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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
Registration:
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.

Question, Persuade, & Refer Suicide Prevention

Question, Persuade, & Refer Suicide Prevention
Start Date:
Apr 25, 2019
Time:
5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Tina Nelson
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Registration:
Additional Information:
Question, Persuade, & Refer Suicide Prevention Training
Presenter: Tina Nelson (NE MN Suicide Prevention Coordinator)
FREE
April 25th 5:30pm-7pm
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.

QuickBooks User Group

Start Date:
Apr 29, 2019
Time:
12-1pm
Instructor:
Karen Blackburn
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Registration:
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

French Language for Beginners

Start Date:
May 9, 2019
Time:
6pm-7:30pm
Instructor:
Kristin Blomberg
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
80.00
Registration:
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

Selling Alcohol Legally Effectively & Safely Training

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
Registration:
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

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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
Registration:
Additional Information:
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.

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
Registration:
Additional Information:
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.

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Question, Persuade, & Refer Suicide Prevention Training

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
Registration:
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.

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
Registration:
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!

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
Registration:
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!

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

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

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)
Registration:
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.

Artist Talk: Clay: Influences and Forms

Date:
May 17, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Ellen Shankin
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

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

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

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

Artist Talk and

Date:
Sep 9, 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

Program Objectives

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
College Courses, Degree Programs, and 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, 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 1996.
  • 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 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 panerai replica watches 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 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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