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  • Exercise for Parkinson's NEW

    This class is geared toward members with Parkinson's Disease - incorporating multidirectional movements, cardiovascular exercises, strength and coordination through functional exercises including low impact, seated and standing exercises.
  • Financial Analysis and Planning for Non-Financial Managers

    Designed for non-financial managers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and other decision-makers, this advanced course will take the mystery out of money matters. Learn to assess and analyze the financial information that drives your business. Be empowered to make smart decisions when it comes to budgeting, setting goals, and assessing performance within your own area of influence. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Certificate in Accounting and Finance For Non-Financial Managers.. Class Details Unit 1: Financial Strategies 1.1 Your Role in Financial Decision Making Who is responsible for the financial decisions in your company? The Goal of Business 1.2 Understand the Language of Finance Accounting as a Language Learn the Language Visual Activity – Accounting Process Accounting and Recordkeeping Systems Self Check – Account Categories 1.3 Read the Story A Word about Financial Concepts ***Financial Concept: The Accounting Equation*** ***Financial Concept: The Matching Principle*** The Common Financial Statements Income Statement The Balance Sheet Statement of Cash Flows 1.4 The Purpose of Financial Statements Unit 2: Financial Dashboard – Introduction to Financial Gauges 2.1 Understand Basic Financial Concepts Introduction The Story Statements Tell ***Financial Concept: The Accounting Equation*** ***Financial Concept: The Profit Matching Principle*** ***Financial Concept: The Fund Matching Principle*** ***Financial Concept: Cash Basis vs. Accrual Basis Accounting Methods*** ***Financial Concept: Cash vs. Profits*** ***Financial Concept: Debt vs. Equity (Optimum Capital Structure)*** 2.2 Financial Strategies Financial strategies stem from business goals Take a Look: Example Financial Strategies 2.3 Financial Gauges Introduction to Financial Gauges Your Financial Gauges Profitability-based gauges Performance-based gauges 2.4 Reading Your Financial Gauges The Story Financial Gauges Tell Research and Analysis Unit 3: Financial Gauges - Profitability 3.1 Profitability Gauges Ratio Analysis Financial Gauge: Net Profit Margin (or) The Bottom Line Financial Gauge Gross Profit Margin Financial Gauge: Operating Margin Using Profitability Ratios 3.2 The Components of Profitability The Origin of Profits Sales and Expenses 3.3 Sales Sales Strategies Pricing Strategies 3.4 Cost of Goods Sold and Cost of Sales Cost of Goods Sold Gross Profit Margin Gross Profit Analysis and Planning Evaluate Profitability of Product or Service Lines 3.5 Expenses Budget vs. Actual Analysis Cost Management and Efficiency Unit 4: Financial Gauges - Performance 4.1 Making Money The Goal of Business Value Growth Company Resources 4.2 Taking Advantage of Assets Tangible vs. Intangible Assets Cash 4.3 Making the Most of Liabilities and Equity Liabilities Equity 4.4 Performance Financial Gauges Financial Gauge: Current and Quick Ratio (Liquidity) Financial Gauge: Return on Assets Financial Gauge: Return on Equity Financial Gauge: Debt to Equity Ratio 4.5 Financial Analysis and Planning Summary Downtown Publishing Financial Performance Analysis Summary For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Fostering Online Discussion

    Being engaged with online learners is one of the biggest weaknesses of online teachers. Come discover how to continually engage students and build student success through your interaction, feedback and communication. You will get first hand experience as your instructor models great interaction and engagement, plus you will come away with practical, how-to tips to better engage your online learners. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Certificate in Online Teaching. Class Details Unit 1: How Continual Engagement Helps You Foster Effective Online Discussions What is continual engagement? Why is continual engagement important? Breaking down the barriers to effective continual engagement in your discussion interaction Unit 2: Building Your Students’ Success through Your Interaction Why continual engagement in online discussion is important to your students’ success Choosing your words carefully in discussion interaction Strategies to use at the beginning of your term Strategies to use as the term gets underway Strategies to use when things get hectic Unit 3: Assessing Your Students’ Performance Giving effective feedback Communicating with students about grades Some special challenges of group work and how to overcome them Unit 4: Keeping Your Communication Skills Sharp How networking with your peers can build your skills Using break times effectively Working with an assistant How online interaction enhances your face-to-face instruction For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Heartsaver Adult, Child & Infant CPR, First Aid & AED

    Students will learn the critical lifesaving skills needed to care for someone until emergency help arrives. Instruction includes Adult, Child & Infant CPR, First Aid and AED. Perfect for childcare providers, security officers, law enforcement, health and fitness instructors, students, parents, grandparents and anyone who wants basic knowledge to help save someone’s life!
  • Integrating Social Media in your Organization

    Learn the top five considerations when starting a social network as well as tips to manage an online community. Identify how to manage this influx of information created by the new media revolution. Discover what you might be doing wrong in social media as well as essential policies to have in place for your employees and company. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Certificate in Social Media For Business. Class Details Unit 1: Running a Community and Creating Your Own Social Network Using Ning Online Communities and Creating Your Own Social Network with Ning Top 5 Considerations When Starting a Social Network What Goes into Build a Great Social Network What is an online community manager What is Ning and How to Use the Platform Examples of Companies Using Ning Unit 2: What Tools to Use for Your Organization What tools and platforms will help get content on the web Readings on top new tools to consider How to select which tool to use How video fits into online marketing Organizing and collaborating with Google products How to take advantage of mobile and local in applications and search Unit 3: Integrating Social Platforms into Your Web Site Discovering how web design has changed and what is needed for true integration Understanding elements on websites that increase interaction, engagement, search engines findability Learn best practices for website usability and landing page design Discuss how your sites compare and generate next steps that will improve your business Unit 4: Developing a Manageable Work Flow: Time, Resources, Policies, and Trends Developing a Manageable Work Flow Time and Resources: How do you know where to spend your time? Target Social Media Influencers to Boost Traffic and Sales Is Your Company Ready for Social Media or Are They Holding You Back? Trends - What's Next or Are We Still Working on Last Year's Trends? Social Media Policies and Planning For A Crisis For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
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    Lap Swim: August

    Achieve your fitness goals with the whole body workout provided by lap swimming. A great cardiovascular exercise for people of all ability levels. Preregistration required. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies.
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    Lap Swim: December

    Achieve your fitness goals with the whole body workout provided by lap swimming. A great cardiovascular exercise for people of all ability levels. Preregistration required. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies.
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    Lap Swim: July

    Achieve your fitness goals with the whole body workout provided by lap swimming. A great cardiovascular exercise for people of all ability levels. Preregistration required. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies.
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    Lap Swim: November

    Achieve your fitness goals with the whole body workout provided by lap swimming. A great cardiovascular exercise for people of all ability levels. Preregistration required. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies.
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    Lap Swim: October

    Achieve your fitness goals with the whole body workout provided by lap swimming. A great cardiovascular exercise for people of all ability levels. Preregistration required. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies.
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    Lap Swim: September

    Achieve your fitness goals with the whole body workout provided by lap swimming. A great cardiovascular exercise for people of all ability levels. Preregistration required. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies.
  • Managing Generations in the Workplace

    Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value. Explore the current motivations of Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers and what messages they value. Then identify practical, how-to tips and techniques for managing Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the workplace. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Management Certificate. Class Details Unit 1: What makes these generations different The transition from the Industrial Age to the Internet Age How society shapes us Who are the Boomers? Who are Xers? Who is Gen Y? Unit 2: Evolving standards of hard work and success Knowledge work and the value of time Time as key to profitability The focus on outcomes The problem with meetings A new type of leadership Unit 3: What motivates generations at work Monetary and non-monetary rewards Key role of the “boss” A balanced life Lateral career moves Second careers Supporting social causes Retirement reservations Unit 4: Work styles and technology Customizing work styles and processes Peak work time and place A new role for technology and work Working collaboratively Modern recruitment For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Meet the Publisher/Agent - Get Your Manuscript Critiqued- - Live Online

    Have you ever wanted to talk to a real agent or publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals or paying an editor too much money to change your writing to their voice? Email one page of your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of one page of your poetry, article, short story, screenplay, novel, non-fiction book, or children’s book. (Optional: You can then send your manuscript for a professional critique (for a critique fee of $50 for up to 25 double-spaced pages + $1/page thereafter, and a list of publishers/agents who are interested in your type of work.) The instructor is a journalist, author, screenwriter, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard. Your Zoom login link will be sent the day before class. If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your spam folder first for an email from the instructor at LeeAnne@KrusemarkGrinnell.com and/or ceregister@c-ischools.org, and then call us for an update if you haven't received it. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies.
  • Online Advertising

    Get the keys to making online advertising work for you and your organization. Learn about various online advertising options. Discover how you can target local audiences. Explore how you can determine the demographics and even numbers of people you want to reach. No experience necessary. Advanced participant? Your instructor is an online ad expert and can answer your toughest questions. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Certificate in Digital Marketing. Class Details Unit 1 The evolution of online advertising From mass marketing to targeted marketing The role of search in online advertising Return on investment for online advertising Competing effectively with online advertising Unit 2 Creating Google AdWord Campaigns Determining keywords Selecting your AdWord territory Understanding pricing strategies Creating an AdWord budget and evaluation Unit 3 Improving Online Advertising Results How SEO and online advertising complement each other Testing keywords and related keywords Using Traffic Estimator to improve keyword selection Successful strategies in using online advertising Unit 4 Facebook Ads Understanding Facebook uses and users Using demographics to target Facebook Ads Setting up Facebook Ads Trends and future of online advertising For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Pick Up Pickleball

    Looking for a cool place to play? Looking for some fun recreation and social time? Join in on the action of one of the fastest growing sports in America! Players of all ages and experience levels are invited to play. Players will rotate in and out to ensure that all have the opportunity to play. Preregistration required. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies.
  • Pretty Little Signs Themed Workshops *New

    You will paint and assemble your project in the workshop. Everything you need to create your unique project will be provided at the workshop. Please see list below with the themes for each workshop. Themed Workshops: SL3077 A: April 4th at 6 pm - Spring is Here - Spring Door Hanger Workshop SL3077 B: May 4th at 10 am - Mothers Day Workshop SL3077 C: June 1 at 10 am - Dads and Grads Workshop SL3077 D: June 14th at 6 pm - 4th of July Workshop SL3077 E: July 11th at 1 pm - Summer BBQ Workshop SL3077 F: July 11th at 6 pm - All Things Summer Workshop SL3077 G: August 17 at 12 pm - Back to School Workshop Ages : Ages - 14 and under will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian (due to tools used such as heat guns, hot glue guns, and sharp objects) Ages - 15 and up may be in the studio without an adult
  • Program Evaluation for Nonprofit Professionals

    Enhance your understanding of program evaluation within the nonprofit context. Find out how to improve your evaluation planning, data collection, data analysis and data use. Special attention will be paid to the real-world challenges that organizations may face when conducting evaluation, including staff time, costs and reporting evaluation results to funders. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 2 course Certificate in Nonprofit Administration. Class Details Unit 1: Introduction to Nonprofit Evaluation & the Logic Model What evaluation is and is not Why evaluation is important to nonprofit organizations and why your funders are asking you for it Planning for evaluation begins when you apply for the grant Types of evaluation, and the approaches best suited to nonprofit programs Planning tools for evaluation – introduction to the logic model Crafting accurate, concise outcome statements Unit 2: Creating an Evaluation Plan What an evaluation plan is and why you need one Using outcomes from our logic model to create your evaluation plan Setting priorities for your evaluation (navigating barriers based on budget, funder requirements, staff time and staff capacity) Creating indicators for your outcomes Defining benchmarks and targets where appropriate Unit 3: Collecting the Data Taking stock of the data you already use Making data collection systematic Choosing and/or creating data collection tools – output information, surveys, interviews, focus groups Unit 4: Analysis, Reporting and Use – Putting it All Together Appropriate analysis of the common data collection tools covered in Unit 3 Common analysis mistakes and how to avoid them Reporting to various stakeholders (funders, donors, Board of Directors and the community) Using data for program improvement For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas

    Discover the ten (10) Project management Knowledge Areas and their support role and relationships to the five (5) Project Management Processes. With these tools in hand, take your project management skills to the next level. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Certificate in Project Management. Class Details Unit 1: Project Integration & Scope Management Integration Management Direct & Manage Project Work Perform Integrated Change Control Scope Management Control Scope Unit 2: Project Time & Cost Management Time Management Sequence Activities Control Schedule Cost Management Plan Cost Management Unit 3: Project Quality, Human Resources & Communications Management Quality Management Human Resources Management Communications Management Unit 4: Project Risk, Procurement & Stakeholder Management Risk Management Plan Risk Responses Procurement Management Stakeholder Management For more information, visit our question and answer page - Click Here.
  • Strength & Balance

    This class focuses on overall functional movements to increase physical strength, balance and mobility for daily living through weight-bearing and resistance exercises - most exercises can be modified to seated and a chair is available to help with standing/balance exercises. Beginners Welcome!
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  • Taiji Quan: Moving For Better Balance (Age 60+)

    Taiji (T’ai Chi) is a Chinese martial art that focuses on mental aspects integrated into movement. Benefits include: reduced bone loss in menopausal women, arthritis pain relief, reduced blood pressure, enhanced mental capacity and concentration, improved balance and stability, faster recovery from strokes and heart attacks, and symptom improvement of Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s. Mondays class is a virtual class by Monaca that you can take at either the AEC or in the convenience of your home. Wednesday's class is in person at the AEC. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies.
  • Top Fuhol Morning Madness

    Increase lean muscle mass, become more mobile, increase cardiovascular endurance, and create a strong core. Learn proper strength training techniques, strategies, and concepts. All fitness levels welcome - class is individualized. Many workouts are designed for partners, so sign up with a friend or make a new one.
  • Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance

    Learn how to improve your communication with others, convey your ideas effectively, and improve your ability to understand what is important to those who don’t share your same style. Fee includes your own DiSC Behavioral Personality Profile assessment and review. This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Certificate in Workplace Communication. Class Details: Unit 1: Understanding the DiSC Profile Getting to know the four styles of the DiSC profile Dominance Influence Steadiness Compliance Unit 2: Communicating effectively with each style Understanding preferences for communicating The most effective and influential communicators Knowing how to reach and be understood by others Insights into barriers that each style has, Clarifying detractors and enhancements for each style Unit 3: Increasing your Success Part 1 In depth analysis of the D and I behavioral styles from the DiSC profile Creating action plans for D and I styles Unit 4: Increasing your Success Part 2 Analyzing the other two behavioral styles from the DiSC profile: S and C Developing action plans for S and C styles
  • Write Your First Novel (in 90 Days!) - Live Online

    This intensive course provides a schedule of crafting a novel from start to finish, which you can finish in as little as 90 days! This class will also help you stay motivated throughout the journey. You will learn how to: select your novel genre and develop a compelling premise, create multidimensional characters and immersive settings, craft a detailed plot outline manage your time to keep your writing flow consistent, combat common roadblocks including writer’s block, master the art of self-editing, refining your plot, and fixing pacing, dialogue, and characterization problems, receive constructive criticism from beta readers, and explore publishing options By the end of this class, you will know how to complete your novel and have the knowledge and confidence to move forward with the publishing process. The instructor LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education. Informative handouts for future use are included in class fee. The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class. Your Zoom login link will be sent the day before class. If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your spam folder first for an email from the instructor at LeeAnne@KrusemarkGrinnell.com and/or ceregister@c-ischools.org, and then call us for an update if you haven't received it. Questions about our class policies, weather cancelations or accessing online classes? Click here for our Class Info & Policies.