Highlights of Upcoming Classes at BET

Occasionally, we’ll highlight some of the upcoming classes at the state Bureau of Education and Training. Some of the upcoming courses are listed below. To sign up, you can find the form here, and fax it to 271-1422 or email it to karen.eaton-bruce@nh.gov. You can view a full course catalog here.


Trust Building In Teams and Organizations

Date: April 14, 2015 Duration: 1 day Time: 9:00-4:00 Cost: $75

Instructor: Greg Hessel, ReGeneration Resources

Trust is at the center of much of what can go wrong in organizations—conflict, poor team performance, the lack of feedback, and poor communication. Yet trust means many different things to different people. This training will explore how trust is broken, how mistrust creates a vicious cycle of perception, if and how trust can be rebuilt, and how to communicate in ways that rebuild trust. If you are concerned about the level of trust in one of your working relationships, this training is for you. Who can benefit: Any employee.


Microsoft Excel 2010 Basic: Level 1

Date: April 17, 2015 Duration: 1 day Time: 9:00 – 4:00 Cost: $130.00 includes materials

Number of participants: *6-12 Facility: BET Training Center

Instructor: Greg Taillon

This workshop is designed for new users of Microsoft Excel and introduces participants to the basic skills required to use MS Excel. Completion of this workshop provides participants with the skills required to perform basic spreadsheet tasks. Topics covered include:  Entering and editing formulas, Working with pictures, Saving and updating workbooks, Modifying a worksheet, Moving and copying data, Moving and copying formulas, Absolute and relative references,  Inserting and deleting ranges, rows, and columns, Using functions, AutoSum, AutoEntry, AutoCorrect, and the AutoFill, Using AVERAGE, MIN, MAX, COUNT and COUNTA, Formatting: Text, Row & Column, Number and Conditional formatting, Printing: Spell Check, Page Setup options, Charts: Chart basics, Formatting charts, Managing large workbooks: Viewing, Printing, Working with multiple worksheets, Graphics and screenshots: Conditional formatting with graphics, SmartArt, graphics, Screenshots

Who can benefit: All employees who need to learn basic worksheet skills and how to work with worksheet data in any version of MS Excel.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Windows-XP, Vista or 7/8 or equivalent experience

*NOTE: 6 laptops available, first come first served; 6 additional seats available for those who bring their own laptops.


Evaluating Employee Performance

Date: April 21, 2015 Duration: ½ day Time: 9:00-noon. Cost: $40

This program focuses on how to accurately evaluate employee performance. It will stress high but realistic expectations, tracking performance, conducting the evaluation meeting with employees, and planning follow up sessions.


Interviewing Techniques

Date: April 21, 2015 Duration: ½ day Time: 1:00-4:00 pm Cost: $40

This program covers the principles of effective interviewing and candidate selection using structured interviewing techniques and ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws. Through lectures, group discussions, videos, and skills practice, students learn job-related behavioral interviewing techniques and review the steps in filling a vacancy in state or local government.


Gender, Power, and Difference: Observing Dynamics that Impact Effectiveness

Date: April 24, 2015 Duration: ½  day Time: 9:00-12:00 Cost: $40

Instructor:  Loretta L.C. Brady, Ph.D.,APA-CP

Gender is a diversity construct that influences major and minor interactions.  Attention to the underlying mechanism that shapes our experience and expectation of gender, for ourselves and in others, can improve how we interact with others. Knowledge gained from this half-day training will empower staff to reflect on their experiences with gender, how it impacts their approach and expectations in working with others (from clients to colleagues), and ways they can observe and shift problematic responses based or influenced by gender.  Participants in this training will:

  • Understand gender as a diversity construct and review historical and contemporary shaping of gender concepts.
  • Develop knowledge for the way gender intersects with power distance, concepts of modernity, and ideology to shape expectations and experience.
  • Increase skill in recognizing and engaging their own gender role understanding to work effectively with others

Excel Formulas & Functions 2010

Date: April 24, 2015 Duration: 1 day  Time: 9:00 – 4:00  Cost: $130.00 includes materials

Number of participants: *6-12  Facility: BET Training Center

Instructor: Greg Taillon

This workshop deals with creating formulas and working with functions in Excel. Course material will apply to any version of Excel. If you currently use Excel and want to tune up or sharpen your skills in creating formulas and using functions, this is your class. This class will consist of an entire day of creating formulas and using functions. A lot of this material is normally covered in Excel II. If you have already taken Excel II this material will largely be review.  The topics actually covered will depend on the knowledge level of participating students. Topics may include: When to use formulas; Simple formula construction; Using parentheses in formulas and the order of operations; Nesting formulas within formulas;  Excel functions; Function arguments; Absolute references, Circular references; Using the Paste function wizard; Using functions and formulas to derive function arguments; Data analysis functions; Auditing

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