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A 3D printer can be used to teach science and math in two ways: when a teacher creates an accurate 3D model of a concept for students to handle, or to design a “starter set” model that students can then alter and use as the basis for explorations. The instructors will impart ideas for developing appropriate content of concepts ranging from kindergarten to grad school and will teach participants to use the free and open source 3D modeling program OpenSCAD. The class assumes participants already know the basics of using a 3D printer, from the UgotClass “Intro to 3D Printing” or equivalent experience. Recommended optional e-book: Horvath and Cameron, 3D Printed Science Projects (Apress, 2016).

Start date: 07/03/17

Online 24/7 (07/03/2017-07/28/2017)

Class Cost: $195.00

Instructor : Joan Horvath 

Location : Online



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After taking this Advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. Agenda Unit 1 Developing a Survey -Purposes of surveys -Fundamentals of Survey Research -Ethical Considerations -Likert Scales Unit 2 Comparing Means -Chi-Square -Statistical Significance -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually -Practical Problems involving Means Comparisons Unit 3 Finding Differences between Groups -ANOVA -Post Hoc Comparisons -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually -Practical Problems Involving ANOVA Unit 4 Individual Research Inquiries -Developing Research Questions -Setting Up Study -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually

Start date: 08/07/17

Online 24/7 (08/07/2017-09/01/2017)

Class Cost: $195.00

Instructor : Jeff Kritzer 

Location : Online



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Come get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Find out about proximity marketing, mobile marketing metrics, and developing a mobile marketing campaign. Learn how to promote your app on the web, building a landing page for your app, and advanced tracking of your application usage. Then take home a blueprint for creating guidelines and standards for your mobile marketing effort, and how to measure its success. You will leave this course with the knowledge to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Agenda Unit 1 Mobile Marketing - From Text to App - SMS/MMS Marketing - Non-Native Apps - Native Apps - Leveraging Existing Apps Unit 2 Strategy Design - Intent/Goals - Metrics - Platform decisions - Pricing implications Unit 3 Campaign Design - Elements of a Successful campaign - Design choices and implications - Case study of a successful campaign - Measuring success Unit 4 Campaign Execution - Timing - Integration with other campaign elements - Cross organization training - Gaining customer buy-in

Start date: 08/07/17

Online 24/7 (08/07/2017-09/01/2017)

Class Cost: $245.00

Instructor : Simon Salt 

Location : Online



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Cash is arguably the most important factor in business success. Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) reports 90% of all small business failures are due to poor cash flow—more money gets paid out than collected. It is the non-financial manager who really makes a difference in the day-to-day cash activities. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash flow success. Agenda Unit 1 Cash Flow Strategies Why cash is so important in business What are the cash-critical stages in business What internal sources of cash are possible What potential external sources of cash there are Unit 2 Reporting and Evaluating Cash Flow Review of the Cash Flow Statement Review of Projected Cash Flow Report What the Cash Cycle communicates What improvements can be made to shorten the cash cycle Calculating cash cycle Unit 3 Projecting Cash Needs How much cash the business needs When cash injections are needed Which cash needs will internal sources be able to cover Which cash needs must be met through external sources Making comparisons with other businesses in the same industry Unit 4 Funding Requests What debt sources of cash are possible What are the potential equity sources of cash What requirements different funding sources have Making a pitch to investors Approaching potential lenders for financing

Start date: 07/03/17

Online 24/7 (07/03/2017-07/28/2017)

Class Cost: $195.00

Instructor : Jodie Trana 

Location : Online



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Strategically applying/utilizing the various disciplines within human resources in order to cause organizational change and add value is often referred to as “change management.” HR professionals are increasingly being asked to develop the personal skills and attitudes for implementing change as well as a technical understanding of how to apply the tools for change. In this class participants will learn how to successfully plan, implement, communicate, create employee involvement and commitment, and add value during change. This class is beneficial to human resources professionals within organizations or those seeking to enter the field of Human Resource Strategy Consulting. Agenda Unit 1 Overview of Change Management Principles and Applications -Change management principles and applications -Skills and aptitudes for change management -Successfully initiating and implementing change Unit 2 Change Management Tools for Human Resources - Various models of change management -Applying specific models to successful change management Unit 3 Building the Case For Change -Developing a convincing and data driven case for change within your organization -Building support for effective change management -Receiving feedback from peers and instructor Unit 4 Applying Change Management Tools Within Your Organization - Identifying a specific project within your organization -Successfully mapping out the process based on change management -Strategically creating a change management coalition -Planning to prepare to take the next step

Start date: 07/03/17

Online 24/7 (07/03/2017-07/28/2017)

