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enrich your organization
computers and technology
explore languages
healthcare and medical
expand your career
integrative healthcare and wellness
NORMANDALE.EDU | 952-358-8343
continuing education
Sebastian Joe’s manager,
Greg Hefferan, scoops up
new leadership skills
through the Supervision &
Management Certificate.
Discover New Possibilities
2014 begins! It is a great time to look forward, clarify intentions and frame
goals for the year. We seek ways to feel healthy, emotionally fulfilled,
personally successful and connected within our communities. When we take
time to learn, we invest in ourselves. When we expand our insights and honor
our talents, we invest in our future.
This schedule is filled with courses and programs designed to inspire and
prepare you to reach your aspirations, professionally and personally.
Explore Career Opportunities
If you are in the middle of a job search or unsure about the direction of your
career, take a look at the many events designed to connect you to new
opportunities and professional networks…many are FREE.
Change Summit page 4
New World of Work page 65
Healthcare Information Technology page 32
Healthcare Careers page 69
Enhance Workplace Skills
Businesses leaders value employees who can lead teams and facilitate change.
Employers know that new thinking fosters growth, satisfies customers and
improves overall competitiveness.
The Failure Forum page 5
Certified ScrumMaster page 16
Change Agent Certification page 5
Delivering greater customer service and building brand value are the hallmarks
of competitive advantage. There is an increasing need for employees who can
apply customer research and analytical tools to enhance the customer
experience, communications and business strategies.
CX: Customer Experience page 11
Google Analytics page 12
Customer Centric Communication page 10
Embrace Health and Wellness
Utilizing the holistic principles of energy, balance and wellness are known to
enhance our health. They also cultivate natural vigor that helps us obtain
greater clarity, boost productivity in our work and feel contented.
Ayurveda Certificate page 35
Energy Medicine page 42
Reflexology page 54
Whether you’re looking to renew your career, advance your professional skills
or enhance your wellbeing, Normandale Continuing Education can help you
achieve your goals. Call us at 952-358-8343, we’re here to help.
Learning for Individuals, Teams and Organizations
table of contents
enrich your organization | pages 2 – 19
Business Acumen
Change Management
Human Resources
Business Communication
Customer Experience
Agile and Scrum
Quality and Six Sigma
Project Management
computer and technology | pages 20 – 29
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Access
SQL – Structured Query Language
Organization and Efficiency
Graphic and Web Design
Web Development
Information Technology
healthcare and medical | pages 30 – 33
Medical Careers
Healthcare Information Technology
Nursing and Certifications
integrative health and wellness | pages 34 – 57
Nutrition and Diet
Energy Medicine - Reiki - Healing Touch
Emotional Freedom Techniques
Sound Healing
Light Energy
Self Mastery
Feng Shui
Healing Arts Business Practices
Creativity and Personal Development
Stress Management and Meditation
Movement and Body Work - Yoga
Qigong and Tai Chi
explore languages | pages 58 – 62
American Sign Language
English Speaking
expand your career | pages 64 – 67
Career Assessments
Global Career Development Facilitator
Training and Development
registration | page 68 | Winter/Spring 2014 1
Cover story,
page 6
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enrich your organization
Business Acumen
Managing Ambiguity:
Navigating Gray in a Black and White World
In a constantly changing work environment, the ability to navigate
ambiguous situations is an underappreciated skill. While it might
be nice to have black-and-white answers, todays complexity and
sophistication creates a whole world of gray. You will learn the tools
necessary to create shared agreement and avoid miscommunication.
.4 CEU, $99, INSTR: Ellen Hinrichs
Class ID: 32551 Tue, 4/29/14 8:30am – 12:30pm RM: P1840
Negotiation: Get What You Want NEW
Negotiation is a key skill for success in business and everyday life.
Knowing strategies to clarify what you want and how to prioritize
needs will ensure you get more of what’s essential. Work with a pro
to learn how to plan, implement and win in the bargaining process.
Save time, grow your business network and gain confidence when
dealing with even the shrewdest of deal-makers. Invest in these skills
now and reap a lifetime of rewards. See the website for more
information. 1.6 CEU, $195, INSTR: Julia King Tamang
Class ID: 32267 Online class – 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Class ID: 32268 Online class – 5/5/14 – 5/30/14
Working with Difficult People
Dealing with difficult people in the workplace can be exhausting,
irritating and overwhelming. Prepare yourself with skills and strategies
to cope with challenges effectively and appropriately. Create a
personal plan to improve interactions and concentrate on your own
performance and results.
.4 CEU, $99, INSTR:
Ellen Hinrichs
Class ID: 32542 Thur, 5/29/14 8:30am – 12:30pm RM: P1842
Managing Time, Workload, and Responsibilities
Time is the common equalizer. This course will expose common
time wasters and brainstorm effective methods to eliminate the
waste. Discover tools and methods to manage your workload most
effectively and efficiently.
.4 CEU, $99, INSTR: Ellen Hinrichs
Class ID: 32541 Tue, 5/13/14 8:30am – 12:30pm RM: P1840
Fundamentals of Agile Development
See page 16 for course description.
CX: Customer Experience NEW
See page 11 for course description.
Throughout our schedule, you will see this matrix barcode (or QR
code). Smartphones and other devices equipped with barcode
readers are able to scan this code and gain instant access to our
“According to a 2013
study from Brother
Corporation, the
average US worker
loses 76 hours per
year as a result of
disorganization and
inefficiency. This
equates to an
estimated $177
billion loss to
organizations.” | Winter/Spring 2014 3
Neuroleadership: Brain-Friendly
Strategies to Enhance Performance NEW
The exploding field of neuroleadership is teaching us important
lessons about how the brain physically reacts to change and
organizational decisions. In this workshop, you will learn how to
create an environment and implement strategies that are conducive
to supporting happy and healthy brains. Brains that are more open
to collaboration and implementation of new initiatives. You will
specifically learn how to enhance the structure of your teams,
communicate change, and coach in a way that will engage employees
and improve performance. .4 CEU, $99, INSTR: Erika Garms, Ph.D
Class ID: 33596 Wed, 5/21/14 8:30am – 12:30pm RM: P1840
Building and Leading an Effective Team NEW
The days of employees working by themselves in a lonely cubicle are
over. Almost all work is done in teams, and the leader who can create
a high-functioning cohesive team will be most effective. Learn how
to adapt to individual strengths and preferences while creating a
team that is better than its individual parts. .4 CEU, $99, INSTR: Ellen
Class ID: 32540 Tue, 5/6/14 8:30am – 12:30pm RM: P1840
Dump The Data, Tell The Story NEW
Every day it seems as though we sift and sort through data. Some of
it offers new insight and some supports a greater story. The problem
is being able to convert and condense data into meaningful
information that is compelling, illustrative, understandable and
targeted to the needs of your audience. In this interactive workshop,
you will learn the skills of synthesizing information into main points
and translating those points into stories that create meaning and
produce necessary results. You will see that data stories can be told
through narratives, metaphors and visuals. You can bring your own
data or work with in-class data sets. This workshop is ideal for
executive assistants, marketing and sales professionals, project and
financial managers, planners and analysts. .4 CEU, $99, INSTR: Allison
Class ID: 33598 Thur, 5/22/14 8:30am – 12:30pm RM: P1840
see page 10
Dr. Erika Garms
speaks at the
March Change
Summit, page 5
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Change Management and Leadership
Normandale is developing key partnerships with experts in change
management, and supporting the development of national
certification standards. Together, we have created learning tools
and classes designed to meet the varied needs of today’s employees,
change practitioners and businesses.
Mastering Change: Tools for Your Transition
Change leadership is a two-way street. While formal leaders have
an obligation to communicate clearly and create an environment
where change can flourish, every individual also shares in the
responsibility to be adaptable and flexible. You will learn the
difference between change and transition, while developing tools
for communicating and managing the stress often related to change.
.4 CEU, $99, INSTR: Julie Berg
Class ID: 32550 Thur, 5/8/14 12:30pm – 4:30pm RM: P1842
Leading Through Change
The frontline manager is in an unenviable position when it comes to
leading change. Often faced with rallying the troops to accept and
embrace change that may be unpopular, there is an art and science to
managing change. The class will begin with an explanation of the
transition process and how it affects people. Strategies will then be
provided for supporting your employees while holding them
accountable for accepting change. This workshop will give you ample
time to apply concepts to your own situation, so bring your issues
with you and leave with a strategic action plan! .4 CEU, $99, INSTR:
Julie Berg
Class ID: 32549 Thur, 5/1/14 12:30pm – 4:30pm RM: P1840
“The information in
the Change Agent
Certification is so
practical. Though I
have been exposed
to some of those
concepts before, it
was never delivered
in a way that is so
easily applicable in
my work. I am so
pleased with the
materials they sent us
away with to actually
support the use of
the concepts.”
~Lori Huss
Scott County
you’re invited to attend our
Contact Jeff Hudson
to schedule these
workshops at your
company, or to
receive an employee
group discount.
Change Summits
There is a growing need for change management professionals in the Twin Cities due to a
high concentration of Fortune 100 companies who embrace change management.
Gain new insight from featured experts while connecting with other leaders and
practitioners committed to implementing and advancing change practices in their
February 20: The Failure Forum – Matt Hunt
March 20: Neuroleadership and Change – Dr. Erika Garms
Change Summits are FREE
Join us once a month from 4:30pm – 6pm
Partnership Center at Normandale
See website or call 952-358-8343 for dates and additional information.
Change Summits are sponsored by Minnesota Change Management Network
in partnership with Normandale Continuing Education.
The MNCMN seeks to build a robust change management ecosystem that nurtures and develops change
management talent and creates a recognized and accepted progression of change tools and skills. | Winter/Spring 2014 5
The Change Agent
Certification is ideal
for HR professionals,
training and
practitioners, and
project managers
and members.
Change Agent Certification
Practicing Implementation Effectiveness
Change Agent Certification
This workshop is designed to help partners in the change process
refine their skills. Learn to identify resistance, diagnose needs, and
recognize which organizational levers can be pulled to drive change.
Discover how to coach change champions and execute the
components of a change plan. It is designed for HR professionals,
project team members and leaders who wish to increase their
effectiveness and implement change. In addition, communication
or education practitioners seeking a deeper understanding of
change principles will find this course valuable. 1.6 CEU, $895 (If
you would like to pursue Change Agent certification, there will be
additional work outside of the workshop. The cost with
certification is $1,195.) INSTR: Terry Smith and Lisa Zweber-Smith
Class ID: 32552
Thur & Fri 3/27/14 & 3/28/14 8:30am – 4:30pm RM: P1844
The Implementation Institute™
is dedicated to increasing
organizations’ capabilities to manage change and effectively
implement initiatives. Through the Institute, Smith and Zweber-Smith
integrate experience and cutting-edge research with innovative
education, coaching, mentoring and assessment to positively impact
leaders and organizations worldwide.
The Failure Forum February 20, 2014
Matt Hunt studies failure and its impact on organizations, but not the way
you might think. Matt argues that failure is essential to true innovation or
change, and successful organizations find ways to not only embrace it, but
build an infrastructure to learn from it. Join Matt in a discussion about the
importance of failure and how change practitioners can influence its
integration into the organizational fabric.
Neuroleadership and Change March 20, 2014
Join Dr. Erika Garms as she expands on her September program discussing
what we’ve learned from neuroscience about how the brain reacts to
change. Much of this research is the basis for Erika’s new book from ASTD
Press, “Creating Brain-friendly Workplaces.” Erika will share excerpts and
be available to sign advance copies. Erika will also be teaching a related
open enrollment workshop on May 21. See page 3 for more details.
Who Should Attend Change Summits: Change agents and champions in the workplace;
practicing change management professionals; and consultants who drive change projects to
completion and make them stick. Everyone is welcome.
Upcoming Change Summit Presenters
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This is a familiar challenge that many individuals and companies
face, which is one reason why Normandale developed the
Supervision/Management certificate. “The course helped us think
about the fact that everyone has different communication styles,
and if you are able to mirror or adapt to someone elses style you
can be more effective,” said Hefferan.
The series consists of four weekly half-day sessions taught by Julie
Berg, who brings over 20 years of experience across a variety of
industries as a practitioner, consultant, and educator. Normandale
Program Director, Jeff Hudson, notes that these courses have
proven helpful to a wide variety of individuals and organizations.
“There are many audiences that benefit, but I think it really helps
first time supervisors or those who have been in a supervisory role
but never received guidance in making the transition,” says
Adaptable Approach
Several companies have enrolled multiple employees in the
certificate series. Berg believes this dynamic can enhance the
learning experience. “We focus on having a core curriculum that
addresses most of the needs of the class, but we can also be
flexible,said Berg. “We have been able to adapt the subject matter
to our population in the room. This allows us to customize the
course and gives people a chance to learn from each other’s
Tim Pellizer, co-owner of Sebastian Joes, was searching for a course
to provide supervisory skills for recently promoted managers. He
thought the description of Normandales program was perfect, and
he decided to enroll three management team members in the
certificate program. After meeting with the managers at the end
of the course, he believes he made the right choice.
Julie Berg
Tim Pellizer, Co-Owner Sebastian Joe’s
Sebastian Joe’s managers,
Janos Dencsi, Greg Hefferan,
and Zoltan Gyenes
Great Leaders
In the modern workplace, managing people has become a complex task. Many
supervisors are promoted because of their excellent technical performance, but
find that succeeding in this new role requires an entirely different set of skills.
Greg Hefferan is a trusted store manager at local ice cream chain, Sebastian
Joes, but he didnt always realize the importance of adapting his leadership style
to each individual. | Winter/Spring 2014 7
Debra Hurston (left)
Paul Rys (front)
Pictured here are 5 of the 12 Smiths Medical Attendees
Front: Tom Kastan, Rick Ledford; Back: Mike Kersch, John Saycocie, Larry Gaalaas
Experience has enriched all three of these guysability to manage
people,” said Pellizer. “Even if they had only taken a handful of ideas
from this course, it would have been worthwhile, but they received far
more than that.” Hefferan added that the ability to interact with his co-
workers both during and after class was important. “We learned a lot
about asking questions to our staff to help involve them in the process.
As we started to use some of the information in the workplace, we
noticed we talked to our staff differently. The class is still fresh in my
mind, and because of it I dont categorize people. I try to identify their
style and adapt to it to communicate clearly with them,” Hefferan said.
New Responsibilities
A similar story is told by John Saycocie, a Research and Design
Engineering Manager at Smiths Medical, a leading global provider of
medical devices. Due to an organizational change, many employees
with a strong technical background also had to learn management skills.
This past fall, he enrolled 12 of these people in the certificate series.
“This course did a great job of creating a new understanding of personal
styles, how to recognize them and ways to use that information to meet
each other’s styles to foster teamwork,” said Saycocie. By sending a
large group of employees from our company to these courses, we were
able to improve performance through better coaching and
Measureable Results
Another individual who developed a newfound appreciation for
leadership style is Debra Hurston, CEO/Executive Director of the
Minnesota Chiropractic Association. After experiencing significant staff
turnover, Hurston participated in the series to explore her potential role
in the turnover and possible solutions.
During the course, it became clear to her that understanding different
personality types and motivations is critical to a managers success.
“Everyone thinks they are a good listener,” said Hurston. “However,
this program made me realize my attention might be in other places
when I am interacting with the staff. Additionally, it emphasized the
value of listening and the way you ask a question to generate desired
responses. I would say this is a great course to take as early as possible
in your management journey.”
Contact Jeff Hudson to explore how the Supervision/Management
Certificate program can bring these kinds of results to your
organization. 952-358-8705, or
Article written by
Steven Geller
Photography by
Katie Heymer
“By sending a large group
of employees from our
company to these courses,
we were able to improve
performance through better
coaching and collaboration.
- John Saycocie,
Smiths Medical
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Supervision and Management
Fundamentals of Supervision/Management Certificate
When an individual contributor is promoted to supervisor, the
transition can be a difficult one. This certificate will provide the new
supervisor with the foundational skills needed for the job. Register
for this certificate for $400 (a savings of $100).
Module 1: Making the Transition to Leadership
What got you here wont get you there.” When individual
contributors are promoted to supervisor, it is often because they were
technically excellent at their job. An effective supervisor learns how
to complement that competence with the ability to lead and
motivate a variety of people in a variety of situations. This course
helps new supervisors understand how to effectively make that
transition and begin the road to effective leadership. .4 CEU, $125
Class ID: 32545 Thur, 4/3/14 12:30pm – 4:30pm RM: P1840
Module 2: Coaching Performance
Effective leaders understand that different situations and individuals
call for different approaches. This workshop introduces coaching
skills for guiding individuals and teams toward achieving successful
results. Leaders learn how to recognize and approach each coaching
opportunity as a catalyst for success–providing the spark to prompt
people toward successful results. .4 CEU, $125
Class ID: 32546 Thur, 4/10/14 12:30pm – 4:30pm RM: P1840
Module 3: Managing Performance Problems
Even the best coaches do not control how employees perform on
the job. This course builds skills in the handling of chronic
performance problems or serious misconduct. Learn how to
document the problem, and explain what the employee must do to
address it. Learners gain skills in discussing and imposing formal
consequences while adhering to their organizations disciplinary
policies and procedures. .4 CEU, $125
Class ID: 32547 Thur, 4/17/14 12:30pm – 4:30pm RM: P1840
Module 4: Developing Your Leadership Style
Throughout this series, supervisors have learned and practiced tools
for setting clear expectations, having difficult conversations,
developing strong relationships, and holding people accountable for
performance. While everyone potentially has the same tools available
to them, every supervisor will still have their own voice and style.
This final class will encourage supervisors to define the style that
allows them to be effective and authentic. .4 CEU, $125
Class ID: 32548 Wed, 4/23/14 12:30pm – 4:30pm RM: P1840
Building and Leading an Effective Team NEW
See page 2 for course description.
Leading Through Change NEW
See page 4 for course description.
Julie Berg, President
of HRD Consulting, is
a professional
workshop leader,
coach and
consultant. She has
over 20 years of
experience across
industries including
education, business
services, engineering,
technology, and
Research indicates that when employees leave an organization,
40% of the time it's because they were frustrated
with an ineffective supervisor.
Gallup Organization | Winter/Spring 2014 9
“If you polish your
shoes to be more
professional, why
wouldn’t you polish
your business
writing skills?”
~Jeannette Grace
The Society for
Human Resource
Management (SHRM)
represents more than
250,000 members in
over 40 countries.
Human Resources
Human Resource Certification Test Preparation
Would you like the freedom and convenience of learning from the
comfort of your home? Our program prepares you to successfully
complete the PHR or SPHR exam administered by the Human
Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). The program is built upon
the SHRM Learning Systems six modules and delivered in a blended
learning format. You will be engaging in a weekly, 1.5 hour
instructor-led session, discussion board posts, on-line exercises,
flashcards, and structured exercises for maximum retention. Our
curriculum is officially endorsed by the Society of Human Resource
Management (SHRM). 3.6 CEU, $1,095, INSTR: Tawnya Chandler
Class ID: 32522 Online class – 2/11/14 – 5/6/14
Managing Generations in the Workplace NEW
See website for course description.
