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PAST EVENT: Beginning French Level 2

Start Date:
Oct 29, 2019
Time:
Tuesdays Oct 29th-December 10th (skipping Thanksgiving week). 5pm-6:30pm
Instructor:
Kristin Blomberg
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
Cost: $120 (Includes 6 sessions) plus textbook *Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us f
Registration:
Additional Information:
Beginning French Level 2 
Tuesdays Oct 29th-December 10th (skipping Thanksgiving week).
5pm-6:30pm
Instructor: Kristin Blomberg
Cost: $120 (Includes 6 sessions) plus textbook https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1118228154/
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.

Did you love learning with Kristin last year? This is your opportunity to jump back in and learn some more with her and other language learners.

Pronunciation is the key! Join Kristin Blomberg for a fun introduction to basic conversational French - we will touch on basic grammar and vocabulary, focusing on useful travel phrases. She will be using the textbook French from Dummies.

PAST EVENT: MCN Beginner Grant Writing: Getting Started

Start Date:
Oct 17, 2019
Time:
9am-Noon
Instructor:
Annie Harala of Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
$35 for MCN members / $40 for nonmembers
Registration:
Additional Information:
MCN Beginner Grant Writing: Getting Started
October 17th
9am-Noon
Instructor: Annie Harala of Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Cost: $35 for MCN members / $40 for nonmembers
* Workshop scholarships available by request.
Preregistration Required: ww|w.northshorecampus.org  | 218 387.3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org


This workshop will introduce grantwriting to nonprofit professionals who have less than one year of experience with the skill. Many people who work in nonprofits find themselves in the position of “accidental grantwriter” and do not feel fully equipped for the challenge. This session will provide a balance of applicable content and resources to deepen participants’ knowledge of and skills in grantwriting.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the basics of grantseeking. This session will dig into the basic elements of foundation research and grant planning. This is a beginner-level workshop.

Learning Objectives:
Deepen your understanding about the Minnesota funding landscape.
Learn about the types of foundations providing grants to Minnesota’s nonprofits.
Develop an understanding of the sections of a grant proposal including budgeting and evaluation.
Workshop participants will receive a copy of the Handbook for Successful Grant Writing that covers topics ranging from research and planning to a glossary of commonly used terms. The Handbook is only available to participants and is not otherwise for sale.

Annie Harala is the Northeast Minnesota regional coordinator at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, based in Duluth. Through this part time position, Annie provides local activities, initiatives and connections to the resources MCN provides in the Northeast Region of Minnesota.

Annie Harala is an engaged leader in Northeast Minnesota. She has worked in nonprofits, schools and county government for the last 10 years, Annie has extensive experience working in greater Minnesota’s rural and urban communities in the areas of health policy, youth engagement, community empowerment and electoral work. She holds a degree in Public Relations with a minor in English from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She recently completed a term as an elected At-Large member of the Duluth School Board and serves as an active member on a number of local and statewide boards. Annie is passionate about community leadership and engagement, livable communities, great public education for all students, and enjoying a deep belly laugh at least twice daily.

PAST EVENT: 3 Day Basic Welding Class

PAST EVENT: 3 Day Basic Welding Class
Start Date:
Oct 11, 2019
Time:
October 11th, 12th, and 13th (Friday-Sunday) 9am-5pm
Instructor:
Don Hammer
Location:
Cook County Higher School - Industrial Tech Room
Cost:
$300.00 plus $55 material fee Total: $355 * Program Scholarship Available
Registration:
Additional Information:
3 Day Basic Welding Class

Instructed by Don Hammer (What a great name for a blacksmith!)
October 11th, 12th, and 13th  (Friday-Sunday)
9am-5pm
Cost: $300.00 plus $55 material fee Total: $355
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.
218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org | www.northshorecampus.org

This course provides the student with an understanding of basic welding fundamentals and the ability to properly and safely use gas and electric welding equipment to perform welding and cutting procedures in the flat position. There will be a sculptural dynamic to this course that will address basic layout and fabrication techniques.

CANCELLED: Project & Change Management Essentials 2 Day Workshop

Start Date:
Oct 7, 2019
Time:
October 7th 8:30am-5pm and October 8th 9am-5pm
Instructor:
Meredith Fox with Portage Partners Consulting
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
$250 * Program Scholarship Available
Registration:
Additional Information:
Learn how to organize and implement your idea successfully.

Has your organization identified a new program or a major improvement that needs to be implemented? Are you ready to make that idea a reality in a way that saves time, money and sets the work up for success? Then this workshop is for you!

Project & Change Management Essentials
Presenter: Meredith Fox with Portage Partners Consulting
Dates/Times: October 7th 8:30am-5pm and October 8th 9am-5pm
Cost: $250 per person
www.northshorecampus.org | 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org
* Just a reminder that if $ is a barrier to registering contact us about our scholarship option.

Bring your project idea to this workshop and we will teach you how to organize it into a straightforward project plan and successfully manage its implementation. You don’t need a MBA or business certification to do this. We’ve taken the best and most important elements of formal project management and change management methodologies and boiled them down to a process that is straightforward and easy to use. And we’ve tested our approach with dozens of civic-sector professionals just like you - it really works!
 
This two-day workshop is a practical, hands-on experience covering all of the essential elements of writing and managing a project plan in the stakeholder-rich environment of civic-sector organizations (education, government, nonprofits). This is a phenomenal skill-building / professional development opportunity AND you will walk away with a substantially complete project plan that you can use to officially launch your project idea.

Participants will learn how to:
*Develop success measures for their project
Determine project scope – what’s included and what’s not
Analyze and plan for risks to the project’s success
Build project advocates and minimize resistance (especially important in the civic-sector!)
Create a project schedule
Lead a project team
Track progress

Participants must bring a current project idea to the workshop. Class-size is limited to ensure participants have the opportunity to discuss the issues faced on their particular project.  This workshop is ideal for teams working together on one project idea.


Presenter: Meredith Fox, CEO & Founder
Organizational Transformation Consultant & Leadership Coach
M.P.P., PMP, CPCC, ACC

Meredith is the founder and managing director of Portage Partners Consulting, LLC based in Minneapolis and Lutsen, Minnesota. Her passion is to support and empower people and organizations that are making the world a better place. She has a degree in political science and women’s studies from The American University in Washington D.C. and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota where she focused on public finance and administration. She's held leadership positions in Minnesota state government, the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Public Schools, always seeking ways to improve the functioning and culture of large civic-sector organizations. She is a lifelong learner with professional skills in strategic planning, design thinking, process improvement, community engagement, organizational change management, group facilitation, organizational design, project management and executive decision-making, but her real talent is around making things happen for people and organizations. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute, Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation and is certified in IDEO design thinking, the Balanced Scorecard, ADKAR organizational change management, Hogan Leadership Assessment and LEAN/Six Sigma for the public sector.

Meredith is highly skilled at achieving transformational results under the public spotlight and in partnership with a diverse array of stakeholders. Her whole career has focused on translating and successfully applying performance excellence business practices in the public/non-profit sector and education space. She recently supported the University of Minnesota's effort to create a state-wide strategic plan, the Pohlad Family Foundation's development of a new strategic focus on ending homelessness, the Adoption Medicine Clinic’s growth planning efforts and a refresh of AchieveMpls' strategic plan. She led efforts with the City of Brooklyn Park in Minnesota, St. Louis Public School District in Missouri and Pinellas County School District in Florida to put structures in place to successfully implement their strategic plans, designed and installed an IT governance process at the City of Minneapolis, designed calendar overhauls for the Richfield Public Schools and Minneapolis Public Schools, facilitated the creation of a new strategic plan and installed implementation management systems for Great Expectations Charter School in Grand Marais, MN and PYC Contract Alternative High School and Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis. She was also at the helm for the creation of a new long-range strategic plan for Minneapolis Public Schools (Acceleration 2020) which included a district five-year action plan, cascaded plans for all district departments, biannual metric and project progress reviews, a public accountability website and integration with budget decision-making and employee performance management. Meredith is a systems thinker who delivers results in complex situations.

Meredith lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband, a large English Setter and a rambunctious almost-kindergartener. She is a trained yoga instructor who tries to incorporate mindfulness practice into her daily life, even if she doesn’t always get to the meditation cushion as often as she’d like. She offers 1:1 coaching services for women through her company Ladyboss Coaching. She named Portage Partners after the journey from one lake to another in her beloved Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota.

PAST EVENT: Youth Technology Day Camp

PAST EVENT: Youth Technology Day Camp
Start Date:
Aug 5, 2019
Time:
9:00-3:30 (1/2 hour lunch break)
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
200.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
August 5-9, 2019 (5 Days) 
Small Group - 15 Spots - Grades 6-12
$200 Per Person
* Don't let fiances be a barrier contact CCHE about scholarship options.

Exploring IT Careers – Finding your passion
This fun and interactive week will include both hands-on and heads-on learning. Each day will focus on a main theme to allow students to explore the many pathways leading to rewarding IT careers.

Day 1:  Excel – a must for all IT professionals
Day 2:  Project Management, Agile and SCRUM – how the IT pros get work done
Day 3:  Computer Networking – configuring the devices that run the Internet
Day 4:  Introduction to Scripting; Software Development – automation is key
Day 5:  Cybersecurity Topics – detecting and preventing security breaches

“This will be a fun and interactive week for the students,” said Joan Bernard, “They will be engaged in both hands-on experience and heads-on learning.  Each of the five days will focus on a main theme to allow students to explore the many pathways leading to rewarding IT careers.”  Students participating in the Technology Camp will be learning technical topics including project management, computer networking, scripting and software development and cyber security.

About the instructor: The instructor for this course is Joan Bernard. Joan earned a B.S. in mathematics and computer science and her Master’s in Education. She has over 24-years experience in the IT industry. Joan now is a faculty member in the Computer Networking Department at Hennepin Technical College in the Twin Cities and
holds the current professional certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and CompTIA Network+. She is currently pursuing her graduate certificate in Information Assurance and Information Technology Security, as well as working toward additional industry certifications in cybersecurity.

In addition, Joan was a recipient of the 2017 Educator of the Year award for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. In 2018, she was nationally recognized with the Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award by the American Association of Community Colleges. Joan is also the Lead IT Summer Trainer for  Genesys Work s in St Paul, a nonprofit organization providing pathways to career success for high school students in under-
served communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships.  Joan has an abundance of energy and passion for teaching that shines through when working with youth.  David Blackburn, former ISD 166 technology intern, will be assisting with this camp and sharing his technical work experiences with the class participants.

CANCELLED: 5 Dysfunctions of a Team Half Day Workshop

Start Date:
Jun 17, 2019
Time:
1pm-4pm
Instructor:
Meg Thoreson
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
60.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
97% of team members believe lack of alignment impacts the outcome of a task or project!

This workshop is focused on building more effective teams and will be valuable to anyone who is interested in teamwork and it will benefit  individuals who feel they are on team that needs improvement. From workplace teams to community organizations to church teams, the tools in 5 Dysfunctions of a Team are designed to help working groups achieve more collectively than any individual could alone.  These tools are used by businesses, churches, sports teams, non-profits and community organizations.

How well a team functions directly impacts success. Since its publication in 2002 Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team has become the world’s most definitive source on practical information for building teams. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team outlines the root causes of politics and dysfunction on the teams where we work and volunteer and the keys to overcoming them.

In this half-day workshop, participants will be introduced to Lencioni’s Dysfunction Model and strategies to eradicate them from teams.

In this highly interactive workshop facilitator Meg Thoreson will:
* Present An in-depth overview of Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions
* Model and lead the participants through an assessment exercise to help them understand the dynamic of their own team(s)
* Facilitate discussions on root causes of dysfunctions and lead activities focused on steps to overcome them.
* Coach participants to test and adopt new approaches to teamwork and leadership

Each participant will receive a complimentary participant workbook including a summary article of “The Five Dysfunctions.”

Presenter:
Meg Thoreson has owned Solon Springs Mercantile for 17 years and is a fourth-generation business owner. She founded Arnson Solutions in 2009 and over the past decade Meg has trained and advised hundreds of entrepreneurs in dozens of industries, including conducting over 100 full-day EOS sessions with business’ leadership teams. She incorporates Lencioni’s work with teams in both business and governance. Meg’s passion is living and working in the less populated areas of our region and she understands that it takes a unique approach and few different tools for businesses to thrive in rural and less populated areas.
https://www.arnsonsolutions.com/

CANCELLED: Business Budgeting: What you can do this summer!

Start Date:
Jun 17, 2019
Time:
9am-Noon
Instructor:
Meg Thoreson (Arnson Solutions) & Steve Surbaugh (Cascade Vacation Rentals)
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
60.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Business Budgeting: Preparing for Road Construction - What you can do this summer!

This workshop will cover:
* Data collection – information that can help build your business’ custom road construction plan and your business even if you won't be impacted by construction.
* Relationships – preserving your relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, vendors and bankers
* Preparation in the business – Savings and lines of credit, inventory on hand, entry/exits and other temporary renovations

Presenter:
Meg Thoreson has owned Solon Springs Mercantile for 17 years and is a fourth-generation business owner. She founded Arnson Solutions in 2009 and over the past decade Meg has trained and advised hundreds of entrepreneurs in dozens of industries, including conducting over 100 full-day EOS sessions with business’ leadership teams. She incorporates Lencioni’s work with teams in both business and governance. Meg’s passion is living and working in the less populated areas of our region and she understands that it takes a unique approach and few different tools for businesses to thrive in rural and less populated areas.

Steve Surbaugh is a 4th generation real estate professional with several years in the industry. He is also the co-owner of Cascade Vacation Rentals.

PAST EVENT: Infographics & Data Visualization 101 Workshop

Start Date:
Jun 6, 2019
Time:
11:30am-1pm
Instructor:
Hannah Hoaglund
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
30.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Infographics & Data Visualization 101 Workshop
Instructor: Hannah Hoglund, Hoaglund Designs, LLC
June 6th 11:30am-1pm
Cost: $30 (includes a light lunch)

Take your marketing materials to the next level. In this 1.5 hour course you’ll learn how to communicate more effectively by using graphics in your materials.

Whether you’re creating a poster for an upcoming event or trying to market a new product, there are many ways to incorporate graphic elements that will more effectively communicate your message.

We’ll cover tips and tricks to creating beautiful and effective infographics and you’ll go home with a knowledge bank of resources that will aid you in the process.

PAST EVENT: Facebook and Instagram User Group

PAST EVENT: Facebook and Instagram User Group
Start Date:
May 29, 2019
Time:
12-1pm
Instructor:
TBD
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
10.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Facebook and Instagram User Group
Wednesday Starting May 22nd

Definition of: user group. user group. An organization of users of a specific technology. Members share experiences and ideas to improve their understanding and use of a particular product.

Bring your lunch, bring your computer, bring your phone, bring your questions, and your experience (or lack of experience).

CCHE will provide a mentor to help with questions that come up.

Please RSVP

CANCELED: MCN Advanced Grant Writing

Start Date:
May 21, 2019
Time:
1-4pm
Instructor:
Annie Harala or Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
40.00
Additional Information:
INSTRUCTOR ILL- WILL RESCHEDULE 

MCN Advanced Grant Writing
May 21st
1-4pm
Instructor: Annie Harala or Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Cost: $35 for MCN members / $40 for nonmembers
* Workshop scholarships available by request.
Preregistration Required: ww|w.northshorecampus.org  | 218 387.3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

This advanced workshop will cover the critical techniques and tactics that grant writers require to create well-developed grant proposals as part of an effective communication strategy with funders.

In this training, participants learn to:
Develop the necessary writing style to both inform and persuade your reader to support your project
Develop a work plan and explore how grant writing fits within the process of contacting and cultivating potential funders
Understand the funding landscape, both geographical and sub-sector
Develop logic models as a critical tool for both designing and communicating a detailed project proposal
Craft a budget that conveys an accurate picture of your project’s needs and value
Have an opportunity to review actual grant proposals
Participants will be asked to submit an electronic copy of your organization’s grant proposal two weeks before the workshop to use during peer-review of real, in-progress grant proposals. Details will be sent to those who are registered.

To register, it is required that you have been writing grants for at least six months or have taken MCN’s introductory grantwriting class. If you are newer to grantwriting, please register for MCN’s Grantwriting Clinic for Beginners that is offered earlier in the day. By registering for this session, participants agree to keep confidential other organizations’ information shared during workshops.

Annie Harala is an engaged leader in Northeast Minnesota. She has worked in nonprofits, schools and county government for the last 10 years, Annie has extensive experience working in greater Minnesota’s rural and urban communities in the areas of health policy, youth engagement, community empowerment and electoral work. She holds a degree in Public Relations with a minor in English from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She recently completed a term as an elected At-Large member of the Duluth School Board and serves as an active member on a number of local and statewide boards. Annie is passionate about community leadership and engagement, livable communities, great public education for all students, and enjoying a deep belly laugh at least twice daily.

CANCELED: MCN Beginner Grant Writing: Getting Started

Start Date:
May 21, 2019
Time:
9am-12pm
Instructor:
Annie Harala or Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
40.00
Additional Information:
INSTRUCTOR ILL- WILL RESCHEDULE

MCN Beginner Grant Writing: Getting Started
May 21st
9am-Noon
Instructor: Annie Harala or Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Cost: $35 for MCN members / $40 for nonmembers
* Workshop scholarships available by request.
Preregistration Required: ww|w.northshorecampus.org  | 218 387.3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org


This workshop will introduce grantwriting to nonprofit professionals who have less than one year of experience with the skill. Many people who work in nonprofits find themselves in the position of “accidental grantwriter” and do not feel fully equipped for the challenge. This session will provide a balance of applicable content and resources to deepen participants’ knowledge of and skills in grantwriting.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the basics of grantseeking. This session will dig into the basic elements of foundation research and grant planning. This is a beginner-level workshop.

Learning Objectives:
Deepen your understanding about the Minnesota funding landscape.
Learn about the types of foundations providing grants to Minnesota’s nonprofits.
Develop an understanding of the sections of a grant proposal including budgeting and evaluation.
Workshop participants will receive a copy of the Handbook for Successful Grant Writing that covers topics ranging from research and planning to a glossary of commonly used terms. The Handbook is only available to participants and is not otherwise for sale.

Annie Harala is the Northeast Minnesota regional coordinator at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, based in Duluth. Through this part time position, Annie provides local activities, initiatives and connections to the resources MCN provides in the Northeast Region of Minnesota.

Annie Harala is an engaged leader in Northeast Minnesota. She has worked in nonprofits, schools and county government for the last 10 years, Annie has extensive experience working in greater Minnesota’s rural and urban communities in the areas of health policy, youth engagement, community empowerment and electoral work. She holds a degree in Public Relations with a minor in English from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She recently completed a term as an elected At-Large member of the Duluth School Board and serves as an active member on a number of local and statewide boards. Annie is passionate about community leadership and engagement, livable communities, great public education for all students, and enjoying a deep belly laugh at least twice daily.

PAST EVENT: ServSafe Food Manager Certification Training

PAST EVENT: ServSafe Food Manager Certification Training
Start Date:
May 20, 2019
Time:
8-5
Instructor:
Joseph Tome
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
$175
Additional Information:
The full certification course runs from 8 a.m. to roughly 5:30 p.m. and costs $175, which includes the textbook and exam. ServSafe Food Manager Certification $175  Instructor: Joseph Tome

This training is designed to fulfill requirements for Minnesota state and local health departments. The seminars train, test and certify you in the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program for safe food service.

PAST EVENT: ServSafe Food Manager Renewal Training

PAST EVENT: ServSafe Food Manager Renewal Training
Start Date:
May 20, 2019
Time:
8-12
Instructor:
Joseph Tome
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
$75.00
Additional Information:
The renewal course runs from 8 a.m. to noon the same day and costs $75. Instructor: Joseph Tome
ServSafe Food Manager and Renewal Training $75

This training is designed to fulfill requirements for Minnesota state and local health departments. The seminars train, test and certify you in the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program for safe food service.

CANCELLED: Selling Alcohol Legally Effectively & Safely Training

CANCELLED: Selling Alcohol Legally Effectively & Safely Training
Start Date:
May 19, 2019
Time:
10am-12pm
Instructor:
Robert Foster
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
20.00
Additional Information:
Alcohol Server Training -S.AL.E.S.--Selling Alcohol Legally Effectively & Safely
Date/Time  May 19th 10am-Noon
Cost: $20
Instructor: Robert Foster  https://www.mlba.com/
Location: Cook County Higher Education

Why attend?
· To keep our communities safe of alcohol related injuries and deaths
· To keep our businesses and servers that provide alcohol protected from criminal penalties and liability (law suits)

Preregister at www.northshorecampus.org or let us know if you need to be invoiced.

Bartenders, wait staff and all owners and operators of alcohol-dispensing establishments are highly encouraged to attend this informational training. In the state of Minnesota, liability charges can be levied against the individual serving the alcohol as well as the owner. At this course you will learn Minnesota statutes relating to the sale/service of alcohol; procedures for checking identification; how to identify minors; how to manage customer drinking; methods of intervening with intoxicated persons; and factors and signs of intoxication.

Register at Cook County Higher Education by calling 387-3411 or email highered@northshorecampus.org or online at www.northshorecampus.org

Thank you for the support from IRRRB.

PAST CLASS: French Language for Beginners

Start Date:
May 9, 2019
Time:
6pm-7:30pm
Instructor:
Kristin Blomberg
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
80.00
Additional Information:
French Language for Beginners - Thursdays May 9, 16, 23, 30  6pm- 7:30pm
Instructor: Kristin Blomberg
Cost: $80 * Scholarships available

* conversational French at the BEGINNER level, covering basic grammar & vocabulary
* group discussion of French culture & travel experiences
* songs & poems and small group activities for practice

PAST EVENT: QuickBooks User Group

Start Date:
Apr 29, 2019
Time:
12-1pm
Instructor:
Karen Blackburn
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Additional Information:
QuickBooks User Group
Monday's in April Noon-1pm
$10 Donation appreciated
Location: Cook County Higher Education

Definition of: user group. user group. An organization of users of a specific hardware or software product. Members share experiences and ideas to improve their understanding and use of a particular product

Bring your lunch, bring your computer, bring your questions, and your experience (or lack of experience).

A mentor will be on hand for questions that may come up that need additional assistance.

Please RSVP (218-387-3411 or office@northshorecampus.org) if planning to attend. If you have any questions you want those attending to know about previous to the session email highered@northshorecampus.org

PAST CLASS: Profit Mastery Workshop 2 Day Workshop

Start Date:
Apr 24, 2019
Time:
8:30am-5pm
Instructor:
Curt Walczak & Shannon Benolken. Both are Small Business Development Center - Business Consultants.
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Cost: Only $99 including a textbook (Cost is usually $550 but $100 is
Additional Information:
Profit Mastery 2 Day Workshop
Facilitators: Curt Walczak & Shannon Benolken. Both are Small Business Development Center - Business Consultants.
When: April 24th and 25th, 8:30am-5:00pm
Where: Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN
Cost: Only $99 including a textbook 
(Cost is usually $550 but $100 is being covered by support from the Cook County Grand Marais Economic Development Authority and the rest by the Small Business Development Center)

Registration: Limited space. Please register at www.northshorecampus.org Pay by check to hold your spot. Questions? Call: 387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org

Profit Mastery Workshop is a program developed by Business Resource Services (BRS) built around the core premise that to improve financial performance, it must be measured. Financial education, bench marking, coaching, bookkeeping and capital access are all components. BRS develops client relationships and strategic partnerships with organizations that serve closely-held businesses. They deliver unique and powerful financial management programs, products and services to business owners and management that contribute to their overall success. This hands-on workshop include the following topics: Overcoming common business problems; using tools to take active control; planning for transition; understanding your financial position; making effective pricing decisions; leveraging financial resources; and putting it all together.

This event is thanks to a great partnership with Cook County Grand Marais Economic Development Authority and Small Business Development Center.

PAST EVENT: Basic Bookkeeping

PAST EVENT: Basic Bookkeeping
Start Date:
Apr 23, 2019
Time:
5:30-7:30pm
Instructor:
Gordon Engstrom
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
100.00
Additional Information:
Basic Bookkeeping
Tuesdays, April 23 to May 14
5:30pm-7:30pm (2 hours per session)
Cost: $100 (Includes 4 sessions)
Preregistration required. 218-387-3411 | highered@northshrecampus.org
Instructor: Gordon Engstrom

Basic Bookkeeping will expose you to the fundamentals of bookkeeping: double entry accounting, setting up a chart of accounts, types of accounts, accrual accounting, the accounting process, subledgers and preparing basic financial statements

Gordon Engstrom:  A semi-retired CPA with 24 years experience as a chief financial officer in non-profit organizations, 7 years experience in public accounting and 6 years experience as a pubic school math / science teacher.

PAST EVENT: QuickBooks User Group

Start Date:
Apr 22, 2019
Time:
12-1pm
Instructor:
Karen Blackburn
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Additional Information:
QuickBooks User Group
Monday's in April Noon-1pm
$10 Donation appreciated
Location: Cook County Higher Education

Definition of: user group. user group. An organization of users of a specific hardware or software product. Members share experiences and ideas to improve their understanding and use of a particular product

Bring your lunch, bring your computer, bring your questions, and your experience (or lack of experience).

A mentor will be on hand for questions that may come up that need additional assistance.

Please RSVP (218-387-3411 or office@northshorecampus.org) if planning to attend. If you have any questions you want those attending to know about previous to the session email highered@northshorecampus.org

PAST EVENT: CPR Adult, Youth, Infant Training and Certification

PAST EVENT: CPR Adult, Youth, Infant Training and Certification
Start Date:
Apr 13, 2019
Time:
8am-2pm
Instructor:
Staff Sergeant Dawn Mellesmoen
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
60.00
Additional Information:
CPR Training and Certification  Adult, Youth, and Infant
American Heart Association
April 13th
Time: 8am-2pm
Instructor: Staff Sergeant Dawn Mellesmoen Duluth Recruiter Station-5K4D
Location: CCHE
Cost: $60.00 longines replica watches

PAST EVENT: First Aid Training and Certification

Start Date:
Apr 13, 2019
Time:
2pm-5pm
Instructor:
Staff Sergeant Dawn Mellesmoen
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
25.00
Additional Information:
First Aid Certification
American Heart Association
Date: April 13th
Time: 2pm-5pm
Instructor: Staff Sergeant Dawn Mellesmoen Duluth Recruiter Station-5K4D
Location: CCHE
Cost:$25

By knowing about the basic first aid training skills, you will be able to help someone in case of emergency. It is believed that an initial first aid when performed at the right time for a seriously injured victim, then it can save a valuable life

CANCELLED: Beginning French Follow Up Series | Must have attended first series

Start Date:
Apr 9, 2019
Time:
6pm-7:30pm
Instructor:
Kristin Blomberg
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
80.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Follow-up group - Tuesdays April 9, 16, 23, 30 6pm- 7:30pm
Only available to those that attended Kristin's class last series.

