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
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
WordPress and Blogging*November 19, 2014

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 - 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

There are currently no off-campus workshops scheduled