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May 25, 2017

June training schedule

The Business & Community Training Center has added the following career and workforce skills training classes to its June schedule, including a new series of soft-skills training by ExecuTrain of Kentucky:

Word Beyond the Basics 2016
June 12  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Instructor Carol Whitson
After you master the basics of Microsoft Office 2016, you’re ready to move on to tackling the more advanced features. These features enable you to create complex and professional documents with a consistent look and feel. They also enable you to automate tedious tasks such as preparing a letter to send to every customer of your organization.

CyberSAFE (Securing Assets for End-User)
Approved for six EILA credit hours
June 14  9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Instructor Carol Whitson
This course will help you to understand security compliance considerations, social engineering, malware, and various other data security-related concepts. You also will explore the hazards and pitfalls and learn how to use technology safely and securely.

Leading to Learn
June 15  9 a.m.–4 p.m.
ExecuTrain instructor
Most managers would prefer to be known as excellent leaders rather than excellent managers. Upon completion of this training class, you will understand the sources of leadership power, the primary ways to handle resistance to change, the difference between managers and leader/managers, and developing and communicating your vision.

Presentation Skills
June 16 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
ExecuTrain instructor
This class is designed to help acquaint you with the key skills any successful presenter needs to master. During this training class, you will learn how to build credibility and confidence as a speaker, how to organize your thoughts and data, how to construct powerful visual aids, and how to develop a dynamic presentation style.

Get Going with Intuit QuickBooks
June 20 8:30–4:30 p.m.
Instructor Carol Whitson
In this class, you will use the basic features of QuickBooks to record and track your business transactions.

Business Etiquette
June 21 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
ExecuTrain staff
Learn how to build relationships, create a professional appearance, develop positive relationships with co-workers, and practice cubicle and office etiquette. In addition, the course teaches students the appropriate behavior and etiquette when using the Internet, in daily communications, and in meetings. Students also learn how to handle ethical dilemmas and personal issues, become a good conversationalist, and be courteous when communicating.

Microsoft Office Exel 2016 Part 1
June 22 8:30–4:30 p.m.
Instructor Carol Whitson
This course aims to provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills, which you can build upon to eventually become an expert in data manipulation.

Better Business Writing
June 23 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
ExecuTrain staff
Create more engaging presentations, more actionable e-mails and more persuasive memos. The need for sharp writing skills in business is greater today than ever before. We’re surrounded by mountains of text on our virtual and actual desktops every day. Learn how to choose the most powerful words and write the most effective documents to give yourself a much-needed edge.

Excellence in Supervision
June 26 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
ExecuTrain staff
This course will show you how to gain the respect and support of your employees; use coaching skills to help others excel and accomplish goals; deal effectively with changing times and confusing situations; communicate confidently with your employees, peers, and manager; and establish expectations for high performance.

Keep Going with Intuit QuickBooks
June 27 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Instructor Carol Whitson
Keep Going with QuickBooks is for students already familiar with Intuit QuickBooks wanting to advance their skills and improve performance. The topics range from memorizing transactions, customizing forms to sharing files with an accountant.

Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 2
June 28 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Instructor Carol Whitson
This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 1 course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence.

Customer Service: Listening, Responding, and Resolving
June 29 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
ExecuTrain staff
Discuss what it means to have a service culture in an organization. They will examine customer service skills that include organization, communication, and personal motivation. This course also covers customer service as a process that includes greeting, listening, questioning, responding, and resolving.

Grant Writing 101
June 30  9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Instructor Melissa Vermillion
If you are a beginning grant writer, this course will provide you with the essential tools needed to write a successful grant proposal from start to finish. For those more experienced, this workshop will sharpen your skills and keep you up-to-date through discussions of current grant writing trends. Learn about the grantsmanship process – from foundation research and cultivation to the development and writing of a winning proposal.

For more information or to register, call Robyn Phillips at 606-677-6000; email rphillips@centertech.com; or register online by clicking on the course title to activate the online registration link.

Please register at least five days before the start of each class, to allow time to order textbooks. The cost is $149 per class.

The Business & Community Training Center provides customized, instructor-led training for employers in the region to meet their workforce training needs.

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