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Professional Development

THE WAVE OF CHANGE
CRN# 91398   
CFP 230-51   
Tuesday, September 12                                                   
1-4:30 p.m.   

Fee: $ 325
This course will be taught at Proknowledge located 21 British American Blvd., Latham, N.Y., 12110.
This course will provide insight into what change is, its phases and how individuals respond to change initiatives. Topics include how employees’ responses to change are manifested and the issues/concerns that lie beneath their observed behaviors. This course is taught by Proknowledge. Click here to register.

NOTARY PUBLIC REVIEW – SUNY SCCC CAMPUS
Section #1
CRN# 90886   
CFP 201-01   
Wednesday, September 20   
1-4:30 p.m.   

Fee: $100

Section #2
CRN# 91081   
CFP 201-02   
Wednesday, November 8   
1-4:30 p.m.   

Fee: $100
This course will prepare the student for the New York State Notary Public test and provide a comprehensive view of the Notary Public office. Confusing laws, concepts and procedures will be clearly explained and examples will be provided to discuss situations that a Notary Public officer is likely to encounter. Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations, deferring to an attorney and minimizing legal liability. All materials will be provided. This course is taught by Steven E. Williams, a member of the American Society of Notaries, as well as a practicing mobile notary, mortgage loan signing agent and New York State licensed Mortgage Loan Originator. Click here to register.

NOTARY PUBLIC REVIEW – ALBANY SITE
CRN# 91395   
CFP 201-53   
Thursday, December 7   
12:30-4:30 p.m. 
  
Fee: $100
This course will be taught at our Albany site, located at 112 State St., Albany, N.Y., 12207.
This course will prepare the student for the New York State Notary Public test and provide a comprehensive view of the Notary Public office. Confusing laws, concepts and procedures will be clearly explained and examples will be provided to discuss situations that a Notary Public officer is likely to encounter. Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations, deferring to an attorney and minimizing legal liability. All materials will be provided. This course is taught by Victor Bujanow, a practicing Notary Public and Notary Signing Agent with 25+ years of experience. Mr. Bujanow is also a Certified Insurance Counselor, a NYS Licensed Insurance Broker and a Chief Instructor for the Empire Safety Council. Click here to register.

RESOLVING CONFLICT IN THE WORKPLACE
CRN# 91399   
CFP 231-51   
Tuesday, September 26                                                   
1-4:30 p.m. 
  
Fee: $ 325
This course will be taught at Proknowledge located 21 British American Blvd., Latham, N.Y., 12110
This course is designed to build confidence in approaching others to conduct effective resolution dialogue when small-scale conflict exists or to master more difficult conversations, where the stakes are higher. The importance of defining conflict’s source, checking our own intent and understanding the same for others is explored to ensure that the conversation is productive, rather than adversarial. This course is taught by Proknowledge. Click here to register.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS AND METHODS
CRN# 91396   
CFP 200-51   
Thursdays, October 3-24   
9 a.m.-12 p.m.   

Fee: $140
This course provides a practical introduction for implementing structured project management programs. Participants learn the essential skills and knowledge necessary to manage a one-time effort to accomplish an objective by a specific time. Examples of projects include moving a business location, introducing a new product line, implementing a new program in the community and installing a new major piece of machinery or redesigning a retail show room. Instruction focuses on seven of the key project management knowledge areas of scope, time, cost, stakeholders and communication, risk and quality and how to make them work together to get your project completed on time and within budget. Structured project management works for all types of organizations. This course is taught by Mary Beth Imbarrato, the owner of MBI Consulting, LLC, who specializes in project management, change management, performance improvement and risk. Click here to register.

GETTING PAID TO TALK: AN INTRODUCTION TO VOICE-OVER
CRN# 91120   
CFP 725-51    
Thursday, October 12   
6:30-9 p.m.   

Fee: $30
This course will be held at the Voice Coaches, 26 Vly Road, Colonie, N.Y., 12205.
From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice-over. Today, the range of voices hired has grown dramatically from the days of announcers. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area. We’ll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of the instructor. This class is fun, realistic and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice-over field. Class size is limited. This course is taught by Voice Coaches.
Click here to register.

CREATING A RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE  
CRN# 91400   
CFP 232-51   
Tuesday, October 17                                                      
1-4:30 p.m. 
                   
Fee: $ 325
This course will be taught at Proknowledge located 21 British American Blvd., Latham, N.Y., 12110.
This course shows a team/workforce how to identify disrespectful behavior, its sources and how to proactively address it in the workplace to create a more civilly-aware work environment that encourages respect for each employee, his/her coworkers and their workspace. This course is taught by Proknowledge. Click here to register.

STARTING A HOME-BASED/SMALL BUSINESS
CRN# 91394  
CFP 200-51    
Tuesday and Thursday, November 7 – November 9    
6-8 p.m.   

Fee: $45
So, you’re thinking of starting a home-based business? What steps should you take first to save yourself needless expense? How can you get customers without expensive advertising? What, if any, technology and software do you need? What about New York state licensing and taxes? What free resources are available to help you? techKnow PROF, a home-based small business, will address these questions and more to help get you started on the road to your small business endeavor. This course is taught by techKnow PROF, an area computer technology training company. Click here to register.

ORGANIZING TIME, TASKS AND PROJECTS
CRN# 91401   
CFP 233-51   
Thursday, November 9   
1-4:30 p.m.   

Fee: $ 325
This course will be taught at Proknowledge located 21 British American Blvd., Latham, N.Y., 12110.
This course is designed to provide participants with tips and practices to get more productivity from their day by applying proven methods of addressing the never-ending influx of e-mail, tasks, meetings and unexpected disruptions. Participants will apply these methods to various scenarios and a case study that will challenge their pre-conceived ideas of what it means to be productive. This course is taught by Proknowledge. Click here to register.