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Become a Certified Personal Trainer - ACE (Livestream)— 2020-10-05 through  2020-10-15$399— LivestreamView Details

Meets 2 weeks, Mon. through Thurs., Oct. 5-8 and Oct. 12-15, 5-9:30 p.m. Gain practical knowledge and skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Learn guidelines for instructing safe and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing exercise programming. Course materials are from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion and CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam. The 36-hour training meets Monday-Thursday evenings for two weeks. Price does not include text, "ACE Personal Trainer Manual" (at NMC bookstore) or certification exam (exam details at www.nmc.edu/ees). For more info, email Zack Light (jlight@nmc.edu).

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289100
Course ClosedBiz Start-up 101 (Face to Face) — 2020-11-04 through  2020-11-04$0— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 215. The Biz Start 101 workshop is for aspiring entrepreneurs in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment. Assess your abilities to lead and manage a company, and evaluate market and sales potential for your products/services. This comprehensive 2.5 hour workshop incorporates the SBDC’s fundamental Writing a Business Plan workshop and fully covers topics such as determining concept feasibility, startup costs, financing options, the basics of business planning, along with other necessary resources to launch. The workshop features instruction by a SBDC Business Consultant and is a prerequisite to meeting with a SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free as the $59 cost is underwritten by the Michigan Small Business Development Center; however registration is required. Class will be held via Livestream if we are unable to hold it in person for any reason.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086476
Design Your Way Forward (Livestream)— 2020-11-06 through  2020-11-20$129— LivestreamView Details

2 Fri., Nov. 6 and 20, 9-11 a.m. Life is not canceled but many of your plans probably have been in 2020. How are you using this gap year, delay in life, or time off work to design your future? This course, adapted from the Stanford Life Design Lab, offers a framework, tools, and most importantly a place and a community of peers where you can develop your worldview, think about what you want out of your life and work, and engage in meaningful transformation through the life design process. The course employs a design thinking approach to help learners develop a constructive and effective approach to finding and designing their lives and vocations. Students will be emailed a Zoom link 24-48 hours before class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395643820
Digital Marketing (Online)— 2020-10-20 through  2020-12-12$299— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, Oct. 20-Dec. 12, Access anytime. Develop a digital marketing strategy for your business including display ads, search marketing, content marketing, email marketing and social media marketing. Learn how to create content that engages and how to ensure you have buy-in from your audience. The instructor, Elizabeth Sonnabend, has over twenty years marketing experience working for various local companies in Northern Michigan and 10 years teaching Marketing for NMC. Her educational background includes a BS in Business from Ferris State University and an MBA from Lawrence Technological University. Basic email and internet usage skills required. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as MKT 208. Technology requirement: computer with internet access and the capacity for word processing and video chat (a telephone or smartphone can also be used for the Zoom meetings). Register by Oct. 18.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086472
From Boomers to Zers...and Generations In Between (Livestream)— 2020-10-20 through  2020-10-20$29— LivestreamView Details

Tues. Oct. 20, 11-11:45 a.m. With four generations working together in an increasingly non-traditional environment, conflict is inevitable. The good news is that the opportunity to harness our differences and increase collaboration has never been greater! Learn more about what makes each generation unique and, most importantly, how to leverage that information to benefit you and your organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086570
From Non-Racist to Anti-Racist: Join the Movement for Racial Justice(Livestream)— 2020-11-02 through  2020-11-02$59— LivestreamView Details

Mon., Nov. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This year's Black Lives Matter protests represent the largest movement in American history. Many folks are ready to learn more and discover pathways toward meaningful action and engagement to dismantle systems of Racial oppression. Join Elizabeth Wolff and Seth Bernard to build shared understanding of history, language, and frameworks around race, racism, and resistance; and gain tools for self-awareness and effective and accountable action. Elizabeth and Seth are educators, organizers and facilitators from the nonprofit, Title Track (titletrackmichigan.org) whose mission is to "engage creative practice to build resilient social ecological systems that support clean water, racial equity, and youth empowerment"; Connect with fellow community members who are also willing to work toward making this region and our world more fair, safe, and equitable for everyone. "In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist." -Angela Davis.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086541
Course ClosedGet More Done (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-06$195— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Offered in partnership with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, this class will review the core principles in Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen and review technology that complements his model. Students will identify limitations of their current task management system. After learning about the five stages of mastering workflow, participants will practice the stages and learn about technology options to support the model. Get ready to start on a new path to effectiveness! Register by Sept. 30.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086517
How to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association (Livestream)— 2020-10-17 through  2020-10-17$59— LivestreamView Details

Sat., Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Need-to-know information for condominium and community associations in a live online webinar designed for board members, managers, developers and association members. Guided by Robert Meisner, prominent condominium attorney, explore the many legal issues involved in the successful operation of an association. Get up-to-date information including liability issues and how to avoid problems, successful enforcement of bylaws, handling violations, fiduciary duties, delinquent accounts, reserve accounts management, and dealing with the developer. You will also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings, plus time for your questions and concerns. Students will be emailed a link to the webinar the day before the class starts.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086596
Introduction to Project Management (Livestream)— 2020-10-16 through  2020-11-06$149— LivestreamView Details

