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Personal Growth and Enrichment

AACC's School of Continuing and Professional Studies can help your through life challenges in classes designed to zoom in on areas that you'd like to improve. From improving communication skills, assertiveness and strategies, learn how to make positive changes in your personal life.

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Upcoming Personal Growth Noncredit Classes
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Personal Growth 

GRW 346 - Grammar Refresher for Work NEW ONLINE 
Gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct documents or speeches. Master the basics through the use of definitions, vivid examples, interactive and reinforcing exercises. Reap rewards with mastery of the English language.

GRW 345 - Mastering Public Speaking ONLINE
Learn how to speak confidently and persuasively to both large audiences and small groups. Discuss the art of verbal and nonverbal communication skills and how to overcome the fear of public speaking.

GRW 352 - Get Assertive! ONLINE
Learn how to be more confident and powerful in everyday conversation. 

GRW 350 - Individual Excellence ONLINE
Master 12 career-enhancing skills. Learn about goal setting, time management, personal organization and creativity.

GRW 349 - Interpersonal Communication ONLINE
Explore strategies for success in everyday interpersonal communication. Examine verbal and nonverbal habits, effective listening, self-concept, differences in cultural and gender conversation styles and conflict management.

GRW 348 - Keys to Effective Communication ONLINE 
Learn to build rapport, trust, warmth and respect through conversation.

GRW 347 - Listen to Your Heart and Success Will Follow ONLINE
Design a life that makes you happy. Learn how you can use work to express yourself and share your interests and talents. 

PRS 390- Speed Reading (Merrill Ream) ONLINE
Are you struggling to keep up with a flood of e-mail, articles, reports, books and other printed matter? Save time by learning to read faster and with better comprehension from acclaimed speed-reading expert Merrill Ream. Cover topics in a logical progression with plenty of time to master skills and techniques for lasting proficiency as a speed reader. 

PRS 389 - Genealogy Basics ONLINE
Learn where to look, who to contact and how to use research tools to begin and exciting and fascinating exploration of your roots.

SKL 346 - Skills for Making Decisions ONLINE
Learn how to make excellent everyday decisions. Master techniques for achieving goals, managing risk, dealing with crises, and making decisions - big and small - with knowledge and confidence.

Check out other Personal Growth and Enrichment courses through the Women's Institute.

For more information, call 410-777-2325  or email Cindy Mikelonis at