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Spring 2014

Aging with Grace Exercise Program: Improving BalanceRheam Mansour, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, will lead this series focused on developing a short and simple, but effective home exercise program to help prevent falls. Rheam will provide education and training on proper technique with an emphasis on safety. This class is recommended for anyone who is able walk without assistance, follow simple 1-2 step verbal instructions and with medical clearance to participate in light level activity and exercise. Caregivers, family, health professionals, those working with the elderly or anyone interested in preparing for the aging process are also encouraged to attend. It is recommended that you wear loose, comfortable clothing and sneakers. Please bring a yoga mat, a small towel for perspiration, and a bottle of water to each class. Instructor is Rheam Mansour. Status: 8 seats available
Mar 19-Apr 23, W 4:30pm-5:30pm, 891 Ululani St., Room 116, $80.00.

Basic Grant WritingParticipants will learn all about the grant writing process, how to write a compelling statement of need, and learn what funders are looking for in grant proposals. Instructor Jeani Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and has helped various community organizations secure needed funding. Lots of samples and handouts provided. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Jeani Navarro. Status: 0 seats available
Feb 8, Sat 10:30am-4:30pm, 891 Ululani St., Room 116, $55.00.

Basic Grant Writing (Section 2)Participants will learn all about the grant writing process, how to write a compelling statement of need, and learn what funders are looking for in grant proposals. Instructor Jeani Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and has helped various community organizations secure needed funding. Lots of samples and handouts provided. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Jeani Navarro. Status: 3 seats available
Mar 1, Sat 9am-3pm, UCB 112, $55.00.

Beginning American Sign Language & Deaf Culture, Level 1This course is for anyone interested in interacting with those who use sign language as their main form of communication. Using both modes of silent and voiced portions throughout the class, students will gain confidence in understanding and “speaking” sign language. We will focus on pre-sign language skills in order to establish the correct mindset and structuring for American Sign Language grammar and spatial representation. Beginning sign vocabulary will be introduced as well as Deaf Culture topics for discussion. No prior experience is necessary. Ku Mei Kern, nationally certified through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and daughter of deaf parents, instructs. Signing Naturally: Student Workbook, Units 1-6 required and available on Amazon.com both used and new. Instructor is Ku Mei Kern. Status: 1 seats available
Jan 28-Feb 20, TTh 4:30pm-6:00pm, K108, $100.00.

Beginning American Sign Language & Deaf Culture, Level 2This class is a continuation of the Level 1 class. There will be some review of material from Level 1, therefore new students may register for this class. Ku Mei Kern, nationally certified through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and daughter of deaf parents, instructs. Signing Naturally: Student Workbook, Units 1-6 required and available on Amazon.com both used and new. Instructor is Ku Mei Kern. Status: 0 seats available
Feb 25-Mar 20, TTh 4:30pm-6:00pm, K108, $100.00.

Beginning American Sign Language & Deaf Culture, Level 3This class is a continuation of the Level 2 class. Participants must have attended Level 1 and/or Level 2 class. Ku Mei Kern, nationally certified through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and daughter of deaf parents, instructs. Signing Naturally: Student Workbook, Units 1-6 required and available on Amazon.com both used and new. Instructor is Ku Mei Kern. Status: 0 seats available
Apr 1-Apr 24, TTh 4:30pm-6:00pm, K108, $100.00.

Boxing for BeginnersThis beginner's boxing class is taught at a comfortable pace with emphasis on basic fundamental boxing skills. In this non-sparring class, students will learn hand wrapping, proper stance, foot movement, basic punches, and blocking & counter punching. Students will also be instructed on how to use and hit the punch mitts. This course is designed to improve balance & coordination and teaches basic self-defense for both sexes. Please bring your own shoes and towel. Handwraps will be provided at first class. This class is open to anyone 14 and above. Instructed by Perry Harada, a certified coach with the United States Amateur Boxing, Inc. Instructor is Perry Harada. Status: 0 seats available
Jan 29-Mar 19, W 4:45pm-6:00pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $70.00.

