Fall 2018 Workshops & Courses
This 10-week course will take you through the basic elements of sewing including getting to know your sewing machine, choosing fabric, pattern making and how to begin expanding your wardrobe by sewing your own clothing. Classes will consist of lectures, demos, lab time and sample assignments.
Advanced Sewing Techniques
Advanced Sewing Techniques teaches fashion industry sewing and designing skills and trends to students who have more than a basic knowledge of sewing. This course teaches advanced and detailed techniques for day and evening dresses, skirts and tops.
Studio Photography & Lighting Techniques
Learn the tools needed to setup a studio in your home or location. Key areas of focus will be:
- Backdrop stands and types
- Light stands
- Studio Lights
- Light Modifiers and Ratios
- Multiple Lights
- Posing 101
- Camera Settings
- Shooting Best Practices
Introduction to Swimming
Expand your fitness and safety routine by learning to swim. This course is open to all adults, 18 years and older. Learn from an experienced and certified swim instructor in an even-paced, comfortable environment.
Advanced Swimming Techniques
If you have completed our Introduction to Swimming class, or if you have taken some lessons in the past, then our Advanced Swimming Techniques course is for you! Each lesson will guide you seamlessly into the next one as you develop your skills. Besides fine tuning your four main strokes, you will have the opportunity for lap swimming.
Art & Wellness
Explore a creative method of expression for relaxation, self-awareness and healing. Draw, paint and be introduced step-by-step to the concepts involved in art therapy through various techniques and practice.
Intro to Event Décor
Learn appropriate decor for all occasions (eg: weddings, parties, baby showers, dinner parties, corporate events). Key areas of focus will be:
- Ambience setting using lights, candles etc
- How to create an entrance using fabric and plants
- Room decor - fabric draping, spandex shapes, lighting
- Tablescapes (setup) - place settings, centerpieces, flatware and cutlery, chairs and accessories
This 2-day workshop covers the basics of sound through theory and practical work. Areas of focus will be how radios work, the different types of microphones, demographics, types of commercials, interviewing techniques and more.
Outdoor Photography & Lighting Techniques
This one day workshop will explore:
- Choosing the best location
- Off camera flash basics
- Light modifiers
- Types of light
- Balancing ambient light with flash
- Light ratios
- Basic posing
7 Habits of Successful Families
This engaging family-strengthening program has proven successful with all kinds of families (e.g. nuclear, single parent, blended etc.) because it uses a self-discovery and adult-learner approach. Families come away with new ways of thinking, skills, attitudes and commitment to make their family successful.
SAT Prep/PSAT Prep
Learn test taking skills and strategies from experienced Queen’s College instructors as you prepare to sit the SAT or the PSAT exam this Fall.
Effective Public Speaking
This course is designed to help individuals become a more effective and confident public speaker. Students will write, practice and perform clear and engaging speeches. They will also work through the unique traits of oral versus written communication.
This course is for anyone interested in learning Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn how to design flyers, banners, business cards etc. They will also learn basic tools in Photoshop including: magic erase tool, crop tool, move tool, gradient tool and more.
Intermediate Conversational Spanish
The aim of this course is to develop key skills related with the topics of everyday life and the world of work. The use of authentic written, visual materials and communicative situations will make possible the acquisition of a wide range of vocabulary, basic grammar and communication skills to interact with native speakers.
Microsoft Office Refresher
This course is designed for persons with basic understanding of the Microsoft suite including Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Students will focus on very specific tasks such as tables, charts, brochures, databases and formulas in order to use the Microsoft Office suite correctly and effectively.
Intro to Haitian Creole
Learners will master basic conversation as well as some other specialized conversation (banking, hospital, shopping etc.) when interacting with a native speaker that does not speak English. By the end of this course, students will have a fair range of vocabulary words and also understand the essence of what a Creole speaker is saying.
Coder’s Basic and Word Press Essentials
No prior coding knowledge needed. Learn web development basics with program languages such as HTML5, Bootstrap, CSS, PHP and more. Students will be able to develop their own business and personal website.
Blogging and Vlogging
Interested in blogging and vlogging in your free time or professionally to earn money? Whether a brand or individual, learn effective strategies to generate the maximum amount of traffic to your website.
Investment Basics 101
In this two-day workshop, students will be introduced to the reasons why people learn about investing. They will comprehend the process of creating a retirement budget, including planning for inflation and predicting future income and expenses.
