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Facilitators


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 Pierre Khawand, Founder & CEO
People-OnTheGo

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Kim Silverman, VP of Productivity
People-OnTheGo

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Deana Zabalo, Senior Consultant
People-OnTheGo

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Eugene Dilan, Psy.D., President
Dilan Consulting

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Daniel Guillory, CEO
Innovations International

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Carolyn Feuille, M.A., M.S., President
Espirit Global Learning

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Eve Porcello, Owner
Moon Highway Web Development

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Lynda McDaniel, Founder & Director
Association for Creative Business Writing

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Deanna Moncrief, Principal & Founder
Benchmark Wellness

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Alicia Ruelaz Maher, M.D., Founder
ScienceForTheJourney.com

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Jenny Blake, Life Coach, Googler, Blogger
LifeAfterCollege.org

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Dalya Massachi, M.A., Writer, Founder
Writing for Community Success

 

SJSU Online Courses for Staff & Faculty (Q1, 2013)

Go to Q2 2013 Schedule.

Important note: To register for a course, please use the registration form on the left. If you go to another page, you need to come back to this page and use this form to register.

This program is made available to you through your HR department. Please register using the registration form on the left. Please include your name, e-mail, employee ID, and webinar title and date. If you have questions about registration or about the courses below, please e-mail training@people-onthego.com

Here are some additional notes:

  • Sessions are 90 minutes or 2 hours: The start times specified below are all Pacific Time. Once you register, you will receive the login information for the web/phone conference (Audio is also available through your computer--a computer headset is recommended if you plan to take advantage of this option).

  • Technical support: If you encounter problems while logging in to a webinar, please call the GotoWebinar technical support number: 1.800.263.6317 or consult with your helpdesk. 

  • Cancellation policy: If you cannot attend a workshop, please e-mail thelma@people-onthego.com to request a cancellation. Please include your webinar title, date, and time. You must cancel at least 3 days before the workshop date.

Webinars/People

Jan.
2013

Feb.
2013

March
2013

Accomplishing More With Less (3 x 90-minute webinars) 1/24, 1/31 & 2/7
9:30 am PT 
  3/6, 3/13 & 3/20
9:30 am PT
Accomplishing More With Less Graduates Course (90 minutes)   2/4
12:00 pm PT 
3/18
12:00 pm PT
Managing Conflicts Productively (2 x 90-minute webinars)     3/8 & 3/15
11:30 am PT
Creativity and Innovation (2 x 75-minute webinars)     3/28 & 4/4
9:30 am PT
Behavioral Interviewing (2 x 90-minute webinars)   2/25 & 3/4
11:00 am PT 
 
Webinars/Process

Jan.
2013

Feb.
2013

March
2013

Managing and Organizing Your E-mail Inbox—Outlook 2010 (90 minutes) 1/17
9:30 am PT
  3/12
9:30 am PT
Managing and Organizing Your E-mail Inbox—Google Apps (90 minutes)   2/6
12:00 pm PT 
3/21
12:00 pm PT
Total Organization (90 minutes) 1/31
12:00 pm PT
 
Effective Meetings (2 hours) 1/29
11:30 am PT
  3/19
11:30 am PT 
Project Management (2 x 75-minute webinars)
2/27 & 3/6
12:00 pm PT
 
Webinars/Technology

Jan.
2013

Feb.
2013

March
2013

Adobe Dreamweaver Techniques—Beginner (90 minutes)   2/28
9:30 am PT
 
Adobe Dreamweaver Techniques—Intermediate (90 minutes)  
3/27
12:00 pm PT
Google Docs & Drive (90 minutes)   2/20
9:30 am PT

Google Sites (90 minutes)   2/27
12:00 pm PT 
 
Google Analytics (90 minutes)   2/26
12:00 pm PT
 
Microsoft Excel 2010 Techniques (90 minutes) 1/16
9:30 am PT
2/26
9:30 am PT
 
Advanced Excel PivotTables (2 hours) 1/23
11:30 am PT 

3/19
9:00 am PT
Microsoft Excel Macros (2 hours)   2/21
9:00 am PT

Excel PivotTables & Macros Crash Course (2 hours)      
Microsoft Word 2010 Techniques (90 minutes) 1/17
11:30 am PT
  3/13
11:30 am PT 
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Techniques (90 minutes)   2/12
9:30 am PT
 
