Social Media Series - Business 101

Social Media Series - Business 101

May 11 - Facebook and Instagram for Business

May 25 - Twitter and LinkedIn for Business

June 8 - TikTok, YouTube, and Podcasting for Business

June 22 - Email Marketing for Business

In this series, each session will include demonstrations for set-up, hands-on learning with your own social media sites, examples of business strategy and content on each platform, open discussion from attendees, and Q&A. There will be a follow-up email supplied with various presentation materials as well as related web links for study and review. Attendees may login via Zoom or come in-person.

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $100 per person per class or $350 for the entire series.

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Microsoft Series

Microsoft Series - Introductory Level

May 5th

Microsoft™ Word Basics

This is an introductory-level course designed to build a foundation of essential skills in Microsoft™ Word as well as a greater understanding of the interface and design elements. Fundamental tasks will be the focus including writing, proofing, finalizing and printing.

May 12th

Microsoft™ PowerPoint Basics

Presentations are effective platforms for sharing information and keeping an audience engaged. This course is an introductory course designed to explore the basic design principles of slideshow creation.  Participants will learn to build visually engaging slideshow presentations by adding images, shapes and SmartArt. Presentation methods, color selection and fonts for readability to be included.

May 19th

Microsoft™ Excel Basics

Microsoft™ Excel is a powerful spreadsheet software utilized by businesses to organize and manage data related to business operations. This course is an introductory-level course designed to explore data entry, basic formulas and formatting. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the most popular Excel commands and functions.

May 26th

Microsoft™ Outlook

This half day class is designed to help the beginner become comfortable with the Microsoft™ Outlook email interface.  Learn to create, send and organize emails as well as create calendars and contacts.

Google Docs

This half day course is an introduction to Google Docs.  Learn to become more productive creating docs on the Google platform. Document fundamentals including justification, cut|copy|paste concepts, page setup and printing will be demonstrated and practiced. Explore how to share Google Docs among colleagues.

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cost: $150 per person per class

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Registrations close 2 business days prior to class date.  Classes must have a minimum of 4 people to run.

Sales Series

Sales are the driving force of both small businesses and large corporations and understanding the fundamentals, how to overcome objections, and how to motivate your sales team are vital components to your organizations success. Our new Sales Series will offer your organization the opportunity to have your employees sharpen their skills to improve sales, foster a motivational environment, and select the right strategies to overcome objections.

June 29

Sales Fundamentals

Selling is an art and like many art forms, it can be complex and difficult to fully grasp without guidance or experience. Participants in this workshop will explore the sales process, tools to help close the deal, and strategies for handling objections. Attendees will leave more confident in their abilities to, speak the sales language, research and prepare talking points, make a compelling pitch, follow up after the sale, and collect meaningful data.

July 13

Motivating Your Sales Team

Motivational methods are diverse and numerous, and what works well for one employee may not inspire the next. This workshop will help you identify how each member of your team is motivated, develop communication and mentoring techniques that resonate with your team. Attendees will learn how to, create and foster a motivational environment, use communication and training as motivational tools, and tailor incentives and strategies for individual employees.

July 27

Overcoming Sales Objections

A quality product at a great price could be turned down due to lack of understanding, failure to establish rapport with the buyer, or misinformation. Once you've uncovered the true objection, you're one step closer to eliminating it. Attendees will learn common sales objections, how to define them, and how to overcome them. Key takeaways from this workshop will be, understanding factors that contribute to objections, selecting the right strategy to overcome objections, and how to eliminate objections and close the sale.

Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm

Cost: $375 per person for all three workshops or $150 per person for each individual workshop.

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Basics of Business Accounting and Quickbooks

Understanding your basic business accounting and knowing how to read business financials is key to small business success.  Learn how to properly set up your financials in Quickbooks and save time and money for you and your accountant with streamlined accurate reports and documentation.  This course will teach the basics of business accounting and assist you with setting up your business financials in Quickbooks. The course includes Quickbooks software so enrollees are encouraged to bring a laptop or flash drive to each class.

