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Adobe After Effects Level 1: Introduction


Adobe After Effects is the industry-standard tool for designing professional motion graphics and digital visual effects for use in film, television, and web video. Motion-graphics professionals, visual effects artists, and other professionals use animations and composites created in After Effects everywhere from your local news station to Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films.

During this three-day training course, students will discover the tools and techniques necessary to create high-quality motion graphics in After Effects. We will start with the basics -- importing footage, adding effects, and animating a composition -- and then progress to creating a brand-new composition using content from Adobe Illustrator, built-in effects, layering, and transparency. The combination of animated text, layers, and custom shapes will soon coalesce into a full multimedia presentation – and perhaps a cornerstone of your professional portfolio.

Students will learn the secrets behind the movie magic of green screens and special effects -- how to utilize masks, keying effects and the Roto Brush tool to create these complex compositions. We will use the Roto Brush tool to isolate objects and either change the background or apply effects to the foreground. Our course concludes with lessons on color correction and 3D camera tracking.

Prerequisites: Some experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or Premiere Pro is beneficial but not required for success.

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    After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Navigate the After Effects interface and identify how the different tools are used in the workflow
  • Create basic animations and special effects using presets
  • Manipulate key frames and layers to add production value to a project
  • Add professional touches to projects by creating, importing, and animating text
  • Distinguish the impact between parenting layers versus nesting compositions
  • Generate composites using transparency, mattes, and other effects
  • Harness the power of motion tracking to create compositions with movement
  • Define transparency with keying to easily remove backgrounds
  • Clean up footage by removing unwanted elements and correcting colors
  • Enhance 2D footage with the 3D elements using the 3D camera tracker

Section: ADOBE-AE-LVL1 (30OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 30, 2017 End Date: Nov 01, 2017 Tuition: $995.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register
Section: ADOBE-AE-LVL1 (14APR18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 14, 2018 End Date: Apr 28, 2018 Tuition: $995.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register

Adobe Captivate Level 1: Introduction

Adobe Captivate is the go-to tool for creating interactive eLearning content. If you are in education, you may be interested in using Captivate in your classroom to produce high-quality online learning tools for students to help them absorb and retain information from your courses. If you work in business or human resources, you can use Captivate to create engaging training modules that will help your company achieve its training and development goals. Students in this course will learn how to create soft-skills lessons, produce software demonstrations, and create interactive training simulations. You will also learn how to enhance the learner’s experience by adding interactive elements, test their learning with quizzes, and publish the project so learners can access it on virtually any device, including their mobile phones and tablets.

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After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Create both eLearning and mLearning projects from the ground up
  • Customize captions, styles and timing
  • Utilize images and smart shapes to enhance a project
  • Manipulate pointer paths and curser images
  • Utilize Buttons, click boxes and text entry boxes to enhance learner interaction
  • Create and enhance audio
  • Add video, animation and special effects to a Captivate project
  • Integrate existing Microsoft PowerPoint projects into Captivate
  • Create a simple quiz and deliver the results to an on-line server
  • Publish a completed project for use in a number of environments

Section: ADOBE-CP-LVL1 (02NOV17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Nov 02, 2017 End Date: Nov 03, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register
Section: ADOBE-CP-LVL1 (03MAY18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 03, 2018 End Date: May 04, 2018 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register

Adobe Premiere Pro Level 1: Introduction


Adobe Premiere Pro is the industry-leading video editing application, utilized everywhere from major cable news networks to Academy Award-nominated films.

Throughout this two-day training course, students will discover the essential tools and techniques necessary to take a video project from planning to production. Participants will create a new Premiere Pro project from scratch by importing clips from various sources and adding content from other Adobe products including Illustrator and Photoshop.

Students will organize media assets including videos, images, and audio – and then use Premiere Pro’s tools to harness and assemble these raw elements into a video sequence by trimming clips, adding audio, and creating stylized transitions. Advanced editing techniques involving motion effects will also be covered in order to add professional touches to projects. Other topics include: editing multi-camera video shoots, creating title sequences, and publishing completed videos for (almost) all purposes and mediums.

