The School of Extended Learning provides a variety of professional development offerings designed to improve your skills, knowledge, and effectiveness. Through noncredit courses, certificates, and industry specific programs, learners will be equipped to improve their performance and add value to their organizations.

For more information, please contact Dr. Felicia L. Townsend at ftownsend@govst.edu or 708.534.3044.

  • Business Process Improvement

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    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program

    The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate program will focus on both Advanced Lean Techniques and Six Sigma "Green Belt" methodologies. Detailed and real-world examples of lean thinking will be reviewed with hands - on examples to enhance the learning experience. Learn how to integrate theories of business, statistics, and the elimination of waste with the goal of achieving tangible results. Six Sigma methods will include project planning and various statistical tools to equip the student to be Green Belt certified and a practitioner of Lean Six Sigma at their organization.


    Saturdays, July 22, 2017 through September 2, 2017

    Location: Governors State University
    Time: 9 a.m. 
    – Noon
    Room: B2200
    Fee: $1,500 plus textbooks - Bookstore GSU Follett

    Instructor: Tricia Kerns, EdD 

    Hybrid Instruction (Four in-class and three online classes)

    In-class Sessions: July 22, August 5, August 19, and September 2, 2017 (Final Certification Exam)  

    Online sessions:   July 29, August 12, and August 26, 2017

    Course Number: CE-GFS01-02

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    Saturdays, October 28, 2017 through December 16, 2017

    Location: Governors State University
    Time: 9 a.m. 
    – Noon
    Room: B2200
    Fee: $1,500 plus textbooks - Bookstore GSU Follett

    Instructor: Tricia Kerns, EdD 

    Hybrid Instruction (Four in-class and three online classes)

    In-class Sessions: October 28, November 11, December 2, and December 16, 2017  (Final Certification Exam)   

    Online sessions:   November 4, November 18, and December 9, 2017

    Course Number: CE-GFS01-03

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    Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Program

    This program will prepare the student to lead a selected project while continuously training team members along with leading a change event.  Students will complete a Lean Six Sigma project from inception to completion.The student will possess a thorough understanding of all aspects of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control).  All statistical tools will be reviewed including graphs and illustrations of real-life discussions, benchmarks and events. 

    This program will encompass the methodologies learned in both the Yellow and Green Belt certification.  In addition, it will include new processes that will be required for project success. Statistical software will be utilized that will assist the student in establishing objectives for decision making.  This intensive program will encompass a real-life project with clear objectives and details outlined in the project charter.  Milestones and "project check-in's" will be conducted with one-on-one meetings throughout the class with the instructor.  

    Students can expect, upon completion of their project, to demonstrate a significant improvement in their selected process.  Also, as a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, the student will be prepared to lead future events using the tools and methodologies obtained in the program.  Lean Six Sigma Black Belt can be utilized in any industry or marketplace.  

    Prerequisite: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.  Certification from outside firms must be reviewed in detail to ensure they meet the prerequisite for Governors State University's Black Belt Certification.


    Project Kick-Off In-class September 2, 2017, Certification Project Due Date November 18, 2017-Milestones and "project check-in's" will be conducted with one-on-one meetings throughout the class with the instructor. 

    Location: Governors State University

    Time: 9 a.m. – Noon (first class only)

    Room: B2201

    Fee: $3,000 plus textbooks and Software - Bookstore GSU Follett

    Instructor: Tricia Kerns, EdD 

    Course Number:CE-GFS03-02

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  • Communications

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    Communication for Nonprofit Managers

    Location: Governors State University

    Date:  Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Time: 9:30 a.m. –  1:30 p.m.

    A light lunch will be provided.

    Instructor: Alexis H. Sarkisian

    Have you ever conducted  a meeting where attendees did not have a  clear understanding of  the message that you presented? Do you want to improve your communication style, but not certain what to do?  Did you know that a large percentage of how we communicate is through our body language? Communication is a cornerstone for effective management in any nonprofit organization. Using theory, research, and practice of interpersonal and group communication skills, participants will learn strategies for enhancing their roles as collaborative leaders, facilitators, coaches, catalysts, or mediators.

    This 1 day workshop will provide each nonprofit manager with the communication tools necessary to enhance their effectiveness.