1.6 CEU, $175, INSTR: Heather Dimitt
Class ID: 32292 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
Business Communication
Refresh Your Grammar
Proper grammar is essential for good writing and credibility, but who
has time to give it the attention it deserves? Improve your
communication skills by reviewing and practicing grammar basics,
eliminating common spelling errors, and understanding the use of
punctuation. More importantly, you will develop strategies for
writing effective sentences. This course utilizes real-life examples for
the development of practical writing skills that are necessary in
professional, technical, and business environments. .4 CEU, $99,
INSTR: Jeannette Grace
Class ID: 32543 Wed, 4/9/14 8:30am – 12:30pm RM: P1844
Business Writing
Writing poorly in business can reflect negatively on both you and
your company. To achieve strong writing skills, you need to analyze
your audience, organize your thoughts, and use appropriate tone,
formatting and language. Bring the following writing samples: 1)
e-mail, 2) letter, 3) proposal (this can be an informal or formal proposal;
see website for examples). .8 CEU, $150, INSTR: Jeannette Grace
Class ID: 32544
Tue & Thur, 4/22/14 & 4/24/14 8:30am – 12:30pm RM: P0840
Designing Successful Webinars
See website for course description. 1.6 CEU, $195, INSTR: William A. Draves
Class ID: 32260 Online class – 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Class ID: 32261 Online class – 5/5/14 – 5/30/14
Powerful Presentations &
Effective Speaking Techniques NEW
See website for course description. 1.6 CEU, $195, INSTR: Bridget Brady
Class ID: 33631 Online class – 2/3/14 – 2/28/14
Class ID: 33632 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
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“When proposals
authentically reflect
a customer’s needs,
interests and style,
you will win more
business and develop
much stronger
Jeannette Grace
Take one course or
earn this certificate
when you complete
all three courses.
Enroll in the
Presentation Media
certificate for $495
(a savings of $90).
Customer Centric Communication
Our workshops are designed to build the skills needed to solve
specific problems, better serve customers and identify new
opportunities to grow your business. Implementing customer centric
practices is a team sport! Learning is enhanced when two or more
from the same team learn together. Call 952.358.8343 for
information on group discounts.
Creating Customer Centric Communication NEW
In todays competitive market, we often need to respond to customer
requests by submitting a proposal. Whether it is an official RFP, a
letter or a presentation, proposals offer an unique opportunity to
create or strengthen credibility with our customers. In this workshop,
learn to produce proposals that are customer focused, responsive and
easy to evaluate. See how to differentiate the benefits and value your
firm offers when compared to competitors. Learn to write with
clarity and brevity while also ensuring that you leave no question
unanswered. It is important to organize content to reflect your
customers request. Finally, you will gain valuable tips for enhancing
readability and visual appeal. .4 CEU, $99, INSTR: Jeannette Grace
Class ID: 32526 Wed, 5/28/14 8:30am – 12:30pm RM: P1844
Certificate in Presentation Media
Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media
will not only enhance your message, but often makes your message
more impactful and memorable.
Find out how to use Prezi, the new slide software that goes beyond
one-dimensional, PowerPoint presentations. Learn to tap into your
creative side as you produce amazing presentations. Your audience
will be stimulated with what you are presenting as well as how you
are presenting. 1.6 CEU, $195, INSTR: Kimba Green
Class ID: 32262 Online class – 2/3/14 – 2/28/14
Class ID: 32263 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
Photoshop for Presentations
Learn what the pros know and acquire the skills to navigate an
extensive list of Photoshop features. You will practice the most
commonly used methods, such as managing text, working with
layers, and image file properties. You will learn the purpose of
each photo-editing tool and walk away with the skills to use them.
1.6 CEU, $195, INSTR: Dan Hood
Class ID: 32264 Online class – 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Class ID: 32265 Online class – 5/5/14 – 5/30/14
Creating Visual Presentations
Learn the graphic design techniques needed to create contemporary
and professional looking presentations, including page layout,
typography and basic design considerations. You’ll take away the
skills needed to work in any presentation software program that you
choose. Ensure that your visual presentations and materials
effectively communicate your message. 1.6 CEU, $195, INSTR: Jenna
Class ID: 32266 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14 | Winter/Spring 2014 11
CX: Customer Experience
Moving From Customer Service to
Customer Experience NEW
Gain the information, tools and coaching needed to differentiate your
business on the customer experience. You’ll start by outlining your
current state, including describing your customers, your interactions
with them, along with the processes, technologies and employees that
support these interactions. Then, you’ll map your customer journey to
better understand those critical touch points. You’ll be able to begin to
confirm what is working, what needs fixing and what gaps need filling.
As you move beyond tactical fixes, you’ll see that aligning efforts to
customer value results in increased engagement, loyalty and
profitability. See the website for more about the key learning objectives
of this highly interactive workshop. .8 CEU, $195, INSTR: Jim Tincher
Class ID: 33635
Thur, 5/8/14 & 5/15/14 8:30am – 12:30pm RM: P1840
Certificate in Customer Research
Your customers hold the key to your organizations success. Getting
to know your customers leads to higher retention, stronger sales and
increased customer satisfaction. When you learn to interact and
engage your customers, you will gain invaluable feedback and
strategically rich information. You’ll learn low and no cost methods
of customer research as you discover new techniques for collecting
information that will improve your organizations products and
services, promotion and marketing, and even bottom line finances.
Whether you need to improve service, introduce a new product or
enhance profitability, the eight stage needs assessment model will
give you a step by step proven approach to meeting your goals.
3.2 CEU, $395, INSTR: William A. Draves
Class ID: 32255 Online class – 2/3/14 – 2/28/14
Customer Engagement:
The Secret to Life, the Customer, and Everything
Emotional Engagement is the secret to customer loyalty.
Customer Engagement is formed when you solve problems
and do it in a way that creates an emotional connection.
In this workshop, your employees will learn the three keys
to create great customer engagement, including the need
to Solve a Problem, Make a Connection, and understand
that customer engagement is All About You. Your
employees will leave with an understanding of a
customers true needs, and the tools to form better
connections with customers. This Jim Tincher workshop is
the most-requested workshop that he facilitates,
particularly for B2C companies.
Custom Training Workshop
Call Jeff Hudson at 952-358-8705 to learn how customer
engagement training can increase productivity and
profitability for your business.
“A great customer
experience begins with a
solid understanding of your
customers. It also requires
that your employees use
those insights to build
programs that your
competitors cannot
duplicate.” Jim Tincher
William A. Draves
does strategic market
planning, needs
assessment and
marketing research
for a national
association. He is the
author of High
Response Surveys,
The Eight Stage
Needs Assessment
Model, and The
Marketing Manual.
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Graphic and
Web Design
page 25
See our website
for more
Courses and
Media Buying Strategies NEW
Discover how to delineate the relationship between marketing and
media-buying decisions. Marketing functions are examined through
case analysis to successfully integrate all elements of the media-
buying process. Come away with knowledge of media buying
strategies to promote your organization and boost sales and profits.
1.6 CEUs, $195, INSTR: Erin Parnell
Class ID: 32320 Online class – 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Class ID: 32321 Online class – 5/5/14 – 5/30/14
Google Analytics
If you are not reviewing your website statistics, then you are missing
several key opportunities to profit from your website traffic. This
course, aimed at non-technical users, will take you through all the
key techniques for how to use Google Analytics, a free online tool.
You’ll understand your visitor traffic better, learn how to calculate
return on investment (ROI) for your online advertising, and find
out how to get more conversions and sales from your website visitors.
1.6 CEU, $195, INSTR: Dan Belhassen and Susan Hurrell
Class ID: 32318 Online class – 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Class ID: 32319 Online class – 5/5/14 – 5/30/14
Google + NEW
Discover the best ways to use this popular and emerging social media
platform to raise your online profile, and connect with current and
potential new contacts. You’ll learn the advantages of using Google+,
how it can help your organization to engage existing users and grow
your base, and techniques for using the platform to create
relationships, and expand your reach. 1.6 CEU, $195, INSTR: Jeff Kart
Class ID: 33633 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
Web Marketing and Search Engine Optimization
Youve created a beautiful website that positions your product or
message in exactly the way you intended. Now; how do your
customers or readers find you? Learn the basics of using social media,
online advertising, and web analytics to make your website search
engine ready. Emphasis will be on hands-on application and
development of a plan for your own website. .4 CEU, $99, INSTR: Tim
Class ID: 32425 Fri, 5/30/14 12:30pm – 4:30pm RM: P1802
Designing Your Website for Mobile Devices
Creating a website that can be viewed effectively on mobile devices
is a necessity. Whether your customers are viewing your website on
an iPad, iPod or Smart Phone, you want to build your site and
applications in a manner that avoids frustration. Learn how to
effectively design websites and applications for seamless access on a
variety of media devices. Emphasis will be on hands-on application.
.3 CEU, $75, INSTR: Tim Daniels
Class ID: 32423 Wed, 4/9/14 1:30pm – 4:30pm RM: P1802
Certificate in Customer Research
See page 11 for course description. | Winter/Spring 2014 13
Social Media for Business Certificate
Your instructors, Jennifer H. Selke and Suzanne Kart will introduce
you to the new principles of marketing communications.
Introduction to Social Media
Learn what social networks are and their role in your business.
Become familiar with the top sites and how to use them for
communication, customer retention, branding, marketing, market
research, needs assessment and customer service. 1.6 CEU, $195
Class ID: 32303 Online class – 2/3/14 – 2/28/14
Class ID: 32304 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
Marketing Using Social Media
Develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your
organization using social networks. Learn quick and easy ways to
engage your customers and keep them interested in your business.
1.6 CEU, $195
Class ID: 32305 Online class – 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Class ID: 32306 Online class – 5/5/14 – 5/30/14
Integrating Social Media in Your Organization
Create your own private social network using Ning, work socially
using Google Docs and calendars, and move your web site to an
interactive Web 2.0 site. Your instructor will help you develop a
social networking strategy for your organization. 1.6 CEU, $195
Class ID: 32307 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
eMarketing Essentials Certificate
Earn this certificate when you complete all three courses. Enroll in
the eMarketing Essentials certificate for $495 (a savings of $90).
INSTR: Dan Belhassen and Susan Hurrell
Improving Email Promotions
Discover new ways to improve your email promotions, including
when to email, what to email, and how to test email copy. Learn to
analyze your email response rates, including benchmarks for open
rates and click through rates. 1.6 CEU, $195
Class ID: 32270 Online class – 2/3/14 – 2/28/14
Class ID: 32271 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
Boosting Your Website Traffic
Acquire the basic skills to boost your website traffic, including how
to analyze your visitor traffic, use search engine optimization and
gain greater exposure in Google searches. No experience is necessary.
1.6 CEU, $195
Class ID: 32272 Online class – 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Class ID: 32273 Online class – 5/5/14 – 5/30/14
Online Advertising
Make online advertising work for you and your organization. You
will see how and when to use pay-per-click advertising with Google
AdWords, how to test low budget AdWord campaigns as well as how
to target local audiences. You’ll learn to determine the demographics
and numbers of people you want to reach. 1.6 CEU, $195
Class ID: 32274 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
see page 28
Earn the Social
Media for Business
certificate when you
complete all three
courses; just $495
(a savings of $90).
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Video Marketing Certificate
When done correctly, video can tell stories which connect people
through emotional “triggers” that are not easily communicated
through plain text. Earn this certificate by completing both
courses for $395 (a savings of $95). INSTR: Erin Huggins and Jennifer
Video Marketing NEW
Discover how to use simple online video to bond with your viewer,
drive traffic to your website, and build brand awareness. Learn to use
Google and YouTube with your video to market your business 24/7.
1.6 CEU, $245
Class ID: 32310 Online class – 2/3/14 – 2/28/14
Class ID: 32311 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
YouTube for Business NEW
Increase your business with YouTube. You’ll learn what types of video
work best, how other business organizations use YouTube, how to
create your own YouTube channel, and the techniques of adding
captions, annotations and other extra features. 1.6 CEU, $245
Class ID: 32312 Online class – 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Class ID: 32313 Online class – 5/5/14 – 5/30/14
Inbound Marketing Certificate
Inbound marketing is built on content that offers real value. Inbound
marketing is a process of using your website in a way that attracts
visitors naturally through search engines, the blogosphere, and social
media. INSTR: Suzanne Kart, Michael Weiss, Susan Hurrell and Dan
Introduction to Inbound Marketing
You will discover how to attract customers to your site, what kind of
content to share, how to use landing pages and forms to collect
information, and how to implement campaigns that result in sales.
1.6 CEU, $195
Class ID: 32279 Online class – 2/3/14 – 2/28/14
Class ID: 32280 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
Content Marketing
Discover ways to identify and define your ideal audience, and create
content that is purposeful. Find out what you want to say, how and
where to say it. In one month, you will be better equipped to create
your own content marketing strategy. 1.6 CEU, $195
Class ID: 32281 Online class – 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Class ID: 32282 Online class – 5/5/14 – 5/30/14
Advanced Inbound Marketing
Learn to manage the results of your inbound marketing activities at
an advanced level. Focus on the data that matters most and how it
is influenced by user engagement. Gain deeper insights into user
behavior, measure visitor engagement and use landing pages and
forms more effectively. 1.6 CEU, $195
Class ID: 32283 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
Customers who
viewed product
videos were 144%
more likely to add
the product to their
cart. Video with
good SEO has a 53%
higher chance of
showing up on page
one of Google
Enroll in the
certificate for $495
(a savings of $90) | Winter/Spring 2014 15
Media Sales is a fast growing field
Consultative Media Sales NEW
Gain the skills to start a career in media sales. In each session, your
instructor will simulate a sales meeting. You’ll gain the practical
coaching needed to develop key skills, such as understanding your
product, knowing how to make a good match, and using your own
natural style to get that all-important first meeting. In addition,
you will hear from employers who will provide insights into this
exciting and dynamic field. 1.8 CEU, $375, INSTR: Norma Cox
Class ID: 33597
Wed, 4/2/14 – 5/14/14 5:30pm – 8:30pm RM: P1842
Norma Cox is an accomplished and highly respected media sales
executive in the Twin Cities and beyond. She has led sales teams in
all different media types, including her most recent experience as
director of national sales for American Public Media. Norma is
currently working with the Center for Investigative Reporting to
develop a market strategy for a new national program called
"Reveal Radio."
The Bureau of Labor
Statistics projects
that employment
for customer-service
professionals will
grow 15.5 percent
between 2010 and
2020, which is faster
than the average
for all other
Customer Service Certificate
Customer service is now essential for all organizations. Whether
it relates to retaining customers or turning inquiries from
potential customers into sales, stellar customer service is now
one of the central factors in business growth and success. This
certificate is comprised of two courses: Keys to Customer Service
and Extraordinary Customer Service. (Save over 15% when you
register for both classes at the same time, $245)
Keys to Customer Service
Learning to build your customer service skills can have a powerful
impact on your career as well as success in other areas of your life. In
this course, you will understand the value of long-term loyal
customers—and the cost of losing them. Subjects include how to
listen to customers, the qualities of web-based customer service,
customer turn-off and managing customer expectations. You can
help translate good intentions into a workable plan for great service.
1.6 CEU, $145, INSTR: Nanette Sanders-Cobb
Class ID: 32256 Online class – 2/3/14 – 2/28/14
Class ID: 32257 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
Extraordinary Customer Service
Transform your customer service into something extraordinary, and
gain more repeat business which will improve your bottom line.
This course will focus on the few essential elements that yield big
results—understanding your customer, setting expectations,
developing processes and improving the customers experience. You
will take away a plan that will help you focus on your pathway to
extraordinary customer service. 1.6 CEU, $145, INSTR: Nanette
Sanders-Cobb and Fred Bayley
Class ID: 32258 Online class – 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Class ID: 32259 Online class – 5/5/14 – 5/30/14
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Normandale is
the connecting
point for Agile
methods and
Scrum training
in Minnesota.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) has
approved Scrum training for PDU credits. Each
Contact Hour from our Certified ScrumMaster or
Scrum Product Owner training can be converted to
one PDU, allowing you to earn a total of 14 PDUs
per course toward your PMP recertification.
Agile & Scrum
There is a way to focus on the right things, in the right order,
and at the right level of detail without sacrificing speed, quality,
cost and people. The solution lies in becoming agile. Agility
results from proper focus. It’s a lot like driving: you need to keep
your eyes on the road, but not on every stone in it. You need to
watch the turns ahead, but not the ones two states away.
Fundamentals of Agile Development
gile product development has emerged as the fastest growing area in
new project management. Agile has grown out of the software
development community and is now seeing a broad application in
many other areas. You will gain an understanding of agile-thinking and
how to enhance an effective Agile process. Learn why Agile is becoming
the accepted approach to new product development and reveal places
to start the transition.
.4 CEU, $99, INSTR: Liz Weatherhead
Class ID: 32526 Thur, 1/30/14 8:30am – 12:30pm RM: P1844
Class ID: 32527 Wed, 3/5/14 8:30am – 12:30pm RM: P1844
Class ID: 32528 Wed, 4/23/14 8:30am – 12:30pm RM: P1844
Certified ScrumMaster
If you have experience on development teams, or youre facing complex
product/project development efforts, this class might be right for you.
It is recommended that you have some familiarity with Agile. This
interactive course is designed to leverage your knowledge, skills and
experiences so that you can learn the practice of Scrum in the context
of the work that you do. Included in your course fee, you will receive the
Scrum Study Guide (a $50 value) and a two-year membership in the
Scrum Alliance. Upon course completion and passing the online test, you
will be listed on the Scrum Alliance website as a Certified ScrumMaster. 1.4
CEU, $1,060, INSTR: Doug Shimp
Class ID: 32529
Tue & Wed, 2/18/14 & 2/19/14 8:30am – 4:30pm RM: P0806
Class ID: 32530
Wed & Thur, 3/26/14 & 3/27/14 8:30am – 4:30pm RM: P0806
Class ID: 32531
Tue & Wed, 5/13/14 & 5/14/14 8:30am – 4:30pm RM: P0806
Douglas Shimp is founder and managing partner of 3Back
Consulting. Doug partners with Normandale to deliver training that
is designed to “make teams better.” He is a Certified ScrumMaster
Trainer, Use Case, and Agile Process expert with 17 years experience
in the technology field. He is certified by the Scrum Alliance.
The Agile Manifesto
was written in 2001,
and contains
principles related to
trust, sustainability
and simplicity.
