Courses

Our strengths directly correspond to what we love to do most and what we do best. When we have a deep understanding of our strengths we open doors of possibility, leading us to more fulfilling work.  This highly interactive, fun and eye-opening workshop will give you an in-depth understanding of your own personal strengths and provide opportunities for you to collaborate with others with different strengths.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019, BEC 0154
Add basic bookkeeping and accounting skills to your tool kit. This class is designed to help you understand and apply entry-level accounting concepts to keep books electronically using QuickBooks Pro.


October 10, 2019 to December 12, 2019, CHLAB 207
If you are a business owner or manager, understanding your company finances is the foundation of success. You already know your product or service, now take the time to get to know your numbers!


Thursday, November 7, 2019, RTEC 224
Thursday, February 13, 2020, RTEC 224
To run a successful business it is essential to know and understand the basic principles of business law. Join Prineville lawyer Jim Van Voorhees for an overview of business law basics as related to running a small business. Learn about business entities, contracts, warranties, securities and much more.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
A practical guide for entrepreneurs interested in purchasing or selling a business. Take away tips and tools to help facilitate successful business investing, buying or selling.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020, CHLAB 301
Gain confidence to deal with dangerous situations, difficult people and emergencies in your role working at or around a front desk, counter, lobby, or reception area.


Monday, December 2, 2019, BEC 0154
Digital marketing helps organizations promote and sell products and services through online marketing methods such as social media messaging, website ads, Facebook marketing campaigns, Google Adwords, and more. It's vital to develop a marketing strategy that keeps up with the technology. Course cover the strategic issues, marketing methods and tactics, industry terminology, and best practices.


September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Create, edit, format, and save spreadsheets using Excel. Write formulas, create charts, manage multiple worksheets, and customize the appearance to meet your needs.


November 6-13, 2019, CHLAB 207
November 6-13, 2019, PRI 114
December 6-13, 2019, RDM1 128
January 21-23, 2020, BEC 0156
March 4-6, 2020, BEC 0156
Streamline your work in Excel by managing multiple worksheets, using conditional formatting, IF, DATE and LOOKUP functions, use templates and protect your worksheets.


October 23-25, 2019, CHLAB 207
December 4-11, 2019, CHLAB 207
February 11-13, 2020, BEC 0156
This course is for experienced Excel users who want to learn tools including Flashfill, Styles, Text to Columns, Grouping Worksheets, SubTotals, PivotTables, Macros and more.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019, CHLAB 207
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, BEC 0156
Discover the tools you need to successfully plan, build and manage your business. This is an invaluable workshop for people developing a business who are ready to start working on their business plan.


February 19-26, 2020, CHLAB 301
May 20-27, 2020, CHLAB 301
Demonstrate your value as a Human Resource Professional through certification by the Society for Human Resource Professionals (SHRM) as a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). This course prepares you for the SHRM certification exams, recognized as one of the global standards in certification for the HR professional. SHRM member fee $1095; Non-SHRM member fee $1675. This course is for experienced HR professionals (not an entry to the HR profession).


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Has your job scope grown to include Human Resource (HR) responsibilities? In today's workplaces, many professionals oversee HR functions while multitasking across various disciplines from sales, accounting, finance, etc. This course is designed to give non-HR professionals a baseline in Human Resource management. Topics will include the fundamentals and best practices of legal issues, recruitment and selection, training and development, assessing employee performance, and motivation techniques. This course combines five classroom sessions with online homework and student-directed projects that will have a direct impact on your organization (plan on spending about three hours per week outside class on homework and projects).


February 6, 2020 to April 2, 2020, BEC 0154
If you are an experienced supervisor, you already know that there are many different styles of effective leadership. Are you aware of the style you naturally gravitate towards? This class will explore cutting-edge research on the four most common leadership styles along with the pros and cons of each style. Learn how to maximize your strengths and overcome your weaknesses, as well as set goals for future improvement in your leadership role.


