At Tunxis Community College, our non-credit workshops are aimed at helping people enhance their professional skills and job performance. We call upon a network of instructors who bring years of real world experience and the latest thinking and best practices to their work. Classes are held on campus in Farmington and at our Bristol facility.

  • For more information, contact Tunxis@Bristol at 860.314.4700.
  • Check out the rest of our Professional Development training at: https://www.tunxis.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Spring-2020-inservice-catalog.pdf

Past, Present and Future: Kicking Your Career and Life into Overdrive

March 10, 2020, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (T) 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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This humorous, hard-hitting, motivational and content-rich workshop will provide you with the boost, methods and tools you need to maximize your potential, turn your plans into realities, and create the life and career you want to have. If you want to be happier, more successful, and more fulfilled personally and professionally, it’s up to you to take charge of your life and your career. This interactive program will show you the way to live and work with purpose and passion. Come prepared to take a close, hard look at who you really are and get ready to let go of the past, be present in the present, and face the future with enthusiasm.

Fee:  $90.00     Instructor: Ed Hendricks

Location: Tunxis@Bristol Campus, 430 North Main Street, Bristol, CT

To register for the class call 860-314-4700

Time Out – POWERFUL Time Management

March 24, 2020, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (T); 9AM – 4PM

Many people have difficulty achieving peak performance because there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. They need to take a ‘Time Out’ and get control of their time and their lives. This program is based on the expertise of time management guru, Alan Lakein. Participants will learn how to plan, organize, prioritize and manage their time for greater productivity and less stress. They will analyze how they currently spend their time, determine what their time wasters are and develop a new approach for efficient use of their time. This program eliminates the need to purchase a costly “time management & planning system” that requires you to carry a planning calendar with you everywhere you go. At the conclusion of this program you will be able to: Measure how effective you are at using your time, currently. Identify the Myths of Time that limit your effectiveness. Analyze your present use of time. Identify your personal time thieves and techniques to catch them. Employ six easy ideas for overcoming your poor time habits. Set short and long-term time objectives. Develop a plan with strategies to improve your use of time on a continuing basis.

Fee:  $90.00     Instructor: Larry Lindquist
Location:  Tunxis@Bristol Campus, 430 North Main St., Bristol CT

To register call 860-314-4700.

Introduction to the Four Agreements 

April 15, 2020, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM( (W) 9AM – 4PM.

As seen on Oprah and written by Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements, uses an ancient Toltec wisdom to apply simple agreement in one’s life. 1) Be impeccable with your word. 2) Don’t take anything personally. 3) Don’t make assumptions. 4) Always do your best. These agreements while on the surface seem simple, once practiced and applied change lives and behaviors that affect us personally and by extension professionally. By overcoming limiting beliefs, improving the way you use your language, improving relationship skills, understanding others, decreasing misunderstandings and disagreements, increasing clarity and always doing your best, you improve both your personal and professional lives! Learning Objective: To create a new understanding/perspective about what we can/cannot control in life and learning to reduce mind chaos, stress, fear and worry.

Fee: $90.00     Instructor: Lisa Crofton
Location:  Tunxis@Bristol Campus,430 North Main Street, Bristol, CT

To register call 860-314-4700

Effective Business Writing – Learn How to Write Again!

May 08, 2020, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (F) 9AM – 4:00PM

In this course, participants will learn the key principles that make business writing effective. The principles cover wording, composition, organization, tone, persuasion, and format. Participants will learn a concept; read an example; and put the concept into immediate practice. Learning Objectives: Demonstrate the ability to create business e-mails, letters and other communications that deliver a clear message. Increase writing efficiency by knowing and applying proven business writing principles. Increase the response rate to communications through professional presentation

Fee: $90.00     Instructor: Frances Trelease
Location:  Tunxis@Bristol, 430 North Main Street, Bristol, CT 06010

To register call 860-314-4700

Mindfulness Techniques for Managing Stress: Grace Under Pressure 

June 8, 2020, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (M) 9:00AM – 4:00PM

This class will offer a greater understanding of the origins of resistance within: the root cause of stress. In the workplace employees can experience frustration, feelings of overwhelm, helplessness, negativity and self-doubt. Mastering the skills to experience an internal calm, respond with clarity and respect, and remain physiologically at peace assists employees in ‘showing up’ fully focused and ready for success. Students will also learn and practice mindfulness techniques and the mindset that create a feeling of peacefulness and calm even during the course of a busy and challenging day.

Fee:  $90.00     Lisa Crofton
Location:   Tunxis@Bristol, 430 North Main Street, Bristol CT

To register call 860-314-4700

Tunxis Main Campus (Farmington)

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