Workshops and classes
Two free grant training workshops will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 12 and 18 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. The first session, Grant Seeking Success, will cover the fundamentals of the grant-seeking process. A follow-up session, Grants Management Success, will target the processes for foundation and government funding, best practices to be grant-ready and 2015 OMB Uniform Guidance. Instructor: Linda Gatten Butler, president of Butler Consulting and grant consultant for eCivis. Reservations: Patti Simpson at (606) 677-6000 or Centertech.com.
UK Gatton College of Business is offering a 10-week Certificate in Business Administration Series- Innovative Leadership beginning March 19 at the UK Hilary J. Boone Center. Classes will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $1,020. Information: (859) 257-8747 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Gatton.uky.edu/CBA.
The following workshops will be offered by the Procurement Technical Assistance Center/LFUCG. Registration: (859) 257-7668 or Bit.ly/1vC2p6S.
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■ KYTC Pre-Qualification, 4-6 p.m. March 23, LFUCG, 200 E. Main St., Room B107, free.
■ How to Do Business with the Commonwealth of Kentucky 101, 2-4 p.m. March 24, Central Library, 140 E. Main St., Conference Room C, free.
■ Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification, 9-11 a.m. March 27, LFUCG, 200 E. Main St., Room B109, free.
■ How to Do Business with LFUCG, UK Facilities Management, Lextran and KCTCS, 4-6 p.m. March 30, 200 E. Main St., Council Chambers, second floor, free.
The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers the following training events and classes at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107. Info: (859) 373-1000 or at Ckcs.org.
■ Making a Photobook, 1-4 p.m. March 9, $30.
■ Tech Night, 7 p.m. March 9.
■ Windows 7, 8.1 & 10, 7 p.m. March 10.
■ Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. March 10 and 17.
■ Macintosh & iPad, 7 p.m. March 12.
■ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. March 19.
■ Database, 7 p.m. March 23.
■ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. March 24.
■ Linux/Unix, 7 p.m. March 26.
The Central Kentucky Inventors Council will hold its Inventors Workshop at 7 p.m. March 10 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Hosted by Don West and Raj Shah. Membership: $40. Info: Ckic.org or (859) 201-1311.
Bluegrass Community & Technical College's Workforce Solutions office will offer the following online professional development courses beginning March 18: Understanding the Cloud, Performing Payroll in Quickbooks 2015, Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2013, Explore a Career in Nursing, Introduction to LinkedIn Career Networking and What's New in Microsoft Office 2013. Go to Ed2go.com/bluegrass for a complete list of courses or call (859) 246-6666.
University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet 9 to 10:15 a.m. March 10 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Staying positive during a job search. Info: (859) 257-8905 or Ukalumni.net/jobclub.
National Association of Women Business Owners will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 at Sal's Chophouse, 3373 Tates Creek Road. Topic: Who Buys and Why?, presented by Vanessa Jackson, chair, retailing and tourism management, UK. What motivates a customer to buy your product or service? What motivates a client to do business with you instead of a competitor? Jackson's decision-making research focuses on the characterization of consumers when they approach the market to make a purchase. Cost: $20 members, $24 guests. RSVP to Lexnawbo.org.
The IIBA Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter will meet 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 18 at ITT Technical Institute, 2473 Fortune Road, Suite 180. Topic: eCommerce and the business analyst. Speaker: Ted Hardy, director, development and digital for KFC US. Cost: $5-$10. Info: email@example.com. Registration: Bluegrassiiba.wildapricot.org.
Lexington ARMA Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 at the new State Records Center, 1425 Leestown Road, Frankfort. Jim Cundy will discuss state records management and RIM services, and will offer a tour of the Records Center. Lunch is $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers; first-time attendees receive a $5 discount. RSVP to Dorothy DeLong at (859) 858-8815.
The Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, Community Room, 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort. Topic: Roundtable discussion of project management hot topics and chapter services. Presenter: Christy Adams, president, PMI Bluegrass Chapter. Cost: $12 registration with lunch; $10 walk-in (no lunch). Info: VP_Programs@pmibluegrass.org. Register at Pmibluegrass.org.
The Bluegrass Alliance for Women's 9th Annual Legacy Award luncheon will be March 31 at the Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike. The event honors women living in Bluegrass Area Development District counties whose professional and/or community activities are improving the lives of women and girls. Scholarships and Impact Awards recipients will be recognized. Reservations are due by March 25. For ticket information, go to Bluegrassallianceforwomen.org.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo