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BOSTON, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- JSI Research & Training Institute (JSI), in partnership with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center and the National Implementation Research Network at the University of North Carolina, is pleased to announce the Family...


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Pines of Sarasota Education and Training Institute will host two skill-focused workshops on February 16, 2017, on how to create an engaging life and structuring a supportive dementia care environment. Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, an internationally renowned dementia care expert, will be the workshops’ presenter. In the 9am to 12pm workshop, titled “Structuring an Engaging & Purposeful Life with Dementia,” attendees will learn how to create a meaningful life after diagnosis. Attendees will also get tips & techniques on how to best balance schedules and routines of both the caregiver and person with dementia. The 1-4pm workshop will focus on “Creating a Supportive Dementia Care Environment.” JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education and licensed Nursing Home Administrator, explains: “The way your environment is set up can make a real difference in the quality of life of a person living with dementia. If set up correctly, your living space can help the person with dementia stay independent longer and support the caregiver as well. Teepa is a one-of-a-kind presenter and senior care expert. She offers seminar attendees a ‘roadmap’ to a fulfilling life with dementia, and we’re thrilled to have her share her skills with the community.” The workshops will be available on DVD and Online Video Streaming at a later date to help caregivers worldwide. For more information about the workshops please visit http://www.pineseducation.org/purpose or call JoAnn Westbrook at (941) 309-5750. ### About Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute: Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute is the educational department of not-for-profit Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community, providing cutting-edge, specialized education, outreach programs, support, and resources to family members and geriatric caregivers. For more information visit http://www.pineseducation.org. About Pines of Sarasota: Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community provides excellent and compassionate inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation services, skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living as well as educational programs for seniors and their families in order to help enhance their quality of life. Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community epitomizes innovative initiatives including; an on-campus child care and learning center which fosters intergenerational interaction and learning; Falls Prevention Programs which help minimize the risk of falling and; a comprehensive Volunteer Program that supports every aspect of campus life. Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community is a not-for-profit organization that leads the way in holistic senior care. About Teepa Snow: Teepa Snow is a dementia expert who trains and consults for healthcare professionals and families. As a certified Occupational Therapist, and founder of Positive Approach®, Teepa has the unique clinical perspective on how the brain controls our body and our behaviors giving her the perfect perspective to explain how a brain disease like dementia affects a person.


ST. LOUIS, MO, November 30, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In the wake of the riots and police actions and responses connected to the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, In the Line of Duty - the world leader in law enforcement video and internet training - has launched their newest online video training based on "best practices" learning from law enforcement leadership entitled "Ferguson/The Lessons Learned". Deemed "the Seminal Incident in 21st Century Law Enforcement", this exclusive video features a one-on-one interview with Chief of Police for the St. Louis County Police Department, Col. Jon M. Belmar. The 1hour 30-minute training video includes the very first and exclusive in-depth overview and analysis of the incident which has literally impacted law enforcement training and education nationally. In Col. Belmar's own words: "If you only saw it on TV, you have absolutely no idea of the enormity of the incident and law enforcement's (necessary) responses." Esteemed Film Reviewer for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) Journal - David Blake, M.Sc., F.S.A., C.C.I. - calls In the Line of Duty's new training video Ferguson/The Lessons Learned "an invaluable narrative" and "highly recommended": "In the Line of Duty's; Ferguson, The Lessons Learned - Part 1 is an exceptional debrief of law enforcement's actions following the officer involved shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The most captivating aspect is (that) the entire film circumscribes an in-depth interview with St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who was at the center of the storm. Chief Belmar presents as an exemplary law enforcement executive who speaks candidly on every aspect of the events after the shooting. His revealing explanations concerning his decision-making processes while describing what went well and what didn't are educational." "The contents of Chief Belmar's description of events are highly relevant to law enforcement, but also to politicians, city managers, and all those with law enforcement oversight. Chief Belmar incentivizes the need to watch the film through this compelling quote; "It can happen to you..." In the Line of Duty is the only online reality-based video producer of law enforcement training and education. Its Learning Management System is used by thousands of law enforcement professionals for roll call, academy, and in-service training in addition to classroom and distance learning Their modules utilize feature-rich law enforcement education and training using real video, with input from those involved. The Line of Duty online library includes over 300 courses in streaming video and downloadable formats covering virtually every aspect of policing. The company offers instant access to hundreds of programs/courses for immediate purchase/download, allowing law enforcement agencies and cities and municipality management to customize and get the training they need instantly. "We are the gold standard in law enforcement video training, and I am proud that we have not only provided invaluable information and education for over 20 years but also, and most importantly, have saved lies in the process", says LOD President Ron Barber. Additional details regarding In the Line of Duty and Ferguson/The Lessons Learned are available by calling (314) 890-8733 or by emailing info@lineofduty.com. For more information about the company - including access to their entire catalog of video-based training modules and the complete line of products - visit http://www.lineofduty.com. About In The Line of Duty Starting as a producer/provider of VHS training for law enforcement in 1995, In the Line of Duty was founded by veteran broadcast journalists Ron Barber and Don Marsh. The company rapidly evolved from the VHS format to CD-Rom and, currently, DVD, online and digital. Its hundreds of training programs, the largest such video library in the world, currently numbers over 300 and is used by thousands of law enforcement professionals, educators, trainers and students in all 50 states and Canada. David Blake, M.Sc., F.S.A., C.C.I., is a police practices / UoF expert witness and is a contract instructor with the California Training Institute facilitating their CA-POST certified courses entitled; Force Encounters Analysis & Human Factors, Threat and Error Management. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice, and a current Police Academy and Force Options Simulator Instructor. He is a published author in several periodicals and journals to include a quarterly column with PoliceOne online magazine entitled; "The Science of Training". He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management and a Master's of Science in Psychology. He is a Certified Criminal Investigator with the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute and a Force Science Certified Analyst with the Force Science Institute


