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Chamber University Seminars & E-learning


Presented by Covenant Health
 

Chamber University is an innovative business seminar series designed to address critical business topics and to offer tools to navigate and thrive in the ever-changing demands of the 21st century workplace, expanding current "essential knowledge" in Customer Service, Ethics, Leadership & Management, Human Resources and Marketing & PR.   

In addition to local seminars led by subject matter experts, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer e-learning opportunities to fit your busy schedule. Find out more about our Global Classroom online.

Chamber University Fall Series

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Fall 2013 business seminar series was designed to address critical business topics and offer tools to navigate and thrive in the ever-changing demands of the 21st century workplace. 

Chamber University is presented by Covenant Health, and sponsored by American National Bank, United Supermarkets, and Workforce Solutions South Plains.

Click on the links below for a detailed description of each seminar and reservation information.

October 8th Human Resources hosted by City Bank

Taking place in the Griffith Center located at 5219 City Bank Parkway from 8 – 11:30 a.m., the cost is $65 per person for chamber members; $75 for non-members with group pricing available.  Click here to register online or call 761-7000. Changes to your reservation may be made by 5 p.m., Friday, October 4th.

The agenda features local subject matter experts with a great line-up:

-Answering Your Questions About the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare): Mark Hobgood, Director of Sales, FirstCare Health Plans

-Developing a Social Media Policy for Your Business:  Rodney Cates, Senior Human Resources Director, Suddenlink

-"Lessons Learned" with John Bigan, Director of Human Resources, Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas

-HR Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Kathy Crockett of Lubbock Christian University with Ronn Garcia, Underwood Law Firm; Rodney Cates, John Bigan and Mark Hobgood

October 22nd Governor’s Small Business Forum with Dr. Ray Perryman sponsored by LEDA, Sam’s Club and American National Bank

Designed to give small business owners essential tools to help their businesses succeed, provide jobs for Texans and strengthen the economies of the South Plains, this half day seminar provides Texas small business owners access to valuable information about workforce development, training grants, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), access to capital and other business growth opportunities. The $25 registration fee for Chamber members; $35 for non-members includes a LEDA-sponsored luncheon featuring renowned economist Dr. Ray Perryman. The forum concludes with the presentation of the State of Texas Small Business Awards to Action Printing, Benchmark Business Solutions, Scarborough Specialties and V-tech Environmental Services. 

The event is held at the Texas Tech McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center located at 1700 University Avenue from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration and continental breakfast sponsored by Sam's Club is at 8 a.m. and the seminars begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are required; changes to your reservation may be made by Noon, October 18th.  Click here to register online or call (806) 761-7000. 

October 29th “How to Manage Problem Employees” with Glenn Shepard

Nationally known HR authority and best-selling author Glenn Shepard will share insights and solutions on how to manage problem employees.  In his 20 years as a business owner and writer, Glenn Shepard has developed an effective set of strategies for dealing with problem employees. After completing this seminar, you will have the tools to get your workforce back on an even keel by fixing situations that are fixable and firing without fear when necessary. This enlightening and entertaining presentation will help you do your job and preserve your sanity with each attendee receiving a seminar workbook with key points for permanent reference. CPE and CEU credit is available for this course.

Registration is $129 for Chamber members; $149 for non-members.  Purchase three reservations and the fourth is free. Advanced reservations are requested; however, walk-ins are welcome provided that seating is available. Payment is required for all walk-ins before joining the seminar.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the seminar will conclude by noon. The seminar location will be announced closer to the date. Changes or additions to your reservation may be made by noon, October 25th. If you are unable to attend, a co-worker may attend in your place. Click here to register online or call (806) 761-7000. 

November 5th Marketing & Public Relations hosted by Covenant Health System.

Learn from the pros!  Local subject matter experts from The Price Group and RD Thomas will discuss key components of marketing and public relations, including effective and innovative use of social media, brand management and protecting your brand.  Eddie Owens, Director of Corporate Communications for United Supermarkets, will discuss key components of crisis communications.   

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with a light continental breakfast in the Arnett Room of Covenant Children’s Hospital located at 4000 24th Street. The seminar begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and concludes by 11:30 a.m. Cost is $65 per person for chamber members; $75 for non-members with group pricing available. Changes to your reservation may be made by 5 p.m., Friday, November 1st.

Click here to register online or call the Chamber at (806) 761-7000. 

Questions regarding the Chamber University series may be directed to Diana Salazar Fabing, VP of Education and Workforce Development at diana.fabing@lubbockbiz.org.

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