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January 2018

Communicating for Leadership Success

January 16 @ 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 @ 1:00 pm - February 12 @ 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 @ 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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1st Aid, CPR, AED & Bloodborne Pathogens 1/24/2018

January 24 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
GHSP - Hart,
1500 Industrial Park Dr, Hart, MI 49420 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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Supervisory Skills 101 & 102 – 1/24/18 & 2/7/18

January 24 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
MCC Downtown Center,
388 West Clay, Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Supervisory Skills 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…

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Sound Safety Practices – Required Written Programs & Required Training

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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MIOSHA regulations often require the employer have written programs. Failure to have written programs is often the subject of citations. This seminar will help the employer: Identify which MIOSHA regulations apply to their work site Identify which MIOSHA regulations require the employer to have written program Determine what qualifies as a written program and how to document it How to develop written programs to satisfy the regulatory requirement’s MIOSHA regulations often require the employer provide training for their employees. Many…

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February 2018

Excellence in Leadership – Building and Sustaining Trust

February 12 @ 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 What does trust have to do with business success? Everything. Employee engagement, retention, productivity and innovation are directly tied to how much your employees trust their leaders. Trust drives results. Leaders who demonstrate trust and trustworthiness inspire higher levels of performance and organizational commitment. And they serve as role models for leaders at other levels, strengthening the entire leadership team for the organization. This workshop introduces Trust Builders, actions leaders can take to build and…

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MIOSHA – Supervisor’s Role in Safety & Health

February 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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This seminar is designed for both general industry and construction first line supervision, safety and health committee members, and management personnel.  Topics covered include employee safety and health training, accident investigation, hazard recognition, and self-inspection techniques.  This program gives tips to supervision on methods to integrate health and safety into their daily duties and responsibilities.  Using MIOSHA General Industry and Construction standards and required written programs as a baseline, supervisors are given suggestions to improve their safety and health hazard…

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Building and Sustaining Trust

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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What does trust have to do with business success? Everything. Trust is directly linked to employee engagement, retention, productivity, and innovation. Leaders who demonstrate trust and trustworthiness inspire higher levels of performance and organizational commitment. This course introduces the Trust Builders, actions leaders can take to build and sustain trusting relationships, as well as common trust breakers that can quickly erode or break trust. Applying these skills to build trusting relationships enables people to take risks, identify and solve problems,…

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1st Aid, CPR, AED & Bloodborne Pathogens 2/23/2018

February 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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March 2018

Excellence in Leadership – Strategies for Influencing Others

March 12 @ 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 It’s a new day for leaders who’ve relied on the command and control approach to managing and leading. Command and control may have been effective when the belief was that workers needed to be told what to do and leaders needed to do the telling. But in our modern times, leaders need the ability to influence to gain commitment from others in the organization. The best way to gain commitment is to have an influencing…

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MIOSHA – Job Safety Analysis Made Easy

March 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
EA Offices,
380 West Western Ave., Ste 202 , Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Job Safety Analysis (JSA) has been identified as a key component in an effective Safety and Health Management System.  Training will provide attendees with the tools and knowledge required to prioritize, create, use, and review a JSA program to enhance their overall Safety and Health Management System.  In addition, worksite analysis is one of the five required elements used to judge a company’s readiness for inclusion in the prestigious Michigan Voluntary Protection STAR program.  The JSA training will help participants…

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Advanced Blueprint Reading

March 16 @ 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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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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