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Business Communications & Finance
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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, and conservatorship.

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

Wednesday, Sept 9, 2015
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $40 plus a $5 material fee to instructor
#8060.301

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Friday, Oct 9, 2015
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 7B
Cost $40 plus a $5 material fee to instructor
#8060.102


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Savvy Social Security Planning
Ever hear that social security is “going broke”? 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.

Instructor: Hoby Pearce is a Certified Financial Planner serving Ventura County for the past 14 years.

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
6:30 – 9:00pm
Alliance Advisory Conf. Room
3390 Auto Mall Drive
Westlake Village 91362
Cost: $40 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8090.301
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Savvy Medicare Planning
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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.

Instructors: Hoby Pearce is a Certified Financial Planner serving Ventura County, and Betty Berry works at Senior Concerns.

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Alliance Advisory Conf. Room
3390 Auto Mall Drive
Westlake Village 91362
Cost: $40 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8091.301

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Get Creative to Build Your Business

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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? Jump-start your business by uncovering new paths to revenue and unconventional ways to market your business to attract attention and new customers.

Instructor: Deborah Gallant (MBA/Columbia University) 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 24, 2015
10:00am – 12:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room D
Cost: $35
#8100.101

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The Proactive Job Search

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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 (MBA/Columbia University) 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 31, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room D
Cost: $35
#8110.101
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Confused About the Markets?

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Learn the basics of investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF’s and other alternative investments. Topics include reading and understanding the financial news, managing and measuring risk, buying on margin, selling short, dollar cost averaging, and how current events impact your investment thinking.

Instructor: Don Milin has a BA in Math, an MBA in Finance, a teaching credential, and over 40 years of professional experience.

3 Mondays
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Sept 21 - Oct 5, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $65
#8016.301
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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 2015 legislation.
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RENEWING NOTARIES –
(3 hours 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 state issued driver’s license or ID card or passport.
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 8:30am or 1:00pm. You must be on time when returning to the classroom from a break.

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

First-Time Notaries:
Friday, Oct 16, 2015

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seminar: $99
Material Fee: $30 (payable to instructor)

Registration & Test
4:00 - 6:00pm
Fee: $40
#8040.101

Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium

Renewing Notaries:
Friday, Oct 16, 2015

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Seminar: $50
Material Fee: $30 (payable to instructor)

4:00 - 6:00pm
Test Fee: $40
#8041.201


Conejo Valley Adult School
Auditorium
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Loan Signing Agent
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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, Nov 13, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Program Fee: $99
Material fee: $60 payable to instructor
#8045.101
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iPhone for Beginners
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Are you brand new to using Apple’s iPhone? Want to get an in-depth overview of your iPhone’s most important features and benefits? Learn how to check your email, browse the web, setup iCloud, use Siri, and download the latest Apps from the App Store. Your iPhone will become your new favorite toy to do just about everything! Come learn how to use your iPhone in this welcoming, fun, and friendly environment.

Instructor: Tracie Karasik is the President of TLKmultimedia, a creative multimedia company specializing in Apple Product Training and consulting. Check out her website at www.TLKmultimedia.com

4 Thursdays
3:00 – 4:30pm
Oct 1 - 22, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 7B
Cost: $65
Seniors: $50
Plus $7 material fee to instructor
#8080.201
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iPad for Beginners
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Are you brand new to using Apple’s iPad? Want to get an in-depth overview of your iPad’s most important features and benefits? Learn how to check your email, browse the web, setup iCloud, and download the latest Apps from Apple’s famous App Store. Come learn how to make the most of your iPad in this welcoming, fun, and friendly environment.

Instructor: Tracie Karasik is the President of TLKmultimedia, a creative multimedia company specializing in Apple Product Training and consulting. Check out her website at www.TLKmultimedia.com

4 Wednesdays
9:30 - 11:00 am
Sept 2 - 30, 2015
(no class September 23)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $65
Seniors: $50
Plus $7 material fee to instructor
#8020.101

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Impress with Prezi

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Prezi, the new tool for presentations, zooms and turns and does not use slides! Learn how to insert text, images, video, and audio to easily create presentations that are beautiful and engaging. Many businesses and professionals, as well as teachers and students in the Conejo Valley rave about this tool that can be accessed for free.

Charlotte Olsson
is an experienced educator and has been a software trainer for 10+ years. She is recognized as an Independent Prezi Expert.


Thursday, Sept 10, 2015
6:00 - 9:00pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $45
#8022.301
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Facebook, Twitter & Social Media for Beginners
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Whether you want to stay in touch with family and friends or learn how to leverage social networking for your business, this workshop is designed to give you an understanding of popular social media options. Learn how these Social Networking sites work, how to set up your account, how to find friends, family members, and establish connections.

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


Tuesday, Sept 8, 2015
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $45 plus $30 material fee for workbook
#8031.201
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Blogging
for Fun and Profit
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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, how to add “widgets”, 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.

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

Tuesday, Sept 8, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $45 plus $30 material fee for workbook with CD
#8032.301
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Social Media for Business
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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. Learn how to create or update your current Facebook business page with hands-on lab time to work on your project with the instructor’s help.

Instructors: 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.

8 Mondays
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sept 21 – Nov 9, 2015
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 10
Cost: $105 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8030.301

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Real Estate Secrets
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This is a three-hour fact filled class where you can learn real estate secrets about foreclosures, flips, short sales, financing, second homes, investment homes, selfdirected IRA purchases, as well as the insand- outs of how to buy a home in today’s market.

Instructor: Michael Anderson, CFP, MBA is on the faculty at Ventura College, and Zak Lovenson is a home lending specialist.

Thursday, Sept 10, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $45 plus $2 material fee to instructor
#8050.301

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Become a Community Enrichment Instructor
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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: Christina Alwood is the Coordinator of the Community Enrichment Program.

Saturday, Sept 26, 2015
9:30 – 11:00 am
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 7B
Cost: FREE (Pre-registration required)
#8068.101
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This is a three-hour fact filled class where you can learn real estate secrets about foreclosures, flips, short sales, financing, second homes, investment homes, selfdirected IRA purchases, as well as the insand- outs of how to buy a home in today’s market.

Instructor: Michael Anderson, CFP, MBA is on the faculty at Ventura College, and Zak Lovenson is a home lending specialist.

Thursday, Sept 10, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $45 plus $2 material fee to instructor
#8050.301
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