February 23, 2017

Benefits of The Stand-up Comedy Experience

News Flash!  The Feb. session of Survive the Open Mic will begin on Wed. Feb. 8.  Register now! 5 Reasons Why Stand-Up Comedy Will Help You (Even if you don’t want to be a comedian!) by Ken Cornell, CFU Instructor I have been watching, writing, analyzing and performing stand-up comedy for a long time. I […]

Three Keys to Effective Workplace Communication by Wendy Hauser, DVM

Three key factors form the basis of effective communication in the workplace: Personality Preferences Our personalities are shaped by many causes, innate and environmental.  Understanding our personality preferences and how to recognize the personality preferences of others enhances the effectiveness and quality of our interactions.  When we recognize differences and change our approach based on […]

Meet Sarabeth Bjorndahl–Longtime Favorite CFU Instructor!

CFU wants to give a big shout out to Sarabeth Bjorndahl who has been teaching with us since 1993!  She is one of our most reliable instructors, always giving a terrific class and a joy to work with.  She has taught Take Control of Your Life:  Set Healthy Boundaries for years and now will be […]

Reduce Conflict: 3 Tips to Better Relationships by Lindsay Hayes

Reduce Conflict:  3 Tips to Better Relationships What makes us enjoy someone’s company? Is it that they make us smile, provide support in times of need, or the commonalities we share? It’s all of these things and much more. Happy, harmonious friendships, work interactions, and romantic relationships occur when we meet each other’s needs. Here […]

Master the Fine Art of Small Talk: Help for the Holidays!

If you’ve ever dreaded a networking event, or felt awkward at a holiday party with no one to talk to, Master the Fine Art of Small Talk, on November 30, 2016, is just the help you need. You’ll learn how to start conversations, keep them going, and exit them with grace. Class is a fun, interactive, […]

Become a Mediator: Comprehensive Mediation Training

Comprehensive Mediation Training takes place twice a year at CFU.  Join attorney, professional mediator and long-time mediation trainer, Jo-Marie Lisa, and professional mediator, Theresa Marrone, for  Become a Mediator week-long mediation training seminar this October 10-14.  Learn conflict resolution skills that can help you improve office dynamics and increase productivity, or work in the legal system, or […]

Small Talk: Make Mingling Fun with Debra Fine, August 15

Making small talk can be daunting, even for extroverts.  We all feels some level of awkwardness at social or networking events.  Debra Fine can make it better!  She has a unique way approaching those situations where you have to strike up conversations with new people or chat with folks you don’t know well.  Her CFU […]

What Improv Can Teach You: Featuring Lainie Hodges

In her Empowered Women Circle blog post, “What Improv Can Teach You”, Annie Rose Stathes describes her friendship with CFU’s new improv teacher, Lainie Hodges, and the work she does with improvisation.  Lainie uses improv as a tool to help people show up in life as their most authentic selves.  Read the blog post here.  Learn […]

CFU spring course catalog is out! See the new classes now

See all the new classes in the CFU spring course catalog now.  Get a jump start on registering.  The new catalog will be available in racks around town soon and in your mailboxes within a couple of weeks.  In the meantime, you can browse through the flip book version to look at the full listing […]

Master the Art of Small Talk: Debra Fine

If you’ve never taken Debra Fine’s Master the Fine Art of Small Talk seminar, she is a terrific, funny, inspiring speaker and her seminar is packed full of useful tips on improving your communication and networking skills. Not just for wallflowers, the Fine Art of Small Talk is helpful for anyone–from CEOs to customer service […]