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Career-building professional development short courses and certificate programs offered by the University of Nevada, Reno for Fall 2010

By ThisIsReno

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Professional development courses offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno provide University-quality educational opportunities to build your career and skills in a wide range of management and business-savvy topics, to keep on the leading edge of the latest trends and industry-specific issues, and to 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.

Select courses as noted 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

For more about Extended Studies courses, registration and information call (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. To register online, visit and search by course/program title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

The following professional development courses are scheduled for Fall 2010:

Aug. 5, 2010
“Employee Orientations: From Design to Implementation”- This one-session human resources management course examines the importance of effective orientation programs in companies and organizations for building morale and reducing costly turnover, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday, Aug. 5, 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.: 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, visit and search by course title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 16-Dec. 10, 2010
“Gaming Management Weeklong Courses”- Five comprehensive weeklong courses during Fall 2010 update and enhance management tools and techniques unique to the gaming industry, including: financial accounting, analysis and auditing; management of slot operations; surveillance operations and management; security and risk management; and security operations and investigations, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Courses are held at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Fees: $2,500 per weeklong course, includes course materials, orientation breakfast, all lunches, refreshment breaks, one group dinner and field trips. Instrs.: Gaming industry experts and UNR faculty. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies gaming management courses and schedules, or to register online, visit: http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/residential.htm .

