The Center for Lifelong Learning

Professional Development and Leadership


Upcoming Workshops:

  • ServSafe Food Safety Certification -August 11
  • Conversational Spanish I - September 15
  • Grow Your Business - October 17
  • Business Start Up - October 22
  • Marketing with Social Media - November 14

Technical Skills

  • Machining Fundamentals - October 14
  • Welding for the Non-Welder - October 20
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • OSHA GHS Training
  • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry

ServSafe® Food Safety Certification Prep
ServSafe gives managers the tools to share food safety knowledge and emphasize its critical importance to employees at every level. Major concepts include: sanitation, cross-contamination prevention, temperature control, food storage, cleaning, and pest management. Cost includes textbook and exam voucher.

*Ask us about online options (812) 330-6044 or katjones@ivytech.edu.

10216-141
2 Mondays
Aug. 11 & 18, 2014
1-5pm
Liberty Crossing, Room M114
$209
20152-142
2 Tuesdays
Sep. 9 & 16, 2014
1-5pm
Liberty Crossing, Room M114
$209

20153-142
2 Tuesdays
Oct. 7 & 14, 2014
1-5pm
Orange County Learning Center
$209

20154-142
2 Tuesdays
Oct. 21 & 28, 2014
1-5pm
Stone Gate Arts and Educ. Center-Bedford
$209

20155-142
2 Wednesdays
Nov. 5 & 12, 2014
1-5pm
Liberty Crossing, Room M114
$209
 


Conversational Spanish I
This course is for beginning Spanish students. You will study to acquire the basic pronunciation, vocabulary, useful expressions, and the fundamental grammatical notions that allow communication.

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Instructor: Rob Akers
7 Mondays
Sep. 15 – Oct. 27, 2014
6-8pm
Liberty Crossing, Room M114
$184

Conversational Spanish II
Building upon Conversational Spanish I, continue to build your vocabulary and to master more grammatical structures. Instructors provide greater opportunities for you to expand the range of your conversational ability.

20157-142
Instructor: Rob Akers
7 Mondays
Nov. 3 – Dec. 15, 2014
6-8pm
Liberty Crossing, Room M114
$184


DO YOU WANT TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN?

Our Business Startup Course gives budding and experienced entrepreneurs the tools they need to create business plans and work toward strategic goals. With in-class instructions, research help, guest speakers, and one-on-one counseling opportunities, our class educates small business owners on what it takes to reach success.

The course meets once a week for five weeks, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The sessions cover topics including Market Analysis, Advertising, Legal, Accounting, Insurance, and Banking. 

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Instructor: Troy Phelps
5 Wednesdays
Oct. 22 - Nov. 19, 2014
5:30-7:30pm
Liberty Crossing, Room M125
$149


Strategy to Grow Your Business: How Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, and Sales Can Make Your Company Strong During a Recession

 Most businesses face day to day challenges of employees, customers, and trying to make the budget work while not worrying too much about the daunting task of facing competitors and keeping the doors open.  If that wasn't enough stress already, the economy continues to crawl along, and the hopes of seeing a business grow nearly diminish.

In this four part series, we will dive into the importance of using marketing, advertising, public relations, and sales to help keep your business strong while hoping to also see an increase in customers and profit.  We will be taking on the tough questions, and hope that you bring some of your own to have examined. 

Marketing: An Examination of Your Customers and Business
Where are all the customers located?  Why can't I get more into my door?  What exactly is it that I am offering to the buying public?  

This session will explore why marketing needs to be your first step before you sign a contract to buy advertising space.  It examines the history of marketing, why it exists, and how to use the technology to reach your perfect buyers.  It will also demonstrate how using marketing as a business tool is just as important as keeping a balanced budget.

20193-142
Andrew Lambert
Friday
Oct. 17, 2014
2-4pm
Liberty Crossing, Room M114
$54

Advertising: Creating a Compelling Message That Grabs Customers' Attention
Why did I spend all that money, and received very little inquiry?  Should I invest in social media sites?  Where do I find a reputable advertising representative?

This session will explore why having creative and powerful advertising can and will attract those buyers.  Building off the marketing session, we will explore why so many companies fail when it comes to advertising and why so many owners refuse to even listen to advertising pitches.  This session will explore the power of words, colors, and logos, and why your company needs to stand out.