Microsoft Office 2010 Tips & Tricks Crash Course (90 minutes 1/24
11:30 am PT
   
Microsoft Office 2011 Tips & Tricks for Mac (90 minutes)   2/12
11:30 am PT


Microsoft Access 2010 Techniques—Beginner (90 minutes)   2/5
9:30 am PT  
 
Microsoft Access Techniques—Intermediate (90 minutes)     3/5
9:30 am PT
Microsoft SharePoint Techniques (2 hours)   2/12
9:00 am PT
3/21
9:00 am PT
Microsoft Project Techniques (2 hours)   2/6
9:00 am PT
 
Collaboration Technologies: Blogs, Wikis, SharePoint, and more! (2 hours)     3/12
9:00 am PT 
Microsoft Visio Techniques—Beginner (90 minutes)   2/27
9:30 am PT
 
Microsoft Visio Techniques—Intermediate (90 minutes)     3/27
9:30 am PT 
Wireframes and Prototypes with Axure (2 hours)   2/13
9:30 am PT
 
Webinars/Social Media

Jan.
2013

Feb.
2013         

March
2013

Accomplishing More With Social Media (2 x 90-minute webinars)   2/5 & 2/12
12:00 pm PT
 
Webinars/Business Writing

Jan.
2013

Feb.
2013         

March
2013

Business Writing for Success (2 x 90-minute webinars)   2/13 & 2/20
12:00 pm PT 
 
Business E-mail Writing (90 minutes) 1/29
9:30 am PT
   
How to write attention-grabbing, brand-building blogs, articles, and social media (2 x 90-minute webinars)     3/5 & 3/12
12:00 pm PT
Webinars/Wellness

Jan.
2013

Feb.
2013

March
2013

Eat Well to Accomplish More (90 minutes) 1/30
11:30 am PT
  3/20
12:00 pm PT  
Stress Management (2 x 60-minute webinars) 1/29 & 2/5
9:30 am PT 
   
Webinars/Career

Jan.
2013

Feb.
2013
        

March
2013

Career Management in the Age of the App (90 minutes)     3/12
12:00 pm PT
Webinars/Executives

Jan.
2013

Feb.
2013
         

March
2013

Social Media In a Nutshell (40 minutes)   2/7
11:10 am PT
 
Creating Compelling Presentations (40 minutes) 1/31
11:10 am PT 
  3/6
11:10 am PT
Overcoming the E-mail Overload (40 minutes)   2/21
11:10 am PT
 
Staying Focused in an ADD World (40 minutes)   2/5
11:10 am PT
3/20
11:10 am PT
Webinars/Non-Profit

Jan.
2013

Feb.
2013
        

March
2013

Writing to Make a Difference (2 x 90-minute webinars) Contact us for dates, or to schedule private sessions with the facilitator.
Writing Grant Proposals (2 x 90-minute webinars) Contact us for dates, or to schedule private sessions with the facilitator.

 


 


Workshop Descriptions

Accomplishing More With Less Description

accomplishing more with lessThis is the workshop that participants describe as transformational. This is it! If you want to make breakthroughs, respond instead of react to today's demanding work environment, and establish sustainable practices that will help you effectively manage the information overload and get outstanding results, you have come to the right place! 

What will be covered?

The workshop deals with today's most pressing issues in the workplace, covering topics relating to managing time, managing priorities, managing interruptions, managing e-mail, calendar, and to-do lists, as well as organizing electronic and paper documents, and most importantly being invigorated and re-energized in the workplace and elsewhere.

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Accomplishing More With Less Graduates Course

The session is designed for Accomplishing More With Less workshop graduates to help them assess their progress, discuss implementation challenges, identify solutions and next steps, refine action plans and recommit to further implementation of the Accomplishing More With Less concepts and techniques.

What will be covered?

Reinforcement of key concepts & techniques: managing interruptions, e-mail categories, filing structure, strategic thinking, and daily routines. Identifying behavioral changes: managing focused & collaborative time, setting expectations, negotiation, and more. Identifying implementation challenges. Addressing participants’ challenges, providing recommendations, sharing best practices, and next steps. Formulating level 3 action plan.

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Managing Conflict Productively

This session is designed for all business professionals who struggle with and/or desire to increase their effectiveness at managing conflicts in the workplace. Conflict, while at times uncomfortable, cannot be avoided and in fact needs to be embraced in order to create powerful teams, innovative organizations, and strong overall business performance. By participating in this workshop, participants will understand the difference between functional and dysfunctional conflicts, and will develop personal insights and requisite skills to more successfully engage conflict going forward.

What will be covered?

