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.

October 2017

Basic Bookkeeping

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Numbers! Numbers! Numbers! Wherever you go, you are bound to see them. On addresses, license plates, phones, prices, and of course, money! Numbers connect us all to each other in many more ways than we might imagine. Essentially, our world revolves around numbers. This workshop will address applied principles of various accounting procedures, software, and/or systems for professionals.

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Agricultural Land Values Seminar

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This seminar is designed for those that are interested in the current agricultural land prices in Marathon County and understanding contracts and equipment leases.  Simon Jette-Nantel from UW-River Falls and UW-Extension will present on the trends of land prices in Marathon County and factors that affect these prices.  

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Industrial Accelerated Electrical Troubleshooting

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The job expectations of the industrial maintenance workforce continues to grow. Roles and responsibilities have expanded and maintenance personnel are now more likely to perform troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical, fluid power and process control systems. The Industrial Accelerated Electrical Troubleshooting course seeks to address the need to introduce, refresh and reinforce a fundamental troubleshooting skill set useful while performing electrical controls system troubleshooting.

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Early Childhood Professional Development Day

October 26, 2017 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join us at NTC for a fun-filled day of professional development! Attendees will earn 8 CEUs.

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Preparing for EIPA

Friday, October 27, 2017; 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. & Saturday, October 28, 2017; 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Taking the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) can feel like a daunting task.  This course is designed to give interpreters tools to prepare for the EIPA. Students will examine ASL to English, English to ASL, use of space and the concept of figure ground. Students will also learn skill building activities to help each one become the skilled interpreter they strive to be. 

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Develop Culture-Friendly Employee Handbooks

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Experts say that small businesses can use employee handbooks to avoid litigation and put staff members at ease by spelling out, in positive terms, the company's policies and expectations. This session provides essential tips, language and approaches to the redesign of a handbook in light of the ever changing landscape of case law and will help guide you in crafting an effective employee handbook.

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November 2017

Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers

Thursdays, November 2, 2017 - March 8, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

This seminar is broadcast live from Madison and will familiarize you with the development and management of pasture-based dairy and livestock farm businesses. An NTC instructor will lead the seminar, provide networking with area farmers, resource personnel and conduct a discussion session each week.

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WSUP 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Optional Hands-On Scanning Night: Friday, November 3, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Please join us for the 13th Annual Wisconsin Society of Ultrasound Professionals Conference on Saturday, November 4! This event will highlight national speakers and feature general, vascular, and cardiac sessions.

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Cow Signals Series: Calving Intervention

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This course will focus on recognizing signals of calving distress, deciding when and how to properly intervene. Participants will have the opportunity to utilize a life-size cow/calf simulator for hands-on training. Proper calf extraction techniques will be demonstrated and practiced using the simulator.

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Drone Training

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Northcentral Technical College is pleased to partner with the Wausau Downtown Airport and local drone operators to present drone training for the Central Wisconsin area. Whether you are considering purchasing a small drone as a gift this holiday season or looking to gain more information on operating drones recreationally or comercially, these courses are for you. 

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Acute Care for Elders 2017 National Conference

Friday, November 10, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join us at NTC to participate in a live video feed of the Acute Care for Elders 2017 National Conference. This event is brought to you in partnership with Aurora Health Care.

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Homicide: Is the Caller the Killer? 2017

Monday and Tuesday, November 13-14, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This course highlights the indicators made by individuals during 911 homicide phone calls that suggest guilt or innocence. Each indicator is thoroughly defined, discussed, and exemplified by actual 911 homicide phone calls. One third of all murderers call in their own crime pretending to be innocent, and much can be learned about the offender and offense from a critical analysis of the taped call.

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Change Happens... Managing Change

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This workshop provides attendees with a new and positive way of looking at change so it works to their advantage. Employees will be more effective at meeting day-to-day performance goals within a dynamic work environment, less affected by the stress of change, have better morale and be better at anticipating and adapting to change.

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QuickBooks 101

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

QuickBooks is a must have tool to manage your finances. In this course, you will learn about basic accounting concepts, we will touch on how to set up and manage QuickBooks company files, learn how to navigate through the software, set up users, enter beginning balances and create non-inventory items. You will also work with customer and vendor transactions, including entering and paying bills, writing checks, creating invoices and sales receipts, and produce reports and graphs. This course will provide you with an overview of the basic features of QuickBooks to record and track your business transactions.

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Essential Skills for Business Professionals

Tuesdays, November 14 - December 19, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In Essential Skills for Business Professionals, learners will apply the skills and tools necessary to effectively manage their time, prioritize activities, delegate tasks, manage stress, and to communicate assertively in dynamic and challenging business environments. Each learner will: personalize and demonstrate the application of multiple time management and planning techniques, practice confident and respectful communication and develop effective techniques and habits to identify and mitigate the effects of stress.

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Accelerated Technical Diploma in Supervision and Management Skills

Tuesdays, November 14 - December 19, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. *Additional work completed online

It’s often said that making the move from, “Bud to Boss” is one of the most difficult transitions an employee will ever make. The courses in this technical diploma are specifically designed to assist learners as they relinquish some comradery with co-workers and learn to navigate the challenges of being liaison between management’s expectations and the workforce realities. The course work will also highlight the rewards and recognition that come from assuming an exciting role in Supervision and Management.

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OSHA 10 - Construction

Tuesday, November 28 and Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The OSHA 10 Hour Construction is intended to provide training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the construction industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.

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December 2017

Cow Signals Series: Transition Cow Diseases

Tuesdays, December 5, 2017 & January 9, 2018 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This course will cover common causes, signs, and symptoms of fresh cow diseases. Part 1 is classroom/lecture based, while Part 2 will build upon classroom learning by utilizing the NTC animals to perform fresh cow exams and identify the diseases. It is recommended that participants take Part 1 prior to participating in Part 2.

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January 2018

Talent Spotting: Identifying and Developing New Managers

Tuesday, January 9, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Management must be effective for the success of any business. Unfortunately, it is all too easy to overlook the training and development of new managers. When you provide your managers and employees with the skills and tools they need, you will greatly boost morale and strengthen your organization. In this workshop, attendees will understand the value of investing in employees and developing management. By focusing on development opportunities, participants will establish a culture that retains top talent and improves succession planning.

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Training Within Industry (TWI)

Spring 2018 - Dates TBD

Training Within Industry (TWI) consists of standardized classes addressing the essential skills needed by supervisors, team leaders and anyone leading others. The progrma is composed of Job Instruction, Job Relations and Job Methods, three 'primary' classes. Northcentral Technical College (NTC) is proud to offer the first class, Job Instruction (JI), in Fall 2017. JI teaches employees to quickly learn how to do a job correctly, safely and conscientiously. 

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Supervision and Management Skills

Tuesdays, January 16 - February 20, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In Supervision and Management Skills, learners gain knowledge and develop the expertise necessary to apply the tools and techniques needed to perform the essential supervisory and managerial functions of planning, staffing, organizing, leading and controlling. Learners will develop the ability to provide timely and constructive feedback, motivate others, apply policies and procedures, administer discipline and evaluate and improve the performance of others.

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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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February 2018

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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Cow Signals 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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Putting Customers First - Customer Service Training

February 7, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Customers today have nearly unlimited access to information and alternative products, and they often choose where to do business based on the level of service they receive. 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.

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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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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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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

Cow Signals 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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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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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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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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