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Business and Prof. Dev. Opportunities

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley's Office of Continuing Education is offering a series of courses and seminars designed for business professionals that are seeking to development or improve a variety of their skills. In addition, several programs are being offered to individuals looking to enhance aspects of their personal lives.

All courses require pre-registration in advance of the beginning of the course. There is also a fee for each offering. It's suggested that interested individuals register at least one week prior to the start of the class or program. Offerings for the Fall 2002 semester are:

  • "File Management and Windows Tips," a class designed to help attendees create folders, move and delete files and folders, and how to organize their hard drive; Mondays, October 7 and 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • "Microsoft Word: Beginning," designed for those without any word processing experience; Mondays, October 21 and 28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  • "Microsoft Word: Beyond the Basics," three sessions designed for those who are currently familiar with Word; Mondays, November 4, 11 and 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  • "Microsoft Excel: Beginning," a course designed to teach dozens of shortcuts and the use of formulated spreadsheets, manipulating data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and graphs, and designing and printing documents; Thursdays, September 26 and October 3, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  • "Microsoft Excel: Beyond the Basics," a class designed for those familiar with Excel wanting to increase their efficiency, including managing multi-page worksheets, understanding complex formulas and functions, adding visual interest with graphic features, and linking worksheets together; Thursdays, October 10, 17, 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  • "Microsoft Access: Beginning," a class that teaches how to use a fully featured database management system so the user can organize, find, display, and print information about personal and business information; Thursdays, October 31, November 7 and 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  • "Microsoft Access: Beyond the Basics," focuses on how to build a fully automated database management system complete with custom data entry forms; Thursdays, November 21, December 5 and 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  • "Creative Writing," provides an opportunity to work with a published writer to learn innovative creative writing exercises, to promote originality and surprise; Saturday, October 19, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • "Understanding the Stock Market," presents information about investing for the future and helping to decide where to begin, examines risk factors, long and short term risks; 4 Tuesdays: September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and 4 Thursdays, September 26, October 3, 10, 17.

  • "Empower: Financing Your Future," presents information that focuses on financial planning for retirement, saving on taxes, retirement plans, analysis of the current economy, changes in the flow of money; 4 Wednesdays, October 23, 30, November 6, 13.

  • "Good Jobs Are Hard to Find…AND Keep," an interactive workshop that provides unique insights into orderly approaches to finding the right job and succeeding in the workplace; 4 Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

  • "Small Talk -- Make It Sparkle," teaches participants skills to help them mingle and make new friends, gaining practical skills to help overcome small hurdles; Thursday, September 26, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

  • "Assertiveness -- Speak Up and Be Heard," teaches participants techniques for being assertive, positive and productive ways to get the message across, and skills to enable the speaker to 'speak up;' Friday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. - noon.

  • "Time Management -- Make it Work For You," instructs attendees opportunities to learn how to set priorities, establish goals, organize schedules, discover pitfalls and how to avoid them; Friday, September 27, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • "Community Fundraising -- Accessing Local Resources," includes topics such as selecting and planning a local campaign or project, keys to successful outings, corporate and business giving, developing long-term partnerships, raising funds, individual and planned giving, endowments, direct mail, cause related fundraising, profit making ventures, recruiting and retaining volunteers, board and staff roles; Friday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

More information about any of these courses or programs can be obtained from the Office of Continuing Education at UWFox, 920-832-2636 or email cathy.paynter@uwc.edu.

Free parking is available on the west side of the campus, located at 1478 Midway Road, Menasha.

Posted 09/19/2002