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Professional Development

An Investor's Tour of Mutual Funds

This course looks at the features, benefits and risks associated with mutual funds as well as guidance to help empower investors as they explore the multitude of funds available. Fee $19

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*23 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 11/02/2017 7:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Creativity & Innovation

Innovation is where leadership and creativity intersect. Developing our creativity and others provides benefits in innovation, decision-making, team-building, problem-solving, etc. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*12 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 12/20/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
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Delegation

Knowing how to delegate effectively can be a key aspect of succeeding or failing as a manager. We'll review the dos and dont's of effective delegation. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*03 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 02/01/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
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Effective Communication

The art of communication includes both verbal and non-verbal skills. Learn some of the critical tools and techniques that contribute to effective communications. Reflect on your own communication skills and discover how they may be affecting you at work. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*04 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 10/05/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
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Emotional Intelligence

Research shows a link to high Emotional Intelligence and successful leadership. By exploring this topic, you will be able to assess your current level of Emotional Intelligence Fee $59

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MANAG 99*10 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 11/15/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
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Forging an Effective Relationship With Your Manager

Know yourself and your strengths, weaknesses, work style preferences, goals, and pressures. Developing self-awareness and then learning to apply your knowledge is an important ongoing learning process. Find ways to regularly communicate your expectations to your boss, receive feedback and ask questions about his/her expectations, and influence him/her to your point of view on important issues. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*11 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 12/07/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Foundations of Investing for Retirement

Building one's investor IQ starts with understanding the basics. Whether someone is new to investing or needs a refresher, this presentation helps participants learn developing a strategy, asset allocation, and inflation influence. Fee $19

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MANAG 99*22 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 11/02/2017 6:00-7:00PM Looft Hall
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From Likes to Clients with Social Campaigns

Your business has a Facebook page, right? Now it's time to go from just posting updates to getting new and more engaged fans. The end result: measurable business growth for your small business. Fee $30

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MANAG 99*17 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 11/09/2017 5:30-7:30PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Grow Your Business through Digital Marketing

How do small business owners make sense of the digital marketing landscape? From social media, email, ad words, and mobile phones, there is alot of ground cover. We will take you through the basics and help you discover what works for best for your small business. Fee $35

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*16 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 10/26/2017 5:30-8:30PM Looft Hall
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Handling Stress

Stress tolerance and learning to handle stress are associated with managerial effectiveness. Learn about the different types of stress, how to analyze your own tolerance to stress, and tools for reducing stress and building recovery and resilience as you identify techniques designed to avoid stress. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*09 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 11/02/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Integrity & Ethics

In a culture full of temptations, the lines can become blurred. This course discusses the ethics of leadership and brings our integrity into clear focus. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*08 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 10/18/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Know Your Employer Retirement Plan Options

Leave It, Move It, Roll It, Take It: Know your employer retirement plan options and what you should do in various retirement plan situations. Fee $19

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MANAG 99*24 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 11/16/2017 6:00-7:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leading Personalities

How you are wired makes a difference in how you lead and others follow. Find the sweet spot within the mix of your personality and your followers. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*04 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 02/21/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Mindfulness Series An Invitation to Well-Being & Resilience

This program is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of mindfulness meditation and its application to everyday living in order to promote greater well-being and build resilience. Research on mindfulness has found that brain activity and structural changes occur with regular meditation practice. These structural changes, known as neural plasticity, have been proven to enhance focused attention, emotional regulation, memory, and perspective-taking. This is a mindfulness series. $159 for all three or $59 each session. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*19 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus F 09/22/2017 12:00-2:00PM Looft Hall
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MANAG 99*20 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus F 10/20/2017 12:00-2:00PM Looft Hall
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MANAG 99*21 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus F 11/17/2017 12:00-2:00PM Looft Hall
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Motivation, Empowerment, and Engagement

Leaders want empowered, highly motivated, and engaged employees. Learn about these important concepts, how they are inter-related, and some practical things you can do to increase them to achieve organizational goals. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*02 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 01/17/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Performance Management

Creating a high-performance workforce is paramount to achieving organizational goals. Learn about best practices, tools, and techniques in performance management to improve employee productivity and increase employee retention and organizational effectiveness. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*05 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 03/01/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Planning and Organization

The purpose of planning and organizing work is to ensure efficient organization of the work unit, coordination of activities, and effective utilization of resources. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*01 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 01/04/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Self Leadership

Leadership begins with yourself. Your behavior often speaks louder than words. Discover the importance of core values and their link to behavior. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*06 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 03/21/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
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Social Media Marketing Made Simple

Social Media is the most effective set of marketing tools for B2B that we have ever seen. While marketing using social media tools is different than conventional marketing, using social media to market business to business is different again. The one constant that remains the same is people connecting with people. Fee $35

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MANAG 99*13 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 09/28/2017 5:30-8:30PM Looft Hall
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Stocks: The Nuts and Bolts

This course addresses how stocks may fit into an overall investment strategy. The seminar covers the differences between common and preferred stock, dividends, investment strategy and different ways to own stock. Fee $19

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MANAG 99*25 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 11/16/2017 7:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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They've Got Mail, You've Got Customers: The Power of Email

As a small organization, your passion for what you do and the quality of your customer relationships are what separate you from the big guys. And when you use email marketing, you'll be able to reinforce those relationships and connect with your customers in a way no one else can - every single time you hit "Send". Fee $35

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*15 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 10/12/2017 5:30-8:30PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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You're on the Air: Webinar

In what could be one of the most enlightening 2 hours you've ever spent, this online class will show how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos, and more! Most people go about it the wrong way. In this class, you will learn about a unique, outside of the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! Fee $39

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MANAG 99*14 - CF17 On-line W 10/11/2017 8:00-10:00PM TBA
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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MANAG 99*18 - CF17 On-line T 11/14/2017 7:00-9:00PM TBA
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Take an Online Class!

All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. Visit us at www.ed2go.com/iwcc for a complete list of classes!

QuickBooks 2016 Series

Master the fundamentals and more advanced functions of QuickBooks 2016. Learn everything from creating statements to using batch invoicing and managing journal entries. Cost $199 SAVE $39

Introduction to QuickBooks 2016

Learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently with this powerful accounting software program. QuickBooks is designed especially for the small- to midsized-business owner who needs a fully functional accounting system that's also easy to use. In 12 lessons, you'll gain hands-on experience as you master the tools you need set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your checking account; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports.

Intermediate QuickBooks 2016

In this course, we'll go beyond the basics as you master QuickBooks' more advanced features and applications. You'll learn to manage multiple company files, export and import list data from one file to another, and make journal entries. If your business handles inventory, you'll learn how to enter price levels and track discounts and credits. You'll even learn how to track mileage on vehicles you use in your business. This course also covers many other common topics that small business owners encounter, including creating customer statements, assessing finance charges on overdue balances, using QuickBooks' batch invoicing features to create multiple invoices, and writing off past due balances when the customer won't pay. Finally, you'll learn how to enter common owner transactions, including when the owner takes money out of the business or invests new capital. You'll even learn how to deal with those difficult situations where you may pay for a business transaction using personal cash. The course concludes with a discussion of how to track loans and use the budgeting feature to better plan and control your business.

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Effective Business Writing

Do you have a nagging suspicion that a small improvement in your writing skills might also improve your career prospects? Don't let small gaps in your business writing skills prevent you from reaching your full potential! It doesn't matter whether you're a clerical worker, an engineer, or an executive. If you communicate with others in writing, you need this course to help you identify and eliminate problem areas. By the end of this course, you'll know the secret to developing powerful written documents that immediately draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue until your very last, well-chosen word. Cost $100

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A-Z Grant Writing Series

Cost $174 SAVE $21

A to Z Grant Writing

A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing!  You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization.  You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package.

A to Z Grant Writing II - Beyond the Basics

Are you ready to continue your journey into the world of grants?  You'll learn how to create a fundraising plan for all types of grantmakers.  In addition, you'll explore websites for finding and reviewing corporate, foundation, and government grant funding opportunities and grant application guidelines. 

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