Professional Development Workshops and Seminars

Understanding Financial Statements – Not for Accountants

This crash course will help you understand financial statements. Especially designed for non-accountants, gain an intuitive understanding of your organization’s finances to guide you in better decision making. You will learn the basics of small business financial statements. Balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statement formats and analysis will be discussed and performed in class. Professionals in all industries and occupations are welcome to attend (except accountants). Each student will receive handouts. Lunch will be served to those attending in person.

Instructor: Joel DeNamur
Wednesday, March 23
11:30 am - 1 pm
Virtual or In Person Option
Nicolet College – Tamarack Center 210
$20 Virtual
$25 In person, includes lunch
Discounted rate for students age 62+

Project Management Fundamentals

Project management is being increasingly recognized as the key to business success. As technologies mature and enable individuals to be ever more productive, coordinating work toward a common goal is still required to produce greater overall value. This course will cover the various components and moving pieces of project management that can really help with the planning, coordination, and implementation of tasks and resources to help achieve better project outcomes.

Instructor: Regis Brost
Thursday, May 12
10 am - 2:30 pm
Nicolet College – Tamarack Center 210
$55 In person, includes lunch
Discounted rate for students age 62+
Limited to 10 attendees

Future-proof Your Workforce!

Let’s face it. Finding and keeping quality employees is most organizations’ biggest challenge right now. You don’t have time to research the best ideas. Let us help you! In this course, Ellen provides proven ideas on compensation packages, onboarding, setting expectations, creating a great workplace, and coaching. Ellen will also facilitate the audience’s sharing best practices in hiring and retention. You will walk away from this session with ideas you can implement the next day. This is also an opportunity to network with peers.

Instructor: Ellen Mathein
Friday, April 29
9 am - Noon
Virtual or In Person Option
Nicolet College – Tamarack Center 210
$45 Virtual
$60 In person, includes breakfast
Discounted rate for students age 62+

Social Media Posts that Grab Attention

Learn to write social media posts that grab attention and go beyond Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Whenever looking for information on writing social media posts, the focus is SEO – use of keywords to place your post as high on a search list as possible. What’s missing is information on creative ways to grab attention and engage “followers,” AND be yourself. This class/seminar will use examples of engaging posts (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram), brainstorming of ideas, and discussion of staying true to yourself and your voice in the public setting of social media.

Instructor: Michelle Zanoni
Tuesday, May 10
5 - 8 pm
Virtual or In Person Option
Nicolet College – Northwoods Center 110
$45 Virtual
$60 In person
Discounted rate for students age 62+

Essential Writing Skills for Digital Content

Understand why good writing is essential for digital content. Avoid boring blog posts, confusing website content, and unprofessional presentation of ideas (i.e., bad grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.)

Instructor: Michelle Zanoni
Tuesday, May 24
6 - 8 pm
Virtual or In Person Option
Nicolet College – Northwoods Center 110
$45 Virtual
$60 In person
Discounted rate for students age 62+

What Is Design Thinking?

Design thinking is not a fad. It is sticking around. Why? It uses creativity strategies of the design professions to solve problems. In this class you will learn the essential habits of creative problem solving used by architects, industrial designers, and fine artists.

Instructor: Myles Alexander
Thursday, March 31
1 - 2:30 pm
Nicolet College – Northwoods Center
$25

How to Be a Design Thinker

Myles Alexander will be your guide in this design thinking workshop. We will use a Stanford University d.school curriculum. You will learn about several design abilities, methods, and mindsets. You will hear from exemplary design thinkers to learn what design looks like in the real world. In partner activities and discussions you will discover what design is. You will learn over 20 concepts and tools you can apply to human-centered design in your own work.

Instructor: Myles Alexander
Thursday, May 5
1 - 4 pm
Nicolet College – Northwoods Center
$65