Monroe County Community College's Office of Workforce Development will be offering seven unique non-credit training sessions and courses in January. The classes are created with area businesses and industry in mind and are a great opportunity for individuals who are looking to add new skills and knowledge in the new year. These sessions will all be presented using the Zoom format. 

Power Hour: Budgets & Financial Reports for Non-Managers will be offered for free on January 6 from noon - 1 p.m. This workshop will provide a solid foundation in finance. Topics will include commonly used terms, financial statements, budgets, forecasting, purchasing decisions, and financial legislation.

Implicit Bias: Reducing Racial Disparities Through Understanding will be offered on January 6 from 10 a.m. - noon. Participants of this 2-hour training will learn how to define and understand implicit and explicit bias and how to overcome these biases to help create a more diverse world at work and at home. The cost of the training is $29. 

Substance Use Disorders: The Opiate Crisis and Beyond Workshop will be offered January 8 from 9 - 11 a.m. This course will cover the broad field of addiction with a focus on substance abuse and dependence. Participants will learn about the spectrum of substance use disorders (SUD), the diversity of addicted populations, and treatment options. The cost of the workshop is $29. 

Power of Negotiations: A Win-Win Outcome is a four-part training and will be offered from 1 - 3 p.m. on January 12 - 13 and 19 - 20. Through this workshop participants will be able to understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successful negotiating. The cost of the workshop is $119. 

Emotional Intelligence Through Mindfulness is a four-part training and will be offered from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on January 14, 21, 28 and February 4. In this course, participants will explore the interplay between Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence as they learn a variety of techniques for personal and professional transformation. The cost of the training is $89. 

Crisis Management in the Workplace will be offered January 22 from 9 - 11 a.m. This training will help participants understand crisis dynamics, recognition and management strategies with distressed individuals and groups, and related healthy coping strategies. The cost for this session is $29.

Strategies for Managing and Minimizing Interruptions when Working Remotely will be held January 26 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Essential tips that will not only help participants to understand and manage interruptions, but will also help participants maintain focus and keep control of their time. The workshop cost is $24. 

Early registration is recommended as these workshops will likely fill up quickly. To register please call 734-384-4229 or email For more information about any of these courses and workshops or upcoming sessions in February and March, please email 

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at

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