Northern MN Safety Council - Hand Protection from Cuts, Abrasions and Chemicals
"With injuries to hands and fingers among the most common - and yet most preventable - in workplace accidents, preventing or reducing occupational injuries and workers' compensation claims should be a priority for all organizations," said Brian Sullivan, a district manager for the Magid Glove and Safety company. "According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one million hospital emergency visits by U.S. workers per year could be avoided if they had worn the proper hand protection."Registration and more information are online. This session will be held at CRI on Wednesday, July 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Art of Leadership: Course One
Instructor: Karen Pikula - POSTPONED
ONLINE July 13 - August 30, 2009
Cost: $450, plus $27 eBook within the course
In The Art of Leadership course one students will self define leadership and the role it plays in their life. They will learn the elements of caring leadership, how to identify the satisfactions and frustrations of leadership, and what people want in a leader. They will learn look at leadership through the lens of both trait and behavior theories. This class focuses on distinguishing qualities of leaders and the characteristics of followers as they are relevant to leadership.
Human Resource Management-Performance Appraisals, Coaching, and Termination
Instructor: Lyndi Odegard
ONLINE July 20 - August 2, 2009
This course addresses human resource topics including; reward systems, performance management, and retention from a strategic perspective. It will teach business managers how to retain good employees and coach for improved performance through the use of an employee performance management system. This course will discuss the importance of improving and correcting employee performance, as well as what to know when discipline and termination becomes necessary. Registration form
Regional Employer Support Network - Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Seminar
Seminar will discuss a broad range of Unemployment Insurance topics including: Unemployment benefits eligibility (quits, discharges, misconduct, Defining "suitable employment" for UI applicants, Employer Online Self-Service System(with a focus on the new Benefits functionality), Filing an appeal or raising an issue, Covered vs. non-covered employment(owners, independent contractors, family, etc.), Tax rates and experience ratings, Taxable wages, Submitting quarterly wage detail reports, and Reporting unemployment fraud. Seminar sponsored by the Regional Employer Support Network in partnership with Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development. Please register online before July 30.Join us at CRI on Thursday, August 6, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Advance registration is required.
What's New Word 2007?
Instructor: Cal Rice
ONLINE August 10 - August 17, 2009
The purpose of the course is to help the experienced Microsoft Word PC user transition quickly to Word 2007.The primary emphasis will be on the user interface but there will also be tips regarding some of the new functions available. Registration form
The Basics of a New Position: Job Analysis to Hiring
Instructor: Lyndi Odegard
ONLINE August 17 - August 30, 2009
Whether you need to create a new position or fill an existing one, this course will help you analyze your businesses needs and walk you through the entire process. Throughout the course you will develop a job description, improve your job application, create an ad posting the position, walk through the interview process-creating job appropriate interview questions and strategies to evaluate applications, and finally, you will learn about recruiting and hiring. Registration form.
Northern Minnesota Safety Council - Industrial Lift Truck Training
In this course you will learn:
Industrial Fork Lift Truck Training
Powered Industrial Truck Training
This course meets the Federal OSHA training requirements standard 1910.178. After completing the Industrial Lift Truck Training course, you will receive a safety certification. This session will be held at North Central Door Company in Bemidji on Wednesday, August 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration form and more information is online.
The Art of Leadership: Course Two
PREREQUISITE:The Art of Leadership: Course One
Instructor: Karen Pikula
The Art of Leadership course two builds on course one and focuses on the application of the principles, methods, and techniques for developing others that were covered in course one.
Instructor: Brian Mathews
ONLINE September 28 - October 25, 2009
Succession planning is a process of developing talent within the organization to meet needs now and into the future. As the workforce is facing retirement of baby boomers, it is important to establish and implement a succession plan now. Topics that will enable you to define, prepare and write a succession plan will be covered. Registration form.
Instructor: Nate Dorr
ONLINE October 5 - November 15, 2009
This course will bring you through each step of writing a winning grant proposal, from the letter of intent to letters of support. You will learn how to write concise goals and needs statements, describe your organization and project/program, develop a budget, create an evaluation and project timeline, and collect supporting documents critical to the grant process. The course will take you through the Common Grant Application accepted by most foundations and giving organizations, and will give an overview of Federal grant formats. Registration form.
