Continuing Education

WCU at Biltmore Park is committed to serving professionals in the greater Asheville region through opportunities for continuing professional education. In addition, the instructional site regularly hosts short-term courses and conferences for those looking to learn a new skill as well as lifelong learning courses for older adults. 

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops and Courses

 

Experience is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Mentoring Today's Workforce
Friday, March 10, 2017 / 9:00 am - 3:00 pm / WCU at Biltmore Park
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Grant Writing Certificate Program
March 14-17, 2017 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / WCU at Biltmore Park / CPE: 21
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Event Planning Workshops
March 30-June 2, 2017 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / WCU at Biltmore Park
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Learn the IRS Filing Requirements for a Nonprofit (501c3 Tax Exempt Status: Form 1023)
Friday, March 31, 2017 / 9 am to 12 pm / WCU at Biltmore Park / CPE: 3 
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Crisis Communication Planning and Response: How to Communicate Before, During and After a Crisis
Friday, April 7, 2017 / 9am - 4pm / WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville / PDC: 6
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Writing Nonprofit Bylaws for Your Nonprofit Using Language for the IRS
Friday, April 21, 2017 / 1 pm to 4 pm / WCU at Biltmore Park / CPE: 3
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Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements and Annual Tax Compliance
Friday, June 16, 2017 / 9 am- 12 pm / WCU at Biltmore Park / CPE: 3
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Life@Western Carolina

Western Carolina University offers an affordable, membership-based education program specifically designed to provide learning opportunities to adults ages 50 and over. In this program, learners will participate in non-credit educational programs led by current and retired WCU faculty and staff and other educators from the region. Classes are held Wednesday mornings at Biltmore Park in both Spring and Fall. A list of Spring 2016 seminar topics follows.
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Announcements

Membership registration is now open for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.
• LIFE@ Biltmore Park program will be meeting on Thursdays from 10am until 12pm beginning September 2016.
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Spring 2017 Speakers and Topics

  • 01/17/2017 - Rob Young, “Climate Change Perspectives” 
  • 01/24/2017 - Rick Schwein, “Terrorism and its Threat to the US” 
  • 01/31/2017 - Tom Belt, “History and Future of the Cherokee” 
  • 02/07/2017 - Christy Bredenkamp, “Ginseng and other Commercial Plants” 
  • 02/14/2017 - Flora Gammon, “WNC Scots-Irish Heritage” 
  • 02/21/2017 - Bob Holquist, “Change in Music Education over Time” 
  • 02/28/2017 - Conrad Brown, “Frank Lloyd Wright Architect” 
  • 03/07/2017 - WATR/Haywood W O – Eric Romaniszyn, “Grass Roots Environmental Organizations” 
  • 03/14/2017 - John Ritchie, “Conscious Aging” 
  • 03/21/2017 - Jeffrey Vickery, “World Religions/Terror Links” 
  • 03/28/2017 - Steve Morse, “Economic Recreation” 
  • 04/04/2017 - Luncheon, Cullowhee, NC Details to follow 
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