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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
NEWS RELEASE
News Bureau • Schofield Hall 201Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
fax: (715) 836-2900
NEXUS Seminar To Focus On
Team Building Skills
MAILED: Oct. 8, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE — NEXUS, a group focused on bridging the gap between research and practice in occupational and classroom settings, will present the seminar “Improving the Work and School Environment” Thursday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Nov. 30, at the Radisson Center in La Crosse.
         The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education, Marshfield Clinic’s Center for Community Outreach and CESA 4,10 and 11 are co-sponsoring the program.
         The event, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, will focus on building skills necessary to form healthy productive teams. Topics include collaboration, decision making, how to deal with rumors and dissent, consensus building, problem solving in teams, leadership and wellness.
         Michael McGowan, president of the training and consultation firm McGowan Associates, is the program facilitator. McGowan is a well-known speaker who has spent the last 21 years working with families and children as an educator, youth care worker, family counselor, alcohol and drug counselor and trainer.
         The fee for both days is $175 and covers instruction, instructional materials, breaks, one continental breakfast and two lunches. The fee for Nov. 29 only is $100 and covers instruction, instructional materials, break and lunch.
         Educational credit options include 11 equivalency clock hours from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and 12 hours of continuing education units from UW-Eau Claire and one graduate credit from UW-Eau Claire. For graduate credit information, call Doug Stevens at (715) 836-3636.
         For more information or to register, call La Vone Sneen, UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, at (715) 836-3636, by fax at (715) 836-3258 or e-mail at sneenl@uwec.edu. Registration deadline is Nov. 16. To make room reservations at the Radisson Hotel, call (608) 784-6680 by Oct. 29 to receive reduced rates.
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Updated: Oct. 8, 2001