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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  • American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)

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    American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)   
     

    Days: June 22 - June 26, 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

  • Do You Have an IRS Issue?

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    Do You Have an IRS Issue?

    Location: Naperville Education Center
    Day: Thursday, May 21, 2015
    Time: 10am - 1pm
    Room: TBD
    Fee: $20

    Do You Have an IRS Issue?

    Course Number: CE-MNY03-05

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    Do You Have an IRS Issue?

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: Thursday, May 28, 2015
    Time: 10am - 1pm
    Room: TBD
    Fee: $20

    Do You Have an IRS Issue?

    Course Number: CE-MNY03-06

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    Presenter: Laura Burke EA, CFE, MBA & MS MIS (SP2015) 

    Description: Do you have an IRS issue?  Have you missed filing your taxes for a period of time, are you an innocent or injured spouse?  What about that earned income credit do you or do you not qualify for it?  Have you missed entering some income on your tax return?  What about that cancellation of debt, foreclosure or short sale?  So many questions.  Come find out what to do, in the proper order.  We will also talk briefly about the IRS Fresh Start Program!

    One of the worst things you can do is to bury your head in the sand, don’t hide IRS notices, they don’t go away!

    This is a 3 hour discussion with time for Q & A.  Bring your issues, and IRS notices to discuss or meet one-on-one afterwards.

     

  • Graduate Record Exam Test Preparation

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    Graduate Record Exam Test Preparation

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: Saturdays, September 12,19,26 October 3,10,17
    Time: 9 am - Noon
    Room: TBD
    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: CE-EP01-02 please contact the School of Extended Learning for more information or 708.534.4099

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  • Growing Profits: Levers and Techniques

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    Growing Profits: Levers and Techniques

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: Wednesday, June 23, 2015
    Time: 9:00 to 10:30 AM
    Room: C3300
    Fee: $45

    Course Code: CE-SBD01-06

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: Wednesday, April 28 , 2015
    Time: 9:00 to 10:30 AM
    Room: C3300
    Fee: $45

    Course Code: CE-SBD01-04

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    Growing Profits: Levers and Techniques

    Instructor: Tom Gray

    Presented by the Illinois SBDC at Governors State University and Business Techniques Institute – Chicagoland.

    Both operations and marketing offer opportunities to grow profits.
    Veteran consultant Tom Gray will show you how to find and mine opportunities for higher profits in your business.
    Learn the techniques, and get worksheets to apply them to your own business.

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  • Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) Workshops

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    Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) Workshops

    Location: Governors State University
    Dates: Wednesday, June 10 - Thursday, June 11, 2015
    Time: 9 am - 4 pm
    Room: Hall of Honors
    Fee: Registration is $50 for one day, or $75 for both days. (Breakfast and lunch will be provided)

    Course Number(s): Day One: CE-BUS09-01

                             Day Two: CE-BUS09-02

    You must register for both sections if you wish to attend both days

    Register Here

    These workshops are led by CBPA faculty who are content experts on the relevant topics. The program is sponsored by a US Department of Education grant and is offered at minimum cost to participants.

    A “Certificate of Completion” will be presented to the participants who successfully complete the two-day program. 

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  • Identity Theft Affects All

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    Identity Theft Affects All

    Description:  Thieves are taking identity theft (IT) to new levels. Stealing Identities is a nationwide epidemic. Regardless of age, race or gender it can affect all of us, in a blink of an eye! According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) more than 24 million people in the United Sates have their identity stolen. They estimate $11,000.00 per case in damage which represents 26 billion of potential liability if fault can be pinned on the data holder. As both consumers and business owners we must know how to safe guard ourselves and our employees from costly litigation and time. We will look at causes of identity theft and how you can keep yourself, your business and your loved ones protected. Find out how Identity theft proof you really are, with our IT quiz

    Location: Naperville Education Center
    Day: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    Time: 6pm - 8pm
    Room: TBD
    Fee:$20
    Course Code: CE-BUS08-01
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    Location: Governors State University
    Day: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    Time: 6pm - 8pm
    Room: TBD
    Fee: $20

    Course Code: CE-BUS08-02
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    Identity Theft Home page

  • Information Security Certificate

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    Information Security Certificate

     

    Build the groundwork for a new career TODAY!

     

    With the increase of computer and network attacks, information security has become a very serious concern. Organizations need information security professionals to protect digital assets. The Information Security Certificate is offered to students who wish to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge in information security.

     

    The goal of the Technical Training series is to enable job seekers to obtain the knowledge and skills to gain employment in the technical field of network and system administration. The courses will provide alignment to industry certifications employers will be seeking to fill positions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, certifications are an important qualification for potential employees.

     

    Governors State University is conducting a five part computer networking and security professional series. This course is being offered to give you industry insight and marketable skills in the growing field of computer networking and security.

