This is a conversational class meant to enhance your ability to speak in Italian using grammar structures that you already know and to deepen your knowledge of Italian culture and geography through a virtual culinary journey in some of the 20 Italian regions.

Whether you manage or lead people, collaborative skills are essential to help harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity. Knowledge of collaborative skills will enable you to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus and plan for cooperation to get crucial projects completed.

Businesses are turning to podcasting to grow their brand and connect with customers. People with a niche hobby are turning podcasts into a business. Podcasting is experiencing a rebirth as mobile devices are everywhere. The intimate nature of the audio medium allows potential clients to get to know who you are and determine if you are the kind of company with which they want to do business.

Six Sigma professionals are in strong demand by organizations around the world. On the front-lines of Six Sigma efforts are Green Belts. LERN’s Green Belt training teaches participants problem-solving skills, using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) model.

To be a substitute today it takes student respect, skills and a portfolio of ideas and workable presentations. You may get the first call, but the successful substitute gets the second and third call to report.

Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD (Austim Spectrum Disorder)—a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. The effects of this disorder vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate ASD.

Discover why girls waste 30% of their study time, why boys get worse grades than girls, why boys do less homework than girls, and the 5 learning habits girls get in school that hurt them in the workplace.

Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace. Whether you are writing a report, memo, letter or publicity notice, business writing has some defining characteristics for success. Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill.

Did you know certain foods are detox powerhouses? Come learn how to cook a variety of foods that target your key detoxification pathways as well as support your liver and kidneys in clearing accumulated pollutants, excess hormones, and nasty chemicals that disrupt your metabolism. Regular detox is an important part of staying vibrant and feeling your best.

One trait binds all writers together: Figurative Language. Whatever you write, be it fiction, memoir, nonfiction, poetry, or something else entirely, the way you communicate with others in written form will only be enhanced by the use of figurative language.

Spirituality has been an essential part of healing across the ages. From the ancient practices of the Greek dream interpreter to the Navajo singer; from the ancient Hawaiian Kahuna to the healing of Jesus, human beings have sought a connection with the divine for physical, emotional and spiritual health.

It’s no secret that aging comes with its share of challenges. Whether we are experiencing these issues first-hand or seeing them in our elderly parents, these topics can be difficult to talk about. Come get help with having these sensitive conversations.

As we age, our needs, income, and priorities may change, which can affect where we choose to live. What worked for us as a thirty year-old may no longer feel comfortable and we find ourselves debating with ourselves and family members about our senior-living options.

This is your chance to have fun singing classic pop songs and get inspiration from a musician who has opened for Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick and Lakeside! You do not need to know how to read music, but you should be able to sing and harmonize with others.

Do you want to experience better health and feel more content and happy? Would you like to get along better with yourself and others? Studies from both Harvard and Stanford have confirmed that mindfulness meditation practice can make positive changes in these areas of our lives.

With the support of a chair, this is a gentle class that emphasizes proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, improved balance, stretch, and posture. With a seated or standing assist, you will activate the body and mind.

This is an advanced grammar class for students with a solid knowledge of Italian grammar at an intermediate level. We will learn advanced grammar structures such as impersonal constructions, comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs.

In this class you will be building a spiral patterned Lazy Susan made with multiple 30 and 60 degree angles. It is 16” round and ¾” high. The wood will be maple and sepele. This class is for anyone who wants to learn the tricks of precision jointery.

Create fun and personalized jewelry using shrinky dinks. Free hand or trace designs using colored pencils and markers and watch the magic as the plastic shrinks down to 1/2 of the original size. Make earrings, pins, keychains or pendants.

Stress isn’t the enemy. It is our perceptions of stress that amp our anxiety and use up all our steam. Events happen every day. How we interpret those events can set the stage for how we feel and how we react to others.

In this class you will be making a beautifully designed modern coffee table.

In today’s business environment, employers expect employees to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. The ability to solve problems quickly and effectively is a critical interpersonal skill well worth developing.

Strategically applying/utilizing the various disciplines within human resources in order to cause organizational change and add value is often referred to as “change management.” HR professionals are increasingly being asked to develop the personal skills and attitudes for implementing change as well as a technical understanding of how to apply the tools for change.