Learn common causes of conflict and the difference between constructive and destructive conflicts. Understand the benefits of conflict to personal and organizational effectiveness. Identify the people, situations, and pitfalls that are a challenge for you. Understand the potential negative impact of destructive conflict on our thinking and reasoning. Develop the ability to uncover the real reason underlying a conflict. Learn how to express disagreements tactfully, use active listening to de-escalate an agitated person and conflict, and to facilitate a conflict toward an effective resolution.

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Creativity and Innovation

Creativity becomes a necessity as organizations move to the mature stages of quality, empowerment, and high performance. Most leaders, managers, and staff, however, utilize less than 50% of their creative and intuitive ability due to an unawareness of how to incorporate relatively simple procedures into their daily job performance. This workshop focuses on how to overcome barriers to creativity.

What will be covered?

The seminar presents a wide variety of techniques, methods, and experiential processes for the participants to choose from. It also provides the opportunity for the participants to go beyond linear progression in the solution of business and managerial problems, and to master this skill in a way that it becomes a regular part of their day-to-day operation.

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Behavioral Interviewing

The employee selection and hiring process is key to running a business. This workshop is designed to help hiring managers and supervisors enhance their interviewing skills and techniques, so that the right candidates get hired. It is also suitable for an intact team to coordinate interview techniques and questions.

What will be covered?

The impact of poor interviewing and hiring on a department, organization, new employee, and hiring manager. Learn and practice the components of an interview plan for the interview team. Distinguish behavioral questions that are fair, effective and legally defensible, and questions which are not (hiring within the law). Assess one’s own interview strengths and areas for improvement.

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Managing and Organizing Your E-mail Inbox—Outlook 2010

describe the imageThis workshop is for Microsoft Outlook users who want to learn new and innovative techniques for better managing and organizing their inbox and overcoming e-mail overload.

What will be covered?

How to organize the e-mail inbox for easy handling. How to track unfinished messages. How to organize and archive messages. Valuable tips for managing the time you spend on e-mail. Many shortcuts and techniques for everyday usage.

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Managing and Organizing Your E-mail Inbox—Google Apps

describe the imageThis workshop is for Gmail and Google Apps users who want to learn new and innovative techniques for better managing and organizing their inbox, overcoming e-mail overload, as well as using the integrated calendar, tasks, and documents. Whether you have recently moved to Gmail or Google Apps and want to get up to speed quickly, or have been using them and wondering how you can better harness their capabilities, you will find this session to be full of valuable tips and techniques.

What will be covered?

How to organize the e-mail inbox for easy handling. How to track unfinished messages. Valuable tips for managing the time you spend on e-mail. Many shortcuts and techniques for every day use of calendar, tasks, and documents. Using labels, moving and archiving messages. Conversations and how they work. Using chat, voice chat, calendar, and calendar sharing. Leveraging Google Docs, and more.

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Total Organization

describe the imageThis workshop is for users who deal with a great deal of information in a variety of electronic and paper formats, and who want to get a good handle on it and free up their energy for important and strategic activities. It is also for those who are in need of organizing their workspace to create an environment that is conducive to creativity and productivity.

What will be covered?

In this session, we focus on three important areas of organization: Organizing your e-mail, organizing your computer files, and organizing your papers and physical workspace. We will show you a realistic and practical approach for "total organization," which will result in "liberating your energy" so you can redirect it to the core activities that are going to make you and your organization successful.

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Effective Meetings

describe the imageIn this interactive online live session, we will discuss the fundamentals of conducting effective meetings online and offline, as well as new and innovative techniques that can enhance meeting results. The session includes case studies and scenarios that involve audience participation.

What will be covered?

Essential techniques for keeping meetings on track and getting the most out of them. The perfect agenda and types of agenda items (information, input, decision). Handling interactions skillfully. Tracking issues and action items. The end of meeting survey. Online meeting and collaboration tools.

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Project Management

This workshop is designed for business professionals who want to enhance their project management skills and better manage projects of all kinds. While traditional project management concepts are covered, this session is focused on bringing innovative insights and practical techniques to revolutionize managing projects of all sizes.

What will be covered?

Project management tools. Tasks, durations, and dependencies. Resources, availability, and assignment. Big projects, small projects, and micro projects. Planning and micro-planning. Issue tracking and issue management. Defining results and driving to completion. Streamlining communication and collaboration. Expectations and negotiation. Project meeting facilitation.

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Adobe Dreamweaver Techniques—Beginner

This course is intended for professionals who are new to the world of web development but would like to learn how to create sites and manage their own content. In this introductory workshop, participants will explore how to properly name, structure, and organize site files and folders. The course will also cover basic HTML and CSS tags to format content.

What will be covered?

File management, creating and managing a website. Dreamweaver interface: Once the site is created, getting acquainted with the view panels Code, Split, and Design. Intro to HTML and CSS. Posting the site: Adding and connecting to a remote server, so that the file can be viewed and tested online.

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Adobe Dreamweaver Techniques—Intermediate

This course is aimed at business professionals who understand the basics of Dreamweaver and are ready to build richer web experiences using their beginner HTML and CSS skills. This course will expand on the basics to create more complex websites from templates.

What will be covered?

Exploring various types of starter designs and templates for desktop and mobile sites. Setting link preferences and destinations, and creating rollover states with CSS. Digging deeper into content and image positioning and formatting with CSS. Adding and customizing menu bars, and adding styles to basic tables. Creating and linking multiple pages within a site. Publishing site for testing and sharing.

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Google Docs & Drive

This workshop is for business users who want to become more comfortable with the features and functionality of Google Docs & Drive. Participants will learn to create and manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms, and how to access these from any device. The course will also cover best practices for managing cloud-based files including publishing, sharing, and changing file permissions.

What will be covered?

Intro to Google Docs files: Creating, uploading, and organizing folders, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms. Learning basic and advanced tricks to format content within documents and analyze data using formulas within spreadsheets. Building dynamic presentations and forms that can be shared from a local device or computer, published to the web, or embedded in a website. Document collaboration and Google Drive Apps. 

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Google Sites

This workshop is for professionals who want to take advantage of Google Sites to create intranets, wikis, project management portals, and other simple web pages. The course will explore best practices for organizing, managing, and editing content and how to take advantage of Google gadget plug-ins to display dynamic information on pages. Participants will also leave the course understanding how to publish pages and control visibility to ensure that the right people have access to the site.

What will be covered?

Creating, formatting and customizing a site using themes, backgrounds, and colors. Understanding the types of standard and mobile page templates available in Google Sites and how to organize content in accordance with usability best practices. Building navigation menus, uploading and embedding files and content from Google Apps and Google Gadgets. Collaboration, sharing permission settings, and Google Search. 

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Google Analytics

This workshop is designed for professionals who want to increase their knowledge of Google Analytics. Google Analytics allows you to monitor and analyze the performance of your websites, apps, and advertising campaigns. After the class, participants can expect to have a confident understanding of how to set up tracking for a website, and how to view and create custom reports based on user-assigned parameters.

What will be covered?

A brief tutorial of the importance of web analytics and how Google Analytics works. Exploring best practices for setting up an account that will track performance accurately. Subdomains and top level domains, adding tracking code, standard reporting, custom reports, and data exports.

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Microsoft Excel 2010 Techniques

describe the imageThis workshop is for business users who want to take their Microsoft Excel skills to the next level. In this workshop, users learn powerful techniques that can help them save significant time, analyze data and extract important business insights, present information in a compelling way, and collaborate with others more effectively.

What will be covered?

Managing budgets and projections, as well as handling large lists of data. Basic and advanced formulas, 3-D ranges, sorting and filtering techniques, database functions, and several other features are covered. Using powerful analysis and reporting tools, such as PivotTables to extract important information. Templates, styles, shortcuts, and tips. Data entry and validation, collaboration, tracking changes, and protecting sheets or cells within a sheet to ensure data integrity and confidentiality.

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Advanced Excel PivotTables

describe the imageIn this workshop you will learn the most powerful capabilities of Excel PivotTables and how they can be an invaluable tool in helping you analyze your data and present your conclusions in compelling ways. If you have been using PivotTables and wondering what more you can do with them, or maybe running into obsctacles and wishing you can get around them, this workshop will help you unleash the power of PivotTables and get outstanding results.

What will be covered?

Getting your data ready for PivotTable Reports and Charts. Using custom functions to perform more advanced analysis and comparisons such as counts, statistical functions, % of row, % of column, and many more. Filtering and formatting your report. Adding formulas to your PivotTables and Charts. Incorporating your PivotTables reports and Charts into Word documents and linking them so they stay up-to-date.

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Microsoft Excel Macros

describe the imageYou may have used Excel Macros to record some steps and replay them, or even ventured into some of the underlying scripts, but wondered about what Macros are really about, how they work behind the scene, and how they can help you add important functionality to your Excel Workbooks. In this workshop you will learn exactly that and get some step by step demonstrations and instructions on how to put Macros to use into your daily work.

