What is business acumen and how do you get it? Practically Perfect

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What is business acumen and how do you get it?

September 9, 2013 December 29, 2015

Over the last few weeks I have been developing a twitter strategy for one of my company s clients. They are an online events business and we are helping them with their marketing so I have been learning about hybrid and online events. I already know how to market via social media, I understand the world of events and I can create content fairly easily but prior to. oh I don t know a few weeks ago I knew very little about hybrid events. I would be able to tell you what a hybrid event was but very little else, now I have online event information seeping out of every pore (it isn t very pleasant!)

The reason I can bring myself up to speed so quickly is because I have spent 10 years working as an assistant and I have become very good at developing business acumen! I also hopped from one industry to another so I had to constantly learn how these business were run, the jargon that was used and the different codes of conduct each industry sector had. I had to understand all of this to support my boss effectively.

I think it is so very important for assistants to have good business acumen because without it I don t see how we can support our managers or move up the career ladder.

So what is business acumen?

I really like this definition of business acumen, it is from the Financial Times Lexicon :

In practice, people with business acumen are thought of as having business sense or business smarts . They are able to obtain essential information about a situation, focus on the key objectives, recognise the relevant options available for a solution, select an appropriate course of action and set in motion an implementation plan to get the job done.

So that sounds easy to achieve right? Erm no, I didn t think so either! Developing business acumen takes time, it has to be achieved through learning and training and ultimately it has to be part of your ongoing development plan. Expanding your business acumen has to be constant.

Having strong business sense isn t easy to develop but it is incredibly important for an assistant to have. We support people that have very strong business acumen, they wouldn t be in the position they are in without it! How can we support them if we do not have an understanding of their business, their strategic objectives and the pressures they face on a daily basis? The difficulty is that a lot of organisations don t understand this need and do not offer assistants the opportunity to attend training courses or take time out of their day to build their business acumen. Many bosses do not see the potential in their assistants or the added bonus of having an assistant with a good knowledge of the business and what that means in terms of the extra support they would receive.

So how do we develop business acumen?

There are of course ways around this problem but it does mean that assistants will have to be particularly proactive in developing their own business acumen. Trust me though it is totally worth the effort!

Firstly, is your manager supportive of your training needs? If so, well done! Ask that you attend training courses on the areas that you could improve, for example business finance or process management. If your manager is supportive then build business acumen improvement into your overall development plan and ensure you have an objective based on the wider business such as working on a cross departmental project.

Does your organisation have a graduate programme? If it does then ask to attend their initial training sessions on the industry. I did this when I first started working in insurance. There was so much jargon and codes of conduct, especially when working with Lloyd s of London that I asked to attend an Introduction to Insurance course which was in-house and specifically for the new graduates. I was the only EA on the course but it was so helpful and didn t cost my company a penny.

Does your manager subscribe to business magazines? If they do, this is great because you open their post and can read the magazines before giving it to them! Don t worry I don t think they will be offended that you are reading their magazine they will probably be in total shock that you are taking an interest! Not only does this help with your business knowledge it also gives you something to talk to your boss about, which is great when you don t have a lot in common.

This brings me to a really important point! Read everything. I love Julie Perrin s blog on business acumen for administrative professionals because it really goes into detail on what assistants should be reading and how to actually create the time to read. This is well worth the read, once you ve finished reading my blog obviously! Reading business material does not cost your company anything and I honestly think it helps enormously.

Do you take minutes at meetings? Again this is another fantastic way to increase your business acumen. In a previous role I managed 12 Committees all of which had a special interest in different areas of accountancy. I attended all of the Committee meetings and took all of the minutes. During the meetings I would really listen to what everyone was saying and take notes on anything I didn t understand so that I could research it later. I would also talk to the members during refreshment breaks and read all of the supporting documents along with their regular newsletters. Oh my goodness, by the end of the 4 years I worked in that role my knowledge of accountancy was extraordinary! I once attended a networking event for one of the Committees and talked to a new member for half an hour before he realised I wasn t actually an accountant (thank God!)

Lastly do you attend meetings with your manager? This task will bring you into contact with the company’s decision makers and you will be privy to their conversations and how they come to make decisions. Ensure you listen to these people. If you know why decisions are made in the company then you can start to make choices about your everyday work following the same strategy as the executive team. This will massively increase your knowledge and keep you focussed on improving your business acumen. When it comes to your review you can demonstrate to your manager that not only do you understand the company’s strategy but you are also implementing it into your own work by thinking strategically. This depth of knowledge will be impressive because they might not think you consider the bigger picture.

Understanding the bigger picture, where your boss fits into it and in turn how you can help support their goals is a fundamental requirement of a great assistant. Developing your business acumen will also give you a fantastic foundation and allow you to move up the career ladder and gain a well deserved promotion.

And the ability for both of you to exchange information easily online
makes your being in-house less of a need. Audit-ready books
also enable a company to make more knowledgeable decisions on a time-sensitive basis.
If you are an employee of such a company, you need
to preserve the company. On the grounds that clerk services are
frequently served on an hourly groundwork, people who work snappier will permit you to
recover more.





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Welcome to Regional Eye Associates

The doctors at Regional Eye Associates, Inc. welcome you to our website. We dedicate ourselves to enhancing the quality of life for every individual we treat by helping each to see his or her best. We are committed to responding compassionately to our patients’ individual needs and to achieving the highest standards of eye care throughout life. Our practice offers a wide variety of eye care solutions including cataract surgery with options of multifocal, accommodating and astigmatism (Toric) intraocular lenses (IOLs), blade-free custom LASIK, retinal and vitreous surgery, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, Visian Intraocular Collamer Lenses (ICL), diabetic exams and treatment of rentinopathy, cornea transplants, a wide variety of eye glasses, and contact lens fittings. Our team includes experienced optometrists and ophthalmic surgeons, including cornea and retinal subspecialists. We combine this experience with state-of-the-art technology to provide patients in West Virginia, and Maryland with the best eye care options available.

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The South Hills Health Information Technology program trains students in ICD-10 and CPT coding, EHR (electronic health records), healthcare quality improvement, reimbursement systems, and more. Students in our HIT program will hone the high-tech skills needed to manage and analyze information for both patients and the facilities where they receive care. You’ll find career opportunities at hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes, government agencies, and other healthcare facilities.

Our HIT graduates are in demand for positions including Inpatient and/or Outpatient Coder, Health Data Analyst, Abstractor, Medical Records Manager, Health Information Management (HIM) Supervisor, and HIM Manager.

Successful students in this program are detail-oriented, enjoy working with computers and technology, analyzing data, and working in a team setting. Leadership skills are a plus, as many of our HIT graduates become supervisors or managers in a wide variety of healthcare environments.

“The Health Information Technology program (HIT) prepares graduates for a career in many different settings in the healthcare field. They are exposed to current applications and processes being used in the profession. Graduates receive extensive hands-on training in pertinent areas such as ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, CPT-4, electronic health records, encoders, etc. The small class size along with faculty who remain current in their field of expertise allow us to provide the latest information in the class setting. The students are eligible to sit for the national RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) certification exam as well as several coding certification exams.”

Kay Strigle
HIT Program Coordinator / Instructor at the State College Main Campus

HIT Graduates Can Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Only Two Years with St. Francis University!

South Hills students graduating with the Associate in Specialized Technology Degree in Health Information Technology are eligible for a bachelor degree completion program in Healthcare Management or Health Studies through St. Francis University Office of Adult Degree & Continuing Studies.

