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


Upcoming Abingdon Workshops

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


Leadercast 2018:  Lead Yourself

May 4

8 am – 4 pm


To be the best leaders of others, you first must learn to lead yourself well. Attend our Leadercast Live Simulcast to learn from world-renowned experts about the qualities and characteristics of global leaders who exemplify what it means to lead yourself.

Register Online Here


Free Telehealth Certification

The free Telehealth Certification provides an opportunity for continuing education, career advancement and professional development. Students will learn how telehealth technology is used to increase access to health care, decrease health disparities and how it can benefit your organization, career and community.

Participants may choose from two courses:

Certified Telehealth Coordinator (CTC) prepares participants to correctly, confidently and professionally coordinate virtual encounters using telehealth technology.

Certified Telehealth Clinical Presenter (CTC-P) prepares participants with the skills to correctly, confidently and professionally present patients during virtual encounters with health professionals.

Residents of, or practitioners serving, the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalizaton Commission counties are eligible for this FREE training!

For more information, please contact:

Margaret Tomann, MSPH

Director, Healthy Appalachia Institute, UVa-Wise



Upcoming Galax Workshops

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


MGT 417:  Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents for Key Decision Makers

May 24 – 25

8 am – 5 pm Both Days


The purpose of this performance-level course is to provide the operational-level details to support many of the topics covered in the DHS-approved AWR 148 awareness-level course. Rural schools, law enforcement and other emergency responders and community stakeholders are often limited in their access to resources, so it is imperative that all potentially affected parties collaborate in planning, preparation, communication, response and recovery in the event of a school-based incident. Moreover, these affected parties must come together to practice their interoperable skills through drills and exercises to ensure the strategies in place provide for an effective crisis response and collaborative recovery.

With the intent of building upon the foundation of the AWR 148 course and utilizing an all-hazards approach, this two-day course will provide content instruction, develop concept-specific skills and provide opportunities for law enforcement, school personnel and community stakeholders to collaboratively apply the course objectives in scenario-based applications.

Topics covered in this course include: all-hazards planning and preparedness, vulnerability assessments, threat assessment management, all-hazards response, all-hazards recovery and scenario-based activities.

A FEMA S.I.D. is REQUIRED for this course. Register for your FEMA Student ID at:

Register Online Here


S.T.E.M. in the Elementary & Middle School Classroom

April 26

9 am – 3 pm


Children who experience S.T.E.M. education early are better equipped to develop a strong understanding of S.T.E.M. concepts and problem solving as they grow. As they get older, providing a well-planned, blended-learning curriculum that offers project-based learning activities is crucial to retaining student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Join instructor Sherry Barnard in this one-day workshop to collect ideas on how to actively engage elementary and middle school students in collaborative, real-world problem solving through S.T.E.M.

Register Online Here



Previous Program Offerings

  • The Effective Supervisor
  • Adobe InDesign
  • iPad for Beginners
  • Basic & Advanced WordPress
  • QuickBooks Online
  • Microsoft Word & Excel 2016
  • Excel for Teachers
  • From Time Out to Outstanding
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • 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


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.


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.