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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.


October 14-21, 2020, Online Course
Meetings have a bad reputation, but they are the lifeblood of communication for most organizations. This class is designed to help you leverage the benefits of meetings while avoiding their pitfalls.


Monday, October 19, 2020, Online Course
Presenting in front of an audience is one of the best ways to earn respect and share your ideas. However, many professionals either fear public speaking or lack the skills to present effectively. This two-session course is designed to help you overcome each of these challenges.


October 12-26, 2020, Online Course
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 2-23, 2020, Online Course
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 15, 2020, Online Course
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 13, 2020, Online Course
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.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Online Course
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, September 29, 2020, Online Course
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, October 27, 2020, Online Course
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 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.

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The heart and soul of a business is its marketing plan. This workshop highlights the critical elements of market research and provides tips and resources available for developing sound marketing strategies. Attendees will learn the basics for evaluating products and services, pricing, market potential, and competitive analysis.

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A business plan is used by entrepreneurs 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.

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Our comprehensive certificate program will help build your ability to lead and manage people, processes, and situations effectively. You will be guided through a series of 12 modules in four tracks focusing on business insight, innovation, and organizational leadership.


September 11, 2020 to October 9, 2020, Online Course
Our comprehensive certificate program will help build your ability to lead and manage people, processes, and situations effectively. You will be guided through a series of 12 modules in four tracks focusing on business insight, innovation, and organizational leadership.


October 23, 2020 to November 20, 2020, Online Course
Our comprehensive certificate program will help build your ability to lead and manage people, processes, and situations effectively. You will be guided through a series of 12 modules in four tracks focusing on business insight, innovation, and organizational leadership.


January 15, 2021 to February 12, 2021, Online Course
Our comprehensive certificate program will help build your ability to lead and manage people, processes, and situations effectively. You will be guided through a series of 12 modules in four tracks focusing on business insight, innovation, and organizational leadership.


February 26, 2021 to March 26, 2021, Online Course
Relational trust within the context of community is the outgrowth of leaders who understand the importance of diversity, inclusion, and belonging. In this track, participants will examine diversity in the context of a pluralistic society. 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.


September 11, 2020 to October 9, 2020
Examine the five common components of emotional intelligence, analyze four distinct emotional intelligences, and learn strategies for leveraging emotional awareness to achieve organizational mission, vision, values, and goals.


October 23, 2020 to November 20, 2020
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 15, 2021 to February 12, 2021
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 5, 2021 to April 2, 2021
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 21, 2020 to December 2, 2020, Online Course
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.


October 5, 2020 to November 16, 2020, Online Course
Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process, data collection techniques, and statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.


September 8, 2020 to October 13, 2020, Online Course
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.


September 8, 2020 to November 24, 2020, Online Course
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.


August 28, 2020 to September 25, 2020, Kettler Hall, Room 218
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.

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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.

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In Track III, learn how to Unlock the Synergy in Teams, management Team Dynamics and Conflict, Facilitator Basics, and How to Make Meetings Work.

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