VBC offers series of upcoming management development seminars

first_imgUniversity of Vermont,The Vermont Business Center is affiliated with the University of Vermont’s School of Business Administration. The VBC offers a series of management development seminars, training needs assessment services and custom training programs. In addition, we are a point of access for area businesses to a variety of UVM resources. The Vermont Family Business Initiative is affiliated with the VBC.Upcoming VBC Seminars:March 18 – Financial Analysis for Strategic Decision Making, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Use financial analysis methods to recognize opportunities for your business’ improvement and understand the relative significance of opportunities that come your way.Register Now…March 25 – Customer Service, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Customer service is much more important than most CEOs realize. Most companies fail to link customer service to customer retention, loyalty and higher profit margins. What changes can you make to improve your company’s customer service with saying “yes” to everything?Register now…April 1 – The Strategic Leader: Organizational Performance from the Center Out, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This highly interactive seminar focuses on essentials for leadership in all sectors: ongoing self-assessment; ability to teach and motivate by speaking and acting congruently; strategic decision-making; and balancing assertion with collaboration.Register now…April 1 – Project Management, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Learn how to break down the chaos of an overwhelming workload into manageable elements, including project scope, time, cost, quality, human resource requirements, communication skills, risk assessment and mitigation, procurement of goods and services, and project integration.Register now…April 8 – Marketing the Vermont Brand, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Vermont brand has developed a strong reputation in the marketplace. Learn how your company can effectively, and legally, strengthen your own brand and marketing by leveraging the power of the Vermont brand.Register now…April 15 – Internal Negotiation, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Build on the concepts you learned in our two-day seminar, Principled Negotiation and Influence Strategies. Learn how to achieve your objectives by managing key relationships inside your organization.Register now…April 22 – Leading and Motivating People: Increasing Organizational Performance Through Employee Engagement, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Learn how to lead and motivate employees and teams to maximize their engagement and performance.Register now…April 29 – Gaining the Competitive Advantage, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. After an introduction and facilitated discussion around competitive strategies, work in groups to discuss and analyze specific competitive issues your organization is facing and create an action plan for implementation.Register now…April 29 – Workload Management, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Learn the processes, tools and skills that will help you gain greater control over the multiple priorities you juggle on a daily basis. This seminar will help you achieve greater productivity, less stress and improved work/life balance.Register now…——————Do You Qualify for a Discount on VBC Courses? If you work in manufacturing, health care, informational technology, telecommunications or environmental engineering, you may be eligible for as much as a 50 percent discount on VBC courses and professional certificate programs. The grant program is offered through a partnership with the state Department of Economic Development’s Vermont Training Program.For more information, see http://www.uvm.edu/vbc/certificate_programs/(link is external).To see if you qualify, contact Tracey Maurer at 802-656-4681.VBC’s Success Stories: See how Vermont’s business leaders have applied the VBC’s professional development courses to their workplaces. Bart Mair of Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services in Springfield says VBC courses have been invaluable to team-building: “We have a leadership team at work, and as a group we work very closely together. We’d been seeking a leadership program to really bring us together as a team. With the VBC program, we’ve learned to work together in a completely different way.”Learn more…Free Business Webinars Available: The VBC is pleased to provide free access to content through online seminars webinars. UVM, in partnership with the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, presents a series of 30-minute online seminars featuring the expertise of UVM faculty and staff with the purpose of educating professionals statewide. All webinars start at 11 a.m. and include both an online seminar and conference call component.To learn more or view past videos, visit the Webinar Website. Upcoming webinars include:March 23: Joshua Farley, ecological economist.April 13: Vernon Grubinger, “Renewable Energy on the Farm.”——————Burlington and UVM, Leaders in SustainabilityProfessionals from across the country and throughout Vermont visit UVM each summer to learn how to put sustainable principles into practice. UVM is a leader in sustainability, and trains and educates hundreds of students and professionals each summer on ethics, economics and the environment.Burlington has distinguished itself as a Sustainable City. Learn more about Burlington’s sustainability efforts in this online video. UVM is leading the way in sustainability. Learn more from experts and visiting lecturers who explore solutions to our planet’s most critical problems.View educational videos online…Register Now for These Summer Courses and Programs in Sustainability:May 23-27 – Sustainable Ecotourism. Explore a holistic approach to planning and tourism development that reviews governments’ and international donors’ role in rural land development. Guest lecturers will provide in-depth cases studies on programs in Brazil and Rwanda This intensive summer program is offered for professional development or college credit.Learn more and register now…June 27-July 1 – Community Economic Development: Building Sustainable Economies. As people, places and technology change, communities face inevitable changes as well, including the need to revitalize their economic and social functions. Small communities and inner-city neighborhoods are particularly vulnerable to changes – consider how many defunct communities dot the landscape. In this five-day, intensive course, learn the basic concepts of sustainable community economic development, illustrated with successful examples from the city of Burlington.Learn more and register…July 11-22 – Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS): Focused on solutions, the IGS has become a leading summer institute training and educating sustainability leaders for work in their businesses, organizations and communities. Participate in one or more of the annual summer institute’s programs and:Take courses for professional certification or for college credit.Attend day sessions or stay overnight at UVM.Live and learn with like-minded professionals to develop effective solutions to the most important challenges we face.Expand your professional network.Learn from innovative leaders and noted scholars in business, health, education, and community and economic development.Distinguish yourself as a sustainability leader.Learn more about the IGS online or explore these individual programs:July 11-15 – Sustainable Business. Become better prepared to lead and manage sustainable businesses and benefit corporations.Learn more…July 11-15 – Campus Sustainability Leadership. Discover how to bring about change through transformative, financially sustainable innovations at your school or college and help your campus become a model of sustainability.Learn more…July 11-15 – Healthy Community Design Health Impact Assessment. The course will use a combination of brief presentations, small group discussions, scenario exercises and case studies to explore the connections between public health, community planning and a myriad of policies in creating healthy communities.Learn more…July 18-22 – Greening Healthcare Systems. Develop an in depth understanding of the environmental footprint of healthcare and how to successfully manage healthcare organizations within the regulatory framework, and identify initiatives to support sustainability in healthcare systems.Learn more…July 18-22 – Collaborative Management. Explore the trends toward networks and partnership within and across the public, private, and non-profit sectors.Learn more…July 18-22 – Food Systems Leadership. Gain an in-depth understanding of the ecology of the food system and its influences on organizational leadership.Learn more…——————last_img read more


