Towson State University's Columbia center will offer two professional development courses in February.
"Conflict Resolution and Compromise" will teach participants how to structure their lives to handle compromise comfortably; the appropriate time, place and mood for resolving conflict; and the art of getting plans implemented by others.
The course is scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Cost is $45.
"Speaking with Confidence" is the topic of a one-day seminar that will be led by professional speaker and humorist Allan M. Misch.
Teaching techniques for controlling nervousness, being organized and keeping an audience's attention will be the main topics of theseminar.
The seminar takes place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Cost is $60, with $10 materials fee to be collected by instructor.
Information: 964-0260 or 830-3532.
LEARN TO INVEST IN ANTIQUE CARS
Slayton House Community Center in Wilde Lake Village presentsa lunchtime seminar on how to begin and invest in an antique collection.
Seminar begins 12:15 to 1 p.m. Feb. 13. The seminar fee is $7per person.
The scheduled speaker is Harriet Katz-Miller of Yesterday's Elegance in Ellicott City. She will share her tips and knowledge of the world of antiques and collectibles.
Information and registration: 730-3987.
SARA PICK RETAINED BY ROBERT WOOD CO.
Sara Pick Associates, a Columbia-based public relations and marketing firm,has been retained by the Robert W. Wood Co., a facilities planning and management company, for marketing of Wood's projects with health-care institutions, asbestos removal and the structural needs for the disabled.
CHAMBER FOCUSES ON HOME BUSINESSES
The Howard County Chamber of Commerce is introducing a new program designed to focus on the needs of home-based businesses.
The program will begin with a light lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. Jan. 29, followed by the seminar that ends at 3 p.m.
David Hjortzberg, Bobbie Nail and Peggy Keyes will speak on "Legal, Accounting and Insurance Issues: Maximizing Your Deductions & Understanding Your Coverage."
Cost is $15 for members; $20for non-members.
Reservations may be made in advance by calling the Chamber at 730-4111.