CAI Announces June 2013 Training Seminars and Development Programs in Raleigh

Local HR Management Firm Offers Comprehensive Training Courses for Triangle Business Professionals

Raleigh, NC, May 19, 2013 --( Bruce Clarke, President and CEO of CAI (, a human resource management firm that helps organizations maximize employee engagement while minimizing employer liability, announced the company’s June 2013 schedule of training and development seminars. All courses will be held at CAI’s Raleigh location at 2900 Highwoods Blvd. unless otherwise noted.

-“Fundamentals of Supervision Certification Program” is a two-day program designed to help first-time supervisors and managers establish a strong foundation for supervisory success. During the course, attendees will learn how to define their roles as supervisors, delegate tasks and effectively deliver messages to varying communication styles. Additionally, attendees will discover how to apply a model to successfully manage conflict and identify strategies to motivate employees. The program will take place Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

-“Essentials of HR Certification Program” is a three-day course in which participants will discover the fundamental regulatory and compliance knowledge needed to establish a solid human resources foundation. During the course, participants will learn to communicate performance standards and expectations, develop harassment and discrimination policies, and understand key legislation affecting employee rights. The course will take place once a week from Thursday, June 6 through Thursday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

-“Stepping Up to Supervision Certification Program” is a two-day program designed to provide non-supervisors with the management and leadership skills needed to succeed in a future supervisory role. During the program, participants will build supervisory leadership skills including effective delegation, conflict resolution and time management. In addition, participants will learn how to better motivate others, demonstrate leadership and set effective goals. The program will take place Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday June 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

-“Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers” is a full-day program during which attendees will gain a better understanding of the need-to-know information regarding their organizations’ financial performance. Attendees will learn how to read financial statements, understand budgets and monitor budgetary performance. Through practical exercises, attendees will ascertain how basic finance and accounting procedures impact business as well as how to use this information to make better business decisions. An ideal course for managers and HR professionals looking to improve their leadership effectiveness, the program will take place Thursday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

-“Ask the Expert – Keep up with I-9 Compliance: The new I-9 Form and North Carolina’s E-Verify Law” is a free, CAI members-only program led by Bernhard Mueller, attorney with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. During the course, attendees will learn about the new two-page I-9 form and discuss any resulting changes to the I-9 verification process. Additionally, the course will detail some of the more unique compliance challenges that employers face, such as dealing with remote employees, foreign students with work permits, foreign nationals sponsored for visas, refugees and more. As most North Carolina companies are now required to use the federal E-verify system, course participants will review the current trends in E-verify compliance enforcements and best practices for facing government scrutiny. Part of CAI’s “Ask the Expert Series,” the course is built to be interactive and all participants are encouraged to bring forth relevant questions regarding their organizations. The program will take place Wednesday, June 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at CAI’s Raleigh office and via webinar. For more information, visit

-“Fundamentals of Management Certification Program” is a two-day interactive program designed to help managers master the key competencies associated with effective leadership: leadership vision, values and character, communication, coaching and credibility. During the course, participants will practice applying the necessary skills for positively influencing employees to optimal performance and productivity. By the end of the course, participants will be able to develop a personalized leadership action plan, eliminate filters that hinder effective communication, develop strategies for improving coaching skills, and define levels of individual credibility. The course will take place on Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

“We are pleased to announce the schedule of training seminars and development programs for June, and we look forward to providing attendees with important information on the latest topics affecting local professionals,” said Clarke. “These seminars enable us to continuously provide relevant information needed for the professional growth and development of people in Raleigh’s business community, as well as the area at large.”

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- All events are open to both CAI members and nonmembers, unless otherwise noted.

About CAI:
CAI is a trusted resource for HR, compliance and people development. With locations in Raleigh and Greensboro, CAI is a membership-driven organization that helps North Carolina employers maximize employee engagement and minimize employer liability through human resources and management advice, training, news, survey data, public policy advocacy and consulting services. For more information, please call (919) 878-9222 or visit

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