Professional/Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Continuing Education Schedule - Spring 2017 (PDF)
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SPRING 2017

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Building Skills and Healing Communities: Learn to be Resilient
Learn the skills proven leaders use to help individuals through adversity and to overcome challenges. You will learn to identify adverse triggers, correct counter-productive thinking patterns, and improve communication skills. This class is for parents, business professionals, supervisors, organizational directors, teachers, fi rst responders, and mental health professionals.
Course # CEU 4020 60
2.4 CEUs
Tue., Jan. 31 to Apr. 25
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: LH 285
Instructor: Ken Guidry
Cost: $260


Candid Workplace Conversations
Providing effective feedback in the work environment is critical to employee development and positive performance management. When employees or coworkers are underperforming, entering into candid conversations can be difficult. Learn the principles of effective feedback and discover an eight-step approach to navigate difficult conversations. Learn how to confront problematic behavior while maintaining positive relationships and setting clear expectations. Discover how to manage your own discomfort throughout the process. This material is based on Shari Harley’s Candid Culture® trainings.
Course # CEU 4030 70
.25 CEUs
Thur., Mar. 9
9–11:30 a.m.
Location: GW 222
Instructor: Janet Hoyt

Culinary Boot Camp
Prepare for a career in the growing culinary industry. Learn necessary skills to work in the culinary industry, and prepare and present culinary creations to an audience. This class includes safety, knife skills, food prep, baking, and restaurant management skills, including catering, customer service, menu planning, and budgeting. Participants will receive ServSafe and TIPS training certifi cations. Financial assistance may be available through the Workforce Innovations and Opportunities Act (WIOA). Contact the Department of Workforce Services at 307-234-4591 for more information about funding.
Course # CEU 3520 70
5.3 CEUS
Mon., Feb. 27 thru Apr. 17
3–6 p.m.
Location: GW 224
Wed., Mar. 1 thru Apr. 19
3-6 p.m.
GW 218
Instructors: Linda Suttee, Karla Case, and Kelly Cooper
Cost: $595


Customer Service Basics
We will discuss effective customer service strategies, the types of customers you may encounter, and techniques to deal with diffi cult situations to get the best outcome for your customer, you, and your company.
Course # CEU 0475 70
.2 CEUs
Tue., Feb. 21
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: GW 222
Instructor: Dana Volney
Cost: $60


Course # CEU 0475 80
.2 CEUs
Tue., Mar. 28
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: GW 222
Instructor: Dana Volney
Cost: $60


DiSC® Personality Profile Training
DiSC is the leading personal assessment tool used by over 40 million people to improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication. DiSC provides common language to identify personality strengths and differences in a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere. Learn how to maximize your own strengths, adapt to others’ personalities, and communicate effectively in any setting. Each participant will take the DiSC
profi le assessment during the fi rst class and receive a unique individual report.
Course # CEU 4005 60
.5 CEUs
Thur., Feb. 2 and 23
9–11:30 a.m.
Location: GW 223
Instructor: Janet Hoyt
Cost: $80

Emotional Intelligence
Research is fi nding that emotional intelligence (EQ) is a better predictor of success in the workplace than IQ. Discover what EQ involves, including the four components of self-awareness, selfmanagement,
social awareness, and relationship management. Learn practical strategies and tools to improve your EQ in the workplace and your personal life. Learn how to connect with your coworkers and navigate confl ict in everyday life. This class is based on the book “Emotional Intelligence 2.0.”
Course # CEU 0940 80
.25 CEUs
Thur., Mar. 23
9–11:30 a.m.
Location: GW 223
Instructor: Janet Hoyt
Cost: $60


Facebook for Your Business: Basic
Learn how to use Facebook to build successful and engaging marketing campaigns for your business. This class is for people who do not have a business Facebook page set up and would like to learn about tools for everyday use. Bring a laptop or tablet to class.
Course # CEU 1063 70
.2 CEUs
Tue., Feb. 7
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: GW 223
Instructor: Dana Volney
Cost: $60


Course # CEU 1063 80
.2 CEUs
Tue., Mar. 21
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: GW 223
Instructor: Dana Volney
Cost: $60


Facebook for Your Business: Advanced
Learn how to use Facebook to build successful and engaging campaigns for your business. We will discuss Facebook marketing fundamentals, including growing your fan base and driving relevant and authentic engagement with your business. This class is for people who have a current Facebook page that
they have used before. Bring a laptop or tablet to class.
Course # CEU 1077 70
.2 CEUs
Tue., Mar. 7
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: GW 223
Instructor: Dana Volney
Cost: $60


Course # CEU 1077 80
.2 CEUs
Tue., Apr. 4
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: GW 223
Instructor: Dana Volney
Cost: $60

