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1055 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93408
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Classes

Oct
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

Supervisor's Role in the Workers' Comp Process

Find out what to do when your employee is injured, or becomes ill at work. 
This is an interactive training; please bring questions. 
Topics Include: 
- The paperwork that needs to be completed by the injured employee and the supervisor. 
- Where to send an employee for treatment. 
- Follow up with Intercare Holdings Insurance Services, Inc. 
- Accommodating an employee with work restrictions
- Bloodborne Pathogen Post-Exposure Protocol

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Oct
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

PowerPoint I

Learn how to create and edit individual slides in your presentation; rearrange and delete slides; insert slides from other presentations; edit; format text; bulleted lists; spell check; work with WordArt, clip art, and shapes; and build your own slide show using Slide Masters and transitions. Prerequisites: Windows Introduction or previous Windows and word processing experience

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Oct
25
9:00am 9:00am

Word 2013-III

This course is for the very skilled Word user who wants to learn more advanced techniques. Topics include: mail merge for form letters and mailing labels; creating and modifying online forms; working with long documents; including tables of contents, indexes, footnotes and endnotes, and hyperlinks; automating actions with macros; customizing menus and toolbars. PRE-REQUISITE: Please complete Word 2013 - II before signing up for this course. Word 2013 courses are designed to build on the previous course knowledge set and are meant to be taken in order. If you are unsure if you have completed Word 2013 - II please take the Skills Assessment to help determine which course is best for you. http://www.slocoldc.org/s/Word-III-Skills-Assessment.pdf

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Oct
26
9:00am 9:00am

Excel 2013-III

This course teaches advanced formulas and functions, lookups and data tables, list management and data validation, creating and formatting PivotTables, exporting and importing, analytical options, and macros. PRE-REQUISITE: Please complete Excel 2013 - II before signing up for this course. Excel 2013 courses are designed to build on the previous course knowledge set and are meant to be taken in order. If you are unsure if you have completed Excel 2013 - II please take the Skills Assessment to help determine which course is best for you. http://www.slocoldc.org/s/Excel-III-Skills-Assessment.pdf

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Oct
30
10:00am10:00am

Skype Introductory Training

  • New Government Center-BOS Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Skype for Business allows you to connect instantly with other County users to collaborate through instant messaging (IM), voice or video conferencing from your desktop, and by sharing access to desktops and applications during online meetings! Learn how to use whiteboards, polls, and other tools to gather ideas and elevate your level of collaboration with others in the County!

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Nov
1
10:30am10:30am

Dynamics of Change Management

  • New Government Center-RM 161/162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Change is stressful. Learning how to manage and cope with change is vital to our well-being in this ever-changing world. Even if the stress of change is unavoidable, you can learn how to deal effectively with change in the workplace and in your personal life. Discover strategies and tactics that can help you cope with change and take charge of what can be controlled.

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Nov
2
8:30am 8:30am

Presentation Basics

This course will help employees overcome some of the most common concerns when preparing for and giving a presentation. Dr. Zachary Hall will delve into delivery and anxiety, and how to prepare for impromptu presentations. Employees will also have the opportunity to gain understanding of how to organize oneself for an upcoming presentation. This course is targeted for all county employees; not only those who make big presentations.

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Nov
2
9:00am 9:00am

Access I

Learn the basics of planning and designing databases by creating and modifying tables, creating and running queries, designing forms and generating reports. This course provides a great foundation for understanding the concepts of relational databases. Pre-Requisite: Previous Windows experience, Word - I, and Excel - I.

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Nov
3
10:00am10:00am

Skype Introductory Training

Skype for Business allows you to connect instantly with other County users to collaborate through instant messaging (IM), voice or video conferencing from your desktop, and by sharing access to desktops and applications during online meetings! Learn how to use whiteboards, polls, and other tools to gather ideas and elevate your level of collaboration with others in the County!

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Nov
6
8:30am 8:30am

Breakthrough Business Writing

This Breakthrough Business Writing course aims to break three bad habits that cause most writing problems. Learn to write backwards with the reader in mind, not the writer. Understand the value of summarizing instead of story telling. Then, break the rules by writing like you speak, not obeying all hard grammar rules.* *This course will not cover writing board reports.

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Nov
8
8:30am 8:30am

New Employee Orientation

  • New Government Center- RM 161/162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The New Employee Orientation is usually held the Second Wednesday of each month. It is designed to familiarize new employees with the process of working in the public sector as well as introduce the various resources available to San Luis Obispo County Employees. The New Employee Orientation includes a mandatory training segment that addresses Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (DHP) during the final 45 minutes of the meeting.

