Business Partnership Training

business meeting at conference tableThe MxCC Business Partnership Program offers customized training to both private and public employers. Our team of skilled instructors will work with you to design workshops and classes specific to the needs of you and your employees. Common topics include Building Effective Working Relationships with Teams, Time Management to Boost Productivity, and Customer Service.

If you are seeking to leverage the latest technology to promote your business and update your website, expert faculty from MxCC’s Center for New Media is here to help. In a few short hours, you can learn the latest techniques in social media, online video, and infographics.

For more information, please contact Diane Bordonaro at 860.343.5716 or dbordonaro@mxcc.edu.

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Contact Diane Bordonaro at 860.343.5716 or dbordonaro@mxcc.edu for more information.

Instructor Spotlights

Cheryl Chester

Cheryl’s more than 25-year-career as a human resource professional has been focused on leadership and organizational development. Her work integrates key business initiatives with an emphasis on leaders as the critical drivers of employee engagement, employee retention, and as change champions. She has held leadership and organizational development positions in multiple industries, including financial services and utilities, providing thought leadership to senior leaders to help implement business-focused development solutions. Cheryl holds an MS degree in Human Resources from SUNY Albany and a BS degree in Music from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. She is certified in several development tools and methodologies including: 360 Leadership Assessments, Situational Leadership, Myers Briggs, Organizational Development, Organization Change, and Cultural Compass.

Carol Kardas

Carol Kardas is recognized as an outstanding human resource generalist with an expertise in compensation, training and organizational development, coaching and employee relations. She has diverse industry experience in manufacturing, not-for-profit organizations, healthcare, real estate, public accounting and financial services. She is known for her ability to work with client companies to create an efficient human resource department and provide ongoing strategic Leadership coaching. She is an acknowledged career counselor. Additionally, her strength is in compensation for small to medium size companies. She holds a BS in psychology from Fordham University and an MS in human resources from Villanova University.

Wei Cen

In 2015, Wei Cen joined Middlesex Community College as an information literacy librarian. She collaborates with teaching faculty members to become an embedded librarian in Blackboard. Wei also loves creating instructional videos, interactive tutorials and online games to make learning fun, engaging and enjoyable. One of the tutorials Wei created has more than 55,000 views on YouTube. She’s happy that students are using these online resources.

Rich Lenoce

Professor Lenoce has taught broadcast and film courses at Middlesex for the last 20 years teaching nearly every course in the program. As coordinator of the Broadcast-Cinema program, he has co-developed many courses and programs including the Multimedia, Corporate Media and Film Industry Training Programs. He considers himself a teacher first but has worked in media production for over 30 years. He started out interning and working at tiny TV stations eventually freelancing for CBS and CBS affiliate stations. He then moved into corporate, marketing and educational productions producing over 300 videos and 150 live broadcasts. Prior to Middlesex, Professor Lenoce worked for 10 years at Aetna Life and Casualty in Hartford and Middletown, first as a broadcast engineer designing systems and facilities for their then state of the production and education center in Middletown and then as a media producer.

 

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Upcoming Workshops

Manufacturing Breakfast

Join us to learn more about the Manufacturing program opportunities at Middlesex Community College at this complimentary continental breakfast! Hosted by the City of Meriden. Please come prepared to share your company’s manufacturing needs.

Date: October 10, 2018
Time: 8:30-10 a.m.
Location: Four Points by Sheraton, 275 Research Pkwy, Meriden, CT 06450
RSVP: Paola Mantilla,ED Specialist- 203-630-4151, pmantilla@meridenct.gov

Avoid Costly Human Resource Mistakes and Set Your Business up for Success

Are you a business owner who is seeking expert knowledge on current Human Resource management?  Middlesex Community College is partnering with Community Economic Development Fund to offer workshops that focus on Human Resource issues. All courses are taught by experienced human resource professionals from Kardas Larson Human Resource Consulting with more than 25 years of expertise in employee relations, leadership and organizational development.

Register for these workshops online at www.cedf.com.

Module #1: Addressing Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace

Cheryl Chester, practice leader – organizational effectiveness, Kardas Larson Human Resources Consulting

The repercussions from inappropriate conduct of employees and leaders have filled the news recently and focused attention on the responsibilities of the owners of businesses, both large and small, to create a climate that protects other employees. Find out what you must do to get on and stay on the safe side of this difficult issue.

In Module #1 your instructor will help you:

  • Review guidelines for addressing harassment and bullying.
  • Apply these guidelines in your workplace.
  • Provide guidelines for your employees.
  • Identify warning signs in your workplace.

Course Name: Harassment and Bullying
Cost: $49
Dates: Monday, September 17, 2018
Time: 6:35-8:05 p.m.
Location: Chapman 613
Instructor: Cheryl Chester
Register: cedf.com/hr1

Module #2: Hiring the Right People through Behavioral Interviewing

Cheryl Chester, practice leader – organizational effectiveness, Kardas Larson Human Resources Consulting

As the owner of a small business you quickly realize the value of surrounding yourself with the best qualified employees. But how do you find them when you can’t be sure applicants are being completely candid? Learn how behavioral interviewing can unlock the answers and how to stay clear of legal concerns.