PAST EVENT: QuickBooks User Group

Start Date:
Apr 1, 2019
Time:
12-1pm
Instructor:
Karen Blackburn
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Additional Information:
QuickBooks User Group
Monday's in April Noon-1pm
$10 Donation appreciated
Location: Cook County Higher Education

Definition of: user group. user group. An organization of users of a specific hardware or software product. Members share experiences and ideas to improve their understanding and use of a particular product

Bring your lunch, bring your computer, bring your questions, and your experience (or lack of experience).

A mentor will be on hand for questions that may come up that need additional assistance.

Please RSVP if planning to attend. If you have any questions you want those attending to know about previous to the session email highered@northshorecampus.org

PAST EVENT: 3 Day Basic Welding

PAST EVENT: 3 Day Basic Welding
Start Date:
Mar 29, 2019
Time:
9am-5pm
Instructor:
Don Hammer
Location:
Cook County High School
Cost:
355.00
Additional Information:
3 Day Basic Welding Class

Instructed by Don Hammer (What a great name for a blacksmith!)
March 29th, 30th, 31st (Friday-Sunday)
9am-5pm
Cost: $300.00 plus $55 material fee Total: $355
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.


This course provides the student with an understanding of basic welding fundamentals and the ability to properly and safely use gas and electric welding equipment to perform welding and cutting procedures in the flat position. There will be a sculptural dynamic to this course that will address basic layout and fabrication techniques.

Thank you Joynes Ben Franklin for your Sponsorship!

PAST EVENT: Mixology Workshop

PAST EVENT: Mixology Workshop
Start Date:
Mar 26, 2019
Time:
5:30-8:30pm
Instructor:
Bryan Gerrad
Location:
Poplar Haus
Cost:
60.00
Additional Information:
Mixology Workshop:  Cocktail Basics

Poplar Haus's Bryan Gerrad will be instructing a Mixology Workshop:  Cocktail Basics Old Fashioned & Margarita on March 26th from 5:30-8:30pm

Bryan has competed in the International Opihr World Adventure Cocktail Competition and is a proud co-owner of Poplar Haus.

Impress your friends at your next cocktail party by making the Best Old Fashioned and Margaritas they’ve ever had!

A Moscow Mule, also known as a Vodka Buck, is a cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, and is usually served in a copper mug. Learn some ways you can change it up and make your own specialty drink!

Take the time to learn...
* What are the different types of cocktails?
* Glassware - Choosing the right glass
* When to Shake, When to Stir?
* Dilution
* Bitters - A cocktails best friend
* Garnish/Aromatics

Cost: $60 *Cost reduced with funding support from IRRRB.
Location: Poplar Haus - Gunflint Trail
Class size limited.

PAST EVENT: QuickBooks User Group

PAST EVENT: QuickBooks User Group
Start Date:
Mar 25, 2019
Time:
12-1pm
Instructor:
Karen Blackburn
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Donations Appreciated
Additional Information:
QuickBooks User Group.
Monday March 25th
Donations appreciated
Location: Cook County Higher Education

Definition of: user group. user group. An organization of users of a specific hardware or software product. Members share experiences and ideas to improve their understanding and use of a particular product

Bring your lunch, bring your computer, bring your questions, and your experience (or lack of experience).

PAST EVENT: Front of the House & Culinary Professional Development - Destination Restaurants

PAST EVENT: Front of the House & Culinary Professional Development - Destination Restaurants
Start Date:
Mar 18, 2019
Time:
12pm-3pm
Instructor:
Chef Pierre St. Paul College
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
250.00
Additional Information:
Front of the House & Culinary Professional Development - Destination Restaurants

This course covers the fundamentals of refined restaurant settings, which include techniques, terminology, technology and equipment. Students will discuss protocols and etiquettes and standardized procedures. They will have the opportunity to build on to their skills, add more proficiencies and become experts in their field. Upon completion of this training participants will have an edge on creating memorable experiences by mastering great customer service and professionalism.

Monday, March 18th-Thursday, March 21 Noon-3pm
AND March 22nd 5pm-8pm
Cost: $250 *Reduced cost thanks to support from IRRRB
*** Don't let finances stop you from attending. Contact us regarding scholarships.
Instructor: Chef Pierre St. Paul College
Attendees will receive a hours completed certificate.

Agenda Monday-Thursday: Foundations and Refinement
Hospitality & Customer Service Definition
Food Service Laws & Regulations
Industry Trends
Brigade System, Hierarchy and Roles definition
Menus Definition.
Service Styles and Techniques
FOH Protocols & Etiquettes
Products Knowledge Importance
Equipment, Utensils Presentation
Table set-ups
Service Mise-en-place
Guest Order Taking and Firing
POS Applications
Specialty Training: Beverages
Sommelier Functions

Agenda Friday:
Wine Tasting and Pairing (Must be 21+ to participate in tasting) 

Wine and food pairing, at its best, is when you put them together in such a way that the guest is happy with the flavor combinations, the selection process and, in the end, the entire experience. As simple as this sounds, we all know that simple is not always easy. There are a number of variables that can confound you when trying to develop strategies to pair dishes with drinks. "

During this workshop you will learn food and wine pairing basics so you can create your own pairings. Learn about congruent pairings vs contrasting pairings. Identify basic tastes in both wine and food. Learn why certain combinations work and some don’t, how to avoid common challenges, and how to develop successful food and wine pairings on your own.

Enjoy time with those that also enjoy wine and food!
Food is your work: Send staff to develop their knowledge to provide a more developed experience for guests at your restaurant.
Food is your passion: Come learn how to pair food and wine for pleasure. Pairing can be an exciting endeavor with innumerable outcomes.
Bring the knowledge back to your home or restaurant. Enrich your future eating and drinking experiences.

North Shore Winery Wines -
Red: Rock of Ages, Syrah, and Boundary Waters
White: Temperance, Borealis, and Chardonnay
Chef Pierre will also be bringing additional wines for guests to sample and pair.

Thank you North Shore Winery for your sponsorship!

PAST EVENT: CPR Certification Training Adult, Youth, and Infant

PAST EVENT: CPR Certification Training Adult, Youth, and Infant
Start Date:
Mar 13, 2019
Time:
8am--Noon
Instructor:
Steve Duclos
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
60.00
Additional Information:
CPR Certification Training Adult, Youth, and Infant
Tuesday, March 13th
Time: 8am-Noon
Instructor: Steve Duclos
Location: CCHE
Cost: $60
Registration: www.northshorecampus.org or 218-387-3411


PAST EVENT: ASL Series 3

PAST EVENT: ASL Series 3
Start Date:
Mar 6, 2019
Time:
5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Jenny Smith
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
80.00
Additional Information:
Beginners American Sign Language #3 Series
Time/Days: 5:30-7pm Wednesdays
Due to a computer complication this has been reschedule to dates in Feb and March
Cost: $80 (4 Sessions) *Don't let financial constraints be a barrier. Contact CCHE for options.
www.northshorecampus.org | 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

This series will focus on developing ASL and finger spelling skills for new to emergent signers. Those attending series 3 should already know some signs in order to learn the exchanging personal information. This is building on series 1 & 2 that some students participate in September and November

Topics included in series 3: .....

Sessions can be attended either at Cook County Higher Education or at your home with a laptop/computer as long as you have speedy internet/data and a camera/microphone. Please contact us at CCHE to confirm that your technology will work at your home location.

Interactive Television Sessions Instructor: Jenny Smith.
I was born and raised in southern Minnesota, and currently still reside in southern Minnesota! I have a total of 4 years experience in teaching various classes such as- interpreting, college level ASL courses, ASL lab, Beginning ASL 1 & 2, and parents/school staff as well as pull out services at school. I also have taught families with deaf children.

I grew up attending Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf in Faribault, Minnesota. I graduated from Gallaudet University with a Bachelor's Degree in Interpretation.

PAST EVENT: Culinary Spanish Language Series 1

PAST EVENT: Culinary Spanish Language Series 1
Start Date:
Mar 5, 2019
Time:
2pm-3:30pm
Instructor:
Erin Petz
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
80.00
Additional Information:
Culinary Spanish Language Series 1
4 sessions: Tuesday, March 5, Wed. March 6, Tuesday March 26th and Wed. 27th 
2pm-3:30pm
Cost:$80 * **
* $40 for those employed in food service industry
** Don't let fiances be a barrier. Please contact CCHE about scholarship options. 

Español culinario 1: This introductory course focuses entirely on culinary communication in Spanish. We will cover the basics of how to maneuver yourself from the market, to the kitchen, to the table. Whether you work in a kitchen setting or travel abroad, this class will provide insight on cultural etiquette along with the essential tools you need to use Spanish in the culinary sphere. This class is intended to be 90% in Spanish, with the use of visuals, body language, and the repetition of meaningful language to enhance student comprehension.

The instructor, Erin Petz, has lived and traveled all over Latin America: including Chile, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico. She has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Loyola University Chicago and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in teaching with Spanish licensure from the College of St. Scholastica. She has a deep love for the language, in addition to all things culinary, and is passionate to share this with others.

PAST EVENT: Excel Level 1

Start Date:
Feb 25, 2019
Time:
9am-Noon
Instructor:
Don Bremer
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
60.00
Additional Information:
Excel Level 1
Feb 25th
Time:9am-noon
Instructor:Don Bremer
Location:Cook County Higher Education
Cost:60.00
Laptop rental is $25 if needed (limited supply)
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.

Excel schooling can teach you new ways or refresh skills to perform calculations and analysis by using formulas, functions, and tables.

PAST EVENT: Quickbooks Level 1

Start Date:
Feb 25, 2019
Time:
1pm-4pm
Instructor:
Don Bremer
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
60.00
Additional Information:
Quickbooks Level 1
Feb 25th 1pm-4pm
Cost: $60
Instructor: Don Bremer
*Laptop required with software. **Limited Laptops available to rent $25 per person.
*** Don't let finances stop you from attending. Contact us for further information.

In this class, we will add customers, add jobs to customers, and add vendors. When “work” starts coming in, we will receive checks for the work and write out checks to cover our expenses. We will generate invoices and reminders.

POSTPONED: Beginners American Sign Language #3 Series

Start Date:
Jan 16, 2019
Time:
5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Jenny Smith
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
80.00
Additional Information:
Beginners American Sign Language #3 Series
Time/Days: 5:30-7pm Wednesdays
January 9-30th
Cost: $80 (4 Sessions) *Don't let financial constraints be a barrier. Contact CCHE for options.


This series will focus on developing ASL and finger spelling skills for new to emergent signers. Those attending series 3 should already know some signs in order to learn the exchanging personal information. This is building on series 1 and 2 that some students participate in September and November.

Sessions can be attended either at Cook County Higher Education or at your home with a laptop/computer as long as you have speedy internet/data and a camera/microphone. Please contact us at CCHE to confirm that your technology will work at your home location.

Interactive Television Sessions Instructor: Jenny Smith.
I was born and raised in southern Minnesota, and currently still reside in southern Minnesota! I have a total of 4 years experience in teaching various classes such as- interpreting, college level ASL courses, ASL lab, Beginning ASL 1 & 2, and parents/school staff as well as pull out services at school. I also have taught families with deaf children.

I grew up attending Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf in Faribault, Minnesota. I graduated from Gallaudet University with a Bachelor's Degree in Interpretation.

PAST EVENT: Beginning American Sign Language Series 2

PAST EVENT: Beginning American Sign Language Series 2
Start Date:
Nov 7, 2018
Time:
5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Jenny Smith
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
80.00
Additional Information:
Beginners American Sign Language #2 Series
Time/Days: 5:30-7pm Wednesdays
Nov 7
Nov 14
Nov 21
Nov 28
Cost: $80 (4 Sessions) *Don't let financial constraints be a barrier.
Contact CCHE for options.
www.northshorecampus.org | 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

This series will focus on developing ASL and finger spelling skills for new to emergent signers. Those attending series 2 should already know some signs in order to learn the exchanging personal information. This is building on series 1 that some students participate in September.

Topics included in series 2: "Getting to know you" then move to "Exchanging Personal Information" and possibly "Discussing Living Situations"

Sessions can be attended either at Cook County Higher Education or at your home with a laptop/computer as long as you have speedy internet/data and a camera/microphone. Please contact us at CCHE to confirm that your technology will work at your home location.

Interactive Television Sessions Instructor: Jenny Smith.
I was born and raised in southern Minnesota, and currently still reside in southern Minnesota! I have a total of 4 years experience in teaching various classes such as- interpreting, college level ASL courses, ASL lab, Beginning ASL 1 & 2, and parents/school staff as well as pull out services at school. I also have taught families with deaf children.

I grew up attending Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf in Faribault, Minnesota. I graduated from Gallaudet University with a Bachelor's Degree in Interpretation.

PAST EVENT: 3 Day Basic Welding - November

Start Date:
Nov 2, 2018
Time:
9am-5pm
Instructor:
Don Hammer
Location:
High School Shop Room
Cost:
355.00
Additional Information:
3 Day Basic Welding Class
Instructed by Don Hammer (What a great name for a blacksmith!)
November 2nd, 3rd, 4th (Friday-Sunday)
9am-5pm
Cost: $300.00 plus $55 material fee Total: $355
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.
218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org | www.northshorecampus.org

This course provides the student with an understanding of basic welding fundamentals and the ability to properly and safely use gas and electric welding equipment to perform welding and cutting procedures in the flat position. There will be a sculptural dynamic to this course that will address basic layout and fabrication techniques.

Sponsored by: Drury Lane Books

CANCELLED: Beginning Swedish Language- 4 Sessions

CANCELLED: Beginning Swedish Language- 4 Sessions
Start Date:
Oct 30, 2018
Time:
Tuesdays Oct 30-Nov 20 | 5:30pm-7pm
Instructor:
Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$80.00 (Includes 4 sessions)
Additional Information:
Beginning Swedish Language- 4 Sessions
Instructor: Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux
Tuesdays Oct 30-Nov 20
Cost: $80 (includes 4 sessions)
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.

This will be a small group class focusing on both immersion and conversation (practical, travel, and cooking).

This four-session class will give students a foundation of grammar, sentence structure and conversational phrases.

Games, songs and art will be incorporated along with listening, speaking, reading and writing.

This class is for total beginners and those wishing to brush up on the fundamentals.

Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux has been teaching Swedish since she was a teenager, and has worked at the American Swedish Institute, the Concordia Language Villages (CLV), and other summer camps and community programs. Her participatory style is strongly influenced by her time at CLV.

Sponsored by: Arrowhead Electric Coop

CANCELLED: Excel Workshop

CANCELLED: Excel Workshop
Start Date:
Oct 24, 2018
Time:
1pm-5pm
Instructor:
Don Bremer
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
60.00
Additional Information:
Excel Workshop
Cost: $60 Please contact CCHE if finances are a barrier to learn more about scholarship options.
Date: Oct 24th
Time: 1-5pm
Instructor: Don Bremer

"Excel is an incredibly powerful tool for getting meaning out of vast amounts of data. But it also works really well for simple calculations and tracking almost any kind of information. The key for unlocking all that potential is the grid of cells. Cells can contain numbers, text, or formulas. You put data in your cells and group them in rows and columns. That allows you to add up your data, sort and filter it, put it in tables, and build great-looking charts"

Sponsored by: Bucks Hardware 

PAST EVENT: EntFund | Ascend Leadership

PAST EVENT: EntFund | Ascend Leadership
Start Date:
Oct 24, 2018
Time:
Start Date: Tuesdays, October 23rd 5:30p-8:30p
Instructor:
Pat Campanaro & Steve Surbaugh
Additional Information:
Ascend Leadership

Start Date: Tuesdays, October 23rd

Conclude: Tuesday, November 27th

Instructor: Steve and Pat

Location/Time: CCHE from 5:30p-8:30p

Please Register at: https://www.entrepreneurfund.org/event/ascend-6/

Wednesday, October 24

Tuesday, October 30

Wednesday, November 7

Tuesday, November 13

Tuesday, November 20

Tuesday, November 27

PAST EVENT: WordPress Workshop: Building Dynamic Websites

PAST EVENT: WordPress Workshop: Building Dynamic Websites
Start Date:
Oct 24, 2018
Time:
9am-Noon
Instructor:
Don Bremer
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
60.00
Additional Information:
Wordpress Workshop: Building Dynamic Websites

Date and Time: October 24th 9am-Noon
Instructor: Don Bremer
Cost: $60 Please contact CCHE if finances are a barrier and scholarship options.

Ever dream of making your own statement on the web? It is very easy and inexpensive using Wordpress. In this class, you will be given your own wordpress website and shown how to use the tools needed to write pages and upload pictures. The class also covers plugins – programs that do things like e-commerce and podcasting. This class is for beginners – so no experience in web design needed.

Location: Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Please bring your own laptop (if you need to rent one please contact us ahead of time $25 rental).

Sponsored by: Cascade Vacation Rentals

PAST EVENT: Beginning French - October and November

PAST EVENT: Beginning French - October and November
Start Date:
Oct 15, 2018
Time:
5:30pm-7pm Mondays 6 Sessions
Instructor:
Kristin Blomberg
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$120 (includes 6 sessions) *Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.
Additional Information:
Beginning French - October and November
Mondays Oct 15- Nov 19th
5:30-7pm 
Cost: $120

Have you ever wanted to learn to speak the most romantic and beautiful language in the world ?

Pronunciation is the key!  Join Kristin Blomberg for a fun introduction to basic conversational French- we will touch on basic grammar and vocabulary, focusing on useful travel phrases.  She will also share a bit about French customs and tips for getting around Paris, where she has lived and visited many times.

The Nov 19th session will be a fun celebration...French Movie, French Food, and more! 

PAST EVENT: Writing Workshop: The Six Traits of Good Writing

Start Date:
Oct 1, 2018
Time:
October 1st (7-9pm), October 8th (7-9pm), October 13th (9am-1pm)
Instructor:
Instructor: Ann Mershon
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
120.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Writing Workshop: The Six Traits of Good Writing
Monday, October 1st, 2 hours (7-9pm)
Monday, October 8th, 2 hours (7-9pm)
Saturday, October 13th, 4 hours (9am-1pm)
Instructor: Ann Mershon
Cost: $120 (8 hours)
*Don't let fiances be a barrier. Please contact CCHE about your options.

Novice and Experienced Writers Welcome!

If you’d like to improve your writing, understanding the Six Traits is incredibly helpful. In fact, it works for both novice and experienced writers. These traits were identified in the early 80’s by educators who spent years evaluating good writing to discover what factors distinguish excellent writing from mediocre.

In two evening sessions we’ll go over information on the Six Traits (Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, and Conventions), then during a longer Saturday session we’ll apply them to pieces class members have brought in. All three sessions will involve writing prompts and practice.

PAST EVENT: The History of England, Part Two, 1485-present

Start Date:
Sep 20, 2018
Instructor:
Karen Halbsleben
Additional Information:
What:  The History of England, Part Two, 1485-present

When: 2nd and 4th Mondays (generally), 6:15-8pm

Semester One: 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 12/10

Semester Two: 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25.  April 1 PARTY!!

What:  Lots of good stuff.

Semester One will cover the great social and religious upheavals of the 16th and 17th Centuries, including the Tudor and Stuart dynasties and the English Civil War.  We’ll finish with the blessedly dull-as-ditchwater Hanovers and the 18th Century, setting the stage for the Industrial Revolution and Empire.

Semester Two features the rise and fall of the greatest Empire the world has ever seen; the Pax Brittanica of the Long 19th Century shattered by two devastating World Wars; and the rules of two very long-lived Queens with a few guys thrown in.

Who: You, I hope.  Cost is $125 per semester; $250 for the full 12 weeks  You are free to take only one semester if that’s all you can fit in. 

How: Send a check in any amount made out to Karen Halbersleben//PO Box 5//GM//55604.  Financial Aid is available; don’t be shy.  Contact either me or Kelsey Kennedy at CCHE for details.


PAST EVENT: Reading Minnesota Native American Writers Series

Start Date:
Sep 12, 2018
Time:
5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Carol Miller
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
$20.00 per Session
Additional Information:
Sinlge Session Registration

Reading Minnesota Native American Writers Series
Wednesdays 5:30pm-7pm
$20 a session

June 13th
July 11th
August 8th
Sept 12th

Read text prior to class and learn about the author and reading during session.

PAST EVENT: Beginners American Sign Language

Start Date:
Sep 5, 2018
Time:
September 5-26 Wednesdays 5:30-7pm and September 8-29 Saturdays 9-10am
Instructor:
Instructor: Jenny Smith Practice Mentor: Darrellyn Barrett
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
Cost: $120 (includes 8 sessions)
Additional Information:
BEGINNERS AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Cost: $120 (includes 8 sessions)
*Don't let financial constraints be a barrier. Contact CCHE for options. office@northshorecampus.org | 218-387-3411

Instructor: Jenny Smith
September 5-26
Wednesdays 5:30-7pm
4 sessions via Interactive Television 
at CCHE
or home with your smartphone, ipad, or computer as long as you have internet and also a webcamp/microphone. 

Practice Mentor: Darrellyn Barrett
4 sessions of practice/mentoring at CCHE
September 8-29
Saturdays 9-10am
This series will focus on developing ASL and finger spelling skills for new to emergent signers.

PAST EVENT: Reading Minnesota Native American Writers Series

Start Date:
Aug 8, 2018
Time:
5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Carol Miller
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
$20.00 per Session
Additional Information:
Sinlge Session Registration

Reading Minnesota Native American Writers Series
Wednesdays 5:30pm-7pm
$20 a session

June 13th
July 11th
August 8th
Sept 12th

Read text prior to class and learn about the author and reading during session.

PAST EVENT: Reading Minnesota Native American Writers Series

Start Date:
Jul 11, 2018
Time:
5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Carol Miller
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
$20.00 per Session
Additional Information:
Sinlge Session Registration 

Reading Minnesota Native American Writers Series
Wednesdays 5:30pm-7pm
$20 a session

June 13th
July 11th
August 8th
Sept 12th

Read text prior to class and learn about the author and reading during session.

PAST EVENT: Reading Minnesota Native American Writers Series

Start Date:
Jun 13, 2018
Time:
5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Carol Miller
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
$20.00 per Session
Additional Information:
Single Session Registration

Reading Minnesota Native American Writers Series
Wednesdays 5:30pm-7pm
$20 a session

Reading (and Teaching) Native American Literature by Minnesota Writers

Minnesota is fortunate indeed to be homeland to many vibrant populations of Native nations.  And our region is consequently also home to a rich and important body of Native American literature.  In this series of four monthly meetings beginning in June, we will read and discuss together four selected examples drawn from this remarkable body of work:  Ignatia Broker’s Night Flying Woman (1983); Linda LeGarde Grover’s The Road Back to Sweetgrass (2014); Heid Erdrich’s National Monuments (2008); and a final text to be chosen by group consensus.  Our goal will be to examine these authors’ works in contexts of cultural and historical significance that will illuminate the meaningful “work” they do for Native and non-Native readers.

Carol Miller is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and a Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor (Emerita) of the Dept. of American Indian Studies and the Program in American Studies at the University of Minnesota, TC.

PAST EVENT: Self Care in Action

PAST EVENT: Self Care in Action
Start Date:
May 17, 2018
Time:
3:30-5:30pm
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$60 for 2 hours of wellness. *Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details
Additional Information:
Self Care in Action
May 17th 3:30-5:30pm
Take time to replenish, relax, and reflect.

Rotate between Meditation, Massage, Acupuncture, and More
$60 for 2 hours of wellness.
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details Pre Registration Required

Included:
Tea & Treats
Meditation Session
Acupuncture Session
Chair Massage Session

Teri Massage Lutzen on the Lake
Sarah Wilson Community Acupuncture
Sheri Moe Soulstice Yoga 

PAST EVENT: ServSafe Food Manager Certification Training

PAST EVENT: ServSafe Food Manager Certification Training
Start Date:
May 15, 2018
Time:
8:00am-5:00pm
Instructor:
Jay Arrowsmith Decoux
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
$175 Full Certification
Additional Information:
The full certification course runs from 8 a.m. to roughly 5 p.m. and costs $175, which includes the textbook and exam.
Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

The renewal course runs from 8 a.m. to noon the same day and costs $75.
Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
ServSafe Food Manager and Renewal Training $75

This training is designed to fulfill requirements for Minnesota state and local health departments. The seminars train, test and certify you in the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program for safe food service.

Please email highered@northshorecampus.org or call 218-387-3411 with any questions.

1 spot left for the class. Please call to reserve. 

PAST EVENT: ServSafe Food Manager Renewal Training

PAST EVENT: ServSafe Food Manager Renewal Training
Start Date:
May 15, 2018
Time:
8:00am-5:00pm
Instructor:
Jay Arrowsmith Decoux
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
$75 Refresher
Additional Information:
The renewal course runs from 8 a.m. to noon the same day and costs $75. Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
ServSafe Food Manager and Renewal Training $75


This training is designed to fulfill requirements for Minnesota state and local health departments. The seminars train, test and certify you in the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program for safe food service.
Please email highered@northshorecampus.org or call 218-387-3411 with any questions.

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PAST EVENT: Both CPR and First Aid Training

PAST EVENT: Both CPR and First Aid Training
Start Date:
Apr 21, 2018
Time:
8AM-5PM
Instructor:
Jacob Simons
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
85.00
Additional Information:
This is for both Classes!

