Business & Professional Development

CBIZ partners with regional business and industry leaders to develop a vital economic future.

NEW Business Bookkeeping Certificate is design for those who want to become a bookkeeper or for small business owners who would like to understand bookkeeping better.  Increase your skills in payroll, QuickBooks, Excel and tax knowledge to enable you to perform bookkeeping accurately and efficiently.

Check out our Business and Professional Development Classes below. Call (319) 208-5375 to register.

Re-Licensure
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Course  Date
Hair Shaping and Iowa Law                                                         10/18/2015
Cosmetology Balayage & Cup Cake Colors 10/18/2015

 

Entrepreneurship
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Course Date
Put Your Business on the Map! 9/21/2015
Put Your Business on the Map! 9/21/2015
Put Your Business on the Map! 10/14/2015
Put Your Business on the Map! 10/28/2015
Put Your Business on the Map! 10/28/2015
Put Your Business on the Map! 11/11/2015
QuickBooks® Payroll                                                                     11/10/2015
QuickBooks Pro® Level I                               10/20/2015
QuickBooks Pro® Level II 11/3/2015
Smart Start 9/16/2015
Smart Start 9/30/2015
Smart Start 10/7/2015
Smart Start 10/21/2015

 

Professional Skills
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Course Date
Accounting Basics Concepts 9/29/2015                                   
Business Writing 10/20/2015
Excellence in Customer Service 10/6/2015
Payroll Accounting 12/1/2015
Problem Solving and Decision Making 10/13/2015
Problem Solving for Teams 11/3/2015
Professionalizing Email  11/19/2015

 

Leadership
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Course Date
Enhancing Performance 9/21/2015
Handling Conflict 10/12/2015
Horse Sense for Leaders Lunch and Learn 8/26/2015
Horse Sense for Leaders 9/24/2015
Improving Customer Service 11/20/2015
Improving Customer Service 12/11/2015
Microsoft Project 10/7/2015
Mixing 4 Generations                                           10/1/2015
Mixing 4 Generations 12/17/2015
New Supervisory Survival Skills 10/13/2015
Supervision Certificates 10/13/2015
Successful Meetings 10/28/2015
Successful Meetings 12/2/2015
Understanding Personal Listening Approaches 10/6/2015
Understanding Personal Listening Approaches 12/3/2015
Working Together                                                                                            10/20/2015

 

Human Resources
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Course Date
Family Medical Leave Act 8/19/2015
Americans with Disabilities Act 8/19/2015

 

Athletic Coaching

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Course Date
Coaching                                                                                                                10/19/2015
Taping Clinic 9/12/2015
Taping Clinic 10/24/2015
Coaching Ethics Self-Study

 

Social Media

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Course Date
Facebook Ads: Big Ideas for Small Business                                                               10/6/2015
Pimp My Profile: LinkedIn for Professionals 10/20/2015

Hair Shaping and Iowa Law
Tools Tools Tools! A look at all the new Specialty Tools and Product used to create Today’s Cutting Edge looks and a glimpse into the past at Antique Hair Tools (2 hours), Iowa Law and Sanitation (2 hours)

4 hours, 1 session I $55 I Bobbie Behrens 

#50909     SCC West Burlington Campus                             Room 501
                 Sunday, Oct 18                                                     8 AM - Noon

Cosmetology Balayage & Cup Cake Colors
Balayage & Cup Cake Colors. The art of Painting the hair using Vibrant and Fashion to create today’s Trending color looks. 

4 hours, 1 session I $55 I Bobbie Behrens 

#50908     SCC West Burlington Campus                                Room 501
                 Sunday, Oct 18                                                       12:30 - 4:30 PM 

#50907     All-day discount     Cost: $95.

Put Your Business on the Map!
Let's put our cities, and your business on the map!  Presented by GOOGLE.  We want to help every business in our community get found on the web-starting with yours!  97% of consumers look online for local goods and services.  People are searching online for your business every day!  Make sure they can find and connect to you by adding your business information to Google Search and Maps.  It's Easy and it's FREE!  This 2-hour hands-on workshop will guide you through putting your business on the map!  Register for one of four workshops.  Computers will be provided; you may bring your own lap top.  Space is limited.

