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Painting with Coffee

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
Join Amy Gilbertson Beidleman for an evening of painting with coffee. All supplies with be provided to create a couple pieces of "Coffee" art that you can take home. The process is much like painting with watercolor. She will guide you step by step through the painting of your very own masterpiece using coffee as the paint. Honest Roast Coffee owner Matt will be serving up samples to both drink and paint with.

Lindsey Quinnes, 715-552-0457


Supervisor Training: Orientation, Time Management and Delegation

Citizens State Bank 375 Stageline Road Hudson, WI 54016 Start Date: October 20, 2016 End Date: October 21, 2016 Time: 8:30am-4pm
The ability to get things done through others is a critical skill for supervisors and managers. This requires an understanding of effective delegation and the use of communication and feedback to improve performance. Easier said than done!

Supervisor Training: Orientation, Time Management and Delegation will provide participants with the leadership skills required to ensure their teams are productive and accountable. These are skills that aren't taught on college campuses or in MBA programs, but they are essential for driving desired business results.

Participants will learn how to:

• Discover and build on the strengths of each employee
• Optimize the orientation and onboarding process
• Improve employee engagement, productivity and retention
• Boost their own, and their staff members', time management skills
• Avoid common delegation pitfalls to drive team success

Even experienced managers will benefit from current insights and fresh discussion of best practices for employee engagement, productivity and business results.

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



MI Level I – Engaging Clients and Finding a Focus for Change

Clarion Hotel Campus Area 2703 Craig Road Eau Claire, Wi 54701 Start Date: October 12, 2016 End Date: October 13, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-established evidence-based approach to promoting positive behavior change. MI has been shown to be effective across a variety of problem behaviors and populations. Participants who complete the two-part series will have the basic knowledge and skills upon which to build an individualized learning plan to reach towards the proficient use of MI.
These two-day exposure trainings will provide you with the most up-to-date information as well as the background on MI theory and research, including how and why behavior change occurs. MI is presented as a guiding style of communication and contrasted with other methods of behavior change counseling. Engaging will be the featured MI process in this workshop. Through discussion, videos, and experiential exercises, learners will begin developing a MI practice.

Program highlights:

• Explore and discuss the benefits of learning MI
• Become acquainted with relevant evidence of MI effectiveness in many practice settings
• Explain the four processes in motivational interviewing
• Apply the spirit of motivational interviewing to patient interactions
• Observe and practice fundamental skills; active listening and reflections.
• Observe and practice the key skills: open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections and summaries.
• Build a personal protocol for engaging and finding a focus with clients
• Practice engaging and finding a focus in a real play interaction
• Create an individual learning plan to continue to learn MI

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Supervisor Training: Learning to Lead

Citizens State Bank 375 Stageline Road Hudson, WI 54016
Moving into a management role for the first time-or even moving into new roles over time-can be stressful for even the most seasoned supervisors. For those just starting out, though, the initial challenges can be overwhelming.

Supervisor Training: Learning to Lead will provide participants with the knowledge and confidence they need to excel in this role.

Participants will learn how to:

• Make a smooth and less stressful transition into a management role
• Understand six leadership styles and the advantages and disadvantages of each
• Apply their own unique leadership style to specific management challenges
• Effectively motivate and engage employees
• Handle difficult employees and address performance issues
Experienced managers will also benefit from insights into new management practices that have emerged to address the impacts of technology, Gen Y and globalization.

These high-quality, activity-based workshops will help attendees:

• Build strong management skills to engage and motivate employees
• Boost confidence in their ability to manage difficult situations
• Hone problem-solving skills by working in groups on real-world issues
• Gain knowledge and practical skills to build better relationships

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Grant Proposal Writing for Beginners

Clarion Hotel Campus Area 2703 Craig Road Eau Claire, WI 54701 Start Date: November 10, 2016 End Date: November 10, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
With more than $300 billion available annually from tens of thousands of grant organizations, there is ample opportunity to find and seek grant funding for your nonprofit. This full-day session will give you the insights you need to begin the grant writing process with confidence. The course will provide you with the basics of grant proposal writing, where to begin and offer tips and best practice insights that you can implement immediately-in fact, you'll start during this workshop! You'll leave with the tools and knowledge to immediately begin the process of seeking grant funding.

