Seattle Central Cannabis Institute Partners with the Cannabis Alliance

The Cannabis Alliance | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

We're Bringing the Cannabis Industry to You

The Cannabis Institute at Seattle Central College is excited to announce that will now be hosting monthly meetings of the Cannabis Alliance.

The Cannabis Alliance “is a non-profit, membership-based association of individuals, businesses, government officials, and nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of a sustainable, vital and ethical cannabis industry.” Stated briefly, they work to make it work.

To learn more about the work that they do, we spoke with Danielle Rosellison, president of The Cannabis Alliance. In addition to her role with the Alliance, Danielle is co-owner of 502 producer Trailblazin’ Productions, and board member of both The Cannabis Farmers Council and Washington Federation of Marijuana Businesses.

For those unfamiliar, what exactly is the Cannabis Alliance? Why does it matter?

The Cannabis Alliance is the merging of 5 other cannabis associations who realized we are more powerful unified, than scattered and fractured.

We are a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of a sustainable, vital and ethical cannabis industry.

Basically, we’re the good guys.

Why is involvement with professional organizations important?

This industry, more so than most, has so many moving parts, as well as 70 years of misinformation.

In order to combat those misconceptions, we need to be organized and strategic. Professional organizations are the best way to accomplish those goals.

What are the Alliance's current priorities?

The Cannabis Alliance is focused on getting cannabis designated as agriculture (but not for tax purposes), legalizing sharing and consumption clubs, lowering the excise tax in some cases, and eliminating the excise tax for medical patients.

Is it open to those who want to be involved in cannabis and don't know where to start? How would you suggest someone become involved?

Come to a general meeting, which is on the second Thursday of the month from 12pm – 2pm, at Seattle Central’s Wood Technology Center.

It’s free the first time for students, and you can decide then whether or not you want to become a member. It’s a great way to network and learn more about this burgeoning industry.

Spring 2017 Registration is Open!

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Learn the Language of Business

This Spring is all about skill refinement, and learning the different ‘languages’ of the business world.

We’re launching our partnership with Coding Dojo, which will introduce you to two of the web’s most popular programming languages, PHP and Python.

If diving into the tech world isn’t for you, we’re offering workshops on delivering awesome presentations, how to give constructive feedback, the ins-and-outs of the social web, and more.

Join us!

Featured Programs

Lifelong Learning

American Sign Language
Discover a brand new way of connecting with your diverse community.

English for Speakers of Other Languages
New! Grow your communication skills and build on your existing English knowledge.

Painting Portraits of Color
New! Expand your artistic palette by learning how to paint a variety of skin tones.

Spanish the Natural Way – Beginning
Establish a solid foundation through this innovative method of learning a language.

Professional Development

Coding Dojo: Python & LAMP Bootcamps
New! Learn key programming languages used in software applications and web development.

Delivering Presentations with Purpose & Impact
New! Take anxiety out of the equation and learn to present your ideas with confidence.

Fearless Feedback: How to Give & Receive It
New! Transform your collaborations into positive, effective, and constructive interactions.

Introduction to Social Media Marketing
Gain insight into the tools, platforms, strategy, and best practices of the social web.

Winter 2017 Registration is Open!

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Your Business is Our Business

This Winter, we’re focusing on helping you establish and/or grow a successful company.

Transforming great ideas into profitable organizations takes a lot of love, sweat, and — yes, sometimes! — tears. 

We’d love to help you overcome any of the challenges you might be facing, from finances to marketing to customer service, and more.

Join us this Winter for a course or a certificate program; let us help you build the business of your dreams.

Featured Programs

Lifelong Learning

Basic Hands-On Home Repair & Maintenance
Keep your home in great shape by learning practical skills such as wall repair, weatherization, installing home security, and more.

Get it Together: Organizing Your Home and Office
New! Get tips and tools to transform your home or office into a highly organized, functional, creative, and efficient environment.

Living Healthy: Wellness from the Inside Out
New! Explore nutrition, exercise, stress management, supplements, and other methods for preventing adult-onset diabetes.

Spanish for Heritage Speakers
New! Build upon your existing language skills in this class designed for those who were raised in a Spanish-speaking home.

Professional Development

Certificate in Customer Service
New! Learning to provide extraordinary customer service will help you grow professionally and improve your overall productivity.

