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Business Courses

CREATIVE ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE - PREPARATION

This is module 1 of 3 of this 3 -part course, an essential for anyone seeking to start their own business.  Whether you're seeking start-up in the service or retail industries this course emphasizes the creative components you will need to successfully stand out amongst the rest.  This course provides a strong foundation of the fundaments of entrepreneurship; moving from ideas to realization, understanding your process, research, increasing efficiency and more.  Come prepared to write, read, research and realize your dream.

Module 1

Mondays, February 3, 10, 17 & 24

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - $135.00 (includes book)

Register after Janury 27 - $145.00

CREATIVE ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE - PLANNING

This is a module 2 of 3 of this 3-part course, an essential for anyone ready to tackle the nuts and bolts of the formal stage of documenting the entrepreneurial process with a written plan, so that your idea bcomes active and is the foundation of your bsiness roadmap.  Here, you'll focuss on the busienss plan, your mission, vision, objectives, strategies and more.  Come prepared to read, research, review, and reimagine your ideas to the reality of it all.

Module 2

Mondays, March 3, 10, 24 & 31

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - $135.00 (includes book)

Register after February 17 - $145.00

CREATIVE ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE - PROFIT & PRODUCTION

Module 3 of 3.  Now that you have a plan, what's next?  In this module you will look at marketing strategies, your location, assess communication and social networking formats, review self-assessment, funding sources and more.  How do you organize your system of profit?  Is your product and profit margin realistic? Come prepared to test your strategies and ideas, review entrepreneurial landscape and your creative endeavor.

Module 3

Mondays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - $135.00 (includes book)

Register after March 17 - $145.00

GRANT PROPOSALS OVERVIEW

Volunteers or employees of non-profit agencies, local government, and educational institutions will find this class helpful.  Information presented includes research, funding sources, development, and proposal types.  This is the prerequisite for taking Grant Writing Workshop.     

Mondays & Wednesdays, March 17, 19, 24 & 26

6:00 - 8:30 p.m., $135

Register after March 7 - $145

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

Come prepared to write your grant proposal.  Participants should have a funding source identified prior to class so all class time and writing are focused on the interests, requirements, and instructions provided by the funding source.  An extra class has been added due to students’ requests.

Prerequisite: Grant Proposals Overview course or prior grant writing experience.
Wednesdays, April 9, 16, 23 & 30, 6-8:30 p.m., $165

Register after March 28 - $175

 HOW TO START A NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION

Creating a not for profit organization can be a daunting process, but this course will help you learn the step by step process.  You will be introduced to the forms and applications necessary to start your new organization. 

Tuesday & Thursday, March 4 & 6

6:00 - 8:30 p.m., $80

Register after February 20 - $90

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC RELATIONS

Need a few tips on how to promote an event, organization or concept? Well this PR crash course is for you.  Learn how to craft media alters, press releases, statements and other related documents from seasoned Public Relations professional.  A special emphasis will also be placed on best practices of both traditional and new media relations.

Mondays - March 10 & 17

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - $85.00

Register after February 24 - $95.00

LABOR ARBITRATION COURSE

In this course, students will explore the important role of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the workplace.  Using court and arbitration decisions as well as supplementary materials, students will discuss the relationship between arbitration and the judicial system, a union's duty of fair representative, issues of arbitrability, evidence and procedure, as well as variety of substantive contractual isses normally addressed in arbitration, such as seniority, fring benefits, wages and hours, subcintracting and union security.  In particular, the course will focus on "just case" discharge and discipline cases.  Enrollment limited to 24 people.  Sign up today!

Monday through Friday - March 17-21

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$250.00 includes materials

$275.00 after February 20