Tuesday, May 14
'The Faces of Change: Understanding and Managing Generations.' 8:30 to 11: 30 a.m., Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 303 W. Kirby Ave., C. This Workplace Business Success Seminar will explain how to better understand and manage generational differences in the workplace. Cost $39 for chamber members, $59 for nonmembers. To register, contact Caryn at CarynI@champaigncounty.org or call 359-1791.
Saturday, May 18
'Writing A Business Plan' workshop. 9 to 11:30 a.m., Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 303 W. Kirby Ave., C. Sponsored by East Central Illinois SCORE. For first-time entrepreneurs and those growing small businesses. Content includes business plan format, financial analysis and securing financing. To register, contact East Central Illinois SCORE at 359-1791 or http://www.eci.score.org.
Thursday, May 23
'Coaching: Developing Others.' 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m., Parkland Business Training and Community Education, 1315 N. Mattis Ave., C. Learn how to: recognize the challenges faced in developing others; demonstrate a variety of listening and asking techniques to help others feel confident making decisions; and conduct focused conversations that result in professional development and growth. Class fee $135, includes workbook. Part of the Parkland College Leadership Series. Register by Thursday. Call Parkland, 351-2235.
Association of Fundraising Professionals. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St., Danville. The East Central Illinois Chapter is hosting the presentation, "Successful Social Media Fundraising." Guest speaker for the educational networking event is Nathan Hand, director of advancement for The Oaks Academy, Indianapolis. Cost: $25 for AFP members; $30 for nonmembers; includes a catered lunch. Paid registrations by May 20. To register, visit http://www.eastcentralillinoisafp.org. For information, contact Cathy Reardon at email@example.com.
'One-on-One Computer Basics.' 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through May 29, Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., C. All skill levels are welcome to drop in for one-on-one computer instruction. Get free help with questions about the Internet, email, resumes and more. Individual computer instruction from library staff is also available by appointment. Call the library, 403-2090.
Toast of Champaign Toastmasters. Noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday, Champaign Public Library (see information desk for room location), 200 W. Green St. Learn to speak in front of groups. For anyone interested in working on communication skills. Guests welcome to attend any meeting. Also, visit the Fireside Club, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., first and third Wednesdays of the month, and the McKinley Toastmasters Club, 6:15 p.m., first four Thursdays of the month, also at the library.
Food service sanitation manager's course. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 and 23, ILEAS Training Center, 1701 E. Main St., U. Exam, 9 to 11 a.m. May 28. Course is for people needing the Department of Public Health recertification, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23. Cost: $120 for certification class including text and exam; ServSafe exam at additional fee; $60 for recertification class including text. Both classes also available online. To register, contact Sue Summerville, 684-2435.
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