What will be covered?

Recording Macros and an in-depth look at the Macros scripting language (VBA), including constructs, variables, data types, scope, calling procedure, looking, and more, and how Macros work behind the scene to automate routine processes. Writing Macros and accessing the properties, methods, and events of Excel Objects such as workbooks, worksheets, and ranges. Using Macros to respond to user events, create forms, and build form functionality to minimize data entry errors in order to increase efficiency and incorporate custom calculations that are tailored for your business needs.

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Excel PivotTables & Macros Crash Course

describe the imageIf you are looking at harnessing the power of Microsoft Excel 2007 PivotTables and Macros—and putting them to a good use in analyzing and presenting your data while getting important business insights—then this workshop is for you. In this workshop you will learn some powerful techniques that you can apply immediately.

What will be covered?

Getting your data ready for PivotTable Reports and Charts, including eliminating duplicates, organizing your data efficiently, and defining proper relationships between data sets. Using custom functions to perform more advanced analysis and comparisons such as counts, statistical functions, % of row, % of column, and more. Filtering and formatting your report.Recording and writing macros to automate common tasks. Using macros to collect user input and interact with the user, therefore providing easy interface and minimizing error.

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Microsoft Word 2010 Techniques

describe the imageThis workshop is for business users who want to take their Microsoft Word skills to the next level. In this workshop, users learn powerful techniques that can help them save significant time, better manipulate and format documents, present information in a compelling way, and collaborate with others more effectively.

What will be covered?

Document manipulation and formatting, including dozens of navigation and formatting tips and shortcuts, formatting styles, headers and footers, bookmarks, and hyperlinks. Creating tables, charts, and diagrams from within Word, as well as importing from other applications such as Excel. Using pictures and clip art. Automatically generating table of contents and indexes. Enabling multiple users to review and edit documents, sending documents for review, merging changed documents. Tracking changes, reviewing, and accepting or rejecting changes. Templates, styles, shortcuts, and tips.

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Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Techniques

describe the imageIn this workshop, users learn powerful techniques that can help them save significant time, better manipulate and format presentations, convey information in a compelling way, and collaborate with others more effectively.

What will be covered?

Presentation manipulation and formatting, including dozens of navigation and formatting tips, shortcuts, and the powerful concept of Master slides and templates. Writing or importing outlines. Using different views to navigate and edit slides and speaker notes. Creating tables, charts, and diagrams from within PowerPoint, as well as importing them from other applications such as Excel and Word. Using images, sound, video, animation, and transitions to create powerful presentations that can be delivered live, or packaged as self-running presentations. Enabling multiple users to review presentations and add comments. Tracking and reviewing comments. Templates, shortcuts, and tips.

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Microsoft Office 2010 Tips & Tricks Crash Course and Office 2011 Tips & Tricks for Mac

describe the imageWhile this workshop is ideal for users who have recently upgraded to Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2010, or Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, it is also valuable for those who want to take their Microsoft Office skills to the next level. In this condensed session, users learn powerful techniques that can help them save significant time when using the Microsoft Office applications, present information in a compelling way, analyze data and extract important business insights, and collaborate more effectively with others.

What will be covered?

We start with Outlook and show some tips and techniques relating to flags, categories, search folders, rules, tasks, and calendar, and then move to PowerPoint to demonstrate templates, themes, and layouts. Next we move to Excel to see some of the powerful lists and reports capabilities, and then Word for some advanced styles and formatting tips. Finally, we'll explore useful overall options and preferences.

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Microsoft Access Techniques—Beginner

This workshop is for business users who have been using Excel to manage lists of data, but want to take advantage of the powerful tools Microsoft Access offers. Microsoft Access provides versatile tools for entering, visualizing, analyzing and understanding with data, and gives you the ability to create database applications that work just the way you want them to, maximizing business efficiency with convenience and ease. This workshop is offered for users already comfortable with Microsoft Excel, but who have not worked with Access before.

What will be covered?

Outgrowing Excel/what Access can do: How Access’ organization and presentation of information can improve upon the limitations of keeping data lists in a spreadsheet. Demonstration of custom forms, reports, and automation. Basic interface, tables, queries, forms, sorting and filtering data by form. Creating a ready-to-print report on your data, customized for the best visual impact. 

