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This highly interactive class will help you become a more confident, engaging, and effective speaker in any context, from a meeting with colleagues to a keynote address.  Learn to present your ideas more powerfully and gain insight by watching yourself on video.  Each attendee receives a copy of the instructor’s presentation skills book.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 9/19/2017, ending 9/19/2017

Tuition: $30.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Brandt Johnson 



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This workshop tackles some of the most common missteps in email, from unclear writing to diplomacy snafus to problematic salutations and closings.  The goal is to help attendees present the best version of themselves in writing — personable, professional, polished, and authentic.  Each participant receives a copy of the instructor’s email etiquette book.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 9/26/2017, ending 9/26/2017

Tuition: $30.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Ellen Jovin 



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This class will provide an understanding of the nonprofit sector and the essential tools for making a nonprofit organization effective.  We will begin with a brief historical overview of the nonprofit sector and explore its role in American society today.  We will then analyze the various components of an effective nonprofit organization, including, but not limited to, mission statements, program development, staffing and volunteers, evaluation, and fundraising.  In addition to these topics, we will look at the Board of Directors of organizations and their role as it relates to accountability, transparency, and financial responsibility.  We will learn the tools that nonprofits use to increase their impact and organizational effectiveness and efficiency.  Each student will identify a nonprofit organization in their area to use as a model/example for assignments.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM; starting 9/27/2017, ending 9/27/2017

Tuition: $50.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Sarah Miller Desimini 



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Learn the ins and outs of grant writing!  Find out where to look for money and how to request what you need.  Explore the different parts of a grant from the initial letter of inquiry to reporting grant results.  Topics to be covered include: prospect research; organization needs; proposal descriptions; identifying problems/needs to be addressed; goals and outcomes; and budgets.  Whether you need help with honing your organization’s mission statement or need to refresh your writing, this course will help you become a better grant writer with clear, concise messaging and strong, persuasive writing.  Good grant writing requires not only skill in prose but also a fundamental understanding of the nonprofit world and certain techniques of writing a solid proposal.  You will leave the course with sample writing statements for your organization and sample budgets.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 10/11/2017, ending 10/25/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 10/18/2017)

Tuition: $75.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Sarah Miller Desimini 



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What do you really want to do?  What’s the best way to go about achieving your goals?  Could you use some guidance in identifying your dream career?  Through small-group discussion and exercises, explore your deepest dreams, desires, talents, and ideals.  Learn to recognize and address stumbling blocks, such as fear, that stand in the way of professional satisfaction and success.  Find out how to construct a career action plan to help you move forward with your next steps.    

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 10/12/2017, ending 10/19/2017

Tuition: $50.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Marilyn Ullman 



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Whether you are just entering the work world or seeking a new position or career change, social media provides powerful personal branding opportunities that can help you stand out in a competitive job market.  Find out which social media platforms — LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, blogging, Pinterest, and others — are right for you and how to best utilize them to leverage them to your career benefit.  This class will demystify terms like hash tags, keywords, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and digital analytics so that you can be social media savvy, boost your professional identity, and conduct a successful job search.    

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 10/24/2017, ending 10/24/2017

Tuition: $30.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Miriam Arond 



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