Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
Learn how to deal with a respiratory emergency and give first aid for a cardiac emergency! This class focuses on injury prevention, recognizing an emergency and basic first aid. Following discussion and demonstration, participants will perform CPR techniques on mannequins and learn FBAO removal (foreign body airway obstruction) for infant, child and adults. Also, participants will learn how a defibrillator works and its importance in life threatening situations. Those successfully completing the course will receive certification in CPR. This course is recommended for anyone who has never had CPR training or is looking to refresh his or her emergency skills.
Participants will be instructed in the correct procedures in the administration of first-aid to the sick/injured. Learn to identify and care for persons in shock, with fractures, and other injuries/conditions—including bleeding, strains, sprains, seizures, diabetes, etc. A study book is included. Following the class, a certificate of completion will be given to students. Develop your confidence so you don’t panic and can be ready to help someone!
Tolerance is not Enough
If I am walking down a street late at night and 6 men approach me, what decision might I make? Yes, cross the street. Often when we talk about the concept of prejudice, we don't talk about the practical applications or benefits that may be derived from that skill. However, we lose our credibility when we use those findings out of their original context and try them in a new situation. In this session we will explore the myths and truths about groups, expand our understanding of prejudice, and discuss the importance that context plays in our relationship with others.
To Live and Die in a Meme
Memes are the smallest unit of thought - they battle in a contest of Darwinian survival of the fittest.
In this session we will examine the power of the thoughts we hold and the primal instinct that we must overcome to be more inclusive in our workplaces and community.
Better Business Writing
What do you think when you read a poorly written email, newsletter, or document? Not great things I imagine! Poor business writing skills not only reflect negatively on the writer and company – it confuses the audience and hurts the brand’s reputation. And, as you know, this can be costly. Understanding the steps of positive and effective communication, proposal writing (formal and informal) and clear, concise, and powerful communication are just a few of the ways you will learn how to improve your writing skills and produce professionally written business communications with confidence!
Communication in the Workplace
Each day your actions and words constantly send messages through the things you say and don’t say and the actions you do and don’t do. Are you aware of the messages you are communicating to those around you? You need to be! The power of great communication in the workplace should not be underestimated and is something many organizations can, want, and need to improve upon. Is your organization one of them? Let’s start exploring your strengths and what you can do to use powerful communication to engage your employees.
Emotional Maturity & Management
According to behavioral research from Harvard and UCLA, having emotional intelligence is the biggest determining factor in how successful we are in our careers. Emotional intelligence is the ability to be aware of your own emotions and manage them. It also includes being socially aware, empathetic, and demonstrating social skills. In the workplace, people who can demonstrate emotional intelligence will have more success over their peers. So, how do you build the skills to be more in tune with your own and others peoples’ emotions? In this intriguing learning lab, participants will assess their emotional intelligence and learn strategies to improve emotional intelligence to be more successful in the workplace. Upon completion of this course, participants will learn:
- What Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is
- What Emotional Maturity (EM) is
- The benefits of EM
- How to determine a baseline for your EM level for specific work capabilities
- Which capabilities to build
- How to use five EM tools
- Ways to overcome self-defeating emotions
Commanding Presentation Skills
Surveys have shown that only 7% of all people would be willing to speak in front of an audience. However, even if someone is in the willing 7%, it doesn’t mean they are skilled enough to hold an audience’s attention or meet the presentation’s goals. This workshop is designed to build the skills of anyone whose responsibilities include stepping in front of a group. They will learn the skills necessary to be polished, professional, and powerful presenters, no matter what the subject. This workshop has been praised by first-time and very experienced presenters for the quality of the material and the interactive way it is shared. Attendees will learn:
- What makes a presentation successful.
- The differences between how children learn and how adults learn.
- How to become familiar with your presentation materials.
- How to prepare your presentation site.
- Room arrangement styles.
- Visual equipment placement.
- How to create an environment that engages the audience.
- Dealing with presentation fears.
- Ideas for creating attention-getting PowerPoint shows.
- Tips on creating valuable participant handout materials.
- Creating a context for understanding by using metaphors and themes.
- Tips for presenting with a partner.
- Conducting productive discussions.
- Presenting dry or taxing information.
- Five ways to use non-verbal expressions to reinforce your message.
Goal Setting for Work and Life
When most people talk about goal setting, it can sound like a list of hopes and dreams, very few of which are ever realized. Why? But goal setting is more than just dreaming - it’s a practical process of careful consideration, planning, documenting, and achieving what you’ve set out in a plan. Goal setting is not a once in a lifetime activity. It is an ongoing evidence of what you have built your time, abilities, intelligence, energy and other resources. In this compelling workshop, participants learn practical steps to turn their dreams into reality. They leave with a written plan for up to two major and three minor goals. Attendees will learn:
- The definition of goal setting.
- Why should you set goals?
- What are goals worth setting?
- Why the process is so important?
- What are you afraid of?
- Five questions to ask before setting goals.
- Two kinds of goal setting.
- Your short-term goals.
- Your long-term goals.
- The role rewards play in setting your goals.
- Ways to stay on track.
- What keeps us from achieving our goals.
- Additional barriers to achieving our goals.
- What to do if you can’t get there.
- When to start setting goals.
- What are you waiting for?
Conflict Fluency: Engaging the Energy of Conflict
Have you been in those situations where things get heated and nothing seems to get done? Your role demands that you equip yourself with tools and techniques to engage others when in conflict. This session provides frameworks and lenses for staff to explore strategies of going beyond conflict resolution to engagement. Learn how to harness your own conflict style by incorporating strategies that will allow you to be effective in your role on campus - and beyond!
Understanding the 2016 Elections
The 2016 presidential elections are upon us! The class will review the factors and forces that will influence the presidential campaigns and determine the eventual winner. Topics include discussion of the primaries, conventions, the Electoral College, and the role of the media and money in politics.
Understanding the Impact of the 2016 Elections
The 2016 elections are over. This class will examine who won and lost and why at the state and federal level. The class will also explore what impact the elections will have nationally and in Minnesota, including upon local governments such as Dakota County.