Walsh College offers more ‘Take Charge’ Workshops for Workers in Transition

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TROY, Mich., March 25, 2009 – Walsh College’s “Take Charge” educational workshops have been so successful that another round of sessions are being offered in late March, April and May. The workshops range from one day to four-week sessions. Each attendee receives a certificate of attendance. Spaces are limited and registration is required.

In January, Walsh College announced it was offering workshops for workers in transition. Tremendous response from the community resulted and the workshop sessions filled up
in just four days.

“As a leader in the business community and advocate of business growth in Michigan, Walsh College is offering these workshops to assist Michigan workers who are in transition with their job search,” said Stephanie Bergeron, president and chief executive officer. “We also want to offer them paths to begin and pursue new careers in business, particularly by focusing on fields with growing demand.”

Walsh College faculty came forward with the idea to volunteer their time and resources to offer the workshops, Bergeron said. “We recognize that our workforce is one of Michigan’s greatest strengths, and we want to do our best to help workers who are in transition navigate this journey.”

Spaces are limited per workshop, and registration is required. Visit the Walsh College
web site www.walshcollege.edu/takecharge to register. For more information, email takecharge@walshcollege.edu

Founded in 1922, Walsh College is Michigan’s largest graduate business college. The College offers upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degree and certificate programs to 4,600 students at campuses in Troy, Novi, and Clinton Township, as well as online. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh College “Take Charge” Workshops

The Arthur E. Strunk Accounting Fundamentals Course
When: Saturdays; April 18-May 9, 2009; 1-4 p.m.
Instructors: Full-time and adjunct Walsh College accounting professors and tutors
Where: Walsh College Troy Campus
Fee: Free
Who should attend: This course is open to anyone interested in accounting. This four-session course will help you understand accounting concepts and maximize your success in both accounting courses and in future careers.


Job Search Strategies
When: Wednesday, April 29, 2009;
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Instructors: Laurie Siebert, Cheryl Carr, Elayne Steinhardt, and Brenda Meller
Where: Walsh College Troy campus
Fee: Free
Who should attend: This one-day, three-hour workshop will address job search strategies, resume development, interviewing tips, and networking using tools such as LinkedIn.com.
Laurie Siebert is director of Career Services at Walsh College. Cheryl Carr is an outreach coordinator/advisor and Elayne Steinhardt is an advisor for Career Services and Brenda Meller is the marketing manager at Walsh College.


Information Technology Security Basics
When: Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 2009; 9 a.m.-Noon
Instructor: Nanette Poulios, CISSP, CISM, PMP
Where: Walsh College Troy campus
Fee: Free
Who should attend: Those interested in IT careers, small business management, or systems service.
During the three weekly three hour sessions you will learn from the Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 3rd edition.
Nan Poulios, assistant professor of business information technology, directs the Walsh College Information Assurance Center and the Master of Science in Information Assurance program.


Leadership Assessment
When: Friday, April 3, 2009; 9 a.m.- Noon
Instructor: Tammé Quinn Grzebyk, MSM, Walsh College
Where: Walsh College Novi campus
Fee: $15 for three-hour session
Who should attend: Anyone interested in self-discovery; displaced workers embarking on new careers; team leaders; aspiring small business owners, customer service managers; call center managers; salespeople; recent college graduates; those with managerial aspirations.
Participants will recognize different styles of leadership, assess their personal leadership styles, and understand how leadership styles interact.


Household Budgeting and Options in Foreclosure
When: Tuesday, March 31, 2009; 1-4 p.m.
Instructors: Walsh College Professor John Moore, CPA, and Adjunct Professor Paul Raine, J.D.
Where: Walsh College Troy campus
Fee: $15 for three-hour session
Who should attend: Anyone concerned about their personal financial welfare
after a layoff.
In this workshop, participants will learn: 1) Taking greater control over personal finances in difficult economic times;  2) Personal credit and credit scores;  3) The three stages of the mortgage foreclosure process: pre-foreclosure, redemption and eviction stages;  4) Options for homeowners facing foreclosure at all three stages of foreclosure; and, 5) Mortgage industry programs including moratoriums on foreclosure and evictions, cash-for-redemption, cash-for-keys, short sales and more.
John Moore, adjunct associate professor of finance and economics, has taught at Walsh College since 1994.  He has held numerous executive positions, including vice president and chief financial officer of the DeMattia Group.  Paul Raine is an adjunct instructor in the Walsh College MBA program. He has extensive experience representing both banks and borrowers in resolving mortgage foreclosure issues. Mr. Raine is the owner of Paul J. Raine, PLLC, a law firm based in Troy.

Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc., (248) 355-3200.

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