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Community Mapping with Free Online Software and Simple GIS New Date March 17, 2017

Attention Community Planners, Event Planners, Economic Developers and Community Organizers!

This one day, hands-on workshop will help community planners, economic developers and community organizers learn to analyze locational data and create both interactive web maps and static paper / PDF maps. Whether the need is to map batches of addresses, make better presentation graphics, evaluate demographic or land use trends online mapping and GIS tools are now readily available and simple to use.

The central themes of the workshop are:

  • To obtain hands-on experience with simple online mapping and GIS tools
  • To quickly and appropriately incorporate new mapping skills into current job tasks

The hands-on exercises will use geographic data from different easily accessible sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, the state of Massachusetts, and Google.

The exercises will use different online mapping tools including Google Maps, American Factfinder, Social Explorer, and Mango Maps GIS. participants will also learn the process to identify potential mapping projects, determine the data needed, and then produce an understandable and usable product.

Note: This interactive workshop is held at the Salem State University GIS Lab, in Meier Hall, Room #325.  If you are purchasing multiple tickets, You must purchase each ticket individually using the name and contact information for each person you are enrolling. You may use the same PO/Check or credit card for each ticket purchased. Parking permits will be emailed to each registered participant on receipt of registration/payment.

REGISTER NOW!

NOTE: A parking permit will be emailed to all registered/paid participant shortly before the class date.

REFUND POLICY: 100% refund before the first class meeting. 50% before the second class meeting. No refunds after the second class meeting. In the case of a Salem State Online class, 100% refund before the scheduled start date. No refunds once the Salem State Online class begins. For all other online classes (Gatlin, Ed2go, or MindEdge, no refunds of any kind will be issued). Please call Andrea Swirka at 978-542-6302 for more information.

Business Management Skills Certificate Program (4 Sessions)

NEW!

Salem State University Certificate Program

Business Management Skills

Fridays, March 10,  March 24, April 28, and May 5, 2017

This certificate program consists of four modules that will give you the concepts and principles you need to hone your business knowledge and help you implement effective practices in the business world.  This program will provide valuable skills to transition employees into new management positions, and help them build a foundation for success. Managers and supervisors, who would like a basic skills refresher, will also benefit from this program. Modules may be taken individually, for those not seeking a certificate. See website for individual course registrations.

  • Fundamentals of Leadership for First-time Supervisors and Managers (full-day)
  • Managing Conflict (full day)
  • Time Management (half-day, morning or afternoon)
  • Organizational Communication Skills for Leaders

FUNDAMENTALS OF LEADERSHIP FOR FIRST-TIME SUPERVISORS AND MANAGERS (FULL-DAY)
In this one-day program, you will learn critical leadership skills so that you are able to step forward with confidence as a leader in your organization. You will develop practical, necessary skills such as managing your time well, communicating effectively, and delegating work to others. You will also learn what great leaders know: how to hire the right people, how to facilitate productive meetings and handle conflicts among team members, and how to coach people to give their best job performance. This program is intended for the employee transitioning to a leadership or supervisory role, as well as senior managers and supervisors who seek advanced training in organizational leadership.
Friday, May 5, 2017               10:00 am – 4:30 PM

MANAGING CONFLICT
This course will assist you in understanding and implementing strategies that will help to manage conflict effectively. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: develop skills to assess a conflict situation and monitor their reaction to the conflict; utilize effective communication techniques to manage conflict in a proactive manner, and resolve conflict through identifying its source, and determining and implementing the best solution.
Friday, March 24, 2017             10:00 am – 4:30 PM

TIME MANAGEMENT (HALF-DAY, CHOOSE AM OR PM SESSION)
Time is a form of currency, and TIME IS MONEY!  In this half-day session (am or pm session) you will acquire day-to-day time-management tools that will help you more effectively use your time so you can direct your energy towards fulfilling your short and long-term professional and personal goals.  By identifying improved time management and organizational skills, you, too, can use your time and energy effectively, focusing your efforts on the activities that will help you reach your goals. BONUS:  you will create and action plan for your time-management process and identify ways to evaluate and improve your efforts.
Morning Session:
Friday, March 10, 2017  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
or
Afternoon Session:
Friday, March 10, 2017  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR LEADERS
This program was designed to familiarize you with the art of communicating.  You will earn to understand the importance of interpersonal skills in becoming a leader, be able to convey believability by keeping verbal, vocal, and visual communications consistent, practice the nine behavioral skills of interpersonal communication, and change your habits to improve interpersonal effectiveness.  This program is valuable whether you are currently in a leadership role, or hope to be a leader in the future.
Friday, April 28, 2017       10:00 am – 4:30 PM

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Time Management (Half-Day, Choose Morning or Afternoon Session)

TIME MANAGEMENT (HALF-DAY, CHOOSE AM OR PM SESSION)

Time is a form of currency, and TIME IS MONEY!  In this half-day session (am or pm session) you will acquire day-to-day time-management tools that will help you more effectively use your time so you can direct your energy towards fulfilling your short and long-term professional and personal goals.  By identifying improved time management and organizational skills, you, too, can use your time and energy effectively, focusing your efforts on the activities that will help you reach your goals. BONUS:  you will create and action plan for your time-management process and identify ways to evaluate and improve your efforts.
Morning Session:
Friday, March 10, 2017  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
or
Afternoon Session:
Friday, March 10, 2017  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Instructor: James Hannon, The Training Associates
Location: The Enterprise Center at Salem State University

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Class is FULL – Fundamentals of Leadership for First-time Supervisors and Managers (Full Day)

Class is FULL – FUNDAMENTALS OF LEADERSHIP FOR FIRST-TIME SUPERVISORS AND MANAGERS (FULL-DAY) Next Class May 5, 2017
In this one-day program, you will learn critical leadership skills so that you are able to step forward with confidence as a leader in your organization. You will develop practical, necessary skills such as managing your time well, communicating effectively, and delegating work to others. You will also learn what great leaders know: how to hire the right people, how to facilitate productive meetings and handle conflicts among team members, and how to coach people to give their best job performance. This program is intended for the employee transitioning to a leadership or supervisory role, as well as senior managers and supervisors who seek advanced training in organizational leadership.
Instructor: James Hannon, The Training Associates
Location: The Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Next Class May 5, 2017

grant writing

Writing to Win Grants (ONLINE)

Designed for the nonprofit or education professional, associate or staff member who wishes to gain skills related to strong grantsmanship,  this course takes participants from the beginning of the grants process including reviewing your own organization for its grant-readiness, through to follow up of a submitted grant request.

Participants may come with a specific project in mind or develop a sample during the course.

Course objectives include:

  • Evaluating your organization for grant readiness
  • Researching prospective funders: foundations, corporations, federal and state prospects
  • Understanding the different funding sources, their requirements, motivations and review processes
  • Reviewing Grant Guidelines, RFPs and RFQs
  • Determining appropriate outcome measures; documenting and tracking them
  • Developing a proposal template; components of proposal
  • Using support materials to support your proposal – data, prior history, other funding
  • Complete proposal review before submission
  • Pre- and post-submission contact with potential funders
  • What to do if the answer is yes! What to do if it is no.
  • Refining your approach based upon funder feedback.

NOTE: This is an online program. Once you are registered, you will be receive login information by email.

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BLS Provider CPR (1-day Initial or Renewal Course, multiple sessions available)

(Initial or Renewal Course based on the 2015 AHA Guidelines)
Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills.

In addition, BLS training can be appropriate for first responders, such as police officers and firefighters, as well as for laypeople whose work brings them into contact with members of the public, such as school, fitness center, or hotel and restaurant employees.

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a BLS Course Completion Card.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a completion cad valid for 2 years.

Conveniently scheduled on Saturday, please choose the session that works best for you.

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The Bee School at Salem State University – Queen Rearing Mini Course

 

 

 

 

 

The Bee School at Salem State University – Queen Rearing Mini-Course

This mini course teaches beekeepers two skill sets necessary in maintaining a sustainable apiary.

SKILL SET 1: Making Increases Through Splits:

In this presentation beekeepers are taught how to increase the number of hives by splitting their existing hives into NUCS which can be later increased into a standard hive.  Both walk away and queen introduced splits are discussed.  Topics include necessary equipment, timing, split development, and NUC management.

SKILL SET 2: Queen Rearing Using Non Grafting Techniques

In this presentation beekeeper are taught how to raise queen honey bees employing non grafting techniques.  All aspects of raising vibrant honey queens are examined including necessary equipment, timing, drone development, mating NUCS, queen banking, and queen introduction.

Course Structure:

The course is divided into two distinctly separate meetings:

Meeting 1: Salem State University – Fall (9/22/16)

This classroom meeting details the equipment, procedures, and manipulations, necessary to execute the two skill sets.

Meeting 2: Black Birch Farm – Spring (Date to be decided)

Students will practice the procedures for making splits and raising queens in an active apiary (appropriate protective clothing is required)

The scheduling of the two meetings is set so students have time over the winter months to acquire and assemble the necessary equipment which will enable them, at the conclusion of Meeting 2, to take what they have learned and put it into immediate practice.

NOTE:  This program is held at Salem State University in the Bertolon Classroom building on Central Campus.  A parking permit will be emailed to you on receipt of your registration.  For more information, please call 978-542-6302 or email corped@salemstate.edu.

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Retirement Management Analyst ONLINE Program

 

Salem State University
Retirement Management Analyst ONLINE PROGRAM

Fall Program Schedule

September 18 – November 6, 2016

If the gaps in your retirement advisory process or institutional practices put you and your clients at risk, RIIA® provides members with the market’s best performing asset: Validated Knowledge.

