Business and Professional Training

Business and Professional Training

Lean Certificate Program

Level I Lean Certification is designed to prepare you to successfully implement the basic tools of the Lean Enterprise.

This program helps manufacturers build internal capacity by providing key staff with a working knowledge of the principles and practices of Lean

Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 5 - 28 / 7:00 am – 11:30 am / Instructor: NEPIRC

Cost: $1895 per person

$1595 2 from the same company

$1295 3 or more from the same company

More information and registration form.

Upcoming Business/Professional Seminars

Identifying and Writing Successful Grants (P805A)

Start by exploring ways to research appropriate grants that apply to your nonprofit business strategy. This workshop will be helpful to those who serve as a board member, business manager, community volunteer, or general manager. You will learn ways to achieve the greatest results through the grant development process. Discussion will focus on developing effective grant proposals, including types of funding sources and how to appropriately monitor and track grants through the approval process. 0.6 CEUs

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM / 2 classes, November 3 - November 10 / Instructor: Lorrie Ogden / $99

ServSafe (P833A)

As of 2004 it has become mandatory by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Federal Government that all foodservice establishments have at least one ServSafe certified employee . This course will meet all the state and federal requirements by providing the latest and most accurate food safety handling procedures and sanitation standards used in today's foodservice industry. Upon completion of this course the student will be awarded a 5 year ServSafe food-handlers certificate(renewable every 5 years) and will be eligible to apply for his or her state food-handlers certificate.

Thursdays, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM / 4 classes, November 18 - December 16 (Skip Nov. 25) / Instructor: Stephen Anania / $259

Personality Types: Improving Your Ability to Connect and Work with Others (P977A)

"I just don't get where she is coming from!" We all have experienced the frustration that comes when we fail to connect with others. Whether at work or home - one-to-one or in a group - learning personality type helps you to better understand yourself and interact with others.

This course uses the Myers-Briggs approach to personality type - a system that has been used and trusted in a variety of settings for over 50 years. Using the MBTI Assessment, which you'll take at the start of the course, you will learn to identify your preferences for energy flow, types of information, making decisions and organizing your life. Taken together, these preferences form your personality type, a key to better understanding who you are and what works best for you. Developing an understanding of your personality type, and learning to recognize personality type clues in others, will improve your skills in communication, decision making, stress management, relationships and career choices.

Thursdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM / 3 classes, December 2 - December 16 / Instructor: Vince Basile / $45

Director: Tom Fletcher

Phone: 570-389-4420 FAX: 570-389-5060 TDD: 570-389-4420

Learn about guaranteed free training for your employees offered through the WEDnet PA grant program.

Bloomsburg University's Corporate and Continuing Education division designs and markets a variety of noncredit seminars and workshops on topics of interest to area businesses and professionals.

Participants can update their professional knowledge and skills or master new competencies for transition to new career opportunities. Programs are developed in response to regional workforce needs, the latest trends in employee training, and specific requests from regional employers and professional organizations. Programs may be targeted for the general public, or designed for a specific segment of the workforce.

Bloomsburg University offers many high quality training opportunities for your consideration including, but not limited to, the following topics:


Diversity in the Workplace Computer Literacy/Applications
Interpersonal/Group Communication Industrial Safety and Health (including OSHA mandates)
Workers Compensation Leadership Styles
Managing Conflict Stress/Time Management
Supervisory Skills The Art of Listening
Team Building Grievances and Arbitration
Total Quality Management Successful Sales Strategies
Performance Appraisals Accounting for the Non-Financial Executive
Ergonomics at Work Basic Bookkeeping
Health Care Plans Statistical Process Control

Contract Training

Many of these training programs can be tailored to suit the unique needs of an individual company, professional office, government agency, or community group and can be delivered exclusively for that client on a contractual basis.

Training sessions can be conducted at the client's work site, if preferred, in Bloomsburg University's executive training facilities, or at any other location designated by the client. Instruction can be scheduled during daytime hours, weekday evenings, weekends, or any combination of days and times. Instructors are carefully screened on the merits of their technical competence, interactive teaching techniques, and ability to relate to adult learners in a relaxed, non-threatening environment.

Program fees vary according to the specific terms of each training contract, based on length of instruction, preparation required to design customized content, number of trainees, location, supplementary training materials, catering services, etc.

To explore contract training options for your organization, contact us by mail or email, by phone [570-389-4420]. You may also fax your inquiry to us at 570-389-5060.