Jan 28, 2019 9:30 AM

*REGISTRATION CLOSES WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16* Please join the New York State Community Schools Network for the 4th annual New York State Community Schools Advocacy Day in Albany, New York. The purpose of Community Schools Advocacy Day is to: 1. Advocate for the New York State Community Schools Network's FY20 Budget Priorities;  2. Inform the state legislature on the community schools strategy by highlighting local efforts and stories of impact across the state;  3. Strengthen the visibility and efforts of the New York State Community Schools Network as a statewide coalition.  Our goal is to support and advance the development of all local and statewide community school initiatives. Please join us on Monday January 28, 2019 to advocate for our children, families, schools, and communities across New York State. Transportation is NOT provided. For partners who plan to arrive in Albany the night before, please see below for a list of hotels within walking distance to the Capitol:   Renaissance Albany Hotel 144 State Street, Albany, New York (518) 992-2500   Hampton Inn & Suites 25 Chapel Street, Albany, New York (518) 432-7000   Another hotel option that is a bit further than walking distance is below. Holiday Inn Express 300 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 (518) 434-4111 *A light breakfast will be provided beginning at 9:30am followed by a short morning welcome. Legislative meetings will be scheduled from approximately 11:00am-3:00pm* 

Feb 23, 2019 9:00 AM

Travel & Scholarship promotional pricing available!! - Email [email protected] for details. We are not a run-of-the-mill training and consulting company. We are in-the-trenches type of individuals who have gotten their hands dirty in both large organizations and successful startups.  We are not purists, we don't do textbook style coaching and training. We believe in result-driven pragmatic approaches based on our past track record. In our training classes, we focus more on real world examples for exercises that will help you in your day-to-day activities at work. Our classes have High Pass rate ! REGARDING COURSE: Based on version 4.6 of SAFe Applying the Scrum Master role within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise with SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Certification Summary In this two-day course, attendees will gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning. Attendees will also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale. SAFe 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe. Attending this course prepares individuals to take the SAFe 4 Scrum Master exam to receive the SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certification. Learning Goals To perform the role of a SAFe® Scrum Master, attendees should be able to: Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterpriseFacilitate Scrum eventsFacilitate effective Iteration executionSupport effective Program Increment executionSupport relentless improvementCoach Agile teams for maximum business resultsSupport DevOps implementationTopics Covered In this course attendees will: Introducing Scrum in SAFeCharacterizing the role of the Scrum MasterExperiencing Program Increment planningFacilitating Iteration executionFinishing the Program IncrementCoaching the Agile teamWhat Attendees Get The class registration includes: Printed workbookPreparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) examOne-year membership to the SAFe Community PlatformCourse certificate of completionAttendees must attend both days of the course to qualify for the exam.Audience The following individuals will benefit from this course: New Scrum Masters who need to perform the roleExisting Scrum Masters who would like to understand their role in the context of a SAFe enterpriseTeam Leads who want to understand the Scrum Master roleSAFe Release Train Engineers who want to coach Scrum Masters on their role Prerequisites All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam: Familiarity with Agile concepts and principlesAwareness of Scrum, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP)Working knowledge of software and hardware development processesSAFe Certification Kit SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certificationSAFe Certification KitAttendees who pass the exam will receive: A SAFe Scrum Master certificateA one-year certified membership as a SAFe Scrum MasterA SAFe Scrum Master branding kit with the SSM certification markSAFe 4 Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment onlineAnnual Renewal Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned.Renewal fee: $100 Exam Details Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Scrum Master ExamExam Format: Multiple choice; Multiple selectExam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timedExam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Scrum Master courseExam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.Exam Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the examNumber of Questions: 45Passing Score: 33 out of 45 (73%)Language – EnglishRetake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact [email protected] for any retake questions.Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs) Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certificationsAttendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum AllianceYour ticket also pays for a SAFe workbook, exam fee, and lunch. For more information, contact [email protected] Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration greater than 14 days from the start of the course, your refund request will be assessed a $150 processing charge. For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, your only option is to change to any another LeanAgileSolution course of equal or lesser value. For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued, and no changes are allowed.

