Courses

Ah, the traditional pairing. Cheesemonger Kerry Jerred explains why artisan cheese and wine is such a classic pairing and will provide insight on selecting cheeses for a wine event.


Thursday, September 17, 2020, Online Only
Would you like to speak Spanish? Practice the basic building blocks of the language and be able to ask and answer questions and hold simple conversations. You'll be speaking and reading Spanish in no time with this two-month online course.


September 8, 2020 to October 30, 2020, Online Only
Get ready for your New Year celebration with this short virtual course on brie, and discover what cheeses go with your favorite bubbly beverages, including wine, cider, and beer.


Thursday, December 10, 2020, Online Only
Holiday entertaining is on the horizon! Impress and welcome your friends and family with these ideas for selecting and arranging cheese, meat, fruit, and other delicious condiments into a photo-worthy, mouth-watering platter!


Thursday, November 12, 2020, Online Only
The ability to communicate in writing is a critical skill in any business or workplace. Understanding the basic principles and steps used in writing reports and proposals will set you on the path to crafting effective professional business documents. This course is included in the Certificate in Business Writing course.


September 8, 2020 to October 2, 2020, Online Only
Customer service is an essential part of any business or organization. As the use of technology increases, human interaction with customers becomes even more important. You can become an excellent service provider through this two-part online program.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the two required courses: Extraordinary Customer Service and Keys to Customer Service.


September 8, 2020 to October 30, 2020, Online Only
Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Business Writing, Effective Copywriting, and Writing News and Press Releases.


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
Communication in the workplace is more important than ever and critical to your career advancement and success. Discover skills and techniques you can study over the weekend and put to use on Monday morning!
Registration for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Conflict Management, Negotiation: Get What You Want, and Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance.


September 8, 2020 to November 27, 2020, Online Only
Don't let the kids have all the fun this Halloween! Enjoy some chocolate treats of your own and discover how chocolate can be the perfect accompaniment to a variety of cheeses.


Thursday, October 22, 2020, Online Only
Discover how cheese curds are made, why they squeak, and why fresh is best. Explore how to pair cocktails with cheese curds, as well as with other types of cheese.


Thursday, July 16, 2020, Online Only
An average manager can spend more than 20 percent of their day engaged in or reacting to a conflict situation. No matter what your position, conflict management skills can positively correlate to higher earnings and promotion. This course is included in the Workplace Conflict Solutions Certificate course, and the Certificate in Workplace Communication course.



September 8, 2020 to October 2, 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.


August 3-28, 2020, Online Only
Dealing with difficult personalities and challenging subjects in the workplace takes skill, tact, and confidence. Effective communication is a key component in managing conflict and making your day-to-day interactions run smoothly. Find your voice in this online course. This course is included in the Workplace Conflict Solutions Certificate course.


July 6-31, 2020, Online Only
Learn the basics of on-leash obedience, including commands such as heel, sit, down, come, stand and stay.


August 3-24, 2020, HC Stadium/Pit
Whether you are sending out a press release, communicating internally with a memo, or promoting your skills online or in a letter, strong writing skills are the key to success. Learn how to avoid the common writing mistakes that can hold you back.
This course is included in the Certificate in Business Writing course.


July 6-31, 2020, Online Only
We all know good customer service is important, but what makes it truly extraordinary? Discover how easy it is to tweak ordinary customer service into an experience that will keep customers coming back. This course is included in the Certificate in Customer Service course.


July 6-31, 2020, Online Only
Good grammar doesn't make good writing, but good writing demands good grammar. Whether you're a student or a professional, a career changer or a job seeker, this comprehensive program will guide you through the linguistic twists and turns of English grammar and equip you to write more effectively from day one.


September 8, 2020 to November 27, 2020, Online Only
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.


Tuesday, September 29, 2020, RM Media Door A
Have you ever wished you could have a cooking lesson right in your own kitchen? You can! Our virtual Instant Pot cook-along class features two dishes that will have you enjoying the taste of summer BBQ all year long!