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Microsoft Access Techniques—Intermediate

This workshop is for business users who are familiar and comfortable with the basics of working with Microsoft Access objects, and want to expand their skills to include some of Access’ more advanced features. Microsoft Access offers a wealth of powerful tools for manipulating large amounts of data in bulk, customizing your application’s interface, automating tasks, and moving data between Access and other applications.

What will be covered?

Creating table fields that calculate their values from data in other tables, lookup data entry choices from other tables, or hold actual files of any type as attachments to the record. Importing/exporting data in a variety of formats, including Excel spreadsheets and text files. Accommodating data that doesn’t fit neatly into the “one-to-many” model, and creating forms to handle this situation easily and intuitively. Customizing forms and subforms, reports and subreports. Action queries and macros.

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Microsoft SharePoint Techniques

describe the imageThis workshop is for those who would like to use Microsoft SharePoint to better share information and collaborate with others and also reduce their dependence on e-mail and make their meetings more effective.

What will be covered?

Overview of SharePoint as a web content, document, calendar and task management system, as well as workflow and collaboration platform. Creating document libraries, folders, uploading documents, checking documents in and out, and setting up alerts. Using calendars and workspaces to create meetings, manage meeting objectives, and agenda items, track and share documents, and customize meeting workplace to track related action items. Using tasks to create custom lists to track a variety of business activities and action items, allow team member to track progress, hand over tasks and track related documents. Creating team sites and webpages. Using discussion forums, blogs, and wikis to share and manage information more efficiently.

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Microsoft Project Techniques

describe the imageThis workshop is for first time and more familiar Project users who want to get a better handle on projects and achieve desired project goals. Participants will learn powerful techniques that can help save significant time while effectively planning project tasks and resources, managing the internal and external demands they encounter, and communicating information at all levels. In addition, this workshop also provides managers with important business insights that can help them throughout their project planning, execution, and beyond.

What will be covered?

Creating tasks, establishing task relationships, identifying resources, and assigning them to tasks. Identifying the critical path of your project. Using summary tasks and milestones to better track progress, and using views and reports to stay up-to-date and communicate to others. Managing resource calendars to accommodate different shifts and nonworking times. Importing project data from Excel. Defining task constraints to best represent actual project developments. Performing resource leveling to handle resource shortages and conflicts. Updating progress including percentage of completion or actual dates, and using templates. 

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Collaboration Technologies: Blogs, Wikis, SharePoint, & more!

describe the imageThis workshop demonstrates a variety of collaboration technologies (including blogs, wikis, Microsoft SharePoint, podcasts, virtual worlds such as Second Life, and more). Collaboration Technologies is intended for: managers who want their teams to collaborate more effectively; individual team members whose work is high dependent on others; and trainers who want to make use of these technologies in their programs.

What will be covered?

This workshop includes a combination of presentations, demonstrations, interactive exercises, and hands-on sessions in each of the technologies mentioned. The demonstrations include tips and techniques that can help participants more fully utilize these technologies to communicate and share information effectively, leverage the knowledge and skills of their team members and others in their organization, and save significant time. This includes creating blogs, wikis, SharePoint sites, as well as seeing examples and case studies of how companies are using podcasting and virtual worlds to create compelling content that results in internal and external audience engagement.

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Microsoft Visio Techniques—Beginner

This workshop is for professionals who have a basic familiarity with Microsoft Visio and want to expand their knowledge of key concepts. Microsoft Visio allows users to build, format, and export a wide range of diagrams, flowcharts, and calendars, and the course will train users on how to create clear, useful, and practical representations of data.

What will be covered?

Understanding the interface and the different types of diagram templates that Visio offers. Using the correct shapes and connectors to create a connected diagram in the Drawing Window. Making adjustments to the diagram with changes to alignment, color, text, theme, and Snap/Glue settings. Saving and exporting your diagram in a variety of formats. Working with the Calendar template to create a customized calendar that can be printed, exported, or shared.

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Microsoft Visio Techniques—Intermediate

This workshop is aimed at professionals who want to increase their Microsoft Visio data visualization skills to create more advanced charts and diagrams. The course will dig deeper into complex, hierarchical diagrams like brainstorming grids, organizational charts, and timelines. We will conclude with an overview of Microsoft Visio’s web diagramming tools including wireframes and sitemaps.

What will be covered?

Exploring the features of hierarchical diagrams and best practices for creating them. Understanding the structure and applications of brainstorming grids and how to create and edit them. Breaking down a company or organization into a chart that shows departments, teams, and relationships between employees. Organizing project details into a timeline complete with dated milestones, deliverables, intervals, and stakeholders. Creating sitemap diagrams and wireframes that show the relationships between the pages that comprise a website.

