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Professional Development and Leadership Workshops

Professional Development and Leadership Workshops

Our Center for Business Development and Community Outreach is committed to helping individuals succeed in their career field and assisting others to enter into other occupations.

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  • Supervision Essential Series - "FREE" Informational Session  12/6/18
  • Generational Conflict Workshop 12/13/18
  • SHRM Essentials of Human Resources 12/1 & 12/8/18
  • APICS - CPIM  (Parts 1 & 2)
  • SHRM (Society for Human Resources) Learning System
  • SHRM Essentials of Human Resources
  • Pennsylvania Real Estate Prelicensing Education Courses
  • Introduction to REVIT
  • FRIDAY MORNING SUPERVISORY SERIES  (4 Workshops)

 

DECEMBER CLASS OPPORTUNITIES

Join us for a "FREE" Information Session introducing our Supervision Essential Series for businesses

Learn how Penn State Scranton has worked with local companies to enhance the supervisory skills of their workforce. You will get a comprehensive look at our 4 Module, 16 Chapter program and skills delivered in this informational session. These modules will be taught by Penn State Faculty and cover:

1. Supervisory Roles and Responsibilities
2. Managing Employee Performance
3. Solving Problems and Managing Priorities
4. Developing Individuals and Teams

Thursday, December 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
No cost -  RSVP required by contacting 570-963-2600.  Space limited to the first 50 guests. Light refreshments will be available. Campus tour available after session. Don't miss this opportunity to network.

 

Generational Conflict Workshop

Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and Post Millennials are the five generational groups active in the workforce today. Each has vastly different work styles and priorities. The synergy created by such diversity
can drive organizations to new levels of success, but the conflict that can arise among members of the groups can hamper business development and profitability.

As a result, human resource professionals, managers, and business leaders need tactics to overcome this conflict. This workshop will compare the characteristics of the various groups and offer tactics for businesses
seeking to engage younger workers from an employment and marketing standpoint. Discounts available for any company registering 4 or more participants.

Thursday, December 13, 2018
9 a.m. – Noon
Fee: $89   Register Here

Call 570-963-2600 for information and discount codes.

 

 

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

This program provides participants with knowledge and skills that can be used immediately. The course addresses six key human resource subjects in a user-friendly format designed to give an effective learning experience.

This course is ideal for those who are just starting out in the human resources profession, or those who are looking for an effective way to boost their employee management skills.

Two Saturday Classes December 1 and December 8, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (one-hour lunch on your own)

Fee: $499 for SHRM members
        $549 for non-members

This fee includes materials.

REGISTER HERE

Contact us at  570-963-2600 for information for discount codes.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS.   SPRING 2019!

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APICS-CPIM

This program is the global standard of expertise for operations professional. Every ERP system uses business rules originating from CPIM's body of knowledge.

People with the APICS-CPIM, (Certified Production and Inventory Management), credential are highly sought after professionals in the manufacturing and supply chain industries.

The APICS-CPIM program is undergoing its first major change in two decades. These are significant changes, since: 

   1. You will now need to take only two classes instead of five to earn your CPIM.
   2. You will now need to pass only two exams instead of five to earn your CPIM.
    3. You can become CPIM certified in under a year instead of more than 18 months.

The new modules will include the following topics:  Basics of Supply Chain; Master Planning of Resources; Execution and Control of Operations; Detailed Scheduling and Planning; and Strategic Management of Resources. These closely resemble the previous modules but have been updated for 2018.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania campuses of Penn State are collaborating to offer these courses.

Part 1:  Saturdays -  January 26, February 2, 9, 23 and March 2, 2019. (No class February 16) Fee: Option 1 - APICS Nonmember $2,645 (includes a voucher for the 1st of 2 exams)

Fee: Option 2 - APICS Plus Member - $ 3,750 is a BUNDLE PRICE for Part 1 and Part 2 (includes two courses and two exam vouchers) $1,840 savings over nonmember 2-Part pricing. This option requires you to become an APICS plus member. APICS Plus membership fee paid is $220.

