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TACKLING WORKPLACE ISSUES: LA ROCHE SERIES EXAMINES FOUR PERTINENT TOPICS IN TODAY'S BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT


12/19/2006

Pittsburgh, Dec. 18—Overcoming business challenges with common sense, the merits of executive coaching, managing difficult people and employment law are the main topics of an upcoming lecture series sponsored by La Roche College’s Department of Human Resources Management. The Spring 2007 Professional Development Series is geared toward business people at all levels, with particular appeal to human resources professionals, according to Jean Forti, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Human Resources Management at La Roche.

Each seminar counts for two recertification hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).

The first seminar on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, is titled “Reimagining the Organization—The Ingenious Workplace Paradigm,” and features an alternative, inventive and common-sense way to understand and organize the workplace to overcome common business challenges. Presenters Frank Lehner and Michael P. Sipiora, Ph.D., from PsychoGuys, LLC, will talk about “how an Industrial Age conception of the organization can inhibit success in an emerging age of creativity, teamwork and ingenuity.”

“Reimagining the Organization” will take place at 7 p.m. at the North Hills campus of La Roche in the Zappala College Center’s Ryan Room. An informal networking reception with light refreshments begins at 6:30 p.m. On Feb. 22, the session is dedicated to executive coaching and its popularity in today’s marketplace. The March 22 lecture focuses on managing tough situations and difficult people. The final presentation on Wednesday, April 11, takes a close look at labor law and employee relations.

Pre-registration for all classes is strongly encouraged. Register online at www.laroche.edu by clicking on the link titled “Professional Development Series.” The website also features more specific details on all classes in the series. Or for more information, call 412-536-1193 or e-mail Jean Forti at jean.forti@laroche.edu. <


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