Professional Development

Courses

Do you want to know how to interact with anyone, regardless of how difficult you perceive them to be? This course will give you the skills to effectively meet your needs while protecting the dignity and rights of others to form relationships that are move cooperative.


April 15, 2020 to June 5, 2020, Online Course
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.


Monday, October 12, 2020, WDC*D152
This workshop takes a close look at some of the most important ethical issues related to care giving from the perspective of family members and professionals caring for these individuals. Special emphasis will be made to apply the discussion of ethical concerns in the workshop to practical caregiving topics through case studies and personal exploration of participant's values.


Friday, October 23, 2020, WDC*D124
This one-day seminar is vital for anyone who works with dementia and needs skills and proven strategies to provide optimal care. Learn the assessment tools and critical interventions you need to identify and differentiate between dementias, prevent and reduce difficult behaviors, and improve your ability to communicate with cognitively impaired patients. This seminar will offer practical solutions to some of the most challenging real-life situations you face.


Friday, September 11, 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


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This course provides a practical introduction to job analysis, emphasizing how to conduct the well-known technique called DACUM (Developing a Curriculum). DACUM has a long history of proven success in gathering information about what people do on their jobs.


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Learn how to separate yourself from mediocre therapists in this day-long workshop. A truly great counselor integrates all sorts of tools to be an effective. Mark Sanders will discuss 20 successful tips you can do to help facilitate lasting recovery.


Friday, October 2, 2020, Online Course
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.


Friday, November 6, 2020, LIB2*L110
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.


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


Wednesday, June 3, 2020, WDC*D151
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, June 10, 2020, WDC*D121
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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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When leaders - especially women - improve, everyone wins! This conference shares how women can lean into challenging and awkward conversations, clarify important goals and become more effective leaders.


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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
What is Section 609 Certification? Any person who repairs or services a motor vehicle air conditioning (MVAC) system must be properly trained and certified under section 609 of the Clean Air Act by an EPA-approved program. This course provides training on the proper use of MVAC servicing equipment, the applicable regulatory requirements, the importance of refrigerant recovery, as well as the effects of improper handling of refrigerants on the ozone layer and climate. To be certified, technicians must be trained and pass a test demonstrating their knowledge in these areas. The paper/pencil test will be provided during the afternoon session of this course.


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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.


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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 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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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.


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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.


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In the midst of success, there can also be much hardship and suffering. How do you learn to live fearlessly? We'll explore what traditions and modern science say about life transformation in this day-long workshop. Learn where suffering comes from, how to become mindful of it, when to forgive and let go, and how to start developing a practice of compassion.


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This program is intended for healthcare providers who work primarily in a clinical setting and are interested in developing their teaching abilities. The goal is not to improve individual clinical skills but to develop and refine each participant's ability to teach, instruct and guide the development of their students.


August 8-9, 2020, NEC*N101
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.


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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 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 course is designed for dislocated workers who want a refresher course on the skills required for employment. Topics include:Microsoft Word,Excel, and Access; Critical Thinking; Time Management; Communicating Effectively; Managing People and Conflicts;Stress Management; Business Writing; Attitude; Math Builder and Business Etiquette. Upon completion students will receive a certificate of completion to show potential employers their desire to gain employment.


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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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This informative course will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter this exciting and fulfilling field. No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you can be a successful grant writer. You'll find the A to Z of writing and submitting successful proposals right here. This is one of the best online grant writing courses around, whether you're already involved in a related position or are looking to take your first step into this rewarding career.


April 15, 2020 to June 5, 2020, Online Course
Gain the skills you need for success as a Certified Administrative Professional. This course will not only give you the ability to perform daily administrative tasks, but will also give you an inside view into how a professional organization's different departments work together to make or break a company.


April 15, 2020 to June 5, 2020, Online Course
Chances are you will be part of a professional or personal team at some point. This course provides you with communication, problem-solving and leadership skills to keep your team on the right track and real-life scenarios that will help you master successful team-building and management.


April 15, 2020 to June 5, 2020, Online Course
Gain an understanding of the brain and explore how lifestyle choices impact this remarkable organ. This course offers techniques and insights based on recent scientific studies about fostering health, happiness and well-being to support a healthy brain.


April 15, 2020 to June 5, 2020, Online Course
Examine how Optimal Healing Environments impact the health of individuals and communities on a physical, social, psychological, and spiritual level. This course will give you the skills to recommend methods for enhancing the personal care and work environments around you to support health and well-being.


April 15, 2020 to June 5, 2020, Online Course
May 13, 2020 to July 3, 2020, Online Course
Become a more effective manager by learning the language of business management. This course provides skills in managing time, delegating responsibility, motivating your employees, solving problems and resolving conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively.


April 15, 2020 to June 5, 2020, Online Course
Whether you're new to QuickBooks or have already used other versions of this software program, this course will empower you to take control of the financial accounting for your business, all with the ease and convenience of an online platform.


April 15, 2020 to July 16, 2020, Online Course
Learn how to make excellent everyday decisions from an experienced counselor and life coach. This course will help you discover how to effectively deal with crisis, how to use your emotions as decision-making tools, and how to work with others to make the most of every opportunity.


April 15, 2020 to June 5, 2020, Online Course