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Introduction to the Internet will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at ComputerLand, 3555 South Ave. Topics covered will include the history and impact of the Internet, exploring World Wide Web sites and the basics of using Netscape, as well as e-mail, Usenet and search tools. The program costs $80. To enroll, call 887-2222.


The January meeting of the Southwest Missouri Paralegal Association will be held at noon at the Walnut Street Grind, 1041 E. Walnut. For more information, call 417-268-4049.

Intermediate Microsoft Word, presented by ComputerLand Training Center, will be held 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at ComputerLand, 3555 South Ave. The cost of the program is $150. For details or to enroll, call 887-2222.


The Greater Ozarks International Trade Association will hold its quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn North. Social hour starts at 5:30. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 for GOITA members and $15 for nonmembers. The speaker will be Tiffini L. Rotroff, a partner at Johnstone, Downey & Kline Inc., one of the four largest export credit insurance brokerage firms in the United States. For reservations, call Toni Smith at 866-1035.


Coaching to Strengthen Job Performance, presented by the Management Development Institute at SMSU, will be held 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at University Plaza. The seminar will focus on understanding and implementing effective coaching to increase work- group productivity and solve job performance problems. The cost of the seminar is $149. To enroll or for more information, call 836-5667.


The Referral Workshop, focusing on professional client development to increase sales and reduce cold calling, rejection and stress, will be held 9 a.m.-noon at The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, 5051 Highland Springs Blvd. Presented by The David Sims Co. and SalesTek, the cost of the seminar is $155. Contact David Sims, at 831-0050, or Bill West, at 882-2144, to register. The deadline for enrollment is Jan. 21.


Advanced Purchasing will be presented by SMSU's Management Development Institute 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 2 and 3 at the Holiday Inn University Plaza. Topics to be covered include top management philosophy and expectations from purchasing, organizational concepts and relations, the environment of purchasing planning, increasing and improving supplier utilization, strategic physical supply management and more. The cost is $595. Call 836-5667 to register.

Using Photoshop, presented by Comp.ed Solutions of Rockhurst College Continuing Education Center, will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Holiday Inn University Plaza. Topics will include Photoshop shortcuts, special effects, the new Actions palette, colorizing black-and-white photos and correcting overexposed images with Photoshop. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $175 per person. To register, call 800-258-7246.

Improving Your Purchasing Negotiation Skills will be presented by SMSU's Management Development Institute 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 and 5 at the institute, located in Glass Hall on the SMSU campus. Topics covered will include understanding the negotiation process, types of bargaining, planning for negotiations, setting objectives for a negotiation, the negotiation plan, preparing yourself for negotiations and a practice negotiation session. The cost is $595. Call 836-5667 to register.

Recent Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, presented by Associated Industries of Missouri and Evans & Dixon LLC, will be held 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Clarion Hotel, 3333 South Glenstone. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. This working luncheon program will focus on recent pro-employee appellate court cases. The cost is $55 for AIM/TRIM members, and $85 for prospective members. For more information or to register, call 573-634-2246.

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