Archive | September, 2016

Join ABT Instructors for WordPress and Minute Taking Workshops!

WordPress logo with blue text (WordPress) and a white background

Welcome to WordPress!

This fall, Christine Nehring and Mary Higgins will be facilitating two new workshops as part of the UFV Continuing Education Fall 2016 Catalogue:

Introduction to Digital Minute Taking

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(80228 BISC DMT01 A5A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am –noon, $150. Sep 24
(80229 BISC DMT01 A5B) 1 session, Fri, 9 am –noon, $150. Oct 28

Introduction to Blogging in WordPress

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(80230 BISC BIW01 A5A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–noon, $150. Oct 1
(80231 BISC BIW01 A5B) 1 session, Fri, 9 am–noon, $150. Nov 4

IMF African Consultative Group meeting around a large conference table

Get Ready For Minutes!

Introduction to Digital Minute Taking

Common questions from minute-takers:

  • How to format the minutes?
  • What to record during a meeting?
  • How can technology can make life easier?
  • When should agendas and minutes be distributed?
  • How can meetings run more smoothly?

In this workshop you will find the answers to these and many more questions as we guide you through the process of preparing for a meeting, what to do during the meeting, and how to distribute minutes that people want to read and take action from!

Collection of WordPress stickers, buttons, pencils - for WordCamp Boston 2010

WordPress swag (sadly not available at the workshop!)

Introduction to Blogging in WordPress

During this hands-on workshop you will create a new WordPress blog, learn the fundamentals of blogging in WordPress, and publish your first blog post. Learn  why WordPress is currently the most popular website development platform in the world and how you can harness its flexibility to create memorable content.

Bring your ideas and enthusiasm, and you will soon be on your way to blogging like a pro!

How to Book a Place

It’s easy to reserve your place on either or both of these courses:

By Phone

Register with your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express by phoning the Office of the Registrar (OReg) on 604-854-4501 or 1-888-823-8734.

In Person

Register in person or have a friend register for you at any UFV campus (except Agassiz and Clearbrook Centre).

There is more information about registering for Continuing Education courses on their website.

Images Credit

WordPress image: From Flickr;; some rights reserved:; retrieved Sept 2016

Meeting image:

From Flickr;; some rights reserved:; retrieved Sept 2016

WordPress stickers:

From Flickr;; some rights reserved:; retrieved April 2016

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Welcome to 50 New ABT Students!

Picture of the Clearbrook Centre taken from outside, in the Friendship Garden

UFV’s Clearbrook Centre, taken from the Friendship Garden

Last week we were thrilled to welcome 50 new students into the Applied Business Technology program here at UFV’s Clearbrook Centre. Our two fall cohorts include students from Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Langley and beyond, and seven dual-credit students from the Abbotsford School District.

After orientation, classes started in earnest on Wednesday last week; one week later students are getting into the swing of their new routines and have already learned many new skills.

We wish all our new students every success in the program and look forward to sharing in their achievements in the coming months!

Image Credit

Taken by Christine Nehring; used with permission.

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