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    May Events Hosted by Duquesne

    Friday, May 4

    QuickBooks: Reports

    Designed for individuals familiar with QuickBooks, attendees will learn about generating and customizing financial reports, forms/templates and QuickBooks letters. Presented by Dennis Piper & Associates, a firm that has experience working closely with small to mid-size companies to develop, train, and enhance accounting processes through this software. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Wednesday, May 9

    Entrepreneur's Growth Conference

    This daylong conference featuring workshops, networking opportunities and a trade show will provide information on smart selling; key tips for getting more referrals; quicker closes and bigger deals; quest for capital; the 30-day business plan; Facebook for business; 20 marketing tweaks to transform your business and drive your competitors crazy; and much more. Keynote speaker Raul Valdes Perez, executive chairman of Vivisimo, will discuss his journey to the top and give insight on how he got there.

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Power Center and Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $139.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information

    Thursday, May 10

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Butler County)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Community Development Corporation, 112 Woody Drive, Butler, Pa.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.1961 to register or for more information.

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Lawrence County)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to noon, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation,100 E. Reynolds Street, Suite 100, New Castle.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.658.1488 to register and for more information.

    Tuesday, May 15

    Understanding Emotional Intelligence from a Mindful Perspective: Enhancing Motivation and Engagement

    The first in a three-part Leadership Breakfast Series, this event will address the processes of cultivating Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the workplace through the application of mindfulness. Novel concepts and practicing new skills in an emerging new model of Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence Training will also be examined. Sponsored by the Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    7:30 a.m., breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., presentation, Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $45 or $115 for all three in the series.

    For more information and registration, visit www.duq.edu/leadershipseries or call 412.396.5600.

    Developing New Market Opportunities (Robert Morris University)

    Attendees will learn about traditional tactics to find new customers, international trade and doing business with the federal government. Topics include consumer trends, how to finance exports and the federal procurement process, among others. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 to Noon, Sewall Center, Dining Room C, Robert Morris University, 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township.

    Cost: $15.

    For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/sbdc or call 412.396.1633.

    Friday, May 18

    What is "Shaken Baby Syndrome?" Clinical, Investigative and Legal Considerations

    Known within the pediatric community as abusive head trauma, "shaken baby syndrome" is the most common cause of death from physical child abuse in the country. As an investigative and legal matter, however, it has not always been clearly understood or carefully applied, proving an often-unreliable basis for criminal convictions. This daylong seminar will explore the scientific, legal and investigative issues underlying this widely used but mostly misunderstood term. Co-sponsored by the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law and the Schools of Law and Nursing at Duquesne University. Approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for five (5) hours of substantive credit and one (1) hour of ethics credit. Continuing education credits for nurses and coroners are also anticipated.

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $60 per person for the general public, $20 for students, $70 for teachers, $90 for nurses, public attorneys and government employees, and $150 for private attorneys.

    Call 412.396.1330, email wechtinstitute@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/forensics/forensic-fridays for more information and to register.

    Tuesday, May 22

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Pittsburgh)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free

    Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

    Wednesday, May 23

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series-Building Effective Work Relationships

    The quality of work relationships in organizations has a tremendous impact on the level of employee productivity. This webinar will address how to cultivate positive relationships among employees. Topics include dynamic listening; how to work with difficult people; keys to giving constructive feedback; and resolving conflicts among team members. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information and registration.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.