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Academic Computing
Helps students learn to easily use computers as a powerful tool to help them be more productive students. Teaches basic computer skills that are often needed for other Ohio University course assignments. 

 

Advanced E-Commerce
Learn the basics of E-Commerce in this one-day seminar. Specific focus will be on understanding how rapidly the technology and trends of E-Commerce change

 

Advanced FrontPage (Web Design)
In this workshop you will learn how to: animate a Web page by adding effects and sounds, use styles to add a distinctive look to your pages and enforce consistency across the site, use forms to get input from users and to enable users to search your site, save form results and use the Database Results Wizard to display or enable users to search for database information, and much more! 

 

Advanced Internet
This workshop will cover advanced skills of the internet. Among the topics to be included will be: how to configure a computer to connect to the internet, directory structure, internet domain naming scheme, Listservs, newsgroups, creating a web page, downloading a program, and chatting.

 

Advanced Myers Briggs
The purpose of this course is to examine ways in which one's identified personality type as discovered through the Myers Briggs Assessment Instrument can be utilized in personal, academic, and occupational settings with a focus on leadership and integrating opposing personality types. 

 

Advanced Word
This class will teach students advanced functions of Microsoft Word and word processing hands-on with a computer.

 

Assertiveness Training
The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with the necessary strategies and skills to become more effective and productive in your personal life.

 

Balancing Work, Personal Life, and Change
The first step to overall wellness and finding energy for both your work and personal life is to identify the challenges that wear you down. Then, you determine those areas that you can control or change. Lastly, you develop and action plan to help you make the needed changes.

This workshop will help participants clearly asses personal stressors and challenges and expand their understanding of health and wellness in order to take a proactive approach to improving overall health-both physically and mentally.

 

Basic PowerPoint
This one day course will thoroughly prepare students to use Microsoft PowerPoint. Students will learn basic functions, and how to make presentations. Hands-on activities will help tasks be easier to comprehend and accomplish.

 

Basic Skills for Technology in the Classroom
This session will teach participants the basic techniques and skills for the development of their own lesson planning, integrating student lessons into the process of using technology skills, and incorporating technology into the process of collecting, saving, and documenting lessons and data.

 

Becoming an Effective Leader
This course provides the participant with an insightful overview of leadership, varying definitions of leadership, examples of effective leaders as well as effective leadership models, qualities, principles and approaches designed to enhance leadership effectiveness. In addition, participants will also discuss the importance of character as a foundational leadership tool, power types and differentiate between managing and leading and review effective leadership and decision making models designed to enhance leadership effectiveness for the 21st century.

 

Beginning MS Word 2007
This course will give the student the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Word 2007 documents. Topics include creating a basic document, editing a document, formatting text, formatting paragraphs, adding tables, inserting graphic objects, controlling page appearance, and proofing a document.

 

Behavior Management for the Classroom
Managing student misbehaviors such as being off-task and noncompliance is a chronic struggle for the classroom teacher. The purpose of this course is to demonstrate how the principles of behavior analysis can be applied to the classroom setting.

 

Better Business Meetings: Using Open Space Technology
This course introduces participants to the practice of using Owens' (1997) Open Space Technology: A User's Guide for better (more creative, productive and engaging) meetings in the workplace. The instructional focus emphasizes personal and group narratives along with a "hands-on" approach to Open Space Technology (OST) and culminates in OST forums co-hosted by class participants on shared social and/or business issues.

 

Blogging and RSS
It seems as if you can't turn on the television or radio without hearing a reference to blogs, whether from entertainment or mainstream news sources. In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to put the power of personal publishing via blogs to work for him or herself. They will have the opportunity to create their own blog, customize it, and start writing. Whether you aim to be the next great political pundit or you just want to update friends and family about your life, you'll learn how fun and easy blogging can be.

 

CASA
CASA is a Spanish word for "home." Over 80% of children's safety issues happen the home or another sanctioned setting. This educational curriculum has been researched and developed to provide parent and other individual who work with children tools and strategies to keep children from being victimized. CASA addresses sexual assault, missing children, abuse/neglect and internet pornography.

