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Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester from HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber (September 2, 2020)

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      Classes for Fall 2020
      Job Readiness - Tools for Reentering the Workforce during COVID-19
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      Classes for Fall 2020

      Addressing Gaps in Your Work and Academic Histories

      Most people have gaps in their work or academic histories due to disruptions in their economic, health or living situations. No one looks forward to being asked about those gaps in interviews or on applications. This 90-minute online interactive workshop will guide participants on how to: objectively assess the gaps in their work and academic histories, and develop strategies to highlight their strengths. Participants will gain increased confidence and a stronger personal narrative.

      Dates: Monday, October 19, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Characteristics of Self-Empowerment for Job Seekers

      This course will provide an overview of the behaviors an effective job seeker needs to master and emulate in attaining self-empowerment while in the job search. It provides a review of the different types of power that all individuals possess and how to apply them effectively.

      Objectives: Upon Completion of this Program Participants Will:
         •   Understand the characteristics of an effective leader and understand why they are critical when in job transition
         •   Describe the types of power bestowed upon individuals and how it is perceived in society and organizations
         •   Understand the concept of resiliency and the behaviors associated with the Ten Characteristics of Self-Empowerment and why they are important when job searching.
         •   Determine which areas they need to develop their personal plan for self-empowerment
         •   Recognize some of the negative stereotypes that are projected onto job seekers both in organizations and in society as a whole.

      Dates: Wednesdays (3 Sessions), November 11, 2020 - November 25, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Email Etiquette: Self-Empowered Communications via Electronic Media

      Email has become very prevalent in most people's lives and many use it to cheaply and quickly communicate with friends, family and co-workers. Although this technology is available to everyone, and most people are accustomed to using email, some people still are not very savvy when it comes to understanding how email functions in a relationship both personally and professionally.

      Dates: Mondays, October 12, 2020 - October 26, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Finding the 25th Hour: The Power and Secrets of Time Management

      Finding the 25th Hour: The Power and Secrets of Time Management is a unique course that goes beyond the traditional concepts of time management and provides practical skills and techniques for professional and self-management that can be applied immediately.

      Dates: Tuesdays, September 15, 2020 - September 29, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45


      Date: Mondays, November 2, 2020 - November 16, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Interpersonal Communications Skills: The Pathway to Self-Empowerment

      The importance of Effective Communications in the workplace is discussed and explored through discussion and some interactive activities. Participants will explore the importance of oral and written communications skills as well as assertive communications skills and listening skills.

      Upon Completion of this course participants will:
         •   Understand the role and process of interpersonal communications in the workplace
         •   Recognize the impact of verbal and nonverbal techniques
         •   Review assertive communication styles
         •   Review listening skills as they relate to interpersonal communication skills
         •   Develop individual action plans designed to apply course teachings on the job

      Dates: Wednesdays (3 Sessions), September 16, 2020 - September 30, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $65

       

      Intro to E-commerce

      In this class, you will learn the ways of why and how online businesses have succeeded for many years. This course will teach you how to find the perfect consumer base, the ideal loyal customers that would keep coming back day after day and year after year. We will learn the idyllic technologies that would improve your business online and offline. Even though e-commerce is viewed as an adventurous route, this business strategy has proven useful worldwide to all types of consumers and sellers. We will go over the general pro and cons of buying and selling online, so you can purchase and sell with ease. If done correctly, this can lead to a very successful long-term career and even passive income that lasts forever.

      Dates: Fridays, September 25, 2020 - October 9, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Intro to Social Media Analytics

      Social media campaigns are not successful by accident; there is plenty of hard work behind it. They are also the result of trial and error, reading analytics, testing, and keeping a watchful eye, strategizing again and again. From the most vital campaign essentials to setting the correct standards and goals and identifying key performance indicators will allow you to take full advantage of all parts of social media to your benefit. This course will teach you how to use social media analytics per major social media platform to help boost your campaign and sales. You will be able to get hands-on experience on how professionals manage social media campaigns to increase their brand performance and expand their client base.

