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October Online Workforce Solutions Available at MCC Shah Center

[Friday, September 22, 2017]

As some people struggle with work/life balance, e-Learning allows individuals to learn from work, home or on the road. Asynchronous online programs are convenient, relevant, immediate, self-directed and flexible, with unlimited access 24/7.  McHenry County College's Workforce, Community and Business Programs partners with the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning to offer a variety of online course topics.

Designed for non-lawyers, "Your Workplace, Your Employees, and the Law," will provide business owners, managers, supervisors, and HR professionals with a roadmap for effectively handling complicated employee-related issues that affect today's legal-prone work environment. Each class contains guidelines, step-by-step compliance instructions, and proven strategies for successfully managing employees and for complying with state and federal workplace laws. Register using course code: NTL C53 001. Course fee is $195.

Negotiation is a key skill for success in business and everyday life.  Knowing how to clarify wants and prioritize needs will help you achieve a positive outcome.  The course units include: Introduction to the Negotiation, Option Building and Boundary Setting, Managing the Negotiating Process, and Black Belt Skills. The online course "Negotiation: Get What You Want" can be register in by using course code: NTL S52 001. Course fee is $195.

"Applying Lean Sigma Practices to HR Functions" offers an advanced problem solving approach to streamlining processes in the human resource functions such as recruiting, hiring, training, compensating and managing performance by developing a mindset of Lean Operational Excellence. Course fee is $245. Use course code: NTL C50 001 to register.

How do you keep track of the day-to-day financial transactions of a business?  Whether you’re looking to advance in your career, or you’re an entrepreneur (or maybe part of a family business), "The Basics of Book Keeping" will help you if you’re looking to understand the numbers. Learn where the numbers go, and why, plus bookkeeping terminology. The course fee is $195. Use course code: NTE S76 002 to register.

Participants will receive logon a week before class starts. These online courses are accessible Oct. 2-27 and take an average of 16 hours to complete each.  A Transcript Form will be sent indicating successful completion of the course, awards CEUs/ILUs, and lists the course date.

The Workforce, Community and Business Programs courses are also available for on-site training at a company's facility and customizable for their needs. To register, contact the MCC Registration Office at (815) 455-8588 or register online at and select “Register for Workforce and Community Development” classes. For more information, contact the MCC Shah Center at (815) 455-8593 or

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