 

Communication Techniques in Conflict
Students will learn that communication techniques in conflict management is comprised of three elements: paraphrasing, partializing, and interpreting. These techniques will teach students how to better communicate with others when conflict arises.

 

Comprehending Text
Focuses on comprehension skills needed for reading college-level materials and a learning system to increase ability to read texts more efficiently.


Computer Technology in the Classroom
This workshop gives an overview of how to use computers, digital cameras, and video in the classroom. The workshop will also deal with how to create basic presentations and videos. Students will also learn the form and function of presentation with regards to teaching standards.

 

Conference Planning
This full-day workshop will introduce students to the steps necessary for effective meeting and conference planning. Specific focus will include pre-planning for success. This workshop is designed to promote the importance of cooperation between departments/personnel to assure a successful outcome. Student participation will allow immediate application through skills demonstration exercises. 

 

Conflict Resolution
This course is designed to help participants identify unproductive behavior and implement strategies for improvement. Office conflict as well as personal conflict will be discussed. Participants will interact through a series of skills demonstrations to identify individual conflict management strengths. 

 

Creating Tomorrow's Supervisor Today
The ability to supervise fellow employees can be a challenging experience. Participants will learn about the expectations and limitations of front-line supervision, how relationship skills enhance on the job success, how to successfully transition from 'do-er' to supervisor-- to understand ethical and boundary issues in supervision, and to understand the organization as a 'system' and to appreciate its structure and function.

 

Creative Training Techniques
This full day workshop will introduce students to a variety of training techniques currently used in the business and industry sector. Specific focus will include new ways to motivate adults in a temporary learning situation, i.e. maintaining participant interest during company sponsored training. This workshop is designed to model new techniques as each one is introduced. Student participation will allow immediate application through skills demonstration exercises. This course is designed to teach trainers how to keep their trainees interested. This course will not focus on public speaking skills. 

 

Customer Service
Participants will identify positive customer service interactions and discuss ways to offer exceptional customer service. Actions that lead to dissatisfied customers will be discussed. 

 

 

Dare To Be A Millionaire
This workshop will stress a common-sense approach to saving money that is relevant to individuals of all ages and wages. Rather than a "get rich quick" scheme, you will discuss a practical ay to reduce debt, develop saving habits, set up a budget, generate more income and develop a strategy for reaching a financial goal. 

 

Dealing with Diversity in the Workplace
This course is designed to provide participants with positive opportunities to build bridges between themselves and others whose differences in cultural backgrounds may inhibit communications. Discussions, activities, and strategies in this course are used effectively to assist others in developing an appreciation for differences that others bring to an educational or social setting. Issues related specifically to gender, race, sexual orientation, class, disability, and ageism are discussed and reviewed. This course also brings some clarity to the differentiation between affirmative action, equal opportunity, and cultural diversity.

 

Death and Dying
There are two facts of death. First, everyone you know, including yourself, will die. Second, it is impossible to predict when those deaths will occur. The purpose of this workshop in Applied Psychology is to understand how individuals and cultures acknowledge and confront the two facts of life. The topics addressed in this course include death attitudes, communicating about death and dying, grief and bereavement, and funeral practices. 

 

Democracies for the Future
This workshop will provide students with the opportunity to learn the political principles upon which democracies are based and to learn how these principles support the design and construction of the constitutional structures and mechanisms through which nations and citizens can transform themselves through democratic rule.

 

Developing the Manager in You
The primary goal of this workshop is to help participants achieve better results through more effective interpersonal and supervisory skills behavior.

 

Diversity
The purpose of this course is to provide the participants with educational opportunities not only to increase awareness of workplace diversity, but also to develop and enhance skills to help create a more inclusive work experience. The main goal of a successful diversity training program is to create a positive work environment by helping individuals recognize and be tolerant of differences among co-workers.

 

Effective Motivation
This highly informative, inspirational, and intriguing full-day training seminar will enable participants to enhance their professional abilities. Those in attendance will learn seven principles designed for personal empowerment, an action oriented success plan, effective ways to work with others, a dynamic team, improve communications, review tips, strategies and ideas for managing time, and focus on the refinement of both success and leadership skills.

 

Entrepreneurship Starting and Growing a Business
Launching and growing an entrepreneurial business can be the most exciting, interesting, and challenging endeavor one can undertake. Students will engage their own creativity and business acumen while discovering the nature of what really takes place in an entrepreneurial environment. Students will gain insight, regarding the importance of strategic planning, working with limited resources, creativity, concentrating on efficiency, and the value of a continual education.

The process begins with an assessment of students' EQ or Entrepreneur Quotient to establish some of the skills and characteristics typically exemplified by entrepreneurs. Throughout the course students will develop the framework for a business plan either for a real business opportunity they may have considered starting or a fictitious business idea. Actual research and development of that plan will be completed in Entrepreneurship II. Sessions will feature a guest speaker from the business world to discuss the specific business topic corresponding with that session's business plan section.

 

Guidelines for Constructive Confrontation
Through this workshop students will learn management of conflict through constructive confrontation, which involves several elements: rehearse before beginning, know your audience, use an objective description of the undesired behavior, stay mindful of body language, and know when to stop a meeting.

 

Helping Children Deal with Loss
The dramatic increase in tragedies involving students (e.g., suicide, accidental deaths) has forced parents and schools to recognize the importance of helping children deal with loss. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of a conceptual model that can be used by parents and educators to help children understand and manage the impact of loss-related events.

 

Helping Managers Find the Right Fit
Learners in this workshop will explore basic interviewing principles and practices, designed to assist both employers and prospective employees. Course activities, material, and discussion will have both an employer and employee viewpoint. The workshop will help learners analyze their own interviewing style and how that style integrates into his or her personal/professional environment.

How to Make an Effective Presentation
This course is designed primarily to share with participants' key ideas, strategies and techniques for making effective and memorable presentations. During this course individuals will acquire information on voice, style, delivery, gestures, preparation, content, support, jokes, and humor. In addition, participants will learn critical information on attention grabbing strategies, storytelling, drama, organization, structure, Rogerian argument and the value of props, illustrations, examples and other forms of secondary support. 

 

How to Stay Motivated
This course is specifically designed to show participants how to negotiate the collegiate system successfully. Special emphasis will be placed upon seven empowering principles, demonstrating one's ability to be a team player and managing time, anger and frustration more effectively.

 

How Thinking Can Change Your Life
This course contains an abundance of informative ideas on how to approach the task of thinking prior to putting ideas into action. This course is designed to enable people to learn how to change their approach to new ideas in such a way that they become more effective at improving certain areas of their live.

 

Information Seeking Skills

Finding, using, and evaluating information sources for undergraduate research. Topics address the organization of information; identifying and articulating a research topic; determining search strategies and appropriate resources for retrieving resources; evaluating, organizing, and synthesizing information; and the ethical implications of academic research. Prerequisites: FR OR SOPH

 

Intro to Internet Security
The Internet and Security workshop focuses on issues surrounding Internet Technologies, Personal Security, Internet Security, E-Business Security and the legal issues that surround them on the Internet. The topics include; securing a personal computer, securing personal information, Internet concepts, authentication, TCP/IP security, firewalls, secure socket layers, encryption, certificates and digital signatures. The course will then focus on the legal issues of privacy, intellectual property rights and current online laws.  

 

Intermediate Word
This class will teach students the intermediate functions of Microsoft Word and word processing hands-on with a computer.

Introduction to E-Commerce
Learn the basics of E-Commerce in this one-day seminar. Specific focus will be on understanding how rapidly the technology and trends of E-Commerce change.

 

Introduction to Excel
Microsoft Excel is a very useful spreadsheet that is easy to use and allows you to store, manipulate, analyze, and visualize data. The workshop will show you the basics of using Excel along with a few fancy features, to get you off to a good start with using the program on your own.

