Classes & workshops
The University of Kentucky Gatton College Executive Education Center is offering a Society for Human Resource Management Learning System course for certification as a Professional in Human Resources or a Senior Professional in Human Resources. The 13-week course will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Aug. 7 in Room 248 of the Gatton College of Business and Economics Building. $945 for SHRM chapter members, $995 for others. Information: Gatton.uky.edu/eec or Debbie Reed, (859) 257-8780.
Priority Computer Training Center, 1419 Leestown Road, will offer the following classes. Information/registration: (859) 368-9330 or go to Priority-training.com.
■ Website Design, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 13 & 20.
■ Microsoft Excel, 9 a.m. Aug. 11.
■ Microsoft Excel, 9 a.m. Aug. 11
■ Advertising for Free, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 11.
The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers workshops in many computer basic, intermediate and advanced subjects at its Resource Center, 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107, Lexington. Workshops are for members, but the public is invited. Information: (859) 373-1000 or CKCS.org.
■ Word Processing, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Aug. 7.
■ Macintosh and iPad, 7 p.m. Aug. 9.
The Center for Rural Development and its e-learning and training partner, New Horizons Computer Learning Center are offering business software programs classes from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All classes are taught by leading professional experts at The Center, 2292 South U.S. 27, Somerset. (606) 677-6072.
■ Excel Level 1, Aug. 8
■ PowerPoint Level 2, Aug. 15
■ Excel Level 2, Aug. 24
■ Excel Level 3, Sept. 11
■ Effective Communication, Sept. 18
■ Access Level 1, Sept. 24 and 25
■ Photoshop Level 1, Sept. 26 and 27
The Central Kentucky Inventors Council. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive, Lexington. This workshop is open to CKIC members. Membership: $40.
Kentucky Small Business Development Center will offer the following workshops at Commerce Lexington, 330 East Main Street, Lexington. Registration: (859) 257-7667.
■ Social Media Marketing: New Place, Old Rules, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 15.
■ Business Form Selection: Legal and Financial, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 21.
■ From Hired to Fired! Top Issues in HR. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 29.
Grant workshops. The Plantory, 560 East Third Street, Lexington. Breakfast will be provided. $55, $95 for both. For more information or to register, e-mail Laura Connell at email@example.com.
■ Grant Seeking Workshop. 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 23. A laptop with wireless capability is required.
■ Grant Writing Workshop. 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 30. Proposal-writing basics.
The Executive Education Center in the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics will launch the Institute for Business Management & Leadership Excellence this fall. Beginning Aug. 29 with Series 1: Professional Business Management, the institute will offer an 11-session evening program meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. weekly. Series 2 will be offered during the spring semester, March 21 to May 30. Participants who complete the program will receive 30 hours of continuing education credit for each series. A discount is available to anyone registering before Aug. 1, and an additional discount is available to those who sign up for Series 1 and 2 at the same time. Information and registration: Gatton.uky.edu/institute or 1-800-284-6407.
Internet Marketing Strategies Seminar for Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs & Non-Profits. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 15. Online marketing strategies to increase leads and branding. Central Kentucky Job Center, 1055 Industry Rd., Lexington. $25. Registration: (859) 433-6784.
Help defend yourself against identity theft, a seminar presented by Wells Fargo financial adviser Brandon Potter, will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 10, 17 and 24 at Wells Fargo Advisors, 333 East Main Street, No. 120, Lexington. Reservations: Sharon Martin, (859) 243-5018.
The 2012 Woodland Owners Short Course helps woodland landowners become more aware of the variety of organizations and programs available to them to help care for their woodlands. The course will be offered Aug. 11 at the Marshall County Cooperative Extension Service in Benton and Aug. 25 at Cedarmore Camp in Bagdad. Each course meets 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with lunch provided. Cost: $20 for individuals, $30 for couples. For a detailed list of course topics at each location and to register, go to www.ca.uky.edu/forestryextension/WOSC.php or call (859) 257-7597.
The Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program will present benefit fairs to inform residents of local, state and federal resources to help find employment, training and assistance while they are between jobs. The fairs will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Harlan County Extension Depot, 110 River Street, Harlan, (606) 573-1506, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Mountain Arts Center, 50 Hal Rogers Drive, Prestonsburg, (606) 886-2948.
The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive, Lexington. Speaker: Raj Shah on Hackerspaces and LVL1. Free. Info: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.
Metropolitan Woman's Club Alumni Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 22 at Merrick Inn. RSVP to Melanie, (859) 381-1947.
Sunrise Toastmasters Club meets 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the E.S. Good Barn next to Commonwealth Stadium off Alumni Drive, Lexington. Information: Kysunrisetoastmasters.org. (859) 321-7547.
Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington. Prospective members welcome. $8 breakfast. Info: lexingtonsunrise.rotary-clubs.org or (859) 230-6704.
Lexington Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Crowne Plaza — The Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway, Lexington. Information: (859) 277-2058.
BNI-Better Networkers meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Rooster's, 124 Marketplace Drive, Lexington. Info: (859) 948-1999.
Lexington Toastmasters Club meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2185 Garden Springs Drive, Lexington. Info: (859) 951-8442 or Lexingtontoastmasters.camp7.org.
BNI Opportunity Knocks Chapter meets 7 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Kentucky Blood Center, 3121 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington. Visitors welcome. Information: (859) 351-8268.
Gardenside Kiwanis Club meets at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 1070 Lane Allen Road, Lexington. Information: (859) 223-7884.
Lexington Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Central Christian Church, 205 East Short Street, Lexington. Information: (859) 266-6969.
Bluegrass Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Crowne Plaza Hotel Lexington — The Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway, Lexington.
Downtown Lunch Bunch Toastmasters Club meets at noon Thursdays at Calvary Baptist Church, Rec building, 150 East High Street, Lexington. Information: Sid, (859) 846-4667.
Lexington Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington. Members and guests only. $8 for lunch. Information: (859) 389-8100.
Bluegrass Association of Insurance Women meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike. Info: BGAIW.org or Linda Shearer, (859) 977-3776.
Bluegrass Real Estate Investment Group meets 7 to 9 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1951 Pleasant Ridge, Lexington. Info: (859) 492-7627 or www.lexreia.org.
National Marine Corps Business Network meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Pazzo's, 385 South Limestone, Lexington. Information: Paul Atkisson, (859) 389-7506 or www.NMCBN.com.
Altrusa International, Inc. of Lexington meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Hilton Suites Lexington Green, 245 Lexington Green Circle. Info: Jo Ellen Lovello, (859) 223-1778. www.altrusalexky.com.
COMPILED BY Dorothea Wingo