Workshops are courses of short duration, either single or as a series, leading to a digital badge.

Healthcare (Palliative Care)

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Start date: September 6

(There are no times as these courses are self-paced and available 24/7.)

This course provides you with an overview of palliative care. You will learn the history and philosophy of such care, as well as its various models and core concepts. You will also explore the role of the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary palliative care team.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit:

  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse midwives
  • Nurse anesthetists
  • Clinical nurse specialists

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Start date: September 13, 2021
(There are no times as these courses are self-paced and available 24/7.)

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to provide person centered palliative care to patients with chronic and serious illnesses. You will examine the common trajectories of serious illnesses including cardiac, pulmonary, COVID-19, neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric diseases. You will also explore psychological, spiritual, social, ethical and legal aspects of care, as well as advanced care planning.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit:

  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse midwives
  • Nurse anesthetists
  • Clinical nurse specialists

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Start date: September 20, 2021
(There are no times as these courses are self-paced and available 24/7.)

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to provide person-centered palliative care to patients with chronic and serious illnesses. You will examine the common trajectories of serious illnesses, including gastrointestinal (GI), renal, liver diseases, cancer and frailty. You will also explore psychological, spiritual, social, ethical and legal aspects of care, as well as advanced care planning.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit:

  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse midwives
  • Nurse anesthetists
  • Clinical nurse specialists

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Start date: September 27
(There are no times as these courses are self-paced and available 24/7.)

With this course, you will gain the skills to navigate difficult conversations and share serious news with patients and their families. You will also develop communication strategies for shared and informed decision making with patients and families, as well as the critical skills necessary for effective communication with the interdisciplinary care team.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit:

  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse midwives
  • Nurse anesthetists
  • Clinical nurse specialists

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Start date: October 4

(There are no times as these courses are self-paced and available 24/7.)

This course enables you to develop the core skills necessary to provide competent, compassionate and culturally sensitive care for patients nearing end of life and their families. You will learn strategies to assist the patient, family, informal caregivers and professional colleagues in coping with and building resistance for dealing with suffering, grief, loss and bereavement associated with serious illness. Additionally, you will explore Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) and advanced care planning.

Who can benefit:

  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse midwives
  • Nurse anesthetists
  • Clinical nurse specialists

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Start date: October 11

(There are no times as these courses are self-paced and available 24/7.)

This course provides you, as a registered nurse, with the essential palliative care skills necessary to assess and manage pain in adults with serious illnesses. With the goal of improving physical well-being, functionality and quality of life, you will identify validated symptom and functional assessment tools, treatment policies, standards and guidelines appropriate to the care of adults.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit:

  • Registered nurses

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Start date: October 18, 2021
(There are no times as these courses are self-paced and available 24/7.)

With this course, you, as an advanced practice registered nurse, will gain the essential palliative care skills needed to assess and manage pain in adults with serious illnesses. As an APRN, you will also learn pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for pain management, as well as the application of evidence-based principles in prescribing and de-prescribing medications, ordering diagnostic tests and recommending treatments. With the goal of improving physical well-being, functionality, and quality of life, you will learn to identify validated pain assessment tools, treatment policies, standards and guidelines appropriate to adult care.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit:

  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse midwives
  • Nurse anesthetists
  • Clinical nurse specialists

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Start date: October 18

(There are no times as these courses are self-paced and available 24/7.)

This course prepares you, as a registered nurse, with the essential palliative care skills necessary to assess and manage complex symptoms in a coordinated and comprehensive manner in adults with serious illnesses. With the goal of improving physical well-being, functionality and quality of life, you will identify validated symptom and functional assessment tools, treatment policies, standards and guidelines appropriate to adult care.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit:

  • Registered nurses

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Start date: October 18

(There are no times as these courses are self-paced and available 24/7.)

