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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.

 

Leadercast 2017:  Powered By Purpose

May 5 – 9 am to 3:30 pm – $90.24

Purpose is what defines us, drives us and empowers us.

What does it mean to be powered by purpose? To be part of a purpose-driven organization? To work with a team of people who understand the meaning in adition to the metrics? To recognize that why you do what you do matters as much as or more than what you do? Where defined values drive a strong culture and intentional leadership inspires amazing results?

Come to Leadercast 2017 where every detail of the experience is purposefully crafted to inspire and engage you in surprising and meaningful ways. Discover the steps you can take to uncover your purpose, to reconnect to your organization’s “why” and to truly live, work and play in this world, powered by purpose.

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Cancellation Policy:  Tickets for our simulcast must be purchased from Leadercast in advance for this event. Please note that registrants must cancel at least 15 business days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund. Registrants that cancel after the final deadline of Friday, April 14, 2017 will not receive a refund. If you find that you are unable to attend the event following the cancellation deadline, you may send an alternate participant in your place. Please notify the UVa-Wise Abingdon office via e-mail to abingdon@uvawise.edu with the name of the individual who will be attending on your behalf.

 

AWR 148: Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement & the Local School Systems

May 17 – 8 am to 5 pm – FREE

AWR 148:  Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement and the Local School Systems is an 8-hour DHS-approved course designed to educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators and staff on the elements that would allow for an effective response to school-based emergencies.

This tuition-free course is beneficial for rural police and sheriff departments, emergency first responders, school administrators, school resource officers, counselors and others involved in school safety and security.

Topics covered include: introduction to incident planning and preparedness; proactive threat mitigation; incident response; incident recovery; vulnerability assessments; threat assessment management; incident defusing and debreifing; parent reunification and anniversaries, memorials, and “copy-cats.”

A FEMA S.I.D. is REQUIRED for this course. You can register for your FEMA Student ID at:  https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid.

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

May 18 & 19 – 8 am to 5 pm (Both Days) – FREE

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 teh 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. You can register for your FEMA Student ID at:  https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid.

Register Here

 

Upcoming Galax Workshops

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

 

When Poverty Needs a Different Instructional Approach

April 6 – 9 am to 3 pm – $94.44

For some students, poverty is often the giant that blocks learning. In this session, we will explore strategies to meet the instructional needs of students in poverty and learn how to use inquiry-based reading to engage students in critical thinking.

This workshop is directed toward teachers of students in poverty in grades 2 through 8. Please bring your handheld device.

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AWR 148: Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement & the Local School Systems

April 20 – 8 am to 5 pm – FREE

Please note this workshop will be held at Crossroads Institute – 1117 East Stuart Drive – Galax, VA 24333.

AWR 148:  Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement and the Local School Systems is an 8-hour DHS-approved course designed to educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators and staff on the elements that would allow for an effective response to school-based emergencies.

This tuition-free course is beneficial for rural police and sheriff departments, emergency first responders, school administrators, school resource officers, counselors and others involved in school safety and security.

Topics covered include: introduction to incident planning and preparedness; proactive threat mitigation; incident response; incident recovery; vulnerability assessments; threat assessment management; incident defusing and debreifing; parent reunification and anniversaries, memorials, and “copy-cats.”

A FEMA S.I.D. is REQUIRED for this course. You can register for your FEMA Student ID at:  https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid.

Register Here

 

Advanced Google Classroom for Educators

April 27 – 9 am to 3 pm – $94.44

This workshop will explore Google Classroom in conjunction with Docs, Forms, Slides, Hangouts, Hyperdocs and YouTube. The instructor will demonstrate how Google Apps for Education can be utilized within Google Classroom. Participants will use Google Classroom to understand how the various Google Apps can benefit the interface. The instructor will also discuss how to organize Drive and how to use Google Apps and Extensions to increase productivity. Familiarity with Google Apps is required. Participants will be given many Google resources to encourage their engagement with the platform.

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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
  • Bullying Awareness
  • 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.