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Professional Development

The UVa-Wise Abingdon office offers professional development programs at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA as well as Crossroads Institute’s Higher Education Center in Galax, VA. We welcome new ideas and encourage you to share your thoughts for future program offerings that you or your organization may be interested in! Please call (276) 619-4317 or e-mail abingdon@uvawise.edu.

 

Upcoming Abingdon Workshops

The following workshops will be held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, 1 Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210.

 

Mental Health First Aid

October 11

8 am – 5 pm

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify,  understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Instructor Emily Anne Thompson will address risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems; information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and addiction disorders; a 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or crisis; as well as where to turn for help. This engaging workshop provides tools to help friends, family members, colleagues or others in your community.

Registration information coming soon!

 

Upcoming Galax Workshops

The following workshops will be held at Crossroads Institute’s Higher Education Center, 208 Cranberry Road, Galax, VA 24333.

 

Microsoft Word & Excel

September 7

9 am – 3 pm

$52.44

In this workshop, instructor Sonia Vanhook will cover the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Using Microsoft Word 2016, participants will produce documents utilizing   features including: insert graphics, word art, page borders and merge letters. Design techniques for beginner, intermediate and advanced computer  users will be demonstrated.

Participants will also use Microsoft Excel 2016 to explore opening new and saved workbooks, save vs. save as, print, share, export, cut, copy, paste, clipboards, fonts, alignments, numbers, styles, cells, editing, window, workbooks, worksheets, text, values, formulas, auto fill, relative and absolute references, column width and more as time allows.

Click here to register now!

 

S.T.E.M. for Elementary School Teachers

September 14

9 am – 3 pm

$83.94

Research proves that children who experience S.T.E.M. education early through hands-on learning are better equipped to develop a strong understanding of S.T.E.M. concepts and problem solving as they grow older. Instructor Sherry Barnard will share ideas on how to successfully implement Science, Technology, Engineering and Math across the elementary curriculum in a way that’s both meaningful and effective.

Click here to register now!

 

Mental Health First Aid

October 12

8 am – 5 pm

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify,  understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Instructor Emily Anne Thompson will address risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems; information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and addiction disorders; a 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or crisis; as well as where to turn for help. This engaging workshop provides tools to help friends, family members, colleagues or others in your community.

Registration information coming soon!

 

S.T.E.M. for Middle School Teachers

October 19

9 am – 3 pm

$83.94

Encouraging an interest in S.T.E.M. is important regardless of age, but it is  particularly crucial during the middle school years. Students are making choices in middle school that will impact decisions in their high school course of study and career paths. Providing a well-planned blended-learning curriculum that offers project-based learning activities is crucial to building student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Instructor Sherry Barnard will share ideas on how to actively engage middle school  students in collaborative, real-world problem-solving through S.T.E.M.

Click here to register now!

 

S.T.E.M. for High School Teachers

October 26

9 am – 3 pm

$83.94

S.T.E.M. is a movement to develop the mathematical and scientific foundation that students need to be competitive in the 21st-century workforce and beyond. All young people should be prepared to think  deeply and have the opportunity to become the innovators, educators, researchers and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation and our world. Instructor Sherry Barnard will explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education across the high school curriculum.

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QuickBooks Online

November 2 & November 9

10 am – 4 pm Both Days

More information and registration coming soon!

 

Previous Program Offerings

  • The Effective Supervisor
  • Adobe InDesign
  • iPad for Beginners
  • Basic & Advanced WordPress
  • Excel for Teachers
  • From Time Out to Outstanding
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Help for the Helper
  • Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Excel
  • Video Production & Editing
  • Gluten Sensitivity & Gluten-Free Diet
  • Managing Generations
  • Technology for the Trainer
  • Crisis Management
  • Technology at Work
  • DISC Personality Profile
  • Project Management Professional Certification
  • Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents
  • Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents for Key Decision Makers
  • Bullying Awareness
  • Google Classroom for Educators & Advanced Google Classroom for Educators
  • Photoshop for Beginners & Intermediate Photoshop

 

Cancellation Policies

Registration

Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required for each open enrollment class. Individuals can register for classes on our website or by contacting the UVA-Wise Abingdon Office at 276-619-4317. UVA-Wise reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any open enrollment class that does not have sufficient enrollment. Cancellation decisions will generally be made five days before the first class date and registrants will be notified by e-mail. A full refund will be processed immediately.

Payment Policy

Participants may pay by cash, check, or credit card. UVA-Wise may invoice upon request. We reserve the right to refuse any admission to any registrant that has not made payment arrangements by the start of class.

Cancellation

Registrants must cancel at least five days before a scheduled event in order to receive a full refund or a training voucher for the amount paid that can be redeemed for future training at the UVA-Wise Abingdon campus. Registrants that cancel four days or less before the first day of the class will receive a training voucher in the amount paid to be used for future training. In order to receive a refund or training voucher, we must be notified in writing of the cancellation either by fax or email. In the event that a registrant does not show for class or fails to notify of cancellation, the registrant will not receive a refund.

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