Continuing Education – Business

Bookkeeper Assistant

Gain the software and bookkeeping skills to start your career as an entry level bookkeeper. You will also learn how to use QuickBooks Pro.

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Administrative Assistant

Running a small to mid-sized office is rewarding work, especially if you have the right skills to manage effectively. Learn time management and organizational skills, MS Office basics, office organization, recordkeeping, report writing, customer service training and more.

Prerequisites:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Basic computer skills

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Small Business Development with Word, Excel and QuickBooks.

Want to own your own business? Learn how to apply for financing, develop a marketing plan, prepare budget projections, write a business plan, understand government regulations and handle operations. Computer basics, MS Word, MS Excel and QuickBooks Pro will also be covered.

Prerequisite:

  • High school diploma or GED

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Introduction to Business Analytics

Business are relying on data, statistical and quantitative analysis, exploratory and predictive models and fact-based management to make decisions and develop action plans. This course covers the foundation and business uses of business analytics as well as a working model for capacity planning.

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Business Analytics Using Excel

This course uses MS Excel to cover advanced Excel formulas, concepts and applications using larger and more professional worksheets, and focuses on the data modeling approach.

Prerequisite: For the intermediate Excel user.

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Spanish for Business Professionals I

This course provides a basic knowledge of Spanish words and phrases so you can understand and communicate with customers during business transactions in healthcare settings and in social service situations.

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Spanish for Business Professionals II

This course is a continuation of Spanish for Business Professionals I. You will learn to initiate and participate in basic conversations and practice responding to questions and writing short paragraphs to provide directions or give information. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate aat a functional level with native speakers and demonstrate cultural sensitivity.

Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish for Business Professionals I, or possess a basic understanding of commonly used Spanish words and phrases.

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Developing Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) involves your ability to read your own emotions, as well as those around you, and use this information to manage your behavior and responses around others.

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MBA Bootcamp

Get grounded in the essential elements of high-level business courses in just five, one-day sessions. With practical examples and case studies, our team of expert faculty will provide you an opportunity to accelerate to the next level of professional excellence. The courses are:

Managing for High Performance – learn the functions of management, Emotional Intelligence (EI) leadership skills, goal setting, and techniques to motivate and increase morale, enhance productivity, building and leading effective teams, shared values and more.

Financial Management – includes financial statement review, budgeting, budget and variance analysis, cost benefit analysis, metrics and GAAP 101.

Human Resources Training and Development – how to facilitate the growth of an organization through recruitment, training and development of staff, how to enforce organizational policies and regulations, performance assessment, training, compensation and labor relations.

Marketing and Communications – dissect the five zones of a marketing plan and through creative and interactive exercises, discover how to elevate their personal and organizational brand.

Getting to the Next Level – effective networking, mentors, public speaking and presentation skills, career management, organizational fit, skills assessment, and more.

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Taking Action and Getting Results

This in-demand workshop is comprised of a series of modules specifically designed for managers, supervisors and team leaders who want to effectively motivate and communicate with their employees or team members for increased performance and engagement.

Leadership Training for Managers – Identify what motivates others to do their best, learn how to apply motivational theories and techniques in everyday workplace situations, develop and action plan and follow-up system – – and more

Effective Communication– Learn a variety of communication skills, and take part in practical exer4cises designed to help you communicate more effectively. Learn skills that help you put aside your differences, control your emotions and move forward with your staff and colleagues.

Effective Leadership for Peak Performance – Identify the traits, motives and characteristics of leaders, learn the different and preferred leadership styles, explore the concepts of motivation And recognize the factors that influence and improve morals.

Leading a Diverse Workforce – Learn how to identify and leverage diverse talent and cultural backgrounds to bridge communication gaps and work with behavioral styles for greater teamwork and productivity.

Leading through Change: How to Keep Your Team Engaged – Learn strategies to keep your teams engaged during times of change. Fundamentals of leadership, interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, conflict management and managing organization change.

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Performance Coaching

Learn to improve employee performance through mentoring and providing direction and feedback by applying essential performance coaching steps in productive ways. You’ll learn to communicate specific expectations and to remove any obstacles that get in the way and you’ll learn techniques for further improving employee job through inspiring and mentoring employees.

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Positive Discipline in the Workplace

Learn how to focus on solving the problem behavior and not “punishing” an employee. This workshop focuses on respect and responsibility, creating a platform where the employee who’s creating a problem agrees to be the one who solves it.

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Win-Win Negotiation Skills

Learn the tactics used by successful negotiators, develop your personal negotiating style and understand strategies to bargain successfully and ethically. Possess the knowledge and skills to leave everyone in a win-win situation.

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QuickBooks Pro 2015 Introduction

This introductory course to QuickBooks will cover: basic accounting; managing QuickBooks files; creating a company; backing and updating company files; working with customers and vendors; and banking with QuickBooks.

Prerequisite:

  • Basic computer skills

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The Art & Tact of Diplomacy

Learn how to choose and use the most appropriate words and emotional tone for positive results. You will understand how to navigate difficult situations, build consensus and manage change with diplomacy and tact.

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Effective Business Writing in Plain English

Learn better ways to streamline your writing, get to the point, but still maintain appropriate professionalism and courtesy. This course not only covers the basics of how to improve your professional writing skills, but also how to achiever the right results from your written correspondence – whether in an email or business memo.

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Grant Writing Basics

Learn to find funding opportunities, interpret requests for proposals (RFPs) and write to meet the requested proposal criteria in specific grants.

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Positive Assertiveness

Understand the personality type drivers behind win/lose and lose/win approaches to going after wants. Achieve professional goals and influence others.

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Public Speaking in an Organizational Setting

Discover tools to put your audience and yourself at ease in any environment. You’ll learn how to state facts and opinions in conversation or in a formal setting – a valuable skill for leadership development and employee growth.

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Putting Your Best Brand Forward

Through creative and interactive exercises, you will begin to recognize your value to those around you, in both your personal and professional life.

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