Grow | Move | Learn | Thrive

With SLCC’s new Community Workshop series, you can learn from anywhere this summer - for free!

There’s never been a better time to explore a passion, update your professional skills or take a little time for some self-care. 

Workshops begin Monday, May 18th so register today and we’ll see you online!

Health & Well-Being

This 3-hour workshop will focus on evidence-based mindfulness practices and restorative yoga poses to promote management and reduction of stress. The course will be a combination of didactic presentation, experiential learning and practice, and discussion. The intention of this course is to give participants tools to reduce stress in turn potentially creating less reactivity, more ease, better sleep, and boosted immune function. These practices will be accessible and easy to use in everyday life.
NOTE: Participants will need a chair, a place to lay down, a couple of blankets and a quiet place for the duration of the workshop.


Date/Time:

  • Section 1 – Mon, June 22, 9am-noon
  • Section 2 – Mon, July 13, 9am-noon

Duration: 3 hours
Platform: Zoom

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Presenter: Heidi O'Donoghue

I have been a registered yoga teacher since 2002. My yoga teaching focuses on mindful yoga encouraging students to connect with their bodies and hearts in the present moment.

Healthy relationships with others may be the single most important source of life-satisfaction and emotional well-being! Learn some healthy strategies to improve your relationships and maintain sanity in your home.


Date/Time: Wed, June 3, 1-2pm
Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Jade Ozawa-Kirk, M.Ed., LAC

Jade Ozawa-Kirk, M.Ed., LAC, owns a private psychotherapy practice in Arizona, catering to adolescents, adults, couples and families in the Southwest region. Her clinical work specializes in trauma, addiction, women's mental health, and community education. In addition to clinical practice, Jade teaches SLCC's positive psychology courses and has co-developed a positive psychology-based addiction recovery program.

We all have an idea what we should eat but struggle to get it on the table. With some organization we will build a pantry list and then explore several recipes that are delicious and inexpensive. Creating preparing habit during our cooking time helps us plan meals for the week and do much of the work in two or three blocks a week or even in our sleep or while we work with a slow cooker.


Date/Time:

  • Mon, June 8, 1-4pm
  • Monday, June 22, 1-4pm

Duration: 3 hours
Platform: Zoom

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Presenter: Mary Cain

My father introduced me to yoga when I was 15. At UC Santa Cruz my yoga teachers were from India and my interest was further peaked. Yoga was my way to stay balanced and flexible so I could ski, bike, climb and hike

This workshop/workout will introduce the latest research, effective HIIT protocols and precautions. Then the last half hour will be putting this information into practice with a fun, invigorating, no equipment needed workout.


Date/Time:

  • Wed, May 27, 1-2pm
  • Wed, June 24, 8-9am

Duration: 1 hour
Platform: Zoom

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Presenter: Karmel Harper

Karmel, a UCLA graduate and NSCA personal trainer, currently serves as adjunct faculty for Salt Lake Community College in the Exercise Science department and teaches various group fitness classes including Zumba, Kickboxing, Boot Camp, Powertone, Aquatics, and Indoor Cycling

Starting with simple joint range of motions to get the lymphatic system moving. Continuing with simple movements synchronized with the breath. Poses will be modified so that all bodies can perform this sequence with ease. Finishing with a short grounding meditation on the breath.


Date/Time:

  • Monday, May 18, 6-7:30pm
  • Thursday, May 28, 6-7:30pm

Duration: 90 minutes
Platform: Zoom

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Presenter: Mary Cain

My father introduced me to yoga when I was 15. At UC Santa Cruz my yoga teachers were from India and my interest was further peaked. Yoga was my way to stay balanced and flexible so I could ski, bike, climb and hike

Come join others in a session of hearty laughter and fun. Laughter is an amazing way to relieve stress, elevate your mood and boost your immune system! No experience or equipment is necessary. Accessible to all, laughter yoga uses a series of laughter activities, breath and clapping led by instructor Cardin Martin to help you tap into your natural state of joy and well-being.


Date/Time:

  • Wed, May 20, 7-8:30pm
  • Wed, June 17, 7-8:30pm

Duration: 90 minutes
Platform: Zoom

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Presenter: Cardin Martin

Cardin Martin is a certified instructor of Laughter Yoga, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi. She has been teaching these modalities at Salt Lake Community College since 2015.

Discover the power of including mindfulness in your daily routine. Learn basic principles of mindfulness for stress management and gain ideas for how to mindfully navigate the uncertainty of the times.


Date/Time:

  • Wed, May 20, 1-2pm
  • Wed, July 15, 1-2pm

Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Jade Ozawa-Kirk, M.Ed., LAC

Jade Ozawa-Kirk, M.Ed., LAC, owns a private psychotherapy practice in Arizona, catering to adolescents, adults, couples and families in the Southwest region. Her clinical work specializes in trauma, addiction, women's mental health, and community education. In addition to clinical practice, Jade teaches SLCC's positive psychology courses and has co-developed a positive psychology-based addiction recovery program.

Learning positive parenting strategies that really work! Help your kids cope with the high stress of schooling from home and help yourself navigate the recent abundance of "family time".


Date/Time: Wed, May 27, 1-2pm
Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Jade Ozawa-Kirk, M.Ed., LAC

Jade Ozawa-Kirk, M.Ed., LAC, owns a private psychotherapy practice in Arizona, catering to adolescents, adults, couples and families in the Southwest region. Her clinical work specializes in trauma, addiction, women's mental health, and community education. In addition to clinical practice, Jade teaches SLCC's positive psychology courses and has co-developed a positive psychology-based addiction recovery program.

Venture into the world of positive psychology, discovering the impact it can have on your self development. Take a closer look at how your strengths and values can be harnessed toward creating the life you want.


Date/Time: Wed, Jun 17, 1-2pm
Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Jade Ozawa-Kirk, M.Ed., LAC

Jade Ozawa-Kirk, M.Ed., LAC, owns a private psychotherapy practice in Arizona, catering to adolescents, adults, couples and families in the Southwest region. Her clinical work specializes in trauma, addiction, women's mental health, and community education. In addition to clinical practice, Jade teaches SLCC's positive psychology courses and has co-developed a positive psychology-based addiction recovery program.

Explore how the world of positive psychology can empower you to develop a greater sense of wellbeing. You’ll leave this course with actionable strategies to enhance your happiness and life satisfaction


Date/Time: Wed, July 8, 1-2pm
Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Jade Ozawa-Kirk, M.Ed., LAC

Jade Ozawa-Kirk, M.Ed., LAC, owns a private psychotherapy practice in Arizona, catering to adolescents, adults, couples and families in the Southwest region. Her clinical work specializes in trauma, addiction, women's mental health, and community education. In addition to clinical practice, Jade teaches SLCC's positive psychology courses and has co-developed a positive psychology-based addiction recovery program.

Learn from healthcare professionals who are also faculty who run both outpatient and telehealth clinics tips on how to interact with your care provider virtually. With a little coaching, you can get what you need from an electronic office visit. Also, learn about the SLCC Therapy Clinics available to the public.


Date/Time:

  • Fri, June 12, noon-1pm
  • Fri, July 10, noon-1pm

Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Brenda K Lyman

Brenda K Lyman is a promoter for the service delivery of telehealth occupational and physical therapy in the Utah Community. After receiving a 3-year grant funded by the Kahlert Foundation in 2016, she encouraged faculty to initiate training OTA and PTA students with a telehealth delivery model.

Learn Something New

Watch and discuss theatre! View streaming Broadway and other professional theatre productions from the safety of your own home. Then join a theatre professor, other theatre lovers, and guest artists to discuss and analyze the script, acting, design, and cultural impact of the show.


Date/Time:

  • Thurs, June 4, 2-3:30pm
  • Thurs, July 2, 2-3:30pm
  • Tues, July 14, 2-3:30pm

Duration: 90 minutes
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Zac Curtis

Zac Curtis is an Associate Professor of Theatre and the head of the Theatre Program at Salt Lake Community College where he directs productions and teaches performance and script analysis courses.

The power of cloud storage collaboration by using Google Docs and OneDrive introduced! Learn the advantages of using the cloud to save, edit, and access documents from any device.


Date/Time:

  • Mon, May 18, 3-4pm
  • Tue, May 19, 3-4pm

Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Kevin Berrio

Hello, my name is Kevin Berrio and I'm excited to be your instructor. Technology is one of my biggest passions and I am thrilled to be able to share my knowledge to help others develop skills that will allow them to further their careers and lives. I am a firm believer that the more we share our knowledge, the more we allow ourselves to learn even more.

Dance Jam is an hour-long dance party brought directly to your living room! You'll feel more confident than ever before with this hit music, thorough instruction, and movement that will make you look and feel fantastic. Come as you are... we will warmup, JAM and cool down together. No previous dance experience required.


Date/Time:

  • Sat, May 30, 9-10am
  • Sat, June 13, 9-10am
  • Sat, July 11, 9-10am

Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Whitney Harris

Performing Arts Faculty and Director of the SLCC Dance Program, Whitney Harris is excited to bring some of the unique flavor of our dance department into your home.

Do it Yourself home repairs demonstrated by a professional! Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, too.


Date/Time:

  • June 12 – 11am to noon
  • July 10 – 11am to noon

Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: David James

After graduating from SLCC David went on to earn his BS in Industrial Technology Education from Utah State University, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix, along with multiple teaching endorsements from USU and the U of U. Currently he is pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

Do it Yourself home repairs demonstrated by a professional! Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, too.


Date/Time: Fri, June 5, 11am-noon
Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: David James

After graduating from SLCC David went on to earn his BS in Industrial Technology Education from Utah State University, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix, along with multiple teaching endorsements from USU and the U of U. Currently he is pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

Learn what you can do to get started finding out about your family history at home. When you are just getting started, there are some simple steps that will save you loads of time later. We'll go over the correct way to get started and some simple tools that will help you collect and organize what you find. When we're done, you'll be well on your way to becoming an excellent family historian.


Date/Time:

  • Tues, June 2, 10-11am
  • Fri, June 5, 7-8pm

Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Janet Hovorka

Janet Hovorka received a Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Near Eastern History and a master's degree in Library and Information Science from BYU. She studied Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, and German, and lived in the Middle East for a year, carrying gas masks around during the first American war in Iraq. She has accepted teaching and library positions at BYU and Salt Lake Community College. Janet Hovorka owns Family ChartMasters, the official printing service for every major genealogy company. She is the author of ten "Zap the Grandma Gap" books about engaging youth with family history, two blogs, and has widely written and lectured about family history. She is co-founder of the genealogy DOT coach, an online site connecting professionals and clients for short genealogical consultations; and the Genealogy Business Alliance. Janet writes the award-winning The Chart Chick blog

Learn how to collaborate and host virtual meetings through tools such as WebEx, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. Stay connected from anywhere by mastering the best practices of effective video conferencing.


Date/Time:

  • Wed, June 3, 11am-noon
  • Wed, June 17, 11am - noon

Duration: 1 hour
Platform: Online, Self-Led

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Chef Leslie Seiferle shows you this eighteenth-century, French egg-based dish is approachable! Master the souffle, and you have impressive, delicious main dish and dessert options


Date/Time:

  • Tues, June 30, noon-1pm
  • Thurs, July 16, noon-1pm

Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Leslie Seiferle

Influences to cook were primarily tied to socialization skill building, but as with many Chefs, it was a grandmother allowed you to stir the gravy first.

Preview our Intro to Event and Meeting Planning course. Learn what it takes to plan a successful event and get a closer look at the possibility of a career in event and meeting planning, increasing your value in a current position as well as using it in your personal life.


Date/Time:

  • Thurs, May 21 (start) open
  • Thurs, June 18 (start) open

Duration: 1 hour
Platform: Online, Self-Paced

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Learn basic rules for protecting your personal information online. Taught by a cyber security expert, this workshop includes activities to help you apply what you learn. Topics include safe browsing, email security, monitoring your kids online, mobile device security and mitigating identify theft.


Date/Time:

  • Tues, June 2, noon-1:30pm
  • Tues, June 9, noon-1:30pm

Duration: 90 minutes
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Roderick S. Buhler, MSISA, CEH, CHFI, Associate Professor of Cyber Security

Professor Buhler has 40 years experience in the computer industry. He has worked in the corporate world as well as his own software company. He is an alumni of Salt Lake Community College. Has a Bachelors in Computer Information System and a Masters in Information Security Assurance. Certifications include; Certified Ethical Hacker, Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, Disaster Recovery Professional and many others. He has consulted for companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Kennecott Copper and has taught hacking for the NSA. He now gives back to the community by teaching Cyber Security at Salt Lake Community College.

Do you want to try dabbling in a new language? Learn how to code for the web using HTML. You might just discover a new hobby through this informal online workshop.


Date/Time:

  • Wed, May 27, 12-1pm
  • Wed, June 10, 12-1pm

Duration: 1 hour
Platform: Online, Self-Led

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Participants will engage in an interactive workshop that introduces some of the major ideas in philosophy by exploring some classic thought experiments on identity, morality, happiness, and more.


Date/Time:

  • Tues, June 16, 1-2:30pm
  • Tues, June 23, 1-2:30pm

Duration: 90 minutes
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Jane Drexler

Jane Drexler is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Salt Lake Community College. She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy at SUNY-Binghamton in 2004, and since arriving at SLCC in 2007, has served as Faculty Senate President (2012-2014) and in several other faculty leadership roles.

In this workshop you'll learn about low to no-cost investments that have big energy savings paybacks, as well as potential rebates and incentives. Go green in your home and in your wallet by implementing energy-efficiency measures at home.


Date/Time: Wed, May 20, 10 – 11 AM
Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Shawna Cuan

Shawna Cuan is the CEO of Elevated Energy Solutions and Advisors, a women-owned small business providing energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. She brings over ten years of work experience in program design, research, contract management, and teaching.

Installing solar on your home is a major investment and raises lots of questions, including "Does it make sense for me?" We'll share information and resources to help you answer that question and many others.


Date/Time: Wed, July 15, 10-11am
Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Shawna Cuan

Shawna Cuan is the CEO of Elevated Energy Solutions and Advisors, a women-owned small business providing energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. She brings over ten years of work experience in program design, research, contract management, and teaching.

Are you the next Quentin Tarantino? Have a great idea for a movie? Join us for an hour-long workshop focusing on the basic elements of screenplay writing. We'll discuss how to turn your ideas into a movie!


Date/Time:

  • Thurs, May 28, 3-4pm
  • Thurs, June 11, 4-5pm

Duration: 1 hour
Platform: Microsoft Teams

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Presenter: Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams is an award-winning screenwriter/director. His short films have been featured in over thirty film festivals worldwide, garnering a number of awards as well. As an adjunct professor of Film Studies at SLCC, he teaches Advanced Screenwriting and Film and Culture courses.

Start a New Career

Today's workforce is heavily reliant on technology and the process of hiring employees is no exception. Most companies, including Salt Lake Community College, use technology to filter through hundreds to thousands of resumes to identify top candidates. This course will provide numerous tips and tricks to customize and optimize your resume and LinkedIn so you will have the best chance of beating the bots to get your resume seen by hiring managers.