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Wireframes and Prototypes with Axure

This workshop is designed for professionals interested in learning more about UX design and building more advanced prototypes of websites and apps. With Axure, individuals without programming experience can create a prototype that mirrors the functionality of an actual website. Participants in the course will learn how to build and edit a prototype that can be approved by stakeholders before the costly development process begins.

What will be covered?

What exactly is Axure, and why it is important to wireframe a site before you start developing it. Creating a project and setting up the pages in a navigational structure. Touring the interface, familiarizing users with tools and widgets in the software. Formatting objects including fonts, sizes, and positioning. Understanding what a state is and how to assign states to different objects within the prototype. Exporting file formats.

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Accomplishing More with Social Media

describe the imageWhatever our view is on social media, the reality is that 100’s of millions of users are engaged in these platforms, and this large user base includes many of our customers, employees, partners, colleagues, friends, and family members. It is imperative then that we better understand these platforms, become skilled at using them, and learn how to fully leverage them. In this session, we explore their capabilities, and discuss ways in which we can use them strategically and purposefully, to achieve significant business and personal results.

What will be covered?

If you are new to social media, this session will provide you with everything you need to get started including demonstrations of each of the platforms. If you are already using these platforms, you will gain additional insights into how to use them more strategically and purposefully. In addition, you will learn firsthand about the Results Curve™, and how it can help you in managing social media and other interrupting technologies such as e-mail and Instant Messaging.

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Business Writing for Success

describe the imageThe workshop is designed for business professionals who write on the job (whether short reports, business e-mails or longer material) and need a review of writing fundamentals. As a result, they will achieve outstanding results from all their written communications—and take their writing to the next level.

What will be covered?

Passive and active voice. Subject/verb, pronoun/subject agreement. Confusing wording, appropriate tone, and punctuation pointers. 10 most common goofs and 10 more mishaps. Punctuation pointers, strong sentences and paragraphs, editing and proofreading for success. Planning and organizing.

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Business E-mail Writing

The workshop is designed for all business professionals who write e-mail on the job and who want to achieve outstanding results. The workshop teaches you how to jump-start your writing, write attention-grabbing subject lines so your e-mails get opened, plan and organize content so you get the results you want (without two or three e-mails to clarify), and edit for more polish and pizzazz.

What will be covered?

Jump-start your writing. Plan and organize your message. Write an attention-getting subject line. How to say hello—and goodbye. Use the most appropriate tone and style. Make it easy on the eye. End with impact, edit and proofread. Avoid the most common pet peeves. Know when not to send an e-mail.

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How to write attention-grabbing, brand-building blogs, articles, and social media

The workshop teaches you how to use creative techniques in all your business writing projects. You’ll learn techniques that make your blog posts and web copy, newsletters and marketing materials exciting to write—and read. That means your readers will want to read your writing and will be more likely to respond the way you need.This workshop is especially helpful for bloggers, marketing and public relations professionals, account executives, and speech writers.

What will be covered?

Brainstorming, observation, and eavesdropping. Benefits vs features. The power of questions. Deconstruction of great writing. Storytelling. Fun tricks and mind games. Building a reference library. More tricks of the trade.

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Eat Well to Accomplish More

describe the imageThe workshop is designed for anyone who both works and eats. The nutrition choices we make throughout the work day impacts our lives on and off the job, and in this workshop we will explore simple changes business professionals can make to improve the way they work. As a result, attendees will gain nutrition strategies for use immediately to improve the way they eat, feel, and work.

What will be covered?

One simple rule for eating right. Lunch break tricks for afternoon energy. Water, coffee or tea? The best choice for productivity. Common nutrition myths exposed. Why your diet has a direct impact on your next promotion. Don’t be an outlier: Why your employer cares if you’re sick (it’s not what you think!).

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Stress Management

describe the imageThis workshop series is designed for business professionals desiring better ways to manage the stress of increasing demands in the information age. By participating in this course, they will understand how different types of stress affect mental and physical well-being, and learn neuroscience techniques to rewire their brains for greater peace and productivity.

What will be covered?

Recognizing the physical harms of stress. Knowing how thinking can increase or decrease your stress, and common habits that lead to stress. How stress affects immunity and leads to disease. How to rewire the brain to think and respond differently. Simple processes to reverse the effects of stress. Transforming thoughts for greater peace and productivity. Mindfulness techniques, physical stress relief, and creating a personal stress relief plan.