Feb 04, 2019 9:00 AM

Travel & Scholarship promotional pricing available!! - Email [email protected] for details. We are not a run-of-the-mill training and consulting company. We are in-the-trenches type of individuals who have gotten their hands dirty in both large organizations and successful startups.  We are not purists, we don't do textbook style coaching and training. We believe in result-driven pragmatic approaches based on our past track record. In our training classes, we focus more on real world examples for exercises that will help you in your day-to-day activities at work. Our classes have High Pass rate ! REGARDING COURSE: Applying the Scrum Master role within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise with SAFe® 4 Scrum Master CertificationBased on the latest version 4.6 of SAFe Summary In this two-day course, attendees will gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning. Attendees will also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale. SAFe 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe. Attending this course prepares individuals to take the SAFe 4 Scrum Master exam to receive the SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certification. Learning Goals To perform the role of a SAFe® Scrum Master, attendees should be able to: Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterpriseFacilitate Scrum eventsFacilitate effective Iteration executionSupport effective Program Increment executionSupport relentless improvementCoach Agile teams for maximum business resultsSupport DevOps implementationTopics Covered In this course attendees will: Introducing Scrum in SAFeCharacterizing the role of the Scrum MasterExperiencing Program Increment planningFacilitating Iteration executionFinishing the Program IncrementCoaching the Agile teamWhat Attendees Get The class registration includes: Printed workbookPreparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) examOne-year membership to the SAFe Community PlatformCourse certificate of completionAttendees must attend both days of the course to qualify for the exam.Audience The following individuals will benefit from this course: New Scrum Masters who need to perform the roleExisting Scrum Masters who would like to understand their role in the context of a SAFe enterpriseTeam Leads who want to understand the Scrum Master roleSAFe Release Train Engineers who want to coach Scrum Masters on their role Prerequisites All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam: Familiarity with Agile concepts and principlesAwareness of Scrum, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP)Working knowledge of software and hardware development processesSAFe Certification Kit SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certificationSAFe Certification KitAttendees who pass the exam will receive: A SAFe Scrum Master certificateA one-year certified membership as a SAFe Scrum MasterA SAFe Scrum Master branding kit with the SSM certification markSAFe 4 Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment onlineAnnual Renewal Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned.Renewal fee: $100 Exam Details Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Scrum Master ExamExam Format: Multiple choice; Multiple selectExam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timedExam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Scrum Master courseExam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.Exam Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the examNumber of Questions: 45Passing Score: 33 out of 45 (73%)Language – EnglishRetake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact [email protected] for any retake questions.Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs) Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certificationsAttendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum AllianceYour ticket also pays for a SAFe workbook, exam fee, and lunch. For more information, contact [email protected] Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration greater than 14 days from the start of the course, your refund request will be assessed a $150 processing charge. For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, your only option is to change to any another LeanAgileSolution course of equal or lesser value. For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no refunds will be issued, and no changes are allowed.

