IMC to present course
on technical assistance
IMC will bring Purdue University's technical assistance program to the Williamsport area.
A May 10 workshop combines classroom-style learning with an interactive "live" simulation. Participants will be able to apply methods of improving their overall environmental sustainability in the workplace and personal situations.
Appropriate for an entire workforce, the course teaches green concepts, key environmental issues facing manufacturers, the components of sustainability, and how to apply sustainable, environmentally friendly practices in the workplace.
Registration is available at www.IMCpa.com.
Network to offer
15 new courses
Keystone Community Network, Inc. announces the addition of 15 new online courses for its Knowledge Keystone, education on demand network. Knowledge Keystone is one of the most comprehensive online educational resources available today for technology and business skills training, according to a news release. It provides training services statewide and beyond to people of all ages and technical skill levels 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
"In these difficult economic times, with education budgets being reduced or eliminated within the public and private sectors, this very economical e-learning solution has quickly become a valuable resource to employers and employees alike," said Sue Foust, KCnet executive director. "People have a need to learn new skills to find employment and improve their income potential. Businesses have a need for their employees to learn new skills to increase productivity and profitability."
A few of the new course subjects include: QuickBooks 2010, Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Access 2010, Microsoft Project Professional 2010, Introduction to Computers, and Introduction to the Internet. As a KCnet public service, the new Introduction to Computers and Introduction to the Internet courses will be available for free to all anytime. KCnet registration is required for all courses.
To give more people the opportunity to get acquainted with Knowledge Keystone, KCnet is offering free access to the complete network for a limited time. Anyone with access to a high-speed Internet connection can get connected for up to two-weeks - trying any of the more than 300 courses available. Registration with KCnet in advance is required. Interested individuals should contact KCnet at 893-8111 for complete details. The list of currently available courses is accessible at www.kcnet.org/education.
The courses available are used by many of the largest corporations and government agencies in the world including IBM, FEDEX, UPS, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Level3 Communications, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, GE, Raytheon, American Express, Boeing, Pfizer, Allstate, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and AT&T to name a few.
The IMC will host a workshop, "Creating New Profit Centers from Your Product Line" on May 25.
The workshop, a news release said, will include "experts who have turned ideas into successful products and helped clients along the way. Don Brown is a product developer who took a bent piece of pipe and turned it into the world's best known piece of abdominal equipment - the Ab Roller - and helps clients identify new profit centers. Katie Bell has been helping clients with researching, developing and launching new ideas and innovations since 2005."
Registration is available at www.IMCpa.com.
at 'green' issues
An upcoming workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 combines classroom-style learning with an interactive "live" simulation, according to an IMC news release. Participants will be able to apply methods of improving their overall environmental sustainability in the workplace and personal situations.
Appropriate for an entire workforce, learn green concepts, key environmental issues facing manufacturers and the components of sustainability. Learn how to apply sustainable, environmentally friendly practices in the workplace.
Green 101 will teach you: What is "Green?" sustainability and global conditions, material and solid waste Management, energy Management, chemical waste generation and green chemistry, climate and air emissions management, supply water and wastewater management, environmental business management, and how to develop an implementation action plan.
The workshop will be held at the Professional Development Center at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. For more information and to register visit www.IMCpa.com.
Workshop to bring
author back to region
IMC and Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Center bring Dr. David DeLong back to Central Pennsylvania with a workshop May 12. DeLong is an internationally known researcher, consultant and acclaimed keynote speaker. His firm, David DeLong & Associates helps organizations maximize future workforce and leadership capabilities while grappling with changing workforce demographics. He is a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab and has been an adjunct professor at Babson College, teaching the MBA course "Leading & Managing Change."
DeLong is co-author of the new book The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management and he is also author of the widely-praised Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce. He has spent more than a decade studying the strategic impacts of changing workforce demographics and the costs of knowledge loss on organiztional performance. In recent years, he has conducted over 600 interviews with scores of knowledge-intensive organizations to develop solutions for the leadership and workforce development challenges posed by increased baby boomer retirements and greater mid-year turnover.
Workshop participants will learn how the latest changes in the region's workforce should affect their decision-making and acquire tools and techniques to make more effective decisions to support implementation of changes to existing talent management programs, which directly reduce costs or increase revenues.
Registration fee includes a full buffet breakfast as well as a copy of DeLong's latest book. Registration is available at www.IMCpa.com.
Marketing with social media topic of class
The Small Business Development Center at Bucknell University will offer the two-day workshop, "Social Media Marketing Boot camp," from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 and 11 in the Mifflinburg Bank's Community Room, 250 E. Chestnut St. in Mifflinburg.
Daniel Gasteiger, a business analyst and technical writer, will discuss how to use search engine optimization and social media marketing.A graduate of Cornell University, Gasteiger was formerly with Lotus Development Corp., creators of the 1-2-3 electronic spreadsheet. He is the author of more than 300 consumer magazine articles and several books.
Registration is required, and there is a fee to attend. The fee includes one-year subscriptions to Inc. and Susquehanna Business Life magazines. To register, call the center at 577-1249 or toll-free at 1-866-375-6010; e-mail SBDC@bucknell.edu, or visit the website www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/register.asp. Veterans may attend free of charge.
Class teaches how
to use 'QuickBooks'
The Small Business Development Center at Lock Haven University will be holding an "Introduction to QuickBooks" workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon on May 13 at 301 W. Church St., Lock Haven.
The hands-on introductory class will cover chart accounts, adding new accounts, items, customers and venders.
More information and registration for the workshop are available by calling the center at 484-2848 or visiting the website at www.lhup.edu/sbdc. There is a fee to attend. Checks may be made payable to "LHU SBDC" and should be sent to Krisy Meeker; educational program coordinator, LHU Small Business Development Center, 301 W. Church St., Lock Haven, PA 17745.
is workshop's topic
Safety in the workplace is a must if you want employees to be productive and a company to be profitable. Injuries and illnesses caused by unsafe acts and improper equipment are likely to happen when training, written programs and procedures are not devised and implemented, according to a news release. A session focusing on SAFE Manufacturing principles to make your company both compliant with OSHA and a safe place to work will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Coaching, plans, unsafe acts and behavior-based safety are addressed in the session.
Manufacturers will understand what elements of Part 1910 are most violated. Contractors will learn more about which common standards, in their industry, are cited by OSHA.
For more information or to register visit www.IMCpa.com or call 329-3200.
Center's course looks
at marketing plans
The Small Business Development Center at Bucknell University will offer the workshop, "Marketing and Networking Strategies for Small Businesses," from 9 to 11:30 a.m. May 5 in the SBDC Education Center, Room 207, of the Chamberlin Building on Market Street in Lewisburg.
Rhonda Campbell, founder and owner of Jarhon Communications in New Bloomfield, will lead the workshop, discussing the differences between marketing, advertising and public relations; the mindset shift necessary to effectively market a business; the critical importance of relationship building; marketing as an integrated part of daily activities; and strategies for marketing a business.
There is a fee to attend; the fee includes one-year subscriptions to Inc. and Susquehanna Business Life magazines. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, call the center at 577-1249 or toll-free at 1-866-375-6010; e-mail SBDC@bucknell.edu, or visit the website www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/register.asp. Veterans may attend free of charge.