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Workers' Compensation Overview
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
NICC Town Clock Center
680 Main St.,
Dubuque, IA
Room 106A
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The Workers' Compensation overview will educate supervisors, stewards and other employees/members to recognize the purpose and benefits of workers' compensation. We will then look at the State of Iowa?s significant amendments to workers' compensation that went into effect on July 1, 2017. The changes have resulted in far-reaching implications for injured workers and employers. We will discuss those changes, the effects that we have seen, and what may lie ahead.
Presenter: Nick Avgerinos
Nick Avgerinos is a senior partner of Capron & Avgerinos and a founder of the firm. Nick handles a variety of workers' compensation cases and has had extensive experience working with union labor, including steelworkers, food and commercial workers, plumbers and steamfitters, carpenters, roofers, electrical workers, brick layers, laborers, machinists, and teamsters, specifically in western Illinois and eastern Iowa.

Nick is a frequent speaker about workers' compensation rights at union gatherings and other forums throughout Illinois and Iowa.
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Unconscious Bias Training
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Presentation: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NICC Town Clock
Business Center, Room 106A
680 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

Cost: $29/person
This 3-hour training will focus on implicit and explicit bias and will combine information about bias along with opportunities to reflect on and better manage participant biases. Facilitators will use activities, videos, and conversations to help participants understand that biases are universal among humans. Participants will also be given the opportunity to learn and practice tools in order to mitigate the negative effects of their own biases, especially in regard to their interactions with others across all areas of difference.
Instructors:
John Stewart

John joined the University of Dubuque as Vice President for Academic Affairs, and became Special Assistant to the President of UD in 2010. John retired 2016 to volunteer at Dubuque?s Multicultural Family Center, Inclusive Dubuque, St. John?s Episcopal Church, and to serve a variety of executive training clients.

Katrina Neely Farren-Eller
Katrina earned her doctorate in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University, and she also has an Executive Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management and an Executive Certificate in Organizational Development and Change Leadership, both from Georgetown University.
To register for:
Course #72671 visit: www.nicc.edu/solutions or call 563.557.8271 ext. 380
Pre-registration is required.
Refund Policy: If a class is cancelled by NICC, a full refund will be issued. No refund will be given if the participant cancels five business days or less prior to class start date. Note that some fees are not refundable.
Lunch and Learn: What's New in Unemployment Insurance: State of Iowa & U.S. Department of Labor
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Registration & Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
Presentation: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NICC Town Clock
Business Center, Room 106A
680 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

Cost: $29/person
It's hard to be over-prepared for unemployment insurance (UI) hearings. Join officials from the Iowa Workforce Development UI division to learn what to expect before and during a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ), including prehearing processes, the hearing notice, and appeals before the Employment Appeal Board and beyond. They will offer tips, define stages of the hearing process, and share resources to find information relevant to the specific employer's involvement in the UI claim process. Do not miss this opportunity to prepare for and defend against a claim filed against your organization. The speaker will also provide updates in policies and procedures from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Instructor: Emily Chafa
Emily is an NICC Business and Community Solutions trainer and manager of the Iowa Workforce Development Unemployment Insurance Appeals Bureau. She previously served as an administrative law judge with both IWD and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, and as a practicing attorney. Emily earned her J.D. degree from Loyola School of Law in Chicago and is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Illinois.
To register for:
Course #70125 visit: www.nicc.edu/solutions or call 563.557.8271 ext. 380
Pre-registration is required.
Refund Policy: If a class is cancelled by NICC, a full refund will be issued. No refund will be given if the participant cancels five business days or less prior to class start date. Note that some fees are not refundable.
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) General 10 Hour Dubuque
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

NICC Town Clock
Business Center, Room 200
680 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

Cost: $59/person
*lunch included on Wednesday
This 10-hour class teaches general requirements for industry under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules. Participants will learn requirements for working in confined spaces, lockout/tagout and machine guarding rules, electrical safety, prevention of falls and safe work surface guidelines.
Topics include:
  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Materials Handling
  • Back Ergonomics
  • Electrical Safety
  • Hazard Communication
  • OSHA Recordkeeping
  • Walking and Working Surfaces and Falls
  • Confined Spaces
  • Lockout/Tag Out
  • Machine Guarding
  • Means and Egress
  • Fire Protection
  • Personal Protective Equipment
Instructor: Christopher Downs
Safety Consultant with Iowa OSHA
To register for:
Course #70076 visit: www.nicc.edu/solutions or call 563.557.8271 ext. 380
Pre-registration is required.
Refund Policy: If a class is cancelled by NICC, a full refund will be issued. No refund will be given if the participant cancels five business days or less prior to class start date. Note that some fees are not refundable.
Labor-Management Committee Training
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