Professional Development

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

  • Online Professional Non-Credit Courses

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    Governors State University has partnered with OnCourse Learning, a provider of high-quality, state approved, customized training solutions, textbooks, and occupational tools for both pre-licensing and continuing education in the real estate, appraisal, mortgage, home inspection, IT, engineering, insurance, and bank and credit union industries.


    Information Technology

    Online professional development courses through OnCourse Learning.

    Citrix
    Virtualization
    Cisco
    CompTIA
    EC-Council
    Microsoft

     

    Home Preformance

    Online professional development courses through OnCourse Learning.

    Energy Audit Basic Training

    Advanced Home Energy Course

    Weatherization Installer Training

    Home Performance Sales and Marketing

    Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

     

  • American Home Inspectors Training Institute

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    American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)   

     

    Days: March 2, 3 and 4, 2015
    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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    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)

    Registration Home Page 

    To View Small Business Development Center courses during registration, please use the topic code Small Business Development Center on the registration search for courses page.

     

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Course

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    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Course

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturdays, Nov. 1 – Dec. 13, 2014
    Time: 9am - Noon
    Room: TBD
    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: CE-GFS01-05

    Registration Home Page 

    Lean Six Sigma Homepage

  • The Role of Mindfulness in the Helping Professions – Enhancing Self-Awareness, Empathy, and the Success of Clinical Interventions

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    The Role of Mindfulness in the Helping Professions – Enhancing Self-Awareness, Empathy, and the Success of Clinical Interventions


    Location: Friday, November 7, 2014
    Time: 2pm – 5 pm
    Room: Engbretson Hall
    Fee: $40

    Presenters: Maristela Zell, Ph.D., LCSW, and Timothy Pedigo, Ph.D., University Lecturer

    Description:
    • Learn how mindfulness-based interventions can be used to achieve emotional regulation, lower blood pressure, strengthen immune system, increase attention and concentration, and enhance specific activities of clients’ and patients’ daily living (i.e. eating, movement, pain management)
    • Learn how to develop a mindful presence as a professional and familiarize yourself with the basic practice of mindfulness
    • Learn how to use awareness of what is happening “between” you and your client to increase therapeutic effectiveness

    Who should attend?
    Counselors, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses, addiction counselors.

  • PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

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    PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Tuesdays, February 3 – March 24, 2015
    Time: 6 - 8:30pm
    Room: TBD
    Fee: $1,095
           $995 for SSCHRA members (South Suburban Cook Human Resources Association)

     
    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.

  • Suicide and Depression in the Military

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    Suicide and Depression in the Military

    Friday, November 14, 2014
    Presenter: Dawn M. Dudek, LCSW Suicide Prevention Coordinator Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
    Room: F1622
    Time: 9am -Noon

    Join us for a question and answer portion after the presentation

    Registration Home Page
    Fee: $25 for general interest and professionals - Use registration code: CE-MH06-03
    Free for GSU Faculty, Staff, Students (verification required) - Use registration code: CE-MH06-04

    For more information, call 708.534.4099.

    Workshop offered by Veterans Resource Center in cooperation with the School of Extended Learning, College of Health and Human Services and Friends of the GSU Library.

  • Supply Chain Optimization Leadership Overview

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    Supply Chain Optimization Leadership Overview

    Increase visibility. Build stronger manufacturers.

    Days: November 7, 2014
    Time: 8 am to 12:30 pm
    Room: B1241
    Location: Governors State University University Park, IL 60484 
    Cost: $99

    Competition is no longer between companies; it’s between supply chains. Our volatile economy means that manufacturers have to be much more agile, flexible, and responsive to external pressures. This overview demonstrates the benefits and the approach of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Supply Chain Optimization program that helps reduce risk, increase visibility and builds stronger manufacturers.

    OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

    • Demonstrate the enemies of supply chain effectiveness including, destabilizing effects of dependency, variation, lack of supply chain visibility and forecast inaccuracy.
    • Provide an understanding of MEPs Supply Chain Optimization process.
    • Introduction to a roadmap intended to guide companies towards improved collaboration and supply chain integration.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    This half-day event is intended for manufacturers interested in learning how to create a stronger base of manufacturing through Supply Chain Optimization.

    WHAT WILL YOU GAIN

    After this half-day session you will understand the advantages of incorporating a strategic approach to supply chain management, and how it can positively impact local and state communities, as well as to create national economic value through increased competitiveness.

     
    REGISTER ONLINE BY VISITING WWW.IMEC.ORG/EVENTS.CFM OR CALL 888.806.4632.

  • What is Occupational Therapy’s Role in Transition Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities?

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    What is Occupational Therapy’s Role in Transition Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities?

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturday, November 8, 2014
    Time: 9 am to 4 pm
    Room: D34115
    Fee: CE-PPEH04-01 ($100.00-Public)  CE-PPEH04-02 ($50.00-Governors State University Faculty, Staff and Students)

    Presenter: Dr. Connie Barnum DrOT, OTR/L  

    Description:

    • Educate occupational therapy practitioners of their role in transition education; specific to assessment, planning, and service implementation
    • Empower occupational therapy practitioners; through knowledge, to provide outcome-oriented transition services, as defined by IDEA 2004 and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

     

    Course Numbers:
    Fee: $100 for Professionals and General Interest
    Please use for registration: CE-PPEH04-01

    Fee: $50 for Governors State University Faculty, Staff and Students (Verification required)
    Please use for registration: CE-PPEH04-02

    Additional information:

    Fee includes boxed lunch, we will provide certificates

    Registration Home Page