      Dates: Tuesdays, October 20, 2020 - November 3, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Leadership: Building Self-Empowered Teams

      Leading in a team-based environment requires a combination of skills. Leadership: Building Self-Empowered Teams is a customized course that is designed to address the individualized needs for each client organization. In this course participants learn skills that assist in increasing self-awareness and personal effectiveness and learn self-leadership by applying the Ten Characteristics of Self-Empowerment.

      Dates: Wednesdays, October 7, 2020 - October 21, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Mastering Public Speaking

      Speaking to an audience can be very stressful and frightening. The ability to speak in public is a skill that needs to be developed and sharpened. Whether we are at a job interview for the dream job, networking, leading a short or long presentation or speaking in a classroom, communicating clearly leaves the best impression. In this class you will learn to captivate and engage your audience, cope with your nerves, deliver your message with clarity and confidence, use verbal and nonverbal communication effectively, and walk away with extra tips to break those public speaking barriers.

      Dates: Mondays, September 14, 2020 - September 28, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Networking Virtually

      This course is designed to give employees a basic foundation of networking virtually or onsite at an event. Lead generation, prospecting, and leveraging your existing network in order to increase your leads.

      Upon completion of this course, employees will demonstrate knowledge of:
         •   Building a framework of your perfect 30-second elevator pitch when contacting prospects
         •   Explaining how to use your existing network to increase your leads
         •   Analyzing and identifying using your network for prospecting and for referral sources

      Dates: Thursdays (2 Sessions), October 8, 2020 - October 15, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $40

       

      Podcasting Essentials For Beginners - Introductory Price!

      This is a Beginners course for anyone interested in creating, launching, and growing a successful podcast. There are currently over one million podcasts available in the Apple Podcasts directory, and the medium is booming. By the end of the course, you will be able to launch a podcast in directories like Apple and Spotify while delivering a clear and concise message to your audience.

      Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, September 14, 2020 - October 14, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      Price: $45 - Special Introductory Price (will go up after September!)

       

      Power vs. Perception: Ten Characteristics of Self-Empowerment for Women

      Power vs. Perception: Ten Characteristics of Self-Empowerment for Women is a specialized, course that focuses on the characteristics that are critical for a woman's leadership success in business today and provides tools to aid in their development.
      This customized program, based on the book Power vs. Perception: Ten Characteristics of Self-Empowerment for Women provides a clear overview and instructions for the behaviors an effective woman business leader needs to master and emulate in attaining self-empowerment for business and organizational success. It provides a review of some of the challenges powerful women encounter on a daily basis as they exert their power or authority.

      Dates: Fridays, October 9, 2020 - October 23, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Professional Writing Skills: Self-Empowerment Through the Written Word

      Self-Empowerment Through the Written Word is a business writing program designed to empower participants to become more effective communicators by using the interpersonal skills identified in the Ten Critical Characteristics of Self-Empowerment to enhance their professional writing skills on the job.

      Upon Completion of this course participants will:
         •   Develop a strategic writing plan
         •   Learn an effective process for developing quality documents
         •   Be provided with a strategic writing planning tool to assist in writing quality documents and correspondence
         •   Learn Self-Empowered Email Efficiency Tips

      Dates: Mondays, September 21, 2020 - October 5, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $65

       

      Resiliency: Successfully Navigating the Waves of Change

      Everyone looks at change differently. Some view it as positive and necessary; others view it as a problem. A change can be any business, career-related or personal experience requiring a significant change in a person's performance or attitude and the events and feelings he or she experiences during the change process. This course will help participants identify more concretely with the concepts of change and provide tools for developing resiliency for managing the continuous changes that occur on a daily basis in today's modern business culture.

      Upon Completion of this course participants will be able to:
         •   State the elements that drive organizations to change
         •   Identify the stages that individuals experience during the change process
         •   Develop strategies to develop the resiliency needed to effectively manage themselves and others through continuous changes.

