Michigan Usability Pros Set Event on ‘The Art Of Communication’: The Michigan Usability Professionals Association will host “Facilitating Humans: The Art of Communication” Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, 1407 Rensen St. Lansing. More at www.miupa.org. Presenter Caitlin Potts will share her knowledge of making meetings more valuable. As Potts says: Meetings are not a waste of time. Poorly planned meetings with unclear goals and a lack of shared expectations are. So, how do we stop warming chairs in our conference rooms and start having productive meetings and, dare we say, productive conversations? Learn how June 11. Whether you’re a new usability professional, a jaded meeting attender, or just, well…human, you will be able to take away concepts from this talk that will help you have better conversations, and overall understanding of human communication (which is pretty important for effective meetings). Potts is a user experience designer and researcher at Covenant Eyes Inc., in Owosso. The event is $10 for MIUPA members, $20 for nonmembers and $5 for students. Questions? Email events@michiganupa.org

Dickinson Wright PLLC to Host Sunrise Seminar on the Affordable Care Act – Preparing for 2014: Dickinson Wright PLLC will host a Sunrise Seminar titled “The Affordable Care Act – Preparing for 2014” on Tuesday, June 11 at Dickinson Wright’s Grand Rapids office. This seminar will discuss key areas of the Affordable Care Act that impact employers. Speakers will cover the following topics: how to determine if you are a large employer, what the penalties are if a large employer does not offer health coverage, what are the new reporting requirements, what additional taxes or fees must be paid, and the new notice requirements regarding marketplace options. Attorneys Cynthia A. Moore, Deborah L. Grace, and Roberta Granadier will take you through this informative seminar. The event will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 200 Ottawa Ave. N.W., Suite 1000, Grand Rapids. To register for this event, please contact Mellissa Boyd at (313) 223-3125 or mboyd@dickinsonwright.com.


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