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.


Thursday, May 14, 2020, BEC 0154
Utilizing the book Waking Up White: Finding Myself in the Story of Race, this four-week book study explores how we as community members can start talking about race. We are exposed to a national climate that is often polarized around racial issues. This is an opportunity to start talking about race, what it means to grow up white in America, and learn skills and strategies to be good allies and support people of color. Book included.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


April 29, 2020 to June 17, 2020, CAS 115
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!


Wednesday, May 13, 2020, RTEC 124
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.


June 6-13, 2020, RTEC 124
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, June 3, 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.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020, BEC 0154
Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed for professionals. The most significant finding from Brené's latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. Join us in this five-day experiential course to develop these courage-building skills and grow as a leader. For more information, visit our Dare to Lead webpage.


October 9, 2020 to November 6, 2020, HCC 0140
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Create, edit, format, and save spreadsheets using Excel. Write formulas, create charts, manage multiple worksheets, and customize the appearance to meet your needs.


April 29, 2020 to May 6, 2020, LIB 0117
May 12-14, 2020, MDR 120
May 13-15, 2020, BEC 0156
June 12-19, 2020, RDM1 128
Streamline your work in Excel by managing multiple worksheets, using conditional formatting, IF, DATE and LOOKUP functions, using templates and protecting your worksheets.


May 5-7, 2020, BEC 0156
June 3-10, 2020, LIB 0117
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, June 17, 2020, BEC 0156
Discover practical habits to improve your professional excellence. This two-session course will focus on key areas including communication, productivity, time management, self-care, and professional longevity.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


May 20-27, 2020, CHLAB 301
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).


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


June 10, 2020 to July 8, 2020, CHLAB 301
Any type of business, whether delivering a product or service, can benefit its bottom line through continuous improvement applying Lean principles. This hands-on workshop will introduce the core principles and common language of Lean through a fun simulation.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Take the next step in your career as a Tax Professional in this three-day course for Tax Preparers studying for the Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant exam.


June 24-26, 2020, BEC 0154
It seems like we always have "too much to do in too little time."  If you're ready to learn new techniques for time management and productivity, this class is for you!  Learn how to prioritize, manage email inboxes, minimize interruptions, and tame your to-do list.  Be ready to share your winning strategies with others and to learn new ones in this fast-paced, practical course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you wonder if your website and marketing materials are working for your business? Learn how to explain what your company does in a way that gets your customers to take action.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Studies show that employees stay in a job where they feel valued, challenged, and invested in by their supervisors. This energizing workshop will explore Relationship-Based Leadership and its effectiveness. Learn how to implement strategies to mentor, challenge, and help employees grow and develop their skills in a way that feels authentic and relational.


May 20-27, 2020, BEC 0154
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. Learn how to develop agreements to hold yourself and others accountable, build your team, set goals, support your organization and create documentation of poor performance. Discussion includes new communication rules related to confidentiality, role modeling, and recognition.


Thursday, June 4, 2020, BEC 0154
Solve common business problems using popular techniques such as the basic five-step process and the A3 continuous improvement approach to problem-solving.


This course contains no sessions at this time.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn how to successfully use fundamental Quality Improvement (QI) tools to improve processes in any setting. Start with QI basics including what QI is (and isn't), the importance of planning, and creating goal statements using SMART metrics. Move into exploring useful QI tools such as process maps, waste identification, root cause analysis, and prioritization.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


April 30, 2020 to May 7, 2020, RTEC 218
Manage the financial aspects of your small-to-mid-sized business quickly and efficiently with this powerful, easy-to-use desktop accounting program.


Saturday, May 9, 2020, CHLAB 207
May 19-21, 2020, RTEC 218
Saturday, June 6, 2020, RTEC 218
Saturday, June 20, 2020, CHLAB 207
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 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!


June 4-11, 2020, RTEC 218
Our lives are filled with opportunities for challenging yet crucial conversations. This four-week study group is based on readings from Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High. Gain tools to improve the quality of your dialogue to achieve better outcomes.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This three-session course will explore the strengths and challenges of women in leadership roles. Develop skills to communicate with impact, including navigating conflict and negotiating effectively. Build your confidence and develop a personalized plan to replace old habits with new ones, understand and address gender bias in the workplace, and find allies to support your growth.


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.


May 12-14, 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.


May 19, 2020 to June 4, 2020, BEC 0156
Focus on expanding your basic WordPress website with plugins. Add mailing lists, newsletters, online shopping, and much more.


June 9-18, 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.


June 23, 2020 to July 2, 2020, BEC 0156
Learn how to identify, understand and respond to difficult people in a positive and productive manner. Identify different communication styles, modify negative behaviors in employees and supervisors, build confidence for confronting crises, and improve your ability to handle hostile or aggressive personalities.


Friday, June 5, 2020, BEC 0154