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 January. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is mandatory. Call 856-415-2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. You must be 18 years or older to attend.
"Budgeting 101" – Nancy Howard, Accounting and Human Resource Management Professional, will provide information on creating and utilizing a budget to stay on track and achieve your financial goals. Nancy will discuss fixed and variable spending, essential and non-essential purchases, short-term and long-term savings and the use of credit in our lives. A general overview of insurance to protect your income and minimize unexpected expenses will also be included. Basic Budgeting 102 will be held on January 11 to continue your financial education. This workshop is sponsored by Heart of South Jersey and will be held on Thursday, January 4, from 6 – 8 p.m.
"Financially Surviving and Thriving a Sudden Employment Change" – Join Monique Castillo, Financial Advisor, for a workshop that examines common financial and emotional considerations for those who are changing careers. She will provide an in-depth look at options for handling and accessing retirement assets, comparing differences in benefit packages and navigating coverage gaps. You will leave with a Changing Jobs Checklist to help you stay on track and moving optimistically forward. This workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 9, from 6 – 8 p.m.
"Budgeting 102: Creation of Your Personal Budget!" – Nancy Howard, Accounting and Human Resource Management Professional, takes Basic Budgeting 101 students to the next level, guiding them through the process of creating a personal budget. Bring all of your financial information discussed in Basic Budgeting 101 and Nancy will help you organize it. You will leave this workshop with a budget that reflects your own current income and expenses. This workshop is sponsored by Hearth of South Jersey and will be held on Thursday, January 11, from 6 – 8 p.m.
"Intermediate Computers" – Amy Charlesworth, Case Manager Assistant for People in Transition, will take your basic computer skills to the next level with her 40-hour workshop covering intermediate Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills. The cost of the workshop is $40 for displaced homemakers and $100 for all other attendees. This workshop is sponsored by the United Way of Gloucester County and will be held on Fridays, January 12 – March 2, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
"Simple Estate Planning" – John P. Ciocco, Esq. of Hoffman DiMuzio will lead a workshop on preparing for a part of life we don't often like to think about – aging and passing away. An essential part of this preparation is estate planning, including the proper drafting of a Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney and Living Will. John will lead a wide-ranging discussion concerning basic estate planning techniques that will prepare you and your family for whatever life may bring. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 17, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
"How to Create a Budget in Excel" – Lauri Kuder, Microsoft Office Master, will guide you through the process of constructing your budget in Excel. By making a personal budget in Excel you can easily keep track of your yearly or monthly expenses and income. Excel also allows for the customization of your budget based on your particular needs and provides the ability to formulate quick and efficient mathematical equations for summarizing your budget. This workshop is sponsored by Heart of South Jersey and will be held on Thursday, January 18 from 6 – 9 p.m.
"New Beginnings" – Join Deborah Makos-Trionfo for eight evenings designed to kick-start your new beginning. For those who have suffered a loss through death, separation or betrayal, the pain is real. The pain is real if it comes from job loss, diminished health, a changed lifestyle, eroded confidence or low self-esteem. Whatever your current reality, know that you have the power to change it. You can choose a happier experience, not just for tomorrow, but for every moment of your life. This workshop is sponsored by the United Way of Gloucester County and will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, January 22 – February 15, from 7 – 9:30 p.m.
"Divorce Recovery" – Licensed Professional Counselor Jennie McQuaide, Ph.D., has designed this six-session workshop for men and women who are separated or divorced. Learn coping strategies for dealing with such issues as self-esteem, loneliness, anger, children's emotions and communicating with the former spouse. The workshop is sponsored by the United Way of Gloucester County and will be held on Tuesdays, January 23 – February 27, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Rowan College at Gloucester County's 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 off of Route 55.