MU Extension events calendar
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Chronic Disease Self-Management (Session 1 of 6)
When: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Mercy Health Plans Building
3265 S. National Avenue, Springfield MO map...
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a community-based program which assists participants in maintaining quality of life when faced with chronic medical conditions. The CDSMP is provided in two and a half hour sessions, once a week for six weeks, in community settings (e.g. senior centers, churches, libraries). People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom deal with chronic diseases themselves. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, and 6) how to evaluate new treatments. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
Session one: Overview of self-managment and chronic health conditions; Using your mind to manage symptoms; Getting a good nights sleep; making an action plan
MU Extension/KOLR10 Television Interview "From the Ground Up" (Session 134 of 207)
When: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
This live television program is intended to educate viewers on a wide range of topics related to gardening in the Ozarks. The KOLR10 meteorologist and others from KOLR10 television, Springfield, conduct the interview, which includes MU Extension horticulture specialists and others with gardening expertise. The program airs on Thursdays on the KOLR10 Midday Newscast, at 11:15am.
Building the Ultimate Business Plan (Session 29 of 43)
When: Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 6 p.m. to Thursday, June 6, 2013, 9 p.m.
Missouri State University's Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise & Business Development.
405 N Jefferson Avenue, Springfield MO map...
Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, a solid business plan will prevent unexpected problems and help pave the way for a successful business venture. Learn how to utilize the “Ultimate Business Planner” software and companion workbook to aid you in the process of developing a solid business plan. This seminar provides an overview of the step-by-step approach to writing your plan and forecasting your financials. With the help of this course instruction and software, simplify the process of putting together your formal business plan with expert advice, tips and hints based on proven business practices.
• Defining the concept
• Understand how to research the feasibility
• Learn how to assess the industry, market and competition
• Focus on assembling a marketing plan/niche
• How to develop basic financial projections from marketing analysis
• Necessary components of the formal plan
• Learn successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors
Using examples and worksheets, we will show you how to translate your ideas into a written plan. The seminars are on two consecutive nights lasting a total of 6 hours.
Visit www.sbtdc.missouristate.edu or call 417-837-2617 more...
$139.00 and $99.00 for a second person from the same business
Economic Gardening Conference 2013 -- Kansas City Downtown Marriott
When: Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 6 p.m. to Friday, June 7, 2013, 11:30 a.m.
Marriott Muelhlebach Hotel
200 W 12th St, Kansas City MO map...
This conference will bring together Economic Gardening program administrators and community leaders, businesses and EG Team members, to network, to share best practices and to learn what innovations are taking place within Economic Gardening. In addition to conference attendance, which is projected to be over 200 individuals from 20 states, the conference message will reach thousands of Economic Development Agency leaders and employees, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), Universities, public policy makers, entrepreneurial support services, prime contractors and second-stage businesses. more...
• Nurturing Entrepreneurs-targets the Economic Gardening program developers and specialists providing advanced professional development and networking opportunities
• Growing Economies-targets policy makers, economic/community development professionals
May 28 is final deadline for registration.
May 8 is final deadline for room block at conference rate. See travel and lodging tab on website.
Contact Conference Coordinator with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org more...