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January 24, 2019

Business & Community Training Center

Students enjoy professional instruction during Your Center of Learning Training Cources The Center for Rural Development stands ready to provide solutions to move your business ahead in a highly competitive business environment and critical training for your employees in Business & Community Training Center, The Center’s workforce- and career-training program.

Business & Community Training Center offers instructor-led, in-person training courses to help businesses meet their workforce needs.

The instructor-led courses—both in the form of one-day classes and more extensive six-to-10-week sessions—help participants build the skills they need to set themselves apart from their peers in a fast-paced, ever-changing business climate. Instructors teach critical concepts using a fun, hands-on approach to help address all types of learning styles.

Subject matter covered by the courses includes leadership, communication styles, entry-level management, computer literacy, sales, and customer service.

These courses are open to individuals, or to employers who wish to send blocks of their employees for training.

Current Business & Community Training Center courses are listed below, for a list of all events at The Center please check out our upcoming events page.

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Jan
31
Thu
Motivating at Work
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Motivating at Work 

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.

This class is presented in partnership with The Center for Rural Development and ExecuTrain.

Cost: $149 (Please register at least five days before the start of class.)

Register onlineL

 

 

 

Learn more about ExecuTrain of Kentucky
Crinda Francke, President and Owner of ExecuTrain of Kentucky, has been working in the training and development industry for over 15 years.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1990 from the University of Kentucky with a BBA in Business Administration, Francke worked as a computer analyst and accountant until 1994 when she became the sales manager for ExecuTrain of Lexington.

In 1997, she purchased the existing ExecuTrain of Lexington franchise becoming the President and CEO. In 2000, she expanded the ExecuTrain territory by purchasing the Louisville operation and franchise rights. Francke has been involved in all aspects of employee development.

Her vision has taken ExecuTrain from a company that focused on basic computer training into an organization that creates custom learning solutions.

 

 

Feb
5
Tue
Microsoft Office Publisher 2016
Feb 5 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Microsoft Office Publisher 2016

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. With a user-friendly interface, Microsoft Publisher makes it easy to create and edit publications.

Course Objective
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Perform basic tasks in the Microsoft Publisher interface
  • Add content in a publication
  • Format text in a publication
  • Edit the contents of a publication
  • Add and format graphics
  • Print and share a publication

Target Students
This course is intended for individuals in a variety of job roles, such as publishing specialists, layout specialists, graphic designers, or any other knowledge workers, who need to use Microsoft Publisher 2106 to create, lay out, edit, and share publications.

Cost: $149 (Please register at least five days before the start of class.)

Register onlineL

 

 

 

Meet the Instructor

Carol Whitson, owner of Computer Specialty Services, is a certified Microsoft Office specialist and has her GISP (Geographic Information Specialist Professional) certification. She is proficient in Microsoft Office family of products, QuickBooks, and Sage software, and has taught various custom software courses.

Carol Whitson

Carol Whitson

 

 

 

Feb
6
Wed
Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 1
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 1

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.

Of course, knowing exactly how to ask Excel the questions that you need answered, which questions you can even ask, and how to interpret the answers Excel gives is necessary before you can even begin to embark on the journey ahead. This course aims to provide you with the Excel knowledge and skills necessary to begin that journey.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create and develop Excel worksheets and workbooks in order to work with and analyze the data that is critical to the success of your organization.

You will:

  • Get started with Microsoft Office Excel 2016
  • Perform calculations
  • Modify a worksheet
  • Format a worksheet
  • Print workbooks
  • Manage workbooks

Target Students
This course is targeted for students who wish to gain the fundamental understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2016 that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

Certification
This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2016 Exam and the Excel 2016 Expert Exam.

Cost: $149 (Please register at least five days before the start of class.)

Register onlineL

 

 

 

Meet the Instructor

Carol Whitson, owner of Computer Specialty Services, is a certified Microsoft Office specialist and has her GISP (Geographic Information Specialist Professional) certification. She is proficient in Microsoft Office (2007-2013) family of products, QuickBooks, and Sage software and has taught various GIS and custom software courses.

Carol Whitson

Carol Whitson

 

 

 

Feb
14
Thu
Keep Going with Intuit QuickBooks
Feb 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 Keep Going with Intuit QuickBooks

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.

Course Objective
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Customize forms
  • Use other QuickBooks accounts
  • Create reports
  • Create graphs
  • Track and pay sales tax
  • Prepare payroll with QuickBooks
  • Estimate, time track, and job cost
  • Write letters

Cost: $149 (Please register at least five days before the start of class.)

Register onlineL

 

 

 

Meet the Instructor

Carol Whitson, owner of Computer Specialty Services, is a certified Microsoft Office specialist and has her GISP (Geographic Information Specialist Professional) certification. She is proficient in Microsoft Office family of products, QuickBooks, and Sage software, and has taught various custom software courses.

Carol Whitson

Carol Whitson

 

 

 

 

Feb
19
Tue
Learning to Lead
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learning to Lead

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 leader/managers, and developing and communicating your vision.

This class is presented in partnership with The Center for Rural Development and ExecuTrain.

Cost: $149 (Please register at least five days before the start of class.)