Jan 22, 2019 12:00 PM

Become a Certified DISC Coach Space is limited - REGISTER NOW!                                                         Certification in the DISC Assessment will give you instant credibility with clients in your practice as a coach or consultant; as an HR professional, it will increase your ability to hire and develop high performers within your organization. Who Should Attend? This training is a comprehensive, intensive two half-days virtual or in person training session created exclusively for Coaches, Consultants and HR Professionals. How Will I Benefit? As a professional, you understand the value of having deep knowledge in areas that enhance your performance and add more value. When you become a Certified DISC Coach, you will be able to: Establish yourself as an expert by adding the respected designation of Certified DISC Coach to your list of credentials. Better understand yourself, especially as a coach. Discover the Link to the ICF Core Competencies.  Integrate the DISC Assessment into your coaching or consulting toolbox as an additional revenue stream. Train others to hire, motivate, and manage more effectively. Interpret the DISC Assessment and serve as a valuable resource to others. Hone your own communication skills by becoming fluent in the language of DISC. Take advantage of volume-discounts when purchasing multiple assessments for your business. Receive ongoing training and customer support by a highly-credentialed group of coaches. What Will I Receive? Two half-days of instructor-led training virtually via Zoom or in-person. Your personalized 22-page DISC Index Profile Report ($79 value). Ten free DISC Assessments, which you can offer to your clients or others ($790 value). Two private, 1 hour coaching sessions with your Certified DISC Coach to help you perfect your debriefing skills ($600 value). Ideas on how to build your coaching and consulting business and increase your revenue by offering the DISC Assessment.  A proposal template to deliver to your clients for a Team Communication Workshop. The opportunity to purchase assessments at a discounted rate. We offer a variety of pricing options and packages, including subscription pricining.  Certificate of Completion signed by your Certified DISC Coach.  Certified DISC Coach badge to use on your website, emails and other electronic media.  Access to your own dashboard on the Institute Success website, which includes all training materials and additional resources, links to your volume assessments, and a link to the shortened free DISC version.  Monthly group coaching calls with a Certified DISC Coach to help you grow your business, answer your questions and continue to deepen your knowledge. 8 credits you may apply as continuing education for many professional organizations such as ICF, SHRM, PMI, and ATD. Alternate Options: Looking for a different location or date?  Would you like to have a private training for a group or company?  Give us a call Toll-free at 833.412.4200 or email us at [email protected]

Feb 16, 2019 9:00 AM

Advocacy Workshop New York  2019 - New York, NY   Agenda Advocacy 101 is a course that gives an overview of policymaking at the state legislative and municipal levels of government. The course illustrates basic forms of advocacy as well how to effectively communicate with elected officials and policy makers. The companion course Fundraising for Advocates gives instruction on essential fundraising skills needed for advocates.  Fundraising for Advocates is a companion course to our Advocacy 101 course. This course gives instruction on fundraising for advocacy organizations, issue campaigns and non-profit service organizations. The course curriculum covers fundraising best practices, donor identification and cultivation, grant research, and grant writing.  Exploring Careers in Advocacy explores the number of professional career opportunities for women in the advocacy arena and outlines the steps one takes to make the transition to being a professional advocate.  Answers to frequently asked questions.  Is the registration fee refundable? The registration fee is non-refundable unless the organizer cancels the session. If a participant is unable to attend a session a credit will be placed on file that may be used at any time for a future program. The credit does not expire.  Is this a partisan program or supported by a political party? Are scholarships available? The Political Institute for Women is an independent organization that is self-funded through the fees generated from hosting sessions. Financial aid is available on a first come, first serve basis. Email [email protected] to for all financial aid inquiries.  Who are our instructors?  Our Lead Instructors are women that currently or have previously worked in government or electoral politics. The majority of our Lead Instructors are currently working as staff for members of the United States Congress and teach for our organization part-time.  For additional information or questions contact the Political Institute for Women.  Email: [email protected] Telephone: 202.660.1457 ext 1  

