Fall 2016 Courses

Most classes run from 9:00am - 3:30pm and are held at TCC's Center for Workforce Solutions, 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA. 

  • One-Day Courses: $60 and .5 CEUs
  • Two-Day Courses: $85 and 1 CEU
  • How to Start a Nonprofit Workshop: $25 and .3 CEUs - not eligible to use towards certificate in Nonprofit Management
  • DIY Workshops: $50 and .3 CEUs - Not all DIY Workshops are eligible to apply to Certificate of Nonprofit Management

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Courses by Core Area

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Core Area

Course Title

Dates

CEU

Human Resources – Leadership & Management

Presidential Elections, Bathroom Issues, and New Overtime Rules.  Now What?

Available WebEx Series

July 20 & July 27

9:00am – 11:30am

0.5

Board Development, Executive Director Development, and Governance

Best Practices in Good Governance to Build a Highly Effective Board 

Thursday, September 22

9:00am – 3:30pm

0.5

Human Resources – Leadership & Management

Creating an Effective Employee Orientation Program and Engagement Strategy for Your Nonprofit 

Thursday, September 29

9:00am – 3:30pm

0.5

Organizational Planning, Management & Evaluation

Sustainable Strategic Planning 

Wednesday, October 5

9:00am – 3:30pm

0.5

Financial & Risk Management

Strategic Fiscal Planning: Budgeting Options to Cover Full Costs

Thursday, October 6

9:00am – 3:30pm

0.5

Elective (not eligible to apply to Certificate)

How to Start a Nonprofit

Thursday, October 20

6pm – 9pm

0.3

Fund Development & Communication

Telling Your Nonprofit Story 

Thursday, October 27

9:00am – 3:30pm

0.5

Board Development, Executive Director Development, and Governance

Essential Facilitation Skills to Build Effective Teams and Advance your Organization

Wednesday, November 2 & Thursday, November 3

9:00am – 3:30pm

1.0

Fund Development & Communication

Improv and the Power of Play in Team Building 

Thursday, November 17

9:00am – 3:30pm

0.5

Human Resources – Leadership & Management

Managing Up: Get the Best from Your Relationship with Your Boss

Thursday, December 1

9:00am – 3:30pm

0.5

Organizational Planning, Management & Evaluation

Putting Powerful Program Metrics to Purpose 

Thursday, December 15

9:00am – 3:30pm

0.5

 

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, BATHROOM ISSUES, AND NEW OVERTIME RULES - NOW WHAT?

 

This course is offered via WebEx Series. Join us from ANYWHERE you have on-line access. Sign-in instructions will be e-mailed to all registrants on Monday, July 18.

Instructor: Michael Steele
Dates: Wednesday, July 20 & Wednesday, July 27
Time: 9:00AM – 11:30AM
Cost: $199.00 ($60.00 for Nonprofits)
(Nonprofits have a special registration of $60 thanks to the support of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. If you are a nonprofit you can acquire your special discount code by calling Lisa Peterson at 757-822-1170 or Mark Block at 757-822-1159.)

This election year has already changed the game in several ways. North Carolina’s bathroom law, and the Federal response, have left many employers wondering how to handle diversity and other issues in the workplace. The Obama Administration is also seeking to leave its legacy on the employment relationship, tackling a number of issues from wages to trade secrets. For example, on May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled its long-awaited changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime rules. Effective December 1, 2016 these new rules may drastically change the way you manage and pay your staff. These issues of diversity and other regulatory updates are concerning and overwhelming to many nonprofits and small businesses.

This 2-part WebEx with experienced employment law attorney, Michael Steele of Williams Mullen, will break down these issues and help you understand how they may impact your bottom line.

You will learn:

• How to know if someone is entitled to overtime under the new regulation
• When/how to pay overtime to salaried employees
• Strategies to handling diversity in the workplace – sex discrimination in the 21st century
• How the new federal trade secret law impacts your employment agreements

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Best Practices in Good Governance to Build a Highly Effective Board

Instructor: Amy Nisenson
Dates: Thursday, September 22
Time: 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Cost: $60.00

At the top of every nonprofit’s Wish List immediately below a philanthropic unicorn or Fairy Godmother is a highly functional and dedicated Board of Directors. Unlike unicorns and fairies, good boards do exist. They just don’t happen by accident. This session conducted by Amy Nisenson will help you create the board of your dreams. Amy is Executive Director of the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, Certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource, and successful nonprofit consultant.

