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Hear from our experts in the field who are instructing professional learners in this virtual environment. Upcoming live, instructor-led sessions are listed below. Click on the course below to register. Advance registration is required.

July 14, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Job Search Strategies
Description: This session will discuss job search strategies, resume building techniques, as well as both informational and situational interview skills for professional who wish to advance their mindset and soft skills for career success.
Presented by Instructors by Hellen Fleming and Xiangtao Yin: Helen Fleming, MBA, PMP, SPC5 is an Agile coach, entrepreneur, and educator. She is experienced at building and leading PMOs and Agile enterprise transformations. Xiangtao (Steve) Yin, Ph.D. is an engineer and entrepreneur with diverse research, management, and business experience, who is avid for getting things done and making an impact to society.

July 16, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Meeting Management with a Virtual Focus
Description: The current world environment has necessitated more people working from home and conducting business over a variety of mediums such as Teams, Cisco Webex, Zoom, etc. This workshop shares key success factors necessary to make your virtual meetings effective.
Presented by Instructor, Dan Yeomans: An accomplished Project and Process Manager who has extensive experience in management and leadership best practices, Dan has authored four books, and is excited to share what he learned during his distinguished career with you!

July 22, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Managing Multiple Projects: Key Tips
Description: Discover Key Project Management Tips to avoid costly mistakes: Define scope and develop requirements, identify and rank risks, and understand how to close projects effectively.
Presented by Instructor, Debra Pelletier: Extensive background in professional instruction through the National Recreation and Parks Association, Washington Recreation Parks Association, Smartpath, Bellevue College, and Edmonds College.

July 28, 6:00pm-7:00pm
HR as a Career Choice
Description: Students will learn about the different roles and jobs of HR professionals; what is the employment outlook for the profession; what topics are trending related to the HR profession; and about the certificate at Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College.
Presented by Instructor, Ren’ee Mangini: Ren’ee Mangini (SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP) has worked in human resources for over 30 years and is currently consulting and instructing in all functional areas of HR and organizational development.  She is the Principle of HR Management & Organizational Development and has been instructing and developing HR and business curriculum for over 20 years.

July 30, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Project Stakeholder Management
Description: Managing project stakeholders is often a manager’s most challenging task. This workshop shares proven methods to effectively maintain levels of stakeholder commitment and motivation essential to project success. Management in a virtual environment is a key theme included.
Presented by Instructor, Dan Yeomans: An accomplished Project and Process Manager who has extensive experience in management and leadership best practices, Dan has authored four books, and is excited to share what he learned during his distinguished career with you!

August 4 and 11, 5:30pm-7:00pm
How to be a Rock Star Project Manager
Description: Learn how to be a Rock Star Project Manager in two sessions. An overview of how to be a strong project leader and communicator. Examine the difference between a so-so project manager versus a capable and strong leader? We will discuss the difference between letting the project run you or you driving the an executable and successful project plan. Learn the tricks and secrets that can make you an awesome project leader who delivers a project on time and on budget almost every time.
Presented by Instructor, Dolores Gill: Dolores holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing and Advertising from the University of Washington, a Design and Systems Theory Masters from Antioch University and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Transformational Leadership and Change from Brandman University part of the Chapman University System. She has been an adjunct teacher at Bellevue College for the past six years. Dolores is a valued speaker and trainer in Leadership and Change, Design, Team Development, and Product and Project Management and is a DDI certified trainer.

August 11, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Managing Multiple Projects: Work Breakdown Structures
Description: Review work breakdown structures to build solid schedules and learn to manage change through quality communication: Understand of the benefits work breakdown schedules versus work back planning, create work categories and task list, apply durations to task, understand the importance of creating a change management system, and learn the basics of creating a communication matrix.
Presented by Instructor, Debra Pelletier: Extensive background in professional instruction through the National Recreation and Parks Association, Washington Recreation Parks Association, Smartpath, Bellevue College, and Edmonds College.

September 9, 12:00pm-1:00pm
HR as a Career Choice
Description: Students will learn about the different roles and jobs of HR professionals; what is the employment outlook for the profession; what topics are trending related to the HR profession; and about the certificate at Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College.
Presented by Instructor, Ren’ee Mangini: Ren’ee Mangini (SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP) has worked in human resources for over 30 years and is currently consulting and instructing in all functional areas of HR and organizational development.  She is the Principle of HR Management & Organizational Development and has been instructing and developing HR and business curriculum for over 20 years.

