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Licensed Professions Have Continuing Education Requirements
As a licensed professional in New York, you are required to complete a number of approved continuing education courses before you renew your license. As a lawyer who is required to complete continuing legal education (CLE) courses, Third Ear Conflict Resolution Founder Nance L. Schick is committed to using best practices in Adult Learning to do more than deliver boring recitations of knowledge you already have. In her continuing education courses, participants discuss recent news headlines, common missteps, and ineffective thought processes that cause those missteps.
Her courses are approved for continuing education units (CEU) in the funeral profession. Some are also eligible for CLE credits or can be adapted for a legal audience. With sufficient notice, we can work with accredited organizations to get new courses approved for in-person or online events.
Examples of Courses Taught
Nance frequently teaches for continuing education providers, such as Continuing Vision. She has also taught for the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association, the New Jersey Funeral Directors Association, the American Academy McAllister Institute, where she taught Business Law. In the legal profession, she has taught for Lawline, Esquire CLE, and ProLaw CLE.
Funeral Services (CEU approved)
- Avoiding Common Legal Missteps
- Cybersecurity: Is There Any Such Thing?
- Documenting Incidents Effectively
- Employee Benefits Basics
- Employment Law Basics
- Exempt v. Non-Exempt: Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act
- Hostile Work Environments
- The Intersection of Law and Ethics
- Intellectual Property Basics
- Keeping Your Employees HIGHLY Safe
- Legal Rights and Responsibilities of the Parties Involved in a Funeral
- Maintaining Your Funeral Director’s License
- Navigating Mental Health at Work
- Responding to Workplace Injuries
- Self-Auditing Worker Classifications
- Setting Clear Goals and Performance Expectations for Your Employees
- Social Media in the Workplace
- Technology Basics
- What to Do If You’re Called to Testify
- Worker Misclassification Nightmares
- One-to-One Training
- Title IX Compliance
Legal Services (CLE Approved)
- Litigation Survival Skills: The Client’s Perspective
- Making Mediation Work for Your Clients
- Beyond the NYS Model Sexual Harassment Training
“The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language and you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of this is necessary. There will always be one more thing”.
Build Skills to Navigate an Ever-Changing World
You’re hearing women call on others to smash the patriarchy. You see racial minority groups demanding that white people dismantle racist institutions. Yet you have no idea what actions will produce the desired results.
You might not need CEUs like other professionals, but you need more than the check-the-box training typically offered for compliance with sexual harassment laws and non-discrimination policies. You need skills to apply what you’ve learned in those training sessions.
Even people who see the limitations of traditional systems:
- Aren’t always sure where to begin,
- Say the wrong things, or
- Say nothing out of fear of repercussions.
They hide out and hope the issues will resolve on their own.
They won’t. Instead, ignored conflicts regarding diversity in the workplace will often escalate to illegal discrimination, harassment, and hostile work environments that cause good employees to leave–and sue.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Through diversity training and other professional development, we can all build skill in discussing emotionally-charged issues and in resolving the related conflicts. We have to risk talking about the issues that make us uncomfortable. Only with practice will we improve.
Using her education and training in employment law, human resources, and ethno-religious mediation, Nance facilitates diversity training workshops that create space for:
- Open dialogue
- Deep healing, and
- Effective action toward unity in workplaces and other communities
We’ve never had that much engagement at one of our events! ~ M.G., President, NY
Thanks again for providing the staff with the Beyond the NYS Model Sexual Harassment Training. I am sure I speak for all of us that it was a very comprehensive and thorough presentation. ~ T.K., Executive Director, NY
[T]hank you for conducting the training today. It was very informative – a lot to consider and rethink…my car was in for service today and when I picked it up the service attendant and I were talking about it – their employees just went through it…he was very positive about it…I’m hoping this has the great effects we all want. ~ L.G., Faculty Member, NY
[T]hank you for making this informative and interesting. As a funeral director and educator with a past life in the corporate world, I expected to go through a grueling two hours of torturous boredom, but you presented in a way that kept me  engaged and interested…it is vitally important. Thank you so much for your candor and informative approach to this training. ~ C.B., Faculty Member, NY
The feedback from the attendees was very positive and we really appreciated [ ] listening to the two courses you gave. I learned a great deal as well. ~ M.K., Funeral Director, NY
I’ve been in the industry for decades and taken many CEU courses. You are simply the best! ~ J.A., Faculty Member, NY
I enjoy you being at our trainings. You have a cheery, educated demeanor and present good observations at the end. I’m sure your groups benefit a lot. ~ A.C., Mediation Trainer, NY