Time: Monday and Wednesday 6-8:30 p.m., four 2.5 hour sessions in each block

Dates for sessions in each block are:

Block 1 - September 13, 15, 20, & 22, 2021

Block 2 - November 1, 3, 8, & 10, 2021

Block 3 - January 17, 19, 24, & 26, 2022

Block 4 - March 7, 9, 14, & 16, 2022

Cost: $200 per 4 class session

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Excel Introduction Level 1

This course is intended to help all users get up to speed on the different features of Excel and to become familiar with its more advanced selection of features. We will cover how to create and use advanced formulas, analyze data, organize worksheet data with tables, visualize data with charts, insert graphics, and enhance workbooks.

Location: Fostoria Learning Center

Date: March 17, 2022

Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $150/person

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Registrations close 2 business days prior to class date.  Classes must have a minimum of 4 people to run.

Excel Intermediate Level 2

This, the second level of the Excel training program, explores the advanced features in Excel 2016. Students will cover how to automate worksheet functionality, audit worksheets, analyze data, work with multiple workbooks, export Excel data and import/export XML data.

Location: Fostoria Learning Center

Date: March 24, 2022

Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $150/person

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Registrations close 2 business days prior to class date.  Classes must have a minimum of 4 people to run.

Excel Pivot Tables

New to pivot tables or want to get more out of them? This 4 hr course is designed to give you a solid understanding of pivot tables.  Pivot tables are a powerful tool within Excel that can be used to analyze, sort, filter and present  data in an understandable way.

Location: Fostoria Learning Center

Date: March 31, 2022

Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $60

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Registrations close 2 business days prior to class date. Classes must have a minimum of 4 people to run.

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Course Outline:

  • Context Setting -The Role Of The First Level Leader
  • Activity: The 6 Critical Practices
  • Work Session Overview
  • Practice 1 - Develop A Leader's Mindset
  • Practice 2 - Hold Regular 1-On-1s
  • Practice 3 - Set Up Your Team To Get Results
  • Practice 4 - Build A Rich Culture Of Feedback
  • Practice 5 - Lead Your Team Through Change
  • Practice 6 - Manage Your Time And Energy
  • Summary/Wrap Up

Day Summary:

The actual time will depend on the number of participants but an average session would look like:

8:30 a.m. to Noon

Break for lunch (or half hour lunch w/breaks in morning and afternoon sessions)

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Here is a breakout estimate on how time is spent during the training:

  • Introduction: 45 minutes
    • Practice 1: Develop a Leader’s Mindset: 40 minutes
    • Practice 2: Hold Regular 1-on-1s: 1 hour 5 minutes
    • Practice 3: Set up Your Team to Get Results: 50 minutes
    • Practice 4: Create a Culture of Feedback: 1 hour 15 minutes
    • Practice 5: Lead Your Team Through Change: 1 hour 10 minutes
    • Practice 6: Manage Your Time and Energy: 40 minutes
    • Summary: 15 minutes
    Total Time (without breaks): 6 hours 40 minutes

*It's helpful to be able to have a 30 to 60 minute conversation with someone from the company

a week to several weeks prior to establish concerns/paradigms. 

Class Date: 7/22/2022
Class times: 8:30 am – 4:00pm
Location: Fostoria Learning Center
Cost: $199

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Teamwork & Team Building

The Teamwork and Team Building workshop will encourage participants to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer. Your participants will be given the details and concepts of what makes up a team, and what factors into being a successful team and team member.

Class Date: May 6, 2022
Class times: 8:30 am – 12:00pm
Location: Fostoria Learning Center
Cost: $129

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*This is a part of the Supervisory Training Series and there is a discount for booking all 5-parts. See separate dropdown item for the full-series sign-up and discounted rate.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

You can withdraw from any class up to 3 days before its start. Refunds are not issued for no-shows.

Leadership & Influence

Once you learn the techniques of true Leadership And Influence, you will be able to build the confidence it takes to take the lead. Th e more experience you have acting as a genuine leader, the easier it will be for you. It is never easy to take the lead, as you will need to make decisions and face challenges, but it can become natural and rewarding.

