Encore Institute presents "DI4Y - Do it for Yourself"

Encore Institute Presents "DI4Y - Do it for Yourself"


The Encore Institute at Salt Lake Community College is an innovative program designed for adult learners.  There is no better time than now to distinguish yourself from the competition and open doors to new opportunities.





Date: November 8, 2017

Day: Wednesday

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm


Location: Miller Campus

                   Salt Lake Community College

                   9750 S 300 W

                   Sandy, UT 84070

Building: Miller Professional Development Center (MPDC)



Registration/Check-in and Appetizers: 5:00pm - 5:25pm

Welcome and Keynote Speaker: 5:30pm - 6:00pm 


Keynote: "Do it for Yourself,  Start Building Today!"

Trish Henrie-Barrus, Ph.D. is the founder of InteraSolutions, a psychological assessment company. She is a practicing clinician, a regular presenter on psychological health for Utah’s KSL TV Studio 5, and has been teaching Positive Psychology courses for eight years. Dr. Henrie is an instructor in our Positive Psychology Certificate program.



Mini-Workshop Session 1: 6:10pm - 6:40pm

Mini-Workshop Session 2: 6:50pm - 7:20pm

Mini-Workshop Session 3: 7:30pm - 8:00pm





"DI4Y Do it for Yourself"

Mini-Workshop Descriptions


"You Got This!"

A candid conversation about fears and obstacles adults face when going "back to school" facilitated by someone who has done it. The presentation acknowledges the difficult while focusing on the power of being a "seasoned" person in the classroom. Suggestions on how to navigate the journey of creating and following an education plan to meet new career goals will be shared. Presented by: Jennifer Saunders, Ph.D. Associate Dean, Workforce Training and Continuing Education Salt Lake Community College.



Healthy Living Hacks!

Easy to use hints, tips and information to increase overall health and well-being. Presented by: Paula Nielson-Williams.



Prepare for Certified Genealogist

Come find out what it takes to become a Certified Genealogist from one of SLCC’s favorite genealogy adjuncts. Presented by: Sharon DeBartolo Carmack.



Making Money with Genealogy

Explore professional opportunities in genealogy and jump on the genealogy wave! Presented by: Janet Havorka MLIS.



Jump Start Your Job Search 

Find out what tools are available to you to choose a career that best fits you.  Come find out about the work success program, learning centers, industry and income information and much more. Presented by: Craig Allen, Department of Workforce Services.



Getting the most out of your DSLR Camera

Your DSLR is an amazing device. But that is all it is, an electronic device. It has limitations and knowing what those are will make you a better photographer and artist. In this short mini workshop we will talk about what your camera can and cannot do. When is it better to use automatic vs manual settings and what are those settings? How to get better images out of any camera including your cell phone. What to look for in buying a new camera or adding accessories to your existing camera. Presented by: Russ Ford, Professional Photographer.



Sneak Peek into Website Development

Can anyone create a website? Is there a difference between website design and development? How difficult is it to cultivate the right skills to develop your own website? Learn for yourself!



How Cool is That! Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

“Create anything you can imagine. Anywhere you are.” (Adobe.com) Discover why learning this software is a must for anyone with a creative flare. Presented by: Shawn Domgaard.



M&Ms and Excel, Oh My!

Designed for individuals new to Excel and spreadsheets - experience through simple, hands-on activity the value of this software application for personal or business use. Presented by: Jacqueline Bode.


Exploring our Certificate Courses: Travel, Event and Medical Device Manufacturing

Considering a career in Travel Planning, Event and Meeting Planning or Medical Device Manufacturing. Join as we discuss the details about these certificate programs and how affordable and flexible they really are. By: Kay Carter.


Prepare for Accredited Genealogist

Preparing to become an Accredited Genealogist:  Becoming an accredited genealogist, also known as ACG, can be a daunting goal.  Come to this workshop and find out what it takes to earn your credential and find out all the ways Workforce Training and Continuing Education can support you in your quest. Presented by: Apryl Cox ACG.