Finish your Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management or Health Studies in only two years or less through online, weekend, and evening classes in State College or Altoona. South Hills students will be guaranteed acceptance with a 2.0 GPA and up to 64 credits from our HIT program will automatically transfer into the program. Students and alumni may transfer in additional credits through military or other colleges as applicable, accepting up to 98 credits. The customizable curriculum allows you to take as few or as many classes as you want so you can balance work, family, and life. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. This program can also be completed fully online. Both programs are also fully online.

For more information about Bachelor’s degree completion, visit the St. Francis website or call the Office of Adult Degree & Continuing Studies at 814-472-3012 .

With two years of hands-on training and strong skillsets, our HIT graduates are prepared for a variety of healthcare career options, including:

  • Abstractor
  • Coding Manager
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Inpatient and/or Outpatient Coder
  • Medical Records Manager
  • Medical Records Specialist
  • Health Information Management (HIM) Manager
  • Health Information Management (HIM) Supervisor

Each HIT student completes a semester-long internship before graduation, providing real world experience invaluable to a career in the healthcare field. We have placed interns at locations including:

  • Central PA Podiatry Associates
  • Centre Crest
  • Drayer Physical Therapy
  • HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Geisinger- Lewistown
  • Homewood at Martinsburg
  • James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center
  • Jersey Shore Hospital
  • Mount Nittany Medical Center
  • Mount Nittany Physician’s Group
  • State Correctional Institute at Rockview
  • Susquehanna Health Systems
  • Tyrone Hospital
  • University Orthopedics

Graduates of the HIT Program at South Hills are well-trained and in demand for their up-to-date knowledge of today’s medical technology, versatility, and work ethics. Some of the many locations employing our graduates include:

  • Blair Medical Associates
  • Brookline Retirement Village
  • Cardiology Associates
  • Centre Medical and Surgical Associates
  • Cornerstone Family Eye Care
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates
  • Medical Billing and Management Services
  • Nittany Eye Associates
  • Meadows Psychiatric Center
  • Penn State Family Medicine
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Pyramid Health Care
  • State College Orthodontics
  • Valley View Nursing Home

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Since 1967, PAs have been improving patient outcomes and moving healthcare forward. As we celebrate the profession’s next 50 years, we view challenges as opportunities. Unforeseen circumstances as possibilities. Because PAs have always achieved the extraordinary.

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Virginia’s 2017 legislative session made significant strides for PAs in the state. Specifically, Senate Bill 1062/House Bill 1910 which will become effective on July 1, 2017. The new law adds PAs to the definition of “mental health service providers” who have a duty to act when a patient threatens violence or serious harm to a third party.

PAs are one of the most versatile healthcare providers. Hooker, Cawley and Leinweber (2010) examined four decades of data from AAPA and found that 49 percent of PAs reported two specialties at different points in their career.


What is business acumen and how do you get it? Practically Perfect

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What is business acumen and how do you get it?

September 9, 2013 December 29, 2015

Over the last few weeks I have been developing a twitter strategy for one of my company s clients. They are an online events business and we are helping them with their marketing so I have been learning about hybrid and online events. I already know how to market via social media, I understand the world of events and I can create content fairly easily but prior to. oh I don t know a few weeks ago I knew very little about hybrid events. I would be able to tell you what a hybrid event was but very little else, now I have online event information seeping out of every pore (it isn t very pleasant!)

The reason I can bring myself up to speed so quickly is because I have spent 10 years working as an assistant and I have become very good at developing business acumen! I also hopped from one industry to another so I had to constantly learn how these business were run, the jargon that was used and the different codes of conduct each industry sector had. I had to understand all of this to support my boss effectively.

I think it is so very important for assistants to have good business acumen because without it I don t see how we can support our managers or move up the career ladder.

So what is business acumen?

I really like this definition of business acumen, it is from the Financial Times Lexicon :

In practice, people with business acumen are thought of as having business sense or business smarts . They are able to obtain essential information about a situation, focus on the key objectives, recognise the relevant options available for a solution, select an appropriate course of action and set in motion an implementation plan to get the job done.

So that sounds easy to achieve right? Erm no, I didn t think so either! Developing business acumen takes time, it has to be achieved through learning and training and ultimately it has to be part of your ongoing development plan. Expanding your business acumen has to be constant.

Having strong business sense isn t easy to develop but it is incredibly important for an assistant to have. We support people that have very strong business acumen, they wouldn t be in the position they are in without it! How can we support them if we do not have an understanding of their business, their strategic objectives and the pressures they face on a daily basis? The difficulty is that a lot of organisations don t understand this need and do not offer assistants the opportunity to attend training courses or take time out of their day to build their business acumen. Many bosses do not see the potential in their assistants or the added bonus of having an assistant with a good knowledge of the business and what that means in terms of the extra support they would receive.

So how do we develop business acumen?

There are of course ways around this problem but it does mean that assistants will have to be particularly proactive in developing their own business acumen. Trust me though it is totally worth the effort!

Firstly, is your manager supportive of your training needs? If so, well done! Ask that you attend training courses on the areas that you could improve, for example business finance or process management. If your manager is supportive then build business acumen improvement into your overall development plan and ensure you have an objective based on the wider business such as working on a cross departmental project.

Does your organisation have a graduate programme? If it does then ask to attend their initial training sessions on the industry. I did this when I first started working in insurance. There was so much jargon and codes of conduct, especially when working with Lloyd s of London that I asked to attend an Introduction to Insurance course which was in-house and specifically for the new graduates. I was the only EA on the course but it was so helpful and didn t cost my company a penny.

Does your manager subscribe to business magazines? If they do, this is great because you open their post and can read the magazines before giving it to them! Don t worry I don t think they will be offended that you are reading their magazine they will probably be in total shock that you are taking an interest! Not only does this help with your business knowledge it also gives you something to talk to your boss about, which is great when you don t have a lot in common.

This brings me to a really important point! Read everything. I love Julie Perrin s blog on business acumen for administrative professionals because it really goes into detail on what assistants should be reading and how to actually create the time to read. This is well worth the read, once you ve finished reading my blog obviously! Reading business material does not cost your company anything and I honestly think it helps enormously.

Do you take minutes at meetings? Again this is another fantastic way to increase your business acumen. In a previous role I managed 12 Committees all of which had a special interest in different areas of accountancy. I attended all of the Committee meetings and took all of the minutes. During the meetings I would really listen to what everyone was saying and take notes on anything I didn t understand so that I could research it later. I would also talk to the members during refreshment breaks and read all of the supporting documents along with their regular newsletters. Oh my goodness, by the end of the 4 years I worked in that role my knowledge of accountancy was extraordinary! I once attended a networking event for one of the Committees and talked to a new member for half an hour before he realised I wasn t actually an accountant (thank God!)

Lastly do you attend meetings with your manager? This task will bring you into contact with the company’s decision makers and you will be privy to their conversations and how they come to make decisions. Ensure you listen to these people. If you know why decisions are made in the company then you can start to make choices about your everyday work following the same strategy as the executive team. This will massively increase your knowledge and keep you focussed on improving your business acumen. When it comes to your review you can demonstrate to your manager that not only do you understand the company’s strategy but you are also implementing it into your own work by thinking strategically. This depth of knowledge will be impressive because they might not think you consider the bigger picture.

Understanding the bigger picture, where your boss fits into it and in turn how you can help support their goals is a fundamental requirement of a great assistant. Developing your business acumen will also give you a fantastic foundation and allow you to move up the career ladder and gain a well deserved promotion.

And the ability for both of you to exchange information easily online
makes your being in-house less of a need. Audit-ready books
also enable a company to make more knowledgeable decisions on a time-sensitive basis.
If you are an employee of such a company, you need
to preserve the company. On the grounds that clerk services are
frequently served on an hourly groundwork, people who work snappier will permit you to
recover more.





