Advanced Googling: How To Stop Searching Like A Google Zombie And Transform Google Into Your Backup Brain, Robot Assistant And Ambient Sidekick.

Speaker: Garrett Wasny – PDC for CPAs and CAs

Date: December 14th Wednesday

Time: 01:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST

Duration: 90 Minutes

Product Code: 300190

Level: Intermediate

“This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.”

Key Take Away

This advanced Googling webinar will explain how to instantly and dramatically improve your Google search skills training, optimize Google for maximum speed and security, tap scores of little-known Google information tools and streams, and transform Google into your backup brain, robot assistant and ambient sidekick.

Overview

Advanced Googling webinar provides a concise overview of how to instantly and dramatically improve your advanced Google web search skills and find online information on practically any topic – earlier, faster and smarter. Find out how to unlock hidden menus and filters in the Google results page, compose advanced search queries, customize Google for maximum speed and security, uncover 10x more information in a fraction of the time, automate your online research, gather knowledge in 70+ languages, tap scores of little-known advanced Google search tools and apps and much more.

Non-technical, easy-to-understand and fun, the webinar shows you how to mine hundreds of rich content streams in the vast Google universe and how to interpret all these signals in their proper context. You’ll quickly acquire search superpowers that will take your information literacy to the next level. If you take only one webinar on how to self-educate online and master lifelong learning, this is it!

Why Should You Attend

Not knowing how to effectively use Google has significant costs and risks that users routinely overlook and underestimate. Key considerations:

  • A super overabundance of online data is making important things harder to find and impeding good decision-making. If don’t know Google search tips that cut through all the noise and static, you will be routinely obstructed, distracted and delayed in finding the results you seek – if you ever find them at all — for critical business and life decisions
  • Professionals who don’t have the Google “right stuff” and aren’t familiar with all its full capabilities will be outwitted, outplayed and outlasted by rivals who do
  • Google site search has changed the very notion of what it means to be smart. Knowing how to quickly discover knowledge, not retain or hoard it, is now key to human intellect. If your competition knows how to consistently use Google search engine to uncover something you don’t know – or find it out earlier – you will quickly become antiquated and irrelevant in your domain
  • Study after study confirms that the vast majority of Googlers suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect – a cognitive bias where users grossly overestimate their Google abilities (“I’m a great searcher!”). In fact, all but a tiny share of Google users are:
  • downright lousy in online information retrieval
  • frequently unaware of their own information illiteracy and don’t know what they don’t know
  • largely clueless how to use Google’s advanced search applications and features
  • naively overconfident in the information they obtain
  • According to recent Google studies, poor or undeveloped search skills have a huge and negative impact on enterprise productivity and workflow.  Nearly half a typical knowledge worker’s online time is non-productive because users:
    • struggle with irrelevant or junk results
    • don’t know how to address conflicting and missing information
    • experience “search rage” – feelings of intense frustration whey they can’t find critical online information quickly, particularly under tight deadlines
    • surrender to online temptations and waste countless exploring topics unrelated to work
    • interrupt colleagues and ask them to search Google on their behalf because they can’t find the answer themselves
    • create bottlenecks and delay business reports by anywhere from four hours to 10 business days because they’re waiting on colleagues to Google information needed to complete a document

Areas Covered In This Webinar

  • How to Build a Deep and Solid Google Foundation
  • The Best Browser Extensions to Improve Your Google Experience and Performance
  • Must-Have Mobile Apps That Fully Tap Google’s Vast Global Brain
  • How to Interpret Google Search Results in Their Proper Context
  • Four C Dimensions of Google Searching (Clueless, Context, Channel and Cross-Cultural)
  • How to Automate Your Online Discovery
  • How to Uncover Business Trends and Opportunities in Real-Time
  • How to Become a Google Super Searcher in Three Easy Steps

Learning Objectives

  • Instantly and dramatically improve your Google search skills — on any topic, using any connected device and in practically any situation
  • Scan Google with added precision, nuance, context, speed and confidence
  • Discover literally 10x more information that’s hiding in plain sight on the Google search results page
  • Compose advanced search queries that generate more relevant results
  • Automatically and continuously monitor your professional and industry landscape using free alert and aggregation services
  • Use Google’s new generation of predictive apps that know what you want without you having to ask
  • Transform Google into your backup brain, robot assistant and ambient sidekick
  • Spot opportunities, threats and risks in your professional and industry domain — earlier and faster
  • Enhance your ability to search professional literature, identify relevant information, and form conclusions
  • Interpret search results related to your profession and industry in their proper context
  • Save countless hours of research time by automating and aggregating updates from the most authoritative sources online
  • Use Google to be more curious, more aware of what you don’t know, and more inquisitive — about everything
  • Formulate better queries that enable you to organize your thinking about information gaps and blind spots in your situational awareness
  • Become more comfortable and proficient at Google query formulation to sharpen your analytical skills and spark innovative ideas
  • Ask Google fundamental questions about what’s going on around you to help address current problems, why they exist and how they might be tackled
  • Contend with rapid change and rising uncertainty by using Google to continually learn what’s new and anticipate what’s next in these dynamic times
  • Become hyper-aware of finding new opportunities and solutions in your industry on and through Google
  • Hundreds more practical lessons — all in non-technical, easy-to-understand language

Who Will Benefit

  • Accountant
  • Human Resource Administrators
  • Recruiters
  • University Professor/Teacher
  • Sales Manager
  • Any Professional, who uses Google to gather online information, analyzes search results, and guide decision-making in their professional and personal lives.

Speakers Profile

Garrett Wasny, MA, CMC, CITP/FIBP is an award-winning Internet search advisor, author and presenter based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and former Price Waterhouse management consultant.

Garrett’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA Hons) degree and a Master of Arts (MA) degree. His professional accreditations include Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) and FITP (FITT International Business Professional).

Garrett has written four books, dozens of e-books and hundreds of articles on Internet strategy and tactics for leading publishers, business clients and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) organizations. His books include World Business Resources.com (McGraw Hill, New York), How to Conquer the World (Government Institutes, Washington, DC) and Advanced Googling (Google Books, Mountain View, California). His e-books include Advanced Googling for Accountants Parts I, II and III, Google Apps for Accountants, Google Business Tools for Accountants, Google Big Data and Forecasting Tools for Accountants and Google is Not Enough for Accountants. He’s also published hundreds of articles on Internet topics in scores of leading business publications and newspapers across North America.

Over two decades, Garrett has delivered thousands of presentations on advanced Googling and Internet strategy to hundreds of leading accounting institutes, industry associations, Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, business schools and other legal, medical, engineering, pro sports and executive education organizations worldwide.

Garrett’s search courses are approved and accredited by NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy), the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) and other respected governing bodies which regulate continuing professional education in the North American accounting profession and business world.

Garrett has won numerous awards for his writing, speaking and web design. These include two Price Waterhouse national writing prizes, an Internet World New York public speaking award, and Study Web and ExpoWorld commendations for excellence in developing global trade content for the Internet. 

Source Link: https://www.atozcompliance.com/trainings-webinar/human-resources/training-and-development/advanced-googling/garrett-wasny/300190

 

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Onboard, Not Overboard! Tips To Drive New Hire Commitment

Speaker: Wes Pruett – Owner, HR Advisors

Date: December 15th Thursday

Time: 01:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST

Duration: 90 Minutes

Product Code: 300194

Level: Intermediate

This webinar has been approved for 1.50 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HRCI.

“The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.”

“This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.”

Key Take Away

This webinar gives you the key components to a cost-effective onboarding plan that will increase retention and productivity and will show you how best of class programs start onboarding during recruitment and have a systematic program for the first year of work.

Overview

Reducing turnover and fast-tracking new employees to productivity is a key business imperative. The reality is that about 30% of employees don’t make it past their first year and it’s expensive. Good recruitment and new hiring training can be quickly undone by disorganized poorly executed new employee orientation.

The research is clear; a systematic comprehensive onboarding process is good business. In fact, formal onboarding increases the chance of keeping a new employee for at least 3 years by 69% and one study showed employees were productive two months earlier with an effective program. Employees get up to speed quicker and stay on the job longer when their first year HR training and development experience is well managed.

Why Should You Attend

Best practices onboarding integrates the employee into the company through socialization, acculturation, training, and coaching. The result is employees who clearly understand their role and feel connected to the company.

Areas Covered In This Webinar

  • The purpose and benefits of a great onboarding training for employees
  • Understand the 5 key components of a best practices onboarding program.
  • Understand the four “C’s”: Compliance, Clarification, Culture, Connection
  • Applying gamification to onboarding – why and how
  • How to structure a comprehensive onboarding plan
  • Five metrics to help measure effectiveness
  • How to build connections with new hires
  • Coaching questions for retention and engagement
  • Onboarding program assessment
  • List of 50+ onboarding best practices

Learning Objectives

  • How retention interviews support onboarding
  • Receive an assessment of your onboarding program
  • Receive coaching and mentoring questions to build engagement and loyalty
  • How to use technology to modernize your program
  • Best practices for effective programs
  • Problems and pitfalls to avoid in building your program
  • Tips and ideas to make your program more effective

Who Will Benefit

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Team Leaders
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Organizational Development Personnel

Speakers Profile

Wes Pruett is owner of HR Advisors LLC, a consulting practice that provides service to clients who seek to align their business and employees creating successful outcomes and excellent work environments. After 20 years in senior leadership within the Mayo Health System he founded HR Advisors.

Mr. Pruett provides solutions to companies for a wide variety of HR issues including compensation, compliance, policy development, performance management, and employee relations. Mr. Pruett regularly facilitates employee training related to communication, leadership, coaching and strategic planning. He is a certified business coach credentialed by the International Coach Federation.

Wes earned a Masters in Healthcare Administration at the University Of Minnesota Carlson School Of Management and an M.S. in psychology.

Link Source: https://www.atozcompliance.com/trainings-webinar/human-resources/hr-management-leadership/onboard-not-overboard-tips-to-drive-new-hire-commitment/wes-pruett/300194

It’s Worse Than You May Know: 10 Things HR Needs To Understand About Domestic Violence In The Workplace

Speaker: Lynn Fairweather – President, Presage Consulting and Training

Date: December 15th Thursday

Time: 01:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST

Duration: 90 Minutes

Product Code: 300192

Level: Intermediate

This webinar has been approved for 1.50 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HRCI.

“The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.”

“This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.”

Key Take Away

This webinar covers 10 specific points about employee victims and perpetrators, violence risk, victim perspective, best practice interventions, and the financial damage associated with domestic violence.

Overview

Many human resources professionals have had basic domestic violence training on how domestic violence impacts workplace, but most do not realize the depth of the problem nor the most effective ways to deal with it.

Why Should You Attend

Human resources professionals are often charged with handling employee related domestic violence cases, which can be both challenging and dangerous.

This webinar seeks to educate and prepare HR staff to assess and handle domestic violence cases by sharing crucial information on where victims are coming from, what they’re facing, and how employers can sensitively and effectively support them, to keep the entire workplace safer overall.