 This course provides you, as an advanced practice registered nurse, with the essential palliative care skills necessary to assess and manage complex symptoms in a coordinated and comprehensive manner in adults having serious illnesses. As an APRN, you will also learn pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for management of symptoms such as fatigue and nausea, as well as the application of evidence-based principles in prescribing and de-prescribing medications, ordering diagnostic tests and recommending treatments. With the goal of improving physical well-being, functionality and quality of life; you will identify validated symptom assessment tools, treatment policies, standards and guidelines appropriate to the care of adults.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit:

  • Registered nurses

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshops

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

Using the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as its foundation, you will learn disability etiquette, legal responsibility and accountability. You’ll gain a new awareness of equity and access issues and challenges. Learn the skills you need to become an advocate for individuals with physical, neurological or cognitive disabilities, and explore ways you can promote equity for all within the education system.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • School Staff and Administrators, Pre-K Through College
  • School Leadership
  • Teachers, Pre-K Through College
  • Teacher Assistants and Teacher Aides
  • Support Staff
  • Advocates
  • Any individual within the educational community. All are welcome

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

Learn how to recognize implicit biases and microaggressive behavior—whether it exists in others or yourself. Develop skills to recognize, avoid and cope with implicit bias and micro-aggressions when they occur, particularly as they relate to race, religion, gender and gender identity, class, ethnicity and people with disabilities.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Workplace Administrators, Managers, and Supervisors
  • Workplace Human Resource Personnel
  • Workplace Employees and Staff
  • Principals, Teachers, Teacher Assistants and Aides, Pre-K through College
  • Individuals in the Public Health, Nursing, Counseling, and Medical Fields
  • First Responders, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management Personnel
  • Social Development Advocates
  • Any individual in the business, education, social work, and civil society communities.

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

For any individual within the educational community today, understanding diversity and cultural competence is a critical skill. In this workshop, you’ll receive a general overview and rationale for the importance of promoting diversity and cultural competence in schools. You’ll address issues related specifically to race, ethnicity, gender, class and ability—and how these can be intersectional within individuals or groups. You’ll learn the skills you need to become a culturally competent leader, educator or advocate.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Workplace Administrators, Managers, and Supervisors
  • Workplace Human Resource Personnel
  • Workplace Employees and Staff
  • Principals, Teachers, Teacher Assistants and Aides, Pre-K through College
  • Individuals in the Public Health, Nursing, Counseling, and Medical Fields
  • First Responders, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management Personnel
  • Social Development Advocates
  • Any individual in the business, education, social work, and civil society communities.

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

Explore gender stereotypes and bias, both conscious and unconscious, with particular emphasis on Title IX issues (the law that protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities). You’ll focus on gender bias in the workplace and classroom, and receive an overview of the federal law, as well as its history and implications in K–12 settings.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Workplace Administrators, Managers, and Supervisors
  • Workplace Human Resource Personnel
  • Workplace Employees and Staff
  • Principals, Teachers, Teacher Assistants and Aides, Pre-K through College
  • Individuals in the Public Health, Nursing, Counseling, and Medical Fields
  • First Responders, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management Personnel
  • Social Development Advocates
  • Any individual in the business, education, social work, and civil society communities.

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Learn the history of gender, sex and sexuality—and study the disenfranchisement, discrimination and violence that LGBTQA+ communities have experienced through generations. You’ll explore misunderstood terms—particularly related to gender identity—and address the roots of homophobia and heterosexism. You will learn how to affirm all persons of varying gender identity and sexual orientation, and identify opportunities for social, legal, and political support for those who are LGBTQA+.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Educators and Education Administrators
  • Health Services Leaders
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Social Work Personnel
  • Law Enforcement/Government Employees
  • Individuals supporting the LGBTQA+ community

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

In three 2-hour workshops, you will gain an overview of the LGBTQA+ community and the language used to understand gender identity and sexual orientation. You’ll learn about the legal, political, cultural and social justice issues that impact these communities, as well as the evolution and distinctiveness of various gender identities. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of LGBTQA+ responses to social injustice and oppression, and learn valuable allyship skills for your workplace or community.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Educators and Education Administrators
  • Health Services Leaders
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Social Work Personnel
  • Law Enforcement/Government Employees
  • Individuals supporting the LGBTQA+ community

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Become an ally and an advocate for those within the LGBTQA+ community. In two 3-hour workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own equity-based action plan. You’ll select a project that relates to your area of expertise and develop an actionable plan for your organization or workplace. Projects might include a SafeZone training for employees; a Coming Out Day event; or a Transgender Day of Visibility presentation. Whatever you choose, your action plan will demonstrate new project management skills and strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Educators and Education Administrators
  • Health Services Leaders
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Social Work Personnel
  • Law Enforcement/Government Employees
  • Individuals supporting the LGBTQA+ community

