Professional Development

Professional Development courses are designed for individuals looking to enhance their professional skills and include a wide variety of topic areas, the most common being leadership and management.

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Additional Courses:
For additional Professional Development Courses, please check out our Next Level courses under Business Relations!

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Drug Testing Training

Are you in compliance with the provisions of the Iowa Drug Testing statute or the DOT drug testing requirements? If not, Gayla Harrison of Harrison, Moreland, Webber & Simplot Law Firm, will be conducting a 2-hour training that will cover the requirements mandated by the Iowa Drug Testing Law. The training will cover the recognition of evidence of employee alcohol or drug use, documentation of employee drug or alcohol abuse and action plans for employees who abuse alcohol or drugs.

Apr 4 – Apr 4
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 02:00PM - 04:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$50.00

Instructor: G. Harrison

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Employment Law for Supervisors

Today’s workplace can be extremely complex and frustrating unless one knows the basics. This workshop will help you understand employment law in 8 hours. Topics include hiring, handling attendance and leave of absence issues, discipline and discharge, discrimination and related topics. The target audience is: New supervisors, Existing supervisors wanting a refresher on new information regarding human resource matters and human resource personnel with limited experience. The presenter is Gayla Harrison, an Ottumwa attorney, whose practice includes labor and employment law.

Feb 20 – Feb 27
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 12:30PM - 04:30PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$199.00

Instructor: G. Harrison

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Relationship Selling in the Trust Economy

Savvy selling today takes a problem-centered approach designed to create a foundation of trust. It respects the fact that buyers now have access to abundant information and are seeking a personal relationship with people in a business before they will embark on a journey with it.

  • Learn how to use social media and other digital marketing technology to complement traditional practices for helping buyers to know, like and trust you and your team.
  • Learn how to build a repeatable sales process that acts as a guidance system that gives buyers confidence by showing them not just what you can do to solve their problems, but how and why.
  • Discover how to increase sales to current and future customers by removing obstacles, both real and imagined, that stand between them and a silky-smooth relationship with your business.

Feb 21 - Feb 21
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Rural Health Education Center
Rm: 108

$99.00

Instructor: Korhan

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Website SEO Fundamentals: How to Become a Data-Driven Marketing Company

Data is the sword of the 21st century,” according to Google’s former CEO. Website data is the language that predictively informs a business of its customer needs, wants and future actions. If your business wants to win more sales in a digital world, it must respond to data just as it does a verbal or written customer request.

  • Stop guessing and start tracking website visitors with Google Analytics to find lead sources that can be optimized to attract customers that are right for your business.
  • Discover the power of Facebook advertising for retargeting and converting website visitors into customers, while also reaching a larger audience that shares their interests, challenges, and desires.
  • Get my roadmap for website content optimization, linking strategies, marketing personalization with automation, and more. Plus, you will learn the tools and practices leading SEO experts use to consistently achieve higher SEO rankings.

Feb 21 - Feb 21
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Rural Health Education Center
Rm: 108

$99.00

Instructor: Korhan

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Train the Trainer: A Leader’s Guide to Developing Your Team’s Talent

On-the-job training. Whether you are a full-time, part-time, or occasional trainer, the techniques you use to prepare and deliver the training makes a big impact on how much is actually learned by your participants. This program provides practical tools and techniques for “trainers” to use before, during, and after a learning experience.

Mar 13 - Mar 13
Ottumwa Campus
Tues, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Advanced Technology Center
Rm: 111A

$199.00

Instructor: Matt

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Six Key Directives to Boost Your Revenues & Jumpstart Your Profitability

The emphasis of this workshop is on the activities and actions that drive revenues and profitability. Speaker, Jim Lindell, will take participants through a tool that he has developed called “Thorsten Profit Enhancers.” The six major categories to be covered are: Macro Tools, Revenue Cycle, Decreases Expenses (Lean & Continuous Improvement), Ratio Tools, Benchmarking, and Policy and Procedure.

Mar 28 - Mar 28
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Bennett Student Services Center
Rm: 100

$129.00

Instructor: Lindell

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Executive Leadership Series – VP or CEO Level

The Executive Leadership Series is designed to bring together top level leaders from across the Indian Hills region. Facilitated by Indian Hills’ President, Dr. Marlene Sprouse, the theme for this year’s series is Data Influenced Decision Making. How do we collect data, when do we make decisions based on data, and do we ever just ignore it and go with our gut?

  • Mar. 29th – The Data Driven Company
  • June 28th – Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Data
  • Sept. 27th – A Look at Our Region’s Data and How It Affects You
  • Dec. 6th – Planning for the Future in this Time of Change

This series meets from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and lunch is included in the price of the Series. Participants may send another executive from their company to sit in on sessions that their schedule may not allow them to attend.

Mar 29 - Dec 06
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Arts & Sciences Complex
Rm: Board Room

$995.00

Instructor: Sprouse

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Online Paralegal Classes

Paralegal Certificate

Midwest Paralegal Studies, in partnership with Indian Hills Community College, is offering a 12-month Paralegal Certificate. 

For program details and questions, contact the instructor, Mr. Zoran, Perovanovich via email, zoran1990@juno.com

This is an online tutoring program designed to let you work at a pace comfortable for your busy lifestyle.  It begins with a free one-hour orientation seminar held online.  The certificate series includes a total of five classes, each lasting seven weeks.  Classes are designed to facilitate the individual needs of both novices and those currently working in the legal field and looking to upgrade their skills.  You will learn how to:  Research and write a legal office memo; Explore and investigate a legal specialty; Learn the procedures of a local court system; Understand the management of a law office; Develop strategies for a paralegal job search. 

How the program works: 
At the beginning of each course, students will access all of the lectures and study materials they will need online and via email.  Additional individual tutoring will be furnished to each student during the course of the program, as needed.  Courses may be taken in any order at the start of each class term.  However, we recommend students take classes in the order in which they are listed below. 

Start dates for all five classes are the first week of February, April, June, September, and November.

 

Paralegal Research

This course will coach you in paralegal research and writing tools.  All students will access law resources online and at the local library once a week for specific assignments.  In addition, each student will write an office legal memo using legal techniques and current rules of law, applying the same, to support a conclusion based upon the IRAC reasoning technique.  All work must be submitted online.

Nov 2 - Dec 14
$195.00

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Feb 1 – Mar 15
$195.00

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Apr 12 – May 17
$195.00

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Jun 7 – Jul 19
$195.00

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Paralegal Jurisprudence

This course will coach you in the paralegal profession including many of the more popular entry-level specialization (family, corporate, probate, real estate and many others).  All students will be required to select and pursue at least one specialty area and write a twelve-part report for substantive career development.  Each student will also be required to take weekly quizzes and a final exam online.

Nov 2 - Dec 14
$195.00

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Feb 1 – Mar 15
$195.00

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Apr 12 – May 17
$195.00

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Jun 7 – Jul 19
$195.00

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Paralegal Litigation

This course will coach you in litigation and trial support by entry level practicing paralegals in daily procedural work.  All students will be required to visit a local court system and investigate the procedures of pre-trial, trial, post-trial, and appeals.  In addition, each student will be asked to make a presentation of the court visit, and complete a selected deposition abstract online.

Nov 2 - Dec 14
$195.00

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Feb 1 – Mar 15
$195.00

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Apr 12 – May 17
$195.00

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Jun 7 – Jul 19
$195.00

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Paralegal Management

This course will coach you in paralegal office manager tools at work. All students will be required to network/mentor with an entry level, practicing paralegal in the field and acquire information on the organization of law firms, corporations and/or government legal departments in order to complete a presentation for class.  All quizzes and the final exam will be taken online.

Nov 2 - Dec 14
$195.00

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Feb 1 – Mar 15
$195.00

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Apr 12 – May 17
$195.00

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Jun 7 – Jul 19
$195.00

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Paralegal Career

This course will coach you in paralegal job search/portfolio methods and will help you identify special legal skills that are part of your unique niche in the paralegal market.  All students will be required to compose a 15-section paralegal career portfolio and explore three job leads in a local law practice in order to complete a class presentation.  Each student will also post an eResume online at the end of class.

Nov 2 - Dec 14
$195.00

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Feb 1 – Mar 15
$195.00

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Apr 12 – May 17
$195.00

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Jun 7 – Jul 19
$195.00

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Additional Courses:
For additional Professional Development Courses, please check out our Next Level courses under Business Relations!

Next Level: Professional Development Courses

 

Continuing Education Courses Refund Policy:

In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to course start.  If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will be assessed to your account if you do not cancel within the required timeframe or if you do not show up for the class you will be charged.  Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances.  To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.