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
Advanced Microsoft ExcelMarch 14, 2015

Learn advanced formulas, data validation, filtering, consolidating data, pivot tables and charts and sparklines. Participants must have working knowledge of Excel.

Schedule
CED 075 701
Date/Time: Saturday, March 14, 2015 (9:00am-3:00pm)
Instructor: Jamie Lee
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $60
Communication Climate - Administrative Professionals CelebrationApril 23, 2015

Why are some days at work so sunny and others so stormy? How is it we can tell when the boss is going to thunder or the clients will be calm? Just like the weather around us, every workplace has a climate that underlies the encounters for the day. Unlike the weather outside, the Communication Climate can be affected by what we say and do. This workshop will look at several factors [power, supportive verbal and nonverbal communication, and response behaviors] that contribute to climate. Additionally, it will explore our own role in creating and/or changing the climate of professional as well as private relationships.

Join us from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for luncheon portion followed by the seminar at 1:15 p.m.

Schedule
CED 457 701
Date/Time: Thursday, April 23, 2015 (12:00pm-3:45pm)
Instructor: Rosemary Deusser-Jensen
Location: Sturtz Theater
Cost: $50 - Discounted rate $45 if bringing more than 1 person from an organization
Communication CompetenceMarch 10, 2015

This workshop will explore how we can become more personally effective and socially appropriate to get what you want out of your personal and professional relationships.

Schedule
CED 601 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Instructor: Rosemary Deusser-Jensen
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $78
Conflict Resolution*Multiple Dates

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
CED 516 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
Instructor: Rosemary Deusser-Jensen
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $78
Entrepreneurial Training Course*January 15, 2015 - February 26, 2015

Area business professionals offer instruction on business related topics that guide entrepreneurs toward the development of sound business practices and, in turn, a more profitable and successful venture.

Schedule
SBC 214 701

Workshop Dates:
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Instructor: SBDC Advisor
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $195

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Thursdays, January 15 - February 26, 2015. This training is an E/SB certificate core workshop.
Entrepreneurial Training Course*April 02, 2015 - May 14, 2015

Area business professionals offer instruction on business related topics that guide entrepreneurs toward the development of sound business practices and, in turn, a more profitable and successful venture.

Schedule
SBC 214 702

Workshop Dates:
Thursday, April 02, 2015 - Thursday, May 14, 2015

Instructor: SBDC Advisor
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130 / E-115
Cost: $195

Additional Information:
This class will meet on Thursdays, April 2 - May 14, 2015. On 4/2, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 this class will meet in E-130. On 4/9 & 4/16 it will meet in - E-115. This training is an E/SB certificate core workshop.
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*April 29, 2015 - May 06, 2015

Learn how 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:
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Instructor: JoAnne Rhubart
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $85

Additional Information:
This workshop meets on Wednesdays, April 29 & May 6, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
How to Buy and Sell on eBayFebruary 04, 2015

Learn eBay basics including how to set up an account, buy and place bids, judge sellers, and about shipping and payment options. NOTE: Participants must be experienced with using a computer and accessing the Internet and have an active e-mail address.

Schedule
CED 018 702
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 (1:00pm-3:00pm)
Instructor: Todd Parody
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $25
How to List Your Item on eBayFebruary 11, 2015

Participants must have either completed the How to Buy and Sell on eBay class, or have experience purchasing items on eBay. Bring your eBay username/password, your e-mail username/password, an item to list, your digital camera and USB cord.

Schedule
CED 119 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (1:00pm-3:00pm)
Instructor: Todd Parody
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $25
How to Use Your iPadJanuary 20, 2015

Bring your iPad and learn how to download apps, take photographs, create notes, use reminders, iBooks, and understand settings.

Schedule
CED 273 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $30
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
iCloudFebruary 11, 2015

Bring your Apple device to learn proper security precautions to keep your data safe while managing and sharing your information using the iCloud Drive.

Schedule
CED 103 701
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $45
Intro to Microsoft Excel BasicsJanuary 27, 2015 - February 05, 2015

Learn how to create worksheets and enter text/numbers in cells, then learn about the Office button, toolbars, simple formulas and function formulas. Other topics include page setup, print range, headers/footers, saving and retrieving files.

Schedule
CED 007 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - Thursday, February 05, 2015

Instructor: Jamie Lee
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $85

Additional Information:
This class will meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 27-February 5.
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS5*February 28, 2015 - March 07, 2015

Learn how to use Photoshop to alter existing images and create new images using editing techniques such as layers, brush tools, effects, retouching, textures, color and color manipulation. Learn how to export the image when complete. Please bring digital photos.

