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PAST EVENT: Beginning Spanish- January

PAST EVENT: Beginning Spanish- January
Start Date:
Jan 9, 2017
Time:
5:30pm-7pm Mondays 4 Sessions
Instructor:
Carrie Jansen
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$80.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Mondays
January 9th-30th 2017 | 5:30PM-7PM
START LEARNING SPANISH or HELP REGAIN LOST LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE
$80 (Includes 4 sessions)-PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED
*The 4th session will include tapas. 

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.

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 

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Session #1: Wednesday, March 15

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- 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 29

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- 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 26

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- 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 24

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- 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: 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: 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

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.

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.

TBD: Conversational Spanish

Start Date:
Oct 6, 2017
Time:
5:30pm-7pm Mondays 4 Sessions
Instructor:
Carrie Jansen
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$80.00 (Includes 4 sessions)
Additional Information:
Conversational Spanish

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.

This class would be open to those that have already taken Spanish classes in the past and want to work on remember lost Spanish or work on pronunciation. This is not a class that will focus on reading and writing. In order to really learn a language, one has to open his mind to the whole culture not just the language. Learning to speak a different language is great for your brain, it creates new connections and new pathways.

Conversational Spanish is all about having fun while learning and practicing.

$80 includes (3 Classes and 1 Social Night)

events

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.

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: 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: 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

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: 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

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: 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.

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: 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
11am-1pm Please bring your own lunch
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! 

CANCELLED: Welding Lab

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: 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: 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.

May Guest Lecture: A Career in the U.S. Border Patrol

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.

ServSafe Certification

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

ServSafe Food Manager Certification Renewal

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.

Leadership for Community Business Owners

Leadership for Community Business Owners
Date:
Jun 8, 2017
Time:
Thursday, June 8, 8:30 am 12:30 pm
Instructor:
Meg Thoreson, Entrepreneur Fund
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
20.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Leadership for Community Business Owners
Meg Thoreson, Entrepreneur Fund
Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $20.00
Location:  Cook County Higher Ed, Grand Marais, MN
Today, more than ever before, small business owners are challenged by finding and retaining team members. What can we do as business owners to lead effectively? Learn about personal energy, leadership styles, identify ways to increase emotional intelligence and uncover the impact of GAILs.

Workshop participants will:
• Discover their own “controllables” in relation to leadership and staffing.
• Understand energy levels and effects on leadership and productivity.
• Identify practices that allow leaders to leverage emotional intelligence.
• Learn how limiting beliefs, assumptions, interpretations and the inner critic derail success and diminish leadership.
Participants will leave with a better understanding of their own leadership potential and opportunities. They will also have some new strategies on how to leverage their leadership style to attract, lead and retain the right people in their business.

Course leader Meg Thoreson is the Director of Strategic Services at the Entrepreneur Fund – guiding the organization’s training and consulting initiatives in an 11-county service area. She is also co-owner of Solon Springs Mercantile, a general merchandise store featuring hardware, sporting goods and liquor – employing 19 people in a community of 500 year-round residents.
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PROGRAM FORMAT | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
• Welcome and Introductions
• Overview of Topic
• Activities – Break into Smaller Work Groups for Feedback
• Group Discussion
• Feedback and Next Steps
• Conclusion/Evaluations
Space is Limited – Register Early: http://entrepreneurfund.eventbrite.com
For Questions, Contact Amanda, 218-623-5729, amandar@entrepreneurfund.org
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Celebration of Leadership

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.

Guest Lecture: Great Decisions Tom Hanson

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:

Alcohol Server Training - Day

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:
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.



Alcohol Server Training - Morning

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:
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.

June Guest Lecture: Sea Grant Lake Research

Date:
Jun 22, 2017
Time:
7pm
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$5 Recommended Donation Appreciated

July Guest Lecture: Gene Gladder History

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

August Guest Lecture: Geology

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
Registration:

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
Registration:

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
Registration:

Program Objectives

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
College Courses, Degree Programs, and replica watches Training Workshops offered in conjunction with regional colleges and universities using Interactive Television (ITV), online, and local instructors.

FAIRNESS, OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS
Mentoring and computer support resources for distance learning students, high speed Internet access from a small computer lab, testing services for enrolled and prospective students, and information resources for degree programs, training, financial aid, library books, and more. In addition, CCHE provides two types of scholarships that provide annual support to distance learning students enrolled in degree programs, and textbook scholarships that are awarded based on financial need.

SOCIAL CAPITAL
Work with local and regional businesses,swiss replica watches organizations, and learning institutions to best serve the higher education needs of the community, and promote services already available, such as Adult Basic Education services, and Community Education classes.

Program Highlights

  • 532 residents have earned a certificate or degree working through CCHE since we opened our doors in 1997
  • Annually, over 100 residents are enrolling college certificate or degree programs, and over 200 students enroll in CEUs or work related certificates
  • CCHE has served more replica watches than 2800 people - over 40% of the county population
  • As many as 12 scholarships are awarded annually thanks to two scholarship funds established in memory of Wes Hedstrom and Michel Beaupre
  • Enrollment continues to rise annually

New Opportunities

The North Shore Campus is an affordable alternative to the expense of a college campus, with flexible programming that directly addresses the economic needs of our community. The decision to expand was based on solid research regarding student needs, employment needs, economic trends, and sustainability

Ron McGriff, the consultant who helped us choose our new facility location states, “Through effective promotion and high quality staff assistance, the CCHE program continues to grow and be a very important service for the region. Interviews with students revealed the high regard held for the abilities and assistance of CCHE staff members and also the importance to them of the availability of the organization’s services.”

Service and program expansion includes our Guest Lecture replica watches series, the Tech Squad project, and an increase in locally offered degree and certificate programs.

Course Delivery Available to CCHE Students

ON-SITE COURSES
Locally offered courses are taught by local instructors.

Interactive Television (ITV)
ITV provides real time connection with a campus classroom, often linking several locations for one class.

ONLINE CLASSES
Courses, certificates, and degree programs are online, and sometimes incorporate video components, such as Skype, Wimba, or ViVu. High speed Internet access is usually a must, so students taking online classes generally arrange afterhour access to the CCHE computer lab.

In addition to enrolled students, CCHE serves hundreds of adults, including high school students, who are researching their education options. Students who elect to take on-campus courses often make their decisions after exploring their options by utilizing the materials in our resource center. CCHE is not limited by the resources of one educational system, so individuals are able to consider quality distance education opportunities offered by institutions from around the world.

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