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Put your Summer to work: professional development short courses and certificate programs offered by the University of Nevada, Reno for Summer 2010

By ThisIsReno

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Take a course, build a certificate, enrich your career. From administrative management to human resources management, project management, leadership strategies and more, professional development short courses from Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno offer University-quality educational opportunities to improve knowledge and skills in a wide range of industry-specific and business-savvy management topics – from early career to executive. Keep on the leading edge of the latest trends and issues, and hone existing talents for career advancement. The following noncredit courses may be taken independently and require no formal admission to the University.

Courses are offered on the main campus at the University of Nevada, Reno, or at the University’s Redfield Campus in south Reno unless noted otherwise.

Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu .

Select courses have been approved for 6-12 recertification credit hours toward SPHR or PHR (Senior/Professional in Human Resources) recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about PHR/SPHR certification and recertification, visit HRCI at http://www.hrci.org

The following professional development courses are scheduled through August 2010. Search by course title athttp://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu or for an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm :

April 26-30, 2010
“Excellence in Nonprofit Management Institute” – This five-session professional development course provides an opportunity for new and veteran professionals in the nonprofit arena to gain and strengthen management skills and techniques, acquire a thorough understanding of day-to-day operations in the nonprofit organization, keep informed of current issues and laws affecting the nonprofit environment, and develop the ability to think strategically for future needs. Offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Monday-Friday, April 26-30, 2010, (Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.) at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $1,100, includes course materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day, and parking. Instrs.: Professionals with varied areas of expertise in the field. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu

April 27-29, 2010
“Beginning Dreamweaver” – This three-session graphics professional course offers instruction in the basic navigation and functionality of Adobe Dreamweaver and provides an opportunity to produce beginner work for a portfolio, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tues.-Thurs., April 27-29, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $299, includes parking. Instr.: Welch. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

April 29, 2010
“The Rules Have Changed: Is Your HR Dept. in Compliance?” – This one-session advanced human resources professional development course discusses the impact of FMLA, COBRA, ADA, Lilly Ledbetter, I-9s and more, including interpreting, administering and implementing the newest, and always changing, human resources regulations, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday, April 29, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $215, includes parking, lunch and 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Hall, J.D. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

April 30, 2010
“Public Finance: How the Dollars are Distributed” – This one-session professional development course examines state, city and county funding sources and provides an overview of restricted and unrestricted revenue, phases of the budgetary process, and revenue creation and accountability, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, April 30, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking and lunch. Instr.: Sanada, CPA. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title athttp://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 1 and 8, 2010
“Using Your Digital SLR Camera: Advanced” – This two-session graphics course is designed for students who have completed the introductory DSLR camera course. Topics include studio lighting, indoor lighting, outdoor photo shoots and using advanced features of DSLR cameras such as histograms and advanced shooting modes, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Saturdays, May 1 and 8, 2010, 9 a.m.-noon at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $79, includes parking. Instr.: Welch. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 5, 2010
“Compensation and Benefits” – This one-session professional development human resources course examines the goals and objectives of compensation and benefits programs, direct and indirect compensation, strategic compensation, benefit planning and laws affecting wage and benefit plans, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking, lunch and 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Wheeler, SPHR. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 6, 2010
“Business Leadership Fundamentals – Business Etiquette: Creating a Powerful Executive Image – This one-session professional development course explores techniques for making positive professional impressions in a variety of formal and informal business environments and situations, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday, May 6, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking, course materials and lunch. Instr.: Webb. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title athttp://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 7, 2010
“Upgrading to Office 2007” – This one-session business computer skills course is designed for Office 2003 users who wish to explore new features and functionality of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook 2007, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Fri., May 7, 2010, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $100, includes parking. Instr.: Gage. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 10-27, 2010
“Legal Writing for Paralegals and Legal Assistants” – This six-session professional development course is designed for paralegals and legal assistants who have completed the University of Nevada, Reno Paralegal Studies Certificate or who have more than one year of applicable law office experience. The course develops and refines the high-demand writing skills integral to success in the rapidly growing paralegal field, focusing on creating clear, complete and well-written documents including letters, inter-office memos and client memos using the correct style, organization and content. Offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Mondays and Thursdays, May 10-27, 2010, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $425, includes instructional materials and parking. Instr.: The Honorable James L. Spoo, J.D. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title athttp://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 10-14, 2010
“Business Analytics for the Gaming Industry” – Analyze business conditions to determine what projects and plans will be most profitable for your market in this five-day gaming management course offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Sessions begin Monday, May 10 and end Friday, May 14, 2010, at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $2,500, includes instruction, course materials, orientation breakfast, all lunches, refreshment breaks, one group dinner and field trips. Lodging is the responsibility of the participant. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies gaming courses visit http://www.gaming.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 11-13 and 18-20, 2010
“Advanced Photoshop” – This six-session graphics professional course covers advanced functions of Adobe Photoshop and how to apply them as a professional artist, including layers and channels, advanced tools and batch processing functions, and applying knowledge and experience to produce high-quality graphic art. Advanced digital photo editing techniques will also be discussed. Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is required. Offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tues.-Thurs., May 11-13 and 18-20, 2010, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $349, includes parking. Instr.: Welch. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 12, 2010
“Strategies for Understanding Financial Statements” – This one-session professional development course familiarizes supervisors with the language of finance and accounting and basic financial reporting statements to improve the bottom line, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking and lunch. Instr.: Kalt, CPA. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses, visit: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 14, 2010
“Cooperative Government: Understanding Intergovernmental Relations” – This one-session professional development course explores the theoretical and historical aspects of American intergovernmental relations, focusing on current issues, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, May 14, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking and lunch. Instr.: Morin, J.D. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 14, 2010
“Microsoft Excel Basics” – This one-session business computer skills course covers Excel 2007 essentials including hands-on work building spreadsheets, entering and modifying data and using formulas as key components of the software, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Fri., May 14, 2010, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $100, includes parking. Instr.: Gage. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 15 and 22, 2010
“Photoshop Elements Advanced” – This two-session introductory graphics course is the hands-on next step for those students who have taken the Photoshop Elements basics course, exploring how to color-correct images and create beautiful black-and-white images and slide shows. Topics include text labels, cartoon balloons, adjusting color, overcoming exposure problems, repairing flaws, framing images, and combining multiple images. Offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Saturdays, May 15 and 22, 9 a.m.-noon at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $79, includes parking. Instr.: Welch. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 18, 2010
“Conducting Successful Interviews” – This one-session human resources professional development course offers skills to identify the most suitable potential hire with written exercises and role-playing exploring such topics as one-on-one and panel interviews, interviewing for front-line and supervisory positions, legal issues and potential-hire assessment, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking, lunch and 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Jensen, M.S., SPHR. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu. For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 19-20, 2010
“Business Leadership Fundamentals – Critical Thinking and Influencing Skills” – This two-session professional development course will help participants develop strategies for influencing others, challenging current business assumptions, analyzing different analytical styles, reaching resolution, and using left- and right-brain thinking to create a “whole-brain” approach to problem-solving, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday and Thursday, May 19-20, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $325, includes parking, course materials and lunch each day. Instr.: Webb. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 21, 2010
“Microsoft Word Basics” – This one-session business computer skills course is designed for users who wish to explore new features and functionality of word processing with Microsoft 2007, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Fri., May 21, 2010, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $100, includes parking. Instr.: Gage. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title athttp://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

May 26, 2010
“Working with the Problem Employee” – This one-session human resources professional development course provides tools to identify employee behaviors that indicate a problem may exist, examining common problems facing employees, interventions supervisors can perform to encourage staff to seek help, and available resources, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $205, includes parking, lunch and 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: McNamara, SPHR. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

June 2, 2010
“Public Sector Human Resources” – This one-session professional development course identifies the key differences between public and private human resources processes and examines interviewing, hiring, performance evaluation, discipline, grievance and termination procedures for public personnel administration, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking, lunch and 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Morin, J.D. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

June 3-4, 2010
“Managing and Supervising People” – This two-session professional development course examines successful transitions to management, creating a balance between leading and managing, personal style preferences and impacts, group problem solving, managing conflict and consensus building, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday-Friday, June 3-4, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $325, includes parking, lunch each day and 12 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Hernandez, MPA. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

June 8, 2010
“Employment, Placement and Practices” – This one-session professional development human resources course examines the ins-and-outs of planning and development, recruitment policies, testing and applications, as well as the basic legal aspects of affirmative action, equal pay, equal opportunity, and hiring veterans and people with disabilities, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking, lunch and 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Jensen, M.S., SPHR. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title athttp://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

June 8-10, 2010
“Project Management Essentials” – This three-session project management course builds on a foundation of internationally accepted concepts and provides tools and techniques for working effectively in all stages of project management, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday-Thursday, June 8-10, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $585 by May 17, or $695 after May 17; includes course materials and parking. Instr.: Ball, MBA, PMP. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title athttp://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

June 14-18, 2010
“Management of Table Games Operations” – Explore some of the best-demonstrated practices and core business processes currently used in the gaming industry during this five-day gaming management course offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Sessions begin Monday, June 14 and end Friday, June 18, 2010, at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $2,500, includes instruction, course materials, orientation breakfast, all lunches, refreshment breaks, one group dinner and field trips. Lodging is the responsibility of the participant. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies gaming courses visit http://www.gaming.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

June 15, 2010
“Accounting for Non-Accountants” – This one-session professional development course focuses on basic accounting concepts and processes to establish the framework needed to understand the accounting cycle and make informed decisions, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $225, includes parking and lunch. Instr.: Yamamura, Ph.D., CPA. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

June 16, 2010
“Getting More from Your Compensation and Benefits Program” – This one-session advanced human resources professional development course will demonstrate how you can strategically position your compensation and benefits programs and use them as a retention tool, including variable pay plans, managerial and executive benefits and salary increase planning, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $215, includes parking, lunch and 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Wheeler, SPHR. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title athttp://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

June 22-24, 2010
“Managing with MS Project” – This three-session project management course provides hands-on experience with the most selected software for project management – Microsoft Project(tm) – to organize and plan project elements, develop work-breakdown structures, schedule and budget costs for project work packages, and determine work force and other resource allocations, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday-Thursday evenings, June 22-24, 2010, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $250 by June 1; $325 after June 1, includes course materials and parking. Instr.: Grundy, PMP, SCPM. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 10 and 17, 2010
“Using a Digital Camera” – This two-session introductory photography course will explore digital photography basics including shooting modes, using flash effectively and other camera basics and will build skills for emailing digital photos, making prints and more. Participants are required to bring their own digital cameras, memory cards, batteries and camera accessories, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Saturdays, July 10 and 17, 2010, 9 a.m.-noon at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $79, includes parking. Instr.: Welch. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 12-16, 2010
“Management of Slot Operations” – Gain the skills to run your slot operation more efficiently and improve your bottom line in this five-day gaming management course offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Sessions begin Monday, July 12 and end Friday, July 16, 2010, at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $2,500, includes instruction, course materials, orientation breakfast, all lunches, refreshment breaks, one group dinner and field trips. Lodging is the responsibility of the participant. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies gaming courses visit http://www.gaming.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 13, 2010
“Effective Discipline and Documentation” – This one-session professional development course explores the use of discipline as an effective training tool to correct, mold and perfect employee performance through written and oral documentation to avoid wrongful termination suits and unemployment claims, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking, lunch and 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Jensen, M.S., SPHR. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 15-16, 2010
“Workers’ Compensation Specialist Program” – This two-session professional development course provides instruction in workers’ compensation and employers’ liability insurance and culminates in  the national Registered Workers’ Compensation Specialist (RWCS) exam, offered by Extended Studies in partnership with the National Registry of Workers’ Compensation Specialists, at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday and Friday, July 15 and 16, 2010, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $850, includes parking, lunch and pending approval PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title athttp://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 19 and 26, 2010
“Photoshop Elements Basics” – This two-session introductory graphics course offers instruction in the basics of photo editing with Adobe Photoshop Elements, covering topics including image sizing, color, tool palettes, special-effects features, new edge effects and a creation wizard that helps turn photos into calendars and greeting cards, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Mondays, July 19 and 26, 2010, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $79, includes parking. Instr.: Welch. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 20, 2010
“Collaboration at Work: Five Keys to a Positive, Productive, Professional Work Environment” – This one-session professional development course will explore how people work together effectively, finding innovative solutions, understanding a variety of foundations for making difficult decisions and promoting leadership among all employees, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking, lunch and 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Karyn Jensen, M.S., SPHR. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title athttp://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