Saturday, April 21st.
CPR Training 8am-Noon
First Aid Training  1pm-5pm


Limited Seats. Please call for registration. 218-387-3411

Interested in CCHE hosting a future session? Contact 
218-387-3411

PAST EVENT: CPR Training Only

PAST EVENT: CPR Training Only
Start Date:
Apr 21, 2018
Time:
8AM-Noon
Instructor:
Jacob Simons
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
55.00
Additional Information:
Saturday, April 21st.
CPR Training 8am-Noon
First Aid Training  1pm-5pm


Instructor: Jacob Simons

55.00 per person for a single class or 85.00 per person for the 2 classes.
Limited Seats. Please call for registration. 218-387-3411

Interested in CCHE hosting a future session? Contact 218-387-3411

PAST EVENT: First Aid Training Only

PAST EVENT: First Aid Training Only
Start Date:
Apr 21, 2018
Time:
1pm-5pm
Instructor:
Jacob Simons
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
55.00
Additional Information:
Saturday, April 21st.
CPR Training 8am-Noon
First Aid Training  1pm-5pm



Instructor: Jacob Simons

55.00 per person for a single class or 85.00 per person for the 2 classes.
Limited Seats. Please call for registration. 218-387-3411

Interested in CCHE hosting a future session? Contact 218-387-3411

PAST EVENT: EntFund | Be Strategic: Grow Your Business

PAST EVENT: EntFund | Be Strategic: Grow Your Business
Start Date:
Apr 18, 2018
Time:
Wednesday, April 18th - Wednesday, May 23rd 5:30p-8:30p
Instructor:
Steve Surbaugh
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$600 per person; one business partner may be added for $100 more - or $700 total. Scholarships avail
Additional Information:
Be Strategic: Grow Your Business

Start Date: Wednesday, April 18th

Conclude: Wednesday, May 23rd

Instructor: Steve Surbaugh 

Location/Time:  CCHE from 5:30p-8:30p

https://www.entrepreneurfund.org/

BE STRATEGIC: Grow Your Business
Wednesdays, April 18 – May 23, 2018, 5:30-8:30pm
Facilitator, Steve Surbaugh, Business Advisor
Cook County Higher Ed Conference Room

This dynamic business training program was designed to accelerate and ease the transition from small business owner to CEO. It’s targeted to entrepreneurs operating businesses for 1-2 years who want to work on their business, not just in it. The facilitated 6-session training provides a forum for owners to develop strategic plans, review marketing strategies, discuss challenges and develop solutions to propel their businesses forward. Schedule developed with busy business owners in mind: Each session held at a convenient location, in the evenings and facilitated to meet participant needs while keeping within the timeframe.

Includes:
 6 interactive facilitated sessions, 3 hours per night, dinner included
 Materials and workbook provided with simple, practical tools to define marketing, sales, and financial goals
 A strategic plan, network of peers and a team of experts to share in accountability, challenges and successes

SESSION TOPICS
Session 1: Cultivating the Growth Mindset
Session 2: Building Your Plan: Mission & Vision
Session 3: Financial Strategies and Marketing Audit
Session 4: Reaching Your Target Customer
Session 5: Putting It All Together
Session 6: Sharing Your Plan (Presentations)

SCHEDULE
Session 1: April 18 Session 4: May 9
Session 2: April 25 Session 5: May 16
Session 3: May 2 Session 6: May 23

COST
$600 per person; one business partner may be added for $100 more - or $700 total. Scholarships available - participant pay $200; two partners $300 if awarded. Payment arrangements available on request.

ELIGIBILITY AND REGISTRATION
Class size is limited - no more than 8 non-competing businesses selected from the area. Businesses must have
been operating 1-2 years and be committed to growing revenue by 25% over three years.
Learn more about igniting your business success by contacting:
Steve Surbaugh, Business Advisor, 218-370-9757 or steve@staycvr.com

Be Strategic is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation and Cook County Higher Education. The Entrepreneur Fund does not discriminate in providing services to individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, family status, physical or mental disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities and for people with limited English proficiency are available on request. Make a request for arrangements at least 2 weeks in advance by calling 218-623-5747 or emailing info@entrepreneurfund.org. The Entrepreneur Fund is an equal opportunity employer, lender and service provider.

PAST EVENT: 3 Session Options: Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training

PAST EVENT: 3 Session Options: Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training
Start Date:
Mar 30, 2018
Time:
FRIDAY MARCH 30TH 12-2:30 OR FRIDAY MARCH 30TH 6-8:30 OR SATURDAY, MARCH 31ST 10-12:30
Instructor:
Green Dot
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE to attend - Donations accepted
Registration:
Additional Information:
Green Dot - Bystander Intervention Training
FREE and Open To the Public
*Teens are welcome to attend.

Instructors: Amy Swensen and Marlys Wisch

Three Sessions are being offered - Let us know which one you wish to attend. 
Friday March 30th
* 12-2:30
* 6-8:30
Saturday, March 31st
* 10-12:30

Please register ahead of time at www.northshorecampus.org | 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

This training teaches attendees to intervene by using the 3'Ds:
* Direct
* Delegating the responsibility to others
* Creating a Distraction to defuse a potentially dangerous situation.

Participants will learn to recognize behaviors that may constitute domestic violence, bullying, sexual violence, stalking, and child abuse - precursors to these types of violence.

Sponsored By:
Choices and Voices Project
North Shore Health Care Foundation


PAST EVENT: Come learn about the Talent Development Program and steps to apply!

PAST EVENT: Come learn about the Talent Development Program and steps to apply!
Start Date:
Mar 29, 2018
Time:
9am-10am
Instructor:
Teri Dudley of NEMOJT
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
FREE to attend - Donations accepted
Registration:
Additional Information:
Come learn about the Talent Development Program and steps to apply!
Presented by Teri Dudley of NEMOJT
Thursday March 29th
Starts at 9am-10 (Light breakfast will be provided)
FREE to attend - Donations accepted

Teri will present about the Talent Development Program Funds and how to apply to receive them.

Talent Development Program can grant up to $25,000 per business is available per program year.

The Talent Development Program (TDP) is designed to pay for the cost of training associated with advancing the skills of the existing workforce to help improve business processes or increase competitiveness.


Only one application per business will be accepted per program year (July 1-June 30). That one application may include multiple sets of employees and multiple training courses. Training duration may not exceed twelve months.

Eligible employers include private, for-profit, non-profit, and government (including school districts) who have operated in Minnesota for at least 18 months.

Eligible employees must be at least 18 years old, work at least 32 hours a week, and earn an hourly wage above minimum wage.

PAST EVENT CANCELED: 3 Day Advanced Welding

PAST EVENT CANCELED: 3 Day Advanced Welding
Start Date:
Feb 17, 2018
Time:
9am-5pm
Instructor:
Don Hammer
Location:
Cook County High School (Industrial Tech Room) 101 W. 5th Street Grand Marais, MN
Cost:
Cost: $300.00 plus $55 material fee Total: $355

PAST EVENT: Excel Level 1 Training

PAST EVENT: Excel Level 1 Training
Start Date:
Feb 8, 2018
Time:
9am-noon
Instructor:
Don Bremmer
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
60.00
Additional Information:
We will be using a pre workshop survey to tailor this workshop to your wants and needs. Excel schooling can teach you new ways or refresh skills to perform calculations and analysis by using formulas, functions, tables, macros, diagrams, graphs and charts.

PAST EVENT: Bookkeeping Basics

PAST EVENT: Bookkeeping Basics
Start Date:
Feb 6, 2018
Time:
5:30-7:00pm
Instructor:
Karen Blackburn
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
$60.00
Additional Information:
Bookkeeping Basics
Cost: $60
February 6 and 7
Class 5:30- 7pm
Instructor: Karen Blackburn
Snacks will be provided
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details

Basic Bookkeeping will expose you to the fundamentals of bookkeeping: single and double entry accounting, setting up a chart of accounts, types of accounts, accrual versus cash accounting and reading basic financial statements. 

The 2 day workshop is designed for anyone wanting to know the basics about bookkeeping. 

Karen Blackburn has over 20 years of bookkeeping experience and lots of experience explaining bookkeeping to people with no experience.  This could be YOUR opportunity to finally understand Debit and Credit!

PAST EVENT: Toastmasters-Speechcraft

Start Date:
Jan 27, 2018
Time:
Saturdays from 10am-Noon January 20th-Feb 24th
Instructor:
Bob Padzieski
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
Cost: $20 (includes 6 sessions) *Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further deta
Additional Information:
Toastmasters-Speechcraft
Cost: $20 (includes 6 sessions)
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.
Facilitator: Bob Padzieski
Saturdays from 10am-Noon January 20th-Feb 24th

Over this six week session, you will have the opportunity to improve you public speaking skills by doing.  These are skills that can be valuable for both professional and social situations.

Topics include organizing a speech for a purpose,  using appropriate gestures and vocal variety, speaking off the cuff, and listening both to provide feedback to others as well as too gain an understanding better speaking techniques. 

You will give several speeches and you will receive constructive and encouraging feedback

PAST EVENT: Beginning Swedish Language Part 2 - (4 Sessions)

Start Date:
Jan 23, 2018
Time:
Tuesdays January 23rd-Feb13th 5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$80 (includes 4 sessions) *Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.
Additional Information:
Beginning Swedish Language Part 2 - (4 Sessions) 
Instructor: Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux
Tuesdays January 23rd-Feb13th 5:30-7pm
Cost: $80 (includes 4 sessions)
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.

This will be a small group class focusing on both immersion and conversation (practical, travel, and cooking). The last night of class will include a Swedish Smörgåsbord.
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PAST EVENT: Beginning Swedish Language- 6 Sessions

Start Date:
Jan 22, 2018
Time:
Mondays January 22nd-Feb 26 5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$120 (includes 6 sessions) *Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.
Additional Information:
Beginning Swedish Language- 6 Sessions
Instructor: Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux
Mondays January 22nd-Feb 26 5:30-7pm
Cost: $120 (includes 6 sessions)
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.

This will be a small group class focusing on both immersion and conversation (practical, travel, and cooking). The last night of class will include a Swedish Smörgåsbord.

This six-session class will give students a foundation of grammar, sentence structure and conversational phrases.

Games, songs and art will be incorporated along with listening, speaking, reading and writing. The class will culminate in a traditional meal.

This class is for total beginners and those wishing to brush up on the fundamentals.

Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux has been teaching Swedish since she was a teenager, and has worked at the American Swedish Institute, the Concordia Language Villages (CLV), and other summer camps and community programs. Her participatory style is strongly influenced by her time at CLV.

PAST EVENT: Beginning Spanish- January

PAST EVENT: Beginning Spanish- January
Start Date:
Jan 17, 2018
Time:
5:30pm-7pm Wednesdays 4 Sessions
Instructor:
Carrie Jansen
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$80.00
Additional Information:
Wednesdays
January 17, 24, 31, & February 7,  2018 | 5:30PM-7PM
START LEARNING SPANISH or HELP REGAIN LOST LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE
$80 (Includes 4 sessions)-PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

Instructor: Carrie Jansen

Research indicates that knowing and using two languages reduces your chances of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease

Spanish, Spanish everywhere.

Spanish is the second most popular second language, after English. With some 400 million speakers, The sheer number of Spanish speakers and their rate of growth makes learning Spanish a smart choice.

PAST EVENT: 3 Day Basic Welding

PAST EVENT: 3 Day Basic Welding
Start Date:
Jan 13, 2018
Time:
9am-5pm
Instructor:
Don Hammer
Location:
Cook County High School (Industrial Tech Room) 101 W. 5th Street Grand Marais, MN
Cost:
Cost: $300.00 plus $55 material fee Total: $355 CLASS IS FULL
Additional Information:
3 Day Basic Welding Class
Class is Full
Instructed by Don Hammer (What a great name for a blacksmith!)

This course provides the student with an understanding of basic welding fundamentals and the ability to properly and safely use gas and electric welding equipment to perform welding and cutting procedures in the flat position. There will be a sculptural dynamic to this course that will address basic layout and fabrication techniques.

January 13th, 14th, 15th
9am-5pm
Cost: $300.00 plus $55 material fee Total: $355
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.


PAST EVENT: Ojibwe Language for Beginners-Full

PAST EVENT: Ojibwe Language for Beginners-Full
Start Date:
Jan 9, 2018
Time:
5:30-7:00pm
Instructor:
Dan Viren
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
80.00
Additional Information:
FULL

Ojibwe Language Class For Beginners:
January 9 16 23 30.
5:30-7pm
This 4-session class will provide students with a foundation of grammar and conversational phrases.

Topics will include introductions, food and eating, clothing, weather, and activities.

Dan Viren grew up in Grand Portage, MN and is currently teaching Ojibwemowin at Oshki Ogimaag Charter School. Dan also taught Ojibwemowin at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN from 1991-1994.
"I use the natural approach to 2nd language acquisition. I create all my own curriculum since none exists using that approach. I create my lessons on Google slides. I use a lot of question and answer stuff in Ojibwe based on everyday topics. I incorporate grammar explanations as we encounter it."

PAST EVENT: Mastermind Entrepreneurs and Leaders Group

PAST EVENT: Mastermind Entrepreneurs and Leaders Group
Start Date:
Dec 14, 2017
Time:
5:30pm-8:30pm Thursdays
Instructor:
Facilitator: Sascha Mansson of the Entrepreneur Fund.
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$400 (Includes 5 sessions and snacks) per business (2 attendees) and 2 seats for Kristen Brown's pre
Additional Information:
Mastermind Entrepreneurs and Leaders Group

Mastermind Groups are a proven means of fostering next-level thinking. The purpose of the group is to be a sounding board for entrepreneurs to further their goals and achieve success in their business life.

The facilitated peer group provides the opportunity to work on a business versus in the business through brainstorming, education, accountability and peer support.

Mastermind Groups provide a confidential environment to test business strategies, brainstorm solutions to challenges and gain confidence as a leader.

You will share experiences, be held accountable to action plans, and get fresh perspectives to solve problems, make decisions and gain critical insights. Along the way, you’ll forge a powerful peer network of fellow business people.

Masterminds sessions will be led by Sascha Mansson of the Entrepreneur Fund.

$400 (Includes 5 sessions and snacks) per business (2 attendees) and 2 seats for Kristen Brown's presentation.
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.

November 9th
December 14th
January 11th
February 15th Kristen Brown (Presentation Speaker) and post speaker gathering. (9am-12pm).
March 15th

Interested in attending contact 218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org

PAST EVENT: Beginning Swedish Language- 4 Sessions

PAST EVENT: Beginning Swedish Language- 4 Sessions
Start Date:
Nov 1, 2017
Time:
5:30-7:00pm
Instructor:
Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
$80
Additional Information:
Beginning Swedish Language - 4 sessions
Instructor: Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux
Dates: November 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th. Wednesdays 5:30-7pm
Last class will be Swedish Baking Class.
Cost: $80 (this includes 4 sessions)
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact for further details.
Age 12+ welcome with parent

This will be a small group class focusing on both immersion and conversation (practical, travel, and cooking).

PAST EVENT: 2 Day Workshop Productive Conversations

PAST EVENT: 2 Day Workshop Productive Conversations
Start Date:
Oct 13, 2017
Time:
October 13th and 14th 9am-4pm (1 hour lunch break)
Instructor:
Marcia Hyatt http://marciahyatt.com/
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$150.00 (2 day workshop and snacks)
Additional Information:
2 Day Workshop: Productive Conversations
Presenter: Marcia Hyatt http://marciahyatt.com/
Dates: Oct 13th and 14th 9am-4pm (with a 1 hour lunch break)
Cost: $150 (Includes: 2 day workshop and snacks)
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.

Productive conversations are conversations where you learn about the other person and find a way to move forward. In this course, you will learn the key elements in effective communication.

As a result, you will be able to communicate your perspective more clearly and to listen more fully. And you will become more aware of your communication patterns and learn how to prepare for the crucial conversations.

PAST EVENT: Boiler Training Course - High Pressure 2nd Class Boiler

Start Date:
Jun 2, 2017
Time:
Friday June 2nd 12:30pm 4:30pm and Saturday, June 3rd from 8:00am 12:00pm
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$165.00 (Class)
Registration:
Additional Information:
Cook County Higher Education is pleased to collaborate with Mesabi Range Community and Technical College / Advanced MN to offer both the Low Pressure Boiler/Special License Preparation and High Pressure 2nd Class Boiler Operator classes.

The High Pressure 2nd Class Boiler course is designed for those who currently hold a Low Pressure Boiler Operator License and a minimum of two years experience in a low boiler setting.  Participants will learn Minnesota requirements for boiler rating, license requirements A, B or C; safe boiler operations, relief valves, gas and oil fuel valves, and safety switches; boiler light off procedures, safe shutdowns, and more.  Affidavit of operating experience required.

High Pressure 2nd Class Boiler Operator
Friday June 2nd 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Saturday, June 3rd from 8:00am – 12:00pm
(Both days are required)
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN
Fee:  $165

Exam is not included.

PAST EVENT: Boiler Training Course - Low Pressure

Start Date:
Jun 2, 2017
Time:
Friday June 2nd 12:30pm 4:30pm and Saturday, June 3rd from 8:00am 12:00pm
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$150 (Class)
Registration:
Additional Information:
Cook County Higher Education is pleased to collaborate with Mesabi Range Community and Technical College / Advanced MN to offer both the Low Pressure Boiler/Special License Preparation and High Pressure 2nd Class Boiler Operator classes.

The Low Pressure course is designed for maintenance personnel in plants, facilities and commercial buildings.  Participants will understand safe operation and maintenance of all low pressure boilers and become familiar with the Minnesota Boiler Licensure requirements.

Low Pressure Boiler Operator
Friday June 2nd 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Saturday, June 3rd from 8:00am – 12:00pm
(Both days are required)
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN
Fee:  $150

Exam is not included.

PAST EVENT: Nurturing a Growth Mindset - Energize Your Year - Series | Lunch and Learns

Start Date:
Apr 12, 2017
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein MN Extension
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20.00 per Session
Registration:
Additional Information:
Personal and Professional Development

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

PAST EVENT: Mindful Leadership - Energize Your Year- Series | Lunch and Learns

Start Date:
Mar 22, 2017
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein MN Extension
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20.00 per Session
Registration:
Additional Information:
Personal and Professional Development


This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

PAST EVENT: Marketing Series for Entrepreneurs

PAST EVENT: Marketing Series for Entrepreneurs
Start Date:
Mar 15, 2017
Time:
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Instructor:
EntFund
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$25.00
Additional Information:
Marketing Series for Entrepreneurs

This dynamic marketing training program is designed for entrepreneurs seeking to make the most of their marketing budget and attract more customers. Participants who complete the six-session program will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to complete an annual marketing plan.

 6 Sessions held every other week – 3 hours per session

 Materials with tools to guide in developing marketing plan and goals

 Presented by marketing professionals

The schedule was developed with busy business owners in mind. Each session is held on Wednesdays, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, at Cook County Higher Ed with continental breakfast provided. All materials are included.
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PROGRAM DETAILS

Session #1: Wednesday, March 15th

- Don’t Push it, Push it: Tell it

Presenter: Machelle Lind, Head of the Lakes United Way

The days of using only “push the message marketing” are gone – there are too many channels online and off to effectively reach your customers. The new, more effective style of marketing is connecting with your audience through a story. Storytelling makes the brand relatable, builds a relationship and INVITES business. This course will teach you how to tell the story of your personal and business brand and use it to create a marketing plan.

Session #2: Wednesday, March 29th

- Traditional Media – How to Get It and How to Leverage It

Presenter: Lucie B. Amundsen, Locally Laid Eggs

Traditional media is a great way to complement your business efforts on social media. Learn what’s newsworthy, how to connect with local TV and print people, write a press release and hold a press event.

Session #3: Wednesday, April 12th - Your Website – Your #1 Sales Tool. Optimize it for SEO

Presenter: Molly Solberg, MAS Marketing

Your Website is your number #1 sales tool. Learn how to create a website, create content for it, blog, and optimize to be easily found on the world-wide web.

Session #4: Wednesday, April 26th

- Photos, Writing, & Design? Getting Content for Your Company

Presenter: Robert Lillegard, Be Our Guest PR

There are thousands of ways to get your message out, from social media to PR to paid advertising. But getting heard is only part of the equation. Once you have your platform, what are you going to say?

How are you going to say it? And how do you make it engaging enough to keep your prospects interested?

Learn more about Igniting your Business Success:

Candi Broeffle, Business Advisor, 218-623-5732, candib@entrepreneurfund.org

218-623-5729 / EntrepreneurFund.org / Duluth, MN 55802

Session #5: Wed., May 10th

- Get Your Business Noticed! Promotional Products Made Simple

Presenter: Briana von Elbe, Pearson and von Elbe Advertising/Footprints Promotional

Promotional products motivate people to take action. The right incentive might encourage them to meet with a sales representative, try a new product, or attend a trade show booth. Decide what type of buyer is most likely to purchase your product. What are you selling? Convenience? Quality? Discount pricing? You can’t offer it all. Knowing what your customers want helps you decide what to offer.

Session #6: Wednesday, May 24th

- Utilizing Social Media – Tips, Tricks, and Killer Content

Presenter: Molly Solberg, MAS Marketing

You can’t ignore Social Media any longer. Learn which platform is best for your business, learn how to create killer content, view insights to review content, learn the basics to create an ad within social media.

COST: $25 for the series

ELIGIBILITY AND REGISTRATION

Class size is limited – participants should be committed to attending all six (6) sessions. To register, click on the link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marketing-series-for-
entrepreneurs-tickets-32674522376. A registration form from The Entrepreneur Fund will also be required to attend this series.

PAST EVENT: 3 Day Welding Class | Steel and Aluminum with the TIG welder and Oxy/Fuel torch.

Start Date:
Mar 10, 2017
Time:
9am-5pm March 10,11,and 12
Instructor:
Don Hammer
Location:
Cook County High School (Industrial Tech Room) 101 W. 5th Street Grand Marais, MN
Cost:
$300 Course Fee and $55 Materials Fee Total: $355.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
3 Day Welding Class | Steel and Aluminum with the TIG welder and Oxy/Fuel torch.

Come learn Steel and Aluminum with the TIG welder and Oxy/Fuel torch welding from Don Hammer! Get hand's on experience! 

Dates: March 10,11,and 12
Time: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Don Hammer 
Registration: www.northshorecampus.org or 218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org 

This class is fitting for someone that has experience welding or has taken Don's 3 Day Basic Welding class. 

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation




PAST EVENT: Cultivating Compassion - Energize Your Year - Series | Lunch and Learns

Start Date:
Feb 8, 2017
Time:
11:30-1:00pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein MN Extension
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20.00 per Session
Registration:
Additional Information:
Personal and Professional Development


This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation


PAST EVENT: Beginning Spanish Level 2 | Storytelling

PAST EVENT: Beginning Spanish Level 2 | Storytelling
Start Date:
Feb 5, 2017
Time:
Mondays in February | 5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Carrie Jansen
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20 a session (4 session class)
Registration:
Additional Information:
Beginning Spanish Level 2 

Mondays in February | 5:30pm-7pm
Cost: $20 a session (4 session class)

This course is perfect for those that have attended Beginning Spanish with Carrie Jansen this October or January. It will also be a good fit for those that have some Spanish Language skills but are not seeking an advanced class. 

Carrie will be focusing on story telling as part of the class. http://learnoutlive.com/your-brain-on-storytelling-foreign-language-learning-through-stories/ 

Registratoin:
www.northshorecampus.org | highered@northshorecampus.org | 218-387-3411 

PAST EVENT: Life in Complex Times Series | 3 Sessions

PAST EVENT: Life in Complex Times Series | 3 Sessions
Start Date:
Jan 30, 2017
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Sue Hakes
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$40.00 (includes 3 sessions)
Registration:
Additional Information:
Life in Complex Times Series | Art of Hosting

Art of Hosting--In these sessions, we will work together to activate the collective intelligence of the group to find new solutions for challenges in our work life, personal growth and in building community in today's complex world!

How could conversations of possibility shift your work and life? Build confidence and capacity for complex challenges. Learn and practice proven patterns and methods for collaborative leadership and change. Making the most of conversations that matter!

Bring your key issues, challenges, existing and emerging projects, provocative questions. The stuff you are working on now - or want to begin soon.

Mondays from 11:30-1pm | bring your own lunch 

January 30 -- work life
February 13 -- personal growth
February 27 -- building community

1 session is $20 or 3 sessions are $40 with prepayment 

Sue Hakes
As a business owner and former Mayor of Grand Marais (2009-2010) and Cook County Commissioner (2011-2014), Sue Hakes knows that rural communities are wrestling with big challenges that require strong leadership.  As a Bush Foundation Fellow, Sue earned a Public Affairs Leadership Certificate at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and has studied leadership in the Executive Education program at Harvard Kennedy School. Serious about bringing the gifts of her Fellowship to her home community, Sue mentors and supports rural women and men in all sectors.  She is especially passionate about understanding issues that divide us and working to find new solutions to the increasing challenges in our world today. She currently serves on the Rural and Indigenous Leadership (RAIL) Board, and the Advisory Councils for the Cook County Community YMCA and the Duluth Area Family YMCA.  Sue lives in Grand Marais with her husband, John Gorski, where she enjoys the outdoors, friends, volunteering, local politics, and time with their dog, Laker.  A life-long Minnesotan, she is especially proud of being an Aunt and a Great Aunt.


This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

PAST EVENT: 3 Day Basic Welding - January

PAST EVENT: 3 Day Basic Welding - January
Start Date:
Jan 27, 2017
Time:
9am-5pm January 27th, 28th, 29th
Instructor:
Don Hammer
Location:
Cook County High School (Industrial Tech Room) 101 W. 5th Street Grand Marais, MN
Cost:
$300 Course Fee and $55 Materials Fee Total: $355.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
3 Day Basic Welding

January 27th, 28th, 29th | 9am-5pm
Instructed by Don Hammer (What a great name for a blacksmith!)

This course provides the student with an understanding of basic welding fundamentals and the ability to properly and safely use gas and electric welding equipment to perform welding and cutting procedures in the flat position. There will be a sculptural dynamic to this course that will address basic layout and fabrication techniques.