You will learn:

• Insider tips for identifying both public and private grant sponsors
• How to understand what grant sponsors are looking for-and how to deliver it to them
• A 4-step process for picking sponsors with the highest likelihood of funding your projects
• The primary elements found in most grant proposals
• How to recognize the critical details that grant sponsors expect you to address
• How to avoid common grant writing mistakes

These high-quality, activity-based workshops will help you:
Build the skills you need to successfully find and gain grant funding
Navigate an increasingly challenging competitive funding environment
Understand how to meet the needs of granting agencies
Gain confidence in your ability to secure funding

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Advanced Grant Proposal Writing

Clarion Hotel Campus Area 2703 Craig Road Eau Claire, WI 54701 Start Date: November 11, 2016 End Date: November 11, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
What are grant proposal reviewers really looking for? This session will give you the answers! While each grant application process is different there are some important common elements that can give you an insider's edge. In this full-day, hands-on workshop you will learn the secrets of persuasive grant writing. You'll gain important "fly on the wall" insights as you participate in a mock review process. (Let us know if you'd like one of your grant proposals to be considered for this review.) If you're a grant writer interested in gaining a competitive edge, this session is for you!

You will learn:

• A three-step RFP Analysis Process to identify sponsor hot buttons
• How to integrate persuasive themes into every section of your response
• How to create an opening summary that captures attention and sets you apart
• The critical elements of the grant review process
• How to interpret reviewers' comments
• How to anticipate and preempt reviewer objections as you write your proposal

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Destination Yoga: Leinie Yoga

124 E Elm Street Chippewa Falls
Head out on an adventure and join Latitude 44 Yoga Studio at the Leinie Lodge! We will be holding a 45 minute yoga class on Wednesday, August 17th at 5:30pm outside in front of the big red barn followed by beer tasting with your fellow yogis. The cost of the event includes yoga, beer tasting, and after hours access to the lodge.

Amy Erickson (715) 828-3936


Starting a Small Business in 8 Steps

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The training will run from 9 am to 12 pm at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $29 for individuals and class materials are included. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.
Topics covered include:
Are you an Entrepreneur?
Honing an Idea
Business Feasibility
Legal Structure, Permits & Zoning
Marketing
Recordkeeping
Business Plan
Funding
After the class, attendees may request free, one-on-one assistance from Western Dairyland's Business Development Specialists delving deeper into the individual small business needs, including preparing a business plan with financial forecasting to present to lenders.
There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 715-836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required.

Michelle Wanstead
7158367511 ex 1171



Business Plan Basics

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703
Small business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend Business Plan Basics on Tuesday, October 11th. The class will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Western Dairyland Business Center, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $29 and class materials are included. Class participants will learn how to create an effective and engaging business plan that can be presented to lenders and used to guide the launch and growth of a new business.
A formal business plan is a required document for anyone in search of funding to start a new business, expand an existing business or launch a new product. Fundamentally, a business plan will include a mission statement, business description, product description, market analysis, marketing plan, operations plan, management plan and financial projections. However, more than just a document, the process involved with putting the components of a business plan together will help the entrepreneur identify and mitigate risk.
There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in downtown Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.

Michelle Wanstead
7158367511 ex 1171



Starting a Small Business in 8 Steps

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" on Tuesday, September 20th. The training will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $29 for individuals and class materials are included. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.
Topics covered include:
Are you an Entrepreneur?
Honing an Idea
Business Feasibility
Legal Structure, Permits & Zoning
Marketing
Recordkeeping
Business Plan
Funding
After the class, attendees may request free, one-on-one assistance from Western Dairyland's Business Development Specialists delving deeper into the individual small business needs, including preparing a business plan with financial forecasting to present to lenders.
There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 715-836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required.

Michelle Wanstead
7158367511 ex 1171



Starting a Small Business in 8 Steps

Black River Falls 120 N Water Street Black River Falls, WI 54729
The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" on Tuesday, August 9th. The training will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce at 120 N Water St, Black River Falls. Tuition is $29 for individuals and class materials are included. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.
Topics covered include:
Are you an Entrepreneur?
Honing an Idea
Business Feasibility
Legal Structure, Permits & Zoning
Marketing
Recordkeeping
Business Plan
Funding
After the class, attendees may request free, one-on-one assistance from Western Dairyland's Business Development Specialists delving deeper into the individual small business needs, including preparing a business plan with financial forecasting to present to lenders.
There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 715-836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required.

