RALEIGH, NC, August 18, 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 September 2013 schedule of training and development seminars. All courses will be held at CAI's Raleigh location at 2900 Highwoods Blvd., unless otherwise noted.---
-"Using LinkedIn to Find Your Next Great Employee" is a one-day course designed for HR and recruiting professionals who want to learn how to best leverage LinkedIn to find, attract and converse with top-quality candidates. Instructor William Blackmon, founder and CEO of Apogee Social Media Group, will teach the best steps, strategies and tactics for using key features and applications within LinkedIn. To attend this course, participants must have an established LinkedIn account and bring their account information and laptop. The program will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/163GLXE.
-"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 Friday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/msEkja.
-"Communication and Conflict Resolution: Mastering the Key Skills for Working Effectively with Others" is a full-day course that will teach attendees how to build productive work relationships by utilizing effective communication skills and working toward collaboration. Attendees will identify their own conflict triggers and identify strategies to help them avoid or manage potential conflict. Additionally, attendees will learn strategies for working with conflicting personalities and how to better manage their responses. The course will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/d7hjER.
-"Team Leader Certification Program" is a two-day, interactive program that will help prepare team leaders to perform at higher levels. Through group discussions, exercises, role-plays and action planning, attendees will develop the skills necessary to succeed and gain a better understanding of how to apply them to specific workplace situations. At the end of the course, attendees will be equipped to apply strategies to effectively communicate with and influence others, and to manage difficult employee behaviors. The program will take place Tuesday, Sept. 10 and Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/cHsA4n.
-"Leading Through Change" is a one-day course designed to help managers learn new skills and be prepared to lead the psychological aspects of change, as well as the transactional aspects. This program introduces a model for guiding people through change that directly addresses the sources of resistance and builds employee commitment to the future. Participants will practice coaching a team member through change and will create an action plan for managing and implementing change in their organization. The course will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/14BimeM.
-"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. During the course, participants will practice applying the skills necessary to inspire optimal performance and productivity in their employees. The course will take place on Thursday, Sept. 12 and Friday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/bIWEzs.
-"HR Best Practices: Finding, Hiring and Onboarding the Best" is a one-day course designed to help HR professionals build recruiting, interviewing and onboarding processes to hire the right employees. During the course, participants will review proven methodologies and successful recruiting processes and will assess their current practices. By the end of the course, participants will be able to implement strategies to more effectively hire and retain top talent for their companies. The course will take place on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/TCUD5K.
-"Essentials of HR Certification Program" is a three-day course that will teach attendees the essential elements of the human resource function. Attendees will discover the fundamental regulatory and compliance knowledge needed to protect themselves and their organizations. Additionally, attendees will discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Essentials of HR Certification Program is structured to take place one day per week for three weeks. The course will take place on Friday, Sept. 13; Friday, Sept. 20; and Friday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/bgCbnY.
-"Building Relationships Using the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory" is a three-hour course centered on learning to identify personality types with the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI). During the course, participants will take the test, discuss the results and learn about the potential uses of such valuable self-knowledge in their work environment. The course will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/bd0h1V.
-"Accountability for Improved Work Performance" is an interactive course that will help participants improve employee accountability in the workplace by improving the level of personal accountability in each team member. Through video vignettes, case studies, and real life application and action planning, participants will learn to view accountability as an ongoing process for achieving personal empowerment and effectiveness. The course, which is part of the Practical Management II Certification Series, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/ZHEiAe.
-"OSHA Outreach Training: 10-Hour Voluntary Compliance for General Industry" is a two-day regimented program approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that will train employers on the purpose of OSHA and the OSHA standards. The course offers open discussions about interpretations of OSHA standards and how they affect each participant's industry/facility. This class strictly follows program guidelines given by the OSHA Outreach Training Program administered by the Southeastern OSHA Training Institute Education Center at NC State University. The course will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/bbAvQ3.
-"Practical Management II Certification Series" is a series of eight half-day courses for new and experienced managers who would like to sharpen their basic management skills. Focusing on the key competencies necessary for success as a manager, this series offers a review of current theories in management with examples of how to apply them in participants' workplaces. Through practice exercises, role-plays, case studies and classroom discussion, attendees will discover practical tips they can use right away. The course will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17 through Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/d9tUS7.
-"Managing Conflict in the Workplace" is an interactive course in which participants will learn how to avoid losing their cool and how to turn conflict into an opportunity for collaboration. Attendees will discover how to identify and understand their individual conflict style and triggers, identify strategies to help others collaborate more effectively, and develop a process for resolving conflict. The course will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/91uv5D.
-"Building Successful Teams" is a three-hour course that will help attendees build a team environment and help their current team function better. Participants will discover how to increase team unity, identify effective and ineffective team behaviors, describe the five stages of team development, and use individual strengths to achieve maximum team results. The course will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/dilofZ.
-"Behavioral Based Interviewing" is an interactive full-day course that will incorporate individual exercises, group discussions and practice interviews to help participants discover a four-step process for successful hiring. Participants will learn how to identify the steps in a successful selection process, develop appropriate behavioral questions and select the best candidate against key competencies and criteria. The course will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/jZ2Cgb.
-"Fundamentals of Supervision Certification Program" is a two-day program designed to help first-time supervisors and managers establish a strong foundation for supervisory success. During the course, attendees will learn how to define their roles as supervisors, delegate tasks and effectively deliver messages to varying communication styles. Additionally, attendees will discover how to apply a model to successfully manage conflict and identify strategies to motivate employees. The program will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/9TWV1s.
-"Stepping Up to Supervision Certification Program" is an interactive, two-day certification program that will help non-supervisors identify and develop the managerial and leadership skills needed for success in a supervisory role. During the course, participants will discuss the rewards and challenges of transitioning from an individual contributor to a supervisor and the key skills and behaviors needed for effective leadership. The course will take place Monday, Sept. 23 and Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/fdIYGt.
-"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 Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/WXuEoY.
-"Forklift Operator: Train the Trainer" is a full-day course that will provide participants with the formal training necessary to serve 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 required forklift training. Participants will also learn how to become an effective forklift instructor. The course will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/chPa8d.
-"PHR/SPHR Certification Study Course" is a series of study courses that will help participants prepare for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). The program will be led by David Siler, SPHR, GPHR, managing partner of Distinctive HR, Inc., and will take place on Friday, Sept. 27 through Friday, Nov. 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/a8r0NJ.
"We are pleased to announce the schedule of seminars for September, including a large variety of interactive and up-to-date courses covering the latest topics affecting local professionals," said Clarke. "These seminars enable us to continuously provide area professionals with relevant information needed for professional growth and development to strengthen the Triangle's business community."
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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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