Who should attend:
engineers, and
anyone who needs
to drive an
organization to
higher performance
in a cost
economy. | Winter/Spring 2014 17
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Product Owners must have the skills to navigate
market pressures, solve product design issues, and
channel the energy of well-formed teams to deliver results. This course
is for those who have some background in Agile project work and is
intended to help experienced Agile practitioners focus on the
challenges faced by product design teams. This two-day course will
enhance your team leadership abilities in new ways and help you to
steer your energy toward successful completion of products. Upon
completion, participants are registered as Certified Scrum Product Owners,
including a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance. 1.4 CEU, $1,060,
INSTR: Doug Shimp
Class ID: 32533
Tue & Wed, 4/22/14 & 4/23/14 8:30am – 4:30pm RM: P0806
Supervision and Management Certificate
Business Research Certificate
Change Agent Certification
Customer Service Certificate
eMarketing Essentials Certificate
Graphic Design Software Certificate
Web Design Software Certificate
Microsoft Office Essentials Certificate
Intermediate Microsoft Office Skills Certificate
Excel Spreadsheet Certificate
Database Management Certificate
Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate
Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster
Microsoft Network Certifications
Cisco Certifications
Programming and Development Certifications
MN Health Information Technology
Get Certified!
“Even though I’m not a software
developer, the ScrumMaster training
has allowed me to leverage agile
methodology, tools and principles in
change leadership situations.”
Dan Olson, Co-Founder STAR Collaborative
Many more professional training programs and certifications
on our website or call 952-358-8343.
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Interested in getting started or
building your skills in accounting
and financial management
Check out some of our most popular
and affordable courses:
Accounting Fundamentals
Crystal Reports
Payroll with QuickBooks
Introduction to Business Analysis
Finance for the Non-Finance Professional
See our website for course details
Quality and Six Sigma
Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate WIA Approved
This certificate is for those committed to leveraging the power of Six
Sigma techniques to increase customer service, product reliability,
and cost reduction. However, a desire to learn is more important
than analytical abilities. Earning this certificate will enhance your
resume for employers who embrace continuous improvement, and
will prepare you to work on Six Sigma teams supporting Black Belts
on projects. 6.4 CEU, $3,355 (or $2,850 if registered by 3/21/14 – fee
includes course reference and textbooks), INSTR: Dale Mize
Class ID: 32436
Mon & Tue, 4/7/14 – 4/29/14 8:30am – 4:30pm RM: P1810
Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate WIA Approved
This certificate is designed to teach individuals in any type of
organization the structure, methods, techniques, and financial gains
of Six Sigma. The requirements to obtain this certificate include
completion of a project with demonstration of competency using
the tools and a score of 80% or better on the final exam. A Six Sigma
Black Belt is a professional who can explain Six Sigma philosophies
and principles, including supporting systems and tools. A Black Belt
should demonstrate team leadership, understand team dynamics and
assign team member roles and responsibilities. Black Belts have a
thorough understanding of all aspects of the DMAIC model and
operate in accordance with Six Sigma principles. 15.2 CEU, $8,950
(or $7,600 if registered by 1/20/14 - fee includes course reference,
software and textbooks), INSTR: Dale Mize
Class ID: 32437
Mon - Thur, 2/3/14 – 6/2/14 8:30am – 4:30pm RM: P1840
(See website for specific course dates)
Dale K. Mize, has more than 20 years of consulting and training
experience, and 21 years of technical and managerial experience. Dale
is co-author of the SPC training workbook, An Ounce of Prevention.
“I learned much
more than expected.
I’m proud to be Six
Sigma certified and
use this knowledge.”
– Six Sigma student
Boost Your
Skills in Excel
See page 22 | Winter/Spring 2014 19
These courses will help
you prepare for the
Project Management
Professional (PMP®)
and the Certified
Associate in Project
Management (CAPM®)
exams offered by the
Project Management
Institute (PMI®)
Bookkeepers with
the AIPB credential
are to bookkeeping
what CPAs are to
accounting: the elite
of the profession.
Project Management
There are more projects occurring today than at any time in history.
Organizations initiate projects to create new computer applications,
erect bridges and buildings, improve processes, develop new
products, and reorganize company operations.
Project Management Fundamentals I
Learn to master the essentials of project management. You'll become
an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and
mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control
and close any type of project. Develop all sections of a project plan,
and a variety of powerful techniques to generate project ideas.
2.4 CEU, $99, INSTR: Tony Swaim
Online class – start every month
Project Management Fundamentals II
Increase your value to your employer by discovering and mastering
essential quantitative and qualitative project management
applications. Mastering the tricks of the trade: Earned Value
Performance Measurement, Gantt Charts, Network Scheduling,
Work Breakdown Structure, and Cost-Volume Analysis. 2.4 CEU,
$99, INSTR: Tony Swaim
Online class – start every month
PMP Certification Prep I and II
In these courses you will learn, practice and prepare for the Project
Management Institute's prestigious PMP® certification exam. You
will raise your project management IQ by discovering tips and
techniques related to the content and questions you'll encounter on
the PMexam. You will also gain proven learning strategies to
help absorb key terminology, concepts, and formulas. 2.4 CEU, $109,
INSTR: Tony Swaim
Online class – start every month
Professional Bookkeepers Certification
The Certified Bookkeeper program is designed to support the
professional development of bookkeepers. This program was created
by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) and
leads to national certification.
Certified Bookkeeper NEW
As a bookkeeper, you are expected to maintain and monitor financial
records, produce financial documents and compile key data by verifying
payments, balancing accounts, making purchases, and more. When you
earn the AIPB certification, you verify that you have mastered the
knowledge and skills of this essential business role. This program covers
six separate subject areas. See website for complete course description.
You will receive a set of six workbooks that will prepare you for the
AIPB certification exams. 14.0 CEU, $1,795
Online class – 1 Year Access/Instructor supported
Many businesses promote certified bookkeepers into advanced and
supervisory roles. Opportunities to transition into careers as auditors
and accountants also exist for experienced professionals.
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computer and technology
Whether you are looking to update your professional skill set
or earn an employment-oriented credential, Normandale offers
valuable courses and certificates geared for today’s work
environments. We offer certifications for those interested in
software applications focused on accounting, project
management, SQL, programming, networking, security, voice
technologies and other in-demand IT fields.
Office Skills
to Word x
Word x
Excel Basics for Beginners x x
to Excel x x
Intermediate Excel E x x
Advanced Excel x
to QuickBooks E E
to MS Project E
to Access x x
Intermediate Access E x x
Advanced Access x
to SQL E x
Intermediate SQL E x
to PowerPoint x
Intermediate PowerPoint E x
X = Required Course for Certificate E = Elective Course Recommended
Computer Applications Certificates
Microsoft Word
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010
This class is designed for those who are new to Word, self-taught, or
need to brush-up on tips and techniques. Topics include: shortcuts/
tips, editing, formatting, and using templates, tabs, and clipart.
Prerequisite: Knowledge of Windows. 0.5 CEU, $125, INSTR: Sherri Cady
Class ID: 32365 Thur, 3/6/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32366 Tue, 4/29/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Word 2010
Topics include tables, writing tools, newsletters, document sections,
headers/footers, mail merge, creating templates, fill-in forms,
charting, tracking/commenting, combine/compare, creating styles,
macros, and reports, and table of figures Prerequisite: Intro to Word
or equivalent. 1.0 CEU, $250, INSTR: Sherri Cady
Class ID: 32367
Thur, 3/20/14 & 3/27/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32368
Tue, 5/6/14 & 5/13/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Enroll in
and improve
your typing
speed and
See website for
more course
information. | Winter/Spring 2014 21
“Treva Bastyr was
very personable –
great pace for
Microsoft PowerPoint
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
This course is designed for individuals who need to create dynamic
presentations employing a variety of visual and multimedia effects.
Topics include: choosing a slide layout, charts, clipart, drawing, color
and backgrounds, slide show techniques, and working with masters.
.5 CEU, $125
Class ID: 32376 INSTR: Treva Bastyr
Tue, 2/25/14 & 3/4/14 5:30pm – 8:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32377 INSTR: Sherri Cady
Tue, 5/27/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
This course is a continuation of the beginning PowerPoint class.
Additional topics include: template creation, integration with Word,
Excel, creating custom shows, additional slide and slide show
techniques, animation, sounds, movies and PowerPoint tools.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 or equivalent
knowledge. .5 CEU, $125
Class ID: 32378 INSTR: Treva Bastyr
Tue, 3/11/14 & 3/18/14 5:30pm – 8:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 33594 INSTR: Sherri Cady
Tue, 6/3/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Microsoft Project
Foundations of Microsoft Project 2010
This course will introduce the tools and techniques to create a
project plan file, outline tasks, identify deliverables, set constraints,
assign resources, view the critical path, set a baseline, and display
project summary information. 1.4 CEU, $350, INSTR: Donna Seys
Class ID: 32375
Mon, 3/24/14 & 3/31/14 8:30am – 3:30pm RM: P1802
Foundations of Microsoft Visio 2010 NEW
See page 24 for course description.
Class ID: 32395 Mon, 4/7/14 8:30am – 3:30pm RM: P1802
See page 10 for
course description
and dates.
Jumpstart your career and stand out to employers
1.57 million new project management jobs will be created yearly
through 2020, see page 19.PMI Project Management Talent Gap Report, 2013
Excel Basics for the
Absolute Beginner
is recommended for
those who are
brand new to
spreadsheets or
need to build
confidence with
22 Normandale Continuing Education | 952-358-8343
Treva Bastyr is an
technical trainer
who also works
with e-learning
solutions and
She uses that
experience to truly
understand how
adults want and
need to use
technology in the
Microsoft Excel
Excel Basics for the Absolute Beginner 2010
If you have struggled with constructing formulas and would like to
refresh math skills needed for Excel, this course is for you. This
course will reinforce spreadsheet construction with formulas. The
goal of this course is to increase confidence with math as it applies
to Excel. .5 CEU, $125, INSTR: Sherri Cady
Class ID: 32379 Thur, 1/23/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32380 Tues, 5/20/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010
This course is designed for students with some spreadsheet
experience. Spreadsheet construction, formula building, absolute
addressing, charting, efficient tips and techniques, and formatting
will be introduced. .5 CEU, $125
Class ID: 32381 INSTR: Sherri Cady
Thur, 1/30/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32427 INSTR: Treva Bastyr
Tue, 2/11/14 & 2/18/14 5:30pm – 8:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32382 INSTR: Sherri Cady
Thur, 5/22/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010
Topics include: vertical/horizontal lookup; database analysis tools
including subtotals, data extraction, consolidation; Excel tables;
pivot tables; pivot charts; slicers; additional functions including
financial functions; protection; 3D formulas; file-linking formulas;
multi-sheet methods; and efficient tips and techniques. Prerequisite:
Introduction to Excel or equivalent knowledge. 1.0 CEU, $250
Class ID: 32383 INSTR: Sherri Cady
Thur, 2/6/14 & 2/13/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32426 INSTR: Treva Bastyr
Tue, 4/1/14 – 4/22/14 5:30pm – 8:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32384 INSTR: Sherri Cady
Thur, 5/29/14 & 6/5/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010
Topics in this course include: advanced functions including
conversion functions, import/export issues, Excel integration with
Office programs, protections, Excel presentation issues, custom
views, template creation, macros, advanced charting, data tables,
scenarios, and solver. Prerequisite: Intermediate Excel or equivalent
knowledge. 1.0 CEU, $250
Class ID: 32385 INSTR: Sherri Cady
Thur, 2/20/14 & 2/27/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 33595 INSTR: Sherri Cady
Wed, 6/25 & 7/2/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Sherri Cady is our lead office applications instructor. Sherri provides
expertise in the areas of instruction, program development
and delivery. Sherri has over 25 years of academic and training
experience and a Masters degree in Business Education with an
emphasis in Computer Applications and Management Information
Systems/Accounting. | Winter/Spring 2014 23
“Ms. Cady did an
excellent job of
exposing me to the
Microsoft Access
Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010
This course is for students with little or no database experience.
Database design and construction of tables, simple forms, reports,
and queries will be covered. .5 CEU, $125, INSTR: Sherri Cady
Class ID: 32369 Tue, 1/28/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32370 Thur, 4/3/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Intermediate Microsoft Access 2010
Topics include: database design, import/export issues, select, action,
SQL specific and specialized queries, form, report techniques, and
integrity issues. 1.0 CEU, $250, INSTR: Sherri Cady
Class ID: 32371
Tue, 2/4/14 & 2/11/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32372
Thur, 4/10/14 & 4/17/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Advanced Microsoft Access 2010
This course is a continuation of Intermediate Access. Topics include
import/export issues, integration with Word and Excel, macros,
navigation forms, dialog boxes, VBA introduction, and Access
tools/utilities/security. 1.0 CEU, $250, INSTR: Sherri Cady
Class ID: 32373
Tue, 3/4/14 & 3/18/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
(no class 3/11)
Class ID: 32374
Thur, 5/8/14 & 5/15/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
SQL – Structured Query Language
Introduction to SQL—Structured Query Language
Topics include: retrieving data, filtering data, working with
functions and calculations, joins, and creating/manipulating tables.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Access or equivalent knowledge of database
.5 CEU, $125, INSTR: Sherri Cady
Class ID: 32390 Tue, 2/18/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32391 Thur, 4/24/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Intermediate SQL – Structured Query Language
Topics include: advanced joins, subqueries, and the interpretation
of statements of increasing complexity. Prerequisite: Introduction to
SQL or equivalent. .5 CEU, $125, INSTR: Sherri Cady
Class ID: 32392 Tue, 2/25/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32393 Thur, 5/1/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
“Excellent teacher!
I loved Sherri,
she is extremely
Be In
4 of the top 10 IN-DEMAND jobs in the Twin Cities
are computer and technology related
and have an average median wage of over $51K.
— DEED LMI Occupations in Demand, June 2013
Call us at 952-358-8343 to learn more about IT training
and the career opportunities that are right for YOU.
SQL - Learn the
language that
allows you to read
and write from a
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Organization And Efficiency Tools
Foundations of Microsoft Visio 2010
Visio is a drawing and diagramming tool that can help transform
business and technical concepts into visual diagrams. Diagrams
created in Visio enable you to communicate information clearly and
with more impact than with text and numbers alone. Learn to use
visual tools to represent the message, thereby eliminating confusion.
Business processes, work flows, engineering diagrams, system layouts,
and floor plans can be created. .7 CEU, $175, INSTR: Donna Seys
Class ID: 32394 Mon, 3/10/14 8:30am – 3:30pm RM: P1802
Foundations of Microsoft OneNote 2010
OneNote 2010 is a collaboration and organization tool that is
the best kept secret in the standard Microsoft Office Suite. Make
OneNote your go-to place for all your ideas. Assemble in one handy
place your typed and handwritten notes, links, web research pages,
sketches, and videos and other media. Learn to use templates,
organize content, search for information, see how OneNote works
with other Microsoft applications, and share your notes with others
using SharePoint and other platforms. Make OneNote your final
destination. .7 CEU, $175, INSTR: Donna Seys
Class ID: 32395 Mon, 4/7/14 8:30am – 3:30pm RM: P1802
Foundations of QuickBooks 2013
Learn techniques of setting up a company, working with customer
and vendor transactions, creating invoices, processing payments,
working with bank accounts, reports/graphs, and paying bills. You
will build on that foundation with instruction in sales tax
transactions, managing inventory, and using balance sheet accounts.
This course will also cover creating estimates, job costing, time
tracking, payroll, general journal, and customizing QuickBooks.
1.4 CEU, $350, INSTR: Donna Seys
Class ID: 32389
Mon, 2/24/14 & 3/3/14 8:30am – 3:30pm RM: P1802
Adobe Acrobat
Foundations of Acrobat Pro 11
Adobe Acrobat Professional 11 is a course that covers everything
from basic electronic document conversion to multimedia projects.
You will learn navigational structures, how to create, edit and
distribute documents, as well as how to build searchable PDF
libraries and catalogs. Additionally, you will learn how to create
forms that can be filled out by anyone, distributed by email or on a
website, and changed at any time. .7 CEU, $175, INSTR: Donna Seys
Class ID: 32396 Mon, 4/14/14 8:30am – 3:30pm RM: P1802
“Normandale made every part of this certificate program easy.
I called to ask what I needed to get started and they helped with
everything, which I really appreciated.”
–Wesley Hayne, Web Design Certificate
Donna Seys has over
10,000 hours of
classroom training
experience on
Microsoft, Adobe, and
a variety of other
products. Her specific
talents include
explaining technical
and high-level concepts
in an easy to learn way. | Winter/Spring 2014 25
The Graphic Design and Web Design Software Certificates
provide skill development in high demand areas. These popular
certificates are designed for those looking for jobs in
communications, marketing design and business development
fields. Both of these certificates offer a unique “portfolio”
component. Built into each of these classes are real-world,
application-oriented opportunities for you to build or add to
your own portfolio.
Graphic Design Software Web Design
Design Basics x x
Introduction to Web Development x
Adobe Photoshop I x x
Adobe Photoshop II x
Adobe Illustrator x x
Adobe InDesign x
Adobe Dreamweaver I x
Adobe Dreamweaver II x
Writing for the Web E
Project Portfolio x x
Introduction to Acrobat Pro E E
Web Animation using Dreamweaver & JQuery E
Designing for Mobile Devices E
Web Marketing and Search Engine Optimization E
Creating Dynamic Websites using WordPress E
X = Required Course for Certificate
E = Elective Course Recommended
Graphic and Web Design Software Certificates
Graphic and Web Design
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All Adobe classes
will be taught using
version CS6 in a lab
with computers
that use both
Windows and Mac
operating systems.
Design Basics
This class is designed to support those who are expected to utilize
visual communication skills to update websites and produce image-
oriented reports, presentations and marketing materials. You will be
introduced to the design elements and principles related to layout,
typography, color and digital file formats. .4 CEU, $99
Class ID: 32400 Wed, 2/5/14 9:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32401 Fri, 3/7/14 9:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32402 Wed, 4/9/14 9:00am – 1:00pm RM: P1802
Adobe Photoshop I
Learn to enhance the look and image of reports, presentations,
brochures and web pages. Topics range from opening photos with
PictureBridge to image correction, distortion, restoration, design
and exportation. Learn the main photo editing tools. Topics related
to image resolution, size, printing and web production will also be
discussed. Exercises will emphasize technique and aesthetics for both
web and non-web applications. .7 CEU, $175
Class ID: 32403 Wed, 2/12/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32404 Fri, 3/14/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32405 Fri, 4/18/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Adobe Photoshop II
Learn to utilize Photoshop to enhance your ability to create
professional and exciting designs and publications. Create artistic
and real-life images using filters and other advanced techniques.
Topics include masking, extraction, photo restoration and
manipulation. .7 CEU, $175
Class ID: 32406 Wed, 2/19/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32407 Fri, 3/21/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32408 Wed, 4/23/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Adobe Illustrator
Gain new creative freedom with Illustrator. Create custom designs,
logos and images. This software tool allows you to paint intuitively.
