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Professional Development

Due to COVID-19, Georgia Southern University has suspended all in-person instruction for Spring 2020. Stay safe and stay tuned for in-person, professional development courses for Fall 2020!

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Featured In-Class and Online Offerings

Check out our featured offerings below. You can search or sort by any of the headings, and choose how many programs you want to see at once.

InterestCourse TitleBrief DescriptionCourse Date(s)Location
Leadership, Business, CertificationLeadership CertificateLed by Georgia Southern University faculty, this program bolsters the knowledge and practical skills of those who currently serve in leadership roles. Each session offers new strategies and techniques to help develop individuals and strengthen organizations.August 26-October 14, 2020Savannah, GA
Leadership, Business, Budgeting, NonprofitsNonprofit Management and Leadership Workshop SeriesThe Nonprofit Management and Leadership Workshop Series is designed to meet the needs of today’s nonprofit professional by addressing the most relevant topics necessary to successfully establish, manage and grow your organization. With the aim of providing practical, skills-based training, this five-day program covers a range of management principleOctober 5-9, 2020Statesboro, GA
Leadership, Business, ManagementSHRM Learning SystemThe SHRM Learning System course reviews technical knowledge related to HR expertise which includes recruitment and selection, compensation, talent management, training and development, employee relations and engagement as well as compliance.Stay tuned!Savannah, GA
Bluffton, SC
Investing, FinanceStock Trading SuiteA three-part course covering stocks, bonds, and investing; analysis and valuation of stocks; and an introduction to stock options.

Start Dates: June 17, July 15, August 12, 2020Online
BusinessCertified BookkeeperCertified Bookkeepers are the elite of their profession, much like CPAs are the best in the accounting field. For bookkeepers, gaining industry-recognized certification increases your earning potential and enhances your professional status.On DemandOnline
BusinessCertified Six Sigma Green BeltThe Six Sigma methodology is a data-driven approach to removing defects and improving processes in any business. No matter where you are in your career, a Six Sigma Green Belt certification keeps you ahead of the game! Learn the process improvement from start to finish while prepping for the certification exam, offered through the American Society for Quality. Exam is included.On DemandOnline
AccountingAccounting FundamentalsThe Accounting Fundamentals course provides a foundation in basic accounting principles and financial statements.On DemandOnline
HomeReal Estate LawExplore the legal issues involved in real estate law, from investing to title examinations.On DemandOnline
TeachingCreating the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for SuccessWith a mix of students who have learning disabilities, neurobiological disorders and physical challenges, the modern classroom requires an efficient and effective teacher who can prioritize under tight deadlines and be creative on demand. Learn creative, low-budget ways to help every student!On DemandOnline
BusinessMarketing Your NonprofitUnder pressure to increase membership, expand program value, attract media, entice donors and develop volunteers, all while keeping an eye on the bottom line? In the face of stiff competition, more worthwhile causes, more regulations, more watchdog agencies and fewer funding opportunities, you need to work smarter—not longer. This course can help.On DemandOnline
BusinessStarting a NonprofitDo you dream of starting and running your very own nonprofit? This highly interactive, hands-on course is ideal for anyone who is interested in forming a new nonprofit, converting an informal group to tax-exempt status, or reorganizing an existing organization.
On DemandOnline
BusinessAdministrative Assistant FundamentalsBecome an indispensable member of the corporate team as an Administrative Assistant. This course will help you master essential job responsibilities as you identify opportunities and implement solutions for increased productivity throughout your company.
On DemandOnline
TechnologyComputer Skills for the WorkplaceConfidently apply for jobs knowing that you possess the computer skills needed to perform on the job. This course includes a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 2016 to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to prosper in a modern workplace.
On DemandOnline
TechnologyIntroduction to Microsoft Excel 2016Learn to quickly and efficiently use Microsoft Excel 2016 and discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets. This course, taught by an experience Microsoft Excel instructor, provides in-depth knowledge for beginners that will have you using Excel like a pro.
On DemandOnline
TechnologyIntroduction to Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365Learn to quickly and efficiently use Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365 as you discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets. This course, taught by an experience Microsoft Excel instructor, provides in-depth knowledge for beginners that will have you using Excel like a pro.
On DemandOnline
TechnologyIntroduction to QuickBooks OnlineManage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently using QuickBooks Online. This course will give you hands-on experience recording income and expenses; entering checks and credit card payments; tracking your payables, inventory, and receivables; and much more.On DemandOnline
TechnologyIntroduction to SQLGain a solid working knowledge of the most powerful and widely used database programming language. This course will provide you the skills to write SQL queries to create tables, retrieve data from single or multiple tables, manipulate data in a database, and gather statistics from data stored in a database.
On DemandOnline
LawEmployment Law FundamentalsLearn the basics of employment law so you can legally hire, evaluate and manage employees. This course is a must for anyone who is (or aspires to be) a supervisor, manager, or human resources professional.
On DemandOnline
BusinessFundamentals of Supervision and ManagementBecome a more effective manager by learning the language of business management. This course provides skills in managing time, delegating responsibility, motivating your employees, solving problems and resolving conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively.
On DemandOnline
BusinessManaging Customer ServiceLearn how to best anticipate and meet customer needs. This course will help you discover some dynamite methods to bring out your best and do the same for the other people you work with as you serve as an ambassador for your company.On DemandOnline
MedicalMedical Terminology: A Word Association ApproachIf you have ever had trouble memorizing medical terms, this course (and word association approach) is for you. You'll learn medical terminology from an anatomical approach with the origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage provided for each root term.
On DemandOnline
ManagementTalent and Performance ManagementLearn how to prepare for an exciting and rewarding career as a Talent Management professional. This course will teach you how to attract and retain top talent in order to compete in a global marketplace.On DemandOnline
BusinessProject Management FundamentalsMaster the essentials of project management with an experienced Project Management Professional as your guide. This course provides the concepts you need to plan, implement, control and close any type of project.
On DemandOnline
LanguageSpanish for Medical ProfessionalsPrepare for any situation by bridging the communication gap between you, your patients, and worried family members. This course provides knowledge of basic medical phrases to help you better communicate with the Spanish-speaking community.
On DemandOnline

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Last updated: 5/27/2020