Courses

On September 17, 1944, the Allies launched the largest airborne assault in history, numbering over 35,000 men, hoping to end World War II by Christmas. Listen as Minnesota writer John Cox tells the story of this disastrous military operation.


Sunday, August 4, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Before World War II, Bayer Ross worked as a tailor in his father's dry cleaning shop in the southwestern Minnesota town of Mountain Lake. During World War II, he served in the Army as a medic and saw action in North Africa, Sicily, and the D-Day invasion. His brother-in-law tells his story.


Sunday, September 15, 2019, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Don't be a wallflower at weddings, parties and social events! Learn the Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Hustle and Polka to music commonly played at social gatherings.


October 2-23, 2019, RM Commons Door A
Learn the basics of on-leash obedience, including commands such as heel, sit, down, come, stand and stay.


September 23, 2019 to October 14, 2019, HC Cafeteria Door 5
November 4-25, 2019, HC Cafeteria Door 5
Irvine Park lies just southwest of downtown St. Paul in the Upper Landing neighborhood, an early suburban development. The park, platted in 1849, looks like a New England town square, features a large fountain, and is surrounded by beautifully restored 19th-century homes.


Saturday, September 21, 2019, Irvine Park St Paul
Nicollet Avenue has been Minneapolis' main shopping street for more than 100 years. In the 1960's, in an effort to compete with suburban shopping malls that were drawing customers away from downtown, eight blocks of the street were closed to automobile traffic, and the Nicollet Mall was created. Explore the NEW Nicollet Mall.


Saturday, September 14, 2019, Nicollet Mall Minneapolis
Red Cedar Lane is part of an area near Minnehaha Creek laid out in 1904 by Prairie School architect John Jager. Planted with rows of red cedars that now form a luxuriant canopy above you, the street is one of the most beautiful secrets in the Twin Cities.


Saturday, September 7, 2019, Lake Harriet Spiritual Community Minneapolis
We will tour the interior of the beautiful St. Paul Cathedral, then walk several blocks up Summit Avenue to see grand houses designed by Minnesota State Capitol architect Cass Gilbert and Minnesota's most prolific architect, Clarence Johnston.


Saturday, September 28, 2019, Summit Avenue St Paul
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 3, 2019 to November 1, 2019, 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.



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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 1-26, 2019, Online Only
October 7, 2019 to November 1, 2019, 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 1-26, 2019, Online Only
October 7, 2019 to November 1, 2019, 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.


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This online course covers the fundamental concepts of green building and is intended to prepare students to earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute.


September 3, 2019 to October 25, 2019, 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 5-30, 2019, Online Only
November 4-29, 2019, 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 3-27, 2019, 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 3-27, 2019, 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.


June 3, 2019 to August 30, 2019, Online Only
July 1, 2019 to September 27, 2019, Online Only
August 5, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Online Only
September 3, 2019 to November 29, 2019, 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 1-26, 2019, Online Only
October 7, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Online Only
Chef Anu takes you on a culinary journey along the shores of the Mediterranean as you learn to cook foods from Greece, Turkey, Italy, and Spain! Pair pricing available.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019, ER Rm 352 Door H
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 5-30, 2019, Online Only
November 4-29, 2019, 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 3, 2019 to October 25, 2019, 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.


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Are you interested in joining one of our tours? Will your destination be France, Costa Rica, or Italy? To discover more about each featured location, come and spend an hour with us!


Wednesday, October 23, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
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.


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Let's have some fun in the kitchen on a Friday night! We'll make an entire meal around a classic chicken breast wrapped in puff pastry. Make it a date night, a friends' night out, or make new friends over good food!


Friday, December 6, 2019, ER Rm 352 Door H
Discover how to prepare delicious dishes with produce grown in your own garden or purchased from your local farmers' market!


Thursday, September 26, 2019, Oliver Kelley Farm
Travel without a passport and enjoy the culinary wonders of Morocco with Chef Anu. Discover the sweetness and spice of an exotic Moroccan meal from tea to dessert.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019, ER Rm 352 Door H
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 1-26, 2019, Online Only
October 7, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Online Only
Uncork the secrets of Italian cuisine as author Eric Dregni leads you through his story as an American abroad, brimming with adventures both expected and unexpected, awkward social moments, and, most importantly, very good food!


Tuesday, November 19, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Join us for a presentation on these exciting travel destinations: "Rose Parade New Year's," "Holland Windmills, Waterways and Tulips River Cruise," and "Scandinavian Highlights."


Monday, October 7, 2019, HC Rm 209 Door 5
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.


September 23, 2019 to October 14, 2019, HC Cafeteria Door 5
November 4-25, 2019, HC Cafeteria Door 5
Magnifique! Experience exquisite French classics from French onion soup topped with toasted croutons and Gruyere cheese, to Crepes Suzette served with an exquisite orange liqueur sauce.


Friday, November 8, 2019, ER Rm 352 Door H
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 5-30, 2019, Online Only
November 4-29, 2019, Online Only
Take your tastebuds on a virtual trip to Vietnam with Chef Anu as you learn how to create this authentic Vietnamese dinner using her signature recipes and tricks.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019, ER Rm 352 Door H
What does it actually mean to grow up Scandinavian-American or to live with the Norwegians, Swedes, Finns, Danes and Icelanders among us? Minnesota author Eric Dregni explores the significant -- and quite often bizarre -- historic sites, tales and traditions of Scandinavia's peculiar colony in the Midwest.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5