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Drones for Municipalities: What You Need to Know in Order to Fly (Hands-on Workshop)

Drones for Municipalities:  What You Need to Know in Order to Fly!

(Hands-on Workshop)

Monday, May 13, 2019

(Rain Date, Wednesday, May 15, 2019)

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Digital Geography Laboratory, 325 Meier Hall

Salem State University

Register Now

This one day, hands-on workshop will help municipalities know what drones can do for municipal work and what you need to know before you fly. The central themes of the workshop are:

  • To learn about the current uses of drones for municipalities
  • To learn about how different departments in government can use drones with special focus on the Department of Public Works and Department of Public Safety
  • To learn about the different drones currently available
  • To learn about the necessary software to fly drones and create imagery
  • To learn about the legal aspects of flying drones and the FAA requirements
  • To learn how to get a Remote Pilot’s license
  • To learn about additional needs, such as insurance
  • To gain hands-on experience on how to set up a drone project, fly the drone, produce final imagery through various software packages.

Part of the day will include lecture and discussion and part of the day will include field work with hands-on exercises. By the end of the workshop you will have all of the information necessary to set up a drone program for your town government.

This workshop will be taught by:

Dr. Stephen Young is a Full Professor of geography and specializes in remote sensing and environmental sustainability. Dr. Young has worked with satellites for over 30 years with over a dozen publications. He has been flying drones and teaching with drones for the past two year and is FAA certified as a Remote Pilot.

Mr. Richard Ames is a GIS professional with over 25 years’ experience in the municipal and private sectors.  In addition to an undergraduate degree in Cartography/GIS from Salem State, Mr. Ames holds a MA in GIS and International Development from Clark University.  Mr. Ames established Natick’s drone program and became an FAA certified pilot in September of 2016.

Sergeant Christos G. Zamakis is a member of the Peabody Police Department and is currently assigned to the Research and Development/Training Division. Sergeant Zamakis has earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from Salem State, and is currently enrolled in the Geo-Information Science master’s program at Salem State University. In his master’s program Sergeant Zamakis is studying drone use for police departments.

Understanding Legal Issues in Human Resources

Understanding Legal Issues in Human Resources

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

At the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

REGISTER NOW

This program will give an overview of legal topics relating to employees and provide best practice tips for business owners and human resources professional during the hiring, evaluation, discipline and termination processes.  This program will allow professionals to respond to the challenges businesses face with employees.  The course will provide attendees with the basics and will reinforce those attending who have existing knowledge of Massachusetts and relevant federal employment laws along with tips for best practices in high-risk areas.  This interactive class will include hypothetical cases and open class discussions. Attendees will receive written resources to assist them beyond the classroom environment.

Topics for this course will include:

  •  Best Practices for Hiring and Dealing with Wage and Hour Issues
  •  Managing And Documenting Employee Performance and Discipline
  •  Handling Employee Misconduct, Discrimination and Harassment Claims
  •  Recognizing the Legal Issues Related to High-Risk Terminations

This one-day course will provide invaluable information to business owners, office managers, managers, human resource professionals and attorneys who advise businesses.

Our Instructor, Maureen Louise Pomeroy, Esq., in an experienced employment law attorney with senior level certifications from several human resources organizations.

REGISTER NOW

NOTE: A parking permit will be emailed to all registered/paid participants 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.

Please call Andrea DiVirgilio at 978-542-6302 for more information

 

 

CLASS IS FULL! Next Class in May! Drones for Municipalities: What You Need to Know in Order to Fly (Hands-on Workshop)

Class is Full!

Next Class is in May – Watch this website for registration opening soon!

Drones for Municipalities:  What You Need to Know in Order to Fly!

(Hands-on Workshop)

NEW DATE!  Monday, March 11, 2019

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Digital Geography Laboratory, 325 Meier Hall

Salem State University

Register Now

This one day, hands-on workshop will help municipalities know what drones can do for municipal work and what you need to know before you fly. The central themes of the workshop are:

  • To learn about the current uses of drones for municipalities
  • To learn about how different departments in government can use drones with special focus on the Department of Public Works and Department of Public Safety
  • To learn about the different drones currently available
  • To learn about the necessary software to fly drones and create imagery
  • To learn about the legal aspects of flying drones and the FAA requirements
  • To learn how to get a Remote Pilot’s license
  • To learn about additional needs, such as insurance
  • To gain hands-on experience on how to set up a drone project, fly the drone, produce final imagery through various software packages.

Part of the day will include lecture and discussion and part of the day will include field work with hands-on exercises. By the end of the workshop you will have all of the information necessary to set up a drone program for your town government.

This workshop will be taught by:

Dr. Stephen Young is a Full Professor of geography and specializes in remote sensing and environmental sustainability. Dr. Young has worked with satellites for over 30 years with over a dozen publications. He has been flying drones and teaching with drones for the past two year and is FAA certified as a Remote Pilot.

