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Learn how to effectively manage yourself and others by earning the Leadership Development Certificate!

This comprehensive approach to developing leaders is adaptable to the needs of any organization and features three tracks developed specifically for team leaders, front-line managers, mid-level managers and emerging leaders.

The tracks can be completed in one semester or across several, allowing flexibility to participants and an ability to develop their skills in a schedule that is accommodating to their personal and professional lives.
Develop your capacity as a leader.

The Applied Leadership Certificate is designed to support professionals working in a community-based setting who desire to develop their capacity as innovators, problem-solvers and effective community leaders. This program guides participants through four tracks beginning with: (1) an examination of applied leadership, (2) the importance of leveraging emotional intelligence to maximize individual and organizational effectiveness, (3) the utilization of lateral thinking to execute mission-aligned strategy, and (4) the role of project management to effectively manage large scale, social impact projects.

Participants may complete each track separately, but must complete all four program tracks to earn the certificate.

Learn how to give and get help using resources available in our community.


Issues of inequality due to joblessness and low income can affect every aspect of one's life and create disparity and the inability to become self-sufficient. These sessions are designed for both families and organizations dealing with these clients, and provide essential information to participants to be used as a road map for finding assistance.


Students must complete 4 of the 5 classes to earn the certificate.
The Professional Certificate in Digital Media offers a unique opportunity to build a certificate around your interests. Whether you're looking for a career change or to pick up a side job, this certificate will give you the credentials necessary to market your talents. Choose courses that meet your professional interests and career objectives.

Take courses from a variety of different concentrations including Graphic Design, Photography, and Web Design.

Take courses when you can, and in the area you prefer. Successfully complete six courses within 2 years to earn the certificate.

Learn how social networks are used to develop two-way communication and marketing strategies for your organization.

Find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social networks into your communication and marketing strategies.



Courses

This workshop explores the general perceived differences between the employees from the different generations in communication, workplace improvement, and employee effectiveness.


Tuesday, December 13, 2022, Online Course
This introduction to the human resources profession and its practices is designed for entry-level HR professionals, small business owners responsible for the HR function in their companies, and those considering a potential change in careers.

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Become the most qualified and valuable HR professional you can be with the 12-week Virtual SHRM Certification Preparation Course. With the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®), you'll have the answers AND know what to do on the job. This course will help you prepare to take the exam.

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This program is designed to provide you with the skill and knowledge needed to be a successful project manager. The six modules are closely aligned with PMI® PMBOK© Guide and have been developed in cohort with the Northeast Indiana Chapter of PMI Professional Development group.


October 6, 2022 to November 17, 2022, Kettler Hall Rm G22
The Social Media Professional Certificate is designed to provide you with the foundation and skill set needed in the evolving world of social media tools and strategies so they can be immediately applied in the workplace.


November 7, 2022 to December 19, 2022, Online Course
This program covers the complete Indiana Broker national and state portions of your real estate licensing exam. Using an intuitive online study guide you will gain the edge in passing your exam and getting your real estate career off to the right start.


September 16, 2022 to December 16, 2022, Online Course
Gain the skills needed to plan and design successful corporate events. Learn how to execute a successful corporate event and how to set budgets and charge for event planning services.


October 10, 2022 to January 2, 2023, Online Course
Learn everything you need to know to be successful in the nonprofit sector. Further the ideals and goals of your nonprofit by learning to compete more effectively for members, media attention, donors, clients, and volunteers. Learn to prepare grant proposals that get solid results for your organization or charity.


October 12, 2022 to January 18, 2023, Online Course
Learn all there is to know about writing grants, fundraising, and organizing a grant writing campaign. Gain hands-on experience and knowledge to successfully begin writing grant proposals, including real-world scenarios, and the opportunity to improve your work by reviewing previous grant proposals completed by peers.


October 4, 2022 to November 8, 2022, Online Course
In this class, you will learn how to create a fundraising plan for all types of grantmakers. In addition, you will explore websites for finding and reviewing corporate, foundation, and government grant funding opportunities and grant application guidelines. Learn every aspect of strategic funding research, preparing a fundraising plan, writing an award-winning plan of operation, and creating a project budget without red flags.


October 25, 2022 to November 29, 2022, Online Course
Announcing for television, radio, and web ads, narrating films, training videos, audio books, or providing the vocalizations for a character in a video game can be a lucrative career allowing you to work from home on a flexible schedule. This class will examine opportunities in the industry of voice-overs and discuss what it takes to become successful.