Introduction to Project Management
As a student, you will be exposed to proven project management techniques aligned to content in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK® Sixth Edition. Through your exposure to in-class problem solving activities and exercises you will flesh out concepts and crystallize ideas in interesting, useful and practical ways. You will benefit from expert tips that will help you to increase your knowledge, skill and confidence in seeking continuing development and career advancement in the field of project management. As a benefit, you will leave class having documented a basic work plan for a project that incorporates all elements of course content including articles, and outcomes from class discussions.
Social Media for Business
Three out of four people check social media before making a purchase. This workshop will equip participants with tools and tips necessary for a “winning” social media presence. This session is excellent for small businesses and any entrepreneur who is serious about maximizing leads and sales.
Leadership & Influence
They say that leaders are born, not made. While it is true that some people are born leaders, some leaders are born in the midst of adversity. Research proves people who have never had a leadership role will stand up and take the lead when a situation they care about requires it. Once you learn the techniques of true Leadership and Influence, you will be able to build the confidence it takes to take the lead. The 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.
Elements of Transformative Leadership
Transformative Leadership seeks to guide the process of introspection and evaluation, with a view to identifying, clarifying, and prioritizing values. This one-day workshop is for any individual or business who needs to redefine or clarify their vision and goals, as well as strategize what is needed to realize them.
Fundamentals of People Management (Mid-Managers & higher)
People management is one of the “soft” leadership skills. Proper people management leads to a more productive and cohesive work environment. You will be less stressed while being able to get the most out of your team. This course will address how best to work with, and lead the team assigned to you. It will cover talent development, communication, understanding personalities, and proven leadership strategies for leading people.
This one day workshop is geared toward top-level management. Learn how to apply emotional intelligence skills in emotionally charged situations. Emotional intelligence is central to attaining healthy morale, high performance, and engaged employees.
15 Laws of Growth
Learn tried and proven principles to personal growth and development. Some laws include: The Law of Awareness, The Law of Modeling, The Law of the Rubber Band and The Law of Contribution. This course is for anyone who desires to be a lifelong learner whose potential keeps increasing.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
This course is designed to help students evaluate the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture and review the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. Students will learn about themselves, their decisions, and their goals to determine how entrepreneurship can play a role in their lives. Students will be introduced to creating a Business Plan for Investors and Business Loans. They will also learn how to apply for the necessary government requirements needed to start a home base or store front business.
Investment Basics 201
In this workshop, students will gain an understanding of what investing is. Within these lessons students will learn about a variety of investment strategies and techniques to increase long-term financial security. By the end of the session our students would be able to develop their own customized financial plan for investing.
Building a Small Business
Starting from nothing? No problem!
This workshop will highlight ways to:
- Create low cost ideas with maximum returns
- Find low cost ways of sourcing information and material for your niche business
- Build your small business into a big brand
- Packaging and preparing for retailers
- Getting your product or service to the market in an affordable way
Mid-level management reports are easy to tackle once you have the right core elements. Learn to unpack the strategy to writing a winning report every single time.
Today, Servant Leadership principles characterize many of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Although the term has religious and spiritual connotations, the theory of Servant Leadership was developed in the business world and offers a model of leadership that will increase efficiency, build integrity and improve service in the market place as well as non-profit organizations, churches and all commercial ventures.
The Course will provide theory and practice for the person willing to explore their personal leadership style and commit to a journey of transformative action.
Introduction to Spiritual Formation
This course will explore the processes and goals of spiritual formation in the life of the Christian. The student will be introduced to the historic disciplines and practices of the Christian faith that promote intimacy with God and Christ-likeness in character with the goal of fostering ongoing personal spiritual growth. Topics include: What is Spiritual Formation?, Models of Change and Formation?, Patterns and Processes of Formation and Developing a Rule of Life.
This Course will offer the opportunity for students to examine long held beliefs that no longer serve us and will lay the foundation for understanding the difference between spiritual and religious. It will be a journey of self-discovery, spiritual alignment and exciting discourse.
The course is looking for individuals who are not afraid to explore in depth some of the blocks that have caused them to be estranged to their spiritual selves.
Introduction to Ethics
This course gives an overview of Ethics, and demonstrates how Values, Morals, Beliefs and Culture impact standards and behavior. Participants will come away with a clear understanding of the different approaches to Ethics. There will be several opportunities to work through various scenarios in an attempt to apply these different approaches to our moral standards and cultural norms in the building of our ethical framework.