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This bundle includes 2 Meditation classes: Reading for Purpose and Mediation for Understanding.  Join us for a unique book club experience. Each book is chosen for its content as it relates to specific concepts. Related contemplative activities are designed to learn through personal experience and action.  Books must be purchased by participant; not included in registration.

Start date: 06/07/2017

Cost:: $150.00

Materials Cost:: $0.00

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Language: EnglishDescription: Learn how to use your strengths, optimism, and sense of belonging, power and energy to prevail in service of a purpose in our Balanced Leadership for Women course. Listen to stories told by amazing women leaders and learn from their failures and success. Discover techniques for balancing work and life through centered leadership with tools for connecting, engaging, and energizing yourself and others. This course starts with you and helps you build your path for success.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

4010275

Location : Online

Cost: $195.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Language: EnglishDescription: Companies can create a competitive advantage by using their resources to create a greater value to customers than their competitors can give them; managers play an integral role leading this organizational process. A competitive advantage is built on a company’s resources that are valuable, rare, imperfectly imitable, and nonsubstitutable. For an organization to create a sustainable competitive advantage it needs to have a strategy. This course discusses how a competitive advantage is created, sustained, and changed within an organization.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

4010594

Location : Online

Cost: $40.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Language: EnglishDescription: Today, bowhunting ranks higher in participation than almost any other form of hunting, after whitetail gun hunting! Our course is compiled with the very best tips and strategies, that give insights on critical gear, shooting advice, bowhunting techniques, and tons of helpful hints for in-the-field archery success. Our Better Bow Hunting course takes a straightforward approach and highlights everything you can do to get more out of your archery products. We include real-life situations and also give tips as to what gear can help you archery experience.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

4010280

Location : Online

Cost: $195.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Language: EnglishDescription: To better serve customers, service workers need to build a relationship with each one. Customers have needs beyond completing a simple business transaction; they have Emotional Needs as well. Customer service workers can fulfill these needs by building rapport with the customers they serve. Rapport is built by carefully listening to the customer, in order to understand what their wants and needs are. This leads to a personal relationship that can help the customer service worker deliver exceptional customer service. This course discusses how to listen to and build rapport with customers. It is designed for a general business audience.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

4010287

Location : Online

Cost: $40.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Language: EnglishDescription: From simple e-mails to formal letters, business professionals will need to compose documents that educate, persuade, inform, or enlighten others. Writing is an essential element of business communication. By the time most of us get through grade school, high school, and college, we feel like we have the basics of writing down pat. However, we still see basic grammar mistakes in the workplace. In a business setting this can be a problem, because others are making judgments about us and are forming opinions based on how we write. This course discusses grammar commonly used in the workplace.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.Certification: N/A

4010288

Location : Online

Cost: $40.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This Certificate provides you with a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. In the first course, you will discover resources for developing game design, identify the mechanics and verbs used in different games. You will come away with knowing the different activities that are part of game design, being able to flesh out a game idea in order to increase the chances to having a successful game design experience, and have a basic understanding of how to work with game developers. In the second course, you will you will learn the basics of video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games. By successfully completing this Certificate in Basic Game Design, you will have taken the first steps into understanding game design, and being able to create your own games.

3020888

Location : Online

Cost: $395.00

Instructor : Moses Wolfenstein 

Start date: 06/05/17



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Language: EnglishDescription: As a new photographer you’ve got to start somewhere and our Create Stunning Digital Photographs course is great place to start! The goal of this fun and informative course is to provide you with an introduction to digital photography and get you started on the path to becoming a great photographer. You’ll begin by learning the fundamentals of digital photography including composition, lighting, exposure and using your camera’s manual mode. Next the course will focus on teaching you the basics of contemporary portrait photography including how to pose your subject and working with children and pets. We will also cover photographing the great outdoors including animals, natural and man-made landscapes, as well as wedding and event photography and night shooting. Finally macro photography and underwater portraits complete the digital photography curriculum.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

4010307

Location : Online

Cost: $195.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Language: EnglishDescription: It is important for organizations to have a strategy, because the resources available to achieve long-term goals are limited; managers play a key role in creating company strategies. This course discusses how organizations create industry, cooperate, and company level business strategies.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

4010603

Location : Online

Cost: $40.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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West Virginia University Continuing Professional Education offers this four week, workshop-style course that will teach you the foundations of creative writing by exploring the craft of nonfiction, poetry, and fiction.  This course will give you the tools to discover new material, create vivid characters and scenes, craft voice, develop imagery, and refine style.  To help you grow as writers, the instructor will provide contemporary readings, writing prompts, and opportunities to workshop your writing.  You can expect to receive regular feedback, encouragement, and tips.   Course Objectives:  By the end of this course, you will: Understand the foundations of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry Receive writing tips to help hone your voice Analyze contemporary writers for elements of craft Receive the tools to write and polish your work for publication Understand the current publication market   Content Covered in Course:  Week 1:  Nonfiction (Finding and structuring your memories) Week 2:  Poetry (Finding image; exploring forms) Week 3:  Fiction (Finding conflict in your characters) Week 4:  Revision and Publication Tips (Polishing your writing for publication)   Dates & Times:  10:00 to 12:00 p.m. June 17, June 24, July 8, and July 15 Recommended Readings: Addonizio, Kim and Dorianne Laux.  The Poet’s Companion:  A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry.  New York:  Norton, 1997.   Short Takes:  Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction. Ed. Judith Kitchen.  New York:  Norton, 2005.   Stern, Jerome.  Making Shapely Fiction.  New York:  Norton, 1991.  

5020043

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Cost: $99.00

Instructor : Rebecca Thomas 

Start date: 06/17/17



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Language: EnglishDescription: Successful organizational leaders understand the importance of honing their critical thinking skills. Being an effective critical thinker is much like excelling at any art form; it takes commitment, practice, and years of hard work to achieve high results. This course explores the elements of critical thinking, the impact they have on strategic leadership, and the skills leaders must practice to be successful.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

4010309

Location : Online

Cost: $40.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Language: EnglishDescription: The business world is globalized, with many companies working across international boundaries; managers need to understand how to manage this environment. This course discusses the impact culture has on how people view management practices, and it discusses how to manage in a diverse world.Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

4010604

Location : Online

Cost: $40.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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