Monday, December 8, 2008

Economic Diversity in the Workplace

Are you a manager in an economically diverse workplace? If so, are you sure your management practices and even benefits packages are not reflecting a class-based perspective? I know you are saying to yourself "What do I care?" By creating management strategies that meet the needs of your economically diverse workforce you will discover ways to better manage your employees and increase retention rates.

In planning our next Management Excellence Seminar Series we realized that while consideration of diversity in race, gender, and orientation are being addressed, there is little training for managing employees from generational poverty. The United Way of Chittenden County is incubating a program called "Working Bridges" to put anti-poverty training into practice and we have invited the project director, Beth Kuhn, to speak during our next series.

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities is a also good resource for further information on this important topic.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Champlain College - HRSentry Online Workshops

Champlain College and HRSentry have teamed up to deliver four online workshops on human resource management issues.

Improve the management of your most important resource – Your Employees

Who should enroll? This series is ideal for managers who are responsible for HR functions within their small – to medium – size organization. If HR responsibilities are part of your job description, or if you are the person managing the HR function by default, this series is for you!
Why enroll? The online Human Resource Management workshops provide you with the following benefits:
  • Delivered entirely online, asynchronously 24/7. All you need is a computer with Internet access
  • Lectures use practical, real-world examples
  • Your specific workplace challenges are solved while learning best practices and gaining HR knowledge
  • Free access to HRSentry’s virtual libraries, and the opportunity to build your own personalized resource library using HRSentry’s extensive database
  • Network with others like you across industries and throughout the country
  • Facilitated by HR experts with decades of corporate and non-profit experience
  • Self-assessment tools and an organizational audit
  • 50 online state libraries and all federal laws and regulations at your fingertips

Friday, October 31, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Laboratory Accreditation Board of ASCLD approved ISFCE as a proficiency test provider for digital evidence

The Laboratory Accreditation Board of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors approved the ISFCE as a proficiency test provider for digital evidence. The same high quality and controls used in the creation and execution of the Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)® certification process will be applied in the formulation and distribution of the ASCLD/LAB proficiency tests. Champlain College is an ISFCE Certified Computer Examiner Authorized Training Center. The next Champlain College CCE BootCamp is scheduled for November 3 - 7, 2008 at the Best Western Windjammer Inn & Conference Center, South Burlington, VT. Register Today!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Welcome to the Champlain College Workforce Development Center Blog

Welcome to the Champlain College Workforce Development Center blog.

Champlain College, founded in 1878, is a small private college located in the beautiful Hill Section of Burlington, Vermont, overlooking Lake Champlain. If you've ever visited Burlington, you know what a beautiful and vibrant community it is. We are lucky to live and work here. If you'd like to share the experience, please visit us (

The Workforce Development Center is located within Champlain's Continuing Professional Studies Division and was established to meet the workforce challenges of businesses and organizations. At Champlain, we understand the complexity of running a successful enterprise and we deliver programs that directly impact quality, productivity and professional/technical development while improving the bottom line (

At the Center, we partner with private companies and international societies to deliver certified education and training that is ahead of the curve. We help businesses and organizations remain competitive in the global marketplace. One example of this is our Online Marketing Boot Camp that we offer in collaboration with our partner EpikOne ( We just ran our third boot camp on campus last month ( and hope to run more in the near future. People traveled from across the country to attend. Our keynote speaker was Avinash Kaushik, the Web Analytics guru.

We also provide internationally recognized certified training in digital forensics, CCE BootCamp,( taught by industry experts every quarter.

Need more support as a manager? The second round of our Management Excellence Seminar Series ( will launch on September 12th. This series is targeted to new and recently promoted managers who need additional training to reach their full potential as team leaders and front-line supervisors. We also found that experienced managers who needed additional support also attended when we first offered the series in May 2008.

Finally, we will be offering a two-day Executive Leadership Technology Summit - Business Agility through Technology on September 10 & 11 ( in collaboration with Vermont Business Roundtable. Steve Shepard, internationally renowned telecommunications expert, ( will lead the Summit with his brilliant presentations. Steve, who is a Vermonter, has delivered this training in over 70 countries and he finally offering it at Champlain College in his backyard! CEOs, COOs and other senior level managers are encouraged to attend.

That's it for now. Please let us know if you'd like to learn more. Our contact info is below.

Melissa Hersh, Director Cathy Brotzman, Project Manager
(802) 865-5402 (802) 865-5471