Statistically speaking, every large company has domestic violence in their midst, whether they realize it or not. More than half of women (and many men) have experienced physical, sexual, or severe emotional abuse during their lifetime and most of these victims are employed, as are their abusers. When both show up to their jobs, the abuse and harassment often follow, emerging as domestic violence “spillover” in the workplace. The spillover spectrum ranges from repetitive phone calls on the mild end, to mass shootings on the extreme. Of course, violent incidents are a primary concern, but the impact of domestic violence in the workplace reaches far beyond human safety alone.

Abused employees have higher absenteeism and lower productivity rates than non-abused employees. They also have over 40% higher health care costs and a greater chance of leaving the company or being fired because of what they are experiencing at home and at work.

Performance issues caused by domestic violence are often what HR encounters first, before realizing the extent of the problem. In addition, employee-abusers create a significant liability risk for companies posing threats that range from OSHA violations to multi-million dollar post-incident lawsuits. If employee victims aren’t coming forward and management isn’t responding correctly, then the company is “flying blind”, unable to see the dangers before them.

Human resources professionals should attend this webinar because while it is within their power to address and defeat the insidious enemy of domestic violence, they can’t do it without understanding the nature of their opponent and knowing exactly what tools to use in the battle against it.

Areas Covered In This Webinar

This webinar begins with a foundational discussion of domestic violence using general statistics such as prevalence rates by gender, and working victim stats. Participants are given multiple signs to look for to recognize that an employee may be experiencing domestic violence.

Next, the subject of employee batterers is explored including at-work behaviors, policy recommendations, and domestic violence pre-screening new hires. This section is followed by a closer look at domestic violence spillover in the workplace.

Areas covered include: workplace attack and homicide statistics, domestic violence related mass shooting stats, hybrid violence, workplace vulnerability, and high risk red flags. Additional topics include absence protocols, emergency management, crisis communications, and lock down procedures.

The next section delves into performance issues caused by domestic violence such as absenteeism, reduced productivity, abuser sabotage, and effects on co-workers. Participants will then examine the legal liabilities associated with domestic violence at work, such as negligence and civil suits by victims and their families, OSHA violations and fines, sexual harassment, unlawful termination, and worker’s compensation suits, as well as the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Furthermore, attendees will learn about employee batterer liabilities such as negligent hiring, training, supervision, or retention lawsuits.

The next section covers victim termination and includes information on employee victim rights, ideal victim policy, disclosure and awareness, victim job loss statistics and protections, and what happens when a victim is fired. This is followed by advice on responding to employee victims in a sensitive, effective manner and supporting their many needs. Spillover prevention strategies are discussed such as check-ins, time off, wraparound escorts, code words, file security, and employer responsibilities around protection orders.

Attendees will also learn how to audit their EAP and healthcare packages to determine if the needs of employee victims are being adequately met. The webinar concludes with an exploration into victim mentality to explain why victims may stay with or return to an abuser, and the formidable challenges often associated with leaving an abusive relationship.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will explore the issue of domestic violence in workplace and learn how it impacts the workplace
  • Participants will gain insight into the topic of domestic violence “spill over” and discuss the legal and financial problems it can create
  • Participants will improve their skills in recognizing and responding to domestic violence victims in the workplace
  • Participants will examine and develop new strategies for assessing and managing employee related domestic violence cases

Who Will Benefit

  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Corporate Threat Managers
  • Management Team
  • Employee Relations Staff
  • Legal/ Security Professionals

Speakers Profile

Lynn Fairweather, MSW is an abuse survivor who has worked in the domestic violence response and prevention field for over 23 years. In her role as president of Presage Consulting and Training she provides expert guidance and education to professionals in both the public and private sector, ranging from the federal government to multinational Fortune 50 corporations.

Presage services include domestic violence threat assessment and management training, workplace violence program and policy consultations, and 24/7 threat response for employee cases. Before founding Presage in 2008, Lynn earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a master’s degree in Social Work. Her skills in domestic violence threat assessment were developed by working on thousands of high risk cases through positions in social service, criminal justice, university and shelter systems. Lynn has served on several interpersonal violence task forces and facilitated both victim support groups and batterer’s intervention programs.

As President of Oregon VAWPAC, Lynn leads America’s only bi-partisan political action committee focused on ending violence against women. She is an active member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and holds training certifications from Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and Gavin de Becker’s Advanced Threat Assessment Academy.

Locally, she donates her time to train domestic violence organizations as a way of giving back to the advocacy field where she began her career. Lynn also writes professionally on the subject of domestic violence, releasing her first book in 2012 (Stop Signs: Recognizing, Avoiding, and Escaping Abusive Relationships) and appearing as a featured author in Asta Publishing’s 2015 compilation “Tales of Women Survivors”.

Source Link:  https://www.atozcompliance.com/trainings-webinar/human-resources/hr-management-leadership/domestic-violence-in-the-workplace/lynn-fairweather/300192

 

Awareness Of Potential Food Safety Problems That May Occur During Food Transportation (2)

Speaker: Dr. John Ryan – President SanitaryColdChain.com

Date: December 15th Thursday

Time: 01:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST

Duration: 65 Minutes

Product Code: 300165

Level: Intermediate

Key Take Away

This webinar includes contracts of carriage and agreements; system assessment strategy; flowcharting your operations, establishing critical parameters and measurement; standards for management, validation of preventive controls, sanitation, temperature monitoring and procedures, record keeping and retention.

Overview

Over 84,000 food shippers, carriers and receivers are impacted by this new law and most have less than one year for full compliance. This new law may require significant changes to procedures currently employed for food transportation operations, personnel, vehicles, containers, trailers tools and equipment used in food transportation. The final rules have now established the law which has significant differences from earlier published proposed food transportation rules, laws and guidance documents. Self-reporting of compliance failures is required as are critical shipper-carrier agreements for data, records and reporting.

The FDA defines a carrier as a “person who owns, leases, or is otherwise ultimately responsible for the use of a motor vehicle or rail vehicle to transport food. The carrier is responsible for all functions assigned to a carrier in this subpart even if they are performed by other persons, such as a driver that is employed or contracted by a trucking firm. A carrier may also be a receiver or a shipper if the person also performs the functions of those respective persons as defined in this subpart.”

The new law was published on April 6, 1016, which mean there is little time left for perishable food carrier operations to develop and implement risk reducing preventive food handling, load and un-load, as well as make distribution and transportation process improvements.

The final law applies to shippers, receivers, loaders, and carriers engaged in transportation operations on U.S. roads or by rail whether or not the food is being offered for or enters interstate commerce.

Under the law, a shipper is defined as a person who initiates a shipment of food by motor vehicle or rail vehicle. If you are classified as a shipper, you are responsible for assuring that your carriers comply with U.S. FDA food transportation training and related records requirements. We recommend that you notify your carriers as soon as possible.

Record retention and other records requirements apply to shippers and carriers engaged in transportation operations. Shippers must retain records that demonstrate that they provide information to carriers as required.

The training covers the Final Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods (now law) as published by the Food and Drug Administration under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Why Should You Attend

The final rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods establish training requirements for all carrier personnel committed to shipper food transportation operation responsibilities. This training is not “maybe” training but is REQUIRED for all carrier personnel engaged in transportation operations upon hiring and as needed thereafter if the carrier has responsibilities for sanitation, temperature control and associated documentation.

What carriers are exempt from these training requirements?

  • Carriers with an average annual income less than $500,000 requirements
  • Carriers of food completely enclosed by a container
  • Carriers of live food animals, except molluscan shellfish

Areas Covered In This Webinar

This webinar covers bacteria, chemical and physical hazards, preventive control of hazards that can impact food during food load, unload and transportation operations; prevention versus corrective action, misuse of disinfectants and sanitizers, not cleaning bins, trays, pallets and other tools and equipment used in carrier operations, cross contamination, employee personnel hygiene, temperature variation; vehicle, container and trailer traceability and reporting systems, reefer failures, lack of container maintenance, improper or missing container security systems, accidents, recalls.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand basic bacterial, chemical and physical hazards
  • Know what prevention means
  • Know how tools and equipment, pallets, trays, bins, gaskets, hoses, load and unload systems, vehicles, containers and trailers can contaminate foods
  • Understand the impact of temperature variation on food safety and food quality
  • Know what conditions occur in transportation operations that may cause bacterial growth
  • Be able to prevent cross contamination
  • Know what missing records can mean
  • Know what action to take if a reefer fails or a container is out of acceptable maintenance condition
  • Understand accident protocols
  • Be able to participate in recalls

Who Will Benefit

  • All Carrier Transportation Operations Employees of Foods not completely enclosed by a container engaged in food transportation operations whether or not the food is being offered for or enters interstate commerce
  • Interstate, Intrastate and Import Food Carrier Personnel
  • Business Food Supply Chain Owners
  • Food Compliance Professionals
  • Food Managers/Buyers
  • Food Transportation Supervisors
  • Internal Food Safety Audit Team Members
  • Food Transportation Operations Load and Unload Personnel
  • Trailer, Container and Vehicle Maintenance Personnel
  • Food Safety Employees
  • Food Supply New Business Development, Sales and Marketing Specialists
  • Food Inspectors/Trainers

Speakers Profile

Dr. John Ryan holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods and was a graduate lecturer at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has recently retired from his position as the administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture’s Quality Assurance Division where he won awards for his visionary and pioneering work. He is now the president of Ryan Systems, Inc. (websites at http://www.RyanSystems.com and http://www.SanitaryColdChain.com). His companies test new cold chain technologies and train and certify food and drug transporters to Transportation Food Safety and Quality (TransCert) standards. His latest book is “Guide to Food Safety during Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices”. He has spent over 25 years implementing high technology quality control systems for international corporations in Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and the United States.

Source Link: https://www.atozcompliance.com/trainings-webinar/food-chemicals/food-safety-compliance/awareness-of-potential-food-safety-problems-that-may-occur-during-food-transportation/dr-john-ryan/300165

 

FDA’s Two New Draft Guidance On Software And Device Changes And The 510(K)

Speaker: Carolyn Troiano – IT Consultant

Date: December 14th Wednesday

Time: 03:00 PM EST | 12:00 PM PST

Duration: 90 Minutes

Product Code: 300164

Level: Intermediate

Key Take Away

This webinar will teach you how to use a series of flowcharts to evaluate whether or not a change to a medical device or to software requires a new draft guidance 510(k) submission, based on the type of medical device changes, and the impact on the safety and effectiveness of the device as used by a person.

Overview

This webinar is intended to provide an overview of 2 new FDA draft guidance documents that clarify when medical device and software manufacturers must file a 510(k) submission requirement (premarket notification) for changes to an existing device and/or software integrated with a device.

The first guidance document clarifies key terms and provides insight as to how a risk assessment can help medical device manufacturers to evaluate whether a new 510(k) is required. Examples of device changes and recommendations for documenting a company’s decisions are provided.

The critical decision is whether a proposed change to a legally marketed medical device subject to premarket notification requirements is significant enough to require FDA review. This includes any major change or modification to the intended use of the device that could have an impact on patient safety and effectiveness.

