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


We are hard at work planning for the fall 2017 professional development semester. If there is a particular program that you or your organization is interested in, please e-mail with any suggestions.


Upcoming Abingdon Workshops

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



Upcoming Galax Workshops

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



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


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.