Courses

Participants will learn negotiation skills and how to select the most cost-effective and least intrusive ADR method to achieve the most positive result for both parties. Required book for this class is: ADR in a Nutshell, $40. Call The Center for Legal Studies at 1-888-930-4047 to order the book. Course is 7 weeks. $995


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How much time should babies spend in front of a screen? How can you engage an infant's mind? Parents and caregivers can learn some baby basics and helpful tips, to have a few tricks up their sleeves to help keep life with baby running smoothly. The Take Root Parenting Hub, Care Connections and UCC present this workshop for parents and caregivers of children birth to 9 years of age. Participants need to make their own childcare arrangements. Call UCC Registration at (541) 440-4668 or register online at https://www.umpqua.edu/cwt. Instructor: L. Austin


Friday, January 17, 2020, 06:00pm, Chi Mercy Health
Do you miss your family? Do wish you could stay more connected? Learn to connect more often and have more fun with your loved ones from any distance using video chat, social media, and online tools! Our partner, GrandparentsAcademy.com has helped thousands of grandparents world-wide do just that. Instructor, Aaron Larsen delivers this six week, self-paced course online using video and weekly group coaching calls. This is one of the easiest, most enjoyable learning experiences you'll every have; you'll be equipped to make a positive difference in the lives of your loved ones near and far.


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You have your first DSLR or Mirrorless camera, but now what do you do? The buttons and dials are intimidating and the manual reads like VCR instructions. Don't worry, we can help. This is a perfect class for beginners who want to learn how to use their camera. You will learn about: Shooting modes; understanding ISO; the difference between f-stops, ISO and shutter speed and learn how to set them correctly for different situations; metering and how use it; learn about focusing; understand file size/types and white balance and why it's important. We will also talk about lens choices and how to use a basic flash. If you want to learn to use your camera with confidence, this is the class for you! Instructor: Photographer Tristin Godsey


January 16, 2020 to February 6, 2020, 05:30pm, TAP 15
Traveling in Europe on your own terms can be a wonderful adventure if you are well-prepared. When you plan and organize your own travel you can decide how, when and where you'll travel and at the same time travel more economically. Join Jean and Wes Melo, who have lived in Europe and often return, for a glass of wine while they tell you the secrets to traveling in Europe. They will share their recommendations to help independent travelers enjoy a safe and enjoyable vacation. Travel tips will include planning your trip, the best months to travel, packing, the best flights to take (or avoid!), the best places to visit, pros and cons of train travel vs. renting a car, and lots more.


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Young children experience big feelings on a daily basis and need our guidance to develop social emotional competency. Discover fun ways to cultivate your child's emotional intelligence through the use of children's literature and related activities. Take Root, Care Connections and UCC present this workshop for parents and caregivers of children birth to 9 years of age. Instructor: B. Tenneson.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 06:00pm, Douglas ESD
Learn techniques to help your child learn and grow through positive parent-child interactions and modeling expected behavior.


January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020, 06:00pm, Winchester Elementary
Learn the four parts of Medicare.  In this workshop you will learn when to enroll in the different parts so you don't end up with penalties.  Discover how Medicare Advantage and Supplement plans work.  Gain the tools to make informed decision as to what kind of plan best meets your needs.  Learn about a program that may pay some or all of Part B premium and lower your prescription drug cost.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 01:30pm, CWT 15
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 01:30pm, CWT 15
Join us for discussions on the parenting and nurturing skills for dads and the important role dad's play in healthy family relationships and child development. Take Root and UCC present this class for parents and caregivers of children birth to 8 years of age. Class is free of charge; donations will be accepted to cover program costs. A representative will contact you before class to arrange childcare needs. Call UCC Registration at (541) 440-4668 or register online at https://www.umpqua.edu/community-workforce-training


January 15, 2020 to March 18, 2020, 06:00pm, Sutherlin High School
Explore the topics of child development and behavior to better understand age appropriate practices to develop limits, routines, and positive discipline techniques. Take Root Parenting Hub and UCC present this class for parents and caregivers of children birth to 9 years of age. A representative will contact you before class to arrange childcare needs. Class is free of charge; donations will be accepted to help cover program costs. Call UCC Registration at (541) 440-4668 or register online at https://www.umpqua.edu/cwt. Instructor: R.Riehl


January 14, 2020 to March 17, 2020, 06:00pm, Hucrest Elementary
Are you unsure if you are prepared for retirement?  This class will provide students with "How-To" Strategies for a more comfortable retirement.  Students will gain confidence in their financial decision making by being more informed on the topics that impact their retirement.  The workbook is included in class fees. 


February 25, 2020 to March 3, 2020, 06:00pm, TAP 15
Competition around precious organizational resources and funding means that project managers need to be ever-cognizant of the importance of efficiently managing and spending organization's funds. Effective project cost control allows for more effective utilization of these resources and also establishes accountability and justification of project financial needs. This course covers the basics of project estimating, budgeting, financial justification and cost control for projects. Key topics addressed include the processes and techniques for cost management planning, estimating, budgeting and control. Another key topic is earned value management, a technique commonly employed on larger projects to track progress and performance. Terminology, processes and definitions, where appropriate follow the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).


