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October 2017

Wellness Roundtable

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States

Participants will be managers, coordinators and team members who are responsible for organizations’ wellness; including evaluating needs, developing programs and events, communicating company wellness vision and strategy, promoting events and participation, tracking statistics, participation and ROI.  Topics for discussion may include; tobacco cessation programs; pandemic planning; employee programs; incentives and rewards; branding wellness; team meetings; postings and brochures; websites, technology and other resources; budgets and ROI; employee interest and satisfaction surveys; communicating and selling wellness programs to executives and employees;…

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1st Aid, CPR, AED & Bloodborne Pathogens 10/27/2017

October 27 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
GHSP-Grand Haven,
1250 S. Beechtree St , Grand Haven, MI 49417 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 6 or more and is the same cost per person as the public classes.  

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November 2017

Basic Blue Print Reading

November 3 @ 8:00 am - November 10 @ 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.  Information found on a drawing  The universal language of a drawing  Define basic blueprint terminology  Title Block and Revision Block including identification of essential components  Verify control plan to revision symbol  Multiview Drawings  Identify the names of the three basic and…

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Quality Roundtable

November 3 @ 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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Benefits Roundtable

November 10 @ 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 directors/managers and administrators who have employee benefit responsibilities. Some topics discussed last year: ACA compliance; selling benefits; 401K; FMLA; Health Insurance Survey; employee communication; and more. This Roundtable meets the second Friday; alternating November, January, March and May. Pricing: Members: $75 for the first participant; $60 each for additional participants from an organization. Non-Members: $125 for the first participant; $100 each for additional participants form an organization. Register online or complete the the form and registration guide…

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Time Management

November 13 @ 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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Payroll Roundtable

November 17 @ 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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Delegating with Purpose

November 21 @ 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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Train Employees to Perform Their Work Consistently

November 30 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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If every employee performs an operation exactly the same way, the results should be the same every time. What makes Training Within Industry (TWI) different than other on-the-job training methods? TWI uses one way to do the work (Job Instructions) and trains people to do the job correctly and consistently. TWI addresses that adult learners’ “need-to-know” the reasons behind the details. Join us for this workshop to learn how to write Job Instructions and train adults so they can add…

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December 2017

DiSC

December 5 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Why do we do what we do? What impact does our behavior have on others? How does the behavior of others affect us? Why is understanding it all so critical to our productivity and success? In this session, participants learn to identify and understand behavior styles – theirs and other’s – by completing the DiSC® Classic behavior profile. By analyzing their own profiles, participants prepare to explore the most effective ways to relate to others and communicate in light of…

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January 20182018

GD&T – Geometric, Dimension & Tolerance

January 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
MCC Downtown Center,
388 West Clay, Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Participants will learn the different symbols and terms that are used in drawings and specifications. Participants will analyze parts and drawings to determine if items are within the specs identified during product development and production.  General tolerancing—tolerance, limits, specified dimension, maximum material condition, least material condition, extreme form variation, clearance fit, allowance, interference fit.  Symbols and terms—geometric characteristic symbols, material condition symbols, datum feature symbol, feature control frame, basic dimension symbol, dimensioning symbols.  Datums—datum feature symbol presentation,…

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Leaders-Core Competencies 6 Part Series

January 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Are you grappling with any of these issues? It’s harder and harder to attract new employees – and keep them, regardless of where they fall on the organization chart Baby Boomers and younger generation are all colliding in the workplace, each bringing different like  experiences and challenges on how to lead them. Performance Management, one of our trusted processes, isn’t working as well as hoped and it’s foundation is starting to crumble Trust – in organizations and leaders – is at…

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Communicating for Leadership Success

January 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Today’s leaders are expected to do more with less, engage people with various levels of work experience, and connect with employees from multiple generations. To get results through others, leaders need strong interpersonal skills that will help them through a variety of challenges and opportunities. Communicating effectively and consistently is the fundamental skill leaders need to master to increase their effectiveness in just about any situation. This workshop introduces the Interaction Skills, a straightforward tool for thinking about how to…

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Excellence in Leadership Series

January 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - February 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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“Leaders are made, not born, and are created as much by themselves as by the demands of their times. . . . Leaders love to learn.” Warren Bennis, Learning to Lead Senior leaders make it happen each and every day. They envision the future and turn goals and strategies into reality to drive business results. And while they’re doing that (and honing skills on the job), they’re probably not thinking about how they can prepare for the future by intentionally…

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Frustration Management

January 22, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Frustration can be experienced and expressed daily. Sometimes it’s hard to know what exactly is driving those feelings, and how to effectively identify and work with the issue. This 90 minute interactive class provides education on what frustration and anger are, how to be aware of one’s own frustrations and how to deal with them, as well as how to deal with someone else’s expression of frustration/anger. These moments can often catch us off guard, and this class teaches real-life…

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