 

Introduction to FrontPage (Web Design)
In this workshop, you will gain a basic knowledge of web site creation, using Microsoft FrontPage. You will learn how to design and publish a basic web site. Here are a few items you will learn: design, create, and format a Web page, add images and background colors to a Web page, add hyperlinks, mailto links and navigation bars to a Web page.

 

Introduction to Linux Workshop
In this hands-on workshop you will be introduced to the world of Linux. GNU/Linux is an operating system (think of Windows or Mac) developed by volunteer programmers from all over the world. The free software community responsible for developing, supporting, and promoting Linux believes that users should be able to do what they want with their software, such as viewing and modifying the source code as well as sharing improvements. Not only is the Linux source code free, but various communities have made available for free computing environments with thousands of programs to help you get things done. As a result of these efforts, Linux is now a viable competitor of Microsoft and Apple for the PC desktop. If you would like to set up a dual-boot system on your laptop or desktop running Microsoft Windows, feel free to bring it to class; at the end you will be able to boot into Linux or Windows.

 

Introduction to the Internet
The introduction to the Internet class will focus on the basics of Internet software and security which includes browsers, email, newsgroup, discussion boards and basic html design. The course will introduce students to Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks as they pertain to the Internet. The Security portion will focuses on issues surrounding of Personal Security, Internet Security and E-Business Security and the legal issues that surround them on the Internet. The topics include; securing a personal computer, securing personal information, Internet concepts, authentication, TCP/IP security, firewalls, secure socket layers, encryption, certificates and digital signatures. The course will then focus on the legal issues of privacy, intellectual property rights and current online laws. 

 

Introduction to Myers Briggs
Myers Briggs is one of the most popular personality models in the world. The Myers Briggs system measures people in four areas, subdivided by two functions: how a person relates to others (either by Extraversion or Introversion), how a person takes in information (either by Sensing or iNtuition), how a person makes decisions (either by Thinking or Feeling), and how a person orders their life (either by Judging or Perceiving). Students will learn and analyze each indicator as well as use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator questionnaire to help you determine what personality you have.

 

Introduction to Web Design
You will gain a basic knowledge of web site creation. You will learn how to design and publish a basic web site.

 

Introduction to Word
This class will teach students the basic functions of Microsoft Word and word processing hands-on with a computer.

 

Leadership for Today and Tomorrow
Learners in this workshop will explore theories of leadership that inform research and practice. In addition, learners explore foundational tenets of leadership theory, creating a compare and contrast of the theories for their impact on organizations, leaders, and followers.

 

Legal Issues
The class focuses on issues surrounding personal security, internet security, and E-business security and the legal issues that surround them on the Internet. The topics include: securing a personal computer, securing personal information, internet concepts, authentication, TCP/IP security, firewalls, secure socket layers, encryption, certificates, and digital signatures. The course will also focus on the legal issues of privacy, intellectual property rights and current online laws.

 

Lobbying
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce you to the lobbying process. An explanation of interest groups and the lobbying process, along with an identification of the key actors, and an analysis of the strategies involved, will allow a better understanding of how and why lobbying has become an institution in American politics.

 

Maximizing Your Potential
This highly informative, powerful and interactive workshop endeavors to explore, incorporate and integrate strategies designed to enable attendees to maximize their potential to achieve greatness. The course includes a wealth of ideas on key success principals designed for practical application purposes. The heart of the program centers on the discussion of such key operatives as persistence, positive habit formation, handling critics and negative self talk, possibilities, consistency and the importance of following through in the pursuit of excellence. The intent of this course is to help attendees leave knowing that their true potential is virtually unlimited and to place in action those ideas relevant to a process of continuous growth, development, improvement and refinement.    

 

Maximizing a Substitute Teacher's Effectiveness in the Classroom
Schools have a utilize substitute teaches periodically throughout the year due to personal and professional reasons. Situations may arise that require a long-term substitute teacher. Maximizing their effectiveness should be a priority.


Managing Conflict in the Workplace
This full day workshop will provide insight into the types of conflict, the stages of conflict, conflict management styles, and conflict resolution models and strategies. A conflict exists whenever people are in disagreement or opposition. Conflict is a routine and inevitable occurrence in the workplace. Managers need to be able to resolve conflict. People who recognize the potential for conflict, address conflict proactively, and focus upon positive outcomes using conflict resolution and negotiation skills become know as problem solvers. Problem solvers are very much in demand as managers.

 

Managing Conflict Resolution
Participants will identify sources of conflict, personal hot buttons, and potential strategies to resolve problems.

 

Mediation
Arbitration and mediation have become an integral part of the American civil justice system. Judges, lawyers, and parties are using arbitration, mediation, and other ADR methods to resolve civil disputes and to provide Americans with affordable access to effective civil justice. Court-mandated arbitration and mediation help resolve many litigation cases. A growing number of businesses, consumers, employers, employees, companies, and individuals are using private arbitration and mediation to resolve their disputes. Arbitrators and mediators commonly assist the judiciary with resolving disputes efficiently and inexpensively.

 

Microsoft Excel
Through lecture and hands-on practice, students will learn the Microsoft Office program, Excel. Students will learn the functions of creating a spreadsheet, organizing, and also formatting them.

 

Microsoft Office Suite 2007
This course will give the student an introduction to Microsoft Office 2007. Topics include understanding Microsoft Office 2007's new interface and features, creating a basic document in MS Word 2007, creating a spreadsheet in MS Excel 2007, and creating a basic MS PowerPoint 2007 presentation.

 

Native Medicinal Plants
This course will focus on 22 ubiquitous plants describing their non traditional uses. Each plant will be studied from various aspects, including common names, morphology, useful plant parts, distribution, medical actions and uses, as well as methods of use (with appropriate cautions) to cure many common diseases. In addition, students will learn how to determine a plant usage from its shape, how to gather, recognize and buy herbs, and how to make and deliver herbal medicine.

 

Non-Native Medicinal Plants
This course will focus on 16 ubiquitous plants describing their non traditional uses. Each plant will be studied from various aspects, including common names, morphology, useful plant parts, distribution, medical actions and uses, as well as methods of use (with appropriate cautions) to cure many common diseases. In addition, students will learn how to determine a plant usage from its shape.

 

Notetaking
Improves ability to select important information in lectures, discussions, and textbooks, organize it in note form and review it. Emphasizes regular practice and use of organized notetaking systems.

Overcoming Procrastination

This workshop deals with the causes of procrastination and how to stop procrastination. Also included is goal setting, values, planning your work, strategies for success, and using and managing your time wisely. 

 

Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop will give students the groundbreaking technology they need to bring images to life. You can confidently create, edit, and enhance pictures with the same tools that professional photographers use to create their extraordinary pieces. You will learn hands-on how to create and organize images for professional presentations, brochures, flyers, website, and much much more.

 

Political Lobbying Process
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce you to the lobbying process. An explanation of interest groups and the lobbying process, along with an identification of the key actors, and an analysis of the strategies involved, will allow a better understanding of how and why lobbying has become an institution in American politics. Student participation in case analyses will proved a connection between the academic and practical application of the lobbying process.

 

Problem Solving & Decision Making in the Workplace
The workshop will introduce students to the principles of problem-solving and decision–making in the workplace. The ability to solve problems and make decisions is one of the primary reasons managers are hired. Managers make multiple decisions daily, sometimes several per hour. Many of these decisions are critically related to productivity and other business issues which have direct and immediate bottom line impact. A person's career success in management will be greatly affected by his/her ability to solve-problems and make-decisions through a structured process that is aligned objectives, and human resource and other business strategy. Student participation will allow immediate application of knowledge and skills through role playing and demonstration exercises.

 

Public Administration
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce you to the public administration arena. It will identify who public administrators are, explain their duties and responsibilities, and define the managerial, political, and legal environments in which public administrators operate. Student participation in case analyses will provide a connection between the academic and practical application of public administration principles. This workshop will allow students to gain a better understanding of how public agencies provide public value.