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

Gender, race, ethnicity and culture—explore how these issues overlap and intersect in the LGBTQA+ community. Learn the politics and social construction of sexuality and sexual identities. Study the role government and legal systems play in their interactions with both the LGBTQA+ and feminist/womanist communities, and gain a deeper understanding of  current social and political issues facing the many sides of the LGBTQA+ community.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Educators and Education Administrators
  • Health Services Leaders
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Social Work Personnel
  • Law Enforcement/Government Employees
  • Individuals supporting the LGBTQA+ community

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

Help prevent harassment and bullying in any workplace setting. Gain the skills you need to implement effective prevention and intervention strategies wherever and whenever bullying or sexual harassment is taking place. Gain a clear understanding of the legal and ethical responsibilities of both employers and employees, including legislation related to Title VII and Title IV, as well as federal civil rights and occupational and safety mandates. You will come away with training strategies for professional development and best practices for effective anti-harassment and anti-bullying workplace policies. Play a key role in creating an equitable and safe work environment for those who are marginalized based on gender identity, gender expression and/or sexual orientation.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Educators and Education Administrators
  • Health Services Leaders
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Social Work Personnel
  • Law Enforcement/Government Employees
  • Individuals supporting the LGBTQA+ community

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

Become an ally. Learn the skills you need to create a SafeZone, or take other actions, to help all people feel safe, supported and welcomed, particularly members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. You will explore microaggressive and discriminatory behavior; learn to use inclusive language; gain a deeper understanding of the complexity of sexual identity; and learn about different ways that you, as an individual or part of a group, can become an effective ally and SafeZone proponent.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Workplace Administrators, Managers, and Supervisors
  • Workplace Human Resource Personnel
  • Workplace Employees and Staff
  • Principals, Teachers, Teacher Assistants and Aides, Pre-K through College
  • Individuals in the Public Health, Nursing, Counseling, and Medical Fields
  • First Responders, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management Personnel
  • Social Development Advocates
  • Any individual in the business, education, social work, and civil society communities.

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Learn to recognize and better understand power, privilege and oppression, and their role in the history of the LGBTQA+ community. You’ll learn about marginalization, underrepresentation, discrimination and oppression from a social, cultural, political and historical perspective. You’ll learn new skills to identify and intervene in situations that contribute to the oppression of individuals in this community, and you’ll learn to recognize the roles social institutions play in celebrating—or challenging—the goal of diversity, equity and inclusion for this community.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Educators and Education Administrators
  • Health Services Leaders
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Social Work Personnel
  • Law Enforcement/Government Employees
  • Individuals supporting the LGBTQA+ community

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

Learn how to recognize, define and better understand racism in today’s culture and society. A brief history of racism will increase your knowledge on this critical topic, and you’ll learn how racism has evolved, is communicated and is reinforced. You’ll develop skills and strategies for recognizing racism in our daily and professional lives.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Workplace Administrators, Managers, and Supervisors
  • Workplace Human Resource Personnel
  • Workplace Employees and Staff
  • Principals, Teachers, Teacher Assistants and Aides, Pre-K through College
  • Individuals in the Public Health, Nursing, Counseling, and Medical Fields
  • First Responders, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management Personnel
  • Social Development Advocates
  • Any individual in the business, education, social work, and civil society communities.

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

What is white privilege, and how can you better understand it and address it in the workplace, school and classroom, and community settings? Learn the issues, behaviors and practices of white privilege; develop the skills and techniques you need to utilize nonjudgmental approaches to anti-racism and cultural competence; and bring a deeper understanding of this important topic to educational communities.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Workplace Administrators, Managers, and Supervisors
  • Workplace Human Resource Personnel
  • Workplace Employees and Staff
  • Principals, Teachers, Teacher Assistants and Aides, Pre-K through College
  • Individuals in the Public Health, Nursing, Counseling, and Medical Fields
  • First Responders, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management Personnel
  • Social Development Advocates
  • Any individual in the business, education, social work, and civil society communities.

