Lone Star Corporate College to present social media, legal seminars

HOUSTON (June 5, 2012) – Lone Star Corporate College will present three professional development seminars as part of the Lone Star College Networking Lunch Series: “Building Your Brand and Leveraging Your Network,” “Executing Your Social Media Plan, and “Life and Death is in the Details.”

Seminars and dates are as follows:

Building Your Brand and Leveraging Your Network, June 21;
Executing Your Social Media Plan, June 28;
Life and Death is in the Details, July 11.

All seminars will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lone Star Community Building, 5000 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands.

At Building Your Brand and Leveraging Your Network, attendees will learn how to use the social media tool LinkedIn to get noticed, grow their network, and create an online professional brand. The seminar is geared toward business owners or professionals who are relatively new to LinkedIn, as well as anyone who wants to learn more about integrating social media into their existing marketing and promotion strategies. The cost is $25 and includes lunch.

At Executing Your Social Media Plan, attendees will learn some of LinkedIn’s best practices, the top five LinkedIn mistakes, the best applications to use with LinkedIn, and how to take their overall social media strategies to the next level. The seminar is geared toward business owners or professionals who are familiar and active with LinkedIn. The cost is $25 and includes lunch.

At Life and Death is in the Details, attendees will learn about the advantages of mediation, why many courts order mediation, and what can be mediated in legal matters of life and death. The seminar is geared toward attorneys, business owners, and anyone who does business with clients, vendors, or subcontractors. The cost is $30 and includes lunch.

Jefford B. Dixon, the presenter for the June 21 and June 28 social media seminars, is a senior business consultant, strategist and trainer at Apogee Social Media Group, a company that empowers professionals and businesses by helping them develop and implement a social media strategy.

Gerri Dorsett, the presenter for the July 11 legal seminar, is the owner of Resolve Today and a TMCA credentialed distinguished mediator. Dorsett completed her training at the WorkLife Institute in Houston and has facilitated for community projects such as a question/answer evening with politicians and citizens as well as the Harris County Public Health & Environmental Service and citizens in the Houston area. Dorsett will present with David Swallow, also a TMCA credentialed advanced mediator.

Registration is required for all seminars. To register, go to LoneStar.edu/Professional-Seminars or call 281.290.2925.

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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