WMU News

HR specialist on avoiding legal landmines

Aug. 18, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- A human resources specialist will warn businesses about potential legal landmines during two Western Michigan University presentations on Sept. 7 and 11 in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.

Catherine Burr, owner of Personal Performance and Training Technology, will present "Legal Landmines: Managing Business Risks" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce building, 346 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo. The program, part of a monthly series of workshops offered by WMU's Women's Business Development Center, is free and open to the public.

Burr also will kick off a Calhoun County series of WBDC workshops by giving her presentation in Battle Creek from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at WMU's Kendall Center, 50 West Jackson. The first in a planned monthly series co-sponsored by the Southwestern Michigan Urban League, the program is free and open to the public.

Burr opened Personal Performance and Training Technology earlier this year, after accumulating more than 17 years experience in sales, management, training and leadership development. She holds a master's degree in education, with a specialization in human resource design.

WMU's Haworth College of Business established the Women's Business Development Center in 1999 to offer support to female professionals and entrepreneurs through training, group and individual problem-solving consultation, current business information and networking opportunities.

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact WBDC Director Pat Guenther by phone at (616) 387-2714 or via email at <patricia.guenther@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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