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Nov
8
11:00am11:00am

Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Training

  • New Government Center- RM 161/162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It is the policy of San Luis Obispo County that all employees shall have a working environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. San Luis Obispo County requires that all employees treat the public and other employees with courtesy and respect. This training will help County management and staff understand, address and prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

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Nov
8
3:30pm 3:30pm

County Identity Standards 101

This is a crash course on the various policies and uses of the County's new identity standards. In order to build a strong connection between what the County is and what it does for the community, all County representatives and staff are directed to follow new guidelines outlined in the County's Identity Standards Manual. Take this course to understand the County's brand strategy and to discover the correct and incorrect ways to use colors, typography (fonts), the County's name, and the County's identity marks in all communications, both internal and external.

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Nov
9
9:00am 9:00am

Word I

This course is suitable for new and seasoned users who want to learn more and will teach tips and tricks to help maneuver through Word. The instructor will guide students through creating and editing documents with a heavy emphasis on formatting characters and paragraphs. The course will also include working with tables and graphics as well as proofing and printing documents.

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Nov
13
8:00am 8:00am

Defensive Driving

How to drive defensively. How to adjust to driving circumstances and how to anticipate other drivers' actions. Students learn such techniques as covering your brakes, following distance, delayed accelerations, safe passing, proper scanning techniques, and many more skills. After completing this course your certificate is good for a 4 year period.

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Nov
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

Defensive Driving

How to drive defensively. How to adjust to driving circumstances and how to anticipate other drivers' actions. Students learn such techniques as covering your brakes, following distance, delayed accelerations, safe passing, proper scanning techniques, and many more skills. After completing this course your certificate is good for a 4 year period.

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Nov
14
8:00am 8:00am

Defensive Driving

How to drive defensively. How to adjust to driving circumstances and how to anticipate other drivers' actions. Students learn such techniques as covering your brakes, following distance, delayed accelerations, safe passing, proper scanning techniques, and many more skills. After completing this course your certificate is good for a 4 year period.

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Nov
14
8:00am 8:00am

Defensive Driving

How to drive defensively. How to adjust to driving circumstances and how to anticipate other drivers' actions. Students learn such techniques as covering your brakes, following distance, delayed accelerations, safe passing, proper scanning techniques, and many more skills. After completing this course your certificate is good for a 4 year period.

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Nov
15
10:30am10:30am

Mindful Meditation

  • New Government Center-RM 161/162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In our busy, “automatic pilot” lives, we may find that we crave opportunities to be mindful. In this seminar, participants will examine the focus of mindful meditation, define it, explore what it is and isn’t, identify its benefits, discuss data that supports mindful meditation and have an opportunity to experience it

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Nov
28
8:00am 8:00am

Workplace Violence

  • Ludwick Community Center-Assembly Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tools for Tense Situations: Dealing with Angry, Entitled or Threatening People
* Tools for Safe Space and Distances
* Communication Skills for Low to High-Risk Situations
* High-Risk Customer Service Skills
* The Power of Intuition

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Nov
28
10:00am10:00am

Workplace Violence

  • Ludwick Community Center- Assesmbly Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tools for Tense Situations: Dealing with Angry, Entitled or Threatening People
* Tools for Safe Space and Distances
* Communication Skills for Low to High-Risk Situations
* High-Risk Customer Service Skills
* The Power of Intuition

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Nov
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Workplace Violence

  • Ludwick Community Center-Assesmbly Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tools for Tense Situations: Dealing with Angry, Entitled or Threatening People
* Tools for Safe Space and Distances
* Communication Skills for Low to High-Risk Situations
* High-Risk Customer Service Skills
* The Power of Intuition

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Nov
29
8:00am 8:00am

Workplace Violence

  • Ludwick Community Center-Assembly Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tools for Tense Situations: Dealing with Angry, Entitled or Threatening People
* Tools for Safe Space and Distances
* Communication Skills for Low to High-Risk Situations
* High-Risk Customer Service Skills
* The Power of Intuition

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Nov
29
9:00am 9:00am

Excel I

This class is suitable for new and seasoned users who want to learn more about the program. Extra attention is given to shortcuts, tips and tricks! We will cover the core functions and features of Excel. Students will gain skills in creating and modifying spreadsheets, entering text and values, creating, editing and copying formulas and functions, using autofill, formatting, inserting and deleting columns and rows, printing and page setup options, as well as creating basic charts.

