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Professional Development

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The courses on this page address a workforce need indicated by our BN Advantage partners.

General Business 

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. 

Instructor:  Huonker,Brian Keith
Dates: 9/7/18 to 9/14/18
Meeting: Friday from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: Workforce Development Center, Room 1405
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.

Instructor: Klingbeil,Kimberly Jeanne
Dates: 9/28/18
Meeting:Friday from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Location:Workforce Development Center, Room 3603
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. 

Instructor: Lowe,Terry R
Dates: 10/12/18
Meeting: Friday from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Location: Workforce Development Center, Room 1402
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.

Instructor: Hoss,Eric Christopher
Meeting: Tuesday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Location: Workforce Development Center, Room 1402

Special Interest

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.

# of Sessions: 2
Dates: 9/5/18, Wednesday, 9:00AM to 3:00PM and 9/7/18, Friday, 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Location: Workforce Development Center, Room 1402
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.

# of Sessions: 1
Dates: 10/19/18, Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM 
Location: Workforce Development Center, Room 1404

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Continuing Education
Heartland Community College
Workforce Development Center, Suite 2400
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8160
TDD: 309-268-8030
Fax: 309-268-7882
E-mail: Continuing Education

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