Learn to convert bitmaps to vector artwork and save time with
intelligent palettes and optimized workspaces. Class exercises will
introduce you to paths, text, and color to create stunning graphics
in web and print production. .7 CEU, $175
Class ID: 32409 Wed, 2/26/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32410 Fri, 3/28/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32411 Wed, 5/7/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Tim Daniels has over 10 years of experience in customized software
training and web design. He holds a B.S. Degree in Graphic Arts and
has also worked on a professional level with several area non-
profits, custom designing brochures and websites. As our lead
graphic and web design instructor, Tim brings the perfect mix of
competence, patience, and real world experience to his classes. | Winter/Spring 2014 27
Adobe InDesign
InDesign improves the productivity of creative professionals. It
allows you to closely integrate the applications that you use the most.
You’ll see how design layouts are enhanced, especially when
sophisticated graphics and typography are involved in the design of
everything from single page ads to multipage layouts like newsletters,
catalogs and books. You will work on projects that focus on
importing graphics, text boxes, packaging, printing and saving.
.7 CEU, $175
Class ID: 32412 Wed, 3/5/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32413 Fri, 4/4/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32414 Wed, 5/21/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Adobe Dreamweaver I
Learn to utilize Dreamweaver CS6 to create and modify websites.
You will learn how to plan and define a website, create pages and
format text, define structural elements, create and apply CSS style
rules, insert and modify tables, images and links, test and manage
website files, and publish a site. .7 CEU, $175
Class ID: 32415 Wed, 3/26/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32416 Fri, 5/2/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Adobe Dreamweaver II
Build on your knowledge of Dreamweaver CS6 by learning how to
add interactive functions that result in a true multi-media site
including search functions by keyword, developing functional forms,
and imbedding audio/video files. .7 CEU, $175
Class ID: 32417 Wed, 4/2/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32418 Fri, 5/9/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Project Portfolio
Through your participation in the certificate series, you will have
learned basic design concepts in a variety of software programs. The
Project Portfolio class offers you an opportunity to apply those
concepts to a realistic final project. In order to complete the Graphic
Design Software or Web Design certificate, you must attend TWO
Project Portfolio classes. Plan to attend one session somewhere in the
middle of your certificate, and a second session after you have
completed all classes and your project. In the first session, you will
present your project idea and get feedback. In the second session,
you will present your completed project. .35 CEU, $88
Class ID: 32419 Wed, 3/12/14 9:00am – 12:30pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32420 Fri, 4/11/14 9:00am – 12:30pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32421 Wed, 4/30/14 9:00am – 12:30pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 33615 Fri, 6/6/14 9:00am – 12:30pm RM: P1802
“As always, Tim was
wonderful! He’s so
knowledgeable and
his teaching style
works really well
for our group. We
learned more than
we expected to,
and it is going to be
extremely useful for
servicing our
clients. Please
pass along to
him a huge ‘thank
you’ from
Rachel Barrett,
Solutions Manager
“Employment of graphic designers is projected to increase by 13 percent
from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.”
Source: US Department of Labor
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Web Development
Introduction to Web Development
Topics include an introduction to xHTML and CSS code, an
overview of web page usability and design, and using the editing
software, Microsoft Expression Web, to create pages which include
text, graphics, color/background, invisible tables and hyperlinks.
Discussion of domain name registration, advertising the web page,
and using FTP software to upload pages to a server will be covered.
Prerequisite: Knowledge of Windows. .6 CEU, $150, INSTR: Sherri Cady
Class ID: 32397 Tue, 1/21/14 8:00am – 2:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32398 Tue, 3/25/14 8:00am – 2:00pm RM: P1802
Intermediate Web Development
Additional topics include designing with layout tables, dynamic web
templates, importing pages, cascading style sheets, links, images,
hotspots, adding interactivity (audio, rollovers), generating reports,
and checking accessibility/compatibility. Prerequisite: Introduction to
Web Development or equivalent knowledge. .7 CEU, $175, INSTR: Sherri
Class ID: 32399 Tue, 4/1/14 8:00am – 3:00pm RM: P1802
Learn how to “speak the languageof HTML (Hyper-text Markup
Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) in order to more
effectively use web design software. Learn current web standards for
designing and building basic web pages. You will learn how to use
HTML to structure content such as embedded images, text objects,
headings, bullet lists, and interactive links. Key differences between
xHTML & HTML 5 will be discussed along with current browser
concerns. CSS will be used to add style to this structure and provide
the layout for your new web pages. .7 CEU, $175, INSTR: Tim Daniels
Class ID: 32428 Wed, 3/19/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Class ID: 32422 Fri, 4/25/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Web Animation Using Dreamweaver & JQuery
Learn how to use JQuery plug-ins and customized CSS to create
interesting slideshows and other common animations in
Dreamweaver. With the role of Flash being diminished, JQuery
allows animation effects to play across multiple browsers and devices.
Flash wont play on Apple devices, and HTML 5 wont work on most
browsers so this class will train you how to use existing plug-ins and
modify them to fit your site. Prior knowledge of HTML & CSS is
strongly encouraged. .4 CEU, $99, INSTR: Tim Daniels
Class ID: 32424 Fri, 4/11/14 12:30pm – 4:30pm RM: P1802
Web Marketing and Search Engine Optimization
See page 124 for course description.
Class ID: 32425 Fri, 5/30/14 12:30pm – 4:30pm RM: P1802
Creating Dynamic Websites Using WordPress
Learn how to turn a WordPress blog into a robust website. See full
course description on the website.
1.4 CEU, $350, INSTR: Tim Daniels
Class ID: 33593
Wed, 6/4/14 & 6/11/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1802
Our classes are
throughout the
year. Visit our
website for the
latest additions to
our schedule.
Tim did a great
job explaining the
materials to all
experience levels
and provided
special attention to
all who needed it.”
Design Your
Website for
Mobile Devices
See page 12 for
description and
dates. | Winter/Spring 2014 29
Gain the IT Edge
Information Technology is everywhere. Almost every
business, job and career requires a foundational
understanding of computer hardware, software and
digital literacy.
Whether you are looking to break into an IT career
or deepen your technology competency as a
stackable skill, our Computer Technician Certificate
program will help you accomplish your goals.
In just 3 months, earn the CompTIA A+ Certification
and step into the information technology industry.
Information Technology
Whether you are a job seeker or recruiter, you know that demand
for IT professionals in the metro area is extremely high. At the same
time, well-paying jobs are going unfilled as employers struggle to
find the right people. We partner with the best to provide IT
training and certification courses in a variety of high-demand areas.
MS Network Certification
IT professionals and administrators who are responsible for the
day-to-day management of an IT infrastructure demonstrate their
expertise by obtaining MS Network Certification, such as Windows
Server 2008 Administrator. See our website for upcoming MS
Network Certification classes.
IT Foundations
ITIL Foundations is the most widely adopted certification for IT
service management. This fall you’ll find several options for these
and other IT Foundations training programs.
Cisco Certifications
Cisco Certifications bring valuable and measurable rewards to
network professionals, their managers and the organizations that
employ them. For entry-level professionals, the Cisco Certified
Network Associate (CCNA) can open many doors and will likely
remain one of the hottest certifications for some time to come.
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
CCNP Voice Certification
Cisco Unity Support Specialist
And many additional Certifications for all levels
Programming and Development
Employers are desperate for candidates with .NET and Java
experience and certifications. See our website for the latest
Programming and Development courses.
Survey of CIOs
Reveals Increased
IT Hiring
Businesses continue
to identify IT hiring
needs, according
to the just released
Robert Half
Technology IT
Hiring Index and
Skills Report.
The areas of greatest
need include:
IT Security
• Applications
Data and Database
The report is available
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healthcare and medical
Medical Career Programs
Medical Administrative Assistant WIA Approved
Students learn how to effectively manage front desk reception,
patient scheduling, insurance and billing, practice finances, and
more. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to enter the
workforce and pass the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
exam (CMAA) offered by the National Healthcareer Association.
The online learning platform provides 24/7 access to the curriculum
and interactive learning tools. 240 Contact Hours, $1,695
Class ID: 32237 Online class – start anytime
Medical Transcription Editor WIA Approved
Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation
Integrity (AHDI), the Medical Transcription Editor program
prepares students for medical transcription and editing careers.
Topics studied include documentation, biomedical sciences, and
editing theory, among others. The program emphasizes practical
experience. Enrollment includes ten textbooks, a transcription foot
pedal, an AHDI membership, and online reference library access.
768 Contact Hours, $2,795
Class ID: 32239 Online class – start anytime
Medical Billing NEW
WIA Approved
Developed by industry experts, this program includes real-world
practical experience and is designed to help you gain the knowledge
and skills needed to follow insurance claims all the way through to
payment. You’ll be prepared to work with industry-specific forms
such as the CMS-1500 and UB-40. You will also gain a valuable
body of knowledge to employ when working on process and health
information system implementation/redesign, and healthcare
payment/revenue cycle projects. This program includes access to
student support, technical support, and graduate support teams
throughout the training. 174 Contact Hours, $1,695
Class ID: 32242 Online class – start anytime
Professional Medical Coding & Billing WIA Approved
Medical Coding and Billing Training Program is a comprehensive
independent study online program. This program is designed by
industry experts for individuals who would like to work in the
healthcare coding and billing industry. Mastering medical
terminology, documentation, confidentiality, ethics, healthcare
structure, pharmacology, disease processes, diagnostic coding and
healthcare reimbursement are just a few of the subjects covered. This
program prepares students to sit for the CCA (AHIMA) and/or CPC
(AAPC) certification exams. 678 Contact Hours, $2,795
Class ID: 32241 Online class – start anytime
Valuable textbooks
included in course
fee. (approx.
$300 value)
Minnesota Board of Nursing Continuing Education Requirements
The Minnesota Board of Nursing is the source of specific information regarding individual
registration requirements. All programs are designed to meet Minnesota Board of Nursing
requirements for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. It is up to the individual
licensee to decide if the content enhances his or her ability to practice nursing. | Winter/Spring 2014 31
Pharmacy Technician WIA Approved
The Pharmacy Technician training program is designed to help
students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work as pharmacy
technicians and prepare to sit for the PTCB national certification
exam. Pharmacy technicians work in retail, hospital, and clinic
pharmacies. They assist pharmacists in formulating, labeling, and
dispensing medications. Numerous exercises and assessments
throughout each of the 14 modules ensure that students master each
concept before moving on, and knowledgeable student support
advisors are available from start to finish. This program is designed to
be completed in 6 months or less, with approximately 285 hours of
instruction. Program provides career and graduate services to help you
identify job opportunities, develop your resume and interviewing skills
and perhaps obtain a letter of recommendation to show prospective
employers. 342 Contact Hours, $1,995
Class ID: 32241 Online class – start anytime
ICD-10 FastTrack for Medical Coder WIA Approved NEW
This course is designed to help ICD- 9 coders gain the additional
skills they need to code in ICD-10. It will cover both the ICD-10
code set, and the biomedical science knowledge to use it effectively.
The course assumes that you already have the basic skills of a medical
coder, including familiarity with how the industry works, medical
terminology, pharmacology, and basic anatomy and
pathophysiology. This course is not designed for those who have
never completed medical coding training. 169.2 Contact Hours, $695
Class ID: 33591 Online class – start anytime
facilities must
transition to the
new ICD-10 codes
on October 1,
Free Kindle Fire
When enrolling in one of the
following medical career programs
before April 30, 2014.
> Medical Billing
> Medical Administrative Assistant
Free Laptop or iPad or Kindle Fire
When enrolling in one of the following medical
career programs before April 30, 2014.
> Professional Medical Coding & Billing
> Medical Transcription Editor
> Pharmacy Technician OR
Free Medical Career Information Sessions – March 12, 2014
1:00pm – 3:00pm RM: P1840 or 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1840
MN Healthcare Information Technology Certificate
This certificate brings together the healthcare and information technology concepts essential
to working in the healthcare IT industry. Training builds upon transferable skills from any
industry. Join over 500 HIT professionals who have taken this training to become IN DEMAND
in their field. Choose from the following courses:
Clinical Systems Specialist WIA Approved
This training focuses on how people in the healthcare environment use technology and are
affected by it. Work with healthcare providers and medical staff and also support IT in the
development of clinical applications and the facilitation of system enhancements and
modifications to meet clinical needs. 909 Contact Hours, 75.75 CEU, $2,000
Class ID: 33606 Online class, 2/3/14 – 7/21/14
Healthcare Technology Specialist WIA Approved
This training focuses on the technology systems used by healthcare organizations, the
architecture behind those systems and the hardware and network used to support them.
This includes supporting the organization before, during and after implementation assuring
that the technology functions properly and is configured to meet the needs of the
organization. 909 Contact Hours, 75.75 CEU, $2,050
Class ID: 33607 Online class, 2/3/14 – 7/21/14
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Healthcare IT is a rapidly
growing industry and a
critical body of knowledge
across the entire spectrum of
Healthcare Information Technology
“Combining the HIT training with my nursing and IT
background has been very instrumental and rewarding in
my career advancement. I have been better positioned to
face the challenges ahead and ultimately align my goals
with the direction that healthcare is moving toward.”
Michael Taiwo, CHTS-IS, EHR Training Coordinator,
University of Minnesota
EHR in the Dental Clinic NEW
Electronic health record systems (EHRs) will soon be required for all dental practices. This
course offers you an opportunity to navigate through the Eaglesoft EHR and learn practical
activities such as charting, treatment plans, integrating digital radiography, scheduling,
patient education and workflow. 3 Contact Hours, .3 CEU, $59
Class ID: 33621 Sat, 3/15/14 9:00 – 12:00pm RM: P1802
Find out more at our MNHIT Information Sessions
on January 15 or 29 at 6 p.m., see page 69. | Winter/Spring 2014 33
Nursing & Certification
Refresher Course in Nursing
This course is designed for registered nurses (RN) who need a review
and update of nursing skills to return to active status. Prearranged
supervised clinical experience is included. Basic knowledge of
computers is required. There will be ten class lectures plus 80 hours
clinical. See website for health status, security and textbook requirements.
170 Contact Hours, $1,360
Class ID: 33614
Sat, 4/5/14 – 6/21/14 8:00am – 1:00pm RM: S2333
Healthcare Provider CPR - American Heart Association
Demonstrate and practice CPR and obstructed airway techniques
for adults, children, and infants using American Heart Association
guidelines. This 8-hour, Level C” course meets requirements for
healthcare professionals and students. Wear comfortable clothing for
active participation. Course includes AED training. 9.6 Contact Hours,
$99, INSTR: Bob Hansen
Class ID: 32343 Sat, 5/17/14 8:00am – 4:00pm RM: A1570
Healthcare Provider CPR - Renewal
This 4-hour course is a review of the skills and knowledge covered
in the American Heart Associations (AHA) CPR for the Professional
Rescuer course. Skills include Adult, Child and Infant CPR. Upon
successful completion of the course, an American Heart Assoc.
Healthcare Provider course completion card will be issued.
4.8 Contact Hours, $56, INSTR: Bob Hansen
Class ID: 32433 Sat, 3/8/14 8:00am – 12:00pm RM: A1570
Class ID: 32434 Sat, 4/26/14 8:00am – 12:00pm RM: A1570
Class ID: 32435 Tue, 5/6/14 5:30pm – 9:30pm RM: A1570
Emergency Medical Responder Refresher
This 16-hour course enables the currently certified or recently expired
First Responder or EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) to renew
certification. Upon successful completion of the course, the
participant will be re-certified as a First Responder or EMR by the
State of MN EMS Regulatory Board. National Registration of the
First Responders or EMR is available to participants.
19.2 Contact
Hours, $145, INSTR: Bob Hansen
Class ID: 32344 Sat, 4/26/14 8:00am – 4:00pm &
Sun, 4/27/14 8:00am – 5:00pm RM: A1570
Bob Hansen, MA,
EMT, RT, PS worked
in Law Enforcement
as an Emergency
Medical Technician
for many years. He
brings practical
experience to the
New Refresher
The MN Board of
Nursing may require
a refresher course if
an individual has
been out of nursing
practice for as few
as 5 years,
depending on
Please visit the MN
Board of Nursing
website for more
Normandale offers courses for the dental hygienist and dental
assistant to help keep skills sharp and to fulfill continuing
education requirements. For our Winter/Spring 2014 course
offerings, please visit:
or call 952-358-8343.
Dental Health
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integrative health and wellness
Note: Oils and
supplies are available
for purchase in class,
but not required.
Aromatherapy Foundations Certificate
This certificate course in Aromatherapy provides the foundational
information and skills you need to understand how and why
essential oils work. Learn how essential oils heal simultaneously in
the physical body, and emotional and energetic levels.
Explore the therapeutic benefits, chemistry, safety, olfactory
system and receive insider tips on the field of Aromatherapy. Hands
on learning in class includes learning about 7 essential oils,
assessment skills, how to use diffusers and sprays, and make inhalers
and topical treatments that are safe and cost effective. 15.6 Contact
Hours, $225,
INSTR: Jodi Baglien
Class ID: 32351 Fri, 3/7/14 8:30am – 4:30pm
& Sat. 3/8/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1810
Aromatherapy Applications Certificate
Reducing Stress and Pain
This course will teach you the hands-on skills needed to begin
selecting and applying essential oils in safe, practical, and cost-
effective ways. Upon completion of this course you will understand
the effects of stress on the body and gain detailed assessment skills to
determine which oils and methods of applications to use for stress
and pain reduction. This course is taught from a holistic approach
and is easily applied to many care environments or for home use.
15.6 Contact Hours, $285, INSTR: Jodi Baglien
Class ID: 32561 Fri, 4/11/14 8:30am – 4:30pm
& Sat, 4/12/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1840
Recommended textbook for Certificates: The Complete Guide to
Aromatherapy 2004 (2nd edition) by Salvatore Battaglia. Available
at major textbook retailers.
Aromatherapy and Acupressure NEW
Do you want to experience a shift towards better balance, harmony
and well-being? Then come and learn how genuine essential oils
paired with key acupoints on the body produce quick, effective
rebalancing on the physical, emotional and energetic bodies. This
introductory class will teach you two powerful stress reducing
techniques that you can use right away for overall healing, tension
and stress relief. By pairing aromatherapy and shiatsu, you can
profoundly enhance your well-being routine and add a new rich
dimension to your holistic practice with essential oils. Special Bonus!
Take home your energetically aligned essential oil used in class. 3.6
Contact Hours, $59, INSTR: Jodi Baglien
Class ID: 32560 Mon, 2/24/14 6:15pm – 9:15pm RM: P1840
Jodi Baglien, CA, CST, is an experienced holistic practitioner and
instructor, combining her years of training and experience in clinical
aromatherapy and shiatsu therapy with her passion for awakening
and mastering our inherent intuitive gifts. Jodi is approved by the
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
(NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. | Winter/Spring 2014 35
18 Contact Hours
and $249/series or 3
Contact Hours and
$49/class, INSTR:
Asavari Manvikar.
