Professional Growth & Technology Workshops

It is said that you only have one opportunity to make the right first impression.  Jefferson Express is here to assist you in your career goals!  Professional development and technology workshops and trainings were built with you in mind.  Professional growth and technology trainings and workshops are held on campus, online and off site.  On campus workshops are located on our Jefferson Community College campus, in Watertown, New York.  Offisite workshops are held at partner locations throughout Jefferson County.

Workshops you can apply toward the Entrepreneurship/Small Business certificate (E/SB) are identified by an asterisk *

Registration information for any of the listed workshops is available online or by calling the Continuing Education Division @ 315-786-2233.

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On Campus Workshops
Conflict Resolution*December 09, 2014

Why are some folks constantly in conflict and others so rarely? Is it their personalities or the circumstances? What is your default mechanism for handling conflict? Do you run from conflict or meet it head on? Is there another option? This workshop reviews some of the traditional approaches to resolving conflict, the origins of conflict, and some practical skills to reduce conflict in professional as well as personal relationships. The following topics are among those that will be addressed:
• Origins of Conflict
• Conflict Styles
• “Crazy makers”
• The Language of Conflict
• Conflict Resolution

Schedule
CED 516 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Instructor: Rosemary Deusser-Jensen
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $78
eBay, List Your Item*October 22, 2014

This is an Intermediate eBay workshop. Participants must have either completed the How to Buy and Sell on eBay class, or have experience purchasing items on eBay. This is a hands on workshop, with a smaller than average class size. You will go through the steps of taking photos of your item, uploading the pictures to the computer, and listing the item on eBay. NOTE: Please bring your eBay user name and password, your e-mail user name and password, as well as an item to class to list, your digital camera, and USB cord (if you have one)!

Schedule
CED 119 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Instructor: Whitney Snyder
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $35
Entrepreneurial Training Course*September 04, 2014 - October 16, 2014

Area business professionals offer instruction on business related topics. The information throughout the course guides each entrepreneur toward the development of sound business practices and, in turn, a more profitable and successful venture. This training is also offered online and is core training toward a E/SB certificate.

Schedule
SBC 214 701

Workshop Dates:
Thursday, September 04, 2014 - Thursday, October 16, 2014

Instructor: SBDC Advisor
Location: TBA
Cost: $195

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Thursdays, September 4th-October 16th, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Facebook for SeniorsDecember 03, 2014 - December 10, 2014

Do you want to learn about what Facebook is about and how to use Facebook to stay in touch with friends, relatives, neighbors and see all those photos everyone is posting? This workshop will teach you how to use Facebook safely and securely, ensure your privacy is maintained, how to find your friends and relatives on Facebook, and how to upload a photo if you would like. Don’t worry, we are not checking ID’s, if you want to take the class, you do not need to be 55+! This workshop is for beginners, if you already have a Facebook account and need a refresher; please bring your user name and password with you. Day 1 includes setting up an account, security, privacy, and account settings, and learning to post. You’ll then go home and use Facebook on your own. When you return the following week, bring your questions, and learn to create albums, add photos, more about posting, and finding friends. NOTE: Facebook username and password required.

Schedule
CED 076 701

Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Instructor: Whitney Snyder
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $50

Additional Information:
This workshop meets on Wednesdays, December 3rd & 10th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fundamentals of Grant Writing*November 03, 2014 - November 05, 2014

Are you looking for grant funding for your organization? Are you overwhelmed when you look at a grant proposal? Sign-up for Fundamentals of Grant Writing to learn the essential skills to navigate the grant writing world. Discussion topics include types of grants, grant databases, grant research strategies and the components of a grant application including the need statement, goals and objectives and the budget. Participants will have the opportunity to develop elements of a grant proposal and receive useful grant templates to help you on your way to successful grant writing.

Schedule
CED 152 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, November 03, 2014 - Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Instructor: JoAnne Rhubart
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $85

Additional Information:
This workshop meets on Monday and Wednesday, November 3rd & 5th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
How to Use Your iPad*December 03, 2014

Do you own some great new technology, but need some guidance to use all the fancy tools and capabilities? This workshop will walk you through how to use your iPad, including downloading apps, taking photographs, creating notes, using reminders, iBooks, and covering the settings. NOTE: Please bring your iPad to this workshop.

