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Simple Marketing Concepts Microcredential (13666)

with Joanne Randall

October 18th to November 8th, 2021

$495 More Info

Offered Oct 18, 25, Nov 1 & 8 - 1pm - 3pm

This course is designed to cover the most important principles of product and service marketing. You will learn how to apply the 4 P’s of the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Place, and Promotion), as well as how to do a proper analysis of your business and external environments. By walking through the concepts with real-life examples, you will have the ability to apply insight to your own operations. Participants will also spend time working through their mission, vision, and core values with the purpose of preparing for strategic planning.

Participants will review theory, see examples, and work through their own scenarios to produce real ideas for the possibility of implementation. The material is the same marketing theory offered to undergraduate and graduate students in today’s educational institutions, with real life application. The goal for this course is for business professionals to implement proven marketing theories into their own business to reach their business goals.

Class 1:   The 4 P’s of the Marketing Mix- A Review and Discussion

Description: These crucial components of marketing guide businesses to consider all aspects of their product of service before launch or during periods of evaluation.

  • Product - What unique product or service do you offer?
  • Price - Considerations for pricing strategy
  • Place - How do you get your product or service into the hands of your customers more effectively?
  • Promotion - Target audience, message, and promotional mix evaluation

Class 2: SWOT Analysis

A review and exercises designed to identify the internal and external environments of a business with the goal of addressing opportunities and threats.

  • SWOT - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats
  • Internal and External analysis
  • Environments to consider for analysis

Class 3: Mission, Vision, Core Values

Looking at a business strategically means examining the main purpose for the existence of the business. It is crucial to identify the mission, vision, and core values of a business before creating any marketing plan.

  • Mission - What you do
  • Vision - Why you do it
  • Core Values - What drives your behavior and decision making
  • How mission, vision, and core values fit into marketing

Class 4: The Marketing Plan

Pulling together all that has been reviewed in previous sessions, participants will outline a basic marketing plan, including research, target market, positioning, pricing, product, goals and objectives, and an outline for plan evaluation and analysis.

  • Outline for full plan
  • Template for one page plan
  • Options for execution and evaluation

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

An MBA in Strategic Leadership graduate from New England College, Joanne Randall has spent her career working in management and business. Her Bachelor’s degree is from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. She is the creator and host of previous radio shows such as NH Women in Business Radio and Marketing Mojo Radio. Joanne is the author of the popular children’s book, The Adventures of Largo and Shelby. She currently manages operations for her business, Leap Year Marketing Strategies and is an adjunct Professor of Marketing and Business at New England College.

Her background includes management, sales, marketing, retail, human resources, and small business social media development. Joanne has over twenty-five years of experience in the marketing field. Joanne specializes in content marketing strategy consultation and marketing plan creation and execution for clients. Joanne has been a business and marketing guest lecturer at numerous New Hampshire universities, businesses, and Chambers of Commerce. Joanne frequently hosts marketing seminars and serves as a guest lecturer around New England.

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Note:  We can bring this to your organization - on your own schedule as a customized training if you have a team of 8 or more.  Please contact Dr. Andrew Fisher if you are interested - afisher@ccsnh.edu

The Proven Personal Leadership System Based on Timeless Principles of Effectiveness

Dates:  Wednesdays, 8:30am to 10:30am October 6 - November 17, 2021

Includes 7 Habits Course Kit & Interactive App

Based on Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, which after 30 years continues to be a best seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology and focuses on timeless principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity for personal effectiveness, leadership development and change.

Presented in (7) two (2) hour sessions, this series explores how “living the 7 Habits” can help you lead your life in a truly effective way.  This proven process of personal and interpersonal growth begins with an introduction to the paradigms and principles of effectiveness. With this foundation in place, we will learn about the habits that lead to personal mastery: being proactive, beginning with the end in mind and putting first things first. Next, we transition to the habits that improve our interpersonal communications and relationships: thinking win-win, seeking first to understand and synergizing. The final habit, sharpening our saw, will illustrate the importance of making self-care a priority. Lastly, participants will identify the areas in their personal and professional lives that matter most and develop a plan for turning their ideas and good intentions into action.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® MicroCredential Certificate

Participants must complete all sessions in order to be awarded a certificate of successful completion. Participants are surveyed anonymously in advance of the training so as to give instructors a better sense of the participant’s background and expectations. Participants are also surveyed at the end of the program to determine the program's impact and to allow for feedback in order to continuously improve the program. 

