Below is a list of the courses offered at this time. To find out more information on a particular telecourse, click on any of the links below. For those who are unfamiliar with telecourses please scroll down and read the information listed below.

July '02

Stress & Burnout Be Gone: First Steps

Stress & Burnout Be Gone: Next Steps

Yes! NonProfits must be Profitable

Staffs/Volunteers are Models to Clients: Like it or not


August '02

Stress & Burnout Be Gone: First Steps

Stress & Burnout Be Gone: Next Steps

Yes! NonProfits must be Profitable

Staffs/Volunteers are Models to Clients: Like it or not

A Telecourse is an opportunity to participate in a dynamic and live learning "classroom" and to interact with other people on a telephone conference call. It is similar to an advanced workshop with a brief exposition by the leader accompanied by questions to the group and discussion with the group. Most people find that this is both a highly effective and convenient way to listen, absorb information and participate in discussions as well as ask questions. Each telecourse lasts for 55 minutes and may run one to four sessions per course. Beyond your tuition fee, your only other cost is the long distance telephone charge (for most that is $6/per class hour). Connection with the telecourse is easy, simply call the teleconference number one or two minutes before the start time to make the connection. When you hear your telephone connect, please wait quietly to be acknowledged by the leader.

Below are a few helpful tips to help you best prepare for your telecourse:

1. Organize at least one hour of uninterrupted time to enjoy the call. You will be much more "present" if your mind and body can relax and focus.

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Create a special place for this class. Gather your materials, notepad and something to drink prior to calling the telecourse.

3.
Use your telephone's mute button when listening. Background noise, TV, children, etc. can be distracting to everyone. If a mute button is not available, please ensure you call from a quiet location.

4.
Hold the mouthpiece a bit away from your mouth and nose, unless you are speaking. This may sound silly, but with 30 people on the phone this can cause a distraction.

5.
If you have a two-line phone, please turn the ringer off of the second line. Normally dialing star + 70 before dialing our telecourse number will turn off the second line. If the second line is left on and you receive a call, a loud shrill noise that everyone can hear will interrupt the telecourse.

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Please do not use speakerphones, unless you are really talented with the mute button feature. If you do use a speakerphone, please lift the handset when you are speaking.

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Class participants will be asked to share or respond throughout the call. To manage a group who cannot "clue" into each other visually, please wait with comments until you have been prompted with a question, or invited comments. When you share, please say, "Susan (leader), this is Joe." She will respond by saying, "Yes Joe, go ahead." Then say whatever you'd like. We request that your keep comments as short as possible and that comments be constructive and positive.

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Audiotaping is not allowed in the telecourse. Unless everyone has given permission it is illegal, and it breaches intellectual property rights.

9. Cordless phones and headsets most often work fine for a telecourse. If you or others hear recurring static, we will need to problem-solve its source.