Creating an atmosphere of openness with clear lines of communication is a key factor in organizational success. People with good interpersonal skills deal with difficult issues straightforwardly, listen well, share information fully, and stay receptive to bad news as well as good. This course is designed for individuals who want to increase productivity and become more successful on the job by improving the quality of working relationships with peers, employees, supervisors, customers, and others. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Transcript available.
Learn to deliver excellent customer service like industry leaders. Develop skills for emotional engagement with customers (relationship building and customer retention). Learn to handle customer complaints and difficult customers successfully. Explore ways to view customer complaints as opportunities, identify problems that prompt complaints, handle complaints effectively, and satisfy customers who complain. Review of communication skills such as active listening skills, as well as using positive word choices and positive attitudes when interacting with customers by phone, emails, and face to face. Scripts for dealing with customer requests, issues, and using positive word choices are provided. Senior adult and disabled retirees tuition apply. Transcript available.
Without a dynamic and coherent presentation, even stellar ideas can fail to convince your audience. In this course, you will learn active listening skills to facilitate the exchange of ideas in meetings and presentations. You will also organize your ideas to create coherent and convincing oral presentations, while also utilizing available visual aids and using public-speaking techniques to strengthen your delivery. You will also prepare strategies for business meetings and learn to conduct meetings efficiently. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Transcript available.
A skilled facilitator enables a group to deal with a problem or develop a plan for delivering results in less time than it would take without this professional's expertise. This course will teach participants how to act as facilitators who can draw out and process audience input for the purpose of moving a discussion forward. Participants will learn how to recognize group dynamics and motivations through dialogue, feedback, and consensus building. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course covers one of the most important topics of our time -- Big Data. After a review of statistical concepts and fundamentals, the student will understand the concept of Big Data and how organizations use Big Data in order to provide the services necessary for daily routines. The student will also comprehend how the Internet of Things (IOT) associates with Big Data. Transcript available. Senior adult and disability tuition waivers apply.
This course will prepare the student to gather and do preliminary analytics on data sampled from a larger data set. The student will review the statistical elements to analyze data, the "rules" behind determining if the data is valid, and finally using the knowledge gained from the course to analyze real world data from probably the largest data repositories in the United States. The student is not required to know statistics or math, since the course is not statistics focused as much as it is understanding the logic behind data gathering and analysis. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Edgewood Hall, Rm. 215
Introduction to Medical Cannabis and the Human Body
Learn about the rudiments of the how the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids in the cannabis plant interact with the human body. Students will review the human body’s Endocannabinoid system and how the cannabis plant compounds regulate many of our critical health and wellness functions. An essential course for employment in the Maryland medical cannabis industry.
Learn about the legal regulations that govern the Maryland medical cannabis industry. An essential course for employment in the industry that examines Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s regulations for grow facilities, processors and dispensaries. Students will also examine the requirements to become a cannabis card holder plus testing, packaging and labeling requirements for all Maryland cannabis products.
Learn about the tasks and functions of an entry level worker in a Maryland Cannabis Dispensary. Examine the day to day duties of this unique retail establishment including how the METRC system tracks cannabis products through the supply chain from seed to sale. Students will also explore the ethical issues surrounding this new industry and how to design a resume and cover letter to begin the job search process.
The Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) program creates an industry-standard for applying agile principles and practices to project management. The PMI-ACP® certification is a comprehensive evaluation of the applicant’s knowledge and experience. This course will provide you with classroom learning and practice tests to prepare you for the exam. Guidance on completing the application and a study plan are provided. This course satisfies the 21-training hour prerequisite.
The objective of Project Management Executive Overview is to introduce the student to project management best practices involved in properly initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing a project. This course is designed demonstrate the business value of project management and stresses the need for proper initiating and planning of projects to minimize rework, meet expectations, and execute and manage projects using a standardized approach.
Attending this comprehensive course will provide you with what you need to know to pass the Project Management Institute’s PMP® or CAPM® Certification Exam. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to understand the concepts and vocabulary of project management from the perspective of the PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition. Additional topics include defining the roles of key project stakeholders; creating a WBS and describing its value as an essential document used in project planning; explaining earned value analysis; and performing earned value calculations. The course is taught by a PMI Registered Education Provider (PMI R.E.P.) The provider has been approved by PMI to issue professional development units (PDUs) for the course. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course introduces the students to basic risk assessment and management concepts that can be applied directly to their projects. Using a discussion and exercise format, the students will learn risk management following the foundation provided in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) established by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Student will perform a risk assessment using project data from a project of their choosing. Upon completing the class students will understand all aspects of risk assessment including risk management planning, risk identification, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, risk response planning, and implementing and monitoring risks.
Millennials will make up nearly half of the nation's workforce in just a few years, but their expectations and work habits are very different from any of their predecessors. Learn about these differences and how to make the most of your organization’s resources to get the full potential from this group.
If you are interested in developing a better corporate climate, this course is for you. You will learn how to interpret mission statements and goals, and determine how well they are being met. Discussions will also include how to assess an organization's culture dynamics, management styles, power bases and political behavior, and how conflict and change may actually help better align staff with the vision and direction of an organization. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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