Professional Development

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The Value of Building Trusting Relationships

Price: $89.00

Trust is one of the most important elements in building relationships that are essential to your personal life and professional career.  Those with high trust relationships communicate well, go the extra mile, and increase efficiency.  Understanding the behaviors of being trustworthy will help you project credibility and respect in and out of the workplace.  In this course, you will learn the key ingredients of building trust, repair broken trust, and create an action plan. This course is for anyone who wants to become a better leader or build better relationships with friends, family, or co-workers. 6 CEU.

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Chinese for Beginners and Travelers

Price: $189

Join native speaker Yan Peng to learn fun and simple conversational Chinese for business or travel. In this nine week course, you will learn how to read and write Chinese characters, and pinyin (the Chinese phonetic spelling system). Popular tourist destinations and Chinese culture will also be discussed. You’ll be ready for your next trip to China after this great class! Please check our registration website for textbook materials.  

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Success to Significance

Price: $219

Do you know where you are? Discovering where that is and where you are going are the two most dynamic principles that are explored in this new class offering! Students will learn skills of how to design their lives and the multiple lives you may engage in along life’s journey. We will explore the answers to questions like, “How do I find a job that I like or maybe even love?”, “How do I build a career that will make me a good living and still be consistent with my core values?”, “How do I balance my career with my family?”, “How do I make a difference in the world?” and even “How can I strike a joyful balance with my health, work, play, love and spiritual life?”. Find out all these answers and more to become the best version of yourself you can be!

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Reignite your Creativity

Price: $134

If you think you’re not creative, think again! This course will explore four levels of creativity and nudge your innate creative talents to support its flow and practice in various facets of your daily life. You will be amazed to find that you’ve always been creative! The question is not whether you are creative, but how you are creative, and how you can open yourself to it? Open your life and engage in a variety of experiences and exercises which can be a means for enhancing your personal and professional life! 

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Beginning German

Price: $268

Would you like to build upon your basic skills in German? Then this is the course for you! You will learn conversation basics like pronunciation, people and things, questions, and counting. Vocabulary will also feature public interactions such as: hospital, restaurant, shopping, travel, and language necessary for daily life, including speaking in the past tense. 

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Intermediate German

Price: $268

Continue to build upon your German language skills by communicating in group conversations, comparing grammar structures, experiencing culture through reading and film, studying communities, and making connections through recipes and local events. 

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Beginning Spanish

Price: $120/ session

The Spanish language is widely relevant in the U.S. today. If you are looking for an accessible and introductory course for learning Spanish, then this is the course for you! You will learn the basic structures of Spanish grammar, be able to write and speak simple sentences, and gain a wealth of practical vocabulary. This class also serves as a refresher course if it’s been a while, and beginners will enjoy a face-to-face exploration of this indispensable and beautiful language! In the second session of Beginning Spanish, you will get continuation of what you learned from your first session, and apply it to next level grammar, conversation, and listening comprehension. Successful completion of this course will make your basic Spanish skills a safe addition to your repertoire.  

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Intermediate Spanish

Price: $268

This course is designed for students with secondary Spanish skills, and will concentrate on conversation and cementing grammar structures. You will review and practice present tense at an intermediate level, be introduced to past tense, and strengthen your conversational agility. Together we will accumulate proper grammar, intelligent conversation, and verb tenses, including future tense. Successful completion of both sessions will make your seasoned Spanish skills a marketable addition to your resumes!

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Certified Personal Trainer - Hybrid/ Blended

Price: $799

Get all the important information needed to start an exciting fitness career and become a professional Certified Personal Trainer. Our personal trainer hybrid course is a great way to prepare and become successful in the field you love. W.I.T.S. has an option to complete an employer internship that can walk you into jobs! This challeng­ing course is for candidates wanting the flexibility of online instruction but with in-depth, hands-on labs to master the career skills and knowledge. This course consists of fifteen lecture hours on key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health as­sessments so that you can plan a solid program for your client. In addition to the online portion of the course, you will spend fifteen hours of hands-on training labs with role playing drills on assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercis­es, presentation skills, and more. The Hybrid version offers online lectures, but the labs are offered in-person so that you can master the needed skills. National Certification Test vouchers included with course fee.

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Digital eMarketing 101: A Must for Your Small Business

Price: $119

Marketing has gone digital! eMarketing includes a wide spectrum of opportunities to reach your customers. eMarketing can do many things, including email promotions, driving traffic to your website, and incorporating digital content to your promotions. Whether you are sending an email to your customers, boosting your website, or advertising online, we can show you how to use digital content in a way that will attract customers to you. We’ll also show you how your business can capitalize on the digital vitality that comes with eMarketing by writing effective and quality content. .8 CEU

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Effective Communication: What You Need to Succeed

Price: $88

Regardless of what side of the table you’re on, you know that the interview process is multifaceted. This course will prepare you for either being the interviewer or the interviewee. Whether selling your business to a new client, interviewing for a job or interviewing a new employee for your business, you will learn about some of the questions that may arise and how to best handle them. You will leave with new skills in reading an individual through the interview process, and have a better understanding of your own personal communication skills. .8 CEU.

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Grow Your Small Business with Social Media

Price: $144

Social Media is one of the biggest tools for marketing, branding, and public relations. Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube®, and WordPress® all seem like simple outreach networks. However, the complexity of marketing your business, workplace, or even yourself on social media is more intricate than one would believe, yet it's achievable even for the novice user. This course will introduce you to social media, how to integrate social media into your organization, and how to market your organization using social media. Learn how social networks function to enhance your marketing strategies. You will leave this class with a strategic social media plan for your business or non-profit to begin implementing immediately.

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Home Inspection Fundamentals

Price: $1,397

Are you looking for a career change? This all-inclusive hands-on course provides the most thorough information available for those wanting to be home inspectors. This comprehensive course will provide you with real-life experience and prepare you to pass the National Home Inspector Examination, along with providing a sound foundation for starting your own business. You will be in the field Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm doing home inspections (Thursday, 11/08, students will meet on campus from 5pm-9pm). Instructor Scott Newcomer is ready to pass on over 25 years of his experience gained in the home inspection field. After completing this course you should be able to understand how a home acts as a system, recognize common construction materials and proper installation methods, identify defects, and how to properly report findings to clients. This is a great career or second career!

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Intro to Microsoft Excel 2013

Price: $99

This hands-on course will introduce you to the basics of an electronic spreadsheet using Microsoft® Excel® 2013. Become competent with the basics of: navigating and moving around an Excel® spreadsheet, data entry and formatting, copying and pasting, formulas, previewing and printing, and file saving and editing.

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Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Price: $99

Take advantage of the features of PowerPoint®! You can create presentations and picture shows that really grab your audience. You will learn about key terminology, navigating the slides, menus, pages, and shortcut keys within the program, creating and editing slides, and file saving. By using the format features, you will create a running slideshow that you can use for a business presentation, a community program presentation, or to share a picture show with your friends and family! 

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Intro to Microsoft Word 2013

Price: $99

You can use Microsoft® Word® for many things! You can learn how to write a letter, make a chart, or create a list. This hands-on course will introduce you to the basic principles of Microsoft® Word. You will learn to navigate the Word® program by learning the basic functions of text entry, word wrap, spacing, copying and pasting, spell-check, font changes, and more. You will master how to create a document, make it look good, save, retrieve, and print it. A few intermediate features of Word® will be uncovered.

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Intro to Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Price: $134

It has been said that employees get hired because of their IQ and get fired because of their EQ. This course will introduce the concepts and importance of emotional intelligence.Take at least one confidential EQ self-assessment. Topics covered in this course include: definition and elements of emotional intelligence; rationale for knowing your EQ; actions to be taken once EQ is known; and resources for EQ.

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Introduction to Meditation

Price: $89/ session

Are you feeling rushed at work and it seems to keep building? Would you like to explore an option to help you to manage it? Use something that is proven to help you recover, reset and maintain your being so you can be more of you at work, at home and at play. Meditation is an ancient practice that does this, and this class helps you to explore if this practice is for you. Meditation can work for everyone, but not everyone feels it would work for them. Try this class and see if meditation is for you!

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Introduction to Organizational Change Management (OCM)

Price: $134

Many desired changes in organizations fail to achieve their goals because attention was not given to the principles and practices of good change management for groups and individuals. You will gain an overview of the concepts and tools of organizational change management that you can implement immediately. You will learn the tools needed to become more successful as a change leader or change agent. Topics covered include: definition and rational for OCM, the phases and components of OCM, tools of OCM, and resources for OCM. .8 CEU

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Speed Networking Seminar

Price: $15 for single registration or 2/ $20

  • Build your network or business
  • Make personal connections with prospective partners and peers
  • Promote your business

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The Wonders of Adobe

Price: $199

This is the perfect introduction to the Adobe® Suite of Photoshop®, InDesign®, and Illustrator®! Are you tired of paying designers to create your marketing materials? You can easily create your own materials with the use of Adobe®. We will explore these three major graphic design programs and learn how they intersect with one another. Each program is very similar, but has its own niche that will enable you to create your own graphic artwork for letterhead, logos, flyers, and even incorporate pictures. You will be amazed at what you can create! You will be able to create your choice of a logo or marketing material. 1.2 CEU.

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Train the Trainer: What you Need to Know about Instructional Design

Price: $134

Are you the go-to person in your work department? The boss has noticed your subject area expertise, and now you’ve been asked to train others about it…but do you know how? In this class, you will learn how to use “the seven laws of learning” to turn your subject area expertise into a successful instructional design plan. You will learn how to train in a learner-centered and results-oriented environment, how to save costs, develop sponsorship, and create performance-based outcomes..75 CEU.

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