Constructing HappinessThis class aims to help you be the architect of your life, to make deliberate decisions on how to live well and to take an active role in your personal growth and healing. Happiness is an art that can be taught and learned, and the ultimate goal of Dr. Moon Jean Ho's healing work as a Naturopathic Doctor. This class is heavily influenced by the Celtic and Lacota wisdoms of Dr. Moon's spiritual teacher, a Lacota Shaman. Participants should bring a notebook and pen for notes. Please visit www.FoundationalWellnessClinic.com for more about Dr. Moon's integrative therapies. Instructor is Moon Ho. Status: 0 seats available
Feb 1-Mar 1, Sat 8:00am-9:30am, 891 Ululani St., Room 116, $50.00.

Dealing with Difficult and Upset People (KONA)You can’t avoid or control an upset or difficult person, but you can control how you will react to them! In this workshop, Nancy Lombard will help you to differentiate between people who are difficult as a result of challenging situations and those who seem to be always problematic. You will learn ways to calm and center yourself and respond effectively when faced with a person who is upset or difficult. You will also learn and practice giving constructive feedback to and solving problems with someone who always seems to be upset or difficult. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Nancy Lombard. Status: 18 seats available
May 9, Fri 9-11:30am, Kuakini Tower, 75-5722 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, $55.00.

Estate Planning 101Learn the fundamental mechanisms of estate planning and get to know more about your options. This workshop will cover joint ownership, wills, trusts, and beneficiary designation. Great for anyone who owns assets and doesn't have a will or trust; anyone who has a will or trust but hasn't updated it in awhile; anyone who wants to learn about estate planning in general. Participants will receive a certificate for 10% off legal services from the instructor. Instructed by Paul E. Booth, Esq. *Note: Date has changed from original advertisement. Instructor is Paul E Booth. Status: 0 seats available
Feb 10, M 4:30pm-6:30pm, UCB 113, $20.00.

Farm Business ManagementThis course is designed for anyone looking to start a farm, or anyone currently farming that would like to better manage their business. James Weatherford, PhD in Agricultural Economics, will cover record keeping, basic financial accounting, budgeting and most importantly, understanding what all this information means about the financial situation of your farming business. Participants will need to bring their own jump drive or laptop with spreadsheet software to every class session. Instructor is James Weatherford. Status: 0 seats available
Feb 4-Mar 6, TTh 5:30pm-7:00pm, UCB 101, $100.00.

Hawaii Farmers Market and Agritourism Vendors Informational Session (Hilo)Join us for a session of networking and education about the most current topics on being a farmers market and agritoursim vendor. Learn best food handling and business practices for selling at markets. Leave our session with practical tips, recommendations, and resources for increasing sales and keeping your food safe. Talk with farmers markets and agritourism experts Lani M. Weigert and Melissa McFerrin. Space is limited. Instructor is Luisa Castro. Status: 50 seats available
May 2, F 1pm-4pm, UCB 115, $20.00.

Hawaii Farmers Market and Agritourism Vendors Informational Session (Kona)Join us for a session of networking and education about the most current topics on being a farmers market and agritoursim vendor. Learn best food handling and business practices for selling at markets. Leave our session with practical tips, recommendations, and resources for increasing sales and keeping your food safe. Talk with farmers markets and agritourism experts Nancy Ginter Miller, Pamela Boyar, and Annie Suite. Space is limited. Instructor is Luisa Castro. Status: 30 seats available
Apr 30, W 12pm-3pm, CTAHR in Kainaliu 79-7381 Mamalahoa Hwy, $20.00.

How to Communicate with Tact and ProfessionalismAvoid misleading verbal and visual cues that interfere with clear, concise communication. Effective communication is not just about the words you use — it's about reading the other person and knowing the right way to deliver your pitch. The ability to link body language with the message is the hallmark of an effective communicator. This two-day communication seminar will teach you how to use nonverbal communication to reinforce your message, put others at ease, avoid mixed messages and achieve a positive outcome — even in conversations with bullheaded or reluctant people. Instructor is Fred Pryor. Status: 29 seats available
Mar 21, Fri 8:30am-3:30pm, Kuakini Tower, 75-5722 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, $150.00.

