Courses

Every successful person in the workplace uses financial information to help make effective decisions. This course will give you a foundation to understand the finance, accounting, liabilities and financial planning basics to increase your effectiveness. This course is included in the Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers course.


February 1-25, 2021, Online Only
How do you keep track of day-to-day financial transactions of a business? Learn how to understand the numbers and how to record every penny.


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Whether you run your own business, run the family finances, or want to add to your job skills, this online certificate course will help you understand the bookkeeping process and how to keep your accounts accurately.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Understanding Debits and Credits, General Ledger and Month-End Procedures, and Closing Procedures and Financial Statements.


September 8, 2020 to November 27, 2020, Online Only
Whether starting a business or growing the one you have, a business plan serves as a roadmap and can help secure needed funding. In this course, you evaluate the many aspects and potential hurdles of the business and build the Business Plan one step at a time.
This course is included in the Entrepreneurship Certificate course.


March 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Cash is arguably the most important factor in business success. Discover your role as a non-financial manager in the cash flow process. This course is included in the Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers course.


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Nearly every decision in the workplace relies on financial information in one way or another. Discover how understanding this information can help you make smart decisions about budgeting, setting goals and assessing performance within your area of influence.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Cash is King, and Financial Analysis and Planning for Non-Financial Managers.


September 8, 2020 to November 27, 2020, Online Only
Every business or organization needs project management. A good project manager can detect problems early for quick resolution, which can improve employee, customer and public confidence and attitude. Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Introduction to Project Management, Project Management Knowledge Areas, and Project Management Processes.


September 8, 2020 to November 27, 2020, Online Only
We all know change is inevitable, whether we like it or not. Those who are willing to embrace change are much more likely to thrive under new conditions. Discover how you can deal with changes in your work environment. This course is included in the Managing Social Change Certificate course.


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Learn how to successfully plan, implement, communicate, create employee involvement and commitment, and add value during change. This course is included in the Managing Social Change Certificate course.


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Financial statements can help you measure performance, make improvements and set goals for your business, organization or home finances. Learn how to prepare these statements, close your books, and get ready for the next accounting period. This course is included in the Bookkeeping Certificate course.


November 2-27, 2020, Online Only
Discover how social change happens, and doesn't, and how you can influence it. This course is included in the Managing Social Change Certificate.


November 2-27, 2020, Online Only
Join financial expert Justin Bettinger as he provides an economic update and current market status during COVID-19.


Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Online Only
Starting a business is something that all of us have thought about at one time or another. Everyone wants to be their own boss. Yet statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years. This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur.
This course is included in the Entrepreneurship Certificate course.


February 1-26, 2021, Online Only
To succeed in today's marketplace, entrepreneurs must know how to effectively market their product or service. This course offers you a step-by-step approach to attract and keep customers, all within a realistic budget.
This course is included in the Entrepreneurship Certificate course.


April 5-30, 2021, Online Only
Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks. Get the latest on planning your business, brainstorming business ideas, and a checklist for going into business.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Entrepreneur Boot Camp, The Business Plan, and Entrepreneurial Marketing.


February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021, Online Only
Planning where your estate will go before you are gone may save your heirs extra legal fees and taxes. We'll help you get started.


Wednesday, February 3, 2021, RM Media Door A
How can you make a Facebook page work for your business? What keeps people coming back to your page? How can you effectively respond to and moderate both negative and positive posts or comments? Discover how to make Facebook an essential tool in your marketing plan.


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Take the mystery out of money matters! Build on your understanding of financial concepts and information found on your organization's reports. This course is included in the Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers course.


November 2-27, 2020, Online Only
General ledgers are all about balance. In this online course, you'll learn how to post journal entries and make sure your general ledger balances at the end of the month. This course is included in the Bookkeeping Certificate course.


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Do you know how to get the most out of your website? Understand your visitor traffic better, calculate return on investment for your online advertising, and turn traffic into profit.


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Cable or satellite television is the single most expensive utility for many households. Discover the multitude of viewing options that are free or at a much lower cost than cable.


Thursday, March 11, 2021, RM Media Door A
Don't be a statistic! Discover how to recognize and avoid clever phone and email scams. Understand the credible resources available to you and what to do when a financial scam crosses your path.


Tuesday, March 16, 2021, HC Rm 111 Door 5
With over 100 million users, Instagram is a marketing gold mine! Discover ways to have your audience generate excellent content for you, and build your community while doing it!


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Having good project management skills is one of the fastest paths to promotion in many organizations. Go through the basics of creating a project in this online course. This course is included in the Certificate in Project Management course.


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Sociologists define social change as changes in human interactions and relationships that transform cultural and social institutions. Discover proven strategies for moving your efforts, and those of others, from advocacy to managing and achieving social change within the workplace and/or community.
Registration for this course will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Change Management Skills, Change in the Workplace, and Creating Community & Social Change.


September 8, 2020 to November 27, 2020, Online Only
Video marketing is a hot marketing trend. When done correctly, video can tell a story, and stories connect with people. Learn how to turn that connection into a positive outcome.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the two required courses: YouTube for Business, and Video Marketing.


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Is Medicare in your near future? Do you have questions about what it covers?


Wednesday, December 16, 2020, HC Rm 209 Door 5
During this virtual course, you will learn how to earn income from selling other people's products by placing a merchant-provided advertisement link on your website and get a commission for every sale, click or lead. Discover where to find 1000+ free and low-cost opportunities and learn how to avoid scams or links that won't offer a beneficial return on investment. Learn how to find high, recurring, and second-tier commissions. You'll also uncover secrets to increasing your site's ranking and visibility on search engines like Google.


Thursday, April 1, 2021, Online Only
Are retirement thoughts entering your mind lately? If you are thinking about retirement in the upcoming months or years, or even if you are newly retired, this class is for you.


Tuesday, March 16, 2021, HC Rm 209 Door 5
The knowledge areas covered in this course support the Project Management Processes. Explore these areas including communication, cost, scope, quality, human resources, risk and procurement. This course is included in the Certificate of Project Management course.


November 2-27, 2020, Online Only
The basic information in this online course will assist you in learning the beginnings of Project Management, whether you are interested in a project management field or for use in your current line of work. Come away with a solid foundation of the five processes to use when any type of project occurs in your employment arena. This course is included in the Certificate in Project Management course.


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During this workshop you will cover strategies for maximizing your Social Security benefits, including five factors to consider when deciding when to apply for benefits, how to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits, and how to coordinate Social Security with your other sources of retirement income.


Tuesday, March 16, 2021, RM Media Door A
Taxes can be complicated and no one wants to pay more than their fair share. Our expert will cut through the jargon and complexity to help you create an efficient retirement tax strategy. You will also learn how to avoid common - and costly - mistakes with your investments, health care and estate.


Tuesday, February 16, 2021, HC Rm 209 Door 5
There is a master collection of essential documents you should collect and maintain before your passing which will help your family while you are here, and successfully settle your estate after you are gone. Find out what those documents are, what they cover, and how you can make your wishes clear.


Thursday, February 11, 2021, HC Rm 209 Door 5
Every financial transaction falls into one or more of five categories involved in bookkeeping. Learn how to create a chart of accounts to meet your needs, as well as double-entry bookkeeping and the process of recording debits and credits. This course is included in the Bookkeeping Certificate course.


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Sight, sound, and motion are much more compelling than static words on a page. Discover how to use simple online video to quickly bond with your viewer, drive traffic to your website, boost business, and build brand awareness. This course is included in the Mastering Video Marketing Certificate course.


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This valuable presentation covers important aspects of estate planning that most attorneys and advisors do not address, such as how beneficiary forms, Transfer on Death (TOD) and Payable on Death (POD) designations can be used to compliment a successful and comprehensive estate plan. Learn how to keep your estate out of court and make sure your assets pass quickly and smoothly to your beneficiaries.


Thursday, January 7, 2021, HC Rm 209 Door 5
Wills and Trusts are two distinct legal vehicles, and it is important to understand how they differ as they relate to the distribution of assets, executor appointments and charitable designations. Discover how to avoid the most common and costly mistakes in estate planning.


Tuesday, April 13, 2021, HC Rm 111 Door 5
If you were to pass away unexpectedly, would your wishes be carried out? Who would coordinate the probate for your estate? Who would be the guardian of your children? To whom would your assets be distributed? This class will help you answer these questions through drafting a basic will with guidance from a licensed attorney. Pair pricing is available.


Tuesday, May 18, 2021, ER Rm 331 Door H
A Sherburne County Veterans Benefits Officer will help you learn what kinds of assistance are available to Veterans, their dependents and survivors, and answer questions you may have about applying for federal, state, county and military benefits.


Monday, December 7, 2020, HC Rm 209 Door 5
Did you know YouTube is the second largest search engine? Discover the power of video for your organization, and how to use video as a marketing tool to reach and serve more people. This course is included in the Mastering Video Marketing Certificate.


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It's never too early to start investing in your retirement! If you are a young investor, you'll discover four smart retirement planning moves -- tactical changes you can make to set up your retirement foundation. Then learn how to help future-proof your tax bracket and pick up an answer to that nagging question about Social Security.


Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Online Only
Social Security is a vital income source for many retirees. But it can be a confusing topic, and making the most of it can have a lot to do with timing it right. This online workshop will help attendees get answers to their questions and learn what Social Security can mean for them.


Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Online Only