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  • Critical for the success of many nonprofit and public agencies, winning grant money comes down to the proposal. From identifying potential funders to a follow-up course of action, this class will cover the basics of grant writing. Take away essential information and useful tips on grant proposal content, format, and submission. Learn how 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. Registration ends one week prior to the start of class. (7.5 PDs)
    Beverly Beyer
    2419 Sec. A Friday 4/5, 8AM-4:30PM, HCC WDC Rm 1404
    $115 (includes lunch & materials)

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  • These 2 hour classes were created to help business owners and aspiring business owners design a promotional strategy that makes sense for their operation. These short and to-the-point workshops can be taken separately or as a series. Click on titles for details and registration.

    How to Create a Social Media Strategy, 4/15

    The Key to Content Development, 4/17

    How Your Website Works for You, 4/22

    Why Email & Direct Mail Aren’t Dead, 4/24

    What Analytics & Tracking Will Tell, 4/29

  • As hard as you try to avoid it, the drama of office politics can decrease your productivity and create workplace stress. This class is designed to help you navigate the often complicated and frustrating dynamics you may encounter on the job. Understand how issues manifest themselves, how you can combat them appropriately, and how to create a positive environment through key habits, tangible strategies, and your own interpersonal skills.
    Alicia Wheeler
    2596 Sec. A Friday 5/3, 9AM-12PM, HCC WDC Rm 1402

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  • Starting and successfully operating a small business requires some know-how, especially as you juggle so many crucial pieces in the beginning. Don’t approach this endeavor blind or alone. Over the course of this program, you will learn how to properly set up your operations, define business goals, identify a consumer base, and effectively promote your product or service to your target audience through a variety of channels. With the support of experts and like-minded entrepreneurs, you will gain the confidence to turn your business dreams into reality.

    Tue/Thu (8 sessions), 6/4-6/27, 6-9PM,
    HCC WDC Rm 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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