Lunch And Learn Leadership Courses

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Introducing Our Winter Spring 2016 Lunch & Learn CoursesLunch-and-Learn

For the new, experienced or any front-line supervisor and manager, our Lunch & Learn series of classes will surely get you on track with your staff management plan. Lunch included and opportunity to network with area business professionals!

Resolving Conflict on the Frontlines

Conflict is an inevitable part of work. Whether between individuals or teams, at some point, conflict will arise and need to be addressed. But resolving conflict doesn’t need to be a negative experience, in fact, managing conflict can be a catalyst for positive change. This half-day program explores various work relationships and their impact on the employee, how business relationships can be managed to avoid unnecessary conflict, how to use effective resolution steps when conflict occurs, and how to deal with difficult people when managing conflict.

Apr 29     Fri 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM     MIDD    Learn More/Register

Assertiveness Skills

Assertiveness skills are crucial to professional development, as well as other aspects of life. You will learn to ask for what you need, handle confrontations gracefully, and how to put ideas forward with confidence. Not only do these skills improve teamwork, focus discussions, and build relationships, but they also help individuals to become competent, constructive, confident, and perform at their best.

May 20    Fri 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM    MIDD   Learn More/Register

Toughest Supervisor Challenges

When dealing with issues such as employee performance, personality clashes, and conflict, the truth is that there are no quick fixes. Successful supervisors know it takes time to do what’s best for the long-term success of the organization, its employees, and even themselves. They also know that they can overcome just about any challenge by exercising the “three keys”: realism, restraint, and resolve. The Toughest Supervisor Challenges gives both new and experienced managers the supervisory skills, tools, and techniques they need to evaluate the situation at hand and choose the appropriate response.

Apr 15    Fri 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM    MIDD    Learn More/Register

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations are inevitable in any workplace. Those conversations can create unhappiness, stress, and tension. They can also impair and even destroy relationships. When handled poorly, they are likely to result in serious problems that interfere with productivity and leave everyone involved feeling frustrated and dissatisfied. As a Frontline Supevisor, you can’t avoid these kinds of conversations, but you can learn how to handle them more effectively. Developing the ability to handle these challenges will pay off in terms of reduced stress, increased confidence, improved relationships, increased trust, fewer problems, better teamwork, higher productivity, and better career opportunities.

Jun 17    Fri 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM    MIDD    Learn More/Register







World-renowned leaders to be featured at LFCC Workforce Solutions

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Middletown, VA—Community and business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® at Lord Fairfax Community ColleLeadercast_LFCC_Workforce_Solutions_June_18_2015ge Workforce Solutions on one day, June 18, 2015, at any three locations, Luray High School, and the LFCC campuses of Middletown and Warrenton.  Continue reading World-renowned leaders to be featured at LFCC Workforce Solutions

Deeper Dive Into Successful Fundraising

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2016 Spring Nonprofit Series

This exciting series of courses have been designed by our area nonprofit organizations for their staff, executive directors, and board members. Plus, you have a the opportunity to bring three participants for the price of one!

  • Building Your Development Campaign
  • Integrating Your Board Into the Development Plan
  • The Creation of Giving Clubs and Special Events
  • The Art of the Ask


Through the generosity of the Path Foundation, formally the Fauquier Health Foundation, we are able to offer a special promotion that can provide savings for your nonprofit as long as funds remain:
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Three Participants attend for the Price of One

For each full-paying participant you register in a workshop, you are eligible to register two more participants such as board members or other volunteers from your organization at the same time for no additional cost. Register your paying participant first, then call our office (540-868-7021) for instructions on how to register your second (and third) participant(s) after completing the LFCC-WSCE Promotional Registration Form. The second and third participants will be full registrants for the workshop(s) funded by Path Foundation. Substitutions may only be accommodated until a week prior to the workshop. All attendees must be pre-registered. Funding is limited and subject to depletion.


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Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Teacher Recruitment Fair

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Teacher With StudentsMiddletown, VA – Seven local school divisions will join together to host the sixth annual Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The event will be held in the Corron Building on the campus of Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, VA, convenient to I-81 and I-64.  Public school divisions participating in the event include Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren Counties, as well as Winchester City and Harrisonburg City Schools. No pre-registration is required.

“This event is a key part of our effort to attract and hire high quality teachers who will positively impact student learning,” said Winchester Public Schools Director of Personnel, Donna Eagle.  “It provides a format that allows prospective teachers an opportunity to speak with school division administrators on an informal basis to learn about the unique aspects of our school division,” Eagle continued.  “By partnering for the event, we provide candidates with the opportunity for one-stop shopping in their job hunt, and present our districts with a wide array of potential employees who already have their qualifications in hand. It’s a win-win,” she added.

Andrew Ansoorian, Executive Director of Human Resources for Harrisonburg City Schools, sees this cooperative effort as important for both short and long term. “Virginia schools consistently rank at or near the top in national comparisons. This success is a direct result of the superior teacher and leadership talent that Virginia public schools possess,” Ansoorian said.  “With approximately 50% of our teaching workforce nearing retirement,” he added, “efforts to attract top teaching talent to our region is imperative for the future learning outcomes of our students.”

