Community Education

Community Education has been a main staple of Outreach for over 40 years. So whether you're looking for something new and fun to do or want to gain a new skill, Community Education has something for everyone--even the little ones. Browse the list below and register online for your favorite class. Discounts are available on select Community Education classes. Register Today!

Achieving Success with Difficult People

This course will teach you how to see things from others' viewpoints based on their needs, values, beliefs, experiences, skills, knowledge, and self-interests. You will learn to approach difficult situations by answering the questions: who? what? where? when? how? and why? And by answering these questions, you will understand who your difficult people are, what they're like, how you react to them, and their response to your actions. You will also practice analyzing your interactions with those you share space with. By observing others closely, you will learn to read their identifying characteristics. Once you can identify which type of person you're dealing with, you will be able to choose appropriate reactions to their behaviors. By the time you finish this course, you will understand that assertiveness involves taking responsibility when meeting your needs in a way that preserves the dignity and rights of others. This course is instructor-led or self-paced. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Dawn Lianna | Ed2Go

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Achieving Top Search Engine Positions

The vast majority of Web traffic comes from search engines. That means the most important thing you can do to increase your website's traffic is to improve its search engine ranking. To do that, you have to understand both the art and science of search engine optimization (SEO). In this course, you'll gain the knowledge you need to boost your website's visibility. By the end of the course, you'll have mastered proven, step-by-step SEO strategies that you can implement right away. This course is instructor-led or self-paced. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Chris Minnick | Ed2Go

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Business and Marketing Writing

Are you a writer working in the business world? Or a marketing professional responsible for obtaining great marketing copy? Maybe you're just interested in a writing or marketing career. Whatever your background, this fun, introductory course will teach you to write or identify copy that achieves business and marketing goals. Improve your work, your knowledge, your company's image, and your chances of getting hired, promoted or applauded! Using clear explanations, real-life examples, and an animated style, the class solidifies the relationship between business, marketing principles, and written communications. You will learn how business and marketing objectives affect writing choices. You'll get practical writing instruction in grammar, clarity, structure and more. You'll understand issues unique to this discipline, such as buzzwords, working with a team, and marketing ethics. This course will help you understand the power of writing - and use it to present a solid, cohesive message to your target audience. This course is instructor-led or self-paced. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Lisa Adams | Ed2Go

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Customer Service Fundamentals

As someone who participates in delivering high levels of customer service, you're an important ambassador for your organization. In this class, you will discover a number of dynamite methods to bring out your best and also do the same for the people you work with. You will learn how to measure customer service—from your company's point of view and from the customers—and discover how to anticipate the needs of your customers. You may already understand that top-notch customer service begins with knowing your customers and their needs, but do you know how to evaluate those customers, or better yet, what to do with the data once you have it? You will take a look at that, as well as identify how your customer service stacks up right now, and how you can build on even the sharpest of service policies. Plus, you will learn how to communicate, resolve complaints, and build long-lasting customer service programs. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online. Sign up today!

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This class is 100% online and self-paced.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Introduction to Internet Writing Markets

Ever wondered if it would be better to start a WordPress blog or a Twitter microblog? Whether it's legal to publish fanfiction or not? How you can make some extra money if you also take photos or make videos? This course will answer all your questions about publishing on the Internet. The Internet provides unlimited opportunities if you're a writer, whether you just have a few hours a week to blog or want a full-time publishing career or just plan to promote your books or business on the Web. There is no single way to become successful writing for the Web, so this course shows you the hundreds of different choices you have, and helps you set your own goals. In fact, by the end of the course, you'll have your very own publishing plan, from the steps to take in developing your writer's platform or brand, to the markets that will help you accomplish your goals. This class is instructor-led. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Linda Aksomitis

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Marketing Your Business on the Internet

Find out how to market your business on the Internet, even if you have little or no money to spend! In this practical, hands-on course, you'll discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. You'll learn how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site's performance using web analytics. You will discover how to use online advertising, email marketing, and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your website. Finally, you'll learn how to keep your visitors coming back again and again! Throughout the course, you'll learn to think strategically about marketing your website, products, and services using Internet technologies. You will also explore how to use an Internet marketing checklist and other tools and materials to develop a sound online business strategy. Before you know it, you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to develop a winning Internet marketing plan for your own business. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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This class is 100% online and self-paced or instructor led.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Using Social Media in Business

