LTC Offers Two Professional Development Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1/24/2014

CLEVELAND, WI – 

Lakeshore Technical College is offering a pair of professional development seminar series beginning this February. The Human Resources Seminar Series and Leadership Development Training Seminars begin in February and participants can choose to register for all seminars in a series or register a la carte.

The six part Leadership Development series recognizes the future leaders of company are already within that organization and these seminars will give them the tools they need to advance into leadership roles.

The first seminar offered in the Leadership Development series is “Essentials of Leadership”.  This seminar will be held on Friday, February 7th from 8am – noon on the Cleveland campus and will cover how to obtain the soft skills required of leaders in organizations.  Other topics that will be covered in this series include conflict resolution, critical thinking and problem solving, working as a high performing team, peer leadership and behavioral based safety.

The instructors for the Leadership Development series of seminars will be Doug Hamm, LTC Human Resource Administration Instructor and Ben Nickel, LTC Safety and Rescue Instructor.

Doug Hamm has a significant background in production and operations management including over 15 years of plant management experience in the automotive and building products industries. His area of expertise is continuous improvement and human resource management and motivation. He holds a PHR credential along with his certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt and DDI (Development Dimensions International) Facilitator. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and History and has his Master’s degree in Business Administration. 

Ben Nickel has over 8 years of experience in safety management, safety consultation and instruction in both private and public sectors.   Ben is certified as an OSHA 10 and 30 hour general industry instructor and also specializes in safety management, safety program development, and accident prevention/investigation and safety team formation.  Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in Health Promotion and Wellness, with a minor in Safety and Health Protection.

The four part Human Resources seminars are geared for those working in the Human Resources sectors who are interested in gaining the knowledge needed to address today's employment issues.

The first seminar offered in the Human Resources series is “Respectful Workplace”.  This seminar will be held on Wednesday, February 19th from 8:30am – 11:30am on the Cleveland campus and will explore what we can do as leaders of our organizations to improve stressful work situations.  Other topics that will be covered in this series include supervisory training skills, hiring the correct people and workplace flexibility.

The instructor for this series of seminars will be Rick Balzan, owner of BALZAN HR, a Human Resources Consulting Firm.  Balzan has more than 15 years of experience in the field of Leadership and Human Resources and has worked as an HR professional in the health care, other service, and manufacturing industries.  He currently continues to work in those industries as an independent consultant. 

LTC is a HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute) Approved Provider. To register by phone with credit card, call 1.888.GO TO LTC (1.888.468.6582) Ext. 1366. For questions or detailed information, visit http://www.gotoltc.edu/seminars or call Ruth at 920.693.1167, or e-mail at ruth.semph@gotoltc.edu.

About Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering more than 120 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing education opportunities.

Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland and additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc, LTC Sheboygan, LTC-Plymouth Science & Technology Center, and the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. The college also operates Community Education Centers at area high schools in Elkhart Lake, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Howards Grove, Kiel, Mishicot, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 87% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at: gotoltc.edu.

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