Special Topics & Webinars

Special Topics are held on a demand basis and may be canceled due to low enrollment.

Special Topics Registration
Call Mona Zink at 330-244-3508 between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


SPECIAL TOPIC: BUSINESS WRITING: KEEPING IT PROFESSIONAL (REMOTE)

Facilitator: Kiersten Troutman
Thursday, June 3 and Friday, June 4, 2021
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
$195
 
Regardless of industry, good writing skills consistently make the list of top five skills for success in today's world. It’s direct, clear, and designed to be read quickly and easily. Well-organized, effective documents reflect well on the writer and the organization. Getting more response out of less writing is key and is a skill that is anything but commonplace.

Participants will: 

  • Recognize short, concise—yet thorough—writing 
  • Craft a precise email subject line
  • Learn tips for keeping the audience in mind when writing
  • Identify ways to keep writing formal and respectful 
  • Learn methods for getting timely responses to requests
  • Discover similar words that have different meetings (Homophones!)
  • Learn when to avoid acronyms.
  • Re-write passive voice to keep writing more direct

COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR: DIVERSITY INCLUDES EVERYONE

Facilitator: Renee Romine
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
10 - 11 a.m.
Complimentary

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Enhance your knowledge and understanding of diversity by exploring dimensions in which we filter information and make decisions.  Join Renee Romine, Kent State Human Resources, for a webinar designed to provide a basic knowledge of diversity.


SPECIAL TOPIC: EXCELLING AT EXCEL (REMOTE)

Friday, Aug. 20 and Friday, Aug. 27, 2021
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$295

Many people are familiar with Excel, but how many actually “know” all its abilities? This course focuses on skills, tips and features "real users" (both beginning and avid) need to be productive immediately in Microsoft® Excel. The consultant is great at modifying content on the spot to best suit participant needs, so participants can ask plenty of questions to get the answers they need.

Participants will:

  • Become familiar with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts of Microsoft® Excel (including identifying Excel window components, navigating worksheets, and downloading templates) 
  • Learn the basics of entering and editing text, values, and formulas, and how to save workbooks in the native Excel format, as well as in other formats
  • Learn how to move and copy data and formulas, how to determine absolute and relative references, and how to work with ranges, rows, and columns
  • Learn how to use simple functions, and how to easily apply formatting techniques to worksheet data
  • Create and modify charts, and work with graphics
  • Learn how to review workbooks for spelling errors, modify page setup, and print worksheets

SPECIAL TOPIC: ADVANCED EXCEL (REMOTE)

Friday, Sept. 17 and Friday, Sept. 24, 2021
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$295

This course moves beyond the basics of Excel to explore advanced formatting techniques, such as applying special number formats, using workbook styles and themes, adding backgrounds, and mimicking watermarks. We explore how to work with large worksheets, and use multiple worksheets and workbooks efficiently.

In addition, participants will learn how to:

  • Create outlines and subtotals, and how to create and apply cell names
  • Sort and filter data, create and format tables
  • Save workbooks as Web pages
  • Insert and edit hyperlinks
  • Share workbooks via email
  • Audit worksheets for errors, protect worksheets, share and merge workbooks, and track changes in a workbook
  • Customize the Excel environment, create and modify custom templates

COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR: FINDING EMOTIONAL BALANCE WHEN EVERYTHING IS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER

Facilitator: Renee Romine
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
2 - 3 p.m.
Complimentary

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Did you know that self-regulation is tied to emotional balance? In this webinar, Renee Romine, Kent State Human Resources, explores some easy-to-apply self-regulation techniques to help you gain greater control of your mental and emotional balance.