4 Fri., Oct. 16-Nov. 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of project management. This class focuses on the importance of a clearly defined project scope, development of a resource plan, budget and schedule, and the role of effective communication and risk mitigation strategies to the overall success of a project. The eight (8) hour course is broken into 4 separate 2-hour training events to allow attendees to develop a project plan specific to their respective department or area of interest. Come with a project in mind to work on during the class. NMC will email students the class link 24-48 hours before the class starts. Register by October 2.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086500
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Voiceovers (Online - Start Anytime)— 2020-08-22 through  2020-12-31$49— OnlineView Details

Begin this online course anytime. Date and time arranged with instructor. After enrolling, email info@voicesforall.com to begin the course. Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the voiceover industry! Discover current trends and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. You will learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you will need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, takes notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offers some coaching to improve your delivery. You will receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo. Actual class dates will be arranged with your instructor. For ages 18 and over.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086408
Managing Conflict (Livestream)— 2020-10-27 through  2020-10-27$79— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. How much of your day do you spend dealing with conflict in the workplace? Studies show the average manager can spend 18-25% of their time dealing with conflict in the workplace. Practice using strategies to prevent unnecessary conflict and to build collaborative agreements between individuals or within a team. Taught by Michele Lurvey, a leadership development and team building coach who has a knack for raising individual and team positivity. This course is part of the Foundations of Leadership I series offered by the NMC Professional Development Institute (NMC staff who wish to take it should register via the NMC Intranet.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086528
Persuasive Communication Techniques for Today's World (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-20$79— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 6 & 20, 4:30-6 p.m. Have you ever had to win over a skeptical client, ask your boss or co-workers to do something they were reluctant to do, encourage participation in a fund-raising event, make a complaint, or change the attitudes or behaviors of others? These messages require persuasive skills that many of us do not possess. This course presents effective persuasive techniques and provides tips for writing persuasive messages. You will learn organizational strategies to request actions, make claims, or deliver complaints and apply the writing process to produce successful direct mail and e-mail sales messages. Joan Berg is an award-winning instructor with extensive business administration and teaching experience. At the end of these two sessions, you will have examples of real-life persuasive messages to take with you and use for future successful and effective communication.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086554
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Voiceovers (Online - Start Anytime)— 2020-08-22 through  2020-12-31$49— OnlineView Details

Begin this online course anytime. Date and time arranged with instructor. After enrolling, email info@voicesforall.com to begin the course. Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the voiceover industry! Discover current trends and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. You will learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you will need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, takes notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offers some coaching to improve your delivery. You will receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo. Actual class dates will be arranged with your instructor. For ages 18 and over.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086408
Become a Certified Personal Trainer - ACE (Livestream)— 2020-10-05 through  2020-10-15$399— LivestreamView Details

Meets 2 weeks, Mon. through Thurs., Oct. 5-8 and Oct. 12-15, 5-9:30 p.m. Gain practical knowledge and skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Learn guidelines for instructing safe and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing exercise programming. Course materials are from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion and CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam. The 36-hour training meets Monday-Thursday evenings for two weeks. Price does not include text, "ACE Personal Trainer Manual" (at NMC bookstore) or certification exam (exam details at www.nmc.edu/ees). For more info, email Zack Light (jlight@nmc.edu).

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289100
Course ClosedGet More Done (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-06$195— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Offered in partnership with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, this class will review the core principles in Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen and review technology that complements his model. Students will identify limitations of their current task management system. After learning about the five stages of mastering workflow, participants will practice the stages and learn about technology options to support the model. Get ready to start on a new path to effectiveness! Register by Sept. 30.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086517
Persuasive Communication Techniques for Today's World (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-20$79— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 6 & 20, 4:30-6 p.m. Have you ever had to win over a skeptical client, ask your boss or co-workers to do something they were reluctant to do, encourage participation in a fund-raising event, make a complaint, or change the attitudes or behaviors of others? These messages require persuasive skills that many of us do not possess. This course presents effective persuasive techniques and provides tips for writing persuasive messages. You will learn organizational strategies to request actions, make claims, or deliver complaints and apply the writing process to produce successful direct mail and e-mail sales messages. Joan Berg is an award-winning instructor with extensive business administration and teaching experience. At the end of these two sessions, you will have examples of real-life persuasive messages to take with you and use for future successful and effective communication.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086554
Introduction to Project Management (Livestream)— 2020-10-16 through  2020-11-06$149— LivestreamView Details