This course will address:

  • How to best organize your board governance structure including committees
  • Common questions regarding governance models and board organization
  • Strategies for the board and staff to work together to build a strong and productive relationship
  • How chief executives and board members clarify their board’s role and strengthen their capacity to govern
  • Succession planning for the Board and staff

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Creating an Effective Employee Orientation Program and Engagement Strategy for Your Nonprofit

Instructor: Amanda Haddaway 
Dates: Thursday, September 29
Time: 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Cost: $60.00

You’ve completed the recruiting process and your new rock star is getting ready to start. Now what?! Your employees are often one of the greatest assets of your nonprofit, but we sometimes fall short in training new people about our organizations and what’s expected of them. In this interactive training session, participants will go through the steps to create an effective orientation and onboarding program for their own nonprofit.

During the session, you will learn:

  1. Why orientation and onboarding are important elements of your overall strategic plan
  2. How to communicate with new employees about their roles and responsibilities with the organization such that they know what is expected of them and how they will be measured
  3. How to foster a culture of engagement within your organization

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Sustainable Strategic Planning

Instructor: Naomi Takeuchi 
Dates: Wednesday, October 5
Time: 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Cost: $60.00

Participants will examine the strategic plan as an important tool for the nonprofit organization. This course will focus on the basic components of the strategic plan and discuss the planning process utilizing a variety of business practice tools to evaluate the organization. Tools include the SWOT Analysis, BCG Matrix, Sustainability Matrix and the Strategy Canvas. This course will provide an opportunity for students to use the tools to begin constructing ideas to incorporate into a strategic plan.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand components of a strategic plan
  2. Construct an initial writing of a strategic plan

Click here to register for this class
CLICK HERE to register for this class AND the “Putting Powerful Program Metrics to Purpose” class for only $85.00.
By bundling these two classes you will save $35.00, and upon completion, earn 1.0 CEU in the Core Area of Organizational Planning, Management, and Evaluation toward your Certificate of Nonprofit Management.
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Strategic Fiscal Planning: Budgeting Options to Cover Full Costs

Instructor: Naomi Takeuchi 
Dates: Thursday, October 6
Time: 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Cost: $60.00

This fundamental course covers the strategic nature of financial planning especially when considering the budgeting process. This course is designed for individuals who lack an extensive background in financial management but are in areas of responsibility which require an understanding of how the budget should be developed for the success of the organization.

Participants will have a basic review the financial statements and particularly learn how these statements are used for the following:

  • Allocating Resources
  • Creating and maintaining the budget
  • Determining and managing reserves

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of budgeting for a nonprofit organization
  • Learn how to consider all costs associated with a program in order to make key decisions for the participant’s organization
  • Gain confidence in reviewing financial statements and developing a budget to account for all anticipated costs associated with an activity.

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Telling Your Nonprofit Story

Instructor: Dena Reynolds 
Dates: Thursday, October 27
Time: 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Cost: $60.00

Because great stories attract, inspire, and move people to action, storytelling is a key element of any marketing and communications plan. It's essential for nonprofits to identify, articulate, and most importantly, market the impact they make with their programs. Does your nonprofit story put a face on your nonprofit's work and make an impact? Do your stories resonate with donors? Powerful storytelling makes an emotional connection, keeping your current supporters engaged and prospective supporters wanting to learn more.

In this class, we'll explore best practices in storytelling and examine how your nonprofit story helps staff, volunteers and clients have a consistent voice. You'll learn how to find the good stories, conduct interviews, and improve your communications. We'll discuss how to create a bank of short stories that you can use in your website, annual report, media pitches, case statements, newsletters and social media. You’ll leave with the storytelling tools you need for success!

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate why a story bank is important for a nonprofit
  • Identify elements of a great story
  • Describe how to collect stories at a nonprofit
  • Conduct an interview to collect information for a story
  • Write a compelling, short (1-3 paragraphs) story about a client, volunteer or staff member at a nonprofit

Click here to register for this class
CLICK HERE to register for this class AND the “Improv and the Power of Play in Team Building” class for only $85.00.
By bundling these two classes you will save $35.00, and upon completion, earn 1.0 CEU in the Core Area of Fund Development and Communication toward your Certificate of Nonprofit Management
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Essential Facilitation Skills to Build Effective Teams and Advance your Organization

Instructor: Tammy White 
Dates: Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3
Time: 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Cost: $399.00 ($85.00 for Nonprofits)
(Nonprofits have a special registration of $85 thanks to the support of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. If you are a nonprofit you can acquire your special discount code by calling Lisa Peterson at 757-822-1170 or Mark Block at 757-822-1159.)