Educational Leadership Workshops

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Learn the importance of evaluation and assessment in the preschool education setting. Gain new skills in formal and informal methods of evaluation, and discuss skills you can expect from preschoolers, including naming the letters of the alphabet, listening to a book, retelling events, drawing shapes and letters, and sorting objects.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Preschool Instructors
  • Preschool Administrators
  • Preschool Support Staff

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In these three workshops, you will learn to understand the critical skill of emotional intelligence (EI) in school leadership. You’ll learn to identify five domains of EI, and examine personal leadership qualities that are most effective for coordinating social emotional learning (SEL) in schools to facilitate positive school climate. You will be exposed to the current neuroscientific research on the ways emotions affect behavior and success. You’ll learn effective communication and transparency in decision-making, explore equity and caring, and learn the essential components of team building. Ultimately, you will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to better implement school reopening plans that incorporate social emotional learning supports for all members of the community.

Who can benefit?

  • Current Education Professionals and School Leaders
  • Prospective Education Professionals and School Leaders

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Learn theories of child development and gain the skills to apply these childhood developmental theories to your preschool learning curriculum. Theories explored include Erikson’s Psychosocial Developmental Theory and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. You’ll do learning exercises that give you deeper understanding of theory and help you turn theory into real-life learning for your preschoolers.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Preschool Instructors
  • Preschool Administrators
  • Preschool Support Staff

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Become skilled in lesson planning. Learn how to prepare for what you are going to teach, how you are going to teach it and what the goals and objectives of the lesson are. You’ll learn the advantages of building a clearly outlined lesson plan, the components of a great lesson plan, and how to instruct and evaluate your lesson.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Preschool Instructors
  • Preschool Administrators
  • Preschool Support Staff

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

Learn how to encourage individuals with disabilities to consider college—and help them prepare for it, successfully. In these two 3-hour online workshops, led by renowned specialists in the field, you’ll learn practical and easily implemented strategies to help these students overcome challenges and plan ahead for a college education. You’ll learn about the successful college experiences of students on the autism spectrum, students with cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, learning disability, ADHD and other disabilities. You’ll come away with skills and strategies to help students with disabilities find a successful future in college.

Who can benefit?

  • Regular and Special Education Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Therapists
  • Administrators

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Develop your preschool teaching skills. Learn successful methods of instruction by tailoring activities to how students learn best. Teaching strategies such as logo/symbol labeling, sound recognition and matching, switching out activities, involving the senses, establishing rules and tailoring activities will be discussed and explored. As a learning activity, you’ll plan a lesson using two different learning strategies.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Preschool Instructors
  • Preschool Administrators
  • Preschool Support Staff

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Learn about state-required guidelines for your preschool setting, and become better informed about government regulations on working with young children.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Preschool Instructors
  • Preschool Administrators
  • Preschool Support Staff

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

Learn the skills you need as an educator to increase emotional skills in young children. Through interactive discussion and learning, you’ll learn how to embed social emotional learning into your teaching. You’ll learn CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) competencies, and gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to implement social emotional learning into any early learning classroom.

Who can benefit?

  • Teachers
  • Education Professionals

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First responders need specialized skills to work directly with young children in a crisis setting. In this interactive online course, consisting of three 2-hour workshops, you will gain skills needed to reduce trauma in the crisis experience of young children. You’ll learn techniques to minimize traumatic impact, learn to employ the principles of Psychological First Aid (PFA) and develop critical skills to address the unique needs of young children whose families and/or communities are experiencing a crisis or stressful event. First responders with these skills can possibly eliminate lifelong flashbacks and intrusive memories for young children who experienced a crisis.

Who can benefit?

  • Police
  • Firefighters
  • Emergency Medical Personnel
  • Emergency Utility Workers
  • Authorities who work with children or families

Session 1: Introduction to Psychological First Aid for Children
Review the ways children react and behave differently from adults in a crisis situation. Learn to anticipate common reactions of children from early childhood (0-6 years old) through teen years (7-18 years old). Enhance your skills for dealing with family crises and larger community disasters.

Session 2: Importance of Safety
Learn to identify children in need of Psychological First Aid (PFA) and learn the action principles of Look, Listen, Link.

Develop skills for your initial contact with distressed children, as well as distressed parents/caregivers, as you apply PFA.

Session 3: Practicing Principles of Psychological First Aid
Gain skills for connecting to and understanding a child or family’s community, and learn to become a culturally responsible contact.  Learn about the stress of first responder work, the importance of self-care and secondary traumatization.

