The courses on this page address a workforce need indicated by our BN Advantage partners. Members of McLean, Logan and Livingston County Chambers of Commerce are invited to enroll in these classes at the discounted price.
You may register online but if you or your company is a chamber member, please call (309) 268-8160 to register at the discounted price.
Learning to Lead - Supervisory Training
Exceptional Customer Service (Lincoln Campus)
Navigating Crucial Conversations
Thriving in a Cross-Generational Workplace
The Power of Listening
Communication and Teamwork
Core Selling Skills
Business and Professional Speaking
Arachnophobia? Bibliophobia? Claustrophobia? Nope, it’s Glossophobia. Research suggests our number one fear is public speaking. Yet, the ability to speak effectively is one of the most valuable tools you can have. For excelling professionally, now more than ever, your ability to communicate effectively matters. In this workshop you will learn the research and preparation techniques to fuel your confidence. You will analyze the rhetorical situation and leave with the understanding and experience to communicate your ideas with confidence whether you are one-on-one or one-to-many.
Wednesday, 5/2, 8:30AM-4:30PM, WDC 1402
$89 Chamber of Commerce discount
Food and Beverage
ServSafe Food Protection Manager
Drone Knowledge Test Prep
Want to fly a drone and get paid? Then, you need your remote pilot certificate. In this interactive, hands-on course, you will develop your understanding of these knowledge areas: UAS regulations, maintenance and preflight inspections; airspace classification and airport operations; aviation weather and emergency procedures; risk management and aeronautical decision-making; and much more. Taught by a certified remote pilot, this class will enable you to gain practical insight and application of aviation concepts and test taking skills. As a result, you will be better prepared to successfully pass the knowledge test and be on your way to earning your remote pilot certificate. Certification exam is not included, this is just a test prep course. Exam process and locations will be discussed during class. Exam fees average $150. Lunch is not included.
Saturdays (2 sessions), 4/7-4/14, 8AM-1PM, WDC 3603
$200 Chamber of Commerce discount
The History & Benefits of Doulas
Doulas have an important role for expecting moms and their families. They provide physical and emotional support from labor to postpartum. Learn the history of doulas and their role in healthcare. Through research studies, personal experiences and discussion, you will walk away with a better understanding of a doula’s profession. This class qualifies for 2.5 CEUs for nurses and social workers.
Friday, 4/13, 9AM-11:30PM, ACEC 2210
$25 Chamber of Commerce discount
Impact of Childhood Trauma on All Involved
Child trauma occurs every day. It can affect all involved in a different way. Do you understand its dynamics, its impacts, and what you can do to assist in both prevention and recovery? Discover clarity surrounding childhood trauma. As a professional involved with these issues, you’ll learn effective ways to work with all involved and how to help them become better equipped to function on a day-to-day basis. This workshop is open to all professionals working with children. Social Workers are eligible to receive two CEUs for attending the full workshop. Registration ends 4/12.
Thursday, 4/19, 5:30-7:30PM, ACEC 2210
$30 Chamber of Commerce discount
Grant Writing Fundamentals
Learn how to craft a winning grant proposal. Grant funding is critical for the success of many nonprofit and public agencies. This course includes essential information and useful tips on grant proposal content, style, format and submission. You will learn how to write a compelling need or problem statement, realistic goals and objectives, a clear description of methods, a workable evaluation plan and an accurate budget. From identifying potential funders to the follow-up steps to take after your proposal is done, this interactive course will cover the basics of grant writing. Registration ends 4/13.
Friday, 4/20, 8AM-4:30PM, WDC 1404
$115 Chamber of Commerce discount