FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  September 7, 2004
CONTACT: Melissa Goonan, Public Affairs Manager, (361) 825-2337, Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2336
   
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to Offer Professional Development Courses for Continuing Education Credit

The offices of Community Outreach and Training and Development at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will offer 10 professional development classes to the public this fall. Those who attend can earn continuing education credit for high-quality training. The following courses will be offered:

Franklin/Covey 4 Disciplines of Execution: This workshop teaches managers how to focus on real priorities and how to use the tools and processes to bring their team into alignment with those objectives. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $275.

Franklin/Covey Building Trust: This workshop focuses on building trust and creating sustained positive change, resulting in more effective and cohesive teamwork. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $275.

Franklin/Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: This workshop teaches participants to look, see, think, and act differently to achieve better results in the workplace. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26, Tuesday, Nov. 9 and Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $350.

Franklin/Covey 4 Roles of Leadership: This workshop teaches the principles, processes, and tools for effective leadership. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28, Tuesday, Oct. 12 and Tuesday, Oct. 19. The cost is $350.
           
Now Discover Your Strengths: This workshop helps participants develop their unique talents and strengths while showing them how to build on the strengths of the people they manage. The workshop is being offered on Thursday, Sept. 30, Thursday, Oct. 21, and Wednesday, Nov. 17. The cost is $225.
           
Whale Done!: This workshop is based on the best selling book by Ken Blanchard. Learn how catching people doing things right and redirecting negative behavior can improve an organization by increasing productivity, building trust, creating high commitment, retaining the best workers, promoting positive customer relationships, and sustaining a competitive advantage. The workshop is being offered on Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and costs $199.
           
SHRM PHR/SPHR Certification Prep Course: This comprehensive 36-hour interactive program prepares participants for the Professional of Human Resources (PHR) or the Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) examinations. The program is being offered on  Saturday, Sept.18, Saturday, Sept. 25, Saturday, Oct. 9, Saturday, Oct. 23, Saturday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and participants must attend all sessions to qualify for continuing education credit. The cost is $675.

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources:
This six-module course covers the essentials of HR management, employment law, effective recruiting, compensation, orientation and training, and ensuring quality performance. The course will be held over four successive Mondays, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15, and Nov. 22, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and participants must attend all sessions to qualify for continuing education credit. The cost is $475. 
           
Quality Basic: ASQ’s course focuses on the benefits of quality, Total Quality Management (TQM), and quality tools. The workshop is being offered on Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and costs $145.
           
Quality 101: This four-day course emphasizes the evolution of quality, process management, quality deployment, and quality basics. The course will be offered on Wednesday, Nov. 10, Wednesday, Nov. 17, Wednesday, Dec. 1 and Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Participants must attend all sessions to be eligible for continuing education credit. The cost is $365.
           

For more information on registration and workshop locations, call ext. 5826.