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

Bright fluorescent lights. Loud noises. Bright colors. For professionals working with people on the autism spectrum or any individual with sensory issues, you need to know how to better understand and reduce sensory overload. In two 3-hour sessions, you will develop the skills to recognize and reduce sensory issues for people on the autism spectrum—whether in school, at home, at work or in the community. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of sensory overload and the neurology of sensory processing. Through powerful and enlightening personal examples from the presenter, you’ll get a sense (pun intended) of how sensory overload affects these individuals, and learn practical, easy-to-implement solutions for accommodations. You’ll review numerous books, DVDs, equipment and other assessment instruments to help support these individuals, and come away with new skill sets as a professional in the field.

Who can benefit?

  • Regular and Special Education Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Therapists
  • Administrators
  • Others in allied fields

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In this series of three 2-hour workshops, music educators at all levels can explore self-care to implement in their lives–and their classrooms. As a group, we will meditate, play, sing, and reflect on our work as education professionals, sharing ideas in an open, supportive workshop community. You will gain new skills in meditation, mindfulness, creative movement, yoga and improvisation games. You’ll learn vocal health techniques and helpful strategies you can use throughout  your personal and professional lives.

Who can benefit?

  • Music Educators of all ages
  • Students studying music education.
  • Educators interested in arts-based self-care

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Discover the myriad of resources available on the web. You’ll explore some of the best instructional websites, become skilled at finding interesting and useful new resources, and have the opportunity to review and share what you find.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Preschool Instructors
  • Preschool Administrators
  • Preschool Support Staff

Finance Workshops

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In this interactive online course, consisting of three 2-hour workshops, you will learn the skills you need to develop a successful commercial relationship with your bank. Learn how a commercial bank is organized, how it views risk, and how its loan products and credit facilities can be accessed to help your business. Learn how you—as a business owner—can manage your balance sheet and income statement to have a healthy financial relationship with your bank. You’ll come away with new skills and techniques for business banking.

Who can benefit?

  • Small or Mid-Size Business Owners
  • Financial Professionals in any business
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Owners who need to expand or access capital

Session 1: Overview of Banks and Banking Services
Starting with the basics, you’ll learn about commercial services offered, banking trends and the impact of government on banking. You’ll learn why banks are regulated and who these regulators are.

Session 2:  Business Organization
You’ll learn to understand the different ways businesses are organized: sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. You’ll learn the importance of managing your financial statements, and you’ll develop skills to create strong balance sheets and income statements.

Session 3: Types of Credit   
Learn about the different types of credit available to businesses: credit lines, term loans, commercial mortgages and letters of credit. You’ll learn about the ACH (Automated Clearing House) electronic network for financial transactions, and learn to understand credit scoring, risk, underwriting, loan yield, pricing, collateral and personal guarantees.

Graphic Design and Creative Works Workshops

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Designing for children’s and young adult’s publishing is an exciting, growing and uniquely creative field. Learn how to succeed in this specialized field of design with a special focus on books, magazines and digital publishing. Through an exploration of crisp, bright, bold graphics and typography, students will develop the skills necessary to create content that is attractive to a younger audience—and their parents.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who will benefit?

  • Seasoned professionals looking to brush up on skills or learn newer design tech skills and approaches.
  • Beginning designers who want to know how they can succeed in creative departments or other design-related workplaces.
  • Any design professional who wants to expand their knowledge base and build on their existing skills.

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To succeed in today’s design world, you must have digital skills. In this workshop, you’ll learn layout, use of imagery, typography and color for projects like email blasts, digital banner ads, simple animated gifs and social media posts. Students will learn how to create engaging graphics using the principles of web-based graphic design, using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. (Please note: this is not a coding class.)

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who will benefit?

  • Seasoned professionals looking to brush up on skills or learn newer design tech skills and approaches
  • Beginning designers who want to know how they can succeed in creative departments or other design-related workplaces
  • Any design professional who wants to expand their knowledge base and build on their existing skills

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Discover the joy of creating mixed media and found object art, making beautiful artwork out of everyday materials. You will work primarily in three dimensions, and you’ll explore alternative methods in art making, using a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials. Class time will be largely devoted to individual hands-on projects and group critiques.

Who can benefit?

