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Automotive Manufacturers Team Up for Corporate Responsibility Training

Southfield, Mich. (Vocus) May 27, 2010

Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, the Renault-Nissan alliance and Toyota in collaboration with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) today completed three days of training in Responsible Working Conditions in Istanbul, Turkey. AIAG is a non-profit, member-driven organization that works with a wide range of manufacturing companies and service providers to help them operate at peak performance.

The AIAG-hosted training is designed, sponsored and funded by the automakers to help their suppliers meet local regulations and customer expectations for acceptable environmental and working conditions. It is a supplement to corporate responsibility commitments the automakers already have in place.

The training, developed in collaboration with North American and European automakers, is part of AIAGs comprehensive corporate responsibility initiative and is modeled after programs the North American OEMs Chrysler, Ford, GM, and Honda successfully launched with AIAG in China, and later in Mexico with the addition of Toyota. To-date, there have been more than 900 participants and information has been cascaded to more than 13,500 suppliers.

AIAG is known for working collaboratively with the automotive industry to improve product quality and eliminate waste, said J. Scot Sharland, executive director of AIAG. Now, were finding that the same team-directed approach, proven methodologies and commitment to continuous improvement can be applied to environmental strategies, ethics training and human resource management. The goal of this training is to help ensure that all suppliers share a common understanding and commitment to responsible business practices that protect both the environment and our employees.

Local rules, customer expectations and the fundamental principles of responsible working conditions will all be addressed in the training, as well as specific areas such as child labor, forced labor, freedom of association, harassment and discrimination, health and safety, wages and benefits and working hours. Programs in India and Brazil are in development. All of the participating automakers have demonstrated full commitment to the enhancement of working conditions in the global automotive supply chain.

Ford believes the auto supply industry should demonstrate respect for the people who produce parts for vehicles, no matter where they live, said Tony Brown, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Company. We started our training program in 2003. We believe it is essential to share our learnings with AIAG and the other members of AIAG since we use much of the same supply base. Its important that we build on our experience, not only to avoid duplicating efforts, but also to advance the agenda of working conditions as rapidly as possibly.

In addition to the working conditions training, automotive manufacturers are also working at AIAG on other initiatives under the umbrella of corporate responsibility with the support of Program Manager Jenifer Chambers Young of the Go Green Campaign. The organization hosts a web site http://cr.aiag.org providing a repository of tools and best practices related to social and environmental programs including greenhouse gas reporting, end-of-life vehicle, International Materials Data System (IMDS), Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals (REACH), and health, safety and environment.

About AIAG

AIAG was founded in 1982 by General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corp. to develop and share best practices to create a leaner, more efficient supply base. Since then, AIAG has grown and evolved to address increasingly complex global supply chain, manufacturing and quality issues, and now has tools and processes that can help diverse industries improve their performance, by protecting and enhancing corporate reputations, rooting out waste and inefficiency, uncovering cost savings and improving quality.

AIAGs Corporate Responsibility Web site (http://cr.aiag.org) is publicly accessible and was developed as a global resource containing important information for manufacturers and their supply base including tools for self-assessments, planning templates to facilitate cascading of the message, education and training for lower tier suppliers and direct links to other Corporate Responsibility programs.

AIAG Contact: Lorrie Kinney



Training Program to Stimulate Wyoming Green Job Market

Casper, WY (PRWEB) September 09, 2011

In partnership with national Green Jobs training provider CleanEdison, Casper College is offering a new training program for Wyoming contractors and novices looking to enter the Green economy. Program administrators at Casper College are thrilled to announce this tremendous opportunity for Wyoming residents to be introduced to new skills and training in these promising new sectors. Being able to get someone training they need to be more successful as an employee or business owner is really what makes this all worthwhile. said Sarah Olson, Workforce Training Specialist at Casper College.

Following the successful Geothermal training conducted last March, Casper College is now offering Deconstruction & Materials Re-Use training in combination with Lead Renovator (Lead RRP) training. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified by EPA and that they use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices. Firms that fail to comply with EPAs new Lead RRP training rule may face civil fines up to $ 32,500 per offense and an additional criminal fine of $ 32,500 plus imprisonment for knowing and willful violations.

This new training is available to all Wyoming citizens regardless of income, residency, or employment stat State Energy Sector Partnership grant awarded to Casper College from the Department of Labor as part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. Whereas these in-demand certifications normally cost anywhere from $ 800 to $ 3,500, this grant allows contractors to receive the same national certifications for $ 75 for the Lead RRP or $ 100 for the Deconstruction course, which also includes OSHA certification.

PHLY Hosts Child Safety Training

Bala Cynwyd, PA (PRWEB) January 04, 2012

Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), one of the leading providers of nonprofit insurance, is partnering with Abuse Prevention Systems to host an educational training on reducing the risk of sexual abuse in nonprofit programs. Nonprofit professionals and insurance agents will learn cost-effective risk management tools to help protect children and charitable organizations.

Several high-profile incidents have pushed this conversation into the national spotlight. The training will prepare nonprofits and agents with best practices to promote child safety and prevent abuse. The discussion will define sexual abuse, explain common errors and misconceptions, examine the reporting responsibilities of authorities and supervisors, and introduce effective and inexpensive tools for reducing the risk of sexual abuse. The seminar will be held on Friday, January 13, 2012 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Saint Josephs Universitys Mandeville Hall in Philadelphia.

Gregory Love, Director of Abuse Prevention Systems and partner at the firm of Love & Norris will lead this training. Love and Norris have developed a national sexual abuse litigation practice, representing hundreds of victims of child sexual abuse. In addition, the firm represents secular organizations and ministries in legal matters related to child safety and sexual abuse. Abuse Prevention Systems provides Sexual Abuse Awareness Training (live and online) and assist child care entities and childrens organizations in the design and implementation of safety systems which reduce the risk of child sexual abuse.

Super Moms Inspire Hope Through the San Francisco Team In Training

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2012

In honor of Mothers Day, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys (LLS) Team In Training (TNT) asked Honored Teammate Mom, Melissa Jabonero, to share her familys journey with LLS, TNT and their fight against blood cancer.

Melissas four-year-old daughter, Isabella, Izzy Faith, was diagnosed with acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL) in June of 2010 and is currently undergoing treatment.

Izzy and her family have been such a source of inspiration for the TNT triathlon teams and community in general, says Heather Pace of LLS. We thought it would be helpful for other Moms to hear Melissas words of wisdom.

Melissa shared that like thousands of people, she heard about the program through the grape vine. Then, in June of last year, Melissa watched her husband complete his first triathlon with TNT in Maui and ever since then TNT has been a Jabonero family tradition.

Fighting a disease threatening to take the life of your child requires action, says Melissa. LLS and TNT have given us a way to fight back and they have been fantastic to us throughout our journey.

Melissa says she finds her strength to get through the various phases of her familys cancer journey in different places. Her friends, family, faith and TNT teammates have provided a support system that keeps her going. She also says that resources like LLSs patient services have been invaluable in their fight.

LLS has been amongst the top of our helpful resources, explains Melissa. When our daughter was first diagnosed, it was an emotional roller coaster that no one can prepare for. Without any questions, LLS even provided us with some money which was used towards our daughters treatment.

In situations like the Jabonero familys, it can be hard to find the right words to say. But Melissa offers the following words of advice for other mothers facing a similar health crisis in their family:

You may not be able to control the outcome but you can definitely control your outlook. Hope and faith are two powerful things. Also, never be afraid to ask for help. From laundry to a listening ear, people will always be willing and eager to help, she says. Take time out for yourself. It can get hectic, taking time to decompress with something as simple as a walk can do wonders. Last but not least, be the over opinionated, hand-holding, protective parent your child needs you to be. You know your child best and only you can be the voice for them.

Team In Training has a program for athletes of all skill levels. Theres a wide range of events including half and full marathons, hike adventures, triathlons, and cycling events. Visit http://www.teamintraining.org/sf or call 800.78.TRAIN to talk to a local Team Manager.

Stay up to date with Team In Training: like TNT SF Bay Area on Facebook, follow @TNT_SFBayArea on Twitter, or find them on Pinterest.

About Team In Training

Team In Training (TNT) San Francisco chapter offers marathon training, half-marathon training, and triathlon training. Individuals can also train for cycling events and adventure hikes. TNT began in 1988, when Bruce Cleland of Rye, NY formed a team that raised funds and trained to run the New York City Marathon in honor of Cleland’s daughter Georgia, a leukemia survivor.

The team of 38 runners raised $ 322,000 for LLS’s Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter. Because of the pioneering efforts of Cleland and the Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter, Team In Training was born and has grown into the world’s largest endurance sports training program. Cleland was honored by Runner’s World magazine in 2004 as one of their “Heroes of Running” for his role in establishing TNT.

Whether participants choose The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s traditional Team In Training program or TNT Flex, a flexible, customized online training option developed by TNT’s renowned coaches, they get all the support they need to cross the finish line at the marathon, half marathon, triathlon, century ride and hike adventure of their choice. Both offer a choice of world-class events, travel arrangements to an exciting destination, and a fabulous, activity-filled weekend once they’re there.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 68 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $ 814 million in blood cancer research.