Introduction to
Ayurveda is a
prerequisite for ALL
other Ayurveda
classes in this series.
After completing
Introduction to
Ayurveda, you may
attend any of the
courses individually
or as a series.
“According to Ayurvedic principles,
everything that is available from nature
takes the form of potential remedies.”
Ayurveda Certificate
Ayurveda is the 5,000 year-old holistic medical system from India that
emphasizes prevention and encourages health through Ayurvedic
principles of right thinking, food choices, life style changes, and the
use of herbs to create balance in energies responsible for body-mind
Introduction to Ayurveda
This foundational course covers the history, science and purpose of
Ayurveda, the five elements and the Dosha, one of the three vital
Class ID: 32334 Tue, 2/11/14 6:00pm – 8:30pm RM: P1840
Class 1: Diet & Nutrition
Learn the concepts of Agni, Ama (toxins), the six tastes and some
basic rules for eating food and unhealthy food combinations.
Class ID: 32335 Tue, 2/18/14 6:00pm – 8:30pm RM: P1840
Class 2: Constitution & Wellness
Discover characteristics of Ayurvedas Vata, Pitta and Kapha body
types, individualized for your own body and system.
Class ID: 32336 Tue, 2/25/14 6:00pm – 8:30pm RM: P1840
Class 3: Daily Routine & Harmony with Nature
Tune into natures patterns and rhythms and learn a general routine,
your Dosha specific routine, to support your practice.
Class ID: 32337 Tue, 3/4/14 6:00pm – 8:30pm RM: P1840
Class 4: Health Maintenance with Seasonal Changes
Learn about seasonal changes to the body, health and emotional
levels, different stages of body imbalance and detox techniques.
Class ID: 32338 Tue, 3/11/14 6:00pm – 8:30pm RM: P1840
Class 5: Herbs & Food for Healthy Living
Bring balance to your individual constitution through the use of
specific foods, herbs and spices to boost immunities.
Class ID: 32339 Tue, 3/18/14 6:00pm – 8:30pm RM: P1840
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Matthew Alfs, M.H.,
A.H.G. is a
educator, and writer
in the field of herbal
therapy. He is a
professional member
of the American
Herbalists Guild, the
Director of the
Midwest School of
Herbal Studies and
has authored
numerous articles on
herbal therapy.
Herbalism Certificate
Herbal therapy is the oldest and most widespread form of
healing on planet earth, generally regarded as safer and just as
effective (if not more) as orthodox medicine and easily learned
and used by the lay person. Learn to apply herbal therapy
through the use of tinctures, glycerites, teas, capsules, poultices,
compresses, and salves to support the constitution referencing
an array of conditions and in close consideration of guidelines to
indications, dosage, and contraindications. 24 Contact Hours and
$310 for series or 3 Contact Hours and $45 per class
NEW! This series has been extended to 8 classes to expand on
the depth of materials and deeper exploration of the history and
development of Herbal Therapy.
Class 1: The Development, Forms and
Energetics of Herbal Therapy
This 2-part class introduces the major herbal systems of the world.
Part 1:
Class ID: 32355 Mon, 3/24/14 6:30pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Part 2:
Class ID: 32356 Mon, 3/31/14 6:30pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Class 2: The Constituents and Properties of Herbs
This 2-part class covers the chemical properties of herbs in detail.
Part 1:
Class ID: 32357 Mon, 4/7/14 6:30pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Part 2:
Class ID: 32358 Mon, 4/14/14 6:30pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Class 3: Herbs for the Respiratory System
This class will focus on herbs that support the respiratory system.
Class ID: 32359 Mon, 4/21/14 6:30pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Class 4: Herbs for Liver Function and Detoxification
The liver has many hundreds of functions, this class will focus on
those herbs which enhance the vital functions of this hardworking
Class ID: 32360 Mon, 4/28/14 6:30pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Class 5: Herbs for the Lymphatic and Urinary System
This class will focus on those herbs which enhance the function of
the lymph nodes and improve the efficiency of the kidneys to purify
the body.
Class ID: 32362 Mon, 5/5/14 6:30pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Class 6: Herbs for Women’s Reproductive Health
Herbal aids for womens reproductive health is a complex subject
that will be addressed in this class.
Class ID: 32361 Mon, 5/12/14 6:30pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840 | Winter/Spring 2014 37
Wild Plant Walk:
Identification for Food & Medicine NEW
Learn to identify and appreciate basic edible and medicinal uses of
wild plants and shrubs of spring. Explore plant life in Normandales
expansive natural setting and learn how to utilize them for food and
medicine. 3 Contact Hours, $49, INSTR: Matthew Alfs
Class ID: 32354 Mon, 6/9/14 5:00pm – 7:30pm RM: P1838
Herbs for the Musculoskeletal System NEW
For thousands of years, herbs have been identified and utilized to
support the health of the joints, tendons, ligaments, bones (including
bone density), muscles, and skin. This class will highlight these herbs
and their specific applications to the 21st-century American, for whom
modern-day stress has wreaked havoc, leading to a bumper crop of
osteoporosis, chronic tendinitis, osteoarthritis, autoimmune forms of
arthritis, acne, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin complaints.
3 Contact
Hours, $49, INSTR: Matthew Alfs
Class ID: 32554 Mon, 6/2/14 6:30pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Learning Well
on Edge Talk Radio
First Tuesday of the Month – 6 pm
Host Maureen Pelton engages local and national thought
leaders on topics including integrative health, meditation and
mindfulness, and spiritual development.
Upcoming Shows:
“Mindful Leadership” Janice Marturano,
former VP for General Mills, Founder of the Institute
for Mindful Leadership
“Cravings, Addictions and the Brain”
Judson Brewer MD PhD on Mindfulness and Addiction
Visit or call 714-364-4750. Can’t make it?
Listen to the archived episodes at
Join the Show – Call in with questions for Maureen and guests!
See website for more information.
at Normandale Community College
“Matthew is
amazing! He is a
walking tome of
– Herbalism student
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Continues to Grow
Over the past ten years,
sales of homeopathic
medicine have yielded
an increase of 10 to 20
percent each year and
worldwide, 70 to 90
percent of people use
alternative medicine.
All natural, over-
remedies are FDS
approved and safe
for children, adults
and the elderly.
Homeopathic Medicine Certificate
This new certificate program prepares you with practical skills that can
be applied immediately, including; the basic laws of homeopathy, how
remedies are made, and applications for infectious disease and acute
conditions. Individual courses will introduce you to more in-depth
treatment options for influenza, natural immunization information,
and first aid applications.
18 Contact Hours/$279 for series.
Class 1: Foundations of Homeopathic Medicine
This course provides an overview of the art and science of
homeopathic medicine. You will learn the basics of homeopathy to
treat yourself and others using the 3 basic laws of homeopathy and
simple cell salts. Learn how to engage the bodys natural defenses to
maintain more vibrant health. 7.2 Contact Hours, $149
Class ID: 32508 Sat, 2/8/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1840
Class 2: Homeopathy and Influenza
Designed for medically licensed, natural practitioners, and lay people,
this class will familiarize you with the origins of homeopathic
medicine for use with infectious, contagious disease. You will learn
natural methods to deal with influenza and other viral illnesses,
examine conventional flu vaccines for ingredients and efficacy and
the historic and current practical application of homeopathy for acute
infectious, contagious disease. You will also learn about the history
and application of homeoprophylaxis. 3.6 Contact Hours, $49
Class ID: 32509 Sat, 3/1/14 9:00am – 12:00pm RM: P1840
Class 3: Immunization from
a Homeopathic Perspective
This course is designed for parents questioning the best way to
protect their children as well as health professionals looking for
answers to the complex issues surrounding the increased vaccine
recommendations. This class will look at methods of vaccination and
the safe and effective alternative solution called “homeoprophylaxis.”
3.6 Contact Hours, $49
Class ID: 32510 Sat, 3/22/14 9:00am – 12:00pm RM: P1842
Class 4: Homeopathic First Aid
Learn the basics of using homeopathy to treat minor acute injuries
and illnesses and to engage the bodys natural defenses to maintain
more vibrant health. You will become familiar with effective
remedies for burns, wounds, ear infections, learn the main
characteristics of an illness and how to match them to a remedy
choice as well as how to dose a remedy safely and when to stop
dosing. You will come away with enough information to effectively
use low potency remedies for safe and effective health. Each
participant will go home with a sturdy plastic case for keeping
remedies and 30c. of arnica. Prerequisite: Foundations of
Homeopathic Medicine. 3.6 Contact Hours, $89
Class ID: 32539 Sat, 4/12/14 9:00am – 12:00pm RM: P1842
Cilla Whatcott, H.D., RHom, CCH is a graduate of Arizona State
University and Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. She is
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Self Hypnosis – Part 1
Self Hypnosis is an easy to learn and an extremely powerful tool for
self improvement and healing. This introductory and experiential
workshop will teach you what hypnosis is, some history, the
mechanics of self hypnosis and how to use it for a variety of reasons.
You will experience self hypnosis in class and be given detailed
instructions for practice at home to get the results you want such as
improving self-esteem, reducing stress, improving concentration,
quitting smoking, releasing excess weight, relieving insomnia,
enhancing creativity and reducing pain. 3.6 Contact Hours, $49
Class ID: 32347 Wed, 3/5/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Self Hypnosis – Part 2
This class focuses on the components of the self hypnosis session,
including inductions, deepeners, writing effective suggestions and
trance termination. Extra time dedicated to practice of self hypnosis
and writing suggestions. 3.6 Contact Hours, $49
Class ID: 32348 Wed, 3/12/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1842
Medical Hypnosis NEW
As a healthcare professional, medical hypnosis will provide you with
an additional and powerful tool for patient care. Explore how to
intervene appropriately with hypnosis in medical situations, how
hypnosis is helpful for pre- and post-surgery. Learn to recognize the
hypnotic state (whether formally induced or in a patient who is
spontaneously and naturally in the hypnotic state). Learn how the
traditional medical setting in and of itself creates a hypnotic state in
a large percentage of patients, and how to quickly induce hypnosis
in a willing patient, and ways to induce the relaxation response. You
will also leave this class with a quick method of teaching your
patients self hypnosis to create the relaxation response in themselves,
for self care management of symptomology and increase healing. You
will be able to recognize and test for the hypnotic state in others.
This class will give you the fundamentals to begin to use hypnosis as
a healthcare professional, and creates the basis of understanding
needed to pursue further training and certification in the growing
field of medical hypnosis. 7.2 Contact Hours, $129
Class ID: 32564
Thur, 5/1/14 & 5/8/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Mind Body Techniques for Anxiety Reduction
Anxiety is a growing problem affecting many people; anxiety
disorders are on the rise as our society becomes more complicated
and more stressful. For many sufferers, the medications prescribed
may reduce the reactions, but not overcome the anxiety entirely.
This class teaches several mind/body techniques that naturally and
effectively stop anxiety at its source, without the side effects of
medication. You will learn the causes of anxiety, how to recognize
and control your own reactions quickly and naturally, and learn tools
to prevent anxiety from reoccurring. 3.6 Contact Hours, $49
Class ID: 32349 Thur, 4/3/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1838
“The purpose of
hypnosis as a
technique is to help
you understand and
gain more control
over your behavior,
emotions or physical
– Mayo Clinic
Cindy Locher, CI, BCH,
MNLP, is an author,
teacher, and Board
Hypnotherapist. She
is a graduate of the
Hypnosis Motivation
Institute and Center
for Behavioral
Sciences in Los
Angeles and is a
member of NGH, AHA
and the International
Association of
Counselors and
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Nutrition and Diet
Good Groceries: Healthy Grocery Shopping NEW
How do you find healthy foods? As the food industry is adept at
encouraging consumption of less-than-healthy foods, the first step to
healthy nutrition is knowing how to navigate the grocery store. After
a brief classroom introduction, we’ll take a field trip to a local grocery
store. You will learn where the healthy foods are hidden and where
the unhealthy foods are on display. 3.6 Contact Hours, $49, INSTR:
Paul Ratté
Class ID: 32538 Mon, 3/31/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P0838
Paleo vs. Plant Based Nutrition NEW
Paleo and plant-based diets are in the news. Should you eliminate
grains, or eliminate meat? What happens if you do? This class will
consider the advantages, and the possible challenges of these diets.
Simple rules of thumb will be discussed that combine the benefits of
both approaches. 3.6 Contact Hours, $49, INSTR: Paul Ratté
Class ID: 32493 Mon, 4/7/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1838
Brain and Digestive Health NEW
Our stomach is our second brain. If we are not digesting properly
then our brain is not functioning at its peak. If you wonder how to
improve brain health for yourself or someone you love who struggles
with anxiety, depression, learning challenges, food intolerances,
dementia or Alzheimers, this class is for you. We will discuss the latest
research and tools, and you will take home a kefir starter and recipes
to improve your digestion and brain health. 3 Contact Hours, $64
(including kefir starter), INSTR: Laurie Nathe
Class ID: 32489 Tue, 3/25/14 6:00pm – 8:30pm RM: P1838
Diets and Food Theories NEW
With so many diets available- how do you choose? We’ll cover ten
food theories, such as blood type, Ayurveda, low glycemic and vegan.
Learn about ancient techniques such as fasting, to the latest in DNA
Nutrigenomics which matches an individual DNA to food choices.
You will learn the history, benefits and weaknesses of each and match
diet options to your lifestyle and health goals. 3 Contact Hours, $49,
INSTR: Laurie Nathe
Class ID: 32490 Tue, 4/22/14 6:00pm – 8:30pm RM: P1838
Bonus: You will make
a kefir drink, and
receive recipes to
improve brain and
digestion health.
Saturday, 1/25/14 12:00 – 1:00pm
Saturday, 3/8/14 12:00 – 1:00pm
RM: S2330
Free introduction and practice
to Tai Chi for Health. This
session will introduce Dr. Lam’s
Simplified Sun Style Tai Chi and
is recommended as a starting
point for your Tai Chi journey.
See website to register
or call 952-358-8343.
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Saturday and Sunday, January 11 & 12
Minneapolis Convention Center
Register and get a FREE Admission ticket at
(click on Courses/For Your Interest/Free Event)
Find the resources to LOOK, FEEL and BE Your Best,
and design YOUR Healthy LIFE!
Stop by Normandale’s booth to enter our drawing for a free class.
See what’s new, meet our staff and explore our cutting edge programs.
Over 15 million
people suffer
from hypo/hyper
Dr. Rhys Preston,
DC is a nutrition
counselor, personal
trainer and has
taught at the
Aveda Institute,
Center Pointe
School of Massage,
and the American
Academy of
Acupuncture and
Oriental Medicine.
Three-Systems Approach to Health
This series will enable you to gain a thorough understanding of
your interactive system of hormones. Gain practical applications
and tools to implement immediately. 10.8 Contact Hours, $157 for
series, INSTR: Dr. Rhys Preston
Adrenal Fatigue: Stress, Survival, Symptoms & Healing
Adrenal fatigue occurs when the amount of stress over extends the
capacity of the body (mediated by the adrenals) to compensate and
recover from that stress often causing adrenal fatigue. Learn more
about adrenal fatigue, signs and symptoms, coping with stress and
solutions to healing. 3.6 Contact Hours, $59
Class ID: 32486 Tue, 4/1/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1838
Balancing Female Hormones Naturally
Confused about female hormones? Suffer from symptoms like hot
flashes, insomnia, sweet and carb cravings, weight gain? Learn the tools
to prevent and manage these symptoms. Your energy levels will improve
and the fat will melt off. 3.6 Contact Hours, $59
Class ID: 32487 Tue, 4/8/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1838
The Natural Path to Thyroid Health
The thyroid gland controls the rate at which the body produces energy
from food and therefore has a primary effect on overall energy levels. It
regulates digestion, oxygen consumption, and mobilization of fat from
storage. Learn why thyroid issues are difficult to treat, leading to
sluggishness, weight gain, and accelerated aging.
3.6 Contact Hours, $59
Class ID: 32488 Tue, 4/15/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1838
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Energy Medicine Certificate
The Energy Medicine Certificate introduces the philosophies and
descriptions of energy anatomy and energy healing. To earn the
certificate, you must take all seven classes. However, you can also
choose to enroll in individual classes. 58.8 Contact Hours and $875
for the entire series or 8.4 Contact Hours and $145 per class
Classes 1 - 3 will be offered in Fall 2014
See website for more description
Class 4: Energy Anatomy: Fields
Every living being and even inanimate objects emanate energy fields.
There are thousands! Explore the myriad of these fields and how
they work. Topics covered include geopathic stress, electropollution,
auric fields, and morphology. 8.4 Contact Hours, $145
Class ID: 29812 Sat, 2/8/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P0842
Class 5: Energy Anatomy: Centers
Across time, cultures have accessed their energy centers to diagnose
challenging conditions, heal disease, balance emotions, cleanse the
mind, create abundance, and perform everything from manual to
supernatural feats. Energy work necessitates a thorough knowledge
of these centers, especially the chakras, for the same purpose. We’ll
explore various cross-cultural chakra systems and the spiritual and
scientific explanation for how they work before describing the 12-
chakra system in detail. 8.4 Contact Hours, $145
Class ID: 29813 Sat, 3/8/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P0842
Class 6: Energy Healing
We’ll cover topics and techniques including energy assessment,
clearing, balancing, and opening to help heal self and others. You’ll
leave this practical day enthused to become the healer that you are.
8.4 Contact Hours, $145
Class ID: 29814 Sat, 4/12/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P0842
Class 7: Energy Medicine: Being the Practitioner
The question is—which one? There are hundreds if not thousands
of different types of energy work practices, and in this workshop
you’ll learn about and practice a number of them. We’ll present the
major categories of energy work as well as their benefits and outline
the various criteria for deciding which to participate in or
recommend to someone. 8.4 Contact Hours, $145
Class ID: 29815 Sat, 5/10/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P0842
Cyndi Dale is the
president of Life
Systems Services
Corporation and is
an internationally
recognized author
of dozens of books
on spiritual
personal growth
and energy healing.
Have you been studying healing or intuition? Are you ready to
practice, practice, practice? This hands-on workshop will be conducted
via demonstration and by working on the issues represented in the
class. We will cover advanced insights on healing trauma, autoimmune
dysfunctions, emotional and mental challenges, pain, finances, and
relationship issues, by using your personal gifts to develop your own
unique techniques. This is a rare opportunity to hone your special gifts
while working on others.
Prerequisite: Energy Medicine Certificate
(classes 1 - 7).
3.6 Contact Hours, $145, INSTR: Cyndi Dale
Class ID: 29821 Sat, 5/17/14 9:00am – 12:00pm RM: P0842
Advanced Energy Medicine Workshop | Winter/Spring 2014 43
Lucille Crow, RN, RM,
CHT is a speaker and
educator, R.N., Reiki
Master and Certified
bringing a powerful
perspective to her
Healing Touch is
endorsed by the
American Holistic
Nurses Association.
Healing Touch
Healing Touch is an international educational program in energy based
medicine therapy. As a professionally accredited program, the
curriculum encompasses increasing levels of practice and techniques,
standards of care, code of ethics and scope of practice.
Healing Touch International (HTI) Level 1
Healing Touch is relaxing, nurturing energy therapy which uses gentle,
heart-centered touch to assist in balancing physical, mental, emotional
and spiritual well-being and enhances the body’s natural ability to
heal. The class is open to anyone who desires to study energy therapy
with a commitment to help others. Healing touch works in
complement with standard medical care and other health care systems
and is safe for all ages. 18 Contact Hours, $295 (workbook included),
INSTR: Barb Schommer
Class ID: 32563 Fri, 4/25/14 8:00 am – 5:00pm RM: P1810
& Sat, 4/26/14 8:00 am – 4:00pm
Barb Schommer, RN, MS, CHTP, CHTI, draws on her 45 year career as
a public health nurse, combining standard medical care with energy
therapy. As a Certified Healing Touch Instructor, Barb is gentle and
loving in her approach of allowing participants to unfold in their own
life healing journey as they learn Healing Touch.
Reiki Energy Therapy
Reiki Energy Therapy is a simple, natural and safe method of
therapy that uses life force energy transmitted through a
practitioner’s hands, which offers physical pain reduction and
profound relaxation. Reiki Energy Therapy sessions are a hands-on,
fully clothed touch therapy.
Reiki Energy Therapy Level 1
This course prepares you to become a Certified Reiki Energy
Therapy practitioner with the skills and abilities to fully utilize Reiki
Energy Therapy including the theory and principles, the historic
origins, the ethics and the skills and abilities to administer Reiki
Energy Therapy. Please bring a bag lunch and pillows, towels, and/or
mat. 8.4 Contact Hours, $150, INSTR: Lucille Crow
Class ID: 32468 Sat, 2/1/14 8:00am – 4:00pm RM: C3061
Class ID: 33584 Sat, 3/1/14 8:00am – 4:00pm RM: C3061
Reiki Energy Therapy Level 2
This class provides advanced skills in Reiki Energy Therapy, increasing
the power and versatility of the use of the therapy. The practitioner
develops abilities to handle more complex situations and techniques
to strengthen and enhance the therapy. Upon completion of this
course, the student is certified as an Advanced Practitioner with
greater capabilities and ability to transmit the Reiki life force. The
course is taught using the Traditional Usui Reiki form. Prerequisite:
Certification in Reiki Energy Therapy 1.
8.4 Contact Hours, $150,
INSTR: Lucille Crow
Class ID: 32470 Sat, 4/12/14 8:00am – 4:00pm RM: C3061
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These classes are
required to become
a Certified EFT
For additional
information on
certification, visit
Emotional Freedom Techniques
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a powerful self-tool to
release unhealthy thoughts and emotional stress, and quickly
manifest positive change.
EFT: Level 1 & 2 Certificates
These hands-on workshops are part of the required training for
certification as a practitioner through EFT Universe. You will learn
the core concepts of EFT through step-by-step instruction,
demonstration, and supervised hands-on practice. The workshops
are designed to build your skills and confidence and are also intended
for those who simply want to learn about and become more
proficient with EFT in a supervised environment. 19.2 Contact
Hours, $395 per certificate
Level 1 Certificate:
Class ID: 32345
Sat & Sun, 2/22/14 & 2/23/14 8:00am – 4:30pm RM: P0842
Level 2 Certificate:
Prerequisite: EFT Level 1 or prior approval by the instructor.
Class ID: 32346
Sat & Sun, 3/1/14 & 3/2/14 8:00am – 4:30pm RM: P0842
Valerie Lis, EFT, MA, EFT Expert Practitioner 2 & EFT Universe
Certified Trainer, is a national holistic health practitioner and
trainer, educating college students, business and health
professionals with self-empowering tools that produce positive
change in just minutes.
Bring your friends or make new ones
as you escape the mid-winter blahs with
Normandale’s FREE Winter Warm-Up for
Body, Mind & Spirit: Spring Sampler.
Attend 50 minute workshops including
Tai Chi, Qigong, Belly Dance, Women’s
Safety, Sound Healing, EFT, Self-Mastery,
Ayurveda, and more!
Winter Warm-up for Body, Mind & Spirit
Free Spring Sampler
Come for some or all sessions!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
10:00am – 2:30pm
Class ID: 32565 | Winter/Spring 2014 45
Healing Practices
Muscle Response Self-Testing and Trauma Release
Toxins and trauma block one’s ability to live a healthy, happy life. In
this workshop, you will learn about toxins, how to identify them, and
address how to protect yourself from toxins using muscle response
testing. Then you will learn Quantum Techniques Trauma Release
releasing those emotions, traumas and beliefs that block us from
healing the energy field and body.
6 Contact Hours, $129, INSTR:
Thomas Miller, Shanna Shouman and Heidi Gilman
Class ID: 33583 Sat, 3/29/14 9:00am – 2:00pm RM: P1842
Listening to Your Body’s Signals &
Activating Your Dreams for Healing NEW
Symptoms in the body do not arise from nowhere. Learn how to
interpret some of these signals, and more importantly some simple
yet effective self-care therapies to help clear through the underlying
conflicts via the dreams. Learn 19 Holistic self-care therapies that use
a combination of touch and a special blend of essential oils to clear
blockages and help promote health and wellbeing.
7.2 Contact Hours,
$176, INSTR: ShaOn Blodgett
Class ID: 32562 Sat, 4/5/14 9:00am – 3:00pm RM: P1840
Storytelling for Health NEW
Learn how to craft stories in a transformative way to help you or
your clients cope with whatever life is throwing at them. Stories can
be used to empower the tellers and listeners through crisis,
processing, and relating. You will learn storytelling techniques to aid
in empowerment of experience, and how to use stories in the healing
process. 3.6 Contact Hours, $49, INSTR: Allison Broeren
Class ID: 32555 Mon, 4/28/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P0842
Creating Personal Change NEW
Anyone who has ever tried to change a habit knows it is not as easy
as it seems. But why? We each have “immunity to change,”
competing commitments that keep us stuck. This class will make
change theory practical to your unique needs. Drawing on research
from behavioral and social psychology, you’ll uncover why changes
in the past did not stick, and develop experiments to create happier,
healthier patterns. 2.4 Contact Hours, $49, INSTR: Amanda Gustafson
Class ID: 33588 Thur, 2/27/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1840
Wellness at Work
Research shows that work environments that support healthy employees
provide many benefits:
Increased Employee Retention and Loyalty
Reduced Stress and Conflict
Enhanced Productivity
Increased Creativity and Innovation
Popular programs include stress reduction, nutrition, communication,
creativity, conflict management, feng shui, yoga, tai chi, qigong and
meditation. Call 952-358-8343 to learn more about how you can bring
wellness to work.
Storytelling is an
effective way to
trigger empathy,
transfer knowledge,
promote two-way
conversation, and
support deeper,
richer memories.
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Sound Healing
Introduction to Sound Healing Basics
Discover how sound healing is emerging as a highly respected and
invaluable treatment method. Learn to use basic sound healing tools
to clear mental, physical and emotional roadblocks. Experience an
introduction to multiple sound healing tools and instruments to create
a circle of healing sound. 2.4 Contact Hours, $49, INSTR: Kay Grace
Class ID: 32515 Tue, 2/12/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1840
Drum It Up with HealthRhythms®
In this three part series, you will discover your personal rhythm with
HealthRHYTHMS®group empowerment drumming and wellness
exercises. Group drumming is an evidenced based wellness program
that promotes relaxation and boosting of the immune system. No
experience necessary and drums will be provided. 7.2 Contact Hours,
$89, INSTR: Cheri Bunker
Class ID: 32461
Mon, 4/7/14 – 4/21/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P0806
This certificate program has been uniquely designed for you to learn sound
healing techniques through an immersive, in-person learning experience and
live, instructor led webcasts for maximum flexibility and scheduling. You will
explore how sound is used to clear mental, physical and emotional
roadblocks, and to harmonize with your environment. You will experience an
introduction to Tibetan Singing Bowls, Tuning Forks, Crystals, Drums, a
Sound Bath, and your own Voice to create a circle of healing sound. Come
and harness the power of sound with conscious intention and learn to create
positive, healing energy.
Coursework – 10 Live Webinar Series
Learn the art and science of sound healing and begin developing your
sound healing skills and knowledge through this blended learning
experience. This learning is facilitated through 10 live webcast sessions and
will also be available as recordings to allow for attendance flexibility.
Thur, 2/13/14 – 4/17/14 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Retreat Experience – 3 Day Immersive
Spoil yourself with an immersive, 3-day retreat experience where you will
experience hands-on learning with real sound tools and special guest
presenters. Retreat includes meals, snacks and lodging and is located less
than one hour from Minneapolis. See website for complete details and
itineraries. Thursday (evening) – Sunday - 5/1/14 – 5/4/14
Tuition $1,100, plus Retreat room & board $497
Registration for this class is through
Kay Grace, CAEH, CSH is a graduate of the four year certification
program in advanced energy work from Inner Focus School. She
has also studied Sound Healing extensively with Jonathan Goldman and
the Sound Accord Healing School. Kay is a member of Healing Touch
International, the International Sound Healers Association, and ABMP.
Sound Healing Mastery Certificate NEW
Bring a friend
discount of
$100 available | Winter/Spring 2014 47
Light Energy
Light Energy for Health and Healing Series
This exciting new series will introduce you to the healing
concept of light energy. You will learn recent research and
theories about the relationship of light to human physiology
and health with an emphasis on the mind-body connection and
the four core principles of quantum physics. To earn the
certificate, you must take all five classes. However, you can also
choose to enroll in individual classes.
Introduction to Light and Health NEW
Human beings use light as information on all levels: physical,
emotional, mental and spiritual. We process light from the
environment through our eyes and skin. Scientists now believe that
all molecular processes in the body are potential sources of
biophotons emissions of light which may be part of an
unrecognized communication network in the body. This course will
explore definitions of energy, the potential roles of light and
biophotons in the body, and how quantum physics and theory of
relativity apply to biological systems. 3.6 Contact Hours, $65
Class ID: 33622 Sat, 2/22/14 9:00am – 12:00pm RM: P1840
Class 3: Light and Emotions NEW
This course will focus on emotional energy in light, colors, rhythm,
symbols and patterns. Using the theory of relativity as our lens, you
will explore the profound emotional connection human beings have
to light and time, physically on the endocrine system and
energetically on the chakras. You will learn to use colors, mantras
and symbols as strategies for reading energy and applying this
knowledge toward generating flexibility, resiliency and managing
stress. 3.6 Contact Hours, $65
Class ID: 33623 Sat, 3/22/14 9:00am – 12:00pm RM: P1840
Class 4: Light and Breath NEW
Learn how light and breath interact inside cells. In this class, we will
explore the quantum principle of entanglement and new research
into the magnetic and static fields inside cells. The cell is a cavity of
resonance generating multiple fields of energy. Discover new research
into the universe of the cell including how biophotons contribute
to vital cellular processes. You will learn techniques to use light and
breath to engage the relaxation response in the body and mind. 3.6
Contact Hours, $65
Class ID: 33624 Sat, 4/26/14 9:00am – 12:00pm RM: P1840
Marit Solheim-Witt is the founder of Alpha Element Institute and
teaches strategies for personal development, creative thinking,
stress and energy management to support the wellbeing of
Class 1:
Light and the Heart
and Class 2:
Light and the Mind
will be offered in
Fall 2014
18 Contact Hours
and $275 for series
or 3.6 Contact
Hours and $65
per class
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“I’ve been taking classes here for years and this is one of the absolute best.” - Self Mastery student
Self Mastery Level 1 Certificate
Self Mastery is necessary in the world today. When you master
the self you master the world. Clarity and certainty are
attainable once the powers of the mind, body, heart and spirit
are harnessed.
Class 1: Unleashing the Warrior in You
Warrior ship is a way of life, a constant choice, a sculpting of mind,
body, heart and spirit.
Class ID: 32438 Tue, 4/8/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Class 2: Expanding Awareness and Sensitivities
Awareness is the deepest form of knowing, one of the intuitive gifts,
and can provide us with a direct link to the universal silent
knowledge that is rich and deeply filled with wisdom and
Class ID: 32439 Tue, 4/15/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Class 3: Developing Your Natural Abilities
Focusing on your strengths allows you to ride through the ups and
downs of life in a more fluid manner, thriving rather than just
Class ID: 32440 Tue, 4/22/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Self Mastery Level 2 Certificate:
Pathway's to Personal Power and Freedom
Become the master of your life. This series builds on Level 1’s work
by integrating and applying the awakened abilities and awareness to
create a new path as master of your life. 10.8 Contact Hours and
$129 or 3.6 Contact Hours and $49
Class 1: The Hero’s Journey
Class 2: From Ordinary to Extraordinary
Class 3: Becoming the Master
Tue, 4/29/14 – 5/13/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
The Philosophy of Nothing:
Accessing the Essence of Self and Universe
This course offers the opportunity to access, understand and utilize
the everyday application of ancient knowledge and wisdom. It
explains why the universe is at the heart of so many systems of
understanding. Gain information about other belief systems and
learn what is common and unique to your own values and life
experience. 3.6 Contact Hours, $59, INSTR: Hanakia Zedek
Class ID: 32353 Tue, 4/1/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Hanakia Zedek is a well known and respected Public Speaker,
Shaman, Mystic, and Musician. He has 40+ years of hands on
experience in the Metaphysical, Psycho~Spiritual, Magical, Esoteric,
Healing and Martial Arts. Hanakia is the author of “TaoZen Verses.”
10.8 Contact Hours
and $129 for series
3.6 Contact Hours
and $49 per class
Open to anyone
who has successfully
completed the Self
Mastery Level 1
Certificate. Call
952-358-8343 to
register for this
series. | Winter/Spring 2014 49
After the first class,
you will be able to
start applying
general Feng Shui
immediately to affect
change in various
aspects of your life.
Feng Shui Personal Program
This 4-part series will provide you with a strong foundation of Feng
Shui principles. You will gain a new vision of your space and develop
a solid base from which to pursue more in-depth Feng Shui study.
These classes are comprehensive as a series, although may also be
taken individually. This program was designed for the individual
interested in learning deeper in Feng Shui principles. It does not
certify an individual as a Feng Shui consultant.
Class 1: Discovery Feng Shui: A Personal Journey
This program has been designed to teach you what you must know
to get your home in Feng Shui order. You will learn how to apply the
principles of Feng Shui to your own home to maximize benefits and
minimize challenges so that you can create a space that is in harmony
with your life-goals. It provides an excellent foundation for your
continued Feng Shui Journey. Special Offer: Each student will receive
a 15 minute personal phone consultation with instructor to review
blueprint information and ask individualized questions. 3.6 Contact
Hours, $69, INSTR: Lisa Janusz
Class ID: 33610 Sat, 3/29/14 9:00am – 12:00pm RM: P1808
Class 2: Attracting Wealth & Prosperity with Feng Shui
We’ll show you the money! Whatever the state of your financial
situation is you will learn strategies to enhance your wealth.
Whether you are protecting your current status or hoping to increase
the flow of prosperity in your life, this class will give you simple Feng
Shui tools to apply quickly. 2.4 Contact Hours, $49, INSTR: Michelle
Skally Doilney
Class ID: 33611 Tue, 4/8/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1808
Class 3: Clearing Clutter with Feng Shui
Before you start applying too many Feng Shui principles, you must
deal with clutter. This class will take you through the seen and
unseen – issues that too much stuff can have in your space. By the
end of this session you will know what constitutes clutter, how to
deal with it without feeling overwhelmed and where to start. 2.4
Contact Hours, $49, INSTR: Jessica Hoelzel
Class ID: 33613 Tue, 4/15/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1808
Class 4: Creating Healing Environments with Feng Shui
Thoughtfully designed environments support the healing process.
This class is designed for those dealing with illness and healing,
including health care professionals working in a hospitals, long-term
care facilities, or clinics, and personal care-givers. Learn how the
application of Feng Shui principles can create environments that
enhance healing. These concepts will be applied to both health care
facilities and personal living spaces. 2.4 Contact Hours, $49, INSTR:
Ellen Schultz
Class ID: 33612 Tue, 4/22/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1808
Taught by instructors who are certified or approved by the
Wind & Water School of Feng Shui (WWC) to assure quality
and continuity of information.
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Healing Arts Business Practices
Turning Your Healing Skills into a Business NEW
Are you a healer or spiritual teacher, but not sure how to bring your
work to the world? Have you thought about receiving money for
your healing or teaching skills, but unsure of where to start?
Whether you want to make your passion your career, or are just
curious about what it takes to have a personal practice, this series
will help you decide your first steps. 7.2 Contact Hours and $129 for
the series or 2.4 Contact Hours and $49 per class
Class 1: Making a Difference and Making an Income
Bringing your healing and spiritual gifts to the world requires more
than being excellent at your art. In this class, you will explore how
to receive value in return for your time and skills. Based on your
personal strengths and weaknesses, you will be able to decide if
starting a practice is right for you, and where to find the expert help
you may need to succeed. 2.4 Contact Hours, $49, INSTR: Sonja Brown
Class ID: 32566 Wed, 4/9/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1840
Class 2: Alternative Health Practice Laws
and Business Models
There are multiple ways you can organize your practice, which can
feel anything from scary to exciting. This course will cover the
business models from free agent, contract, solo, partnership, LLC
and franchise. Learn how to create safety for yourself and your
clients with the Minnesota law regulating Alternative Health
practice, and insurance options. Choosing the right structure at the
beginning will let you concentrate on the fun part- taking care of
your clients! 2.4 Contact Hours, $49, INSTR: Deanna Reiter
Class ID: 32567 Wed, 4/16/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1840
Class 3: Your Unique Value to Clients
You know there are people out there who need what you offer - how
will they find you? By becoming clear on your unique services, you
will be able to tell a story that attracts your ideal clients. 2.4 Contact
Hours, $49, INSTR: Sonja Brown
Class ID: 32568 Wed, 4/23/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1840
Grow a Healthy Business
Negotiation: Get What you Want
see page 2
eMarketing Essentials Certificate
see page 13
Entrepreneur Boot Camp
The Business Plan
see page 64 | Winter/Spring 2014 51
Creativity & Personal Development
Exploring Your Heart’s Desire Through Numerology
Discover the essence of your Heart’s Desire through the lens of
numerology. In numerology your Heart’s Desire represents your
inner wisdom, also known as the Soul’s Desire or Motivation
number which indicates the nature of the vibration in your energy
field that seeks to express more fully in your life and the outside
world. You will receive a brief overview of numerology, learning
about your inner strengths, internal motivations, and unique sources
of happiness represented by your Hearts Desire number. 3 Contact
Hours, $49, INSTR: Susan Shopek
Class ID: 33609 Thur, 2/20/14 6:00pm – 8:30pm RM: P1838
Self-Discovery with Enneagram NEW
Are you a Peacemaker? Challenger? Helper? Achiever? Come and
discover your personal Enneagram type through two unique
personality tools that will help you learn about how you relate to
others and the world around you. This self-discovery course will
deepen your self-awareness and provide a better understanding,
empathy, and acceptance of others. It is ideal for navigating career
pathways, relationships and making better, healthier choices.
