Life and Work

 

Bridge to Hospitality - Customer Service

Tuition: $125.00 Dover Residents: $115.00

Start Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
End Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This introduction to management focuses on Customer Service, primarily in the restaurant industry. The class will practice hands on skills while learning how to create a management plan.  If you have worked in the food service industry and want to move up in your career, or would  like to improve  your  English while learning job skills,  this class can be a step towards  higher education, or a career.  The class can be taken as part of a program for management certification. (This class is free to eligible participants; a placement test may be required to determine eligibility.)

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ McConnell Center

 

Taught by:

Sandi Straus

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Entrepreneurship 101

Tuition: $130.00 Dover Residents: $120.00

Start Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
End Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Taught by a local small business owner in an incubator style. Learn from someone currently in operation and discover how to scale an idea from gig work to career change. Students will work through a business plan from start to finish and learn the basics of how to set up and operate their own small business. All are welcome: bring an idea you've been kicking around or work through the steps with a hypothetical situation.

Tuesdays @ McConnell Center, Room 220

Taught by:

Amanda Kelly

Amanda is the owner of Garden Makeovers, LLC which is her fifth LLC she has been involved in starting. She brings real-life business experience to the classroom to give her students a deep sense of what they need to be successful. Former students of hers have started multiple LLCs, ranging from side gigs to full-time employment. Any and all are welcome and encouraged!

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 12

Essential Math for Building Trades

Tuition: $125.00 Dover Residents: $115.00

Start Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
End Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn or review basic math skills related to the construction and technical trades and how they apply to the trades.  Covers multiple systems of measurement, decimals, fractions, and basic geometry. To register for this class call 603-742-1030 for an appointment with our counselor.  TABE Assessement is required prior to admission into the class.

(This class is free to eligible participants; a placement test may be required to determine eligibility.)

Wednesdays @ McConnell Center Rm 206A

Taught by:

Kim Hanson

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Home Buyers Seminar

Tuition: $10.00 Dover Residents: $0.00

Date: Monday, March 30, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn and understand the process of buying a home including: renting vs. buying, how much can you afford, what kind of home is right for you, navigating the lending process, home inspections, title (contract to closing), and home insurance.

Carolyn Dupont, Realtor, Seacoast Luxe Properties/Keller Williams Coastal Realty

Jaime Lynch, Atlas-Heritage Title

Sarah Haberkorn, Envoy Mortgage

David Whitney, Prudential Home Ins.

Will Dinsmore, NH Home Inspector

Bring pen, paper or iPad for notes.

McConnell Center Rm 208A

Taught by:

Carolyn Dupont

Carolyn has many years experience and is a realtor with Seacoast Luxe Properties at Keller Williams Coastal Realty.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

American Sign Language

Tuition: $150.00 Dover Residents: $140.00

Start Date: Monday, April 6, 2020
End Date: Monday, May 18, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In this class students will learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will learn signs for some basic words; woman, man, colors, numbers etc. They will also learn a brief history of the language and about Deaf culture. Students will be taught the basics of ASL grammar. By the conclusion of the class, students will be able to converse back and forth using American Sign Language.

Helpful to know the ASL alphabet, but not required. Recommended book “Learn American Sign Language" by James Guido, available on Amazon. Folder and materials will be included.

Mondays, McConnell Center

Taught by:

Catherine Dobroski

Catherine Dobroski is an area Educational Sign Language Interpreter. She has provided equal language access for both Deaf and hearing participants in a variety of classes and settings.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 15

Downsizing?

Tuition: $25.00 Dover Residents: $20.00

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This seminar is designed to offer organizing strategies to start your downsizing efforts. Establish your project priorities, learn what supplies you might need, and set realistic time constraints. Leave with an action plan!

McConnell Center, Room 208B

Taught by:

Jill Braceland

Jill Braceland has been designing and delivering seminars in a variety of management and writing topics for more than 30 years. She has a reputation for offering seminars that are well organized and practical, and presenting them in an easy, friendly manner.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Discover your "Why" and Share your Brand Story

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Start Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
End Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lisa Leslie, owner and founder of Magnolia Method Consulting is conducting a 2-day, interactive seminar on discovering your why and sharing your brand story. Students will work with each other and the instructor to discover the “why” behind their business endeavors, and to learn how to share it through website content, blogging, and social media. In the first session, students will begin the brand message development process and create a rough draft of a brand message document for their business. In the second session, students will work together to create a basic content strategy, as well as learn about several free and low-cost tools for generating blog topics, mastering grammar, managing social media, and more. At the end of the second class, students will take home print and digital brand messaging and content strategy templates for future use.

Wednesdays (2 weeks) @ McConnell Center, Room 208B

Taught by:

Lisa Leslie

Lisa is a professional writer and social media marketing consultant, with additional experience in traditional and digital marketing.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

A Community Conversation: Building an Inclusive Toolbox

Free Event

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Call 742-1030 to register.

A workshop to improve dialogue, build bridges, and promote courageous conversations about the hard questions of our time. In this workshop, you will:

  • Increase your capacity to improve relationships
  • Insure a fairer and inclusive community
  • Get better at sticking with a tough conversation
  • Build understanding and belonging across differences

Taught by:

Michelle Holt-Shannon

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 20