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Essential Marketing and Social Media Know-How
Explore proven and manageable strategies from an award-winning industry professional with extensive expertise in creating branded customer experiences across your website, social media, direct marketing and print communications.
2000 Hours a Year - The Importance of Workplace Communication
Communication is the most important skill you need to be successful in today's workplace. In this class, you'll get the tools, strategies and the experience to communicate your ideas with clarity and self-assurance.
Management Styles to Retain and Motivate Employees
Learn how to keep your employees - and keep them happy. Discover what motivates employees of all ages, and how to give performance feedback that will encourage and develop your employees.
Removing Doubt in a Job Interview
Successful interviews don't just happen, they are prepared for and planned. Learn the skills from an experienced interviewer and turn each interview into an opportunity.
Food Protection Manager Certification
Illinois regulations require food establishments to have at least one Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) on staff. This course uses the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals examination, which is approved by the American National Standards Institute.
Grant Writing Fundamentals
Grant funding is critical for the success of many nonprofit and public agencies. You will learn to write a compelling need or problem statement, realistic goals and objectives, a clear description of methods, a workable evaluation plan and an accurate budget. From identifying potential funders to the follow-up steps to take after your proposal is done, this interactive course will cover the basics of grant writing. Registration ends one week prior to the start of class.