In Module #2 your instructor will help you:

  • Identify your key challenges in the interviewing process.
  • Use behavioral interviewing as an effective discernment model.
  • Review tools and techniques to apply in behavioral interviewing.
  • Provide EEO guidelines for legally-based interviews.

Course Name: Hiring the Right People
Cost: $49
Dates: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 6:35-8:05 p.m.
Location: Chapman 613
Instructor: Cheryl Chester
Register: cedf.com/hr2

Module #3: Handling performance issues & terminations

Cheryl Chester, practice leader – organizational effectiveness, Kardas Larson Human Resources Consulting

Small business owners are acutely aware that the negative actions of a single employee can destroy productivity, teamwork or customer confidence. But how do you skillfully, fairly and legally address performance and behavior issues and set your ship back on course? Learn the best practices of the HR world that will improve your leadership and prevent time- and money-consuming disasters.

In Module #3 your instructor will help you:

  • Identify common performance issues.
  • Review a model for progressive discipline.
  • Learn the role of documentation.
  • Review guidelines for termination.

Course Name: Handling Performance Issues and Terminations
Cost: $49
Dates: Monday, September 24, 2018
Time: 6:35-8:05 p.m.
Location: Chapman 613
Instructor: Cheryl Chester
Register: cedf.com/hr3

Module #4: What You Need to Know as a One-Person HR Department

Carol Kardas, managing partner, Kardas Larson Human Resources Consulting

As the owner of a small business you probably worry about making sales, making deadlines and making a profit. But what can really keep you up at night is people problems. Learn your responsibilities and the mousetraps that you must work around to avoid wasting money, time and, perhaps, ruining your business reputation.

In Module #4 your instructor will help you:

  • Review State and Federal compliance requirements.
  • Learn guidelines for CT DOL unemployment insurance claims.
  • Identify the key components of a worker’s compensation claim.
  • Review the process for CT Commission on Human Rights Commission and Opportunities claims.
  • Learn a framework for HR audits.

Course Name: HR Department of One
Cost: $49
Dates: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 6:35-8:05 p.m.
Location: Chapman 613
Instructor: Carol Kardas
Register: cedf.com/hr4 

Module #5: Engaging Your Employees

Cheryl Chester, practice leader – organizational effectiveness, Kardas Larson Human Resources Consulting

Every small business owner knows that people make the difference. But what it takes to go from being an ordinary workplace to an extraordinary operation takes leadership and careful attention to the nuances of human behavior. Find out how you can set your enterprise apart and make everything run so much easier.

In Module #5 your instructor will help you:

  • Understand multi-generational engagement needs.
  • Review current employee engagement trends.
  • Identify key factors in both driving and sustaining employee engagement.
  • Evaluate the areas of focus for building engagement.
  • Highlight the critical imperatives for managing engagement.

Course Name: Engaging Your Employees
Cost: $49
Dates: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Time: 6:35-8:05 p.m.
Location: Chapman 613
Instructor: Cheryl Chester
Register: cedf.com/hr5 


Create Compelling Infographics with Zero Experience

Infographics are incredibly powerful marketing tools for businesses in all industries. Creating a professional looking infographic will help you catch your target audience’s attention, increase brand awareness, and connect with your audiences. In this workshop, you will learn what infographics are and how to use infographics effectively in businesses. You will also have hands-on opportunities to use free online tools to create infographics that you can use in your next presentation, your annual reports, your social media campaign, or anywhere you want.

Course Name: Create Compelling Infographics with Zero Experience
CRN: 3494
Cost: $49
Dates: Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Location: Chapman 710
Instructor: Wei Cen
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Create Exceptional Newsletters Like a Designer

Creating a newsletter can be stressful and time consuming. Want to create professional, eye-catching newsletters that your audience will remember? In this workshop, you will learn how to use online tools to create attention-grabbing, highly professional newsletters in less time and with less effort.

Course Name: Create Exceptional Newsletters Like a Designer
CRN: 3495
Cost: $49
Dates: Friday, December 14, 2018
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Location: Chapman 710
Instructor: Wei Cen
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Producing Video for Social Media

This 6 hour course will teach the fundamentals of producing recorded and live videos for social media including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. This course will cover camera operation and composition, basic video editing, graphics, formatting for each social media platform and distributing videos.  Learn the basics of live video streaming using Facebook Live and Google Live. No special equipment is needed, videos can be recorded using a cell phone or camera and editing and output can be performed on an iPhone or desktop computer. At the end of the class, students will have produced a business or personal video posted to social media.

Course Name: Producing Video for Social Media
CRN: 3507
Cost: $99
Dates: Fridays: November 9 & 16, 2018
Time: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Chapman 610
Instructor: Rich Lenoce
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