One of the biggest challenges for business owners is finding new customers. Over the past decade, some business owners have leveraged social media to do just that. Whether you're a social media novice or a seasoned veteran, this course will give you a solid foundation in social media marketing and using it to grow your business. In today's globally connected environment, social media is a game changer for businesses. So, whether you're looking for a new way to market your business or simply want to better understand social media, this online social media marketing course will empower you. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Certificate in Stress Management

Understand strategies and therapies used to reduce and manage stress. This course will help you explore the physiological, social and psychological impacts of stress and provide you with methods to get stress under control.

Regular Fee: $84

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Goal Setting and Time Management Training

Good time management is the stress-reducing oxygen you need to achieve excellence in everyday life. It is about focusing on the right thing and doing it right. When you become goal oriented you will find yourself managing your time more effectively. Hence, goal setting is one of the most important time management techniques. Living without a goal is like being in a hydroplane situation, a condition in which a loss of traction between the tires of a vehicle and the road surface leads to skidding of the vehicle. An authentic goal is the positive traction that helps you move forward in the right direction. Don't let your time just skid away; gain control by setting meaningful goals. This course will help you set goals that are your own and help you use leading-edge strategies to bring them to culmination.

Regular Fee: $49.95

1 year Access / 8 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Certificate in Mindfulness

Lay the foundation for a career in health and wellness coaching with a deep understanding of the practice of mindfulness. This course will provide in-depth knowledge of mindfulness and meditation, mindfulness and happiness, mindful eating, mindful movement, and mindful relationships.

Regular Fee: $80

6 Weeks Access / 8 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Certificate in Food, Nutrition, and Health

Food and nutrition have a profound impact on our health and well-being, yet many of us are not aware of what foods to eat, which diets are healthy, and where our food originates. The goal of this course is to provide a holistic overview of current food and nutrition issues and their impact on physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health.

Regular Fee: $96

3 Months Access / 16 Cours Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Write Like a Pro

Learn how to use story outlines like a professional writer with the help of lessons developed by a published author. This course will show you how to apply narrative structure to lend your fiction writing the maximum dramatic effect.

Regular Fee: $115

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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How to Make Money From Your Writing

Learn the secrets, methods, and tips to help you generate money with your writing. Whether you want to create your own business, add to your income, supplement your retirement, or boost what you're earning as a writer, this class includes practical information that rarely gets taught in writing classes.

Regular Fee: $115

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers

Banish writer's block forever with these techniques from the published writer's toolbox. This course will show you how to liberate the imaginative, inventive genius that is inside of you and transform your visions into the written word.

Regular Fee: $100

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera

Break through the technology barrier and discover how to use your DSLR to take beautiful photos. This course will help you learn about features and controls, proper lenses, metering, exposure, and more to take your photography to the next level.

Regular Fee: $115

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Start Your Own Online Business

You will be given a step-by-step approach in this class that is easy to follow—from building a simplified strategy to branding your business. You will learn to create a product and how to build and launch your own website. You will learn to engage prospective customers, and implement a process that will drive fresh leads to your business. You simply need to know what to do and how to do it. So whether you are looking to generate a nice side income or even to replace your current income and ditch your full-time job, this course is for you. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online! Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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Start Your Own Edible Garden

In this course, you'll learn how to give your garden a healthy start and keep it growing strong all season. You'll begin by figuring out which type of garden is right for you. You'll explore climate considerations, learn how to read a zone hardiness map, and find out how to spot a micro-climate in your yard. You'll discover how to properly prepare a garden bed so your crops have the best opportunity to thrive. You'll even learn to understand fertilizers and make compost! Whether you want to provide your family with nutritious food, save money, get some exercise, or just be more self-sufficient, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to be on your way to a successful harvest. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online! Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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Creating a Successful Business Plan

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. You will work through all the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. And most importantly, you will have completed the first—and most difficult—step on the path to small business success. This is a self-paced class that can be completed anytime online! Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $115

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Location: Online - Ed2Go

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