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Franklin University Presents March Center for Professional Training & Development Workshops

For Immediate Release: February 28, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University’s Center for Professional Training & Development will host a series of workshops in March designed to enhance professional credentials and reinforce industry expertise.

Obtain the knowledge and skills needed to gain a professional edge, dramatically improve productivity, and enhance organizational effectiveness. By developing your skills in Microsoft Office, IT Infrastructure Library, Operations Management, Process Management, Project Management or Emotional Intelligence, you will maximize performance, differentiate yourself from others, and get ahead in any industry.

Microsoft Office – Basic Access: March 14-15
This course is designed for individuals who wish to learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Access Database program to perform their day-to-day responsibilities and to understand the advantages using a relational database program can bring to their business processes. You will also gain the fundamental knowledge and techniques needed to advance to more complex Access responsibilities such as maintaining databases and using programming techniques that enhance Access applications.

ITIL V3 (IT Infrastructure Library)-Planning, Protection & Optimization: March 14-18 
In this course, participants will gain an understanding of the practical aspects of the ITIL V3 Service Lifecycle and processes associated with planning, protection, and optimization necessary to ensure IT departments can effectively manage customer demand, availability, and capacity while mitigating risk.

APICS – Fundamentals of Operations Management – Fundamentals of Operations Management:  March 14-18
This course is concerned with the design of systems to produce goods and services and in the operation of those systems. It discusses relationship within the company environment, particularly with marketing and product design. Fundamentals of Operations Management is a core course in the APICS Fundamentals of Materials and Operations Management series.

Microsoft Office – Advanced Access: March 16-17  
This Advanced Access training class is targeted at intermediate users of Access who need to work with related tables; create advanced queries, forms, and reports; write macros to automate common tasks; and perform general database maintenance.      

Certified Manager – Process Improvement: March 21-23  
This 3-day course covers the essential aspects of Process Improvement Methods and Analysis. It is designed to provide professionals with the topics, direction, mentoring, and case studies needed to realize the full advantages of process improvement.

Getting Results with Emotional Intelligence:  March 24
Engaging people in productive change, resolving conflicts and building a culture of trust are all situation that require emotional intelligence.  In this workshop attendees will be provided key insights into how to enhance one’s ability to lead and influence others while improving decision-making skills, interpersonal relationships and job effectiveness to ultimately strengthen your working environment. Managers, business owners, sales and service professionals will benefit from this engaging, empowering, and effective workshop.

Introduction to Project Management: March 29-31
This 3-day course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed to complete projects on time, within budget, and within scope and to satisfy customers with the level of work and service provided. In this in-depth course, you will learn the standards, tools, and techniques needed to serve as an exceptional project manager.

For more information on the above workshops, email or phone 614.947.6173. 

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About the Franklin University Center for Professional Training and Development
Franklin University’s Center for Professional Training & Development provides certification programs and training opportunities to businesses, government offices, not-for-profit organizations, and career-minded individuals interested in expanding their abilities to succeed in today’s dynamic and competitive environment. For a current list of scheduled programs and workshops, visit

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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