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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
You've Written Your Book, Now What?
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
Dave Edlund 6:30pm-8:30 Th 18752
2/2 to 3/2 Bend BEC 152 Cost
You Came to Tell with Ellen Waterston
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
Point of View
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
to 2/23 Bend OTHER Cost $69
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:
Joanne Mathews 4:00pm-5:30 W 18876
2/8 to 3/22 Redmond
RTEC 209 Cost $99
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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
Joanne Mathews 4:00pm-5:30 W 18878
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
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
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
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
Beth Hattenberger 9:00am-1:00
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
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.
2/18 Bend CHLAB 301 Cost
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
to 3/8 Redmond RTEC 138
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
CHLAB 301 Cost $39
& 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.
"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?
With COCC Community Learning, the world is your classroom! Learn more about
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.
Language Classes are also available.
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