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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.

3 Day Basic Welding Class

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.

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.

events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 Class (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

Afternoon Tea Fundraiser: God Save the Queens - Reprise

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



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.

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

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

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.

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/

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 swiss replica watches 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  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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