Join a team of skilled facilitators as they guide us through this 2-day experiential learning program to advance our skills as leaders and explore the art of facilitation – the ability to assess group needs and assist groups in achieving goals through effective process. Through an assessment, each participant will learn their personal learning-thinking-working style preferences, as well as learn group dynamics models, and explore team building and collaborative approaches to problem solving. Emphasis will be placed on achieving a common vision and then using that vision to support strategic and action planning in your organization.
This is an ideal workshop for business and nonprofit leaders as well as community volunteers and Board members.
Participants will receive a comprehensive workbook including all training materials.

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Improv and the Power of Play in Team Building

Instructor: Brad McMurran
Dates: November 17
Time: 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Cost: $60.00

Nonprofit professionals are quite skilled (sometimes to a fault) at putting others first. We care deeply for our organizations, our programs, and those we serve. But have you ever been in a staff meeting and witnessed a kind-hearted, giving person fail to see a situation from anywhere but their own perspective? Or say “No, we tried that already. It didn’t work” instead of offering a new idea or solution. Or let someone fail when they could have offered a little help to support the success of another?
This fun and interactive class is designed to help you learn tools and strategies to build communication skills, create confidence and strengthen camaraderie of your team. Through cleaver and creative exercises like "Yes, and…" teams become more aware of the needs of others, begin shifting their thinking from their individual success to success of others and the team, and learn to trust each other in a whole new way.
This workshop is guaranteed to be energizing, fun, and have you smiling all the way home at the end of day.

Click here to register
CLICK HERE to register for this class AND the “Telling Your Nonprofit Story” class for only $85.00.
By bundling these two classes you will save $35.00, and upon completion, earn 1.0 CEU in the Core Area of Fund Development and Communication toward your Certificate of Nonprofit Management
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Managing Up: Get the Best from Your Relationship with Your Boss

Instructor: Ian Cook
Dates: Thursday, December 1
Time: 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Cost: $249.00 ($60.00 for Nonprofits)
(Nonprofits have a special registration of $60 thanks to the support of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. If you are a nonprofit you can acquire your special discount code by calling Lisa Peterson at 757-822-1170 or Mark Block at 757-822-1159.)

You are, of course, the most important player when it comes to your own career success, what you accomplish in your work, and what your level of job satisfaction is along the way!
That said, your most important working relationship is the one you have with your immediate manager, Executive Director, or Board Chair. And there is a lot you can do at your end (of this relationship) to build and maintain it, to the benefit of both parties regardless of your leadership level in the organization. After all, we all have someone to whom we are accountable.

This program will challenge you with a number of success strategies for your job and career, including how to:

  • Understand your manager’s, ED’s, or Chair’s preferred style, pressures faced, goals, and priorities
  • Determine what you want from your work (i.e. your current motivators)
  • Demonstrate leadership from your level
  • Express your ideas and needs clearly and assertively
  • Adopt an “accountability” mindset
  • Shape a positive “personal brand” where you work
  • Solicit feedback to increase your effectiveness and credibility
  • Manage your own job performance and work objectives
  • Benefit personally and professionally from performance discussions and appraisals

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Putting Powerful Program Metrics to Purpose

Instructor: Trina Willard
Dates: Thursday, December 15
Time: 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Cost: $60.00

Both for-profit and nonprofit organizations compete in four areas: clients/customers, funding and financial resources, human resources, and media attention. Demand for funds has become increasingly intense in recent years due to limited funding from private and government sources, decreased contributions from benefactors, and increased operational costs. The ability of organizations to collect and measure meaningful data through program evaluation is essential to compete for funding. This course is about using your program results more effectively, not just filling in the blanks for grant reports! Focuses will include highlighting particular programs or areas of effectiveness that can help you leverage additional support and assist in sustaining your programs and creating effective presentations to portray evaluation findings for pertinent audiences, such as potential funders, community partners, and the board.

Click here to register
CLICK HERE to register for this class AND the “Sustainable Strategic Planning” class for only $85.00. By bundling these two classes you will save $35.00, and upon completion, earn 1.0 CEU in the Core Area of Organizational Planning, Management, and Evaluation toward your Certificate of Nonprofit Management
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How to Start a Nonprofit Workshop

Date: October 20, 2016 OR April 20, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $25.00

This short, evening workshop will provide the resources and information you need to get started.

What’s covered:

  • What to consider before you begin
  • How to legally form the Organization
  • Fundraising Basics
  • Operating and Governance guidelines

Click here to register for October
Click here to register for April
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