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After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Navigate the Premiere Pro interface and identify its many elements and tools
  • Create an effective, customized editing interface using workspaces
  • Develop dynamic title sequences to add production value to a project
  • Add, move, trim, and edit video and audio clips in the video timeline
  • Create a cuts-only video without relying on optical effects
  • Employ motion effects to scale, rotate, and reposition clips
  • Assemble a video using storyboard edits to quickly assemble clips
  • Dramatize clips using both subtle and stylize video transitions
  • Explain the export options in Premiere Pro and their most common uses
  • Use and give examples of high-speed editing techniques to optimize workflow

Prerequisites: Students must possess basic computer skills. Some experience with other Adobe software will be beneficial, but it is not required.

Section: ADOBE-PR-LVL1 (12OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 12, 2017 End Date: Oct 13, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register
Section: ADOBE-PR-LVL1 (03MAR18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 03, 2018 End Date: Mar 10, 2018 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register

Artistic Landscape Enhancements

Everyone appreciates a beautiful landscape. For weekend gardeners and landscape professionals, this course will teach the principles and elements of stunning, artistic landscapes. By developing a firm understanding of these concepts, participants in this highly interactive course will be able to approach dated landscapes and easily identify enhancements to maximize their home’s curb appeal.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Describe what makes a landscape beautiful.
  • Explain what steps can leverage this knowledge to enhance dated sites.
  • Map and manage the impact of shade in the landscape.
  • Apply landscape industry best practices for installing enhancements.
  • Manage drainage and rectify erosion issues.
Section: ARTISTICLAND (07OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 07, 2017 End Date: Oct 07, 2017 Tuition: $95.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Jonathan Christopher Williams Register

Film and Video Lighting on a Budget

Apply the ‘Hollywood Look’ to your podcast videos, vlogs, advertising, YouTube content, and other broadcasts – at just a fraction of the cost of those mega-blockbuster productions. Join us to maximize the impact of lighting in your videos on a shoe-string budget using inexpensive materials from local hardware stores. Our hands-on, practical course allows students the opportunity to actively participate in various lighting scenarios in order to learn basic tricks and techniques to enhance video compositions.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Apply basic lighting techniques used in film and television to their own productions
  • Use appropriate terminology to describe the lighting process
  • Demonstrate the placement and treatment of lighting fixtures and accessories to achieve a desired result
  • Describe the options for adding basic effects to enhance the look of the video after it is shot
  • Explain how to maintain the integrity of the media record as it is transferred to the internet
Section: FILM&VIDLIGHT (03OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 03, 2017 End Date: Oct 24, 2017 Tuition: $195.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Ly Bolia Register

Introduction to Fundraising


Modern philanthropy and fundraising concepts have evolved dramatically over the years. Our hands-on introductory course -- designed for nonprofit staff and/or board members -- provides critical insights and a practical guide to maximizing fundraising efforts. Included in the coursework will be tips and techniques to successfully identify industry trends, perform basic research functions, tailor fundraising approaches based on a multitude of factors, and effectively track campaign results.

After completing this class, participants will:
  • Be able to distinguish among current nonprofit and fundraising trends
  • Describe a successful fundraising cycle
  • Explain how to do basic research on donors and foundations
  • Differentiate your fundraising approaches based on the amount you need to raise and the purpose of your campaign

Section: INTROFUND (06OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 06, 2017 End Date: Oct 06, 2017 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Christina E Lennon Register

Investigating and Responding to Discrimination Charges

Has your organization been notified by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that a current or former employee has reported allegations of employment discrimination? Are you responding to those allegations as the employer’s representative? Our course focuses on building the knowledge and skills needed to properly and effectively respond to the issues presented, along with an overview of federal employment laws enforced by the EEOC. We’ll walk through the different stages of a charge and the resulting process: conducting the internal investigation, preparing the position statement, managing an on-site investigation and potential charge resolutions. Participants will be challenged to both develop a core strategy and begin writing a position statement.

After this class, students will be able to:

  • Identify stages of the EEOC Charge process
  • Identify key components of conducting an internal investigation
  • Understand key components of writing an effective position statement
Section: HRCHARGE (06NOV17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Nov 06, 2017 End Date: Nov 06, 2017 Tuition: $195.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Bridget Hawkins Register

Investigating Complaints in the Workplace

Join us for practical guidance concerning investigations of complaints in the workplace -- unfair treatment, sexual harassment, unequal pay, termination for cause, discrimination, and more. The course will provide an overview of federal employment laws -- including Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts – as well as how to establish non-discriminatory employment practices and strategies throughout the investigation process. Interactive training exercises, role play interviews, and other coursework will help boost your confidence while preparing you for a variety of critical situations.

After this class, students will be able to:

  • Identify triggers prompting a need for an investigation
  • Develop an investigation strategy
  • Interview all parties effectively (accused, complainant, witnesses, etc.)
  • Understand the role of documentation as part of the investigation
  • Document and communicate objective investigation findings
Section: HRCOMPLAINT (16OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 16, 2017 End Date: Oct 16, 2017 Tuition: $195.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Bridget Hawkins Register

Kitchen Design and Décor


Experts say even minor kitchen remodels return more value than any other project on the list--about 81 percent, nationally. Whether you're building or remodeling a kitchen, the process doesn't have to be stressful. Find the inspiration and courage to begin your project with the expertise of noted Interior Design Expert, Lee Anne Culpepper. Explore your style and how will you achieve it. Choices for cabinets, floors, countertops and lighting can be overwhelming – receive the information you need to make the job much easier!
Section: KITCHENDESIGN (07MAR18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 07, 2018 End Date: Mar 28, 2018 Tuition: $175.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Lee Anne Culpepper Register

Marriage and Money: What Changes When You Say “I Do”

Marriage is an exciting time in life -- and also a major financial milestone! Here’s advice for couples planning for the future—consider how marriage will impact your financial future as well as your budgeting methods. These changes are likely to be significant. Our course will describe exactly what to expect during various marriage-related circumstances so that you can plan the best approach to successfully manage your money -- both jointly and individually.
After this class, you will be able to:

  • Describe the three primary planning areas in which you need to merge your finances effectively as a married couple: net worth, cash flow, and taxes
  • Assess your personal money management style so you can work with your spouse to meet your financial goals as a married couple
  • Explain how to protect your personal assets from being accessed by your spouse and avoid liability for debts incurred by your spouse
Section: MARRIAGEMONEY (17OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 17, 2017 End Date: Oct 17, 2017 Tuition: $95.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Helen Ngo Register

Mystery Writing


Cozies. Police procedurals. Lone-wolf private eyes. The mystery genre takes on many forms -- all of which sell briskly in the marketplace and retain long shelf-lives. No mystery about that! The human race (nosy by nature) wants to know whodunit and why -- with shivers and a few laughs along the way. Class will focus on planting clues, fishing for red herrings, hanging from cliffs, the ‘reveal’ and other elements of the mystery novel. Examples from masters of the genre -- as well as exercises and assignments -- help students uncover vital secrets of writing a mystery story that will keep readers awake and turning pages all night.

After completing this program, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize the characteristics of and practice developing a sleuth character
  • Practice creating tension within stories
  • Experiment with mood and setting
  • Utilize current or historical events
  • Select and plant clues -- without spoiling the surprise
Section: MYSTERY (05FEB18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 05, 2018 End Date: Mar 12, 2018 Tuition: $425.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Linda E Clopton Register

Powerful Presentations: Create, Design, Succeed

To exceed audience expectations and succeed in your presentation goals, you need both inspiring delivery and compelling content. In this interactive class you will design a captivating presentation using the Powerful Presentation Design method, a proven process that starts with creativity and ends with a finished (and polished) product. Simplify and energize your PowerPoint slide shows and capture your audience’s attention with relevant messages. Learn how to avoid “Eyes-Glazed-Over-Syndrome” by reporting data in ways that bring life to your presentations. Take this method to your workplace and replicate it! Join us to refine your skills and make your presentations soar.

After this class, participants will be able to:
  • Design an authentic, memorable, and impactful presentation from start to finish using the Powerful Presentation Design method.
  • Produce visual aids that add significant value to a presentation.
  • Report and interpret data effectively and with excitement.
  • Replicate the methods from this course each time they design a presentation in the future.
Section: PRESENTDESIGN (25JAN18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jan 25, 2018 End Date: Jan 25, 2018 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Vicki Flier Hudson Register

Powerful Presentations: Deliver, Persuade, Inspire

A persuasive presentation requires more than standing on a stage with prepared notes. Whether in a meeting, on the phone, or in front of a crowd of hundreds, we must communicate effectively for our ideas to inspire. Compelling presentation skills earn respect and can take you to new heights in your professional and personal life. In this course, we explore “whole-level” presentations: making use of voice, body language and intellect to persuade your audience and maximize your potential. Rise above the rest with the power of presentation!

After this class, participants will be able to:
  • Identify limiting mindsets and explain the root causes of their fear of public speaking.
  • Build confidence in their presentation skills through their use of self-evaluation, feedback and practice exercises.
  • Enhance their presentation success by engaging in “whole-level” presentations using voice, body language, breathing exercises, imagination, stories and other tools.
  • Maximize the impact of their presentations through development of benefit-oriented content.
Section: PRESENT1 (05OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 05, 2017 End Date: Oct 05, 2017 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Vicki Flier Hudson Register
Section: PRESENT1 (07DEC17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Dec 07, 2017 End Date: Dec 07, 2017 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Vicki Flier Hudson Register

Project Management: Procurement Tools & Techniques

Buying or selling products and/or services to support project execution requires legal agreements to administrate and coordinate these transactions. The Project Manager is typically the point of contact to develop, manage and control these procurement processes. Without proper procurement management the project and organization could be vulnerable to legal action for any contractual obligations.

In this course, participants will learn how to properly manage the lifecycle of the legal agreement, understand the role of the buyer and seller and tools and techniques to ensure fair and equitable settlement of the agreement.

After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Develop clear procedures on conducting Procurements
  • Recognize the various Contract Types and when to apply them
  • Apply techniques to negotiate a valid legal Agreement
  • Use the appropriate tools to control Procurements throughout the project lifecycle
Section: PROJECTPROCURE (10OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 10, 2017 End Date: Oct 10, 2017 Tuition: $195.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Tim Peek Register

Project Management: Stakeholder Tools & Techniques

Stakeholders are any individuals, groups and organizations that have a vested interest in the project and its products, services or results. They also can impact the project positively and negatively and it is imperative for a Project Manager to be able to set and maintain proper expectations. Although it is not possible to manage all stakeholders, the Project Manager is expected to manage their expectations.

In this course, participants will learn tools and techniques to identify project stakeholders and their potential impact on the project. Through these tools and techniques, be able to analyze and develop strategies to appropriately manage them throughout the project lifecycle.

After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Utilize Tools and Techniques to Identify and Analyze project Stakeholders
  • Create a plan to manage Stakeholder engagement throughout the project
  • Apply the Stakeholder Management Plan to effectively manage Stakeholder expectations
  • Communicate pertinent work performance information throughout the project
Section: PROJECTSTAKE (26SEP17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Sep 26, 2017 End Date: Sep 26, 2017 Tuition: $195.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Tim Peek Register

Social Media for Business: Engaging and Selling


Approximately 81% of all Americans have a social media profile, spending an average of nearly two hours each day scrolling feeds and connecting with friends. Today's digital world requires successful integration of this everyday staple into your overall business strategy.

Entrepreneurs and marketing professionals can take advantage of this immense opportunity to reach and engage social media users in order to sell goods and services. We'll create content—a critical component of social media marketing—utilizing hands-on activities based on best practices for each platform. Subsequent coursework will cover targeting strategies and paid advertising formats to help engage with customers. Methodologies for effectively measuring campaign success via goal setting, reporting and measurement will round out your social media management skills acquisition.

Regardless of your skill level, join our interactive workshop to harness the power of social media in order to grow your business audience and your revenue.

Prerequisites: Participants should possess basic computer, internet, and social media skills. Please bring a notebook computer, tablet, or smartphone to follow along with the in-class exercises. If you are a business owner or manager of a business that has a social media presence, please have access to your current profiles on any social media platforms, as well.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Increase your business results by harnessing the power of social media
  • Determine the top social platforms for your business and the best type of content for each
  • Create content with powerful, relatable visuals that effectively communicates with your customers
  • Explain how to leverage customer-generated content and influencer communities
  • Identify the best audiences for your business and employ methodologies to reach them through paid social media
  • Establish achievable, business oriented social media goals
  • Measure the results of social media strategies and paid campaigns by comparing your goals to results in the available social reporting tools
Section: SOCIALMEDIABUS (26OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 26, 2017 End Date: Oct 27, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Jessica Ludolph Register
Section: SOCIALMEDIABUS (07DEC17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Dec 07, 2017 End Date: Dec 08, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Jessica Ludolph Register

Supper Club for Adventurous Diners

Enjoy the wonderful cuisine of other cultures in this Supper Club dining group. Meet others that like to experience a variety of taste sensations. Supper Club offers the opportunity to meet new people and establish potential business contacts and/or long-term friendships. This group will explore some of the many varieties of cuisines offered in Atlanta, such as Ethiopian, Indian, Vietnamese. Warning: this class includes flavor and spice! This is a wonderful way to bring people together for evenings of fun, good food, and interesting conversation.
Section: ADVENTSUPPERCLUB (09OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 09, 2017 End Date: Oct 30, 2017 Tuition: $215.00
Campus: Off Campus Instructor: Barbara Alfano Register

Sustainable Landscapes: How far am I willing to go?

A sustainable landscape design supports the healthy growth of trees, plants and grasses while promoting a balance with nature. Design and maintain your landscape to thrive as you do your part to help protect the ecosystem. In this class, participants will learn how to choose the right plants for the right places and perform the best sustainable maintenance practices to minimize inefficiencies, decrease the need for excess water and added chemicals to the landscape.

After this class, students will be able to:
  • Explain and apply the concept of “Right Plant/Right Place” and describe its impact on sustainability.
  • Describe the impact of making sustainable decisions regarding planning and maintaining the landscape.
  • Return to their own landscapes and immediately redesign areas where participants can make an impact on their environments.
Section: SUSTAINLAND (07OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 07, 2017 End Date: Oct 07, 2017 Tuition: $95.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Terry Powell Register

The Business of Creative Writing: Navigating Your Next Steps

Writing is a tough business with daunting odds. Yet in this digital age, when leveraged well, a writer has never had more power and opportunity. The Business of Writing shows you how to identify your brand and build your platform, as well as to evaluate the commercial potential of your work and understand the paths toward monetizing your writing. Investing the time and work to make it as good as it can be, committing to the process, and persevering during the inevitable rejection you will encounter along the path are all crucial for success. So, too, is learning not to be defensive when criticized for the work into which you've poured your heart and soul.

This workshop will also cover traditional publishing vs. self-publishing and all the stops in between, including agents and query letters, rights and legal issues including copyright, tenacity vs. talent, formatting, content creation, social networking, writers conferences, author websites, blogging, the best ways to connect with other writers to create a support group, and embracing the writing life.

After this class, participants will be able to:

  • Identify their author platform and take the first steps toward building it.
  • Explain the differences between the various routes to publication.
  • Recognize pitfalls and scams associated with publication.
  • Access and use writing tools and resources, including blog and website-building, formatting and content creation tools.
  • Create a list of potential literary agents.
  • Write a polished query letter ready to be customized for each literary agent.
  • Build a support and/or critique group and learn how best to connect with the larger writing community.
Section: BUSOFWRITE (02DEC17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Dec 02, 2017 End Date: Dec 09, 2017 Tuition: $425.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Claire Cook Register

The Camera You Carry: Smartphone Photography

Think you need an expensive, bulky camera to capture many of life’s great moments? Take better photos using your smartphone! Our course includes hands-on demonstrations, practical assignments, and lectures to help you better utilize your smartphones’s camera features. Learn to improve your photo quality via proper exposure, better composition elements and editing software – then store and share your images with confidence.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Operate their smartphones with ease
  • Recognize and utilize the camera features of the smartphone
  • Improve the quality of their photos through proper exposure and better composition
  • Store and share photos with confidence
  • Enhance photos - after picture taking
Section: SMARTPHOTO (21OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 21, 2017 End Date: Oct 21, 2017 Tuition: $125.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Billy Newman Register

The Power of Personal Brand

In this course you will learn what a personal brand is, what the benefits are in having a clearly defined brand, and how to build and manage your own. You will leave with a new understanding of yourself as an individual and as a business entity, a provider of business services. You will also gain an understanding of how to use your brand to promote yourself and/or services. This class discusses the power of having an outstanding brand, something that companies have known and used for years, and maps it onto the individual for increase effectiveness, success and personal power.
Section: PERSBRAND (05DEC17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Dec 05, 2017 End Date: Dec 05, 2017 Tuition: $195.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Katie Karppala Register

Transformational Leadership: Inspiring Your Team

Transformational leadership techniques encourage leaders to achieve excellence by successfully engaging and motivating people. While other management theories rely on “telling” others what to do, the transformational methodology taps into amazing sources of drive and commitment by selling employees on both the vision and value of individual roles. Our interactive course examines how and when to utilize this approach for maximum leadership effectiveness, thereby generating significant buy-in and workforce ownership.

Class begins with a comparison of common leadership styles; we’ll then utilize tools and techniques to help you develop and implement a transformational leadership plan in your own workplace.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast common leadership styles
  • Define transformational leadership
  • Use tools and techniques to implement the four components of transformational leadership:
    • Intellectual stimulation
    • Individualized consideration
    • Inspirational motivation
    • Idealized influence
  • Develop a plan to implement transformational leadership
Section: LEADERTRANSFORM (12FEB18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 12, 2018 End Date: Feb 12, 2018 Tuition: $375.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Nancy Green Register

Winning Documents with Word: Word for Business


Chances are that you have used Microsoft Word at work to write reports and letters, but you might be missing out on skills that can improve your workflow. You’ve probably created tables before, but did you know that you can create tables from text and text from tables while also integrating Excel formulas like SUM and AVERAGE? If you ever get tired of changing the font and margins in a document, you will love learning how to create a new document with everything just the way you like it so you can start working without fiddling with those options. You may have used Mail Merge once or twice, but did you know it allows you to quickly create personalized letters, mailing labels, and certificates with just a couple of clicks? Finally, you’ll learn to build, edit, and secure a Word form for others to complete and save data.

Audience: This course is designed for those who are current users of Word who want to learn to perform more complex tasks and functions. It is not an introductory course and is for intermediate/advanced users of Word. This course builds on “Winning Documents with Word: Word for Writers.”

Software: The material in this course will apply to Word 2007/2010/2013/2016 with a concentration on Word 2010/2013/2016. It is not designed to apply to Word for Mac.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Create and edit Word tables for databases and forms
  • Effectively using and modifying tabs
  • Save and reuse documents as a template
  • Using Mail Merge for letters, agreements, and labels
  • Creating and editing Word forms
Section: MS-WORD-BUSINESS (02NOV17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Nov 02, 2017 End Date: Nov 02, 2017 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register

Winning Documents with Word: Word for Writers


Most people have used Word to write letters or reports, but few people know all of the time-saving shortcuts that you will learn in this course. If you are a technical writer, novelist, or anyone responsible for creating or maintaining large documents like orientation manuals or policies and procedures, your job might get a lot easier. This course will teach you how to customize virtually every element of a Word document from the title page to the index and every header, footer, and photo in between.

Audience: This course is designed for those who are current users of Word who want to learn to perform more complex tasks and functions. It is not an introductory course and is meant for intermediate users.

Software: The material in this course will apply to Word 2007/2010/2013/2016 with a concentration on Word 2010/2013/2016. It is not designed to apply to Word for Mac.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Customize options in Word and the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Increase productivity with shortcuts, tips, and tricks
  • Apply best practices for creating/maintaining large documents
  • Create and edit Word themes, colors, and fonts
  • Save time and typing with custom AutoCorrect and AutoText entries
  • Use Styles and headings to create the outline and structure of a large manual
  • Insert and modify a Title Page, Table of Contents, Index, Headers/Footers, and other elements
Section: MS-WORD-WRITER (24OCT17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Oct 24, 2017 End Date: Oct 24, 2017 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register

Your Image is a Communication Tool

Your image communicates messages about who you are as perceived by others and even yourself. You want to ensure these messages are consistent with your character, values, and what you have to offer. In this workshop, you will review the basic ingredients of nonverbal communication, better understand your own “filters,” and learn how judgments are formulated from visual impressions. This powerful information equips you to better understand the messages that you are sending out, and more effectively interpret the nonverbal messages you are receiving.


After this class, you will be able to:

  • Identify the basic elements of non-verbal communication
  • Identify their own filter in communication
  • Know how to increase positive communications in different environments
  • Be able to use image to strengthen brand professionally and personally
  • Identify ways to create stronger connections in relationships through communication
  • Learn strategies to manage their image
Section: IMAGECOMM (05DEC17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Dec 05, 2017 End Date: Dec 05, 2017 Tuition: $195.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Katie Karppala Register