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Pre-Conference Sessions

The Lows and Highs of the NEC

This online 8-hour course, titled The Lows and Highs of the NEC, covers the NEC rules for low-voltage systems and high-voltage systems of over 1,000 volts. Low-voltage system articles covered include Articles 725, 805, 411 and others. The high-voltage portion of the course includes discussion on shielded cables, terminating, splicing and the NEC rules that apply to the installation of high/medium voltage cables. Article 311 and the "over 1,000 volts" parts of other articles are discussed.
• Participation qualifies for eight code hours in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota.
• Reduced credit hours for this course are not available.
• Each attendee will be mailed a Continuing Education Certificate upon class completion.

Live Online - January 25, 2021        8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Tim Pull
Fee: $150
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Building Forms with Microsoft
Learn how to create and use a wide variety of forms available now in Microsoft. Microsoft Word is your basic tool to create easy to use forms, but you can take it up a notch with Microsoft Forms, available in office 365. Even if you don’t have 365 on your computer, come and see what can be accomplished in a short amount of time. Class will work best for participants with dual monitors.

Live Online - January 26, 2021         12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Debbie Mantz, Bismarck State College
Fee: $75
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Make the Most of Microsoft Excel

In this two-hour course, Debbie will discuss how conditional formatting and spark lines will help you see your data differently. In addition, she will also cover four useful functions for everyone: count, count A, count If, and look ups. Class will work best for participants with dual monitors.

Live Online - January 26, 2021         8:30 am - 10:30 am
Instructor: Debbie Mantz, Bismarck State College
Fee: $75
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Principles of Servant Leadership
Simply stated, leadership is a position of service. A philosophy--- not a leadership style, Servant Leadership is the concept that leadership is not about you but rather putting the people you lead first. In this presentation, we outline and describe the foundation of Servant Leadership to include the 3 Assumptions, the 5 Ways of Being and the 10 Attributes of what it means to be a servant leader. First lesson: The servant leader is servant first.

Live Online - January 26, 2021         8:30 am - 10:30 am
Instructor: Ted Schick, Schick Corporate Learning
Fee: $75

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Where Leadership Goes, Safety Follows

Leadership. Safety. You really can’t have one without the other. They go hand-in-hand. And it starts with us as leaders-- - in our words, our actions, and behaviors. From our professional relationships with our frontline employees to our communication and leading our teams, when we lead every day, we keep our people safe. The most influential leader in any organization is the frontline leader with their example and actions. Where leadership goes, safety will follow.

Live Online - January 26, 2021            12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Ted Schick, Schick Corporate Learning
Fee: $75

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The Lows and Highs of the NEC
Tim Pull, TJP Electrical Training

Tim Pull has been preparing electricians for the job site and for state electrical licensing exams for three decades. He spent 31 years teaching in the electrical department at the North Dakota State College of Science and is now providing training independently through TJP Electrical Training. Tim has presented hundreds of seminars on the National Electrical Code. He knows what information electricians need, and – just as importantly – he knows how to present that information in an understandable, engaging, memorable way. He uses graphics to illustrate key concepts, provides clear answers to  questions and does not waste time on unnecessary material.
 

 

Building Forms with Microsoft/Make the Most of Micosoft Excel
Debbie Mantz, Bismarck State College

An expert in computer software, trainer Debbie Mantz provides companies and employees learning experiences for business success. She has been with Bismarck State College for over 30 years, serving as both a member of faculty and staff. Debbie has both developed and customized curriculum in order to meet each needs across BSC's campus.Debbie holds a Master’s Degree from University of North Dakota in Instructional Design and Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Mary in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Information Services. She is also a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access and MS Outlook.
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