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Are an assertive person? Can you ask for what you need successfully? Are you afraid to speak up when you are not satisfied with the service you receive? Do you feel comfortable addressing the neighbor who just won't stop his dog from barking? Can you stand up at a City Council meeting and state your ideas and thoughts without feeling anxious about speaking in front of a crowd?

If you want to be sure that you can communicate successfully in situations like these, then this is the course for you! Interpersonal communication skills involve speaking, listening, and non-verbal cues. This course can help you with clear speech, organizing your message effectively, being assertive instead of aggressive, listening effectively, and feeling comfortable speaking to a group.

Practical communication skills are those skills you need in everyday situations. Come join us for information, interaction, and practical skills that will help you navigate the everyday communication situations in your life.
Morgan Lamphere has worked in the senior living industry for the past 15 years and is the Vice President of Marketing for Retirement Living Associates, Inc. She understands that where you live and how you live in retirement matters. Your living situation can affect your overall health, relationships with your friends, family, stress levels and ultimately your life expectancy! Ms. Lamphere will explore the dynamics of making a decision to leave your home and discuss ways to stay in your home. Throughout the course you will learn communication techniques with your family to have productive discussions about your retirement living choices. She will also provide pricing information on the different levels of care services available in the Eastern North Carolina area so course participants can learn more about the costs of senior living services -- from companion care to Life Plan Communities to Nursing Care. Course participants will enjoy a frank discussion of the different options and how to best understand the best option for themselves.
This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program. The goals of this presentation are to educate participants about FASDs and how this disorder presents in an individual across the lifespan and the importance of preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies.
In this three-hour class you will be make a unique candy dish from hot glass. Guided and assisted by the instructor, you will apply color to molten glass, blow a bubble in the glass, and then shape the glass into a sphere that is then "sucked" in to form a double-walled bowl that creates the candy dish. You will get to use special glass-making tools to create your design and heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your candy dish design takes shape.
In this three-hour class you will be make a unique garden ball from hot glass. Guided and assisted by the instructor, you will apply color to molten glass and blow a bubble in the glass. You will get to use special glass-making tools to create your design and heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your garden ball takes shape. In this three-hour class you will be guided and assisted through the process of making a unique, one-of-a-kind paperweight. Utilizing molten glass gathered (dipped) from the GlasStation's furnace, you will get to apply color to your paperweight, blow a bubble through a pipe to form your piece, and use glass-making tools to pinch, pull, twist, twirl, and form molten glass into a design all your own. Guided by glass instructors, you will also get to heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your paperweight takes shape.
The CCMC credential promotes and achieves a high standard of excellence providing best practices for the competent and ethical practice of serving the military community across a variety of military branches and settings. Completion of the CCMC credential includes 12 contact hours of continuing educational credit in a Five Module training sequence. The CCMC credential can be earned all online (1.2 CEUs) or taken as a combination of a one-day workshop (0.6 CEUs) and online (0.6 CEUs). The Five Modules are self-paced and include didactic presentations by professionals that have extensive experience dealing with the medical, physical, psychosocial, behavioral, mental health, family life, vocational, and career transition needs of military cultures. After the completion of each training module, participants will take a multiple-choice exam to earn the CCMC credential. Zentangle is an artistic meditation that supports relaxation, focus, and inspiration. Over the past 10 years Zentangle has developed and grown worldwide. This class will work with color, shading, and new patterns to create beautiful images from multiple repetitive patterns. Anyone who can hold a pen can tangle so all levels are welcome on this journey!

Make sure to bring your gourd or pumpkin no larger than 12" to Zentangle! These can be found at any craft store.
The focus of the MABPOM meeting is on the oceanography and meteorology of the Mid-Atlantic Bight and adjacent regions, including the Gulf of Maine, the shelf south of Cape Hatteras, as well as the coastal estuaries of the U.S. East Coast. Despite its name, MABPOM strongly encourages cross-disciplinary and student presentations. The purpose of this seminar is to present the history and current manifestation of Islamophobia to social workers, and how the trauma that creates harms both Muslim and non-Muslim populations. The imagery of Muslim women and the misconceptions regarding the practice of hijab (veil), using the speaker's thesis research, which was published by the NASW in their Social Work journal, will be specifically presented. The discussion will then move to how these biases are manifested in clinical encounters and poor public policy, further deepening social discord and negative perceptions of Muslims. Lastly, suggestions fordismantling Islamophobia will be provided including recognizing personal bias, ideas for culturally competent care, and how to incorporate social justice in education and policy.
This training will assist providers in understanding how the content of sessions, both group and individual, assists in rapport building. The flow of the sessions, as well as the importance of rules, guidelines and boundaries will be discussed. Much of the training will offer examples of metaphors and visual aids that will assist providers in engaging clients during psychotherapy sessions. This training will benefit newer clinicians, as well as experienced clinicians. The myriad health and psychosocial risks associated with identifying as transgender, gender non-binary, or gender diverse are understood to be reduced through gender-affirming approaches to care. In this workshop, we will discuss how practitioners can improve their gender-affirming skill set in working with children, adolescents, families, and the systems who serve them by developing knowledge, resources, and intervention skills pertaining to gender-affirming care.
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Are an assertive person? Can you ask for what you need successfully? Are you afraid to speak up when you are not satisfied with the service you receive? Do you feel comfortable addressing the neighbor who just won't stop his dog from barking? Can you stand up at a City Council meeting and state your ideas and thoughts without feeling anxious about speaking in front of a crowd?

If you want to be sure that you can communicate successfully in situations like these, then this is the course for you! Interpersonal communication skills involve speaking, listening, and non-verbal cues. This course can help you with clear speech, organizing your message effectively, being assertive instead of aggressive, listening effectively, and feeling comfortable speaking to a group.

Practical communication skills are those skills you need in everyday situations. Come join us for information, interaction, and practical skills that will help you navigate the everyday communication situations in your life.
Morgan Lamphere has worked in the senior living industry for the past 15 years and is the Vice President of Marketing for Retirement Living Associates, Inc. She understands that where you live and how you live in retirement matters. Your living situation can affect your overall health, relationships with your friends, family, stress levels and ultimately your life expectancy! Ms. Lamphere will explore the dynamics of making a decision to leave your home and discuss ways to stay in your home. Throughout the course you will learn communication techniques with your family to have productive discussions about your retirement living choices. She will also provide pricing information on the different levels of care services available in the Eastern North Carolina area so course participants can learn more about the costs of senior living services -- from companion care to Life Plan Communities to Nursing Care. Course participants will enjoy a frank discussion of the different options and how to best understand the best option for themselves.
This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program. The goals of this presentation are to educate participants about FASDs and how this disorder presents in an individual across the lifespan and the importance of preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies.
In this three-hour class you will be make a unique candy dish from hot glass. Guided and assisted by the instructor, you will apply color to molten glass, blow a bubble in the glass, and then shape the glass into a sphere that is then "sucked" in to form a double-walled bowl that creates the candy dish. You will get to use special glass-making tools to create your design and heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your candy dish design takes shape.
In this three-hour class you will be make a unique garden ball from hot glass. Guided and assisted by the instructor, you will apply color to molten glass and blow a bubble in the glass. You will get to use special glass-making tools to create your design and heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your garden ball takes shape.
In this three-hour class you will be guided and assisted through the process of making a unique, one-of-a-kind paperweight. Utilizing molten glass gathered (dipped) from the GlasStation's furnace, you will get to apply color to your paperweight, blow a bubble through a pipe to form your piece, and use glass-making tools to pinch, pull, twist, twirl, and form molten glass into a design all your own. Guided by glass instructors, you will also get to heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your paperweight takes shape.
The CCMC credential promotes and achieves a high standard of excellence providing best practices for the competent and ethical practice of serving the military community across a variety of military branches and settings. Completion of the CCMC credential includes 12 contact hours of continuing educational credit in a Five Module training sequence. The CCMC credential can be earned all online (1.2 CEUs) or taken as a combination of a one-day workshop (0.6 CEUs) and online (0.6 CEUs). The Five Modules are self-paced and include didactic presentations by professionals that have extensive experience dealing with the medical, physical, psychosocial, behavioral, mental health, family life, vocational, and career transition needs of military cultures. After the completion of each training module, participants will take a multiple-choice exam to earn the CCMC credential.
Zentangle is an artistic meditation that supports relaxation, focus, and inspiration. Over the past 10 years Zentangle has developed and grown worldwide. This class will work with color, shading, and new patterns to create beautiful images from multiple repetitive patterns. Anyone who can hold a pen can tangle so all levels are welcome on this journey!

Make sure to bring your gourd or pumpkin no larger than 12" to Zentangle! These can be found at any craft store.
The focus of the MABPOM meeting is on the oceanography and meteorology of the Mid-Atlantic Bight and adjacent regions, including the Gulf of Maine, the shelf south of Cape Hatteras, as well as the coastal estuaries of the U.S. East Coast. Despite its name, MABPOM strongly encourages cross-disciplinary and student presentations.
The purpose of this seminar is to present the history and current manifestation of Islamophobia to social workers, and how the trauma that creates harms both Muslim and non-Muslim populations. The imagery of Muslim women and the misconceptions regarding the practice of hijab (veil), using the speaker's thesis research, which was published by the NASW in their Social Work journal, will be specifically presented. The discussion will then move to how these biases are manifested in clinical encounters and poor public policy, further deepening social discord and negative perceptions of Muslims. Lastly, suggestions fordismantling Islamophobia will be provided including recognizing personal bias, ideas for culturally competent care, and how to incorporate social justice in education and policy.
This training will assist providers in understanding how the content of sessions, both group and individual, assists in rapport building. The flow of the sessions, as well as the importance of rules, guidelines and boundaries will be discussed. Much of the training will offer examples of metaphors and visual aids that will assist providers in engaging clients during psychotherapy sessions. This training will benefit newer clinicians, as well as experienced clinicians.
The myriad health and psychosocial risks associated with identifying as transgender, gender non-binary, or gender diverse are understood to be reduced through gender-affirming approaches to care. In this workshop, we will discuss how practitioners can improve their gender-affirming skill set in working with children, adolescents, families, and the systems who serve them by developing knowledge, resources, and intervention skills pertaining to gender-affirming care.