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12 Steps to Avoiding Liability 
This workshop provides managers with the tools they need to take preventative steps before a lawsuit is filed and invest the necessary time and resources to defend a lawsuit.

403b Retirement Workshop 
This workshop will help you make smart choices when planning for your retirement. Learn what a 403(b) is, who can contribute to the plan, how much you may contribute annually and most importantly why you should contribute to a 403(b).

AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training 
AB 1825 requires that an employer having 50 or more employees provide at least two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees who are employed as of July 1, 2005 and to all new supervisory employees within six months of their assumption of a supervisory position. By the end of the training session you will be able to:

  • Understand and identify harassing conduct
  • Describe the state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination and sexual harassment, including AB1825 compliance
  • Understand and explain the reporting and complaint process, and manager/coordinator role
  • Identify ways to help prevent sexual and other forms of harassment, and assisting in the resolution of informal complaints

AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Non-Supervisory Classified Personnel 
This workshop is based on AB 1825, which requires that an employer having 50 or more employees provide effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees. By the end of the training session you will be able to:

  • Understand and identify harassing conduct
  • Describe the state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination and sexual harassment, including AB1825 compliance
  • Understand and explain the reporting and complaint process, and manager/coordinator role
  • Identify ways to help prevent sexual and other forms of harassment, and assisting in the resolution of informal complaints

ADA Workshop 
This workshop will cover the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the regulations concerning full and equal use and access of the goods, services, facilities, or accommodations of public places as well as those specific to the education arena.

Adjunct Faculty 
This workshop will unravel the mysteries of this important employment action. The topics that will be discussed include: when and how faculty can acquire tenure, the "60 % rule," and the differences between persons employed before 1967 and after 1967.

Advanced Investigations of Harassment Complaints 
This workshop focuses on interviewing techniques, the general background of the laws of harassment and discrimination , how to focus the investigation to prevent a "run away" interview, dealing with a difficult or evasive witness, responding to union representatives or attorneys who insist on controlling the investigation and making factual findings.

AFT Classified Bargaining Agreement
This workshop reviews the important changes to language and important new additions in the 2008/2011 AFT-Classified Bargaining Agreement.

Basic Grammar Review Part I 
This workshop reviews the basic principles of grammar. You will learn about using the different parts of speech, using clauses and conjunctions, and how to avoid common problems such as then/than confusion and run-on sentences.

Basic Grammar Review Part II 
This workshop focuses on common punctuation usage. You will learn about using common punctuation, such as the period and question but more importantly, how to use colons, semi-colon and commas. The workshop also focuses on how to avoid common problems such as run-on sentences and the dreaded comma splice. Additionally, a review of the basic sentence components from Part I is included.

Building Resilience 
Layoffs, downsizing, corporate restructuring and outsourcing are common phrases in the news, but this can be upsetting when they apply to you. Losing a job can be stressful. Many people who find themselves in these situations are sometimes paralyzed by all the decisions they have to make and don’t have any idea how to start the job search. The focus on this workshop will include the following:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Development
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Transferable Skills Assessment

Materials:

Business Grammar & Proofreading 
Spend three hours and learn easy tricks and tips for remembering grammar basics. Learn up-to-date business courtesy titles, salutations. Learn to proofread like a pro using foolproof and easy to use and remember techniques. And learn how to trim the fat from your writing, waking up your readers by varying sentence patterns, lengths and slashing unnecessary adjectives and adverbs.

Business Writing Skills 
Explore the process of prewriting, the "Seven C's" of letter writing, and the importance of revising your writing. You will also learn how to determine the best method of communication, conversational versus professional language, the most common writing mistakes, and methods for eliminating wordiness.

California Code of Regulations: Education Code and Title V 
This workshop will be a look at some of the most common and not-so-common section/topics of the Education Code and Title V of the California Code of regulations which present daily challenges for managers, supervisors and HR professional of community colleges. Topics include the tenure review process, classified employee probationary periods, administrator contracts, the Title V process for responding to a discrimination complaint, classified and academic leaves of absence provisions, the 67% law, Title V issues concerning recruitment, records retention, proper use of short term substitute and limited term classified employees, benefits of part-time employees, proper use of criminal records, and student records.