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The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts

At The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts a division of YTI Career Institute-Lancaster, our chefs will train you in well-equipped teaching kitchens and a theater-style demonstration kitchen. You will also learn professional development skills and restaurant management and you’ll practice your skills in an instructional dining room at the culinary school. Our graduates are ready to begin exciting careers doing something they love!

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In February 2015 the Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management and Pastry Arts programs were awarded the ACF’s Exemplary Status. The Exemplary Programs symbolize the highest educational standards recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). The award is presented to programs that have proven full compliance with all ACFEFAC accreditation requirements in the last visiting team report along with excellent management of the program.

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Tech Schools in Pennsylvania

Shown below are 122 schools with tech programs offered at 166 locations in 93 Pennsylvania cities leading to technical certificates or associates degrees.

  • All-State Career – Lester, PA
  • Alvernia University – Reading, PA
  • Anthem College – Springfield, PA
  • Automotive Training Center – Exton, and Warminster, PA
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Philadelphia, PA
  • Berks Technical Institute – Wyomissing, PA
  • Bidwell Training Center Inc – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bradford School – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Buck’s County School of Beauty Culture Inc – Feasterville, PA
  • Bucks County Community College – Newtown, PA
  • Butler County Community College – Butler, PA
  • CHI Institute – Broomall, and Philadelphia, PA
  • California University of Pennsylvania – California, PA
  • Cambria-Rowe Business College – Indiana, and Johnstown, PA
  • Central Penn College – Summerdale, PA
  • Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology – Pleasant Gap, PA
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania – Clarion, PA
  • Commonwealth Technical Institute – Johnstown, PA
  • Community College of Allegheny County – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Community College of Beaver County – Monaca, PA
  • Community College of Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
  • Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital – Johnstown, PA
  • Consolidated School of Business – Lancaster, and York, PA
  • DCI Career Institute – Monaca, PA
  • DPT Business School – Philadelphia, PA
  • DeVry University – Fort Washington, PA
  • Dean Institute of Technology – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Delaware County Community College – Media, PA
  • Delaware Valley College – Doylestown, PA
  • Douglas Education Center – Monessen, PA
  • Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA
  • Du Bois Business College – Du Bois, Huntingdon, and Oil City, PA
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania – Edinboro, PA
  • Erie Business Center – Erie, and New Castle, PA
  • Erie Institute of Technology Inc – Erie, PA
  • Everest Institute – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Forbes Road Career and Technology Center – Monroeville, PA
  • Fortis College – Forty Fort, and Scranton, PA
  • Fortis Institute-Erie – Erie, PA
  • Gannon University – Erie, PA
  • Geneva College – Beaver Falls, PA
  • Great Lakes Institute of Technology – Erie, PA
  • Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center – Altoona, PA
  • Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center – Johnstown, PA
  • Gwynedd Mercy College – Gwynedd Valley, PA
  • Harcum College – Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Harris School of Business-Upper Darby Campus – Upper Darby, PA
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg – Harrisburg, PA
  • Holy Family University – Philadelphia, PA
  • ITT Technical Institute – Bensalem, Dunmore, Harrisburg, King of Prussia, Pittsburgh, and Tarentum, PA
  • Indiana County Technology Center – Indiana, PA
  • Johnson College – Scranton, PA
  • Kaplan Career Institute – KHE – Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh, PA
  • Keystone College – La Plume, PA
  • Keystone Technical Institute – Harrisburg, PA
  • King’s College – WilkesBarre, PA
  • La Roche College – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Lackawanna College – Scranton, PA
  • Lancaster County Career and Technology Center – Willow Street, PA
  • Lancaster School of Cosmetology – Lancaster, PA
  • Lansdale School of Business – North Wales, PA
  • Laurel Business Institute – Uniontown, PA
  • Laurel Technical Institute – Sharon, PA
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College – Schnecksville, PA
  • Lincoln Technical Institute – Allentown, and Philadelphia, PA
  • Luzerne County Community College – Nanticoke, PA
  • Manor College – Jenkintown, PA
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania – Mansfield, PA
  • McCann School of Business and Technology – Pottsville, PA
  • Mercyhurst College – Erie, PA
  • Metropolitan Career Center Computer Technology Institute – Philadelphia, PA
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania – Millersville, PA
  • Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus – Blue Bell, PA
  • Mount Aloysius College – Cresson, PA
  • Muhlenberg College – Allentown, PA
  • New Castle School of Trades – New Castle, PA
  • Newport Business Institute-Lower Burrell – Lower Burrell, PA
  • Northampton County Area Community College – Bethlehem, PA
  • Northwest Regional Technology Institute – Erie, PA
  • Orleans Technical Institute – Philadelphia, PA
  • PJA School – Upper Darby, PA
  • Pace Institute – Reading, PA
  • Peirce College – Philadelphia, PA
  • Penn Commercial Business/Technical School – Washington, PA
  • Pennco Tech – Bristol, PA
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology – Williamsport, PA
  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College – Johnstown, PA
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology – Mount Braddock, PA
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Technology – Media, PA
  • Pennsylvania School of Business – Allentown, PA
  • Pennsylvania State University – Altoona, Dubois, Dunmore, Erie, Hazleton, Lehman, McKeesport, Mont Alto, Reading, Schuylkill Haven, Sharon, Uniontown, University Park, Upper Burrell, and York, PA
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics – West Mifflin, PA
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute – Oakdale, PA
  • Point Park University – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Precision Manufacturing Institute – Meadville, PA
  • Reading Area Community College – Reading, PA
  • Rosedale Technical Institute – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Saint Francis University – Loretto, PA
  • Sanford-Brown College – Pittsburgh, and Trevose, PA
  • Schuylkill Technology Center – Frackville, PA
  • Somerset County Technology Center – Somerset, PA
  • South Hills School of Business & Technology – State College, PA
  • Star Career Academy – Philadelphia, PA
  • Temple University – Philadelphia, PA
  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology – Lancaster, PA
  • The Art Institutes – Philadelphia, and York, PA
  • The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences – Reading, PA
  • Thompson Institute – Philadelphia, PA
  • Triangle Tech Inc – Bethlehem, DuBois, Erie, Greensburg, Pittsburgh, and Sunbury, PA
  • Universal Technical Institute – Exton, PA
  • University of Pittsburgh – Bradford, Johnstown, Pittsburgh, and Titusville, PA
  • Vet Tech Institute – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Washington Hospital School of Radiography – Washington, PA
  • Waynesburg University – Waynesburg, PA
  • Welder Training and Testing Institute – Allentown, PA
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania – West Chester, PA
  • Westmoreland County Community College – Youngwood, PA
  • Widener University – Chester, PA
  • Wilson College – Chambersburg, PA
  • Wyotech – Blairsville, PA
  • YTI Career Institute – Altoona, Mechanicsburg, and York, PA
  • Yorktowne Business Institute – York, PA

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Unusual loan in Wordsworth Academy bankruptcy case #bankruptcy #attorney #philadelphia #pa, #harold


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Unusual loan in Wordsworth Academy bankruptcy case

Harold Brubaker

When attorneys for bankrupt Wordsworth Academy go before a judge Thursday in the case s first hearing, they will present a highly unusual proposal to fund the human-service agency s operations during the early stages of its bankruptcy: a $1.5 million loan from another nonprofit that leases space from it.