  • Art Teachers Pre-K Through 12
  • Community Organizers
  • Students of all ages
  • Anyone with a general interest in art

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Expand your Photoshop skills with a special focus on using the application as a creative tool for photograph-based illustration. You will acquire technical knowledge and best practices for creating both realistic and illustrative imagery that stands out in a global culture—where social media and digital content reign supreme.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who will benefit?

  • Seasoned professionals looking to brush up on skills, or learn newer design tech skills and approaches
  • Beginning designers who want to know how they can succeed in creative departments or other design-related workplaces
  • Any design professional who wants to expand their knowledge base and build on their existing skills

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Learn how to grow from designer to art director. Students will develop the real-world skills necessary to take their creative abilities to the next level—as the leader of a team. Skills include: designing with a focus on collaboration; conveying a creative vision; guiding the artistic output of professional freelancers; and synthesizing various visual media into a stunning finished product. An invaluable workshop for those who want to bring their skills into creative departments in organizations large or small.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who will benefit?

  • Seasoned professionals looking to brush up on skills or learn newer design tech skills and approaches
  • Beginning designers who want to know how they can succeed in creative departments or other design-related workplaces
  • Any design professional who wants to expand their knowledge base and build on their existing skills

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Learn how the three main Adobe Creative Suite applications (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) work best when working together. You will learn the basics of each of the applications and then create a project that integrates all three, utilizing “real-world” efficient and creative skills. The result? A professional portfolio piece you can use for interviews or career advancement.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who will benefit?

  • Seasoned professionals looking to brush up on skills or learn newer design tech skills and approaches
  • Beginning designers who want to know how they can succeed in creative departments or other design-related workplaces
  • Any design professional who wants to expand their knowledge base and build on their existing skills

Management Skills/Business Leadership Workshops

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Leadership is both an art and a science. In this workshop, you will learn the key elements of being both a leader and a manager. The focus is on leadership and management competencies. You will learn how to understand different leadership styles and approaches to enhance management effectiveness. You’ll gain skills in people management, time management and effective communication. You’ll model real-life experiences and take part in learning activities to promote skill building.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Employees who are new to management
  • Individuals who have been recently promoted
  • Any employee wishing to become a better manager
  • Individuals or entrepreneurs wishing to grow their business

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Gain the skills you need to manage change in the workplace.  Learn the basics of managing change, why change succeeds or fails and why change is so difficult, and develop techniques to overcoming resistance to change. You’ll learn the elements of an effective change strategy and begin to develop an overall Change Management Action Plan.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Leaders/Managers who want to understand how to implement or manage change
  • Any Employees who wants to learn more about handling change
  • Employees New to Management
  • Recently Promoted Employees
  • Individuals or Entrepreneurs wishing to grow their business

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Learn to build, develop and be part of an effective team. Gain a deeper understanding of team leaders and followers, team communication, team dysfunctions and the stages a team goes through on their journey to effectiveness. Particular focus is given to managing conflict. In today’s business environment, whether live or virtual, using teamwork to solve problems is becoming critical—so team skills are a must-have for staff and managers alike.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Managers who want to understand team dynamics
  • Any Team Member who wants to be more productive
  • Employees New to Management
  • Recently Promoted Employees
  • Individuals or Entrepreneurs wishing to grow their business

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Learn the basic laws that managers should be aware of from a practical, day-to-day management and nonlegal perspective, including discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment), disability and accommodation obligations, employee and labor relations, safety and health. You’ll learn various laws that apply to the workplace, learn to become aware of warning signs that might result in lawsuits and develop a program to reduce the possibility of discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Leaders and Managers who manage a legally sound workplace
  • New Managers who need familiarity with laws
  • Human Resource Professionals

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Humility is an often-overlooked but critical trait in successful managers. Learn how humility allows you to show strength as a leader, bring others into decisions and solutions, appreciate work done by others and accomplish goals more successfully.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Aspiring Managers: Get a better understanding of the road ahead.
  • Newly Appointed Managers: Be prepared to successfully manage people from the start.
  • Seasoned Managers: Look back—and look forward—to elevate your people skills for the new millennium

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Unleash the power of positivity to build community and trust with your team, cope with business challenges, encourage creativity and advance your management career.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Aspiring Managers: Get a better understanding of the road ahead
  • Newly Appointed Managers: Be prepared to successfully manage people from the start
  • Seasoned Managers: Look back—and look forward—to elevate your people skills for the new millennium.