FDA provides a series of flowcharts and questions that can serve to guide medical device manufacturers to come to a conclusion as to whether a new 501(k) is necessary. The flowcharts address changes to:

  • FDA Labeling
  • Technology, engineering and performance
  • Materials
  • Technology, engineering, performance and materials for in vitro diagnostic devices

The second FDA guidance addresses proposed changes to software used in conjunction with a medical device. The draft includes modifications made to correct software defects, provide patches or updates to code, and provide enhancements or modifications to functionality. Software manufacturers must determine whether any change or modification could potentially and significantly affect the safety or effectiveness of a device.

The first step recommended by FDA is to conduct a risk assessment of the change, including all potential new risks along with known risks for the device. Again, the FDA provides a flowchart to guide software manufacturers through the process of determining whether a 510(k) Device Modifications must be prepared. FDA also provides examples of changes to software, along with an analysis as to why a new 510(k) premarket notification would or would not be needed.

The FDA notes that while neither of these drafts specifically includes combination products, the general concepts may be helpful in determining whether changes to device constituent parts of combination products need a 510(k).

The guidance documents also do not address 510(k) submission requirements for remanufacturers of existing devices, such as re-processors of single-use devices.

Why Should You Attend

  • You should attend this webinar if you have any role in evaluating changes to medical devices, including those to labelling, technology/engineering/performance, and materials.
  • You will learn what factors should prompt additional testing, and the type of documentation to prepare for FDA Medical Device & Software Guidance, whether a new 510(k) is required or not.

Areas Covered In This Webinar

  • Medical Device changes
  • Software Application changes for software used in conjunction with medical devices
  • FDA Guidance Documents
  • FDA Enforcement
  • New FDA 510(k) submission
  • Flowcharts for decision-making

Learning Objectives

  • Know the key aspects of the two FDA draft guidance documents
  • Specific recommendations for how to assess the level of risk associated with the product and the change to it
  • Examples the FDA uses to give guidance on what devices and/or software changes require a 501(k) and what ones do not

Who Will Benefit

  • Manufacturing Managers and Analysts
  • Device and Software Engineers
  • Compliance and Audit Managers
  • Information Technology Analysts
  • Information Technology Developers and Testers
  • QC/ QA Managers and Analysts
  • Clinical Data Managers and Scientists
  • Analytical Chemists
  • Laboratory Managers
  • Automation Analysts
  • Computer System Validation Specialists
  • GMP Training Specialists
  • Business Stakeholders/ Subject Matter Experts
  • Business System/ Application Testers

Speakers Profile

Carolyn Troiano has more than 30 years of experience in computer system validation in the pharmaceutical, medical device, animal health, tobacco and other FDA-regulated industries. She is currently an independent consultant, advising companies on computer system validation and large-scale IT system implementation projects.

During her career, Carolyn worked directly, or on a consulting basis, for many of the larger pharmaceutical companies in the US and Europe. She developed validation programs and strategies back in the mid-1980s, when the first FDA guidebook was published on the subject, and collaborated with FDA and other industry representatives on 21 CFR Part 11, the FDA’s electronic record/electronic signature regulation.

Carolyn has participated in industry conferences, providing very creative and interactive presentations. She is currently active in the PMI, AITP, RichTech, and volunteers for the PMI’s Educational Fund as a project management instructor for non-profit organizations.

Source Link:  https://www.atozcompliance.com/trainings-webinar/life-sciences/medical-devices/fda-new-draft-guidance-on-software-device-changes-510k/carolyn-troiano/300164

 

Excel Tips, Tricks, And Shortcuts

Speaker: Dennis Taylor – Excel Trainer

Date: December 14th Wednesday

Time: 01:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST

Duration: 75 Minutes

Product Code: 300189

Level: Beginner

Key Take Away

This webinar will help you to understand how to re-arrange data (sort), see just what you want to see (filter), create quick summaries (subtotals), restructure fields containing too much data (the exciting new Flash Fill tool and the Text to Columns feature) and eliminate redundant records in Excel.

Overview

Most Excel users are under-utilizing the power of this vital software package – they could be saving minutes every day and hours every week if they learn some of the many tips presented in this fast-paced webinar.

Excel has a tremendous amount of capability and features and is filled with shortcuts and methods not always visible to the casual user. Whether it’s a keystroke shortcut or a hidden command sequence, such shortcuts can make you much more proficient and productive as you use Excel. When budgets are tight and you need to work more efficiently, it’s all the more important for you to use your existing software resourcefully.

Why Should You Attend

Microsoft says that up to 70% of users surveyed use Excel to maintain a database or large lists. To be truly proficient in Excel, you must be familiar with these tools to manage data efficiently. It’s all the more important as data collection has become more automated and you’re getting swamped with tons of data.

If you are setting up new lists, you need to know the powerful validation tools that keep out bad data from the start and how to drastically reduce data entry with drop-down clickable lists.

Areas Covered In This Webinar

  • Master the keystroke shortcuts that will become indispensable to accelerate Excel usage
  • Navigate seamlessly through workbooks and work-sheets with keystroke and mouse shortcuts
  • Copy or move data with simple dragging instead of multi-step command sequences
  • Display/ hide all worksheet formulas instantly; select all formula cells with two mouse clicks
  • Use keystroke shortcuts for various number formats
  • Build lists of dates, times or values without using time-consuming commands
  • Create charts instantly and learn manipulation tips
  • Create formulas faster with entire column references

Learning Objectives

  • Get the productivity boost as you become a more proficient Excel user
  • Master over 100 tips to make you a PowerUser

Who Will Benefit

  • Banking
  • Financial Professionals
  • Sales and Marketing Personnel
  • Investments
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Accounts
  • Audit
  • Nearly all Excel users, except for those just getting started, are candidates for this webinar
  • Any Excel User who wants to accelerate his use of this software and become more productive by learning the numerous shortcuts available

Speakers Profile

Dennis Taylor has taught thousands of Excel seminars and classes since the early 90’s, is the author/presenter of over 500 Excel webinars, and authored the book Teach Yourself Microsoft Excel 2000. He has taught hundreds of public Excel seminars in the US and Canada since 2006 and has recorded over 100 Excel courses both for online and DVD distribution.