Aug. 17, 2010
“FREE Information Session: Paralegal Studies and Legal Research Programs” – Attend a free information session about the University of Nevada, Reno Paralegal Studies Certificate Program and the Legal Research for Paralegals and Legal Assistants course, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Meet the instructors and learn about curriculum and career opportunities. The FREE information session will be held Tuesday, Aug. 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. (See below for Paralegal Studies Program and Legal Research course dates, times and fees.) Instrs.: The Honorable James L. Spoo, J.D., and Linda Bowman, J.D. Information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 18, 2010
“Getting Organized: The GO System” – This one-session professional development course provides hands-on learning featuring simple, powerful and practical techniques to improve in six major areas that cause chaos and disorganization in life and work, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday, Aug. 18, 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 materials for using the GO System. Instr.: Rena Hanks. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 21-Dec. 9, 2010
“Graphics Professional Series”- Thirteen introductory and advanced graphics software and photography short courses during Fall 2010 offer opportunities to build a solid knowledge base and hone existing skills ranging from the basics of using a digital camera to hands-on training in the latest versions of the Adobe® Creative® Suite 3 (CS3) and Creative® Suite 4 (CS4) software packages including, Adobe® Dreamweaver®, Illustrator®, InDesign®, Photoshop® and more. Hands-on practice prepares participants to apply skills immediately in the workplace. Courses are held at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Fees: $79-349 depending on course length, includes instructional materials and parking. Instr.: M.D. Welch. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Aug. 24-Dec. 17, 2010
“NEW-Business Computer Skills Series”- Fifteen new computer skills short courses during Fall 2010 cover the latest versions of Microsoft Office applications. Six- and 12-hour courses explore introductory to advanced topics in Microsoft Excel®, Word®, Access®, PowerPoint® and Outlook®. Hands-on practice prepares participants to apply skills immediately in the workplace. Courses are held at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Fees: $100 per one-session course; $200 per two-session course, includes instructional materials and parking. Instr.: Jean Gage. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 7-Dec. 2, 2010
“Project Management Certificate and Short Courses” – This three-course, 45-hour professional development certificate program offered during Fall 2010 provides the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully lead and manage any type of project across all areas of business and industry, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held from Sept. 7-Dec. 2 on select evenings, Tues.-Thurs., 5:30-8:30 p.m., three courses are available to build the full Project Management Essentials Certificate, or to be taken individually. Courses include: “Project Management Essentials,” Sept. 7-16, six sessions; “Project Management: Beyond the Basics,” Oct. 26-Nov. 4, six sessions; and “Managing with MS Project,” Nov. 30-Dec. 2, three sessions. Courses are held at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Fees: $585 per six-session course, early registration ($695, late registration); and $250 per three-session course, early registration ($325, late registration); includes instructional materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instrs.: Lecturers with Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 7-16, 2010
“Project Management Essentials” – This six-session project management course provides essential concepts and basic techniques for working effectively in all stages of project management, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Sept. 7-16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $585 by Aug. 20; $695 after Aug. 20, includes course materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instr.: William Ball, MBA, PMP. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 11-Dec. 5, 2010
“Paralegal Studies Certificate Program” – This 16-session professional development certificate program is taught by a municipal court judge and a probate commissioner, and offers an intensive yet condensed practical introduction to the paralegal field, providing training in the skills needed to identify legal issues, research relevant law, apply the law to factual situations, and write clearly and effectively, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held select Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 11-Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $1,795 by Aug. 27; $1,995 after Aug. 27, includes textbook, access to Westlaw and LexisNexis, all instructional materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instrs.: The Honorable James L. Spoo, J.D., and Linda Bowman, J.D. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 2010
“NEW-Energy Management Certificate” – This new 10-session, 30-hour professional development certificate program provides the latest energy, green building and sustainability technologies, cost-reduction strategies, money-saving energy management techniques and methods for increasing return on investment, integral to success in the increasingly competitive energy management field. Designed for building managers, facility/plant managers, construction planners, engineers, maintenance personnel, small-business owners, green energy entrepreneurs and others interested in energy resources, the program is offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday evenings, Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Certificate fee: $900 by Aug. 25; $1,050 after Aug. 25, includes instructional materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instr.: Scott Terrell, M.A. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 14-Nov. 18, 2010
“NEW-Social Media Marketing Certificate and Short Courses” – This new three-course, 30-hour professional development certificate program offered during Fall 2010 provides in-depth, leading-edge content and an opportunity to develop and demonstrate mastery of social media/inbound marketing as an essential component of successful business operations, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held from Sept. 14-Nov. 18 on select evenings, 6-9 p.m., four course options are available from which to build the full three-course Social Media Marketing Certificate, or to be taken individually. Courses are held at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Fees: $299 per course, early registration; $399 per course, late registration; includes instructional materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instrs.: UNR College of Business and Reynolds School of Journalism faculty, and industry experts. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course/program title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 14-28, 2010
“NEW-Introduction to Social Media: New and Social Media Marketing for Busy People” – (A three-session Social Media Marketing Certificate course) Everyone is talking about social media and finding friends, classmates and business associates and more online, but how do you transform these into worthwhile business connections? With an emphasis on Facebook and LinkedIn, this course explores strategies for building a social media network that really works and for developing your online presence, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday evenings, Sept. 14-28, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $299 by Sept. 3 ($399 after Sept. 3); includes course materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instr.: Todd Felts, MALS. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 20-Oct. 7, 2010