RIIA gives you access to ten years of client-focused experience with researchers and peers who belong to a thousand-strong network of clients, advisors, vendors, distributors and manufacturers.

Together, we are building the most objective, rigorous, comprehensive and tool-enabled body of knowledge for retirement income planning in the Fiduciary Age. If

you have three or more years of experience as a financial advisor, earning the Retirement Management Analyst (RMA®) credential will demonstrate to your clients and business partners that you have mastered the retirement planning advisory process.

Click here to see if you meet the experience, education and ethics requirements in order to qualify as an RMA Candidate

Demonstrate to your clients that your retirement training makes you uniquely qualified to earn their business, to solve their retirement problems and justifies your associated fees:

  • The most objective, defensible process that “minds the gaps” in the traditional planning processes
  • Reliable content based on rigorous academic, practitioner and client peer-review
  • The only course of study that maps a complete view of the retirement territory
  • Exclusive tools to create comprehensive, client-specific outcomes
  • Proven value for business growth based on 10 years of client-centric experience

RMA® Class Program fee $1,995.00 (Includes Printed Class Readings)

NOTE: The RMA exam may be taken immediately on completion of the program, or may be taken within four weeks of completion of the online RMA program. You need to apply as a candidate for the RMA Examination before you can register for the exam.

NOTE:  The Retirement Management  Online Program is an 8-week program, beginning on Monday, September 18 and ending on November 6, 2016.  The RMA exam may be taken immediately on completion of the program, or may be taken within four weeks of completion of the online RMA program.

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Sustainable Beekeeping

The Key to Sustainable Beekeeping: Fall and Winter Hive Management – the Bee School at Salem State University (4 Sessions)

The Key to Sustainable Beekeeping: Fall and Winter Hive Management

The Bee School at Salem State University 

Course 3 – 4 Sessions

August 18 – September 8, 2016

Thursday Evenings, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Sustainable Beekeeping at Salem State University is a three-course sequence that can be taken in any combination at $50.00 per course.

Complete all three, and receive a certificate from Salem State University.

Course 1: Sustainable Beekeeping: 6 weeks – $50.00

February 25 to March31 Thursday, 6:30 to 9:00 pm – All necessary equipment, management, and hive manipulations to install and maintain a bee hive from late spring through mid-summer. Course recommended for beginner and intermediate beekeepers.

Course 2: The Sustainable Apiary Summer: 4 weeks – $50.00

June 2 to June 23 Thursdays 6:30 to 9:00pm

Course details summer management practices for the hive. Topics include swarming, identification and interdiction of honey bee predators and diseases. This is a hands-on course as we meet at various apiaries to practice opening and inspecting hives. Students must have bee-veils to participate. Time and location may vary.

Course 3: The Key to Sustainable Beekeeping – Fall and Winter Hive

Management: 4 weeks – $50

August 18 through Sept. 8 Thursdays 6:30 to 9:00 pm – Register NOW!

Necessary fall hive inspections and evaluation, feeding, re-queening, preparing the hive for winter, winter feeding. Also included; how to extract and process honey and bees wax. Time and location may vary.

Note: Course 2 and 3 will include hive openings at local apiaries at mutually beneficial times.

Special Short Course: Making Splits, NUCS, and Raising Queens using Non-Grafting Techniques: 2 day short course – Times to be announced.

NOTE:  The Bee School courses are held at Salem State University, Central Campus, Bertolon Classroom Building.  Courses 2 & 3 are held at local apiaries and times may vary.  You will be issued a parking permit to be displayed at all times on your dashboard.  Parking is located behind the Enterprise Center (121 Loring avenue, Salem, MA for your GPS) in spaces marked “E” only.  100% refund before class begins. No refund after the first class. 

Community Mapping with Free Online Software and Simple GIS – CANCELLED

 

CANCELLED

This one day, hands-on workshop will help community planners, economic developers and community organizers learn to analyze locational data and create both interactive web maps and static paper / PDF maps. Whether the need is to map batches of addresses, make better presentation graphics, evaluate demographic or land use trends online mapping and GIS tools are now readily available and simple to use.

The central themes of the workshop are:

• To obtain hands-on experience with simple online mapping and GIS tools

• To quickly and appropriately incorporate new mapping skills into current job tasks

The hands-on exercises will use geographic data from different easily accessible sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, the state of Massachusetts, and Google.

The exercises will use different online mapping tools including Google Maps, American Factfinder, Social Explorer, and Mango Maps GIS. Students will also learn the process to identify potential mapping projects, determine the data needed, and then produce an understandable and usable product.

Note: This interactive workshop is held at the Salem State University GIS Lab, in Meier Hall, Room #325.  If you are purchasing multiple tickets, please purchase each ticket individually using the name and contact information for each person you are enrolling. You may use the same PO/Check or credit card for each ticket purchased. Parking permits will be emailed to you on receipt of registration/payment.