Resolve to expand your professional skills in the new year! Register for a class at CRI!
CRI Brown Bag Lunch Series -
Interactive Mapping Demonstration
Ever wondered how you could use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to benefit your business? Join Beltrami County's GIS Director and learn all about it--for free--on Wednesday, January 13, 12:00 - 1:00p.m., at CRI. Click here for more information.
Discover and leverage your unique strengths! DeAnna Murphy leads Strength-Based Leadership, an inspiring four-part class beginning Tuesday, January 19, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at CRI. Click here for registration form.
Engage Workplace Challenges and
Work Together Better - Webinar Series
Have you ever experienced workplace conflict or had difficulty resolving disagreements positively? "Working Together Better" is an online seminar series that addresses these challenges. These 90-minute courses begin at 11:00 a.m., one day a month, beginning January 19 with "How People Work: Understanding and Valuing Differences." For more information and details about a free online preview January 7, click here.
Marketing for Small Businesses -
Branding Your Small Business
Effective branding is a key to business success--especially for small businesses. Learn more on Wednesday, January 20, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at CRI. Part of the "Marketing for Small Businesses" series. For registration form, click here.
Northern Minnesota Safety Council
Presents "Ergonomics and Reducing the Pain in Worker's
Take the pain out of worker's comp! Join Joe Kapaun and his associates as they present on workplace ergonomics, worker's comp, and related topics. This class begins at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20, at CRI. The cost is $25, click here for more information.
Natural Resources Continuing
Education Consortium Presents "Forest Management and Global Climate
Join research ecologist John Bradford to discuss potential challenges to regional forests. This workshop will take place on January 25 at 3:00 p.m. at CRI.
Grant Writing - Online
Increase your organization's competitiveness by becoming a skilled grant writer! This online course begins Monday, January 25 with instructor Nate Dorr. Click here for more information.
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Building Operator Certification, Level 1
Earn your Building Operator Certification (BOC®) and save money through energy efficiency. Class begins January 28 at Northwest Technical College. The cost is $1,200; complete reimbursement is available. For more information and reimbursement requirements, click here.
National Electrical Code Continuing
A class for experienced electricians and apprentices to learn the most significant changes in the 2008 National Electrical Code, the Laws and Rules Regulating Licensing of Electricians, and Inspection of Electrical Installation. Class runs January 29 - 30, click here for more information.
This course on Friday, February 5, will have 8 hours of instruction covering state licensing and inspection requirements and much more. Click here for additional information.
Intro to Healing
Healing Touch is an energy-based practice that utilizes light touch on and above the body for relieving stress and pain. Class will take place onSaturday , February 6, click here for more information.
Take your professional development
into your own hands with an online course from CRI!
Upcoming online courses include:
Effective Succession Planning, February 8 - March 14
What's New in Word 2007, February 8 - 14
Business Grammar For Those Who Believe They Can't Write, February 8 - 27
Project Management - Certificate, February 22 - April 4
Performance Appraisals, Coaching, and Termination, February 22 - March 7
Have questions about online learning? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page!
CRI - January Office Closure
Please note that the Center for Research and Innovation will be closed on Monday, January 18.
Other opportunities are coming soon! Watch our calendar for all new course information.CRI's mission is to create opportunities through workforce, professional, and organizational development.Click here to let us know how we can better accomplish this mission and support your business success via our customized training programs, multimedia development, and other services. Upon request this document can be made available in alternate formats, please contact CRI for assistance. If you are taking a class from CRI and need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, such an accommodation can be made available upon advance request. Please contact CRI as soon as possible. For TTY communication, contact the Minnesota Relay Service at 612-297-5353 or 1-800-627-3529.