Cost: $300.00 plus $55 material fee Total: $355
Instructor: Don Hammer
Website: http://www.northshorecampus.org/
Phone: 218-387-3411
Email: highered@northshorecampus.org

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

PAST EVENT: Resilience in the New Year - Energize Your Year - Series | Lunch and Learns

Start Date:
Jan 11, 2017
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein MN Extension
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$60.00 for 4 sessions or $20.00 per Session
Registration:
Additional Information:
Personal and Professional Development

Instructor: Lori Rothstein - MN Extension Office  omega replica watches

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

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CANCELLED: Business Budgeting - For Road Construction

Date:
Nov 4, 2019
Time:
November 4th 9am-Noon
Instructor:
Meg Thoreson & Steve Surbaugh
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
$60.00 * Program Scholarships Available
Additional Information:
Business Budgeting: Preparing for Road Construction
November 4th 9am-Noon
$60 * Program Scholarships Available
Presenter: Meg Thoreson (Arnson Solutions) & Steve Surbaugh (Cascade Vacation Rentals)

This workshop will cover:
* Data collection – information that can help build your business’ custom road construction plan and your business even if you won't be impacted by construction.
* Relationships – preserving your relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, vendors and bankers
* Preparation in the business – Savings and lines of credit, inventory on hand, entry/exits and other temporary renovations

Presenter:
Meg Thoreson has owned Solon Springs Mercantile for 17 years and is a fourth-generation business owner. She founded Arnson Solutions in 2009 and over the past decade Meg has trained and advised hundreds of entrepreneurs in dozens of industries, including conducting over 100 full-day EOS sessions with business’ leadership teams. She incorporates Lencioni’s work with teams in both business and governance. Meg’s passion is living and working in the less populated areas of our region and she understands that it takes a unique approach and few different tools for businesses to thrive in rural and less populated areas.

Steve Surbaugh is a 4th generation real estate professional with several years in the industry. He is also the co-owner of Cascade Vacation Rentals.

CANCELLED: Team Building Half Day Workshop

Date:
Nov 4, 2019
Time:
November 4th 1pm-4pm
Instructor:
Meg Thoreson
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
60.00 * Program Scholarship Available
Registration:
Additional Information:
5 Dysfunctions of a Team
November 4th 1pm-4pm
$60 * Program Scholarship Available

97% of team members believe lack of alignment impacts the outcome of a task or project!

This workshop is focused on building more effective teams and will be valuable to anyone who is interested in teamwork and it will benefit  individuals who feel they are on team that needs improvement. From workplace teams to community organizations to church teams, the tools in 5 Dysfunctions of a Team are designed to help working groups achieve more collectively than any individual could alone.  These tools are used by businesses, churches, sports teams, non-profits and community organizations.

How well a team functions directly impacts success. Since its publication in 2002 Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team has become the world’s most definitive source on practical information for building teams. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team outlines the root causes of politics and dysfunction on the teams where we work and volunteer and the keys to overcoming them.

In this half-day workshop, participants will be introduced to Lencioni’s Dysfunction Model and strategies to eradicate them from teams.

In this highly interactive workshop facilitator Meg Thoreson will:
* Present An in-depth overview of Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions
* Model and lead the participants through an assessment exercise to help them understand the dynamic of their own team(s)
* Facilitate discussions on root causes of dysfunctions and lead activities focused on steps to overcome them.
* Coach participants to test and adopt new approaches to teamwork and leadership

Each participant will receive a complimentary participant workbook including a summary article of “The Five Dysfunctions.”

Presenter:
Meg Thoreson has owned Solon Springs Mercantile for 17 years and is a fourth-generation business owner. She founded Arnson Solutions in 2009 and over the past decade Meg has trained and advised hundreds of entrepreneurs in dozens of industries, including conducting over 100 full-day EOS sessions with business’ leadership teams. She incorporates Lencioni’s work with teams in both business and governance. Meg’s passion is living and working in the less populated areas of our region and she understands that it takes a unique approach and few different tools for businesses to thrive in rural and less populated areas.
https://www.arnsonsolutions.com/

PAST EVENT: QuickBooks User Group for Artists

Date:
Oct 23, 2019
Time:
Noon-1pm
Instructor:
Karen Blackburn
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
$10 Donation Appreciated
Registration:
Additional Information:
QuickBooks User Group for Artists
October 23rd Noon-1pm 
$10 Donations appreciated
Location: Cook County Higher Education

Bring your lunch, bring your computer, bring your questions, and your experience (or lack of experience).

We will have a mentor on hand to help assist with questions the group can't resolve.

Seeking 1 on 1 help? Contact us about setting up a possible 1 on 1 session.

Please RSVP (218-387-3411 or office@northshorecampus.org) if planning to attend. If you have any questions you want those attending to know about previous to the session email highered@northshorecampus.org

PAST EVENT: Advanced Grant Writing

Date:
Oct 17, 2019
Time:
October 17th 1-4pm
Instructor:
Annie Harala of Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
$40.00 * Program Scholarships Available
Registration:
Additional Information:
MCN Advanced Grant Writing
October 17th
1-4pm
Instructor: Annie Harala of Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Cost: $35 for MCN members / $40 for nonmembers
* Workshop scholarships available by request.
Preregistration Required: ww|w.northshorecampus.org  | 218 387.3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

This advanced workshop will cover the critical techniques and tactics that grant writers require to create well-developed grant proposals as part of an effective communication strategy with funders.

In this training, participants learn to:
Develop the necessary writing style to both inform and persuade your reader to support your project
Develop a work plan and explore how grant writing fits within the process of contacting and cultivating potential funders
Understand the funding landscape, both geographical and sub-sector
Develop logic models as a critical tool for both designing and communicating a detailed project proposal
Craft a budget that conveys an accurate picture of your project’s needs and value
Have an opportunity to review actual grant proposals
Participants will be asked to submit an electronic copy of your organization’s grant proposal two weeks before the workshop to use during peer-review of real, in-progress grant proposals. Details will be sent to those who are registered.

To register, it is required that you have been writing grants for at least six months or have taken MCN’s introductory grantwriting class. If you are newer to grantwriting, please register for MCN’s Grantwriting Clinic for Beginners that is offered earlier in the day. By registering for this session, participants agree to keep confidential other organizations’ information shared during workshops.

Annie Harala is an engaged leader in Northeast Minnesota. She has worked in nonprofits, schools and county government for the last 10 years, Annie has extensive experience working in greater Minnesota’s rural and urban communities in the areas of health policy, youth engagement, community empowerment and electoral work. She holds a degree in Public Relations with a minor in English from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She recently completed a term as an elected At-Large member of the Duluth School Board and serves as an active member on a number of local and statewide boards. Annie is passionate about community leadership and engagement, livable communities, great public education for all students, and enjoying a deep belly laugh at least twice daily.

PAST EVENT: October Guest Lecture: History of Naniboujou Lodge

Date:
Oct 17, 2019
Time:
October 17th 7pm
Instructor:
Tim Ramey
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
$5 Dollar Donation Appreciated
Registration:
Additional Information:
October Guest Lecture: History of Naniboujou Lodge
October 17th 7pm
Speaker: Tim Ramey
Location: Cook County Higher Educaiton 
$5 Dollar Donation Appreciated

Tim and Nancy Ramey moved to Grand Marais in 1980 to run Naniboujou Lodge for Campus Church who had purchased it from Luther and Susie Wallace. The Ramey's were selected to operate the lodge as the Wallace's had been friends of theirs for years. They were close to Bill and Luke who died of hypothermia in a canoeing accident on Lake Superior in 1977 so the Ramey's had come up frequently afterwards to help the Wallace's. Thus, they were familiar with the lodge prior to moving here.

When they first arrived from Minneapolis, the Ramey's had 3 children but eventually were gifted with 7 who all had a hand in operating the lodge over the years. Eventually they built a house near the lodge where they still reside.

By the end of 1984, the church wanted out of Naniboujou Lodge and in a story that would take a book to convey, the Ramey's bought the lodge in 1985 and have owned and operated it until present. One of the children is currently employed at Naniboujou.

Come listen to Tim share his many stories about the history of Naniboujou and his family running the historic Lodge and Restaurant!

www.northshorecampus.org | highered@northshorecampus.org | 218-387-3411

PAST EVENT: Afternoon Tea Fundraiser: God Save the Queens - Reprise

PAST EVENT: Afternoon Tea Fundraiser: God Save the Queens - Reprise
Date:
Oct 15, 2019
Time:
3:30pm-5:00pm
Instructor:
Karen Halbersleben
Location:
Naniboujou Lodge and Restaurant
Cost:
Cost: $50 Pre-Purchased / $60 at the door (includes: Afternoon Tea and Talk)
Registration:
Additional Information:
Afternoon Tea Fundraiser: God Save the Queens - Reprise
Presenter: Karen Halbersleben
Naniboujou Lodge and Restaurant

October 15th
3:30pm Doors Open: Silent Auction and 50/50 Drawing
4:00pm Karen Blackburn Presentation & Tea Served
4:30pm Karen Halbersleben Presentation Reprise

Six women have been crowned Queen Regnant of England since 1066, ruling for a combined 198 years of turmoil and triumph. We will consider how their gender influenced their years on the throne and seek to understand what is unique about a nation that sings with pride "God Save the Queen."

5:00pm Door Prizes and Silent Auction Winners

Wear a lovely hat—rentals available
Photo booth with Queen Elizabeth II
Door Prizes
Silent Auction
50/50 Drawing (bring cash or checks)

The tea is a delightful semi-formal event—much like a garden party, so ladies and gentlemen, please wear a nice hat. Like last year, we will have hats for rent if your wardrobe does not run to hats.

This year you will be able to use your credit card, cash or check for auction purchases. However, you will want to have cash or a check on hand to participate in the 50/50 drawing!

Tickets: $50 per person advance registration; or $60 at the door



PAST EVENT: FREE Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care Class (MBDC) Information Session

Date:
Oct 14, 2019
Time:
October 14th 3pm-5pm
Instructor:
Michelle Barclay
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
FREE
Registration:
Additional Information:
Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care (MBDC) Information Session
Presented by: Care Partners and Cook County Higher Education
Instructor: Michelle Barclay
October 14th 3pm-5pm
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Free Information Session 

The information session will talk more about the 8 week class that will be offered as well as give people a beginning experience with mindfulness exercises.

What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a skill that involves training your brain to pay attention to the present moment with nonjudgmental awareness, acceptance, openness and curiosity of “what is.”

What is MBDC?
MBDC is an 8 week innovative, mindfulness-based program created
specifically for dementia caregivers

What will you learn?
MBDC teaches new skills that can help you cope with the challenges and stresses of dementia care, which may greatly improve the quality of life for you and the person in your care.

Why Mindfulness for Caregivers?
Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging, but there are also moments of great compassion, love and fulfillment.
Mindfulness offers skills to cope with stresses and to recognize moments of joy.

Studies suggest that Mindfulness may:
 lower anxiety, stress, depression, and
caregiver burden
 improve overall mental health
 increase self-compassion & serenity
 increase social support

Training and Info Session supported with funding from the CCCF.

www.northshorecampus.org | 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

PAST EVENT: October: CPR and First Aid Adult, Youth, Infant Training & Certification

Date:
Oct 12, 2019
Time:
October 12 9am-4pm
Instructor:
Mark Abrahamson
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
$60.00 *Program Scholarships Available
Registration:
Additional Information:
CPR and First Aid Adult, Youth, Infant Training & Certification
October 12
Time: 9am-4pm
Instructor: Mark Abrahamson
Location: CCHE
Cost: $60.00 *Program Scholarships Available

We can do either American Red Cross or American Lung Association Certification. If your needing a specific one please let us know ahead of time.

Registration: www.northshorecampus.org or 218-387-3411

PAST EVENT: QuickBooks User Group - October Mondays

Date:
Oct 7, 2019
Time:
Mondays in October - Noon-1pm
Instructor:
Mentor: Karl Hansen or Karen Blackburn
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
$10 Donations appreciated per session
Registration:
Additional Information:
QuickBooks User Group
Mondays in October - Noon-1pm 
$10 Donations appreciated per session 
Location: Cook County Higher Education

Definition of: user group. user group. An organization of users of a specific hardware or software product. Members share experiences and ideas to improve their understanding and use of a particular product

Bring your lunch, bring your computer, bring your questions, and your experience (or lack of experience).

We will have a mentor on hand to help assist with questions the group can't resolve.

Seeking 1 on 1 help? Contact us about setting up a possible 1 on 1 session.

Please RSVP (218-387-3411 or office@northshorecampus.org) if planning to attend. If you have any questions you want those attending to know about previous to the session email highered@northshorecampus.org

PAST EVENT: Intermediate QuickBooks 2 Sessions

Date:
Oct 2, 2019
Time:
Oct 2nd and 9th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor:
Bobbie Collins Computer Software and Small Business Consultant
Cost:
$80 (includes 2 sessions) * Program Scholarships Available *Laptop with QuickBooks (PRO or Desktop)
Registration:
Additional Information:
Intermediate QuickBooks
Oct 2nd and 9th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Bobbie Collins Computer Software and Small Business Consultant
$80 (includes 2 sessions)
* Program Scholarships Available

Intermediate QuickBooks will provide you with hands-on experience using QuickBooks Desktop features beyond the basics. Focus will be on special QB features and techniques, such as maintaining a Chart of Accounts, error corrections, accruals, memorized transactions, contra accounts, check writing and payroll options. This session will also guide you to determine which advanced topic(s) would or would not be useful for your purposes.

Laptop with QuickBooks  (PRO or Desktop) Installed Required * Limited number of rentalable laptops from CCHE available for $25

Prerequisite: QuickBooks for Beginners or previous experience entering QB transactions AND Accounting Intro or solid grasp of a Chart of Accounts.

PAST EVENT: Solving Problems with Excel

Date:
Oct 1, 2019
Time:
October 1 10am-Noon
Instructor:
Bobbie Collins Computer Software and Small Business Consultant
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
$40 *Program Scholarships Available Laptop with excel installed required. *Laptops available to rent
Registration:
Additional Information:
Solving Problems with Excel
Instructor: Bobbie Collins Computer Software and Small Business Consultant
October 1 10am-Noon
Cost: $40
*Program Scholarships Available
Laptop with excel installed required.
*Laptops available to rent for $25.

Solving Problems with Excel will include hands-on activities including a sample of common types of problems that Excel manages with ease. This session will illustrate how various techniques can be efficiently used to obtain meaningful results with little effort.

Only a few minutes are needed to define the basics (such as columns, rows, and cells), so this session is appropriate for the complete novice through a casual user. This course should provide learning opportunities which will inspire you to setup spreadsheets for your individual situations.

Advanced Excel Topics – scheduled by request
 Formatting Excel for Display and Reporting
 Using Excel Math Functions
 Using Excel Logic and Other Functions
 Using Excel Complex Functions
 Processing Payroll with Excel
 Other Topics by request

www.northshorecampus.org | 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

PAST EVENT: CPR and First Aid Adult, Youth, Infant Training & Certification

Date:
Sep 26, 2019
Time:
4pm-9pm
Instructor:
Mark Abrahamson
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
$60.00 * Program Scholarships Available
Registration:
Additional Information:
CPR and First Aid Adult, Youth, Infant Training & Certification
September 26
Time: 4pm-9pm
Instructor: Mark Abrahamson
Location: CCHE
Cost: $60.00 * Program Scholarships Available

We can do either American Red Cross or American Lung Association Certification. If your needing a specific one please let us know ahead of time.

Registration: www.northshorecampus.org or 218-387-3411

PAST EVENT: Accounting Intro

Date:
Sep 25, 2019
Time:
Sept 25th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor:
Bobbie Collins Computer Software and Small Business Consultant
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
$40 *Program Scholarships Available
Registration:
Additional Information:
Accounting Intro
Sept 25th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Bobbie Collins Computer Software and Small Business Consultant
Cost: $40
*Program Scholarships Available

Accounting Intro will provide the basic information to understand a Chart of Accounts. This session will introduce and describe different types of accounts, how they relate to each other, and how they are used to manage the finances of a business entity.

No prerequisite.

This course will help you to understand business Financial Reports, and/or prepare you for Intermediate QuickBooks and/or Intermediate Accounting courses taught by this instructor.

In addition to being a prerequisite for Intermediate courses, this would also be appropriate as a stand-alone class for those who wish to better understand Financial Reports that have been created by others. 

Sponsored by: 1010 Interiors

PAST EVENT: Computer Security Lunch and Learn

Date:
Sep 24, 2019
Time:
11:30am-1pm
Instructor:
Bill Kimbler CW Technology
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
$20 (Includes Presentation and Lunch)
Registration:
Additional Information:
Computer Security Lunch and Learn
Presenter: Bill Kimbler CW Technology
Date/Time: September 24th 11:30am-1pm
Cost: $20 (Includes Presentation and Lunch)

The presentation will review the current threats all businesses face in relation to malware and viruses.  We will discuss the steps to protect yourself and discuss plans on what to do if an infection happens.

Instructor Bill Kimbler:
He is a Partner at CW Technology and the Director of Business Development.  He has been working in the technology field for over 20 years.

Lunch by Rebel Girls Catering: Creamy Lemon Fettuccine with Shrimp and Swiss Chard, Salad, and Italian Cupcakes

PAST EVENT: September Guest Lecture: Agates - Minnesotan's Favorite Rock

Date:
Sep 19, 2019
Time:
September 19th | 7pm
Instructor:
Kenny Albrecht
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
$5 Recommended Donation
Registration:
Additional Information:
September Guest Lecture: Agates - Minnesotan's Favorite Rock
September 19th | 7pm
Presenter: Kenny Albrecht Zenkenkai Jewelry
$5 Donation Appreciated

Mr. Albrecht will be presenting about the local geology of the North Shore. The discussion will focus on Lake Superior agates, thomsonite, and Isle Royale greenstone. He will provide rock samples to view and discuss. The guest lecture will conclude with a time for questions and answers.

Presenter: Kenny Albrecht

His grandfather was a renowned gemologist who got Kenny interested in rocks when he was just a little kid. It was about 7 years ago when Kenny started lapidary, the art of cutting and polishing stones and gems to turn them into jewelry. He has been slowly building his skills and knowledge ever since.

www.northshorecampus.org | highered@northshorecampus.org | 218-387-3411

PAST EVENT: Quickbooks For Beginners

Date:
Sep 18, 2019
Time:
10am-Noon
Instructor:
Bobbie Collins Computer Software and Small Business Consultant
Location:
$40 * Program Scholarship Available Laptop with QuickBooks (PRO or Desktop) Installed Required * CCHE has limited laptops for rent ($25) during the workshop as needed
Cost:
40.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Quickbooks For Beginners
Sept 18th 10am-Noon
Instructor: Bobbie Collins Computer Software and Small Business Consultant
$40 * Program Scholarship Available
Laptop with QuickBooks  (PRO or Desktop) Installed Required
* CCHE has limited laptops for rent during the workshop as needed

QuickBooks for Beginners will give you hands-on experience creating a company and maintaining financial records with good audit trails, on a cash basis, for a business entity. This course will get you started and prepare you to provide appropriate data entry for an existing basic business, primarily a sole proprietorship.
Requiring a laptop with QuickBooks.

Sponsored by: Buck's Hardware

PAST EVENT: Artist Talk GMAC

Date:
Sep 12, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Panel Discussion: The Water Cycle
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Registration:
Additional Information:
Artist Talk: Clay: Influences and Forms
Ellen Shankin
May 17 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Artist Process: Finding Your Way
Donna Bruni
June 7 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Painters Who Use Color and Light
Kat Corrigan
July 3 | 7 pm

Artist Talk and Author Reading
Shannon Brunette and Kathryn Savage
July 26 | 7 pm

Panel Discussion: The Water Cycle
Moira Bateman, Annie Hejny, Moheb Soliman & Nick Wroblewski
September 12 | 7 pm

PAST EVENT: CCHE Fundraiser - Presents North Shore Royalty with Local Legend and Olympian Cindy Nelson

PAST EVENT: CCHE Fundraiser - Presents North Shore Royalty with Local Legend and Olympian Cindy Nelson
Date:
Sep 4, 2019
Time:
4:30pm-6:30pm
Instructor:
CINDY NELSON
Location:
Summit Chalet - Lutsen Mountains
Cost:
Cost: $50 Pre-Purchased / $60 at the door (includes gondola pass, appetizers, and presentation)
Registration:
Additional Information:
Cook County Higher Education Fundraiser - Presents North Shore Royalty
Special Presentation by Local Legend and Olympian Cindy Nelson 


Join us from 5pm-6:30pm at Lutsen Mountains Summit Chalet
Come listen to Cindy share her exciting life story, where it all began... 
  • Ride the Gondola to the Summit between 4:30-5pm
  • Silent Auction at 4:45pm
  • Appetizers, and Cash Bar at 5pm
  • Karen Blackburn Presentation 5:15pm
  • Cindy Nelson Presentation 5:30pm
Cost: $50 Pre-Purchased / $60 at the door  (includes gondola pass, appetizers, and presentation)

Cindy Nelson:
In her distinctive voice, Cindy Nelson will artfully blend her experiences and life lessons into a presentation for us to enjoy at Cook County Higher Education's Fundraiser.   

Cindy Nelson burst onto the ranks of international ski racing in 1971. Fearlessly schussing her way to the top seed in her first two World Cup competitions! Ski racing fans and the world’s sport media took immediate notice of this unknown from Minnesota. In the Finish line, the young and inexperienced Cindy told her US Ski Team coach, "I can be better, I know I can! I can WIN!"

Skiing came naturally for Cindy. She learned to ski soon after she had learned to walk. Along with her four siblings, Cindy first donned her skis at the tender age of two! The Nelsons loved to ski, it was FUN and a way of life at their family-owned and operated ski resort in Lutsen, MN.

With this natural confidence, technical prowess and her quiet "can do" attitude, she rose to become one of the top skiers in the world from 1971-1985. A career impeded by injuries, Nelson was not deterred and learned to overcome fear and face the challenges of international competition. Her spectacular career is highlighted by four Olympic and four World Championship team berths, where she won three World Championship medals and one Olympic medal. Cindy held top seed ranking in all three of the Alpine disciplines during her 14-year career and was considered Americas's finest combined skier of the modern era. Nelson also, became the first American to win a World Cup DH, the first skier to win a World Cup Super GS and the first woman to hold the position of Chief of Course for a major Alpine competition.

Upon retiring from international ski racing, Nelson remained deep in the heart of skiing. She spent seven years as the Director of Skiing for Vail Associates, where she worked in PR. Marketing, RE, Ski School and Mountain Operations. In 1992, Cindy started her own business focusing her energies on her work in television broadcasting, personal appearances and consulting.

PAST EVENT: August Guest Lecture: Exploring Minnesota’s Natural History

PAST EVENT: August Guest Lecture: Exploring Minnesota’s Natural History
Date:
Aug 15, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Erik Moore-University Archivist for the University of Minnesota
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Donations Appreciated
Registration:
Additional Information:
In 1872, the Minnesota Legislature established the Minnesota Geologic and Natural History Survey under the auspices of the University of Minnesota. For the next 5 decades, researchers recorded and documented Minnesota’s natural resources, plant life, and animal varieties. The University of Minnesota Archives is home to these records including documents, field notebooks, and photographs. Covering all areas of Minnesota, including the North Shore, these materials provide today’s researchers and citizen scientists the ability to trace native species and compare with today’s environmental data.

This presentation will provide a background on the University of Minnesota Archives, the history and outcomes of the Minnesota Geologic and Natural History Survey, and an opportunity to digitally view the field notebooks and photographs created 100+ years ago.

Erik Moore is the University Archivist for the University of Minnesota. He is also Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy, Minnesota's institutional repository. He has degrees in Library & Information Sciences and Historical Studies.

Sponsored by: Poplar Haus

PAST EVENT: Artist Talk and Author Reading

Date:
Jul 26, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Shannon Brunette and Kathryn Savage
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Registration:
Additional Information:
Artist Talk: Clay: Influences and Forms
Ellen Shankin
May 17 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Artist Process: Finding Your Way
Donna Bruni
June 7 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Painters Who Use Color and Light
Kat Corrigan
July 3 | 7 pm

Artist Talk and Author Reading
Shannon Brunette and Kathryn Savage
July 26 | 7 pm

Panel Discussion: The Water Cycle
Moira Bateman, Annie Hejny, Moheb Soliman & Nick Wroblewski
September 12 | 7 pm

PAST EVENT: July Guest Lecture: Wolves at our Door

PAST EVENT: July Guest Lecture: Wolves at our Door
Date:
Jul 18, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
The International Wolf Center in Ely
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Donations Appreciated
Registration:
Additional Information:
Since humans first drew petroglyphs to record their observations, wolves have populated the art, literature and culture of our planet. The howl of the wolf sends shivers of fascination and love, or fear and distrust, up the backs of people around the world. Join Cook County Higher Education and Cameron Feaster of the International Wolf Center to learn about wolf biology and the complicated history between humans and wolves.

The International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future. Cameron Feaster is the Program Specialist at the International Wolf Center. After graduating of Western Carolina University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology: Ecology and Evolution, Cameron studied and worked with a variety of species from Dusky Gopher Frogs in Mississippi, to Red Wolves in Eastern North Carolina. Cameron has been working with the International Wolf Center for 5 years.

PAST EVENT: Artist Talk: Painters Who Use Color and Light

Date:
Jul 3, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Kat Corrigan
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Registration:
Additional Information:
Artist Talk: Clay: Influences and Forms
Ellen Shankin
May 17 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Artist Process: Finding Your Way
Donna Bruni
June 7 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Painters Who Use Color and Light
Kat Corrigan
July 3 | 7 pm

Artist Talk and Author Reading
Shannon Brunette and Kathryn Savage
July 26 | 7 pm

Panel Discussion: The Water Cycle
Moira Bateman, Annie Hejny, Moheb Soliman & Nick Wroblewski
September 12 | 7 pm

PAST EVENT: Guest Lecture: Using DNA Results in Your Genealogical Research

PAST EVENT: Guest Lecture: Using DNA Results in Your Genealogical Research
Date:
Jun 20, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Patricia Coleman
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Donations Appreciated
Registration:
Additional Information:
In-home DNA test kits have become readily available and many people have now tested. All of the major test companies offer options of ethnicity estimate and matching to people who share DNA with the test taker. A number of people are confused by their results and not sure what to do with them after receiving them. First there will be a brief discussion about what each of the major testing companies offer and how they present the results. Ethnicity estimates and how they can be used will be discussed next. The majority of the lecture will be on understanding and using the DNA results as another piece of evidence in your family genealogy.