Career Transition Planning Strategy Workshop 
Layoffs, downsizing, corporate restructuring and outsourcing are common phrases in the news, but this can be upsetting when they apply to you. Losing a job can be stressful. Many people who find themselves in these situations are sometimes paralyzed by all the decisions they have to make and don’t have any idea how to start the job search. Diana Pelletier is the founder and CEO of Pelletier & Associates, Inc. She has worked with individuals in career transition for over 20 years. The focus on this workshop will include the following: Resume and Cover Letter Development

  • Interviewing Skills
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Transferable Skills Assessment

Materials:

Change Management 
Change is the one constant that can be counted on in today's world, and success at work and in life is greatly influenced by effectiveness at handling change. This workshop will enhance our understanding of the change process, the various options we can choose and how to fully take responsibility for our choices. You will explore your own perceptions and beliefs about change and examine methods for succeeding in a changing environment.

Communication 
This course is designed to introduce participants to key elements in communication. Topics will include verbal and nonverbal communication as well as listening skills. Barriers to effective communication will be explored and telephone and e-mail communication will be discussed.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training  
LBCC Risk Services will be hosting the Long Beach Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course. Long Beach CERT provides the training, as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to support the skills & knowledge needed to assist neighbors, co-workers and professional rescue personnel when a major disaster does strike.

If you would like to enroll, contact Brendan Hayes, Manager of Environmental, Health, and Safety Services at extension 4797, or the Risk Services Office at extension 4034. Please call as soon as possible, space is limited.

Conflict Management 
This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the meaning of conflict, the causes of conflict, and strategies for resolving interpersonal conflict as well as dealing with difficult customers.

Continuing CalPERS Member Workshop 
This class is geared for members in early to mid-career who want to learn more about CalPERS and its programs.

  • What is CalPERS?
  • Retirement Income Sources
  • Alternate Retirement Program
  • Annual Member Statement
  • Service Retirement
  • Leaving Your Employer
  • Power of Attorney
  • Pre-Retirement Death Benefits
  • Health Benefits
  • Online Resources
  • Contacting CalPERS
  • Power of Attorney
  • Service Credit
  • Retirement Formulas and Benefit Factors
  • Final Compensation
  • Retirement Calculation

Coping with the Stress of Change 
Stress associated with change can be both good and bad, depending on personal perceptions. Surprisingly, even position changes in life, such as marriage or a new job or promotion, can contribute to high levels of stress due to the multiple adjustments to the new event that are required. This program explores typical responses people demonstrate when change happens, such as resistance to change, stress reactions to change, and creating opportunities from the change process.

Creating a Culture of Respect 
This workshop addresses some of the issues surrounding diversity and its impact on the workplace. The session will cover subjects including confronting prejudice, managing differences and understanding the power of diversity. The workshop does not address statutory requirements of hiring a diverse workforce.

Creating a Positive Work Environment 
A positive outlook can greatly enhance personal success, health and well-being. Negative self-talk and personal beliefs can hinder the process toward, and results of, reaching personal and professional goals. This workshop examines the physical, psychological and interpersonal effects of both negative and positive attitudes.

Creating Work-Life Balance 
The conflicting demands of work and home can create stress and zap the time and energy needed to get everything done. In this workshop, participants will find answers that will allow them to be more effective and more satisfied with both their home and work lives. Competing demands will be identified, and an assessment of central life goals will contribute to an understanding of how to achieve improved work/life balance.

Current Developments in Workers' Compensation 
This workshop is designed to give supervisors and managers the knowledge necessary to deal with the issues surrounding disability and workers' compensation. This workshop will familiarize you with the latest workers' compensation laws and rulings.