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Understanding Fundamental GLP Compliance For Non-Clinical Product Development

Speaker: Chitra Edwin – Consultant,Biotechnology Consulting Solutions

Date: December 8th Thursday

Time: 01:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Product Code: 300193

Level: Intermediate

Key Take Away

This webinar will provide a clear understanding of the basics of GLP and cGMP compliance in drug development (non-clinical testing, and manufacturing of drugs).

Overview

Get a comprehensive overview of the key compliance regulations required for GLP laboratory compliance for non-clinical testing in drug development. And, also a comprehensive overview of the cGMP regulations for the manufacturing in pharmaceutical development.

Why Should You Attend

No FUDs are expected. Compliance based on the regulations are well established, and documented in key guidance documents. Any personnel working in these areas must adhere to the regulations. It is “black and white”, and straightforward.

Areas Covered In This Webinar

  • Historical background
  • Applicable guidance’s and regulations
  • Case Studies

Learning Objectives

  • Requirements at each level; testing laboratory, manufacturing facility, animal facility, CRMs, key reagents, labeling, SOPs, documentation
  • Preparing for audits
  • Penalties for non-c
  • Scientists
  • Analysts
  • Technicians
  • Supervisors
  • Laboratory Directors
  • Compliance

Who Will Benefit

  • Scientists
  • Analysts
  • Technicians
  • Supervisors
  • Laboratory Directors

Speakers Profile

Chitra Edwin, Ph.D., RAC. has extensive experience in the product development, regulatory affairs, strategy and compliance of in vitro diagnostics (IVD), medical devices and biologics (vaccines) in infectious diseases, oncology, and cardiology. She has held leadership roles in the private sector including the Cleveland HeartLab, MassBiologics, and Chiron Diagnostics. Dr. Edwin is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Edwin obtained her Ph.D. in from the University of Minnesota, and post-doctoral training at the Harvard Medical School and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She is Regulatory Affairs Certified (RAC). She was a Review Board member of Opus Institutional Review Board (IRB).

 

Source Link:  https://www.atozcompliance.com/trainings-webinar/life-sciences/laboratory-compliance/understanding-fundamental-glp-compliance-for-non-clinical-product-development/chitra-edwin/300193

 

Trends In International Construction Arbitration

Speaker: James G. Zack – Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc

Date: December 13th Tuesday

Time: 01:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST

Duration: 90 Minutes

Product Code: 300188

Level: Intermediate

Key Take Away

This webinar will enable you to know the current trends in international construction arbitration law with respect to choice of law, choice of seat, and choice of arbitral institutions. Also get exposed to the true time and cost of international construction arbitration and gain insight into the choice of legal counsel and arbitrators.

Overview

International arbitration is a transnational dispute typically involving disputes between parties from different nations often performing work in yet another nation.

A UK contractor constructing an ore processing facility in a sub-Saharan African nation on behalf of a Canadian minerals company, files a claim for UK£1.45 million and seeks arbitration when the project owner refuses to settle is an example of an international arbitration.

As the world’s economy has become more globalized, more corporations are working internationally. Over the past two to three decades disputes on construction projects have become larger, more complicated and more common.

Research indicates that arbitration is the preferred dispute resolution mechanism for international corporations rather than transnational litigation. As the number of arbitration case filings has increased so has the number of arbitral institutions (which now number at least 28) and the seats of arbitration. Perhaps in reaction to growing criticism of the process, there has been and continues to be other changes concerning international arbitration.

Why Should You Attend

Contractors bidding/ negotiating or working on an international construction contract are most likely bound by law of the contract to some form of international arbitration – under an international arbitral institution’s rules; in an overseas location; based on the governing law of a foreign nation; and with little opportunity to appeal an arbitral institution.

Likewise, contractors in this situation may also find that they need to retain legal counsel other than the law firm that they typically use. If contractors are involved in negotiation of an international contract they and their legal counsel decisions will have to be made on the choice of law, the choice of arbitral institution, the choice concerning the seat (location) of the arbitration proceedings and, perhaps, even that language of the arbitration proceedings. Each of these decisions has consequences concerning the cost of arbitration, the process and procedures involved in an arbitration, and many others. All need to be taken into account when decisions concerning international arbitration are being made.

Gain insight into developing trends concerning transnational litigation including:

  • The growth in appellate rights
  • The expansion of discovery
  • The trend toward informal and interim dispute resolution measures
  • The growing methods to expedite proceedings

Areas Covered In This Webinar

  • Corporate dispute resolution policies favor seat of arbitration
  • Virtually all arbitral institutions report a growth in case filings year after year
  • In-house legal counsel does not use retained legal counsel but seek specialized counsel
  • In-house legal counsel is remarkably consistent on top influences for selecting arbitrators
  • In-house counsel is also consistent on their choice of governing law contract
  • Despite 75 arbitral institutions globally, 3 dominate the field
  • There are two favored seats of arbitration but some regional centers are gaining in popularity
  • International arbitration is no longer faster or cheaper than litigation
  • A high percentage of disputes are settled prior to issuance of an arbitral award
  • Very few participants have to appeal an award for judicial enforcement
  • A majority of international corporations would grade and report on arbitrator performance
  • Confidentiality of arbitration remains one of the strongest selling points for arbitration

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the current status of international construction arbitration and the decisions that must be made concerning arbitration
  • Examine and learn about some recently identified game changing trends concerning international arbitration and what they may mean for contractors and their legal counsel working abroad

Who Will Benefit

  • Owners performing Projects in the International Arena
  • Legal Counsel advising Clients concerning International Arbitration
  • Design Professionals and Construction Managers working on International Projects
  • Contractors and Subcontractors performing International Projects

Speakers Profile

James G. Zack, Jr., CCM, CFCC, FFA, FAACE, FRICS, PMP, is the Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum – the construction industry’s global resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally.