Biography
Patricia Coleman is a genealogist. Starting with the family tree her Dad made years ago, she entered the data into Ancestry. Immediately she found second cousins she’d not known before. After adding DNA results to her tree she’s been able to extend her paternal grandfather’s line of the family back a generation. Her primary focus has been using DNA results to enhance the family tree and to find cousins as well as researching Irish records. Patricia has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of CA, Davis. She worked as a research chemist in industry for 30 years and then as an instructor at Eastern Michigan University for 6 years. Her scientific background has been a huge asset in her genealogical research. Currently she is the US moderator for the DNA Painter Facebook User Group.

You can still stop in and pick up a handout from Patrcia's presentation and view a recording of the Guest Lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rTv4Umq1VQ&feature=youtu.be

PAST EVENT: Artist Talk: Artist Process: Finding Your Way

Date:
Jun 7, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Donna Bruni
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Registration:
Additional Information:
Artist Talk: Clay: Influences and Forms
Ellen Shankin
May 17 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Artist Process: Finding Your Way
Donna Bruni
June 7 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Painters Who Use Color and Light
Kat Corrigan
July 3 | 7 pm

Artist Talk and Author Reading
Shannon Brunette and Kathryn Savage
July 26 | 7 pm

Panel Discussion: The Water Cycle
Moira Bateman, Annie Hejny, Moheb Soliman & Nick Wroblewski
September 12 | 7 pm

PAST EVENT: Artist Talk: Clay: Influences and Forms

Date:
May 17, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Ellen Shankin
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Additional Information:
Artist Talk: Clay: Influences and Forms
Ellen Shankin
May 17 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Artist Process: Finding Your Way
Donna Bruni
June 7 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Painters Who Use Color and Light
Kat Corrigan
July 3 | 7 pm

Artist Talk and Author Reading
Shannon Brunette and Kathryn Savage
July 26 | 7 pm

Panel Discussion: The Water Cycle
Moira Bateman, Annie Hejny, Moheb Soliman & Nick Wroblewski
September 12 | 7 pm

CANCELED: May Guest Lecture: Building the Border Route Trail

CANCELED: May Guest Lecture: Building the Border Route Trail
Date:
May 16, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Ed Solstad
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Donations Appreciated
Additional Information:
Join us for an evening with Ed Solstad of the Border Route Trail Association to learn about the history of the Border Route Trail and on-going efforts by volunteers to maintain it.

The Border Route Trail is a 65-mile long hiking trail that follows the international border between Minnesota and Ontario, Canada. Built in the 1970's, it was the first long-distance, wilderness backpacking and hiking trail in Minnesota planned and constructed by volunteers. This rugged wilderness hiking trail follows ridge-lines and the top of high cliffs, offering expansive views of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park.

Ed Solstad was part of the efforts to plan and build the trail and is still involved with the Border Route Trail Association today.

PAST EVENT: Instagram Basics for Small Business

Date:
May 15, 2019
Time:
11:30am-1pm
Instructor:
Abby Tofte
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
$30 (includes a light lunch)
Additional Information:
Instagram Basics for Small Business

Do you have a business Instagram profile?
Do you know your login and password credentials?
Does your Instagram knowledge pretty much end right there?
GREAT! This class is for you.

The aim of this class is to explain the importance and benefits of a well maintained and curated

Instagram profile for your small business.
● Walk thought the basics of posting, hashtags, reposting and polishing up your profile,
● Get clear on the reasons why you are using Instagram, what results are you looking for,
● Define your “buyer persona” and target market for your Instagram marketing,
● Discuss all the local resources available to help level up your social media game
(Instagram, Facebook, website development, branding, logos, etc.)

Instructor: Abby Tofte Owner of The Big Lake
May 15th 11:30am-1pm
$30 (Light Lunch Included)
Register: 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org | www.northshorecampus.org
* If $ is a barrier to registering please contact us about our scholarship option.

PAST EVENT: Labor Trafficking Training - Community Session

Date:
May 2, 2019
Time:
5-7pm
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Additional Information:
The community is invited to attend a labor trafficking training sponsored by the Violence Prevention Center and Higher Ed and provided by Standpoint.

The training will be held on Thursday, May 2nd from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Higher Ed.

Standpoint is the only statewide agency in Minnesota that provides immediate and free legal advice, consultation, and technical assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence and to the advocates and attorneys who work with them. Standpoint also provides extensive training, expert testimony, and litigation support.

It is not uncommon that a community is unaware of issues like trafficking due to the low reporting numbers of this crime. Victims of domestic violence can also be victims of labor trafficking, but the trafficking often goes unidentified. Standpoint has received funds from the Department of Health to provide labor trafficking training in communities like ours.

Standpoint attorney, Siv Dobrovolny, will train on identifying and supporting victims of human trafficking in Minnesota through the narrative of a hypothetical survivor. Learn various ways to identify trafficking victims and how to work with other systems professionals to provide resources for victims. Siv has been working in the field of domestic and sexual violence since 2006 with an expertise in human trafficking. She has represented both sex and labor trafficked victims and trained extensively on the identification and representation of survivors.

Please pass this training opportunity onto your staff.
·   Please direct any questions to Lindsey Gau at the VPC lindsey@violencepreventioncenter.org
·   Please RSVP for this free training by Wednesday, April 24th at
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg7ilbhz2c6d4142&oseq=&c=&ch

PAST EVENT: Labor Trafficking Training - System Professionals

Date:
May 2, 2019
Time:
11am-1pm
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Additional Information:
You and your organization/team are invited to attend a labor trafficking training sponsored by the Violence Prevention Center and Higher Ed and provided by Standpoint.

The training will be held on Thursday, May 2nd from 11-1pm at Higher Ed. Standpoint is the only statewide agency in Minnesota that provides immediate and free legal advice, consultation, and technical assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence and to the advocates and attorneys who work with them. Standpoint also provides extensive training, expert testimony, and litigation support.

It is not uncommon that a community is unaware of issues like trafficking due to the low reporting numbers of this crime. Victims of domestic violence can also be victims of labor trafficking, but the trafficking often goes unidentified. Standpoint has received funds from the Department of Health to provide labor trafficking training in communities like ours.

Standpoint attorney, Siv Dobrovolny, will train on identifying and supporting victims of human trafficking in Minnesota through the narrative of a hypothetical survivor. Learn various ways to identify trafficking victims and how to work with other systems professionals to provide resources for victims. Siv has been working in the field of domestic and sexual violence since 2006 with an expertise in human trafficking. She has represented both sex and labor trafficked victims and trained extensively on the identification and representation of survivors.

·    Please pass this training opportunity onto your staff.
·   CEU and CEI credits are available for social workers and attorneys.
·   Please direct any questions to Lindsey Gau at the VPC lindsey@violencepreventioncenter.org
·   Please RSVP for this free training by Wednesday, April 24th at
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg7ilbhz2c6d4142&oseq=&c=&ch

CANCELED: Making up a dream job: How to make a living doing what you love

Date:
Apr 29, 2019
Time:
5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Joy Summers
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
20.00
Additional Information:
Making up a dream job: How to make a living doing what you love

Being a food critic is not the kind of job one attends school to achieve. There are no courses or roadmaps, so it makes sense that Joy Summers, editor of Eater's Minnesota website and one-time critic for Minnesota Monthly Magazine is often asked, "What makes you qualified for this job?" It is, after all, not really a real thing, and yet she's found a way to create a living doing what many would call a dream job. In this discussion she'll explain how she got here and how you, too, can find a path to a career that is fulfilling and still pays the important bills.

Lunch and learn April 29 5:30pm-7pm
Cook County Higher Education
$20

Bio:
Joy Summers is the award winning editor of Eater Twin Cities whose work has appeared in Food Network Magazine, Time.com, Thrillist, City Pages, Lavender and Minnesota Monthly Magazine and more. She's a familiar local TV presence and a regular contributor to Twin Cities Live. She grew up in Grand Rapids in a family obsessed with food. She currently lives in Saint Paul with her husband and two young kids.

Thanks to IRRRB for the support!

PAST EVENT: Escoffier to James Beard; Julia Child to Anthony Bourdain: The Modern State of Cooking

Date:
Apr 29, 2019
Time:
11:30am-1pm
Instructor:
Joy Summers
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
30.00
Additional Information:
Escoffier to James Beard; Julia Child to Anthony Bourdain: The Modern State of Cooking

Food is constant, but the way America eats has changed with every age. We are at the precipice of a new era. Join food writer Joy Summers for an exciting conversation covering the rise of food as art, hospitality as entertainment through the advent of the celebrity chef and what the future looks for the culinary world. As the #MeToo movement demands decent treatment of chefs and cooks who built a career on untenable lifestyles now pull up a stark mirror to the importance of mental healthcare, we've got to wonder, what's next? An interesting look back as we look ahead to all things delicious and fun.

Lunch and learn April 29 11:30am-1pm 
Cook County Higher Education
$30
Catered Lunch


Bio:
Joy Summers is the award winning editor of Eater Twin Cities whose work has appeared in Food Network Magazine, Time.com, Thrillist, City Pages, Lavender and Minnesota Monthly Magazine and more. She's a familiar local TV presence and a regular contributor to Twin Cities Live. She grew up in Grand Rapids in a family obsessed with food. She currently lives in Saint Paul with her husband and two young kids.

Thanks to IRRRB for the support!

PAST CLASS: Question, Persuade, & Refer Suicide Prevention Training

PAST CLASS: Question, Persuade, & Refer Suicide Prevention Training
Date:
Apr 25, 2019
Time:
9am-10:30am
Instructor:
Tina Nelson
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Additional Information:
Question, Persuade, & Refer Suicide Prevention Training
Presenter: Tina Nelson (NE MN Suicide Prevention Coordinator)
FREE
April 25th 9am-10:30am
A certificate of time completed training can be provided.
Please RSVP: 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

QPR is a 1.5 hour suicide prevention training.

QPR stands for”. We will talk about how to question someone about suicide, persuade them to get help, and refer someone to the appropriate resource. By learning QPR, you will come to recognize the warning signs, clues, and suicidal communications of people in trouble, and gain skills to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy.

Much like CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, the fundamentals of QPR are easily learned and may save a life. We will talk about ways to ask about suicide, and also ways on how to NOT ask about suicide. We will discuss the stigma and taboo around suicide and the floor is open for discussion throughout the whole training so it is encouraged you ask questions about scenarios that we can discuss as a group.

PAST EVENT: Evening Session: Marketing Your Business During Road Construction

Date:
Apr 16, 2019
Time:
5:30PM-7:30PM
Instructor:
Molly Solberg and Sandi Larson
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
40.00 (Light Dinner Provided)
Additional Information:
Marketing Your Business During Road Construction
Date: April 16, 2019
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm 
Cost: $40  (Light Dinner Provided)
*Scholarships Available, Contact highered@northshorecampus.org
Preregistration required: 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

Join us for this informative session where you will learn tips and tricks to marketing your business during road construction and tools to use beyond the dust and detours. You will also hear about some of the key strategies utilized by business communities who have faced similar construction disruptions.

Speaker Bios :
Molly Solberg is President of MAS Marketing and has 19 years of experience in Marketing, PR, Sales, Social Media, and Digital Marketing. She loves to train businesses to market themselves and gives them to tools and training to do so.

Molly is also the Founder of the Social Media Breakfast Twin Ports (#SMBTP), a group with over 650  members. She has been the Director of Sales and Marketing for Duluth Pack and Membership/Marketing Director for the Kitchi Gammi Club. In the summers she enjoying hiking on the SHT, then shopping and eating in Grand Marais.

Sandi Larson is the Women’s Business Alliance Director for the Entrepreneur Fund. In this role she assists businesses throughout northern Minnesota with one-on-one advising as well as overseeing programing designed to inspire women to achieve their entrepreneurial goals.

In her previous position as a Business Development Professional at UMD, Sandi served on the Superior Street Reconstruction Communications and Marketing committee for 5 years as they prepared for and started a three year road construction project. As part of this project she has done research on other communities who have experienced similar major disruptions.

Wokrshop offered in partnership with the Ent Fund!
https://www.entrepreneurfund.org/

PAST EVENT: Marketing Your Business During Road Construction

PAST EVENT: Marketing Your Business During Road Construction
Date:
Apr 16, 2019
Time:
11am-1pm
Instructor:
Molly Solberg
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
40.00
Additional Information:
Marketing Your Business During Road Construction
Date: April 16, 2019
Time: 11:00 – 1:00
Cost: $40  (Light Lunch Provided)
*Scholarships Available, Contact highered@northshorecampus.org
Preregistration required: 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

Join us for this informative session where you will learn tips and tricks to marketing your business during road construction and tools to use beyond the dust and detours. You will also hear about some of the key strategies utilized by business communities who have faced similar construction disruptions.

Speaker Bios :
Molly Solberg is President of MAS Marketing and has 19 years of experience in Marketing, PR, Sales, Social Media, and Digital Marketing. She loves to train businesses to market themselves and gives them to tools and training to do so.

Molly is also the Founder of the Social Media Breakfast Twin Ports (#SMBTP), a group with over 650  members. She has been the Director of Sales and Marketing for Duluth Pack and Membership/Marketing Director for the Kitchi Gammi Club. In the summers she enjoying hiking on the SHT, then shopping and eating in Grand Marais.

Sandi Larson is the Women’s Business Alliance Director for the Entrepreneur Fund. In this role she assists businesses throughout northern Minnesota with one-on-one advising as well as overseeing programing designed to inspire women to achieve their entrepreneurial goals.

In her previous position as a Business Development Professional at UMD, Sandi served on the Superior Street Reconstruction Communications and Marketing committee for 5 years as they prepared for and started a three year road construction project. As part of this project she has done research on other communities who have experienced similar major disruptions.

Wokrshop offered in partnership with the Ent Fund!
https://www.entrepreneurfund.org/

PAST EVENT: Gender In Communication Presentation

PAST EVENT: Gender In Communication Presentation
Date:
Apr 4, 2019
Time:
5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Dr. Catherine H. Palczewski
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
20.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Professor Cate Palczewski, co-author of Gender in Communication (3rd edition, Sage Publishing) will lecture on the way in which gender influences, and is influenced by, communication. Using an intersectional approach, the presentation will explore the way people perform femininities and masculinities in a variety of social institutions, including education, work, religion, media, and family.

PAST EVENT: Power as a Leader: Reframe Assess Reflect

PAST EVENT: Power as a Leader: Reframe Assess Reflect
Date:
Apr 2, 2019
Time:
9:30am-11:30am
Instructor:
Mary Jo Wimmer Trillium Leadership Development
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
60.00
Additional Information:
Power as a Leader: Reframe. Assess. Reflect.
9am-9:30am Light Breakfast and Networking
9:30am-11:30am Presentation
April 2nd 
Presenter: Mary Jo Wimmer Trillium Leadership Development
Cost: $60

Agenda:
a. A reframe of the definition of power
b. A discussion of how we see power used
c. An assessment of each individual’s power
d. Reflection on how we use, or don’t use, our own power

Participants will explore the role of power in leadership. They will explore a reframe of the word power and discover the power they have and use every day. They will come away with a new view of their power as a leader.

This is a highly interactive workshop where you will have fun learning from each other.

Mary Jo Wimmer Consulting has been providing direction, problem-solving and leadership development to businesses, churches, non-profits and communities in rural Minnesota for 24 years. Mary Jo Wimmer Consulting provides professional training and consulting in the areas of facilitation, board development, strategic planning, program design and team building.
* Senior Trainer and Design Team Member for the Blandin Foundation’s Community Leadership Programs
* Certified Facilitator with the Anderson Center for Management and Leadership Development
* Facilitator for the Minnesota Initiative Foundation's Presidents' Meetings
She holds a Master’s Degree from Michigan State University in Adult and Extension Education and is a veteran of the United States Peace Corps.

PAST EVENT: The Zig Zag Life

PAST EVENT: The Zig Zag Life
Date:
Mar 28, 2019
Time:
5:30-7:30pm
Instructor:
Sharon McMahon
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
20.00
Additional Information:
Come join me in listening to the wise (and funny) words of Sharon McMahon of Three Irish Girls Photography.

She has done a bit of everything. She gets the struggle and the joys of the journey from a-z. Come listen to her zig zag journey and her suggestions how to both surge and rest along the way!

March 28th 5:30pm-7:30pm.
$20
Cook County Higher Education


"I didn’t start life as a redheaded yarnista, nor did I end my career as one.

I started my adult life making $26,000 as a high school teacher working 60 hours a week. I loved it, but I would come home at the end of the day and flop on the couch, often falling asleep until dinner time.

I started a side hustle hand dyeing yarn and selling it in shops and online all over the world. That side hustle grew until I couldn’t handle the work load, and desperate to carve more hours out of the day, I started getting up at 2:00 in the morning to work.

Every morning, my alarm would go off at 2:00 am, and I would head to my dyeing studio to work until 5:00 when I would leave for school. Mid afternoon, I would pick up my kids, pack packages, answer emails, and then work on orders until I could not keep my eyes open anymore.

My side hustle later became my full time job. I moved back to my hometown and opened a production facility, hired ten employees, and traveled the country teaching workshops and doing trunk shows. I won competitions and had a blog that was voted one of the best knitting blogs on the web.

AND THAT’S HOW I BECAME A PHOTOGRAPHER, THANKS FOR READING. Good night and God bless. 😂

PAST EVENT: Food & Wine Pairing 101

PAST EVENT: Food & Wine Pairing 101
Date:
Mar 22, 2019
Instructor:
Chef Pierre - St. Paul College
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
30.00
Additional Information:
Food & Wine Pairing 101
Instructor: Chef Pierre  - St. Paul College
Cost: TBD
Chef Pierre
Registration Required: 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

"Wine and food pairing, at its best, is when you put them together in such a way that the guest is happy with the flavor combinations, the selection process and, in the end, the entire experience. As simple as this sounds, we all know that simple is not always easy. There are a number of variables that can confound you when trying to develop strategies to pair dishes with drinks. "

During this workshop you will learn food and wine pairing basics so you can create your own pairings. Learn about congruent pairings vs contrasting pairings. Identify basic tastes in both wine and food. Learn why certain combinations work and some don’t, how to avoid common challenges, and how to develop successful food and wine pairings on your own.

Enjoy time with those that also enjoy wine and food!
Food is your work: Send staff to develop their knowledge to provide a more developed experience for guests at your restaurant.
Food is your passion: Come learn how to pair food and wine for pleasure. Pairing can be an exciting endeavor with innumerable outcomes.
Bring the knowledge back to your home or restaurant. Enrich your future eating and drinking experiences.

North Shore Winery Wines -
Red: Rock of Ages, Syrah, and Boundary Waters
White: Temperance, Borealis, and Chardonnay
Chef Pierre will also be bringing additional wines for guests to sample and pair.

21+
You will be tasting food & wine in class, but this is not dinner. We suggest having a snack before class. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact us before registering.

Program supported by IRRRB and Cook County Higher Education.

PAST EVENT: Black Storytellers Alliance: Folktales and Historical Vignettes

PAST EVENT: Black Storytellers Alliance: Folktales and Historical Vignettes
Date:
Mar 1, 2019
Time:
5:30-6:30pm
Instructor:
Ms. Nothando Zulu and Mr. Vusumuzi Zulu
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Additional Information:
Black Storytellers Alliance: Folktales, historical vignettes and folklore
March 1 5:30pm-6:30pm
Donations Appreciated
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN

Black Storytellers Alliance is presenting earlier in the day at ISD 166 as part of the Seeds for Change program. This evening session is built around allowing the community of all ages to engage in folktales, historical vignettes and folklore from an African American perspective.

Master Storyteller Ms. Nothando Zulu and Mr. Vusumuzi Zulu encourages attendees to be active listener participants in contrast to passive listening.

Join us in the rich beauty embodied in the telling of "the story"



"To understand people. Know their stories." Visu
www.blackstorytellers.com.

PAST EVENT: Financial Literacy Workshop

PAST EVENT: Financial Literacy Workshop
Date:
Feb 28, 2019
Time:
5:30-6:30pm
Instructor:
John Praxmarer, ABE AEOA
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Additional Information:
Financial Literacy Workshop
Feb 28th
5:30pm-6:30pm
Presenter: John Praxmarer, ABE AEOA
FREE to attend
Please RSVP: highered@northshorecampus.org or 218-387-3411 or  www.northshorecampus.org

Let's talk about how to handle life expenses; good management of money, techniques for saving, and other great tips!

The course will cover:
Preparing a Monthly Budget
Checking/Saving Accounts
Investment Basics
Mortgage Basics

All study materials will be provided but please bring a pen or pencil.

There is no charge and everyone is welcome.

Thank you to Edwin E. Thoreson for your sponsorship!

PAST EVENT: Member’s Only Event

PAST EVENT: Member’s Only Event
Date:
Feb 27, 2019
Time:
5:30-7pm
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Additional Information:
Thank you for becoming a Cook County Higher Education Member

Please join us for our first Member’s Only Event
Dinner and “North Shore Lost Resorts” Presentation

Looking forward to seeing you!

PAST EVENT Suicide Prevention Presentation

PAST EVENT Suicide Prevention Presentation
Date:
Feb 22, 2019
Time:
5:30-6pm
Instructor:
Tina Nelson
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Additional Information:
Suicide Prevention Presentation
February 22nd at 5:30pm
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Please join Tina Nelson (NE MN Suicide Prevention Coordinator) for a presentation on suicide and how to notice invitations of suicide from the standpoint of a loved one or a coworker, and steps to take if you are concerned and how to save a life

Anyone could be struggling with suicide. Everyone Plays A Role In Suicide Prevention

Tina Nelson travels around the state, sharing the suicide prevention message and resources that are available, such as the Minnesota Crisis Text Line. She shares that the text line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For help, whether it is for yourself or a friend or coworker, help is available by texting MN to 741741.

Depressed?: https://save.org/about-suicide/mental-illness-and-suicide/depression/

https://www.wtip.org/cchs-grad-tina-nelson-now-suicide-prevention-coordinator?fbclid=IwAR1ZnebW2sQQRndr5pvFngWJLTSyh8JigKYHkrKWxch_pDcaRttXrqR9v3E

Thank you to IRRRB for your support!

PAST EVENT: French Film Night: The Intouchables

PAST EVENT: French Film Night: The Intouchables
Date:
Feb 2, 2019
Time:
6pm
Instructor:
Nancy Dumas
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
$5 donation appreciated.
Additional Information:
FRENCH FILM NIGHT: The Intouchables
Come join us for a french film night at Cook County Higher Ed on Saturday, Feb 2nd starts at 6pm.
$5 donation appreciated.
Movie The Intouchables https://g.co/kgs/iLENp6

Enjoy socializing with other French language speakers.The film will have English subtitles so those of varying French language skills can participant together.

Nancy Dumas will be a host during the event answering any French language questions that come up. She will also be providing a handout that includes some items to consider while watching the film.

Popcorn and pop will also be provided.

The award-winning French drama THE INTOUCHABLES is about a rich, Parisian quadriplegic who hires a ex-con as his live-in personal assistant. Loosely based on a true story, the story follows how paralyzed aristocrat Philippe (Francois Cluzet) gives down-and-out petty criminal Driss (Omar Sy) a chance to be his health aide, even though there are many more qualified applicants. At first, Driss is skeptical and even disgusted by some of his responsibilities (like bathroom duty), but soon enough the two very different men come to understand and respect each other -- and help each other above and beyond any employer-employee dynamic.

"Please note that this film includes 10 translated swear words and other insults. There are several references to sex, an ongoing comedic flirtation between a man and an uninterested woman, and plenty of cigarettes, wine, and even some marijuana -- used both medicinally and for leisure.

PAST EVENT: Self Care for Childcare Caregivers Workshop

Date:
Jan 26, 2019
Time:
10am-1pm
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Additional Information:
Self Care for Childcare Caregivers Workshop

FREE
January 26th 10am-1pm
Register by calling Kimberly @ 651-641-8214
or by emailing Wendy at markwendhansen@gmail.com 


Registered participants will receive 3 hours of training KCF-Professionalism on their Development Learning Record. 

PAST EVENT: Women's History Series - The 1913 Woman Suffrage Parade

PAST EVENT: Women's History Series - The 1913 Woman Suffrage Parade
Date:
Jan 21, 2019
Time:
5:30PM-7:30PM
Instructor:
Dr. Catherine Palczewski
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
20.00 Per session
Additional Information:
Women's History Series - Women's Suffrage Parade, Pickets, and Prison 1913-1919
Instructor: Dr. Catherine Palczewski

Dec 17th, January 21st, Feb 18th, and March 18th
5:30-7pm
$20 per session (attend 1 or all)

Not able to attend locally? Enjoy the presentation via your laptop, desktop, and ipad. Contact us to confirm your technology will work. 218-387-3411

*December 17th Picturing the Arguments Against Suffrage: This presentation focuses on the postcards from the turn of the century that ridiculed woman suffrage. It might work well as a first lecture because it lays the groundwork for what suffragists had to respond to.

*January 21st The 1913 Woman Suffrage Parade: This presentation focuses on the first national suffrage parade and the crowd violence that disrupted it. It works through the idea that women had to actually work at being perceived as public women, and the parade was one way to do that. It also lays the groundwork for the split that would come between NAWSA and the NWP -- the two big groups working for suffrage.

*February 18th The 1917 Silent Sentinels: This presentation focuses on the NWP's protests at the White House's gates - the first of its kind. It also explores the imprisonment and hunger striking of the imprisoned suffragists.

*March 18th The 1919 Prison Special: Women who had been imprisoned did a cross-country train tour, wearing replicas of their prison uniforms, to drum up support as the vote got closer and closer (within one vote) in the US Congress.

