CE Conferences | Northcentral Technical College

Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

We offer a wide variety of conferences and workshops for your professional development and continuing education needs. We offer the ability to host your conference or workshop, and we are dedicated to meet the continuing education needs for any field. From planning, to registration, to day of the event coordination, we handle it all.

January 2018

Dance of the Porcupines: Conflict Management

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Do you have too much time on your hands?  With all of the pressures of modern life, few people do. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to preserve and manage their time and find ways to analyze their current use of time and specific actions that can be taken to get time back.

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Forklift Safety Training

Multiple Class Dates and Times Available

The hazards commonly associated with powered industrial trucks vary depending on the vehicle type and the workplace where the truck is used. The best way to protect employees from injury is to know the different types of truck operated and understanding the workplace. This training will address: Types and Fundamentals, Operating the Forklift, Understanding the Workplace and Training Assistance.

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NTC Fusion Welding

January - May 2018

NTC Fusion is a new initiative that allows incumbent workers to improve their technical skills while also gaining valuable soft skill training. Employers purchase cards with up to 50 Fusion courses pre-loaded and choose which employee(s) to send on any given week to gain the covered competency.

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NTC Fusion Machine Tool

January - May 2018

NTC Fusion is a new initiative that allows incumbent workers to improve their technical skills while also gaining valuable soft skill training. Employers purchase cards with up to 50 Fusion courses pre-loaded and choose which employee(s) to send on any given week to gain the covered competency.

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February 2018

SHRM Human Resources Certification Prep (SHRM CP / SCP)

Mondays, February 5 - May 7, 2018 4:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP℠) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP℠). Ensure you’re prepared with our course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

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Coaching & Mentorship - There is a Difference!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This workshop will focus on how to better coach employees to higher performance. Coaching is a process of relationship building and setting goals. How well you coach is related directly to how well you are able to foster a great working relationship with your employees through understanding them and strategic goal setting and tips and strategies will be discussed during this workshop.

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HAZCOM Training

Multiple Dates and Times Available

This course is designed to ensure that information about chemical hazards and associated protective measures is disseminated by requiring chemical manufacturers to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce, provide information about them through labels and material safety data sheets. Employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must prepare and implement a written hazard communication program and ensure that all containers are labeled, provide access to MSDSs, and an effective training program for all potentially exposed employees.

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Cow Cues Series: Disease Prevention

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

This course will focus on nutritional and management tools used to prevent and reduce fresh cow disorders.

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Customer Service Workshop

February 7, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm

Customers today have nearly unlimited access to information and alternative products, and they often choose where to do business based on the level of customer service.  Putting your customers first strengthens consumer loyalty, reduces customer turnover and increases long-term sales.  This is especially true for small business owners, as it provides nearly unlimited opportunity for differentiation and building loyalty.  Learn how to stand out amongst the competition and join us for a morning centered around customer service excellence!

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Respirator Fit Testing

Multiple Dates and Times

The respirator fit testing is for any worker who is required to use a tight-fitting respirator. OSHA requires employers to fit test workers who must wear these respirators on the job and is a method used to select the right size respirator for the user. Fit testing of all negative or positive pressure tight-fitting face piece respirators is required prior to initial use, whenever a different respirator face piece is used, and at least annually thereafter.

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Fire Extinguisher Safety

Multiple Dates, Times and Locations

OSHA requires employers who provide fire extinguishers in the workplace that are available for employees use to also provide an educational program for affected workers that cover the principles of fire extinguisher use as well as the hazards of early stage fire-fighting.

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Nitrous Oxide Administration Training

Saturday February 10, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Northcentral Technical College is pleased to be providing Nitrous Oxide Administration training. This course provides didactic and clinical instruction in Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen analgesia (N2O/O2) administration in accordance with WI Dental Examining Board (WDEB) certification guidelines.

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OSHA Record Keeping

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements are designed to help employers recognize workplace hazards and correct hazardous conditions by keeping track of work-related injuries, illnesses and their causes. This information helps employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards, thus preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses.

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Early Childhood Conference

Saturday February 17, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm

Breaking Down the Behavior: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences ACEs are serious childhood traumas which result in toxic stress that can harm a child's brain. Join us for a day full of learning tools and strategies relevant to adverse childhood experiences, trauma informed care, and how to better provide for children dealing with these experiences. 

