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Ohio University-Zanesville hosts Human Resource Institute

ATHENS, Ohio (April 17, 2006) -- Ohio University-Zanesville continues to provide insight into current human resource issues along with networking opportunities at its12th annual Ohio University Human Resource Institute. The institute will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at Ohio University-Zanesville.

The theme, "21st Century Workplace," will focus on ideas for employers to stay current in an ever-changing workplace. The keynote speaker, Michael Kravitz, will introduce participants to the concepts of emotional intelligence and developing "people smart strategies."

"Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to use your emotions in a positive and constructive way in relationships with others," explains Kravitz. "EI is not about stifling your emotions. It's about using them thoughtfully and productively."

Other human resource related topics that will be addressed through the various concurrent sessions including networking, records retention, issues facing human resource operations, stress in the workplace, the lost art of communication, case studies, managing negative people, investigating harassment claims, competitive advantage using workforce scorecards, multiple generations at work, interviewing skills and subtle discrimination.

"We design the Institute based on the needs of HR professionals," says Candy McBride, director of Ohio University-Zanesville's Office of Continuing Education. "That input is the foundation for the day's institute."

The Human Resource Institute is sponsored by Ohio University-Zanesville Business and Industry Training and the Development Resource Center, Institute for Local Government Administration and Rural Development (ILGARD), The Muskingum Valley Human Resource Management Association and the Ohio University Office of the Vice President for Regional Higher Education.

Human Resource professionals interested attending this professional development program, which is eligible for 5.75 recertification credits toward PHR and SPHR through the Human Resource Institute, may contact the Office of Continuing Education at (740) 588-1401.

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Media Contact: Grants and Special Projects Coordinator Chris Shaw (740) 588-1565 or shaw@ohio.edu

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