20194-142
Andrew Lambert
Friday
Oct. 24, 2914
2-4pm
Liberty Crossing, Room M114
$54

 

Public Relations: Shaking Hands, Kissing Babies, and Sharing the Love with Your Community
Why should I attend conventions both locally and nationally?  Is it a good idea to sponsor a little league team?  Should my company get involved with a charity?  How do I file a press release with the media?

This session will explore why getting the owner, managers, and employees out into the community is a huge opportunity for growth.  Public relations can be viewed as a waste of time and money, but only if the owner handles it wrong.  This session will also focus on the importance of  having business cards and brochures updated regularly, why donating time within the community, and why making contacts in the media, will net your company a return.

20195-142
Andrew Lambert
Friday
Oct. 31, 2013
2-4pm
Liberty Crossing, Room M114
$54

Sales: Landing the Numbers You Need Without Turning Off Your Employees or Customers
Why is my bottom line not as strong as I would like?  What can I do to motivate my employees?  How do I convince my best customers to buy just a little more?

This session will explore the importance of getting both your customers and employees to believe in your company.  The topic of sales will be examined from the public and employee point of view and how those reactions can help build a stronger result.  This session will also focus on the benefit of giving away awards beyond traditional pay, creating as many coupons as possible, and why the owner needs to show the passion by creating sales themselves.

20196-142
Andrew Lambert
Friday
Nov. 7, 2014
2-4pm
Liberty Crossing, Room M114
$54


Marketing with Social Media
From blogs to Twitter, social networking is becoming a standard form of online communication and a medium for self-promotion. In this class you will learn about the world of social media, its many applications, and how to participate as a business professional. We’ll cover all the major social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and more, but also discuss how niche sites can be just as important. You’ll create your own profiles (if you don’t have them already) at the major networks and learn how you can promote yourself and your business in a free, meaningful way.

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Andrew Lambert
3 Fridays
Nov. 14 – Dec. 5, 2014
2-5pm
Liberty Crossing, Room M110
$119



Technical Skills

Welding for the Non-Welder
This course is designed to be a preparatory class for individuals with little or no experience with welding. Learn the essentials of welding in this 8-week course with veteran instructor Mark Scranton. New welding processes will be introduced each week. Welding processes and fabrication will include: stick, MIG and TIG, gas, brazing, torch cutting, and plasma cutting.

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Mark Scranton
8 Mondays
Oct. 20 – Dec. 8, 2014 (no class Nov. 24)
6-9pm
Hoosier Hills Career Center
$324


Machining Fundamentals
This course provides an overview of machining operations, including basic sequences, mill, lathe, saw, and drill press functions. Students will learn about materials used and various tasks using these machines. This project-based course will be taught by seasoned instructor, George Williams, and will be enlightening for beginning machinists.

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George Williams
6 Tuesdays
Oct. 14 – Nov. 18, 2014
6-8pm
Hoosier Hills Career Center
$199


Environmental Health and Safety
Corporate College Online has the following ten environmental health and safety courses online and ready to be delivered in a self-paced format for groups or individuals.  Courses are available to individuals or groups of employees. For more information, please contact us today at (812) 330-6044 or katjones@ivytech.edu.  

  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Electrical Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fall Protection
  • Fire Protection
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Powered Industrial Vehicles
  • Confined Spaces
  • Workplace Injuries


Six Sigma Greenbelt
Corporate College Online provides an 80-hour Six Sigma Greenbelt course that will prepare students for the ASQ Greenbelt certification (other eligibility components must be met with ASQ to take the exam).  This course is instructor led and results in a capstone project requiring direct application of skills gained. Course is available to individuals or groups of employees. For more information, please contact us today at (812) 330-6044 or katjones@ivytech.edu.  


OSHA GHS Training
Revised Hazard Communication Standard requires compliance training. OSHA has revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

Ivy Tech Corporate College Bloomington will be offering this required training in order to comply with the OSHA standard.

  • Class will be two hours and scheduled on demand
  • Training can be delivered at your facility or at Ivy Tech
  • Group rates are available

For more information, please contact us today at (812) 330-6044 or katjones@ivytech.edu.


OSHA 10-Hour General Industry
This course is designed for a new worker or even first line supervisors. In this Course we will dive into the OSHA regulations and look at some of the most cited regulations to give participants a leg up and help understand their requirements from the OSHA prospective.For more information, please contact us today at (812) 330-6044 or katjones@ivytech.edu.

Topics include:

  • Confined Space
  • Electrical
  • Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans
  • Fall Protection
  • Fire Prevention and Protection
  • Global Harmonization System
  • Hazard Communication
  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Materials Handling
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Walking and Working Surfaces