Session 1:  Orientation & Foundations of the 7 Habits

Session 2: Habit 1: Be Proactive  

So often, success is perceived by what we see on the surface, however true development of effectiveness comes from the inside-out and is more about character than personality. Our 7 Habits learning journey begins with proactively taking responsibility for your life. Proactive people recognize that they are "response-able." They don't blame genetics, circumstances or conditions for their behavior. They consciously choose their behavior.

Session 3:  Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind                                      People are working harder than ever, but because clarity and vision are often lacking, they are not getting very far in terms of overall fulfillment and happiness. Highly effective people make a conscious effort to visualize who they are and what they want in life. It's about reconnecting with your strengths and uniqueness and then defining the personal, moral, and ethical guidelines within which you can most happily express and fulfill yourself.

Session 4:  Habit 3 - Put First Things First  

To live a more balanced existence, you have to recognize that not doing everything that comes across your path is okay. There's no need to overextend yourself. Highly effective people realize that it's alright to say no sometimes in order to focus on their highest priorities. Putting first things first isn’t just about time management, it’s about life management. What are "first things?" Those things you personally find most valuable and meaningful.

Session 5:   Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Thinking Win-Win isn't about being nice, nor is it a compromise. It is a character-based code for human interaction and collaboration. Most of us think about succeeding in terms of someone else failing--that is, if I win, you lose; or if you win, I lose. Highly effective people see life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. It’s a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit which is also critical to understanding others.

Session 6:  Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood  

Communication is the most important skill in life. We spend years learning how to read, write and speak, but what about listening? Most people seek first to be understood, to get their point across, and in doing so, may ignore the other person or selectively hear only certain parts of the conversation and miss the meaning entirely. Seeking first to understand is listening with the intent to understand, not to reply, which establishes mutual respect and opens the door to creative cooperation--the mindset that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Session 7:  Habit 6 & 7 Synergize & Sharpen the Saw and Key Take-Aways and Action Planning 

Sharpening the saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have--you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four key areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. Renewing yourself in each of the four areas facilitates growth and change in your life and inspires you to practice the other six habits. You increase your capacity to produce and effectively handle challenges. We will conclude our session with individual reflection, sharing of key take-aways and action planning to set you up for successful ongoing application of learning and positive results in the most important areas of your life.

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About Debra Schuler, B.S. Management, Positive Psychology Certificate

Debra Schuler is a lifelong learner dedicated to helping individuals at all stages of life and career lead themselves with more clarity, purpose and intention to achieve greater fulfillment, joy and success personally and professionally.  She works with organizations, youth development non-profits, colleges and universities, and women-in-transition throughout the US and globally to inspire others to take bold risks, realize their full potential and achieve greatness in their lives. She earned her B.S. in Management from Rivier University and was awarded a Certificate in Positive Psychology from Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.  She is also a graduate of Butera School of Art in Boston and a member of the International Expressive Art Therapy Association. She lives in Portsmouth, NH with her husband and son.  www.ensolifebydesign.com

 

 

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Google Pro Microcredential (13626)

with Deb Boisvert

October 7th to November 18th, 2021

$279 More Info

Leverage the Power of Google Tools for Productivity & Collaboration - all versions of Google compatible.

Thursdays, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4 & 18.  3pm - 5pm

Register with Credit Card here.

Check or PO payment using this form or email nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu     

Google Workspace is an extensive collection of productivity tools. Learning the power and connection of Google tools for organization, collaboration and sharing will amp up your personal productivity or that of your business or non profit.

Presented in a series of sessions, this comprehensive series is for new and current Google users who want to build their foundational skills. Advanced tips and tricks will be included to individualize the challenge for all user levels. Each session will cover a different app and the fundamental concepts of security, sharing and streamlining workflow.  

The goal for this course is to understand  and gain hands on experience with Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets and Slides and how these individual apps can be connected to enhance organization, collaboration and sharing in a cloud environment. Related Google services such as Chrome, Photos, Meet, Keep, Tasks, Groups  will be addressed, Participants will have the option of successfully completing follow up activities to earn  the NHTI Google Pro Microcredential.

 

About the Instructor

Deb Boisvert is an educator/computer professional with over 35 years of experience. She is a Google Level 1 and 2 Educator and a Google Certified Trainer.  She has worked extensively in private and public schools K-16 and with NonProfits. 

 NOTE:  Individuals / Groups that want to register via PO - please email nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu

 

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Lean Thinking & Practice for Business (13668)

with Joseph Cunningham

October 8th to November 12th, 2021

$499 More Info

Lean Business Practice Microcredential

Fridays, Oct 8 - Nov 12, 2021  9am - 11am

Lean Thinking is used in many industries and businesses. Originally developed for manufacturing, Lean is primarily about solving problems and is applied in most any type of business or organization. In Lean Thinking and Practice, you will explore and discuss basic Lean principles and thinking. Hands-on or visual demonstrations will be used to emphasize concepts.  This course is 100% ONLINE, with 2 hour synchronous meetings each week for six weeks.  

Outline of Topics.  

Week 1: Explore & Discuss Basic Lean Principles & Thinking

Description: Overview of the beginning of Lean and basic concepts

Week 2: Waste Reduction & Continuous Improvement

Description: How to identify what parts of a process are wasteful and inefficient

Week 3: Standardization & 5S Workplace Organization

Description: The value of standardization in processes. Applying and implementing the 5S process

Week 4: JIT & Visual Management

Description: The value of just-in-time and use of visual cues in workplace

Week 5: Value Stream MappingDescription: Process flow charts and application to reducing inefficiencies

Week 6: A3 Thinking and Problem Solving

Description: Developing and using the A3 approach to solving problems

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Communicating Mindfully (Graduate Credit Add On Option) (13723)

with Dan Huston

October 14th to December 16th, 2021

$430 More Info

ONLINE Course Schedule: Thursdays, Oct 14 - Dec 16

Time:  4pm - 6:30pm

Dates:  Oct 14 • Oct 21 • Oct 28 • Nov 4 • (Week off for Veterans' Day) • Nov 18 • (Week off for Thanksgiving) • Dec 2 • Dec 9 • Dec 16 

Two graduate credits from Antioch University available to participants

Text: Communicating Mindfully: Mindfulness-Based Communication and Emotional Intelligence ISBN: 13-978-1-94-162600-9

Course Description: This course integrates mindfulness with communication theory and emotional intelligence. Participants learn to discover and modify unproductive habitual patterns of behavior, increase emotion regulation abilities, increase empathy, improve relationships, reduce stress, and increase happiness and optimism.

Course Purpose and Objectives: The purpose of this course is to help teachers and administrators develop an understanding of mindfulness in general and mindful communication in particular such that they develop an increased awareness for how mindful communication can foster a productive school environment in which to work and learn.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Increased ability to focus attention
  • Increased ability to regulate emotions, and manage stress and anxiety
  • Increased emotional intelligence
  • Increased engagement at work
  • Increased ability to give and receive constructive feedback Program Student Learning Outcomes: N/A this course is not part of any matriculated program at AUNE Essential questions that frame this work and the course objectives will be: -
  • What is mindfulness?
  • When we learn to pay attention to the moments of our lives with kindness and curiosity, how does that impact the way we feel about ourselves and others?
  • Does a mindful approach to life have a positive impact on our relationship with ourselves? With our colleagues? With our students?
  • Does mindful communication foster a productive working environment? If so, in what ways?
  • Does mindful communication foster a productive learning environment? If so, in what ways?

Overview of Course Content and Methods to be Used:  The approach to mindful communication underpinning this course is as follows: when human beings develop an increased ability to “open” to the moments of their lives, they become more aware of the internal and external influences on their behavior that exist in those moments. As people study communication theory, some of the influences they notice will include elements of communication, such as selftalk, nonverbal behavior, and emotions. An increased awareness of these communication factors within any given moment can help people make effective communicative choices in those moments that go beyond reactivity and habitual patterns of behavior. These informed decisions often reflect increased emotion regulation skills and emotional intelligence. Participants in this course will, therefore, be introduced to mindfulness, mindfulnessbased meditation, communication theory, and emotional intelligence abilities. The emphasis of this course is on applying this knowledge to participants’ lives, both personally and professionally.

