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Workshops & Courses


JANUARY

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

Basic conversational skills in Spanish can help you, whether you are in hospitality, retail buying, or just wanting to develop a new and marketable skill. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required to join this class.

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH

Are you are a world traveler, a business professional or someone who desires a new challenge? Conversation skills in French will help you to thrive and stand out. No prior knowledge of French is required to join this class.

INTRODUCTION TO SEWING

In this 12-week course, students will learn the basics of sewing, including: how to take correct measurements; various seam finishes; hems; zippers; how to draft and construct the bodice, sleeve, skirt and pants slopers. Classes will consist of lectures, demos, lab time, drills and sample assignments.

BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE WRITING

Develop the right tone, style and content in your letters, memorandums, minutes and electronic correspondence. Learn to deliver clear and concise messages that will get the desired results.


FEBRUARY

PUBLIC SPEAKING W/ POWERPOINT

Communication skills are powerfully enhanced with the proper use of electronic media. This course combines building capacity to speak publicly with the effective use of Microsoft Powerpoint as a teaching tools. This course provides participant with opportunities to grow confidence and find their authentic voice with the aid of Powerpoint.

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.

BUSINESS REPORT WRITING

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.

PUT YOUR DREAMS TO THE TEST

Explore 10 powerful questions which will provide clarity and focus as you pursue your goals, dreams and aspirations. Learn how to crystalize your vision and galvanize your commitment. The key resource for this session is Dr. John C. Maxwell’s book, “Put Your Dreams to the Test.”

SAT PREP

Learn test taking skills and strategies from experienced Queen’s College instructors as you prepare to sit the SAT exam this Spring.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Each and every one of us serves customers, whether we realize it or not. Maybe you’re on the frontlines of a company, serving the people who buy your products. Perhaps you’re an accountant, serving the employees by producing their pay checks and keeping the company running. Or maybe you’re a company owner, serving your staff and your customers. This workshop will look at all types of customers and how we can serve them better and improve ourselves in the process.

JEWELRY DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

This course will introduce students to the jewelry design and production world, teach them the design process and how jewelry is made; introduce them to basic tools that are used, as well as educate them on different stones (both semi precious and precious) and where they are mined globally. An integral part of the business is being able to price items, and this will also be taught. At the end of the course, each student will know the complete process on how to put together a design, complete a bracelet, necklace and earring and be able to price their item for sale.

PHOTOGRAPHY (SHOOTING TECHNIQUES)

This one day workshop will highlight focus and focus points, avoiding camera shake, telling a story with one image, choosing the right tools for the shoot, selecting your modes, framing your subject properly, how to see your final image before you press the shutter button, finding the light and positioning yourself and using the exposure triangle creatively.

BUSINESS ETHICS

While the goal of every business is to make a profit, basic legal and ethical requirements must be in place. This course outlines those requirements through concepts, principles and goals, and focuses on the requisite attitudes, behaviour and character. Opportunities for practical application are provided.


MARCH

EXCELLING AS A FIRST TIME SUPERVISOR

Prepare your key members of staff for the next step in their career with your organization. This 1-day workshop helps to successfully transition employees into the role of supervisor.

SOCIAL MEDIA 101

This workshop will equip participants with tools and tips necessary for an effective social media presence. This session is excellent for start-up businesses and any entrepreneur who is computer savvy.

PHOTOGRAPHY (LIGHTING)

This intermediate workshop will explore the basics of on camera flash. Participants will explore when to use your flash, the relationship between your camera and your flash, pop up flash vs attachable flash, understanding the components of an attachable flash unit, understanding the inverse square Law, light control - balancing vs overpowering ambient light, using your flash indoors and outdoors, bouncing light and understanding eTTL/TTL

Requirements - Good understanding of the exposure triangle and manual mode
Equipment Needed - DSLR (recommended attachable flash)

APRIL

CORE PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP

Join in with other likeminded individuals on a journey of further growth and development as we discuss the “21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” by John C. Maxwell. This 4-week study will increase awareness and understanding on how to evolve into an effective leader.

SWIMMING FOR ADULTS

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.

LEADING AND MOTIVATING TEAMS - SERVANT LEADERSHIP MODEL

This course is a perfect motivational training for leaders in every sphere. Learn the fundamentals of how to stir a team and motivate them to follow your vision in this well-paced and highly interactive workshop. Improve your confidence and ability to lead by implementing key principles from Robert Greenleaf’s Servant Leadership model.

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