Professional Development

Spring 2017 Community Education Courses

Allied Health Courses Computer Courses
Online Courses
Archaeology Culinary Courses
Personal Enrichment
Career Development
Kid and Teen Academy
Professional Development
College Prep/Transition Music
Wellness Courses



For a printable PDF of the Spring Workforce Development and Community Education course book, please click here.
For the online list of Community Educations courses and their locations, click here.

 

Professional Development

Cultural Competency 101

CRN# 11229                                 Wednesday, March 15
CFP 225-01                                   8:30-11 a.m.                                                                                                            Fee: $50

CRN# 11274                                 Wednesday, April 12
CFP 225-02                                   8:30-11 a.m.                                                                                                            Fee: $50

CRN# 11275                                 Wednesday, May 10
CFP 225-03                                   8:30-11 a.m.                                                                                                            Fee: $50

With increased globalization at all levels of business, understanding and acknowledging cultural differences is more important than ever. This course will help businesses understand and appreciate intercultural differences to promote clearer communication and break down barriers. Topics include understanding underlying cross-cultural attitudes, developing understanding of key communication styles, increasing awareness of communication style and how this impacts clients from other cultures and developing strategies for working and communicating more effectively across cultures. This course is taught by Sujata N. Chaudhry, the CEO of Tangible Development.
Click here to register.

 

Managing Workplace Behavior

CRN# 11230                                 Wednesdays, January 18-February 22
CFP 226-01                                   1-3 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $95

Elmer Towns, co-founder of Liberty University, states that some people succeed because they are destined to but most people succeed because they are determined. This course is designed for individuals who are determined to succeed in the work place. Weekly sessions will engage students in discussion and interactive exercises focusing on the behaviors and attitudes needed for a successful workplace experience. Students will explore Embracing Behavioral Change, becoming a team player, identifying workplace voice, navigating workplace conflict and developing workplace vision. All materials will be provided. This course is taught by Christine Parsons, who has served for more than 20 years in various capacities at the City Mission of Schenectady. She is the founder and owner of Knowledge Transfer, LLC. Click here to register.

 

Notary Public Review – Schenectady Campus

Section #1
CRN# 10893                                 Wednesday, March 8
CFP 201-01                                   1-4:30 p.m.                                                                                                            Fee: $100

Section #2
CRN# 10894                                 Wednesday, May 17
CFP 201-02                                   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 Campus

Our Albany campus is located at 112 State St., Albany, NY

Section #1
CRN# 11219                                 Friday, March 3
CFP 201-03                                   12:30-4:30 p.m.                                                                                                Fee: $100

Section #2
CRN# 11220                                 Thursday, April 6
CFP 201-51                                   5:30-9:30 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 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.

 

Getting Paid to Talk: An Introduction to Voiceover

Section #1
CRN# 11250                                 Tuesday, February 7
CFP 725-51                                   6:30-9 p.m.                                                                                                               Fee: $30

Section #2
CRN# 11251                                 Wednesday, May 10
CFP 725-52                                   6:30-9 p.m.                                                                                                               Fee: $30

Ever been told you have a great voice? 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 will be held at the Voice Coaches 26 Vly Road, Colonie, NY 12205. This course is taught by Voice Coaches. Click here to register.

 

Project Management Concepts and Methods

CRN# 11231                                 Tuesdays, April 4-25
CFP 227-01                                   9 a.m.-12 p.m.                                                                                                    Fee: $140

Our Albany campus is located at 112 State St., Albany, NY

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 explicit 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 retain 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. Ms. Imbarrato specializes in project management, change management, performance improvement and risk. Click here to register.

 

The Art of Communication – How to Give a Speech

CRN# 11252                                 Mondays, April 10-May 15
CFP 727-51                                   6-8 p.m.                                                                                                                        Fee: $70

Good leaders are good communicators. By learning to effectively formulate, express and sell your ideas to others, you open a whole new world of career possibilities. You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations and improve your one-on-one interactions with others. In this course, students will learn to communicate and work as a team and find out how to vary their approach to suit the needs of different people. Students will practice the skills learned by giving a speech with a selected speech topic each week. This course is taught by Norman Miller. Mr. Miller is a 25-year member of Toastmasters International, an educational organization that assists its members in improving communication, public speaking and leadership skills. He has also served as the President of Leadership Management of New York since 2001 and is a retired U.S.A.F. veteran with 33 years of service. Click here to register.