CCECS announces professional development workshops

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Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Registration is currently underway for the Summer 2014 Professional Development workshops offered by the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Continuing Education & Community Service (CCECS). The workshops were developed to meet the needs of Hawaiʻi Island businesses, organizations and residents with various sessions offered in Hilo, Honoka`a, Kona and online.

Basic Grant Writing with Jeani Navarro returns by popular demand on June 7 in Hilo. Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and explains how to write a compelling statement of need and what funders look for in grant proposals.

Nancy Lombard, a certified instructor with the Effectiveness Institute, offers two workshops in Hilo. Step Up to Supervisor is a two-day course offered on June 13 and 20, and Dealing with Difficult and Upset People is offered on July 25.

CCECS partners with the University of California San Diego (UCSD) to offer Medical Terminology workshops covering various topics from reviewing common terms associated with health care delivery and medical record-keeping to medical research and development. Classes will be held Mondays and Thursdays, June 16-26 in Hilo, and Tuesdays and Fridays, June 17-27, in Honoka’a.

The Introduction to Pharmacy College Admission Test (Intro to PCAT) is being conducted online via Laulima through August 15, with access available any time after registration. There are no pre-requisites for the course, which is intended for pre-pharmacy students.

The Certified Interpretive Host (CIH) training June 26-27 in Hilo is a 16-hour course for frontline staff such as receptionists, security officers, sales clerks and waiters that combines customer service with informal interpretation to help improve their interaction with guests while achieving the organization’s stewardship goals.

A one-week course on Preparing for the National Board for Professional Teaching Certification will be taught in Hilo by Charlene Miyashiro, a retired educator, June 23-27.

How to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service Over the Phone, a one-day workshop designed to enhance one’s business through effective telephone etiquette, will be held July 18 in Kona.

The Leadership, Team Building, and Coaching workshops are offered on August 14 in Hilo and August 15 in Kona, and several online self-paced Tsunami Preparedness courses taught by Oceanography Professor and tsunami specialist Dr. Walter Dudley are available through August 15.

Participants who may be eligible for a 50% subsidy through the Employment and Training Funds must register in advance.

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