Professional Development Programs


Bone Identification
October 13, 2015 | 9am-5pm | WCU Cullowhee Campus
The bone identification workshop focuses on providing an opportunity for participants to handle and view numerous human and non-human skeletons. The goal is to help participants gain enough experience with bones from mammals, including humans, to begin to be able to distinguish the human remains from all others.

October 20, 2015 | 10am-5pm | WCU Cullowhee Campus
This event will include a special keynote presentation on the State of Healthcare and Its Affect on the Quality of Life. Breakout Sessions to Include: The Environment and Quality of Life, Tourism and the Quality of Life, and sessions focused on Creative Arts, Innovation & Technology, Education, and Healthcare and the Affect on Quality of Life. 

LEAD:Tourism - "Tourism Connections and Small Town Main Street Development”

November 10, 2015 | 9am-4pm |  WCU Cullowhee
This conference will focus on “Tourism Connections and Small Town Main Street Development.” Speakers will include Berkeley Young, Billy Parrish, Becky Anderson, Dr. Steve Morse, and more.     

Employment Law Horror Stories for Friday the 13th and How to Avoid Becoming One
November 13, 2015 | 9am-1pm | WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville
In keeping with the eerie timing of the workshop, Jon Yarbrough will present a session detailing horror stories from some of the new interpretations of employment law. Small businesses, large businesses and non-profit organizations are fertile grounds for these horror stories.

North Carolina Council of Graduate Schools 2015 Annual Meeting
November 5-6, 2015 | Asheville, NC
The 2015 annual meeting will be hosted by Western Carolina University's Graduate School. A reception will be held on Thursday, November 5 at the Asheville Art Museum. Workshops will be held at WCU's instructional site at Biltmore Park on Friday, November 6. 

Critical Care Symposium: Comprehensive Electrocardiography
Fall 2015 | WCU at Biltmore Park
The purpose of this program is to assist advanced nurse practitioners in critical care, emergency department, PACU, and anesthesia settings, as well as physicians and other health care providers to interpret the EKGs and manage evidence of myocardial ischemia and/or infarction.


Annual Emergency Medical Care Summer Seminar

Assessment Horizons 2015: CAEP and Beyond

Freeman Governmental Accounting, Reporting & Auditing CPE Seminars


 PM button  Teaching & Education  Substance Abuse Studies

 Emergency and Disaster Management  Nutrition, Fitness, and Health Programs  Legal Studies

 Continuing Education Credit  Forensic Anthropology and Cadaver Dog Training Program  Professional Development for Nurses


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