Date/Time:

  • Tues, May 26, 2-3:30pm
  • Thurs, June 11, 2-3:30pm

Duration: 90 minutes
Platform: Zoom

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Presenter: Jen Klenk

With over 25 years experience in business, marketing, and entertainment, Jennifer Klenk has created commercial campaigns for Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning products; opened and operated multi-million dollar entertainment venues; managed/booked talent for network television, feature films, and national commercial campaigns; and as a Corporate Trainer, personally trained over 1000 employees.

If an employer were to check out your Instagram, would they find? Social Media has become an integral part of getting hired. Employers scour the internet to research potential hires. Not having a social media presence can be just as damaging as posting the wrong things on the internet. This course will help you design a personal brand for social media, portfolios and personal websites. The stronger the online brand, the more confidence an employer has in their hiring decision. Learn what to post, what to scrub and what kinds of internet activities work in your favor.


Date/Time:

  • Thurs, June 25, 2-3:30 pm
  • Tues, July 7, 2-3:30pm

Duration: 90 minutes
Platform: Zoom

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Presenter: Jen Klenk

With over 25 years experience in business, marketing, and entertainment, Jennifer Klenk has created commercial campaigns for Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning products; opened and operated multi-million dollar entertainment venues; managed/booked talent for network television, feature films, and national commercial campaigns; and as a Corporate Trainer, personally trained over 1000 employees.

Improve your listening, writing and speaking skills in order to inspire others for specific outcomes. Come discover why "What you don't say matters."


Date/Time:

  • Thurs, May 28, noon-1:30pm
  • Mon, June 1, noon-1:30pm

Duration: 90 minutes
Platform: Zoom

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Presenter: Penny Bivens

Penny Bivens is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the School of Business at Salt Lake Community College and Managing Director with Vivifi, a business strategy consulting firm dedicated to helping companies develop thriving organizational cultures. 

Approaching your job search is a new and more effective way!


Date/Time:

  • Wed, July 1, 1-2pm
  • Thurs, July 9, 1-2pm

Duration: 1 hour
Platform: YouTube

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Presenter: Ahmad Karen

Ahmad founded and still guides Twistlab Marketing, a Top 20 Salt Lake City ad agency recognized by the Salt Lake Tribune as a Top Workplace in 2018 and 2019 for meaningfulness and creativity.

What does it take to get an employer to read your resume? What is the best way to prepare for an interview? How should you answer when asked about your salary expectations? What the best way to explain gaps in employment? These are just a few of the questions we ask ourselves when looking to move on to greater career opportunities. By the end of this workshop you’ll know how to write a winning resume, find the information you’ll need to impress in the interview, and how to answer tricky questions regarding pay, benefits, and work history.


Date/Time:

  • Fri, June 19, 2-3:30pm
  • Fri, June 26, 2-3:30pm

Duration: 90 minutes
Platform: Zoom

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Presenter: Lon Schiffbauer

Lon Schiffbauer is an Assistant Professor of Business Management at Salt Lake Community College and a business strategy consultant dedicated to helping companies develop thriving organizational cultures.

This workshop is meant to provide a resource to help students navigate obstacles and achieve their academic pursuits. The presenter will talk about the benefits of involvement in a Mentorship Program provided by Crossroads Area Health Education Center (CRAHEC). There will be a specific focus on navigating obstacles along with a Q&A.


Date/Time:

  • Fri, May 22, 10-11am
  • Fri, May 29, 10-11am

Duration: 1 hour
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Dallas McManamon

Dallas McManamon is currently a 4th year dental student at Roseman College of Dental Medicine and a member of the CRAHEC Advisory Board.

Presented by business law attorney and entrepreneur, Phillip Nelsen. Learn the steps of starting a business, including how to select an entity (LLC, Sole Proprietorship, Partnership) as well as how to market on a shoestring budget. Key topics also include taxation, market analysis and legal compliance.


Date/Time: Mon, June 29, 5-8pm
Duration: 3 hours
Platform: WebEx

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Presenter: Phillip Nelsen

Phillip Nelsen is an attorney, assistant professor and entrepreneur.