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.

September 2017

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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OSHA Record Keeping

Multiple Dates and Times

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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Budgets and Financial Reports

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Every day, businesses deal with budgets and financial reports in some form or fashion. At minimum, business managers review budget numbers and run financial reports for decision-making and reporting to shareholders and Federal regulators once a month. The goal of this workshop is to give the participant a basic understanding of budgets and financial reports so they can hold relevant discussions and render decisions based on financial data.

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Plan for the Unexpected: Continuity and Succession Planning

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

There are many reasons to implement a sound business succession plan.  Attorney Alan L. Hougum will highlight the important steps for creating and implementing a plan. Topics of this presentation will include determining your business's value, developing a business plan, picking a successor, asset protection, transition of interest at retirement and preparation for a timely settlement of a deceased owner's estate. The process of creating a proactive plan to aid in a smooth transition will also be discussed. 

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Fully Involved

Saturday, September 30 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Fully Involved is geared toward fire professionals who wish to expand their abilities in leadership. This presentation is for anyone who wishes to lead at any level, from firefighter to chief officer. Throughout the presentation, Mark VonAppen takes participants through the leadership principles as outlined in the Fully Involved standard of performance: • Do your job • Treat people right • Give all out effort • Have an all-in attitude Participants of Fully Involved will have the opportunity to share and exchange leadership styles as well as learn about the Fully Involved 10/10 leadership pact.

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October 2017

Heroin on Steroids: Impact of Fentanyl, W-18 and U-47700

Monday, October 2, 2017 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

This one day course was designed to educate about the exploding trend of synthetic opioids. In many jurisdictions around the country already affected by illicit Fentanyl, W-18/carfentanil, and U-47700 this course has become mandatory. If your agency has not encountered these substances yet, you will! The course covers what these dangerous substances are, what they look like, where they come from and how to protect yourself from potentially deadly contact. The instructor will provide information on how to initiate and safely investigate cases involving these substances that are up to 1000 times more potent than other narcotics on the street.

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Training Within Industry (TWI)

Monday, October 2 - Friday, October 7, 2017 Multiple sessions available

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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Recovery Coaching - Support from Addiction in the Community

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 11:30am-1:00pm

Local experts will present on the topic of Recovery Coaching at Northcentral Technical College on October 3. At this event, put on by the AOD Partnership, attendees will learn what a Recovery Coach is, the multiple pathways to long term recovery, and discuss steps to implement recovery coaching into your organization. 

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Team Building and Problem Solving

Tuesdays, October 3 - November 7, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In Team Building and Problem Solving, learners will develop skills and apply the tools necessary to define and solve problems in an organizational setting. Additionally, learners will acquire the skills needed to accomplish individual, team, department and organizational goals. Each learner will experience the benefits and challenges of working in teams, identify and facilitate the necessary roles in a team, navigate the stages of team development, employ various approaches to creative/critical thinking and problem solving, and find ways to influence consensus and commitment.

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Leadercast Women

October 5, 2017 Check in: 7:30 a.m. Event: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The vision for Leadercast Women is to create a positive, safe, comfortable, and collaborative environment for women to have an amazing leadership experience. By creating an event where leaders at all levels and from all walks of life can hear experts share their experiences, engage in meaningful dialogue, and connect at a deeper level with others who are on that same journey, the world can be changed for the better.

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Live2Lead 2017

October 6, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Live2Lead is a leader development experience broadcast from Georgia designed to equip attendees with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. Attendees will learn from world-class leadership experts, be prepared to implement a new action plan and start leading when they get back to the office with renewed passion and commitment.

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Medical Assistant Conference

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017 REGISTRATION - 7:30 A.M. EVENT - 8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

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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Defend Against Invisible Threats: Cyber Security & Online Protection

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

From ransomware, such as WannaCry and Petya, to malware to phishing scams, your business is facing increasingly powerful IT threats. Join NTC faculty, Jake Schneider, in learning how to protect your IT system. This seminar will provide the non-IT professional the basics to ensure your client's and your company’s online information remains your information.

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OSHA 30 Hour – General Industry

Tuesdays, October 10 - November 14, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The OSHA 30-hour General Industry course is a comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in general industry. Specifically devised for safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors the program provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues. Topics include: Emergency Action Plan, Confined Spaces & Permit Required Confined Spaces, Workplace Violence and Formaldehyde Awareness.

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TASER Instructor Certification

Monday, October 16 & Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This course provides the basic operational theory and practical training to instruct users to reasonably safely and effectively operate TASER CEWs. This course covers the TASER X26, X26P and X2 CEWs, and will certify those who successfully complete the course as TASER instructors for a period of 2 years. This course is open to sworn law enforcement officers, military personnel, and licensed professional security employees.

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No More Performance Reviews: Powerful Performance Feedback

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Changing people’s opinions about the performance review isn’t going to happen overnight. But if there’s one thing that can make a significant change, it’s viewing performance reviews as a process. In this training, attendees will discuss performance reviews and how to create effective and useful tools for providing employees with performance feedback.

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Identifying Domestic Violence in Your Practice

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Registration: 8:00 a.m. Presentation: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Dealing with domestic violence in counseling settings is often complex and multidimensional.  Both newcomers to the field as well as seasoned mental health professionals, counselors, clergy, and others are often perplexed about how to appropriately deal with cases where this relationship dynamic is revealed.  Questions arise in terms of how to hold abusers accountable, how to empower victims, responding to the identification of relationship abuse, and dealing sensitively with issues related to faith and religion should they occur, just to name a few.

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HAZMAT Awareness Training

Multiple Training Dates and Locations Available

Hazardous materials are considered any substance or compound that has a capability of producing adverse effects on the health and safety of humans. This course is for individuals who are likely to discover a hazardous substance release and trained to define a hazardous material and its risks, recognize a release, identify the material if possible, and identify the need for additional resources.

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Hmong Tradition and Strategies in Family Law Proceedings Involving Domestic Abuse

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Registration & Lunch: 11:00 a.m. Event: 11:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

This course will provide an overview of Hmong history and culture; including the process and implications of divorce in the Hmong tradition. It will also walk through strategies for family law practitioners representing parties during proceedings where domestic violence is a factor.

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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.

In this workshop, attendees will discover tips and strategies for creating effective, culture-first employee handbooks for their organization.

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November 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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