Leadership & Professional Development

* CGTC offers a range of Leadership & Professional Development classes, please call (478) 757-3445

Entrepreneurship – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ($150)

The Entrepreneurship workshop helps you achieve your dreams.  Being an entrepreneur can be full of risks. These risks are minimized through drafting a business plan, knowing your competition, and successful marketing.  Learn these tips and more through this workshop. 

  • Peach County Workforce Development Center
    May 21, 2024

Leadership and Management Series
Servant and Situational Leadership – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ($150)

In this unique seminar, we compare and contrast two well-known leadership theories and discuss how these theories can be applied, independently and in combination, in diverse workplace circumstances.
Servant leadership is a business philosophy that emphasizes that a leader (be it a manager or supervisor)
focuses on the growth and development of their employees and promotes employee success.
Situational leadership theory (also known as the Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership Theory, after the
authors, Dr. Paul Hersey and Kenneth Blanchard) suggests that no single leadership style is best.
The seminar will further discuss:
Are the theories mutually exclusive or complementary?
What are the practical applications in the seminar participants workplaces?
What challenges do the participants feel they will face as they apply these theories?

  • Warner Robins Campus
    May 21, 2024

Leadership and Management Series
Effective Communication – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ($150)

A commonly held definition of communication is: “the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs.”

In order to effectively manage any organization or business, leaders must understand the importance of effective communication.  For the better part of every day, we are communicating to and with others. Whether it’s the speech you deliver in the boardroom, the level of attention you give your spouse when they are talking to you, or the look that you give to the cat, it all means something. This workshop will help participants understand the essential elements of communication and consider strategies to make the most of each of them.

This seminar will focus on the following topics which are critical to leaders:

             Effective Communication
            Communication v. Effective Communication?

            How do we communicate?

            What Factors Influence Communication?

            Barriers and Filters

            What are Communication Barriers and Filters?

            Managing Barriers and Filters

            Communication Strategies

            Effective Business Communications

  • Macon Campus
    June 18, 2024

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ($150)

Learn how to be a successful leader and discover your full potential.  Understand principles of personal and professional growth. 

  • Macon Campus



Customer Service – Online ($139)

Learn how to correctly anticipate and meet your customers’ needs. This course will help you discover some effective methods to bring out your best and do the same for the other people you work with as you serve as an ambassador for your company.

American Sign Language – Level I – Online ($139)

Gain confidence in your ability to sign with the Deaf community. This course immerses you in silence to help you gain an understanding of the perspective of the hearing impaired and uses videos to demonstrate not only how to make signs, but how to communicate with facial expression.

American Sign Language – Level II – Online ($129)

Take your sign language skills to the next level with additional vocabulary, grammar lessons, and cultural information. This course will help you build confidence in your ability to sign with the Deaf community.

Spanish Classes

  • Speed Spanish – Online ($139)
    Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!
  • Spanish for Law Enforcement – Online ($139)
    Whether you’re new to the Spanish language or just want a refresher, this course will teach you the basic Spanish phrases you need for everything from making casual conversation to handling life-or-death situations. You’ll start with simple vocabulary for everyday topics including colors, numbers, conversational phrases, family names, and words for asking questions. You will learn Spanish terminology you can use during arrests, traffic stops, medical emergencies, and many other common law enforcement situations. By the end of this course, you will be well on your way to being a Spanish speaker and communicating more effectively with the Spanish speakers all around you.
  • Spanish for Medical Professionals – Online ($139)
    With increasing numbers of Spanish-speaking patients entering the healthcare system every year, it’s more crucial than ever for health professionals to learn medical Spanish. What’s more, adding Spanish skills to your resume can broaden your career horizons and give you an advantage over other healthcare workers. This course skips the “touristy” topics and focuses on the basic medical Spanish phrases you really need to know in a medical setting. Whether you’re new to the language or just want a refresher, this medical Spanish class can help you. ¡Vamos! (Let’s go!)

Freight Broker/Agent Training – Online ($1895)

Become part of the exciting trucking, freight logistics, and transportation industries as a licensed freight broker or as a freight broker agent. Freight broker training will help you learn the skills you need to be a successful Freight Broker/Agent. From licensing and operations to sales and marketing, you’ll learn the basics of how to run a domestic freight brokerage or agency in the United States.

Digital Court Reporter – Online ($795)

This digital court reporting program prepares students to enter the high-demand field of court reporting. Currently, the industry is experiencing a severe shortage of court reporters with a need for an additional 10,000 nationwide. This well-established shortage presents a substantial opportunity for those seeking a rewarding career with a secure future. Digital reporters can work in the freelance market for a court reporting agency or work as a full-time government employee at a courthouse.

This course thoroughly prepares you for AAERT’s (American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers) national certification, CER (Certified Electronic Reporter) exam. The AAERT certification is the leading certification for courts and businesses throughout the United States and is required by various court systems and agencies for employment.