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Master the art of difficult conversations—conversations when emotions run high and opinions vary greatly. Those who master difficult conversations advance the furthest in their career. Learn the power of dialogue, storytelling and contrasting techniques to achieve mutual understanding.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Aspiring Managers: Get a better understanding of the road ahead
  • Newly Appointed Managers: Be prepared to successfully manage people from the start
  • Seasoned Managers: Look back—and look forward—to elevate your people skills for the new millennium

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Learn how to take on the responsibility of engaging employees and developing trust to get their most effective performance. Develop the skills you need to coach, appraise employee performance and use corrective action, if needed; motivate; hold employees accountable; and increase employee engagement. You’ll learn techniques and tips for managing high, middle and low performers.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Managers who want to increase employee performance and motivation
  • Employees New to Management
  • Recently Promoted Employees
  • Any Employee wishing to become a better manager
  • Individuals or Entrepreneurs wishing to grow their business

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Through this interactive workshop, you will learn the fundamental aspects of project management and your role in the project management process. You’ll review the key phases of the project management life cycle and the activities associated with each point in the process. Learn the skills you need to write a statement of work; create deliverables and allocate them to resources over time; monitor and adjust a project timeline; and project budgeting, tracking and managing project changes. 

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Any Employee managing projects or project teams
  • Employees New to Management
  • Recently Promoted Employees
  • Individuals or Entrepreneurs wishing to grow their business

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Accountability marks the difference between healthy and unhealthy organizations. As people improve in their ability to hold one another accountable, they also improve engagement, efficiency and performance.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Aspiring Managers: Get a better understanding of the road ahead.
  • Newly Appointed Managers: Be prepared to successfully manage people from the start.
  • Seasoned Managers: Look back—and look forward—to elevate your people skills for the new millennium.

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Learn the “no blame” approach to promote innovation and learning, and encourage employee well-being. You’ll explore the difference between accountability and blame, enabling your team to strive for excellence.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Aspiring Managers: Get a better understanding of the road ahead
  • Newly Appointed Managers: Be prepared to successfully manage people from the start
  • Seasoned Managers: Look back—and look forward—to elevate your people skills for the new millennium

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Build your Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Many experts agree that EQ is the most critical skill a manager can develop to increase effectiveness. In this workshop, you will focus on several models of EQ, how to use it effectively in the workplace and how to make emotions work for you, not against you. You’ll build your skills in achieving better personal and social competence in the workplace, and learn how to better develop your own personal EQ.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Any individual who wants to be more effective in the workplace
  • Managers interesting in learning how EQ improves work performance
  • Employees New to Management
  • Recently Promoted Employees
  • Any Employee wishing to become a better manager
  • Individuals or entrepreneurs wishing to grow their business

 

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Workplace spirituality is key to creating meaningful work that promotes a sense of purpose. Learn to identify employee passions about their work, how this relates to their life passions and how to utilize those passions within your organization.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit?

  • Aspiring Managers: Get a better understanding of the road ahead
  • Newly Appointed Managers: Be prepared to successfully manage people from the start
  • Seasoned Managers: Look back—and look forward—to elevate your people skills for the new millennium

Stress Management/Personal Development Workshops

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In this series of workshops held over a three-week period, you’ll tackle chronic stress and learn how to retrain your mind and body to help you think, feel and act in healthier ways. You’ll explore scientific findings on mind/body issues, develop relaxation techniques and learn how nutrition, meditation and other lifestyle changes can restore damage done by stress. This three-week program encourages interaction and skill building.

Who can benefit?

  • Professionals in the Wellness Field: Add to your skill set to assist those dealing with stress, poor eating habits and negative behaviors
  • Individuals Interested in Fitness: Learn lifestyle behaviors that will directly enhance your goal of mind and body fitness
  • Individuals Dealing with Stress: Learn to undo stress-creating behaviors, achieve relaxation and restore damage that stress has caused

Seminars include:

  1. How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Brain Chemistry (1 hour)
    Learn how childhood abuse, neglect and family dysfunction affect a child’s developing brain and body, and how this can negatively affect adulthood. Learn methods of healing through improved self-care, lifestyle and the relaxation response.
  2. Nutrition and Exercise 101 (1 hour)
    Looking for ways other than medication to elevate mood and improve brain chemistry? Learn how nutrition and exercise are two of the most effective, nonprescription medicine methods to lift your mood, change brain chemistry, and enhance overall well-being.
  3. Creating Individualized Nutrition and Exercise Programs (2 hours)
    Learn how to develop and maintain eating and exercise plans—and stay motivated to follow the plans and reach your goals. Specific guidelines for diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and obesity will be discussed.
  4. Mind/Body Medicine (90 minutes)
    Understand the body’s response to stress, the role it plays in disease and a variety of ways to heal. This interactive class includes the exercise of mind illusions to help you build mind/body healing skills.
  5. Guided Meditation (30 minutes)
    Put all your new stress-management skills together and experience a relaxing, guided meditation incorporating many of the lessons learned from this certificate course.

Tech Skills Workshops

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Having skills in Artificial Intelligence (AI) will open up a world of opportunity to anyone in the business world. In these two 4-hour workshops, you will be introduced to some of the most commonly used AI networks today. You’ll gain new skills in Feed Forward, Convolutional Networks and recurrent neural networks. Building your AI skills and proficiency will help advance your career in dozens of fields, including software engineering, human-machine interface, search engine related careers and data science education.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit:

  • IT Professionals
  • Computer or Data Science Educators
  • Anyone Interested in Coding or Software Programming
  • Students Studying Computer or Data Science

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

As “information overload” and the amount of data we collect continue to increase, the field of machine learning is becoming increasingly important. Machine learning powers many of today’s popular services, like Google, social media and Netflix. In these two 4-hour workshops, you will learn the basics of machine learning and how this new field gives you the tools and skills you need to locate patterns within massive amounts of data. You’ll learn basic applications in machine learning, discuss its strengths and limitations, and learn to recognize different types of machine learning. This course includes principal component analysis, clustering analysis, linear regressions and logistics regression. You’ll develop skills in machine learning that are highly valued in today’s data-driven society.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit:

  • IT Professionals
  • Computer or Data Science Educators
  • Anyone Interested in Coding or Software Programming
  • Students Studying Computer or Data Science

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

In two 4-hour workshops, you’ll continue to build your skills in advanced applications of machine learning. This includes timely applications such as Trees, Forest, KNN and Support Vector Machines. You’ll benefit from a basic review of the math behind the algorithms, as well as the advantages and limitations of machine learning. Through hands-on learning exercises, you will practice your skills with examples from competition websites such as Kaggle. Your more advanced machine learning skills will help give you an edge in the data-driven marketplace and boost the computer skills of educators in any data science field.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit:

  • IT Professionals
  • Computer or Data Science Educators
  • Anyone Interested in Coding or Software Programming
  • Students Studying Computer or Data Science

A date and time has not yet been scheduled for this workshop. Fill out the workshop inquiry to be informed of when it has been scheduled.

Refresh your basic skills of Python, one of the programming world’s most quickly growing computer languages. In two 4-hour workshops, you will learn key Python programming concepts; review designing, analyzing and coding; and build your skills in the most important python libraries for machine learning. The course includes many hands-on work exercises that illustrate the use of Python commands, and critical mathematical concepts are reviewed. You’ll come away with stronger Python competencies and new abilities in the field of computer science—qualities valuable to any business or organization.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit:

  • IT Professionals
  • Computer or Data Science Educators
  • Anyone Interested in Coding or Software Programming
  • Students Studying Computer or Data Science

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R is one of the most popular languages in the world of data science. In these two 4-hour sessions, you will update your basic R skills using R Studio. You will learn how to implement multiple statistical techniques using R. Key R concepts will be reviewed, as well as the most popular R packages used in statistical analysis. You’ll benefit from many hands-on work exercises that will build your skills in the use of R commands, while reviewing key statistical concepts. You’ll come away with improved proficiencies in R; a language that will help you advance in any technical field, as well as almost any field of business.

Can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Who can benefit:

  • IT Professionals
  • Computer or Data Science Educators
  • Anyone Interested in Coding or Software Programming
  • Students Studying Computer or Data Science

An Adelphi Badge Gives You a Career Edge

Badges and certificates on your résumé help you stand apart, and prove to employers that you have advanced learning in a particular field. Adelphi’s continuing education badges and certificates are awarded digitally, and can easily be added to your résumé, posted to social media or a LinkedIn account. All our courses award you with either a badge or certificate.

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