    Participants will engage in discussion and hands-on activities that will:

    • Measure the impact of their body language on others
    • Define the communication model and why it is important
    • Provide strategies that  work with a variety of communication styles
    • Identify the characteristics of a strong manager
    • Identify the characteristics of a strong leader
    • Answer the questions: Can a leader be a manager? Can a manager be a leader? Why?
    • Allow them to apply what they learn

    General Fee: $75 Course Number: CE-BUS18-01

    Discount Fee for GSU Faculty, Staff, and Alumni: $65 Course Number: CE-BUS18-02

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    Building Relationships in Healthcare with Effective Communication 

    Location: Governors State University

    Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Time: 6 –  8 p.m.

    Room: TBA

    General Fee: $45 Course Number: CE-HF11-01

    Discount Fee: $35 Course Number: CE-HF11-02

    (Discount Fee for GSU Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Students)

     Instructor: Terri Maxeiner, RN, BSN, CECM, CDP 

    Was the message sent the message received? Dealing with people can be difficult especially when it comes to their health and well-being. As a health care professional communication is not only the words we say, but it is how we say them.  In this workshop, we are going to examine different facets of the communication process and determining our roles. We will be gathering the tools needed to create trust and compassion as we share information with patients and families.

    At the conclusion of this workshop, the learner should have an increased knowledge of the following:

    • Active and passive listening
    • Dealing with difficult situations
    • Privacy and respect
    • Understanding difficult behaviors
    • Promoting empathy and compassion
    • Understanding my stress triggers

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  • Computer Training

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    Introduction to PowerPoint Presentation for Business and Research 

    Location: Governors State University

    Date: Tuesdays, June 6  and June 13, 2017

    Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

    Room: TBA

    Fee: $119

    Instructor: Jim Murray

    Make your business or academic information stand out. PowerPoint is a powerful tool for both in-person presentation -- or for publishing and later sharing your professional or personal work. In addition to teaching basic technical skills for PowerPoint, this course emphasizes the use of proven learning design principles that will help to make your presentations dynamic, clear, and persuasive.

    Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

    • Navigate the PowerPoint homepage, tabs, and ribbons
    • Create, save, and share a presentation
    • Introduce, outline, present, and summarize content
    • Utilize designs, themes and templates
    • Format and modify text (font, size, color)
    • Utilize graphics, images, shapes, and objects
    • Apply simple slide transitions and animations

    This training will apply to 2010, 2013, and 2016 versions of PowerPoint.

    Course Number: CE-CS08-01

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    Advanced PowerPoint Presentation for Business and Research 

    Location: Governors State University

    Date: Tuesdays, June 20 and June 27, 2017

    Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

    Room: TBA

    Fee: $125

    Instructor: Jim Murray

    PowerPoint isn’t just boring bullet lists. It is a powerful multimedia communication tool that allows you to present your information or research in a clear and memorable format. In this course, you will learn about the advanced features and functions available in PowerPoint – animations, graphics, audio and video content, slide timing, narration and more. Advanced methods and commands for publishing, presenting and sharing your PowerPoint message, including free add-in tools, will also be covered.

    Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

    • Apply graphic and instructional design best practices to presentations
    • Insert and format audio and video files in a presentation
    • Insert narrations and control slide timings in a presentation
    • Create custom graphics and animations
    • Create interactions and quizzes
    • Share PowerPoint presentations online and publish them to YouTube and other Internet sites

    This training will apply to 2010, 2013, and 2016 versions of PowerPoint.

    Course Number: CE-CS09-01

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    Introduction to QuickBooks 

    Location: Governors State University

    Date: Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 2017

    Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

    Room: TBA

    Fee: $199

    Instructor: Jim Murray 

    Help manage and grow your company with QuickBooks, the premier accounting and payroll software for small to medium businesses.  Even if you have a minimal accounting or financial background, this course will guide you in topics such as setting up your company details, building customer and product lists, recording product sales, creating invoices, setting up and managing bank accounts, managing income and expenses, and tracking payroll and tax expenses.

    Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

    • Set up and navigate QuickBooks
    • Create a QB Company
    • Work with lists
    • Enter sales and invoices
    • Customize forms
    • Enter receipts and deposits
    • Enter and pay bills
    • Work with bank accounts
    • Create reports and analyze financial data
    • Track and pay sales tax
    • Create payroll

    Course Number: CE-CS03-01

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  • Faculty Development Workshops

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    Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) Workshops

    May 24th and 25th, 2017
    9am – 4pm

    Governors State University

    The College of Business at Governors State University (GSU) will offer Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) workshop in May 2017 to faculty at community colleges. The workshops are designed to help business faculty at these institutions to bring international content into the classroom and expand their classroom knowledge and skills. Discussions of best practices and pedagogical issues will also be part of the workshop.

    These workshops are led by COB faculty who are content experts in the respective topic areas. The program is sponsored by a US Department of Education grant and is offered at minimum cost to participants.

    A “Certificate of Completion” will be presented to the participants who successfully complete the two-day program.

    The summer 2017 workshops will focus on the following subjects:

    Global Economics and Financial Market - Instructor: Dr. Michael Williams (Bio) 

     May 24, 2017 -  9 am to 4 pm

    o   Financial Economics in an International World

    o   International Financial Markets

    o   Exchange Rates & Policy

    o   Investment and Derivatives

    Course Number: CE-BUS09-01

       

     Globalization and Marketing  - Dr. Chun-wei Chang  (Bio)

     May 25, 2017 - 9 am to 4 pm

    o   Globalization: Critics, Motives, and Obstacles.

    o   Global Market Opportunity Assessment

    o   Product Planning in International Marketing

    o   Managing Cross-cultural Differences in International Marketing

    Course Number: CE-BUS09-02

    Registration is $50 for one session or $75 for both. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

      For more information:  http://www.govst.edu/FDIBworkshops/

      Registration Home Page

     

  • Health & Human Services

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    iRest Yoga Nidra: An Integrative Clinical Practice for Healing and Wellness

    Location: Governors State University

    Room: D34115

    Date: Friday, May 12, 2017

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    General Fee: $45 Course Number: CE-HF09-01

    Discount Fee: $35 Course Number: CE-HF09-02

    (Discount fee for GSU faculty, staff, alumni, students, and external organizations) 

    Earn 3 CE hours for Counselors and Psychologists; Earn 3 CEUs for Social Workers

    Instructor: Maristela Zell, Ph.D, LCSW 

    iRest is a research-based practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry currently being utilized by social workers, psychologists, and other health professionals in clinical and medical settings. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of iRest to reduce the symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. iRest promotes emotional balance and regulation, helping individuals connect with their inner resources to release stress, tension, and trauma in the body.  

    • Learn the basic principles of iRest, including its integration of Western and Eastern healing perspectives, and the scientific research that underlies this practice 
    • Learn the 10 steps of iRest and their application with individuals and groups 
    • Practice iRest and learn meditative practices that can be incorporated into daily and professional life 
    • Learn to enhance mindfulness practice with iRest meditation     

     **All the meditations can be performed lying down or sitting on a chair.  OPTIONAL-Attendees can bring their own yoga mat and meditation pillow.

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    Dysphagia in Adults and Children

    Location: Governors State University  

    Dates: M, W- May 15, 2017 through July 10, 2017

    Time: 10 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

    Fee: $300.00 Course Number: CE-PPEH11-01

    Instructor: Jessica Bonner 

    The purpose of this course is to examine the anatomy and physiology of the swallow and the clinical evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders in adults and children.  In addition, the issues related to various etiologies, assessment techniques, management strategies, and ethical considerations will be discussed. 

    Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

    • Describe normal anatomy and physiology of the swallow in adults and children
    •  Describe normal swallowing processes including the phases of swallowing, and the muscles and cranial nerves involved at each phase
    • Describe normal oral/motor development from birth to 5 years
    • Describe the differences between neurologically-based and mechanically-based disorders of swallowing in adults
    • Describe the characteristics of congenital and acquired swallowing disorders in children
    • Identify appropriate evaluation methods used to assess oral/motor, feeding and swallowing skills in children;
    • Identify appropriate evaluation methods used to assess swallowing in adults  
    • Demonstrate knowledge of feeding/swallowing assessment including history, clinical/bedside examination, and other procedures such as ultrasonography
    • Demonstrate knowledge of swallowing assessment via Videoflouroscopic Swallow Studies including identification of anatomic structures to identification of frank dysfunction
    • Select and describe appropriate treatment strategies based on patient symptoms, or evaluation results
    • Describe the impact of dysphagia/feeding disorders on patient/family quality of life, and psychosocial functioning
    • Discuss issues surrounding provision of treatment to patients described as “non-compliant” with clinician recommendations

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    Technical Sign Language for Health and Education Professions

    Location: Governors State University

    Dates:  Saturday, June 10, 17

    Time: 9 a.m.— 4:30 p.m.

    Room: TBD

    Fee:  $100  Course Number: CE-PPEH10-01 

    No fee for CDIS Field Supervisors   Course Number: CE-PPEH10-02  

    Instructor: Annmarie Mead

    Join certified sign language interpreter Annmarie Mead as she introduces American Sign Language skills that are needed for professionals who work in health care and education settings. 

    Who Should Attend: Students and professionals with basic sign language abilities

    For more information, contact bparham@govst.edu. 

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    Ethical Issues in Healthcare

    Location: Governors State University

    Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Time: 6 –  8:00 p.m.

    Room: TBA

    General Fee: $45   Course Number: CE-HF10-01

    Discount Fee: $35 Course Number: CE-HF10-02

    (Discount fee for GSU faculty, staff, alumni, students, and external organizations) 

    Instructor: Terri Maxeiner, RN, BSN, CECM, CDP

    Good ethics is good business. The health care field can be rewarding as well as challenging, but we must maintain our professional attitude at all times. As a health care professional, you need tools to help create a workplace environment that promotes honesty, integrity, and trust. In this workshop, we will develop strategies for good business practices for you in the health care marketplace.

    • At the conclusion of this workshop the learner will have an increased knowledge of the following:
    • What is good ethics
    • Identifying ethical dilemmas
    • Creating a culture of respect and civility in the workplace
    • Code of Conduct- What is my part?
    • HIPAA compliance- What I need to know?
    • Informed Consent- Understanding POA, POLST, and Living Wills
    • Identifying abuse and neglect- Who reports what?

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    Building Relationships in Healthcare with Effective Communication 

    Location: Governors State University

    Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Time: 6 –  8:00 p.m.

    Room: TBA

    General Fee: $45  Course Number: CE-HF11-01

    Discount Fee: $35 Course Number: CE-HF11-02

    (Discount fee for GSU faculty, staff, alumni, students, and external organizations) 

    Instructor: Terri Maxeiner, RN, BSN, CECM, CDP

    Was the message sent the message received? Dealing with people can be difficult especially when it comes to their health and well-being. As a health care professional communication is not only the words we say, but it is how we say them.  In this workshop, we are going to examine different facets of the communication process and determining our roles. We will be gathering the tools needed to create trust and compassion as we share information with patients and families.

    At the conclusion of this workshop, the learner should have an increased knowledge of the following:

    • Active and passive listening
    • Dealing with difficult situations
    • Privacy and respect
    • Understanding difficult behaviors
    • Promoting empathy and compassion
    • Understanding my stress triggers

    Registration Home Page


    Peer-Led Group Therapy Designs

    Location: Governors State University

    Dates:  Saturday, July 8, 15

    Time: 9 a.m.— 4:30 p.m.

    Room: TBD

    Fee:  $100 Course Number: CE-PPEH02-01 

    Instructor: Christopher Spiel, PhD, CCC-SLP

    In this hands-on, interactive workshop, participants will learn about a variety of peer-led group therapy designs, particularly within the school setting. Specific topics include, but are not limited to, peer-led social skills, reading, and fluency groups.  Group discussions and activities   will focus on evidence-based therapy designs, peer training and implementation, group data collection methods, and program evaluation procedures. 

    For more information, contact  bparham@govst.edu.

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  • Illinois Administrator Academy-Educator Trainings

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    Effective Presentations for 21st Century School Leaders

    Location:

    Governors State University

    1 University Parkway, University Park, IL 60484

    Date: Friday, June 16, 2017

    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Fee: $280   Course Number: CE-CT01-01

    Earn 7 Illinois Administrator Academy Credits

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    Date: Monday, June 26, 2017

    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Fee: $280   Course Number: CE-CT01-02

    Earn 7 Illinois Administrator Academy Credits

    Instructor: Brett Clark

    This course will provide participants with Illinois Administrator Academy Credit and directly ties into the 21st Century Skills of Information and Media Technology. The focus will be on the process of creating and delivering effective presentations. Participants will learn a replicable process for taking complicated information and presenting to staff and key stakeholders in a relevant and memorable format.

    Participants will also develop the ability to identify the principles that underlie powerful presentations. The course will be divided into 5 segments: storytelling, storyboarding, sharpening the design, shaping with technology, and selling the presentation. New skills and design knowledge will enhance the ability to tell stories and impart essential information in an efficient manner.

    • Participants will understand the importance of using stories in presentations to keep attention and communicate important themes. 
    • Participants will understand the importance of focusing complex issues into simplified symbols and stories to create meaning and context.
    • Participants will understand visual design concepts to use in presentations that will create significant impact and resonate with their audience.
    • Participants will understand targeted uses of different technologies to present stories, ideas and concepts to an audience.
    • Participants will understand principles used to effectively tell astory to create meaning, impact and emotional appeal.

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    Dealing With Difficult Parents

     

    Location:

    Governors State University

    1 University Parkway-University Park, IL 60484

    Date: Friday, June 23, 2017

    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.   

    Fee: $280     Course Number: CE-MH09-01

    Earn 7 Illinois Administrator Academy Credits

    Instructor: Brett Clark

    This workshop will provide participants with Illinois Administrator Academy Credit while providing learning valuable tools for administrators to deal with hostile parents, gain strategies to enhance parental involvement in the schools, recognize the importance of building relations with all parents, and learn new techniques that can help when providing difficult news in a positive manner.

    •  Participants will develop skills that will be helpful in dealing with the most challenging people
    • Participants will understand why parents are the way they are and identify meaningful parental involvement techniques
    • Participants will learn specific tools to help refine their parental interactive skills and become more effective in communicating with all parents
    • Participants will be able to analyze difficult situations with parents and develop positive resolutions to those situations

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  • Industry Training

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    American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)

    Location: Governors State University, University Park, Illinois

    2017 Classroom and Home Site Training Session Dates:

    Mon-Fri / January 9 -13 (Completed)

    Mon-Fri / May 22-26

    Mon-Fri / September 25-29 

    Fee: $1,995 - includes all class materials 

    Are you looking for an exciting new career or a new part-time challenge where you can be your own boss, set your own schedule, supplement your existing income and receive outstanding support during your training and while in the field?   If so, the American Home Inspectors Training Institute is designed to help you achieve just that!

    Governors State University has partnered with OnCourse Learning, a provider of high-quality, state approved, customized training solutions, textbooks, and occupational tools for both pre-licensing and continuing education in the home inspection industry.  This comprehensive home inspection course is taught by AHIT instructors with over 100 years combined experience and is recognized by ASHI, NAHI, NACHI, CREIA, TREC and other professional organizations.

    American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT) is approved by The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Click http://www.govst.edu/WIA/ for more details.

     

    For more program information and to be connected with a member of the Home Inspection training team, please contact Suzanne Patterson at spatterson3@govst.edu or 708.534.4393.

  • MBA Professional Development Classes

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    Professional Development I

    Location: Governors State University

    Room: Engbretson Hall

     Date: Thursdays, August 28 - December 10, 2017

    Time: 7:30  - 10:20 p.m.

    Fee: $300  Course Number: CE-MBA-7101

    Instructor: Olumide Ijose, PhD 

    Description: Introduces professional skills for MBA students. Acquisition of these skills through active participation in the course will enhance students' marketability and success. Effective professional skills are required for leveraging the career opportunities presented by an MBA degree. This course is designed to help students understand the relationship between soft skills, professional development, and continuous learning on one hand and work effectiveness.

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  • Test and Certification Preparation

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    TOEFL Test Preparation

    The following TOEFL courses are designed for students intending to take the TOEFL iBT exam for admission into an American college or university. The TOEFL iBT evaluates the four core language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Governors State University offers 4 different courses that help students gain experience and confidence with the iBT TOEFL leading to better test results.

    TOEFL English Improvement Part 1:

    Date: 5/22/17 – 6/19/17 (No classes on 5/29) 

    Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.

