Workforce Development Division Offers CompTIA Security+ Training

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CompTIA® Security+ is a vendor-neutral certification that validates the competency of security professionals working in the IT industry. The Security+ certification confirms a technician’s critical knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts. This longer, boot camp style course is for anyone interested in pursuing a career in IT security.

For more information and to Register for the course please visit our website below

https://nvcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=2922&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0

 

 

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Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Exam Prep Workshop

The CSCP designation is ideal for logisticians, maintainers, ERP systems analysts, consultants engaged by DOD, large retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and those engaged in international trade or financing, ERP or BPR projects. Classes are highly interactive with a rich variety of study tools, peer discussions, team exercises, videos, web clips and case studies. Participants will receive extensive instruction in each of the three modules: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management; Supply Chain Strategy, Design and Compliance; Implementation and Operations. Tuition includes all materials.

For More Information and to Register visit our website at the link below:

https://nvcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=2886&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0

 

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RFP Development & Practical Interpretation Seminar

Northern Virginia Community College’s Workforce Development Division will host a one day seminar on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 8:30am–4:30pm titled: A Winning Perspective for Government PMs and Contractors RFP Development & Practical Interpretation

The world of federal contracts can be complex and confusing for Project Managers on both the government side and for the contractors.
  • Government PM’s are often left wondering how to I translate my requirements for goods and services to the best acquisition strategy and how much should I expect to spend?
  • For the contractor trying to decipher the RFP you are left to figure out if you should respond to government’s RFPs if you are awarded can it be performed with a profit for your company?
These considerations and many more will be the focus of this one day, pragmatic seminar on RFP “development” and “practical interpretation,” taught by a Certified Federal Contracts Manager and former Program Manager.
Participants will explore the full range of factors that drive business success in government related ventures. Information includes legal, program management and competitive marketing issues. At the completion of the program, participants will have a deeper ability to view bidding opportunities and risks from the perspective of general contractor and the government, from incumbent as well as new entrant to the process. Through lecture, discussion, and case study exploration, material covers:
Contract Structures, Methods, Strategy, and Cost/Pricing (both for the proposal and for the Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) as well as developing trends and regulations that can make or break the success of your efforts.
Through lecture, discussion, and case study exploration, material covers:
  • Fundamentals of Estimating Cost and Price– PMBOK 7.1 and 7.2
  • Procurement Planning– PMBOK 12.1 and 12.1
  • Common Pitfalls that lead to failure
  • Risk Management in Procurement- PMBOK 11.
For more information call:703-450-2551 or email Veronica Ortiz -vortiz@nvcc.edu
You can also Register at our website https://nvcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=3745&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=8&int_catalog_id=0
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Resume and Job Search Workshops in Arlington

Job search and resume writing have changed dramatically in the last few years. If you want to succeed, you’ll need the most up-to-date information on Today’s Job Search Realities:

—  Online Job Boards

—  Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

—  Social Media

—  Recruiters

—  Referrals 

This workshop will walk you through a 6-step resume writing process designed to get your résumé noticed by both online systems and recruiters/hiring managers. You will leave with invaluable information that will significantly improve your résumé quality and overall job search success.

Location: Arlington Employment Center:  2100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204

Dates:

Wednesday, May 4, 10 am – 1 pm

Wednesday, June 1, 10 am – 1 pm

Free Registration required.  E-mail Edythe Richards (erichards@nvcc.edu) to sign up.

 

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Workforce Development Division Offers Certified Welder Program

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Our 20-hour program, offered in partnership with American Iron Works and taught by certified welders, trains students in Oxy-fuel gas cutting and shielded metal arc welding processes. Topics include: safety; welding equipment, materials and use; Oxy-fuel cutting, welding and proper use of a grinder; shielded metal arc welding. At the conclusion, students will take a practical exam for designation as a Certified Welder by the American Welding Society. All materials are provided, including: Welder’s hood and gloves, Welder’s fire retardant jacket and practical exam.

This course starts place on April 23, 2016. Visit our website below to register.

https://nvcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=1126&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0

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IT Pursuit Boot Camps Have Arrived

Northern Virginia Community College’s Workforce Development Division will host a series of Boot Camps/Information Sessions for individuals interested in pursuing CompTIA® Security+ and CompTIA® Network+ certification.  Tuition may be waived for those that have work or academic experience for these accelerated boot camps. This grant initiative is open to all, however, first consideration will be provided to women, minorities, and veterans that have attended NOVA. Make every effort to attend the information session for greatest consideration of the program.