The lender, Play Learn, an operator of preschools, was once affiliated with Wordsworth and had a member of its board, Gerald Schatz, in common with Wordsworth until Schatz resigned from the Wordsworth board shortly before the bankruptcy filing Friday. Wordsworth operated a residential treatment facility in West Philadelphia where a teenager died last fall in a struggle with staffers.

Lawrence G. McMichael, a Dilworth Paxson bankruptcy attorney representing Wordsworth, acknowledged that the proposed financing arrangement was unusual, but said it was appropriate.

Despite substantial efforts, the debtors have been unable to secure alternative financing from any source other than Play and Learn in the time frame required, Wordsworth said in a motion Friday asking U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ashley M. Chan to approve the loan.

Play and Learn is obviously not a traditional lender, but has mobilized quickly to solve the debtors immediate liquidity crisis. Without Play and Learn, the viability of debtors Chapter 11 cases would be jeopardized, the filing said.

A traditional financing package is in the works from Siena Lending Group that would supplement the proposed loan from Play Learn. But the current arrangement illustrates the difficult financial position Wordsworth was in before it resorted to bankruptcy, coupled with a plan to be acquired by Public Health Management Corp. (PHMC), a Philadelphia nonprofit that provides health and community services.

It s not as bad as it seems, McMichael said Saturday.

Like many businesses, Wordsworth faces a gap between when it has to pay its bills, such as payroll, and when it gets paid. That gap is typically covered by a line of credit, and Wordsworth had a $5 million line of credit with M T Bank. A month ago, McMichael said, M T froze the line of credit while it had a zero balance.

That was one of the reasons for this bankruptcy, McMichael said. Other reasons include numerous lawsuits after a decade of allegations and charges of sexual and physical abuse at what was Philadelphia s only residential treatment center for troubled youth, as chronicled by the Inquirer and Daily News in April.

Wordsworth, which provides education, behavioral health, and child welfare services to children and youth and is now being managed by PHMC, still owes $4.7 million to M T on a separate loan.

The board, including Schatz, approved the bankruptcy filing June 12.

Schatz and other representatives of Play Learn, which was founded in 1981 by Wordsworth educators and psychiatrists, could not be reached for comment Saturday.

Until about a decade ago, Schatz was president of Wordsworth, which was founded in 1952. The website of Wyncote Academy, a private school in Elkins Park, describes Schatz as founder of Wordsworth Academy, Play Learn Children s Centers, and Wyncote Academy. The latest available 990 tax return for Play Learn, for the year ended June 30, 2015, lists Schatz as president.

As part of the proposed loan agreement, PHMC will negotiate with Play Learn on the possible sale of the property Play Learn occupies on Wordsworth s Fort Washington campus, which a bank appraised at $9.35 million in 2014.

We have aligned interests. Where they are getting the $1.5 million, I don t know, McMichael said.

The 990 shows that Play Learn had $7.7 million in investments two years ago.

Laura Otten, executive director of the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University, said a nonprofit is permitted to make such a loan as long as it is from unrestricted money and the board approves it, though she wondered how Play Learn has that level of liquid assets.

It is very unusual, she said.

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Welcome to Springfield Township, in Delaware County, PA #plumber #media #pa


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Springfield Township, Delaware County is located 12 miles southwest of Philadelphia. It traces its governmental beginning to the year 1686 when the early settlers from Europe secured land grants from William Penn. Since 1924, the Township of Springfield has been governed under the provisions of the First Class Township Code.

Today, the Board of Commissioners, comprised of seven elected officials representing the seven wards of the township, prescribes the power and authority of our governing body. The Township of Springfield is a hub of commerce that provides residence for 24, 375 people who enjoy the many municipal amenities.

Country Club

400 West Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064

The finest dining and banquet facility in Delaware County

Serving Dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Friday Saturday 5:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Sunday 4:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Lunch is served Monday-Saturday from 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m
Sunday Brunch 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Golf Course

The Springfield Country Club is located in Delaware County, just outside the Philadelphia area and only 10 minutes from the airport.

Open 7 days a week, tee times may be booked up to 7 days in advanced, just call ahead.

Our course is challenging and beautifully landscaped (6018 yard, par 70). Our clubhouse has banquet rooms capable of seating over 800 plus guests, full restaurant with outside bar and grille, locker rooms, showers and a fully stocked golf shop for all your needs.

Visit the Springfield Township Golf Course Website

Springfield Township has one of the finest public and private school systems, churches of various denominations, an excellent public library, a country club with municipal golf course, a swimming pool, a clubhouse, and an indoor ice skating rink, and an extensive park system of 211 acres in 24 locations which offer playing fields that provide athletic and recreational relaxation which are utilized by various athletic organizations and residents.

Residential refuse is collected twice weekly, and paper and commingled recycling items are collected weekly. A modern municipal services building houses centralized public works operations, while the Township Administration building situated in the center of town, provides departmental offices such as Police, Code Enforcement, Treasurer, and Administration. The District Court is located next to the township building. Just a few blocks away is our fire house, which is home to our state of the art Fire Company and Ambulance Corps.

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A Strategy for Saving

A child’s first step is one of the most thrilling moments in a parent’s life. It means a lifetime of exploration, discovery, and learning. It also means it’s time for you to take the first step – by starting your college savings plan today.

The cost of college. Higher education is getting more expensive, so you need to start saving early. This chart compares the average annual cost of tuition in 2016 with expected costs in 2026 and 2036.

The value of college. Higher education costs a lot – but it pays off. During their working lives, college graduates earn 75 percent more than those without a degree. And college grads are less likely to face unemployment. People with higher education have greater job satisfaction, better health, and are more engaged with their families and communities.

Saving vs. borrowing. Every dollar you save today means less you’ll need to borrow later. Even if you only save a little, you can reduce the crushing debt many grads face. A regular program of saving – starting small and starting early – will provide the boost your child will need. By starting today, you can put dreams of college within their reach.

Pick the Plan that Works for You

Saving for college is an important investment that will pay huge dividends throughout your child’s life. But first, you need to figure out how. Many financial experts agree that 529 plans are the best option for most families.

The Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program offers two ways to save:

PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP) – A simple, lower-risk way to help keep pace with rising tuition costs. Save at today’s lower GSP credit rates. For example, if you save enough for a semester at one of the state universities today, you’ll have enough for a semester at that school in the future – no matter when or how much tuition has gone up in the meantime. The PA GSP offers five average tuition levels to select from, and growth is based on tuition inflation.

PA 529 Investment Plan (IP) – Returns on contributions are based on investment performance of your choice of 15 investment options ranging from aggressive to conservative, including age-based options which automatically progress from more aggressive to more conservative as your child approaches college age.

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The Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program sponsors two plans – the PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP) and the PA 529 Investment Plan (IP). The guarantee of the PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan is an obligation of the GSP Fund, not the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any state agency. Before investing in either plan, please carefully read that plan’s disclosure statement to learn more about that plan including investment objectives, risks, fees, and tax implications.

If you are not a Pennsylvania taxpayer, consider before investing whether your or the designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in that state’s qualified tuition program.

529 College Savings Plans

Programs established and maintained by a state (or college) and recognized under Internal Revenue Code Section 529.


PA Work License for Pennsylvania Suspended Drivers #limited #license, #oll, #pl, #probationary


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Pennsylvania residents want to work, and getting caught up in the mess of administrative license suspensions hinders their ability to keep working.

License suspension for failing to submit paperwork or paying a fee should never cause you to lose your job or not make it to work. This only causes more problems and more missed fees that results in more license suspension. In Pennsylvania we have a great system to keep PA working the Pennsylvania Work Limited License. This limited license lets drivers continue to drive with a heavily restricted and monitored type of license so they can continue to work and continue to be productive. This restricted license sets the hours you can drive so that only for work, school, or medical purposes are allowed. If you job requires transportation to and from, or if you work a swing shift travelling between multiple locations, the PA work license can be tailored to fit your schedule. You will only be permitted to drive during the hours requested, and for the purposes outlined in your PA work license affidavit.

The biggest problem is that a number of violations disqualify you from being able to continue working with the limited work license. If you are convicted of driving with no automobile insurance (1786) you are automatically disqualified from getting a work license. If you failed to keep current on your child support, you can t get a work license. If you owe money to a court and did not pay (or stopped paying) and your driver s license get s suspended indefinitely. you can t get a work license.

So at the time when getting to work to clear these problems is most important, the one recourse you may have available is not offered to you. Why not?

It would be easy for the state to justify granting work license applications for the above reasons. It allows the state to monitor a driver closely by keeping limited hours, and double checking for valid auto insurance. This would be a wakeup call to a driver and would help prevent them from falling into the license suspension death spiral by keeping them at work and able to repay their debts. Employers in Pennsylvania would be grateful because they have a more responsible work force who have better transportation options and would generally be more cautious because they can have their limited work license revoked at any time.

Just remember that Pennsylvania wants to work! We need to help facilitate our residents desire to work by trying to keep their job and take care of their family.

Bread and Butter Work License Types

PA Work License is here to help those suspended drivers in Pennsylvania who need to continue driving for their jobs, families, health, and life! PA Work License staff would like you to take some time to look around and learn a little about what can be done to help those with a suspended license get a Work License, Probationary License, Occupational License, OLL, Bread and Butter License, or what ever you want to call it.

Pennsylvania Work license

This covers all types of limited work license options in Pennsylvania. Typically issued to allow residents a break after a small mistake and losing their PA driving privilege.

Bread and Butter License

A Bread and Butter license is the same thing as a Pennsylvania Work License, some locations use the term Bread and Butter instead. PennDOT uses the term Bread and Butter in one application and Occupational License in another.

Occupational Limited License OLL

The Occupational License is the term that is used generally for the PA work license. In Pennsylvania this term refers to a license to drive for work, school, and some medical reasons. The Occupational Limited License is shortened to OLL or sometimes just called the Occupational License.

Probationary License

This type of drivers license is different than the rest. It has different requirements and restrictions. In PA this type of license usually requires a longer suspension period and a longer minimum suspension time. This type of license does not require that you have had a valid PA license.

Please recognize that the Probationary License is available to only those individuals who have earned it by demonstrating a minimum period of compliance to their suspension/revocation. In many cases, this license will enable you to rejoin the mainstream of social and employment opportunities and reap the benefits from this “second chance.

Ignition Interlock Work License

If you qualify for a Work License after getting a suspension for a DUI in Pennsylvania then you might be required to have a Ignition Interlock system installed prior to being issued the work License. You should get help with all the the steps required to having the ignition interlock work license issued.

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Jacobs Law Group Attorneys Named 2017 PA Super Lawyers #super #lawyers #pa,


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Jacobs Law Group Attorneys Named 2017 PA Super Lawyers

PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) May 16, 2017

Philadelphia business law firm Jacobs Law Group is pleased to announce that attorneys Neal A. Jacobs and Mary Ann Mullaney have been named 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

This marks the 11th year that Jacobs has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, in the practice areas of business litigation, business / corporate law, and estate and trust litigation. Mullaney has been honored as a PA Super Lawyer for three straight years in business litigation, appellate.

A program of Thomson Reuters, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who, through a peer review and independent research process, have been identified as attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only the top 5 percent of Pennsylvania’s 50,000 lawyers are named to the Super Lawyers list.

Candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including verdicts and settlements; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; pro bono and community service efforts; and scholarly lectures and writings. The ultimate objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse list of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for other practitioners and consumers searching for legal counsel.

Jacobs has been the managing attorney of Jacobs Law Group since he founded it in 1999. His practice focuses on complex corporate, business, and litigation matters. He devotes particular attention to privately held companies and their shareholder and member relations, and frequently is called upon to solve deadlocks and disputes between ownership groups in business divorce cases. He is a graduate of Rutgers University, and also earned his law degree, with honors, from Rutgers University School of Law.

In practice as a litigator for 25 years, Mullaney defends businesses, government entities and individuals in complex litigation in federal and state courts. She has achieved defense verdicts in both jury and non-jury trials and also has considerable experience as a successful appellate advocate. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned her law degree from Villanova University School of Law.

About Jacobs Law Group PC – Jacobs Law Group, PC (http://www.jacobslawpc.com ) is a boutique litigation-focused law firm based in Philadelphia, with offices in Malvern, Pennsylvania and Voorhees, New Jersey. With the mission to provide a fresh alternative to the traditional large, national law firms, the firm was designed to meet the critical corporate law and litigation needs of middle-market companies and entrepreneurs. After expanding in 2016, the firm now offers specialized litigation support to its insurance, manufacturing and aviation clients. The firm’s legal services are offered in a holistic approach, which includes practical advice and counsel built on an understanding of the specific needs of each client.
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What is business acumen and how do you get it? Practically Perfect

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What is business acumen and how do you get it?

September 9, 2013 December 29, 2015

Over the last few weeks I have been developing a twitter strategy for one of my company s clients. They are an online events business and we are helping them with their marketing so I have been learning about hybrid and online events. I already know how to market via social media, I understand the world of events and I can create content fairly easily but prior to. oh I don t know a few weeks ago I knew very little about hybrid events. I would be able to tell you what a hybrid event was but very little else, now I have online event information seeping out of every pore (it isn t very pleasant!)

The reason I can bring myself up to speed so quickly is because I have spent 10 years working as an assistant and I have become very good at developing business acumen! I also hopped from one industry to another so I had to constantly learn how these business were run, the jargon that was used and the different codes of conduct each industry sector had. I had to understand all of this to support my boss effectively.

I think it is so very important for assistants to have good business acumen because without it I don t see how we can support our managers or move up the career ladder.

So what is business acumen?

I really like this definition of business acumen, it is from the Financial Times Lexicon :

In practice, people with business acumen are thought of as having business sense or business smarts . They are able to obtain essential information about a situation, focus on the key objectives, recognise the relevant options available for a solution, select an appropriate course of action and set in motion an implementation plan to get the job done.

So that sounds easy to achieve right? Erm no, I didn t think so either! Developing business acumen takes time, it has to be achieved through learning and training and ultimately it has to be part of your ongoing development plan. Expanding your business acumen has to be constant.

Having strong business sense isn t easy to develop but it is incredibly important for an assistant to have. We support people that have very strong business acumen, they wouldn t be in the position they are in without it! How can we support them if we do not have an understanding of their business, their strategic objectives and the pressures they face on a daily basis? The difficulty is that a lot of organisations don t understand this need and do not offer assistants the opportunity to attend training courses or take time out of their day to build their business acumen. Many bosses do not see the potential in their assistants or the added bonus of having an assistant with a good knowledge of the business and what that means in terms of the extra support they would receive.

So how do we develop business acumen?

There are of course ways around this problem but it does mean that assistants will have to be particularly proactive in developing their own business acumen. Trust me though it is totally worth the effort!

Firstly, is your manager supportive of your training needs? If so, well done! Ask that you attend training courses on the areas that you could improve, for example business finance or process management. If your manager is supportive then build business acumen improvement into your overall development plan and ensure you have an objective based on the wider business such as working on a cross departmental project.