Northwest Technical College Custom College Course Offerings
All courses will be held at NTC unless otherwise noted. Contact Richard Lehmann at Richard.Lehmann@ntcmn.edu for additional information.
Concepts in Safety and Health for the Supervisor
July 16-17, M-State, Moorhead
August 13-14, M-State, Fergus Falls
This 16 hour, credit or non-credit certification is for learners that are either in a supervisory or management position. The course provides a "Train the Trainer" approach to improve an entire organization's occupational health and safety programs. Learn the management and supervisory responsibility, knowledge, and liability in relation to safety & health laws and rules of enforcement agencies. Employment law topics covered include OSHA, Workers Compensation, Wage & Hour, Federal and State Whistleblower laws, and Construction codes and licensing. Recordkeeping rules and requirements are also outlined. The AWAIR Act is covered and the employee misconduct defense is discussed. Learners will fully understand the multi-employer issue with regard to violations of statute and the 'create vs. expose' language for determining liability. This course will help to squash the myths and rumors about what OSHA can and can't do to familiarize learners with directives, policies, and due process.(Also available to employers as a customized course with topics, times and locations of your choosing.)
July 31, 2009
This 4 hour course provides practical instruction on payroll processes and payroll law. Participants will receive hand-on direction on creating statements and forms. Designed as a refresher or update for those with some payroll familiarity, instructor Gary Sorenson will provide plain-English examples, administrative tips, demonstration of Word and Excel capabilities, and interactive Q&A. Registration and Flier
Residential Energy Auditor Training
Sept. 21 - 25, 2009
This five-day course provides basic training in how to assess the potential for improving home energy efficiency and comfort. The Residential Energy Auditor program is suited for employees or individuals who are performing or interested in utility sponsored residential energy conservation audits and working with the low-income weatherization program. It also provides the technical skills for building contractors to add a residential energy efficiency line of business. A certification examination of the State of Minnesota's minimum qualifications for residential energy auditors will be included with the cost of registration. Offered in partnership with Dunwoody College of Technology, Minnesota Department of Commerce, and U.S. Department of Energy. To register please go to http://www.dunwoody.edu/custom/energyaudit.html
Commercial Vehicle Inspection Re-Certification
October 16, 2009
This mandatory course is designed to provide re-certification for commercial and/or self-truck inspectors already in Commercial Vehicle Inspection. Individuals whose certification has expired must complete this re-certification course to renew within six months of expiration date. Participants are required to bring their current certification number and business address with them to class. Registration form.
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Building Operator Certification, Level 1
September 10, 24, October 8, 22, 23, November 5, 19, and December 3, 2009
Building Operator Certification (BOC®) training includes nearly 80 hours of classroom and project work in building systems operation and maintenance. Each course in the series is completed in a one-day training session, except BOC 103 - HVAC Systems and Controls, a two-day course. To become certified, participants must pass an exam at the end of each day of training and complete assigned projects. Unless otherwise noted, training begins at 8 a.m. and ends by 4 p.m. The cost of the training is $1,200. Register online at www.boccentral.org.For more information about BOC training, please contact James Pena at (312) 784-7277 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the flyer. (Steam Plant Engineering certification will enhance the BOC. See below.)
Ottertail Power customer employees will be reimbursed for the $1200 course fee if this course is taken and completed. For more information on this reimbursement, click here.
Steam Plant Engineering
November 4, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, and December 2, 2009
This 36-hour course is designed to prepare the boiler operator or those preparing for employment as a boiler operator to take either the Minnesota Low Pressure (C Level) or Minnesota High Pressure (Levels A & B) Boiler Exam for the following classes: special engineer, 2nd class engineer, 1st class engineer, or chief engineer. The contents include the following: Low pressure - valves, steam traps, pumps, flame safeguards, burners, safety valves, boiler room safety, and hot water boilers.High pressure - condensers, steam engines, mathematical formulas, boiler room safety, and hot water boilers.
Attention Dislocated Workers
MN received over $17 million in federal stimulus for dislocated workers, the vast majority of which is for training. If like many in this recession you've lost your job, don't miss out on this unprecedented opportunity to enhance your employability and earning potential. This program is administered through the Workforce Center system. Contact your Workforce Center to find out if you are eligible. http://www.mnwfc.org/field/