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LERN Seminars

The following courses are offered only to students who are enrolled in the Collaborative LERN/USD Master of Arts in Educational Administration degree program.

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LERN Conference 2014:

Strategies for Life Learning (LERN Conference 2014)
Course Title: AHED 790: Strategies for Life Learning
Instructor: Julie Coates
Credit Hours: 1
Location: LERN Conference 2014 and Independent Learning
Dates: November 21-23 Face-to-Face; November 24 - December 20 Independent Learning

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: November 21, 2014

Course Description:
Participants completing this conference will have the research and knowledge base necessary to plan, implement, and lead development of professional continuing education, contract training, and workforce development and other lifelong learning programs.


LERN Institutes:
Seminar: Advanced Programming Institute
Course: AHED 790: Advanced Program Management Institute
Instructors: William A. Draves
Credit Hours: 3
Location: New Orleans, LA and Online

Dates: April 7 - May 2, 2014

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: April 7, 2014

Course Description:
In this intensive, advanced Institute, we will show you the best strategies, proven techniques, and step-by-step how-to procedures for developing successful new programs. After attending, you will have the information necessary to increase the success rate of your new programs. The result is that you will have more successful new programs and you will reduce wasted staff time.  
Seminar: Contract Training Institute
Course: AHED 790: Contract Training Institute Instructor: Julia King-Tamang 
Credit Hours: 3
Location: New Orleans, LA and Online

Dates: April 7 - May 2, 2014

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: April 7, 2014

Course Description:
Contract training is a top growth area. Most life long learning programs sell contracts, but many are finding that their efforts conflict with other responsibilities and that expectations of clients are high. You need to find out how to develop clients, utilize a salesperson, build a product base, and other key issues that only LERN CTI provides.
Seminar: eMarketing Institute
Course: AHED 790: eMarketing Institute
Instructor: Suzanne Kart

Credit Hours: 3
Location: New Orleans, LA and Online
Dates: April 7 - May 2, 2014

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: April 7, 2014

Course Description:
This is the most comprehensive and intensive professional development available on the subject of eMarketing specific to life long learning and continuing education programs. You will be able to compare your eMarketing against the successful benchmarks, discover gaps in your eMarketing, and take home improvements to boost your eMarketing success.  
Seminar: Executive Leadership Institute
Course: AHED 790: Executive Leadership
Instructor: Dr. Bill Draves
Credit Hours: 3
Location: Tucson, AZ and Online

Dates: April 23 - May 6, 2014

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: April 23, 2014

Course Description:
After attending the Executive Leadership Institute, you will have the materials with which to conduct an internal self-assessment of your continuing education unit based on national standards and quality guidelines; be able to present to your central administration the results of your internal self-assessment based on national benchmarks, ratios and trends in continuing education; have a training package with which to further the professional development and training of your staff, and take away the quality benchmarks with which to measure your continuing education unit's success.
Seminar: Marketing Institute
Course: AHED 790: Marketing Institute - LERN
Instructor: Suzanne Kart
Credit Hours: 3
Location: New Orleans, LA and Online

Dates: April 7 - May 2, 2014

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: April 7, 2014

Course Description:
The Marketing Institute is relevant for a variety of programming areas, including continuing education, seminars and conferences, community education, recreation, and continuing professional education. Lifelong learning programs are being called upon to increase attendance, improve financial self-sufficiency and be fiscally accountable.Changes in the marketing environment mean you must develop new strategies anduse new techniques to attract and retain participants.
Seminar: Operations & Staffing Institute
Course: AHED 790: Operations & Staffing Institute
Instructor: Greg Marsello
Credit Hours: 3
Location: New Orleans, LA and Online

Dates: April 7 - May 2, 2014

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: April 7, 2014

Course Description:
Staffing structure and efficient operations are key to your whole program's success. You will acquire information not available anywhere else, as well as best practice strategies being used by industry leaders. Acquire benchmarks for the 15 processes that make for a lean and productive program, clear direction on how to redesign your staffing structure,and staffing job descriptions, plus much more. Take home performance tools and strategies that will impact your program immediately.
Seminar: Program Management Institute

Course: AHED 790: Program Management Institute
Instructor: Fred Bayley
Credit Hours: 4
Location: New Orleans, LA and Online
Dates: April 7 - May 2, 2014

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Deadline to drop with 100% refund: October 21, 2013

Course Description:

Train to analyze data to make the best decisions. Learn key financial formulas as well as design a winning brochure. You will learn how to increase registrations and start successful new programs. This training ends with the Certified Program Planner exam and eventual certification upon passing the exam.


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For additional information about the LERN/USD Master of Arts in Educational Administration program, contact us at cde@usd.edu or 1-800-233-7937.