News Article | February 15, 2017
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On Jan 18, 2017, a student in a classroom of a high school in Monterrey Mexico pulled out a .22 caliber handgun and began shooting at his teacher and classmates. Everyone in the room stayed seated in their chairs or went to the floor in an attempt to hide from the gunman. In less than a minute, 4 people were wounded, 3 critically with head wounds, and the shooter killed himself. Nobody attempted to leave the room until the shooting was over. Greg Crane, President and CEO of the ALICE Training Institute, says “This response is similar to the actions taken by those trained only in Lockdown protocols, where people are told to be passive, remain static and wait for Law Enforcement response.” Two days later on January 20, a shooting occurred at West Liberty-Salem High School in Ohio just before school was starting. Upon hearing the shotgun blast, many students ran into rooms and barricaded the doors. Others broke out windows in order to facilitate an evacuation of the building to safety. Staff in the vicinity of the shooter rushed him, took him to the ground, and held him until the police arrived five minutes later. The targeted student suffered gunshot wounds. None of the other students who evacuated the building or the staff who subdued the shooter reportedly were injured. Kraig Hissong, Superintendent of West Liberty-Salem School District said in his press conference: “I would like to thank my staff and students who did what they were trained to do today, which was to follow the ALICE protocols.” Champaign County Sheriff Michael Melvin said, "more people would have been wounded at the West Liberty school building on Friday morning without the intervention because the shooter's intent was to harm more people." Crane praised the actions of the school. “This is the value of preparation. But to be prepared, we have to spend the time and effort to train everyone in their survival options, and then practice those skills.” The ALICE Training Institute prays for the swift recovery of the victim and expresses extreme gratitude and pride for the staff, students. Staff and students' quick thinking and actions at West Liberty-Salem High School saved lives. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) is the nation’s first training program for citizens to increase their survival chances and save lives, if faced with a Violent Intruder. The ALICE Training Institute has trained thousands of police departments, K-12 school districts, higher education, businesses, hospitals, and houses of worship in the ALICE protocols over the last 15 years. The Institute is located in Medina, Ohio. For further information, please go to http://www.alicetraining.com.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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The Evidence In Motion (EIM) family of companies, including International Spine and Pain Institute (ISPI), KinetaCore, and NeuroRecovery Training Institute (NeuroRTI), are set to have a large presence at the upcoming American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) conference, which will take place October 26-30 at Union Station in St. Louis, MO. Evidence In Motion co-founder Timothy Flynn, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, will be a keynote speaker at this year’s conference, receiving the Distinguished Lecture Award in a ceremony on October 27 at 2:05 PM. The award is given annually to a therapist whose contributions in the orthopedic manual physical therapy field are demonstrated through one of many avenues including, but not limited to, research, education, patient care and legislative efforts. Additionally, five of EIM’s faculty members will speak throughout the course of the conference. EIM presenters and presentation topics include: Additionally, throughout the course of the conference EIM, ISPI, and NeuroRTI (Booth #7) and KinetaCore (Booth #8) will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about programs and register for prizes like Yetis, a free OCS or SCS Test Prep Course, and a free KinetaCore course. To learn more about Evidence In Motion, its faculty, and its programs, please visit http://www.evidenceinmotion.com. About Evidence In Motion (EIM): Evidence In Motion (EIM) is an education and consultation company that exists to elevate the role of physical and occupational therapists in health care delivery by providing premiere entry-level and post-professional education programs for rehabilitation professionals. They emphasize flexible educational offerings that feature the perfect blend of online and hands-on training from world-renowned educators with extensive experience in teaching, research, and business. EIM offers Continuing Education, Residency (Orthopaedic, Sports, and Neurologic), Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, Postprofessional Doctorate in Physical and Occupational Therapy and Certificate training programs (Manual PT, Sports PT, Pain Specialist, Geriatric, Industrial Health, Pelvic Health, Balance and Falls, Concussion Management, Hand, Cardiac, Stroke and Pediatric and Executive Program in Practice Management). For more information, please visit EvidenceInMotion.com. You can also find EIM on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter, @EIMTeam. EIM is in proud partnership with International Spine and Pain Institute, KinetaCore, and NeuroRecovery Training Institute. ###