Schedule
CED 019 701

Workshop Dates:
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Saturday, March 07, 2015

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

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Saturdays, February 28th and March 7th, from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Legal Issues for Small Business*January 20, 2015 - May 05, 2015

Entrepreneurs will experience many legal issues in starting or operating a small business. Learn about choosing a business organization, zoning approval, licensing and permits, tax implications, small business contracts, small business buyouts, and the legal requirements of small-claims court action.

Schedule
CED 189 701

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Instructor: Larry Covell
Location: Dulles, 3-104
Cost: $220

Additional Information:
This class is a core component to the E/SB certificate. Workshop dates: Tuesday's & Thursday's, January 20 through May 5th, 3:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Mac BasicsMarch 05, 2015

Bring your Mac and learn how the user interface works and how to customize your own preferences. Then, we’ll work hands-on with the apps.

Schedule
CED 099 702
Date/Time: Thursday, March 05, 2015 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $30
Mac Unleashed*March 26, 2015

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: Thursday, March 26, 2015 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $30
Marketing & Social Media for Nonprofits*January 31, 2015

Learn some tips and basic marketing techniques for getting the word out about your nonprofit event including how to develop a general strategy and plan.

Schedule
CED 079 701
Date/Time: Saturday, January 31, 2015 (9:00am-1:00pm)
Instructor: Sara Carpenter
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $45
Mastering the DBQJune 06, 2015

Learn proven and effective ways to respond to document based questions (DBQ) and strengthening your essays for the New York State Regents Exams for Global Studies and U.S. History and Government.

Schedule
CED 665 701
Date/Time: Saturday, June 06, 2015 (8:30am-11:30am)
Instructor: Molly Reilly
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $49
Microsoft Excel Basics: Quick VersionMarch 09, 2015 - March 11, 2015

In this short, two-evening format you’ll 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:
Monday, March 09, 2015 - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Instructor: Sean Vincent
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $60

Additional Information:
This class will meet on Monday & Wednesday, March 9th & 11th.
Microsoft Excel FormulasMarch 06, 2015

Learn to master Excel formulas! Participants must have strong working knowledge of Excel and budget spreadsheets.

Schedule
CED 082 701
Date/Time: Friday, March 06, 2015 (5:00pm-7:00pm)
Instructor: Dan Dupee
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $25
Prepare to be a Notary PublicMarch 03, 2015

Prepare for the New York State Notary Public Exam. The cost of the NYS Notary Public Exam is not included.

Schedule
CED 453 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 (6:00pm-9:30pm)
Instructor: Alicia Dewey
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
Cost: $55
SAT Prep CourseFebruary 23, 2015 - March 13, 2015

The College Board Official SAT Study Guide Second Edition (included in cost of workshop) is used to prepare for the Critical Reading, Writing, and Math sections. Learn which test-taking approach works best for you. Practice tests are given to assess strengths and weaknesses.

Schedule
CED 224 701

Workshop Dates:
Monday, February 23, 2015 - Friday, March 13, 2015

Instructor: Sarah Ada
Location: Jules Center, 6-103
Cost: $145

Additional Information:
This workshop will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from February 23 - March 13th.
Setting Up Your Home Network*January 12, 2015

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.

Schedule
CED 091 701
Date/Time: Monday, January 12, 2015 (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Instructor: Sean Vincent
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-129
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
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, November 19, 2014 (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $30
CED 102 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Extended Learning Center, E-130
Cost: $45
You at Work VS. You at Play*April 07, 2015

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, April 07, 2015 (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 eBayJanuary 09, 2015

Learn eBay basics including how to set up an account, buy and place bids, judge sellers, and about shipping and payment options. NOTE: Participants must be experienced with using a computer and accessing the Internet and have an active e-mail address.

Schedule
CED 018 701
Date/Time: Friday, January 09, 2015 (1:00pm-3:00pm)
Instructor: Todd Parody
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $25
How to Use Your iPadMarch 19, 2015

Bring your iPad and learn how to download apps, take photographs, create notes, use reminders, iBooks, and understand settings.

Schedule
CED 273 702
Date/Time: Thursday, March 19, 2015 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $30
Mac BasicsFebruary 03, 2015

Bring your Mac and learn how the user interface works and how to customize your own preferences. Then, we’ll work hands-on with the apps.

Schedule
CED 099 701
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 (5:00pm-8:00pm)
Instructor: Leonard Flack
Location: Lyme Free Library
Cost: $30