 

Reading: Improving Speed and Vocabulary
Increases reading speed and the ability to appropriately adjust rate to different types of reading materials and task. 

 

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. The primary focus of this workshop will be to share with participants what constitutes sexual harassment, typical forms of sexual harassment, how individuals are protected under title seven of the civil rights act, ways to change the corporate culture of an organization and right actions to take to handle sexual harassment.


Smart Board
This workshop will focus on the components of the Smart Notebook 10 software and the Smart Board technology. Participants will have the opportunity to start with beginning skills up to advanced types of techniques used with the software. Integrating the Smart Board technology effectively and creating interactive activities will also be addressed. Internet resources and applications will also be taught. 

 

Stress Management
The purpose of this workshop in Applied Psychology course is to understand the psychological, cultural, and biological influences on the stress response and to introduce you to a variety of psychological and physiological strategies designed to reduce stress and enhance the quality of your life.

 

Stress in Relationships (Impact of Childhood Trauma on the Development of Adult Intimate Relationships)
Trauma that causes PTSD can alter brain function and increase reactivity of the autonomic nervous system. When the etiology of trauma is among and between members of the family of origin, the predicted squealed include intimacy and self esteem issues. The bio-psycho-social development and function of the traumatized family member can be adversely altered by the chronic nature of abuse. It can be very difficult for children of dysfunctional families to form trusting and lasting relationships, this is a developmental psychology, social psychology, and clinical psychology issue.

Having a successful adult relationship is many times very difficult for someone who grows up in a family where trauma occurs. We are dramatically changed by the internalization of the traumatic experiences thus altering our ability to be truly vulnerable and trusting when we feel drawn to another. There are no "quick fixes" to a programmed adult brain. One can change the pattern of having a relationship failure but it takes awareness, behavior change, and time to alter the brain. You will learn a lot about yourself and your poor choices for intimate partners.

 

Technology in the Classroom
This one-day workshop will focus on practical and informative ways in which to use technology in your classroom. Learn and review basic skills as you apply them to various learning areas. (Available as undergraduate or graduate credit.)

 

Time Management and Test Taking Skills
Concentrates on managing time and preparing for and taking examination.

 

The Basics of Investing
Workshop content will take the learner from an introduction to the market structures, regulation and operations to portfolio management strategies. Materials and discussion will cover theory and practice related to investment planning, various types of securities, interpreting economic conditions and analyzing fundamental financial factors, valuation process, and risk management.

 

Understanding American Government
This workshop will provide students with a quick, yet relatively complete, introduction to our government-including the complexities of its functions and operations, as well as the nuances of its constitutional structures and requirements, along with its historical background and future prospects-helping students become more politically astute and helping them understand how a government like ours is created and operated.

 

Web 2.0 Design
The Web 2.0 workshop will focus on the use of social media on the Internet. The class will design websites that use tools such as groups, forums, photo albums, chat, videos and rss feeds. 

 

Wild Flowers
This course is intended to familiarize students with local spring wildflowers. Students will learn about structural aspects of plants that aid in identification in the wild, as well as the use of a simplified key for species identification. This course is taught primarily in the field and involves hiking, which may be strenuous at times. Please dress accordingly for the conditions and weather. 

 

Working in Groups and Teams
The workshops will introduce students to the concepts of groups and teams in the workplace. Groups and teams are an important part of an effective and efficient workplace. Students will learn the fundamentals of group and team developments, the benefits of unified work groups and teams, and what operational interpersonal skills are required to make groups and teams both efficient and effective.

 

Workplace Leadership, Theories, Principles, and Skills
This full day workshop will introduce students to theories, principles, and skills required for organizational leadership today and in tomorrow's workplace. Leadership is the process of influencing employees to work toward the achievement of organizational objectives. Students can learn to be leaders through application of proven leadership theory, principles, and skills. Likely the most important characteristic and predictor of an organization's potential effectiveness in the 21st century will be strategic leadership planning in the workplace. Students will apply theory and skills through classroom role-playing and demonstration exercise.