Introduction to PCAT PreparationThis course is intended for Pre-Pharmacy students who are starting to prepare for the PCAT. The course will be offered online as a short module through Laulima, the learning and collaborative server used for enhancing face-to-face courses, conducting fully online courses, and facilitating collaborative groups. There are no pre-requisites. Linda Connelly instructs. Instructor is Linda Connelly. Status: 50 seats available
Jan 13-May 16, TBA TBA, online, $50.00.

Japanese Taiko DrummingLearn about the art and spirit of taiko drumming from one of Hilo's best: Chad Nakagawa current leader of Taishoji Taiko. This class is open to anyone above the age of 8 and no experience is necessary. You will learn the basics of taiko and taiko drum making as well as "Renshu", a basic practice song. In addition, you will learn "Kore Kara", an open sourced piece. Be prepared to learn a lot while working out your body and having a good time. Includes materials for drum making. Instructor is Chad Nakagawa. Status: 1 seats available
Jan 27-Apr 14, M 5-7pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $80.00.

Lyrical Hip HopThis creative dance class combines several dance styles including hip hop, contemporary and modern. With his background in popping and locking as well as training in ballet, contemporary and jazz, Trey Saunders brings his unique style and flavor to this class. Open to all levels. Instructor is Trey Saunders. Status: 0 seats available
Jan 28-Apr 8, Tues 6:15pm-7:15pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $75.00.

Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects, and DeadlinesPrioritize crucial projects, manage conflicting demands, reduce pressure and master multiple tasks with confidence. This powerful one-day course teaches you the all-important skills that will help you deal with dozens of top priorities. Filled with practical how-to strategies, this time-management training will ensure that you: • Stop wasting time and get the clock working for you instead of against you • Take control of your multiple projects, even when they're all top priorities • Handle with ease all of the unexpected demands and unplanned situations that destroy the most careful scheduling • Stay cool, calm, and collected when the pressure is overwhelming and stress threatens your effectiveness Instructor is Fred Pryor. Status: 27 seats available
Apr 29, Tues 8:30am-3:30pm, Kuakini Tower, 75-5722 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, $150.00.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)MBSR teaches simple yet powerful practices of body scan, meditation, and gentle mindful yoga to help you to discover a deeper sense of wellness, balance, self-reliance and freedom. Taught by Bernie Schreck, a longtime instructor of meditation and mindful living, this class is for anyone interested in being proactive about their health and wellbeing. Daily home practice assignment will be given. Participants will need their own yoga mat and light blanket. A Mindfulness-Stress based Stress Reduction Workbook by Bob Stahl, Ph.D. and Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D is required and is available on Amazon.com. This workshop is normally offered for $500 but will be run through CCECS for a much lower price. Take advantage of the huge discount and the long term benefits to your body, mind and spirit. PLEASE NOTE: On April 5 there will be a one day retreat that will run from 10am until 5pm. Instructor is Bernie Schreck. Status: 0 seats available
Mar 8-Apr 12, Sat 1:00pm-5:30pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $155.00.

Preparation for the National Board for Professional Teaching CertificationThis course is designed to provide professional development study and support to teachers preparing for National Board Certification.* Support sessions will give teachers a complete understanding of the certification process and the National Board Standards. Teachers will examine and reflect on their teaching practices, and plan and prepare for the portfolio entries and National Board assessments. Teachers will prepare for the rigorous certification process with the support of Charlene Miyashiro, a retired educator and National Board Certified Teacher since 2000. Charlene’s extensive work experience in the Hawaiʻi’s D.O.E. spans over 34 years at the school, resource and district levels. She has also served as a board member of Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board for 6 years. Workshop participants will find her knowledge, experience and natural teaching skills invaluable as they prepare for the National Board Certification process. *National Board Certification is a rigorous, peer-reviewed teaching credential recognized nationwide. Teachers with National Board Certification demonstrate excellence in their ability to design learning experiences that advance student learning, have a strong command of the content they teach, use assessments that inform instruction, and have proven partnerships with the school, parents and local community. Benefits of National Board Certification: Strengthens teaching practice Demonstrates leadership skills Career advancement Allows teachers easier mobility to move from state to state Many school systems offer economic incentives to NBC teachers A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Charlene Miyashiro. Status: 5 seats available
Jan 21-Apr 22, Tues 4:15-7:15pm, UCB 314, $100.00.