    Location: Governors State University, GMT Building Room 180  

    In this course students will:

    ·         Review and practice basic English grammar rules

    ·         Practice writing and receive feedback

    ·         Work on pronunciation and speaking

    ·         Improve reading comprehension and increase vocabulary

    Fee: $500 per course (Includes instructional materials)

    Instructor: Chris Greiner

    Section: CE-ELP001-05

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    TOEFL English Improvement Part 2:

    Date: 6/20/17 – 7/20/17 (No classes on 6/22 and 7/4) 

    Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 – 8 p.m.

    Location: Governors State University, GMT Building Room 180  

     In this course students will:

    ·         Review and practice basic English grammar rules

    ·         Practice writing and receive feedback

    ·         Work on pronunciation and speaking

    ·         Improve reading comprehension and increase vocabulary

    * The topics covered the Part 2 is different from Part 1.

    Fee: $500 per course (Includes instructional materials)

    Instructor: Akiko Ota

     Section: CE-ELP001-06 

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    TOEFL Test-taking skills and practice Part 1:

    Date: 6/21/17 – 7/17/17 

    Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.

    Location: Governors State University, GMT Building Room 180  

     In this course, students will: 

    ·         Learn key test-taking techniques for the TOEFL iBT.  

    ·         Improve test performance under time limits. 

    ·         Take a complete practice test of the TOEFL iBT.

    Fee: $500 per course (Includes instructional materials)

    Instructor: Chris Greiner

    Section: CE-ELP001-07

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    TOEFL Test-taking skills and practice Part 2:

    Date: 7/19/17 – 8/14/17 

    Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.

    Location: Governors State University, GMT Building Room 180    

    In this course, students will: 

    ·         Learn key test-taking techniques for the TOEFL iBT.  

    ·         Improve test performance under time limits. 

    ·         Take a complete practice test of the TOEFL iBT.

    * The topics/practices covered the Part 2 is different from Part 1.

    Fee: $500 per course (Includes instructional materials)

    Instructor: Chris Greiner

    Section: CE-ELP001-08

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    Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Preparation Course

     (CAPM)® Exam Preparation Course

    Click here for the instructor's video presentation with course details.

     

    Location: Governors State University

    Dates: Saturday, August 12, 19, 26, September 9, 16, 23  

    Time: 10 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

    Room: B2215 

    Fee: $950  Course Number: CE-EP06-01  

    Fee: $850 PMI Member  Course Number: CE-EP06-02  

    -OR-

    Dates: Saturday, October 7, 14, 21, 28 November 4, 11  

    Time: 10 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

    Room: TBD  

    Fee: $950  Course Number: CE-EP06-03 

    Fee: $850 PMI Member  Course Number: CE-EP06-04 

    Instructor: Richard Manprisio, MPM, PMP

    Governors State University School of Extended Learning’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Preparation Course breaks down complex topics for anyone who is interested in or are just starting out in project management. We offer a hands-on approach covering a wide range of topics, all reinforced through interactive discussions, practical applications, and sample exam testing.

    Over six separate days, through 24 contacts hours, we will cover the critical information that is beneficial for any project manager to know. By successfully completing this course you will earn the required 23 contact hours needed to meet the credential application requirements for the PMI CAPM® Certification Exam.

    Governors State University is a proud Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) with the PMI® with all material being approved through the PMI®.

    Learning Objectives:

    • To be able to understand project management terminology & knowledge areas
    • Understand the relationships between the knowledge areas (with a strong focus on inputs and outputs)
    •  Having an in-depth understanding of how each of the knowledge areas work and relate together
    •  Utilizing tools and techniques in determining effective methods for managing a project from start to finish
    • For participants to be able to effectively manage a project focusing by using their understanding of the knowledge areas
    • For participants to be able to apply for the CAPM® exam by successfully earning 23 hours of education necessary for qualification  

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  • Thought Leadership Interviews

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    Thought Leader's Viewpoint Interviews

    The Thought Leader’s Viewpoint, presented by Governors State University School of Extended Learning, is comprised of interviews with thought leaders from various disciplines who share their expertise on topics related to their field.  

       Thought Leadership Viewpoint Episode 2(2)

     Click here to listen.

    Click here to read transcript.

     

    Previous Episode

    Episode 1 Interview with...

    Deborah James, Ph.D., assistant professor and coordinator of the media studies program

    Governors State University and Vernon Smith a broadcaster, journalist, writer, editor, and blogger

    Click here to listen.  Click here to read transcript.