Dann accepts blame for Villa winner

first_img Press Association Dann’s positional misjudgement gifted Belgium strker Benteke the chance to fire the winner in Villa’s 1-0 Premier League victory at Palace on Tuesday night. The in-form defender has been touted for an England call, with boss Neil Warnock hailing him Palace’s “outstanding player” this term. Scott Dann has admitted he will never win an England call-up if he keeps giving away soft goals like Christian Benteke’s strike that consigned Crystal Palace to Aston Villa defeat. Benteke’s first goal after nine months battling knee surgery ended Villa’s nine-game winless streak, but dragged Palace back into the relegation mire. “It’s nice for people to talk about you in that way,” said Dann of calls for him to earn England recognition. “But as a professional you just get on with your job: I have just got to concentrate on my club form and make sure I don’t many any more mistakes like that. “The more consistent I can be for Palace, the more chance I have got. It is just a case of trying to keep improving and to keep doing the best I can.” Former Blackburn defender Dann raced out of his central position in Tuesday’s Villa clash to chase a lumped ball to the wing, but dallied when he should have booted out of play. Benteke raced in, picked his pocket, headed infield and side-footed past the helpless Julian Speroni, with Brede Hangeland backing off and handing him too much time and space to complete his finish. Palace boss Warnock admitted his defender should have “kicked it over the stand and not been ashamed”, and Dann has accepted responsibility for the goal. That solitary strike proved the winner on a low-quality night, with Palace wasting half-chance after half-chance in a frustrating night for manager Warnock. The otherwise-composed Dann offered a candid assessment of his costly error, pledging to sharpen back up. “Obviously I am disappointed to give the ball away there, it is uncharacteristic for me,” he said. “Ninety-nine times out of 100 I would clear that down the line so that, even if you do lose the ball, they will not go on to score. “But things like that happen in football and you have to learn from your mistakes, get on with it and take the rough with the smooth.” Palace have now slipped to five defeats in eight games and Dann admitted Warnock’s men face a tough challenge to hit back to form in Saturday’s league clash at Tottenham. “It is always a tough game at White Hart Lane,” said Dann. “They are a big club and have got a lot of top players. “They have just started picking up results but we need to sharpen up in the final third. “It is hard to take because we had a lot of the ball and had a lot of chances. “We probably should have put some of them away. We played well and dominated the game and they did not have many chances at all. “Even when we went a goal down I thought we looked in control and looked like we could have scored. “We got the ball into crossing positions but just could not get it right.” last_img read more


DONEGAL CORONER REFUSES INQUEST FOR MISSING MARY BOYLE

first_imgThe acting Donegal coroner has refused a request to hold an inquest into missing Mary Boyle.The family of the six year old, who disappeared in 1977 at Cashelard, Ballyshannon, was hoping an inquest would reignite a Garda inquiry.But Dr Diarmuid Hegarty has contacted Mary’s twin sister Ann to say there was no evidence that the little Donegal girl was dead. It is understood Dr Hegarty took legal advice on Ann’s request but phoned Ann this week to say there would not be an inquest.Not all the Boyle family support the idea of seeking an inquest.Mary’s mother Ann does not want to accept her daughter may be dead and did not want to give the go-ahead for an inquest.The site at Cashelard which Gardai dug up in the search for missing Mary BoyleHowever sister Ann, 42, said she felt an inquest may aid any investigation into Mary’s disappearance. “There has been no sight nor sound of Mary in 36 years since she disappeared.“Nobody believes that she could still be alive. Most likely she is still somewhere on the mountain.“If there is no proof she is alive then an inquest can be held and a new Garda investigation launched, but the coroner told me there is no prospect of an inquest,” said Ann.There was concern among the Boyle family earlier this year when a new search of Cashelard took place.The dig took place in a field using a JCB and up to 14 Gardai. But some of the Boyle have made an official complaint to Gardai saying proper forensic protocols were not followed.DONEGAL CORONER REFUSES INQUEST FOR MISSING MARY BOYLE was last modified: July 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ann BoyleCashelardcoroner Diarmuid HegartyinquestMARY BOYLElast_img read more