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Expand your horizons at the BCAE with classes designed to develop your self assurance and career skills. Interested in starting a new career? We offer professional development classes ranging from test prep classes to business development classes to financial management classes. Looking for a personal change? We have Boston’s best personal enrichment instructors teaching classes on “Living Fearlessly” and how to find love and marriage.

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How can you truly know a person you've met only once? It's easy when you understand the hidden messages. The average individual comprehends only seven percent of human communication and accurately detects the truth no more than fifty percent of the time. Learn to comprehend one-hundred percent of the communication, and detect lies with eighty-five percent accuracy! This course is ideal for professional interviewers; law enforcement officers; people trying to establish intimate relationships; and individuals who want the skills to see through lies, frauds, and phonies. Explore behavioral defense mechanisms and other barriers to communication; scientific findings; and techniques related to lie detection, motivational systems, communication targets, and interrogation techniques. The tuition includes a materials fee for extensive handouts.

Tuition: $60.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $10.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/01/2017

Instructor : William Morrissette 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Exercise your intuition! Discover the meanings behind tarot cards, and learn how they can be used to trace your personal journey through life, tell you what other people are thinking, provide insight into a situation, or inform you which direction your relationship or job is going. The tarot is an ancient tool rich in myth and archetypal imagery that can stimulate—and even increase!—your intuitive powers. Watch a renowned tarot master read the cards, then learn to conduct a simple reading on your own. Wine will be provided in this class to aid you in finding your intuition. (And unwinding after a long week.)

Tuition: $55.00

Member Cost: $45.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/02/2017

Instructor : Sha Blackburn 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Ringed on three sides by Emerald Necklace parks, Jamaica Plain, with its fine collection of Victorian-era residences and vibrant Centre Street commercial district, ranks among one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city today. Focus on the historic public buildings of Monument Square, including the Loring-Greenough House (1760) and Curtis Hall (1860s), as well as the ornate "painted lady" Queen Anne houses of Sumner Hill. The tour will end at Doyle's Cafe, which is a famous watering hole, legendary for the fact that it used to be a gathering place of local politicians. No discounts apply, and no refunds or transfer credits will be issued. Tour meets in front of the Green Street T station (Orange Line).

Tuition: $20.00

Member Cost: $20.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Mon 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 1 session on 06/05/2017

Instructor : Edward Gordon 

Location : Green St. T Station Location : 
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What it means to dress appropriately in the office has evolved at an exponential rate in the last five years. It can often be difficult to figure out how to dress casually while still dressing stylishly, Join style expert Jeff Lahens for this fun class on how to still dress for the job you want, even if you're wearing jeans.

Tuition: $39.00

Member Cost: $35.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 1 session on 06/08/2017

Instructor : Jeff Lahens 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Are you looking to make the most of your limited living space? Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of—well—stuff around you? Rhea Becker is My Clutter Queen. The Queen has many years of experience helping people reduce the clutter in their lives and optimize the arrangement of their homes. Using some principles of Feng Shui, she’ll arm you with the knowledge and courage to get rid of everything you don’t need and how to organize your space as a means to clear your mind and enhance your productivity and happiness.  

Tuition: $49.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Thu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 1 session on 06/08/2017

Instructor : Rhea Becker 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Expand your personal and professional opportunities! Develop the most widely sought after skill in today's marketplace—the ability to present yourself well in public. This engaging interactive workshop will teach you everything you need to know to become a confident and successful speaker, from organizing your thoughts to utilizing non-verbal techniques to your advantage. We'll share broadcast-industry secrets for polishing your articulation and delivery, and teach you the best ways to bring words on the page to life. Whether you're hoping to strengthen your ability at giving presentations, improve your comfort level in face-to-face meetings, or feel more at ease when speaking in public, this class is a great way to start. There'll be plenty of time to practice your new skills in our stress-free, supportive environment.

Tuition: $69.00

Member Cost: $59.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1 session on 06/10/2017

Instructor : Lau Lapides Company 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Negotiating is hard. You just got offered a job or just had your review and you know you want and deserve more money, but you just don't know how to go about doing so appropriately. Join career coach Nancy Chisholm as she presents the best way to approach negotiating, whether it's during the hiring process or an attempt to get a raise.

Tuition: $69.00

Member Cost: $59.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Wed 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM; 1 session on 06/14/2017

Instructor : Nancy Chisholm 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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You've heard lots about backyard chicklens. Now take this class to find out everything you wanted to know about what it would be like to have your own coop. This class involves a lecture overview of everything you need to know to keep your own chickens, plus a Q&A discussion.  Topics include candid discussion of basic chicken info, housing and setup, feeds and daily care, illness and disease, laws and neighbors, breeds, and an endgame plan. 

Tuition: $49.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 1 session on 06/15/2017

Instructor : Yardbirds Backyard Chickens 

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Regardless of your industry or seniority, 80% of what you do is the same as other job applicants. The other 20% is unique to you. It's your personality, your drive, your essence. The 80% is what recruiters and hiring managers expect. The 20% is why they hire you. Résumé and LinkedIn profile writing is not just a task aimed at helping you take the next step in your career. It is a journey on which you discover your value and learn how to market and use the one thing nobody can ever duplicate. You. Discovering your true value arouses a sense of quiet confidence, energy, and vitality in you. It will turn recruiters into advocates, hiring managers into fans, and the competition into dust. By the end of the class you will have learned and be able to apply the following: - How to discover and convey your true value - The 3 roles and missions of a résumé - The format and content that recruiters and hiring managers find memorable in a résumé and LinkedIn profile - Appropriate résumé layouts for online applications and networking - The ins and outs of applicant tracking systems - How to leverage LinkedIn in a job search The average job search lasts 20 weeks. If you use the new insights and tools from this class to reduce the time it takes to find a new role, you will have automatically generated a return on investment for yourself.  

Tuition: $175.00

Member Cost: $149.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; 1 session on 06/17/2017

Instructor : Robin Brodrick 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Don't let your fear of the unknown prevent you from investing in your financial future! Get a broad understanding of financial basics, and learn some simple approaches to investing that can help you reach your long-term goals. We'll discuss the key features of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds; the importance of asset allocation; and the impact of inflation on your investments and buying power. This course addresses the needs of both new investors and more experienced investors in need of a refresher.

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $49.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/20/2017

Instructor : Rod Laurenz 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Almost everyone knows that networking is an important skill, but not many know how to do it correctly. Join career coach Nancy Chisholm for this tutorial on where and how to network effectively in the industry you work in or desire a job.

Tuition: $69.00

Member Cost: $59.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Tue 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM; 1 session on 06/27/2017

Instructor : Nancy Chisholm 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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