July 21-25, 2010
“Beginning Mediation and Conflict Resolution Certificate” – This five-session professional development program develops skills and knowledge in conflict theory and history, the mediation process, communication, listening, problem solving, culture and conflict, organizational dispute resolution and team building, offered by Extended Studies in partnership with the Neighborhood Mediation Center, at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday-Sunday, July 21-25, 2010, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $1050 by June 25; $1250 after June 25; includes parking and lunch. Optional CEUs pending in a number of disciplines for an additional $20 fee. Instr.: Bartel. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 5, 2010
“Employee Orientations: From Design to Implementation” – This one-session human resources professional development course examines how an effective orientation program can build morale and reduce costly turnover, including tools you need to help design and implement a fun and informative orientation program best suited to your organization’s needs, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking, lunch and 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Jensen, M.S., SPHR. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title athttp://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug 10-19, 2010
“Beginning Photoshop” – This six-session graphics professional course offers instruction in the basic navigation and functionality of Adobe Photoshop and provides an opportunity to produce beginner work for a portfolio, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tues.-Thurs., Aug. 10-12 and 17-19, 2010, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $349, includes parking. Instr.: Welch. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 16-20, 2010
“Financial Accounting, Analysis and Auditing in the Gaming Industry” – Improve your ability to read, interpret and analyze key financial data in this five-day gaming management course offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Sessions begin Monday, Aug. 16 and end Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $2,500, includes instruction, course materials, orientation breakfast, all lunches, refreshment breaks, one group dinner and field trips. Lodging is the responsibility of the participant. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies gaming courses visithttp://www.gaming.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 18, 2010
“Getting Organized: The GO System” – This one-session professional development course provides hands-on instruction in the step-by-step process of getting organized using simple, powerful and practical techniques to improve in six areas that cause chaos and disorganization in life and work, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $325, includes parking, lunch and GO System materials. Instr.: Hanks. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 21 and 28, 2010
“Using Your Digital SLR Camera: Advanced” – This two-session graphics course is designed for students who have completed the introductory DSLR camera course. Topics include studio lighting, indoor lighting, outdoor photo shoots and using advanced features of DSLR cameras such as histograms and advanced shooting modes, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Saturdays, Aug. 21 and 28, 2010, 9 a.m.-noon at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $79, includes parking. Instr.: Welch. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 24-Sept. 2, 2010
“Project Management: Beyond the Basics” – This six-session project management course takes an in-depth look into topics critical for project success – communication, quality control and risk management – using real project scenarios to learn communication and leadership skills for motivating project personnel, managing and influencing stakeholders and leading project teams effectively without formal authority, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Aug. 24-Sept. 2, 2010, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $585 by Aug. 6; $695 after Aug. 6, includes course materials and parking. Instr.: Ball, PMP. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, search by course title at http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

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