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Day Date Time Location Presenter Title
Tuesday12/2/20141:00pm-2:00pmComputer Lab (ML-3101)Randy Schapel
Google Apps for Education
The interactive workshop will have you exploring Google's Apps for education which is an essential tool for the Mott community. It is used to deliver both email and calendaring tools to our students, faculty and staff. It also has more to offer with additional tools like spreadsheets and word processor which will be demonstrated. This workshop is tailored for beginners, but veterans are welcome as well.
Thursday12/4/201410:00am-11:00amComputer Lab (ML-3101)Randy Schapel
Telephone Training
This interactive workshop will teach you the basic operations and features of MCC's POLYCOM telephones. Learn how to access voice mail, transfer calls, make calls off campus, access & search the directories, forward calls, place calls on hold and the do not disturb feature. The CTC Computer Lab is equipped for each participant to have their own telephone for hands-on training.
Friday12/5/20149:00am-5:00pmCTL (ML-3106)Genesys Health System Trainers
Mental Health First Aid Training
You may know CPR or the Heimlich maneuver. You can call 911. But, would you know how to administer first aid in a mental health crisis? Could you recognize suicidal thoughts or behaviors? This 8-hour course (two half-day sessions) is taught by certified Mental Health First Aid USA instructors. You will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, substance use disorders and psychosis. You will also learn what to do until appropriate professional and other help can be obtained. Participants will be introduced to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses. The course builds understanding, and looks at common supports. This course uses role-playing and simulations to learn how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate care.
Tuesday12/9/201410:00am-11:00amComputer Lab (ML-3101)ITS Staff
An Introduction to Windows 8
All academic lab computers and smart-room computers will be running Windows 8/8.1 for the Fall 2014 semester. Come learn about the latest version of the Microsoft Windows operating system. This session will focus on the look and feel of the new Windows, and it will also give users a chance to play with Windows 8/8.1 and ask questions.
Wednesday12/10/201411:30am-12:30pmCTL (ML-3106)Heather Sisto
Pilates Basics for Core Strength and Stress Relief
We all spend too much time hunched in front of our computers or cell phones. Come take a break and learn how to combat aching neck and back, sciatica, and that general mid-day slump &helip; Explore basic Pilates principles that strengthen your core, increase flexibility, relieve stress and develop functional fitness! We will use yoga mats, so dress in comfortable pants and socks. (Mats will be available or bring your own.)
Wednesday12/10/20141:00pm-2:00pmCTL (ML-3106)Trisha Nelson
Managing Your Personal Life and Your Career
The ideal combination of work or school, family, and social life can be difficult to achieve. Take the first step in gaining control of your life.
Friday12/12/201412:00pm-1:00pmCTL (ML-3106)Mark Minder
RFC, Minder Planning Group, LLC
Investment Planning 101
In this seminar on Investment Planning, attendees will learn: Investment fundamentals, including the effects of inflation and compounding; how to identify financial goals and time horizons; How to measure your risk tolerance, and the relationship between risk and return; The difference between cash equivalents, bonds, stocks and mutual funds, and the importance of asset allocation. Attendees will also receive a free workbookk created just for this presentation. The workbook contains key information, worksheets, and questions to help you remember important points from the seminar. Pizza lunch will be provided by Mr. Minder.
Friday12/19/20143:30pm-6:00pmMt. HollyBob Rentschler
Ski with Bob Rentschler
Learn to ski with Bob Rentschler. Mt. Holly Ski Area ( Meet in front of the ski patrol building. Cost: Beginner lift ticket: $33; ski rental: $27; All-area lift ticket: $42; Helmet rental: $10. If you have never been on skis, if it has been a long time, or if you want to get back into the sport, this is for you.

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