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Tractor Safety

Saturdays, February 24 - March 24, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This course provides youth between the ages of 12 to 16 with the necessary requirements to be certified for compliance under Wisconsin Act 455 to operate tractors or self-propelled machinery for their own family on public roads.

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Organizational Behavior and Development

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 and Thursdays, March 8 - April 5, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Apply the skills and tools necessary to effectively deal with organizational behavior and change. Each learner will: demonstrate the application of the impacts of globalization on an organization, deal with organizational culture, prepare for change and future challenges affecting organizations, assist in organizational decision making, planning, mission, vision and goal development, conduct performance management and understand the role of organizational structure.

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March 2018

Drone Landscape Courses

Thursday, March 1, 2018 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This series of drone courses will introduce pilots to specific drone applications in both the photography / videography and mapping / development fields.

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Medical Assistant Conference

Saturday March 3, 2018 7:30am - 3:30pm

As Medical Assistants, you are instrumental in helping health care providers both in clinical and administrative capacities. With the variety of job responsibilities, it is important you stay current on new and emerging health care issues. The Northcentral Technical College Medical Assistants Conference is designed to provide Medical Assistants with quality continuing education as well as to have the opportunity to network with local experts in your field. 

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Cow Cues Series: Management of Cow Lameness

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

This course will focus on identifying lame cows in the early stages, along with common causes of lameness and the management tools used to combat lameness.    

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Moulder Set-Up and Knife Grinding Workshop

March 14 - 16, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the step-by-step procedures for accurately setting up production moulders and properly grinding profile knives. In the classroom, time will be spent focusing on basic moulder theory and principles that impact machining quality. You will then apply the knowledge gained in the classroom through hands-on practice on industrial machines in our state-of-the-art facility.

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Construction Focus 4

Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Construction Focus Four course was developed in an effort to help workers in the construction industry understand the hazards they face and know what their employer’s responsibilities are regarding protecting workers from workplace hazards.

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April 2018

Leading Change and Diversity

Thursdays, April 12 - May 17, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In Leading Change and Diversity, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to implement and maintain a diverse work environment which understands and values the change process. Each learner will: demonstrate change management strategies, assess the current extent of diversity in the workplace, evaluate the effect of perceptions, attitudes, biases, prejudice, stereotypes and organizational culture on diversity, recognize barriers and take corrective measures, implement diversity management strategies and measure and celebrate success.

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Northern WI Annual Substance Abuse Conference

Thursday and Friday April 26-27, 2018

The Northern WI Substance Abuse conference is dedicated to bringing quality speakers who support evidence-based practices as well as culturally specific perspectives to provide ongoing education to substance abuse counselors and human services professionals. The goal is to increase the skill and knowledge of the providers in the communities within the Northern Region of Wisconsin.

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May 2018

Lock-Out / Tag-Out Training

Multiple Dates, Times and Locations

Lockout/tagout refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. This training covers at least three areas: aspects of the employer’s energy control program; elements of the energy control procedure relevant to the employee’s duties or assignment; and the various requirements of the OSHA standards related to lockout/tagout.

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Arc Flash Awareness Training

Multiple Dates, Times and Locations

This course presents an overview of measures to reduce hazards presented by arc flash events. It will cover basic electrical concepts, circumstances that can present the risk of arc flashes, electrical industry safety standards, and hazard control measures when work responsibilities cause you to work on or near equipment at risk for arc flash.

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Leadercast 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

To be the best leader of others, you must first learn to lead yourself well. Leadercast 2018 will focus on that very concept. How do you lead yourself effectively? How do you develop your core principles and values so that your leadership is an outpouring of your innermost self? And how much more will those who follow you benefit from your leadership when you lead yourself well?

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Leadership Development

Thursdays, May 24 - June 28, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In Leadership Development, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to fulfill a leadership role in the workplace. Each learner will: evaluate leadership skills, demonstrate leadership effectiveness, meet organizational requirements, carry out individual and group motivation strategies, implement mission, vision and goal setting, display ethical behavior, establish a personal leadership style, practice situational leadership, understand the impacts of power, facilitating employee development, coaching, managing change and effective conflict resolution.

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August 2018

Kiln Drying

Monday, August 6 - Thursday, August 9, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This workshop is packed with valuable and important information for kiln operators and managers. The variety and quality of the information make this a must attend event. The workshop will focus on drying systems, controlling lumber quality, species specific drying, wood structure and drying science. Over twenty breakout topics will be covered to help you maintain a successful kiln operation.

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