Does your organisation have a graduate programme? If it does then ask to attend their initial training sessions on the industry. I did this when I first started working in insurance. There was so much jargon and codes of conduct, especially when working with Lloyd s of London that I asked to attend an Introduction to Insurance course which was in-house and specifically for the new graduates. I was the only EA on the course but it was so helpful and didn t cost my company a penny.

Does your manager subscribe to business magazines? If they do, this is great because you open their post and can read the magazines before giving it to them! Don t worry I don t think they will be offended that you are reading their magazine they will probably be in total shock that you are taking an interest! Not only does this help with your business knowledge it also gives you something to talk to your boss about, which is great when you don t have a lot in common.

This brings me to a really important point! Read everything. I love Julie Perrin s blog on business acumen for administrative professionals because it really goes into detail on what assistants should be reading and how to actually create the time to read. This is well worth the read, once you ve finished reading my blog obviously! Reading business material does not cost your company anything and I honestly think it helps enormously.

Do you take minutes at meetings? Again this is another fantastic way to increase your business acumen. In a previous role I managed 12 Committees all of which had a special interest in different areas of accountancy. I attended all of the Committee meetings and took all of the minutes. During the meetings I would really listen to what everyone was saying and take notes on anything I didn t understand so that I could research it later. I would also talk to the members during refreshment breaks and read all of the supporting documents along with their regular newsletters. Oh my goodness, by the end of the 4 years I worked in that role my knowledge of accountancy was extraordinary! I once attended a networking event for one of the Committees and talked to a new member for half an hour before he realised I wasn t actually an accountant (thank God!)

Lastly do you attend meetings with your manager? This task will bring you into contact with the company’s decision makers and you will be privy to their conversations and how they come to make decisions. Ensure you listen to these people. If you know why decisions are made in the company then you can start to make choices about your everyday work following the same strategy as the executive team. This will massively increase your knowledge and keep you focussed on improving your business acumen. When it comes to your review you can demonstrate to your manager that not only do you understand the company’s strategy but you are also implementing it into your own work by thinking strategically. This depth of knowledge will be impressive because they might not think you consider the bigger picture.

Understanding the bigger picture, where your boss fits into it and in turn how you can help support their goals is a fundamental requirement of a great assistant. Developing your business acumen will also give you a fantastic foundation and allow you to move up the career ladder and gain a well deserved promotion.

And the ability for both of you to exchange information easily online
makes your being in-house less of a need. Audit-ready books
also enable a company to make more knowledgeable decisions on a time-sensitive basis.
If you are an employee of such a company, you need
to preserve the company. On the grounds that clerk services are
frequently served on an hourly groundwork, people who work snappier will permit you to
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Criminal Justice Colleges Philadelphia, PA #criminal #justice #colleges #in #pa


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Criminal Justice Colleges Philadelphia, PA

Are you thinking about getting a bachelors in criminal justice in Philadelphia, PA? Criminal justice is an incredibly diverse field, so there are many areas of specialization to choose from, such as law enforcement, forensics, and corrections. Because criminal justice encompasses such a wide range of disciplines, many prospective students wonder exactly what the coursework in a bachelors in criminal justice program will entail.

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Bachelors in criminal justice programs provide a solid background in the social sciences, including psychology, sociology, and political science. The program focuses on teaching students about the causes of crime and society s response to it, while familiarizing them with various components of the justice system.

Topics that coursework in bachelors in criminal justice programs may cover include white collar and organized crime investigations, criminal law and the legal process, police-community relations, and corrections and judicial systems. The following are courses that those pursuing a bachelors in criminal justice may be required to take:

  • Gender and Politics
  • American Public Policy
  • Administration of Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Justice and Corrections
  • Crime Control Policies

In a bachelors in criminal justice program, you will study policies, human behavioral theory, the philosophy of justice, and institutions. Essentially, you ll learn what it takes to maintain social order through the criminal justice system. People who pursue a bachelors in criminal justice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are typically seeking entry-level positions at police departments, corrections departments, law enforcement agencies or federal agencies. Other jobs that criminal justice majors may obtain include substance abuse counselor, social worker, and paralegal. A bachelors in criminal justice also provides the foundation for advanced studies within the field or for law school.

The best bachelors in criminal justice programs in Philadelphia, PA blend theory and practice, so students can apply the concepts they learn in the classroom to real-world situations. Ideally, students will complete an internship prior to graduation, so they can gain valuable work experience in a criminal justice-related agency. In an internship program, students have the opportunity to develop new skills and make professional contacts in the field.

If you want to compete for entry-level jobs in criminal justice, having a bachelors in criminal justice is imperative. Areas where you may be able to find work with a bachelors in criminal justice include crime labs, liquor control boards, the state police, the Department of Defense, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Food and Drug Administration, and private security companies.

If you think that criminal justice is the right field for you and you would like to learn more about bachelors in criminal justice programs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, please call CollegeQuest at 866-944-1429(9am 9pm EST/Mon-Fri). One of our helpful college advisors would be glad to answer your questions and assist you in finding the right program for your needs.

There is an array of criminal justice colleges in Philadelphia, PA, but not all of them are created equal. To ensure that you receive a high quality education that sets you up for success in the criminal justice field, follow these 5 tips for choosing the best criminal justice colleges in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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  1. Ask lots of questions When you re evaluating criminal justice colleges in Philadelphia, PA, ask lots of questions, such as the following:
    1. What types of degrees do you offer?
    2. What are the tuition and fees?
    3. What is the average class size?
    4. Do you offer financial aid?
    5. What is the student-to-teacher ratio in the classes?
    6. What are the employment statistics of the graduating class?
  2. Make sure the college is accredited When looking for criminal justice colleges in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, make sure that the college you select is accredited. Accreditation ensures that a program offers a high quality education. It s also important to keep in mind that the federal governments and some state governments do not provide financial aid to students at non-accredited criminal justice colleges.
  3. Determine if the school offers degrees in your chosen area of specialization Criminal justice encompasses a variety of disciplines, so to maximize your chances of finding employment in your industry of choice, choose a school that offers degrees in your preferred area of specialization. Some areas of the criminal justice field that you can specialize in include corrections, law enforcement, private security, criminal investigations, and homeland security.
  4. Choose the right size college Decide whether or larger or smaller college would suit your needs and preferences. The advantages of attending a larger college are that you will have more courses and specializations to choose from, as well as access to more resources. The advantages of attending a smaller college are that the tuition and student-to-teacher ratio are lower.
  5. Pick a school with flexible course schedules If you re working or raising kids, it s essential to find criminal justice colleges in Philadelphia, PA that have flexible course schedules, so you can attend to other responsibilities while completing your coursework. Some scheduling options that criminal justice colleges offer to accommodate adult learners busy schedules include part-time programs, evening classes, online classes, and weekend classes. Keep these pointers in mind in order to find the best criminal justice colleges in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Whether you re a seasoned professional who wants to enhance your skills or you re completely new to the field, earning a degree from a reputable criminal justice program is likely to advance your career. To learn more about criminal justice colleges in Philadelphia, PA, please call CollegeQuest.com at 866-944-1429(9am 9pm EST/Mon-Fri).

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Criminal Justice Colleges in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, the “”Keystone State,”” has a population of just over 12.6 million, according to the 2009 U.S. Census Bureau estimate. Harrisburg is Pennsylvania’s capital, but Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are the two largest cities, and both have relatively high crime rates. Aggravated assault is the most common violent crime, but it is far outpaced by property crimes such as burglary and theft. Because of this, graduates with degrees in criminal justice are in demand in the state’s urban areas. Criminal justice schools in Pennsylvania prepare student for careers in forensics, parole and probation, corrections, criminal investigation, and management roles in law enforcement. Public and private universities offer criminal justice degrees both on-campus and via online distance learning. Pennsylvania criminal justice schools offer both associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs and advanced degrees.

