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To Register For The Below Upcoming Courses, Please Visit NeoGov Learn!

Oct
23
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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Oct
24
9:00 AM09:00

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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Oct
30
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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Nov
1
8:00 AM08:00

Verbal Judo

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

Professionals know they must be mentally flexible to handle all the situations that come up in a typical day. They understand how to use words as a tool rather than as a weapon. And they keep focused on the goal of each encounter. To be successful we must be able to read people and situations as opportunities for progress, taking appropriate action for each event without letting our personal feelings sabotage the results we are looking for.

Verbal Judo teaches the skills necessary to remain centered and focused during any verbal circumstance. You will learn to redirect behavior, diffuse difficult situations, and generate voluntary compliance from people not on their best behavior. Although people may not always like what they have to do, they will understand the need to be cooperative. With employees, peers, citizens, or even family members, Verbal Judo will give you the edge in any encounter, increasing the value of the agency and the quality of your life.

For more information on the course objectives, visit: http://verbaljudo.org/verbaljudogovernmentcourse.html

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Nov
8
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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Nov
14
8:30 AM08:30

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
14
11:00 AM11:00

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
15
9:00 AM09:00

OneNote Essentials

In our fast-paced digital world, the need to capture ideas, meeting notes, and to-do items is ever present. Microsoft® Office OneNote® 2016 provides a way for you to efficiently create and collect your notes in an electronic notebook. This course will introduce you to using OneNote notebooks to store a wide variety of content in an organized structure, access the content from anywhere, and also share it with others. Additionally, learning how OneNote and the other applications in the suite are integrated increases your productivity with Microsoft Office.

Course Objectives: In this course, you will develop digital note-taking skills by creating, modifying, and managing OneNote notebooks that work with other Microsoft Office programs.

You will: • Navigate and customize the OneNote interface and environment. • Add and format text, images, audio, links, and drawing objects to a notebook. • Embed Excel spreadsheets and attach other files to a notebook. • Categorize, organize, and search notebook content. • Check spelling in, print, and password-protect notebooks. • Use Outlook and OneDrive to send and share notebook content. • Export notebook content and manage notebook history and backup

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Nov
15
1:30 PM13:30

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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Nov
26
8:00 AM08:00

Defensive Driving

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

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
26
1:00 PM13:00

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
27
8:00 AM08:00

Defensive Driving

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

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
27
8:30 AM08:30

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
27
1:00 PM13:00

Defensive Driving

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

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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Dec
12
8:30 AM08:30

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
12
9:00 AM09:00

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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Dec
12
11:00 AM11:00

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
9:00 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.pdf

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Jan
3
9:00 AM09:00

One More Thing & I'll Explode! Managing Change

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

Change is stressful, no question. But it is as unavoidable as death and taxes, so we might as well embrace it. In this refreshing workshop, participants are led through the common responses to change, what change can mean, and the various affects it can have in our homes, at work, and in our relationships. Jean Steel is well prepared for this topic, having led a life with more change in it than most. She asks us to take care of ourselves, to reframe our thinking, to make strong commitments, and to see the opportunities in all the changes of our lives. Find out how the one-minute vacation and the “tombstone technique” can, well, change the way you think about change.

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Jan
22
10:00 AM10:00

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
29
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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Jan
30
9:00 AM09:00

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
4
8:00 AM08:00

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
4
1:00 PM13:00

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
8:00 AM08:00

Defensive Driving

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

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
1:00 PM13:00

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
14
9:00 AM09:00

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-SkillsAssessment.pdf

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Mar
5
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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Mar
5
9:30 AM09:30

Eating Right for Life

Doughnuts for breakfast, candy bar for lunch? Eating on the run? Does this sound familiar? Participants in this seminar learn the benefits of nutrition, including the importance of making informed food choices to develop and maintain sound eating habits.

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Mar
7
9:00 AM09:00

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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Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

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
20
10:00 AM10:00

Contract Development & Administration

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

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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Apr
2
9:30 AM09:30

Bullying: A Guide for Parents

Keeping our children safe is one of the most important jobs we have as parents. And it’s a job that’s harder than ever with the prevalence of bullying, whether it’s verbal, physical or social. According to the National Center for Education and Bureau of Justice Statistics, about 21% of students ages 12 to 18 experienced bullying between 2014 and 2015. Learn about the different types of bullying, including cyberbullying, ways to protect your children and how to recognize the warning signs.

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Apr
9
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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Apr
12
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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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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May
6
8:00 AM08:00

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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May
6
1:00 PM13:00

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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May
7
8:00 AM08:00

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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May
7
1:00 PM13:00

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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May
21
9:30 AM09:30

Art of Listening & Giving Feedback

Communication is a vital part of your daily life. It’s a learned skill that requires give and take. Listening can be confused with hearing. And constructive criticism is often mistaken for judgment. Learn the art of effectively listening to others, providing feedback and communicating better.

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Oct
18
8:30 AM08:30

Breakthrough Business Writing

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

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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