Do you want learn how to teach yourself guitar? Don’t know where to start? No matter whether you are just beginning or already have some skills, this course will show you how. Tuning, proper ergonomics, right-hand picking and fingerstyle, left-hand techniques, rhythm, chords, and scales will all be explored. No matter what kind of music you like, the course will provide the tools to teach yourself for years to come.

How do you keep track of the day-to-day financial transactions of a business? Whether you are looking to advance in your career, or you’re an entrepreneur, (or maybe you are a part of a family business), this course will help you if you are looking to understand the numbers.

Have you ever considered writing a novel? Is there a story in you itching to be told? Want to get going, but don’t know where to start? This class is perfect for you!

Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career.

This is an hands on class focusing on the development of conversational skills in Italian. It is meant as a continuation for those who attended Beginning Italian II.

Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success.

Do you enjoy taking pictures, but wish that the photos looked more professional and polished? Learning important tips about camera choice, camera settings, and composition can have a dynamic impact on your images.

Learn lead sheet playing on the piano or keyboard in this beginning level class. We will focus on style and performance technique covering chord symbols, bass line, and melody.

Do you want to achieve financial independence and true freedom to indulge in whatever makes you happy? Do you want to live life to the fullest, while only working when you want to? Imagine how great it would be to spend all of your time doing the things that matter most to you, all the while knowing you are financially secure.

New research and information is coming out frequently now about how your learners - and you - learn. Here’s what we know. In the last century, you taught everyone equally by teaching them the same. But we know we each learn differently. So in this century, you teach everyone equally by teaching them differently.

This essential class is designed to strengthen the core muscles surrounding your spine whether you are performing standing 3-dimensional movement or mat exercises. Challenge your core and create the well-balanced body you’ve been looking for!

Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap.

Discover the fascinating world of online learning and teaching. Specifically for K-12 teachers, you will find out why and how your students learn online. Find out about all the wonderful eTools being used, from drag-and-drop games to virtual labs. Then find out how you can begin to use the web in your own teaching.

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.

No experience necessary. Title companies and lenders rely on mobile loan signing agents to facilitate obtaining signatures and notarizations for real estate purchases and loan documents. Loan signing agents generally make $75-$150 per loan signing. There is no time commitment, you can accept loan signing appointments when convenient for you.

In this course, students will have the opportunity to use Spanish at work, make travel plans, talk about outdoor activities, express preferences and describe office duties.

This 3-hour renewal course is required for existing Notaries Public who are renewing their commission. The renewal course and exam must be taken prior to the expiration of your current commission. If your existing commission expires prior to taking the course and exam, then the full “Become a Notary Public” course is required.

Gentle Yoga is designed to be an introduction to Yoga, with a mild and soft approach, dedicated to people with reduced mobility and flexibility.

This class continues to increase vocabulary and build upon grammar concepts. The class emphasizes workplace communication by helping students gain a solid foundation in grammar, writing, and conversation.

Everyone has a story to tell, but sometimes one needs a little encouragement. Wednesday nights in July we will be practicing the craft of writing by following instructor-led exercises.

Notaries must:

  • Be 18 years old
  • Be a California resident
  • Read, write, and understand English
  • Successfully complete this course
  • Pass a state exam (30 multiple-choice questions)
  • Pass a background check

Students will continue to learn more advanced grammar skills including past and future verb tenses, while practicing conversation on a wide variety of topics. The class emphasizes communication skills for work, shopping or travel.

Upon completing this class you will have learned to conjugate irregular and reflexive verbs in the present tense and will have been introduced to the usage of verbs in the past tense. Your conversation and reading abilities will have improved substantially.

Learn essential life-saving techniques! This CPR course will teach a combination of artificial respiration and artificial circulation for basic life support techniques. Instruction will also cover how to catch a CAB (Circulation, Airway, Breathing), the updated steps in CPR and review training for individuals requiring re-certification.

Ready to lighten your load? We all accumulate a burden of toxins in our bodies from the environment, food, water and even our daily personal care products. A seasonal food and herb-based detox regimen can help maintain health as we age, protect our vital organs (including the brain!) and also help with weight loss. Detox can reduce digestive problems, headaches, fatigue, skin problems, allergies and more.

Yang and Yin are the patterns of our life, and in nature all patterns are formed by opposite and complementary principles: hot and cold, active and passive, matter and energy, female and male, summer and winter, etc. A Yang/Yin class balances these contrasts in our physical and energetic body.

Develop physical conditioning through basketball. Limited to 15 players.

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