The Center for Business and Professional Development at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is offering several non-credit classes and workshops in August and September, with the first starting on Aug. 15.
Topics are in the fields of information technology and Web marketing, communications, and Lean Six Sigma certification.
On the August and September schedule are:
Aug. 15: “Marketing with Social Media,” 8 a.m.-noon, Business and Industrial Institute, room 115, $39.
Aug. 23-Nov. 15: “Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification,” 8-11 a.m., Thursdays, Flanders Business Center, room 110, $1,095.
Sept. 5 & 12: “Beginning Microsoft Word 2010,” 8 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, BII 115, $129.
Sept. 12-Dec. 12: “Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification,” 4-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Flanders 110, $1,295.
Sept. 14: “Transitioning from Microsoft Office 2007 to Microsoft Office 2010,” 8 a.m.-noon, BII 115, $59.
Sept. 19: “Communication Skills,” 8 a.m.-noon, Flanders 110, $59.
Sept. 21 & 28: “Beginning Microsoft PowerPoint 2010,” 8 a.m.-noon, Fridays, BII 115, $129.
Sept. 26 & Oct. 3: “Beginning Microsoft Excel 2010,” 8 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, BII 115, $129.
Instructors are Dr. Micki Voelkel of Van Buren and Kim Gordon, Jack Danciu and Hal Boyette, all of Fort Smith.
Voelkel, an associate master technical instructor in the CBPD, teaches the “Marketing with Social Media” and “Transitioning from Microsoft Office 2007 to Microsoft Office 2010” classes and will co-teach the “Lean Six Sigma Green Belt” and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt” certification courses. Voelkel has extensive experience in the areas of communication, personal effectiveness and computer applications. She is certified as 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 “Communication Skills” class. 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.
Danciu, who has taught for UA Fort Smith since 2001 and has more than 20 years of experience in the computer industry, teaches the “Beginning Microsoft Word 2010,” “Beginning Microsoft PowerPoint 2010” and “Beginning Microsoft Excel 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.
Boyette will teach the “Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification” and the “Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification” classes. Boyette 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. He has taught for UAFS since 2001.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.