Events

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here The United States Department of the Treasury has proposed a set of financial core competencies that will be used to establish a clear understanding about what all adults should know regarding the basic concepts of financial literacy. The five core concept areas identified are: Earning Spending Saving Borrowing Protecting against risk This session covers the basics (or essentials) of each area and describes practical skills needed to competently address (or manage) their personal finances. Target Audience All individuals needing to improve their understanding and management of the core concepts of personal finance. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Understand your paycheck in detail, including its relation to benefits and taxes Develop a spending plan, track spending habits, develop a strategy to live within your means Define a personal savings plan, understand the applicability of different types of financial accounts, and the personal financial risk associated with savings and investment vehicles Understand the cost of borrowing and how to secure the best types of credit for the need  Recognize the need to protect against risk through appropriate insurance vehicles and how to protect your identity against possible fraud and scams Brought to you buy Guidance Resources
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here Communication is a fine art that we often take for granted. It takes more than physical and verbal abilities to communicate. It takes energy along with the ability to offer support and demonstrate understanding and compassion when communicating within your family. Whether it’s an expectation, emotion, question or other message, openness and willingness to communicate improves overall quality of family communication. Target Audience Parents and anyone interested in improving their communication skills. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify the elements of good family communication Describe your family’s relative strengths/weaknesses Identify different styles of communication within families Describe how families pass on communication styles Identify ways to enhance communication in your family Describe how to listen more effectively to family members Identify the steps for effective problem solving within the family Describe effective family conflict resolution strategies Describe the use of “I” statements to reduce defensive reactions Describe effective family conflict resolution strategies Describe helpful tips for improving family communication Describe the use of structured family meetings Describe the use of games to improve family cohesion Describe the power of praise and acknowledgement Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here Most people can honestly say they believe it’s important to spend within their means and to save money for the future. Unfortunately, good intentions are often at odds with how our mind works. For example, many people want to save for the future but have no motivation to because they have not imagined that future. This course addresses the psychology behind saving money and adopting good financial habits. It will examine recent research related to how and why people save vs. spend and identify strategies for participants to change their financial mindset and develop new habits. Target Audience This workshop is for anyone who would like to understand how to save money and develop good financial habits. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Understand why some people save for the future and other spend for the moment Identify non-productive financial patterns and habits Recognize the mental and behavioral habits of people who save Create a compelling financial future to motivate behavior change Understand how to improve the capacity to delay gratification while increasing enjoyment Identify seven simple tools to help change spending habits Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here There are many myths about counseling and psychotherapy that ultimately prevent people from seeking the help that they need. In this session we will explore these myths and demystify the therapy process. We will look at areas where therapy might be beneficial. This session will provide some insight into what happens during a therapy session and what one can expect when seeking services. We will give an overview of different therapeutic approaches and discuss appropriate levels of care to address certain concerns. Target Audience This workshop is for anyone who would like to better understand what therapy truly looks like and who benefits from counseling. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objective In this workshop, you will: Explore the myths associated with counseling Examine who may benefit from counseling Review what to expect when one chooses counseling Learn about different modalities/approaches used in therapy Discuss appropriate levels of care Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here Everyone experiences emotions at work. We get frustrated with bosses giving more work when they don’t understand how much work we already have. We get upset with coworkers who don’t do their jobs, so we can’t do ours. We get angry with irate customers who don’t realize we are only trying to help. We worry about an uncertain future. But with all these emotions, most people don’t think they have anything to do with how they are feeling. They believe their emotions are a result of an external cause. That just isn’t true. Target Audience Anyone wising to learn how to better manage emotions. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify the nature of emotion Describe the function of emotion Describe how emotions originate from thoughts Identify the ways emotions can sabotage work and relationships Identify ways to taking responsibility for emotions Describe ways to monitor and dispute distorted thinking Describe ways of calming down Use future orientation to avoid impulsive acts Describe how to depersonalize criticism Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here Kindness is an admirable aspiration for anyone, and it also can be an effective way to achieve success. By being concerned about others we can build relationships and gain support. By serving others we can be happier about ourselves. Kindness can be more than the right thing to do, it can be a path to success and happiness. Target Audience Anyone who would like to spend less time in stressful conflict with others and more time enjoying cooperation and mutual respect Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify techniques to focus on other people Listen to words and emotions Talk in terms of the other person’s interests Ask about and be interested in the other person Discuss building relationships with kindness, using: Effective compliments Empathy Gratitude Know how and why to be assertive rather than aggressive Establish mutual respect Choose your behavior based on your goal Influence people in the long term vs. compel them in the short term Brought to you by Guidance Resources