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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 Confidence & Decision Making
Do you find that taking risks and potentially making mistakes prohibits you from pursuing new ideas and experiences? Do you have trouble trusting yourself when you make important decisions and end up sitting on the fence or letting others make the decision for you? In this class, you'll look at how past experiences, present circumstances, and future predictions affect your confidence and decision making. Interact with the horses to identify individual patterns and then review changes you can make as well as celebrate your abilities.
Shera Felde               1:00pm-4:00 Sa                   49467
11/19                          Bend OTHER                      Cost $69

Write It Down: Guided Autobiography
Write It Down explores the art of telling your story. Using a proven program of short structured writing assignments, students will explore ways to remember, organize, record and share important events in their lives. Sharing written stories with others in a group setting allows students to gain an appreciation for their own life experiences as well the experiences of others. Discover the courage and creativity that shows up in facing life’s joys and challenges.
Sue Stafford               1:00pm-4:00 Tu                  18701
1/17 to 3/21                Sisters DPL-SI                   Cost $179

You've Written Your Book, Now What?
Students will learn how to take a fiction manuscript from a draft to published work. This course will compare and contrast different publishing methods available to everyone, teach 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 Th                  18752
2/2 to 3/2                     Bend BEC 152                    Cost $69

The Story You Came to Tell with Ellen Waterston
Join other emerging writers in Redmond for the Writing Ranch’s trademark creative writing workshop, The Story You Came To Tell. Over the past decade, 500+ writers have reignited their creative writing and recommitted to a consistent writing practice thanks to this series. The workshop includes seven sessions, meeting from 4:00pm-6:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and concluding on Friday, 3/10 with a reception and formal reading by workshop participants.  Each class will explore the intersection of literary nonfiction and fiction in long and short-form prose and poetry. Participants will develop their creative writing skills through in-class writing exercises, supplementary readings, and writing assignments. The class fee includes a printed copy of a class anthology for each student. 
Ellen Waterston           Redmond RTEC 209          18754
2/14 to 3/7                   4:00pm-6:00 TuTh
3/10                             4:00pm-6:00 F                   Cost $325                            

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. This text is optional and can be purchased at class for those interested. Meets at The Natural Mind Dharma Center, 345 SW Century Dr, Ste 2. 
Michael Stevens           7:00pm-9:00 Th                 18811
1/19 to 2/23                  Bend OTHER                   Cost $69                                                                                                

TED Talks: Ideas Worth Discussing

TED Talks can inspire us to think in new ways. TED Talks can also inspire change. This discussion series will take a deeper look at some of our most universal institutions that are currently going through dramatic change. These sessions will enable you to learn more about what is happening today, and what tomorrow might look like in key areas of our lives. Class begins with viewing a selected TED Talk, followed by a lively facilitated discussion focusing on developing a deeper understanding of what is possible. Save money and register for all three sessions! Price includes a beverage and light appetizers. Join us as we take a look at the following topics:

  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Climate Change 

Joanne Mathews           4:00pm-5:30 W                 18876
2/8 to 3/22                    Redmond RTEC 209           Cost $99

Or register for individual sessions:

1 ) Do Schools Kill Creativity? Education - Is our education system preparing our children for future success? View the extremely insightful TED Talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity” by Sir Ken Robinson and discuss the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the 21st century.
Joanne Mathews           4:00pm-5:30 W                   18878
2/8                               Redmond RTEC 209            Cost $39                              

2) How Do We Heal Medicine? Health Care - How does our medical system need to evolve to meet the increasingly complex and expensive demands of our citizens? Dr. Atul Gawande shares his opinion in the highly regarded TED Talk, “How Do We Heal Medicine.” Are there simple changes that we can make to bring about better care, more efficiency and less cost?
Joanne Mathews           4:00pm-5:30 W                   18879
3/1                              Redmond RTEC 209             Cost $39              

3) The Case for Optimism on Climate Change: Climate Change - Al Gore shares the most recent concerns and statistics on climate change, along with the results of our efforts so far in his very recent TED Talk, “The Case for Optimism on Climate Change.” Learn surprising facts and discuss ideas for moving forward in a future much different from our past.
Joanne Mathews           4:00pm-5:30 W                   18880
3/22                             Redmond RTEC 209            Cost $39

NEW! Starting Your Day On Purpose 

Learn quick and simple techniques for the best ways to focus your energy on what you want out of your day, your week, your life. Find clarity, prevent overwhelm and get off the roller coaster of energy highs and lows. Discover what intention is and how starting your day intentionally can grab hold of the steering wheel of your life into your hands.
Beth Hattenberger           5:30pm-7:30 Tu                  18851
1/17                               Bend CHLAB 301               Cost $39

NEW! Everyday Intuition
Find out what intuition is (and what it’s not), how to recognize your intuition and how to turn up your intuitive volume. You’ll learn how to tap into your own guidance to make decisions quickly and confidently, leaving plenty of energy for other things in your day. During class, you'll start using your intuitive skills as you discover more about the value of intuition.
Beth Hattenberger            9:00am-1:00 Sa                   18852
2/4                                 Bend CHLAB 301                 Cost $69                               

Who Am I? An Introduction to the Enneagram
You may not be who you think you are! The Enneagram personality system reveals that your personality type is not who you are; it is how you have learned to be. WHO you are is another matter entirely. In this class, you will learn that your behaviors (and those of everyone else) are a result of unconscious motivations that are quite predictable and changeable. Explore this amazing tool of self-discovery, and in the process, tap into a deep compassion for others and yourself. For this interactive class, please bring a pen, a journal or notebook and your desire to learn. 
Kathleen Paterno             9:30am-3:30 Sa                   18830
2/11                                Bend CHLAB 301                Cost $89                                                                                                                                

Pet Partner Team Training

Central Oregon needs trained and qualified pet therapy teams! This workshop will provide you with the skills needed to visit with your animal safely 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 animal to class. Pet Partner Team Evaluations offered on an ongoing basis. Call Community Learning for more information.
Kathleen Barron             9:00am-05:00 Sa                18698
2/18                              Bend CHLAB 301               Cost $125.00

Would you like to organize your belongings, finances, time and life?  Come and learn the tricks to organizing. The first session focuses on organizing your excess belongings and the second session works with organizing documents and finances. Learn timesaving tips to incorporate into your busy life. Bring questions and pictures of your areas in need of organizing. This is always a fun class! 
Sally Jacobson               1:00pm-4:00 W                   18690
3/1 to 3/8                       Redmond RTEC 138            Cost $49

Prepare, Protect, Recover: An Introduction to Disaster Preparedness

This workshop provides factual, non-sensational, well-vetted training that has garnered national awards. You will learn about and discuss Central Oregon disaster hazards and get sensible suggestions on how to mitigate those hazards, save lives, reduce injuries, and make practical plans ahead of time. Your instructor has years of experience to help you and your family plan, prepare, protect and recover more readily from emergencies including wildfires, winter snow storms and other natural disasters. Feel empowered by your new knowledge of these valuable resources.
Judith Warren                 2:00pm-4:30 Tu                  18829
1/31                              Bend CHLAB 301                Cost $39                      


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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 Retirement" Webpage
Navigating your Retirement 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.  

Online Language Classes
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