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March 2018

Human Resources Roundtable

March 1 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Participants will be human resources professionals with a broad base of responsibility in various areas of human resources. Some topics discussed last year; current trends in HR; health care reform; safety orientation, teams and training; internships; recruiting; workers compensation; health insurance; Friend of the Court and other payroll issues; immigration; background checks; recordkeeping; handbooks; key performance indicators; coaching and performance management; and more! This Roundtable meets the first Thursday of each month, October – May. Pricing: Member: $150 for the…

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Quality Roundtable

March 2 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Participants will be quality managers/engineers who have the responsibility of developing and maintaining a quality system to satisfy customer requirements, company standards and/or TS/ISO. Topics may include: new ISO changes; auditing; documentation; corrective action; monitoring; training and communication; managing interns; and more. This roundtable meets the first Friday; alternating November, January, March and May. Pricing: Members: $75 for the first participant; $60 for each additional participant from an organization Non-Members: $125 for the first participant; $100 for each additional participant…

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Safety Roundtable

March 8 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Participants will be safety directors/managers and committee members whose responsibilities require them to keep abreast of compliance regulations and risk management. Some topics discussed last year: Current trends in safety; Q&A with MIOSHA CET; PPE analysis and training; safety culture and employee involvement; Lockout/Tagout program; visitor/contractor/temporaries training; ergonomics; emergency response; metrics; audits; and more. This roundtable meets the second Thursday of each month, October – May Register online or complete the attached form and email to Angie at angieecklund@eawm.net . Safety Roundtable Pricing:  Member:…

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Payroll Roundtable

March 16 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Participants will be those responsible for tracking and administering payroll functions. Topics may include compliance issues; HRIS systems and records management; reporting issues; and best practices. This roundtable meets the third Friday; alternating November, January, March and May. Pricing: Members: $75 for the first participant; $60 for each additional participants from an organization Non-members: $125 for the first participants; $100 each for additional participants from an organization. Register online or complete the the form and registration guide below and email to…

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Cultural and Generational Diversity

March 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Dealing with diversity in the workplace means understanding and relating effectively with people who are different than you. The ability for a diverse group of people to build strength and unity through their diversity is the power that propels organizations into new dimensions of performance. This 90 minute interactive class provides education on the distinctions between generations with a focus on how to appreciate and encourage one another’s strengths. We will work towards developing an appreciation and awareness of our…

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Setting Goals and Reviewing Results

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Prerequisite: Communicating for Leadership Success There’s a seismic shift underway in your work place: Leaders need to meet the expectations of younger employees who want clear direction and regular, frequent feedback, and The time-honored process of performance management is under the microscope as HR wrestles with the enormous amount of time it takes to administer the process, handles complaints from both leaders and employees, and questions the value of the process and tools. Whether you’re thinking about changing your performance…

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Advanced Blueprint Reading

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
MCC Downtown Center,
388 West Clay, Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Participants will learn drafting and blueprint reading procedures, alphabet of lines, auxiliary views, assembly drawings, title blocks, drawing changes and standard symbols. Emphasis is placed on actual industrial conditions and hands-on applications.  Dimensioning including symbols and identifying conventional dimensioning  Identify datum dimensioning  Tolerancing and Types of tolerances  Section View Drawings  Identify types and locations of section views  Auxiliary Views including identification and location  Identify the two types of notes  Interpret commonly used…

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1st Aid, CPR, AED & Bloodborne Pathogens 3/23/2018

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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To help member firms meet the requirements of MIOSHA, the following classes for First Aid and CPR certification have been scheduled with an experienced occupation health professional and is a 2 year certification. Bloodborne Pathogens is a 1 year certification and is included in all sessions. In house delivery is available for groups of 10 or more and is the same cost per person as the public classes.  

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Individual Contributor Development Series

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Workforce Development . . . building interpersonal capabilities for better business results “Our employees are our most valuable asset.”   Your organization probably says this – and might even feature it on posters throughout your facility. And you probably demonstrate that belief by investing in the development of your employees – especially their technical skills. But what about the all-important interpersonal skills? Those make-or-break abilities that affect everyday interactions and either move initiatives forward or stall progress. The most successful organizations…

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Individual Contributor – Communicating with Impact

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Communication is the currency of relationships. And every relationship depends on how well employees interact with each other, with leaders, and with customers. Good interactions produce good results. Poor interactions compromise results – or worse.   Can any organization afford to sacrifice results these days? Communicating with Impact equips employees with the fundamental and foundational skills that help them relate more effectively with colleagues and other stakeholders. During this half-day workshop, participants will learn: a set of interaction skills a tool…

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April 2018

Training Roundtable

April 6 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Participants will be managers and coordinators responsible for any aspect of coordinating company training. Some topics discussed: current trends in delivery and content; training grants; training matrices; orientation/on-boarding; and leadership training. This Roundtable meets the first Friday; alternating October, December, February, and April. Training Roundtable Pricing:  Member: $75 for the first participant; $60 for each additional from an organization Non-Member: $125 for the first participant; $100 for each additional from an organization Register online or complete the attached form and email to Angie at angieecklund@eawm.net …

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HR Assistant Roundtable

April 13 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Participants will be new and/or support HR professionals. Topics may include compliance issues; continuing education and resources; HRIS systems and records management; recruiting/interviewing; orientation; training coordination; benefits administration; and workers compensation. This Roundtable meets the second Friday; alternating October, December, February, and April. Pricing: Member: $75 for the first participant; $60 for each additional participant from an organization Non-member: $125 for the first participant; $100 each for additional participants in an organization. Register online or complete the the form and…

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Delegating with Purpose

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Prerequisite: Communicating for Leadership Success Leaders who believe it’s their job to get results through the work of others have a secret weapon that they might not even know about. Delegation! Delegation is more than making assignments. It’s a way to gain commitment of employees, develop their skills, enhance their capabilities and make meaningful contributions to their teams and companies. But delegation comes with some risk – how do leaders know once they’ve delegated that it will get done the…

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Time Management

April 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Time, will we ever feel like we have enough? Perhaps not, but we can definitely make the most of the time that we do have. This 90 minute interactive class helps participants to better understand how they spend their time and how to effectively manage their schedule at work. Topics discussed will include: procrastination, prioritizing, organizing, effective meetings, and much more. This class will leave participants with helpful tips and tools to take back to the workplace. The end goal…

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Supervisory Skills 101

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Leadership development is an investment in the future success of organizations. Leaders set the tone, the pace, the culture and image. By having all of your leaders on the same page, going in the same direction and having a mutual understanding and respect, organizations will be more successful. If you’re in a leadership position (or would like to be), this seminar is a great opportunity to learn new skills, enhance the skills you have and make your leadership a positive…

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