 

PREVIOUS OR FULL SESSIONS

June 22, 23, 24, 9:00am-12:00pm FULL: REGISTRATION CLOSED
Introduction to Programming with Python
Description: Series of 3 sessions. Each 3 hours long, consisting of 2 hours of instruction and an hour of tutorial. Discover the basics of software development by learning a popular programming language called Python.
Presented by Instructor, Murray Law: A software engineer and network administrator, Discover the basics of software development by learning a popular programming language called Python. He is a Microsoft Certified Technical instructor and has taught high-level languages such as C#.

June 22, 24, and 26, 5:00pm-7:00pm FULL: REGISTRATION CLOSED
Introduction to HTML & CSS for UX Design
Description: Series of 3 sessions. Each 2 hours long. Discover the basics of HTML and CSS and how these are used for UX design. This series is designed for anyone who is interested in learning web-based technology to create product user interfaces for an optimal user experience (UX) but does not know where to begin or who to ask.
Presented by Instructor, Olga Szemetylo: In 1998, Olga Szemetylo designed her first website while employed in the hospitality industry. By 2008, she started her own web design company, Web Design by Olga, and has been teaching web authoring and programming for the last nine years.

June 23, 7:00pm-8:30pm FULL: REGISTRATION CLOSED
Job Search Strategies
Description: This session will discuss job search strategies, resume building techniques, as well as both informational and situational interview skills for professional who wish to advance their mindset and soft skills for career success.
Presented by Instructors: Helen Fleming and Xiangtao Yin: Helen Fleming, MBA, PMP, SPC5 is an Agile coach, entrepreneur, and educator. She is experienced at building and leading PMOs and Agile enterprise transformations. Xiangtao (Steve) Yin, Ph.D. is an engineer and entrepreneur with diverse research, management, and business experience, who is avid for getting things done and making an impact to society.

July 7 and 14, 5:30pm-7:00pm FULL: REGISTRATION CLOSED
How to be a Rock Star Project Manager
Description: Learn how to be a Rock Star Project Manager in two sessions. An overview of how to be a strong project leader and communicator. Examine the difference between a so-so project manager versus a capable and strong leader? We will discuss the difference between letting the project run you or you driving the an executable and successful project plan. Learn the tricks and secrets that can make you an awesome project leader who delivers a project on time and on budget almost every time.
Presented by Instructor, Dolores Gill: Dolores holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing and Advertising from the University of Washington, a Design and Systems Theory Masters from Antioch University and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Transformational Leadership and Change from Brandman University part of the Chapman University System. She has been an adjunct teacher at Bellevue College for the past six years. Dolores is a valued speaker and trainer in Leadership and Change, Design, Team Development, and Product and Project Management and is a DDI certified trainer.

July 9, 7:00pm-8:30pm FULL: REGISTRATION CLOSED
Job Search Strategies
Description: This session will discuss job search strategies, resume building techniques, as well as both informational and situational interview skills for professional who wish to advance their mindset and soft skills for career success.
Presented by Instructors by Hellen Fleming and Xiangtao Yin: Helen Fleming, MBA, PMP, SPC5 is an Agile coach, entrepreneur, and educator. She is experienced at building and leading PMOs and Agile enterprise transformations. Xiangtao (Steve) Yin, Ph.D. is an engineer and entrepreneur with diverse research, management, and business experience, who is avid for getting things done and making an impact to society.

July 13, 15, 20, 22, 5:00pm-6:00pm FULL: REGISTRATION CLOSED
Intro to Data Visualization with Tableau
Description: This short course includes four one-hour sessions. Data is the currency for the digital economy. With so much data, how do we make sense of it all? Learn how to get insights into the vast amount of data that we come across on a daily basis.
Presented by Instructor, Allison Bockman:Allison spent five years helping prospective customers learn Tableau and determine if it was a fit for their needs, while earning Tableau internal technical certifications. She is now a Senior Consultant with Unify Consulting in Kirkland. Her current engagement is as an analyst and report creator at Microsoft. She is a Certified Associate for Tableau Desktop and is very familiar with Online and Server. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication Studies from Gonzaga University.

 

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