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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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. This is a prepay class.

VOC*3050*601
Oct 4 - Oct 4
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 02:00PM - 04:00PM
Bennett Student Services Ctr
Rm: 100

$50.00

Instructor: G. Harrison

 

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. This is a prepay class.

 

BUS*2057*601
Oct 18 - Oct 25
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 12:30PM - 04:30PM
Bennett Student Services Ctr
Rm: 100

$199.00

Instructor: G. Harrison

 

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.

BUS*1015*501
Sep 14 - Oct 26

$195.00

BUS*1015*502
Nov 2 - Dec 14

$195.00

 

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.

BUS*1016*501
Sep 14 - Oct 19

$195.00 

BUS*1016*502
Nov 2 - Dec 14

$195.00

 
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.

BUS*1017*501
Sep 14 - Oct 19

$195.00

BUS*1017*502
Nov 2 - Dec 14

$195.00

 
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.

BUS*1018*501
Sep 14 - Oct 19

$195.00

BUS*1018*502
Nov 2 - Dec 14

$195.00

 
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.

BUS*1019*501
Sep 14 - Oct 19

$195.00

BUS*1019*502
Nov 2 - Dec 14

$195.00

 

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

Next Level: Professional Development Courses