News Article | November 9, 2016
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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - Nov 9, 2016) - Editors Note: There is an image associated with this press release. The Corporate Learning Improvement Process (CLIP) is a unique accreditation run by EFMD that focuses on identifying the key factors that determine quality in the design and functioning of corporate universities and learning organisations. EFMD is delighted to announce that Sberbank Corporate University from Russia, has recently been awarded CLIP accreditation and joins the community of accredited organisations which also include: Akademie Deutscher Genossenschaften ADG, Alcatel-Lucent, Allianz SE, ArcelorMittal, BBVA - Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Capgemini University, Credit Suisse AG, EDF Group, EDP - Energy of Portugal, Gas Natural Fenosa, GDF SUEZ University, Grupo Santander, Mazars University, MLP Finanzdienstleistungen AG, Novartis International AG, OCP Corporate Training Institute, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Repsol, Siemens AG, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd. and UniCredit Group. "The team of Sberbank Corporate University was very honored to receive CLIP accreditation for our institution. We believe that going through rigorous processes of self-assessment and peer review against CLIP quality standards was critical for better understanding our existing strengths and development priorities for the coming years. This prestigious international professional recognition is especially important given the short history of Sberbank CU, the scale and scope of our learning agenda for 35 000 Sberbank managers, and our high ambitions of becoming a driver of strategic changes at Sberbank. Our prime goal now is to keep the learning momentum while constantly reinventing ourselves to ensure that we effectively support Sberbank's transformation towards 'a technology-driven company with a banking license' as its response to the challenges of the global competition in the digital age," said Valery Katkalo, Dean of Sberbank Corporate University. Martin Moehrle, Associate Director, Corporate Services, who leads the CLIP process at EFMD, commented on the Sberbank Corporate University's accreditation: "The EFMD team has been particularly impressed by the extraordinary sponsorship of Sberbank Corporate University from the top, by the strong momentum it has created within the organisation, its high visibility outside the company, its excellence in program design and delivery at scale, its strong collaboration with the business, its discipline in following set principles for learning and its role in deploying Sberbank values. We congratulate SCU, under the leadership of Valery Katkalo, for building such an impactful and mature platform in record time and for achieving CLIP accreditation, and we look forward to their contribution to the CLIP community." The CLIP assessment process covers all the essential dimensions of the corporate university's deployment within the company: the alignment of its mission and operational objectives with corporate strategy, the effectiveness of its governance and internal management systems, its ability to address key issues of concern to the business units, the programme design process, the overall coherence of the programme portfolio, the quality of delivery and the impact of the corporate university's activities upon individual and organisational learning. For more information on the CLIP process, visit - www.efmd.org/clip EFMD is a leading international network of business schools and companies at the forefront or raising the standards of management education and development globally. More information about EFMD is available via efmd.org. To view the image associated with this press release, visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20161108-EFMD-Bild.jpg