Customer Service 
This workshop provides the participant with key skills and attitudes needed to provide quality customer service. Participants identify and define what quality customer service is and discuss the differences between the public and private sector. Topics also include understanding and exceeding customer expectations and learning how to deal with unrealistic expectations. Participants identify and discuss how "red tape" can affect the level of \ service provided in the public sector and how to focus on what we can do instead of what we can't do when providing quality customer service.

Dealing with Difficult People 
This workshop examines the situations and behaviors that can lead to people exhibiting "difficult" behavior. It examines how emotional triggers are activated by "difficult" people and how to mitigate the conflict that can accompany difficult behaviors.

Decision-making & Problem Solving 
This course is designed to introduce the participant to decision-making and problem solving. Emphasis will be placed on decision making and problem solving techniques and steps in the decision making process and will include understanding the role of decision makers, differentiating between the types of decisions to be made, and learning the steps in the decision making process.

Delivering Excellent Customer Service 
This workshop will provide the participant with key skills and attitudes needed to provide quality customer service. Participants identify and define what quality customer service is and discuss the differences between the public and private sector. Topics also include understanding and exceeding customer expectations and learning how to deal with unrealistic expectations. Participants identify and discuss how "red tape" can affect the level of service provided in the public sector and how to focus on what we can do instead of what we can't do when providing quality customer service.

Designing an Assessment Project: From Start to Finish 
Before conducting any assessment project, it is important to plan with purpose. This webinar is designed to help student affairs professionals understand the full cycle of assessment practice from start to finish. Within this topic, we will highlight the significance of beginning assessment projects with the end in mind to achieve better results and more useable data. At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to use this information to begin or improve both individual projects and unit assessment plans.

Disability Discrimination Update: State Law (FEHA) vs. Federal Law (ADA)  
This workshop will discuss both the similarities and the differences between the FEHA and the ADA and will provide the participants with the necessary tools and information to reduce and/or minimize disability discrimination claims against your organization.

The Disability Interactive Process  
This workshop covers the interactive process, start to finish, including will be starting the interactive discussion, reasonable accommodation and light duty assignments.

Diversity: A Workplace Asset  
Every member of the workforce brings unique skills, background and experience vital to the successful completion of company productivity and service goals. This program discusses the value each person contributes to the whole, as well as the strengths of our diversity. Participants will learn about the value of clear communication, overcoming stereotypes and appreciating the unique differences people bring to the workplace.

Emergency Preparedness Training  
LBCC Risk Services will be presenting Emergency Preparedness training courses including ICS 100 and ICS 700 in one-day workshops. This is the first step you can take in becoming active in our District-wide preparations. The training will consist of the following:

  • ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS), which provides a basic understanding of the incident command system (ICS) and describes the history, features, principles, and organizational structure of the ICS. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the national incident management system (NIMS)
  • ICS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), which provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. Additional information is available at http://www.fema.gov/nims/

If you would like to enroll, contact Brendan Hayes, Manager of Environmental, Health, and Safety Services at ext.4797, or the Risk Services Office at ext.4034. Please call as soon as possible, space is limited.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Orientation  
During this presentation, participants learn about the kinds of counseling and other assistance available through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This presentation also includes a video that shows the many ways MHN EAP can help.

Employee Due Process Rights and 'Skelly': A Guide to Implementing Public Employee Discipline  
This workshop addresses the steps that must be taken to ensure due process in disciplining staff. Topics include the structure and language of a proper Skelly notice as well as the Skelly process.

Ergonomics  
Using the Safety In Motion program, a proven training and action system, learn how to prevent the incidence of musculoskeletal pain and injury. This includes common and costly strains, sprains, back pain, tendinitis, nerve entrapments, slips and trips.

Ethics And Integrity In The Workplace  
An individual may feel that only those in positions of title or power can make the difference to build an ethical culture. This workshop demonstrates how every person can make a difference in developing and maintaining integrity in the company, based on his or her "real power" or influence within the job position.