Class Cost: $245.00

Instructor : Sally Schmall 

Location : Online



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It seems that nearly everyone is carrying and using a smart phone these days. Whether you favor the Android, iPhone or Blackberry platforms, once you get used to having Internet access with you “everywhere” you go, it’s hard to be unplugged. Smart organizations across the globe are investing in building smartphone applications. The challenge with traditional smartphone applications is that development is highly technical and very expensive. In this four week course, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across Android and iPhone platforms. This course is ideal for business owners and executives who want to understand how smartphone applications can be inexpensively built and also for technical users who want to understand to how quickly deploy smartphone applications. NOTE – This course will not include any programming. At the end of this course, each participant will discover how easy they can build smart phone applications for their businesses, without any of the programming which is normally required. Agenda Unit 1 - Why your organization should leverage smart phones - Ideas for smartphone applications - The smartphone landscape & platform options - RSS feeds explained - What is twitter? - What is Facebook? - What is YouTube? - What is a blog? - What are QR codes? - Web apps vs smart phone applications - Building your first application Unit 2 - Building your second application - Basic image manipulation for smart phone use - Sharing your application with others - Previewing your application on a smart phone - Tracking your application usage Unit 3 - Building your third application (2 week project) - Options for monetizing your application - Understanding publishing guidelines for applications Unit 4 - Deploying to the App Stores - Monetizing through AdMob - App builder roundup

Start date: 07/03/17

Online 24/7 (07/03/2017-07/28/2017)

Class Cost: $245.00

Instructor : Dan Belhassen  

Location : Online



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In today’s business environment, employers expect employees to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. The ability to solve problems quickly and effectively is a critical interpersonal skill well worth developing. Using the problem solving model in this course will enable you to be more successful. Interpersonal and businesses relationships fail because of poor problem solving. Find out how to recognize problems and deal with them more appropriately. You will take home techniques relevant for any organization or group context, but can also be easily adapted to work at an individual level. Agenda Unit 1 What is a problem? Detecting and identifying problems Differentiating problems from symptoms Recognizing the business reasons for creative problem solving Structuring problems with observation and fact-finding Unit 2 Identify and Evaluate Solutions Generating multiple solutions to solve problems Selecting the best solution Stretching outside your preferred style Evaluating the risks of taking action vs. not taking action Unit 3 Make and Implement a Decision Utilizing 4 decision-making methodologies to select a solution Exploring the best possible means of implementing the solution Identifying who will implement the solution Committing to a solution Unit 4 Problem Solving Follow Up Expressing organizational benefits Employing the 4 effective methods of obtaining feedback Planning follow up meetings Identifying improvements Documenting success and the process for future reference Continuously practicing your newly developed creative thinking skillsRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 07/03/17

Online 24/7 (07/03/2017-07/28/2017)

Class Cost: $195.00

Instructor : Cathy Niven 

Location : Online



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Cyber security issues are all around us and reach nearly every part of our business and work, from online banking and education to Facebook and Wi-Fi. Finally, you can get up-to-date on cyber security basics and fundamentals. Designed for non-technical managers, directors and others in the workplace, you will find out about threats and vulnerabilities, safeguards, common attacks, viruses, malware and spyware, disaster recover planning, intrusion detection/prevention, basic security architecture, introductory forensics, and cyber terrorism. At the end of this course, you will have the knowledge needed to practice safer computing and safeguard your business and work information. Agenda Unit 1. Introduction to Cyber Security -What does "Cyber Security" mean? -Brief history and evolution -Commonly used Cyber Security terms and their meaning -Cyber terrorism Unit 2. Threats and Vulnerabilities -Viruses, malware and spyware -Vulnerability Management 101 -Detection and Remediation Unit 3. Information Assurance - Staying safe -Enterprise Risk Management -Common Attacks -Technical Controls -Firewalls and encryption Unit 4. Disaster recover planning -Intrusion Detection/Prevention -Basic security architecture -Introductory forensics -Recovering data

Start date: 07/03/17

Online 24/7 (07/03/2017-07/28/2017)

Class Cost: $245.00

Instructor : Stan Waddell 

Location : Online



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The rapid growth of online and other digital tools to deliver course materials has opened the door to many possibilities for expanding regular face-to-face courses or developing new ones. This is a great opportunity to reach broader audiences and add rich resources and materials to the topics you want to teach. Whether developing new or modifying an existing class, this four-week session will help you puzzle out how to take advantage of the best of both worlds. Use the strength of the face-to-face engagement and the power of the Internet to deliver great content, reach broader audiences and support different learning styles. The Hybrid or blended classroom encourages students to learn at their own pace while also building on the unique exchanges that can happen in both the face-to-face class and on-line. Agenda Unit 1 Terminology & Trends Defining the Hybrid approach Overview of Technology in Education Unit 2 Identifying the Best of Face-to-face and Best of On-line Understanding Learning Styles Unit 3 Teaching in the Hybrid Environment Best Practices – models for flipped and hybrid Challenges and techniques to the on-line environment Unit 4 Assessing Your Resources Creating a plan for developing Hybrid course Resources to get started

