RALEIGH, NC, February 03, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Bruce Clarke, president and CEO of CAI (http://www.capital.org), a human resource management firm that helps organizations maximize employee engagement while minimizing employer liability, announced the company's February 2013 schedule of training and development seminars. All courses will be held at CAI's Raleigh location at 2900 Highwoods Blvd. unless otherwise noted.
-"Forklift Operator: Train the Trainer" is a full-day course that will provide participants with the needed formal training for serving as a designated forklift trainer. During the course, which is based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Revised Standard for Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training, participants will review the formal, or classroom, section of the required forklift training to learn how to become an effective instructor. The course will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/chPa8d.
-"Healthcare Reform Updates: What's in Store for 2013 and Beyond" is an interactive program for CAI members only. During the course, participants will be equipped with a better understanding of how to plan for and meet requirements of future healthcare reform provisions, particularly those that could cause compliance challenges for group health plans. Presentations will be led by Joy Binkley and Lindsey Surratt from Hill, Chesson & Woody Employee Benefit Services. The program will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/Xq6k1k.
-"HR Assistant Certification Program" is a two-day course that will teach participants the skills, knowledge and abilities needed to excel in an HR Assistant role. Participants will discuss federal and state employment laws, learn to improve communication skills and discover how to respond to issues like harassment and policy violations. Additionally, participants will learn how to conduct effective employee orientations and exit interviews. The course will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12 through Wednesday Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/cWw6Hh.
-"Ask the Expert - Keepin' It Legal: How to Ensure That Your Wellness Program Won't Make You Sick" is an interactive program for CAI members only. Led by Robin Shea, attorney of Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLC, the program is the second installment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) program she began in 2012. During the program, participants will learn how the ADA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy rule impact company wellness programs and how to ensure company wellness program success. The program is available in-person or via the Web and will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/YTQ87u.
-"What Every Manager Needs to Know About Progressive Discipline and Termination" is a half-day course that will prepare attendees to effectively use progressive discipline and, when necessary, conduct the termination process. Attendees will learn the essential elements of the progressive disciplinary process, how to identify when progressive discipline is appropriate and how to apply discipline fairly and consistently. Additionally, discussions will cover the importance of proper documentation in the disciplinary and termination processes. The course will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/nqSW8R.
-"Building Successful Teams" is a half-day course in which participants will discover how to increase team unity, use individual strengths to achieve maximum team results and improve the performance of existing work teams. During the program, participants will learn how to identify the causes of performance problems, recognize when progressive discipline is appropriate and successfully handle a termination meeting. The course will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/dilofZ.
-"Fundamentals of Management Certification Program" is a two-day interactive program designed to help managers master the key competencies associated with effective leadership: leadership vision, values and character, communication, coaching, and credibility. Participants will learn and practice applying the necessary skills for positively influencing employees to optimal performance and productivity. The course will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/bIWEzs.
-"Improving Your Basic Business Writing Skills" is a one-day course that will teach participants the basic components of effective business writing. During the course, participants will learn how to avoid the most common grammatical problems, how to capture a readers' attention in the first paragraph, and how to write efficiently and succinctly. The course will be led by Dr. David Covington, business and technical writing professor at NC State University, and will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/cZF7uq.
-"Building Strategic Relationships" is a one-day, highly interactive course designed to help attendees increase their chances of building productive relationships inside and outside the workplace. During the course, attendees will learn how to break down common communication barriers and how to collaborate effectively within and across groups. The course will take place on Friday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/WXuEoY.
-"PHR/SPHR Certification Study Course" is a study course that will prepare participants for the PHR and SPHR certification exams. During the course, participants will focus on six major areas of human resources: strategic management, workplace planning and employment, human resources development, compensation and benefits, employees and labor relations, and occupational health, safety and security. David Siler, SPHR, GPHR, managing partner of Distinctive HR, Inc. will lead this interactive preparatory program. The course will take place on Fridays from Friday, Feb. 22 through Friday, April. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is available as an online course as well. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/a8r0NJ.
-"Essentials of Project Management" is a one-day interactive program in which participants will build the knowledge and skills needed to successfully develop and execute a project to meet business goals. During the program, participants will discuss the phases of managing a project, discover how to build a comprehensive project plan, and learn to manage a project schedule, resources, and costs. The course will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/9IoTKV.
-"Leveraging Your Emotional Intelligence" is an interactive workshop that will focus on emotional intelligence, self-awareness and relating to others. During the workshop, participants will assess their own levels of emotional intelligence and utilize techniques to achieve greater self-awareness, self-control and self-motivation. The program will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/msEkja.
-"Improving Communication Using the DISC Assessment" is a three-hour course in which attendees will learn how to improve communication skills by understanding the four primary styles of the DISC personality assessment tool. During the course, attendees will analyze their own DISC style, learn to identify the DISC styles of others and develop strategies to better communicate with each personality style. The course will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/arscN0.
-"Maximizing Performance: The Power of Feedback" is a three-hour course that will help participants learn how to provide constructive feedback to maximize employee performance. During the course, participants will learn the difference between reinforcing and developmental feedback, practice strategies for handling pushback when delivering feedback, and identify opportunities to provide feedback to employees. The program will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/dvUKXG.
-"Practical Management I Certification Series" is a series of eight half-day, interactive courses designed to sharpen basic management skills and increase management effectiveness. Course topics include improving communication using the DISC assessment, maximizing performance through feedback, developing others through coaching, inspiring employee motivation, and interviewing for success. Courses may be taken individually, but the series will run from Wednesday, Feb. 27 through Thursday Mar. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/atYYsN.
-"Developing Others Through Coaching" is a three-hour, interactive course designed to teach participants how to use coaching as a tool to maximize workplace performance and achieve business goals. During the course, participants will discover the most appropriate times to apply coaching skills, learn how to become a thinking partner for employees and learn how to use coaching to help employees perform at the top level of potential. The course will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/bm3w8g.
-"Inspiring Employee Motivation" is a half-day course that will instruct attendees on how to inspire employees for optimal productivity and performance. Through discussing motivation styles and the key elements for creating a motivating workplace, attendees will discover the tools needed to promote productivity and increased performance levels. At the end of the course, participants will be able to understand the link between motivation and performance, describe the key elements of a motivating workplace environment, assess the components of various motivational styles, create a plan for motivating team members, and explain the relationship between effort, performance, rewards and goals in motivating employees. The course will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/cQrnVB.
"We are excited to announce the schedule for the upcoming February seminars in Raleigh," said Clarke. "Our interactive programs cover the most relevant topics for today's professionals, whose efforts are crucial for promoting the overall growth of the Triangle's business community. Additionally, our seminars provide effective tools and updated information to foster the professional and personal development of attendees."
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- All events are open to both CAI members and nonmembers, unless otherwise noted.
CAI is a trusted resource for HR, compliance and people development. With locations in Raleigh and Greensboro, CAI is a membership-driven organization that helps North Carolina employers maximize employee engagement and minimize employer liability through human resources and management advice, training, news, survey data, public policy advocacy and consulting services. For more information, please call (919) 878-9222 or visit http://www.capital.org.
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