Professional Training

Fri
31
Aug

Radon Training Program Helps People Expand Businesses, Build Careers

Jim Morris, associate director of OCPE, with a simulated attic radon mitigation system.

 

His home inspection business hurt by a sluggish economy, Michael Lloyd decided to branch out, gaining skills to fix a major concern in his South Carolina community: high levels of indoor radon.

Lloyd last year became nationally certified to mitigate radon – a gas estimated to cause 21,000 lung-cancer deaths a year in the United States – at Rutgers University’s Eastern Regional Radon Training Center (ERRTC), one of four such centers established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Lloyd, whose business is based in Moore, S.C., has completed 100 mitigation jobs since he became certified. “It turned things around,’’ the former Garden State resident said.

Thu
30
Aug

Interested in Teaching? Come to an Open House

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The Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) at Rutgers-Newark will host an open house for Rutgers alumni and current Rutgers students interested in becoming certified teachers in racially, ethnically, economically, and linguistically diverse urban secondary schools. The event will take place at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Room 256/7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15.

Speakers will be Joelle Tutela, director of teacher education, and Ivette Rosario, interim program coordinator.

The program accepts Rutgers alumni with degrees in liberal arts subject areas eligible for certification in New Jersey: English, mathematics, biology, geology, environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, Spanish, Portuguese, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, and economics.

Mon
27
Aug

Mid-Management Development Program Begins This Fall

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Rutgers Center for Management Development (Rutgers CMD) will launch a new leadership program this fall for managers.

The Mid-Management Development Program is a high-level, results-centered program for managers with three to five years of experience. It is designed to enhance their strengths and performance. Participants will gain the solid framework needed to make better decisions affecting both their companies and their careers. The program is taught by prominent Rutgers faculty and experts within their respective fields.

Mon
20
Aug

Nothing ‘Mini’ About Topics in Rutgers’ Mini-MPA™ Program

Michael Theokas

Former Scarlet Knights’ offensive tackle Michael Theokas, RC’95, has owned restaurants and had a budding political career as a borough councilman in Hightstown. But the lure of public service led him to leave the restaurant business to become the borough’s fulltime business administrator last year.

Despite his wide-ranging experience as a businessman and public official, Theokas felt he could use some additional coaching for his new role.

“When I got the job in Hightstown, I immediately looked to learn more about this field and improve my job performance,” he said.

The “mini” master’s in public administration – Mini-MPA™ – a noncredit certificate program offered by Rutgers’ Center for Executive Leadership in Government at its headquarters in downtown New Brunswick, fit the bill.

Theokas completed the program last spring and says he learned “a great deal” from it.

Mon
13
Aug

Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program

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The Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program, administered by Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies, Professional Development Division, is a fellowship program designed to facilitate the empowerment and further development of school nurses as leaders within their community’s educational and health services teams to improve student health practices.

The fellowship program includes:

  • Five-day Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Institute
  • Online continuing education courses in health areas
  • Continuing networking and development opportunities for alumni

Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, this FREE professional development opportunity for nurses and their colleagues utilizes a competitive application process. To learn more about the program and application process, visit the program website.

Mon
13
Aug

Fall 2012 Courses Available for Law Professionals

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The Institute for Professional Education is a partnership of the Rutgers Schools of Law Newark | Camden offer high-quality, cutting-edge educational programs to members of the professional community. This fall legal professionals can expect some top notch courses including ETHICS-fest: Analyzing Common Ethical Dilemmas, Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates, and Business Divorce: The Privately Held Business and Shareholder Relations.

Registration is occurring now. Visit the IPE website to learn more.

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Mon
13
Aug

CMD Offers Project Management

Center for Management Development (CMD)

In October 2012, Rutgers Center for Management Development will be offering a 3-day Project Management program. From project initiation, planning and execution to managing, controlling and closing projects, you will leave this program with a thorough understanding of how to make your projects successful.  The program will be offered in New Brunswick in mid-October and Camden in December.  For more information contact Margaret O’Donnell at margodon@cmd.rutgers.edu

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Mon
13
Aug

U.S. Veteran Trains for Fulfilling Sports Turf Management Career at Rutgers

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The seeds of Eric Harshman’s second career took root during his 12-year enlistment in the Indiana Air National Guard. That’s when he began helping out at his in-laws’ golf course, and discovered a passion for turf.

“I fell in love with it, working outdoors with my hands,” recalled the former aircraft armament technician.

He did three tours of duty in the Middle East, loading aircraft with 5,000-pound bombs and fixing fighter jet weapon systems. Standing on a roof at his base in Qatar, he could see for miles – and there was no green.

When Harshman’s tours ended, his commanding officers granted him time to attend Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School in the fall of 2007.

Read more at Continuing Editorial, the DoCS Alumni Newsletter.

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