PUBLIC SPEAKING 101

Do you fear speaking in front of crowds? Is this preventing you from moving into a new career or applying for promotions? This seminar will help you, as a public speaker, understand:

  • The importance of your body language
  • What you say vs. how you say it
  • Expectations from the audience
  • How to use tools, resources and your environment to make you more comfortable when speaking

This seminar was designed as an introduction to public speaking and can reach a variety of audiences:

  • Job applicants (for interview purposes)
  • Career-minded individuals
  • Individuals who have a personal motivation to improve their public speaking skills (wedding toast, graduation speech, sales presentation, etc.)

When you register, please explain your purpose in attending this seminar. 

Length: 
3 hours

Thursday, November 26, 2015
6-9pm

Level: 
Introduction | Personal or Professional Development

Cost:
$45.00 (HST included)
Minimum 5 participants (Maximum 10)


IMPROVING YOUR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: SELF-AWARENESS

In recent surveys, employers have identified that soft skills are more important than hard skills (computer, math, science, etc.) for certain positions. All employers agree that both soft and hard skills are important (and needed) for positions in every industry.

Many business professionals, new hires and job seekers expect employers to teach them the 'needed' skills to do their job, which typically focus on hard skills. Employers expect you to have established your 'needed' soft skills prior to employment.

The purpose of this course is to help you be self-aware and observe yourself in a variety of situations. This will help you understand what drives your actions, as well as the actions of others.

Topics include

  • What is Self-Awareness?
  • Emotional Control
  • Self-Confidence
  • Growth Mindset
  • Stress Management

Length: 
9 hours
3 weeks @ 3 hours per week

November 2 - November 16, 2015
Mondays @ 6-9pm

Level: 
Introduction | Personal or Professional Development

Cost:
$95.00 (HST included)
Minimum 5 participants (Maximum 10)


IMPROVING YOUR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

In recent surveys, employers have identified that soft skills are more important than hard skills (computer, math, science, etc.) for certain positions. All employers agree that both soft and hard skills are important (and needed) for positions in every industry.

Each person has a unique communication method. They verbally and non-verbally interact with a variety of individuals every day.

Business professionals, new hires and job seekers need to learn about the different communication style, so that they understand how to productively interact with others and use their communication strengths for different situations.

You will be more effective at identifying communication traits in coworkers and management, which will result in better relationships, reduced frustration, and limited miscommunication.

Topics include

  • What is Communication?
  • Self-Confidence
  • Emotional Control
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Dealing with Difficult Situations
  • Team Work
  • Solving Problems
  • Listening
  • Presenting

Level: 
Introduction | Personal or Professional Development

Contact us for upcoming dates.

Length: 
15 hours
5 weeks @ 3 hours per week


IMPROVING YOUR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

In recent surveys, employers have identified that soft skills are more important than hard skills (computer, math, science, etc.) for certain positions. All employers agree that both soft and hard skills are important (and needed) for positions in every industry.

Many business professionals, new hires and job seekers expect employers to teach them the 'needed' skills to do their job, which typically focus on hard skills. Employers expect you to have established your 'needed' soft skills prior to employment.

The purpose of this course is to help you be self-aware and observe yourself in a variety of situations. This will help you understand what drives your actions, as well as the actions of others.

Topics include

  • Meeting Management
  • Facilitating
  • Presenting
  • Listening
  • Perceptiveness
  • Self-Confidence
  • Stress Management
  • Company Culture
  • Emotional Control
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Creative & Innovative
  • Feedback
  • Solving Problems

Length: 
15 hours
5 weeks @ 3 hours per week

Level: 
Management | Personal or Professional Development

Contact us for upcoming dates.


Computers 101

Are you new to computers or never really learned the best way to use one? After this training, you will be confident in using your computer because you will know how it should be set-up, as well as how to avoid and fix popular computer issues.

You'll learn about: 

  • Windows
  • The Internet
  • Email Applications
  • Microsoft Office Word and Excel
  • Online Safety and Security

This course is targeted at new or basic computer users.

Length: 
30 hours
10 weeks @ 3 hours per week

Level: 
Introduction | Personal or Professional Development

Contact us for upcoming dates.


WORD 101

This course will ensure you understand the basics of Word and train you on components such as proper saving techniques for print and email, font and paragraph formatting, page and document layout, pictures and illustrations, tables, and proofreading tools.

You may be familiar with some (or all) of the features listed above. Think about what you know and how you use them. Are you using these tools properly? Are you using these tools efficiently? Is there a better way to use them when creating or modifying a document?

At the end of training, your Word competency will be evaluated. All participants will receive an individualized skill assessment report.

Length:
21 hours
7 weeks @ 3 hours per week

Level:
Beginner to Intermediate

Contact us for upcoming dates.


excel 101

This course will ensure you understand the basics of Excel and train you on components such as proper saving techniques for print and email, font and paragraph formatting, page and document layout, pictures and illustrations, proofreading tools, basic formulas, and charts.

You may be familiar with some (or all) of the features listed above. Think about what you know and how you use them. Are you using these tools properly? Are you using these tools efficiently? Is there a better way to use them when creating or modifying a document?

At the end of training, your Excel competency will be evaluated. All participants will receive an individualized skill assessment report.

Length: 
21 hours
7 weeks @ 3 hours per week

Level: 
Beginner to Intermediate

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personality dimensions

Personality Dimensions® is the latest evolution in presenting Personality Temperament Theory. It builds on research conducted in Canada over two decades, and the foundations established by the work of Carl Jung, David Keirsey, and Linda Berens.

The focus of this training is to help you identify the four different temperaments, as well as determine your temperament. You can then apply this knowledge and assess important personal skills such as conflict resolution, problem solving and critical thinking - for yourself and those around you.
With this assessment, you can better understand your own temperament, as well as those of your family and friends. This understanding will provide you with the tools you need to better communicate with individuals who have the same, or different, style and temperament to you.

Length: 
6-8 hours (depends on # of participants)

1. Assessment (3 hours for 5 people)
2. Apply Results (3 hours)

Level: 
Introduction | Personal or Professional Development

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SOCIAL MEDIA FOR JOB SEEKERS

The concept of networking has changed and so has how you look for a job. This course will introduce and review the most popular social media used by employers when hiring and evaluating candidates.

Topics include

  • Overview of Social Media
  • LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • How to Network Online
  • How to Job Search Using Social Media

Length: 
9 hours
3 weeks @ 3 hours per week

Level: 
Introduction | Professional Development

Contact us for upcoming dates.


LEARN HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS

This course is targeted to beginner social media users. It will introduce and review the most popular social media used by business owners when creating awareness campaigns and promoting products and services.

All participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet because we will be creating social media accounts as part of the course.

Topics include

  • Overview of Social Media
  • Social Media's Impact on Promotion and Marketing for Businesses
  • Review Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Business Accounts
  • Create a Facebook Page

Length: 
3 hours

Wednesday, December 02, 2015
6-9pm

Level: 
Start-Ups and Small Businesses

Cost:
$35.00 (HST included)