Professional Development

Tue
05
Feb

‘Retool Your Career’: Attend a Free Workshop, Meet Program Representatives at Continuing Education Fair, March 16

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The 2nd Annual ‘Retool Your Career’ Continuing Education Fair at Rutgers on Saturday, March 16, offers the public the opportunity to meet with representatives of scores of Rutgers continuing education programs and also attend a free career workshop on resume writing or networking.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cook Campus Center, 59 Biel Road, on the Rutgers Cook Campus. It is free and open to the public. Registration is required for the workshops.

Anyone who is un- or under-employed, considering a career change, seeking continuing education credits for certification or licensing, or interested in pursuing higher education for career enhancement is welcome to attend.

Thu
31
Jan

Rutgers Slates Gifted Education Certificate Program for Educators, Parents

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Rutgers is again offering its comprehensive Gifted Education Certificate Program designed to help New Jersey K-12 educators, counselors, administrators, and parents meet the challenges of educating gifted learners.

The first course in the five-course series, The Gifted Child, will run from March 29 through June 8. All classes are held on the Rutgers New Brunswick Campus.

The program also includes: The Social & Emotional Development of Gifted Children, June 14-August 13; Curriculum & Instruction for the Gifted, August 21-October 19; Gifted Program Development, November 1-January 4, 2014; and Clinical Placement & Practicum, a 200-hour field project scheduled by arrangement with the supervising instructor.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.”

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