      Dates: Fridays, September 18, 2020 - October 2, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Retirement Planning

      Get ready to start planning your retirement with our three-part course. These courses will assist you in preparing for retirement by combining life and wealth goals. The classes will go over how to finance some of your life goals, whether it is education, purchasing a home, traveling, and retirement.

      Part I will go over how to use S.M.A.R.T. financial concept and determine whether it is attainable and if it is not, how can you make it feasible. We will go over reviewing your financial statements, real estate, whole life insurance, budgeting, cash flow, business, loans, and debt. Lastly, review tax-advantaged investment vehicles. By the end of part I, you will have a better understanding of what you need to create a plan to achieve your financial and life goals.

      During Part II of this course, you will learn how to understand the various concepts leading up to retirement. These concepts include inflation, social security, and healthcare. Also, this course reviews common retirement mistakes made and what happens when you do not properly plan for retirement. Lastly, this course examines the action steps needed to plan for retirement properly.

      Part III consists of you meeting one on one with the instructor to review your budget, financial statements, cash flow, debt, and retirement statements. Using the concepts learned in this course, participants will finish up with a financial plan they can take home and execute.

      Dates: Thursdays, September 17, 2020 - October 1, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Self-Empowerment for Leadership

      As a high-powered business leader, it is your job to empower the team members in your organization. However, when you're at the top, where the buck stops, there's nobody who is going to take on the job to empower you, so it's your job to empower yourself. This customized program provides a clear overview of the behaviors an effective leader needs to master and emulate in attaining self-empowerment for business and organizational success. This program is designed for business owners, managers and middle to senior-level executives.

      Dates: Wednesdays, December 2, 2020 - December 16, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $65

       

      Self-Empowerment for Service Professionals

      In this course participants will learn a customer centric process for providing extraordinary service to their customers and clients. It is based on the principle that Customer Service is defined by the provider; however, customer satisfaction is defined by the customer. It is the customer who decides whether or not their exceptions of service are met... not the provider.

      Upon Completion of this course participants will be able to:
         •   Come to understand what extraordinary customer service looks like
         •   Learn the behaviors required to provide extraordinary customer service
         •   Enhance his or her ability to communicate and interact with dissatisfied or angry customers
         •   Enhance his or her ability to use the principles of diffusing hostility and the art of assertive communications

      Dates: Thursdays, September 24, 2020 - October 8, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $65

       

      Self-Publishing Master Class

      Self-publishing can prove to be both emotionally satisfying and financially lucrative. The art of bringing your ideas from conception to fruition often requires the guidance of an expert. During our four-hour workshop, you will receive the guidance needed to enter the self-publishing world. The various aspects of this course include the following: exploring the self-publishing landscape, determining a budget, identifying your target audience, and understanding how to reach them, establishing and growing your social media presence, the editing process, the lure of an impressive and unique cover, the graphic requirements of the book, you: “The Brand,” selling your book.

      Dates: Tuesdays, October 6, 2020 - October 13, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $35

       

      Social Media Marketing

      As digital technologies continue to reshape the competitive landscape, marketers are challenged to stay informed, adapt, and make strategic decisions in a space that is constantly evolving. This course program delivers foundational tools you need to design, implement, and manage a successful social media marketing strategy that achieves your business objectives. Throughout the class, you will engage in hands-on exercises to help you capture and measure critical data, communicate more effectively, and drive deeper customer loyalty and market share.
      This highly interactive program allows participants to engage in the exploration of new ideas, insights, and experiences from the instructor and their peers. By the end of the class, participants will design, develop, and launch their own marketing campaign via social media channels.

      Instructor Bio
      Sudio Sudarsan helps business owners, brand custodians, and c-suite leadership of established companies drive demand and impact through more effective use of analytics, brand, communication, design, digital, innovation, and marketing assets. He steals time to teach second-year MBAs advanced courses in marketing electives in three continents. Sudio has written extensively on branding topics published by IGI Global, Tempus Academy (England), etc. His latest publishing is an extension of his expertise in brand design, “A Word to the Eyes,” published by Mascot Books. Sudio is a guest writer at Huffington Post and the Branding Magazine, London, England; a sought-after speaker in industry conferences and employee conventions. He serves as the corporate advisory board member for the Thunderbird International Business Review, and is ad hoc reviewer in select marketing journals published in the US.

      Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 29, 2020 - October 13, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Stress Reduction Workshop

      This course will review the causes of negative stress (distress) and positive stress (eustress) and offer ways of coping with both stressors. Central to this course will be Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

      Students who complete this course will learn:
      1. Causes of stress and physical and emotional changes due to stress.
      2. The practice of coping strategies including mindfulness bases stress reduction (MBSR), use of affirmations, use of humor, and healing.
      3. Integrative approach to using stress reducing therapies in daily life.

      Readings and reference list will be provided. Books and wellness materials may be suggested for your own use; however, you are not required to buy anything for this course. An open mind, heart, and interest in developing and maintaining a sense of wellness will be helpful to you. Willingness to practice what we covered each week will help you benefit from this course.

      Dates: Tuesdays, September 22, 2020 - October 13, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Price: $30

       

      The Basics of Infographics

      Boost your career by learning how to visually present data in a clear, effective manner. In this infographics course, students will explore approaches and concepts in technical illustration and infographics. Working with a skilled illustrator, students will learn methods for creating instructional illustrations that seamlessly communicate messages to diverse audiences.

      Dates: Thursdays, November 5, 2020 - November 19, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

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      Job Readiness
      Tools for Reentering the Workforce during COVID-19

      These workshops are designed to provide each student with the knowledge and ability to market themselves and become the perfect candidate for the job.

      In these workshops, students will learn how to better market themselves during this pandemic. They will learn how to make their resumes and cover letters appealing for the job industry they are applying to. We will discuss what applicant tracking systems look for in a resume. These workshops will also cover career exploration, career readiness and job search. We will cover in detail how to properly search for jobs and small tricks to narrow down the search.


      Career Exploration

      Topics covered will include:
         •   Focus2Career
         •   Identifying career goals
         •   Exploring your skills, strengths, and interest
         •   Finding your needs and resources
         •   Learning how to research career path, companies and job roles

      Dates: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Career Readiness

      Topics covered will include:
         •   Creating Resume and Cover Letter
         •   Navigating online job boards

      Dates: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Honing your Interview Skills

      Topics covered will include:
         •   Creating elevator pitch
         •   Identifying your weakness and strengths
         •   Mock interviews

      Dates: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Using LinkedIn

      Topics covered will include:
         •   Networking
         •   Information Interviews
         •   Researching companies
         •   Job trends
         •   Job board

      Dates: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      What to expect Post Interview

      Topics covered will include:
         •   Handling job rejection
         •   Learning how to negotiate
         •   Managing job offers

      Dates: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
      Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Price: $45

       

      Participants will receive an email detailing information on accessing the live course a few days before the start of class.

      For more information, please contact Qua'Fayshia Ransom at qransom4959@live.hccc.edu.

       

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      Art of Persuasion and Negotiation

      Persuasion is the oldest of human’s arts. Throughout history, it has woven its way into every facet of cultures: education, religion, family life, art and literature, modern political and commercial contexts. Psychologists and sociologists are today centering their concerns upon the attitude and opinion changes, in a never-ending effort to explain their causes and the forces that may or may not influence feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. At the same time, this course is a platform for participants to practice and experience, because it is only in conjunction with such experience that the knowledge of certain facts of approaches, methods, and tactics becomes useful and rewarding for prospective persuaders.