Grant Writing I
Successful grant writing takes skill and knowledge. This class covers the foundations of grant writing including terminology, funding source types, reading a request for proposal, and budgets. Learn the fundamental components of a grant proposal, how to research funding opportunities, and how to prepare a grant proposal.
Course # CEU 0705 80
.2 CEUs
Mon., Mar. 13
3–5 p.m.
Location: GW 222
Instructor: Jennifer Dyer
Cost: $60


High Impact Systems for Organizational Success
Learn how to lead growth and innovation in your organizations. This hands-on class uses individualized growth strategies to help leaders identify innovation, understand the need to innovate, defi ne and put successful innovation systems into action, use innovation to impact profi tability, align company and innovation strategies, and engage employees.
Course # CEU 1090 60
.8 CEUs
Tue., Feb. 7
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: GW 222
Instructor: Manufacturing Works
Cost: $200 or $800 for a fi ve-person team


Reflective Leadership
In today’s world of overscheduled calendars, we rarely get moments to refl ect on how we are doing. This class is for leaders in any field who need a respite from a demanding career as a leader and manager of other people. Take time to refl ect on your leadership strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to use
refl ective practices to become a centered leader. A curated list of leadership readings will be provided.
Course # CEU 0511 80
.2 CEUs
Thur., Apr. 20
1–3 p.m.
Location: GW 222
Instructor: Melissa Stahley-Cummings
Cost: $60

Starting a Business
Learn how to turn your great ideas into a viable business. We will discuss the steps to start a business, unknowns that take new business owners by surprise, idea viability, and marketing your idea to your target market.
Course # CEU 0510 60
.2 CEUs
Tue., Jan. 24
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: GW 222
Instructor: Dana Volney
Cost: $60


Course # CEU 0510 80
.2 CEUs
Tue., Apr. 25
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: GW 222
Instructor: Dana Volney
Cost: $60


QuickBooks®: Fundamentals I
Explore QuickBooks fundamentals in this introductory class, including basic program features and how to create a company fi le. We will cover recording checks and deposits, reconciling bank accounts, setting up customer and vendor records, entering and reconciling credit card transactions, recording NSF
transactions, and basic reports. Discover how easy QuickBooks is to use.
Course # CEU 1153 60
.4 CEUs
Fri., Jan. 13
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: BU 308
Instructor: Tabetha Berge, CPA
Cost: $95


QuickBooks®: Fundamentals II
In this class, we will cover invoicing customers, receiving payments and making deposits; entering and paying bills; bartering transactions between customers and vendors; managing credit card and loan accounts; and how to produce, fi lter, and analyze basic QuickBooks reports. You must have taken “QuickBooks: Fundamentals I” or have a basic understanding of QuickBooks to take this class.
Course # CEU 1155 60
.4 CEUs
Fri., Feb. 10
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: BU 127
Instructor: Tabetha Berge, CPA
Cost: $95

QuickBooks®: Payroll
Learn how to use QuickBooks to develop a payroll system that works for your business. Learn how to set up employee records, prepare and process payroll, make tax liability payments, develop quarterly and annual payroll reports, track payroll by class or department, and use advanced payroll additions (reimbursements) and deductions (cafeteria elections, retirement contributions, garnishments). We will discuss electronic, computerized, and paperless payroll options and reports you can customize for your business. You must have a working knowledge ot QuickBooks to take this class.
Course # CEU 1154 80
.4 CEUs
Fri., May 5
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Location: BU 127
Instructor: Tabetha Berge, CPA
Cost: $95

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS -

PTSB Credit

Words that Work
Discover how to develop more satisfying communication at work, with your family or other important groups. Based on the work of psychologist Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, this class offers a fresh approach to enhancing conversation, working with conflict in your life. and understanding the brain in relationship. Bring a copy of the third edition of Rosenberg’s book “Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life” to class.
Course # CEU 0516 60
1.6 CEUs
Tue. Jan. 17 to Mar. 7
6–8 p.m.
Location: LH 185
Instructor: Marilyn Mullen, MA
Cost: $85

Online Classes

Earn 1.5 PTSB credits by taking an ed2go online class. Classesm run for six weeks and cost $89 per class. To gain approval for classes that are not preapproved, contact the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board at 307-777-7291. Classes must be educationally related and fall into one or more
of the following categories: improving your role as an educator , improving your classroom skills, improving your knowledge related to your specifi c teaching area(s), or improving student achievement. To see the complete list of classes or to register go to http://www.ed2go.com/casper Following are some of the classes preapproved for PTSB.


• Creating a Classroom Web Site
• Enhancing Language Development in Childhood
• Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement
• Integrating Technology in the Classroom
• Teaching ESL/EFL Grammar
• Teaching ESL/EFL Reading
• Teaching ESL/EFL Vocabulary
• Teaching Math: Grades 4–6
• Teaching Science: Grades 4–6
• Teaching Smarter with SMART Boards
• Teaching Students with ADHD
• Using the Internet in the Classroom
• Writing for ESL