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Prerequisite: Voice Over 101. This advanced class will explore concepts to take your knowledge to the next level. Learn techniques to captivate listeners, be able to sound like an authority on any subject, and learn how to analyze scripts the way professional actors do to deliver a performance that clients will happily hire for again and again. Students will read prepared scripts with the instructor, helping shape and perfect their performance.


October 24, 2022 to November 14, 2022, Online Course
Learn to use QuickBooks Online to record income and expenses; enter checks and credit card payments; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; and much more.


October 25, 2022 to November 29, 2022, Online Course
Small business owners should be using QuickBooks to manage invoices, pay bills, and track expenses. If you want to take control of your business's finances, this course will introduce you to QuickBooks 2019 and teach you the accounting software's more advanced features. Upon completion, you will be equipped to act as your own bookkeeper.


October 17, 2022 to November 21, 2022, Online Course
Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process, data collection techniques, and statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.

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Train and certify in Six Sigma techniques. Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process aided by the advanced statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects. Includes Green Belt Certification.

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The impact of community-based organizations is the outgrowth of leaders who understand the importance of inclusion and innovation. In this track, participants will examine how leaders leverage self and team awareness around leadership preferences and personalities to achieve their mission. Organizational behaviors that contribute to inclusive cultures and the importance of belonging as an emotional outcome (associated with personal and professional purpose) are analyzed in context of community development.

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Emotional intelligence reflects the capacity of leaders to recognize their own emotions, the emotions of others, and leverage emotional awareness to guide thinking and behavior and to manage or adjust emotions to adapt one's leadership to changing environments or to achieve one's goals.


November 7, 2022 to December 12, 2022, Kettler Hall Rm G22
Learn the importance of lateral thinking as a means of collaboratively analyzing organizational health and effectiveness of organizational programs around four areas: growth, systems and processes, finances, and governance.


January 23, 2023 to February 27, 2023, Kettler Hall Rm G22
Learn how to create task tables that allow leaders to delegate responsibility, monitor task completion, and resolve issues that emerge in the process of project implementation.


March 20, 2023 to May 1, 2023, Kettler Hall Rm G22
Learn how to secure and retain affordable, decent, and safe housing. Learn about fair housing regulations and available housing programs. Also includes how to search for housing, deposits, inspections, general lease terms and the termination process.

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Understand the job search process from applications to job offers. In addition, participants will receive special information to assist with common employment barriers such as criminal history and limited computer skills.

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Learn to access affordable childcare and parenting classes. Learn how to care for aging family members. Additional information includes resources for dealing with special needs situations including military families, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking abilities.


Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Learn to access low cost medical and dental care, access wellness programs and insurance. Learn where to find healthy and nutritious family meals, including information about urban gardening projects and coupon clubs.


Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Gain an overview of the issues that affect some residents to fully partake in the attractions and activities in our All-American City. Discover the importance of connecting residents to the cultural, entertainment and recreational activities available. In addition, learn more about city demographics and local government.


Wednesday, November 9, 2022
The PMI-ACP® is one of the fastest growing certifications provided by Project Management Institute (PMI). The PMI-ACP® spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD). Topics will provide an introduction to Agile, the different approaches to Agile, a review of recommended reading material, and real-world application for Agile principles.

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This comprehensive approach to developing leaders is adaptable to the needs of any organization and features three tracks developed specifically for team leaders, frontline managers, mid-level managers, and emerging leaders.The program will begin with an individual assessment to provide a framework for the curriculum and serve as the foundation for your leadership development. The tracks can be completed in one semester or across several, allowing flexibility to participants and an ability to develop their skills in a schedule that is accommodating to their personal and professional lives.

Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.

This comprehensive approach to developing leaders is adaptable to the needs of any organization and features three tracks developed specifically for team leaders, frontline managers, mid-level managers, and emerging leaders.The program will begin with an individual assessment to provide a framework for the curriculum and serve as the foundation for your leadership development. The tracks can be completed in one semester or across several, allowing flexibility to participants and an ability to develop their skills in a schedule that is accommodating to their personal and professional lives.

Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.

This comprehensive approach to developing leaders is adaptable to the needs of any organization and features three tracks developed specifically for team leaders, frontline managers, mid-level managers, and emerging leaders.The program will begin with an individual assessment to provide a framework for the curriculum and serve as the foundation for your leadership development. The tracks can be completed in one semester or across several, allowing flexibility to participants and an ability to develop their skills in a schedule that is accommodating to their personal and professional lives.

Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.

Do you feel like you're spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere? You need some new tools in your productivity toolbox! Learn tips from Northern Indiana's only Certified Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant.

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R is a programming language and a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used in data science and statistics, machine learning, and data analytics.

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