News Article | March 2, 2017
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York Bridge Concepts™ has designed & built a high profile Timber Vehicular Bridge at The Regional Training Institute situated on a military based located in Pembroke, New Hampshire. Utilized by the National Guard, the Regional Training Institute campus is a multi-purpose training facility intended for an array of exercises, drills and a Barracks facility utilized specifically to accommodate visiting members of the Guard. Partnering with Eckman Construction – YBC was carefully selected as the Premier Timber Bridge Builder - granted the task to design and build a long-lasting York Structure for the Army National Guard. This York Timber Vehicular Bridge spans 26 feet wide by 150 feet long with a HS20/44 vehicle load rating – featuring two twelve-foot-wide traffic lanes with a 60-foot center span including transitional glulaminated beams above the 26 feet high wetlands. The crossing serves as a connection between the training facilities and the civilian parking lot. The bridge features a centerline crown design that allows for water to easily drain off the bridge from its longitudinal highpoint. Unique in its construction, the bridge is a LEED-based project, half of the lumber utilized for this bridge is FSC-certified – ensuring that the materials originate from well managed forests. Taking into consideration the surrounding sensitive areas, YBC implemented its unmatched standards of environmental protection by utilizing its deck level construction methods on the design & build of this multiple span York Timber Structure. Matthew Walsh of Eckman Construction states, “From start to finish, the team truly exemplified professionalism in every aspect of the word. From working through approach-grade design issues, to compiling submittals and responding to comments in a timely manner, all the way to re-torqueing the last bolt after a year of planned bridge settlement, YBC did an outstanding job.” With incredible detail and craftsmanship, this magnificent York Timber Vehicular Bridge will be enjoyed by The National Guard for generations to come. York Bridge Concepts, Inc. (YBC) is the nation's largest on-site timber vehicular bridge builder. YBC works with industry-leading owners and developers on prestigious projects throughout the U.S. and internationally, creating more than just a solution for crossing lakes, streams, creeks, wetlands or ravines. In this competitive real estate market, developers who want to ensure that their project stands apart from the competition use York Bridges to add value and create a feeling of exclusivity, warmth, and quality for their customers. Based in Lutz, Florida, with 32 years of experience, YBC has become well-known for their expertise and cutting-edge innovation in the Longevity and Architectural beauty of timber bridge design.


Symposium "Reframing the Narrative Around Race, Equity, and Inclusion" is first in series highlighting steps to reduce poverty SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - February 14, 2017) - A nearly $3 million boost is coming to the Seattle economy when more than 1,600 community-development professionals from around the country convene in the city for the NeighborWorks Training Institute. The week-long event is hosted by NeighborWorks America, a national, congressionally chartered nonprofit that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. Included in the many courses and workshops at the NeighborWorks Training Institute is a Feb. 22 symposium focusing on Reframing the Narrative Around Race, Equity and Inclusion (ML926). This is the first in a year-long series focusing on pathways out of poverty. "NeighborWorks Training Institutes give community-development professionals the expertise and skills to go back and strengthen communities," said Paul Weech, chief executive officer of NeighborWorks America. "The Training Institutes also allow for peer sharing so professionals who are at every stage of their career can share lessons learned." Among the confirmed speakers at the symposium are: The NeighborWorks Training Institute in Seattle is supported by a variety of partners, including JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, Bank of America, HUD, Citi and Citi Foundation, Bank of the West, BB&T, and Capital One. In addition to the training institute, NeighborWorks organizations work every day to serve Washington State. In fiscal year 2016, NeighborWorks organizations in Washington State generated nearly $140 million in total direct investment and served more than 3,400 individuals and families. NeighborWorks America's new book, "NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America's Community Development Network," which highlights new ideas in cross-sector collaboration, community engagement, community revitalization, and outcome measurement, features three case studies from Washington State NeighborWorks organizations. To read more about NeighborWorks organizations' impact, view the NeighborWorks America interactive map. For more information about NeighborWorks America, visit neighborworks.org. About NeighborWorks America For more than 35 years, NeighborWorks America, a national, nonpartisan nonprofit, has created opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $27.2 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation's leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals.


SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., Dec. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dynapower Company and Samsung SDI announce the introduction of an integrated behind-the-meter energy storage system built on their respective proven technologies. The initial release of the system will be a 250 kW/550 kWh offering, with a 100 kW two-hour system to follow. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/688f978c-a512-4473-afb2-fc92fe022b69 The integrated energy storage offering provides energy storage system vendors, project developers, and utilities with a fully engineered solution that reduces costs for commercial and industrial end users in the deployment of energy storage. This line of systems will incorporate Dynapower’s recently released Generation 2 MPS product line of behind-the-meter energy storage inverters and Samsung SDI’s recently released E2 battery solution. The two companies share a wealth of field proven integration experience of their technologies across a wide range of ESS projects, sizes, and applications including the Electrical Training Institute Net Zero Plus building microgrid and Duke Energy Notrees 36MW/14MWh ESS repower. "We have worked alongside Samsung SDI for a number of years and are excited to take that collaborative effort to the next level with the introduction of an integrated energy storage solution,” said Adam M. Knudsen, President of Dynapower. “As the energy storage industry has rapidly evolved we have seen a clear demand from the market for engineered solutions that are flexible and proven. This is a solution customers can rely upon.” “Together, Dynapower and Samsung SDI are well positioned to help expand market opportunities for our behind-the-meter storage customers by providing fully integrated engineering solutions,” said Fabrice Hudry Vice President Energy Storage Solutions at Samsung SDI. “Samsung SDI is the world leader in Li-ion battery technology, and specifically for stationary energy storage application, and it is only fitting that we integrate our batteries with Dynapower’s leading inverter technology.” Dynapower and Samsung SDI are launching their integrated behind-the-meter ESS offering with an immediate first deployment at the University of Minnesota, and are already working with several behind-the-meter ESS developers to deploy their unique integrated solution across the nation throughout 2017. About Dynapower With over 300 MW of energy storage inverters installed worldwide, Dynapower is the industry leader in the deployment of energy storage inverters. Dynapower is the only inverter manufacturer to offer a complete line of energy storage inverters for utility scale (500 to 2200 kW), behind-the-meter (100 to 250 kW) and solar plus storage (100 to 500 kW) applications.  Founded in 1963, Dynapower has engineering, research and manufacturing facilities in South Burlington, Vermont and Union City, California. About Samsung SDI Established in 1970, Samsung SDI is an affiliate of the Samsung Group and has been the global leading manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for Mobile Applications. Leveraging this position, Samsung SDI is focused on the technology leadership for electric vehicles and energy storage systems (ESS) and is recognized as a leader in supplying lithium-ion ESS batteries.


News Article | February 22, 2017
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No matter how many capable advisers you have around you, being the CEO of a growing company is a big job that requires many skill sets. So why not divide the responsibility and put co-CEOs in charge? But two heads aren’t always better than one. A George Washington University study explored whether co-CEOs were the answer to the high failure rates of second-generation, family-owned businesses. (The answer: sometimes.) But David Martin, founder of leadership consulting firm David Martin & Company, says having two people in a role where there is typically one decision maker “almost never works.” When two people are working in a fast-paced environment and need to make decisions quickly, having to check in with another person can make an organization less nimble. Still, those who do it well find it brings benefits to the organization. In order to give co-CEO roles the best opportunity at success, here are five essentials to keep in mind. Karen Kimsey-House and John Vercelli have shared the leadership of Coaches Training Institute (CTI) since 2015. Since its founding in 1992, CTI has had both singular and co-leadership, so it isn’t an unfamiliar dynamic to employees. Still, Kimsey-House and Vercelli were certain that they needed both of their skill sets to grow the organization. “We just find that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts,” says Kimsey-House. There has to be a big reason for co-leadership to make sense for a company, says strategy consultant Allan Cohen, a management professor at Babson College. Co-CEOs understand that one person doesn’t have all the answers. One leader may bring a particular skill set to the table or can manage a part or region of the company better than the other can. But it has to be clear why co-managing is being done in order for it to be effective, he says. “[It] doesn’t work very well if they are overly competitive and do not know how to work to their individual strengths or complement each other appropriately,” he adds. One of the first things that needs to be done is a division of responsibilities, says management coach Rhett Power, author of The Entrepreneur’s Book of Actions. The relationship won’t work if toes are regularly being stepped on. Determine the areas in which each has the final say, and put it in writing, which can be referred to if conflict arises. It’s also important to decide how worst-case scenarios will be handled. What will happen if there is a serious disagreement about an important company decision? Will there be a board of advisers or other entity that will help resolve it? Who will have the final say if an agreement can’t be made? And what will happen if co-leadership is no longer right for the company? “That’s a really painful discussion,” says Power. He’s currently working with a company facing just such a crisis, and it’s threatening the organization’s livelihood. “Basically, they’re going to have to close the company, or someone’s going to have to get paid to leave.”

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