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Professional development short courses and certificate programs offered by UNR

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UNR EXTENDED STUDIES NEWS RELEASE

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 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 or are pending approval for 6-40 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR or GPHR (Professional, Senior Professional or Global Professional in Human Resources) recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about PHR/SPHR/GPHR 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 spring/summer 2012 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm.

The following certificates and series are held through August 2012 (courses may also include discounts for early registration):

Spring 2012 through May 9 (courses may also include discounts for early registration)
“Social Media Marketing Certificate and Short Courses” – This four-course, 33-hour professional development certificate program offered during spring 2012 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 through May 2012 on select evenings, course options are available from which to build the full four-course Social Media Marketing Certificate, or to be taken individually. Courses are held at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Fees: $199-299 per course, early registration; $249-399 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. For more about the Social Media Marketing courses and full certificate and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/aIaLfV. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all 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 spring/summer 2012 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm.

Spring 2012 through May 11
“Supervisory Management and Human Resources Management Professional Certificates and Short Courses” – The University’s 10-course certificates in supervisory management or human resources management provide valuable leading-edge and industry-specific training, evidence to employers of successful completion of a University-quality educational program, and an indication of professional achievement in one’s field. Current core courses and electives may be taken independently or applied to a full certificate and are currently scheduled for spring-summer 2012 by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. For more about the Supervisory Management or Human Resources Management courses and full certificates and to register online, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_management.htm . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all 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 spring/summer 2012 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Spring 2012 through May 16 (courses may also include discounts for early registration)
“Executive Learning and Leadership Series” – The University’s new seminars and short courses for high-performance management are designed for veteran and emerging executives and mid-level managers, as well as aspiring leaders in administrative support positions. Courses are based on leading-edge research and designed by some of the foremost experts in their fields, examining a range of issues in targeted subject areas, and offering practical tools and innovative leadership strategies that can be used immediately in the workplace. Courses may be taken independently or applied as electives to a full certificate in Supervisory or Human Resources Management. For more about the Executive Learning and Leadership Series and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/wqr1OS . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all 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 spring/summer 2012 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Spring/summer 2012 through June 15
“General Professional Development Short Courses and Certificate Electives” – Gain leading-edge skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a changing workplace. The University offers general professional development short courses that may be taken independently to fit your immediate career goals, and some as noted in course descriptions may be applied toward the requirements of a 10-course Certificate in Supervisory Management or Human Resources Management, to the Project Management Essentials Certificate, or to the Social Media Marketing Certificate offered through Extended Studies. Formal admission to the University is not required. For a list of current short courses and electives and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/AyCVGR . For more about the Supervisory Management or Human Resources Management courses and full certificates and to register online, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_management.htm . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all 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 spring/summer 2012 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu./prodev_certificates.htm .

Spring/summer 2012 through Aug. 21 (courses may also include discounts for early registration)
“Senior Manager in Human Resources Professional Certificate and Short Courses” – The University’s 10-course certificate in senior management in the human resources field provides senior executives and HR managers with strategic and tactical skills for improving organizational effectiveness, developing a talent-management culture and understanding fiscal impacts of HR departments. Current core courses and electives may be taken independently or applied to a full certificate. For more about the Senior Manager in HR courses and full certificate and to register online, visit: http://bit.ly/quMasu . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all 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 spring/summer 2012 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm. .

Spring/summer 2012 through Aug. 23
“Graphics Professional Series” – More than a dozen introductory and advanced graphics software and photography short courses during Spring 2012 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, Lightroom 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. For a full list of Graphics Professional Series courses and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/nDVpWx . Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928. For all 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 spring 2012 classes, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm .

Spring/summer/fall 2012
“Gaming Management Weeklong Courses”- Comprehensive weeklong courses during spring/summer 2012 update and enhance management tools and techniques unique to the gaming industry, including: promotional strategies and ROI; financial accounting; table games operations; slot operations; business analytics and surveillance management, 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 throughout 2012, or to register online, visit http://extendedstudies.unr.edu/residential.htm.

The following individual short courses are offered through August 2012 (some courses include discounts for early registration as noted):

April 12-13
“Conducting an Effective Workplace Investigation” – This advanced two-session senior HR professional development course will develop skills for conducting prompt, fair and thorough workplace investigations, making sound decisions and minimizing legal risks when confronted with workplace violence issues, sexual harassment complaints and other serious workplace behaviors and disputes, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday-Friday, April 12-13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $500, includes parking, lunch and 12 PHR/SPHR/GPHR general 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 spring/summer 2012 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm.

April 13
“Microsoft Word Basics” – This one-session computer skills course covers Microsoft Word 2010 essentials of word processing, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Friday, April 13, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $100, includes course 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 spring/summer 2012 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm.

April 14 and 21
“Using a Digital SLR Camera: Advanced” – This one-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, April 14 and 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $99, includes 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 spring/summer 2012 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm.

April 17 and 20
“Microsoft Access Basics” – This two-session computer skills course covers Microsoft Access 2010 basics for building databases, including terminology and data management, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, April 17 and Friday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $200, includes course 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 spring/summer 2012 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm

April 19-20
“Performance Management” – This two-session supervisory management course provides tools for carrying out the essential steps of performance management including establishing clear expectations, accurately measuring employee performance, creating employee development plans and giving constructive performance feedback, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Thursday-Friday, April 19-20, 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/GPHR 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 spring/summer 2012 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm

April 23-27
“Excellence in Nonprofit Management Institute” – This five-session professional development program provides an opportunity for professionals in the nonprofit arena to gain and strengthen management skills, develop a thorough understanding of day-to-day nonprofit operations, keep informed of current issues and laws affecting nonprofits, and develop strategies for future success, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Monday-Thursday, April 23-26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Friday, April 27, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $1,100, includes course materials, parking, continental breakfast and lunch each day. Instrs.: Nonprofit professionals and educators with expertise in varied areas of the field. 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 Spring/Summer 2012 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm.

April 24-26
“NEW-Adobe Lightroom” – This three-session graphics professional course examines how to import, organize, manage, edit and produce digital images for print and on the web using Adobe Lightroom, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday-Thursday, April 24-26, 6-9 p.m. at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $150, includes 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 Spring/Summer 2012 classes, visit http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/prodev_certificates.htm.

April 24
“Microsoft Excel Basics” – This one-session computer skills course covers Microsoft Excel 2010 essentials, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Held Tuesday, April 24, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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