     

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  • Introduction to Health Disparities

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    Introduction to Health Disparities

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturdays, May 23 - July 11
    Time: 9am - 2pm
    Room: TBD
    Fee: $450 (Blackboard instruction included)

    This course explores and examines the multi-faceted origins of selected health disparities and associated social determinants in the U.S. The course also highlights the real potential, vital importance, and urgent need for solutions including health policy, systems, and programs that are humane, culturally respectful, and effective.

    Instructors: Rupert Evans, DHA; DeLawnia Comer-HaGans, PhD; Zo Ramamonjiarivelo, PhD

    Course Code: CE-PPEH05-01

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  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Course

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    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Course

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturdays, June 6, 2015 – July 25, 2015
    Time: 9am - Noon
    Room: TBD
    Fee: $1,500 plus textbooks and Software

    Hybrid Instruction: Four in-class and four online classes

    In-class sessions: June 6, June 27, July 11, July 25 (Final exam)

    Online Sessions: June 13, June 20, July 4 (Holiday schedule), July 18

    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.

    Course Code: CE-GFS01-03

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  • Living in a Black Hole: Depression and Suicide Prevention Workshop

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    Living in a Black Hole: Depression and Suicide Prevention Workshop

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: Friday, June 12, 2015
    Time: Noon - 4pm
    Room: Engbretson Hall B1200

    Presenters: Darlene Wright, Ph.D and Crystal Harris Blount, Ph.D.

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    Please use for registration: CE-MH06-01
    Fee: $30 for Professionals and the General Public

    Please use for registration: CE-MH06-02
    Free for Governors State University Faculty, Staff and Students (Verification required)

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  • LSAT Prep Course

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    LSAT Prep Course

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturdays, April 4, 18, May 2, 16, 30, June 6, 2015
    Time: 9am - Noon
    Room: B2200
    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

    LSAT Homepage

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  • PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

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    PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Mondays September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, November 2, 9, 2015
    Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
    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.

    Course Number(s):

     General Registration please use for registration: CE-BUS05-03

     SSCHRA Members (Verification Required) please use for registration: CE-BUS05-04

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     PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

  • Pricing Right

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    Pricing Right

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    Time: 9am - 10:30am
    Room: C3300
    Fee: $45

    Course Number: CE-SBD01-05

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     Pricing Right Homepage

     
    Presented by the Illinois SBDC at GSU

    Instructor: Tom Gray

    Presented by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Governors State University and the Business Techniques Institute – Chicagoland.

    Veteran consultant and author Tom Gray will explain how to design a pricing plan that delivers both value to customers and healthy profits for your business. Learn the techniques, and get worksheets to apply them to your own business.

  • The Knowledge Exchange

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    Morning sessions (10 a.m.-noon)

     

    World History: The European Renaissance

    Location: Governors State University 
    Days: Fridays, April 3, 2015 - May 22, 2015
    Time: 10am - Noon
    Room: TBD

    Presenter(s): Myras and Linda Osman

    Referring to the Renaissance papacy, William Manchester in A World Lit Only By Fire said, “At any given moment the most dangerous enemy in Europe was the reigning pope.”  In reviewing the Renaissance papacy, we will examine the evidence that Manchester provides to back up his claim and we will cover the political turmoil at the Italian city-states and the famous work on politics, The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli.  Other topics explored will include the power and influence of the great families of the era (the Medici, Sforza, de Este and others), Humanism and the rise of literacy and education, the art and artists of the early and high Renaissance, the Christian Humanists of the Northern Renaissance and the art and artists of the Northern Renaissance.

     Course Number: CE-TKE01-05

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    Executive Power and the Supreme Court:

    Leading Cases from Thomas Jefferson to Barack Obama  

              

    Location: Governors State University 
    Days: Fridays, April 3, 2015 - May 22, 2015
    Time: 10am - Noon
    Room: TBD

    Presenter(s): Carl Stover

    Description:This course will examine conflicts with other Branches and conflicts with the rights of the individuals; both foreign affairs/war and domestic powers. Participants will read versions of Supreme Court cases edited down to approximately five pages each, generally three per week, and occasionally other material. Previous experience with reading law is not required.

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-06 

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    Cinema Studies: 8 Countries 8 Films III

        

    Location: Governors State University 
    Days: Fridays, April 3, 2015 - May 22, 2015
    Time: 9:30 am - Noon  Please note the 9:30am start time
    Room: TBD

    Presenter(s): Suzanne Patterson

    Back by popular demand, this is the 3rd series in the ‘Country as Character’ concept. With an aim to broaden our cultural knowledge and touch our hearts, this series will focus on the locale as character. Highlighting the cultural mores, peoples and traditions of 8 countries as told through 8 unique and universal tales, we will journey to faraway places including Bhutan, Iceland, South Africa, Vietnam, Denmark and Inner Mongolia.

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-07

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    Afternoon Sessions (1 – 3 p.m.)