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Nov
29
10:00am10:00am

Workplace Violence

  • Ludwick Community Center-Assembly Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tools for Tense Situations: Dealing with Angry, Entitled or Threatening People
* Tools for Safe Space and Distances
* Communication Skills for Low to High-Risk Situations
* High-Risk Customer Service Skills
* The Power of Intuition

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Nov
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Workplace Violence

  • Ludwick Community Center-Assembly Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tools for Tense Situations: Dealing with Angry, Entitled or Threatening People
* Tools for Safe Space and Distances
* Communication Skills for Low to High-Risk Situations
* High-Risk Customer Service Skills
* The Power of Intuition

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Dec
8
8:30am 8:30am

CPR-First Aid-AED Training

This course teaches you how to recognize life threatening emergencies, such as cardiac arrest, strokes and breathing emergencies. Training in First Aid and AED operation are included in this course. This class will not meet the Healthcare Provider requirements. Lunch is from 12-1pm (not included). Wear loose, comfortable clothing

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Dec
13
8:30am 8:30am

New Employee Orientation

  • New Government Center- RM 161/162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The New Employee Orientation is usually held the Second Wednesday of each month. It is designed to familiarize new employees with the process of working in the public sector as well as introduce the various resources available to San Luis Obispo County Employees. The New Employee Orientation includes a mandatory training segment that addresses Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (DHP) during the final 45 minutes of the meeting.

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Dec
13
9:00am 9:00am

Word II

This course includes creating section breaks, multiple columns, using and creating Styles, outlines, headers and footers, creating and formatting tables, watermarks and graphics, creating templates, and envelopes and labels, tracking document changes and comparing revisions.  

It is strongly encouraged that Word I is taken prior to this course!
 

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Dec
13
11:00am11:00am

Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Training

  • New Government Center- RM 161/162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It is the policy of San Luis Obispo County that all employees shall have a working environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. San Luis Obispo County requires that all employees treat the public and other employees with courtesy and respect. This training will help County management and staff understand, address and prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

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Dec
20
9:00am 9:00am

Excel II

This intermediate spreadsheet course includes viewing options, hiding and displaying data, linking and consolidating workbooks, advanced charting techniques, advanced formatting, basic list management (sorting and filtering), creating cell comments and protecting cells from changes, and creating and managing templates.

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Jan
17
9:00am 9:00am

Outlook Tips & Tricks

This half-day class goes beyond the basic features of the desktop version of Outlook, with a focus on time saving tips and tricks. Even if you have used Outlook for years, you will be amazed and these hidden features and techniques. You will learn how to navigate between Mail, Calendar, and People, create and manage email, create signatures, manage Automatic Replies, create calendar items, share and access shared calendars, create contacts and search the Global Address List

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Jan
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

Outlook Tips & Tricks

This half-day class goes beyond the basic features of the desktop version of Outlook, with a focus on time saving tips and tricks. Even if you have used Outlook for years, you will be amazed and these hidden features and techniques. You will learn how to navigate between Mail, Calendar, and People, create and manage email, create signatures, manage Automatic Replies, create calendar items, share and access shared calendars, create contacts and search the Global Address List

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Jan
18
8:30am 8:30am

Preparing and Submitting Board Agenda Items

In this two-part course, you will learn how to successfully prepare and submit an agenda item to the Board of Supervisors. The first half of the course will help you understand how to coordinate and write an agenda item, specifically as to the content the Administrative Office and the Board of Supervisors requires. The second half of the course we will provide hands on training on how to navigate and utilize the functionality in Agenda.net to create and prepare a staff report for an agenda item as well as a corrigenda item.

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Jan
18
1:30pm 1:30pm

Preparing and Submitting Board Agenda Items

In this two-part course, you will learn how to successfully prepare and submit an agenda item to the Board of Supervisors. The first half of the course will help you understand how to coordinate and write an agenda item, specifically as to the content the Administrative Office and the Board of Supervisors requires. The second half of the course we will provide hands on training on how to navigate and utilize the functionality in Agenda.net to create and prepare a staff report for an agenda item as well as a corrigenda item.

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Jan
24
9:00am 9:00am

Access - II

You should be comfortable using a personal computer and Microsoft Windows. You should also have some experience in using Access. You will get the most out of this course if your goal is to become proficient in using more advanced Access features, such as table relationships, referential integrity, joins, queries, forms, reports, charts, PivotTables, and PivotTable charts and forms.

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Jan
24
10:00am10:00am

Request for Proposals

  • New Government Center-RM 161/162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this course, you will learn in depth the steps and knowledge to completing an Request for Proposal (RFP) that gets you want you want. Topics include creating a clear scope of work, developing the correct criteria for evaluation, steps to select the right vendor, and avoiding a protest. This class is intended for any County employee completing Request for Proposals.

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Jan
25
9:00am 9:00am

Word III

This course is for the very skilled Word user who wants to learn more advanced techniques. Topics include: mail merge for form letters and mailing labels; creating and modifying online forms; working with long documents; including tables of contents, indexes, footnotes and endnotes, and hyperlinks; automating actions with macros; customizing menus and toolbars.

