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PEOPLE IN TRANSITION: APRIL WORKSHOPS

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
Deptford Twp.
PR 057
Date: 3/27/2017

            Deptford Twp. – The Center for People in Transition at Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) hosts a number of empowerment, health and financial workshops during the month of April. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is mandatory. Call 856-415-2222 or email peopleintransition@rcgc.edu to register. You must be 18 years or older to attend. 

            "The Six Step Plan to Relationship Success" --- Join Associate Professor of Psychology Jessica Jolly, to learn six easy steps to develop and maintain a healthy relationship. This workshop will start you on the road to relationship success by providing clear strategies to: make conscious choices about your relationships, understand what to expect from others, let go of past disappointments and unhelpful thinking patterns, develop open communication and gain clarity on the healthy and unhealthy components of your relationship. By the end of this workshop you will have a six-step plan for evaluating your current relationships and developing new ones. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 5 from 6 – 9 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by Heart of South Jersey and People in Transition.

            "Skills for the Office Professional" --- Loretta Anthony, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of  Student Services at RCGC, knows that office professionals frequently juggle numerous details and challenges simultaneously while supporting the efforts of many levels of management, staff and customers. A professional demeanor, goal setting, organizational and time management skills will enhance job performance and satisfaction. Come join her to learn how to best use your abilities to become the "go to" individual at your place of employment. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 12 from 6 – 9 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by Hearth of South Jersey and People in Transition.

            "Grow Your Strengths: Building the Bridge to Your New and Different Life" --- Life-changing events — and sometimes even everyday stress — can leave you feeling shaken up and unsure. Join Sharon Roth-Lichtenfeld, Certified Professional Life Coach, to discover your strengths and learn to use them to help yourself through the transition. All participants must take a free Strengths Assessment through the VIA Institute at viacharacter.org (click on "VIA Survey") and bring the completed report with them to the workshop. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 19 from 7 – 9 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by United Way of Gloucester County and People in Transition.

            "Advanced Computer Workshop" --- Join Amy Charlesworth, People in Transition Case Manager Assistant, who will help you take your computer skills to the next level, with this 40-hour workshop covering advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills. A brief section on Microsoft Access for data entry will also be included. This workshop will be held on Fridays, April 21 – June 9 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by Heart of South Jersey and People in Transition.

            "How to be a Savvy Shopper" --- This workshop conducted by Ashlea Wesztergom will provide you with strategies to save money on your weekly grocery bill and other shopping trips. You will learn how to pair printed and digital coupons with store sale ads and how to use apps to get extra savings at your favorite stores. We will explore techniques for organizing your coupons and lists to save time and money. This workshop will be held on Monday, April 24 from 6 – 9 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by Heart of South Jersey and People in Transition.

            "Bereavement Workshop" --- Jennie McQuaide, Ph.D. and Licensed Professional Counselor, invites grieving adults of all ages to join a support group. The death of a spouse is among the most devastating losses a person will experience. The death of other close relatives and friends is also highly traumatic. In this EIGHT session Bereavement Workshop series, you will learn specific strategies for coping with feelings of loneliness, frustration, anger and grief. Information and community resources will be presented and you will have an opportunity to meet with other recently-bereaved individuals. You will benefit most from the workshop if you attend all sessions. Registration is mandatory. New members will not be admitted after the second session. This workshop will be held on Thursdays, April 27, May 4, 11 (no class on May 18), 25, June 1, 8 (no class on June 15), 22 and 29 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by United Way of Gloucester County and People in Transition.

Rowan College at Gloucester County's 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 off of Route 55.

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