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Equine Facilitated Learning
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development. In this unique and effective class, you will work outside on the ground (no riding) with horses to explore your own skills with non-verbal communication, empathy and listening, body awareness, boundaries, confidence and leadership. Horses provide in-the-moment feedback about leadership and communication skills. Learn how horses communicate, organize themselves as a community and relate to us. Activities individually and in small groups include leading the horse, working together to achieve a goal with the horse, grooming and observation. Workshop results are unique to the participants and their goals. Wear closed toe leather shoes and wear layers. Class meets at 64295 Schibel Rd. Class held weather permitting. Will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Liability form required.

EFL Communicating with Yourself
Shera Felde            1:00pm-4:00 Sa                 18319
3/5                         Bend OTHER                     Cost $69               

EFL Communicating with Others
Shera Felde           1:00pm-4:00 Sa                  18320
3/12                       Bend OTHER                     Cost $69                              

EFL Communicating with the World
Shera Felde           1:00pm-4:00 Sa                   18321
3/19                       Bend OTHER                      Cost $69

NEW! Learn about Horses
If you are considering purchasing a horse, taking riding lessons, or just have an interest in horses, Learn about Horses will answer many of your questions and help you feel confident around horses. You'll learn about horse psychology, care, health, costs, handling, safety, tack, horse communication, choosing a horse, and local and online resources. This class does not include riding, all activities are ground based. Children age 7-15 are welcome to register and attend with a registered parent or guardian; child/adult pair will receive a $20 discount. Class meets at 64295 Schibel Rd. Liability form required.
Shera Felde            1:00pm-4:00 Sa                   18318
2/27                       Bend OTHER                       Cost $89                              

Shera Felde            1:00pm-4:00 Sa                   18317
3/26                        Bend OTHER                      Cost $89

Watch for Reiki & Horses: How Animal Reiki Deepens the Skills of Reiki Practitioners on our Spring 2016 schedule of classes.         

Pet Partner Team Training
Central Oregon needs trained and qualified pet therapy teams. This workshop will provide you with the skills needed to visit safely with your animal in hospitals, nursing homes, classrooms and other facilities. Also covered are the requirements to pass the Pet Partner Team evaluation. Your instructor will cover the following topics: how to tell if both you and your animal are a good fit for Pet Partners; how to prepare yourself and your animal for visits; special needs of specific client groups; facility health and safety codes; patient confidentiality.  This class is for the human end of the leash.  Do not bring your dog to class.
Jack Barron           6:00pm-9:00 WMW             18532
2/3 to 2/10             Bend CHLAB 301                Cost $125                            

Additional Pet Partner Team Training coming April 9, 2016 with Selina Witt. 

Pet Partner Team Evaluation
This is the evaluation session for Pet Partner teams to become approved as visiting teams. Must complete a Pet Partner training in person or online and provide proof of passing the test successfully before being evaluated. Times for your individual evaluation will be scheduled with you by your instructor before the class date. You must provide a current phone and email address when registering.
Jack Barron            9:00am-5:00 Sa                  18366
4/2                         Bend CHLAB 301               Cost $45

NEW! Tuesdays at 2 
Have coffee with COCC Community Learning and discover something new about yourself, the world and your community. Join us the second Tuesday of the month for a presentation on topics that will expand your mind, ignite your creativity and broaden your horizons. Highlighting the COCC faculty and Central Oregon experts; we’ll explore topics ranging from international culture to current events to emerging technologies. Leave these 2 hour sessions with unique takeaways, useful life hacks, fascinating insights and a desire to know more, do more and see more. Your registration is good for all sessions through May 2016. Visit our Tuesdays at 2 webpage at www.cocc.edu/continuinged/Tuesdays-at-2/ for upcoming sessions in 2016.
Staff                           2:00pm-4:00 Tu                  18606
1/12 to 6/14                Bend CHLAB 301               Cost $49 

The Buddhist Point of View
Buddha taught that we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop habits of mind that overshadow our original nature. This class will explore how the Buddhist point of view guides the way to remembering the true heart/mind of compassion. Michael Stevens is the author of Being an Ordinary Buddha: Practicing the Natural Mind. Optional text available to purchase at class. Meets at The Natural Mind Dharma Center, 345 SW Century Dr, Ste 2.
Michael Stevens            7:00pm-9:00 Th                18358
1/21 to 2/25                  Bend OTHER                    Cost $69

NEW! Job Search Basics Workshop
A three-hour workshop designed to give a brief overview of strategic job search methods designed to help you get the job you want.  Students should bring current resumes and cover letters to class if possible.
Tracy Dula                 9:00am-noon Tu                 18560
1/26                          Bend PIO 113                     Cost $19                              

NEW! Plan Your Career Path
A three-hour workshop designed to assist participants in developing an understanding of the role one’s interests, skills, and values play in choosing a career path.  Includes the use of online career exploration tools.
Tracy Dula               9:00am-noon Tu                   18559
2/2                          CHLAB 207                         Cost $19                              

You've Written Your Book, Now What?
Students will learn how to take a fiction manuscript from draft to published work. This course will compare and contrast different publishing methods available to everyone.  You will also learn the process and necessity of editing, interior and exterior layout and design, building the author’s brand, and marketing the published book.
Dave Edlund           6:30pm-8:30 M                     18401
2/15 to 3/14            Bend BEC 154                     Cost $69                              

NEW! Astronomy for the Amateur
Astronomy is the natural science that deals with the study of celestial objects, including but not limited to moons, planets, stars and galaxies. This course will cover some of the basic concepts and questions regarding practical astronomy.  This class is well suited for non-mathematical Astronomy enthusiasts, beginners and those who have experience in Astronomy. The instructor will cover star maps, constellations, major stars, amateur telescoping and other exciting Astronomy topics.  The class will discuss optional dates for star viewing parties.
John Huntsberger        1:00pm-3:00 Sa                 18517
2/13 to 3/12                Sisters DPL-SI                   Cost $59                              

Who Will Be President Number 45?
Are you ready for the 2016 Presidential Election and President Number 45? Have you ever wondered how much the media influences our Presidential Elections? Come and learn from nationally distinguished, award winner, Wayne Metcalf III, who has served in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches of Government. Get ready to discover, discuss, and make your next vote count!
Wayne Metcalf              6:30pm-8:30 Tu                 18413
2/16 to 3/15                  Bend BEC 152                   Cost $49                                            

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Retirement & Finance Webpage
COCC Community Learning offers Making the Most of Your Social Security, The ABC's & D's of Medicare, Estate Planning & Elder Law, Create Your Personal Retirement Analysis and Five Years to Retirement.  

Compass Points -"Navigating Your Horizons" Webpage
Navigating your Horizons is COCC's comprehensive intentional life planning class. Planning for retirement certainly should involve financial planning, but what about a plan for how you will spend your time? Tasks and projects you've put off doing around the house will take some of your time, but will it provide you with satisfaction, purpose and meaning?   

International Travel Webpage
With COCC Community Learning, the world is your classroom! Learn more about International Travel.

Language Webpage
COCC Community Learning offers classes in Sign Language, Conversational German and Conversational Spanish. In addition, COCC Professional Development offers customized workplace Spanish Training at your site or ours. Call (541) 383-7270 to inquire.  

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