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Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs


Current Programs

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.

Event Planning Certificate Program
This certificate program includes six workshops, which will be offered on a monthly basis. Each workshop will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the WCU location at Biltmore Park, Asheville, NC. Participants do not enroll in the certificate program, but rather complete the workshops at their own pace. Workshops are offered each semester (spring and fall).

Digital Marketing and Public Relations Certificate
Create an online marketing communications strategy and powerhouse digital toolbox by completing six, full-day workshops taught by expert marketing and public relations professionals from JB Media, Insight Marketing, and Farmer Communications.

In this 4 day certificate program, participants will attend a grant writing workshop with instructor Jack Smith. Jack will review the many different categories of grants, and teach time-saving techniques and shortcuts in the grant writing process.

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.

Speaking to Lead, Inspire and Influence
Managers and leaders realize the importance of continuous improvement and understand effective communication is integral to success. Whether speaking to employees, clients, B2B partners, community groups, or the media, an effective manager or leader learns to adapt the message and their approach to the audience. Mastering public speaking is challenging. It requires understanding how to present ideas in an organized and engaging way, delivering with confidence, and, ultimately, making a personal connection with audience members.

Four 15-week courses (or 9 week during the summer) that meet the substance abuse specific coursework requirements for licensure by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board. Each course is approved for 45 hours of Substance Abuse Specific Education.

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