Police and Law Enforcement Jobs in Pennsylvania

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs in protective services should see a ten percent growth rate from 2008 to 2018. Big cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have large police forces with many specialties, but there are also opportunities for graduates of Pennsylvania criminal justice colleges in smaller municipalities. Nationally, the BLS notes that 79 percent of law enforcement jobs are with local governments, while the remainder is split between state and federal agencies. Although some agencies accept applicants with an associate’s degree or a high school diploma, graduates with a bachelor’s degree from one of the criminal justice colleges in Pennsylvania should have better job prospects and opportunities for advancement. The mean annual income for law enforcement jobs in Pennsylvania is higher than the national mean for some positions and lower for others. The following list shows Pennsylvania mean annual incomes for representative law enforcement jobs, with the national mean listed second:

  • Correctional Officers and Jailers: $44,390/$42,610
  • Bailiffs: $27,750/$40,240
  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers: $53,140/$55,180
  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators: $68,890/$65,860
  • First Line Managers/Supervisors of Police and Detectives: $75,800/$78,580

A degree from one of the Pennsylvania criminal justice schools can help you qualify for one of these careers and enjoy a job keeping Pennsylvanians safe.

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Online Horse College – Online Horse College #online #college #in #pa


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Online Horse College

Ausintec Academy is a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). ACPET is the National Industry Association for independent providers of Vocational Education. They have strict controls in place to guarantee that students are treated fairly and in accordance with their guidelines

You may be eligible to be paid for up to two years for an individual course, but only if you are an Australian citizen and meet the Centrelink guidelines.

Your local Centrelink office will be able to let you know if you meet their criteria for our equine home learning. Most people do, but if you already have a sizable income then don’t expect to qualify!

Provider Institution Ref No: 4P530

Horse Lover Says Interesting and Engaging

“As a horse lover, owner/rider and pony club instructor I have been using the online course Cert II in Business (Working with Horses) for the last two years with 3 high school students.

I have found the course interesting and engaging and all three girls have completed the course and gained their accreditation.

Personally I enjoy getting the emails that Glenys sends out as they always contain so much good down to earth information and always on varying topics.

The content has never failed to resonate with my own years of experience and personal feelings for the horse.

I keep them all in a special file and revisit them when I want a boost.

Well done Glenys and the team at Online Horse College.”

From Pam Shipman

Moura High School Queensland

“The course is fun, educational and assists in broadening my knowledge of the equine world.”

“Materials have been relevant (to my career with horses) and interesting.”

There was an old poem that my grandmother used to tell me about holding my head high and always looking between the horse’s ears when I rode. While I can’t remember the poem (and I don’t agree with ALWAYS looking between the horse’s ears), I do agree that the habit of looking up is certainly one [Read More. ]

What type of philosophy do you have about riding and training your horse? We make many choices. like if we should ride English or Western or if we choose to jump or not to jump. We also choose our training philosophy which could be adopted by our coaches and mentors. In this interview [Read More. ]

Do you have a good excuse why you didn’t win the last competition, or why you haven’t ridden lately? The thing is that everyone HAS a good excuse! No-one wins all the time. But those who win more often and progress to higher levels don’t dwell on their excuses! They work out what went wrong, [Read More. ]

When you are riding in a lesson, do you make sure you shirt is tucked in before you start? What about if you are coaching a lesson, do you make sure your riders have their shirt tucked in before you commence a lesson? If not, why not? If you as a coach choose to not tuck your shirt in or [Read More. ]

Imagine this. you are out on a ride with some new friends and you are really enjoying your ride. They are all more experienced with horses than you, and you think you can learn a lot from them. You are happy they are including you in their ride and hope you will be invited again. As you [Read More. ]

What type of horse does it take to make you happy? What has to happen to make you feel grateful for your horse? Second Horse To some one who learnt to ride on their first horse, happiness can be a younger, more energetic horse. Teenager To the teenager who has fast growing legs, happiness is [Read More. ]

There has been a lot of research about visualization to assist you to achieve better results in your horse competition and equine performance goals, but there is more to it than that. These tips will help you improve your own and therefore your horse’s behaviour and performance. While there might [Read More. ]

Do you wonder why the up and coming Generation Y seem to be a higher quality of competitive equestrian riders than previous generations? What have they got that older competitors didn’t have when they were the same age? (Depending on who claims the research, Gen Y – also called Millennials – [Read More. ]

When you are flat out working and also have family commitments there are sometimes you barely have time to ride, let alone catch up on the many chores around the stables that should be done. Your gear needs a clean, you saddle cloth and bandages need a good wash, the manure in your paddock is [Read More. ]

What it is about horses’ eyes? Your life can be in turmoil, full of stress and worries and then. you look into the eyes of a contented horse, really look into them, and it can have such an amazing effect on your day. A large eye has a much more powerful effect, and horses have eyes [Read More. ]

“I was never at all hesitant about enrolling in the course. The price was excellent and the fact that I could take longer or less time to complete the course was great, and that it is all online is wonderful! The videos and power points are brilliant and the idea of a quiz helps to take the pressure off too. There so far isn’t anything about this that I don’t love.”

Laura M Your Own Horse’ student

“I made my final decision to enrol based on your help throughout the enquiry process, I felt as if you went above and beyond to assist me in enrolling in the right course which was suitable to my needs and giving RPL where recognised to help reduce fee costs, so to me it did not feel like a money hungry approach which I really appreciate.”

Jess L ‘Specialised Horse Riding Instructor’ student

“I wanted to have some sort of qualifications in the horse industry as I plan to work with horses in a future career, and thought ”Why not start now?”. I would recommend the course to anyone who wants to gain a career or more knowledge in the horse industry”

Emily J Working with Horses student

“Thank you Glenys for the time, energy and experience put into this great course, I appreciate all your amazing information. Content is very good. Very relevant. It has highlighted the gaps in my knowledge and understanding. Clarity and understanding has improved my confidence. Very good content, consistent, informative”

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Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Founded in 1794, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate theological school of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offering masters’ and advanced degrees as well as certificate programs. Pittsburgh Seminary prepares women and men for ministries in established and emerging Christian communities around the world. Rooted in the Reformed tradition and with a centuries-old history of mission and scholarship in service of the church, the Seminary is committed to relationships of mutual learning and serving with Christ-followers from other traditions and theological viewpoints. Our faculty and educational resources cultivate theologically reflective and contextually engaged Christian leaders. Our programs nurture vocational formation for bearing witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our student body is comprised of Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, Episcopalians, Orthodox, and more than 20 other traditions from more than 30 U.S. states and countries around the world.

Pittsburgh Seminary is fortunate to have recently completed a successful capital campaign which included our largest bequest to date. These funds, along with others, are now supporting the work of the new strategic plan which includes innovations in the areas of collaboration, access, resources, and diversity. Over the years, the Seminary has been prudent with spending from its endowment, which is now one of the largest among all free-standing seminaries.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Vice President for Institutional Advancement reports to the President, is a member of the President’s Cabinet, and is responsible for all fundraising, alumni and church relations, and marketing and communications activities at the Seminary.

In cooperation with the President and the members of the Board of Directors, the Vice President will develop and implement a comprehensive and fully integrated advancement program. Responsibilities include:

Forming a productive relationship with the President that deepens the culture of philanthropy in all areas related to fundraising, communications, and constituent relations.

Leading and developing staff in the areas of major gifts, foundation relations, annual fund, alumni and church relations, database management, and marketing and communications.