“Legal Research 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 hones research, documentation and reporting skills that can be applied immediately in the workplace. Participants will receive a subscription to Westlaw and LexisNexis for use at home and in the classroom for the duration of the course, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 20-Oct. 7, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $399 by Sept. 3; $449 after Sept. 3, includes access to Westlaw and LexisNexis, instructional materials, refreshment breaks 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, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 21-Nov. 30, 2010
“Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SPHR) Study Program” – This 11-session professional development program provides a comprehensive review for human resources professionals, enhancing skills and knowledge and preparing participants for the national PHR or SPHR examination, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesdays, Sept. 21-Nov. 30, 4-7:30 p.m. (Sept. 21 and Nov. 30 sessions held 3:30-7:30 p.m.) at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $1,250 by Aug. 21 ($1,400 after Aug. 21), includes textbook, course materials, test-taking aids, refreshment breaks and parking. Facilitator: 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, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 22, 2010
“Business Etiquette: Creating a Powerful Executive Image” – This one-session business leadership fundamentals course explores techniques and skills for making a positive professional impression and projecting an appropriate professional image in a variety of formal and informal business environments, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $195, includes course materials, parking and lunch. Instr.: Jennifer Webb. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 23, 2010
“Compensation and Benefits” – This one-session human resources management 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 Thursday, Sept. 23, 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.: Christy Wheeler, SPHR. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 23, 2010
“Influence, Negotiation and Persuasion”- This one-session business leadership fundamentals course helps develop strengths and techniques that add powerful communications skills to your unique communication style to achieve specific results and actions, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $195, includes course materials, parking and lunch. Instr.: Jeffrey Hansler, CSP. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 24, 2010
“Accounting for Non-Accountants”- This one-session business leadership fundamentals course focuses on basic accounting concepts and processes to establish a framework necessary to understand financial statements and make informed financial decisions within a business or organization, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, Sept. 24, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $225, includes course materials, parking and lunch. Instr.: Jeanne Yamamura, Ph.D, MIM, CPA. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 24, 2010
“Talking ’til You’re Blue? How to Handle Difficult Conversations” – This one-session professional development course explores techniques for approaching difficult conversations with confidence and effective preparation, execution and follow-up to achieve successful communication and resolve conflict, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $225, includes parking, lunch and book. Instr.: Dusty Harmon, M.S. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2010
“Performance Management”  – This two-session supervisory management course equips new, future and veteran supervisors with the skills to carry out each of the essential steps of performance management, including establishing clear expectations, measuring performance and creating employee development plans, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday-Friday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 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.: Bruce Sanders, Ph.D., SPHR. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 1-15, 2010
“NEW-Fundraising Professionals Certificate” – This new three-session, 18-hour professional development certificate program offered in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Sierra Chapter is designed to strengthen and energize an organization’s development efforts with best practices and strategies, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Fridays, Oct. 1-15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Certificate fee: $390 for AFP members by Sept. 17 ($485 late registration); or $490 nonmembers by Sept. 17 ($585 late registration), includes instructional materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instr.: Association of Fundraising Professionals expert presenters. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 5-7, 2010
“NEW-Social Media Tools: Foundations for Inbound Marketing” – (A three-session Social Media Marketing Certificate course) This hands-on course will help you establish, develop and connect the foundational tools of inbound marketing – a blog and accounts on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn – to draw more people to your brand, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday-Thursday evenings, Oct. 5-7, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $299 by Sept. 17 ($399 after Sept. 17); includes course materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instr.: Kristy Crabtree. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 2010
“NEW-Caregiving Essentials Certificate” – This new six-session, 36-hour professional development certificate program offered in partnership with the University’s Sanford Center for Aging is designed to provide resources and skills that help meet the growing need for qualified professional and family caregivers, and to provide continuing education for professional recertification for those in healthcare and mental health professions. Offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Certificate fee: $1,295 by Sept. 17 ($1,495 after Sept. 17), includes course materials, parking and lunch each day. Instr.: Susan Harris, M.S., M.A. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course/program title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 6, 2010
“Problem Solving: Creating Solutions” – This one-session professional development course provides key steps for developing a collaborative approach with staff for identifying challenges, brainstorming strategies and arriving at shared solutions, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking and lunch. Instr.: Guy Farmer, MSW. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 7, 2010
“Conducting Successful Interviews” – This one-session human resources management course covers the basics of 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 Thursday, Oct. 7, 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, visit and search by course title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 8, 2010
“Stepping Up to Leadership: Skills for Administrative Assistants” – This one-session business leadership fundamentals course examines management skills for administrative and executive assistants taking on more responsibility, to improve productivity, enhance communication and build knowledge to become successful leaders and decision-makers, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $195, includes course materials, parking and lunch. Instr.: Jennifer Webb. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 14, 2010
“Employee Relations” – This one-session human resources management course provides an overview of the components of employee relations, including the key elements of constructive performance evaluations, effective complaint management, handling problem employee behaviors, communication, diversity and laws affecting personnel policy, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday, Oct. 14, 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.: Kim McNamara, SPHR, CPCC. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 15, 2010