Upcoming Boot Camps/Information Sessions 

Annandale Campus “Network +” Info session: Friday, March 18th  1pm     

Boot Camp- (4) Wednesdays 9:00am – 4:00pm, Mar 30th -April 20th

Location: Off-Campus, old Pitney Bowes Bldg. NOVA Workforce on 6th floor,

7630 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003

 

Woodbridge Campus “Security +” Info session: Saturday, March 19th 11:00am

Boot Camp- (3) Wednesdays 6pm-9pm Mar 30th – April 13th

(3) Saturdays 9am-1pm Apr 2nd – Apr 16th

Location: 2645 College Dr., Woodbridge, VA 22191, Arts and Science Building Room 223

 

Manassas Campus “Network +” Info session: Thursday, March 24th 7:00pm

Boot Camp- (4) Tuesday and Thursdays 7pm- 10pm Apr 5-28th

Location: Off-Campus- Manassas Innovation Park, Room 134

9485 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA 20110

 

Loudoun Campus “Security +”  Info session: Thursday, April 7th 7:00pm

Boot Camp – (3) Monday and Wednesdays 6pm- 10pm Apr 25- May 11th

Location: Off-Campus- Loudoun Signal Hill, Room 314

21335 Signal Hill Plaza, Loudoun, VA 20164

 

Alexandria Campus “Security +” Info session: Thursday, April 28th, 7:00pm

Boot Camp- Friday, 8am – 4pm May13th

Sat & Sun, 9am- 5pm, May 14th & 15th

Location: 5000 Dawes Ave., Alexandria, VA 22311- Room 416

RSVP by email rcwet@nvcc.edu or call (703) 878-5707
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Workforce Development Division Offers Fundamentals of Planning Course

To be effective, supervisors must perform the planning function – both routine and detailed – as an ongoing part of their jobs. In this course students will learn the important reasons for planning; the steps involved in planning, how to create effective objectives; how planning differs at the top, middle and supervisory levels of an organization; and how to differentiate the various kinds of stand and single-use plans.
 

This course takes place on March 5, 2016. Visit our website below to register and call 703-257-6630 for assistance.

https://nvcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=1198&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0

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Human Resources Management: New Trends for 2016

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According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), trends for HR professionals in 2016 will include the “employee experience” and a resurgence in social media. Social media, these days, is almost a no-brainer, but its importance cannot be emphasized enough. As for employee experience…

organizations are very focused on identifying and hiring the right talent – which is good, we need to do that. But there’s more to the employee experience that just hiring the right candidate. … The last thing anyone wants is to spend a lot of organizational resources hiring someone only to have them quit a few months later.  (from the SHRM Blog, December 17, 2015).

Recruitment and selection requires a positive outlook for your company, but also needs to address any sort of work culture that may not fit some candidates. Job seekers understand that companies undergo changes such as reorganizations and new leadership, and a culture that works for one candidate may be suffocating for another. Having a solid approach for your recruitment, selection, and placement strategy will ensure that the right candidate matches the position being filled. Of course, once positions are filled, HR management shifts to encompass a broad range of duties, from compliance and legal matters to conflict management. And with social media, shifting employee needs and demands, and the influx of new technologies into the workplace, HR Management is a whole new animal these days.

how do you enhance your skills and
get up-to-date on new trends in HR?

 

Northern Virginia Community College’s Workforce Development Division has updated our Human Resources Management Certificate for 2016. This 126-hour certificate program offers an overview of HR Management; to obtain the certificate you must successfully complete ten (10) required courses and pass a short exam. Courses address human resource fundamentals, provide opportunities to focus on specialized areas, and explore emerging trends in the field. Classes may be taken in any order, and not all required courses are offered every semester. Good news for veterans: the certificate has been approved for Veterans Benefits!

NOVA Workforce Development Division | HR Management Certificate Program

Courses offered in Spring 2016

Principles of Human Resource Management

Get an introduction to the human resource management function and its related elements and activities. Equal Employment Opportunity will be discussed to provide an understanding of its need, importance and the legal issues surrounding it. Other critical areas to be explored include training and development, staffing and strategy.