2 hours, 1 session I $0 I Janine Clover, MBA

#51235   SCC Center for Business                                           Room 110
               Monday, Sep 21                                                         8 - 10 AM

#51236   SCC Center for Business                                           Room 110
               Monday, Sep 21                                                         1:30 - 3:30 PM

#51296   SCC Mt. Pleasant Center                                           Room 203
               Wednesday, Oct 14                                                    12 - 1 PM

#51298  Columbus Junction Community Center
               Wednesday, Oct 28                                                    2 - 4 PM

#51297   ISU Extension and Outreach Center                            
               Wednesday, Oct 28                                                    6 - 8 PM

#51237   SCC Keokuk Campus                                                Room 417
               Wednesday, Nov 11                                                   8 - 10 AM

#51238   SCC Keokuk Campus                                               Room 417
               Wednesday, Nov 11                                                 1:30 - 3:30 PM

QuickBooks Payroll
In this course, you’ll be introduced to a variety of payroll service options within QuickBooks, learn to work with the payroll item list, set-up payroll compensation codes, new and existing employee files, enter timesheet data, create employee paychecks, pay payroll tax liabilities, prepare both federal and state payroll tax reports, and enter manual paychecks. Prerequisite: familiarity with QuickBooks navigation. Seating limited. 

3 hours, 1 session | $49 | Janine Clover, MBA 

#50716     SCC Center for Business                                           Room 110
                 Tuesday, Nov 10                                                        8:30 - 11:30 AM

QuickBooks Pro® Level I
If you are a new user of QuickBooks Pro® or Premier®, this hands-on training seminar is for you! Learn how to set up a company, customer and vendor files, and chart of accounts. Learn how to manage money coming in and money going out including sales, invoicing, paying bills, and tracking expenses. You’ll also learn how to reconcile accounts, and use reports to understand your business, including profitability and sales trends. All materials are included. Basic computer knowledge is required. 

9 hours, 3 sessions | $119 | J. Clover, MBA 

#50723     SCC Center for Business                                               Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Oct 20 - 27                                                   8:30 - 11:30 AM

This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certification. Additional 4 hours for hands-on project. 12 hours, 4 sessions | $149
#50724     SCC Center for Business                                               Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Oct 20 - 29                                                   8:30 - 11:30 AM

QuickBooks Pro® Level II
Beyond the basics, in this seminar you will build on the knowledge gained in Level I as you learn to work with physical inventory and sales tax, set up and use QuickBooks® payroll, and deal with the “other” accounts found on the balance sheet, such as current assets and long-term liabilities. Also covered are estimates and time tracking features as well as data maintenance. Finally, you’ll learn how to make journal entries, customize reports, and create custom templates. Materials included. 

9 hours, 3 sessions | $119 | J. Clover, MBA 

#50725     SCC Center for Business                                                Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Nov 3 - 10                                                     8:30 - 11:30 AM

This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certification. Additional 3 hours for hands-on project. 12 hours, 4 sessions | $149
#50860     SCC Center for Business                                                Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Nov 3 - 12                                                     8:30 - 11:30 AM

Smart Start
This FREE 2-hour workshop will help you analyze your business idea and cover what you need to know to launch your business. You will learn the importance of a business plan and the steps to create one, how to conduct market research, prepare for a bank loan, legally organize your business, record keeping and taxes, marketing ideas, and available financing options. Registration is required. All materials provided. 

2 hours, 1 session | $0 | Janine Clover, MBA 

#50946     SCC Center for Business                                                 Room 111
                 Wednesday, Sep 16                                                         6 - 8 PM

 #50945     Keokuk Public Library                                                     Lower Level
                  Wednesday, Sep 30                                                        5:30 - 7:30 PM

#50943     Wapello ISU Extension and Outreach      
                 Wednesday, Oct 7                                                            6 - 8 PM 

#50944    Mt. Pleasant Chamber Alliance      
                Wednesday, Oct 21                                                           6 - 8 PM

Accounting Basic Concepts
Designed for the non-accountant bookkeeper, office manager or owner of a business. Learn basic accounting terms including revenues, expenses, assets, and liabilities. Learn to build and read the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. Become familiar with accounting debits and credits as you learn how to record transactions in this hands-on course.  This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certification. 

24 hours, 6 sessions | $199 | J. Clover, MBA 

#51179     SCC Center for Business                                                 Room 111
                 Tue & Thu, Sep 29 - Oct 15                                             8 AM - Noon

Business Writing
In this course, you will learn to craft effective business communications and avoid common pitfalls that can undermine your message.You will be given the tools to write effective business reports, proposals, letters and emails. Word Basics or equivalent experience is recommended.  This course is approved for the Administrative Professional Certification.

