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January 23, 2018

February training classes

Our Business & Community Training Center provides customized instructor-led courses in Microsoft Office, Intuit QuickBooks, and leadership development training.

For more information or to register for any of these classes, call Patti Simpson at 606-677-6000 or email psimpson@centertech.com. Please register at least five days before the start of each class. Registration is $149 per class.


Microsoft Office Publisher 2016
Feb. 1
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Carol Whitson
Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing software application capable of producing greeting cards, certificates, newsletters, and other printed publications. Publisher offers a large selection of “building blocks” that can be dragged into your documents, helping you to create page elements such as calendars, newsletter sidebars, and borders. Publisher integrates mail merge features, which is handy when you need to send publications to a list of customers, and it’s possible to export publications as HTML web pages or PDF documents.

  


Motivating at Work 
Feb. 2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: ExecuTrain of Kentucky
Follow these handy tips and you will increase team performance while making the job more enjoyable for everyone. Become a leader who inspires and rewards employees to give their best. Raise expectations and performance. Learn how to create a motivating workplace. Increase productivity with the LEARN method.


Business Etiquette
Feb. 6
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: ExecuTrain of Kentucky
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. 


Project Management Essentials 
Feb. 8
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: ExecuTrain of Kentucky
This course covers fundamentals of project management. Students learn how to identify project participants, goals, objectives, activities, and constraints. Course activities also cover activity dependencies, activity analysis, project schedules and budgets, network diagrams, Gantt charts, CPM scheduling, and activity duration compression. 



Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 1
Feb. 12
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Carol Whitson
Excel can help you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update, and present your data in ways that will help the decision makers in your organization steer you in the right direction. It will also make these tasks much easier for you to accomplish, and in much less time, than if you used traditional pen-and-paper methods or non-specialized software. 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.


Learning to Lead
Feb. 14
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: ExecuTrain of Kentucky
Most managers would prefer to be known as excellent leaders rather than excellent managers. Upon completion of this course, you will understand the sources of leadership power, the primary ways to handle resistance to change, the difference between managers and leaders/managers, and developing and communicating your vision.


Get Going with Intuit QuickBooks
Feb. 15
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Carol Whitson
You will use the basic features of QuickBooks to record and track your business transactions. Students will explore the QuickBooks interface; set up a company and update the Chart of Accounts; build and manage lists; manage inventory; record a product sale; create invoice for services; and work with bank accounts.



Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 2
Feb. 16
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Carol Whitson
This course builds upon the fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel 2016 and helps start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets.


Customer Service
Feb. 20
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: ExecuTrain of Kentucky
Students will 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. 


Keep Going with QuickBooks 
Feb. 26
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. 


Time Management/Organizational Skills/Professionalism
Feb. 28
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: ExecuTrain of Kentucky
The rules in business are more flexible than ever before. That means it’s actually harder to know what’s appropriate at any time. Fortunately the keys to conducting yourself in the workplace are still understanding, kindness and courtesy. Make sure you know how to represent yourself and your company in any situation.


Coming in March 2018
Visit our calendar of events to see what training classes have been scheduled for March.

 

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