PRE-REQUISITE: Please complete Word 2013 - II before signing up for this course. Word 2013 courses are designed to build on the previous course knowledge set and are meant to be taken in order. If you are unsure if you have completed Word 2013 - II please take the Skills Assessment to help determine which course is best for you. http://www.slocoldc.org/s/Word-III-Skills-Assessment.pdf

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Feb
5
8:00am 8:00am

Defensive Driving

How to drive defensively. How to adjust to driving circumstances and how to anticipate other drivers' actions. Students learn such techniques as covering your brakes, following distance, delayed accelerations, safe passing, proper scanning techniques, and many more skills. After completing this course your certificate is good for a 4 year period

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Feb
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Defensive Driving

How to drive defensively. How to adjust to driving circumstances and how to anticipate other drivers' actions. Students learn such techniques as covering your brakes, following distance, delayed accelerations, safe passing, proper scanning techniques, and many more skills. After completing this course your certificate is good for a 4 year period.

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Feb
6
8:00am 8:00am

Defensive Driving

How to drive defensively. How to adjust to driving circumstances and how to anticipate other drivers' actions. Students learn such techniques as covering your brakes, following distance, delayed accelerations, safe passing, proper scanning techniques, and many more skills. After completing this course your certificate is good for a 4 year period.

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Feb
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

Defensive Driving

How to drive defensively. How to adjust to driving circumstances and how to anticipate other drivers' actions. Students learn such techniques as covering your brakes, following distance, delayed accelerations, safe passing, proper scanning techniques, and many more skills. After completing this course your certificate is good for a 4 year period.

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Feb
7
10:30am10:30am

News Release Writing Workshop

Do you have trouble getting your department's news in the local media? This course will help you write news releases that the news media will want to cover, solidifying you and your department as a reputable news source. Learn the basic principles and elements of writing a news release to gain maximum news coverage.

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Feb
7
10:30am10:30am

Emotional Eating

  • New Government Center-RM 161/162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you an emotional eater? In this workshop, participants will explore their own eating habits and learn to spot emotional eating. We will discuss the relationship between moods and cravings, learn to recognize things that are likely to trigger emotional eating and identify steps and resources to gain control.

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Feb
14
9:00am 9:00am

Excel III

This course teaches advanced formulas and functions, lookups and data tables, list management and data validation, creating and formatting PivotTables, exporting and importing, analytical options, and macros. PRE-REQUISITE: Please complete Excel 2013 - II before signing up for this course. Excel 2013 courses are designed to build on the previous course knowledge set and are meant to be taken in order. If you are unsure if you have completed Excel 2013 - II please take the Skills Assessment to help determine which course is best for you. http://www.slocoldc.org/s/Excel-III-Skills-Assessment.pdfThis class is suitable for new and seasoned users who want to learn more about the program. Extra attention is given to shortcuts, tips and tricks! We will cover the core functions and features of Excel. Students will gain skills in creating and modifying spreadsheets, entering text and values, creating, editing and copying formulas and functions, using autofill, formatting, inserting and deleting columns and rows, printing and page setup options, as well as creating basic charts

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Feb
14
3:30pm 3:30pm

County Identity Standards 101

This is a crash course on the various policies and uses of the County's new identity standards. In order to build a strong connection between what the County is and what it does for the community, all County representatives and staff are directed to follow new guidelines outlined in the County's Identity Standards Manual. Take this course to understand the County's brand strategy and to discover the correct and incorrect ways to use colors, typography (fonts), the County's name, and the County's identity marks in all communications, both internal and external.

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Feb
15
9:00am 9:00am

Excel Power Pivot

We are now living in the age of big data. Data is being collected all the time and for increasingly detailed transactions. This can lead to an overwhelming amount of data, which brings about a need for people who can analyze large amounts of data quickly. Fortunately, Excel provides Power Pivot to help you organize, manipulate, and report on your data in the best way possible. Since a tool is only as good as the person using it, it is important to gain a solid understanding of Power Pivot to maximize your effectiveness when analyzing data. Along with this, the need to analyze that data and gain actionable insight is greater than ever. Being able to harness the power of advanced PivotTable features and create PivotCharts will help you to gain a competitive edge. You will not only be able to summarize data for you to analyze, but also organize the data in a way that can be meaningfully presented to others. This leads to data-driven business decisions that have a better chance for success for everyone involved. 


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Power Pivot along with Excel's PivotTables and Pivot Charts to analyze data from a variety of sources. You will: 
• Get started with Power Pivot. 
• Visualize Power Pivot data. 
• Work with advanced functionality in Power Pivot. 
• Prepare data for PivotTable reporting and create PivotTables from various data sources. 
• Analyze Data Using PivotTables. 
• Work with PivotCharts.

