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The Supervision Essential Series

Part I: Supervisory Roles and Responsibilities

Part II: Managing Employee Performance 

Part III: Solving Problems and Managing Priorities

Part IV: Developing Individuals and Teams


Personal Care Home Administrator (100-hour Training)

Introduction to Conversational Italian Language and Culture

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Fundamentals

Legal Updates for Realtors: TRID to Crime to Hauntings

Real Estate Fundamentals

Real Estate Practice

Advanced Negotiating Skills for Real Estate Professionals

12 Costly Commercial Investment Mistakes for Realtors 

Electrical Safety

Fracture and Failure


The Supervision Essentials Series

This four-part series is geared for new and future frontline supervisors who want to keep their knowledge and skills consistent with, or a step ahead of, the demands of the workplace.  The program focuses on developing practical skills in key areas related to successfully supervising and leading today's employees.  It provides an excellent opportunity for newer supervisors and those looking to move into a supervisory position to move beyond the "basics," to a more advanced understanding of supervisory skills and competencies.

Dale Fox, Outreach Instructor

Instructor Dale E. Fox brings decades of diverse experience with business and non-profit corporations, ranging from consulting with Fortune 100 corporations, board membership with state and regional entities, universities and local non-profits.  An award winning member of Toastmasters International and popular speaker, Dale specializes in providing interactive programs that educate, entertain and inspire. 

 

Courses in this series are eligible for a 15% discount per person for any company having 4 or more registrations per class!

Part II: Managing Employee Performance

This class emphasizes setting the stage for excellent performance, clarifying expectations and observing performance, coaching and providing feedback, and dealing with challenging performance situations.

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Date:  Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Time:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:  Community Education Center, St. Marys PA

Fee:  $495 (includes book and course materials)

Instructor:  Dale E. Fox

Part III: Solving Problems and Managing Priorities 

This class focuses on managing time and priorities, solving problems, resolving conflicts, and supervising projects.  Learn to identify priorities, deal with time wasters, and maintain your focus. The Six-Step Problem Solving Process can help you learn how to apply problem solving tools and techniques to current problems.  

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Date:  Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Time:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:  Penn State DuBois, DEF Bldg., Room 209

Fee:  $495 (includes book and course materials)

Instructor:  Dale E. Fox

Part IV: Developing Individuals and Teams 

The fourth class in the series concentrates on the interviewing and selection process, development of employee skills, developing a team, and building a positive work climate for all involved. 

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Date:  Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Time:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:  Penn State DuBois, DEF Bldg., Room 209

Fee:  $495 (includes book and course materials)

Instructor:  Dale E. Fox


Personal Care Home Administrator Training (100-hour Training)

This series of courses addresses issues surrounding personal care homes and the responsibility of providing safe, humane, comfortable, and a supportive residential setting for adults who don't require the services of a licensed, long-term care facility, but do not require assistance with daily living activities.  The programs included in this course prepare the student for the Personal Care Home Administrator exam, which is given on the last day of class.  For more information on individual classes, please contact Sueann (814) 375-4716 or srd145@psu.edu.

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Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 23, 2016 - March 31, 2016

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:  Penn State DuBois, DEF Building, Room 201

Fee: $1,425 (Fee for 100-hour training, individual class prices available)

Introduction to Conversational Italian Language and Culture

The course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of the Italian language.  Course covers basic conversational Italian language and culture, elementary Italian grammar, and or work with roundtable conversation.

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Date: Tuesdays, March 15 - May 17, 2016

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30PM

Location:  Penn State DuBois, DEF Building, Room 209

Fee:  $200 (15% discount per person for two registrations. Must be received together)


GD&T, Electrical Safety, and Industrial Math are eligible for a 15% discount per person for any company having 4 or more registrations per class!