For more information about blood cancer, visit http://www.LLS.org or call the LLS Information Resource Center (IRC), a call center staffed by master’s level social workers, nurses and health educators who provide information, support and resources to patients and their families and caregivers. IRC information specialists are available at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Announcing the Launch of a “New Series” of IT Security Training Sessions Offered by Wilson Innovative Solutions LLC

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 17, 2012

Security Incidents are at an all time high. Be it a hospital, school, church, company, or individual – Education is the first step to protection. This is the primary goal of the IT Security Training services provided by Wilson Innovative Solutions LLC.

Wilson Innovative Solutions LLC will be offering several Security Services to consider including: Social Network Security, Cloud Computing Security, Electronic Health Record Protection, Keeping Kids Safe Online, Safe Email Practices, Social Engineering, and Safe Mobile Usage. Personalized training can also be provided for specific training needs – if required.

Training can be provided online or on-site and follows a very simple – yet effective process. First, interest in a particular training service is solicited via Survey or personal contact). Second, an information session is provided relating to topic of interest selected. Lastly, if requested, more specialized training can be provided in any area of need.

Please complete this Interest Survey to specify any “particular” security interests, or simply Contact us Today!

About Wilson Innovative Solutions LLC

Wilson Innovative Solutions LLC is a company created for providing innovative research-based solutions to its clientele. It was established in 2012 and specializes in all aspects of Information Security. The company’s goal is to empower company’s and individuals alike through the provision of specialized IT Security Training.

Alzheimers Dementia Training for Emergency Personnel available on DVD

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) December 05, 2012

In an effort to improve emergency services for people with dementia, Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida, the educational arm of the not-for-profit Pines of Sarasota, released a hands-on training DVD for law enforcement officers, fire fighters, EMTs, 911 Dispatchers and emergency room personnel.

Hosted by nationally renowned dementia caregiving expert Teepa Snow, MS. OTR/L, FAOTA, this 105 minute long training program educates emergency personnel about the basics of dementia. Viewers learn how to best communicate with someone with the disease, how to increase cooperation and best help in cases of abuse, neglect, fraud, theft, wandering, elopement, and medical emergencies.

Not being able to recognize symptoms of dementia and knowing how to interact with a person with the disease easily leads to misunderstandings that could be considered a threat by an unknowing police officer, JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education at the geriatric-oriented Pines Education Institute of S.W. explains.

Law enforcement officers are expected to Serve and Protect people in the community, but they also need to protect themselves. Learning about this disease will positively impact all parties, emergency personnel as well as civilians Mrs. Westbrook further explains. Emergency responders are doing a fantastic job safeguarding our communities, and it is vital that they receive our support in return.

To learn more please visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org/shop


About Pines Education Institute of S.W. Florida: The Pines Education Institute of S.W. Florida, the not-for-profit educational department of Pines of Sarasota, provides cutting-edge, specialized education, outreach programs, support, resources and counseling to family members and geriatric caregivers. For more information visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org

About the Pines of Sarasota: Pines of Sarasota is a private, non-profit long-term care community on 17 acres near downtown Sarasota. Established in 1948 by the Kiwanis Club, Pines provides quality, compassionate Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Alzheimers/Dementia Care for residents, even after they have outlived their financial resources. Pines services also include in and outpatient rehabilitation care, two preschool child care centers, the Education Institute of Southwest Florida and the Fabulous Finds Thrift Shops. For more information visit http://www.pinesofsarasota.org.

QuickStart Intelligence Adds BEA WebLogic and IBM WebSphere to Java/J2EE Training Roster

Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2005

QuickStart Intelligence, Inc., one of the IT industry’s top training providers, has announced the addition of BEA WebLogic and IBM WebSphere to their Java/J2EE training roster. The courses, aimed at Developers and Server Administrators, are designed to enhance training options for the rapidly growing WebLogic and WebSphere enterprise application platforms.

The following courses are now being offered by QuickStart with more on the way: WebSphere Server Admin 5.1 (WSA200) provides students with the skills needed for the installation, configuration, and administration of WAS (WebSphere Application Server) 5.1 Network Deployment Edition, and for the deployment of applications in the WAS environment.

Development with WebSphere and WSAD (JWS200) is geared towards Java developers who need to gain the essential skills required to build and deploy robust, scaleable, and secure business applications on the web using the J2EE development platform.

WebLogic Server Admin 8.1 (WLA200) is intended for web server administrators, project managers, developers, and consultants who want to gain the knowledge of WebLogic Server Administration. This course teaches the basics of the administration and deployment of web applications on the BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 platform and the aspects of clustering and performance tuning.

