LIFESKILLS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS
time. Effective listening skills will also discussed.
Tue. 6:30 – 9:00pm October 27 to December 8 (17.5 hours) Animator: William Spears
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO INVESTMENTS In this introduction to the world of stocks and bonds, learn how markets function. Relationships between risk-taking and investing, speculating, and gambling are examined. Topics include equities, debt markets, options, mutual funds, short-selling, leverage, and how to interact with a broker.
Tue. 6:30 – 9:30pm (1st class 7:00 – 9:00pm) October 27 to December 8 (20 hours) Animator: Michael Spiro
STARTING AN ONLINE BUSINESS This course is for entrepreneurs who are interested in using the internet to either start or enhance their small online business. Learn the basics of how to organize your business including: developing a plan, company registration, website setup, search engines, distribution methods, payment collection, and marketing.
Sat. 9:00am – 12:00pm October 24 & 31 (6 hours) Animator: Anthony Pennimpede
BEATING THE STOCK MARKET: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS (FOR BEGINNERS) The art of trend analysis uses graphical representations to forecast future stock prices. Topics like the Dow Theory, moving averages, chart formations, derivative indicators, and others offer investors tools to recognize both short-term and long-term buying and
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Wed. 6:30 - 9:30pm (1st class 7:00 – 9:00pm) October 28 to December 9 (20 hours) Animator: Michael Spiro
WINDOWS XP – Level I This course offers a simplified approach to using Microsoft Windows XP. Learn how to use “My Computer” to create Folders and Copy, Move or Rename files. Learn how to manage your start menu, customize some of windows features, and how to organize your files in My Documents. Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard efficiently and how to use a few of the extra features that
comes with Windows. (A book is included with this course.)
Sat. 9:30am to 12:30pm
September 26 to October 24 (not Oct. 10) (12 hours) Animator: Peter Durand
STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS This course aims to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit, by giving the student the tools to start a small business. Topics will include different legal structures of a business, government programs, and basic management concepts. The emphasis will be put on building a strong business plan.
Wed. 6:30 – 9:30pm October 7 to November 25 (24 hours) Animator: Andrew Chasse
PUBLIC SPEAKING – BASIC SKILLS Would you like to learn how to be at ease speaking in public? Discover how to prepare mentally, organize your speech, control your fears and deliver a successful speech each time. This course will help you acquire self-confidence, develop your listening skills, and discover tips about appropriate posture and dress code for the greatest effect!
Tue. 6:30 – 9:00pm September 8 to October 20 (17.5 hours) Animator: William Spears
PUBLIC SPEAKING – SPEECH ENHANCEMENT Would you like to become an outstanding Master of Ceremony, whatever the occasion? You can be asked to say a few words at a party, a wedding, or a funeral. Learn how to adapt to your audience and deliver a compelling toast, speech, or eulogy, each
WINDOWS XP – LEVEL 2 Prerequisite: Windows XP Level 1 (or equivalent) This course takes a more in-depth look at the configuration options in Windows XP. We’ll look at the different modules in the Control Panel and how to fine tune the settings to make windows run more efficiently. We will also look at some of the most useful add-on software and how to install and use those features. Learn