      Dates: TBA
      Time: TBA
      Price: TBA

       

      Coaching & Mentoring: Empowering Future Leaders

      As a leader you are often called upon to function as both a coach and a mentor; and sometimes the roles can become blurred. However, there are times when a mentor acts as a coach and vice versa. This course focuses on identifying and clarifying the similarities and differences between coaching and mentoring and how to distinguish between the two.

      Dates: TBA
      Time: TBA
      Price: TBA

       


      Community Business Academy with Rising Tide Capital

      Rising Tide Capital’s Community Business Academy is a 12-week course that offers hands-on training in business planning and management. Through modules like budgeting, marketing, bookkeeping, and financing, you will learn all the fundamentals of starting and growing a business. An emphasis is placed in hands-on, experiential learning and the reinforcement of key concepts through guided exercises, business simulations, field trips, and group discussion. You will also have a lot of fun testing your business ideas in a safe space with people who become invested in your success.

      Location: Journal Square Campus (Classes in English)
      Dates & Time: TBA

      Location: North Hudson Campus (Classes in Spanish)
      Dates & Time: TBA

      For Addresses & Times Please Visit: https://programs.risingtidecapital.org/events/

      For more information and to register, please email cfarrell@hccc.edu.

       

      Entrepreneurship in The Tech World

      Entrepreneurship is about doing something different—creating a business that did not exist, producing a new product, modifying an existing activity. Some differences are, of course, greater than others. This course also introduces you to the entrepreneurial journey from finding a technology-based idea, to gaining traction in the marketplace, to raising capital for your venture. It explains how entrepreneurs run structured experiments to validate ideas and refine business strategy. You will dive deep into the numbers behind how entrepreneurs and their investors make financial decisions to create value and grow their operations.

      Dates: TBA
      Time: TBA
      Price: TBA

       

      Integrated Marketing Communication

      For decades the advertising business was dominated by large, full-service Madison Avenue agencies. However, in today’s world of myriad media outlets competing for consumers’ attention and share of wallet, advertising is an activity that can be done in-house and for cheap. The purpose of this class is to understand the underlying principles of an effective communication program so that you will be able to design a communication strategy and evaluate its implementation.

      Dates: TBA
      Time: TBA
      Price: TBA

       

      Intro to Creative Writing

      "You have stories to tell. You also have questions: How do I start? How do I write what I want to say? How do I stay motivated? This interactive, six-session online course will help participants get started (establish a productive writing practice and learn the basic elements of effective writing) and keep going (stay motivated and focused to complete writing goals in any genre)."

      Dates: TBA
      Time: TBA
      Price: TBA

       

      Marketing Research

      This course focuses on the use of marketing research techniques for competitive advantage in a global business context. You will develop the necessary skills to plan a research project, collect your own data, analyze the data, and report your findings. In order to accentuate “learn by doing” approach, the course is designed around a hands-on project; you will develop a marketing research proposal for a project that interests you. The findings of the project will be presented in the final class.

      Dates: TBA
      Time: TBA
      Price: TBA

       

      Motivational Mondays

      Start the week off strong with Magical Mondays. Even during the most challenging times, our lives are magical. Together, let us find the magic in every moment. This 4-week course will have participants excited about beginning each week with positivity, optimism, hope, and inspiration.

      Dates: TBA
      Time: TBA
      Price: TBA

       

      The Brand of You!

      In this interactive workshop participants will learn about the values and benefits of having a professional, personal brand, including the steps to creating their own unique brand. Topics include: What a personal brand is and is not, how a personal brand affects your work life, the values that make up a personal brand, and implementing your personal brand for career growth and success.

      Dates: TBA
      Time: TBA
      Price: TBA

       

      Urban Entrepreneurship

      This course is for those people interested in launching a business in an urban setting. This program will focus on the special challenges specific to those doing business in metropolitan locations. Among the topics covered will be: facilities, staffing, branding, marketing, and solutions to big city business problems.

      Dates: TBA
      Time: TBA
      Price: TBA

       

      For more information and to register, please email amuniz@hccc.edu.

       

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