In conjunction with the President, maintaining a portfolio of major donor prospects for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

Annually creating and executing strategic fundraising and constituent engagement plans with clearly defined goals, time frames, and measurements of effectiveness.

Preparing division budgets and monitoring and ensuring fiscal responsibility in all operations.

Working collaboratively with administrators, governing Board members, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and community leaders through relationship-building and strategic program development.

Serving as an articulate spokesperson, in both personal and public settings, for the Seminary’s mission, vision, and accomplishments, and working to further cultivate and strengthen support for the Seminary from external constituencies.


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Eastern’s nonprofit management degree is offered as a blended online and residency program in the Philadelphia area. Students meet in class for (6) four-day residencies over the course of 24 months, with research and field-based learning in the interim.

With convenient class locations and only occasional residencies throughout the program, working individuals are able to balance their busy work schedules with their classroom agendas. In-class discussions, relationship building between instructors and students, as well as independent research and project development are among the attributes of the program. All students enrolled in the MS in Nonprofit Management program are considered full-time, and thus are eligible for federally guaranteed student loans.

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The fantastic dealership staff in our service and parts departments are just one more reason to choose North Star Chevy for all of your Chevrolet service needs. Our GM certified service technicians are highly trained and trusted by customers throughout the greater area. Discover the Chevy service difference at North Star Chevrolet. We offer evening and Saturday service hours so that it’s easy to maintain your area GM vehicle in Moon. Prefer to get Chevrolet service while you’re at work? Simply fill out the service appointment form and then let the North Star shuttle service help you get to work on time. We exist to serve all of your Chevy service and parts needs!

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    Along with having an on-demand recovery location and the right personnel, a critically important step in recovering from a disaster is maintaining business continuity. Business Continuity is more than a backup location. It is more than the offices and the cubicles. It is the knowing and documenting exactly which processes, systems, services, employees, and customers are affected, what steps are to be taken and in what order they should be taken.

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    In the final analysis, you may have spent years on real dollars and �sweat equity� in building your business, but will your business survive if you were out of operation for a few days, a week, or a month? And even if your business should survive, at what costs in lost clients and revenue versus having a true Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Plan.

    SINCE THE DISASTER RECOVERY RENAISSANCE (I.E. POST-SEPTEMBER 11, 2001), ADSS GLOBAL HAS BEEN WORKING TO ESTABLISH ITSELF AS A LEADING PROVIDER OF BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND DISASTER RECOVERY RESOURCES. UNFORTUNATELY, DISASTERS DO HAPPEN, AND IN THAT SPLIT SECOND, THE KEY TO YOUR COMPANY�S SURVIVAL IS IN PRIOR PLANNING AND PREPARATION. IF YOU SHOULD ARRIVE AT YOUR OFFICE, AND CANNOT GAIN ACCESS TO THE BUILDING OR YOUR OFFICE SPACE, WHO DO YOU CALL? WHERE DO YOU GO? WHAT SHOULD YOU DO FIRST?

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    September 9, 2013 December 29, 2015

    Over the last few weeks I have been developing a twitter strategy for one of my company s clients. They are an online events business and we are helping them with their marketing so I have been learning about hybrid and online events. I already know how to market via social media, I understand the world of events and I can create content fairly easily but prior to. oh I don t know a few weeks ago I knew very little about hybrid events. I would be able to tell you what a hybrid event was but very little else, now I have online event information seeping out of every pore (it isn t very pleasant!)

    The reason I can bring myself up to speed so quickly is because I have spent 10 years working as an assistant and I have become very good at developing business acumen! I also hopped from one industry to another so I had to constantly learn how these business were run, the jargon that was used and the different codes of conduct each industry sector had. I had to understand all of this to support my boss effectively.

    I think it is so very important for assistants to have good business acumen because without it I don t see how we can support our managers or move up the career ladder.

    So what is business acumen?

    I really like this definition of business acumen, it is from the Financial Times Lexicon :

    In practice, people with business acumen are thought of as having business sense or business smarts . They are able to obtain essential information about a situation, focus on the key objectives, recognise the relevant options available for a solution, select an appropriate course of action and set in motion an implementation plan to get the job done.

    So that sounds easy to achieve right? Erm no, I didn t think so either! Developing business acumen takes time, it has to be achieved through learning and training and ultimately it has to be part of your ongoing development plan. Expanding your business acumen has to be constant.

    Having strong business sense isn t easy to develop but it is incredibly important for an assistant to have. We support people that have very strong business acumen, they wouldn t be in the position they are in without it! How can we support them if we do not have an understanding of their business, their strategic objectives and the pressures they face on a daily basis? The difficulty is that a lot of organisations don t understand this need and do not offer assistants the opportunity to attend training courses or take time out of their day to build their business acumen. Many bosses do not see the potential in their assistants or the added bonus of having an assistant with a good knowledge of the business and what that means in terms of the extra support they would receive.

    So how do we develop business acumen?

    There are of course ways around this problem but it does mean that assistants will have to be particularly proactive in developing their own business acumen. Trust me though it is totally worth the effort!

    Firstly, is your manager supportive of your training needs? If so, well done! Ask that you attend training courses on the areas that you could improve, for example business finance or process management. If your manager is supportive then build business acumen improvement into your overall development plan and ensure you have an objective based on the wider business such as working on a cross departmental project.

    Does your organisation have a graduate programme? If it does then ask to attend their initial training sessions on the industry. I did this when I first started working in insurance. There was so much jargon and codes of conduct, especially when working with Lloyd s of London that I asked to attend an Introduction to Insurance course which was in-house and specifically for the new graduates. I was the only EA on the course but it was so helpful and didn t cost my company a penny.

    Does your manager subscribe to business magazines? If they do, this is great because you open their post and can read the magazines before giving it to them! Don t worry I don t think they will be offended that you are reading their magazine they will probably be in total shock that you are taking an interest! Not only does this help with your business knowledge it also gives you something to talk to your boss about, which is great when you don t have a lot in common.

    This brings me to a really important point! Read everything. I love Julie Perrin s blog on business acumen for administrative professionals because it really goes into detail on what assistants should be reading and how to actually create the time to read. This is well worth the read, once you ve finished reading my blog obviously! Reading business material does not cost your company anything and I honestly think it helps enormously.

    Do you take minutes at meetings? Again this is another fantastic way to increase your business acumen. In a previous role I managed 12 Committees all of which had a special interest in different areas of accountancy. I attended all of the Committee meetings and took all of the minutes. During the meetings I would really listen to what everyone was saying and take notes on anything I didn t understand so that I could research it later. I would also talk to the members during refreshment breaks and read all of the supporting documents along with their regular newsletters. Oh my goodness, by the end of the 4 years I worked in that role my knowledge of accountancy was extraordinary! I once attended a networking event for one of the Committees and talked to a new member for half an hour before he realised I wasn t actually an accountant (thank God!)

    Lastly do you attend meetings with your manager? This task will bring you into contact with the company’s decision makers and you will be privy to their conversations and how they come to make decisions. Ensure you listen to these people. If you know why decisions are made in the company then you can start to make choices about your everyday work following the same strategy as the executive team. This will massively increase your knowledge and keep you focussed on improving your business acumen. When it comes to your review you can demonstrate to your manager that not only do you understand the company’s strategy but you are also implementing it into your own work by thinking strategically. This depth of knowledge will be impressive because they might not think you consider the bigger picture.

    Understanding the bigger picture, where your boss fits into it and in turn how you can help support their goals is a fundamental requirement of a great assistant. Developing your business acumen will also give you a fantastic foundation and allow you to move up the career ladder and gain a well deserved promotion.

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