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Lifestyle and Leisure

Friday, December 13, 2019

Lifestyle and Leisure

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College’s Community Education Program offers a variety of hands-on, non-credit Life and Leisure classes that are open to the public year around. Customized courses or private, company-only courses are also available. Contact Kristin Howell at (501) 907-6670 ext. 3407 or email [email protected] for pricing and details.

Community Education Policies

Registration Requirements: Registration is required for all Community Education classes. To begin registration please click on the class title. To register by phone, please call Kristin Howell at (501) 907-6670 ext. 3407

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if canceled at least 7 days before the class date. Cancellations occurring within 7 days of the class date will only receive a refund only if the class spot can be sold.

Community Education Class Enrollment Minimum Policy: In order to use teaching resources to their fullest, a Class Enrollment Minimum Policy is used to ensure that courses offered have a minimum number of enrolled students. Such a policy allows students to engage with a sufficient number of other learners in the classroom and also efficiently uses instructor time, thus facilitating the research and service portions of instructor obligations. In the event that a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, all registrants will receive a full refund.

Thursday, January 9

6 Seconds to Resume Success

Are you spending hours submitting resumes to employers with little to no luck? The average recruiter spends 6 seconds reviewing a résumé according to a recent research study from TheLadders. Marginal résumés are overlooked and leave individuals wondering “what am I missing?” This workshop will assist you in developing and/or improving your résumé’ to move you to the next level in the hiring process.

Cost: $20
When: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: UA-PTC Business and Industry Center
Address: 3303 E Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, AR 72206
Room: 209
Instructor: Kristi Tucker


Wednesday, January 15

Communicating for Leadership Success

This foundational course introduces leaders to the essential interaction skills that are critical to leadership success. Leaders will learn how to meet the personal and practical needs of their team members, and how to communicate in order to spark action in others to achieve business results. They will also learn how to provide positive feedback that recognizes and motivates individuals and teams, as well as developmental feedback that helps others get back on track. Although beneficial to leaders at every level, this course is essential for individuals new to leadership and managing people in the industry setting.

Cost: $150
When: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: UA-PTC Business and Industry Center
Address: 3303 E Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, AR 72206
Room: 209
Instructor: Kristi Tucker


Thursday, January 16

Turn Your Job Interview into a Job Offer

According to Glassdoor, corporate job openings attract 250 resumes. Of those candidates, 4-6 will be interviewed and only 1 will get the job offer. These type of statistics may have you feeling like you have a better chance of winning the lottery than getting your next job. In this session, you will learn the essentials of interviewing with success and how to strategically land the ideal job offer.

Cost: $99
When: 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Where: UA-PTC Business and Industry Center
Address: 3303 E Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, AR 72206
Room: 209
Instructor: Kristi Tucker


Wednesday, January 22

Resolving Workplace Conflict

Today’s business environment presents new and growing challenges forcing organizations to continually increase productivity, improve quality, shorten cycle time, and reduce costs. Survey after survey confirms that people are working longer and harder at jobs that are more complex and have a wider range of responsibilities. At the same time, the way people work and communicate with one another is changing, creating added stress and complexity. The homogeneous, single-function, co-located group is being replaced by dispersed, cross-functional teams with diverse areas of expertise. An unfortunate but natural by-product of these challenges is conflict. While conflict can lead to discoveries such as new ideas and innovative breakthroughs, it can, if allowed to escalate, result in damage to critical working relationships. This course teaches leaders how to recognize the signs of escalating conflict and take appropriate action to minimize damage. Leaders are introduced to two resolution tactics—coach and mediate—and practice using the Interaction Essentials as they coach an associate to resolve a conflict. Prerequisite: Communicating For Leadership Success.

Cost: $150
When: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: UA-PTC Business and Industry Center
Address: 3303 E Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, AR 72206
Room: 209
Instructor: Kristi Tucker


Thursday, February 13

6 Seconds to Resume Success

Are you spending hours submitting resumes to employers with little to no luck? The average recruiter spends 6 seconds reviewing a résumé according to a recent research study from TheLadders. Marginal résumés are overlooked and leave individuals wondering “what am I missing?” This workshop will assist you in developing and/or improving your résumé’ to move you to the next level in the hiring process.

Cost: $20
When: 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: UA-PTC Business and Industry Center
Address: 3303 E Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, AR 72206
Room: 209
Instructor: Kristi Tucker


Thursday, February 20

Turn Your Job Interview into a Success

According to Glassdoor, corporate job openings attract 250 resumes. Of those candidates, 4-6 will be interviewed and only 1 will get the job offer. These type of statistics may have you feeling like you have a better chance of winning the lottery than getting your next job. In this session, you will learn the essentials of interviewing with success and how to strategically land the ideal job offer.

Cost: $99
When: 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Where: UA-PTC Business and Industry Center
Address: 3303 E Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, AR 72206
Room: 209
Instructor: Kristi Tucker


Friday, February 21; Saturday, February 22; and Monday, February 24

UA-PTC Teen College: Odyssey League

An immersive themed role-playing game experience for ages 10-12 who love creating characters, stories, and connecting with other RPG enthusiasts. RPGs are more popular than ever, with shows like Stranger Things and Critical Role bringing new players to the table. Odyssey League! is the perfect introduction to the world of fun, creativity, and community that makes tabletop RPGs so compelling.

The workshop includes character development art, including a lesson in painting their own minis, and an adventure that will be totally unique, limited only by the players own imaginations. All supplies provided; beginners are encouraged to join.

Do you have what it takes to join the Odyssey League? It’s your turn to roll!

Cost: $135
Ages: 10-12 years old
When: 8-11 AM
Where: The Center for Humanities and Arts, UA – Pulaski Technical College
Address: 3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118
Instructor: Kim Kwee and Mark Barnes


Monday, March 23; Tuesday, March 24; Wednesday, March 25

UA-PTC Teen College: Odyssey League

An immersive themed role-playing game experience for ages 10-12 who love creating characters, stories, and connecting with other RPG enthusiasts. RPGs are more popular than ever, with shows like Stranger Things and Critical Role bringing new players to the table. Odyssey League! is the perfect introduction to the world of fun, creativity, and community that makes tabletop RPGs so compelling.

The workshop includes character development art, including a lesson in painting their own minis, and an adventure that will be totally unique, limited only by the players own imaginations. All supplies provided; beginners are encouraged to join.

Do you have what it takes to join the Odyssey League? It’s your turn to roll!

Cost: $135
Ages: 10-12 years old
When: 8-11 AM
Where: The Center for Humanities and Arts, UA – Pulaski Technical College
Address: 3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118
Instructor: Kim Kwee and Mark Barnes