October 30, 2019 to November 6, 2019, BEC 0152
As we grow in our professional careers, we need critical skills like managing conflict and giving and receiving feedback. Learn techniques to be more effective in helping others learn and grow, and how to view conflict as an opportunity, not something to avoid.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019, BEC 0154
Are you about to start or are you in the early stages of running your own business? Avoid costly mistakes and position yourself for success by covering essential details like pricing and profitability.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Any type of business, whether delivering a product or service, can benefit their bottom line through continuous improvement applying Lean principles.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019, BEC 0154
Are you a business owner looking for a way to reach your customers? If so, you'll need to clean up your business message so your customers can hear you.


December 4-11, 2019, CHLAB 301
Make your transition from peer to supervisor successful! Being promoted to a role supervising your former peers is one of the most difficult transitions to make in your career.


Friday, November 8, 2019, CHLAB 301
What does the Oregon Equal Pay Act mean to employers and what should you be doing about it? This law attempts to level the uncertain compensation playing field in a number of key respects including disparate pay on the basis of more protected classes than just gender, salary history inquiry restrictions, applicable deadlines, what factors to consider, and strategies for implementing and complying with the Equal Pay provisions.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Too often we view meetings as an obligation that prevents us from being productive and not a way to achieve our goals and move our organization forward. Gain the tools to transform meetings so they are productive and make a difference, whether routine check-ins, planning, or decision-making meetings. 


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Whether your official job title is "Project Manager" or not, if you are managing projects, you'll gain immediate tools for facilitating collaboration among different groups and individuals in this half-day course. Learn how to use process mapping to create a shared understanding of the big picture while problem-solving as a team. Hands-on learning activities will help you to obtain tools and techniques for identifying the most impactful ways to achieve success in your projects.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019, BEC 0154
Do you need to access your QuickBooks accounts when you are out of the office? QuickBooks Online is your answer. Do your own bookkeeping online and make it manageable and efficient.


October 23-30, 2019, RTEC 218
Manage the financial aspects of your small-to-mid-sized business quickly and efficiently with this powerful, easy to use accounting program.


Saturday, November 2, 2019, RTEC 218
Having a functional accounting system and being able to generate accurate reports is vital to your business. Move beyond the basics in QuickBooks!


December 5-12, 2019, RTEC 218
Rapid change in the workplace puts more emphasis on the importance of effective conflict resolution. Explore and identify your preferred approach to dealing with conflict and learn the skills needed to resolve conflicts successfully in a respectful manner.


Friday, October 25, 2019, BEC 0154
TED Talks inspire us to think in new ways. Come together and discuss thought-provoking concepts while enjoying an adult beverage at Cascade Culinary Institute. Watch inspirational TED Talks followed by lively facilitated discussion focusing on applying new ideas to your professional and personal life. Discover the ingredients of great conversations: honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019, CUL 120
TED Talks inspire us to think in new ways. Come together and discuss thought-provoking concepts while enjoying an adult beverage at Cascade Culinary Institute. Watch inspirational TED Talks followed by lively facilitated discussion focusing on applying new ideas to your professional and personal life. This session gives us hope that it is possible for the dissimilar to live in harmony.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Every business needs a website to be viable. Save money by building your own. This class will take you through the basics and explain domains, hosting, websites and blogs.


January 7-9, 2020, BEC 0156
This class is for people who already have a WordPress website and need to learn how to use it. You will create pages, a blog, customize menus and set up widgets.


January 21, 2020 to February 6, 2020, BEC 0156
Focus on expanding your basic WordPress website with plugins. Add mailing lists, newsletters, online shopping, and much more.


November 5-14, 2019, CHLAB 207
February 18-27, 2020, BEC 0156
Do you have a WordPress website and changes you'd like to make, but can't find a way to do it in your theme? Plenty of hands-on lab time will help you make your website more sophisticated.


December 3-12, 2019, CHLAB 207
March 10-19, 2020, BEC 0156