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Introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Programming

This course focuses on the foundation skills of NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming). NLP is a popular self-development methodology that studies behavioral patterns created by language. This course explores the specific tools and processes for improved communication and personal transformation using techniques from the field of Neuro-linguistic Programming. Objectives: upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Increase observations to notice more unconscious communication.
  • Clarify communication strengths and developmental needs.
  • Create resourceful states and resolve emotional challenges more quickly.
  • Clarify real goals and create a workable path to goal attainment.
  • Discover new ways to positively handle situations and experiences that were frustrating.


NCCOM-CS048-01 / 1.2 CEU / cost: $140

Dates Sep 21 – Sep 30        Time  6:00-9:00pm

Sessions 4                 Instructor Ed Andriessen

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Understanding, Influencing, and Motivating People

Do you work and live with people who are hard to convince? Who dismiss ideas before even thinking about them? Do you want to know how to influence people, without being manipulative?

Poor communication (or a lack of it altogether), is a huge problem at work, at home, and in the

world at large. Finding solutions to communication problems has been the focus of much study and the development of many models.

But what if we could really understand what someone means when he or she talks to us? Even better, what if we could predict someone's behavior based simply on what was said? Best of all-what if we could influence that behavior by how we responded?

This class will introduce you to the Language and Behavior Profile (LAB Profile for short) – a powerful tool that enables you to understand, influence and motivate people by de-coding the language they use

NCBUS-CS090-01 / Cost: $120

Dates    Oct 19 – Oct 28          Time 6:30-8:30 pm

Sessions 4            Instructor Ed Andriessen

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Changing Habits for Success and Self Improvement

Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, but they’re not. They’re habits. And though each habit means relatively little on its own, over time, the way we organize our thoughts and behavior have enormous impacts on our health, productivity, financial security, and happiness.

One paper published by a Duke University researcher in 2006 found that more than 40 percent of the actions people performed each day weren’t actual decisions, but habits.

In the past decade, our understanding has grown on why habits emerge, how they change, and the science behind their mechanics. Habits can be broken into parts and rebuilt to desired specifications. Transforming a habit isn’t necessarily easy, quick, or simple. But it is possible.

This training covers current research on habits, elements of habit formation, how to change a habit and developing a plan to make habits a positive force in one’s life.

NCBUS-CS091-01             Cost: $ 90

Dates  Nov 16 – Nov 18           Time 6:30-8:30

Sessions 2                   Instructor Ed Andriessen

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Introduction to Bookkeeping

This basic, hands-on, workshop-style manual bookkeeping course covers the complete accounting cycle from business transactions through entry into the books and records. Posting to accounts, preparation of worksheets and adjusting journal entries, and preparation of financial statements and closing are also discussed. Introduction to Bookkeeping will prepare you for any accounting or bookkeeping system: manual, one-write, or software driven. Topics include the sales and purchase journals; cash receipts and cash disbursements journal; accounts receivable; inventory; and the use of Excel spreadsheets. Textbook is required and available in college bookstore.

/ 4.2 CEU / cost: $580

Dates    Sep 20 - Nov 3           Time    6:30-9:30pm     

Sessions   14               Instructor Surendra   Jakhar

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Project Management Professional Certification® Prep and Review  

The Project Management Institute’s PMP® credential is a leading industry-recognized certification for project managers. The PMI credential following your name tells current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace.      


Benefit from the professional advantages derived from attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP) status if you are a:

  • Project manager, team leader, project coordinator
  • Team member seeking to learn the PMBOK® framework
  • Person looking to increase project management knowledge

This 40-hour course is designed to help you prepare for the PMP® exam while gaining the most understanding of project management with the least amount of study. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.


NCBUS- CS080-01 / 4.0 CEU / cost: $1,082 

Dates   Sep 27 – Nov 17      Time 6:30-9:00pm

Sessions   16                  Instructor Sandeep Jasra

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For more information on certifications, consult the Project Management website at: 


Certification Preparation Course - Applies to the following certifications: SHRM CP (Certified Professional) and SHRM SCP (Senior Certified Professional) 

The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offer a comprehensive review of the major disciplines within the field of human resources in this certification prep course. Utilizing the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge, the course is designed to give human resource professionals new tools for successful performance on the job while helping to prepare them for the national examinations. Human Resource professionals seeking advancement in their career should strongly consider taking this course to prepare for higher-level certification. Prior to taking this course, it is important to review the SHRM CP and SHRM SCP eligibility requirements on the SHRM website:

NCBUS-CS007-01 / 3.9 CEU / cost: $1,420

NCBUS-CS007-02 / 3.9 CEU / cost $1,370*
*Special discount for local SHRM chapter members of the Human Resource Management Association of Princeton. For information on becoming a chapter member, see the HRMA chapter website at

Dates     Sep 11 – Dec 18     Time 9:30am -12:30pm

Sessions   14                   Instructor    various

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Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management   

A nonprofit can only be as strong as the fundamentals it is built upon. In this class, examine aspects of non-profit organizations that make them unique while focusing on areas critical to their success. Emphasis will be placed on the development of an effective Board, the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors, the importance of a mission statement and vision, and the effective management of volunteers.


NCBUS-CS054-01 / 1.5 CEU / cost: $225

Dates Sep 28 – Oct 26          Time 6:00-9:00pm

Sessions 5           Instructor Marge Smith

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Non-Profit Funding  REMOTE

Through Grant Writing, Grant Management, Fundraising, and Organizational Readiness

Building the financial side of non-profit organizations is critical to ongoing success. It requires a robust and dedicated organization with a mission that inspires people, and execution that "gets it done". This course will provide a nuts-and-bolts look at how to write a grant proposal, how to find funders, how to build your organization with community support, how to manage a grant project, and why managing an awarded grant is so important. The instructor, John Vadnais, has helped leading healthcare, workforce and undergraduate educational organizations to obtain millions of dollars in grant funds, and he has co-managed the execution of many of those grant projects.

Students will be expected to write a grant proposal in sections, with advice from the instructor, and to present it to the class acting as a funder Board of Trustees. Through lecture, videos, non-profit web sites/social media, research web sites, in-class exercises and home study, students will gain insights on how to strengthen a non-profit organization for mission and funding success. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.


NCBUS-CS092-01/ 1.6 CEU / cost: $175

Dates  Sep 22 –Nov 10       Time  6:30-8:30pm

Sessions  8                   Instructor John Vadnais

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Marketing and Public Relations for Nonprofits   

Marketing and public relations can make or break a nonprofit today. This course focuses on marketing and communication issues and techniques for promoting events and programs while raising a nonprofit’s profile in the public, private, and corporate arenas. Sessions will include tools, resources, procedures, and practical information along with hands-on group and individual exercises. One session will be dedicated to the significance and use of such social media as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. 


NCBUS-CS015-01 / 1.2 CEU / cost: $160

Dates  Dec 7 – Dec 16       Time  6:00-9:00pm

Sessions  4                      Instructor Ed Andriessen

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