6 hours, 2 sessions | $175 | Cindy Murphy

#50916     SCC Center for Business                                                 Room 103
                 Tue & Thu, Oct 20 - 22                                                     9 AM - Noon

Excellence in Customer Service
We all know what bad service looks like, but do we know how to give excellent service? What do you do when the customer is angry or unreasonable? You can keep your customer happy and satisfy business needs. In this course, you will gain the skills to address customer expectations, find solutions in difficult situations, communicate clearly and be empowered for excellence.  This course is approved for the Administrative Professional Certification. 

8 hours, 2 sessions | $175 | Cindy Murphy 

#50722     SCC Center for Business                                                  Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Oct 6 - 8                                                          8 AM - Noon

Payroll Accounting
It’s a fact of business—if a company has employees, it has to account for payroll, fringe benefits, and payroll taxes. This comprehensive course will guide you through processing a new employee, calculating payroll and payroll taxes, payroll tax reporting, and periodic and year end payroll reporting to the government.  This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certification. 

16 hours, 4 sessions | $179 | J. Clover, MBA 

#50719     SCC Center for Business                                                  Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Dec 1 - 10                                                       1 - 4 PM

Problem Solving and Decision Making
Every day we make decisions and solve problems. Despite making numerous decisions every day, many of us are still uncomfortable making conscious decisions. In this course you will learn to identify and define problems, learn tools and techniques to solve problems and understand how to think critically. Time will also be spent understanding group dynamics as they apply to decision making and problem solving, as well as learning how to utilize decision support tools that can aid decision making.  This course is approved for the Administrative Professional Certification. 

8 hours, 2 sessions | $175 | Cindy Murphy 

#50727     SCC Center for Business                                                  Room 103
                 Tue & Thu, Oct 13 - 15                                                     8 AM - Noon

Problem Solving for Teams
Explore strategies and skills to define the problem, foster creative solutions, identify participant qualifications for a given problem and select problem solving techniques. 

4 hours, 1 session | $94 | Kristin Schulte

#50819     SCC Center for Business                                                  Room 111
                 Tuesday, Nov 3                                                                 8 AM - Noon

Professionalizing Email
While most of us understand that poorly written emails can waste time, we forget that they can also create costly misunderstandings, catapult deadlines forward, delay deliverables, lower people’s opinion of you, and undermine a career. Let us help you and your organization maintain your credibility, project a professional image, and save time for yourself and readers. 

4 hours, 1 session | $79 | Sue Prochazka 

#50820     SCC Center for Business                                                  Room 112
                 Thursday, Nov 19                                                              Noon - 4 PM

Enhancing Performance
Understand behavioral tendencies and how they affects others. You will learn to adapt behavior and develop strategies for working together, how to accomplish tasks by improving relationships with others and understand and appreciate individual behavioral differences. 

4 hours, 1 session | $94 | Sue Prochazka 

#50799     SCC Center for Business                                                      Room 111
                 Thursday, Sep 21                                                                  Noon - 4 PM

Handling Conflict
One of the most difficult and most avoided topics in every company and relationships is that of conflict. And, it is one of the most poorly handled subjects. We all learn from our past in how we handle conflict with others. Some of us have great examples and some, not so much. Everyone experiences some degree of workplace conflict, therefore, we all deserve training on how to handle it most effectively, focusing on great results and best teaming relationships. You will focus on conflict do’s and don’ts.You will pay close attention to a conflict roadmap that will allow a productive strategy for encouraging and following through with healthy conflict. We will take a closer look at each individual’s natural conflict style to increase awareness and become better able to effectively navigate more effective conflict situations.

3 hours, 1 session | $159 | Heather Woody 

#50921     SCC Center for Business                                                       Room 111
                 Monday, Oct 12                                                                      9 AM - Noon

Horse Sense for Leaders Lunch and Learn
How is the Horse Sense for Leaders educational for your employees? Come get a taste of what the Horse Sense for Leaders will be about. Want to learn key leadership skills outside of a classroom? How well you work with a horse may not be on your performance review, but strategically leading a team through daily obstacles will certainly be evaluated. Through direct interaction with horses in an arena environment, you will clearly see the importance of relationship, communication, understanding and trust when leading a team to successful results. This equine-assisted approach to learning will help you evaluate and develop your leadership skills as you work with a team to meet challenges through a variety of fun, ground-based activities. You will want to be a part of this innovative experience that will positively impact your career!  Participants need to be dressed for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. 

1.25 hours, 1 session | $35 | Vicki Baum 

#50964     SCC West Burlington                                                                Campus Fair Arena  
                 Wednesday, Aug 26                                                                  11:30 AM - 12:45 PM 

Horse Sense for Leaders

Want to learn key leadership skills outside of a classroom? How well you work with a horse may not be on your performance review, but strategically leading a team through daily obstacles will certainly be evaluated. Through direct interaction with horses in an arena environment, you will clearly see the importance of relationship, communication, understanding and trust when leading a team to successful results. This equine-assisted approach to learning will help you evaluate and develop your leadership skills as you work with a team to meet challenges through a variety of fun, ground-based activities. You will want to be a part of this innovative experience that will positively impact your career!  Participants need to be dressed for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. 

4 hours, 1 session | $455 | Vicki Baum 

#50891     SCC West Burlington                                                               Campus Fair Arena
                 Thursday, Sep 24                                                                     Noon - 4 PM

Improving Customer Service
Make a lasting impression for your business or organization by improving your customer service approach. Attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors in the workplace impact how we relate to the customer or clientele we serve.This course will include discussion, exercises, and activities aimed at creating a customer friendly atmosphere. The instructor will include insights and lessons learned from 30 years of experience in human services.  

3 hours, 1 session | $59 | Sue Prochazka 

#50906     SCC Keokuk Campus                                                                Room Annex
                 Friday, Nov 20                                                                            8 AM – Noon 

#50905     SCC Center for Business                                                           Room 112
                 Friday, Dec 11                                                                            8 AM - Noon

Microsoft Project
Learn to use this powerful program as a tool for Project Management. You will learn how to develop and present your project plan, master the tools for managing schedules and resources effectively, identify critical paths and manage multiple dependencies, and track progress and costs—and make real-time adjustments. 

8 hours, 2 sessions | $190 | Susan Dunek 

#50817     SCC Center for Business                                                             Room 110
                 Wednesdays, Oct 7 - 21                                                              Noon - 4 PM

Mixing 4 Generations in the Workplace
In today’s business environment, with a vast range of ages and background experiences at play, you are more likely to be managing, coaching and leading people who are nothing at all like you. This class will provide you with the understanding and tools necessary to effectively coach, manage and retain each generation at work.

4 hours, 1 session | $94 | Sue Prochazka 

#50815     SCC Keokuk Campus                                                               Room Annex
                 Thursday, Oct 1                                                                        8 AM – Noon 

#50816     SCC Center for Business                                                          Room 111
                 Thursday, Dec 17                                                                      Noon - 4 PM 

New Supervisory Survival Skills
This training program is designed for non-managers interested in or identified for promotion and new managers. Knowledge gained in this program will enable you to avoid some of the hard lessons that come from on-the-job learning. Applicable in manufacturing, service, and retail organizations this seminar presents the fundamental management and communication skills and techniques required to manage employees effectively. This seminar meets the pre-requisite requirements for our comprehensive leadership development curriculum that addresses today’s management challenges. 

6 hours, 2 sessions | $159 | Brian Stone 

#50881     SCC Center for Business                                                            Room 103
                 Tue & Thu, Oct 13 - 15                                                                12:30 - 3:30 PM 

Supervision Certificate
Leader, manager, supervisor, team leader – no matter what your official title, you’re expected to get the job done through others. This course provides new and experienced supervisors with the tools and skills for building personal confidence in their leadership role. You will see the relevance of the training, rapidly acquire the skills, and quickly put them to use on the job. Attend all twelve modules and earn a Certificate in Supervision. Our program is designed for anyone who manages people in manufacturing, retail or service industries.

36 hours, 12 sessions | $975 | Brian Stone 

#50854     SCC Center for Business                                                            Room 103
                Tue & Thu, Oct 13 - Nov 19                                                         12:30 - 3:30 PM

Successful Meetings
Learn about key elements of successful facilitation and setting the tone for productive meetings. Topics will include: assessing meeting effectiveness, examining roles and responsibilities, and discussing ways to keep meetings on track. Participants will examine strengths and weaknesses of their organization’s meeting structure and incorporate tools for making meetings more productive. 