Formerly, Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management for Fluor Corporation, a $24 billion/year EPC with offices and projects worldwide.

Previous to that, Vice President of Pinnacle One and Executive Director, PinnacleOne Institute and Senior Construction Claims Consultant with CH2M HILL, Inc.

With 40+ years of experience working on construction projects he is a recognized expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims.

Mr. Zack has made construction claims presentations and been involved with claims throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Egypt, Chile, China, England, Guatemala, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Tatarstan, The Netherlands, The Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. He has been involved in more than 5,000 claims and has been designated as an expert witness in mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Mr. Zack is a Fellow of AACE International and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Mr. Zack is a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant, a Certified Construction Manager and a Project Management Professional.

Mr. Zack is a nationally known author, speaker and trainer concerning the management, mitigation and resolution of construction claims on public works projects.

Source Link: https://www.atozcompliance.com/trainings-webinar/cross-industry-functions/project-management/trends-in-international-construction-arbitration/james-g-zack/300188

 

The importance of Detecting Truth, Deception, and Lies while conducting an Investigative Interview

Speaker: John E. Grimes – Owner, Fraud & Loss Prevention Solutions

Date: December 7th Wednesday

Time: 01:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST

Duration: 90 Minutes

Product Code: 300185

Level: Intermediate

This webinar has been approved for 1.50 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HRCI.

“The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.”

“This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.”

 Key Take Away

Learn the craft of interviewing using skill, artistry and best practices to understand the psychology of what motivates an interviewee to tell the truth.

Overview

Most people believe they can tell when someone is lying, especially if it is someone they know, such as their child, spouse, or a friend. And they probably can. However, they might not have the ability to detect whether someone is telling the truth, is being deceptive, or is lying when conducting investigative interview training and sitting across from the person for the first time. And if they can, they might not be able to articulate how they reached their conclusion. It is critical that skilled investigator training makes you conduct legally acceptable interviews, evaluate the responses, and be able to articulate their conclusions for the official record.

Interviewing is a craft that involves skill and artistry combined with best practice processes or steps. The craft of interviewing involves understanding the psychology of interviewees, developing the art of human interaction, and applying proven established interviewing steps. A professional interviewer needs to understand what motivates an interviewee, including suspects, witnesses possible witness, and peripheral individuals, to lie. Equally important, interviewers need to understand what motivates an individual to tell the truth.

Along with this understanding, professional interviewers must be able to detect truth, deception, and lies by applying established interview best practices and using learned skill to evaluate verbal, non-verbal, and paralinguistic behavior.

Why Should You Attend

Interviewing is not a peripheral task when conducting an investigation. An interview skill is a critical component of an investigation. Investigative Information is gleaned from a variety of sources, i.e. computer data, documents, trace evidence, and of course people. It is people who commit crimes and possess information to assist in the investigative outcome. It is people who have motivations to lie or tell the truth. It is imperative that skilled interviewers are able to follow established best practice interview steps combined with the ability to detect truth, deception, and lies. Of course the main objective of an interview is to obtain the truth. To reach this objective it is important that the interviewer utilize learned skills to be able to detect whether the interviewee is truthful, deceptive, or lying.

If you conduct investigative interviews, you will benefit from this webinar. This webinar will teach you to think of interviewing as a craft. This webinar will provide you with the tools to ensure that you are giving the interviewee every opportunity to tell the truth. This is accomplished by following established best practices, including interview proxemics, building rapport and trust, and formulation properly phrased questions so as to best detect the truth, deception, and lies by evaluating verbal, non-verbal, and paralinguistic behavior.

Areas Covered In This Webinar

  • What Motivates Interviewees to be untruthful or deceptive
  • What Motivates an Interviewee to be truthful
  • Established Best Practice Interview Steps
  • Arranging the Interview
  • Proper Introductions
  • Building Rapport
  • Properly Phrased Questions
  • Evaluating Responses for truthfulness, deception, or Lies. (Verbal, Non-Verbal, Paralinguistic)
  • Methods to obtain the truth if deception and untruthfulness is detected

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the Craft of Interviewing
  • Learning Best Practice Interview Steps
  • How to Build Rapport
  • How to Properly Phrase Questions
  • How to Evaluate Responses
  • How to follow-up when Deception or Untruthfulness is detected.

Who Will Benefit

  • Investigators
  • Auditors
  • Fraud Examiners
  • HR Employees
  • Labor Relation Employees
  • Attorneys

Speakers Profile

John E. Grimes III MS, CFE, CFI  has over 45 years of progressive law enforcement, criminal investigation, fraud examination, loss prevention, leadership, and teaching experience. He began his career with the Baltimore City Police Department where he became a detective in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). He left Baltimore and became a special agent with the newly created Amtrak Police Department Fraud and Organized Crime Unit. He was then promoted to captain of the CID. In 1993, Mr. Grimes joined the Amtrak Office of Inspector General/Office of Investigations. He was appointed chief inspector in 1999 and retired from service in 2011.

Since his retirement his efforts have focused on education, training, and mentoring. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Stevenson University teaching graduate level courses in forensic interviewing and fraud examination. He is an advisory committee member for the Center for Forensic Excellence at Stevenson University. He is also on the Stevenson University Forensic Advisory Board.

