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Jan. 4, 2006

Nonprofit Academy Offers Seminar On Human Resources Management Jan. 19

The Nonprofit Management Academy has announced the next monthly seminar in its yearlong series for 2005-06. "Human Resources Management" will be presented from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Coral Ridge Mall Community Room, 1451 Coral Ridge Ave., Coralville.

The seminar will focus on facing the challenges of attracting and retaining qualified employees on a nonprofit budget. Participants will learn the fundamentals of developing jobs, screening and interviewing applicants and appraising employees. The seminar will examine current employment laws and how they impact nonprofit organizations. The session is intended to assist all participants in developing core skills for effectively managing the majority of the operating budget for any nonprofit organization -- human resources.

The trainer for the session is Maureen McCormick, director of University of Iowa Learning and Development.

The fee for the seminar is $50, and CEU credits are available. Participants may enroll in individual courses or a program leading to a Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

The Nonprofit Management Academy is a joint project sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) and the Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University Extension, United Way of Johnson County, Iowa Shares, the Iowa Women's Foundation, the Community Leadership Program, the Johnson County Cultural Alliance, The 10,000 Hours Show and the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce.

To register for the training, or for more information, please call Paula Lichtenstein at 319-337-2145.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Monique DiCarlo, 319-335-1486,; Writer: Linda Kroon