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Feb
21
10:30am10:30am

Health & Well-Being In The Workplace

  • New Government Center-RM 161/162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Discover how to enhance your health, well-being and productivity by relieving stress with simple relaxation techniques. Explore ergonomics and learn how to avoid on-the-job injuries from lifting, repetitive stress (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) and computer-related injuries (headache, eyestrain and back pain). The discussion will include how to achieve work-life balance, establish priorities, eat healthy and get regular exercise.

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Feb
28
9:00am 9:00am

Outlook Tips & Tricks

This half-day class goes beyond the basic features of the desktop version of Outlook, with a focus on time saving tips and tricks. Even if you have used Outlook for years, you will be amazed and these hidden features and techniques. You will learn how to navigate between Mail, Calendar, and People, create and manage email, create signatures, manage Automatic Replies, create calendar items, share and access shared calendars, create contacts and search the Global Address List.

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Feb
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Outlook Tips & Tricks

This half-day class goes beyond the basic features of the desktop version of Outlook, with a focus on time saving tips and tricks. Even if you have used Outlook for years, you will be amazed and these hidden features and techniques. You will learn how to navigate between Mail, Calendar, and People, create and manage email, create signatures, manage Automatic Replies, create calendar items, share and access shared calendars, create contacts and search the Global Address List.

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Mar
2
10:00am10:00am

AB 1234 - Local Ethics Training

California Assembly Bill 1234 requires that if a local agency provides any type of compensation, salary, or stipend to, or reimburses the expenses of a member of its 'legislative body', that local agency's officials must receive training in ethics. As an alternative to the "live" training on 3/3/17, the County encourages you to obtain on-line training via the FPPC's website. Copy and paste the following address into your browser, i.e., Explorer, Firefox, etc: http://localethics.fppc.ca.gov/login.aspx Please allow a full TWO HOURS to complete this on-line program. 

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Mar
6
10:30am10:30am

Nutrition Navigator

Looking to plan some healthy meals during your busy week? Trying to better understand components like nutrition labels, blood sugar levels and fiber? This seminar is a nutrition navigator that will help you begin planning healthy meals and introduce some of the nutrition basics for your journey to a healthier you!

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Mar
14
9:00am 9:00am

Publisher I

This course teaches the essential functions and features of Publisher 2013. Students will learn how to create a publication, adjust its page setup, enter and edit text, insert pictures, and create and modify text frames. They'll also learn how to work with multipage publications, objects, graphics, and tables, as wells as how to print publications

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Mar
15
9:00am 9:00am

Word I

This course is suitable for new and seasoned users who want to learn more and will teach tips and tricks to help maneuver through Word. The instructor will guide students through creating and editing documents with a heavy emphasis on formatting characters and paragraphs. The course will also include working with tables and graphics as well as proofing and printing documents.

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Mar
15
10:00am10:00am

Contract Development & Administration

In this course, you will learn in depth how to quickly create and administer a service contract. Topics include contract templates, performance based contracting, vendor compliance, and vendor performance evaluation. This class is intended for any County employee creating or administering a service contract.

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Mar
27
1:30pm 1:30pm

Compassion Fatigue: Increasing Resiliency

Giving daily care to victims of traumatic events can take an emotional toll. Learn how to identify the factors that contribute to compassion fatigue and related symptoms, such as emotional outbursts, chronic ailments and difficulty sleeping. Discover how compassion fatigue can develop and learn specific strategies to increase your resiliency

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Mar
28
9:00am 9:00am

PowerPoint II

You should be comfortable using a personal computer and Microsoft Windows. You will also need to know the basics of using Microsoft PowerPoint. You will get the most out of this course if your goal is to become proficient using PowerPoint to create enhanced presentations.

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Apr
12
9:00am 9:00am

Word II

This course includes creating section breaks, multiple columns, using and creating Styles, outlines, headers and footers, creating and formatting tables, watermarks and graphics, creating templates, and envelopes and labels, tracking document changes and comparing revisions.  

It is strongly encouraged that Word I is taken prior to this course!

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Apr
25
9:00am 9:00am

Excel II

This intermediate spreadsheet course includes viewing options, hiding and displaying data, linking and consolidating workbooks, advanced charting techniques, advanced formatting, basic list management (sorting and filtering), creating cell comments and protecting cells from changes, and creating and managing templates.

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Apr
25
10:30am10:30am

Learning to Relax

  • New Government Center- RM 161/162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this workshop, you will learn more about different relaxation strategies — including meditation, guided imagery, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and yoga — to find a technique that works for you. You will discover the potential health benefits of relaxation and how you can be more productive during the day and sleep better at night.

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May
9
9:00am 9:00am

Access III

Prerequisites: Access Intermediate or equivalent experience. You will cover querying with SQL, advanced queries, macros, advanced macros, importing/exporting/linking objects, and database management.

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May
10
9:00am 9:00am

Outlook Tips & Tricks

This half-day class goes beyond the basic features of the desktop version of Outlook, with a focus on time saving tips and tricks. Even if you have used Outlook for years, you will be amazed and these hidden features and techniques. You will learn how to navigate between Mail, Calendar, and People, create and manage email, create signatures, manage Automatic Replies, create calendar items, share and access shared calendars, create contacts and search the Global Address List.

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May
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Outlook Tips & Tricks

This half-day class goes beyond the basic features of the desktop version of Outlook, with a focus on time saving tips and tricks. Even if you have used Outlook for years, you will be amazed and these hidden features and techniques. You will learn how to navigate between Mail, Calendar, and People, create and manage email, create signatures, manage Automatic Replies, create calendar items, share and access shared calendars, create contacts and search the Global Address List.

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May
15
10:30am10:30am

Managing Priorities to Maximize Your Day

Discover how to enhance your health, well-being and productivity by relieving stress with simple relaxation techniques. Explore ergonomics and learn how to avoid on-the-job injuries from lifting, repetitive stress (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) and computer-related injuries (headache, eyestrain and back pain). The discussion will include how to achieve work-life balance, establish priorities, eat healthy and get regular exercise.

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May
23
9:00am 9:00am

Word 2013 - III

This course is for the very skilled Word user who wants to learn more advanced techniques. Topics include: mail merge for form letters and mailing labels; creating and modifying online forms; working with long documents; including tables of contents, indexes, footnotes and endnotes, and hyperlinks; automating actions with macros; customizing menus and toolbars. PRE-REQUISITE: Please complete Word 2013 - II before signing up for this course. Word 2013 courses are designed to build on the previous course knowledge set and are meant to be taken in order. If you are unsure if you have completed Word 2013 - II please take the Skills Assessment to help determine which course is best for you. http://www.slocoldc.org/s/Word-III-Skills-Assessment.pdfThis course includes creating section breaks, multiple columns, using and creating Styles, outlines, headers and footers, creating and formatting tables, watermarks and graphics, creating templates, and envelopes and labels, tracking document changes and comparing revisions.  

It is strongly encouraged that Word I is taken prior to this course!

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May
24
9:00am 9:00am

Excel 2013 - III

This course teaches advanced formulas and functions, lookups and data tables, list management and data validation, creating and formatting PivotTables, exporting and importing, analytical options, and macros.

PRE-REQUISITE: Please complete Excel 2013 - II before signing up for this course. Excel 2013 courses are designed to build on the previous course knowledge set and are meant to be taken in order. If you are unsure if you have completed Excel 2013 - II please take the Skills Assessment to help determine which course is best for you. http://www.slocoldc.org/s/Excel-III-Skills-Assessment.pdfThis half-day class goes beyond the basic features of the desktop version of Outlook, with a focus on time saving tips and tricks. Even if you have used Outlook for years, you will be amazed and these hidden features and techniques. You will learn how to navigate between Mail, Calendar, and People, create and manage email, create signatures, manage Automatic Replies, create calendar items, share and access shared calendars, create contacts and search the Global Address List.

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May
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Promoting Family Health

Your family’s health matters and living healthy can be a challenge. With demanding schedules at both home and work, it isn’t always easy to keep yourself and family members on track. In this seminar, participants will learn simple steps they can take to promote good family health. Participants will explore the importance of a documented family history, the benefits of a family emergency plan, healthy meal planning guidelines, exercise as a family bonding activity and other helpful tips.

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Jun
7
9:00am 9:00am

Word - I

This course is suitable for new and seasoned users who want to learn more and will teach tips and tricks to help maneuver through Word. The instructor will guide students through creating and editing documents with a heavy emphasis on formatting characters and paragraphs. The course will also include working with tables and graphics as well as proofing and printing documents.

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Jun
13
9:00am 9:00am

Excel - I

This class is suitable for new and seasoned users who want to learn more about the program. Extra attention is given to shortcuts, tips and tricks! We will cover the core functions and features of Excel. Students will gain skills in creating and modifying spreadsheets, entering text and values, creating, editing and copying formulas and functions, using autofill, formatting, inserting and deleting columns and rows, printing and page setup options, as well as creating basic charts.