Michelle Wanstead
7158367511 ex 1171



Camp Campus

University of Wisconsin Campus Registration Deadline: April 10, 2016
Camp Campus is a one week on-campus university experience for high school juniors and seniors diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. The camp provides an immersion into college life for students who are very capable of succeeding academically but who often fail because they have trouble adapting to the social demands of college life. During the week of Camp Campus, campers use typical college student supports including their own University debit card, dining services, dorms with a room-mate, recreational opportunities and fitness training. They improve social and communication skills through 90 minutes of instruction and practice each day. We also arrange for each camper to explore his field of interest by meeting with professors who teach in that field and with professionals currently working in that field. Campers use current technology to develop an online individual portfolio and to facilitate social understanding.
This is still an underserved population with needs that, if left unaddressed, can interfere with completion of postsecondary education, successful employment and independent living. At this point, going into our 8th year, we've seen many students who have succeeded at the college level, graduated and transitioned into successful stable careers. For the first several years, Camp Campus was supported through a Medicaid Infrastructure Grant but of course that money has long ago dried up. Camp Campus is non-profit (very)! The cost for the week is $850 (Scholarships may be available based upon need.) We frequently hear people say thy did not know about Camp Campus so clearly we need to do more to get the word out. . .difficult, because that is not my area of expertise and we have no money to advertise, of course. Thank you for any help you can provide. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact me by return email or call me at 715-836-4774 (Office) or 715-723-2903 (Home). I will be in and out of the office all week (Spring Break) but you can leave a message. Thank you.

Julie Miller, M.S., CCC-SLP
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Communication Sciences and Disorders Department



ACT Test Preparation

UW-Eau Claire Campus, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Want to improve your ACT test score?
Prepare for the ACT Test.
• Take two official, retired ACT tests and receive detailed results.
• Write a practice essay using a typical ACT prompt and receive individual feedback.
• Complete sample exercises and skill drills to review key concepts.
• Learn test-taking strategies and helpful hints for each section of the test.
This is a 7-day program, meeting every weekday from Monday, July 25 to Tuesday, August 2.

Cost: $179 early bird (deadline of June 25)
$199 standard (after June 25)

Adam Coolidge, 715-836-5637


Intro to Engineering: 3D Printing

UW-Eau Claire Campus, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
3D modeling and 3D printing are some of the fastest growing STEM fields. From engineering to industrial design and manufacturing, these technologies are at the forefront of product development. Discover 3D printing and how it is changing our future. In this course you will design an object on the computer and then 3D print it! You will learn elements of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and how 3D printers work. This course is intended for students new to CAD and 3D printing.

Adam Coolidge, 715-836-5637


Craft Beers & Canvas at The Coffee Grounds

The Coffee Grounds, 4212 Southtowne Dr, Eau Claire
The Eau Claire Regional Arts Council's social paint classes are hitting the road and turning up at all the cool places! Craft Beers & Canvas at The Coffee Grounds is a 2 to 2.5-hour workshop with friends, a canvas, excellent local beer, and a variety of wines at The Coffee Grounds. An instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece.

Rose Dolan-Neill, rose@eauclairearts.com, 715-832-2787, www.eauclairearts.com


Co-Parenting: Little Children, Big Challenges

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Malls, Sears Wing
Whether you’re divorced, separated or are looking for guidance in co-parenting, “Co-Parenting: Little Children, Big Challenges” is the place for you. While you learn about seeing through your child’s eyes and practical solutions for co-parenting—your child will be engaging in fun activities, learning about regulating emotions and ‘two-hug days’. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.

Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Yoga Tree Fundraiser

Dec 14, 2013 10 A.M. & 4 P.M.

3701 Highway 12, Eau Claire, WI
Have some fun by doing yoga this weekend! Signup to join any of the two classes being offered. The proceeds will benefit the Community Table in Eau Claire, which supplies meals to those less fortunate.




Using QuickBooks in Your Business

Jul 12, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jul 19, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire, WI.
The Western Dairyland Business Center and Evlyn Carlile of Simple Office Solutions are presenting the hands-on training series Using QuickBooks in Your Business. Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. on July 12 & 19 at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire.

In Session 1 (July 12) attendees will learn the basics, create a company file, and learn how to process and pay bills. Session 2 (July 19) will cover transactions with vendors and customers, including invoices and receiving payments.

During the classes, attendees will set up a personalized company file which they will be able to import to their own business computer system. Classes will use Premier QuickBooks 2011.

Laptops will be provided for use during the classes, therefore space is limited to 20 participants. Payment and registration are required by July 8. Tuition is $99 for the series and scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. No experience with QuickBooks is necessary, but attendees should have basic computer skills.

There are three easy ways to register and pay: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 836-7511 ext. 171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office at 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire.


Karman Briggs
715-836-7511



Weight Management

Jun 6, 2011 5:30 pm

Jun 14, 2011 5:30 pm

Jun 20, 2011 5:30 pm

Jun 28, 2011 5:30 pm

Luther Midelfort Clinic, 733 W. Clairemont Ave
Free orientation meetings are held weekly on alternating Mondays and Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Luther Midelfort’s clinic on 733 W. Clairemont Ave. This month’s meetings will be held June 6, 14, 20 and 28. Call 715-838-6731 to register.

715-838-6731