty? Do you think you can, or can not do ‘xyz’? Guess what? Whether you think you can or not, you’re right! We’ll discuss ways to practice switching that stinkin’ thinkin’ and implement real steps you can take daily to make those changes permanent. It’s all part of your Circle of Change!

Stress of Stress Free - You Decide
There is a direct connection between stress and different diseases. Medical research shows that 75%-90% of all office visits to family physicians are due to stress-related symptoms. The seven signs of stress are: headaches, fatigue, sinus problems, hormonal issues, asthma and allergies, digestive problems, and back pain. How many do you have? Learn real coping skills for stress, including meditation.

Eating for Busy Professionals
We all know what we ‘should’ do. This class gives specifics on how and what to eat to improve your energy, vitality, and actually bring more oxygen into your body. By eating ‘cleaner’ we can uncover and reduce the inflammation which keeps us feeling heavy, in pain and ‘down’. This workshop is a great foundation for making lifelong behavior changes designed for the workplace and beyond, for it deals with giving the body what it really wants: nutrients.



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