4 Fri., Oct. 16-Nov. 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of project management. This class focuses on the importance of a clearly defined project scope, development of a resource plan, budget and schedule, and the role of effective communication and risk mitigation strategies to the overall success of a project. The eight (8) hour course is broken into 4 separate 2-hour training events to allow attendees to develop a project plan specific to their respective department or area of interest. Come with a project in mind to work on during the class. NMC will email students the class link 24-48 hours before the class starts. Register by October 2.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086500
How to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association (Livestream)— 2020-10-17 through  2020-10-17$59— LivestreamView Details

Sat., Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Need-to-know information for condominium and community associations in a live online webinar designed for board members, managers, developers and association members. Guided by Robert Meisner, prominent condominium attorney, explore the many legal issues involved in the successful operation of an association. Get up-to-date information including liability issues and how to avoid problems, successful enforcement of bylaws, handling violations, fiduciary duties, delinquent accounts, reserve accounts management, and dealing with the developer. You will also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings, plus time for your questions and concerns. Students will be emailed a link to the webinar the day before the class starts.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086596
Digital Marketing (Online)— 2020-10-20 through  2020-12-12$299— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, Oct. 20-Dec. 12, Access anytime. Develop a digital marketing strategy for your business including display ads, search marketing, content marketing, email marketing and social media marketing. Learn how to create content that engages and how to ensure you have buy-in from your audience. The instructor, Elizabeth Sonnabend, has over twenty years marketing experience working for various local companies in Northern Michigan and 10 years teaching Marketing for NMC. Her educational background includes a BS in Business from Ferris State University and an MBA from Lawrence Technological University. Basic email and internet usage skills required. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as MKT 208. Technology requirement: computer with internet access and the capacity for word processing and video chat (a telephone or smartphone can also be used for the Zoom meetings). Register by Oct. 18.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086472
From Boomers to Zers...and Generations In Between (Livestream)— 2020-10-20 through  2020-10-20$29— LivestreamView Details

Tues. Oct. 20, 11-11:45 a.m. With four generations working together in an increasingly non-traditional environment, conflict is inevitable. The good news is that the opportunity to harness our differences and increase collaboration has never been greater! Learn more about what makes each generation unique and, most importantly, how to leverage that information to benefit you and your organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086570
Managing Conflict (Livestream)— 2020-10-27 through  2020-10-27$79— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. How much of your day do you spend dealing with conflict in the workplace? Studies show the average manager can spend 18-25% of their time dealing with conflict in the workplace. Practice using strategies to prevent unnecessary conflict and to build collaborative agreements between individuals or within a team. Taught by Michele Lurvey, a leadership development and team building coach who has a knack for raising individual and team positivity. This course is part of the Foundations of Leadership I series offered by the NMC Professional Development Institute (NMC staff who wish to take it should register via the NMC Intranet.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086528
From Non-Racist to Anti-Racist: Join the Movement for Racial Justice(Livestream)— 2020-11-02 through  2020-11-02$59— LivestreamView Details

Mon., Nov. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This year's Black Lives Matter protests represent the largest movement in American history. Many folks are ready to learn more and discover pathways toward meaningful action and engagement to dismantle systems of Racial oppression. Join Elizabeth Wolff and Seth Bernard to build shared understanding of history, language, and frameworks around race, racism, and resistance; and gain tools for self-awareness and effective and accountable action. Elizabeth and Seth are educators, organizers and facilitators from the nonprofit, Title Track (titletrackmichigan.org) whose mission is to "engage creative practice to build resilient social ecological systems that support clean water, racial equity, and youth empowerment"; Connect with fellow community members who are also willing to work toward making this region and our world more fair, safe, and equitable for everyone. "In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist." -Angela Davis.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086541
Course ClosedBiz Start-up 101 (Face to Face) — 2020-11-04 through  2020-11-04$0— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 215. The Biz Start 101 workshop is for aspiring entrepreneurs in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment. Assess your abilities to lead and manage a company, and evaluate market and sales potential for your products/services. This comprehensive 2.5 hour workshop incorporates the SBDC’s fundamental Writing a Business Plan workshop and fully covers topics such as determining concept feasibility, startup costs, financing options, the basics of business planning, along with other necessary resources to launch. The workshop features instruction by a SBDC Business Consultant and is a prerequisite to meeting with a SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free as the $59 cost is underwritten by the Michigan Small Business Development Center; however registration is required. Class will be held via Livestream if we are unable to hold it in person for any reason.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086476
Design Your Way Forward (Livestream)— 2020-11-06 through  2020-11-20$129— LivestreamView Details

2 Fri., Nov. 6 and 20, 9-11 a.m. Life is not canceled but many of your plans probably have been in 2020. How are you using this gap year, delay in life, or time off work to design your future? This course, adapted from the Stanford Life Design Lab, offers a framework, tools, and most importantly a place and a community of peers where you can develop your worldview, think about what you want out of your life and work, and engage in meaningful transformation through the life design process. The course employs a design thinking approach to help learners develop a constructive and effective approach to finding and designing their lives and vocations. Students will be emailed a Zoom link 24-48 hours before class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395643820
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