Feb 19, 2019 9:00 AM

Communication skills are the most highly valued skills in today’s business environment. Successful professionals who add value to their companies communicate clearly, accurately and effectively. Poor communication skills, on the other hand, restrict even the most talented professionals from getting ahead in the business world. Communication Skills intensive is a cutting edge training program designed to help today’s business professionals take their communication skills and effectiveness to the next level. It immerses you into the most advanced and innovative communication techniques. You will dive deep into the all forms of verbal, non-verbal and written communication, and come out with a developed sense of personal communication style that will help you to connect with, communicate to, and inspire people around you. The ability to communicate information accurately, clearly and as intended, is a vital life skill and something that should not be overlooked. It’s never too late to work on your communication skills and by doing so improve your quality of life. Course Topics: The Science of Effective Human Communication Frames of Business and Communication Principles and Strategies for Effective Business Conversations Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback How to Listen Effectively and Accurately Science of Body Language How to look confident and charismatic Business Presentation Skills and Strategies Power Point Best Practicesc Principles and Techniques for Effective Written Communication How to write clear, concise and fast at the same time   Benefits from the Course:   Script yourself with clear, compelling and well-developed messages that reflect your thinking . Speak with vision and a logical structure that drives home your points. Answer questions confidently. Develop professional relationships and networks. Communicate with empathy and compassion . Inspire people by appealing to their emotions. Move from an informational to an inspirational and action oriented style when creating and delivering presentations. Integrate effective slides into your presentations. Become a more powerful leader and communicator by applying effective strategic planning and writing tactics for enhanced writing speed and fluency.   FAQs  What can/can't I bring to the event? Open mind and lots of energy   Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email: [email protected] PH: 469-666-9332   Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes, you may transfer your ticket to other participants 7 days prior to the class.   Can I update my registration information? Yes, you will be able to change your e-mail or name during the class.   What is the refund policy? Please refer to: www.mangates.com   The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? Yes, we will be able to change it during the class.   

Mar 18, 2019 9:00 AM

Communication skills are the most highly valued skills in today’s business environment. Successful professionals who add value to their companies communicate clearly, accurately and effectively. Poor communication skills, on the other hand, restrict even the most talented professionals from getting ahead in the business world. Communication Skills intensive is a cutting edge training program designed to help today’s business professionals take their communication skills and effectiveness to the next level. It immerses you into the most advanced and innovative communication techniques. You will dive deep into the all forms of verbal, non-verbal and written communication, and come out with a developed sense of personal communication style that will help you to connect with, communicate to, and inspire people around you. The ability to communicate information accurately, clearly and as intended, is a vital life skill and something that should not be overlooked. It’s never too late to work on your communication skills and by doing so improve your quality of life. Course Topics: The Science of Effective Human Communication Frames of Business and Communication Principles and Strategies for Effective Business Conversations Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback How to Listen Effectively and Accurately Science of Body Language How to look confident and charismatic Business Presentation Skills and Strategies Power Point Best Practicesc Principles and Techniques for Effective Written Communication How to write clear, concise and fast at the same time   Benefits from the Course:   Script yourself with clear, compelling and well-developed messages that reflect your thinking . Speak with vision and a logical structure that drives home your points. Answer questions confidently. Develop professional relationships and networks. Communicate with empathy and compassion . Inspire people by appealing to their emotions. Move from an informational to an inspirational and action oriented style when creating and delivering presentations. Integrate effective slides into your presentations. Become a more powerful leader and communicator by applying effective strategic planning and writing tactics for enhanced writing speed and fluency.   FAQs  What can/can't I bring to the event? Open mind and lots of energy   Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email: [email protected] PH: 469-666-9332   Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes, you may transfer your ticket to other participants 7 days prior to the class.   Can I update my registration information? Yes, you will be able to change your e-mail or name during the class.   What is the refund policy? Please refer to: www.mangates.com   The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? Yes, we will be able to change it during the class.   

