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Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

Friday, December 6, 2019

9 am – 3:30 pm

The Enterprise Center at Salem State University

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Work-life balance is a term commonly used to describe the balance that a working individual needs between time allocated for work and other aspects of life. Work- life balance is essential to combat stress, ensuring both individual and company success. The stress associated with unbalanced lifestyles is costly; it damages productivity and increases individual health risks. Understanding the benefits of a healthy balanced life will motivate anyone to make necessary changes. Time management is crucial to an effective work-life balance. Effectively assessing and managing time can help bring balance to life in and out of the office. Working towards clear goals will also help focus energy and reduce the stress that comes with not having a clearly defined purpose. Employees who have the tools to balance their professional and personal lives are happier, healthier, and more productive. Companies that include work-life balance as part of their culture will be able to better attract and retain qualified candidates.

Module One: Getting Started

  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Benefits of a Healthy Balance

  • Why It’s Important
  • Increased Productivity
  • Improved Mental and Physical Health
  • Increased Morale

Module Three: Signs of an Imbalance

  • Health Risks
  • Absenteeism
  • Burnout9
  • Stress

Module Four: Tips in Time Management

  • The Urgent/Important Matrix
  • Learn to Say No
  • Stay Flexible
  • 80/20 Rule

Module Five Goal Setting

  • The Three Ps
  • SMART Goals
  • Visualization
  • Prioritizing Your Goals

Module Six: Optional Ways to Work

  • Telecommuting
  • Job Sharing
  • Job Redesign
  • Flex Time

Module Seven: At Work

  • Leave Home Stress at Home
  • Break up Large Tasks
  • Delegate
  • Set Accurate Goals

Module Eight: At Home

  • Leave Work Stress at Work
  • Turn Your Phone Off
  • Take Some “Me” Time
  • Maintain Your Boundaries

Module Nine: Stress Management

  • Exercise30
  • Eating Well
  • Getting Enough Sleep
  • Self-Assessment

Module Ten: Working in a Home Office

  • Setting Up a Home Office
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Dealing with Distractions
  • Make a Schedule and Stick to It

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

REFUND POLICY:
In-Person Class Refund Policy: 100% refund before the first class meeting; 50% before the second class meeting. No refunds after the second class meeting.

 

Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and Innovation

Friday, November 1, 2019

9 am – 3:30 pm

The Enterprise Center at Salem State University

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According to Steve Jobs, Innovation has nothing to do with how many R & D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.

Massachusetts was recently ranked second (after California) as the most innovative state in the United States, according to the Bloomberg US State Innovation Index.

Creative thinking is the foundation for innovation; innovation is the process that transforms creative ideas into products, services, and processes.  We want to cultivate the ability to imagine and generate new ideas with enough speed and agility to successfully implement them in our new complex and matrixed marketplace. Think about what problems your customers are trying to solve.  How might you help them find new answers to old problems? There is no such thing as a perfect plan.  Assume that your first idea is partially right and partially wrong, then go out and learn and reassess your approach. Innovators question, observe, network and experiment. These four actions trigger associative thinking, which help to put ideas together to create something new.

Module One: Getting Started

  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: What Is Creativity?

  • Divergent Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Imagination and Inspiration
  • Something Out of Nothing

Module Three: Getting Inspired

  • Introspection
  • Read More
  • Removing the Mental Block
  • Art Inspires Art

Module Four: Beating Procrastination

  • Get Rid of Clutter
  • Self-Imposed Limitations
  • Build on Small Successes
  • Don’t Start at the Beginning

Module Five: Improving Your Creative Mindset (I)

  • Open Mind
  • Do Not Judge
  • Positive Mindset
  • Ask Why?

Module Six: Improving Your Creative Mindset (II)

  • Make Associations
  • Keep a Journal
  • Question Assumptions
  • Creative Confidence

Module Seven: Curiosity

  • Spark Your Curiosity
  • Curiosity is the Engine of Creativity
  • Engage
  • Ask Open-Ended Questions

Module Eight: Take Risks

  • Be Confident
  • Scared to Fail?
  • Fake It Till You Make It
  • Afraid to Be Judged

Module Nine: Think Like a Child

  • Daydream
  • Be Curious
  • Play Games
  • Experiment

Module Ten: Environmental Factors

  • Work Area
  • Additional Environments
  • Get Enough Sleep
  • Variables

Module Eleven: Individual Brainstorming

  • Generate A Lot of Ideas
  • Mind Mapping
  • Visualization
  • Organize and Bring Ideas Together

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

REFUND POLICY: 

In-Person Class Refund Policy: 100% refund before the first class meeting; 50% before the second class meeting. No refunds after the second class meeting.

 

 

Negotiating with Finesse

Negotiating with Finesse

Friday, October 4, 2019

The Enterprise Center at Salem State University

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This course examines ways we can build a productive dialogue in both our day to day interactions and formal negotiations.

At its core, understanding and applying negotiation principles help us communicate constructively, create a positive frame of reference, and help open up as many options as possible.  We will learn to create a conversation around designing a complete list of possible options before jumping to what may be premature and insufficient immediate solutions. When people trust each other, they are more likely to communicate accurately their needs, positions, and the facts of the situation.  In contrast, when people do not trust each other, they are more likely to engage in positional bargaining, to use threats, and to commit themselves to tough positions.

We will look at how to assess and understand the feelings and attitudes of all parties, and how they may bias our interactions while negotiating.  This workshop is designed to provide many opportunities to practice these skills using actual scenarios including an invitation to discuss your own real-world situations for immediate takeaways.

Module One: Getting Started

  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Understanding Negotiation

  • Types of Negotiations
  • The Three Phases
  • Skills for Successful Negotiating

Module Three: Getting Prepared

  • Establishing Your WATNA and BATNA
  • Identifying Your WAP
  • Identifying Your ZOPA
  • Personal Preparation

Module Four: Laying the Groundwork

Module Five: Phase One — Exchanging Information

  • Getting Off on the Right Foot
  • What to Share
  • What to Keep to Yourself

Module Six: Phase Two — Bargaining

  • What to Expect
  • Techniques to Try
  • How to Break an Impasse

Module Seven: About Mutual Gain

  • Three Ways to See Your Options
  • About Mutual Gain
  • Creating a Mutual Gain Solution
  • What Do I Want?
  • What Do They Want?
  • What Do We Want?

Module Eight: Phase Three — Closing

  • Reaching Consensus
  • Building an Agreement
  • Setting the Terms of the Agreement

Module Nine: Dealing with Difficult Issues

  • Being Prepared for Environmental Tactics
  • Dealing with Personal Attacks
  • Controlling Your Emotions
  • Deciding When It’s Time to Walk Away  39

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

REFUND POLICY:
In-Person Class Refund Policy: 100% refund before the first class meeting; 50% before the second class meeting. No refunds after the second class meeting.

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

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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.

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

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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

 

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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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 (Gatline, Ed2go, or MindEdge, no refunds of any kind will be issued). Please call Andrea Swirka at 978-542-6302 for more information.

 

Managing Conflict (Full Day)

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

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