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Jun
13
3:30pm 3:30pm

County Identity Standards 101

This is a crash course on the various policies and uses of the County's new identity standards. In order to build a strong connection between what the County is and what it does for the community, all County representatives and staff are directed to follow new guidelines outlined in the County's Identity Standards Manual. Take this course to understand the County's brand strategy and to discover the correct and incorrect ways to use colors, typography (fonts), the County's name, and the County's identity marks in all communications, both internal and external.

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Jun
14
9:00am 9:00am

Excel Power Pivot

We are now living in the age of big data. Data is being collected all the time and for increasingly detailed transactions. This can lead to an overwhelming amount of data, which brings about a need for people who can analyze large amounts of data quickly. Fortunately, Excel provides Power Pivot to help you organize, manipulate, and report on your data in the best way possible. Since a tool is only as good as the person using it, it is important to gain a solid understanding of Power Pivot to maximize your effectiveness when analyzing data. Along with this, the need to analyze that data and gain actionable insight is greater than ever. Being able to harness the power of advanced PivotTable features and create PivotCharts will help you to gain a competitive edge. You will not only be able to summarize data for you to analyze, but also organize the data in a way that can be meaningfully presented to others. This leads to data-driven business decisions that have a better chance for success for everyone involved. 


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Power Pivot along with Excel's PivotTables and Pivot Charts to analyze data from a variety of sources. You will: 
• Get started with Power Pivot. 
• Visualize Power Pivot data. 
• Work with advanced functionality in Power Pivot. 
• Prepare data for PivotTable reporting and create PivotTables from various data sources. 
• Analyze Data Using PivotTables. 
• Work with PivotCharts.

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Jun
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Healthy Aging

There is a saying that “60 is the new 40.” The way our society looks at age is changing. We have longer life spans and face new health challenges as a result. In this workshop, we will discuss age as a state of mind. The way we relate to our surroundings influences our perception of the aging experience.

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Jul
12
8:30am 8:30am

Preparing and Submitting Board Agenda Items

In this two-part course, you will learn how to successfully prepare and submit an agenda item to the Board of Supervisors. The first half of the course will help you understand how to coordinate and write an agenda item, specifically as to the content the Administrative Office and the Board of Supervisors requires. The second half of the course we will provide hands on training on how to navigate and utilize the functionality in Agenda.net to create and prepare a staff report for an agenda item as well as a corrigenda item.

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Jul
12
1:30pm 1:30pm

Preparing and Submitting Board Agenda Items

In this two-part course, you will learn how to successfully prepare and submit an agenda item to the Board of Supervisors. The first half of the course will help you understand how to coordinate and write an agenda item, specifically as to the content the Administrative Office and the Board of Supervisors requires. The second half of the course we will provide hands on training on how to navigate and utilize the functionality in Agenda.net to create and prepare a staff report for an agenda item as well as a corrigenda item.

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Oct
17
10:30am10:30am

The Five Buckets Principle

Is it possible to meet the competing demands of job, family, friends, school and work? The answer is a resounding yes! Learn the Five Buckets Principle of work-life balance. Discover how to think about the big picture without ignoring the little things that matter. Explore how to find the time to take care of it all — including time for yourself — by identifying priorities, making choices and managing expectations.

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Oct
16
2:30pm 2:30pm

Budget 201

Budget 101 will be from 1:00pm-2:30pm and then followed by Budget 201 from 2:30pm-5:00pm. You may register for just one or both depending on what you feel will be relevant for you.

Budget 201: This class will focus on the nuts and bolts of the County's budget development process. The purpose of the class is to provide perspective that is not given in the budget instructions to departments, answering questions like "What does the Administrative Office looking for?" County Budget Director Emily Jackson will provide tips for how to prepare a strong budget proposal, and will identify resources available to departments who are looking for guidance before and during budget development time. This class is intended for staff who are directly involved in the budget process- particularly those who are involved in writing narratives to provide justification for status quo budget numbers and Budget Augmentation Requests. Staff are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are new to the budget process, or have been doing it for years!

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Oct
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Budget 101

Budget 101 will be from 1:00pm-2:30pm and then followed by Budget 201 from 2:30pm-5:00pm. You may register for just one or both depending on what you feel will be relevant for you. 

Budget 101: This class is designed to provide attendees with an overview of the County's budget development process and approach. County Budget Director Emily Jackson will cover the fundamentals of County budgeting, and will focus on all of the factors that influence budget development, and the fiscal outlook for the coming budget year. This class will provide a great introduction to staff who are new to the County's budget process, and will also benefit staff who have previously been involved in the budget development process. 