Apr 16, 2019 9:00 AM

Communication skills are the most highly valued skills in today’s business environment. Successful professionals who add value to their companies communicate clearly, accurately and effectively. Poor communication skills, on the other hand, restrict even the most talented professionals from getting ahead in the business world. Communication Skills intensive is a cutting edge training program designed to help today’s business professionals take their communication skills and effectiveness to the next level. It immerses you into the most advanced and innovative communication techniques. You will dive deep into the all forms of verbal, non-verbal and written communication, and come out with a developed sense of personal communication style that will help you to connect with, communicate to, and inspire people around you. The ability to communicate information accurately, clearly and as intended, is a vital life skill and something that should not be overlooked. It’s never too late to work on your communication skills and by doing so improve your quality of life. Course Topics: The Science of Effective Human Communication Frames of Business and Communication Principles and Strategies for Effective Business Conversations Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback How to Listen Effectively and Accurately Science of Body Language How to look confident and charismatic Business Presentation Skills and Strategies Power Point Best Practicesc Principles and Techniques for Effective Written Communication How to write clear, concise and fast at the same time   Benefits from the Course:   Script yourself with clear, compelling and well-developed messages that reflect your thinking . Speak with vision and a logical structure that drives home your points. Answer questions confidently. Develop professional relationships and networks. Communicate with empathy and compassion . Inspire people by appealing to their emotions. Move from an informational to an inspirational and action oriented style when creating and delivering presentations. Integrate effective slides into your presentations. Become a more powerful leader and communicator by applying effective strategic planning and writing tactics for enhanced writing speed and fluency.   FAQs  What can/can't I bring to the event? Open mind and lots of energy   Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email: [email protected] PH: 469-666-9332   Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes, you may transfer your ticket to other participants 7 days prior to the class.   Can I update my registration information? Yes, you will be able to change your e-mail or name during the class.   What is the refund policy? Please refer to: www.mangates.com   The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? Yes, we will be able to change it during the class.   

Jan 21, 2019 6:30 PM

Coined one of the most electric performances by the Recording Academy (Grammys) for their live set during the 2018 ESSENCE Festival, the Louis York and The Shindellas live show is a magnetic experience that redefines an expression of freedom through the arts and music. Behind some of the biggest names and biggest songs of the last decade from Bruno Mars, Michael and Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston, and many more, GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony of the progressive band Louis York have crafted an unforgettable night of original musical works. It's a genre-bending, colorful, all-inclusive experience that brings together an entire community. Get tickets for yourself, someone special, and even the whole family today! #TheLoveTakeoverTour

Jan 26, 2019 8:30 AM

Learn to perform Botox injections and other aesthetic procedures during Empire Medical Training's weekend training programs. For your convenience, we have scheduled the Complete Botox Training, the Dermal Filler and Facial Aesthetics workshops on consecutive days over a weekend. These educational courses are the very basis for every aesthetics practice. Overview: The Botox Training workshop is very complete and all inclusive and created so that you can immediately begin performing these techniques on your own. The general format of the workshop is to receive very detailed lectures in the morning followed by intensive hands on training in the afternoon. The workshop gives you the opportunity to use real Botulinum Toxin products on actual live volunteers. In fact, a good percentage of your tuition is used to purchase these supplies as well as all the medicines you will be using. Attendees are also welcome to bring along a friend or companion if you choose to use them for your injections. (Why not, they are receiving FREE injections. We never charge our volunteers). Workshop Topics: You will learn all the protocols associated with each of the Botulinum Toxin Type A products such as Botox Cosmetic as well as the newer, highly effective Xeomin and Dysport products. To operate a successful aesthetic practice it is important to know about and be able to utilize the different products your patients may ask for. Each will be available and used during the hands on portion of the class so you can decide on your own which Botulinum product will best suit your practice objectives. Comprehensive Training and Certification: This is a certification program intended only for Physicians and qualified health care practitioners. After completion of the course and demonstration of proficiency, you will receive your certification and course certificate. Attendees also have the option to receive their certificate framed in an attractive wood and metal plaque. Empire provides you with everything needed to perform Botox injections safely and correctly in your practice so that you will not only become certified to perform Botox injections, but will also gain a level of confidence working on your own patients. Empire has successfully graduated thousands of medical professionals over the past 17 years and helped many of them set up their own Aesthetic practices as well. Please visit out Botox Training page for more information For more course information call 866.366.1576 or email [email protected]

Mar 15, 2019 12:00 PM

Meet Ann Marie Sabath at Carlisle Etcetera from Noon - 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15.  She will be signing copies of her ninth book, What Self-Made Millionaires Do That Most People Don't.  Stop in and say hello!  Ann Marie would be happy to meet you!