Start date: 07/03/17

Online 24/7 (07/03/2017-07/28/2017)

Class Cost: $195.00

Instructor : Kassia Dellabough 

Location : Online



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Especially for future and emerging leaders in Gen Y, come discover the key concepts of being a leader and the best strategies for developing your leadership skills and influence. Learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit in for influencing others. Leadership skills are acquired and learned. The action takes place in attending meetings, running meetings, interacting with others 1:1, and employing successful techniques to convince and influence others. You can become a leader if you know the do’s and don’ts; what to say, what not to say; what to do, what not to do. Agenda Unit 1 Making Leadership Happen -What leaders do, and don’t do -What Leaders Believe -Attributes of leaders: what characteristics leaders have that others don’t -Making it happen: becoming a leader -Leadership procedures and processes, how leaders work Unit 2 Attending Meetings: Where the Action Is -How to attend a meeting when you are not the leader -The dynamics of meetings -Recognizing the players in a meeting -How to study. The unspoken cues of body language, silence, objections, -Studying/Reading the leader in a meeting Unit 3 The Secrets of Leading Successful Meetings -Creating your meeting agenda and objective -The 5 Secrets of leading an outcome oriented meeting -Getting something passed -Understanding meeting procedures: Bob’s Process Model Unit 4 Change: How to Influence Others -Creating the argument -Delivering the case -Gaining support, before, during, and after meetings -Taking leadership

Start date: 07/03/17

Online 24/7 (07/03/2017-07/28/2017)

Class Cost: $145.00

Instructor : William Draves 

Location : Online



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Whether you are sending out a press release, communicating internally with a memo or promoting your own skills on LinkedIn, strong writing skills are the key to success. Come away with the tools and techniques you need to improve your copywriting skills and learn how to avoid the common writing mistakes that can hold you back. Agenda Unit 1 Copywriting Essentials How to tell the difference between bad copy and good copy The art of the perfect sentence Developing your message Crafting your document roadmap Adapting your style to the audience and message Unit 2 Getting to the Point Clarity and brevity: Less is more Active vs. Passive Voice Cutting the clutter Using concrete examples and avoiding unwarranted superlatives Unit 3 Self Editing Leaving yourself time for revisions Avoiding common grammar mistakes and punctuation pitfalls Subject, verb and object agreement Fact checking The benefits of having an in-house style guide Unit 4 Creating Attention-grabbing Press Releases Writing benefit-driven copy Setting the right tone Language to use and language to avoid Writing a great headline

Start date: 07/03/17

Online 24/7 (07/03/2017-07/28/2017)

Class Cost: $195.00

Instructor : Kathryn Will 

Location : Online



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It’s a smart business practice and the right thing to do. Find out how to implement sustainability solutions for your workplace. Gain practical information for yourself and your employees to begin on Monday morning. Brand your organization in the world of environmental stewardship. Your instructors will detail and deliver practical approaches and applications toward implementing sustainability with guidance in planning procedures. Take back practical tips on operating your indoor environments to consider air, water, lighting, fitness, nutrition, mind and comfort. For anyone pursuing a career in a company or in government where there is an effort to build awareness and to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of environmental stewardship and overall social responsibility. Agenda Unit 1 The Business Case for Sustainability -Concepts of Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, and Profit. -The Return on Investment ( ROI ) -Human Capital Indicators and Employee Engagement -Transparency for Stakeholders -Reducing Energy Use Saves on the Bottom Line Unit 2 An Internal Sustainability Plan -Initial Assessment of Current Business Model -An Office Task Force is Essential -Designing a Mission Statement -Basics on Environmental Accounting and Reporting -Monitoring and Evaluation Unit 3 Wellness in the Workplace -New Value Proposition for Well Offices -Wellness Concepts: Air, water, light, fitness, nutrition, comfort and mind -Risk vs Reward of Wellness Features -Sick Building Syndrome Unit 4 Inner Company Initiatives That Work -Office Procedural Strategies -A Strategy for Resource Management -Assessing Current Supply Chain and Purchasing Procedures -Tools to Track Sustainable Products and Verify Healthy Purchasing -Suggestions For Greening Your Office

Start date: 08/07/17

Online 24/7 (08/07/2017-09/01/2017)

Class Cost: $195.00

Instructor : Thom Lowther 

Location : Online



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