    American History / 1862: Lincoln’s Darkest Year

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Fridays, April 3, 2015 - May 22, 2015
    Time: 1pm - 3pm
    Room: TBD

    Presenter(s): Bill Mitchell & Scott Dominiak

    Description: It was the most critical time in the Lincoln administration as well as the history of the United States. This course will look at the critical events that shaped the outcome of the Civil War. Why did they occur? How did the Lincoln administration deal with them? What was the outcome of Lincoln's strategies dealing with these critical events? 

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-08

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    20th Century Sculpture and the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Fridays, April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 15, 22, 29, 2015
    Time: 1pm - 3pm
    Room: TBD

    Presenter(s): Geoff Bates

    Description: Geoffrey Bates will deliver another energetic overview of sculpture with a focus on 20th century work and the artworks available in the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park (NMSP). Class will meet 7 times in the classroom and once as a walk-through in the park. Students will be encouraged to become Docents for the NMSP and benefits and obligations will be discussed in detail. Classes will be held the following dates: April 3, April 10, April 24, May 1, May 15, May 22 and May 29. The walk through the park will be planned for a mutually agreeable morning date after the 29th

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-09

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    Living Balanced: Knowing and Reducing Your Risk for Falls

    Laura Lenhart, Physical Therapist with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Homewood Day ReHab
    According to the CDC, falls among older adults are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. There are, however, things you can do to help reduce this risk. The class will include a 45 minute presentation followed by an interactive screening to identify your personal risk for falls in order to improve personal safety.

     
    Friday, May 29 / 9:30–11:30am / Room B2203
    RSVP: Suzanne Patterson at 708.534.4393

    Curriculum Meeting – Open to the public

     

    A sneak peek at what’s coming up in the fall 2015 session.  All are welcome to offer comments and suggestions for future course topics and presentations.

    Friday, May 15 / 12:15pm-1pm / Room B2203

     

    Free & Open to the Public: Spring Outing

    Join the Knowledge Exchange on a trip to the Herbert F. Trackman Planetarium at Joliet Junior College for a free, private Dome show.  Dome show at 10:15a.m.; a Cronin Schoolhouse presentation to follow, then lunch in the JJC Cafeteria.  Participants will be responsible for bringing or purchasing their own lunch.

    Wednesday, May 20 / More Details and to RSVP: 708.534.4393

     

    Upcoming fall session dates:

    September 18 – November 6, 2015

     

      

  • Prep Course for the TOEFL® Test

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    Prep Course for the TOEFL® Test

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Fridays, February 27 - May 1 2015
    Time: 9am - Noon
    Room: D2430E
    Fee: $550
    Description: This test preparation course is designed for students intending to take the TOEFL iBT® exam for admission into an American college or university. The TOEFL iBT® evaluates the four core language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. This course helps students gain experience and confidence with the TOEFL iBT® leading to better test results.

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    In this course, students will: 
    • Learn key test-taking strategies for the TOEFL iBT® test
    • Improve test performance under time limits
    • Take a complete practice test of the TOEFL iBT® test
    • Includes the TOEFL® Online Prep Course

    At end of the course, students can register for the TOEFL iBT® exam that will be offered at Governors State University on May 8, 2015.

    Governors State University is an ETS Authorized TOEFL iBT® Test Center. ETS, the logo, TOEFL and TOEFL iBT® are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS).

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  • Walk-a-Thon

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    The Fishin' Buddies! Walk-A-Thon

    The Art of Nature

    Location: Governors State University
    Date: Saturday June 6, 2015
    Time: Check in: 9am
    Walk-a-thon: 10am - 3pm
     
     
    To Pledge using a check please or to join Team GSU Promise, contact the School of Extended Learning rschreurs@govst.edu or 708.534.4099.

    The Fishin' Buddies! Walk-A-Thon is a one-of-a-kind fun, recreational and nature-connecting outdoor event. The event is in partnership with Fishin’ Buddies, Governors State University School of Extended Learning, College of Arts and Sciences and the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. There are over 100 local organizations, schools, businesses and clubs supporting this event as walkers, volunteers and sponsors

    The Fishin' Buddies! Walk-A-Thon is a one-of-a-kind fun, recreational and nature-connecting outdoor event. The event is in partnership with Governors State University.

    This art-inspired Walk-A-Thon will be held at the wonderful Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park on the Governors State University main campus.

    Raise funds to support S.T.E.A.M. Programs for Chicago land at-risk youth. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

    Expose families to Governors State University's sculpture park in the South Suburbs.

    Expose the south suburban community to Governor State University's new on-campus experience.

    For more information, registration, and donations please visit the following link.

  • 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.

    Please click on the links below to be taken to the course registration and more information.

    Information Technology

    Citrix
    Virtualization
    Cisco
    CompTIA
    EC-Council
    Microsoft 

    Home Performance

    Energy Audit Basic Training

    Advanced Home Energy Course

    Weatherization Installer Training

    Home Performance Sales and Marketing

    Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps