CSM Continuing Education Calendar Listings for February

Calvert County

Investments: Stocks, Bonds & Mutual Funds (BAD 5430) Feb. 6, 13 and 20; 6:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, 115 Williams Road, Prince Frederick. This course is designed for the beginning and the experienced investor. Instruction will focus on how to establish and achieve investment goals. Topics will include understanding stocks, bonds and mutual funds; establishing investment goals; developing investments strategies, understanding the 1997 Tax Act, new Roth IRA and changes to traditional IRAs and new capital gains tax rates; locating sources of investment information and understanding investment tax tips. $57. Ongoing registration at www.csmd.edu/continuingeducation/ or any CSM campus. 301-934-7521 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7521 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7521 for St. Mary’s County; 443-550-6199, Ext. 7521 for Calvert County.

Prevent Identity Theft (LAW 5030),Feb. 24, 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, 115 Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Michael Wyant describes for participants how to recognize the signs of identity theft, steps to protect against it and actions to take if victimized by identity theft. $31. Ongoing registration at www.csmd.edu/continuingeducation/ or any CSM campus. 301-934-7521, 870-2309, Ext. 7521 for Charles County; 240-725-4599, Ext. 7521 for St. Mary’s County; 443-550-6199, Ext. 7521 for Calvert County.

Successful Career Management (BUS 6630) Feb. 24; 8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, 115 Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Participants will learn techniques to help achieve balance between work and personal life and learn how to make and implement decisions that will help your team and maximize career potential. Ray Wonderlick will discuss with participants the benefits of mentors and how to recruit them. $92. Ongoing registration at www.csmd.edu/continuingeducation/ or any CSM campus. 301-934-7521 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7521 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7521 for St. Mary’s County; 443-550-6199, Ext. 7521 for Calvert County.

Charles County

Performance Management (BUS 6230), Feb. 7 and 14, 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. An effective Performance Management system is essential to help employees perform at their best and align their contributions with the goals, values and initiatives of the organization. Performance Management presents managers and supervisors with a clear model they can follow to plan, monitor, analyze and maintain a satisfying process of performance improvement for their staff. This course offers exercises and assessments to determine your readiness to implement performance management. It also illustrates strategies for developing the crucial communications skills of coaching, problem solving and giving feedback while teaching methods for linking organization and personal goals. Textbook required. This course is part of the American Management Association Certificate in Supervision. Courses may be taken individually to specific skills or as part of the Supervision Certificate. $267. Ongoing registration at www.csmd.edu/continuingeducation/ or any CSM campus. 301-934-7521 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7521 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7521 for St. Mary’s County; 443-550-6199, Ext. 7521 for Calvert County.

Interpersonal Communication Skills (BUS 6250), Feb. 27 and 28; 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. This course, taught by Jody Axinn, is designed to help participants build and enhance communication skills through various techniques, including active listening, giving and receiving criticism, dealing with different personality types and nonverbal communication. Basic communication theory as it applies to the workplace will be discussed and real-life scenarios will be used to demonstrate effective interpersonal communication. This course is part of the American Management Association Certificate in Supervision. Courses may be taken individually to specific skills or as part of the Supervision Certificate. $257. Ongoing registration at www.csmd.edu/continuingeducation/ or any CSM campus. 301-934-7521 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7521 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7521 for St. Mary’s County; 443-550-6199, Ext. 7521 for Calvert County.

Charting Your Path: Women Getting Back in Business (BUS 6720), Feb.1, 8 and 15; 7 p.m.– 9:15 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The quick pace of modern business presents a challenge for any woman who decides to temporarily leave the corporate world to tend to other matters. Learn how to overcome the gaps in your résumé, brush up on your business skills and develop job-seeking strategies. Participants will use tools to determine what you’re qualified to do and, more importantly, what you want to do. $49. Ongoing registration at www.csmd.edu/continuingeducation/ or any CSM campus. 301-934-7521 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7521 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7521 for St. Mary’s County; 443-550-6199, Ext. 7521 for Calvert County.

I Know You Hear Me, But Are You Listening?! (LAW 5240), Feb. 3, 8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.

Mediation brings people together to work creatively toward resolving their own conflicts. There are choices more beneficial than fighting, court action or violence, all of which make problems worse. Whether there is a disagreement with a neighbor, family member, friend, etc., there is a better way to handle the situation. Sharon Dodgins offers valuable information about effectively dealing with others during a dispute. Understand how you respond to conflict and how your behavior affects others. Fine-tune your listening skills, broaden your options with ways to prevent and deal with conflict and recognize appropriate situations where you can apply different methods. $47. Ongoing registration at www.csmd.edu/continuingeducation/or any CSM campus. 301-934-7521 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7521 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7521 for St. Mary’s County; 443-550-6199, Ext. 7521 for Calvert County.

Home Security (LAW 5020),Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Waldorf Center, 3261 Old Washington Road, Suite 1020, Waldorf. Homeowners gain practical information to assist them in improving the security of their homes. Landscaping issues are considered, types and uses of locks are explored and outdoor lighting is examined. Dennis Burks will also review lifestyle considerations and uses and types of alarm systems. $31. Ongoing registration at www.csmd.edu/continuingeducation/ or any CSM campus. 301-934-7521, 870-2309, Ext. 7521 for Charles County; 240-725-4599, Ext. 7521 for St. Mary’s County; 443-550-6199, Ext. 7521 for Calvert County.

Recruiting and Retaining the Best Volunteers (BUS 6730), Feb. 10, 8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.

Learn recruiting strategies from Harlan Lang that help find the best people for what you need, and then match their skills to the jobs required. Discover the importance of finding, motivating and keeping volunteers. Participants will learn to understand the needs of their volunteers more fully so that their experience and the program can be even more successful. $49. Ongoing registration at www.csmd.edu/continuingeducation/or any CSM campus. 301-934-7521 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7521 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7521 for St. Mary’s County; 443-550-6199, Ext. 7521 for Calvert County.

Leading the Way: Supervising Volunteers (BUS 6740), Feb. 24, 8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Successful supervision of a volunteer workforce requires a wide range of skills and strategies. Harlan Lang explains the steps to effective management of volunteers by defining and communicating clear expectations. Learn to guide, support, recognize and reward volunteers. This course will teach the qualities of a great supervisor and give hands-on practice in the basic skills. $49. Ongoing registration at www.csmd.edu/continuingeducation/ or any CSM campus. 301-934-7521 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7521 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7521 for St. Mary’s County; 443-550-6199, Ext. 7521 for Calvert County.

St. Mary's County

Marketing Techniques That Work (BUS 6620) Feb. 2; 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Discover key marketing concepts, methods and strategies vital to the growth of your business. Learn how to develop a marketing plan, understand your customers and effectively communicate your message to increase your bottom line. Find out how to achieve competitive advantage with limited resources. Dick Beers discusses proven techniques and how to apply them for effective results. $92. Registration is ongoing at www.csmd.edu/continuingeducation/ or any CSM campus. 301-934-7521 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7521 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7521 for St. Mary’s County; 443-550-6199, Ext. 7521 for Calvert County.

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