“Introduction to Governmental Accounting” – This one-session professional development course offers skills for understanding, preparing and analyzing financial statements and current and future revenues and expenditures as they apply to local governments, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking, lunch and 3.0 CPO hours. Instr.: Alan Kalt, CPA. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 16 and 23, 2010
“NEW- Introduction to the Green Economy” – This two-session professional development course introduces participants to issues in green business and industries, green jobs and careers with an emphasis on northern Nevada’s emerging green economy, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Saturdays, Oct. 16 and 23, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $239, includes course materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instrs.: Alex Gamboa, David Gibson and Tamara Wright. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 19-20, 2010
“Business Writing for Results” – This two-session professional development course examines techniques of “power writing” designed to promote an immediate movement to action and to elicit the desired response from the reader, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 19-20, 9 a.m.-noon at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $195, includes parking. Instr.: Bill Brown, M.S. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 19-Nov. 2, 2010
“NEW-Inbound Marketing Principles and Practices” – (A three-session Social Media Marketing Certificate course) Now that you have an online presence with a blog and accounts on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, learn how to operate online to consistently attract people to your business or personal brand with this intermediate course, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday evenings, Oct. 19-Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $299 by Oct. 1 ($399 after Oct. 1); includes course materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instr.: Bret L. Simmons, Ph.D. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 21-22, 2010
“Legal Aspects and Liability Issues for Employers” – This two-session supervisory and human resources management course examines laws and regulations governing discrimination, hiring practices, safety, labor relations, unemployment and workers’ compensation, drug testing, in-house personnel investigations, and standards development in fairness, due process and termination, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday-Friday, Oct. 21-22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $325, includes parking, lunch each day and 12 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Anthony Hall, J.D. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 26-Nov. 4, 2010
“Project Management: Beyond the Basics” – This six-session project management course examines project communication, quality control and risk management, using real project scenarios to help participants acquire skills for managing and influencing stakeholders and leading project teams effectively without formal authority, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Oct. 26-Nov. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $585 by Oct. 8; $695 after Oct. 8, includes course materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instrs.: William Ball, MBA, PMP; and Sharon Grundy, PMP, SCPM Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 26-Nov. 16, 2010
“Leadership Challenge Workshop” – This four-session evidence-based leadership development program based on the award-winning book, The Leadership Challenge, examines how leaders mobilize others to want to achieve extraordinary things and enhances leadership strengths and skills at any level of expertise. Offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday evenings, Oct. 26-Nov. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Workshop fee: $395 by Oct. 8 ($495 after Oct. 8), includes book and course materials, parking and light refreshments. Instr.: Liz Christoffersen. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course/program title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Fall 2010-Spring 2011 beginning Oct. 27, 2010
“NEW-Senior Manager in Human Resources Professional Certificate and Courses” – This advanced 10-course senior HR professional development certificate program for senior managers in human resources is designed to provide strategic and tactical skills for improving organizational effectiveness and moving into strategic positions as part of the company management team, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held during Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 beginning Oct. 27, 2010, advanced courses are available to build the full 10-course Senior Manager in Human Resources Certificate, or to be taken individually. Courses are held at the University’s main campus and at Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Fees vary for one- and two-day courses. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course/program title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Oct. 27-28, 2010
“Conducting an Effective Workplace Investigation” – This advanced two-session senior HR professional development course provides skills to conduct prompt, fair and thorough investigations, make sound decisions and minimize legal risks, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 27-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $500, includes parking, lunch each day and 12 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Molly Rezac, J.D. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Nov. 3, 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, Nov. 3, 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.: Robert Morin, J.D. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Fall 2010-Spring 2011 beginning Nov. 4, 2010
“NEW-Learning Professional Certificate and Courses” – This new three-course, 48-hour professional development certificate program, designed for training and learning professionals as well as those in human resources and organizational development, provides the skills required to become a strategic partner and valued consultant for organizational effectiveness, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held during Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 beginning Nov. 4, 2010, courses are available to build the full three-course Learning Professional Certificate, or to be taken individually. Courses are held at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Fees vary with length of course. Instr.: Ileana Vassiliou, MBA. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course/program title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Nov. 4 and 18, 2010
“NEW-Impacting and Influencing Organizational Strategy: The HR and Learning Professional’s Role” – This two-session learning professional/professional development course provides the knowledge and skills to co-create organizational strategies that improve organizational performance and strengthen contributions to organizational success, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursdays, Nov. 4 and 18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $395 by Oct. 21 ($425 after Oct. 21), includes course materials, parking, lunch each day and (pending approval) PHR/SPHR strategic recertification hours. Instr.: Ileana Vassiliou, MBA. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Nov. 4-5, 2010
“Effective Communications Skills in the Workplace” – This two-session supervisory management course will develop listening, questioning, writing and presentation skills to facilitate effective communication, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday-Friday, Nov. 4-5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $325, includes parking, lunch each day and 12 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Gordon Zimmerman, Ph.D. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title:http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Nov. 5, 2010
“Improving Productivity: Doing More with Less” – This one-session business leadership fundamentals course offers proven methods for streamlining to do more with less, moving toward growing the bottom line faster than the top line, and identifying real-world opportunities and creating action plans for effective business operations, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $195, includes course materials, parking and lunch. Instr.: Eileen Webb. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Nov. 16, 2010
“Lobbying and the Legislature” – This one-session professional development course examines who influences state legislature, why they are effective and what you can do to build consensus around issues of importance to your organization and actually develop strategies for initiating legislation, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, Nov. 16, 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 3.0 CPO hours. Instr.: Samuel McMullen, J.D. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Nov. 16-18 2010
“NEW-Inbound Marketing Analytics and Metrics” – (A three-session Social Media Marketing Certificate course) Simply having a blog and a Twitter account is not enough to engage customers and generate leads; using these social media tools effectively is key. Learn to measure and improve the effectiveness of your inbound and social media marketing strategies, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday-Thursday evenings, Nov. 16-18, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $299 by Oct. 29 ($399 after Oct. 29); includes course materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instr.: Eric Jennings and Ashley Jennings. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Nov. 17, 2010
“Human Resources Training and Development” – This one-session human resources management course examines the design and use of developmental interventions, the bottom line of training effectiveness and the impacts of legal and ethical issues on the organization, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $210, includes parking, lunch, book and 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Kim McNamara, SPHR, CPCC. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Nov. 19, 2010
“Critical Skills for Supervisors: Managing Today’s Workforce” – This one-session professional development course explores new ideas, innovative approaches and traditional management principles for maximizing employee performance, promoting effective teams and managing projects for positive results, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, Nov. 19, 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.: Robert Hernandez, MPA. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2010
“Managing with MS Project” – This three-session project management course explores how to use MS Project software to organize and plan project elements, develop work breakdown structures, schedule and cost project work packages and determine workforce resource allocations, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $250 by Nov. 9; $325 after Nov. 9, includes course materials, refreshment breaks and parking. Instr.: Eric Bayrol, PMP. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Dec. 1, 2010
“Working with the Problem Employee” – This one-session professional development course helps supervisors learn to identify and analyze employee behaviors that indicate a problem may exist, and to create a more efficient and low-stress work environment, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday, Dec. 1, 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.: Kim McNamara, SPHR, CPCC. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Dec. 2, 2010-Jan. 19, 2011
“NEW-The Learning Professional’s Toolkit for Improving Organizational Performance” – This three-session learning professional/professional development course gives participants the skills to facilitate problem-solving meetings, coach employees, and design and deliver training with measured outcomes, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 and Wednesdays, Jan. 12 and 19, 2011, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $595 by Nov. 18 ($625 after Nov. 18), includes course materials, parking, lunch each day and (pending approval) PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Ileana Vassiliou, MBA. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Dec. 2-3, 2010
“Gender and Business: Communicating Effectively, Handling Conflict and Building Credibility at Work” – This two-session business leadership fundamentals course provides successful strategies for working effectively and achieving results across a variety of situations and professional settings, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday-Friday, Dec. 2-3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $325, includes course materials, parking and lunch each day. Instr.: Jennifer Webb. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Dec. 3, 2010
“Developing a Total Rewards Package: Compensation and Benefits” – This advanced one-session senior HR professional development course provides the principles used for understanding, creating and evaluating employee compensation and benefits systems, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Continuing Education Building, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. Course fee: $250, includes parking, lunch and 6 PHR/SPHR recertification hours. Instr.: Christy Wheeler, SPHR. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visithttp://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Dec. 7, 2010
“Employment, Placement and Practices” – This one-session human resources management 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, Dec. 7, 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.: 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, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Dec. 8-10, 2010
[email protected] Conference: Social Media Reno-Tahoe” – The three-day [email protected] Conference brings together social media experts and professionals from marketing, tourism, gaming, service industries and nonprofits to explore new ways to reach valuable clients and customers with social media tools including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs and more, offered by Extended Studies, the College of Business and the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 8-10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, NV. Conference fee: $495 by July 30; $595 by Nov. 1; $695 by Dec. 3; $750 onsite registration. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about the [email protected] Conference or to register online, visit: http://smart.unr.edu/

Dec. 9, 2010
“The Power of Coaching: Tapping Human Potential to Maximize Performance and Profits” – This one-session professional development course explores cutting-edge performance enhancing techniques through coaching demonstrations and practicing the five basic coaching skills that motivate employees to reach their full performance potential, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday, Dec. 9, 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.: Katherine Prendergast, MSW, LCSW, CCMC. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Dec. 10, 2010
“Strategies for Understanding Financial Statements” – This one-session supervisory management 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 Friday, Dec. 10, 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.: Alan Kalt, CPA. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For more about Extended Studies courses or to register online, visit and search by course title: http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu . For an at-a-glance calendar of Fall 2010 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

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