Price includes all instructional materials.

Part 2:  Saturdays - March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 27 and May 4, 2019. (No class April 20)

Fee: APICS Nonmember $2,945 (includes a voucher for the 2nd of 2 exams)

Price includes all instructional materials.

Registration by calling 570-963-2600 for both Parts 1 and 2.

CLICK HERE for membership information to APICS-The Association of  Operations  Management.

CLICK HERE to find out more about The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of APICS.

 

 

SHRM (Human Resources Management) Classes 2019

SHRM Learning System Course

SHRM has established the new certification standard for the HR profession.

Earning your SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) credential establishes you as a recognized expert in the HR field.

This course consists of 36 hours of classroom instruction, including a review prior to the new certification exam.

In addition to the classroom experience, you will receive SHRM Learning System materials and access to online learning, legislative updates and practice tests.

Saturdays: March 2, 16, 23, April 6, 13 and 27, 2019. (No class March 9, 30 and April 20)

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $1,450 for SHRM members
        $1,550 for non-members

The fee includes lunch and study materials.

There is an additional discount available for NEPA SHRM chapter members.

REGISTER HERE

CALL OUR OFFICE AT 570-963-2600 FOR MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION AND RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT CODE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATIONS.

REGISTER EARLY TO GET YOUR MATERIALS ON TIME FOR CLASS.

Information, please call us at 570-963-2600.

REGISTER EARLY TO GET YOUR MATERIALS ON TIME FOR CLASS.

 

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

This program provides participants with knowledge and skills that can be used immediately. The course addresses six key human resource subjects in a user-friendly format designed to give an effective learning experience.

This course is ideal for those who are just starting out in the human resources profession, or those who are looking for an effective way to boost their employee management skills.

Two Saturday Classes May 11 & May 18, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (one-hour lunch on your own)

Fee: $499 for SHRM members
        $549 for non-members

This fee includes materials. REGISTER HERE

Contact us at  570-963-2600 for information for discount codes.

 

Pennsylvania's Real Estate Pre-licensing Education Courses:

Estate Fundamentals (3.0 CEU's)

This course provides the student with a basic foundation for additional study and to support the practice of real estate in Pennsylvania. The course is designed to acquaint the student with the language, principles and laws that govern the business of real estate.

Emphasis is on the underlying concepts of land, property, rights in the realty and the means, methods and laws that govern the conveyance of these rights. This class fulfills the 30 hr. requirement of instruction.

Mondays:  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. February 11- April 15, 2019.

FEE: $199 -  Participants must Register Here for Fundamentals.

Real Estate Practice (4.5 CEU's)

This course provides the student with an introduction to all facets of the real estate business, including a survey of areas of specialization, with emphasis on the role of a real estate agent in residential brokerage. 

The course includes an examination of a real estate transaction, designed to provide you with a working knowledge of the forms and documents used along with related mathematics. This class fulfills the 45 hr. requirement of instruction.

Wednesdays:  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. -  February 13 - April 17, 2019

Mondays & Wednesdays - April 22 - April 6, 2019

FEE:  $299 - Participants must Register Here for Practice.

Textbooks for Real Estate are available at our Bookstore, 570-963-2705.

Click Here to visit The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission

 

Introduction to REVIT -

In this hands-on computer-aided drafting course participants will be introduced to Revit, which is used for the creation of commercial and residential structures. 

This course will include: drawing and editing tools; setting up levels; columns and column grids; drawing and modifying walls; adding doors and windows; creating floors; creating schedules; and adding detail views.

Tuesdays:  6:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. January 29 - April 23, 2019. (No class March 5)

FEE: $825 -  Contact us at 570-963-2600 to register. Pay by credit card or check. Ask for our discounts and group business rates.

Please see receipt for required materials information.

 

FRIDAY MORNING SUPERVISORY SERIES

Join us for our half-day workshops which can benefit you, your employees, and your business. These workshops represent 4 modules of a 16 chapter certificate program called "Supervision Essentials". This program is helpful for supervisors, managers, human resource professional and work teams. The fee for each of  these workshops are $89, which includes all materials. Group and multiple session discounts available. Contact 570-963-2600 for more information and discount code.


Managing Time & Priorities

Learn to raise your awareness of the value of time and then help to derive greater return from where and how you spend your time. It is to help ensure that you will have a adequate time to spend on achieving your truly important goals and priorities.

Friday, March 22, 2019
9 a.m. - Noon   Register Here                                                                   

Supervising Projects

Learn how to build an understanding of what a project is and the key activities associated with successful project supervision. Tools included will help in defining projects, planning and monitoring project work and identifying and planning to reduce problems typically associated with projects

Friday, April 5, 2019
9 a.m. - Noon  Register Here

Interviewing and Selecting Employees

In this session, you will have practice in developing interview questions that both provide meaningful information about the candidate's experience and meet legal guidelines. You will with grater confidence extend employee offers to truly qualified and capable candidates.

Friday, May 3,  2019
9 a.m. - Noon  Register Here

Building Work Relationships/Social Styles

You will explore the characteristics of high quality work relationship and the value behind building such relationships. Increase awareness of your own interpersonal style and how others are likely to respond to your style and how you can work effectively with people whose styles are different from your own.

Friday, May 17, 2019
9 a.m. - Noon  Register Here

 

Future Programs Include:

ERP with SAP Certificate

Give yourself a competitive edge with a certificate!

SAP is the leading Enterprise Resource Planning software company in the world. Employers are looking for candidates experienced in using SAP software to better manage business operations. This Certificate can provide valuable hands on experience to help you move up within your organization, or find a new position elsewhere.

Students must complete any three of the below courses with a “C” or better:

  • MIS 404 - Introduction to ERP and Business Processes
  • SCM 465 - Electronic Business Management
  • SCM 445 - Operations Planning and Control
  • SCM 460 - Purchasing and Materials Management

SCM 445, SCM 460, and MIS 404 will be offered beginning Fall 2018 as hybrid accelerated classes.
SAP Technology will be used as a tool in teaching the concepts, and will account for at least 30% of the overall program.

Designed for working adult learners, you’ll learn in an interactive classroom with a Penn State instructor. Accelerated evening courses meet once a week for seven weeks in a video conference classroom with online learning components. As a participant at either the host or receiving location, you are able to communicate with the instructor and interact with students at the other campuses.

Campuses Participating

The accelerated evening classes meet once a week for seven weeks in a video conference classroom with online learning components. As a participant at either the host or receiving location, you are able to communicate with the instructor and interact with students at the other campuses.

Participating campuses include:

  • Berks – Reading, PA
  • Brandywine - Media, PA
  • Harrisburg – Harrisburg, PA
  • Hazleton – Hazleton, PA
  • Mont-Alto – Chambersburg, PA
  • Scranton - Scranton, PA
  • York - York, PA
  • Wilkes-Barre, Lehman, PA

Contact 570-963-2600 for Current Tuition Rates and Registration.

 

Introduction to Teaching English to English Language Learners

Please call to be placed on our waiting list for 2019. A great educational opportunity awaits.

This 3-credit course focuses on the development of foundational knowledge for students to assist English language learners (ELLs) successfully in their classrooms.

Students will be supported to develop essential dispositions, skills, and knowledge to fulfill this important role while exploring the issues of culture, language, learning contexts, and pedagogy.

For information on this educational opportunity contact us at 570-963-2600.

NOTE: This is a credit course and all current tuition rates apply.

We offer training at different times. If your company has an interest, contact us for information to set up a time and date to discuss your needs.  We are....YOUR source for educational programming.

Call 570-963-2600 or email scrantonoutreach@psu.edu for additional information and registration.