In addition, Mr. Grimes is the proprietor of Fraud and Loss Prevention Solutions. He developed and taught an introductory loss prevention course for Blue Ridge CC in NC. Additionally, he has been a speaker, presenter, and trainer at many ACFE events, as well as government, private, and professional organizations.

Mr. Grimes is the immediate past president of the Maryland Chapter-ACFE. During his term as president, the Maryland Chapter was the honored recipient of the 2015 ACFE Chapter of the Year Award. He has been a Certified Fraud Examiner since 1997. He is also recognized as a Certified Forensic Interviewer by the Center for Interview Standards and Assessments, Ltd. Mr. Grimes is a member of the Reid Institute and the Loss Prevention Foundation. He was a former staff officer with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary where he was recognized as an instructor specialist and a marine safety and environmental protection specialist.

Source Links: https://www.atozcompliance.com/trainings-webinar/human-resources/hr-investigations-and-audit/the-importance-of-detecting-truth-deception-lies-while-conducting-an-investigative-interview/john-e-grimes/300185

Same Day ACH – Faster Payments Rules

Speaker: Donna K. Olheiser – VP of Education at Dynamic Mastership

Date: December 8th Thursday

Time: 01:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST

Duration: 90 Minutes

Product Code: 300142

Level: Intermediate

This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM

Key Take Away

Get details on what just happened with the adoption of the new Same Day ACH Rule and what it will do for the ACH payments network and identify the impact on financial institutions (ODFIs and RDFIs), including their originators.

Overview

Earlier this year, on May 19, 2015, the Electronic Payments Association (NACHA rules) approved Same Day ACH transactions which will enable the faster movements of payments by enabling same day settlement for virtually any ACH payments network.

With this new Rule, two new same day settlement windows will be added to the network, increasing funds movement to three times each day. The rule will enable Originators that desire same-day processing the option to send same-day ACH transactions to account at any RDFI. For Receiving Institutions (RDFI), the Rule will require them to receive same day transactions and give faster funds availability to their account holders.

In this 90-minute information-filled webinar you will learn how this new Rule will allow financial institutions and businesses to acclimate to a faster processing environment, as well as to ease the implementation effort; these new capabilities will become effective over three phases beginning in September 2016 and ending in March 2018.

Why Should You Attend

  • Describe what just happened with the adoption of this new Rule and what will it do for the ACH Payments Network
  • Identify the impacts on financial institutions (ODFIs and RDFIs), including their Originators

List details on the three phases of implementation beginning September 2016 and completing in March 2018

  • Define the two new clearing windows are for Same Day ACH transactions offered by the ACH Operators and what this means to ACH payments using examples and scenarios
  • Outline the methodology of calculating the Same Day Entry Fee being charged to the ODFI and provided to the RDFI to help recover fees associated with enabling and supporting Same Day ACH
  • Establish guidelines for preparation of the new Same Day ACH Rule
  • Determine “next steps” in preparing for Phase 1 – which begins September 2016

Areas Covered In This Webinar

  • How the new Rule varies slightly from the original RFC (Request For Comment)
  • Dates for each phase in the implementation process and what is happening
  • 10 primary use cases for Same Day ACH
  • What types of ACH payments are NOT part of the Same Day ACH payments
  • How Same Day ACH is “optional” for use by Originator and ODFI; but “mandatory” receipt of these entries for RDFI

Learning Objectives

  • Impacts on the ODFI and Originator including the optional Same Day indicator for use only by these parties
  • Procedure change suggestions for the ODFI to handle the Originators who do not want to use the Same Day service
  • Impacts on the RDFI with discussion on changes for the receipt and processing of ACH file in new environment
  • Details on how credit funds availability rules are changing for the RDFI and what does this mean to your financial institution during each phase of the implementation

Who Will Benefit

  • Financial Institution Executives and Professionals
  • Banking Operations Managers and Staff
  • Treasury Management Professionals
  • AAP’s (Accredited ACH Professionals)
  • Payroll Processors

Company / Business Owners (Originators)

  • Banking Managers/ Supervisors
  • Third-Party Service Providers and Third-Party Senders
  • Audit and Compliance Personnel / Risk Managers

Speakers Profile

Donna K Olheiser, AAP, is the Vice President of Education Services and founder for Dynamic Mastership, LLC. She is an enthusiastic and energetic Certified Master Trainer with over 14 years’ experience. She has designed and facilitated over 150 training sessions each year with her expertise being the Rules for companies and financial institutions when processing electronic (specifically ACH) payments, then scheduling the events to facilitate/deliver the material through a variety of venues (webinars, tele-seminars, in-person workshops, including regional and national conferences).

Donna is also an experienced Project Manager managing education programs for organizations processing electronic payments and developing personalized training programs for financial institutions. Donna has over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry which includes 9 years’ experience as the Education Service Director at a Regional Payments Association (RPA), where she managed and facilitated the entire Education program for nearly 800 financial institution members.

Prior to that, Donna spent 14 years in various departments with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and also holds the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) designation (achieved in 2004).

Donna’s extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for transferring payment processing knowledge using the adult learning theory is remarkable and has helped many payment professionals perform daily operational tasks including exception processing while remaining compliant with the NACHA Operating Rules. She uses scenarios and examples to bring the learning home, easy to comprehend and apply to real-life day-to-day ACH processing.

Donna’s ability to engage the learner through the entire training event helps the adult learner apply what they’ve learned during and after each training session. If you have not attended a session with Donna, you should add at least one session to your “to-do list” in 2015, definitely worth your investment!

Source Link: https://www.atozcompliance.com/trainings-webinar/banking-financial-services/banks-and-credit-unions/same-day-ach-faster-payments-rules/donna-k-olheiser/300142