All applicants should submit their applications for specific positions directly with participating school divisions. Each school division has an online application process available through the division website.

Additional details can be found by visiting


Institute Strengthens Area Leadership

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LFCC Workforce Solutions Leadership Institute Strengthens Area Leadership



Congratulations to the graduates of Workforce Solution’s third Leadership Institute program. 19 new graduates will continue to strengthen the area’s leadership with best practices and strategies learned from the Leadership Institute. See more photos of 2014-2015 Graduation Luncheon.

The Leadership Institute by LFCC Workforce Solutions was developed through a community collaborative initiative to grow and challenge the future leadership talent of area businesses. Participants completed 80 hours of leadership and operational classes over a ten month period. Local leadership and businesses contributed in the program.

LFCC Workforce Solutions would like to thank the following participating businesses in the 2014-2015 Leadership Institute:

  • HP Hood
  • Bowman Andros Products LLC
  • Kraft Foods
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • O’Sullivan Films
  • The Home Depot DC (tours)
  • Westminster Canterbury (tours)
  • Rubbermaid Commercial Products (tours)

A new cohort will start in April 21, 2016. For more information click Leadership Institute.

Tri Sigma Utilizes LFCC Workforce Solutions’ Programs to Gain Competitive Edge

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Customized Training to Fit Organizational Needs

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Come to Us, Or We Can Come To You! Rachel Schaefer on-site with Marcia Cutter of Tri Sigma’s National Memorial Headquarters.

Partner Success Story: Tri Sigma, Customized Training Client

Tri Sigma is a national sorority headquartered in Woodstock, VA. Active for over 115 years, Tri Sigma strongly believes in leadership development as a core value for their members and their leaders. With a motto of “ever forward,” Tri Sigma leaders strive to learn the most recent leadership, customer service, and facilitation skills. Marcia Cutter, Executive Director shares her thoughts about providing training for employees, “I believe in providing our employees with continuing education and training so we can advance and improve the services we provide to our members.”

Tri Sigma is a sorority that combines positive energy with strict no hazing standards. The sorority is known among its 60,000 plus membership as one that fosters an environment of success. Partnering with Workforce Solutions at Lord Fairfax Community College has helped Tri Sigma reach employee training goals by creating custom made curriculums. The curriculum is developed upon the needs and business model of the sorority. “LFCC Workforce Solutions is a wonderful community partner as they continue to bring in educators from the Disney Institute, host Leadercast, and offer events with top leadership speakers from a variety of businesses  and nonprofits like Tri-Sigma” Cutter says. Continue reading Tri Sigma Utilizes LFCC Workforce Solutions’ Programs to Gain Competitive Edge

Assertiveness Skills

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Everyone struggles with assertiveness skills at one time or another.  You may struggle in professional settings or with personal family and friends.  Sometimes, it’s difficult to stand up for yourself, or say “No” to a commitment you know will overload your schedule for fear of rejection or gaining a reputation of not being able to handle what you perceive is required of you!

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Customer Service Week

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Retain Customers for Life

Customer Service Week October 5-9, 2015

What is Customer Service Week?

Customer Service Week is an international event devoted to recognizing the importance of customer service and to honoring the people who serve and support customers each day. Celebrated annually during the first full week in October, Customer Service Week has grown into an international event, which is celebrated in all 50 states and over 40 countries. Participants include leading financial, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, retailing, hospitality, communications, not-for-profit, and educational organizations, as well as government agencies and others. What unites them is their deep commitment to quality customer care.
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New for 2015 SHRM Certification

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Earning an HR credential is a sign of commitment and dedication to the HR profession.  SHRM applauds and recognizes yourSHRM_logo efforts to enhance your skills and raise the value of the profession. For 38 years SHRM has been committed to collectively supporting the HR profession by providing the SHRM Learning System to support preparation for the PHR®/SPHR® and GPHR® designations offered by the HR Certification Institute. While these designations have made a tremendous impact on the HR profession, the changing landscape is demanding a more accessible, globally recognized HR credential that demonstrates knowledge and application of current HR practices. Continue reading New for 2015 SHRM Certification

SHRM Certification Coming Soon

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During the fall of 2014 we will continue to support certification preparation courses for PHR®/SPHR® and GPHR® designations.  If you earn these credentials you will also be eligible to add the new SHRM certification to your list of credentials free of charge from January 1- December 31, 2015. Earning an HR credential is a sign of commitment and dedication to the HR profession.  SHRM applauds and recognizes your efforts to enhance your skills and raise the value of the profession.SHRM_Cert_Tile_Static_Version

Beginning in 2015 we are excited to be able to offer preparation for a new SHRM certification supported with the SHRM Learning System®, a proven program designed to help HR professionals earn their HR credentials.

The new SHRM certification recognizes that HR professionals are at the core of leading organizational success. It is built upon one singular body of knowledge designed to elevate the HR profession around the world. It ensures that the HR professional possesses the relevant HR knowledge required for today’s workplace, but it goes one step further. The SHRM certification tests HR competencies – the ability to put knowledge to work through critical thinking and application. Continue reading SHRM Certification Coming Soon