CBPD Announces Upcoming Workshops

The Center for Business and Professional Development at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is offering several non-credit classes and workshops in January and February with the first taking place on Jan. 10.

 

Topics are in the fields of finance, information technology, leadership development, and Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Certification.

 

On the January and February schedule are:

 

Jan. 10: “Reading and Understanding Financial Statements,” 8-11 a.m., Thursday, Flanders Business Center, room 114, $59.

 

Jan. 11 & 18: “Beginning Microsoft Excel 2010,” 8 a.m.-noon, Fridays, Business and Industrial Institute, room 115, $129.

 

Jan. 15-Mar. 5: “PLC Fundamentals,” 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays, Echols Building, room 203, $399.

 

Jan. 16 & 23: “Beginning Microsoft PowerPoint 2010,” 8 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, Business and Industrial Institute, room 115, $129.

 

Jan. 17 & 24: “PLC Communications,” 5-8 p.m., Thursdays, Echols Building, room 203, $199.

 

Jan. 24: “Tax Management,” 8-11 a.m., Thursday, Flanders Business Center, room 114, $59

 

Jan. 30 & Feb. 6: “Beginning Microsoft Project 2010,” 8 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, Business and Industrial Institute, room 115, $129.

 

Jan. 31 & Feb. 7: “Control Logix 5000 Series Troubleshooting,” 5-8 p.m., Thursdays, Echols Building, room 203, $199.

 

Feb. 1: “Marketing with Social Media,” 8 a.m.-noon, Friday, Business and Industrial Institute, room 115, $39.

 

Feb. 5: “Greatness Through Trust,” 8-11 a.m., Tuesday, Flanders Business Center, room 110, $59.

 

Feb. 6- May 8: “Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Training,” 4-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Flanders Business Center, room 110, $1,095.

 

Feb. 7- May 9: “Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Training,” 8-11 a.m., Thursdays, Flanders Business Center, room 110, $1,295.

 

Feb. 7: “Budgeting,” 8-11 a.m., Thursday, Flanders Business Center, room 114, $59.

 

Feb. 8 & 15: “Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010,” 8 a.m.-noon, Fridays, Business and Industrial Institute, room 115, $129.

 

Feb. 12: “Greatness Through Strategic Thinking,” 8-11 a.m., Tuesday, Flanders Business Center, room 110, $59.

 

Feb. 13 & 20: “Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint 2010,” 8 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, Business and Industrial Institute, room 115, $129.

 

Feb. 19: “Greatness Through Performance,” 8-11 a.m., Tuesday, Flanders Business Center, room 110, $59.

 

Feb. 21: “Cash & Debt Management,” 8-11 a.m., Thursday, Flanders Business Center, room 114, $59.

 

Feb. 21 & 28: “Control Logix 5000 Series Basic Motor Control Programming,” 5-8 p.m., Thursdays, Echols Building, room 203, $199.

 

Instructors are Dr. Micki Voelkel of Van Buren; Kim Gordon, Hal Boyette, Jack Danciu and Melanie Radcliff, all of Fort Smith; and Cameron McKinney of Roland, Okla.

 

Voelkel, an associate master technical instructor in the CBPD, teaches the “Beginning Microsoft Project 2010” and “Marketing with Social Media” classes. She will co-teach the “Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Training” and the “Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Training” courses. Voelkel has extensive experience in the areas of communication, personal effectiveness and computer applications. She is a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist instructor and has a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and a master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

 

Gordon, a senior business consultant and management instructor with the CBPD since December 2006, will teach the “Greatness Through Trust,” “Greatness Through Strategic Thinking” and “Greatness Through Performance” classes. As a consultant she meets with community leaders to help them craft and execute training and development programs. Her background includes more than 20 years in corporate America, holding leadership roles in human resources as well as sales. She has a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and a master’s degree in leadership and ethics from John Brown University.

 

Boyette will co-teach the “Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Training” and the “Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Training.” Boyette, who has taught for UAFS since 2001, develops and teaches classes in lean manufacturing, human resources, interpersonal skills and management.  He has consulted and taught in many nationally recognized companies in Arkansas and Oklahoma and has taught students from over 100 companies in the region and the state.

 

Danciu, who has taught for UAFS since 2001 and has more than 20 years of experience in the computer industry, teaches the “Beginning Microsoft Excel 2010,” “Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010,” “Beginning Microsoft PowerPoint 2010” and “Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint 2010” classes. Danciu is the owner of Danciu & Associates Computer Consulting. He has two bachelor’s degrees, one in management and one in economics, and a master’s degree in business administration.

 

Radcliff is a small business owner who has firsthand knowledge on the challenges of running a business. She believes that a supervisor or manager who can quickly translate work situations into financial statement components is a successful supervisor or manager. Radcliff teaches the “Reading and Understanding Financial Statements,” “Tax Management,” “Cash and Debt Management” and “Budgeting” classes. She has an accounting degree from Arkansas State University and passed the CPA exam in 1998. She has been a licensed investment broker since 2000.

 

McKinney, who has been with the CBPD since July 2012, will teach the “PLC Fundamentals,” “PLC Communications,” “Control Logix 5000 Series Troubleshooting,” and “Control Logix Series 5000 Motor Control Programming” classes. He has over 10 years of experience as an industrial electronic technician, PLC programmer and control engineer. McKinney has an associate degree in industrial maintenance and a bachelor’s of applied science degree, both from Arkansas State University. He also holds several certifications from Rockwell Automation and an Industrial Electrician license from the State of Arkansas.

 

In addition to classes and workshops offered for professional development opportunities, the Center for Business and Professional Development at UAFS also provides regional business with customized training and consulting to meet company-specific requirements and on-site training to fit specific employee needs.

 

Registration, which is required prior to the start date of the classes, may be completed by contacting Karen Harmon at 479-788-7742 or karen.harmon@uafs.edu.

 

Date Posted: 
Friday, December 14, 2012
News Teaser: 
The Center for Business and Professional Development at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is offering several non-credit classes and workshops in January and February with the first taking place on Jan. 10.