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    Advance Professional Careers with Immediate Skills in Management and Communication This November

    Local employees and job-seekers at all career stages can take charge of their futures with Career Skills Institute courses through the SBCC School of Extended Learning. During November, several of these tuition-free short courses are geared toward improving management and workplace communication skills. The Career Skills Institute is endorsed by LinkedIn and focuses on providing training for the workforce in a unique, flipped-classroom setting, powered by Lynda.com.

    Local employees and job-seekers at all career stages can take charge of their futures with Career Skills Institute courses through the SBCC School of Extended Learning. During November, several of these tuition-free short courses are geared toward improving management and workplace communication ski ...
  • Resolving Difference in the Workplace - SBCC Career Skills Institute
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    Resolving Difference in the Workplace - SBCC Career Skills Institute

    This course teaches students how to practice communication techniques to match the situation, personalities and outcomes desired for each stage of the conflict cycle. Students will also learn how to assess strengths and limitations of their own communication style.

    Students may elect to take this course independent of a Career Skills Institute digital badge or apply it to the Enterprise Communication 2 Certificate. Students who complete this badge will develop additional strategic communication techniques and skills to open up additional work and advancement opportunities.

  • Building High Performance Teams - SBCC Career Skills Institute
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    Building High Performance Teams - SBCC Career Skills Institute

    This course teaches students to how to apply key team building skills needed in the workplace. Students will learn the stages of team development, team roles, supportive communication climate, meeting strategies, and collaboration and critical problem solving.

    Students may elect to take this course independent of a Career Skills Institute digital badge or apply it to the High Performance Teams Certificate or Project Management Certificate.

  • Assertive Communication - SBCC Career Skills Institute
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    Assertive Communication - SBCC Career Skills Institute

    This course teaches students how to enhance assertiveness skills for immediate on-the-job use. Discover techniques to be an assertive communicator, acquire tools to receive and give feedback. Address business etiquette with professionalism and assertiveness. Identify strengths and growth areas.

  • Mobile Marketing - SBCC Career Skills Institute
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    Mobile Marketing - SBCC Career Skills Institute

    This course teaches students how connecting mobile marketing to your business creates innovative, efficient, and exciting experiences between producers and consumers and is cost effective marketing. This course also educates on how engagement via mobile helps lead customers into emerging global markets.

  • Workplace Politics - SBCC Career Skills Institute
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    Workplace Politics - SBCC Career Skills Institute

    This course teaches students constructive political behavior to create more win-win situations, unblock barriers to change, create greater “buy-in” on key projects, develop cohesion, and improve decision making

    Students may elect to take this course independent of a Career Skills Institute digital badge or apply it to the Enterprise Communication 2 Certificate. Students who complete this badge will develop additional strategic communication techniques and skills to open up additional work and advancement opportunities.

  • Best Practices in Customer Service - SBCC Career Skills Institute
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    Best Practices in Customer Service - SBCC Career Skills Institute

    This course teaches students how to apply strategies that will retain your valuable customer base and earn repeat business. Students will learn how to resolve complaints, manage verbal and nonverbal communication, and the steps for defusing angry customers.

  • Graduates of Self-Sufficiency Program Celebrate

    Graduates of the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program celebrated with community leaders.

  • CANCELLED: Light Up A Life 2017 - Carpinteria
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    CANCELLED: Light Up A Life 2017 - Carpinteria

    *Originally scheduled Dec. 9th, Carpinteria Light Up A Life 2017 has been rescheduled due to the effects of the Thomas Fire*

    Light Up A Life 2017
    Hospice of Santa Barbara

    This holiday season, come celebrate and honor the lives of your loved ones at Hospice of Santa Barbara’s 34th annual Light Up A Life ceremonies. Watch as hundreds of lights and stars illuminate the memorial trees and hang your own personalized tribute in memory or honor of a loved one. All proceeds will benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara.

    Date and Location:

  • Light Up A Life 2017 - Goleta
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    Light Up A Life 2017 - Goleta

    Light Up A Life 2017
    Hospice of Santa Barbara

    This holiday season, come celebrate and honor the lives of your loved ones at Hospice of Santa Barbara’s 34th annual Light Up A Life ceremonies. Watch as hundreds of lights and stars illuminate the memorial trees and hang your own personalized tribute in memory or honor of a loved one. All proceeds will benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara.

    Dates and Locations:

    Sat., December 2nd, 5:30 p.m. – Casa de la Guerra, 15 E. De La Guerra St., Santa Barbara

  • Light Up A Life 2017 - Santa Barbara
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    Light Up A Life 2017 - Santa Barbara

    Light Up A Life 2017
    Hospice of Santa Barbara

    This holiday season, come celebrate and honor the lives of your loved ones at Hospice of Santa Barbara’s 34th annual Light Up A Life ceremonies. Watch as hundreds of lights and stars illuminate the memorial trees and hang your own personalized tribute in memory or honor of a loved one. All proceeds will benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara.

    Dates and Locations:

    Sat., December 2nd, 5:30 p.m. – Casa de la Guerra, 15 E. De La Guerra St., Santa Barbara

  • BPI Building Science Principles Training - emPower San Luis Obsipo County
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    BPI Building Science Principles Training - emPower San Luis Obsipo County

    Earn a Building Science Principles certificate while learning how to maximize overall energy efficiency at emPower San Luis Obispo County’s two-day Building Performance Institute Training.

  • Young Leaders Society Presents “United We Bowl”
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    Young Leaders Society Presents “United We Bowl”

    Join United Way of Santa Barbara County for a fun-filled night with costumes and raffle prizes at the Young Leaders Society’s 8th Annual “United We Bowl” event. The bowl-a-thon will raise funds for the Young Leaders Society’s 8th Annual “United We Read,” and other valuable community programs. Guests can create a team or join one. Whether a spare, split, or strike, every game counts. Come join the fun and sign up today!

    Date: Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

    Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Location: Zodo’s Bowling and Beyond, 5925 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117

  • Volunteer for 26th Annual Day of Caring
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    Volunteer for 26th Annual Day of Caring

    Make a positive impact in your community by joining United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) for its 26th Annual Day of Caring.

    More than 1,400 volunteers will donate their time and energy to a wide variety of service projects throughout Santa Barbara, Carpinteria and Goleta, including gardening at the Pilgrim Terrace and Yanonali Community Gardens, making improvements to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and painting a mural at Harding Elementary School in Santa Barbara.

  • Home performance sales training course open to contractors
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    Home performance sales training course open to contractors

    As a contractor, you know that making energy improvements to a home can optimize its efficiency and overall comfort and safety. But how do you convey these benefits to prospective clients?
    Learn great strategies at a FREE training event available to contractors participating in the emPower Central Coast program.

  • Open House Reception for Art Exhibition by Beverley Jackson
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    Open House Reception for Art Exhibition by Beverley Jackson

    Hospice of Santa Barbara welcomes local artist Beverley Jackson, who will display her art at the Leigh Block Gallery located within Hospice of Santa Barbara.

    The public is invited to enjoy her works on exhibit at a wine and hors d’oeuvres open house reception. Jackson will donate 25% of the proceeds from her art sales to Hospice of Santa Barbara. You can also schedule a viewing of the exhibit by calling (805) 563-8820.

  • Death and Cupcakes
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    Death and Cupcakes

    Hospice of Santa Barbara welcomes you to join a discussion about death and the celebration of life in a comfortable and welcoming setting. This gathering is a group-directed discussion of end-of-life issues; not a support group or an education seminar. The aim is to talk openly about death, enhance life, and of course, eat cake.

    This open dialogue is held on the third Tuesday of every month from 1-2 p.m. All community members are welcome to attend and are encouraged to bring their questions, curiosity, and tender hearts.

  • Learn at Lunch: Death and Dying in the Queer Community
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    Learn at Lunch: Death and Dying in the Queer Community

    Rev. Allysa De Wolf, Senior Pastor at the First Congregational Church of Santa Barbara will discuss "Death and Dying in the Queer Community."

    Learn at Lunch is an informal series of community educational events to deepen our knowledge of issues related to our work. The series is offered on the third Friday of each month. Attendees are welcome to bring lunches. No RSVP necessary.

    Date: Friday, August 18
    Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
    Location: Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100

  • Home Comfort contractors can utilize to load calculation software for better customer satisfaction
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    Home Comfort contractors can utilize to load calculation software for better customer satisfaction

    Maximize your clients’ home energy efficiency by ensuring that their heating and cooling systems are well designed.

  • Training to optimize residential HVAC performance
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    Training to optimize residential HVAC performance

    Minimize your clients’ costs of running their HVAC systems while maximizing on their home comfort.

    Available to emPower Central Coast participating contractors, this free training will teach you to identify and explain the most critical factors in minimizing home comfort costs, including mechanical system sizing, design, equipment selection and installation.

    Learn how your clients can get the most out of their HVAC systems while optimizing comfort.

    Free lunch will be provided. The cost of training is sponsored by emPower.

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