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Register now for Fall 2016 classes.

New Business
Startup

An in depth look at starting up and running a small business. Learn about developing a business plan, access to capital, developing a budget, marketing, networking, hiring, staffing, scaling, financial statements and planning.

Instructor: Michael Bonilla earned a business degree from CLU and is owner and founder of Mgb Insurance Services LLC.


5 Wednesdays
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Sept 14 – Oct 12, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $75 plus $20 material fee to instructor
#8035.301

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Wills & Living Trusts
Protect yourself and your family from the horrors of probate and from paying sky-high estate taxes. This seminar will explain the use and interaction of essential estate planning documents, such as a personal will and revocable living trust and a durable power of attorney. Other topics to be covered include community property laws, taking title to real estate, probate, and conservatorships.

Instructor: R.M. Frost is an area attorney specializing in estate planning.


Monday, Sept 19, 2016
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost for this session: $35 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8060.201

Or

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost for this session: $35 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8060.302
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Savvy Social
Security Planning
Social Security decisions made now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits received over a lifetime. Learn the strategies to maximize your benefits. Recent changes to Social Security will be addressed.

Instructor: Hoby Pearce is a Certified Financial Planner serving Ventura County for the past 15 years.

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Alliance Advisory Conference Room 3390
Auto Mall Drive
Westlake Village 91362
Cost: $35 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8090.301
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Savvy Medicare Planning
This important workshop for baby boomers focuses on how healthcare works in retirement. Everything changes once your employer coverage ends or you turn 65. Decisions you make will have a lasting impact on your healthcare costs and coverage. Find out how to make smart choices so you’ll be prepared and protected. Workshop is purely educational; no insurance products will be discussed.

Instructor: Hoby Pearce is a Certified Financial Planner serving Ventura County for the past 15 years.

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Alliance Advisory Conference Room 3390
Auto Mall Drive
Westlake Village 91362
Cost: $35 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8091.301
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Get Creative to Build Your Business
Business owners can get stuck in ruts, keeping things in a permanent holding pattern. How do you keep evolving your business to meet market needs to grow and reach more clients? Business coach Deborah Gallant will jump-start your business by uncovering new paths to revenue and unconventional ways to market your business to attract attention and new customers.

Deborah Gallant, long-time instructor
Instructor: Deborah Gallant of www. boldbusinessworks.com has been coaching entrepreneurs, job-hunters and startups for many years. Deborah is a lively, engaging presenter and has been called “Carol Burnett with an MBA.”

Saturday, Oct 29, 2016
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $40
#8034.101
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iPhone / iPad: Basics & Beyond

Learn how to use your iPhone and iPad from the basics to cool new features and a few helpful tips and tricks. Topics include basic setup, web browsing, internet, taking photos, new apps, music, and more! Come learn in this warm, friendly, and welcoming environment! Bring your iPhone and/or iPad. Requirement: iOS 9 (operating system)

Instructor: Tracie Karasik worked at Apple for 3½ years, has been teaching Apple products for over 9 years, and is the President of TLKmultimedia. Check out her website at: www.tlkmultimedia.com

4 Mondays
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Oct 10 - 31, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $65 plus $4 material fee to instructor
#8023.201
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Aging in Place — How Long-Term Care Works
American life expectancy has just reached an all-time high, and planning ahead can make a world of difference in how manageable that time will be. There’s a lot to learn about long term care and the sooner you can understand the many options, the easier it will be to prepare for impending need to make the most of your resources.

Instructor: Edward Albrecht is both personally and professionally experienced for over 15 years in helping people prepare for their long term care needs, an is a member of the Calabasas Senior TASK Force.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $40
#8550.101
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Blogging for
Fun and Profit

Learn how to create a free blog website with step-by-step instructions on how to set up your account, add new posts, create pages, insert images from your computer, and insert videos from YouTube. We’ll cover how to connect your blog to social media sites, choose and change templates, and other options to customize. You’ll learn how to prevent objectionable comments from displaying and get tips on how to come up with ideas for content, promoting your blog, making money with affiliate programs and how to use your blog for selling with PayPal.

Instructor: Bob Cohen, owner of bobology, is a recognized expert in the field of technology.

Wednesday, Sept 7, 2016
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $45 plus $30 material fee for workbook with CD
#8032.201
 
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Notary in One Day
Seminar plus official Notary Exam. Start your own business, become a more valuable employee, provide customer service and earn additional income. This intensive one-day seminar is designed to equip you with everything you need to become an effective Notary and includes 2016 legislation.

Renewing Notaries
(3 hour of training required)
Seminar plus official Notary exam Reviews all laws and regulations you are required to know to continue as a Notary. You must take the exam and be fingerprinted again. Your commission must be current to be eligible for the 3-hour course.
New and Renewing Notaries, bring the following:

1) A $40 check made payable to “Secretary of State” for the test fee.
2) Proper ID – current driver’s license with photo or state issued ID card
3) Two #2 pencils.
4) 2 X 2 passport color photo.

Live Scan Fingerprints required after you pass the exam.

