Professional Development

These courses and workshops allow you to acquire new skills and knowledge for career advancement as well as obtaining CEUs and Certifications.

  • American Home Inspectors Training Institute

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    American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)   

     

    Days: October 3, 4 and 5, 2014
    Time: 8 am to 6 pm
    Room: TBD
    Location: Governors State University University Park, IL 60484 
    Cost: $1,795 - includes all materials

    Information:  AHIT Governors State University 
    Register today by calling 877.215.7924
    Description: Governors State University has partnered with industry leader American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT) to offer a comprehensive home inspection course.

    *Early Registration Deadline: two weeks prior to the scheduled session: $1,595 discounted fee



    Register for AHIT today by calling 877.215.7924 or visit their  website  

     

  • Illinois Small Business Development Center at Governors State University

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    Starting a Business in Illinois

    Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    Time: 9-11am
    Room:TBD
    Location: Governors State University University Park, IL 60484 
    Cost: Free

    Description: This seminar will help those interested in starting a business understand what is required in order to start a business in the state of Illinois. Basics of business plan, Licensing, and financing will all be covered. Join us for one of these sessions.

     Starting A Business in IL September 10, 2014 Registration  

     Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
    Time: 9-11am
    Room:TBD
    Location: Governors State University University Park, IL 60484 
    Cost: Free

    Description: This seminar will help those interested in starting a business understand what is required in order to start a business in the state of Illinois. Basics of business plan, Licensing, and financing will all be covered. Join us for one of these sessions.

     Starting A business in IL October 8, 2014 Registration 

     

    Funding Your Business with a Microloan

    Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Time: 9-11am
    Room:TBD
    Location: Governors State University University Park, IL 60484
    Cost: Free

    Learn about alternative financing options for your business. Join us for this seminar sponsored by Accion to learn how to qualify for a loan up to $20,000 as a start-up business or up to a $50,000 as an established business.

    Funding your Business with a Microloan Registration

     

    Getting Your Business Plan Done

    Dates: Tuesdays, August 26 - September 16, 2014
    Time: 8:30 - 10:30am
    Room: TBD
    Location: Governors State University University Park, IL 60484
    Cost: $99

     
    Description: Join us for this 4-week series as we outline the steps to writing a business plan. All sections of the plan including marketing strategy, the financial Plan projections, and executive summary will be covered. Participants will have a business plan completed by the end of the series.

     Course Number: CE-SBD01-01 

      Registration Home Page  

     

    Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Boot Camp

     

    Day: Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Time: 8 am to 2:30 pm
    Room: CPA - Center for Preforming Arts
    Location: Governors State University University Park, IL 60484
    Cost: Free to Veterans ($40 non-vets)

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Course

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    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Course

     

    Location: Naperville Education Center
    Days: Saturdays, September 13 - October 11, 2014
    Time: 9am - Noon
    Room: 308
    Fee: $1,500 plus textbooks
    Description: The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate course will focus on both Advanced Lean Techniques and Six Sigma "Green Belt" methodologies. Detailed and real-world examples of lean thinking will be reviewed with hands - on examples to enhance the learning experience. Learn how to integrate theories of business, statistics, and the elimination of waste with the goal of achieving tangible results. Six Sigma methods will include project planning and various statistical tools to equip the student to be Green Belt certified and a practitioner of Lean Six Sigma at their organization.

    Registration codes: TBD

    Registration Home Page 

    Lean Six Sigma Homepage

  • Managing Workforce Diversity in a Global Environment

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    Managing Workforce Diversity in a Global Environment


    Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    Time: 9am - Noon
    Room:TBD
    Location:

    Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce
    920 West 175th Street, Suite 3
    Homewood, IL
    Cost: $60
    Description: In today’s global environment, organizations must attract and retain a diverse
    and inclusive workforce that is creative, seeks challenges and opportunity, and offers innovative ways of collaborating that drives performance.

    Presenter: Donna M. Wiencek of Innovative Solutions Research & Consulting Services

    Course Numbers:
    Fee: $60 for Professionals and General Interest:
    Please use for registration: CE-BUS02-01

    For SHRM members and Governors State University's Faculty, Staff and Students:
    Please use for registration: CE-BUS02-02

    Registration Home Page 

  • PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

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    PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Tuesdays, September 23 - November 11, 2014
    Time: 6 - 8:30pm
    Room: TBD
    Fee: $1,095
    $995 for South Suburban Cook Human Resources Association members (SSCHRA)
    Description:This course provides an overview of key areas in human resources management to better prepare HR professionals for national PHR (Professional in HR) or the SPHR (Senior Professional in HR) exams, administered by the HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute). Eligibility requirements and test information for PHR or SPHR exam can be found at www.hrci.org

    PHR/SPHR Certification Homepage

    Registration Home Page