1.2 CEU / $275
Pender/Fairfax (new location): Tue & Thu, Jan 19 – 28, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: Shelli Jarvis, JD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Annandale Campus: Sat, Jan 30 & Feb 6, 9 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Gloria Bonds, MS

Woodbridge Campus: Wed, Feb 3 – 24    7 – 10 pm
Instructor: Adam Calli, SWP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Human Resource Law

This course introduces legal standards central to the HR function, along with essential practices and policies to minimize risk. Become proficient at legal issue spotting and discuss possible interventions and practical solutions. Evolving legal standards and social media, sexual identity and privacy rights will also be discussed.

1.2 CEU / $275
Annandale Campus: Tue, Feb 2 – 23, 7 – 10 pm
Instructor: Joanne Hardison, JD, PHR

Pender/Fairfax (new location): Tue & Thu, Mar 15 – 24, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: Shelli Jarvis, JD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Successful Recruiting, Selection & Placement

Get an overview of effective employee recruitment and selection. You’ll learn how to develop a recruiting strategy, write job descriptions, determine advertising sources, assess applicants, develop interview questions, comply with legal requirements, make the selection, and evaluate the process. Three additional hours have been added to expand your training in the area of effective interviewing.

1.5 CEU / $339
Annandale Campus:  Wed, Jan 20 – Feb 17,  7 – 10 pm
Instructor: H. Varner Story, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Pender/Fairfax (new location):  Thu, Feb 4 – Mar 3, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: Shelli Jarvis, JD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Introduction to Compensation

You’ll receive an overview of a total compensation system and the resources and techniques needed to create one. We’ll also discuss ensuring fairness in the compensation system and the role of compensation in retention.

1.2 CEU / $275
Woodbridge Campus:  Wed, Mar 30 – Apr 20,  7 – 10 pm
Instructor: Adam Calli, SWP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Performance Management

Learn how to implement a successful program or partner with line managers to enhance the process. Discover how to develop effective performance-management systems that involve goal setting, coaching and feedback, measuring performance against goals, performance appraisals, and employee development. Also learn how to interpret and utilize the results of a systems approach to performance analysis and needs assessment.

1.2 CEU / $275
Annandale Campus: Sat, Feb 13 & 20,  9 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Gloria Bonds, MS

Woodbridge Campus: Sat, Apr 23 & 30,  9 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Sandra Hardeman, MS, PHR

Introduction to Employee Benefits

Learn about the most common types of discretionary benefits, and how they are selected and administered. Examine important policy issues on sick leave, vacation, jury duty and leaves of absence, and learn how they are related to organizational culture and policy. Also explore work-life option programs that address a range of monetary and nonmonetary options beyond salary compensation and benefits.

1.2 CEU / $275
Annandale Campus:  Sat, Feb 27 & Mar 5,  9 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Gloria Bonds, MS

HR Compliance & Recordkeeping

At least one federal court has held that “leaving managers with hiring authority in ignorance of the basic features of the laws is an extraordinary mistake for a company to make.” To mitigate civil penalties and criminal liability, employers must have standards and procedures in place to prevent and detect wrongdoing, including mandatory training for managers and supervisors.

1.2 CEU / $275
Annandale Campus:  Tue & Thu, Feb 2 – 11,  7 – 10 pm
Instructor: Gloria Bonds, MS

Woodbridge Campus:  Sat, May 7 & 14,  9 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Sandra Hardeman, MS, PHR

Training & Employee Development

Get an introduction to the concepts, methods, and skills required for designing and delivering training for adult learners. You’ll develop and present a mini training session in class. Additionally, you’ll learn how to create and conduct needs assessments aimed at determining the underlying issues and areas for which training would be beneficial.

1.5 CEU / $339
Annandale Campus:  Wed, Mar 23 – Apr 20,  7 – 10 pm
Instructor: H. Varner Story, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Issues in Human Resources

Enhance your HR skills! Discover how technology has revolutionized the HR field by exploring Internet applications for creating HR systems, policies and programs, and how to effectively use the most popular HRIS and Applicant Tracking software. Finally, learn how to navigate a successful career in Human Resources, including effective job hunting skills.

