On the Horizon – 6/9/2006

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Groups hosting work force planning meeting

The American Society for Training and Development and the Society for Human Resource Management are hosting a meeting about strategic work force planning from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13 at Embassy Suites Hotel, 7290 Commerce Center Drive.

Strategic work force planning is a process for defining and addressing the most critical staffing and capability implications of business strategies and plans with the aim of creating a longer-term strategy that best eliminates the most critical gaps/surpluses across planning periods.

Colorado Springs Utilities will introduce its model for strategic work force planning and illustrate how it has been addressing staffing and development business needs within the context of its model.

To make a reservation, call 457-0015 or e-mail astdppc@ctcm-acr.com.

Ent hosting several seminars

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following free seminars this month:

Your Insurance Options: What You Need and When, 6 to 7:30 p.m., June 13 at 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/seminars or call 550-6095.

First-Time Home Buyers, 10 a.m. to noon, June 17, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/seminars or call 550-6998.

Making Informed Investment Decision, 6 to 7:30 p.m., June 21, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/seminars or call 550-6095.

Give Yourself Credit: Preparing for Your First Loan, 10 a.m. to noon, June 24, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/seminars or call 550-6095.

Frauds and Scams: If it Sounds too Good to be True, it Probably Is, 6 to 7:30 p.m., June 27, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com/seminars or call 550-6095.

Junior League hosting membership info nights

The Junior League of Colorado Springs is hosting membership information nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 27, July 13 and July 24. The locations of the meetings have not been determined.

The Junior League is a women’s volunteer organization that has been addressing community needs for more than 80 years. The group has founded and fostered organizations and events such as Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, CASA, Court Care, Safe Kids, Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Literacy Center and the Care Fair health fair.

For more information, call 632-3855 or visit www.jlcoloradosprings.org.

Conservatory offering summer sessions

The Colorado Springs Conservatory will have its Summer Session 2006 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 27 to July 23 at 1430 N. Hancock Ave.

The program provides intensive study for young musicians and theater students ages 8-19. Tuition depends on the program, and scholarships are available.

For more information, call 577-4556 or visit www.coloradospringsconservatory.org.

Internet professionals hosting networking event

The Colorado Association of Internet Professionals is hosting its quarterly High-Tech/Internet Networking and Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. June 15 at the Sunbird Restaurant, 230 Pointe of the Pines Drive.

The event is free and you do not need to be a CAIP member to attend.

For more information, visit www.csaip.org or call David Ashley at 638-9925.

State holding wage withholding class

The Colorado Department of Revenue, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, is offering a free seminar about wage withholding from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, Lakewood.

The course will include information about federal and state wage withholding regulations, forms instruction, Department of Labor requirements and unemployment insurance issues.

Training materials are provided and Continuing Professional Education credits are available.

Space is limited. To register, send full name, date of session and phone number to taxtraining@spike.dor.state.co.us or call (303) 205-8299.

SBA hosting small business security workshop

The Small Business Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are hosting a workshop about computer security from 8 a.m. to noon June 26 at Pikes Peak Community College, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.

Topics of discussion will include security risks facing small businesses and security tools and techniques available to combat those risks.

Space is limited to the first 200 registrants. Register by calling 262-3844, ext. 105, or e-mail coloradodo@sba.gov.

Emergency response training on tap

The Town of Monument Police Department and the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Department are hosting the first Tri-Lakes area Citizen Emergency Response team training from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 22 and 23, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24.

The training consists of 16 hours of instruction and includes a practical exercise. Topics that will be covered include disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology and terrorism.

Registration is free; call 481-3253. The minimum age to participate is 18.

Landlords, investors group hosting meeting

The Pikes Peak Landlords & Investors Group is hosting its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 13 at the Springs Senior Center, 1515 N. Hancock Ave.

For more information, call Terry Mikesell at 593-8788.

GLCI hosting range school

The Colorado Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Committee, in conjunction with the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, is sponsoring a rangeland school June 15-16 at the Hub City Senior Center in Limon.

Topics to be covered include ecological sites, plant growth, response to grazing, prescribed grazing management, production versus profit, animal behavior, facility design and monitoring.

The registration fee is $40. Checks should be made payable to the Kiowa County Extension Office and sent to P.O. Box 97, Eads, CO 81036.

For more information, call Bruce Fickenscher at 438-5321.

Start Your Own Business SCORE workshops for 2006

SCORE, Service Corps of Retired Executives, has announced the schedule for its free workshop, “Should You Start Your Own Business,” for the first half of 2006. All workshops are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and registration is not necessary.

June 27: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room

The workshop will include information about how to access and evaluate your business ideas, how to assess your risks and management skills while setting realistic expectations, funding realities for a start up, marketing considerations – such as demand, customers and competition, the business plan – describing your business, the marketing plan, the financial plan and why you need one, and how SCORE counselors can help with the process.

For more information, call the SCORE office at 636-3074.

SCORE offering workshops for military personnel

The Colorado Springs SCORE chapter is offering “Starting a Small Business” workshops for members of the military.

The four-hour course is designed to answer the basic questions for people leaving the service and starting a small business.

The presentation includes discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of starting from scratch, purchasing a franchise or buying an existing business. While the information is an important first step, it does not replace the need to seek legal and accounting advice for concerns unique to an individual business.

Registration is done through the Family Support Center at each base or post. The cost is $15 per participant. Additional information is available by calling the SCORE office at 636-3074.

Programs are scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon at the following locations:

Fort Carson – Aug. 8 and Nov. 14

Peterson AFB – Aug. 2 and Nov. 1

Schriever AFB – Aug. 29 and Nov. 7