Digital Marketing Certificate
New! Seasoned experts will guide you through email marketing, search engine optimization, online advertising, and more.

Entrepreneurship Toolkit
Interested in staring your own business? This class provides you with the nuts-and-bolts information you need to get going.

Fundamentals of Project Management
Gain a highly marketable skill to effectively manage projects, an essential ability that transcends industries and specific positions.

Fall 2016 Registration is Open!

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Take Your Career to the Next Level

Do you love the work that you’re doing? Is it satisfying for you, or would you like more from it? Do you know how to communicate effectively, collaborate with others and negotiate to get what you want?

Join us this Fall as we explore different ways to help you advance your ‘soft skills’ — and, hopefully, your career.

Featured Programs

Lifelong Learning

Artistic Photo Composition
New! Discover the elements of composition and take your photography to a more artistic place.

Creative Writing Workshop
New! Tap your creativity and learn how to write compelling stories that will resonate with readers.

Hiring & Working with a Home Remodeling Contractor
New! Planning a remodel? Learn how to plan and communicate effectively with your contractor.

Self Defense 102 for Women
New! Build on your strategies for dealing with confrontation, setting boundaries and physical defense.

Professional Development

How to Run an Effective Meeting
Skillfully prepare for and conduct a meeting that inspires productive collaboration and teamwork.

Negotiation – Get What You Want
Learn how to successfully advocate for yourself and others during this practical online course.

Professional Boot Camp
Develop your network, expand your skills and more in this practical series of workshops.

Work Smarter, Not Harder
Are you proactive or reactive? Get tips on how to take control of your never-ending to-do list.

Share Your Expertise and Teach at Seattle Central

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Teach for Us | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

Teach [teech] v. to impart knowledge or skill; give instruction.

Do you have a love for something that you’d like to share with others?

Seattle Central’s Continuing Education program is built on the passionate expertise of our instructors, and we’re always looking for innovative new classes to share with our community.

If you’re a local expert with a unique perspective and want to share your knowledge with others, we’d love for you to join our dynamic team of talented industry professionals.

We’re always accepting class proposals, and here are a few areas in which we’d like to expand our program:

  • Writing – Professional, Creative, Poetry
  • Photography
  • Performing Arts – Dance, Theater, Music
  • Fitness & Wellness
  • Home Improvement / Decorating
  • Leadership / Business Skills
  • Computer / Software Skills
  • Tech Skills for Non-Tech Professionals

If you have the skills and experience and you’d like to share them with your community, please consider submitting a proposal to us.


Summer 2016 Registration Opens Today!

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Travel the world from your own backyard

Summer 2016 registration opens today!

We love to travel, but, if you’re like us, you can’t get away as often as you’d like. This summer, we’re offering a variety of classes that give you the opportunity to travel the world — from your own backyard of central Seattle.

Here are a few of the programs we’re featuring this quarter:

Lifelong Learning

Creating Art with Japanese Handmade Paper
Discover a new approach to creativity through the artistry of Japanese handmade paper.

French Phonetics Through Poetry
Develop your understanding of French by studying French poetry past and present.

Kundalini Yoga
Explore your inner world through this unique breath, movement and meditation practice.

Spanish for Travelers
Pick up helpful expressions to use during your next Spanish-speaking adventure.

Professional Development

Fundamentals of Project Management
Gain practical skills and hands-on guidance in effective, collaborative project management.

HR Basics for the Non-HR Manager
New to HR? Is it one of the hats you wear on your team? Gain an understanding in this workshop.

Thinking on Your Feet: Business Improvisation
Channel the power of ‘Yes, and …’ to think and speak in front of groups with confidence and ease.

Yoga Teacher Training – Certificate
Take the next step in your practice and learn how to teach others.

Craft Distilling Institute

Distiller for a Day
Learn from the expert artisans at Skip Rock Distillery and create a single spirit in a day.

Firing Up Your Craft Spirit and Wine Sales
Grow your business by learning from industry experts on how to build relationships with distributors, retailers and bartenders.

Continuing Education Program Surveys

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Would you like to help Seattle Central College’s Continuing Education program as we grow and develop our educational offerings? If so, we’d love to hear your feedback via one — or both! — of these surveys:

They’re both fairly short surveys, and your input is invaluable to us. And, unless you specifically sign up to be part of future research opportunities, your responses are anonymous.

We look forward to learning more about you, and how we can serve you better.

Thank you!