J2EE Development with WebLogic 8.1 (JWL200) is geared towards Java developers who need to gain the essential skills required to build and deploy robust, scaleable and secure business applications on the Web using the J2EE development platform.

QuickStart’s decision to add these courses aligns with their ongoing commitment to provide the IT industry with the latest and most valued technical training.

“As more enterprise customers move from legacy technologies to the next generation of object-oriented development environments,” explains Hicham Semaan, President and CEO of QuickStart, “they turn to us to help them re-skill their development teams. Also, WebLogic and WebSphere instruction can be challenging since it requires considerable real-world experience. This has caused a training gap to emerge as not many companies are prepared to offer such training.”

One of QuickStart’s ongoing strategies has been to hire instructors with extensive real-world experience. QuickStart instructors are able to create practical approaches that organizations may leverage to generate not only good code, but real business value. When it comes to effectively integrating new platforms such as WebLogic and WebSphere and aligning them to drive business objectives, this experience becomes invaluable.

QuickStart’s WebSphere and WebLogic courses are currently available at all 6 California locations. Enrollments can be made online at http://www.quickstart.com/?src=p9&date=cps.

About Weblogic

The BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform 8.1 offers a single, integrated platform for building and integrating shared service applications to accelerate service-driven enterprises. WebLogic allows IT to focus a variety of skills and resources on a single platform for all projects and applications. WebLogic delivers faster time-to-value for a competitive business advantage.

About Websphere

IBM WebSphere is an e-business application deployment environment meant to speed development and enhance interoperability for on demand business and other web-oriented applications. Designed to aid customers, solutions developers, and service providers with business integration, application/transaction infrastructure, application transformation, and product information management, WebSphere supports key industry standards such as J2EE and XML. WebSphere Application Server connects web site users with Java applications or servlets.

About Quickstart Intelligence

QuickStart, the only two-time Training Partner-of-the-Year award winner and the largest Microsoft Gold Certified Training Partner in the Western United States, has been helping organizations understand and apply information technology since 1988.

For more information please visit: http://www.quickstart.com/?src=p9&date=cps

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Interaction Associates Heads Team of Business Leaders Bringing Facilitative Leadership Training to Global Leadership Forum

Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 26, 2007

The leading innovator in leadership development, collaboration skills development, and performance improvement solutions – Interaction Associates (IA) – is heading a delegation of business leaders to bring the companys renowned training in Facilitative Leadership to the Bali Institute’s annual forum, Awakening Global Action, from July 31 to August 7, 2007 in Ubud, Bali.

Interaction Associates team will train more than 250 emerging global leaders in the skills and methods of Facilitative Leadership. The team includes executives from a cross-section of the business world, including Pfizer, Comcast, Amylin, CPS Energy, and St. Joseph’s Healthcare System.

The Bali Institutes 2007 gathering is titled Awakening Global Action: Leadership, Indigenous Wisdom and Dialogue for a Transforming World. This year’s gathering will draw attendees from more than 40 countries including from Africa, India, China, Europe, Australia, Indonesia, South America. These delegates will participate in cutting-edge training in leadership, facilitation, indigenous wisdom, and deep listening training.

“This is a huge opportunity to provide important Facilitative Leadership skills around the world to vital and eager emerging leaders attending the Conference,” said Linda Dunkel, President and CEO of Interaction Associates. “IA’s core competency is delivering propriety learning programs and tools to foster genuine and strategic collaboration. Collaboration skills are enormously important in meeting the needs of an organization looking to develop leaders who foster global connection and dialogue,” according to Dunkel.

The Bali Institute is the first organization of its type designed to provide skill building aimed at empowering individuals, groups, and organizations in their quest to make a difference in the world. The Institute plans to build a Center for Global Dialogue in Ubud and IA plans to run practical workshops to help advance the institute’s mission and help people build understanding, reach agreement, and collaborate successfully on a global scale.

About Interaction Associates

Interaction Associates, Inc. is a leading innovator in learning, leadership development, collaboration and performance improvement solutions for Fortune 1000 companies. The firm serves global clients and has offices in Cambridge, MA and San Francisco. For nearly 40 years, IA has helped clients build collaborative capability to produce extraordinary results, improve critical business processes, and create and maintain productive work relationships. Interaction Associates’ work benefits hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world. More information at: http://www.interactionassociates.com

Learn more about the The Bali Institute for Global Renewal: Awakening Global Action: Leadership, Indigenous Wisdom and Dialogue For a Transforming World here: http://www.baliinstitute.org/aga.html

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