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Professional Development

SUPERVISOR BOOT CAMP
CRN# 11644
CFP 237-51
Wednesday and Thursday, January 24 and January 25
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $1,100
This course will be taught at Proknowledge located 21 British American Blvd., Latham, N.Y., 12110.
This two-day intensive course is designed to equip new or recently promoted supervisors with an essential toolkit of skills focused on managing themselves and their staff to peak performance. Students will develop these skills using various exercises and case studies with emphasis on their transition from individual contributor to management team member. This course is taught by Proknowledge. Click here to register.

NOTARY PUBLIC REVIEW
Section #1

CRN# 10894
CFP 201-02
Wednesday, February 7
1-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $100

Section #2
CRN# 11219
CFP 201-03
Wednesday, April 18
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.

ORGANIZING TIME, TASKS AND PROJECTS
CRN# 11579
CFP 233-51
Tuesday, February 20
1-4 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.

50 WAYS TO WORK AFTER 50
CRN# 11593
CFP 239-51
Tuesday, March 6
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $ 55
At certain stages in everyone’s life there are moments that you question your value and usefulness to the needs and challenges within your family, community and in business. Either through loss of work, changes in your family structure, recovery from illness, unforeseen circumstances, lack of transportation, or time away due to personal obligations, people find themselves disconnected and unaware of the opportunities and challenges that exist for those wishing to work later in life. And, for most citizens in or preparing for retirement, they do not have satisfactory savings to feel secure as they age. This two-hour interactive workshop will bring the participants through three stages of awareness that will provide you the self-knowledge, opportunities and resources available, and a simply strategy to begin preparing for and connecting with those opportunities that will use available talents. This course is taught by Bob Frederick, the founder of Employee Development Associates. He transitioned his 29 years as a Student Development Administrator in higher education into a business that designs and enhances workforce development programs and coaches individuals in career transitions. Click here to register.

GETTING PAID TO TALK: AN INTRODUCTION TO VOICE-OVER
Section #1
CRN# 11250
CFP 725-51
Thursday, March 19
6:30-9 p.m.

Fee: $30

Section#2
CRN# 11251
CFP 725-51
Wednesday, May 16
6:30-9 p.m.

Fee: $30
This course will be held at 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.

IS THERE AN ENTREPRENEUR OR SMALL BUSINESS INSIDE YOU?
CRN# 11637
CFP 940-51
Tuesday, April 3
6-8 p.m.

Fee: $ 55
As workplaces change with the advancements of technology, automation, and artificial intelligence, businesses are finding new ways to create and deliver products and services with less need for large office space, large payrolls and large marketing dollars. As an employee you could easily fear losing your own job but if you’re someone who can see opportunity during times of change you may be ready for this workshop. This two-hour interactive workshop will bring you the three areas of awareness that will provide you the self-knowledge, opportunities and resources available, and a simple strategy to prepare your business idea for further consideration within your organization or from business partners who may invest in your business. This course is taught by Bob Frederick, the founder of Employee Development Associates. He transitioned his 29 years as a Student Development Administrator in higher education into a business that designs and enhances workforce development programs and coaches individuals in career transitions. Click here to register.

RESOLVING CONFLICT IN THE WORKPLACE
CRN# 11578
CFP 231-51
Wednesday, April 11
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.

MANAGING STAFF PERFORMANCE
CRN# 11612
CFE 393-51
Wednesday, April 25
1-5 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 teach managers the fundamentals of documenting and addressing performance issues, positive and constructive, with an emphasis on the progression from coaching to potential disciplinary action. Only with consistent and frequent observation, documentation and coaching can a manager hope to assist his/her team members with their professional growth and ability to meet day-to-day goals and successful task/project completion. This course is taught by Proknowledge. Click here to register.