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Fundamentals

Discover the major pitfalls of traditional coordinate tolerancing-and how Geometric Tolerancing overcomes them.  Building on your basic blueprint knowledge, you'll learn the symbols, terminology and rules of Geometric Tolerancing as prescribed in the current standard (ASME Y14.5-2009).  Prerequisite: Basic Blueprint Reading

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Date:  Wednesday and Thursday, February 17 and 18, 2016

Time:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:  Community Education Center, St. Marys PA 

Fee: $625

Electrical Safety

Based on the latest OSHA and NFPA 70E guidelines, this course combines the essentials of electrical safety, troubleshooting and installation methods in commercial and industrial three-phase environments. Explored are safe work practices for electricians and maintenance personnel, identifying dangerous electrical energy sources, minimizing shock and arc flash hazards, and choosing the proper personal protective equipment. Instruction includes a blend of lecture, case studies, and interactive class discussion.

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Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Time:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:  Community Education Center, St. Marys PA

Fee:  $525

Fracture and Failure Analysis

How and why materials fail and how to characterize this behavior will be presented. The participants will leave with a basic understanding of material mechanical properties, material mechanical testing, and the ability to apply this to material selection and failure analysis.

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Time: 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Location: Community Education Center, St. Mary's PA

Fee: $525


Real Estate Fundamentals

A foundation for the study of real estate in Pennsylvania, covering language, principles, and laws that govern the business.

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Date: Tuesday and Thursday, September 6 - October 6, 2016

Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Penn State DuBois, DEF Building, Room 201

Fee: $350 (*does not include book)

Real Estate Practice

An introduction to all facets of the real estate business, including a survey of areas of specialization with emphasis on the role of a real estate agent in residential brokerage.  Examination of a real estate transaction designed to provide a working knowledge of the forms and documents used including the related mathematics.

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Date: Tuesday and Thursday, October 11 - November 10, 2016

Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: Penn State DuBois, DEF Building, Room 201

Fee: $350 (*does not include book)

*same book used for both Real Estate Courses.

Realtors Continuing Education Units

Legal Updates for Realtors: TRID to Crime to Hauntings, "Who You Gonna Call"

New laws and practices bring consumer demand for better services.  Case studies involving recent legislation will be reviewed to residential, commercial, property management and investment professionals covering TRID/RESPA, agency, antitrust, fair housing and stigmatized properties.  Topics to be covered include: Public Protection, Complaint Procedures, Law suits, Licensee and Law Suits, Sanctions, Disciplinary Actions, Modifications, Stigmatized Property Disclosure, and additional laws affecting the real estate industry and liability updates.(7 CEU's)

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Date: Monday, March 7, 2016

Time:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:  Penn State DuBois, DEF Building, Room 209

Fee:  $145

Advanced Negotiating Skills for Real Estate Professionals

This program provides fresh strategies for both new and seasoned residential and commercial agents applying from sales to leasing and property management.  Techniques are presented with interactive examples and case studies for today's real world practice.  Topics covered include: The negotiating theater, different generations, reading body language, professional negotiations, motivations, pro's tool chest, using visuals, power of silence, negotiation styles, personality styles, asking questions, closing techniques, successful communication, special negotiating, and a final negotiation exercise. (7 CEU's)

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Date: Monday, April 4, 2016

Time:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:  Penn State DuBois, DEF Building, Room 209

Fee:  $145

12 Costly Commercial Investment Mistakes That Agents Should Avoid

This program provides a fresh look at dilemmas facing commercial and investment agents.  This course will benefit residential and property management agents too. Topics to be covered in an interactive case study format include: antitrust discussions, letters of intent, unlicensed practice in another state, use of APODS, inaccurate projection analysis, verbal offers, consumer notice mistakes, misleading ads, fair housing violations, agency dilemmas, kickbacks, safety and screening investors. Discussion on various other common pitfalls. (7 CEU's)

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Date: Monday, May 2, 2016

Time:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:  Penn State DuBois, DEF Building, Room 209

Fee:  $145

 For more information, contact Penn State DuBois Outreach at rjm32@psu.edu or (814) 375-4772.