PAST EVENT: Identify and Develop Your Talents - CliftonStrengths Workshop

PAST EVENT: Identify and Develop Your Talents - CliftonStrengths Workshop
Date:
Jan 16, 2019
Time:
Noon-3pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
30.00
Additional Information:
**** Due to some funding support this is FREE for College Students as well as HALF OFF for everyone else (so now only $30)! Take this chance to attend this life enhancing workshop! 

CliftonStrengths- Identify and Develop Your Talents - Enhance Your Life!

Date: January 16th
Time: Noon-3pm
Presenter: Lori Rothstein
Cost: FREE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
1/2 off for everyone else (original cost $60) *
(A snack will be included with the workshop).
*Don't let fiances be a barrier. Please contact CCHE about our scholarship option.


Identifying and developing our natural talents into strengths has a tremendous impact on our work and our personal lives. Did you know that when people have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day they are six times more likely to be engaged in their jobs and three times more likely to report an excellent overall quality of life? (Rath, 2007).

What are your strengths and how can they help you bring your best you forward? In this session, we will explore your strengths and the power they possess. Through various activities you’ll discover how to grow them into vital assets that enrich your personal, work, and community lives.

Join us for this 3-hour session where we will look at what enables communities and individuals to thrive. Together we will dig into your strengths and how you can apply each of your strengths more fully, draw on them for fulfillment, and bring out the best in yourself (and others).

**Prior to the session, we would like you to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder® assessment to identify your top five strengths. Please come to the workshop with your top 5 strengths and your CliftonStrengths
https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/product/en-us/10108/top-5-cliftonstrengths-access?category=assessments

PAST EVENT: Identify and Develop Your Talents - Free for Students!

PAST EVENT: Identify and Develop Your Talents - Free for Students!
Date:
Jan 16, 2019
Time:
Noon-3pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Additional Information:
**** Due to some funding support this is FREE for College Students as well as HALF OFF for everyone else (so now only $30)! Take this chance to attend this life enhancing workshop!

CliftonStrengths- Identify and Develop Your Talents - Enhance Your Life!

Date: January 16th
Time: Noon-3pm
Presenter: Lori Rothstein
Cost: FREE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
1/2 off for everyone else (original cost $60) *
(A snack will be included with the workshop).
*Don't let fiances be a barrier. Please contact CCHE about our scholarship option.

Identifying and developing our natural talents into strengths has a tremendous impact on our work and our personal lives. Did you know that when people have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day they are six times more likely to be engaged in their jobs and three times more likely to report an excellent overall quality of life? (Rath, 2007).

What are your strengths and how can they help you bring your best you forward? In this session, we will explore your strengths and the power they possess. Through various activities you’ll discover how to grow them into vital assets that enrich your personal, work, and community lives.

Join us for this 3-hour session where we will look at what enables communities and individuals to thrive. Together we will dig into your strengths and how you can apply each of your strengths more fully, draw on them for fulfillment, and bring out the best in yourself (and others).

**Prior to the session, we would like you to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder® assessment to identify your top five strengths. Please come to the workshop with your top 5 strengths and your CliftonStrengths
https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/product/en-us/10108/top-5-cliftonstrengths-access?category=assessments

PAST EVENT: Science Based Self-Care Workshop

Date:
Jan 15, 2019
Time:
5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Jodi Tervo Roberts
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Additional Information:
Science based self care, focusing on integrating nature, yoga, and movement into your daily life.

Jodi has worked in the broad fields of health, fitness, education and medical settings for the past 20 years. She has taught at Lake SUperior College for the past 5 years, and before that she taught at Northern Michigan University for 2 years. While living in Duluth, Jodi had the opportunity to start a small wellness business that focused on longterm health, and became passionate about leading healthy lifestyles including researching the latest positive psychology strategies to positively process stress, and how to look at stress as an act of courage rather than defeating.

Join Jodi to learn more. 

PAST EVENT: Women's History Series - Picturing the Arguments Against Suffrage

PAST EVENT: Women's History Series - Picturing the Arguments Against Suffrage
Date:
Dec 17, 2018
Time:
5:30PM-7:30PM
Instructor:
Dr. Catherine Palczewski
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20.00 per Session
Additional Information:
Women's History Series - Women's Suffrage Parade, Pickets, and Prison 1913-1919
Instructor: Dr. Catherine Palczewski

Dec 17th, January 21st, Feb 18th, and March 18th 
5:30-7pm
$20 per session (attend 1 or all)

Not able to attend locally? Enjoy the presentation via your laptop, desktop, and ipad. Contact us to confirm your technology will work. 218-387-3411

*December 17th Picturing the Arguments Against Suffrage: This presentation focuses on the postcards from the turn of the century that ridiculed woman suffrage. It might work well as a first lecture because it lays the groundwork for what suffragists had to respond to.

*January 21st The 1913 Woman Suffrage Parade: This presentation focuses on the first national suffrage parade and the crowd violence that disrupted it. It works through the idea that women had to actually work at being perceived as public women, and the parade was one way to do that. It also lays the groundwork for the split that would come between NAWSA and the NWP -- the two big groups working for suffrage.

*February 18th The 1917 Silent Sentinels: This presentation focuses on the NWP's protests at the White House's gates - the first of its kind. It also explores the imprisonment and hunger striking of the imprisoned suffragists.

*March 18th The 1919 Prison Special: Women who had been imprisoned did a cross-country train tour, wearing replicas of their prison uniforms, to drum up support as the vote got closer and closer (within one vote) in the US Congress.

PAST EVENT: October Guest Lecture- Chess on Ice: Curling in Cook County

PAST EVENT: October Guest Lecture- Chess on Ice: Curling in Cook County
Date:
Oct 25, 2018
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Cook County Curling Club
Location:
Cook County Community Center
Cost:
FREE to attend - $5 Donations Appreciated
Additional Information:
Since Curling became an official Olympic medal sport in 1998, the game has been attracting a new
audience of both spectators and players. In NE Minnesota, winter curling has been a part of the social and cultural fabric of our communities for generations and has provided 60% of curlers for the US Olympic teams. Last year, the US Men’s team, comprised of our friends at the Duluth Curling Club, won the 2018 Olympic Gold!

The Cook County Curling Club will give a presentation about the terminology, strategy, and equipment used for Curling, and show video footage of some key moments in last year’s Olympic games. There will also be an opportunity for you to get out on the ice and try your own hand at delivering a few rocks down the sheet.

If you want to give curling a try, wear warm flexible clothing and bring a pair of clean shoes with a tread, such as Keen sandals or gym shoes. Be sure to wash the soles of those shoes to remove grit so as not to damage the ice surface. And don’t worry if your knees are not what they used to be, there is special equipment and modified rules to get around that problem.

Come to learn about the game, stay for some hands-on practice, and consider becoming part of the
camaraderie and tradition of this unique northern sport!

PAST EVENT: Estate Planning Lunch & Learn

Date:
Sep 27, 2018
Time:
11:30-1pm
Instructor:
Ruthanne Hedstrom Vos Attorney at Law
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
20.00 (includes lunch)
Additional Information:
Estate Planning Lunch and Learn
Thursday, Sept 27th 
11:30-1pm
$20 11:30-1pm

Do you know that two out of three people die without a Will? This course will explain why every adult should have a Will, Power of Attorney and Health Care Directive. The instructor, Ruthanne Hedstrom Vos, is an estate planning attorney with Mathison and Vos Law Office.

Ruthanne will discuss the preliminary steps in making a Will including preparing an asset summary and choosing personal representatives, trustees and guardians. The session will also cover estate taxes, probate and an introduction to living trusts.

Ruthanne Vos was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in May of 2012. She graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law, and now serves on the Drafting Wills & Trust Agreements Deskbook Committee of Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, and is on the Elder Law Governing Council and Elder Law Education Committee of the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Ruthanne has extensive business experience including serving as President of Travel Graphics International, a Minneapolis-based publisher of maps and travel promotional materials, and owning her own communications consulting practice. She received her undergraduate degree in 1983 from Gustavus Adolphus College, studying pre-law, psychology and business.

Ruthanne, a native of Grand Marais, enjoys spending time at her cabin on Devil Track Lake with her family and new puppy, Gus. She divides her professional time between Grand Marais and the Twin Cities metro area. Mathison & Vos law office practices exclusively in the areas of estate planning, wills and trusts, probate, long-term care planning and elder law.

PAST EVENT: Identify and Develop Your Talents - StrengthFinders Workshop

Date:
Sep 26, 2018
Time:
5:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein MN Extension
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$60.00 (A snack will be included with the workshop).
Additional Information:
Identify and Develop Your Talents - StrengthFinders Workshop

Date: Wed, Sept 26th
Time: 5:30-8:30
Presenter: Lori Rothstein
Cost: $60.00** (A snack will be included with the workshop).
*Don't let fiances be a barrier. Please contact CCHE about your options.
www.northshorecampus.org | office@northshorecampus.org | 218-387-3411

Identifying and developing our natural talents into strengths has a tremendous impact on our work and our personal lives. Did you know that when people have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day they are six times more likely to be engaged in their jobs and three times more likely to report an excellent overall quality of life? (Rath, 2007).

What are your strengths and how can they help you bring your best you forward? In this session, we will explore your strengths and the power they possess. Through various activities you’ll discover how to grow them into vital assets that enrich your personal, work, and community lives.

Join us for this 3-hour session where we will look at what enables communities and individuals to thrive. Together we will dig into your strengths and how you can apply each of your strengths more fully, draw on them for fulfillment, and bring out the best in yourself (and others).

**Prior to the session, we would like you to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder® assessment to identify your top five strengths. Please purchase your own copy of StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath or StrengthsBased Leadership by Rath and Conchi which come with a unique code to take the online assessment. Please come to the workshop with your top 5 strengths and your CliftonStrengths

PAST EVENT: TUESDAY September Guest Lecture- Author Reading - BOY

Date:
Sep 25, 2018
Time:
7pm (TUESDAY)
Instructor:
Anna Hamilton
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
FREE to attend - Donations accepted
Additional Information:
Author Reading - BOY
Anna Hamilton

Boy: A journey of love, friendship and little white lies, discovered while in the fight against the monster Dementia

BOY is a story about a few weeks in the lives of Hugh and Betty Roberts, an elderly couple living alone on a family farm in Iowa. They are buried deep in grief over the loss of their only child and struggling to hang onto the only life they have ever known when Dementia sneaks in. But an unusual visitor brings a welcome distraction and reprieve just before Thanksgiving.

"I began the story 'Boy' after an attempt of a memoir about my father during his struggle with Dementia.  It was too painful for me, ugly even.  I couldn't go back to it but wanted desperately to write about the disease and its effects on those who take care of a loved one who is cursed with it.  So...,I created a third party, a narrator if you will.  I found I could write more freely when on the outside rather than on the inside, and it worked. I loved writing this story. I cried and laughed and through it all I re-acquainted myself with my life as much of the content is in someway from my growing up with specific people and places and things."

I am grateful that so many relate to this story on whatever level, that was the intention and I could not be prouder to have succeeded as that was the goal..  Life's bumps and bruises either tear us apart or bond us together...family and friendship are vital in surviving what is thrown at us and we are so lucky to have one or both." 

PAST EVENT: Restorative Justice in Cook County: Victim-Offender Conferencing Training

Date:
Sep 7, 2018
Time:
8:30am-5pm
Instructor:
Ted Lewis, Center for Peacemaking & Restorative Justice
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend, Donations accepted.
Additional Information:
Victim-Offender Conferencing Training

September 7 & 8 | 8:30am-5pm | Site: Cook County Higher Ed
Free to Attend! Must Attend Both Days! Registration Required
www.northshorecampus.org | 218-387-3411
Trainer: Ted Lewis, Center for Peacemaking & Restorative Justice

Volunteers will receive training to facilitate constructive dialogue-based meetings between victims and their offenders. A great volunteer will have strong listening skills, ability to remain neutral, exhibit empathy, and maintain confidentiality. Adults of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.

Partners: Choices and Voices Project & Cook County Community Fund

PAST EVENT: Afternoon Tea - 1 Ticket

Date:
Sep 5, 2018
Time:
3:30pm-5pm
Instructor:
Karen Halbsleben
Location:
Naniboujou Lodge and Restaurant
Cost:
$50 prepaid and $60 at the door
Additional Information:
Royalty by Another Name

Like the Kings and Queens of England who have been our focus at past Teas, some humans are set apart from others by an accident of birth and are called “noble” or “royal.”  Others through history have earned another kind of nobility , if not a title, by their heroic efforts to improve the human condition.  Join us to learn the inspiring stories of some women reformers, “Royalty by Another Name,” who overcame obstacles put in their paths because of their gender and made the world a better place.  This year’s topic draws on Dr. Halbersleben’s research and major focus as a historian: women in social reform movements in Victorian Britain.

The 6th annual Afternoon Tea and fundraiser at Naniboujou with Karen Halbersleben will be on September 5th from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

This is a delightful semi-formal event—much like a garden party, so ladies and gentlemen, please wear a nice hat. Like previous years, we will have hats for rent if your wardrobe does not run to hats. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon · Naniboujou’s exquisite afternoon tea ·

Fascinating talk by Karen Halbersleben · Wear a lovely hat—rentals available ·

Door Prizes · 50/50 drawing. You will have two chances to win some cash! · Silent Auction – lots of great items!

You will also want to have cash or a check on hand to participate in the 50/50 drawing. Expect to have a lot of fun!

RSVP required. 
$50 prepaid and $60 at the door
www.northshorecampus.org 

 You can register and pay online if you like at http://www.northshorecampus.org/. We have tickets again! You can stop in at the North Shore Campus at 300 West 3rd Street and purchase your ticket in person. Bring your ticket to the event – we will use the stubs for door prize drawings.

218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org

PAST EVENT: August Guest Lecture- Gunflint Trail History

Date:
Aug 23, 2018
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Chik-Wauk
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
FREE to attend - $5 Donations Appreciated
Registration:
Additional Information:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center will talk first a bit of how the Gunflint Trail was established, why it was created, who used the trail. Along with this we will have some photos to show.

We will then have Cheryl Hedstrom Dailey (no relation to the Hedstrom Lumber Company) talk about growing up at the End of the Trail Lodge. Her family owned End of the Trail Lodge from 1946 – 1965. Cheryl will have a photo presentation along with her talk.

PAST EVENT: Restorative Justice in Cook County: Accountability, Restitution, Restoration

Date:
Aug 21, 2018
Time:
5pm
Instructor:
Ted Lewis, Center for Peacemaking & Restorative Justice
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
0.00
Additional Information:
Public Information Sessions:
Aug 21  | Noon or 5pm
Site: Cook County Higher Ed  | Free and Open to the Public


What is Restorative Justice? Who is CCRJ? How can I become involved? What is the time commitment?

Victim-Offender Conferencing Training
September 7 & 8 | 8:30am-5pm | Site: Cook County Higher Ed
Free to Attend! Must Attend Both Days! Registration Required

www.northshorecampus.org | 218-387-3411
Trainer: Ted Lewis, Center for Peacemaking & Restorative Justice

Volunteers will receive training to facilitate constructive dialogue-based meetings between victims and their offenders. A great volunteer will have strong listening skills, ability to remain neutral, exhibit empathy, and maintain confidentiality. Adults of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.

Partners: Choices and Voices Project & Cook County Community Fund

PAST EVENT: Grand Marais Art Colony Artist Talks | Drawing: Timeless and Versatile

PAST EVENT: Grand Marais Art Colony Artist Talks | Drawing: Timeless and Versatile
Date:
Aug 15, 2018
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Kristen Lowe
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Additional Information:
Drawing: Timeless and Versatile
Kristen Lowe
August 15 | 7 pm
Location and Co-host: Cook County Higher Education

Along with sharing why the drawing process has remained central to her artistic practice for over 25 years, Kristen will explore how beauty awakens our senses, empowers us, stuns us, how it weaves itself through our artistic process and keeps us coming back for more.

http://grandmaraisartcolony.org

PAST EVENT: Go Back to School with Cook County Higher Education

Date:
Aug 14, 2018
Time:
1-4pm
Instructor:
Sarah Stover
Location:
Schaap Community Center
Cost:
Free to attend, Donations accepted.
Additional Information:
Outreach event at the Schaap Community Center (mid-Gunflint Trail) on Tuesday, August 14th from 1 to 4 pm. Sarah will cover how to start the back to school process for those interested in college. Depending on the school, it may not be too late to apply for fall semester 2018...

PAST EVENT: CPR and First Aid Training/Certification Adult, Youth, Infant

Date:
Aug 12, 2018
Time:
8am-5pm
Instructor:
Jacob Simons
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
$85.00
Additional Information:
Being trained in CPR and first aid can be invaluable when someone is in serious medical distress. These techniques can help save someone who has suffered a heart attack, a near-drowning accident or any number of other emergency situations. Anyone can learn CPR and become trained in first aid. Knowing what to do in an emergency medical situation can mean the difference between life and death.

Sponsored by: The Crooked Spoon

PAST EVENT: Grand Marais Art Colony Artist Talks | Creativity: Intuition and Intellect

PAST EVENT: Grand Marais Art Colony Artist Talks | Creativity: Intuition and Intellect
Date:
Aug 1, 2018
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Hazel Belvo
Additional Information:
Grand Marais Art Colony Artist Talks
Creativity: Intuition and Intellect
Hazel Belvo
August 1 | 7 pm
Location and Co-host: Cook County Higher Education

The role of the intellect and the role of intuition are both inherent in and essential to the creative process. Artists have very different approaches inspired by either of these elements. Hazel will look at the results of each approach for the artist and for culture.

http://grandmaraisartcolony.org

CANCELLED: July Guest Lecture- The Lost Resorts

CANCELLED: July Guest Lecture- The Lost Resorts
Date:
Jul 26, 2018
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Steve Vetvick of Cross River Heritage Center
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
FREE to attend - $5 Donations Appreciated
Additional Information:
Steve plans rto speak on how the existing/current resorts have had to change and adapt to stay in operation over the course of several decades and generations of guests while staying true to the region.

Steve bio

Steve was born and raised in the Twin Cities metro area of MN and spent most summer days enjoying his love of the outdoors on Lake Minnetonka. After graduating from Minnetonka High School in 1990, Steve attended Normandale Community College for a year before taking his love of water to the big stage. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1992. After boot camp, Steve was stationed on board the mighty TR. The U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 Aircraft Carrier as a Hull Technician serving from 1992-1996.

After traveling the world with the Navy, Steve decided his love of Minnesota was too great to stay out East and made the move back in late 1996. In the years to come he would be part of and run several customer service based jobs and business’.

Steve and his wife Jennifer raised 4 children in Mound, MN while operating their Small Engine Repair Shop. As a blended family with so many active children, you can imagine they had fulltime jobs just getting to all the sporting/choir and band events.

After the children had flown the nest, they went on a camping trip to a friends property in Lutsen, MN and fell in love with the entire North Shore. Within a week of the trip, they found a realtor and purchased their own little slice of heaven in Tofte, MN where they plan to build their dream home in the near future.

Steve and his wife love enjoying all the outdoors has to offer, as well as traveling to visit family back in the Twin Cities metro area

PAST EVENT: Grand Marais Art Colony Artist Talks | Color and Form

PAST EVENT: Grand Marais Art Colony Artist Talks | Color and Form
Date:
Jun 29, 2018
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Greg Mueller and Kami Mendlik
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Additional Information:
Color and Form
Greg Mueller and Kami Mendlik
June 29 | 7 pm
Location and Co-host: Cook County Higher Education

Oil painter, Kami Mendlik, will outline the artistic lineage of color that was begun by the French Impressionists and still influences the modern painting world. Sculpture artist, Greg Mueller, will present images of his work and discuss his recent projects that have come to fruition through the collaborative effort of diverse players.

http://grandmaraisartcolony.org

PAST EVENT: June Guest Lecture- Emergency Management

PAST EVENT: June Guest Lecture- Emergency Management
Date:
Jun 28, 2018
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Valerie Marasco- Emergency Management Director
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
FREE to attend - $5 Donations Appreciated
Additional Information:
Join Valerie Marasco, Director of Cook County’s Office of Emergency Management & Public Information for an informational session on emergency prepareness. Her Department provides leadership and communications programs to promote informed, safer and prepared communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters. Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters and public safety issues. Through coordinated strategic communications programs, the Public Information Office informs and engages citizens, staff and the media in public safety and county government operations.


Ms Marasco, Chairs Cook County’s Emergency Preparedness Committee as well as the Cross-Border International Emergency Management Committee which brings together all emergency services from surrounding communities on both the Minnesota and Ontario sides of the Border. Prior to returning to her home state of Minnesota to join Cook County, she served as the PIO as part of Command Staff for the 11 years with the City of Thunder Bay Emergency Operations Control Group, and as the Supervisor of Corporate Communications for the City. She is one of only a few Public Information Officer and Media Relations trainers in Minnesota and delivers training in the North for the Department of Public Safety. Marasco also co-owned a private public relations and marketing firm, and has managed over 4,500 media issues in her career. She holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Communications and Spanish from the University of Minnesota Duluth and La Universidad de Guadalajara.

The Office of Emergency Management & Public Information is responsible for:

Developing and maintaining required emergency plans
Providing central coordination of County government, volunteer and business entities related to emergencies
Assesses the emergency services needs for the population and acts as central coordination and resource for emergency services
Is the local liaison to MN Homeland Security & Emergency Management and FEMA
Providing central coordination for internal and external County communication and media relations programs
Administering the E-911 addressing and road naming system
Managing the Emergency Operations Center
Supervises the Firewise Program
Serves as the Public Information Officer for Cook County Sheriff’s Office and County government

PAST EVENT: Grand Marais Art Colony Artist Talks | Unfiltered: A Conversation about Art and Water

PAST EVENT: Grand Marais Art Colony Artist Talks | Unfiltered: A Conversation about Art and Water
Date:
Jun 20, 2018
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Guilllermo Cuellar, David Feinberg, Malcom Potek
Additional Information:
Unfiltered: A Conversation about Art and Water
Guilllermo Cuellar, David Feinberg, Malcom Potek
June 20 | 7 pm
Location and Co-host: Cook County Higher Education

From studio practices to personal narratives, Guillermo, David, and Malcom will share about the role of water in their own artistic lives.

http://grandmaraisartcolony.org

PAST EVENT: Selling Alcohol Legally Effectively & Safely Training

PAST EVENT: Selling Alcohol Legally Effectively & Safely Training
Date:
Jun 12, 2018
Time:
10am-Noon
Instructor:
Tom Klauda https://www.mlba.com/
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20
Additional Information:
Alcohol Server Training -S.AL.E.S.--Selling Alcohol Legally Effectively & Safely
Date/Time June 12th 10am
Cost: $20
Instructor: Tom Klauda https://www.mlba.com/
Location: Cook County Higher Education

Why attend?
· To keep our communities safe of alcohol related injuries and deaths
· To keep our businesses and servers that provide alcohol protected from criminal penalties and liability (law suits)

Preregister at www.northshorecampus.org or let us know if you need to be invoiced.

Bartenders, wait staff and all owners and operators of alcohol-dispensing establishments are highly encouraged to attend this informational training. In the state of Minnesota, liability charges can be levied against the individual serving the alcohol as well as the owner. At this course you will learn Minnesota statutes relating to the sale/service of alcohol; procedures for checking identification; how to identify minors; how to manage customer drinking; methods of intervening with intoxicated persons; and factors and signs of intoxication.

Register at Cook County Higher Education by calling 387-3411 or email highered@northshorecampus.org or online at www.northshorecampus.org


PAST EVENT: CPR and First Aid Training/Certification Adult, Youth, Infant

PAST EVENT: CPR and First Aid Training/Certification Adult, Youth, Infant
Date:
May 30, 2018
Time:
8am-5pm (Includes a Lunch Break)
Instructor:
Jacob Simons
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$85.00
Additional Information:
Date: May 30th 
Instructor: Jacob Simons
Small Group Learning

CPR  and First Aid Adult, Youth, and Infant 8am-5pm  
85.00 per person f
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details
Pre Registration Required
Limited Seats. 

Being trained in CPR and first aid can be invaluable when someone is in serious medical distress. These techniques can help save someone who has suffered a heart attack, a near-drowning accident or any number of other emergency situations. Anyone can learn CPR and become trained in first aid. Knowing what to do in an emergency medical situation can mean the difference between life and death.

PAST EVENT: May Guest Lecture- Beekeeping in the Boreal Forest

PAST EVENT: May Guest Lecture- Beekeeping in the Boreal Forest
Date:
May 24, 2018
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Mark Ditmanson
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
FREE to attend - $5 Donations Appreciated
Additional Information:
Mark Ditmanson, Hobby Beekeeper.

In 2008 after learning more about the losses of pollinators world-wide and receiving encouragement from a beekeeping friend who knew of Mark's lifelong interest in entomology, Mark created an apiary in his backyard and has been surrounded by honeybees since.  Practicing a style of beekeeping that could be called 'natural,' he uses no pesticides or medications, rearing bees that are adapted to our northern clime.

Thank you to Visit Cook County for your support of the Guest Lecture Series!

PAST EVENT: Fast Pass to Learning - Cook County Higher Education Spring Event

PAST EVENT: Fast Pass to Learning - Cook County Higher Education Spring Event
Date:
May 22, 2018
Time:
5:30pm
Location:
Wunderbar
Cost:
FREE to attend - Donations accepted
Additional Information:
JOIN US TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 | 5:30PM | WUNDERBAR
FAST PASS TO LEARNING
Presentation by Karen Blackburn
Music by Svea Singers
Distribution of Fast Passes

More info to come.