Schedule
CED 273 702
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $30
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS5*November 01, 2014 - November 08, 2014

We’ve extended the hours of this workshop so you can cover more Photoshop tools! Adobe Photoshop is a powerful and complete program for working with digital images (photographs), and yet for all its power, it’s surprisingly easy to learn to start using it effectively. This workshop will teach you how to use Photoshop to alter existing images and create new images. Explore Photoshop editing techniques including layers, brush tools, effects, retouching, textures, color and color manipulation and how to export the image when complete. NOTE: Please bring a couple of digital photos to practice with.

Schedule
CED 019 701

Workshop Dates:
Saturday, November 01, 2014 - Saturday, November 08, 2014

Instructor: Sara Carpenter
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $115

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Saturdays, November 1st & 8th, from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Mac Unleashed*October 29, 2014

Take your existing knowledge of Mac OS X to the next level with our Mac Unleashed workshop! We’ll spend our time learning how to use the latest features included in the Mac operating system. Topics include Managing and Preserving Your Data, iCloud, Facetime, Messages, AirDrop, etc. NOTE: Please bring your Mac, or other Apple device to this workshop.

Schedule
CED 100 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $30
Setting Up Your Home Network*November 18, 2014

Bring your router or modem and other wireless device to this hands on workshop (and your laptop or tablet if you have one). Our instructor will teach you the best way to set up your home network, including setting up and configuring the router or modem. This class will be capped at a small size to ensure you have time to ask any questions you may have.

Schedule
CED 091 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Instructor: Sean Vincent
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $45
The Quick Version: Excel Basics*October 28, 2014 - October 30, 2014

Isn’t it time you learned how to use Excel more fully? Learn Microsoft Excel in a short, two-evening format. You will learn the basics of Excel including creating worksheets, entering text and numbers in cells, using the Ribbon, and a few basic formulas.

Schedule
CED 038 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Thursday, October 30, 2014

Instructor: Sean Vincent
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $60

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Tuesday & Thursday, October 28th & 30th, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
WordPress and Blogging*Multiple Dates

WordPress is the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world. If you’ve ever wanted to create a blog or any kind of website, a content management system like WordPress is essential. This workshop will help you learn all the basic skills needed to launch your first website. NOTE: Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook computer and follow along during the workshop!

Schedule
CED 102 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: E-129
Cost: $30
CED 102 701 - Fall
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $30
You at Work VS. You at Play*November 18, 2014

Is the “you” at work different than the “you” at play? Is there only one “authentic self”? Should there be? And how do you get people to see that “real you”? Are you creating the impression you want or are you reinforcing the one that others want for you? This workshop explores the role of communication in personal expression in both public and private relationships, personal as well as professional. The following topics are among those that will be addressed:
• Perception
• Self-Concept
• Self-Disclosure
• Self-Monitoring
• Social Media Awareness & Message Sending

Schedule
CED 245 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Instructor: Rosemary Deusser-Jensen
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $78
Off Campus Workshops
How to Buy and Sell on eBay*October 03, 2014

Learn eBay basics including how to set up an account, buy and place bids, evaluate sellers, and learn about various shipping and payment options. You will also learn basics including how to add a picture to a listing, pricing and other basics.  Participants must be experienced with using a computer and the Internet, and must have an active e-mail address (bring your password to access your email during the workshop).  This workshop is for those with little or no eBay experience. Note: If you already have an eBay account, please bring your user name and password.

Schedule
CED 018 702
Date/Time: Friday, October 03, 2014 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Whitney Snyder
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $35
How to Use Your iPad*October 14, 2014

Do you own some great new technology, but need some guidance to use all the fancy tools and capabilities? This workshop will walk you through how to use your iPad, including downloading apps, taking photographs, creating notes, using reminders, iBooks, and covering the settings. NOTE: Please bring you iPad to this workshop.

Schedule
CED 273 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $30
Mac Basics*October 28, 2014

Have a Mac computer, and need to know how to use it? This is the workshop for you! Our Mac Basics course is a great option for those who are just getting started. We’ll begin with an overview of how the user interface works, and how to customize your own preferences. Then we’ll take the majority of our time to work hands on with the apps included on every Mac. Participants who own any of the MacBook family of portable computers are encouraged to bring them and follow along during the workshop! NOTE: Laptops will not be provided, students should plan to bring their own laptops.

Schedule
CED 099 702
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $30