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Professional Growth Workshops

Speak Easy Spanish

Speak Easy Spanish introduces a quick way to learn the most commonly used phrases out in the community when interacting with a Spanish speaking person. Learn functional phrases by unique techniques taught in Command Spanish format. This course will cover greetings, status inquires, etiquette and social niceties, introduction yourself and others, asking personal questions, how to compliment others, holiday greetings, emergency Spanish, giving directions, small talk, as well as how to order from a Spanish restaurant! Cross-cultural issues will also be discussed leaving the participant with better awareness of how to overcome language barriers with grace.

Friday 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Belle Glade/ CRA 113 August 25 November 10
Friday 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Lake Worth/ TBA January 26 May 4

Conversational Haitian Creole

Connect with the vivid, sonorous language of Kreyol, or Creole, and the fascinating culture of its speakers in this introductory course. Using this easy non-academic, non-grammar approach, you will quickly be able to speak and understand small amounts of basic Haitian Creole found in most routine interchanges of daily life. Learn community-specific language including greetings, status inquiries, etiquette and social niceties, introducing yourself and others, personal information numbers, basic and emergency communication strategies, giving directions, small talk, and possible responses to basic questions.

Fall 2018        

Delivering Dynamic Presentations

If you have a fear of public speaking you are not alone! Many people face anxiety when preparing a presentation to be delivered from the front of a room. As the importance of the presentation increases, so does the level of anxiety. This workshop will help ease your fears by helping you prepare, practice and deliver presentations that persuade! This workshop will teach you a process for deciding what to include, how much time to spend on each item, and the best manner to visually present the information. You will also learn ways to mentally prepare for and deliver a smooth, confident presentation.

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Lake Worth/ CBP 307 February 21

Balancing Priorities: How to Successfully Manage Tasks, Deadlines and Expectations

The demand for productivity is greater than ever before. Deadlines are tight, technology is complex, and oftentimes employees have the added challenge of reporting to more than one manager. It' s no surprise this pressure can lead to increased conflict and overwhelming feelings of confusion. That is, until you are equip with the skills they need to manage their work load effectively. This workshop will teach you - step by step - how to ditch the time-wasters and improve performance through better goal setting, task delegation, organization, and the proper use of technology.

 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Palm Beach Gardens/ BB 309 February 7
 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Boca Raton/ HT 212 April 3

Emotional Intelligence

Learn strategies on how to use emotions for information, energy and action in the form of self-awareness. Identify self-regulation strategies and emotional "triggers" in addition to a clear understanding of empathy and empathetic listening skills. Ultimately, discover the critical connection between self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, and empathy to cultivate and maintain effective relationships at work and in your daily life.

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Boca Raton/ HT 312 January 30
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Palm Beach Gardens/ BB 309 February 28


Open to All Faculty and Staff

The number one goal of this course to teach you how to act in a emergency. In this course you will learn the basics of the first aid, the most common life-threatening emergencies, how to recognize them, and how to help. You will also learn how to recognize when someone needs CPR, how to call for help, and how to properly perform CPR and use an AED. Registration is required, this class has an maximum of 16 people. Each campus has AED units installed. View the AED map document to view the location of the defibrillators.

 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Palm Beach Gardens/ BB 309 April 11

Interpersonal Communication

The society we live and work in is more diverse than it has ever been, so being able to communicate effectively is more challenging than it has been for previous generations.  The internet and social media can only take us so far. We still need to know what to say, when to say it, and how to say it so that we can be effective and achieve understanding.  This workshop will recognize many of the factors that can make interpersonal communication challenging, and provide practical ways of overcoming those challenges while enriching your interactions with many different types of people.

 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Lake Worth/ CBP 307 April 18


Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention program is a workshop which introduces a safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to help employees provide for the best possible care, safety and security of disruptive individuals while also taking appropriate measures to protect themselves and others in their charge.

Learn about early intervention methods for preventing or managing disruptive behavior. Become aware of steps to be taken to handle situations that may become violent such as attempting to resolve conflicts between students or employees to handling a crisis situation in a classroom. Discover how to identify threatening behavior and intervention techniques, both verbal and nonverbal, to reduce the potential for violence. Note: Please wear comfortable clothing.

 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Palm Beach Gardens/ BB 309 April 25

Pace Palette

Building a high-performaning team requires that all members of the team understand, and make allowances for each others' unique ways of thinking, communicating and working. Using the Pace Palette as a foundation, this workshop will help participants identify their own style, as well as that of their team and explore ways in which they can engage all team members in working towards team goals.

Summer 2018    

Conducting a Talent Review

This workshop will provide supervisors and staff with the necessary tools for practicing effective performance management throughout the year.

 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Lake Worth/ CBP 302 May 2


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