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About Our Programs

The Community Education department offers, in partnership with the Corporate Education department, a wide variety of professional development courses for our community. We offer affordable one-session and short-term courses designed to help people develop skills to take their career to the next level or train for a new career.

Improving Your Virtual Presentation & Meeting Skills
Remote working is heightening the need to have great virtual presentation and meeting skills. This workshop will help employees at all levels develop new skills to help meet changing expectations and conduct powerful, professional, and effective meetings and presentations in a virtual environment, taking advantage of the technology available to them.

Online | 17112 | $129
Friday | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
9/18/20 – 9/25/20
Note: Fixed video conference course. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: Cynthia Farquhar

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Cultural Competency
In this interactive and engaging program, participants will explore implicit bias and the many facets of diversity and identify organizational, cultural, and individual perspectives on valuing diversity and embracing inclusion in the workplace.

Online | 17108 | $199
Monday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9/28/20 – 10/5/20
Note: Fixed video conference course. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: Cynthia Farquhar

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Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
In this engaging and interactive training, participants will be educated about the legal obligations of their organization and the responsibilities of supervisors. Laws that will be discussed include: Title VII, ADA, FMLA and Massachusetts law. The workshop will equip managers with the tools to recognize and address issues in the workplace and will provide a solid foundation for how best to handle challenges in ways that can head-off escalation of situations.

Online | 17109 | $199
Monday | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
9/28/20 – 10/5/20
Note: Fixed video conference course. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: Cynthia Farquhar

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Time Management
Today there are many conflicting priorities demanding your time. With the endless flow of emails, texts, meetings, priorities, projects, and documents that all demand your immediate attention, how do you prioritize and at the same time get results? Time management is an essential skill that helps you keep your work under control. When you know how to manage your time you gain control, increase productivity and achieve greater results. Effective time management isn’t about controlling time; it’s about managing how you invest your time. This workshop will provide you with the tools and best practices for prioritizing tasks, dealing with frequent distractions, and overcoming procrastination to make time-wise decisions.

Online | 17115 | $129
Tuesday | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
9/29/20 – 9/29/20
Note: Fixed video conference course. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: Brenda Wornum Moore

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OSHA 300 Recordkeeping
This 2 hour course will cover OSHA’s revised recordkeeping requirements, the new recordkeeping forms, and offers a number of opportunities for you to practice classifying a case’s recordability. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Course topics include: recordkeeping forms, protection of employee privacy, recordable injuries and illnesses, non-recordable injuries and illnesses, categories of incidents, and COVID-19 recordability.

Online | 17245 | $99
Monday | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
10/5/20 – 10/5/20
Note: Fixed video conference course. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: East Shore Safety

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Grant Writing for Non-Profits
This seminar will focus on topics to help personnel involved in grant writing from outlining your objective, organizing an effective proposal narrative, preparing a realistic budget, writing a budget justification including the right personnel, finalizing and sending the proposal, and organizing effective teams. Participants will examine successfully funded sample grants.

Online | 17113 | $299
Friday | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
10/9/20 – 11/20/20
Note: Fixed video conference course. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: Jodie Kluver

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For Managers: How to Give & Receive Performance Feedback Virtually
This workshop will provide managers with the tools and information necessary, even while working remotely, to give and receive effective performance feedback. Participants will learn the following: how to accurately document performance, how to provide effective feedback to employees while working remotely, how to assess professional development and training needs, how to continue to motivate your employees in a remote working environment, and how to conduct difficult conversations with employees who need to show improvement.

Online | 17111 | $129
Friday | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
10/16/20 – 10/23/20
Note: Fixed video conference course. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: Cynthia Farquhar

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Bloodborne Pathogen & Needlestick Safety & Prevention
This program provides information about the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030.Information about the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act will also be provided. Participants will learn the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard including definitions, minimum elements of an exposure control plan (ECP), engineering and work practice controls, methods of compliance with the standard, use and availability of the hepatitis B vaccine, actions required in the event of an exposure, post-exposure follow-up, labeling, training, workplace communication of hazards, and required record keeping.(This course is general in nature and not state specific).

Online | 17202 | $119
Monday | 9:00 am – 11:30 am
10/19/20 – 10/19/20
Note: Fixed video conference course. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: East Shore Safety

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Business Writing
Using a 5-step process to save time and increase efficiency, participants will learn to create action-oriented documents that communicate more effectively and produce results.

Online | 17110 | $199
Tuesday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
10/20/20 – 10/27/20
Note: Fixed video conference course. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: Robert Cipriano

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Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace
Falls are the leading cause of injury and fatality in the construction workplace. This intermediate Slips, Trips, and Falls online safety course focuses on prevention of injury by teaching you the common exposures that lead to workplace accidents. This course offers steps for planning, communicating, and educating for success in creating a safe work environment, which is the key to preventing accidents and injuries.

Online | 17203 | $119
Monday | 9:00 am – 11:30 am
10/26/20 – 10/26/20
Note: Fixed video conference course. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: East Shore Safety

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Resolving Conflict in the Workplace
Strong leaders in today’s fast-paced business world realize that employees who are adept at managing conflict are crucial to success. In this workshop, you will understand the elements of conflict, identify causes of conflict, learn tips for handling conflict, and enhance conflict management skills.

Online | 17114 | $129
Wednesday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
10/28/20 – 10/28/20
Note: Fixed video conference course. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: Brenda Wornum Moore

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The New Normal: Business in MA after COVID-19
This 2-hour course takes a deep dive into what the “New Normal” is for businesses in Massachusetts after Covid-19.Each state has made their own “rules” and MA is no different. Following the CDC guidelines and reopening in phases will help with disease transmission in the workplace. This course will help define what your business should look like in terms of Mandatory Safety Standards. Course topics include: social distancing, hygiene protocols, staffing and operations, cleaning and disinfecting, sector specific safety protocols, best practices, and poster and translations.

Online | 17116 | $99
Monday | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
11/2/20 – 11/2/20
Note: Fixed video conference course. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: East Shore Safety

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Infectious Disease Control for Construction
Construction work may require special procedures, equipment and precautions for performing the work. In these challenging times the risk of exposure at our job sites is more prevalent than ever before. Construction, renovation, and demolition activities can affect contractors, subcontractors, and the general public. Dust and debris from construction, renovation, and demolition activities can be a hazard. Workers can be exposed to hazardous environments and materials such as infectious disease in the workplace by the nature of their business. This course is designed to give the worker a better understanding of infection control, safety, PPE, hazards, and mitigation.

Online | 17204 | $129
Monday | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
11/9/20 – 11/9/20
Note: Fixed video conference course. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: East Shore Safety

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OSHA 10-Hour Construction
This course provides entry-level construction workers with information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to recognize, control, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a construction site. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site such as fall protection, electrical, struck-by, caught between, scaffolds, and ladders. The practical, focused, and “how to” instructional approach will provide a basic orientation to the many concepts of safe work practices and hazard avoidance. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach DOL course completion card.

Online | 17244 | $219
Tuesday | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12/1/20 – 12/15/20
Note: Fixed video conference course. Internet and webcam required.
Instructor: East Shore Safety

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About Our Instructors

Cynthia Farquhar holds an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University and a graduate certificate from Cornell University in Equal Employment Opportunity Studies, is a Certified Ombudsman, and a Certified Title IX Investigator. She is a seasoned international facilitator with over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Training and Development. She combines professional experience with specialized training in Equal Employment Opportunity studies, dispute resolution and psychological counseling. She has been a facilitator for Massasoit Community College for over three years.

Bob Jones is a Safety Professional with nearly 28 years of experience in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). Upon completing service in the USMC and earning an A.S. degree in Transportation, he spent the majority of his career in the Trucking, Construction and Manufacturing fields. He has held various positions in Quality Control, Transportation, EHS in manufacturing, construction and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).