Project Management WorkshopThis seminar is designed to help you complete your projects on time, on budget, and on target. Participants will learn to: • Master the art of project planning, and organize your project without omissions, mistakes, or miscalculations. • Use better communications techniques to get the cooperation, support, and resources that are vital to the project's success. • Root out waste in every stage of the project — wasted time, money, and effort that endanger a project's success. • Identify and use indispensable planning and scheduling tools that assure the project is implemented exactly as planned. • Estimate time and costs with pinpoint accuracy, using a simple 3-point approach that reduces the risk of costly delays and errors. Instructor is Fred Pryor. Status: 27 seats available
Apr 8, Tues 8:30am-3:30pm, Campus Center Room 306, $150.00.

Recreational Paddling, section 1Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Jonah Kalima teaches the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructor is Jonah Kalima. Status: 0 seats available
Feb 4-Apr 15, T 7-9am, Hilo Bayfront, $95.00.

Recreational Paddling, section 2Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Jonah Kalima teaches the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructor is Jonah Kalima. Status: 0 seats available
Feb 6-Apr 17, R 7-9am, Hilo Bayfront, $95.00.

Remotely Piloted Aerial SystemsParticipants will learn about the RPAS industry and history, air vehicles and payloads in use today, current and future applications, and the evolving regulation process. Special emphasis will be given to practical civilian uses such as precision agriculture, aerial photography, land management, and emergency first responders. Instructor is Stephen Rayleigh. Status: 7 seats available
Feb 7, Fri 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Campus Center Room 306, $125.00.

Step Up to Supervisor (KONA)Ideal for new supervisors, this short workshop on supervisory training will allow you to better understand your role as supervisor, communicate effectively with employees, customers and managers, recruit and hire new employees, integrate new hires with existing employees, and match your leadership style to your employees’ various developmental stages. Led by Nancy Lombard, Certified Instructor with the Effectiveness Institute. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Nancy Lombard. Status: 0 seats available
Feb 28-Mar 7, Fri 8:30am-12:30pm, Kuakini Tower, 75-5722 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, $150.00.

Tap SlamThis beginner level tap dance course will introduce students to the concept of rhythm production and tap dance techniques. Students will explore tap through history, basic body mechanics and learn foundational tap steps and choreography. Instructed by Stephanie Collins and Grace Balken. Grace Balken has extensive experience teaching tap to all ages from keiki to seniors. Stephanie Collins began dance training at age 4 in the Chicago area. She also has performed and choreographed locally, most recently for the Big Island Burlesque troupe, Birds of Paradise. Participants will also receive a special discounted price to the UHH PAC Rhythmic Circus show, "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" on March 11 at 7:30pm! 10 participant minimum required to receive discount. Details to be discussed at first class. For more details on the performance, go to: http://artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu/RhythmicCircus_000.php Students will need to purchase their own tap shoes. Instructor is Stephanie Collins. Status: 0 seats available
Jan 30-Apr 10, Thurs 5:30pm-7:00pm, UH Hilo Old Gym, $90.00.

The Outstanding Receptionist - Section 1Learn how to polish your image, perfect your telephone skills, and increase your value to your organization in this receptionist training seminar. No matter how busy you are, your organization depends on you to project a professional image, a first impression people will remember and respect for months to come. In just a half-day receptionist training seminar, you will discover how to improve your skills and better support everyone in your organization — right up to the managing director. This course will also help you learn how to manage the stress that comes naturally with your hectic schedule, and enjoy your job more in the process. This secretarial training program is packed with the tools and techniques receptionists need to face challenges confidently, tackle growing responsibilities, and maintain composure amidst chaos. In this informative administrative assistant training seminar, you will learn to manage your time better … deal with all types of people … handle conflict with tact and poise … and make a positive and polished first impression. Instructor is Fred Pryor. Status: 30 seats available
Feb 6, Thurs 8:30-11:30am, Campus Center Room 306, $75.00.