2.4 Contact Hours, $62 (including textbook), INSTR: Vera Snow
Class ID: 32448 Wed, 5/7/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1840
Idea Incubator NEW
Do you have an idea that you believe has potential? Something you
could create or do, someone you believe you are becoming? Do you
wish you had people with whom to share the idea…who would
intentionally listen and engage in your process? Come join us in a
four-week, idea transformational session. From concept to show
time,” we supply the listening with no agenda other than to help
you “hatchsomething and/or start your creative flow. 9.6 Contact
Hours, $159, INSTR: Vera Snow & Pam Pech
Class ID: 32460
Wed, 3/5/14 – 3/26/14 9:00am – 11:00am RM: P1810
Class ID: 33589
Thur, 3/6/14 – 3/27/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1840
Face Reading: Introduction to Physiognomy NEW
Physiognomy is the ancient process of interpreting facial structure to
learn about the inner person. Our facial structure is our soul print.”
Every face is perfect, and reveals in its shape both our gifts and our
challenges. This information will empower the participant in
situations where we often feel less than powerful relationships,
sitting on either side of the interview table, in team meetings and the
dating game. 3 Contact Hours, $49, INSTR: Ralph Dehner
Class ID: 32462 Sat, 2/8/14 6:30pm – 9:00pm RM: P0840
Ralph Dehner, is a Certified and Licensed Occupational Therapy
Practitioner (COTA/L) and learned Physiognomy from Rose Rosetree.
He is a Tai Chi and Qigong Master, and also teaches our Tai Chi for
Arthritis Teacher Certification.
Play to
Your Brain
In this
complex world,
our brains are
constantly being
When we better
understand our
own brain, we can
play to our
innately wired
strengths, see
pages 3 and 5
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Spring Forest Qigong
Managing Stress with Spring Forest Qigong NEW
Doctors report that stress is the #1 underlying cause of illness and
disease. In this workshop, Master Lin will provide you with simple,
energy-based techniques you can use at any time to relieve and
release stress, return your mind and body to a relaxed and balanced
state, and help you live a healthier, happier life. 2.4 Contact Hours,
$59, INSTR: Chunyi Lin
Class ID: 32558 Wed, 3/19/14 6:30pm – 8:30pm RM: P0838
Healing Emotions with Spring Forest Qigong NEW
Emotional baggage may block the healthy flow of vital energy to
your vital organs, causing sickness and even tremendous physical
pain. International Qigong Master Chunyi Lin has developed
simple, yet effective techniques to transform anxious, frustrated, or
angry energy into wisdom energy that sooths and nurtures your
body, mind and spirit. Join us for an evening of discovery, healing
and experiential learning. 2.4 Contact Hours, $59, INSTR: Chunyi Lin
Class ID: 32559
Wed, 4/9/14 6:30pm – 8:30pm RM: P0840
Qigong Movement Forms
5 Animal Frolics Qigong NEW
The Tai Chi Five Animal Frolics are an ancient set of exercises based
upon the movements of animals. The forms include the Crane which
increases balance and agility, the Bear to develop power, the Monkey
enhances flexibility, the Deer promotes grace, and the Tiger which
builds muscular strength. These exercises teach how to move the
body in accordance with tai chi principles, while enhancing vitality
and health. Animal Frolics can be an introduction to Tai Chi or an
enhancement of your current practice. 7.2 Contact Hours, $59, INSTR:
Linda Ebeling
Class ID: 32463
Wed, 3/5/14 – 4/9/14 6:30pm – 7:30pm RM: S2330
Class ID: 33618
Wed, 4/16/14 – 5/21/14 7:30pm – 8:30pm RM: S2330
Radiant Lotus Qigong
This Qigong form is designed for women and focuses on optimizing
health and healing to bring peace, grace and strength to women 15
to 95. Radiant Lotus Qigong helps support menstrual and
menopausal symptoms, breast health, rejuvenating skin, hair and
bones, and brings a sense of self-empowerment and ability to cope
with stress. This course is for women only. 7.2 Contact Hours, $59,
INSTR: Linda Ebeling
Class ID: 32464
Wed, 1/15/14 – 2/26/14 6:30pm – 7:30pm RM: S2330
Class ID: 32466
Wed, 4/16/14 – 5/21/14 6:30pm – 7:30pm RM: S2330
Chunyi Lin is a
Qigong Master and
coauthor of a #1
bestseller, “Born a
a healer in every family
and a world without pain.
Free & Easy:
Spring Forest
Form/ Tai Chi
sampler event.
See page 44
See pages 56 & 57
for Tai Chi classes | Winter/Spring 2014 53
Learn how meditating on loving-kindness and compassion can
open our hearts to the world around us, and relax the self-
centered tendencies that lead to anxiety, dissatisfaction, and
suffering. Cultivating loving-kindness and compassion helps
us to see the basic goodness that all beings share. By relating to
others in an open-hearted way, we bring peace to the mind and
develop a sense of confidence and purpose. This, in turn,
naturally brings harmony to our relationships and enables us
to work with challenging situations more effectively.
16.8 Contact Hours, $195, INSTR: Edwin Kelley
Class ID: 32471 Fri, 3/28/14 9:00am – 5:00pm
& Sat, 3/29/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: P1842
Stress Management
Introduction to Breathwork
Staying Calm, Cool and Focused
Does it ever seem like everything is going alright- and you are
still stressed? Do you have moments where your emotions seem out
of proportion to what is actually going on? These may be symptoms
of trauma. In this class, you will learn breathing techniques to release
trauma, and feel energized and alive. Learn to breathe in ways to
face anxiety producing situations feeling calm, cool and collected.
3.6 Contact Hours, $49, INSTR: Patrick Weseman
Class ID: 32485 Thur, 4/3/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1840
Taoist Healing & Transformation Meditation
Join Certified Universal Tao Instructor Bryan D. Bertsch for an
inspiring series of self-healing meditation techniques. You will learn
The Inner Smile and MicroCosmic Orbit,” and the Healing
Sounds meditations; the Universal Tao System as taught by Master
Mantak Chia. These techniques teach you how to transform
everyday stress into vitality and balance negative emotions with
positive ones to create internal harmony. Learn how to relieve
chronic pain, detoxify your system, increase your energy and enjoy
better health. 2.4 Contact Hours, $49, INSTR: Bryan Bertsch
Class ID: 32475 Wed, 4/30/14 6:30pm – 8:30pm RM: P1840
Meditation Methods NEW
Not all meditation is sitting silently. In the midst of activity and
change, this class will help you find inner peace and centeredness.
Each week you will discover different techniques that fit you where
you are. Drawing from wisdom past and present, you will learn
gentle breathing techniques, heart-centered meditation, mantra
meditation, and walking meditation. 7.2 Contact Hours, $129 for
series or $49 per class. INSTR: Barbara Everett
Class ID: 32472
Mon, 2/24/14 – 3/10/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1838
Joy of Living Level II: Opening the Heart NEW
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Movement and Body Work
Introduction to Foot Reflexology NEW
This course focuses upon the relationship between the reflexology
zones and maps of the feet and body systems/organs. It includes
demonstration and practice of pressure point location and thumb/
finger walking which stimulates the innate self-healing of the body
through increased circulation, relaxation and balancing of body
systems. A brief history of reflexologys origins, as well as research
on the efficacy of reflexology as a complementary modality is
included. 3.6 Contact Hours, $59, INSTR: Denise Tonkinson
Class ID: 32496 Thur, 3/20/14 6:00pm – 9:00pm RM: P1838
The Pilates Method for an Ageless Body NEW
Joseph Pilates created a body of work that is proving to be a golden
treasure for fixing” the body. It is an exercise discipline that gravity
proofs the body, provides damage control and addresses everybodys
needs, whether healthy and fit, de-conditioned; the child, the adult,
male or female. The Pilates Method works to facilitate all other
exercise regimes and disciplines and will enhance performance in
any and all forms of sports, dance, fitness and conditioning
programs. The course will include lecture, discussion and light
exercise. 2.4 Contact Hours, $49, INSTR: Lonna Mosow
Class ID: 32495 Tue, 4/29/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P0806
Belly Dance for Every Body NEW
Belly dancing is extraordinarily beneficial for improving flexibility,
core strength, endurance, musculature awareness, and posture
improvement. You will be introduced to the foundation moves of
Middle Eastern dancing. This class will involve a yoga-inspired warm
up followed by a cardio shimmy drill. From there, you will be
instructed on foundation movements while receiving individual
attention to ensure safety and proper technique. Improve your health
in a gentle, nurturing environment and have fun doing so. All ages
and body types are encouraged. 7.2 Contact Hours, $59, INSTR:
Shannon Townsend
Class ID: 32455
Wed, 2/5/14 – 3/12/14 7:00pm – 8:00pm RM: A1560
Class ID: 32456
Wed, 3/19/14 - 4/23/14 7:00pm – 8:00pm RM: A1560
Class ID: 32457
Wed, 4/30/14 - 6/4/14 7:00pm – 8:00pm RM: A1560
Personal Safety and Self-Defense “Female Only”
Some estimates indicate that two million Americans are
victims of violent crimes each year. Empower yourself by
mastering simple and effective techniques to ensure that you
dont become one of them. Learn how to prevent, escape,
and defend yourself from any attacker regardless of your
size or fitness level. Developed through a combination of
research and real-world experience. No other course can
offer this much valuable training in a compressed timeframe.
3.6 Contact Hours, $69, INSTR: Alan Horner, MBA, US Navy
Seal Officer
Class ID: 32350 Tue, 3/4/14 5:30pm – 8:30pm RM: P0806
No, Not Me! | Winter/Spring 2014 55
“This series of yoga
classes deepened my
understanding and
helps to keep me on
my journey.”
A York University study found that practicing yoga
reduced physical and psychological symptoms of
chronic pain in women with fibromyalgia.
Yoga Sampler Series
Yoga will strengthen the body, open the heart, and quiet the
mind. This four-part series will introduce you to the eight-
limbed path of yoga. Bring a mat, blanket, water, and wear
comfortable clothing. 9.6 Contact Hours, $139 for series
Class 1: The Eight-Limbed Path of Yoga
This course will introduce you to the eight-limbed path of yoga,
allowing you to sample Pranayama (breathing), Pratyahara (sense
withdrawal), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and
Asana (postures). You will feel the power and love of a deep yogic
experience as you come home to your body and quiet the thought-
waves of your mind. 2.4 Contact Hours, $49
Class ID: 32504 Thur, 4/3/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: S2330
Class 2: Pranayama and Yoga Nidra
Pranayama is the art and science of yogic breathing techniques. The
benefits include clarity of mind, physical well-being, purpose,
intention, inner and outer health and fulfillment, lightness of heart,
and even weight loss. Our breathing has a profound effect on the
quality of our lives. Deeper and more restorative than sleep, Yoga
Nidra is like nothing you have experienced before. This practice
completely relaxes the nervous system, releasing physical, emotional
and mental tension. One hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to three
hours of sleep. 2.4 Contact Hours, $49
Class ID: 32505 Thur, 4/10/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: S2330
Class 3: Mudras, Mantras, and Meditation
Ancient yogic placement of the body (mudras), repetition of words
or sounds (mantras), and techniques to quiet the thought-waves of
the mind (meditation) allow you to live with increased clarity, grace
and ease. In this class you will have an opportunity to try out
mudras, mantras, and eight different kinds of meditation, choosing
one or two that you may wish to continue as a personal practice in
your life. 2.4 Contact Hours, $49
Class ID: 32506 Thur, 4/17/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: S2330
Class 4: Bhakti Yoga of Devotion
Bhakti yoga is that of devotion. It is the yoga of selfless love,
compassion, humility, purity, and the desire and serious intention
to merge with God. This class will include Kirtan music and
chanting, allowing you to experience the profound effects that this
meditative path can have on your life. 2.4 Contact Hours, $49
Class ID: 32507 Thur, 4/24/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: S2330
Sharon (Shar) Hills-Bonczyk, MPH, RYT-500, has been a yoga
practitioner for over 30 years. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher
at the advanced level (RYT 500), registered with Yoga Alliance,
experienced in Kripalu and Iyengar yoga, meditation, and ayurveda.
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Tai Chi Certification Programs
The Tai Chi Certified Teacher Training Programs are designed
for certified exercise instructors, tai chi instructors, advanced
tai chi students and healthcare professionals. No previous tai
chi experience required.
Tai Chi for Arthritis – Teacher Certification 1
This course is endorsed by many arthritis foundations worldwide.
The certification is Tai Chi for Arthritis”. Note: An instructional
DVD will be sent prior to the workshop. 16.8 Contact Hours, $275, INSTR:
Ralph Dehner
Class ID: 33585 Sat, 5/3/14 9:00am – 5:00pm RM: S2330
& Sun, 5/4/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: S2330
Tai Chi for Arthritis – Teacher Certification 1 Update
The Tai Chi Update is required every 2 years to keep ones skills and
knowledge current. Time will be spent reviewing the 12 Tai Chi for
Arthritis movements and reviewing instructional training and theory.
Prerequisites: Tai Chi for Arthritis Teacher Certification 1 or 2.
9 Contact Hours, $95 (or $210 for both the TCA 1 update and TCA 2),
INSTR: Ralph Dehner
Class ID: 33590 Sat, 5/3/14 9:00am – 5:00pm RM: S2330
Tai Chi for Arthritis – Teacher Certification 2
This workshop teaches advanced coordination skills for greater
challenge and benefits. Prerequisites: Tai Chi for Arthritis - Teacher
Certification 1. Note: An instructional DVD will be sent prior to the
workshop. 7.8 Contact Hours, $145 (or $210 for both the TCA 1 update
and TCA 2), INSTR: Ralph Dehner
Class ID: 33587 Sun, 5/4/14 9:00am – 4:00pm RM: S2330
Tai Chi Workshops
Tai Chi Pushing/Sensing Hands Workshop NEW
This workshop is open to students of any skill level who would like
to try Tai Chi partner exercises. 2.4 Contact Hours, $29, INSTR: Keith
Class ID: 33625 Sat, 3/22/14 2:00pm – 4:00pm RM: A1560
Class ID: 32556 Sat, 4/19/14 2:00pm – 4:00pm RM: A1560
Tai Chi Energy Review Workshop NEW
This workshop is a refresher for students of Dr. Paul Lams Tai Chi
for Energy form. 2.4 Contact Hours, $29, INSTR: Linda Ebeling
Class ID: 32535 Sat, 3/1/14 1:00pm – 3:00pm RM: S2330
Sun Style Workshop NEW
The morning session is a review of the Sun 41 form. The afternoon
session will cover enhancements highlighting balance and weight
transfer using Yin/Yang theory. 3.6 Contact Hours, $45 per class, 7.2
Contact Hours and $75 for both. INSTR: Keith Root & Linda Ebeling
Class ID: 32534 Sat, 3/15/14 8:30am – 11:30am RM: A1560
Class ID: 32525 Sat, 3/15/14 1:00pm – 4:00pm RM: A1560 | Winter/Spring 2014 57
Beginning Tai Chi
Beg Tai Chi for Health and Arthritis
Class ID: 32491 Mon, 1/27/14 – 3/10/14 7pm – 8pm Root $59
Class ID: 32492 Mon, 3/17/14 – 4/21/14 7pm – 8pm Root $59
Class ID: 32481 Sat, 2/1/14 – 3/8/14 10:30am – 11:30am Gonzales $59
Class ID: 32482 Sat, 3/15/14 – 4/19/14 10:30am – 11:30am Gonzales $59
Intro to Yang Style Tai Chi
Class ID: 32483 Thur, 1/30/14 – 3/6/14 7:00pm – 8:00pm Root $59
Class ID: 32484 Thur, 3/13/14 – 4/17/14 7:00pm – 8:00pm Root $59
5 Animal Frolics Qigong
Class ID: 32463 Wed, 3/5/14 – 4/9/14 6:30pm – 7:30pm Ebeling $59
Class ID: 32618 Wed, 4/16/14 – 5/21/14 7:30pm – 8:30pm Ebeling $59
Radiant Lotus Qigong
Class ID: 32464 Wed, 1/15/14 – 2/26/14 6:30pm – 7:30pm Ebeling $59
Class ID: 32466 Wed, 4/16/14 – 5/21/14 6:30pm – 7:30pm Ebeling $59
Intermediate/Advanced Tai Chi
Sun Style 97 Form
Class ID: 32523 Sat, 2/1/14 – 4/19/14 9:00am – 10:00am Gonzales $120
Tai Chi Fan 2
Class ID: 32467 Wed, 1/15/14 – 4/9/14 7:30pm – 8:30pm Ebeling $120
Yang Short Form
Class ID: 32478 Mon, 1/13/14 – 4/21/14 8:00pm – 9:00pm Root $120
Class ID: 33617 Sat, 1/11/14 – 4/19/14 10:30am – 11:30am Root $120
Yang Long Form
Class ID: 32476 Sat, 1/11/14 – 4/19/14 8:30am-10:00am Root $150
Yang Style Saber
Class ID: 32479 Thur, 1/30/14 – 4/17/14 8:00pm – 9:00pm Root $120
* check website for specific dates and rooms
Tai Chi is a qigong system of cultivating energy by balancing the chi energy in the body.
Often called “Taijichuan”, it means “ultimate balance or polarity system” and includes
physical balance, mental balance, psychological balance, and spiritual balance.
About the forms: The Yang style is the most practiced form in the world. Another popular
form is the Sun Style which is used in the Tai Chi for Health - Arthritis course. This course
is ideal newcomers and people with health issues. The Fan, Saber, and Push Hands
programs all teach to martial art skills.
Tai Chi & Qigong Courses
Sample Tai Chi at our free open house events and
at the Winter Warm up Event, see pages 40 & 44
explore languages
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American Sign Language
Learn skills for conversing in American Sign Language from basic to
advanced level in a fun and non-threatening learning experience. You
will also learn to apply correct facial grammar and gain an appreciation
and deeper understanding of Deaf culture. These classes emphasize a
non-spoken classroom to help you achieve a mastery and confidence
in your skills.
