Professional Development

Tue
29
Jan

Become an Effective Leader, Manager; Executive Education at School of Business-Camden Slates Spring Programs

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Executive Education at Rutgers School of Business-Camden has added several new continuing education courses offered at various locations focusing on leadership and management skills for supervisors and executives for the 2012 to 2013 academic year.

Tue
22
Jan

Rutgers’ Mini-MPA Gets Stamp of Approval From International Municipal Clerks Group

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Municipal clerks who earn a certificate in Rutgers’ Mini-Master in Public Administration (Mini-MPAtm), program can now receive continuing education credits from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), the leading professional association serving the needs of municipal clerks and allied professionals in cities and towns worldwide.

The IILC joins the N.J. Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs in awarding professional continuing education credits to public employees who complete the Mini-MPAtm, a 30-hour intensive program for individuals in the public, private or nonprofit sectors.  The IILC will award five Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) Experience points or five Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) Advanced Education points to those who successfully complete the program.

Mon
07
Jan

ENABLED to Work Program Offers Training, Job Search Skills

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Alex Bruton served two years in Vietnam and 22 years as an Army reservist, but he faced one of his biggest challenges when two knee replacement surgeries left him unable to continue working on his feet as a cardiology technician.

Bruton sought help from the Veterans Administration, which referred him to the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation services (DVR). That agency connected him with the ENABLE Division of Small & Associates of Livingston and ultimately with Rutgers’ Center for Continuing Professional Development (CCPD).

Through these two educational partners in the Rutgers ENABLED to Work program, Bruton has been able to train for a new career and enhance his marketability through job counseling.

With state grant funding paying his tuition, Bruton enrolled in an online training program through Rutgers’ CCPD last summer to become an electronic medical health records specialist.  He also received counseling through ENABLE on job-search and resume-writing skills and techniques.

Thu
20
Dec

Program Trains First Responders to Help Persons With Developmental Disabilities

First responders training on developmental disabilities

Retired Paterson Police Officer Larry Rudesyle recalls when words like ‘crazy’ and ‘retarded’ were used in dispatches to refer to a person behaving erratically.

First responders on the scene might shout at the person to stay still and physically subdue him if he didn’t – only to find out later that the behavior was a manifestation of a developmental disability.

Recently, television shows like Glee have crusaded to banish stereotypes that surround the developmentally disabled. Similarly, the New Jersey Legislature made a big push to improve first responders’ understanding about developmental disabilities and better handle encounters by passing a law in 2008 mandating training. The result was an online course for the state’s more than 100,000 police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel.

Wed
19
Dec

School of Social Work Brings Continuing Education Program to China

School of Social Work Brings Continuing Education Program to China

Thirty-five senior leaders from philanthropic and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in China recently earned certificates from the Rutgers School of Social Work (SSW) in an intensive, four-day program on training skills conducted in Beijing by continuing education faculty from the school’s Institute for Families.

The trainees included staff from the China Philanthropy Research Institute (CPRI) at Beijing Normal University, NGOs throughout China, and charitable foundations, including the Ford Foundation.

CPRI hosted the program and co-sponsored it with the Huamin Research Center at Rutgers, which was established in 2012 to promote professional development in nonprofit organizations and strengthen individual, family and community well-being in China.

Mon
10
Dec

Rutgers’ Center for Executive Leadership in Government Hosts Nigerian Officials for Global Mini-MPA

Global Mini-MPA program

Five public and industry officials from Nigeria are at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., this week (December 9-14) to participate in the Global Mini-MPAtm certificate program offered by the Center for Executive Leadership in Government (CELG).

The visiting officials hold leadership positions at various levels of government and in the private sector in the African nation.

The Global Mini-MPAtm (master’s in public administration) is tailored to the specific needs of the visitors’ nation and government agencies. The curriculum covers management concepts, techniques, and skills required for policy implementation. Topics include constitutionalism and rule of law; urban policy and planning; financial management; decision making, and leadership.

Wed
21
Nov

Conference to Address State's Obesity Epidemic, December 11

Obesity Conference at Rutgers

Obesity prevention experts from around the country will gather for an all-day conference on Tuesday, December 11, to present the latest research and innovative techniques used in the battle against obesity.

The conference, which is open to professionals in education, public health and related fields, and to parents, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton in East Brunswick.

Fri
16
Nov

Teacher Workshop for Non-art Classroom Rescheduled for December 7

Zimmerli Art Museum

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University welcomes artist and educator Brian Bomeisler to lead the workshop “Two Ways of Knowing: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” on Friday, December 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fee is $50 per participant, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, and supplies. The workshop is open to all adults; teachers receive six professional development credit hours. For more information, contact the Education Department at education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu or visit www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu. This workshop is offered in collaboration with the Zimmerli’s special exhibition “Art=Text=Art.”

Mon
12
Nov

One-on-One Coaching at Rutgers Gives Professional Writers an Edge

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“Every writer I know has trouble writing,” Joseph Heller, the best-selling author of Catch 22, once observed.

Most professional writers would probably agree. Writing for a living can be both exhilarating and exasperating, particularly when deadlines loom and fussy clients must be satisfied.

Rutgers WPx – the Writing Extension Program at the School of Arts and Sciences in New Brunswick – offers a menu of one-on-one personal coaching options, both online and in person that can help writers defeat the demons that often plague them. Coaching can assist writers with focusing their thoughts, identifying problem areas, building critical skills, and even managing relationships with their clients.  

Dan Spink, WPX director, said that individual coaching courses were added to WPx’s course selections about five years ago “when we realized the need for specific, real-world workplace training in our market.”

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.

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