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1055 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93408
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Classes

Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

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
10:30 AM10:30

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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Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

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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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

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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May
1
2:00 PM14:00

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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May
9
9:00 AM09:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
1:00 PM13:00

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
10:30 AM10:30

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
2:00 PM14:00

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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May
30
7:00 PM19:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
3:30 PM15:30

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
15
8:30 AM08:30

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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Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

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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Jun
27
10:00 AM10:00

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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Jun
27
11:00 AM11:00

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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Jul
12
8:30 AM08:30

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
1:30 PM13:30

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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Nov
13
9:00 AM09:00

Media Interview Workshop

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

Get the skills you need to master your next media interview. This three-hour course combines theory and practice by providing tips and tricks and on-camera interview training. You will learn how to quickly identify your key message and how to promote good news within your department. You'll take part in realistic media interviews with tailored scenarios and playback analysis to prepare you for real print, radio or TV interviews. By the end of this course, you will have the confidence to face the media.

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Apr
23
2:00 PM14:00

Media Interview Workshop

Get the skills you need to master your next media interview. This three-hour course combines theory and practice by providing tips and tricks and on-camera interview training. You will learn how to quickly identify your key message and how to promote good news within your department. You'll take part in realistic media interviews with tailored scenarios and playback analysis to prepare you for real print, radio or TV interviews. By the end of this course, you will have the confidence to face the media.

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Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

Giving & Receiving Feedback

The ability to give and receive feedback effectively is essential for personal growth, staff development, and for creating enhanced interpersonal, leadership and team effectiveness. Key learning objectives of this session include:

1. Learn approaches and mindsets for approaching difficult conversations.

2. Understand barriers to receiving feedback, including triggers which cause us to discount or reject the potential value of what the giver is saying.

3. Explore mindsets and best practices on how to graciously receive feedback.

4. Develop familiarity with how to effectively provide feedback to others using several proven tools, including Personal Accountability Questions (PAQs), the LCS (Likes-Concerns-Suggestions) technique, and the SBI (Situation – Behavior- Impact) tool.

5. Learn best practices for how to follow-through and follow-up to ensure productive and effective use of feedback conversations.

6. Develop a personal action plan for applying these tools and techniques in the workplace.

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Apr
17
8:30 AM08:30

Enhancing Your Effectiveness As A Team Player

Teams and teamwork are essential for accomplishing organization goals and for establishing high levels of employee engagement. Teams require excellent leadership as well as exceptional team players. This session provides participants with practical models for self-assessment and team-assessment, and exposure to attitudes and behaviors for enhancing their own individual effectiveness as a team player. Key learning objectives of this session include:

1. Understand the top ten behaviors of an ‘ideal team player,’ and assess your own strengths and areas for improvement based on this model.

2. Explore practical results-oriented mindsets, behaviors, and actions to increase your own effectiveness as a team player.

3. Become familiar with a leading model for assessing teams, and develop awareness of attitudes, actions and behaviors that individuals can incorporate to enhance the effectiveness of teams they are on.

4. Develop a personal development action plan for taking your game to the next level.

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Apr
12
9:00 AM09:00

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
12
8:30 AM08:30

Breakthrough Presentations

To win the hearts and minds of any audience, master the three V’s of presentation.

1. Visual skills — Looking good—the most important of the delivery skills.

  • Eye contact — Learn the simple secret of instant credibility.
  • Facial expression — Why you must smile more than you do.
  • Gestures — What to do and what not to do with your hands.
  • Appearance — The three rules of dress that promote credibility.
  • Movement — Learn the one essential move that telegraphs confidence.
  • Posture and staging — How and where to stand—there is only one place.                             

2 . Vocal skills — Sounding good—the three dimensions of your voice.

  • Dimension 1. Volume — Your most important vocal quality—and most people abuse it.  
  • Dimension 2. Rate and pausing — People who tell you to slow down are wrong.
  • Dimension 3. Pitch — How to get the “music” into your voice.
  • Diction, ums and uhs — Speak clearly. And rid yourself of these once and for all.

3. Verbal skills — Making sense. Follow the IMPACT process and format:

  • Introduction — Provide instant interest and context for your message.
  • Main point — Frame your message in two sentences: (1) a big idea and (2) a call to action.
  • Points — Support your main point with support points—an agenda, credenda, or procedure.
  • Analysis — Support, expand, and explain your points with details.
  • Conclusion — Repeat your big idea and expand upon your call to action at the end.
  • Tag line — After a Q&A session, come back with power.  Designing visuals — Design effective slides.
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Apr
10
10:30 AM10:30

Living Within A Realistic Budget

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

Living within a realistic budget is doable! Learn to make wise choices and stretch your financial resources to make the most of what you earn. Discover the importance of setting realistic goals for long-term financial health. Learn how to track spending and manage debt.

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Apr
9
10:00 AM10:00

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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