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Oct
13
10:00am10:00am

Preventing Workplace Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation (AB 1825)

  • New Government Center-BOS Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

State Assembly Bill 1825 was implemented in December 2005 and mandates that all who serve as a lead, supervisor, or have power or influence over other employees (even if he/she does not officially supervise) are required to take a state-approved Sexual Harassment Prevention Training every two years, initiated within 6 months of promotion or hiring into a lead or higher position.

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Oct
12
2:30pm 2:30pm

Budget 201

Budget 101 will be from 1:00pm-2:30pm and then followed by Budget 201 from 2:30pm-5:00pm. You may register for just one or both depending on what you feel will be relevant for you.

Budget 201: This class will focus on the nuts and bolts of the County's budget development process. The purpose of the class is to provide perspective that is not given in the budget instructions to departments, answering questions like "What does the Administrative Office looking for?" County Budget Director Emily Jackson will provide tips for how to prepare a strong budget proposal, and will identify resources available to departments who are looking for guidance before and during budget development time. This class is intended for staff who are directly involved in the budget process- particularly those who are involved in writing narratives to provide justification for status quo budget numbers and Budget Augmentation Requests. Staff are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are new to the budget process, or have been doing it for years!

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Oct
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Budget 101

Budget 101 will be from 1:00pm-2:30pm and then followed by Budget 201 from 2:30pm-5:00pm. You may register for just one or both depending on what you feel will be relevant for you. 

Budget 101: This class is designed to provide attendees with an overview of the County's budget development process and approach. County Budget Director Emily Jackson will cover the fundamentals of County budgeting, and will focus on all of the factors that influence budget development, and the fiscal outlook for the coming budget year. This class will provide a great introduction to staff who are new to the County's budget process, and will also benefit staff who have previously been involved in the budget development process. 

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Oct
12
10:00am10:00am

General Departmental Purchasing

  • New Government Center-RM 161/162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this course, you will learn the County Purchasing policies and procedures for goods and services. This course will examine where to find resources to complete a Purchase Order, Request for Proposals (RFP), Bids, and Contracts. This course is intended for any County employee involved in purchasing goods or services. Course participants should have a basic understanding of the Purchasing process prior to class.

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Oct
11
11:00am11:00am

Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Training

  • New Government Center- RM 161/162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It is the policy of San Luis Obispo County that all employees shall have a working environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. San Luis Obispo County requires that all employees treat the public and other employees with courtesy and respect. This training will help County management and staff understand, address and prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

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Oct
11
8:30am 8:30am

New Employee Orientation

  • New Government Center-RM 161/162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The New Employee Orientation is usually held the Second Wednesday of each month. It is designed to familiarize new employees with the process of working in the public sector as well as introduce the various resources available to San Luis Obispo County Employees. The New Employee Orientation includes a mandatory training segment that addresses Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (DHP) during the final 45 minutes of the meeting.

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Oct
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Outlook Tips & Tricks

This half-day class goes beyond the basic features of the desktop version of Outlook, with a focus on time saving tips and tricks. Even if you have used Outlook for years, you will be amazed and these hidden features and techniques. You will learn how to navigate between Mail, Calendar, and People, create and manage email, create signatures, manage Automatic Replies, create calendar items, share and access shared calendars, create contacts and search the Global Address List.

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Oct
5
9:00am 9:00am

Outlook Tips & Tricks

This half-day class goes beyond the basic features of the desktop version of Outlook, with a focus on time saving tips and tricks. Even if you have used Outlook for years, you will be amazed and these hidden features and techniques. You will learn how to navigate between Mail, Calendar, and People, create and manage email, create signatures, manage Automatic Replies, create calendar items, share and access shared calendars, create contacts and search the Global Address List.

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Oct
4
10:30am10:30am

Power of Positive Thinking

  • New Government Center-RM 161/162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Whether you believe it or not, we can rewire our brains to think differently. Positive thinking can dramatically affect our own attitudes, as well as our relationships with others. In this seminar, we will learn how we can replace negativity with positive thoughts, and discuss best practices and the power of praise. We’ll learn overall skills that will assist us in making changes that will lead to our own greater happiness.

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Oct
4
10:00am10:00am

Supervisor's Role in the Workers' Comp Process

Find out what to do when your employee is injured, or becomes ill at work. 
This is an interactive training; please bring questions. 
Topics Include: 
- The paperwork that needs to be completed by the injured employee and the supervisor. 
- Where to send an employee for treatment. 
- Follow up with Intercare Holdings Insurance Services, Inc. 
- Accommodating an employee with work restrictions
- Bloodborne Pathogen Post-Exposure Protocol

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Oct
3
9:00am 9:00am

DISC Training

Would you like to improve your performance and career success through an assessment of your behavioral style? This assessment is a powerful self-improvement tool designed to help you improve your performance, career success, enhance communication and better understand others.

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