Professional Development


This course emphasizes food protection through sanitation training. You will learn proper food care for food service establishments. Successful completion of the course's qualifying examination qualifies individuals for Illinois Department of Public Health certification.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, WDC*D123
Thursday, March 5, 2020, WDC*D123
This course provides the information, training, demonstration and practice necessary to pass the CPR Health Care Provider.

Saturday, February 1, 2020, WDC*D151
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, WDC*D123
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, WDC*D151
As the world, work places, and educational institutions become more diverse, it is imperative that we consider what it means to create equity and inclusion in those spaces.

Friday, February 7, 2020, WDC*D124
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.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, WDC*D121
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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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.

March 18, 2020 to May 6, 2020, NEC*N101
This seminar provides and update and overview on the pathophysiology of cancer-how it starts, how it spreads, the role of oncogenes, the role of the environment (viruses , hormones, chemicals, etc.) as well as many other facts and tidbits about the growth and differentiation of cells.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, LIB2*L110
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
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
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
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
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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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
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.

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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
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
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
This course introduces effective skills and tools for exploring others' unique perspectives, understanding and leveraging people's inherent differences, challenging devaluing behavior, and creating an environment in which people's differences are respected and utilized.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, WDC*D124
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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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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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.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, WDC*D123
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 is a continuation of aromatherapy study. It is a more in-depth exploration of essential oils and their uses. Participants will learn about pharmacological properties of these healing oils, as well as the basics for mixing therapeutic, skin/personal care, and home use products.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, WDC*D123
This workshop is a continuation of aromatherapy study and will focus on the art of selecting, balancing and blending essential oils for specific uses. We'll examine blending for home use, personal care products and custom perfumes as well as formulating therapeutic blends.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, WDC*D123
This one-day seminar is designed as an in-service training about the latest cannabis information for licensed professionals and others. The program will cover a detailed legal update, the latest medical research on cannabis, related cannabis products including hemp flower cannabidiol and designer synthetic cannabinoids, and how to document under the influence.

Friday, May 1, 2020, WDC*D152
As a heart care professional, are you prepared to care for a woman with heart disease? Heart Disease affects one out of two women, yet most women think breast cancer is a greater health risk. This stimulating seminar will explore the impact of heart disease in women. It will prepare you to identify risk factors, clinical presentation and management of heart disease in women

Thursday, May 21, 2020, WDC*D152