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Business & Skills Training

5 Secrets of Confident Conversation: Networking


with Bonnie Gross

Calendar Dec 13, 2017

If you feel uncomfortable and shy at networking events, in meetings, and or at social functions, then this workshop is for you. Gain skills and confidence in - how to act, what to say, and how to make a great impression Learn how to project confidence in business and social situations  

How to enter a room full of strangers

Make people want to listen to what you  have to say!                     

Enter a room so that people want to talk to you

Introductions and how to remember names (including your own!)

How to start a conversation and what to talk about when you don’t know what to say

What to say (and do) in difficult situations, such as pronouncing a name incorrectly

Say goodbye so that people remember you!

Look good socially! (my foolproof formula)

Be Heard! – Through the Glass Ceiling: Leadership Speaking Skills for Women


with Bonnie Gross

Calendar Dec 13, 2017

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the North America, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government, industry, and in professional firms including Law and Accounting. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In her recent bestseller --Lean In,-- - Sheryl Sandberg , chief operating officer of Facebook  identified one of the major problems holding women back, is the faulty way women communicate to upper management, colleagues, and clients  in business situations. Please join Bonnie Gross, in “the ladies room,” to learn and change speaking  skills to make people recognize the true value of your ideas and help you reach your full potential.

Use  your voice, your tone, and your choice of words as powerful business tools. Communicate  your message so others will listen.

Get rid of negative speech habits such as “um” and poor pronunciation.  

Effectively  use your posture and  facial expression to make people listen to your ideas.

Discover your inner feelings and attitudes about being strong in business.

WOW your audience in presentations

BHP: Behavioral Health Professional Certification (March) (Fall 2017)


with Daniel Sheehan

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This certification course teaches individuals how to provide in-home support to children (4-18/21 years of age) with intellectual/developmental delays, Autism or major mental health diagnosis in their home and community – this class meets the state requirements for certification as a BHP for job placement. High school diploma or equivalency is required to attend this 35-hour BHP training. CPR/First Aid is needed in conjunction with this course for certification. Must be taken before course is completed. See dates on page 3. CPR cost is included in the cost of this course. Wednesdays, March 8, 5:30 - 8:30 pm - 12 weeks

Body Language, Presence, and Power: The Conversation Starts before Your Speak


with Bonnie Gross

Calendar Dec 13, 2017

73% of what we communicate to other people is through our body language and facial expression. We may say one thing, but “project” a different message. Did you now that we are subconsciously judged by our body movements and facial expressions.

Identify your own positive and negative habits

Learn great new habits

Understand the habits of famous people, and why they work and don’t work

Learn what exactly do we mean we mean by “presence” – and why do we want it?

Practice great Body language for business meetings

Practice great Body language while presenting

Practice great Body language for networking (Can you talk, stand, and eat at the same time? Learn the secret)

CNA - Information for our next class

Calendar Nov 20, 2017

Get ready for our CNA class! Register to have a staff member call you to schedule your pre-testing and to get information about our upcoming CNA courses!

CNA Pre-testing and Info Session (Fall 2017)
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CNA Pre-testing and Info Session (Fall 2017)

Calendar Sep 1, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 26 weeks

CNA Pre-testing - Get ready for our CNA class! Register to have a staff member call you to schedule your pre-testing and to get information about our upcoming CNA courses!

Do More for the Holidays Raffle

Calendar Dec 1, 2017

Enter for a chance to win a great holiday gift for yourself or someone you love! All proceeds go to our literacy programs.

Grand Prize: Anchorage Inn Pool Family Pass ($480 value)

Second Prize: YACE jewelry making class with Alice Carroll ($59 value)

Third Prize: Large Stonewall Kitchen gift basket ($79)

                Drawing will be held Dec 20th at noon.

Fearless Public Speaking: Speak, Act And Look Like a Leader


with Bonnie Gross

Calendar Dec 13, 2017

When there are 2 people with the same skills entering a room, delivering a speech, or participating in a meeting– it’s the person who looks, act and sounds like a leader who is memorable in every way. Make sure next time—it’s YOU. This class teaches you the skills not usually taught in traditional “ presentation skills” courses –you will learn secrets of how to speak, look and act like a leader. Don’t be the one who is passed over! Don’t Panic! -Being a calm, confident, impactful presenter starts before you write the first line- it starts with what and how you think. Learn the Skills of the Pros  - the speaking skills of great public speakers, such as John F. Kennedy and Steve Jobs, who have used their voices and speaking style to exude power and influence.

Overcome anxiety

Deliver a powerful message

Sound natural and conversational

Get rid of annoying speech habits such as “um” and “up” tone

Capture and hold the attention of your audience

Improve your voice projection

Learn to be a great  “virtual” speaker on conference calls and webinars

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