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Professional Development

All employers are looking to hire and promote those that have fully developed soft skills. The courses offered through Outreach and Engagement address fourteen of those competencies: communication, leadership, problem solving, decision making, resolving conflict, confidence, being a team player, planning, organizing and prioritizing, creative thinking, utilizing software programs, creating and editing written reports, ability to influence others, accepting feedback and interpersonal relationship skills.

Many Lifelong Learning courses are available for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Certificates are offered for added credibility as professionals continue to grow in their field. New dates/times and courses are added each fall, spring and summer semester.

Business Writing Certificate
Creativity and Innovation Certificate
NEW Customer Service Excellence Certificate
Having Difficult Conversations Certificate
Human Resources for the non-HR Manager Certificate
Negotiations and the Art of Influencing Others Certificate
Problem Solving and Decision Making Certificate
Professional Business Skills Certificate
Professional Presentation Skills Certificate
Simplex 1.0 & 2.0 Solving Complex Problems
Social Media Marketing
NEW Southwest Indiana Cyber Conference
Statistics for Business and Professional Development
Time Management Certificate
Workforce Relationships Certificate
Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Preparation Course

Customized Consulting and Training
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Getting From Here to There - Teacher Workshop
Ed2Go Online Continuing Education for K-12 Educators
VESi Online Continuing Education for Educators

Accounting/Gleim Exam Prep
Gleim CMA Prep Course
Gleim CPA Prep Course
Gleim Internal Auditor Prep Course
Gleim Enrolled Agent Prep Course 

Human Resources
Human Resources for the non-HR Manager Certificate
Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Essentials of Human Resource Management spring only
SHRM Learning System (Certification Prep) fall only

Leadership Skills for the New Leader Certificate
Leadership Challenge Workshop
Management Skills Assessment
Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate
Lean Six Sigma
Facility Management Certificate

Personal Finance
Healthcare in Retirement
Passport to Retirement
Social Security for Boomers
Household Finances-Going From Two Incomes to One

Project Management
Project Management Certificate/PMI PMP EXAM Preparation
NEW Essentials of Project Management

Software Skills
Microsoft Excel Level I
Microsoft Excel Level II
Microsoft Excel Level III
Microsoft Excel Level IV
Microsoft OneNote
Microsoft Outlook Tips and Tricks
Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks
Using Your iPad
Basics of 3D Modeling
NEW Introduction to Coding
NEW Tableau Training
NEW Southwest Indiana Cyber Conference

Social Work
Social Work Agency Field Supervisor/Instructor Training (Free webinar)

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