Digital Court Reporting with Legal Transcription – Online ($1595)

Court reporting is one of the fastest-growing career areas in the legal system. This 100% online course will prepare you to enter the court reporting field as a digital court reporter and a legal transcriber. You will be fully prepared to pass the Certified Electronic Reporter (CER) and Certified Electronic Transcriber (CET) exams offered by the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT). The AAERT’s nationally recognized certifications are leading credentials required by various court systems and agencies.

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management – $139 (Online)

Learn how to make a successful transition from employee to manager and you will learn how to manage your time so that you can deal with the constant demands of a managerial job.

Creating a Successful Business Plan – Online ($139)

Work through all the major components of writing a business plan.

High Performance Organization – $139 (Online)

This course will provide you with the information needed to help your organization with its efforts to become a High Performance Organization (HPO).

Career Counselor -Online ($1,295)

The Career Counselor course will help you assist others in their career journey. You will learn the stages of career development, the fundamentals of career planning, and how to work with diverse audiences. You will be able to help jobseekers navigate their career change with meaningful results.

Career Counselor and Life Coach – Online ($2,795)

In the Career Counselor course, you will learn career development stages, planning fundamentals, and how to work with diverse audiences. In the Certified Life Coach course, you will learn the Core Competencies of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and ICF-recognized protocols to build a distinctive coaching style. This course also incorporates the International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches (IAPRC) Code of Ethics to enhance individuals’ lives impacted by addiction. As a career counselor and life coach, you can help others improve their lives and careers with smart goals and clear directions.

Upon completing the final exam, you will receive the Certified Professional Coach (CPC) certification. This credential is issued through the International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches (IAPRC). Finally, you will have gained the industry-recognized skills needed to establish a successful coaching business as a career counselor and certified life coach.

Administrative Assistant Fundamentals – Online ($139)

This course will help you discover and master the essentials of managerial and staff support, information and records management, communications technology, travel and meeting coordination, space planning, and office ergonomics.

A to Z Grant  Writing  – Online ($139)

This course provides students with the hands-on experience and knowledge they need to successfully begin writing grant proposals, including real-world scenarios, and the opportunity to improve their work by reviewing previous grant proposals completed by peers.

Secrets of Better Photography – Online ($139)

Learn to take outstanding photos and get the best results whether you are using a DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or your phone camera. Each lesson contains exercises and assignments that will help you apply new techniques to your own camera and make a distinctive difference in your photos.

Discover Digital Photography – Online ($139)

Gain the skills you need to take great photos with your digital camera and never miss a memorable moment again. This course is an informative introduction to digital photography, from DSLRs to smart phone cameras.

Graphic Design with Photoshop – Online ($2195)

This course will provide you with robust instructions on how to use Adobe Photoshop as a tool to create engaging and effective visuals. Using principles, theories, and time-tested practices of graphic design, you will discover strategies for producing images that convey desired messages, styles, and tones.

You will practice with real-world examples, challenges, and thought-provoking assignments and learn how to determine a client’s needs, create work to meet those needs, and assemble your work in an online portfolio to enter the industry. The course’s combination of creative, technical, and soft skills will offer you a well-rounded and challenging learning experience.

Intermediate Photoshop CC – Online ($139)

Take a giant leap forward in the way you creatively and productively use Photoshop. This course explores the more advanced features of Photoshop CC including layers, layer masks, Smart Objects, and others that let you re-edit images and create templates that you can edit and use again and again.

Intermediate InDesign CC – Online ($139)

Take a giant leap forward in the way you creatively and productively use Photoshop. This course explores the Learn to use advanced features in Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud (CC) to produce professional brochures, forms, and documents. This course will not only make you comfortable designing and planning workflows and templates.

Beginning Writer’s Workshop – Online ($139 )

Some of the best works of fiction and nonfiction were crafted in a writer’s workshop. This online course In addition, you will learn how to move your work from the prewriting stage to editing and final revision. You will also learn how to use literary devices, meaningful dialogue, and imagery in your different drafts. By the end of this online workshop, you will have a thoroughly developed creative writing piece. You might even be ready for publication!

Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published – Online ($139)

Your success in the writing game will be determined by the amount of credibility publishers attach to you and your work. This course will teach you how to give yourself the kind of credibility you need to succeed. This course will provide you with instant access to critical information most other writers don’t discover for years and will walk you through every step of the publishing process. If you really want to be a writer, this course will give you all the tools you need to get published.

Corporate Event Planner – Online ($995)

Do you have a knack for putting together great parties and events? Are you someone with great attention to detail? If so, a career as a Corporate Event Planner could be perfect for you. Learn everything you need to know in this Corporate Event Planner course including how to plan, design, and execute a successful corporate event, and how to charge for corporate event planning services.

Home Inspection Certificate – Online ($2495)

The Home Inspection Certificate Course covers the principal components, procedures, and processes of home inspection. This course has also been approved by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and various home inspector organizations and regulatory boards for membership renewal credits or continuing education credits. It is also one component of the steps required to obtain a NIBI Certified Inspector credential.