The Center for People in Transition at Rowan College at Gloucester County hosts a number of computers skills, personal finance, empowerment and healthy living workshops during the month of October. All workshops are free, unless otherwise noted. Call 856-415-2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
"Introduction to Computers" — Expert Certified Microsoft Access Developer Lauri Kuder will conduct this 40-hour introductory course in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This popular workshop costs $40 for displaced homemakers and $100 for non-displaced homemakers. It meets on Fridays from Oct. 3 to Nov. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
"Financial Aspects of Divorce" — Joseph Johnson, owner of Main Street Financial, explains a broad range of monetary issues that individuals face when going through divorce. Participants uncover tactics for avoiding costly mistakes, clarifying expectations and planning for a "successful" divorce. It meets Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
"Engagement and Empowerment Series for Women" — Certified Professional Life Coach Sharon Roth-Lichtenfeld guides women on a path to empowerment during this three-part series. Attendance is mandatory for all three sessions. It is sponsored by Women's Leadership Council of United Way of Gloucester County and People in Transition.
Part 1: Power of the Mind will help women discover how to take their mind off of autopilot. The session will allow them to become more aware and begin harnessing the power of their mind. It meets Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Part 2: Engage in the Power of Support to Gain Empowerment will focus on support networks. The supportive people in each individual's life help them through difficult times. The session will help women gain empowerment through the power of support. It meets Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Part 3: Engage in the Power of Doing to Create Empowerment will focus on the idea that "actions speak louder than words." An important step in creating empowerment is taking action. All three themes will come together in this final session to help empower women. It meets Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m.
"How to Sell or Buy a House During Divorce" — RE/MAX Connection real estate agent Brian Ziegenfuss will provide helpful tips on how to avoid nine critical mistakes when buying or selling a house. It meets on Monday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.
"Laws of Separation and Divorce" — Diane MacWilliams, Esquire will speak on grounds for divorce, court procedures, alimony, equitable distribution, custody, visitation rights and other concerns. It meets Thursday, Oct. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m.
"Health Care Costs: How do I Financially Plan for them?" — Financial Advisor Monique Castillo will give participants a better understanding of how health care and its costs will impact their lives. The session will also cover what health care options are available before and after retirement and how to financially plan for them. It meets Thursday, Oct. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
"How to Search and Apply for Jobs on the Internet" — Internet Job Search Specialist Lauri Kuder will share helpful tips on how to search and apply for jobs online. Participants must have basic computer knowledge for this workshop including keyboarding and mouse experience. This workshop is sponsored by Heart of Gloucester County and People in Transition. It meets Monday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
"Understanding Your Investments" — Owner of Main Street Financial Joseph Johnson will share information to help participants better understand investments and to plan for their financial future. Topics include stocks versus bonds, mutual funds and tax-deferred investing, risk management and estate planning techniques. It meets Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
"Navigating Child Support" — Gloucester County Social Services Child Support Specialist Gina Foster will describe the processes to establishing paternity, filing for support services and enforcing existing court orders. A review of the family court, probation and social services are discussed as well as individual rights. It meets Monday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
"Forgiveness: A Healing Journey" — Licensed Professional Counselor Dr. Jennie McQuaide will teach coping techniques to overcome emotional or physical pain from past experiences. During this eight-part series, individuals will learn how to let go of anger, overcome destructive behavior and begin the healing process for a healthier, happier future. Learning to forgive is an important part of the healing process. It will meet Tuesdays, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Rowan College at Gloucester County is located on a 250-acre campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.