Professional Training

Fri
09
Nov

Tree Care Training More Important Than Ever After Hurricane Sandy

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With the recent storms that have devastated the region and toppled trees too numerous to count, it is vital to have knowledgeable tree care professionals on the ground during and after clean-up to ensure public safety.

Later this month, Rutgers’ Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) will bring the state’s top tree experts in to give hands-on training in tree care.

The first of several tree care courses, Hazardous Tree Identification, will be held in New Brunswick from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27. 

The class is geared toward shade tree managers, arborists, landscape contractors, public parks/public works managers and other professionals who need to know how to assess a hazardous tree and when to call in the experts for removal.

Tue
06
Nov

Rutgers Class Helps Grow Better Pumpkins

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This year, Rich Norz has more than enough pumpkins growing on his 45-acre pumpkin patch to supply all the consumers who come to pick and purchase pumpkins at Norz Hill Farm and Market in Hillsborough.

He can give some of the credit for his good crop to Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, and to its Mid-Atlantic Pumpkin School, a one-day workshop that teaches farmers how to grow better pumpkins. Read the entire story

 

Sun
28
Oct

County Government Professionals Earn Certificates in New Rutgers Program

Thirty-three county government administrators and managers from 12 New Jersey counties comprised the first cohort to earn certificates this month in a new professional development program launched by Rutgers’ Center for Government Services (CGS).

The program is offered in partnership with the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), and consists of two days of classes caught by experienced government professionals. Sessions focus on public procurement, labor relations, county fiscal affairs and ethics.

The certificates were presented by Alan Zalkind, director of CGS, and John Donnadio, executive director of NJAC, at CGS’ headquarters in New Brunswick.

Participants in the first cohort represented a variety of administrative areas in county governments throughout New Jersey, and included county administrators and deputy administrators, treasurers, purchasing agents, comptrollers, business administrators and human resources administrators, as well as individuals in public works, and public health and safety.

Fri
26
Oct

Rutgers Institute Helps Teachers Incorporate Writing in Curriculum

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Educators across the state of New Jersey can now access training and ongoing support in implementing the newly developed Common Core State Standards through The Writing Program Institute (WPI), a project of the nationally recognized Rutgers Writing Program.

Drawing on the experience of the Rutgers Writing Program, which provides instruction to more than 11,000 undergraduates annually, WPI faculty have developed a full slate of modules designed to assist high school and middle school teachers in incorporating the non-fiction based analytical writing required by the new standards. Topics offered include Reading Non-Fiction Prose, Creating Expository Assignments, Grading and Commenting, Teaching with Technology, and Developing Classroom Practices.

Fri
05
Oct

Zimmerli Art Museum Offers Teacher Workshop for Non-art Classroom

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The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers offers a variety of workshops throughout the year to equip educators with the professional development opportunities needed to integrate art and aspects of the museum into the curriculum. This fall, the museum welcomes artist and educator Brian Bomeisler to lead the teacher workshop “Two Ways of Knowing: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” on Friday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The workshop is based on the legendary 1979 book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,” by Betty Edwards, which used the terms L-Mode and R-Mode to designate two ways of knowing and seeing: the verbal, analytic mode and the visual, perceptual mode, respectively.

Thu
04
Oct

Rutgers School of Business-Camden Earns Prestigious Award for Executive Education Program

Joseph Amabile, power systems sales and rental manager for Foley, Inc., the Piscataway-based Caterpillar dealership, participated in the management training program developed by Rutgers-School of Business-Camden Executive Education in partnership with Caterpillar. The school has been recognized by Chief Learning Officer Magazine for its work with Caterpillar.

The Rutgers School of Business-Camden has been recognized by Chief Learning Officer Magazine for its work with equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, Inc. in building a global learning solution through its Executive Education Program.
 

Mon
17
Sep

Is that a Beekeeper in Your Backyard?

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What do a public defender, a maintenance man, a flavor scientist, a corrections officer, a playwright, a nurse and an interior designer have in common? They’re all budding beekeepers in New Jersey.

The practice of beekeeping goes back thousands of years, and at least in the Garden State, interest still seems strong. Residents from towns all over the state and from nearly as many professions have caught the buzz in recent years.

Initially I just wanted to have a greener yard, a greener lifestyle,” said Seth Belson, a Cherry Hill resident and attorney with the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender. But, he said, “As you get into beekeeping, there are more and more aspects that fascinate you.

Fri
31
Aug

School of Public Affairs and Administration Launches Certified Public Manager Program

The Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) has been awarded a contract by the the State of New Jersey to operate the Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program for New Jersey state, county and municipal sector managers, administrators, and supervisors to help them become more efficient, effective, and ethical organizational leaders.

The New Jersey CPM Program is designed around the core leadership requirements established by the National Consortium of Certified Public Managers. The curriculum was developed jointly by Rutgers University’s School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) and the State of New Jersey’s Human Resource Development Institute (HRDI) to meet the complex demands and challenges of the 21st-century public management environment. Courses are taught in four locations by Rutgers full-time faculty and qualified practitioners in their areas of competence.

Upon completion of the New Jersey CPM Program, participants will be able to:

Fri
31
Aug

Rutgers to Offer New Certificate Program for County Administrators, Professional Staff

 

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers’ Center for Government Services (CGS), in partnership with the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), is launching a new certificate program for county government administrators and professional staff designed to enhance their operational knowledge in key areas of responsibility.

The two-day program will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Fridays, October 12 and 19, at CGS’ headquarters at 303 George St.

Taught by experienced professionals, sessions will focus on four areas: public procurement, labor relations, county fiscal affairs and ethics.

Fri
31
Aug

Roy A. Bowers 62nd Annual Pharmaceutical Conference Set for October 3 in Piscataway

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The Roy A. Bowers 62nd Annual Pharmaceutical Conference will take place Wednesday, October 3, at the Radisson Hotel in Piscataway. Pharmacists, pharmacy students, academic faculty, nurses, pharmaceutical and healthcare executives, and physicians are invited to attend. Pharmacists will receive continuing education (CE) credits for attendance.

The conference is named in honor of the late Roy A. Bowers, who served as dean of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy from 1951 to 1978. It is the longest, continuously running pharmacy conference series in the nation, and remains committed to advancing all areas of pharmacy practice in hospitals, communities and the pharmaceutical industry, as professionals strive to deliver the best possible health care for patients.

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