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Certificate and Professional Development Programs

WCU Professional Development workshop

 

Listed below are Certificate and Professional Development Programs that are beneficial to Businesses, Nonprofit Professionals, and those looking to Upskill.

Certificates

MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE
Every Thursday from 9am - 4pm between September 19th - October 17th in Asheville, NC at Biltmore Park (WCU's Asheville Instructional Site)
Through a carefully crafted curriculum, we will host 5 expert-led sessions, which will teach on topics of Communication Differences and Conflict Resolution, Human Resource Issues, Accountability, Your Value Proposition, and leading Powerful Presentations and Meetings. Elevate your career prospects and become a transformative leader by enrolling in our Managerial Leadership Certificate Course today.

Outdoor Industry Certificate
Every Thursday FULLY ONLINE from 9am - 4pm between September 12th - October 17th 
If you are looking for a flexible and affordable way to break into the outdoor industry, enhance your skill-set, stand out to potential employers, grow your outdoor business, or sharpen your leadership skills, WCU's Professional Outdoor Certificate program is for you!

Full Grant Life-Cycle and writing CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Specifics dates in fall coming soon-  Asheville, NC at Biltmore Park (WCU's Asheville Instructional Site)
Grant writing techniques and processes are in a transitional stage. Grant writers need to stay on top of the latest trends that include more online grant applications, requirements for better designed evaluations, and new social policies that determine grant opportunities.

Professional Development One-Day Sessions

Engaging Veterans in Civilian Employment: Be Veteran Ready
October 11th for Asheville, NC at Biltmore Park (WCU's Asheville Instructional Site)
Veterans are an untapped talent pool ready to fill in-demand roles in your organization. Hiring veterans is a proven strategy for gaining high-performing employees with low turnover. Building on your current strategic organizational development initiatives and engaging veteran cultural competency understanding, you can deliver on building a more effective organization when you are veteran ready! 
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Strategic Decision Making: Moving from Strategic Planning to Getting Things Done 
Fall 2024 Dates coming soon for Asheville, NC at Biltmore Park (WCU's Asheville Instructional Site)
This course is set to will help you Bridge the Gap Between Planning, Strategy and Project Execution as a company leader, aspiring organizational leader, or entrepreneur. This course bridges the gap between strategy and implementation. You will learn to both develop solid strategic planning priorities and how to deliver on your strategic objectives. Learn how external and internal factors impact an organizations’ capacity to execute strategic priorities. In this seminar, you will gain an understanding of how you can bridge this divide between strategy and implementation. You will analyze a fictional case and then apply your learning to create a strategic action plan aligned with industry best practices. 
Class Description and Learning Outcomes

Crisis Communication
Fall 2024 Dates coming soon for Asheville, NC at Biltmore Park (WCU's Asheville Instructional Site)
In this intensive course, participants will delve into the art and science of crisis communication, mastering essential strategies to navigate through turbulent waters with confidence and poise. Through a combination of theoretical insights, real-world case studies, and hands-on exercises, you'll learn how to anticipate, prepare for, and effectively manage crises while safeguarding organizational reputation and stakeholder trust.  You'll also learn how to develop appropriate messaging, be an effective spokesperson, work with your media partners through timely interviews and press conferences and engage social media to help communicate during a crisis. Whether you're a seasoned communication professional or new to the field, this course will equip you with the tools and skills needed to thrive in high-pressure situations and emerge stronger from adversity.
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