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.

Facilitator - Ted Younessi

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Everyone is familiar with Excel, but how many actually “know” Excel? This course is designed to help beginning and avid users learn new tips and features in Excel. 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.

This course focuses on the skills “real users” need to be productive immediately in Microsoft Excel. Our instructor is great at modifying the training to best suit “participant needs,” so participants can ask plenty of questions and get the answers they need.

Facilitator - Loretta Harland, PMP

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In today’s workspace, it is common to have team members who are in different locations - perhaps working from home, spread around the country or even around the globe. In this full-day leadership program we discover ways to achieve success while leading teams with members who rarely, if ever see each other ‘in person’.  Participants will:

  • Discover ways to adapt their leadership style to a virtual team environment
  • Increase skills to develop high performing remote teams
  • Use communication tools and techniques to achieve desired goals
  • Develop ways to enhance team relationships while building trust and a culture of collaboration

Facilitator – Renee Romine

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Do you communicate well with people outside your age group? Join Renee Romine to find out how to manage communication across generations by first learning about the four generations in the workforce. Knowledge about each generation will give you a general understanding about each group's frame of reference and help you interact more effectively.


Facilitator - Ted Younessi

Thursday, August 22, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT: Participants must bring laptop loaded with  ADOBE® INDESIGN® to class.

To ensure success in this course, participants should be familiar with the functions of the computer operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, retrieving files, and saving files. 

Creating documents that are well-designed and look professional gets you noticed in a marketplace cluttered with communications. Adobe® InDesign® CS6 has the tools needed to elevate the look of your document and get it noticed by the right people, whether in print or on the web.For example:

  • Paragraph and character styles that allow you to format pages of text uniformly
  • Layout features that help you build alternate size configurations of your document
  • Panels that enable you to easily customize text and graphics

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to use Adobe® InDesign® CS6 to create and deliver professional-looking print and digital documents. This course also covers the InDesign CS6 Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam objectives. Participants will:

  • Identify the elements of the InDesign interface
  • Create a new document
  • Customize a document by using graphics, colors, and styles
  • Manage page elements
  • Build a table
  • Prepare a document for delivery

Facilitator - Faith Sheaffer-Polen

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Do your first-time and front-line supervisors have the skills and training they need to be successful in their new roles? This full-day Supervisory Boot Camp can help. Participants will:

  • Learn the five basic management functions and three critical skills needed to succeed
  • Receive clarification of their new role and the new responsibilities and accountabilities to their team, peers, managers, and organization
  • Complete a SWOT analysis for the organization and for their team
  • Identify how a supervisor must think, what they must say, and how they must behave
  • Review Federal and State Employment Laws and how they impact a supervisor's daily work

Facilitator – Renee Romine

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

We face change on a daily basis. It is part of our lives at work and at home. Change can be difficult to handle, especially if we are resistant to it. In this webinar, we will explore the Change and Transition Model to addresses the four stages of change (denial, resistance, exploration, and commitment) and how to handle the concerns of each. Participants will learn tips on how to manage change and transition as they:

  • Understand how change influences behavior
  • Learn and explore the four stages of change 
  • Apply the Change and Transition Model to accelerate change/transition and increase its likelihood of success