Courses

Acupressure is an eastern healing technique that involves pressing or massaging key points on the body to stimulate energy flow through pathways called meridians. When the points that regulate metabolism, digestion and thyroid function are blocked or out of balance, losing weight will seem like an impossible task. In this virtual workshop, you will learn the main pressure points that help strengthen thyroid function, boost metabolism, control appetite, decrease food cravings, reduce stress-eating and strengthen the entire digestive system.


Tuesday, October 18, 2022, Online Only
How is teaching online different from teaching in-person? What are the advantages to you as an instructor? Discover how to engage your audience, create content and assessment, how to avoid the biggest mistakes, and so much more!


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, Online Only
Forget the fads and dump the buzz words. Take your knowledge of marketing to a new level. These advanced marketing concepts will enable you to develop more effective marketing campaigns and results. This course is included in the Integrated Marketing Certificate course.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, Online Only
There are tremendous opportunities for teaching online. Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course. Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows, and find out how self-quizzes enhance learning. This class is included in the Certificate in Online Teaching course.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, Online Only
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is unique among National parks, as it preserves not only the stunning landscape of the area but also the memory of an extraordinary person. Roosevelt visited the area in 1883 to hunt bison and went on to have a ranch there. Join our instructor as he shows you some of the landscapes in the park as well as the wildlife you might find such as wild horses, buffalo, antelope, and more.


Thursday, May 19, 2022, Online Only
Do you have a special talent, skill, or passion that you would love to share with the community? Have you ever thought of becoming a Community Education instructor? Earn extra money doing something you love! Our instructors include art lovers, wellness coaches, fitness instructors, cooking enthusiasts, history buffs and more. If you can create a class, we would love to meet you! Attend our free class to get more information about teaching for Community Education. Pre-registration is required.


Wednesday, August 10, 2022, Online Only
Is your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher? This comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor's desk.


Saturday, July 16, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to July 29, 2022, Online Only
September 6, 2022 to October 28, 2022, 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.


May 2-27, 2022, Online Only
July 5-29, 2022, Online Only
October 3-28, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to August 26, 2022, Online Only
September 6, 2022 to December 2, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to July 29, 2022, Online Only
September 6, 2022 to October 28, 2022, Online Only
Good grammar doesn't make good writing, but good writing demands good grammar. Put an end to grammar mistakes that detract from your work. Everything you learn will elevate your communication skills and help you present polished, professional writing every time.


June 6, 2022 to July 29, 2022, Online Only
September 6, 2022 to October 28, 2022, Online Only
Especially geared for future leaders in the Gen Y generation (born 1980-1999), this certificate course provides practical information on advancing your leadership potential and making a difference in both the workplace and in society.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Leadership Principles, Developing Your Leadership Skills, and Developing Your Professional Career.


June 6, 2022 to August 26, 2022, Online Only
September 6, 2022 to December 2, 2022, Online Only
New research and information comes out frequently about how your learners - and you - learn. Everyone learns differently. This course brings you the most advanced information about three of the most prevalent student characteristics you face in teaching: generation, gender, and the autism spectrum.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Developing the Socialization Skills of Students with ASD in the Inclusive Classroom, Gender Matters: Gender in the Classroom, and Generational Learning Styles.


May 2, 2022 to July 29, 2022, Online Only
June 6, 2022 to July 29, 2022, Online Only
July 5, 2022 to August 26, 2022, Online Only
October 3, 2022 to December 2, 2022, Online Only
Whether you are new to teaching online or already doing it, this program will give you the fundamentals of teaching online as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Advanced Teaching Online, Designing Online Instruction, and Fostering Online Discussion.


June 6, 2022 to August 26, 2022, Online Only
September 6, 2022 to December 2, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to August 26, 2022, Online Only
September 6, 2022 to December 2, 2022, Online Only
This is your invitation to teach others in-person and join in one of the more important functions in life -- passing on knowledge and skills to others.


September 6, 2022 to October 28, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to August 26, 2022, Online Only
September 6, 2022 to December 2, 2022, 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 Certificate in Workplace Communication course.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, Online Only
Educators and psychologists know that learning is significantly affected by factors such as stress, anxiety, self-image, cultural expectations and societal expectations. In this course, you will examine the factors that come together to create unique challenges to black students in the classroom, and explore ways in which teachers can minimize those challenges and support school success for all students.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, Online Only
Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. This class is included in the Certificate in Online Teaching course.


May 2-27, 2022, Online Only
July 5-29, 2022, Online Only
October 3-28, 2022, Online Only
Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) -- a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. Examine strategies for working effectively with ASD students and parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens with ASD. This class is included in the Certificate in Learning Styles course.


May 2-27, 2022, Online Only
July 5-29, 2022, Online Only
October 3-28, 2022, Online Only
Especially for future and emerging leaders in Gen Y, come discover the key concepts of being a leader and the best strategies for developing your leadership skills and influence. Learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit for influencing others. This course is included in the Certificate in Leadership Development course.


May 2-27, 2022, Online Only
July 5-29, 2022, Online Only
October 3-28, 2022, Online Only
Explore the world of digital court reporting in courtroom and freelance settings. Find out about court proceedings, professional integrity, terminology, equipment, online research and more!


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, Online Only
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.


May 2-27, 2022, Online Only
July 5-29, 2022, Online Only
October 3-28, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
August 1-26, 2022, Online Only
November 7, 2022 to December 2, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to August 26, 2022, Online Only
September 6, 2022 to December 2, 2022, Online Only
Self-publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for YOU? You will discover the pros and cons of all the self-publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as well as Amazon options. You will leave with a rated description of 50 self-publishing companies. Participants must attend "Beginner's Guide to Getting Published" before attending this class.


Saturday, July 16, 2022, Online Only
Are you tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits by starting a home business. Taught by a Chamber of Commerce Past President and award-winning business owner, this is probably the most comprehensive business start-up workshop you will ever find.


Thursday, July 14, 2022, 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.


May 2-27, 2022, Online Only
July 5-29, 2022, Online Only
October 3-28, 2022, Online Only
Do you remember seeing those old painted ads on the sides of buildings for Coca-Cola, Grain Belt Beer, grocery stores, and warehouses? Join Jay as he takes you on a virtual walk around the Twin Cities to view this sort of "Art Gallery" that surrounds us. You will also learn a bit about the history of some of these companies that date back into the 1800s.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Online Only
Being engaged with your online learners throughout the course is one of the three biggest ways to make it a superior learning experience for your students. Experience how to do it from the creator of the concept and practice of 'continual engagement' in teaching. This class is included in the Certificate in Online Teaching course.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
August 1-26, 2022, Online Only
November 7, 2022 to December 2, 2022, Online Only
There are differences in how the genders learn. Discover techniques and activities to help them be successful in the classroom and the workplace. This course is included in the Certificate in Learning Styles course.


May 2-27, 2022, Online Only
July 5-29, 2022, Online Only
October 3-28, 2022, Online Only
Students learn in a variety of ways, and generational characteristics can influence learning styles. Explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique "cohort experience." This course is included in the Certificate in Learning Styles course.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
August 1-26, 2022, Online Only
November 7, 2022 to December 2, 2022, Online Only
Discover the emerging field of integrated marketing. What is its purpose? What makes it unique? What are "the hot 5" digital marketing methods, and why do they work? What methods will work best for you? This course is included in the Integrated Marketing Certificate course.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
August 1-26, 2022, Online Only
November 7, 2022 to December 2, 2022, Online Only
Discover the growing field that integrates traditional print marketing with digital marketing for even greater marketing success. Understand how digital marketing and print complement and enhance each other, and how to integrate both kinds of marketing for even greater overall effectiveness. Registration for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Advanced Marketing Concepts, Successful Print Marketing, and Integrated Marketing Best Practices.


June 6, 2022 to August 26, 2022, Online Only
September 6, 2022 to December 2, 2022, Online Only
It has been said that everyone has a book in them. Do you? Designed specifically for those with little to no fiction-writing experience, this online course will help you find your path toward your fiction-writing goals.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, Online Only
In this comprehensive session, you will learn about special screenwriting terms and formats for television and the big screen. You will also learn how to plot a story, develop characters, and execute your work in the proper screenwriting format. You will discover the difference between a treatment, a spec script, and a shooting script and when to do each. Lastly, get an inside look into the business of selling your script to agents and producers.


Saturday, July 16, 2022, Online Only
Explore the craft of voiceovers! Discover current trends, opportunities, and tools you need to find success in the growing remote-working industry. Read a real script and receive coaching from your instructor, a professional voice actor, to improve your delivery. One-time, 90-minute, one-on-one video chat class! Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo.


January 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022, Online Only
June 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, Online Only
Find out what it takes to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership. Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, and addressing challenging goals. This course is included in the Certificate in Leadership Development course.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, Online Only
If you can type, you can make money at home using your computer. You will discover how and where to find clients, 50 ways to advertise/market your services, effective home office equipment choices, and 100 ways to make money with a computer. There is a definite need for your services, so learn to be your own boss, set your own hours, and make more money. (Must have attended "Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas.")


Thursday, July 14, 2022, 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.


May 2-27, 2022, Online Only
July 5-29, 2022, Online Only
October 3-28, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
September 6-30, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
August 1-26, 2022, Online Only
November 7, 2022 to December 2, 2022, 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.


May 2-27, 2022, Online Only
July 5-29, 2022, Online Only
October 3-28, 2022, Online Only
Print promotion is not extinct! Discover the secrets to success in the almost forgotten but still remarkably effective area of print, including catalogs, direct mail letters, and postcards. This course is included in the Integrated Marketing Certificate course.


May 2-27, 2022, Online Only
July 5-29, 2022, Online Only
October 3-28, 2022, Online Only
Follow Alison on a magical journey to create a unique and whimsical fairy garden or Dino Park. Bring your favorite adult to help you choose from a variety of planters and succulents to build your dream fairy garden or Dino Park together!


Tuesday, June 14, 2022, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Your employees are your most valuable resources! Even experience supervisors and managers will discover something new and practical in this online course.


June 6, 2022 to July 29, 2022, Online Only
September 6, 2022 to October 28, 2022, Online Only
Whether you're looking to publish a paperback-type novel or short ebook now or in the future, this detailed tutorial will teach you step-by-step how to create an Amazon KDP account, format your manuscript and upload it to the Kindle platform. You'll discover how to easily create a book cover from available templates, determine pricing and royalties, develop a sales pitch for your Amazon page, and write an Amazon author bio.


Saturday, July 16, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
August 1-26, 2022, Online Only
November 7, 2022 to December 2, 2022, Online Only
WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. After successfully completing this course, you will know how to build a WordPress website or blog, customize and maintain it, and use search engine optimization to bring more visitors to your site.


June 6, 2022 to August 26, 2022, Online Only
September 6, 2022 to December 2, 2022, Online Only
You don't need a journalism degree or published articles to write for anyone's online blog, magazine or website. Some opportunities offer exposure, while many pay well -- $1 a word or more! In this fast-paced virtual course, you will learn how to find ideas, sources, and more than 1,000 opportunities that pay.


Saturday, July 16, 2022, 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.


June 6, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Online Only
August 1-26, 2022, Online Only
November 7, 2022 to December 2, 2022, Online Only
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.


May 2-27, 2022, Online Only
July 5-29, 2022, Online Only
October 3-28, 2022, Online Only