Class Calendar

To learn more about the YWCA Marin’s Employment Programs  or sign up for an orientation call 415-479-9922 or email gretchen@ywcasf-marin.org.

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Orientation1 hour (Virtual) To Register
Please call 415-479-9922
To Register
Please call 415-479-9922
To Register
Please call 415-479-9922
To Register
Please call 415-479-9922

To learn more about the YWCA Marin:  Working For You would be to attend an Virtual orientation. In this meeting you’ll learn about the workshops and services available for women 50+, 60+ all gender. Through our program you’ll learn how to get job ready, build your skills and stay motivated in your job search. 

 Orientation is mandatory before taking any classes/workshops.

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Taking Control of Your Job Search6 days, 2.5 hours (Virtual) Tues, 3, 10, 17
Thurs, 5, 12, 19
9am - 11:30am (6 sessions)
Tues, 12, 19, 26
Thurs, 14, 21, 28
9am - 11:30am (6 sessions)

Our signature 6-day Virtual workshop series, “Taking Control of your Job Search” is designed to comprehensively increase your success in seeking out employment and help you build new connections and networks within a peer group of women 50 and older.

Participants will emerge with a strong resume, improved interview skills, creative job search techniques, new connections with other job seekers and an action plan for how to move forward after the workshops end. You will learn how to make your age an asset in your search, have time for practical application of the skills you are learning, and leave the class prepared to seek out, apply for, interview for and negotiate for the position you want.

This workshop is open to all women fifty and older, including those who are just starting their search, those who are currently looking and job seekers wanting new tools and/or inspiration. In order to best benefit from the course, we recommend that you already have in mind one or two jobs that you’re looking for. If you’re still thinking about what type of jobs you’d like to pursue, please contact Nancy Richardson, Nancy@ywcasf-marin.org

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Success Group1 Hour Weekly (Virtual) Nov 4, 18,
(Wed) 12-1pm
Dec 2, 9, 16
(Wed) 12-1pm
Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
(Wed) 12-1pm
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
(Wed) 12-1pm

Weekly 1-hour Support Group

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Taking Control Express:Resumes That Shine1 Day, 1 hour (Virtual) Jan 7
(Thurs) 9-10am
Feb 23
(Tues) 9-10am

Describe key steps in developing and writing your resume. Customize and adapt your resume for specific jobs.

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Taking Control Express:Making Age an Asset1 Day, 1 hour (Virtual) Nov 9
(Mon) 11-12pm
Monday, Jan 29
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Feb 9
(Tues) 9-10am

Identify the strengths you bring to the workplace based on your age and experience.  Practice making age your asset in a practice interview session.

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Taking Control Express:Interviewing Back to Basics1 Day, 1 hour (Virtual) Jan 7
(Thurs) 9-10am

Learn the key steps to prepare for successful interviewing both in person and virtually.

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Taking Control Express:Behavioral Interviewing At Your Best1 Day, 1 hour (Virtual) Jan 28
(Thurs) 1-2pm
Feb 25
(Thurs) 9-10am

Learn about behavioral interviewing and how to master your responses.  Practice interview questions with a partner.

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Taking Control Express:Networking for Success1 Day, 1 Hour (Virtual) Feb 18
(Thurs) 9-10am

We will cover the impact networking has on your job search.  Practice networking and conducting an informational interview activity.

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LinkedIn1 Day, 1.5 Hours (Virtual) Dec 8
(Tues) 1-2:30pm

LinkedIn is the hottest new way to network online in a completely professional setting. Come to our workshop and learn the basics of setting up a profile, with tips on the right phrases to get you noticed by employers and other future connections. Learn how to make connections online and leverage those connections for professional networking. You’ll leave with a strong sense of how to use this easy and incredibly important social media tool for the working world!

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Computer Basics3 Days, 1.5 hours - (Virtual) Nov 2, 4, 9
(Mon/Wed) 1-2:30pm
Jan 6, 11, 13
(Mon/Wed) 1-2:30pm
Feb 1, 3, 8
(Mon/Wed) 1-2:30pm
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Microsoft Outlook2 Days, 1.5 hours (Virtual) Nov 30, Dec 2
(Mon/Wed) 9-10:30am
Jan 5, 7
(Tues/Thurs) 1-2:30pm

Outlook is a program that allows you to manage time and personal information. Outlook integrates E-Mail, Calendar, Tasks, Notes and Journal modules that let you manage your mail, appointments and activities for yourself or on the job.  Fee $10

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Microsoft Word, Levels 1 & 26 days, 1.5 hours (Virtual) Level 1
Nov 2, 4, 9, 16, 18, 23
(Mon/Wed) 9am-10:30am
Level 2
Dec 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17
(Tues/Thurs) 9am-10:30am

In this class, clients will be given an overview of the various features of Word 2010. Clients will use Word 2010 to create and review professional documents including letterhead, letters and memos and newsletters.

Topics included are: formatting, editing, saving and opening files, spacing, margins, tabs, indents, pagination, headers and footers, clip art and more.

Special attention will be given on how to use Word 2010 to enhance resume content and design.  Fee $25

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Microsoft Excel, Levels 1 & 26 days, 1.5 hours - (Virtual) Level 2
Nov 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 24
(Tues/Thurs) 1-2:30pm
Level 1
Jan 6, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27
(Mon/Wed) 9-10:30am
Level 2
Feb 1, 3, 8, 10, 17, 22
(Mon/Wed) 9-10:30am

This class provides all of the tools necessary to work with and create basic spreadsheets. Clients will receive an overview of the program and learn a variety of methods for entering and editing data.  Virtual

Topics included are:

  • opening and saving spreadsheets,
  • printing,
  • formulas and functions,
  • entering and editing data,
  • formatting,
  • absolute and relative cell references,
  • charts,
  • and more.
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Microsoft PowerPoint3 days, 1.5 hours (Virtual) Dec 7, 9, 14
(Mon/Wed) 9-10:30am

Microsoft PowerPoint is a complete presentation graphics program that produces professional-looking presentations and is used in many workplaces today by a variety of employees. To make presentations more impressive, you can add charts, diagrams, tables, pictures, video, sound and animation effects.

During the class you'll learn how to create a presentation, enter slide text, add a new slide, apply a design theme and print a PowerPoint presentation. Learn to modify a presentation, format text, insert and modify shapes, align and group objects. Master inserting objects into a presentation, inserting text from MS Word, clip art, insert and style a picture, insert a text box, a chart, table and format WordArt.

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Zoom
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Google Suite
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Google Apps
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Google Meet
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Work for Yourself@50+1 Day, 3 hours (Virtual)

Work for Yourself@50+ is a program specifically designed to help people 50 and older learn about what it takes to be successfully self-employed in today's economy.

Join us for an interactive workshop where you'll learn to:

*Explore your Options *Find your focus *Make a Plan *Watch out for trouble *Connect with resources in your community.

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