Serious conviction may disqualify applicant.

PLEASE NOTE: Arrive early. Due to State regulations, no one will be admitted to the classroom after 8:30 am or 1:00 pm. You must be on time when returning to the classroom from a break.

First-Time Notaries
Friday, Sept 16, 2016
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Seminar: $99
Material Fee: $35
(payable to instructor)
Registration & Test
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Test Fee: $40
#8040.101


Renewing Notaries
Friday, Sept 16, 2016
12:30 – 4:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Seminar: $50
Material Fee: $35
(payable to instructor)
Registration & Test
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Test Fee: $40
#8041.201


Presented by Notary Public Seminars, Inc., a leading public course provider in California for 15 years.
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The Proactive Job Search
Stop looking for job openings! Go create your own! Decide what you want to do and who you want to work for. Open the doors and develop your own opportunities. If trolling the job boards is dragging you down, come learn a refreshingly different way to approach the job market and start pursuing the job of your dreams.

Instructor: Deborah Gallant of www. boldbusinessworks.com has been coaching entrepreneurs, job-hunters and startups for many years. Deborah is a lively, engaging presenter and has been called “Carol Burnett with an MBA.”

Saturday, Nov 5, 2016
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $40
#8036.101
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Wise Women and Wealth

This two-part course will cover various issues that affect women such as social security, budgeting, retirement planning, preparing for the unexpected, and leaving a legacy for her family.

Instructor: Sarah Reznick is one of only two female Certified Financial Planners in the Conejo Valley.  She is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones.

Tuesday/Thursday
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Sept 20 & 22, 2016
Edward Jones Conference Room
2804 Camino dos Rios, Suite 207
Newbury Park 91320
Cost: $45
#8077.301
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Secrets of Internet Marketing
Promote your business on the Web with search, social and mobile marketing. Learn about Google AdWords, search engine optimization (SEO), landing page, social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter and blogging, email newsletters, feedback sites and free local listings. These tricks and techniques will allow you to quickly generate additional business.

Instructor: Bob Cohen, owner of bobology, is a recognized expert in the field of technology.

Wednesday, Sept 7, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $45 plus $30 material fee for workbook with CD
#8015.301
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Social Media for Business
Beyond the basics of what, why and how to use social media to promote your business, this course will have you using social media’s best tools with total confidence. Discover how to create or update your current Facebook business page, Twitter account, and LinkedIn profile with hands-on lab time to work on your project with the instructor’s help. Plus we'll cover Visual Media— Instagram and Pinterest.

Instructor: RosaLinda Diaz manages social media platforms for local businesses and personalities, and has been plugging people into the social web for years. Visit her website: www.thesocialnetworkingdiva.com.

2 Saturdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct 1 & 8, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 10
Cost: $65 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8030.101
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Loan Signing Agent
.
Prerequisite:
No need to be a commissioned Notary or have received the results of your exam. You must have taken a Notary Workshop.

Now that you are a Notary, how do you build and maintain your signing business? You will learn the skills and obtain the necessary tools to become a Certified Loan Signing Agent. This workshop features how to properly notarize loan packages. We will discuss how to negotiate your fee, how to get called back and how to brand yourself as a professional in your market.

Presented by Notary Public Seminars, Inc., a leading public course provider in California for 15 years.

Friday, Sept 23, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Program Fee: $99
Material fee: $60 payable to instructor
#8045.101
Registration Info
 

Pages on the Mac Made Simple

Pages has everything you need to create and share documents, including beautiful Apple-designed templates, easy-to-use formatting options, and advanced layout tools. Learn how to start with the perfect template, create your document from scratch using your choice of colors, fonts, and textures, import or export to Microsoft Word and more in this fun and informative class! Bring your Mac Laptop.

Instructor: Tracie Karasik worked at Apple for 3½ years, has been teaching Apple products for over 9 years, and is the President of TLKmultimedia. Check out her website at: www.tlkmultimedia.com

Tracie Karaski, your instructor
3 Mondays
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Sept 12 - 26, 2016
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $60 plus $4 material fee to instructor
#8017.201
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Become a Community Enrichment Instructor
Do you have a hobby, talent or knowledge of a foreign language that you would love to share with others? Come to this informative seminar and learn how classes are developed. No teaching credential is required although experience is a plus. Ideas will be evaluated and class proposal forms provided.

Instructor: Anne Bartholomew is Coordinator of the Community Enrichment Program.

Saturday, Sept 17, 2016
9:30 – 11:00 am
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: FREE (Pre-registration required)
#8068.101
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Healthcare Costs vs. Secure Retirement

We are living in the midst of a quiet and profound revolution in Medicine and Healthcare. While the rapid pace of medical discovery enables us to live longer quality lives, our healthcare systems and each one of us, will face the challenges of paying for the rapidly escalating costs associated with these advances. Learn how these medical advances can affect your life, and what steps you can take to protect your wealth and health.

Instructor: Daniel Ruben, MD, MBA, MPH
is a medical physician and business professional with a passion for teaching.

Thursday, Sept 15, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $35
#8093.301
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