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Career Management in the Age of the App

describe the imageThis workshop is designed for all professionals who are looking for clarity on the next steps in their career. This session will provide you with a new framework for thinking about career advancement, and will help you articulate big picture goals and milestones for the next six months to one year.

What will be covered?

Learning a new framework for thinking about career development/advancement, and how to customize your career to meet your needs. Completing a passion mind-map, identifying common themes, and what you want to be, do and have, as well as the impact or meaning you would like to create in the next six months to one year. Inventory of current skills, experience and strengths, and identifying how you'd like to grow in those areas. Setting 1-2 major personal or professional goals with a few key milestones for each.

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Social Media in a Nutshell

describe the imageThis session is for executives, faculty members, and senior managers who want to get the latest update on how Social Media is impacting the workplace, and the challenges and opportunities related to the use of Social Media at work and beyond. This session will also demonstrate the key capabilities of the most popular Social Media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, and wikis) and highlight the key tools that are used to better leverage these platforms.

What will be covered?

How Social Media is being used today. Challenges and opportunities: What every executive needs to know. Business applications for Social Media. How to leverage the popular platforms strategically. Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn in a Nutshell. 5 Social Media tools that you shouldn’t live without.

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Creating Compelling Presentations

This workshop is for executives, faculty members, and senior managers who present regularly and want to greatly enhance their presentations with compelling content and visuals. The session discusses key presentation concepts and demonstrates valuable tips and techniques using some of the popular presentation software, including Microsoft PowerPoint. Most importantly, this session discusses and demonstrates visual drawing techniques that bring concepts and data into life, enabling your presentation to have an unprecedented impact.

What will be covered?

Less-is-more for greater impact. From words to charts and diagrams. Telling a story and ending with action. Using templates to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Engaging your audience with live drawings. The Results Curve and 4 quadrants in action.

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Overcoming the E-mail Overload

describe the imageThis session is for executives, faculty members, and senior managers who receive a large number of e-mail messages, and who would like to manage it more effectively, significantly reduce the incoming volume, and streamline communication and task management with their staff. This session uses Microsoft Outlook and Google Mail to demonstrate the most innovative e-mail management techniques as well as provide tips on how to apply these techniques in other e-mail applications.

What will be covered?

Managing e-mail like a task, the anatomy of the e-mail task. Using the categories and labels for breakthrough productivity. Subject lines that matter and that get results. Techniques to significantly reduce incoming volume. Taking the load off of e-mail.

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Staying Focused in an ADD World

describe the imageThis workshop is for executives, faculty members, and senior managers whose “attention” is in high demand, and who are faced with many competing priorities and receiving large number of requests from staff, students, and other stakeholders. This session also tackles the latest workplace and personal technologies that make it increasing challenging to stay focused on the current task or current thought. These technologies range from e-mail, IM, and mobile devices, to the latest Social Media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, and the like.

What will be covered?

  • Managing the thought process.

  • Staying focused at the strategic level.

  • Managing focused and collaborative time moment by moment.

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Writing to Make a Difference

Every day, more of us realize the strategic importance of developing outstanding marketing materials—both offline and online. Whether you’re an accidental or emerging writer or a seasoned wordsmith, this webinar will help you create materials that are tailored to your mission and market.
If you are responsible for crafting or editing marketing material at a nonprofit, green business, or other community-minded organization using writing (offline or online) to promote social change, then this webinar is for you.

What will be covered?

The ABCs of copywriting, including understanding and advancing your “brand," focusing on your intended readers and their needs, and emphasizing the benefits you offer. Spotlighting your mission, maximizing your collaborations, and reflecting your true numbers. Connecting on a person-to-person level, sharing stories, and writing with reader diversity in mind. Beginnings and endings, hands-on practice, what to look for when editing, and how to give constructive feedback.

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Writing Grant Proposals

describe the imageTired of spinning your wheels because you’re not sure what foundations are really looking for? Learn to “sell” your work to funders with a well-crafted grant proposal or Letter of Intent. We’ll focus on their interests and how best to tell them your story. This webinar is ideal for new grantwriters, and features important reminders for the more seasoned among us.

What will be covered?

The life cycle of a grant proposal. The 2P2R Planning System™: an easy 4-step way to get started. "Making your case." Essential writing and editing tips to remember. You will have the opportunity to get feedback on your work from the instructor and other participants, and will receive a handout that includes a slew of samples, recommended resources, and a checklist to use to review your work.

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