1.2 CEU, $99/each class, INSTR: Jamey Guille
Level 1: Class ID: 32569
Thur, 2/6/14 – 3/20/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1842
(n/c 2/27)
Level 2: Class ID: 32570
Thur, 3/27/14 – 5/1/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1842
Level 3: Class ID: 32571
Tue, 2/11/14 – 3/18/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1842
Level 4: Class ID: 32572
Tue, 3/25/14 – 4/29/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1842
Textbook Required for all ASL Courses:
See website for specific required course materials.
To obtain needed ASL text contact Harris Communications at
952-906-1180 or TTY: 952-906-1198 or at
Jamey Guille has a Masters Degree in Deaf Education and American
Sign Language. He lost his hearing at age two, and brings an
authentic and caring perspective to his classes.
There are many reasons for you to learn Hebrew. You will learn to
read and write the 22 letters of the Aleph Bet, the vowels, basic
grammar and learn about the state of Israel—all in Hebrew! By the
end of the first course, you will learn over 50 new words that were
carefully chosen to help you communicate. This is a great foundation
for those who wish to be able to read the Tanakh (the Bible in its
original text). 1.2 CEU, (Level 1 Tuition includes textbook that will be
used for Levels 1-4), INSTR: Michelle Kotlovich
Level 1: Class ID: 32451 $139
Thur, 2/6/14 – 3/13/14 6:30pm – 8:30pm RM: P1810
Level 2: Class ID: 32452 $99
Thur, 3/20/14 –4/24/14 6:30pm – 8:30pm RM: P1810
“From my previous experience with trying to learn Chinese, I
thought that this would be really hard to do. The class was all
adult learners and a lot of us were initially nervous. However,
Youmei Hou (the instructor) immediately created a relaxed
setting and was always there to help us. Every year, I travel to
China for my business and now feel much more confident
because of the knowledge I gained in this class.”
– Nancy Peterson, CEO Display Sales
See website for
more Hebrew
classes | Winter/Spring 2014 59
Learn the practical, communicative and essential language patterns
used in everyday life. Hiragana, the first phonetic alphabet of
Japanese will be also introduced in Level 1, and Katakana, the second
phonetic alphabet in Level 2. Basic 30 Kanji characters are
introduced in Level 3, and additional 50 in Level 4, as well as
Japanese sentence structures. Japanese culture will also be discussed
as you build a firm foundation for more advanced study. 1.2 CEU,
(Level 1 Tuition includes the textbook, Japanese for Busy People),
INSTR: Michiko Dressen
Level 1: Class ID: 32497 $125
Wed, 2/19/14 – 3/26/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1844
Level 2: Class ID: 32498 $99
Wed, 4/9/14 – 5/14/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1844
Level 3: Class ID: 32499 $99
Mon, 2/24/14 – 3/31/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1844
Japanese Culture at a Glance NEW
This course will help you develop an understanding of Japanese
culture through a variety of visual materials, songs, poems,
calligraphy, origami, food, tea tasting, and other activities. Learn
how the old and new coexist, and become familiar with the culture
in a way that'll help you communicate more effectively with native
Japanese speakers. This course also provides an opportunity to
explore the Japanese art collection at the Minneapolis Institute of
Arts. 1.2 CEU, $125 (textbook included), INSTR: Michiko Dressen
Class ID: 33599
Mon, 4/7/14 – 5/12/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1842
Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world
(based on the number of native-language speakers) with 873 million
native speakers. In this course, students will acquire basic
conversational skills and become acquainted with the civilizations,
culture and business environment of China. Also included are
Chinese etiquette and ethical guidelines for business. 1.2 CEU, $99,
INSTR: Youmei Hou
Level 1: Class ID: 32441
Tue, 2/18/14 – 3/25/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1810
Level 2: Class ID: 32442
Tue, 4/8/14 – 5/13/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1810
Michiko Kato
Dressen is native
Japanese from Oita
City, Japan. She
received her Master’s
degree in Education/
Human Development
from the University
of Minnesota, and
has taught Japanese
for over 20 years.
Japanese Garden
named one the
11 Most Relaxing
Places in the Twin
Cities” —KARE 11
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Whether you are
interested in art,
opera, history or
architecture, learning
Italian will lead you
to a deeper
understanding of
these and many other
expressions of Italian
Our Beginning
Spanish program is
designed for
beginners whose
goal is to eventually
become fluent.
These classes help
learners build a solid
foundation of
Spanish grammar
and an extensive
vocabulary to equip
them for a
continuing, in-depth
study of the
Beginning Spanish 1
This is the first course in our traditional Spanish series. Beginning
Spanish 1 is for students who have little or no experience with the
language. Learn commonly used questions and answers for engaging
in simple conversations, communicating numbers, dates and times,
and basic vocabulary related to everyday language. By the end of the
class, you will also be familiar with some regular and irregular present
tense verbs. 1.2 CEU, $129 (includes textbook for Beginning Spanish
1 - 4), INSTR: LeAnn Taylor
Class ID: 32501
Wed, 2/26/14 – 4/2/14 6:30pm – 8:30pm RM: P1810
Beginning Spanish 2
This is the second of four courses in the Beginning Spanish sequence.
You’ll practice basic conversational skills using reflexive verbs and
some verbs in the perfect and imperfect tenses. Direct and indirect
object nouns will be introduced, as you add to your vocabulary and
conversational skills. 1.2 CEU, $99, INSTR: LeAnn Taylor
Class ID: 32502
Wed, 4/16/14 – 5/21/14 6:30pm – 8:30pm RM: P1810
Your instructor will provide a fun learning environment with many
opportunities to interact and practice all four modes of
communication. Through the use of audio, video, simple readings
and written exercises you will learn everyday expressions and develop
your speaking and comprehensive skills. Textbook is included in Level
1 and will be used for Levels 1 - 4. 1.2 CEU, INSTR: Paola Foresti Faul
Level 1: Class ID: 32449 $129
Mon, 2/3/14 – 3/17/14 6:30pm – 8:30pm RM: P1810
Level 2: Class ID: 32514 $99
Mon, 3/31/14 – 5/5/14 6:30pm – 8:30pm RM: P1810
Each Italian course has a bonus online classroom (at
where your instructor will post recaps of each week’s lesson. Access
code will be provided on the first day of classes.
Learn French phrases that are commonly used in airports, hotels,
restaurants, and among your French colleagues. You will practice
French vocabulary with the instructor and fellow classmates. You
will also be given worksheets and activities for at home” practice.
1.2 CEU, $99, INSTR: Rose Mingo-Holtz
Level 1: Class ID: 32443
Mon, 2/3/14 – 3/17/14 6:30pm – 8:30pm RM: P1844
Level 2: Class ID: 32445
Mon, 4/7/14 – 5/12/14 6:30pm – 8:30pm RM: P1844
Rose Mingo-Holtz is from Haiti and a native French and Creole
speaker and has been teaching for Normandale for more than 10
years. | Winter/Spring 2014 61
A comprehensive set
of course materials
is included in the
course fees.
Visual Spanish™
An Engaging Approach to Accelerating Language Learning
Visual Spanish is an innovative, accelerated Spanish program that
uses a proven visual learning methodology to quickly build basic
conversational skills. Popular among adult learners and business
organizations alike, Visual Spanish provides you with a light-hearted
and relaxed learning environment in which you will build a
vocabulary of high-frequency words and phrases.
Visual Spanish 1: Essential Conversation Starters
Master the basic building blocks of initiating and responding to
simple communication with another person in one-on-one
conversations in Spanish. You will be able to initiate and participate
in simple conversations using essential words and phrases, and basic
questions and answers. In addition, you learn to speak and ask about
feelings, emotions and “everyday objectsaround you in a variety of
situations. 1.2 CEU, $145 (includes materials),
INSTR: Tim Owen
Class ID: 32512
Thur, 2/13/14 – 3 /27/14 (n/c 2/27) 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1844
Visual Spanish 2: Essential Conversation Structures
Visual Spanish 2 offers an intensive, accelerated approach to building
sentences and asking questions using fourteen essential high-frequency
language structures for basic Spanish conversation. You will quickly
learn to incorporate fifty common verbs with the essential structures
to facilitate conversations in formal and informal one-on-one”
situations. 1.2 CEU, $145 (includes materials),
INSTR: Tim Owen
Class ID: 32513
Thur, 4/3/14 – 5/15/14 (n/c 5/8) 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P1844
Who Should Attend:
Visual Spanish is designed to facilitate rapid acquisition of
conversational ability for those who are new to Spanish and for those
who want to brush up on their conversational skills.
Spanish for Medical Professionals
Designed specifically for healthcare professionals, you will
practice the basic, practical language skills needed to
communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and
their families. Gain an understanding of the culture, and
know how to ask the questions that are vital to quality
healthcare. Develop confidence to effectively communicate
with your Spanish-speaking patients, while improving and
expanding your knowledge of the Spanish language.
1.6 CEU, $145, INSTR: Cristina Sempé
Level 1: Class ID: 32324 Online class – 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Level 1: Class ID: 32325 Online class – 5/5/14 – 5/30/14
Level 2: Class ID: 33619 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
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English Speaking
English Made Easier FREE
An Introduction to Accent Reduction
Reduce the frustration of job-hunting by improving your language
skills. In this two hour session, you will learn secrets to make
consonants less difficult to pronounce in the English language. All
dialects (Spanish, Asian, East Indian and others) are welcome.
FREE, INSTR: Claire Campbell-Tokar
Class ID: 32453 Mon, 3/3/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P2808
Enhance Your English Speaking Skills, All Dialects
Learn to accurately pronounce all English vowel and consonant
sounds. Retrain your ear”, lips, and tongue. Imitate sounds and self
- correct by watching your mouth positions in a mirror. Translate
and identify difficult sounds using the International Phonetic
Alphabet (IPA). Practice specific sounds with word lists, drills, and
sentences. Clear speech and pronunciation can be applied to reading,
conversation, and the speaking requirements of your job. 1.2 CEU,
$129, INSTR: Claire Campbell-Tokar
Class ID: 32454
Mon, 3/10/14 – 4/14/14 6:00pm – 8:00pm RM: P2808
Class ID: 33616
Wed, 2/19/14 - 3/26/14 2:00pm - 4:00pm RM: P2808
Clair Tokar is a language consultant for an international PR firm,
coaching their foreign clients. She applies the same techniques that
are successful in private sessions to small classes of learners with
international backgrounds thorough Normandale.
Thinking about going back to school for that MBA?
You’ll find that we offer great skill building courses designed to
prepare you for your graduate studies.
Ensure Acceptance
The GMAT Preparation course is delivered online and offered
monthly. You will gain test-taking techniques, methods for
improving your score and practice on actual GMAT tests
from previous years.
Prepare for Research
The Business Research Certificate – Introduction to
Business Research, Business Statistics, Qualitative Business
Research – will help you to succeed in researching and utilizing
the “right” data in your papers and presentations.
Update Technical Skills
Almost all schools require at least a minimum level of
proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets and
databases. See pages 20 to 24 for a list of one-day,
technical courses.
See our website or call 952-358-8343
for more information.
Since 2006, students
from more than 45
countries have
participated in our
accent reduction
classes! Current
Normandale students
may be eligible to
attend for free.
Contact Greg Lyons
for more information:
952-358-8436, or
greg.lyons@normand | Winter/Spring 2014 63
Start whenever you’re ready!
Our online courses and certificate programs offer the convenience to fit with your schedule.
Online learning
anywhere …
just a click away!
• Knowledgeable
and patient
job skills
• Interactive
Flexible schedule –
classes start
Courses start
as low as $99
Computers and Technology Creating Web Pages,
Search Engine Optimization, ASP.NET, Java Programming,
PC Troubleshooting, Crystal Reports 10
Business and Professional Accounting
Fundamentals, Designing Webinars, Business Analysis,
Supervision and Management
Healthcare Medical Terminology, Pharmacy
Technician, Medical Coding and Billing, Medical
Administrative Assistant, Certificate in Gerontology,
Integrative Health and Wellness Nutrition for
Optimal Health, Certificate in End of Life Care, Become
a Physical Therapy Aide, Healing Through Hypnosis
Writing and Languages A to Z Grant Writing,
Effective Business Writing, Grammar Refresher, Speed
Spanish, Instant Italian, Grammar for ESL
Personal Interest GRE Preparation, Math Refresher,
Genealogy, Digital Photography and MORE!
Normandale Continuing Education offers hundreds
of online courses and certificate programs that are
designed to meet a wide variety of learning
interests and goals.
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expand your career
Entrepreneur Boot Camp NEW
Statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years.
This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and
skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. Learn to identify
the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire
them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an
outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully
manage your new business. 1.6 CEU, $195, INSTR: Conrad Brian Law
Class ID: 32275 Online class – 2/3/14 – 2/7/14
Class ID: 32276 Online class – 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
The Business Plan NEW
Whether starting a business or growing the one you have, a business
plan serves as a roadmap and can help secure needed funding. In
this course, you evaluate the many aspects and potential hurdles of
the business and build the business plan. This practical, hands-on
approach encourages you to focus on the most critical components
of your business plan. It will enable you to uncover hidden risks and
assess the business from a marketing, management, and financial
vantage point. 1.6 CEU, $195, INSTR: Mary Beth Izard
Class ID: 32277 Online class – 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Class ID: 32278 Online class – 5/5/14 – 5/30/14
Business Research Certificate NEW
Discover the specific knowledge needed to succeed in researching
and utilizing the “right” data for decision making as a professional
and for your organization. You will gain the skills needed to
effectively communicate research results to a specific audience for
maximum impact and effective decision making.
This certificate is designed for business professionals, entrepreneurs
and graduate students who need information such as market
potential, competitive intelligence, standard industry practice,
productivity improvement, etc. 4.8 CEU, INSTR: Cathy Proffitt Boys
and Mary Dereshiwsky
Class ID: 32252 Online class
Introduction to Business Research 2/3/14 – 2/28/14
Business Statistics 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Qualitative Business Research 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
5 Skills Everyone Needs
to Have on a Resume
1. Excel pg 22
2. Web Development (Java, HTML, SQL) pg 28
3. Adobe Creative Suite pgs 26-27
4. Foreign Language pgs 58-62
5. Google Analytics pg 14
US News & World Report, Ritika Trikha
Turn your healing
arts passion into a
business, see page 50 | Winter/Spring 2014 65
JOIN US and see that you can take control of your career while
bringing direction, purpose and meaning to your work!
Top 10 Networking Blunders (and how to avoid them)
Are you tired of breaking out in a cold sweat, having awkward
moments, and reaching out to people who don’t respond? Anyone can
learn to become a GREAT networker. Learn the top 10 networking
blunders, how to avoid them, and 3 simple steps for fail-proof
networking…every time. FREE
Class ID: 33605 Thur, 1/16/14 1:00pm – 3:00pm RM: P0806
Take Control of Your Interview Success
Are you tired of feeling out of control in your job interviews?
Wondering what to wear, what to say, how to follow up and how to
get the truth? Catherine packs 15 years of hiring secrets into a
refreshing, fun & honest look at the top 10 mistakes job seekers make
– and how to avoid them. FREE
Class ID: 33604 Tue, 3/4/14 1:00pm – 3:00pm RM: P0806
How to Get Linked-In Lucky
Are you fed up with people who don’t respond to your Linked-In
invitations? Joining groups that take you nowhere? Having people
view your profile, but never ask to connect? Learn to get people
asking you to connect. Explore the 7 essential elements, and 5 ways to
boost your rank. Walk away with a Linked-In checklist. FREE
Class ID: 33603 Thur, 5/1/14 1:00pm – 3:00pm RM: P0806
Catherine Byers
Breet has been
closing the gap
between employers
and job seekers since
1997. Through her
online job hunt
coaching system,
consulting and
workshops, she
delivers direct and
honest confessions
from the other side
of the hiring desk.
Sponsored by
Thrivent Financial
for Lutherans
The New World of Work
Connecting People, Insights and Skills
Career Assessments
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - MBTI .15 CEU, $35
Class ID: 32519 Wed, 2/26/14 5:00pm – 6:30pm RM: P1838
Class ID: 32520 Mon, 3/24/14 5:00pm – 6:30pm RM: P1838
Class ID: 32521 Thur, 4/17/14 5:00pm – 6:30pm RM: P1838
Strong Interest Inventory - SII .15 CEU, $35
Class ID: 32516 Thur, 2/6/14 5:00pm – 6:30pm RM: P1838
Class ID: 32517 Tue, 3/4/14 5:00pm – 6:30pm RM: P1838
Class ID: 32518 Wed, 4/9/14 5:00pm – 6:30pm RM: P1838
Class note:
Participants will
come to the college
to take their
assessment (2-3 days
prior to class). You
will see your results
in class. To schedule
an assessment,
please call the
Career Center at
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See our website for
complete course
descriptions and
learning objectives.
Resources for K-12 Teachers
Career Development Professionals
Global Career Development Facilitator Certificate
The GCDF title designates that you have met the requirements set
forth by the Center for Credentialing & Education and the National
Career Development Association. The GCDF Certificate is an
internationally recognized certification program for people working
with clients/students in career development (career and workforce
counselors, employment placement specialists, trainers, etc.).
For information, call 952-358-8343 or see our website for course
These online courses are designed for K-12 teachers interested in
professional development. They are $145 each, with an optional
additional $40 paid later for graduate credit.
Online Courses for K-12 Teachers
(Graduate Credit Available)
Students with ASD
(Autism Spectrum Disorder) 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Gender in the Classroom 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Online Teaching and Learning
for K12 Teachers 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Generational Learning Styles
for K12 Teachers 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
Social Media and Online Tools
for K12 Teachers 4/7/14 – 5/2/14
Substitute Teacher Preparation 3/3/14 – 3/28/14
Teachers are responsible to verify their individual status with the department of education
prior to registration for these courses. Additional information is available at the MN
Department of Education website
For more information, call 952-358-8343 or visit website
In partnership with MN Department of Education,
Normandale offers K-12 certification and
recertification programs.
Human Relations for Teachers -This course is
designed to meet the Minnesota requirement
for in-service teachers with teaching certificates
and is offered several times each year.
The American Indian Component – This course
is for teachers with teaching certificates who
need American Indian studies to satisfy the
human relations requirement for certification. | Winter/Spring 2014 67
$495 for the
certificate or $195
for an individual
Become a
Certified Online
Instructor (COI).
When you
complete the
Certificate in
Online Teaching,
you are prepared
to sit for the COI
exam. See our
website for more
Training and Development
Training and instructional design have become valuable skills for
business professionals. Training and learning occurs in different ways
and through various modes. The following online courses are
designed to help you deliver content that is engaging, relevant and
easily applied.
Certificate in Teaching Adults NEW
Effective facilitation of knowledge transfer and skill de