Career and skills development courses

Career and skills development courses

Thinking of developing your career this fall? Consider the following courses, offered to staff and faculty. Register online at These and many other courses can be found in the course catalog at by searching on the course name. Questions can be directed to Organizational Development for Faculty and Staff (ODFS) at (607) 254-6400.

Communications Certificate Program. Held each Thursday, Sept. 6-Dec. 13, 9-11:30 a.m. Cost: $300. The program provides participants with a baseline competency in effective communication – interpersonal skills, written communication, and informal oral presentation – and includes training on all types and aspects of communication to express oneself professionally. Contact: Amy Stewart, or 254-2352.

Office Professionals Certificate Program. Held each Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012-March 27, 2013, 9-11 a.m. Cost: $375. This program provides an environment for networking, career management and increased self-confidence. The curriculum includes instruction on writing, communication and career development. Two on-line courses are required for a certificate, one business and one technical. Participants are also required to complete a development plan and résumé and meet with the program coordinator individually for two hours, one hour in the fall and one hour in the spring. The class meets at different locations across campus. Contact: Jennifer Fonseca, at or 254-1635.

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. This workshop is based on the principals found in Stephen R. Covey’s best-selling business book. The Seven Habits program increases both personal and professional effectiveness by helping you learn to take initiative; balance key priorities; and learn how to leverage creative collaboration. This intensive, three-day workshop will be held Sept. 26-28, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the ILR Conference Center. Cost: $500. Last day to register: Sept. 7.

“Leading at the Speed of Trust”. This workshop engages leaders at all levels in identifying and closing the trust gaps that exist in their organizations. Instead of paying outrageous “trust taxes,” your organization can begin to realize “trust dividends.” Doing business at the “speed of trust” dramatically lowers costs, speeds up results and increases profits and influence. This course will be held Dec. 6-7, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the ILR Conference Center. Cost: $360-$490, depending on class enrollment (min. 15, max. 30).  Last day to register is Nov. 16.

SkillSoft Online Courses

To access one or more of the 2000 online SkillSoft technical or business courses at no cost to your department, contact ODFS at (607) 254-6400 or to obtain an ID and password. You can then access the SkillSoft e-learning site.

Technical Training

CIT Training is offering the following classes. For a complete listing of technical training resources, go to Have a question? Contact

• Excel 2010 Basic. Sept. 10; 8 a.m.-noon, 120 Maple Ave. Training Room 150; $105.

• Excel 2010 Charts, Pivot Tables, Formulas & Functions. Sept. 10; 12:30-4:30 p.m., 120 Maple Ave. Training Room 150; $105.

• Word 2010 Tables. Sept. 14; 10 a.m.-noon, 120 Maple Ave. Training Room 150; $59.

• PowerPoint 2010 Animation. Sept. 14; 1-3 p.m., 120 Maple Ave. Training Room 150; $59.

Workshops at Olin and Uris Libraries

Workshops are on such topics as Photoshop, Confluence Wiki, eBooks, research tools and others. Online registration is required. Course descriptions and online registration can be found at

For more listings of human resource, career development and information technology workshops, see WorkLife at Cornell at