Goshen College ‘Lunch and Learn’ series to support and encourage administrative staff

GOSHEN, Ind. – This year Goshen College’s Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Education will continue its seven-week “Lunch and Learn” series targeted to administrative support staff looking to improve work habits and the work environment through lunchtime seminars in Goshen taught by experienced community leaders.

Classes will be held each Tuesday from Sept. 18 to Oct. 30, from 12 to 1 p.m., in the Goshen College Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall, 1700 South Main Street. Registration deadline is Sept. 6.

Classes include:

Sept. 18 – “Ten Strategies for Better Time Management” led by Mary Ann Lienhart Cross, M.S.

Finding a time management strategy that works best for you depends on your personality, ability to self-motivate, and level of self-discipline. This program describes ten possible strategies for improving your ability to manage the events in your life in relation to time.

Sept. 25 – “Having Fun Fitting Fitness into Your Busy Schedule led by Norma Monik, M.S., MBA

Have fun learning how to blend exercise into your busy day and still get the health benefits and results you want.

Oct. 2 – “Fraud Prevention” led by Martha Packer, director of loss prevention at Interra Credit Union, and Al Mackowiak, director of safety and security at Goshen College

What is identity theft and how can you protect yourself against it? What is considered fraud and what are some current scams in Elkhart County? Hear from two perspectives on this timely topic.

Oct. 9 – “Tech Tips – Microsoft Excel” led by Frank Caprino, MBA

Want to learn more about Excel? The presenter will help in understanding conditional formatting, sparklines, subtotals, sorting and filtering data, and pivot tables in Excel 2010.

Oct. 16 – “Tech Tips – iPads for the Home and Office” led by Seth Conley is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Goshen College

We’ve heard a lot about the potential of the iPad but may not know just how it can help us personally. In this session we’ll explore how the iPad can be beneficial to you at home and in your business. From the newbie to more experienced users, you’ll get a chance to preview popular apps and learn how to navigate this new, digital device.

Oct. 23 – “Heart Disease – The Silent Killer” led by Jennifer D. Coffman, MPA

What are the risks of heart disease and what resources are available? This presentation will answer those questions, along with what to ask your doctor and what to do if you’re not getting the care you deserve.

Oct. 30 – “Living a Healthy Lifestyle” led by Roy and Chris Pickler, contestants on “The Biggest Loser”

Roy and Chris Pickler will share what they learned on “the ranch” regarding what it takes to keep your life in balance by following the four key elements to living a healthy life. They will also share some personal stories from the show including what led them to apply and how they were chosen amidst thousands of other hopefuls. The couple’s main goal is to pay forward what they have learned, especially for the generation of children that are now faced with the nationwide obesity epidemic.

The seven-week series costs $139 per person, which includes lunch and presentation. Cost is $129 per person if three or more people register from the same company. Attendance of four or more sessions is required to earn .6 continuing education credits.

For more information or to register for the classes call (574) 535-7451 or visit the Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Education’s website.