The Outstanding Receptionist - Section 2Learn how to polish your image, perfect your telephone skills, and increase your value to your organization in this receptionist training seminar. No matter how busy you are, your organization depends on you to project a professional image, a first impression people will remember and respect for months to come. In just a half-day receptionist training seminar, you will discover how to improve your skills and better support everyone in your organization — right up to the managing director. This course will also help you learn how to manage the stress that comes naturally with your hectic schedule, and enjoy your job more in the process. This secretarial training program is packed with the tools and techniques receptionists need to face challenges confidently, tackle growing responsibilities, and maintain composure amidst chaos. In this informative administrative assistant training seminar, you will learn to manage your time better … deal with all types of people … handle conflict with tact and poise … and make a positive and polished first impression. Instructor is Fred Pryor. Status: 30 seats available
Feb 6, Thurs 1pm-4pm, Campus Center Room 306, $75.00.

Tsunami Preparedness Course for BusinessesThe purpose of this self-paced course is to provide you with a foundation in preparing your business for tsunami hazards. Through the use of online videos and quizzes you will become knowledgeable about the nature and impact from the hazard; tsunami characteristics, the Tsunami Warning System; and specifics covering customer, staff, and property safeguards. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Walter Dudley. Status: 98 seats available
Jan 13-May 16, TBA TBA, online, $50.00.

Tsunami Preparedness Course for Community Emergency Response TeamsThe purpose of this self-paced course is to provide you with a foundation in preparing for tsunami hazards. Through the use of online videos and quizzes you will become knowledgeable about the nature and impact from the hazard; tsunami characteristics, the Tsunami Warning System; and specific preparedness, response measures, and action operations. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Walter Dudley. Status: 98 seats available
Jan 13-May 16, TBA TBA, online, $50.00.

Tsunami Preparedness Course for EducatorsThe purpose of this self-paced course is to provide you with a foundation in preparing your school and students for tsunami hazards. Through the use of online videos and quizzes you will become knowledgeable about the nature and impact from the hazard; tsunami characteristics, the Tsunami Warning System; and specific preparedness, response measures, and action operations. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Walter Dudley. Status: 98 seats available
Jan 13-May 16, TBA TBA, online, $50.00.

Tsunami Preparedness Course for Ocean Recreation Business OwnersThe purpose of this self-paced course is to provide you with a foundation in preparing your business for tsunami hazards. Through the use of online videos and quizzes you will become knowledgeable in the nature and impact from the hazard; tsunami characteristics; the Tsunami Warning System; and specifics covering customer, staff, and property safeguards. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Walter Dudley. Status: 98 seats available
Jan 13-May 16, TBA TBA, online, $50.00.

Tsunami Preparedness Course for Ocean Recreation BusinessesThe purpose of this self-paced course is to provide ocean recreation specialists with a foundation in preparing for tsunami hazards. Through the use of online videos and quizzes you will become knowledgeable about the nature and impact from the hazard; tsunami characteristics, the Tsunami Warning System; and specific preparedness, response measures, and action operations. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Walter Dudley. Status: 98 seats available
Jan 13-May 16, TBA TBA, online, $50.00.

Vegetable GardeningThis short but informative workshop will give basic instructions on growing a vegetable garden, including which vegetables thrive in warmer or cooler seasons. Learn about soils, fertilization, transplanting vs. direct seeding, as well as common diseases and insect pests. Taught by Hawaii Tribune-Herald garden columnist Nick Sakovich, retired farm advisor for University of California Cooperative Extension and former Administrator of Master Gardener Programs. Instructor is Nick Sakovich. Status: 0 seats available
Feb 8, Sat 10am-12:30pm, UCB 118, $25.00.