Saturday, October 24, 2020, Online Only
Spice up your gluten-free menu with two delectable dishes in this Instant Pot cook-along class! Quick Chicken Tikka Masala and Vegetarian Curried Lentils, both served with aromatic basmati rice, will add international flavor to your table.


Saturday, November 7, 2020, Online Only
Get your fast-food fix without leaving the house! Cook along with Tess and your friends in an online Instant Pot class featuring White Castle Copycat Sliders and Buffalo Chicken Sliders.


Saturday, December 5, 2020, Online Only
Don't be chicken to try an Instant Pot cook-along class! See how easy it is to make chicken taco bowls or Minnesota's favorite creamy chicken and wild rice soup while you cook with Tess and your online friends.


Saturday, October 10, 2020, Online Only
Cook together apart with this virtual Instant Pot cook-along class! The recipe options are Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, and Macaroni and Cheese. Meet friends in the online Zoom classroom, and make lasting memories in the kitchen by asking your in-home quarantine partner, kids, family, or roommates to join you!


Saturday, September 26, 2020, Online Only
Looking for some quick and simple options for a wonderful holiday menu made in your Instant Pot? Dinner will be fast and stress-free with full-flavored faux roasted chicken, holiday mashed potatoes, spiced honey glazed carrots and pumpkin cheesecake. Spend more time with your family and less in the kitchen!


Saturday, November 21, 2020, Online Only
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.


September 8, 2020 to October 2, 2020, Online Only
Even the best workplace can have an occasional problem. Examine the internal investigation process, anti-harassment laws and EEOC requirements, and discover the skills and methods that can help you better handle employee-related issues before they become serious formal complaints.


July 6-31, 2020, Online Only
Good customer service skills can have a powerful impact on your life as well as your career. Discover how to avoid customer turnoffs and what it takes to consistently deliver great customer service. This course is included in the Certificate in Customer Service course.


September 8, 2020 to October 2, 2020, Online Only
Does the thought of working in a legal office intrigue you? Acquire the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective and efficient administrative member of any legal office team!


September 8, 2020 to October 2, 2020, Online Only
A growing number of employees are working remotely, including from home, requiring organizations to move from measuring time to measuring productivity and outcomes. Take a look at four new management systems to measure your own productivity, as well as that of others. This course is included in the Productivity and Time Management Certificate course.


August 3-28, 2020, Online Only
Negotiation and bargaining skills are useful in everyday life as well as in business and the workplace. Discover your natural bargaining style and learn how to balance firmness and flexibility to get the best outcome. This course is included in the Certificate in Workplace Communication course.


July 6-31, 2020, Online Only
How effectively you manage your time and productivity can affect your business and personal life in many ways. Learn the difference between being busy and being productive. This course is included in the Productivity and Time Management Certificate course.


September 8, 2020 to October 2, 2020, Online Only
Escape the heat of the kitchen and enjoy outdoor dining! Join this webinar to learn creative cheesy dishes you can make right on the grill.


Thursday, August 20, 2020, Online Only
Podcasts are like "on-demand radio," and cover all kinds of topics! Do you have a business, hobby or passion you'd like to share? Discover how to get started in podcasting and how you can reach your maximum audience.


September 8, 2020 to October 2, 2020, Online Only
Boost your productivity by managing your time better! Discover new techniques and strategies, how to utilize technology, how to document your own productivity, and how to manage the productivity of others.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Managing Productivity, New 21st Century Strategies for Productivity and Time Management, and Productivity eTools: Be Organized and Get Stuff Done.


September 8, 2020 to November 27, 2020, Online Only
Turbo-charge your work and simplify your life! Discover new apps, tools, and tricks each week that will help you work more efficiently. This course is included in the Productivity and Time Management Certificate course.



July 6-31, 2020, Online Only
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.


August 3-28, 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.


July 6-31, 2020, Online Only
October 5-30, 2020, Online Only
Socialization is the key to ensuring that your puppy will be happy, confident and well-adjusted. It's important to get your puppy involved in socialization at an early age.


