May 02, 2013

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer two workshops with Victoria Mavis on Tuesday, May 21. Both workshops will be held in the SBDC Business Education Center, Room 308 of the DeWitt Building at 416 Market St. in Lewisburg.

Mavis, who is president of Core People Resources, is the author of Building the Ultimate Network. She has more than 20 years of experience in hospitality, local government, manufacturing, medical services, non-profits and retail.

The first workshop, "Leverage Employee Performance through Job Descriptions," will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Mavis will share tips on writing effective job descriptions that enhance employee performance, how to leverage job descriptions and performance reviews to improve employee morale, and how job coaches can increase performance for employees with disabilities.

The second workshop, "Employee Discipline and Termination Made Easy (and Legal)," will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Mavis will share tips on creating an effective discipline policy, learning how to conduct investigations and document employee discipline and termination, and how to identify when an attorney should be called.

The cost to attend these workshops is $35 each; registration is required as seating is limited. To register, visit, call the SBDC at 570-577-1249 or email Veterans may attend at no charge.

Both workshops have been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review; attendees can request the HR certification.

Mavis also will present the workshop, "The Devil is in the Details: The Top 10 Mistakes Which Cost Your Company Big Profits," Wednesday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Bucknell SBDC has been helping businesses Start, Grow, and Prosper for more than 30 years in Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. SBDC consultants are available to assist business owners who are just getting started investigating a business model, developing a business plan and need some coaching, or are seeking to reinvent, innovate, and grow an existing business.


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