Note: the meditations used in this course are inspired by the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course developed at the Center for Mindfulness. Evaluation Procedures

Evaluation criteria to receive Microcredential and/or apply for graduate credit:  Students must satisfactorily complete all Application Journals, Mindfulness Reflection Papers, Awareness Notebook Assignments, and the Final Project

Attendance: Students must attend all classes or make arrangements for makeup work if extenuating circumstances result in a missed class. Students cannot miss more than two classes.

Incomplete Policy: With instructor permission, students who were not able to complete all required work during the timeframe of the course may be allowed to finish their missing assignments after the course has officially ended. A plan will be developed on a case-by-case basis.

Assignments and Course Outline: All homework is due the following week unless otherwise indicated.

Week 1:  Getting settled, Overview of Mindfulness, meditation, Ekman’s Model, Chapter 1, Meditation 1, Journal 1, Reflection 1

Week 2: Chapter 2, Meditation 2, Journal 2, Reflection 2, Conversation and Listening Skills o Awareness Notebooks

Week 3: Chapter 3, Meditation 3, Journal 3, Reflection 3, Listening Skills, Awareness Notebooks

Week 4: Chapter 4, Meditation 4, Journal 4, Reflection 4, Nonverbal Behavior, Awareness Notebooks

Week 5: Chapter 5, Meditation 5, Journal 5, Reflection 5 o Self-Talk o Awareness Notebooks

Week 6: Chapter 6, Meditation 6, Journal 6, Reflection 6, Self-Concept, Awareness Notebooks

Week 7: Chapter 7, Meditation 7, Journal 7, Reflection 7, Assertive Behavior, Awareness Notebooks

Week 8: Chapter 8 Final Paper/Presentation

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L2 Google Certified Educator Prep (13624)

with Deb Boisvert

November 3rd to 17th, 2021

$149 More Info

Distinguish yourself as a super user with immersed integration & beyond the core

If you're an educator who is a super user and enthusiast of Google tools in the classroom, this certification proves your expertise.  The training will host a series of online activities to build your skills with core and extended tools such as 

  • Blogger
  • Google Search
  • Scholar
  • YouTube Editing
  • Advanced Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Classroom & Sites

Take your core knowledge to the next level by learning new ways to use the tools to innovate, engage, create, & collaborate!  

Facilitated by Google Certified Trainer, Deb Boisvert

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Optional Graduate Credit Add On

We have partnered with EdTechnologySpecialists to offer graduate credit from Colorado State University.  Graduate credit is optional.  If students want graduate credit from CSU, they will enroll and complete the online graduate credit component with instructor Allison Mollica.  Students will create a capstone project that demonstrates proficiency of various Google tools, including but not limited to Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Youtube, Sites, Classroom, Slides, Meet, and others. The project will demonstrate how these tools will ignite learning and communication with students or parents, or both.

Register for the 1-credit graduate component here (optional)

 

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L1 Google Certified Educator Prep (13623)

with Deb Boisvert

October 6th to 20th, 2021

$149 More Info

The Google Educator L1 Bootcamp consists of instructor led hands on, activities that directly supplement Google’s online training and what you need for a successful examination to become a Google L1 Certified Educator. It will solidify your foundation skills for all of the G Suite Apps. 

  • Ideal participant has basic proficiency using G Suite.  
  • Bootcamp focus is to fill in the gaps and help participants ‘level up so can continue to expand productivity and pedagogy.

Applications covered include:

  • Chrome
  • Drive
  • Docs
  • Sheets
  • Slides
  • Forms
  • Sites
  • Mail
  • Calendar
  • Groups
  • Meet
  • YouTube
  • Sites 

Facilitator:  Deb Boisver, Google Certified Trainer 

Optional Graduate Credit Add On

We have partnered with EdTechnologySpecialists to offer graduate credit from Colorado State University.  Graduate credit is optional.  If students want graduate credit from CSU, they will enroll and complete the online graduate credit component with instructor Allison Mollica.  Students will create a capstone project that demonstrates proficiency of various Google tools, including but not limited to Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Youtube, Sites, Classroom, Slides, Meet, and others. The project will demonstrate how these tools will ignite learning and communication with students or parents, or both.

Register for the 1-credit graduate component here (optional)