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Thursday, Feb. 15

The Bellevue Offutt Rising Professionals will host “Bringing a Resume to Life” on Feb. 15 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Bellevue University’s Muller Building. A guest speaker will help participants understand how to effectively and succinctly articulate their skills on a resume, which is paramount to professional development and placement. The event is free and open to the public but participants are asked to RSVP online and submit any questions beforehand.

Monday, Feb. 19

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the February Membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott/Beardmore Event Center- Bellevue. This luncheons guest speaker is Kevin Hensel, director of leadership development at Leadership Resources. Cost is $20 for members, $35 for non-members. Registration is available online.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Iowa Western Community College will host “Wix: Create your website to grow your business” on Feb. 20 and 22 from 1-4 p.m. at IWCC’s Looft Hall. The workshop will go over website design basics, developing content, SEO and building the website. The cost is $50 and registration can be done online.

AIM Interface Web School in partnership with Seventy Five North Revitalization Corporation, will host “Foundations of Web Development” for Heartland Workforce Solutions eligible clients starting Feb. 20. This part-time, 10-week course for clients between the ages of 18-24 will teach students how to build an interactive website from the ground up using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and get an introduction to the WordPress platform. Members of AIM and HWS will work with candidates upon completion to connect them with employers for open positions relation to the training provided. For more information or to apply contact Shonna Dorsey, 402-345-5025.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

NEbraskaCERT will host its February Cyber Security Forum from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Bellevue Public Schools Support Center. This session’s speaker is Renault Ross from Symantec. Ross will be talking about Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report. Attendees are asked to RSVP to csfrsvp@nebraskacert.org before Feb. 19.

Thursday, Feb. 22

Registration is open for the 2018 Women in Agriculture Confereaaance that will be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney, Neb. from Feb. 22-23. The event is organized by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and hosted by the Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agricultural Economics in Nebraska. The conference’ s theme is “Growing our future, valuing our traditions,” and will include more than 30 workshops focusing on financial, market, production, human and legal risks. Registration can be done online and is $125 prior to Feb. 4 and $150 after.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Marcotte will be hosting an OSHA 10-hour construction safety course on Feb. 27-28. The Feb. 27 session runs from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and covers focus four-falls, electrical; focus fourstruck, caught in; personal protective equipment, silica and hand & power tools. This session includes morning snacks and lunch. The Feb. 28 session will run from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and includes: stairways & ladders; excavations; fire prevention/extinguishers; confined spaces; and powered industrial trucks. This session includes morning snacks. The workshop is free for Marcotte clients, and $150 for non-clients. Call 402-398-9009 to register.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Bellevue University will welcome Kristina Anderson, a former Virginia Tech student and international advocate for violence prevention, as keynote for “The State of Security in the Heartland and Beyond.” Anderson was shot three times when a student gunman entered her classroom on April 16, 2007. The annual conference is an opportunity for security and law enforcement professionals to learn about crisis situations and how to address them. There will be two sessions. Space is limited, preregistration is available online.

Thursday, March 1

Pam Alfrey Hernandez, founder and CEO of The Right Reflection, developed the WhyNot? Series to empower women to compete and succeed in this environment. The topics in this series will help women in all stages of work and life. The series consists of eight two-hour sessions including topics such as “Cleaning Our Mental Closets,” “The Double Bind/Covering,” “What’ s Good About Y ou is Good for Business,” and “Crafting Your Job to Leverage Your Strengths.” This seminar will take place from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at College of St. Mary’s.

Saturday, March 3

Nancy Flaherty, MS, CDP, president of Flaherty Senior Consulting, will present a workshop called “Learning to Live with Dementia” on Saturday, March 3 and April 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Faith Westwood United Methodist Church for free. This two-part workshop focuses on the various types of dementia and how to manage symptoms. The program covers: Dementia Basics; Mystery and Reality of Living with Different; Person-centered Care; and Compassionate Care. To register, contact Nancy Flaherty at 402-312-9324 or email fla- hertyconsulting@cox.net. Participants are asked to attend both days.

Tuesday, March 6

PRSA’s March Program with focus on “Telling Our Story, Building our Organizational Pride” featuring Monique Farmer and Kala Morrissey from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Anthony’ s Steakhouse. Brand and repu- tation management efforts are important for all organizations. Through customer service, organizational pride efforts and storytelling, organizations can take control of their own brands and help build fact-based narratives in media environments that can sometimes come across as less than fully balanced. The event is $20 for members, $30 for non-members and $15 for students. Registration is online.

Wednesday, March 7

The Human Resource Association of the Midlands will host Andrew Malahowski, compliance counsel for Gallagher Benefit Ser- vices, at its March Government Affairs session. Malahowski will present eight-minute vignettes on five hot topics dealing with retirement, health savings accounts, health care, wellness, and cafeteria plans where he will highlight risk issues in each area that employers often miss. HRAM’ s March Government Affairs Session will be held from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at Security Na- tional Bank, located at 101st and Pacific Streets in Omaha. Registration is available online until March 3.

Saturday, April 11

The Society for Certified Insurance Counselors and the Professional Insurance Agents for Nebraska and Iowa will be presenting the Commercial Casualty Institute from April 11-13 at the Marriott Courtyard Lincoln Downtown. The institute will cover topics on: Commercial General Liability Concepts and Coverage; Additional Insured Concepts and Endorsements; Business Automobile Coverage and Endorsements; and Workers Compensation and Employers Liability. Registration is $415 and can be done online.

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