Mr. Richard Ames is a GIS professional with over 25 years’ experience in the municipal and private sectors.  In addition to an undergraduate degree in Cartography/GIS from Salem State, Mr. Ames holds a MA in GIS and International Development from Clark University.  Mr. Ames established Natick’s drone program and became an FAA certified pilot in September of 2016.

Sergeant Christos G. Zamakis is a member of the Peabody Police Department and is currently assigned to the Research and Development/Training Division. Sergeant Zamakis has earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from Salem State, and is currently enrolled in the Geo-Information Science master’s program at Salem State University. In his master’s program Sergeant Zamakis is studying drone use for police departments.

Business Writing and Grammar Skills

Business Writing and Grammar Skills

Friday, March 1, 2019

9 am – 3:30 pm

The Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Improve your written communication skills in one day.  Review grammar rules and guidelines, and how to polish your written documents to make them more powerful and professional.

Register Now

Agenda:

  • Topic One: Brainstorming and Outlining
  • Topic Two: Improving Your Grammar and Spelling Skills
  • Topic Three: Introductions and Conclusion
  • Topic Four: Competence, Character, and Charisma
  • Topic Five: Formatting Choices
  • Topic Six: Editing and Proofreading

NOTE: A parking permit will be emailed to all registered/paid participants 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 DiVirgilio at 978-542-6302 for more information

 

 

Understanding Legal Issues in Human Resources Copy

Understanding Legal Issues in Human Resources

Friday, February 8, 2019

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

At the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

REGISTER NOW

This program will give an overview of legal topics relating to employees and provide best practice tips for business owners and human resources professional during the hiring, evaluation, discipline and termination processes.  This program will allow professionals to respond to the challenges businesses face with employees.  The course will provide attendees with the basics and will reinforce those attending who have existing knowledge of Massachusetts and relevant federal employment laws along with tips for best practices in high-risk areas.  This interactive class will include hypothetical cases and open class discussions. Attendees will receive written resources to assist them beyond the classroom environment.

Topics for this course will include:

  •  Best Practices for Hiring and Dealing with Wage and Hour Issues
  •  Managing And Documenting Employee Performance and Discipline
  •  Handling Employee Misconduct, Discrimination and Harassment Claims
  •  Recognizing the Legal Issues Related to High-Risk Terminations

This one-day course will provide invaluable information to business owners, office managers, managers, human resource professionals and attorneys who advise businesses.

Our Instructor, Maureen Louise Pomeroy, Esq., in an experienced employment law attorney with senior level certifications from several human resources organizations.

REGISTER NOW

NOTE: A parking permit will be emailed to all registered/paid participants 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.

Please call Andrea DiVirgilio at 978-542-6302 for more information

 

 

Business Writing and Grammar Skills

Business Writing and Grammar Skills

Friday, March 1, 2019

9 am – 3:30 pm

The Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Improve your written communication skills in one day.  Review grammar rules and guidelines, and how to polish your written documents to make them more powerful and professional.

REGISTER NOW

Agenda:

  • Topic One: Brainstorming and Outlining
  • Topic Two: Improving Your Grammar and Spelling Skills
  • Topic Three: Introductions and Conclusion
  • Topic Four: Competence, Character, and Charisma
  • Topic Five: Formatting Choices
  • Topic Six: Editing and Proofreading

NOTE: A parking permit will be emailed to all registered/paid participants 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 DiVirgilio at 978-542-6302 for more information

 

 

Retirement Management Analyst ONLINE Program

 

Salem State University
Retirement Management Analyst ONLINE PROGRAM

Fall Program Schedule

September 11 – November 19, 2017

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 12years 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 

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 9-week program (with one week for on-boarding), beginning on Monday, September 11 and ending on November 19, 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.

Once you are registered, you will receive login information by email before the class begins.

Register For The RMA ONLINE PROGRAM

 

 

 

CANCELLED – Human Resources Bootcamp

Next Class, October 5 & 6, 2017

This is a great introduction to the fundamentals of employment law and the different areas of law that human resource professionals must understand for their day-to-day practices. Best practices and key written policies will also be reviewed. All attendees will receive additional information and resources.

Refreshments, lunch and all materials are included in the cost of the course.

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.

 

(Rescheduled to June 30) Business Management Skills Certificate Program (4 Sessions)

NEW Session begins May 5, 2017

Salem State University Certificate Program

Business Management Skills

Fridays, May 5,  May 19, June 2 , and June 16, 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, May 19, 2017             10:00 am – 4:30 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, June 2, 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, june 16, 2017  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
or
Afternoon Session:
Friday, June 16, 2017  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

REGISTER NOW!

 

Class is FULL – Organizational Communication Skills for Leaders

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR LEADERS

Next Class June 2, 2017 – Click to Register

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