St. Paul Community Learning Association

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We are committed to helping adults pursue their interest in learning in the St. Paul area.

PROGRAMS FOR FALL 2017


ADULT LITERACY SERVICES
Are you an English speaker that needs help with reading, writing, or math? This is a FREE and confidential program for adults who want to improve reading and writing skills to use printed information in everyday living.
Please contact our office at 780-614-6346 to make arrangements.
Times: Flexible. We will be holding drop in sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Mannawanis Native Friendship Centre.
Fee: Free

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)
Is English your second language? Would you like to improve your English skills? This course will help you improve your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to aid in everyday life and in the workplace.
Please contact our office at 780-614-6346 to make arrangements.
Times: Flexible
Fee: Free

WILDERNESS FIRST AID
This is a practical course designed for individuals working on remote sites or participating in outdoor activities outside of immediate medical assistance. This course provides participants with an introduction to wilderness first aid, with an emphasis on practical skills, decision making and dealing with environmental conditions. The Wilderness First Aid course may be modified to accommodate other elements of wilderness first aid, outdoor safety or leadership training. Topics covered included patient assessment, shock, wound management, burns, fractures, sprains, environmental injuries, common medical problems and first aid kits. This is a certificate course. Participants will have to attend all 20 hours of the course to receive the certificate.
Instructor: Stephane Donaldson
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017 and Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time & Location: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Portage College
Fee: $240.00

FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS 303
This workshop covers the following: optimizing your Facebook business page; defining your social media brand voice; navigating the content jungle, putting algorithms into plain English, the basics of Facebook advertising, free/low cost tools for managing your Facebook brand presence. This workshop is for small business owners, managers, administrators and anyone wishing to grow a Facebook business page. Pre-requisite required: Attendees must already have a Facebook business page and provide their own laptop for the session. (In partnership with the St. Paul and District Chamber of Commerce)
Instructor: Jonathan Berube
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time & Location: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Portage College
Fee: $40.00

PERSONAL POWER
A feeling of powerlessness in the face of other people’s competence, aggression, rudeness, or disregard may happen to you rarely, frequently, or all the time. It can develop gradually over time, or be a powerfully swift and dramatic force. If *you *ever feel powerless, come to this session to begin to learn to trust yourself and advocate for your own needs in a positive and productive way.
Instructor: Iris English
Date: October 5, 2017 – Portage College, St. Paul
Time; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fee: 25.00

FIRE ARMS SAFETY
The Canadian Firearms Safety Course is a requirement for those who wish to apply for a Possession Acquisition License (PAL) in Canada. The course consists of instruction in the safe handling, storage and transportation of non-restricted firearms. The course will cover the entire legal requirements that firearm owners have to meet in order to comply with the laws in place governing firearm use, storage and transportation. A written and practical exam to follow upon completion of the course.
Instructor: Floyd Kunnas
Date: Saturday, October 14
Time & Location: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at Portage College
Fee: $125.00

MONEY CENTS 101
This course is for anyone who is interested in improving the way they handle money. Topics include: Budgeting and Dumping Debt; Save, Spend, or Invest?: What's the difference and when is the proper time for all three. Debunking money myths concerning: vehicles, debt, owning a home, and retirement; Your Personality and Money
Instructor: Adam Charbonneau
Dates: Mondays, October 16 – November 6
Time & Location: 6:30-8:00 p.m at Portage College
Fee: $25.00

PET FIRST AID
For dog and cat owners on the basics of recognizing illness or injury. We will cover the steps you can take to provide first aid when required, and when to seek further care from a veterinarian.
Instructor: Dr. Anita Hellquist, D.V.M. and Angela Lock, R.V.T.
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time & Location: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Portage College
Fee: $30.00

CANADIAN RESTRICTED FIREARMS COURSE
This firearms safety course deals with the safe handling, transportation and storage of
restricted firearms (handguns). It deals with the legislation pertaining to this class of firearms. After completion, the student will be able to apply for a Restricted Possession and Acquisition Licence that will enable them to acquire handguns and ammunition. Participants must have successfully completed the Non-Restricted Safety Course tests as a pre-requisite to this course. There will be a “hands on” session using non-functional handguns and ammunition. The course will cover the entire legal requirements that firearm owners have to meet in order to comply with the laws in place governing restricted firearm use, storage and transportation. A written and practical exam to follow upon completion of the course.
Instructor: Floyd Kunnas
Date: Saturday, October 28
Time & Location: 9-1 p.m. at Portage College
Fee: $105.00

STRESS MANAGEMENT
Has your stress level increased and are you simply trying to keep it together? This workshop will focus on the types, symptoms and causes of stress and how to manage it all with real techniques and solutions. Open to anyone wishing to understand themselves better, manage their stress levels, and live a more balanced life. This course is being offered in partnership with St. Paul and District Chamber of Commerce.
Instructor: Kathryn Hotte
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time & Location: 9:00 am to 11 am, Portage College
Fee: $20.00

DID YOU JUST HEAR WHAT I THOUGHT I SAID?
Even at the best of times, communication can become snarled. It's easy to make assumptions
about what we say and what we hear. When we forget to apply the principles of plain
language to speaking and writing, or get careless in how we listen to others, the potential for miscommunication increases. Clear communication must be a deliberate choice, and most times, simpler – is - better.
Instructor: Iris English
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00, Portage College
Fee: $25.00

APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING (A.S.I.S.T.)
ASIST is a 14 hour / 2 day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world. This is a certificate course. Participants will have to attend all 14 hours of the course to receive the certificate. LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE.
Date: Wednesday, Tuesday November 7, 2017 and Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time and Location: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at SPAN, 4737 – 45 Ave, St. Paul (Back building)
Instructors: Provided by Centre for Suicide Prevention
Fee: $175.00

SPEECHCRAFT
Speechcraft is a communication training course designed and conducted by Toastmasters International. Speechcraft is a 6 to 8 week special session for non-members to get an introduction to the Toastmasters method that builds speaking ability by involving individuals in community or workplace clubs to practice their skills and evaluate one another's progress. The program aims at developing; Take the Terror Out of a Talk; Speech Organization/ Construct a Speech; How to Relate to Your Audience; Using Body Language & Gestures; Your Speaking Voice & Vocal Variety; Using Visual Aids/ Presentation Skills; Effective Speech Evaluation to Motivate; Impromptu Speaking. This course is being offered in partnership with St. Paul and District Chamber of Commerce.
Instructor: TBA
Date: TBA
Time & Location:TBA, Portage College
Fee: $90.00

THE FANTASTIC FACILITATOR
Think back to a training that got you intrigued, engaged, and excited. How was it different from the many you’ve attended that were okay… but not challenging, fun, or motivating? When YOU’RE the facilitator, how do you design a training situation that informs, satisfies, and empowers? We’ll touch on creating the environment, setting the content, using effective methods and techniques, addressing copyright issues, and living your ethics, with specific emphasis on how to legally integrate materials developed by others. This workshop format can be adapted to in-house, staff, and professional development training, for a variety of topics. You, too, can present material in a friendly, engaging format that makes it much more likely to be remembered and used. “Lessons learned in laughter last longest!” Proven training techniques and tips, group work, visual aids, role playing, lesson plans, pacing, to help YOU light the fire! This course is being offered in partnership with St. Paul and District Chamber of Commerce.
Instructor: Iris English
Date: November 1, 2017
Time & Location: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Portage College
Fee: $40.00


 

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