Professional Development

Sat
01
Sep

Online Learning: A Smart Choice for Adult Learners

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If your concept of education has always included a classroom with students, desks and a teacher, chances are you might be someone who balks at the notion of taking an online course.

But the perception – more common among adult learners – that effective and rewarding learning cannot take place in an online environment is rapidly heading the way of cassette tapes and dial phones.   

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.

Fri
31
Aug

Mini-MPA™ Program Offers Practical Skills for Managers in Public, Nonprofit Sectors

Mini-MPA

 

Classes held on Fridays, September 14-October 12

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Administrators and managers in the public and nonprofit sectors, as well as motivated college graduates aiming for a career in these areas, can develop and enhance their leadership and management skills in Rutgers’ Mini-Master in Public Administration™ program being offered September 14-October 12.

Registration has begun for the Mini-MPA™ program, which is offered by Rutgers’ Center for Executive Leadership in Government (CELG) at its headquarters at 303 George St.

The 30-hour program is conveniently structured for working professionals, with classes conducted on five consecutive Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Participants must complete the entire program to earn the Mini-MPA™ certificate and three CEUs.

Fri
31
Aug

Radon Training Program Helps People Expand Businesses, Build Careers

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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
27
Aug

Rutgers Center for Management Development Admitted to Prestigious Consortium

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Rutgers Center for Management Development (Rutgers CMD) has been admitted to the International University Consortium for Executive Education (UNICON).  UNICON is a highly selective global consortium of 101 leading university-based executive education providers.

“All of us associated with Rutgers Center for Management Development are honored to have been invited as UNICON’s newest member,” said Dr. William Bigoness, executive director of Rutgers CMD. “This recognition is a testimony to the excellent work CMD has done in the field of executive education for many years and a vote of confidence for the contributions we plan to make to executives and organizations in the years ahead.”

UNICON comprises nearly all of the world’s leading university-based providers of executive education. Fellow UNICON member schools include Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, Duke, Stanford, North Carolina, Berkeley, Michigan and others. 

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.

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