If you are always looking for ways to increase your knowledge or upskill in a particular area, you may be interested in a few local courses, workshops and seminars that are available to Novocastrians across the year. With many courses moving online since the pandemic, it makes it even easier to gain extra knowledge or learn a skill you have been thinking about for a while. Check out the options to sharpen your skills below, with many starting this week.
If your home is starting to look like an episode of 'Hoarders' and you would like to create a more minimalist feel, join Susanne Thiebe from Less Mess for an interactive online workshop to learn the basics of how to tackle clutter and what to do with the oversupply. Living with Less is the ABC of decluttering, organising and sustainable living.
Professional confidence is so important in the workplace and Verity Leadership and Façon Australia have joined forces to conduct their first Professional Confidence Workshop in Newcastle. Facilitated by Dr Kirsten Molloy and Creative Director Lara Lupish, the goal is to help women see and appreciate their own value, returning to our workplaces with a renewed sense of style and confidence.
Dr Kirsten Molloy will be back in Newcastle on June 16 with Kyle Loades for Career Cornerstones: What it takes to stand out. Learn how to harness strategic tools to position yourself as a leader who stands out from the crowd!
This Friday, the Resilience Project’s founder and best-selling author Hugh van Cuylenburg is returning to Newcastle! The Resilience Project’s previously sold-out public talks give everyone a chance to learn positive mental health strategies which help us become happier and more resilient.
On a subject we don't often face until we have to, Dying to Know Day is an annual campaign where people are encouraged to start conversations about death. On Sunday 5th June, the public is invited to come along and receive practical guidance, information, and resources on how to say goodbye. Attendees will hear from guest speakers with presentations around the importance of listening skills, and what those who are dying may experience as death approaches.
The ultimate goal in any couples'/individual's life is to purchase their first home and without knowledge and guidance from an expert it may prove very daunting. Money Links are hosting a First Home Buyer Seminar focusing on all the need-to-know information. Your max borrowing, deposit and homeowner scheme questions will all be answered by locals who know the field and want you to achieve your goals.
With fast fashion being one of the biggest contributors to bulk landfill and carbon emissions, it might be time to start thinking about how our fashion purchases are affecting the environment. Join Susanne Thiebe from Less Mess for Rethink your Wardrobe; an interactive online workshop to learn the basics of how to tackle clutter, re-think our habits, organise our wardrobe, and have a sustainable exit strategy for our clothes, accessories, and other fabrics.
Improve your digital confidence and learn how to use your device to have fun and connect with others in the Over 50's Digital Support Days. These sessions will provide practical instructions and useful information on a range of topics including facebook and Instagram, apps and games and getting to know your device in a friendly and welcoming environment. Lambton Library is also hosting Computer Pals for Seniors in June and July where seniors can learn to use smartphones, computers & tablets at whatever level you require.
If upskilling your interest or hobby is more your thing, book into the Intro-mediate sewing workshop at the Newcastle Library. This workshop series is designed for sewers who have mastered the basics and would like to learn new skills like inserting zips and darts.
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