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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. Class meets at 64295 Schibel Rd. Liability form required. 

Shera Felde            1:00pm-4:00 Sa                   49468
11/12                      Bend OTHER                       Cost $89

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 Strengths & Intuition

Identifying your natural talents and strengths and building on them is the focus of this class. You'll practice using and trusting intuition for decision making and practicing sensitivity. Examine characteristics of natural talents, strengths, and intuition and then interact with the horses for personal feedback. It is suggested, but not required, that students take StrengthsFinder 2.0 online before attending the workshop. Cost for Top 5 Strengths Assessment is $15. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/Purchase/en-US/Product
Shera Felde              1:00pm-4:00 Sa                   49471
10/22                        Bend OTHER                      Cost $69  

EFL Living in the Present
Living in our bodies with sensory awareness and present moment observation has become difficult with the barrage of thoughts, tasks, and emotional turmoil many of us live with. Because horses live moment to moment, keenly in awareness, they are excellent practice partners for us. In this session, you'll use techniques like massage, aromatherapy, timed activities, and observation to experience staying present. Liability form required.
Shera Felde             1:00pm-4:00 Sa                   49470
10/29                       Bend OTHER                      Cost $69

EFL Trust & Vulnerability
Living in relationships with others often involves vulnerability and trust. For many people, experiences of broken trust lead to guardedness or separation. This session examines the benefits and the interrelated nature of vulnerability and trust. Horses are inherently vulnerable and experts at evaluating others for trust. You will look at how your individual process of change can best lead to increased trust, openness, and comfort in relationships with others and yourself. 
Shera Felde             1:00pm-4:00 Sa                   49469
11/5                         Bend OTHER                      Cost $69

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                                                                                                

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 & Kathleen Barron    9:00am-5:00 Sa            49451
11/5                                Bend CHLAB 301         Cost $45

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, 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 W                  49336
10/19 to 11/16            Bend BEC 152                   Cost $69

Lunch & Learn in Sisters 
This six-week series of comprehensive topics will inform, stimulate thinking and offer an opportunity to explore subjects in a survey format. The topics change each week and range from history to travel, adventure to world affairs, art to science and more.
Greg Filzen                 noon-1:00 W                     49338
10/12 to 11/16            Sisters DPL-SI                  Cost $19

     10/12 - Clinical Work in a Traditional Chinese Medicine Teaching Hospital by Holly Hutton
     10/19 - Unmanned Aerial Systems by Kevin Sivertson
     10/26 - Oregon Trail by Lynda Paznokas
     11/2 - The Lands No One Else Wanted - A History of Our Public Lands by Jeff Kitchens
     11/9 - Cuba: A Photo Tour of Havana by Linda Hanson
     11/16 - Great Railway Wars to Central Oregon by Steve Lent               


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 share to help you and your family plan, prepare, protect and recover more readily from emergencies including wildfires, winter snow storms and other natural disasters. You will leave feeling empowered with valuable resources in hand.
Judith Warren   9:00am-11:30 Th               49433
10/27                     Bend CHLAB 301               Cost $39              

Judith Warren   5:30pm-8:00 Th                 49434
11/10                     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
are also available.

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