8 Business Training Sessions, Conferences & Workshops to Check Out in JuneMay 18, 2016

Looking to boost your professional and personal know-how? Check out these eight learning opportunities hosted by the Flint & Genesee Chamber next month:

1. Career Edge (June 6-9)

These workshops are designed to give participants the skills needed to get and keep a job. Participants who attend all four will be invited to attend the Chamber’s next invite-only job fair.

2. An Employer Guide to Retirement Plans (June 7)

As a business owner, you want to provide the best retirement plan for your employees that also makes the most sense for your company.  In this workshop, learn about the different plans that are available, eligibility and contribution limits, accessibility of funds, and IRS and plan reporting requirements.

3. Summer Learning Professionals Conference (June 10)

Dynamic speakers will share ideas, tips and strategies to engage youth of all ages during the summer. This professional development opportunity is ideal for summer educators working in schools, community organizations, daycares and/or faith-based youth programs.

4. Religious and Disability Accommodation in Today’s Workplace (June 15)

When it comes to religious practices and disabilities, employers are legally required to take affirmative steps to accommodate employees.  This session will discuss the obligations employers have to accommodate, discuss the steps to be taken in determining how to accommodate, and the circumstances in which employers may permissibly deny accommodations which are requested.

5. Practice Makes Perfect (June 21)

We’ve long been taught that practice makes perfect. But what happens when our efforts toward perfect fail us? When we pivot, and create a deliberate movement in the development of concept, ideas or relationships between objects or people, we elect to redesign our surroundings for an alternate outcome. Learn more about intentional observation and the reshaping of your business landscape.

6. MI Hidden Talent Workshop (June 21)

This new statewide training workshop will assist business owners and leaders with the training and resources needed to implement these hiring practices in their businesses.  This workshop is designed for businesses who want to hire people with disabilities.

7. Certified Tourism Ambassador Class (June 23)

Become an ambassador for Flint & Genesee by learning about the power of tourism; understanding the region’s history and attractions; finding and using local resources; and exceeding customer expectations. Upon successful completion, participants will earn the Certified Tourism Ambassador designation and receive a CTA certificate and lapel pin. (REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 9)

8. Coggno Online Courses (Rolling)

In partnership with Coggno, the Chamber offers more than 1,000 training courses for employee development and certification in a variety of categories, including human resources, business management, communications and more. Courses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be accessed through an employee’s workstation, home computer or mobile device.

These are just a few of the business training opportunities the Chamber has scheduled this year. For the complete 2016 Business Training Catalog, click here.