Professional Development

Courses

This one-day conference shares how women can lean into challenging and awkward conversations, clarify important goals and become leaders. Participants will take the Habit Finders Profile and get detailed results to keep.


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This course provides the information, training, demonstration and practice necessary to pass the CPR Health Care Provider.


Saturday, November 23, 2019, WDC*D151
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, WDC*D151
This course will explore the ways in which volunteer board members ensure they are doing the best job possible for the organizations they serve.


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This course will introduce you to using OneNote notebooks to store a wide variety of content in an organized structure, access the content from anywhere, and also share it with others. Additionally, learning how OneNote and the other applications in the suite are integrated increases your productivity with Microsoft Office.


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In this four-hour course, participants will cover 1) General Facility Rules 2) Hazard Communication 3) Personnel Hazards and Protection 4) Equipment Hazards 5) Emergencies and Environmental Concerns and 6) Supplemental Information such as MSDS Sheets and a Glossary of Terms.Upon successfully passing an exam at the end of the course, participants will receive a course completion card which may be used for entry into local manufacturing facilities.


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In this interactive course, we'll introduce the top platforms for social media. Then we'll discuss some of the similarities, differences and how to choose which platforms you should focus on using.


Monday, March 2, 2020, WDC*D123
Learn how to maximize your LinkedIn profile and how to make the best us of the tools that LinkedIn has available on its platform. Be ready to learn in this interactive workshop.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020, WDC*D123
Learn how to use LinkedIn to connect to jobs. In this workshop, you'll create a LinkedIn account, build your profile to attract employers, start networking with other professionals, and search and apply for jobs on LinkedIn.


Thursday, March 5, 2020, WDC*D124
This eight-week course is designed to bring an English speaker to a beginning level of communication in Spanish. This class provides a strong base for you to have fun while you expand your mind.


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This course takes a communicative approach to developing your ability to use and understand Spanish in practical, everyday contexts. It focuses on conversation skills - both listening and speaking - emphasizing pronunciation, fluency and vocabulary.


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This course leads participants through the development of a mission, vision and values statement.


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In this workshop you will learn about the historical perspective on trauma treatment in America and implications for advocacy and ethics. The diagnostic criteria of five varieties of traumatic stress disorder and evidence based treatment approaches to trauma treatment and recovery will be discussed.


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The Workplace Excellence Series is designed to help people understand and deliver the essential workplace skills that companies demand today.


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This course builds your skills in handling chronic performance problems. You will learn how to document and present a solid case for needed improvement and effective interactions skills, identify the steps to take after the performance problem discussion to provide ongoing feedback and support, and determine if it is necessary to impose formal consequences.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020, WDC*D124
We'll introduce the interaction skills that enable you to communicate more effectively with colleagues and customers and, in the process, build trust, strengthen partnerships, and achieve desired results.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020, WDC*D124
In this course, we'll define time management; help you set long term goals and ambitions; implement a diary system to plan your "ones" (one year, one month, one week and one day); make more effective us of to-do lists; and manage common time-wasters.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020, WDC*D124
You'll learn ways to enhance team effectiveness and maximize not only performance, but also impact on the organization as a whole. We'll focus on the personal, interpersonal and business advantages of working together as a unit and introduce you to a set of bet practices for optimal results.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020, WDC*D124
In this course, you'll learn how to assess your own emotional intelligence (EQ) and learn to prevent the emotional hijacking that can interfere with personal intentions and organizational outcomes.


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Golf outings, galas, walk-a-thons, oh my! Let's be honest: do special events really work? If you think about all the events you've attended over the years, there are those you remember and look forward to attending, and those you'd probably prefer to forget. In this highly interactive hands-on workshop, we'll get down to the brass tacks of making any type of special event create big returns for your organization.


Wednesday, April 22, 2020, WDC*D123
Facebook can be a challenging tool for nonprofits with limited staff, budgets, and social media know-ow. But done right, Facebook can really help put your group on the proverbial map. Done wrong, it can languish, leaving your organization looking outdated and out-of-touch.


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Facebook can be a challenging tool for nonprofits with limited staff, budgets, and social media know-how. But done right, Facebook can really help put your group on the proverbial map. Done wrong, it can languish, leaving your organization looking outdated and out-of-touch.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020, WDC*D122
This course is designed to offer an introduction to medicinal herbs and their history of use in healing. Topics include a brief history of herbal medicine, how herbs work in the human body, herbal properties and characteristics, and demonstrations of how to prepare a wide range of internal and external applications.


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Business Boot Camp is a way to better learn and lay the foundation for your business that will serve you for years to come and leads to less levels of bitterness, burnout and resentment.


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Volunteers are the lifeblood of nonprofit work. They fuel programs, are the best donor prospects, can be amazing cause ambassadors and are in prime positions for leadership roles. Finding them, managing them, and celebrating them can be time-consuming, but are crucial to your-and their-success.


Thursday, April 23, 2020, WDC*D123
Does your website actively build relationships? Engage donors? Excite volunteers? Assist clients? No really - does it? In today's uber-digital world, your website if often the first, and possibly the only, communication you'll have with visitors. It's critically important then that your website make the cut-and even be a cut above.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020, WDC*D122
This workshop is a comprehensive introduction to the many applications of essential oils. Topics include: how to use, buy and store, basic care kit, pharmacological and psychological properties, carrier oils, and everyday applications.


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Interpreters are needed in public service areas. This course teaches the skills necessary to become an effective interpreter including skits and plenty of practice. Participants must be fluent in both English and Spanish.


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Learn tips, tools and techniques on promoting an accessible society. Accessibility information, empowerment skills and adaptable equipment information will be available. Seminar is geared towards consumers, healthcare professionals and caregivers.


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Barb presents the most up-to-date data from evidence-based research on the safety of numerous OTC products. Learn more about multivitamins, as well as specific vitamins including vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K. Magnesium, zinc and iron supplements are also common--but need warning labels. Barb also will discuss supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids, melatonin, CoQ10, lavender, milk thistle, glucosamine, garlic, grapeseed, gingko, and ginger.


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This seminar will discuss the laws and regulations that define sexual harassment, consequences that are caused by sexual harassment, and how to report sexual harassment if one experiences or witnesses it in the workplace. This course also will review the laws that are in place to protect those who make a report. This seminar meets the requirements for nurses as stated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations.


Tuesday, February 4, 2020, WDC*D123
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, WDC*D123
This healthcare conference will include topics as the opioid crisis, legalized marijuana, active shooter situations and much more.


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Sometimes people do everything right and still get disillusioned, irritable, lost and overwhelmed. That's when burnout happens. The workshop provides guidelines for burnout recovery. Family and colleagues learn how to help reversal of burnout.


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This two-day radiology review will provide each participant with a comprehensive review of the art and science of diagnostic Radiologic Technology and a step-by-step method of preparation for the successful completion of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) Registry Examination.


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A one day training on hydraulics directional control valves and speed control of hydraulic cylinders. The class will focus on interpreting schematics, understanding the function and installation of direction control valves. Also, the class will cover flow control valve installation and understanding the difference between speed control circuits. The class will be both lecture and hands on training. Students should have some exposure to either pneumatic or hydraulic technology.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020, TECH*V117