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Digital Marketing Professional Certificate-Interested? 01/12/2022 - 12/31/2022 $0.00

Students who earn a Digital Marketing Professional Certificate will be prepared with the experience and insights to be able to work and speak with authority in this fast-paced industry. Graduates of this course will be a skilled digital marketer, capable of building digital marketing strategies from scratch. This Digital Marketing Course is aimed at:
• Those in traditional marketing careers who are looking to update their skillset.
• Marketers working in Management and Senior Management.
• Those who have just graduated and want to hit the ground running and up their skills in digital marketing immediately.
• Entrepreneurs and small business owners.
• Anyone hoping to implement an up-to-date digital strategy for their company.

Thank you for your interest in this course. This course is not currently open for enrollment.

Please click the Add to Waitlist button and proceed through the checkout at no cost so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.

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ESports Summer Camp 07/25/2022 - 07/29/2022 $375.00

Are you interested in learning more about Esports gaming, Esports Leagues and ways to improve your gaming habits? Our Esports Summer camp can help you increase your gaming skills, improve your practice habits, and improve your fundamentals skills through live gaming sessions. This camp will focus on League of Legends. The weeklong camp will occur from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Activities will include opportunities to learn about good gaming habits, positive feedback and positive self-esteem. The day will be split into tow rotating blocks. Coaches are former and current Ragin' Cajun Esports Captains. There will be time allotted each day for individual practice. The final day of the camp will include a competition among campers to practice skills learned throughout the course of the week. Meals not included

Class Times:

Mon Jul 25 2022 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Tue Jul 26 2022 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Wed Jul 27 2022 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Thu Jul 28 2022 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Fri Jul 29 2022 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM

Leadership 07/27/2022 - 07/27/2022 $100.00

The topic of leadership has been a constant conversation within the workforce world. It can also become extremely controversial in answering the question: Are leaders born or made? What if the answer is “both”? As the world is changing and becoming more diverse, leaders must also continue to develop. They must exhibit the patience, skills, and overall willingness to grow in their role. This course will discuss the components of leadership, elements in development, diversity and inclusion, and even strategies to successfully reach individuals in a hybrid and/or virtual format. Participants will investigate their own strengths as a leader and developing goals. This course will be offered virtually.

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Thu Jul 28 2022 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Leadership 07/28/2022 - 07/28/2022 $100.00

The topic of leadership has been a constant conversation within the workforce world. It can also become extremely controversial in answering the question: Are leaders born or made? What if the answer is “both”? As the world is changing and becoming more diverse, leaders must also continue to develop. They must exhibit the patience, skills, and overall willingness to grow in their role. This course will discuss the components of leadership, elements in development, diversity and inclusion, and even strategies to successfully reach individuals in a hybrid and/or virtual format. Participants will investigate their own strengths as a leader and developing goals. This course will be offered virtually.

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Thu Jul 28 2022 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Literacy for Life: Fine Tuning Reading & Writing Skills 07/11/2022 - 07/14/2022 $120.00

Reading and writing skills are foundational to life-long success. This course uses interactive, reflective activities to help you improve your literacy skills while building your love for learning. This class is a place of strength, community and big dreams. In this course you will: reflect on your past literacy experiences, assess where you are in your personal literacy journey, improve your reading and writing skills and take-a-way a personal plan to support future needs. This course will be offered virtually.

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Mon Jul 11 2022 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tue Jul 12 2022 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wed Jul 13 2022 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thu Jul 14 2022 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Management Fundamentals for New Managers 08/03/2022 - 08/03/2022 $100.00

Are you ready to take on any challenge, be your best and put what you've learned into practice immediately? In this virtual course, you will learn the skills necessary to plan, prioritize and execute effectively? At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to Understand how to approach a team as their supervisor, develop your management plan, motivate your direct reports, coach for improved performance, think and act strategically, plan and prioritize your time, handle difficult conversations, listen actively and effectively, create a motivational environment using feedback and reinforcement to guide and motivate behavior, and effectively deal with difficult people.

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Wed Aug 3 2022 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Proper Workplace Communication 07/14/2022 - 07/14/2022 $75.00

The workplace consists of diverse professionals with varied skillsets, education, and competencies. It is common to work alongside individuals who are much different in views of proper communication, even generational differences. However, successful organizations ensure all individuals are aware of effective communication skills and learn abilities to navigate in any setting. This virtual course will teach individuals how to identify their own communication styles, but also learn specific strategies, tips, and rules to connect with others verbally and orally. Individuals will leave the course with more knowledge to increase team productivity, and also avenues for building relationships with colleagues.

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Thu Jul 14 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

ServSafe Food Safety Certification 07/11/2022 - 07/11/2022 $250.00

In 2001, the Louisiana Legislature passed Act 506 stating all food service establishments are required to have either the owner or a designated employee certified in food safety.

This course is designed to enable you to earn the required ServSafe Certification. The course material provides accurate, detailed information for all levels of food service employees including those who handle, receive, clean, store, prepare, and serve food. Food safety challenges will be addressed, as well as practical ways to resolve these challenges. Also, the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) method to avert problems caused by food-borne illnesses will be covered.

This course will use a ServSafe textbook, which covers a review of sanitary food preparation. The ServSafe certification exam is given during the final hour of the course. This certification is valid for five (5) years. ServSafe textbook included.

The instructor strongly advises you to pick up your ServSafe textbook prior to the class- doing so will help you prepare for the exam. The Office of Professional & Continuing Education is housed in LITE, which is located at 537 Cajundome Blvd in Lafayette.

Students who pick up the ServSafe Certification textbook early, will be responsible for bringing the book and the exam answer sheet back to the class. Students who fail to return to class with the book and exam answer sheet will not be allowed to take the class and will have to re-register and pay for the next class.

**Please bring a valid form of identification, such as a driver's license or a state issued pictured ID

Class Times:

Mon Jul 11 2022 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SHRM-Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Course 09/27/2022 - 12/06/2022 $1295.00

This online preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking credentials that focus on identifying and testing the knowledge and practical real-life experiences HR professionals around the world need to excel in their careers today.

Earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential establishes you as a recognized expert in the HR field. These certifications recognize that HR professionals are at the core of leading organizational success:
•Built on the Body of Applies Skills and Knowledge (SHRM BASK™) designed to elevate the HR profession around the world.
•Tests the HR professional’s competency—the ability to put that knowledge to work through critical thinking and application.
•Demonstrates that the HR professional is a technical expert and has mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies, through practice and experience, to drive business results.

This certification preparation program covers four knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace and Strategy as well as eight behavioral competencies; Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, and Communication.

This intensive program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track as you prepare for the exam. For those not seeking certification, this course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist point of view, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core competencies and increase productivity.

As an added advantage, we use the SHRM Learning System, which has a long and established track record of helping HR certification candidates beat average pass rates. It features relevant HR content and advanced tools that streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.

**Cost is inclusive of course fee and book/materials

Class Times:

Tue Sep 27 2022 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue Oct 4 2022 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue Oct 11 2022 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue Oct 18 2022 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue Oct 25 2022 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue Nov 1 2022 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue Nov 8 2022 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue Nov 15 2022 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue Nov 22 2022 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue Nov 29 2022 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue Dec 6 2022 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Virtual Leadership 07/13/2022 - 07/13/2022 $75.00

The pandemic has completely enhanced and/or evolved the remote workforce. Not only have organizations shifted from the traditional workplace, but they have included hybrid or fully remote options for their employees. New processes, policies, and strategies have been created to embrace this changing world. However, have leaders thought about their responsibilities concerning leading effectively when you no longer can obtain the face-to-face interactions? This course is designed to assist leaders with effective leading in a workforce driven by technological advances and home office capabilities. Participants will learn ways to manage and influence a virtual team, collaborative working methods, effective written and verbal communication skills, proper virtual meeting tactics, avenues to overcome setbacks and hurdles, and even tips for maintaining proper self-care for employees and administrators. The practical skills learned in this remote session will equip all leaders for a successful work-from-home team.

Class Times:

Wed Jul 13 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Virtual Leadership 07/20/2022 - 07/20/2022 $75.00

The pandemic has completely enhanced and/or evolved the remote workforce. Not only have organizations shifted from the traditional workplace, but they have included hybrid or fully remote options for their employees. New processes, policies, and strategies have been created to embrace this changing world. However, have leaders thought about their responsibilities concerning leading effectively when you no longer can obtain the face-to-face interactions? This course is designed to assist leaders with effective leading in a workforce driven by technological advances and home office capabilities. Participants will learn ways to manage and influence a virtual team, collaborative working methods, effective written and verbal communication skills, proper virtual meeting tactics, avenues to overcome setbacks and hurdles, and even tips for maintaining proper self-care for employees and administrators. The practical skills learned in this remote session will equip all leaders for a successful work-from-home team.

Class Times:

Wed Jul 20 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Working Well with Others 08/02/2022 - 08/02/2022 $100.00

Teamwork makes the dream work! No matter if an organization has an awesome workplace environment, conflict can still occur in various ways. This can consist of something very small like the inability to choose the best topic for the next meeting or something very large like an office brawl due to a new policy. Either way, it is essential that all individuals are aware of how to properly manage conflict, thus eliminating the risk of unproductivity. This course will provide the tools necessary to navigate through any workplace problem and continue to thrive in the setting. The objective is for each participant to understand the importance of continually working well with others. This course will be delivered virtually.

Class Times:

Tue Aug 2 2022 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM