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Monday, Dec. 14

Introduction to WordPerfect 8.0 will be offered 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the ComputerLand Training Center, 3555 South Ave. The cost is $150. Call 887-2222 to register.

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Intermediate Windows 95 will be offered 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the ComputerLand Training Center, 3555 South Ave. The is cost is $150. Call 887-2222 to register.

Basic Industrial Hygiene will be offered 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Safety Council of the Ozarks Occupational Training Room, 1111 S. Glenstone. This course is part of the safety and health specialist certification program. The cost of the program is $170 for Safety Council members, $200 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 869-2121.

Excelling as a First-Time Manager or Supervisor will be offered 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sheraton Hawthorn Park Hotel, 2341 N. Glenstone. This SkillPath seminar will cover what it takes to be a manager, leadership, everyday management skills, boosting worker productivity and enthusiasm, getting the job done right and on time, communication skills, correcting problem behavior and poor performance, controlling conflict and self-management. The cost is $199 per person, or $189 per person for four or more attending from the same company. For more information or to register, call 800-873-7545.

Shop Floor Supervisor, a program presented by the Management Development Institute at SMSU, will be held 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at University Plaza Holiday Inn. The course objective is to increase the effectiveness of the shop floor supervisor and acquire new ideas and techniques for energizing a work force and achieving greater profitability. Participants will learn how to rethink the importance of shop floor management, develop a progressive outlook, clarify the flow of work and stimulate and manage change that people enthusiastically support. The cost is $149. To enroll, call 836-5667.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Introduction to Access 97 will be offered 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the ComputerLand Training Center, 3555 South Ave. The cost is $150. To register, call 887-2222.

The Missouri Society of CPAs Teleconference will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at SMSU's Glass Hall. The topic is Evolving Your Accounting Practice to Succeed in the New Millennium. The cost is $125. Call the MSCPA office, 800-264-7966, to register or for more information.

Thursday, Dec. 17

The Springfield Workers' Compensation Discussion Group, sponsored by Associated Industries of Missouri, will meet at noon at Clary's American Grill, 3014-A E. Sunshine. Osie Ichord, program manager for the workers' compensation fraud and noncompliance unit, will speak about what constitutes fraud and noncompliance, and what employers should do if faced with suspected fraud on the part of an employee. The cost is $20 per person, payable at the door. To make reservations, contact AIM at 573-634-2246.

Upcoming Events

First Aid and CPR Training will be offered 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Safety Council of the Ozarks Occupational Training Room, 1111 S. Glenstone. This course is part of the safety and health specialist certification program. The cost of the program is $170 for Safety Council members, $200 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 869-2121.

How to Write a Business Plan The Path to Success, will be held 6-9 p.m. Jan. 5 and 7 at SMSU Glass Hall, west entrance. The course covers the ins and outs of planning your business, taking what you know about your business and translating it into a written plan for day-to-day management and as a tool to obtain financing. The cost is $115 per person (book provided) and $65 for a second person from the same business (no book provided). To register or for more information, call 836-5685.

Financial Management for Small Businesses A Series for Non-Accountants and Non-Financial Managers, will be offered in three sessions, 6-9 p.m., Jan. 12, 19 and 26. The program offers an opportunity for businesspeople to learn how to understand the financial picture of their businesses in real-world terms. This series, from the SMSU Small Business Development Center, starts with Understanding Financial Statements, to be presented Jan. 12, followed by How to Control Cash Flow Jan. 19 and Predicting Future Cash Needs Jan. 26. The cost is $65 per class, or $165 for the series of three. To register, contact Pam Pyeatt at 836-5685.

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