The Office of Continuing Education is responsible for planning and scheduling professional development and continuing education opportunities for individuals interested in advancing professionally and personally.

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Spring 2014 Brochure

  • Credit Courses and Certificates

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    American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)   
     

    Days: June 27, 28 & 29
    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

     

    Basics of Supply Chain Management

     

    Location: Governors State University
    Date: Tuesdays, 5/20/14 - 7/23/14
    Time: 6 - 9 pm
    Room: TBD
    Price $995

    Basics of Supply Chain Management Homepage

    Course Number: CE-BUS01-01

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    This course if offered in partnership with APICS - The Association for Operations Management Chicago Chapter and the School of Extended Learning.

      

    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Course

     

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturdays, April 26, - May 24, 2014
    Time: 9am - 3pm
    Room: TBD
    Fee: $2,200 plus textbooks and software
    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: CE-GFS01-03 

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    Lean Six Sigma Homepage


     

  • Examination Preparation

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    GRE Prep Course

     

    Location: Governors State University
    Classroom:
    Day: Saturdays, June 7 to July, 19, 2014 (no class July 5th)
    Time: 9am - noon
    Fee: $399

    Description: Acquire strategies in math, reading comprehension, writing, and verbal and quantitative skills to improve GRE scores using acclaimed Cambridge test preparation materials. Textbook, practice tests, and all course materials are included in course fee.

    Course Number: TBD please contact the School of Extended Learning for more information or 708.534.4099

     

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    LSAT Prep Course


    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Thursdays, April 17, 2014 to May 22, 2014
    Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
    Room: D34093
    Fee: $399
    Description: Acquire strategies in verbal skills, logic, critical reasoning and analytical writing to improve LSAT scores using acclaimed Cambridge test preparation materials

    Course Number: CE-EP02-01

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  • Personal Enrichment

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    Make the Most of Your Memory


    Location: Governors State University
    Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    Room: B2215
    Time: 10 am to noon
    Fee: $20

    Description: This class provides practical information with user-friendly fundamental neurobic techniques to increase your memory abilities in learning names and anything else you need to remember. Nutritional tips and fitness activities for improved brain chemistry included.

    Course Number: CE-HF06-01 

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    Relaxing Works Wonders


    Location: Governors State University
    Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
    Room: B2215
    Time: 10am to noon
    Fee: $20

    Description: Are you caught up each day in all of the "to dos" you have to do? Do you stress out easily? Join Paula to learn and experience simple techniques that can rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit so you feel refreshed and energized. Learn how to awaken your senses, invaluable breathing techniques, tips on getting a good night’s sleep, and nutritional pick-me-ups.

    Course Number: CE-HF07-01

    Improved Communication with Relaxation Techniques Workshops Homepage

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  • Professional Development

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    American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)  
     

    Days: June 27, 28 & 29
    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

     

    Basics of Supply Chain Management

     

    Location: Governors State University
    Date: Tuesdays, 5/20/14 - 7/23/14
    Time: 6 - 9 pm
    Room: TBD
    Price $995

    Basics of Supply Chain Management Homepage

    Course Number: CE-BUS01-01

    Register

    This course if offered in partnership with APICS - The Association for Operations Management Chicago Chapter and the School of Extended Learning.

     

    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Course

     

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: April 26, - May 24, 2014
    Time: 9am - 3pm
    Room: TBD
    Fee: $2,200 plus textbooks and software
    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: TBA Please contact School of Extended Learning 708.534.4099

    Registration 

    Lean Six Sigma Homepage

     

    PTSD Workshop: Mental and Emotional Health for Military/Former Military in the Classroom and the Workplace.

    Focusing on PTSD Recognition, TBI Traumatic Brain Injuries and Best Practices

    Location: Governors State University
    Date: April 23, 2014
    Times: Speaker: 9am – Noon
    Round Table Lunch Panel Discussion: Noon -2pm
    Room: Sherman Hall
    Speaker: Dr. Holly Passi – VITAL Initiative, Program Coordinator

    PTSD & TBI Homepage

    Please Note: there was a misprint on one of the flyers for the PTSD & TBI workshop, below are the correct registration codes.

     
    Please use for registration: CE-MH05-01
    Fee: $25 for Professionals

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    Please use for registration: CE-MH05-02
    Free for Governors State University Faculty, Staff and Students (Verification required)

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    Please bring your lunch and join us for a round table discussion on PTSD and TBI from Noon to 2pm.

  • The Knowledge Exchange

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    TKE Homepage 

    Spring 2014 Flyer

    Online Registration opens March 10, 2014!

     

    Morning sessions (10 a.m.-noon)

     

    Over There and Over Here; the Great War 1914-18


    Class Leaders: Linda and Myras Osman
    To commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I, this course will examine political, economic, social and cultural aspects of “The War to End All Wars.” Using documentary films, topics will include: the failure of diplomacy that brought about the war; life in the trenches for the average soldier; the development of extensive propaganda agencies to mobilize entire nations and the role of labor, including female labor in factories, farms and hospitals. We will also examine the poetry, music and art of the war period.

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-05
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    Constitutional Law Continued


    Class Leader: Professor Carl Stover
    This class will discuss current and recent major decisions of the Supreme Court. Typically, the class will read edited versions, or synopses per week, of three cases: this year’s and two precedents. The specific cases will depend on what the Supreme Court decides, or takes up, in 2013-14, but issues already on the docket include Prayer at Official Functions, Affirmative Action, Campaign Finance, and Electronic Surveillance. Completion of a previous constitutional law course is helpful but not necessary although some material may be repeated. All reading materials will be provided.

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-06
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    Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics


    Class Leader: Stan Moore
    Class will read the two essays simultaneously and gradually. Questions of politics and justice, education and knowledge will guide us through these classics. What does the ideal state look like? Is justice a matter of psychology or politics or both? What causes the
    deterioration of states? What is the dynamic between parents and children? What are the clues to a successful upbringing and education? Should art and poetry be banned? Please read Book one of both Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics for the first session. Any translation will do. Both books are available for purchase at the GSU Bookstore.

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-07
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    Afternoon Sessions (1 – 3 p.m.)


    Cinema Studies: The Character Arc in Psychological Drama and Suspense

     
    Class Leader: Suzanne Patterson
    With an emphasis on character driven screenplays, this class will view independent and foreign films of a compelling and provocative nature. Through films such as Volker
    Schlondorff’s “Young Torless,” Atom Egoyan’s “Felicia’s Journey”, Baran bo Odar’s “The Silence,” Julian Roman Polsler’s “Die Wand (The Wall)” and others we will explore the arc or psychological journey taken by the films’ protagonists. (Note class end time of 3:30 p.m.)

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-08
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    German Expressionism

     
    Class Leaders: Kathy Kemp, Joyce Semmler & Al Sturges  

    How did art turn from Monet’s lush gardens to face an unforgiving 20th Century in
    Beckmann’s tragic Titanic? The German-influenced Expressionists depicted sex, poverty, sickness, death, oppression and horrific war. With stunning individuality, they layered on primary colors and black lines, portraying blue horses and angular nudes to evoke emotion. Artists from Klimt to Kandinsky sought authenticity in folk crafts: wood cuts and Bavarian stained glass. Their work impacted cinema and society to earn them the epithet
    “degenerate.” These brilliant and fascinating artists have a cautionary tale for us as we explore their lives, their work and the historic trends that informed both.

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-09
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    Play Reading

     
    Class Leader: Diane Moses
    Awaken your Thespian skills and have fun with this class as we enjoy reading plays from the Contemporary American Theater. The playwrights have won Tony and Obie Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, Drama Desk citations and more. Our Anthology contains eight plays, including “Streamers,” “Marco Polo Sings a Solo,” “Wings,” “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You,” ”Crimes of the Heart,” “The Dining Room,” “Painting Churches” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
    The book, “Plays from Contemporary American Theater,” along with a bookmark magnifier may be purchased at the GSU Bookstore at a nominal cost.

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-10
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    Civil War Battles and Generals

     
    Class Leaders: Bill Mitchell and Scott Dominiak
    In this continuation course, class will examine Gettysburg and its impact on the war as well as the direction of the country; also we will look at the river campaign (Anaconda Strategy) fought in the West, which was the catalyst to defeating the South. Then we will examine several prominent personalities associated with the Civil War; generals and politicians will be fodder for discussion.

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-11
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  • Free Workshops

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    Budgeting for a Better Life & Improving Your Credit Score


    Location: Charter One Bank - Matteson
    Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
    Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
    Fee: NO COST – but reservations preferred

    Description:

    Learn the importance of using a budget and how budgeting impacts your greater financial goals, as well as how to create a budget and adhere to it. Understand how your budgeting skills impact your personal credit. You will also learn the importance of credit scores, what impacts your credit score, how to monitor your credit and what you can do to raise your credit score.

     Charter One Bank
    4350 W Lincoln Hwy
    Matteson IL 60443


    Course Number: CE-MNY02-02
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    Please contact us at 708.534.4099 or email Donna Claffy