3 hours, 1 session | $59 | Sue Prochazka 

#50855     SCC Center for Business                                                            Room 111
                 Wednesday, Oct 28                                                                     9 AM – Noon 

#50857     SCC Keokuk Campus                                                                 Room Annex
                 Wednesday, Dec 2                                                                     9 AM - Noon

Understanding Personal Listening Approaches (Improved Communication Elective)
Learn to listen to what is really being said and motivate others to give you the information you need. Increase positive information flow to enhance productivity and performance as well as strengthen staff trust and morale.

4 hours, 1 session | $94 | Kristin Schulte 

#50824     SCC Center for Business                                                           Room 112
                 Tuesday, Oct 6                                                                           8 AM – Noon 

#50826    SCC Keokuk Campus                                                                 Room Annex
                Thursday, Dec 3                                                                          8 AM - Noon

Working Together
This course will deliver strategies and skills to establish team member roles and responsibilities, identify misunderstandings in conflict, facilitate cooperation, and negotiate for results. 

4 hours, 1 session | $94 | Ben Moser 

#50829     SCC Center for Business                                                              Room 112
                 Tuesday, Oct 20                                                                            8 AM - Noon

Family Medical Leave Act
As every human resources professional knows, the management of family medical leave creates headaches in everyday employment life. The class will provide step-by-step guidance to understanding the complexity of managing your company’s family medical leave program in accordance to regulatory guidance.  This program has been approved for 3 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org. 

3 hours, 1 session | $249 | Mark Hudson

#50144     SCC Center for Business                                                                 Room 103
                 Wednesday, Aug 19                                                                         9 AM - Noon

Americans with Disabilities Act
This class will cover the intricacies of the ever-changing and evolving disability discrimination arena. Since the passage of the ADAAA, employers continue to grapple with disability-related issues like excessive absences, employer restrictions, and reasonable accommodation requests. This interactive class will address these critical questions and typical trouble spots including what is a reasonable accommodation and how do employers make that determination.  This program has been approved for 3 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org. 

 3 hours, 1 session | $249 | Mark Hudson 

#50154     SCC Center for Business                                                                    Room 103
                 Wednesday, Aug 19                                                                           12:30 PM - 3:30 PM 

#50146     All-day discount                                Cost: $449.

Coaching
This course is designed to enable you to meet the state requirements for coaching, ethics, care and prevention of athletic injuries, anatomy, and growth and development. Upon completion, students qualify to make application to the IA Board of Education Examiners for coaching Authorization. Course work is completed in an online format. One day, face-to-face, taping clinic with our athletic trainer is required.

Coursework | $699 | Ralph Kaufman 

#50918     Online   
                 Oct 19 - Dec 18 

Required Taping Clinic | 8 hours, 1 session | $89 | S. Abbott

#50853     SCC West Burlington Campus                                                                Room 451
                 Saturday, Sep 12                                                                                    8 AM - 4 PM 

#51152     SCC West Burlington Campus                                                                Room 451
                 Saturday, Oct 24                                                                                     8 AM - 4 PM

Coaching Ethics
This course is designed to enable you to meet the state requirements for coaching ethics re-certification. This is an independent study program.

Self-study I $90 I Ralph Kaufman

#50149     Self-Study

Facebook Ads: Big Ideas for Small Business
Did you know there are more than two million businesses advertising on facebook? Advertisers of all shapes and sizes are finding ways
to leverage the social media giant’s 1.2 billion users. You don’t need to reach everyone on Facebook, but engaging even a fraction of users
who live in your corner of the world could do a lot for your business. Learn how to use Facebook’s advertising tools to reach, engage and
motivate your customers. Also learn tips on what to say, how to say it, and when to say it. Class ideal for businesses with established pages that you want to pay to build traffic and action. 

3 hours, 1 session | $39 | Jeff Ebbing 

#50950     SCC Center for Business                                                                        Room 110
                 Tuesday, Oct 6                                                                                        6 - 9 PM

Pimp My Profile: LinkedIn for Professionals
You know you should be using LinkedIn for networking, but it’s all a mystery: connections, profiles, endorsements, groups. Where do you start? Your LinkedIn profile is your business card, your resume, your soapbox, and your rolodex - all in one. Learn how to pimp your profile and get noticed. Then see how you can leverage LinkedIn’s other features to grow your network and build influence.

 3 hours, 1 session | $39 | Jeff Ebbing 

#50947     SCC Center for Business                                                                         Room 110
                 Tuesday, Oct 20                                                                                       6 - 9 PM

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