Register onlineL

 

 

 

Learn more about ExecuTrain of Kentucky
Crinda Francke, President and Owner of ExecuTrain of Kentucky, has been working in the training and development industry for over 15 years.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1990 from the University of Kentucky with a BBA in Business Administration, Francke worked as a computer analyst and accountant until 1994 when she became the sales manager for ExecuTrain of Lexington.

In 1997, she purchased the existing ExecuTrain of Lexington franchise becoming the President and CEO. In 2000, she expanded the ExecuTrain territory by purchasing the Louisville operation and franchise rights. Francke has been involved in all aspects of employee development.

Her vision has taken ExecuTrain from a company that focused on basic computer training into an organization that creates custom learning solutions.

 

 

Feb
20
Wed
Introduction to PowerPoint 2016
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Introduction to PowerPoint 2016

It’s hard to imagine a day going by without people passing along large amounts of information. Messages are everywhere, and the number of messages we receive seems to be increasing each day. Whether via phone, email, mass media, or personal interaction, we are subjected to a constant stream of information. With so much communication to contend with, it can be difficult to grab people’s attention. But, we are often called upon to do just that. So, how do you grab and maintain an audience’s focus when you’re asked to present important information? By being clear, organized, and engaging. And, that is exactly what Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016 can help you do.

Gone are the days of flip charts or drawing on a white board to illustrate your point. Today’s audiences are tech savvy, accustomed to high-impact multimedia content, and stretched for time. By learning how to use the vast array of features and functionality contained within PowerPoint 2016, you will gain the ability to organize your content, enhance it with high-impact visuals, and deliver it with a punch. In this course, you will use PowerPoint 2016 to begin creating engaging, dynamic multimedia presentations.

Course Objectives
Upon completing this course, you will be able to create and deliver engaging multimedia presentations that convey the key points of your message through the use of text, graphics, and animations.

You will:

  • Identify the basic features and functions of PowerPoint 2016
  •  Develop a PowerPoint presentation
  •  Perform advanced text editing operations
  •  Add graphical elements to your presentation
  •  Modify objects in your presentation
  •  Add tables to your presentation
  •  Add charts to your presentation
  •  Prepare to deliver your presentation

Cost: $149

Register onlineL

 

 

 

(Please register five days before the start of class.)

Meet the Instructor

Carol Whitson, owner of Computer Specialty Services, is a certified Microsoft Office specialist and has her GISP (Geographic Information Specialist Professional) certification. She is proficient in Microsoft Office (2007-2013) family of products, QuickBooks, and Sage software and has taught various GIS and custom software courses.

Carol Whitson

 

 

 

 

Feb
22
Fri
Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 2
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 2 

This course builds upon the basic knowledge presented in Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 1 and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help you deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence.

The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent or organizational decisions.

You will:

  • Work with functions
  • Work with lists
  • Analyze data
  • Visualize data with charts
  • Use PivotTables and PivotCharts

Target Students
This course is targeted for students who already have basic understanding and skills in Excel 2016 and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality in Excel to analyze and present data.

Certification
This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2016 Exam and the Excel 2016 Expert Exam.

Cost: $149 (Please register at least five days before the start of class.)

Register onlineL

Meet the Instructor

Carol Whitson, owner of Computer Specialty Services, is a certified Microsoft Office specialist and has her GISP (Geographic Information Specialist Professional) certification. She is proficient in Microsoft Office (2007-2013) family of products, QuickBooks, and Sage software and has taught various GIS and custom software courses.

Carol Whitson

Carol Whitson

 

 

 

Feb
26
Tue
Time Management/Organizational Skills/Professionalism
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Time Management/Organizational Skills/Professionalism

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.

It doesn’t matter if you use a paper notebook or the fanciest smartphone, mastering your use of time will help you achieve more and worry less. Everyone has the power to take control of their time. Learn the basic principles of time management and also learn the benefits of organization, how to manage paperwork and organize your desk, and where items should be kept.

This class is presented in partnership with The Center for Rural Development and ExecuTrain.

Cost: $149 (Please register at least five days before the start of class.)

Register onlineL

 

 

 

Learn more about ExecuTrain of Kentucky
Crinda Francke, President and Owner of ExecuTrain of Kentucky, has been working in the training and development industry for over 15 years.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1990 from the University of Kentucky with a BBA in Business Administration, Francke worked as a computer analyst and accountant until 1994 when she became the sales manager for ExecuTrain of Lexington.

In 1997, she purchased the existing ExecuTrain of Lexington franchise becoming the President and CEO. In 2000, she expanded the ExecuTrain territory by purchasing the Louisville operation and franchise rights. Francke has been involved in all aspects of employee development.

Her vision has taken ExecuTrain from a company that focused on basic computer training into an organization that creates custom learning solutions.

 

 

 

 

Your Center of Learning business and workforce skills training has been a productive and effective solution to our training needs. The Center for Rural Development is leading the way in providing localized training in this area, and it is our hope The Center will continue to bring new cost-effective quality training to our area.”

 Sgt. Michael Grigsby of Somerset Police Department

 

“This training will increase efficiency at the Lincoln County PVA office and will empower us to better serve the public.”

 Lincoln County PVA David Gambrel

 

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