Excel I / Excel II 
These 3-hour workshops will teach you how to navigate the changes in Excel 2007. Learn how to locate & use the top 20 most used functions in Excel, as well as understand where old favorites and functions are located in the new user interface. Sign up for both today!

Ethical Leadership Workshop 
In the past, Dr. Jerry Hunter, Retired Chancellor, Fullerton College, spoke on ethical leadership in the Community College arena.

Exercising Your Management Rights 
This workshop offers an introductory overview identifying the rights of supervisors and managers, which shows how to exercise them in a way that can improve their management skills.

The Extreme Employee: Dealing with and Documenting Problem Employees  
This workshop deals with the issues faced when employee behavior falls short of expectations. Issues such as tardiness, inappropriate dress, conflict between co-workers, as well as more serious issues are addressed.

Faculty SERP Orientation  
The Long Beach Community College District has announced that the Board of Trustees has approved the offering of a Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan (SERP). This program will provide eligible employees with a monthly income supplement to their regular STRS or PERS retirement benefits or other retirement income. Keenan Financial Services will facilitate these group orientation meetings designed to provide an overview of the Plan and to answer your questions.

Fitness and Your Brain: Avoiding Dementia  
Dementia refers to a group of mental conditions that interfere with a person's ability to think clearly, make decisions and carry out the activities of daily living. Dementia will become more prevalent as our elderly population increases. This workshop discusses ways to prevent or forestall the onset of dementia.

Fraud Prevention Workshop 
This workshop will explain what fraud is and some of the methods available for preventing and detecting fraud. Information about reporting suspected fraud and the new LBCCD Fraud Hotline will also be included.

"From Boots to Books" - Serving Veterans at LBCC  
It is estimated that as many as 40% of the veterans returning from the Gulf War, the Iraq War and from Afghanistan will be returning with a disability. This workshop will address some of the disability issues and challenges veterans face, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, concussive brain injuries, loss of limbs, sexual trauma, etc. as well as describe the services available for our returning veterans both in the Disabled Student Programs and Services and in the Veterans Affairs Office. A panel of Long Beach City College veterans will describe their personal experiences in making the transition to college.

Going Outside the Classified Service: Short Term Employees, Substitutes and Professional Experts 
This workshop will address relevant education code provisions and legal interpretations with respect to short term employees, including, part-time and substitute employees. This workshop will also cover the requirements of A.B. 500.

Heart Health 
Coronary Heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. CHD is caused by narrowing of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart, and often results in a heart attack. Fortunately, everyone can take steps tot protect their heart and their life-or someone else's. This workshop will focus on preventing and treating CHD.

Hiring the EEO Way 
This interactive session meets the requirements of the EEO plan, requiring all members of a district screening and/or selection committee to receive training in Title V equal employment opportunity requirements. It also includes discussion on state and federal discrimination laws.

How to Use StudentVoice: Fundamentals  
For new StudentVoice users! This beginner's webinar will review how to use the StudentVoice Fundamentals features and support available to you: consultation, professional development, Community site, benchmarks, project administration & data collection, and reporting. We will also show you a live demo of the StudentVoice portal.

How to Use StudentVoice: Management  
This webinar will demonstrate the use of the Management tool, including how to enter goals, objectives, outcome, etc.; how to connect these items with the overarching items they support; and how to make connections to projects and data that are in the StudentVoice site. We will also cover how to export this information into a usable format. (For student Services Personnel ONLY)

Human Resources Academy I 
This workshop provides an overview of issues facing CCD HR staff including labor recruitment, categories of employees, and key education code provisions.

Human Resources Academy II 
This workshop focuses on advanced issues that experiences HR staff must face including key education code provisions, 67% rule compliance, fitness for duty, 39 month reemployment and more. Participants should be encouraged to bring their tough HR questions to the workshop.

Humor for the Health of It  
Humor is an essential part of life, and it contributes to remaining healthy and positive and effectively handling life's upsets and setbacks. This workshop describes why humor is healthy, both emotionally and physically. It explores way to cultivate and find humor in everyday life.

 

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