August 10-24, 2020, HC Cafeteria Door 5
CHANGE! READ MINNESOTA is going ONLINE! In the true Minnesota tradition of social distancing, we are taking this book club HOME! Explore the work of a different Minnesota author each month.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020, Online Only
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, Online Only
Make your writing say exactly what you intend it to say. Explore errors in agreement, structural inconsistencies, and wordiness/concision. Learn to correct and reshape sentences that have gone wrong.


November 2-27, 2020, Online Only
Whether in speaking or writing, a poorly-composed sentence can make a negative impression on your audience. Discover how fixing common sentence grammar errors can help your communication become more polished and effective.


October 5-30, 2020, Online Only
What if you could find everything you need to make delicious, fresh, homemade spaghetti sauce right outside your door? You can! Our grab-and-go spaghetti garden planter pot kit will provide you with herbs, a tomato plant, a pot and soil to get you growing.


June 4, 2020 to July 15, 2020, Online Only
Stress isn't the enemy. Events happen every day. How we interpret those events can set the stage for how we feel and how we react to others. This course is included in the Workplace Conflict Solutions Certification course.


August 3-28, 2020, Online Only
Your employees are your most valuable resources! Even experience supervisors and managers will discover something new and practical in this online course.


September 8, 2020 to October 30, 2020, Online Only
Understanding yourself and others increases your overall effectiveness at work, at home, and in all your relationships. Learn how to communicate effectively with all personality styles. This course is included in the Certificate in Workplace Communication course.


August 3-28, 2020, Online Only
Get reacquainted with the parts of speech. Learn how to choose the right word from pairs that sound alike, but have very different meanings.


September 8, 2020 to October 2, 2020, Online Only
Today's employees are expected to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. Become an effective team member and leader in the workplace by learning how to navigate problematic interactions with ease. 
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Conflict Management, Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace, and Stress Management in the Workplace.


September 8, 2020 to November 27, 2020, Online Only
Getting the word out is an essential activity for every business or organization. Being able to write a good news story, press release or publicity notice is a skill that can set you apart in the workplace!
This course is included in the Certificate in Business Writing course.


August 3-28, 2020, Online Only
View Jay Grammond's presentation on the history of the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862 and join the live discussion with others from around the state. A few weeks prior to the start of the discussion, you will receive a video link with the presentation to view at your leisure.


Thursday, October 1, 2020, Online Only
The Vietnam War, with its origins rooted in World War II, is still one of the most controversial military eras in US history. Local veteran Duane Clear shares his experiences while serving in Vietnam, as well as his thoughts and reactions upon returning years later as a tourist.


Sunday, August 9, 2020, HC Rm 111 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.


July 6-31, 2020, Online Only
The term "zero waste" is heard more and more often, and many people are curious about the positive impact they can make on the environment. Join us for an informative discussion and learn how YOU can make a difference!


Tuesday, July 21, 2020, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Come join us in a celebration of the perfect pizza dough! Pies will include both BBQ and buffalo chicken, basil pesto, margarita, reuben style, pepperoni and many more! We'll even have a gluten-free dough option.


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Come celebrate the fall tradition German-style and learn how to prepare dishes including sauerbraten, beef rouladens, pork ribs and MANY MORE!


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Experience preparing a meal in the French tradition, including roasted Cornish game hen, creamy potatoes au gratin, and a decadent chocolate soufflé.


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If you've ever felt yourself in a situation that made you feel physically unsafe, having reassurance about your next steps can make all the difference. Through lecture, discussion, skill demonstrations and practice, you will leave this class feeling more confident on how to handle yourself in a variety of potentially dangerous situations. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes.


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Are you planning a wedding, or is the very thought making you anxious? Don't miss this event! Certified wedding planner Darilyn will show you how to make your wedding stress-free and FUN!


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The idea of starting from scratch and building a home can be daunting -- it's hard to know where to start! Explore the process of building a new home from start to finish!


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