Broaden your skill set, understanding, and application of nonprofit management and best practices. Enroll in any of the upcoming courses, complete all eight to receive the CPN Certification. Offered both onsite and online, all eight courses will be available on an annual basis.
WCU will soon launch a Bar and Beverage Management Certification. Participants will earn 3 hours of college credit, and the class will prepare students to sit for the Bar and Beverage Management Certification through the American Hotel and Lodging Association's Learning Institute.
Courses range from customer service to social media strategies, contract negotiations risk factors and garnering return from tradeshows, expos, and fairs. Earning a certificate in Event Planning will expose you to the many different facets of being an event planner from managing people and projects to increasing exposure and dollars for your organization.
One-day and half-day workshops offered in Asheville and Cullowhee for human resources
professionals, administrators, supervisors and managers, and finance professionals.
WCU offers continuing education units (CEUs) and is an approved provider for SHRM-PDC
and NASBA CPE credits.
For the first time in modern history, we have five distinct generations in the workforce, each with their own expectations, goals, strengths, and challenges. The most successful organizations not only embrace this diversity but they also leverage the experience and skills each brings to the table through multiple forms of mentoring.
By completing this seminar attendees will have a better understanding of college and university accounting concepts including learning about the basic formats used by institutions when presenting their financial statements. There will be a presentation and discussion related to recent changes to GASB accounting standards and the anticipated effects of those changes within the public higher education industry.
Held on campus in Cullowhee, North Carolina, these workshops are offered in cooperation with the Forensic Osteology Research Station and the Emergency Disaster Management Program at WCU. These land-based workshops allow participants to work search areas including grassy fields, mountainous terrain, urban environments, buildings, and vehicles.
Grant writing techniques and processes are in a transitional stage. As a grant writer, you 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. This certificate program will help increase your chances of winning competitive grants and identify your strengths.
Create an online marketing communications strategy and powerhouse digital toolbox by completing six, full-day workshops taught by expert marketing and public relations professionals. Gain new insights into PR & marketing strategy, branding, budgeting, online content creation, video creation and use, social media
The certificates in Event Planning, Digital Marketing and Public Relations, and the Customer Service Train-the-Trainer Program help prepare professionals to be more productive and successful in their jobs. The training programs are also a great way to develop more experience for people who have new job responsibilities or are transitioning to a new career.
This five-day leadership certificate program will help you develop personal insights, a better understanding of different working styles, effective communications skills, an understanding of employee relations and business law, and how to maintain a high level of professionalism in a variety of situations including crisis situations.
Learn about workplace safety, health, and hazards as well as workers' rights. This course provides the information and skills necessary to work safely in the construction industry and the various standards in construction safety.
These online courses for continuing education credit and teacher training are offered in partnership with Ed2Go as well as Western Carolina University's Faculty. Professional Development, Short Courses and Graduate Programs are all available.
These in-depth, self-paced online courses will get your career headed in the right direction. They are offered in partnership with highly respected national providers.
In cooperation with Ed2Go, a national provider of online instruction, these online courses are offered on a monthly basis and cover a wide variety of skills and board interests.