In the frenzy of yesterday's Cyber Monday and today's#GivingTuesday, you'll want to take a minute to sign up for a couple end-of-the-year workshops that will get you ready to jump into 2016.

In the frenzy of yesterday's Cyber Monday and today's #GivingTuesday, you'll want to take a minute to sign up for a couple end-of-the-year workshops that will get you ready to jump into 2016.

First to check off your list is Economic Development 411, to be presented this Friday at the Ohio Union by Columbus 2020. The half-day program in its fourth year costs $25 and is recognized by the International Economic Development Council as professional development for recertification of certified economic developers.

A second opportunity-this one for possible continuing legal education credits-is a Dec. 10 half-day Spotlight on Transparency in Health Care, offered by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio at the Statehouse Atrium. Cost is $65 without credits and $90 with CLEs. The focus is movement toward increasing healthcare price transparency and potential policy approaches for securing it.

As you check off the local organizations you want to support today as part of #GivingTuesday, the Columbus Foundation offers a handy one-stop shop, and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams sweetens the deal. Jeni's pledges a free small ice cream to everyone who gives $20 or more through aGifts of Kindnesscontribution, aCharitable Gift Card or a gift to any of the 600 central Ohio nonprofits inPowerPhilanthropy,®the foundation's online marketplace.

And if you had any doubt that giving back is important to many of Columbus' most well-known and successful businesses, check out our recent roundtable discussion with a half-dozen corporate philanthropy executives at the Columbus Foundation.

By the way, what writing instrument are you using to make your list and check it twice? Chances are good that it's one of those ubiquitous green Huntington pens that show up everywhere. Use #HuntingtonPen and@columbusceomag on Twitter or Facebook to tell us where you spotted the pen. I spied a couple in use on Monday to sign in guests at the Columbus Rotary Club.