Class Date: May 20, 2022
Class times: 8:30 am – 12:00pm
Location: Fostoria Learning Center
Cost: $129

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*This is a part of the Supervisory Training Series and there is a discount for booking all 5-parts. See separate dropdown item for the full-series sign-up and discounted rate.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

You can withdraw from any class up to 3 days before its start. Refunds are not issued for no-shows.

Communication Strategies

The Communication Strategies workshop will help participants understand  the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them. These strategies will provide a great benefit for any organization and its employees. They will trickle down throughout the organization and positively impact everyone involved.

Class Date: June 3, 2022
Class times: 8:30 am – 12:00pm
Location: Fostoria Learning Center
Cost: $129

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*This is a part of the Supervisory Training Series and there is a discount for booking all 5-parts. See separate dropdown item for the full-series sign-up and discounted rate.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

You can withdraw from any class up to 3 days before its start. Refunds are not issued for no-shows.

Supervising Others

The Supervising Others workshop will help supervisors become more efficient and proficient, with information on delegating, managing time, setting goals and expectations (for themselves and others), providing feedback, resolving conflict, and administering discipline.

Class Date: June 17, 2022
Class times: 8:30 am – 12:00pm
Location: Fostoria Learning Center
Cost: $129

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*This is a part of the Supervisory Training Series and there is a discount for booking all 5-parts. See separate dropdown item for the full-series sign-up and discounted rate.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

You can withdraw from any class up to 3 days before its start. Refunds are not issued for no-shows.

Creative Problem Solving

The Creative Problem Solving workshop will give participants an overview of the entire creative problem solving process, as well as key problem solving  tools that they can use every day. Skills such as brainstorming, information gathering, analyzing data, and identifying resources will be covered throughout the workshop.

Class Date: July 8, 2022
Class times: 8:30 am – 12:00pm
Location: Fostoria Learning Center
Cost: $129

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*This is a part of the Supervisory Training Series and there is a discount for booking all 5-parts. See separate dropdown item for the full-series sign-up and discounted rate.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

You can withdraw from any class up to 3 days before its start. Refunds are not issued for no-shows.

Supervisory Training Series - All 5 Parts

Teamwork & Team Building

The Teamwork and Team Building workshop will encourage participants to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer. Your participants will be given the details and concepts of what makes up a team, and what factors into being a successful team and team member.

Leadership & Influence

Once you learn the techniques of true Leadership And Influence, you will be able to build the confidence it takes to take the lead. Th e more experience you have acting as a genuine leader, the easier it will be for you. It is never easy to take the lead, as you will need to make decisions and face challenges, but it can become natural and rewarding.

Communication Strategies

The Communication Strategies workshop will help participants understand  the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them. These strategies will provide a great benefit for any organization and its employees. They will trickle down throughout the organization and positively impact everyone involved.

Supervising Others

The Supervising Others workshop will help supervisors become more efficient and proficient, with information on delegating, managing time, setting goals and expectations (for themselves and others), providing feedback, resolving conflict, and administering discipline.

Creative Problem Solving

The Creative Problem Solving workshop will give participants an overview of the entire creative problem solving process, as well as key problem solving  tools that they can use every day. Skills such as brainstorming, information gathering, analyzing data, and identifying resources will be covered throughout the workshop.

Class Dates: May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, & July 8, 2022
Class times: 8:30 am – 12:00pm
Location: Fostoria Learning Center
Cost: $599

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Refund/Cancellation Policy:

You can withdraw from any class up to 3 days before its start. Refunds are not issued for no-shows.

CO.STARTERS

CO.STARTERS Core provides an action-driven, collaborative process with a small and supportive group of like-minded people. Over ten sessions, you’ll identify your assumptions about why and how your businesses will work and then talk to customers in order to validate your ideas. You’ll leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable business, articulate your model, and repeat the process with your next great idea.

Upcoming Cohort:
10 Weeks beginning March 7

Class Time:
6-9pm

Cost:
$250

To register for the first CO.STARTERS Cohort:

Apply Online at Fostoriaohio.org

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Co.Starters is facilitated in partnership with the Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce.