Growth continues to be a focus for the University of Southern Indiana's Outreach and Engagement. The division has released the fall 2017 series of Lifelong Learning noncredit courses, including eleven new programs, which are now open for registration.
“The Lifelong Learning team is excited to share our growing portfolio of programs to meet workforce needs and common interests,” said Dawn Stoneking, director of Lifelong Learning.
Lifelong Learning courses are open to anyone in the community regardless of educational background. All courses are presented in a noncompetitive atmosphere, where interest in learning and personal growth is the primary consideration.
Below is a list of new courses and their date(s):
Certificate in Human Resources for the Non-HR Manager (November 2): Employees are often promoted into management roles with little training in human resources. In this course, managers will learn about federal and state employment laws, as well as the importance of implementing effective human resource practices.
Certificate in Workforce Relationships (November 10 and 17): To work with a diverse group of individuals, we must first know ourselves. After this course, you will become a more effective team player in your workplace environment.
Trends in Oral Healthcare (September 30): This half-day conference will focus on the current trends in oral health care like the changing landscape of probiotic use, dietary supplements and food fads. Dental professionals will learn how these trends could potentially impact patient care.
Intermediate Yoga (3 Mondays and Wednesdays, starting September 11): Advance your practice with intermediate yoga poses to keep you challenged on your yogic path.
Reduce Stress and Feel Better (September 26 and 28): This interactive class will help you feel better in your body by connecting with your authentic nature. You will learn simple practices that lead to a more balanced and purposeful lifestyle, as well as enhance your daily habits.
Sloba (Eight Tuesdays, starting September 19): Sloba is a slow-paced, toning exercise class with emphasis on body posture, balance, flexibility, breathing, body-mind-coordination and movement awareness. Exercises taken from different disciplines like yoga, Feldenkrais, aerobics and Middle Eastern dance, form this unique exercise program.
Zumba (Six Wednesdays, starting September 13): A total workout, combining all elements of fitness–cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility and a serious dose of awesome.
Herbs-Not Just for Cooking (October 9): This introductory class will show you what to grow, when to harvest and how to store them. Take home basic recipes for making teas, tinctures and infusions.
Healthcare in Retirement (November 16): This course provides guidance on the possible implications and solutions to funding health care during retirement.
Statistics for Business and Professional Development (Six Thursdays, starting September 28): Much of our modern world requires individuals to understand and process big data. In this course, you will learn how to use Excel to process data sets into useful statistics for a modern business setting.
Microsoft Excel 2016 Level IV (Three Thursdays, starting November 30): A fourth level has been added to the suite of Microsoft Excel courses. Three sessions will be dedicated to learning Excel at a project-based level.
These classes are accompanied by returning courses, such as Beginning Golf, Leadership Challenge Workshop, Saturday Art Workshop for kids and more. Basic Orientation Plus safety training sessions are also offered on campus daily.
No grades are assigned and formal admission to the University is not required for course registration. However, many Lifelong Learning courses are available for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Certificates are offered for professionals who continue to grow in their field.
All current courses are available at USI.edu/LifelongLearning. Registration can be taken online or by calling USI Outreach and Engagement at 812-464-1989.
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