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Alphabet Soup by Medicare

Medicare has A, B, C, D and Supplements A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M and N. Medicare has ended Supplements H, I, J twice and now E. So, is it any wonder that people get confused? In this class we try hard to sort all this out and have the Producer leave with a better grasp as to what Medicare's identifying designations mean. Come enjoy the alphabet soup. Iowa approved for 4 hours of general credit/Nebraska approved for 4 life credit. Fee $49

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INSUR 99*42 - CF16 Atlantic T 11/29/2016 8:00AM-12:00PM TBA
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Annuity Anatomy

This class reviews the concepts and history of annuities in our country. Iowa approved class for 2 hours of general credit and Nebraska approved class for 2 hours of life credit. Fee $30

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INSUR 99*03 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus T 12/06/2016 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Conduct Becoming

This class discusses ethical practices specifically at the state level. State regulations are often the most difficult to comprehend. Topics such as rebating, twisting, and churning and how to avoid them now and in the future will be discussed. Iowa and Nebraska approved class for 3 hours ethics. Fee $45

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INSUR 99*40 - CF16 Atlantic F 09/30/2016 8:00-11:00AM TBA
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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INSUR 99*52 - CF16 Harlan T 10/18/2016 8:00-11:00AM Center
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Demystifying Medicare "D"

This course will explain the math of Medicare Part D. IA:4 general/NE: 4 health Fee $60

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INSUR 99*05 - CF16 Shenandoah M 09/12/2016 8:00AM-12:00PM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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INSUR 99*04 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus T 09/13/2016 8:00AM-12:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Long Term Care...Is It Worth It?

This course deals with both traditional long term care options from assistance in home to clinical nursing care. This course will reveal how nursing homes are getting Medicare to pay for long term care. The course also reviews Iowa's Asset Preservation. Iowa: 6 general credits/Ne: 6 health credits. Meets Iowa Requirements for Asset Preservation Credit. Fee $90

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INSUR 99*12 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus M 10/10/2016 12:00-6:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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INSUR 99*09 - CF16 Shenandoah M 10/31/2016 12:00-6:00PM TBA
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Pushing Up Daisies

This course discusses one creative thing people try to do with wills and trusts using insurance products and why those products get thrown out in probate. You will develop a glossary of terms needed to help you provide the best service to your clients. Iowa approved for 6 hours of general credit and NE approved credit for 6 hours of life credit. Fee $90

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INSUR 99*50 - CF16 Harlan W 09/14/2016 12:00-6:00PM Center
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Suitability of Product Selection

An analysis of the suitability of the products we commonly sell. The course studies Whole Life, Term Life, Universal Life, several forms of trusts and annuities all of which are or could be suitable finanacial vehicles under the right conditions. IA: 4 general/NE: 4 life Fee $60

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INSUR 99*06 - CF16 Shenandoah M 09/12/2016 1:00-5:00PM TBA
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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INSUR 99*07 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus T 09/13/2016 1:00-5:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Tax Issues for Life & Health Insurance

This course will describe tax issues with life and health insurance and how to properly deal with those tax issues. Iowa approved class for 5 hours of general credit/Nebraska approved class for 5 hours of life credit. Fee $60

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INSUR 99*43 - CF16 Atlantic T 11/29/2016 1:00-6:00PM TBA
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Taxing Issues for Life & Health Insurance

This course discusses the tax issues involved and how to explain the consequences to our clients for the products we sell. IA:4 general/NE: 4 life credits. Fee $60

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INSUR 99*01 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus F 11/18/2016 8:00AM-12:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Trust Me...Sign Here

Learn about the ethics of insurance and ethical issues caused by other agents. Iowa and Nebraska approved class for 3 hours of ethics credits. Fee $45

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INSUR 99*02 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus F 11/18/2016 1:00-4:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Unethical Creativity