CANCELLED: Women's Leadership Training

CANCELLED: Women's Leadership Training
Date:
May 17, 2018
Time:
8am-Noon
Instructor:
Marcia Hyatt http://marciahyatt.com/
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$80 (Class and Breakfast) *Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details Pr
Additional Information:
Women's Leadership Training
May 17 8am-Noon
Instructor: Marcia Hyatt
$80
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details
Pre Registration Required

The objectives are:
*Understand the unique issues faced by women in leadership
*Explore strategies to navigate the common challenges for women
*Identify specific commitments to strengthen their own and other women’s leadership
*Identify how men can be of support

PAST EVENT: A Day of Learning: Develop, Network, Dis-engage, and Replenish

PAST EVENT: A Day of Learning: Develop, Network, Dis-engage, and Replenish
Date:
May 17, 2018
Time:
8am-5:30pm
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$180 Includes: Breakfast, Workshops, Lunch, Tea/Treats, and Relaxation Services. Pre-Registration Re
Additional Information:
Thursday, May 17th
A Day of Learning: Develop, Network, Dis-engage, and Replenish

8am-Noon Women's Leadership Training with Marcia Hyatt - Includes a Light Breakfast - Develop
12-1pm Networking Lunch - Catered - Network
1-3pm Emotional Resilience Training with Marcia Hyatt - Dis-Engage
3pm-3:30 Tea and Treats
3:30-5:30pm Self Care in Action - Meditation, Massage, Accupunture, and More! - Replenish

Cost: $180
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details
Includes: Breakfast, Workshops, Lunch, Tea/Treats, and Relaxation Services.
Pre-Registration Required

Women's Leadership Training
8am-Noon
Instructor: Marcia Hyatt
The objectives are:
*Understand the unique issues faced by women in leadership
*Explore strategies to navigate the common challenges for women
*Identify specific commitments to strengthen their own and other women’s leadership
*Identify how men can be of support

Networking Lunch
Noon-1pm
Lunch Catered

Emotional Resilience: Don’t Get Hooked on the Small Stuff
Time: 1pm-3pm
Instructor: Marcia Hyatt
Description
Elite athletes have shown a critical skill is the ability to deal with challenges shifting their focus. In this workshop, we will explore how to more successfully dis-engage with big or small issues that “hook us”. We will review some key strategies to maintain emotional resilience in challenging times.

Participants in this session will:
* Learn what it takes to become more resilient in times of change and explore the benefit
* Practice a few techniques to help build resilience

Tea and Treats
3pm-3:30pm

Self Care in Action
3:30-5:30pm
Chair Massage
Community Acupuncture
Led Meditation
And More!

PAST EVENT: Emotional Resilience: Dont Get Hooked on the Small Stuff

PAST EVENT: Emotional Resilience: Dont Get Hooked on the Small Stuff
Date:
May 17, 2018
Time:
1-3pm
Instructor:
Marcia Hyatt http://marciahyatt.com/
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
Cost:$40 *Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details Pre Registration Re
Additional Information:
Emotional Resilience: Don’t Get Hooked on the Small Stuff
Date: May 17th
Time: 1pm-3pm
Instructor: Marcia Hyatt
Cost:$40
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details
Pre Registration Required

Description
Elite athletes have shown a critical skill is the ability to deal with challenges shifting their focus. In this workshop, we will explore how to more successfully dis-engage with big or small issues that “hook us”. We will review some key strategies to maintain emotional resilience in challenging times.

Objectives
Participants in this session will:
* Learn what it takes to become more resilient in times of change and explore the benefit
* Practice a few techniques to help build resilience

PAST EVENT: Tech Night: Roku

PAST EVENT: Tech Night: Roku
Date:
May 14, 2018
Time:
6pm
Instructor:
Lisa Bauer
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE
Additional Information:
Have you ever wished that you could reduce or completely eliminate your cable bill? Come join Lisa Bauer from Boreal Community Media for an informal, hands-on demonstration of a Roku streaming device for your television. She will share her tips on how you can use streaming devices for minimal or no cost in your home. You will have the opportunity to try it out to see if this could be a good fit for you!

Presented by Lisa Bauer
Location: Cook County Higher Education
Time: 6pm
Date: May 14th
Cost: Free

This class is part of a collaborative effort between Cook County Higher Education, Boreal Community Media, Cook County Community Education, and the Grand Marais Public Library to bring free technical services to our community.

PAST EVENT: Fika & Certifications and Degrees

PAST EVENT: Fika & Certifications and Degrees
Date:
May 11, 2018
Time:
9:30-11:30
Instructor:
Sarah Stover
Location:
Fika in Lutsen
Cost:
Free
Registration:
Additional Information:
Come join Cook County Higher Education at Fika Coffee in Lutsen on Friday, May 11th from 9:30 to 11:30 am and learn about your options for pursuing certifications and degree without having to move!

We will provide a cup of fresh brewed coffee and you bring your questions.

Can't attend? Schedule another time to meet with Sarah by calling 218-387-3411 or emailing her at ccheservices@northshorecampus.org

PAST EVENT: Grand Marais Customer Service Training: Taking care of customers and yourself in high-stress situations.

PAST EVENT: Grand Marais Customer Service Training: Taking care of customers and yourself in high-stress situations.
Date:
May 8, 2018
Time:
9am-11am
Instructor:
Jerritt Johnston truenorthbusinessconsultants.com
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
40.00 per person *Seeking a group rate? Contact CCHE *Funding should not be a barrier, please contac
Additional Information:
Customer Service Training

"Don’t just survive the season. Thrive on it." - "You provide an opportunity to impress a wide audience who may be encountering your business for the first time. You have a chance to affirm existing customers’ decisions to go with your business. Ensure your customer service is up to the challenge."

Little Things, Big Service Taking care of customers and yourself in high-stress situations.
Presenter: Jerritt Johnston truenorthbusinessconsultants.com
Cost: $40.00 Per Person *Seeking a group rate? Contact CCHE 
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details

Pick a Time/Location:
* Grand Marais May 8th 9am-11am
* Lutsen May 8th 2-4pm
Possible May 9th dates if requested.

Attendees Will Leave With:
* A better understanding of small (and big) things they do that impact the customer experience
* Knowledge of their specific role in the customer experience in their business
* Four things to look for to read a customer's mood
* Tips to impact customer experience that are in their control
* Three steps to take when things go badly
* The ability to recognize compassion fatigue
* Quick "self-care" tangible actions to maintain great service and avoid burn out



PAST EVENT: Lutsen Customer Service Training: Little Things, Big Service Taking care of customers and yourself in high-stress situations.

PAST EVENT: Lutsen Customer Service Training:  Little Things, Big Service Taking care of customers and yourself in high-stress situations.
Date:
May 8, 2018
Time:
2pm-4pm
Instructor:
Jerritt Johnston truenorthbusinessconsultants.com
Location:
Lutsen
Cost:
Cost: $40.00 Per Person *Seeking a group rate? Contact CCHE *Funding should not be a barrier, please
Additional Information:
Customer Service Training

"Don’t just survive the season. Thrive on it." - "You provide an opportunity to impress a wide audience who may be encountering your business for the first time. You have a chance to affirm existing customers’ decisions to go with your business. Ensure your customer service is up to the challenge."

Little Things, Big Service Taking care of customers and yourself in high-stress situations.
Presenter: Jerritt Johnston truenorthbusinessconsultants.com
Cost: $40.00 Per Person *Seeking a group rate? Contact CCHE
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details

Pick a Time/Location:
* Grand Marais May 8th 9am-11am
* Lutsen May 8th 2-4pm
Possible May 9th dates if requested.

Attendees Will Leave With:
* A better understanding of small (and big) things they do that impact the customer experience
* Knowledge of their specific role in the customer experience in their business
* Four things to look for to read a customer's mood
* Tips to impact customer experience that are in their control
* Three steps to take when things go badly
* The ability to recognize compassion fatigue
* Quick "self-care" tangible actions to maintain great service and avoid burn out

PAST EVENT: Certifications, Degrees, and Java

PAST EVENT: Certifications, Degrees, and Java
Date:
May 4, 2018
Time:
9:30-11:30
Instructor:
Sarah Stover
Location:
Java Moose
Cost:
Free
Additional Information:
Come join Cook County Higher Education at Java Moose from 9:30 to 11:30 am on May 4th and learn about your options for pursuing certifications and degrees without having to move!

We will provide a cup of fresh brewed coffee and you bring your questions.

Can't attend? Schedule another time to meet with Sarah by calling 218-387-3411 or emailing her at ccheservices@northshorecampus.org

PAST EVENT: April Guest Lecture- Dementia & Delerium

PAST EVENT: April Guest Lecture- Dementia & Delerium
Date:
Apr 26, 2018
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Mark Abrahamson
Location:
CCHE
Cost:
FREE to attend - $5 Donations Appreciated
Registration:
Additional Information:
April Guest Lecture: Dementia
Presenter: Mark Abrahamsen
7pm on April 26th
Free - Donation Appreciated

"Dementia itself is not a disease – it’s actually caused by lots of different diseases. The word ‘dementia’ is just an umbrella term for the symptoms caused by these diseases such as memory loss, confusion and personality change. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause but other dementias include vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia"

Mark's Talk will include...
1. How to differentiate between dementia, delirium, and mental illness.
2. Understanding that dementia is a gradual onset group of signs and symptoms.
3. Understanding that delirium is an acute onset of signs and symptoms...


Thank you to Visit Cook County for your support of the Guest Lecture Series! 

PAST EVENT: Marketing Cook County | Lunch and Learn

PAST EVENT: Marketing Cook County | Lunch and Learn
Date:
Apr 24, 2018
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Kjersti Vick
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20 (Lunch and Presentation)
Additional Information:
Marketing Cook County | Lunch and Learn
April 24th
11:30-1pm
Presenter: Kjersti Vick
Cost $20 (Includes: Lunch and Presentation)

Social media, print, radio, TV, blogging, etc. There are a lot of ways to reach potential customers today, but the abundance of methods can be a bit overwhelming. This class is for the busy marketer who isn’t sure where to start. We will discuss simple solutions to break through the clutter and measure effectiveness.

Kjersti Vick Traveler, image maker, foodie, sunset watcher, music lover, art adorer, social marketer, day dreamer, outdoor adventurer, fun-haver

PAST EVENT: Northeast Office of Job Training Talent Development Program - 1 on 1 Meetings

Date:
Apr 24, 2018
Time:
Appointments
Instructor:
Randy Back
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE
Additional Information:
April 25 Northeast Office of Job Training Talent Development Program - 1 on 1 Meetings

Randy Back will be here doing short meetings with those interested in applying for the Talent Development Funds.

He will hopefully be able to help address any questions you might have and get you started on applying.

Contact 218-387-3411 and ask for Jade to set up your appointment

Open slots:
11:00-
12:00-
12:15-
12:30-
12:45-

Application: http://www.nemojt.org/Portals/0/forms/TDP/TDP%20Application.pdf
Program: http://www.nemojt.org/Services/Employers/TalentDevelopmentProgram.aspx

PAST EVENT: Business Training Needs Assessment Workshop

PAST EVENT: Business Training Needs Assessment Workshop
Date:
Apr 12, 2018
Time:
1-4pm
Instructor:
Sascha Mansson EntFund
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$60 *Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details Pre Registration Require
Registration:
Additional Information:
Business Training Needs Assessment Workshop
April 12th 1-4pm
Presenter: Sascha Mansson EntFund
Cost: $60
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details
Pre Registration Required

Training Needs Assessment is the process in which your company identifies training and development needs of its employees so that they can do their job effectively.

PAST EVENT: Java Moose & Associate's Degrees

PAST EVENT: Java Moose & Associate's Degrees
Date:
Apr 6, 2018
Time:
9:30-11:30
Instructor:
Sarah Stover
Location:
Java Moose
Cost:
FREE to attend - Donations accepted
Registration:
Additional Information:
Come join Cook County Higher Education at Java Moose on Friday, April 6th from 9:30 to 11:30 am and learn about your options for pursuing a associate's degree without having to move!

We will provide a cup of fresh brewed coffee and you bring your questions.

Can't attend? Schedule another time to meet with Sarah by calling 218-387-3411 or emailing her at ccheservices@northshorecampus.org

PAST EVENT: Annual Cook County Schools Job and College Fair: CCHE Table

PAST EVENT: Annual Cook County Schools Job and College Fair: CCHE Table
Date:
Mar 29, 2018
Time:
3:30pm-5:30pm
Instructor:
Sarah Stover - Student Services Coordinator at CCHE
Location:
Cook County High School
Cost:
FREE
Additional Information:
Annual Cook County Schools Job and College Fair will be on March 29th from 3:30-5:30pm (for adults) at Cook County High School!

We welcome you to attend! Their will be employers and colleges in attendance.

Cook County Higher Education will have a table at the event where the community is welcome to come learn about how we can help support your educational journey!

How can we help for FREE?
* Advocacy
* Proctoring
* Quiet Study Space
* Mentoring
* Proofreading
* Wifi Access
* Scholarships
* Educational Options Research
* FASFA Support
And More

PAST EVENT: Social Justice Conference: Preparing Parents and the Community to Continue the Conversation

PAST EVENT: Social Justice Conference: Preparing Parents and the Community to Continue the Conversation
Date:
Mar 8, 2018
Time:
6:30pm
Instructor:
Bill Blackwell
Location:
Arrowhead Center for the Arts (ACA)
Cost:
Free!
Additional Information:
The ISD 166 Diversity Committee in partnership with Cook County Higher Education invite the community to a community session with Bill Blackwell Jr.
Social Justice Conference: Preparing Parents and the Community to Continue the Conversation

Thursday, March 8, 2018
6:30 PM
Arrowhead Center for the Arts


Website for more information about the Social Justice Conference https://tinyurl.com/SocialJusticeCC
March 9th for grades 6-12th at ISD I66

Keynote Speaker
Bill Blackwell, Jr., a member of the Grand Portage Band of a Lake Superior Chippewa, has been executive director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University since 2015.
The MLK Commitment to Service Award is the second significant honor for Blackwell in recent months. He received the Distinguished Diversity Leadership Award from the Minnesota State colleges and university’s Academic and Student Affairs division in October.

PAST EVENT: Swedish Movie Night (will include subtitles)- Movie TBD

PAST EVENT: Swedish Movie Night (will include subtitles)- Movie TBD
Date:
Mar 4, 2018
Time:
2pm
Instructor:
Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE - Donation Appreciated
Additional Information:
Swedish Movie Night (will include subtitles)
Sunday March 4th at 2pm
Movie TBD
FREE - Donation Appreciated

PAST EVENT: Cook County Higher Education Open House with a presentation by Staci Drouillard Chippewa City People and Stories

PAST EVENT: Cook County Higher Education Open House with a presentation by Staci Drouillard Chippewa City  People and Stories
Date:
Feb 27, 2018
Time:
5pm-7pm
Instructor:
Karen Blackburn and Staci Drouillard
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE
Additional Information:
Cook County Higher Education Open House with a presentation by Staci Drouillard Chippewa City – People and Stories

Date: Tuesday, February 27th 5pm-7pm
Light Snacks will be provided
* Chippewa City – People and Stories Presentation
* Cook County Higher Education Presentation

Staci Lola Drouillard lives and works in her hometown of Grand
Marais, Minnesota. A Grand Portage descendant, Staci began
interviewing Chippewa City elders in 1987, which formed the basis of her book “Walking the Old Road: Chippewa City & The Grand Marais Chippewa.” She received a M.L.S. from the UMD in 2005, and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1993. Writing and painting have always been two ways she is guaranteed to lose track of time. http://www.wtip.org/content/walking-old-road

Photos from Cook County Historical Society
http://cookcountyhistory.org/

PAST EVENT: Community Tech Nights

PAST EVENT: Community Tech Nights
Date:
Feb 22, 2018
Time:
6:00-7:00pm
Location:
Cook County ISD 166 Computer Lab
Cost:
Free
Additional Information:
Community Tech Nights Upcoming

Cook County Community Education is partnering with Boreal Community Media and Cook County Higher Education to host open computer lab nights at the Cook County ISD 166 computer lab on the following dates:
Thursday, January 25th 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 22nd 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
These open labs are for adults in the community who need a place to browse the internet, bring their devices in for assistance, or ask for technical help. No question is too small or big! This event is free to the public and will be staffed by volunteers from Boreal Community Media, Higher Ed, and Cook County Schools.

This event is a combined effort with the Grand Marais Public Library to offer free technical services to members of our community. Their upcoming tech nights are as follows:
Wednesday, February 14th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

PAST EVENT: Kristen Brown Presentation

PAST EVENT: Kristen Brown Presentation
Date:
Feb 15, 2018
Time:
9am-11am
Instructor:
Kristen Brown http://kristenbrownpresents.com/
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$60.00 includes a light breakfast and presentation
Additional Information:
Kristen Brown February 15th 9am-11am Cost: $60 (includes a light breakfast and presentation) • Don't let cost stop you from attending. Contact Cook County Higher Education regarding scholarship options. 5 Power Shots to Know, Show, and Grow Your Business · Know Your Triggers—Create a visual Work/Life Map to identify your personal and professional stress cues and stress cures so you can course correct quickly and stay on track with your goals · Show Your Awesome—Learn how to manage your presence and energy to reinforce credibility, likability, and trust with your customers and colleagues. This elevated personal brand leads to increased engagement, loyalty, referrals and sales · Grow Your Business—Understand how to integrate your power elements into your sales, marketing, and customer messaging to enhance your relationship, income, and bottom-line impact We will be doing a pre class survey to help tailor the presentation to your needs! Understand how stress impacts your performance at work and home. Identify your personal and professional stress cues and stress cures so you can course correct quickly and easily to stay on track with your goals. Identify the key elements to maximize team dynamics, leadership, and client relationships. Amp up performance with a fresh perspective on work/life balance. (It’s a big myth!) Kristen will use her presentation to help you gain perspective on the many moving pieces of your work and personal lives so you make better decisions, amplify your leadership, and boost your productivity even when the pressure is on.

PAST EVENT: 2018 Tax Changes Lunch and Learn

PAST EVENT: 2018 Tax Changes Lunch and Learn
Date:
Feb 1, 2018
Time:
11:30am-1pm
Instructor:
Steven Licari, CPA and Nick Licari, CPA
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$25.00 (includes lunch)
Additional Information:
2018 Tax Changes Lunch and Learn
Thursday, Feb 1st
11:30am-1pm
Cost: $25 (includes lunch)
Steven Licari, CPA and Nick Licari, CPA will be presenting on 2018
Business Tax and Individual Tax Changes.

If you have any food allergies please let us know when registering. 

PAST EVENT: Starting a Small Business Workshop

PAST EVENT: Starting a Small Business Workshop
Date:
Jan 25, 2018
Time:
5:30PM-7:30PM
Instructor:
PRESENTER: PAT CAMPANARO SBDC
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20
Additional Information:
Starting a Small Business Workshop
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25TH
5:30PM-7:30PM
COST: $20
PRESENTER: PAT CAMPANARO SBDC

IN THIS TWO-HOUR WORKSHOP, YOU WILL DISCOVER HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS IDEA INTO REALITY. THE FOCUS OF THIS WORKSHOP IS ON PRACTICAL INFORMATION YOU CAN USE NOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS, AND WILL FEATURE GROUP DISCUSSIONS, AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO START CREATING A BUSINESS PLAN.

PAST EVENT: October Guest Lecture: Historical HWY

PAST EVENT: October Guest Lecture: Historical HWY
Date:
Oct 26, 2017
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Phil Anderson
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$5 Recommended Donation Appreciated
Additional Information:
“Judge C.R. Magney, the North Shore, and the Controversy Surrounding Highway 61”

The son of Swedish immigrants, Clarence Magney was a Duluth mayor, district court judge, and justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He was the leading advocate for Minnesota’s state parks, and is remembered for the phrase, “Our state parks are everyone’s country estate.” His favorite park on the North Shore was renamed in his honor by the Minnesota Legislature in 1963, the year following his death. This presentation will focus on the controversy between 1930 and 1943 of extending a new section of the highway from the Reservation River to the Pigeon River, closer to Grand Portage and through Mount Josephine. Ranging from local and state politics to the halls of Congress in Washington, it involved issues of wilderness conservation, tourism, safety, relations with Canada, and the expressed needs and desires of the residents of Grand Portage. Judge Magney was a strong advocate of the new road, and was at the center of the complex web of issues that finally led to its completion shortly after his death.

I am Professor Emeritus of Church History at North Park University in Chicago, where I taught for thirty-four years. My research and writing have focused on aspects of British, Scandinavian, and American history. I have served as president of the Swedish-American Historical Society since 1979, which through programs, preservation, and publications interprets the immigrant experience in North America. My wife, Karna, and I have made Hovland home for almost forty years, and I have written about the settlement patterns of Norwegians, Swedes, and Swedish-speaking Finns in Hovland (1888-1930) in a book I co-edited with Dag Blanck, Norwegians and Swedes in the United States: Friends and Neighbors (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012).
-Phil Anderson

PAST EVENT: September Guest Lecture: Steve Harsin

Date:
Sep 28, 2017
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Steve Harsin
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$5 Recommended Donation Appreciated

PAST EVENT: Forklift Operator Training

PAST EVENT: Forklift Operator Training
Date:
Sep 15, 2017
Time:
9am-3pm
Instructor:
Christopher Johnson (Advanced MN)
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN - Business Locations
Cost:
$125
Additional Information:
Forklift operator training is critical to preventing accidents and ensuring the safety of those who operate the equipment.

Attending this class and passing the written and practical exam will earn those that complete the workshop a Certificate of Completion. This is a State Mandated Safety and Operations Training.

September 15th 9am-3pm
Cost: $125
Instructor: Christopher Johnson (Advanced MN)

Classroom portion is two hours instruction and then written exam. Students will then be tested on their practical skills, but the time varies with each. Some may take 15 minutes, some may take 20-25 minutes, depending on their experience level - They will need to test at the location of their employment and with the appropriate equipment.

*ONCE CERTIFICATION HAS OCCURRED, ANY CHANGE IN EQUIPMENT, ENVIRONMENT OR OPERATOR PHYSICAL OR MENTAL CAPACITY FROM THAT WHICH WAS SPECIFICALLY TRAINED AND TESTED CAUSES IMMEDIATE DE-CERTIFICATION TO OCCUR AND THE NEED FOR RE-CERTIFICATION BEFORE THE OPERATOR CAN LEGALLY PERFORM OPERATOR WORK FUNCTIONS UNDER THE CHANGED CONDITIONS.  EVEN IF NO SUCH CONDITION CHANGE OCCURS, DE-CERTIFICATION OCCURS AS A MATTER OF LAW THREE YEARS AFTER THE PRIOR DATE OF CERTIFICATION CAUSING THE NEED FOR RE-CERTIFICATION.  IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OPERATOR AND EMPLOYER TO MONITOR BOTH AS TO ANY CHANGE OF CONDITIONS AND 3-YEAR EXPIRATION.  CCHE DOES NOT ASSUME OR UNDERTAKE ANY DUTY TO MONITOR YOUR POTENTIAL CHANGE CONDITIONS OR TIME EXPIRATION.

PAST EVENT: Afternoon Tea - 1 Ticket

PAST EVENT: Afternoon Tea - 1 Ticket
Date:
Sep 6, 2017
Time:
3:30pm-5pm
Instructor:
Karen Halbsleben
Location:
Naniboujou Lodge and Restaurant
Cost:
$60 at the door
Additional Information:
This is a delightful semi-formal event—much like a garden party, so ladies and gentlemen, please wear a nice hat.  Like previous years, we will have hats for rent if your wardrobe does not run to hats. 

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon
· Naniboujou’s exquisite afternoon tea
· Fascinating talk by Karen Halbersleben
· Wear a lovely hat—rentals available
·  Door Prizes
·  New! 50/50 drawing. You will have two chances to win some cash!
·  Silent Auction – lots of great items, including a two night B & B stay at Lutsen resort (a $463 value), an oil change, Massages, golf, yoga, dining, and – no laughing now – some lovely composted horse manure for the gardeners in the group. 

There is no wi-fi available to us at Naniboujou, so at-event registrations, donations, and silent auction purchases must be made with a check or cash. You will also want to have cash or a check on hand to participate in the 50/50 drawing. Expect to have a lot of fun!

RSVP required. Cost: $50 pre-paid registration or $60 at the door.
Advanced paid registrations must be made by September 4th to get the $50 rate. 
You can register and pay online if you like at http://www.northshorecampus.org/.
We have tickets again!  You can stop in at the North Shore Campus at 300 West 3rd Street and purchase your ticket in person. Bring your ticket to the event – we will use the stubs for door prize drawings. 

If you cannot attend would you be interested in renewing your friendship with CCHE and helping us grow our endowment fund?  As you probably know, CCHE provides critical economic development services in a community that would otherwise not have higher education opportunities.
CCHE provides four key services to the region – Education Where you Live:
· College preparation
· College degree and certificate programs
· Workforce development training
· Lifelong learning

Mission: CCHE provides local access and support for college education and training on the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Vision: Transforming and enriching individuals and organizations through educational opportunities.

More information about CCHE, how we serve the community, how to donate, and coming events can be found on our website: http:www.northshorecampus.org

PAST EVENT: August Guest Lecture - Fire, Ice, and Time: How our Beautiful Northeast Minnesota Landscape came to be

PAST EVENT: August Guest Lecture - Fire, Ice, and Time: How our Beautiful Northeast Minnesota Landscape came to be
Date:
Aug 24, 2017
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Dr. John Green
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$5 Recommended Donation Appreciated
Additional Information:
AUGUST GUEST LECTURE
Fire, Ice, and Time: How our Beautiful Northeast Minnesota Landscape came to be

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24th | 7:00 PM
Cook County Higher Education
300 WEST 3RD STREET GRAND MARAIS
PRESENTER: John Green
Donations Appreciated

John C. Green lives in Duluth but grew up in New England, and taught geology at the Duluth Campus of the U. of Minnesota from 1958 to 1999. Along with teaching courses in Mineralogy, Petrology, Volcanology, and Environmental Geology, his research has focused on the ancient Canadian Shield rocks of the Arrowhead, especially the Ely area and the whole North Shore. His extensive geological field work has led to his long support and route scouting for the Superior Hiking Trail. He is also an accomplished naturalist.

PAST EVENT: July Guest Lecture: HISTORY OF DOWNTOWN GRAND MARAIS VOL. II

Date:
Jul 27, 2017
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Gene Gladder
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$5 Recommended Donation Appreciated
Additional Information:
JULY GUEST LECTURE: HISTORY OF DOWNTOWN GRAND MARAIS VOL. II

THURSDAY, JULY 27 | 7:00 PM
Cook County Higher Education
300 WEST 3RD STREET GRAND MARAIS
PRESENTER: GENE GLADER
Donations Appreciated

A brief historical review of the history of the developments along Highway 61 in Downtown Grand Marias and the side streets leading to Wisconsin Street. This is the area that was not covered in Glader's first book titled Downtown Grand Marais. His presentation will be focused on SeaWall Motel to Spruceglen Inn. Covering the significant changes that have taken place during every generation since about 1870. Plan on more changes in the next twenty-five years.