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Project leadership involves the understanding and alignment to organizational strategy and vision. This course will discuss the strategic planning process at both the oranizational and project level. In today's matrix and cross-functional environments, project managers and team members often face the challenge of gaining commitment and cooperation of individuals outside their authority. You will gain knowledge about your own influencing style and how to improve your influence skills, especially in situations where you have no positional authority. You may also be required to frequently cooperate and communicate across functions, distance and cultures. Core skills for accomplishing this, and all the other topics, will be taught with case studies, exercises and discussion. Terminology, processes and definitions, where appropriate follow the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This is a virtual class. Within 5 days of registration, you will receive an email from the instructor containing links to the virtual classroom. You will need a stable internet connection, and will log in at the same time each week, and receive live instruction.


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Prerequisite: All 6 of the PM courses. Finish your Project Management Certificate by engaging in a real-time simulated project, often working with other students, and guided by a seasoned project management professional. From project origination to completion, you'll have the opportunity to apply all of the skills and techniques you've learned throughout the program, including leadership, risk and cost management, quality control, and more. Learning Outcomes Collaborate on the creation, management, and execution of a complex project. Apply all of the skills you've learned throughout the certificate program. Receive guidance and coaching on how to handle challenging project elements, Gain confidence in your project management skills by managing a mock project from beginning to end.


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This course introduces attendees to the key concepts, methodologies and best practices of project management quality and control. It approaches project management from the standpoint of managing a single, standalone project that is small to medium in size. The course takes attendees through the quality planning, quality control, quality assurance, execution and controlling processes and uses group exercises as a hands-on approach to reinforcing the key concepts. Key topics covered include quality planning, quality control, quality assurance, performance control, establishing project metrics, change control and configuration management. Terminology, processes and definitions, where appropriate follow the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).


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Successfully collecting and managing requirements has been recognized as a key success factor in many projects. If requirements are not effectively captured, the probability of meeting customer and stakeholder expectations in a project is very low. This course introduces attendees to the key concepts, methodologies and best practices of collecting and managing project requirements. Additionally, the project activities associated with procurement are also covered: procurement planning, contract selection, source selection, procurement documents and procurement execution and control. Key topics addressed include the process for collecting and analyzing requirements, defining scope through effective WBS practices, procurement planning, execution and contract control. Terminology, processes and definitions, where appropriate follow the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)


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Projects today are tending towards ever-increasing levels of uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. This environment requires new and more sophisticated approaches and techniques for management of these efforts. This course addresses the various approaches, philosophies and techniques for effective management of project risk and complexity. Key topics addressed include the processes and techniques for risk planning, risk identification, analysis, response planning and control. Additional topics covered include the definition, identification and categorization of complexity ,historical approaches to complex projects, a framework for managing projects in various complexity regimes, managing project sponsorship, stakeholder analysis and communication and techniques for managing large, high uncertainty and "edge of chaos" projects. Terminology, processes and definitions, where appropriate follow the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).


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This workshop will take a more in depth look at causes of frequent tantrum behaviors in some children. It will also focus on specific approaches to: 1. Pinpointing causes, 2. Generating ideas for possible solutions, and 3. How to implement these new strategies. Take Root, Care Connections & Education, and UCC present this workshop for parents and caregivers of children birth to 9 years of age. Participants need to make their own childcare arrangements. Call UCC Registration at (541) 440-4668 or register online at https://www.umpqua.edu/cwt. Instructor: B. Tenneson


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How do screens affect a child's brain? How much screen time is appropriate, if any? What age should children begin using screens? In this tech workshop, we will discuss everything from sense stimulation to time management. Leave with valuable resources, some goodies to help manage technology in your home, and the confidence that you are best preparing your child to function in this digital world. Call UCC Registration at (541) 440-4668 or register online at https://www.umpqua.edu/cwt to register. Instructor: R. Zeedyk


Thursday, January 23, 2020, 06:00pm, Douglas ESD
So you've got a camera and you know how it works, but you just can't seem to take photos like you see on Social Media. Don't' throw in the towel yet! In this class we will learn how to "see the light" and how to control the ight using your camera settings. We'll cover basic posing and composition that takes your photos from meh to wow! We'll learn the difference between shooting action and portraits and how to do both well. We will also discuss post processing and how that effects your choices when shooting an image. We will also discuss lens and gear selection, and how to choose the best for YOU. Join this class and learn how to up your photo game. Instructor: T. Godsey


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Prepare to work in victim advocacy arenas. No book required for this class. Fee $995


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Reading to young children is one of the best ways to get their brains to start making connections. Learn ways to engage your child while you read with them, and enrich their minds during story time. Take Root, Family Connections and UCC present this class for parents and caregivers of children 0-5 years of age. Participants need to make their own childcare arrangements. Instructor: S. Leedom.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 06:00pm, Douglas ESD