This class identifies the characteristics of the unethical customer by education, culture and most of all personality. Iowa and Nebraska approved class for 3 hours of ethics credit. Fee $45

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INSUR 99*51 - CF16 Harlan W 09/14/2016 8:00-11:00AM Center
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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INSUR 99*08 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus M 10/10/2016 8:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
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INSUR 99*10 - CF16 Shenandoah M 10/31/2016 8:00-11:00AM TBA
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Who Gets Well...Who Gets Wealthy

This course presents a review of health care economics without necessarily going totally into the Affordable Health Care Act. Discussion of pharmaceutical companies and the cost and profit structure of this industry. IA:6 general/NE: 6 health Fee $90

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INSUR 99*41 - CF16 Atlantic F 09/30/2016 12:00-6:00PM TBA
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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INSUR 99*53 - CF16 Harlan T 10/18/2016 12:00-6:00PM Center
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INSUR 99*11 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus T 12/06/2016 12:00-6:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Planning & 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. Assess where you are in your planning and organizing skills and learn how to take them to the next level. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*01 - CS17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 01/05/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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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 don'ts of effective delegation. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*02 - CS17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 02/02/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Developing Creativity

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

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MANAG 99*12 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus W 12/14/2016 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Developing Teams

Whether you're developing a new team or increasing the effectiveness of a seasoned team you'll want to come to this class. We'll examine the 4 Characteristics of Effective Teams as well as the necessary stages of team development. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*03 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus Th 09/01/2016 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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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 communications skills and discover how they may be affecting you at work. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*04 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus Th 10/06/2016 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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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*11 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus W 11/16/2016 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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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 and build resilience. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*05 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus Th 11/03/2016 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Integrity & Ethics

In a culture full of temptation the lines can become blurred. Discuss the ethics of leadership and bring your integrity into clear focus. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*10 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus W 10/19/2016 9:00-11:00AM 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*08 - CS17 Council Bluffs Campus W 02/15/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leading Teams

Your role in leading teams will depend on the type of team you're leading. We'll discuss types of teams and how to lead them as well as various dysfunctions that get in the way of teamwork. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*09 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus W 09/21/2016 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Management Theories and Models

Review some popular management theories & models and why they can up your game if you employ them. Fee $59

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MANAG 99*06 - CF16 Council Bluffs Campus Th 12/01/2016 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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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*07 - CS17 Council Bluffs Campus W 01/18/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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You're on the Air: Webinar Online

In what could be one of the most enlightening 2 hours you've ever spent, this online class will show you 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 that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you've been looking for! We encourage you to join us for one of our online, interactive classes which includes a live Q & A session and voice evaluation. Fee $39

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MANAG 99*13 - CF16 On-line Th 10/27/2016 7:00-9:00PM To Be Announced
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Try 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!

Introduction to QuickBooks 2013

This instructor- led online course will teach you how to quickly and efficiently gain control over the financial aspects of your small business with this powerful accounting software program.  In 12 lessons, you'll master the tools you'll need to 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.  With QuickBooks, you get the same ease of use of Quicken coupled with a more traditional approach to accounting to meet the needs of small to midsized businesses. Whether you're new to QuickBooks or have already used earlier versions of this accounting software program, this course will empower you to take control of financial accounting for your business.  A new section of each course starts monthly.  All courses run for 6 weeks with a two-week grace period at the end.  Two lessons are released each week for a six-week duration of the course.  Requirement: QuickBooks Pro 2013 or QuickBooks Premier Edition 2013; (please be sure to install this software on your computer before the course begins). Register online at www.ed2go.com/iwcc.

Marketing Your Business on the Internet

Through this online course you will discover how to market your business on the Internet, even if you have little or no money to spend! You will learn proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. Uncover the secrets to how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site's performance using Web analytics. You'll understand how to use online advertising, email marketing, and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your Web site. Finally, you'll learn how to keep your visitors coming back again and again! Register online at www.ed2go.com/iwcc