1.2 CEU / $275
Annandale Campus:  Mon, Jan 25 – Feb 22,  7 – 10 pm (No class Feb 15)
Instructor: Bruce Robertson, MS, SPHR

Conflict Management

Learn to diagnose the cause of conflict resolve differences, reduce the potential for continued conflict, and build more positive relationships both professionally and personally. Discover your conflict intelligence level, communication style, and conflict resolution preference, as well as learning to identify and cope with different types of difficult behavior.

1.2 CEU / $275
Annandale Campus:  Tue, Mar 15 – Apr 5,   7 – 10 pm
Instructor: Ilene Danforth, MS

For more information on the HR Management Certificate program, please contact Martha Kossoff at mkossoff@nvcc.edu, or call 703-503-6300 (please have the course title and number ready when calling).

HR Management courses, spring 2016 | NOVA Workforce Development Division

 

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Happy Holidays from NOVA Workforce Development Division!

As we get ready to close our offices for the year and enjoy time off with our families, we’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our students, our partners, and our communities for helping us create programs that benefit individuals and companies. We look forward to the new year, and we wish you a safe, happy holiday season!

Happy Holidays from NOVA Workforce Development Division!

 

As a small token of appreciation, please enjoy this 2016 calendar. (click link below for PDF.)

NOVA 2016 calendar

 

2016 Calendar (PDF file, printable)

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Stakeholder Partnerships: from conflict to collaboration

Dealing with stakeholders, especially difficult ones, can be among a project manager’s more frustrating responsibilities. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI) 2013 PMBOK, a project stakeholder is “an individual, group, or organization, who may affect, be affected by, or perceive itself to be affected by a decision, activity, or outcome of a project.”

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Most project managers depend on the old model of “managing stakeholders,” which entails keeping project stakeholders informed, updated, and monitored to ensure steady, efficient progress. As you can imagine, communication is key. So is consistent engagement:

Stakeholder management needs to focus more on engagement in order to move projects from installation to implementation. …Projects should start with the premise that identifying a range of stakeholders and engaging with them in a consistent and organized manner will improve project success. (Engaging Stakeholders for Project Success, pmi.org 2015)

In her insightful article How to Train Your Sponsor, Laura Barnard, PMP (PMOstrategies.com) indicates that “the number one factor in determining success or failure of your change initiative is…sponsor engagement.” Barnard goes beyond communication and trust to provide several ways that sponsors—who can be considered stakeholders themselves—can be motivated and engaged to become an effective part of project management.

But what about the difficult stakeholders?

Effective project management requires learning how to move beyond the traditional approach of “managing stakeholders” to a more modern approach: making stakeholders your partners. Partnership creates a sense of ownership that allows intuitive buy-in from all stakeholders on the project. Successful partnerships also mitigate risk.

There is a strong correlation between stakeholder management and risk management. Without the buy-in and full commitment from stakeholders, projects, regardless of their success factors, are at high risk for failure.  (7 tips to transform difficult stakeholders into project partners, by Moira Alexander, via CIO.com)

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The Educational Alliance of NOVA Workforce Development Division and PMIWDC are presenting a Project Management Training Seminar for project managers and PMPs to discover a new approach of making stakeholders your partners.

Course Objectives:
  • Examine recommendations in the PMBOK Guide for providing foundational structures and processes that can save you and your organization time and money.
  • Introduce negotiating and conflict management techniques that have proven track records.
  • Provide tips for dealing with difficult stakeholders and situations.
You will have opportunities to learn from the experiences of all your classmates in exercises based on real-life situations, and you will develop a customized plan that will allow you to implement this new approach in your own organization.

This workshop is presented by Ron Taylor, an internationally-known leader, lecturer, author, and consultant, as well as the principal and founder of the Ron Taylor Group. He is a past President of the Washington D.C. Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMIWDC.org), the largest PMI Chapter in the world with over 10,000 members.

Stakeholder Partnership:
Moving from Problematic to Collaborative

New! Half Day Saturday
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
4 PDUs; $220.00 per person
NOVA Reston Center
1831 Wiehle Avenue, Room 309
Reston, VA 20190
Metro Accessible: Wiehle-Reston East (Silver Line)
Refreshments provided!

For more information on this workshop,
call 703-450-2551 or email Veronica Ortiz at vortiz@nvcc.edu.
Ready to register? Visit MyWorkforce online to register for this course!
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