Author and Presenter: Eugene Glader grew up on a farm near Cambridge, MN and attended a one room school through the fifth grade. He is a graduate of Cambridge H.S., Bethel College, (AA), Wheaton College, (BA), the University of Minnesota, (MA) and the University Iowa, (Ph.D.). He served in the US Army two years, taught and coached in high schools for three years, and at Bethel College from 1961 to 1981. In 1981 he and his wife became the principal owners of Cascade Lodge and the Blue Water Cafe. He is the author of three books, Amateurism and Athletics, Cascade Lodge and Downtown Grand Marais, 2 nd Edition.

PAST EVENT: Alcohol Server Training - Morning

PAST EVENT: Alcohol Server Training - Morning
Date:
Jun 22, 2017
Time:
10am-Noon
Instructor:
Brian Kringen, law enforcement liaison officer with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement.
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$5.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Alcohol Server Training

Cook County Higher Education, working with the Cook County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, will offer alcohol server training June 21st and June 22nd.

Why attend?
· To keep our communities safe of alcohol related injuries and deaths
· To keep our businesses and servers that provide alcohol protected from criminal penalties and liability (law suits)

When?
· On Wednesday, June 21, the training will be held 3-5pm at Cascade Lodge
· On Thursday, June 22, training will be held 10-Noon at Cook County Higher Education

Cost of the training is $5 per person.
Preregister at www.northshorecampus.org or let us know if you need to be invoiced.

Bartenders, wait staff and all owners and operators of alcohol-dispensing establishments are highly encouraged to attend this informational training. In the state of Minnesota, liability charges can be levied against the individual serving the alcohol as well as the owner. At this course you will learn Minnesota statutes relating to the sale/service of alcohol; procedures for checking identification; how to identify minors; how to manage customer drinking; methods of intervening with intoxicated persons; and factors and signs of intoxication.

The course will be taught by Brian Kringen, law enforcement liaison officer with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement and Cook County Deputy Will Sandstrom.

Register at Cook County Higher Education by calling 387-3411 or email highered@northshorecampus.org or online at www.northshorecampus.org

PAST EVENT: June Guest Lecture: Sea Grant in Minnesota: 42 years of bringing Superior Science to you!

PAST EVENT: June Guest Lecture: Sea Grant in Minnesota: 42 years of bringing Superior Science to you!
Date:
Jun 22, 2017
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Jesse Schomberg is the Associate Director of Extension for MN Sea Grant and Dr. Tom Beery is a Coastal Resilience Extension Educator for MN Sea Grant.
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$5 Recommended Donation Appreciated
Additional Information:
June 22nd Guest Lecture: Sea Grant in Minnesota: 42 years of bringing Superior Science to you!

Presenters: Jesse Schomberg is the Associate Director of Extension for MN Sea Grant and Dr. Tom Beery is a Coastal Resilience Extension Educator for MN Sea Grant.

Time: 7pm
Date: Thursday, June 22nd
Location: Cook County Higher Education
Donations are apprecaited

Jesse will provide a brief history of the Sea Grant program and it's ties to Minnesota, provide a peek into the details of Minnesota Sea Grant's successes relating to aquatic invasive species, stormwater, water safety, shipping, and K-12 education, as well as review how the program is responding to recent proposals to eliminate funding for Sea Grant across the nation. Tom will talk about climate issues and ideas for future work in north shore communities.

Jesse Schomberg is the Associate Director of Extension for MN Sea Grant, and has been an extension educator with the program for 14 years, focusing on water quality issues, stormwater, and water safety. Jesse was raised in southern Minnesota, came to Duluth for college, where he studied biology and chemistry, and went to Idaho, where he received his Master's Degree, focusing on aquatic ecology and how land use affects streams and rivers. He lives in Lakewood Township with his family, including 3 kids, 2 dogs, lots of chickens, and a big garden.

Dr. Tom Beery is a Coastal Resilience Extension Educator for MN Sea Grant. Tom has worked in environmental education in numerous settings throughout his career, including wilderness trip leadership, elementary education, Lake Superior outreach, and university education and research. Tom has spent the past 4 years living and working in Sweden as part of Man and the Biosphere Research group. Tom is interested in how we can craft nature rich lifestyles that support sustainability and human well being.

PAST EVENT: Alcohol Server Training - Day

PAST EVENT: Alcohol Server Training - Day
Date:
Jun 21, 2017
Time:
3-5pm
Instructor:
Brian Kringen, law enforcement liaison officer with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement.
Location:
Cascade Lodge - Main Lobby
Cost:
$5.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Alcohol Server Training

Cook County Higher Education, working with the Cook County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, will offer alcohol server training June 21st and June 22nd.

Why attend?
· To keep our communities safe of alcohol related injuries and deaths
· To keep our businesses and servers that provide alcohol protected from criminal penalties and liability (law suits)

When?
· On Wednesday, June 21, the training will be held 3-5pm at Cascade Lodge
· On Thursday, June 22, training will be held 10-Noon at Cook County Higher Education

Cost of the training is $5 per person.
Preregister at www.northshorecampus.org or let us know if you need to be invoiced.

Bartenders, wait staff and all owners and operators of alcohol-dispensing establishments are highly encouraged to attend this informational training. In the state of Minnesota, liability charges can be levied against the individual serving the alcohol as well as the owner. At this course you will learn Minnesota statutes relating to the sale/service of alcohol; procedures for checking identification; how to identify minors; how to manage customer drinking; methods of intervening with intoxicated persons; and factors and signs of intoxication.

The course will be taught by Brian Kringen, law enforcement liaison officer with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement and Cook County Deputy Will Sandstrom.

Register at Cook County Higher Education by calling 387-3411 or email highered@northshorecampus.org or online at www.northshorecampus.org



PAST EVENT: June Guest Lecture (Great Discussions Group): Overview of U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges

PAST EVENT: June Guest Lecture (Great Discussions Group): Overview of U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges
Date:
Jun 15, 2017
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Tom Hanson
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$5 Recommended Donation Appreciated
Registration:
Additional Information:
June Guest Lecture (Great Discussions Group): Overview of U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges 

Presenter: Thomas Hanson is a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State.

Date: Thursday, June 15th
Time: 7pm
Location: Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN 55604
Donations are appreciated

This program will provide an analysis of global trends that are impacting U.S. foreign policy, such as rising populism, growing assertiveness by China and Russia in their own regions, the impact of Brexit on Europe, and rivalries in the Middle East, particularly between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The speaker visited Saudi Arabia last year and will describe the country that President Trump has chosen for his first visit overseas.

Thomas Hanson is a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State whose diplomatic postings included East Germany, France, Norway, the Soviet Union, Sweden, and the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. He also participated in the opening of new U.S. embassies in Mongolia and Estonia, worked on the Foreign Relations Committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and served as Director for NATO and European Affairs at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Hanson currently is Diplomat in Residence at the Alworth Institute for International Affairs at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. He serves as program secretary of the Committee on Foreign Relations Minnesota and is a member of the Great Decisions advisory committee of Global Minnesota, where he is a frequent Great Decisions speaker. He contributes to local and international media and is a board member of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights (U.S. Foundation); Partnership for Change, an NGO based in Norway; and the International Leadership Program at St. Thomas University. He is also a member of the U.S. Foreign Policy Working Group of the British International Studies Association (BISA) and a Director at the Institute of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (IEECA).

Mr. Hanson holds a BA degree from the University of Minnesota and graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; the Institute of Advanced International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland; and the National School of Administration (ENA) in Paris, France.

PAST EVENT: Celebration of Leadership

PAST EVENT: Celebration of Leadership
Date:
Jun 11, 2017
Time:
5:30 pm
Instructor:
Paula Sundet Wolf and Karen Blackburn
Location:
Voyageur Brewing Company
Additional Information:
Please join us for a retirement party in honor of Paula Sundet Wolf
for 20 years of dedicated service and to meet the new Executive Director of CCHE!

Sunday June 11th | 5:30 pm | Voyageur Brewing Company

* If unable to attend and wanting to share a message for Paula please email highered@northshorecampus.org

Cook County Higher Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Blackburn as our next Executive Director effective June 12th. Karen will be replacing Paula Sundet Wolf, who previously announced that she will be retiring this summer after twenty years of outstanding service for the organization.

Karen has a B.A. Degree in Economics from Yale University and has lived and worked in Cook County for the past twenty two years. Her previous work experience includes ten years as Controller with Lutsen Mountains, many years operating her own bookkeeping business in support of various non-profit organizations in the area, a brief stint with the Cook County Economics Authority and most recently as Financial Coordinator for Cook County for the past three years.

Karen I. Halbersleben, President of the Board for Cook County Higher Education said: "We are extremely pleased to have hired Karen following an in depth and extensive review of a very strong pool of highly qualified candidates, which speaks to the reputation that Cook County Education has garnered in the region and the state."

The entire Board looks forward with great enthusiasm to welcoming and working with Karen and would like to thank Paula for her outstanding service in developing CCHE into an organization that has contributed greatly to the entire Cook County community. We wish Karen well in her new role and Paula a happy and prosperous retirement.

PAST EVENT: ServSafe Certification

PAST EVENT: ServSafe Certification
Date:
May 30, 2017
Time:
8 a.m. to roughly 5:30 p.m
Instructor:
Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$175, which includes the textbook and exam.
Additional Information:
The full certification course runs from 8 a.m. to roughly 5:30 p.m. and costs $175, which includes the textbook and exam.

ServSafe Food Manager Certification $175 (Certification includes a textbook-$71.00+ value)
Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

This training is designed to fulfill requirements for Minnesota state and local health departments. The seminars train, test and certify you in the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program for safe food service.

Want to look up your certification information? http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/food/cfm/fmgr_query.cfm

PAST EVENT: ServSafe Food Manager Certification Renewal

PAST EVENT: ServSafe Food Manager Certification Renewal
Date:
May 30, 2017
Time:
8am-Noon
Instructor:
Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$75.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
ServSafe Food Manager Renewal Training $75

Please register online to secure a seat in the class or contact CCHE.

The renewal course runs from 8 a.m. to noon along side of the certification course and costs $75. This class does not require a textbook. Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux ServSafe

www.northshorecampus.org

This training is designed to fulfill requirements for Minnesota state and local health departments. The seminars train, test and certify you in the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program for safe food service.

Want to look up your certification information?
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/food/cfm/fmgr_query.cfm

Please email highered@northshorecampus.org or call 218-387-3411 with any questions.

PAST EVENT: May Guest Lecture: A Career in the U.S. Border Patrol

PAST EVENT: May Guest Lecture: A Career in the U.S. Border Patrol
Date:
May 25, 2017
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Brandon Law
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN 55604
Cost:
$5 dollar donation appreciated
Registration:
Additional Information:
May Guest Lecture: A Career in the U.S. Border Patrol

May 25th at 7pm

Brandon will talk about the history and jurisdiction of the USBP and show pictures and tell stories of some work he has done in Arizona, Montana, and Minnesota for the USBP. 

Brandon Law: I’m 34 years old, have been married for 13 years, and have three kiddos. I’ve been in the USBP for the last nine years. Before that, I earned B.A. and J.D. degrees and worked as a Police Officer, Logger, and Construction Laborer.

PAST EVENT: May Mental Health Workshop: Suicide Prevention and Awareness

PAST EVENT: May Mental Health Workshop: Suicide Prevention and Awareness
Date:
May 22, 2017
Time:
12:00-1pm
Instructor:
Amy Wood
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE
Registration:
Additional Information:
Mental Health Workshops in May
In May we are partnering with with the Veteran Affairs office to bring in Amy Wood to speak on Suicide Prevention and Awareness!

“Suicide Prevention and Awareness”- The objectives of this training include how to assess for suicide risk, increase military cultural awareness, and how to effectively work with military members in crisis.

Free and open to the public!

This workshop focuses on how to identify the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, how to ask a person if they are suicidal, and where to refer them for professional help.

Amy Wood: I am the Recovery Coordinator and Peer Support Supervisor at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.  I have worked here for 11 years, all of which has been in mental health.  I have experience working with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, as well as those at high risk for suicide.  I provide training for several active duty units among all branches of the military.  I also teach CIT (Crisis Intervention Training) with law enforcement several times per month.  Working for VA is my way of serving my country, and it is an honor for me to serve veterans and service members in this capacity.

This event is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

PAST EVENT: May Mental Health: Service Members and Veterans - Mental Health

PAST EVENT: May Mental Health: Service Members and Veterans - Mental Health
Date:
May 22, 2017
Time:
5:30-6:30pm
Instructor:
Amy Wood - Crisis Intervention Trainer
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE
Registration:
Additional Information:
Service Members and Veterans - Mental Health

The objectives of this training include how to assess for suicide risk, increase military cultural awareness, and how to effectively work with military members in crisis.

Her presentation will focus on mental health and law enforcement, and how they can most effectively interact with service members/veterans in crisis.

FREE

Amy Wood: I am the Recovery Coordinator and Peer Support Supervisor at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.  I have worked here for 11 years, all of which has been in mental health.  I have experience working with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, as well as those at high risk for suicide.  I provide training for several active duty units among all branches of the military.  I also teach CIT (Crisis Intervention Training) with law enforcement several times per month.  Working for VA is my way of serving my country, and it is an honor for me to serve veterans and service members in this capacity.

PAST EVENT: May Mental Health Workshops: Mental Health Empowerment Training

PAST EVENT: May Mental Health Workshops: Mental Health Empowerment Training
Date:
May 13, 2017
Time:
9am-Noon
Instructor:
Jode Freyholtz-London - Wellness in the Woods
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE
Registration:
Additional Information:
Mental Health Empowerment Training
  • 9am-Noon 
  • Saturday May 13th 
  • Cook County Higher Education
  • FREE
Instructor Jode Freyholtz-London, Wellness in the Woods will be the facilitator. Jode has worked in the mental health field for 36 years and identifies as a person with a lived experience with mental health challenges. She has done mental health advocacy and educational seminars nationally in wellness and recovery concepts. She founded Wellness in the Woods in 2013 in response to the unique needs of rural Minnesotans. www.wellness-in-the-woods.org

This event is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

PAST EVENT CANCELLED: Welding Lab

PAST EVENT CANCELLED: Welding Lab
Date:
Apr 29, 2017
Time:
9-5 Saturday Apr 29th
Instructor:
Don Hammer
Location:
Cook County High School (Industrial Tech Room) 101 W. 5th Street Grand Marais, MN
Cost:
$50 plus $40 materials fee
Registration:
Additional Information:
WELDING LAB

Welding lab workshop for past students of Cook County Higher Education's 3 day welding classes.

9-5 Saturday Apr 29th
Cost: $50 plus $40 materials fee
Registration: www.northshorecampus.org | 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

Bring a small project or just spend the day brushing up.
Mig 's, 2 Tigs, 3 Arc welders and 3 torch sets as well as a plasma cutter avaialble to use during the Open Welding Lab!

Don Hammer will be providing mentoriship and support during the Welding Lab

PAST EVENT: Cook County Community Fund Patnership Event: Google Apps Workshop

PAST EVENT: Cook County Community Fund Patnership Event: Google Apps Workshop
Date:
Apr 3, 2017
Time:
11-1pm
Instructor:
Grant Olson
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE
Registration:
Additional Information:
Cook County Community Fund Patnership Event:
Cloud-based Google Apps for Your Business or Non Profit: Gmail, Drive, and Calendar

Do you want to be able to access more of your businesses information (documents, calendar) from anywhere with an internet connection? As the digital world continues to evolve, more and more businesses are moving their information online, "to the cloud". Google's G Suite is a cloud-based family of applications for email, word processing, calendar, and more. Join us to learn the very basics of G Suite (Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar in particular).

Monday, April 3rd
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FREE EVENT

Presenter Grant Olson
Grant is the Director of Marketing and Technology at North House Folk School. He also operates a website design and development studio, Woodsy, with his wife, Anna Marie. They live in Grand Marais with their rascally dog, Tuco.

Cook County Community Fund will be providing a sweet treat for guests to enjoy. 

Thank you to the Cook County Community Fund for sponsoring this event! 

PAST EVENT: Cook County Higher Education at the Career and Job Fair

PAST EVENT: Cook County Higher Education at the Career and Job Fair
Date:
Mar 23, 2017
Instructor:
Sarah Stover - Student Services Coordinator at CCHE
Location:
Cook County High School
Cost:
FREE

PAST EVENT: Spanish Language Learners Gathering - Game Night

PAST EVENT: Spanish Language Learners Gathering - Game Night
Date:
Mar 20, 2017
Time:
5:30-7:00pm
Instructor:
Carrie Jansen
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE - Donation Appreciated
Registration:
Additional Information:
Spanish Language Learners Gathering
Bring yourself and bring a friend if you like
Bring a appetizer or beverage to share
Time: 5:30pm-7pm
Date: Monday, March 20th
Host: Carrie Jansen
Recommended for ages 12 and up
Donations are appreciated!

Spanish language game night of apples to apples (Manzanas con manzanas) and a appetizer potluck. Our goal is to practice spanish with each other while we are having fun.

All levels of spanish are welcome, you don't have to be fluent to participate in this event but some familiarity with the language is beneficial. The apples to apples game includes nouns and adjectives that are basic to intermediate.

We do ask that you come with a positive attitude; your energy is contagious and we like to keep our events drama free and full of positive energy.

Carrie Jansen will be hosting the event helping with language questions that may arise.

This event is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation.

CANCELLED EVENT: Exploring the Enneagram: An Introduction

CANCELLED EVENT: Exploring the Enneagram: An Introduction
Date:
Mar 15, 2017
Time:
9am-5pm (Lunch Break)
Instructor:
Marcia Hyatt
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$120.00 (includes lunch)
Registration:
Additional Information:
“If we observe ourselves truthfully and non-judgmentally, seeing the mechanisms of our personality in action, we can wake up, and our lives can be a miraculous unfolding of beauty and joy.”
― Don Richard Riso, The Wisdom of the Enneagram:

Exploring the Enneagram: An Introduction
Wednesday, March 15th from 9am-5pm (lunch break)
Cost: $120 includes lunch

What is the Enneagram? The word Enneagram comes from the Greek words ennea (nine) and gram (what is written). Each number represents a different worldview. This self-discovery lens provides a clearer way to observe your own behavioral tendencies and ways of being in the world. This workshop will provide a brief overview of the model including each of the nine types.

Facilitated by Marcia Hyatt. She has been a leadership development facilitator and coach for over 20 years. She is a certified in the Deep Coaching Institute method which explores using the enneagram to become more aware and present in our lives. Learn more about Marcia at www.marciahyatt.com

PAST EVENT: Life in Complex Times Series | Building Community

PAST EVENT: Life in Complex Times Series | Building Community
Date:
Feb 27, 2017
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Sue Hakes
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20.00 per session
Additional Information:
Life in Complex Times Series | Art of Hosting

Art of Hosting--In these sessions, we will work together to activate the collective intelligence of the group to find new solutions for challenges in our work life, personal growth and in building community in today's complex world!

How could conversations of possibility shift your work and life? Build confidence and capacity for complex challenges. Learn and practice proven patterns and methods for collaborative leadership and change. Making the most of conversations that matter!

Bring your key issues, challenges, existing and emerging projects, provocative questions. The stuff you are working on now - or want to begin soon.

Monday from 11:30-1pm | Brown Bag Lunch

February 27 -- building community

$20 per session

Sue Hakes
As a business owner and former Mayor of Grand Marais (2009-2010) and Cook County Commissioner (2011-2014), Sue Hakes knows that rural communities are wrestling with big challenges that require strong leadership.  As a Bush Foundation Fellow, Sue earned a Public Affairs Leadership Certificate at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and has studied leadership in the Executive Education program at Harvard Kennedy School. Serious about bringing the gifts of her Fellowship to her home community, Sue mentors and supports rural women and men in all sectors.  She is especially passionate about understanding issues that divide us and working to find new solutions to the increasing challenges in our world today. She currently serves on the Rural and Indigenous Leadership (RAIL) Board, and the Advisory Councils for the Cook County Community YMCA and the Duluth Area Family YMCA.  Sue lives in Grand Marais with her husband, John Gorski, where she enjoys the outdoors, friends, volunteering, local politics, and time with their dog, Laker.  A life-long Minnesotan, she is especially proud of being an Aunt and a Great Aunt.


This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

PAST EVENT: Life in Complex Times Series | Personal Life - World Cafe

PAST EVENT: Life in Complex Times Series | Personal Life - World Cafe
Date:
Feb 13, 2017
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Sue Hakes
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Life in Complex Times Series | Art of Hosting

Art of Hosting--In these sessions, we will work together to activate the collective intelligence of the group to find new solutions for challenges in our work life, personal growth and in building community in today's complex world!

How could conversations of possibility shift your work and life? Build confidence and capacity for complex challenges. Learn and practice proven patterns and methods for collaborative leadership and change. Making the most of conversations that matter!

Bring your key issues, challenges, existing and emerging projects, provocative questions. The stuff you are working on now - or want to begin soon.

Mondays from 11:30-1pm | Brown Bag Lunch
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February 13 -- personal growth
February 27 -- building community

$20 per session 

Sue Hakes
As a business owner and former Mayor of Grand Marais (2009-2010) and Cook County Commissioner (2011-2014), Sue Hakes knows that rural communities are wrestling with big challenges that require strong leadership.  As a Bush Foundation Fellow, Sue earned a Public Affairs Leadership Certificate at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and has studied leadership in the Executive Education program at Harvard Kennedy School. Serious about bringing the gifts of her Fellowship to her home community, Sue mentors and supports rural women and men in all sectors.  She is especially passionate about understanding issues that divide us and working to find new solutions to the increasing challenges in our world today. She currently serves on the Rural and Indigenous Leadership (RAIL) Board, and the Advisory Councils for the Cook County Community YMCA and the Duluth Area Family YMCA.  Sue lives in Grand Marais with her husband, John Gorski, where she enjoys the outdoors, friends, volunteering, local politics, and time with their dog, Laker.  A life-long Minnesotan, she is especially proud of being an Aunt and a Great Aunt.


This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

PAST EVENT: EntFund - HR Best Practices: Employment Law Update and Conflict Resolution

Date:
Feb 9, 2017
Time:
8:30 am 12:30 pm
Instructor:
Stacy Johnston, Audacity LLC
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
Yes, 20.00 Please contact 218-623-5729 to register
Additional Information:
HR Best Practices: Employment Law Update and Conflict Resolution

Stacy Johnston, Audacity LLC
Date/Time: Thursday, February 9, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Cook County Higher Education, Grand Marais, MN
The new year is upon us and it is the perfect time to review employment law updates! With the
changing administration, HR experts predict changes to the employment law landscape.
We will also discuss tools for timely and constructive conflict resolution. Workplace conflict is
inevitable, and when done correctly, will ignite opportunity, growth and creativity. Yet many business
owners and employees avoid conflict, until it bubbles over into a toxic mess. This workshop includes:
• What’s new and what’s changing in the world of employment law.
• Learning how constructive conflict is healthy for your team and organization!
Stacy Johnston is the owner and solutions specialist of Audacity, LLC, an HR consulting firm.
She is a licensed attorney and skilled HR professional with experience working in higher
education, business, and non-profits. She is also an adjunct instructor at the University of
Minnesota, Duluth. She is SHRM-CP/PHR certified and on the boards of the Northland Human
Resource Association and Association for Training and Development in Duluth.

Space is limited – register early: https://entrepreneurfund.eventbrite.com/

Loan clients please contact Amanda Rolfe, Program Coordinator, 218-623-5729 or

amandar@entrepreneurfund.org to register.


PAST EVENT: Starting a Small Business

PAST EVENT: Starting a Small Business
Date:
Feb 2, 2017
Time:
5:30 7:30pm
Instructor:
Pat Campanaro
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20.00 per person
Registration:
Additional Information:
Starting a Small Business
Would you like to learn what it takes to start a business and how to increase your chances of success?

On Thursday, February 2nd Cook County Higher Education in collaboration with the UMD CED Small Business Development Center is pleased to offer the workshop Starting a Business with Pat Campanaro.

In this two-hour workshop, you will discover how to transform your business idea into reality. The focus of this workshop is on practical information you can use now to create a successful business, and will feature group discussions, and the opportunity to start creating a business plan.

Instructor Pat Campanaro is a Business Consultant with the UMD CED Small Business Development Center specializing in economic development. Her job is to help people start a business or grow an existing one. She considers herself a sales professional and coached sales teams in a past career selling to Fortune 500 clients. She has a BS in Journalism and English and an MS in Leadership.  Pat will be joined by special guest Beth Rogers Kennedy.

This workshop will be held on Thursday, February 2nd from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the North Shore Campus in Grand Marais. This workshop is $20. For more information or to register, please call Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411 or email highered@northshorecampus.org  or online www.northshorecampus.org

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

PAST EVENT: Cook Count Grants Workshop | Come Learn About Grants

PAST EVENT: Cook Count Grants Workshop | Come Learn About Grants
Date:
Jan 25, 2017
Time:
10am-11:30am
Instructor:
Cook County Community Fund, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation and the Northland Foundation.
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
Free
Registration:
Additional Information:
Cook County Grants Workshop
Time: Wednesday, January 25, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Cook County Higher Ed. (300 W. 3rd. St, Rm 214, Grand Marais)

Nonprofits and community groups are invited to a workshop teaching grant-writing techniques to organizations in the Cook County area.

The workshop will provide information about where and how to apply for grants. There is no fee for admission, but registration is greatly appreciated. Foundations presenting include Cook County Community Fund, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation and the Northland Foundation.

Attendees will learn:
• Sources available locally for grants to nonprofits
• Funding priorities of local grant makers
• Application deadlines and other steps for grant applications
• Tips for successful applications

The event is sponsored by the Cook County Community Fund, an affiliate of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. The workshop is designed to motivate prospective grant recipients in advance of the Cook County Community Fund’s March 1 deadline for grant applications.

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