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Course Descriptions

Banner 8 Fundamentals

If you're new to Banner, this hands-on class will familiarize you with the Banner log-on process, navigation between forms and how to query (find) data in Banner.  What you learn in this class can be applied to all Banner modules as this is not module specific training. This course is also an excellent refresher for current users.

You will Learn:
• How to log on to Banner
• How to navigate around Banner
• How to find data

 Excel 2010 Formula Techniques

This hands-on class is intended for individuals who are new to Microsoft Excel or for those who are working on spreadsheets created by others. Participants will create their own annual budget report, with proper formulas and formatting, and then create a simple chart. A compliment to the upcoming "Forecasting Techniques" classes, this class will help you be comfortable writing formulas in Excel.
You will Learn:
• How to create a basic spreadsheet
• How to format data
• How to use SUM function

Excel 2010 Charting Data

Say it with a chart! Learn how to communicate your data as a line, bar, column, or pie chart. This class covers a variety charting samples, formatting options, and choosing the right chart for the data. Copy-and-pasting into Word and PowerPoint will also be demonstrated. This course is also a compliment to the course "Forecasting Techniques". 

Success with Numbers: Learning to Analyze Data

Have you recently been asked to look at the numbers and make some suggestions? Do you have some information and aren't sure what to make of it? Numbers are used every day to make decisions, but are we making the right decisions? This course is the first in a series of three courses that will provide you with an understanding of the different types of information and give you the foundational framework to turn those numbers into recommendations. In this hands on course, you will learn to gather information, what to look for and how to bring it all together for a complete data analysis.
Institutional Learning Objective: Major Field Competence, Critical & Creative Thinking 
You will Learn:
• How to gather information
• How to review the data
• How to bring everything together for analysis

StandOut Strengths Assessment

One of the many components to learn, develop and grow is to learn about yourself. The StandOut Strengths assessment tool will determine your top two strengths from a list of nine.  Are you an advisor, connector, creator, equalizer, influencer, pioneer, provider, stimulator or a teacher? This assessment doesn't ask you to rate yourself, instead it asks what you would do in a given situation.   
You will Learn:
• What your top two strengths are and what they mean 
• How to apply your strengths

Providing Effective Feedback

Most managers would agree that giving feedback is a necessary element to employee development, managers tend to shy away from it.  Why is that?  Giving feedback requires a certain level of candor that can lead to awkward situations.  However, managers have an obligation to give their employees appreciative and constructive criticism; how else will they improve at what they do.  How else will they grow?  Furthermore, feedback should not just occur on an annual basis.  It should be an ongoing process, and it should be based on a strong rapport between the employee and the manager.  This short course focuses on practical and effective feedback techniques that benefit both the employee and the manager.

Forecasting Techniques I

Are you being asked to predict the future? Do you need to provide information but just aren't sure what tool to use? Numbers speak to us every day but can we understand them? This program will provide you with a common language and a foundational approach to looking at data sets and predicting trends. In this hands on class you will learn 2 primary forecasting techniques and their advantages and disadvantages. 

Forecasting Techniques II

This course is a continuation of Forecasting Techniques Part I. Now that you have learned 2 primary forecasting techniques, this course will introduce you to 2 more techniques. This hands on class will provide you the foundational approach to looking at increasing, decreasing, and seasonal demands and applying the right tool to provide the most accurate forecast.

Smart Decision Making

We make decisions every day, throughout the day.  This course will provide you with a model to aid you in the decision making process.  It doesn't make hard decisions easier but it does make them more manageable.  This course will also discuss the impact of decisions based on your risk tolerance.  Do you know your risk tolerance to making a decision?   
You will Learn:
• A decision making model
• Your risk tolerance

Outlook 2010 Staying on Task

Is your monitor covered with yellow sticky notes? If so, then you're not tapping Outlook's full potential.
Flag emails, set due dates, and view your tasks by priority or category. Learn how easy it is to manage your To Dos using Outlook.
This course compliments the program Five Choices of Extraordinary Productivity learning by tapping into Outlook's task management tools. Flag emails, set due dates, and view your tasks by priority or category. Learn how easy it is to manage your To Dos using Outlook.
This course compliments the program Five Choices of Extraordinary Productivity learning by tapping into Outlook's task management tools.

Outlook 2010 Maximizing the Calendar 

Are you making the most of your Outlook Calendar and its wide range of features?
Learn about sharing your calendar with your colleagues and color-coding your appointments. Master recurring events and meeting invitations.
While you're at it, pick up some shortcuts and time-saving tricks along the way.

Business Writing for Today's World

Much of today's business interactions are not in person, but in writing using formats such as e-mail, fax, or text messages.  This makes writing skills more crucial than ever before. Business colleagues and stakeholders will judge competency and professionalism based on your writing ability. This course will take you back to the basics and make sure your i's are dotted and your t's are crossed before sending out vital correspondence.
Institutional Learning Objective: Major Field Competence, Communication
You Will Learn:
• What to consider before writing
• The ingredients of a successful document
• Planning, purpose and how to organize a document

Facilitator: Kim Cose
Delivery Method: Classroom, Instructor Led
Prerequisite: None

Date: March 14, 2013
Time: 9:00-10:30 a.m.
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Word 2010 Managing Complex Documents

If you're struggling with multi-chapter documents, page numbers, and other document headaches, this class is for you.
Learn how to take advantage features including:
•  Styles
•  Automatic Table of Content
•  Page Numbers
•  Custom Headers and Footers
•  Page Breaks

Not only will your documents look better and feature consistent formatting, but you'll save time and have fun doing it.

Facilitator: David Diskin
Delivery Method: Classroom, Instructor Led
Prerequisite: None

Date: March 27, 2013
Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
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Word 2010 Collaborating with Others

Word is a powerful collaboration tool, allowing you to solicit input from others and review their suggestions or completely lock them out of a document.
Learn the best-practices on sharing a document using Tracking Changes, then how to use the results of this feature to view their comments and changes.
Password protection, merging documents, and redlining will also be demonstrated. 

Facilitator: David Diskin
Delivery Method: Classroom, Instructor Led
Prerequisite: None

Date: March 27, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
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myLearning Information Session 

myLearning an online tool for staff and managers/supervisors to access training courses and resources, along with managing their learning and development at Pacific. Specific benefits include the ability to electronically register for courses, track training records, print and upload certificates, access 24/7 and much more. All staff are invited to this overview session to discover the many benefits of this new tool.
Prerequisite: None

Dates:
January 24, 2013
January 30, 2013

Times:
10:00-11:00a.m., 11:30-12:30p.m., 1:00-2:00p.m., 2:30-3:30p.m.
1:00-2:00p.m.
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Content Management System (CMS) 101

The Content Management System (CMS) is the tool used for those responsible for updating the webpages for their department, division or college.  This course is for those users who have not interacted with CMS before or need a review of the basics.The Content Management System (CMS) is the tool used for those responsible for updating the webpages for their department, division or college.  In this introductory, hands-on course you will learn about the interface, how to create a new page, using the editor, moving pages and more!  This course is for those users who have not interacted with CMS before or need a review of the basics.
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