Puget Sound Community Summer 2020



Classical Music: It's Easy To Listen, Even When It's Not "Easy Listening"

This online course explores classical art music from Bach to the present day. In-depth, entertaining, and approachable. Violinist and affiliate artist faculty member, Timothy Christie, guides intrepid listeners through centuries of music, exploring what makes Mozart sound like Mozart and Tchaikovsky like Tchaikovsky. 

This class is for anyone curious about music. No musical experience needed.

Class fee $60, plus $10 registration

Instructor: Timothy Christie

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Christie 7/7 - 7/28 Tu 04:30 PM - 05:20 PM $60.00 View

Crisis as an Opportunity: Understand Consumer Behavior and Marketing During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing our daily life and accelerating dynamic shifts in consumer behavior. This is having a profound impact on the lifestyles, preferences, choices, decision making, and habits of consumers. Marketers and retailers should adapt to these changes by taking actions to provide value in the new consumer environment. Particularly, the current crisis offers an opportunity for smaller companies to create a distinctive consumer experience. This class will discuss the new normal of consumer behavior and how to adapt to the next normal in marketing and retailing to build a stronger position.

Instructor: Sun Young Ahn

Session 1: How the pandemic is changing consumer behavior
Session 2: How marketers/retailers should react to the changes in consumer behavior

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18 - &up Ahn 7/14 - 7/16 Tu Th 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM $30.00 View

Crisis Communication

When "unprecedented times" become a new normal, effective crisis communication becomes an essential skill for organizations and individuals. This class will review principles of crisis communication and help the participants understand how to plan, build resilience, and respond after a crisis.

This class is for anyone interested in successful crisis communication strategies.

Class fee $90, plus $10 registration

Instructor: Anna Valiavska

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Valiavska 7/7 - 7/23 Tu Th 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM $90.00 View

Leading with Purpose: Change and Resilience

The uncertainty about the current and future impacts of the current health crisis will demand that organizations lead in responsible, inclusive and transformative ways.  Organizations will need to reassess their business environments, recalibrate strategies, and adapt to new stakeholder expectations. Now more than ever, leaders will be asked to manage change, reimagine their organizations, prioritize inclusivity, communicate new visions and strategies, and inspire with integrity and strength. 

A six-part series to discuss how companies might respond to the challenges organizations are facing, with a focus on leadership, change management, and talent retention. 

This class is geared toward professionals in managerial positions (middle manager and above), business owners.

Instructors: Alan Krause, Jeffrey Matthews, Nila Wiese



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18 - &up Staff 7/14 - 7/30 Tu Th 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM $90.00 View

Preserving Memories: Creating a Personal Archive

Learn how to plan and create a family archives project. Stay-at-home directives have given many of us the opportunity to think about our family history and the need to preserve old photographs, documents, ephemera, and other keepsakes.This four-part series will provide you with practical advice for creating your own family archive, as well as offer suggestions for inspiring projects that utilize these precious artifacts.

Session 1: Learning the basics of archival practices
Session 2: Becoming an at-home-archivist
Session 3: Diving into format-specific preservation
Session 4: Sharing your archives with others

Class fee: $70, plus $10 registration

Participants will receive a mini toolkit of archival supplies and samples from top-of-the-line archival suppliers.

Instructor: Adriana Flores

This class is now full and is no longer accepting new registrations.

 



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18 - &up Flores 7/8 - 7/29 We 04:00 PM - 04:50 PM $70.00 View

Professional Communication

Good professional communication is a requirement of a modern workplace, but how do we learn what strategies are best? This class will prepare the participants for effective communication in the workplace by discussing the theoretical and practical elements of team communication, personal branding (e.g. Linked In, resume & cover letter writing) and persuasive communication.

This class is for anyone interested in successful professional communication strategies.

Class fee $90, plus $10 registration

Instructor: Anna Valiavska

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Valiavska 7/7 - 7/23 Tu Th 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM $90.00 View

The British are Coming: Forgotten Impacts of the British Invasion, 1964-present

If asked to name the greatest rock artists of all time, many people rattle off the names of four-piece rock bands consisting of British white men who flourished in the 1960s and 70s, and again in the late 70s and 80s with punk and New Wave. Yet, at the same time, many people know rock music originated in the American South as a hybrid of R&B and country music, with the influence of the blues ultimately dominating. Given that British pop had virtually no presence in America - or in the UK -  before February, 1964, how did it become so omnipresent, and how were artists and culture impacted "Back in the U.S.A.?"

This class is open to students of all ages.

Class fee $60, plus $10 registration

Instructor: Paul Harris

Registration deadline is July 13 at 9 AM



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Harris 7/13 - 8/3 Mo 04:30 PM - 05:20 PM $60.00 View 14

The Search for My Tacoma

The title for this course is taken from This Is My Country Too by novelist and journalist John A. Williams, who in 1963 set out across the country to document "the search for my America." In 2000, novelist Randall Kenan set out on a similar cross-country mission published in his book, Walking On Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century.

In this course, we will discuss Kenan's chapter on Seattle and a documentary created by the Tacoma Civil Rights Project. We will then find some aspect of Tacoma or Seattle that we want to document, and begin crafting those narratives to share by the end of the course. 

Class fee $60, plus $10 registration

Instructor: Renee Simms

This class is now full and is no longer accepting new registrations.



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18 - &up Simms 7/6 - 7/13 Mo We Fr 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM $60.00 View