Local Classes, Courses, and Training

BUREAU OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION HEALTH & SAFETY DIVISION/PATHS

 General Safety Webinars – February & March, 2018

Webinar duration is approximately 1 hour depending on course material as well as viewer participation.

Upcoming Workplace Safety Committee  Initial & Re-Certification Training

Governor Wolf’s Initiative on Opioids

DrugFree Workplace – Drug Free Workplace Employee Training – in partnership with Gina Riordan and DrugFree Workplace PA, Friday, February 23rd at 9:30am – 11:30am
DrugFree Workplace – Science of Addiction – in partnership with Gina Riordan and DrugFree Workplace PA, Monday, February 26th at 1:30pm – 3:30pm
DrugFree Workplace – Creating a Drug Free Workplace in partnership with Gina Riordan and DrugFree Workplace PA Friday, March 9th at 9:30am – 11:00am
DrugFree Workplace – Substance Use Signs and Symptoms in partnership with Gina Riordan and DrugFree Workplace PA Monday, March 19th at 1:30pm – 3:00pm
in partnership with Gina Riordan and DrugFree Workplace PA Friday, March 23rd at 9:30am – 11:00am

DrugFree Workplace – Medical Marijuana in partnership with Gina Riordan and DrugFree Workplace PA

Monday, March 26th at 1:30pm – 3:00pm

 To register for any of these events just click on the link(s) above and you will be automatically re-directed to the event homepage and a registration form.We can come to your location and provide training for your organization if you can provide at least 25 participants.  For more information contact ra-li-bwc-paths@pa.gov  To register for any of our safety trainings available, classroom or webinar, please visit the PATHS Training Calendar.

JEFF TECH

Online Microsoft Courses

Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. All courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. You can complete any course entirely from your home or office, any time of the day or night. Courses include Intro to Microsoft Word, Intro to Microsoft Excel, Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint, Intro to Microsoft Access, Intro to Microsoft Outlook, and Intro to Windows 10. New course sessions begin monthly. Please visit our Online Instruction Center to see exact start dates for the courses that interest you.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER

The Community Education Center, together with business, education and community partners, offers professional, academic, and personal opportunities for lifelong learning in Elk and Cameron Counties and the surrounding areas. CEC offers college courses, trainings, workshops, career and college advisement, and much more.

Operational Excellence Series – March 2

Morning Session: Introduction to Operational Excellence and Aligning Metrics and Key Performance Indicators to the Operational Excellence Strategy.
Afternoon Session: Lessons in Synchronous Flow for Operations.
March 2; 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM * cost: $250 * 4 Erie Ave., Suite 200 St. Marys PA 15857 * Tel: (814) 781-3437 Fax: (814) 781-3447 * Register here * for more info: http://www.communityedcenter.com

PENN STATE DUBOIS

Fundamentals of Golf – Tuesdays, starting March 27

How does six golf classes for $99 sound?
Fundamentals of Golf is designed to help beginners learn the different clubs, how the game is played, golf etiquette, and more. Participate in hands-on group and individual exercises to help develop the correct golf swing. Class limited to 12. REGISTER HERE!
Get a Grip on Your Golf Game is for the more experienced golfer who wants to improve his or her game and learn new techniques to correct bad habits. Focus on improving your game with this advanced instruction. Class limited to 12. REGISTER HERE!
Date: Tuesdays, March 27, 2018 through May 1, 2018 Time of classes: Fundamentals of Golf – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Get a Grip on Your Golf Game – 7:40 PM – 8:40 PM Registration Fee: $99 each Location: Penn State DuBois, Multi-Purpose Building Gym Instructor: Greg Kennis, Owner/Superintendent at Kenterra Golf Course in DuBois, PA.

CLARION UNIVERSITY SBDC

Thinking of starting your own business? Attend a First Step seminar!

Learn the First Steps to Start and Finance Your Business: Click on a location for details!

  • Clarion: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Smethport: Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • DuBois: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Positive Leadership 101 Series

Hosted Communication Effectiveness for Leaders by CLIC (Clarion Leadership & Innovation Connection) – Join us for a lunch and learn series designed to make you a more effective, positive leader. Participants will learn to recognize latent possibilities and become more: aware, committed, encouraged, energized, engaged, effective, connected and creative. Schedule:

  • Team Building: Strengths and Trait Assessment of Self and Others, March 21
  • Management Styles: Situational Approach to Leadership and Effective Delegation, April 18
  • Conflict Management and Assertiveness Training, May 16
  • Dealing with Stress: Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence for Leaders, June 20

Participants attending all sessions will receive a certificate for completing Positive Leadership 101 from the Positivity Academy. Speakers: Don Morgan, PhD, Positive Psychology Practitioner and Consultant, MM Consultants Group; Kathleen Ellwood, Professional Coach and Trainer When: see dates above Where: Clarion University SBDC (Barnes Center) 330 North Point Drive, Suite 100 Clarion PA 16214-3873 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (11:30 am registration) Cost: $15.00 per session, or $60 for all six sessions (lunch included) Register Online Now or email CLIC at clarionclic@gmail.com 

Smart Credit Strategies for Small Business Owners – March 1

When you are a business owner, strong personal credit scores can be an asset by helping you qualify for a business credit card, an SBA loan or other types of funding that take the owner’s personal credit into account. But if you are not careful, your business can hurt your credit score. Nav Education Director, Gerri Detweiler, has been answering individual’s credit questions for more than twenty years. You will learn the following from this webinar: The big credit score mistake many small business owners make; How to protect your credit from your business; How small business lenders view personal credit scores; And much more! This webinar will focus on personal credit scores. It will last approximately one hour and will be facilitated by the Clarion University SBDC. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
Speaker: Gerri Detweiler, Education Director, Nav. When: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Where: Clarion University SBDC (Barnes Center), 330 North Point Drive, Suite 100, Clarion PA 16214-3873 Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (9:30 am registration) Cost: $10.00 per person. Register Online Now or Call the Clarion University SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll free at 1 (877) 292-1843 or Email: sbdc@clarion.edu.

Managing your Emotions in the Workplace – March 8

Have you ever walked away from a meeting upset because you didn’t say what you intended to say? Making you feel like the point you were trying to make wasn’t heard or valued? Have you ever let anger or aggressiveness take over when trying to negotiate with employees, co-workers or business partners? We have all had experiences like these. This workshop will provide you with the tools and techniques to turn the situation around. Angie Shirey, LCSW and owner of Spero Group, LLC will cover these topics and provide helpful methods to keep your emotions in perspective while communicating in a manner that will be respected and heard. Topics to be covered include The ‘How’ and ‘Why’ of our emotional responses, identifying ways to work through emotional responses, and learning to communicate effectively so that you will be heard. Speaker: Angie Shirey, LCSW, Spero Group LLC.  When: Thursday, March 8, 2018 Where: Clarion University SBDC (Barnes Center), 330 North Point Drive, Suite 100, Clarion PA 16214-3873 Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am (8:30 am registration) Cost: $20.00 per person Register Online Now or Call the Clarion University SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll free at 1 (877) 292-1843 or Email sbdc@clarion.edu

Fair Labor Standards Act & Family Medical Leave Act: How They Affect Your Business –  March 14

Do you know if your business is in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and/or the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Whether you are looking to hire your first employee or if you are ready to expand your staff to 100, this seminar has the answers you are looking for. Topics to be covered on each act include FLSA: Minimum Wage, Overtime, Recordkeeping and Child Labor; and FLMA: Employer Coverage and Employee Eligibility, Qualifying Reasons for Leave, Amount of Leave, Employer/Employee Rights and Responsibilities, and Military Family Leave Provisions.
Speaker: Karen Welton, Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Nav When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Where: Clarion University SBDC (Barnes Center) Time:9:00 am – 12:00 noon (8:30 am registration).  Register Online Now or Call the Clarion University SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll free at 1 (877) 292-1843 or Email: sbdc@clarion.edu

OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule – what is required and what has changed – March 20

Understanding OSHA Regulations – workplace safety and health standards – Temporary Workers – Understanding each employer’s role in protecting workers – Consultation Services – provided by PA OSHA. Speakers: Mark Harmon, Compliance Assistance Specialist, US Department of Labor: OSHA and Greg Sipos, CSP, Safety Consultant, PA OSHA Consultation Office When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Where: Venango College of Clarion University, 1801 West First Street, Montgomery Hall, Room 101, Oil City PA 16301 Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (8:00 am registration) Register Online Now or Call the Clarion University SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll free at 1 (877) 292-1843 or Email: sbdc@clarion.edu

How Business Credit Can Help Your Business Grow –  April 12

Did you know your business has its own credit reports and scores? Do you know how to leverage yours for better terms with vendors, increased financing options, business opportunities and more? Are you familiar with the small business FICO score used to screen many SBA loan applications? If you didn’t answer “yes” to all these questions, join us as credit expert Gerri Detweiler, Education Director for Nav, explains how to build and use business credit to your advantage. You will learn the following during this webinar: Which credit bureaus compile business credit reports and how they are used; Business credit scores and the factors that help build strong scores; Key ways business credit is different from personal credit; Quick steps you can take now to build business credit (even if you have no business credit or poor personal credit). This webinar lasts approximately one hour and will be facilitated by the Clarion University SBDC. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webinar. Speaker: Gerri Detweiler, Education Director, Nav  When: Thursday, April 12, 2018 Where: Clarion University SBDC (Barnes Center), 330 North Point Drive, Suite 100, Clarion PA 16214-3873 Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (9:30 am registration) Cost: $10.00 per person Register Online Now or Call the Clarion University SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll free at 1 (877) 292-1843 or Email: sbdc@clarion.edu

Register For: QuickBooks 2017 Level I – April 17 (registration deadline April 13)

If you’ve recently purchased QuickBooks or plan to in the near future we can help you learn the basics. Learn to create, use and maintain your books with ease. Keep track of your payables and receivables. Course approved for 8 CPE credits through the Center for Accounting Education & Research. This seminar includes Setting up a company file, Navigating the program, Accounts Payable – entering/paying bills, Accounts Receivable – invoicing customers/receiving payment, and Bank reconciliation. Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (Registration Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018) Where: Potter County Education Council, 5 Water Street, Coudersport PA 16915-1119 Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Registration begins at 8:15 am and On Your Own 1 Hour Lunch) Cost: $199.00 for one 7-hour session. Save $38.00 and register for both QuickBooks Level I and QuickBooks Level II classes for $360.00 (Cost includes QuickBooks training manual). Register Online Now or Call the SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll free at 1 (877) 292-1843 or Email sbdc@clarion.edu.

Why Export? – April 18

Are you interested in expanding your sales into other countries? At this seminar, you will learn the basics of exporting and what it means to sell internationally. Topics include Determining if your company is ready to export, Overview of why your company should export,  Identifying good markets,  Finding and screening buyers/partners,  Placing everything in motion: staffing, paperwork, shipping, pricing, etc., and Resources for exporting. Speakers: Aleshia Marshall, Business Consultant, Clarion University SBDC; Ryan Russell, Senior International Trade Specialist, US Commercial Service; and Christine Perneski, Export Marketing Director, North Central Commission. When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Where: DuBois Country Club, 10 Lakeside Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801 Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon Cost: FREE Register Online Now or Call the Clarion University SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll free at 1 (877) 292-1843 or Email sbdc@clarion.edu   Following this event, there will be another seminar, Incoterms 2010 in Practice, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided at no charge for those that wish to attend one or both events. Click here to register for the afternoon seminar.

Incoterms® 2010 in Practice – April 18

You may know the definitions of Incoterms® 2010 but do you know how to apply them? This program will provide not only an understanding of the definitions but actual examples of using them to your advantage in purchase orders, sales agreements and even letters of credit. Topics include Background of Incoterms®, Relationship between Incoterms® and payment terms, Responsibilities of each term, and Application of the various terms in international transactions. Speaker: Robert Imbriani, Executive VP, International for Team Worldwide When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Where: DuBois Country Club, 10 Lakeside Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801 Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost: No charge (lunch is included prior to the event at 12:00 p.m.) Register Online Now or Call the Clarion University SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll free at 1 (877) 292-1843 or Email sbdc@clarion.edu*Prior to this event, there will be another seminar, Why Export?, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided at no charge for those that wish to attend one or both events. Click here to register for the morning seminar.

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