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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.


September 6-27, 2019, Kettler Hall, Room 216
Learn the basics of digital marketing and specifically how search engine optimization (SEO) can support your organization's overall marketing strategy.


October 1-29, 2019, Kettler Hall Rm 116
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.


October 9-30, 2019, Kettler Hall Rm 225
This course is intended for new supervisors, office managers and entry level HR employees who need to better understand employment law, performance management, staffing and more. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the front-line supervisor's role in important HR-related transactions.


October 10-17, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G21
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, version 6, and have been developed in cohort with the Northeast Indiana Chapter of PMI Professional Development group.


October 1, 2019 to November 5, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
This class is geared toward professionals seeking to learn IS specific project management skills including how to conceptualize, define project scope, initiate, implement, evaluate, and prioritize information systems projects.


August 26, 2019 to December 11, 2019, Kettler Hall, Room 241
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.


September 20, 2019 to October 4, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 144 (North end of campus near Parking Garage 3)
In this Track, learn ow to better manage your time, leverage your strengths, better communicate, work effectively by embracing diversity, harness the power of engagement, and how to coach for high performance. Learn and discuss techniques to influence change and those responsible for it.


October 18, 2019 to November 15, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 144 (North end of campus near Parking Garage 3)
In Track III, learn how to Unlock the Synergy in Teams, management Team Dynamics and Conflict, Facilitator Basics, and How to Make Meetings Work.


November 29, 2019 to December 6, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 144 (North end of campus near Parking Garage 3)
This full-day workshop combines classroom-style learning with an interactive"live" simulation, during which class participants become managers and workers within a fictitious company. Workshop participants learn lean definitions and techniques and explore the application of lean techniques in a simulated office


Thursday, September 26, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G21
Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process,data collection techniques, and statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.


August 20, 2019 to September 24, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
This program offers a cost-effective method to 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.) Successful Six Sigma projects produce measurable results and help increase a company's skill in process optimization and continuous improvement.


August 20, 2019 to November 5, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
In this course, you will learn basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through and out of an organization. You also will gain an understanding of the fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers.


September 19-27, 2019, Various locations
This series involves comprehensive supply chain training for internal operations. Topics include: Module 1: Strategic Management of Resources, Module 2: Master Planning of Resources, Module 3: Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Module 4: Execution and Control of Operations


October 10, 2019 to November 14, 2019, Various locations
What is this buzz word "Emotional Intelligence" and how can it make you a better leader?  This is a dynamic training that helps you explore your EI score and teaches you some helpful and practical insights on how it can enhance your leadership style.


Friday, July 19, 2019, Bowen Center Training Institute - Warsaw
Friday, August 16, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 114 (North end of campus near Parking Garage 3)
If you work with people who are in crisis, are dealing with illness, or have experienced trauma, you may be at risk of experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Bowen Center Training Institute - Warsaw
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G21, G21A
A business plan is used by company owners to manage the direction and expectations of their business as well as to solicit funding for implementing growth strategies or starting a new enterprise. This one-session workshop covers the basic elements and includes tips for writing a business plan to fuel success.

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Where is the money? This workshop reviews a variety of funding sources, including commercial lenders, the SBA, and state, regional and local programs, and highlights financial terminology and borrower qualifications. The seminar is intended for individuals starting a business as well as owners of existing businesses who are investigating financing options.


Monday, September 16, 2019, Purdue Fort Wayne Hobson Center - 4312 Hobson Road, Suite B (Behind Speedway gas station on Hobson)
The "heart and soul" of a business is its marketing plan. This course highlights the critical elements of a marketing plan and provides tips and resources available for developing sound marketing strategies.


Monday, August 19, 2019, Purdue Fort Wayne Hobson Center - 4312 Hobson Road, Suite B (Behind Speedway gas station on Hobson)
This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership. Based on the premise that every successful business is built on a solid foundation, this comprehensive workshop will help you evaluate your business idea and prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase chances of accessing capital for your new business.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019, Purdue Fort Wayne Hobson Center - 4312 Hobson Road, Suite B (Behind Speedway gas station on Hobson)
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Purdue Fort Wayne Hobson Center - 4312 Hobson Road, Suite B (Behind Speedway gas station on Hobson)
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Purdue Fort Wayne Hobson Center - 4312 Hobson Road, Suite B (Behind Speedway gas station on Hobson)
Microsoft® Excel® is the most widely-used spreadsheet in business for managing, analyzing and presenting data. In this course, which combines lecture and hands-on practice, you will learn how to create spreadsheets and perform basic data analysis.


November 7, 2019 to December 12, 2019, Kettler Hall Rm 116
Prerequisite: Microsoft® Excel®: Basic or equivalent knowledge. In this course combining lecture and hands-on practice, you will review the basics of Excel® before proceeding to advanced features. Learn advanced formatting, outlines, charting, and data consolidation, creating and managing cell names, working with lists and tables, saving and publishing as web pages and working with hyperlinks, and documenting and auditing workbooks. Basic macros and pivot tables are also covered.


August 13, 2019 to September 3, 2019, Kettler Hall Rm 116
Do you have QuickBooks® Online or are you hoping to transition from traditional QuickBooks® to QuickBooks® Online for your small business? In this hands-on course, you will learn to manage your business on-the-go, access your data anytime or anywhere from your iPad, mobile phone or computer.


September 19, 2019 to October 24, 2019, Kettler Hall Rm 116
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.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 139 (North end of campus near Parking Garage 3)
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. By the end of this session you will have a new or updated completed resume ready to send to employers.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 139 (North end of campus near Parking Garage 3)
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.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 139 (North end of campus near Parking Garage 3)
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.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 139 (North end of campus near Parking Garage 3)
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.

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


November 6-13, 2019, Modular Classroom Bldg Rm 144 (North end of campus near Parking Garage 3)
Financial statements provide insight into the financial position and health of a company, all things that you need to understand to run your company. This course will walk you through balance sheets and income statements and how to use the information on them to perform financial analysis. It will give you a solid understanding of financial information to help you make smart and strategic business decisions.

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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 of career to HR.

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This is an in-depth project management learning experience completely aligned with the Project Management Institute's standards and philosophies. The Project Management Institute's (PMI) PMP® credential recognizes demonstrated knowledge and skill in leading and directing project teams and in delivering project results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources.

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