Professional Development

UCA Outreach’s Professional Development Department offers a wide range of conferences, seminars, workshops and other learning opportunities designed to address your professional development success.  Most of the workshops are face-to-face, providing an opportunity for professionals to engage in a learning environment conducive to networking and career development.

Many of our programs are primarily designed for educators from K-12 to post-secondary education; however, you will find that some of the workshops are suitable for business professionals, parents and other interested individuals. Additionally, conference and event planning services are available to faculty, staff and other educational organizations who offer workshops for professional development credit.

Let us help you realize your full potential so that it may have a lasting and positive effect on your overall success!

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops:


Mudslinging, Disagreements & Disrespect:  Climbing Out of the Rabbit Hole of Incivility

This workshop will guide you through an interactive experience to build a context for civility, compassion and courage to grow in the school, community and home.  It is appropriate for educators, community leaders, parents and all other civility stakeholders.  You will leave the session with ideas and information on how to deepen your knowledge and develop rich authentic learning activities for the people you work with every day.

This is one powerful hour of information that you will not want to miss!

INSTRUCTORS:  Dr. Candice Barnes, Dr. Patricia  Kohler-Evans and Mr. Todd Scott Parker – Learn More…

Test Prep for Students:



This course is designed for high school students (10th grade and above) who have previously scored between 17-25 on the ACT or for high schoolers who have yet to take the test. Four UCA faculty, experienced in leading ACT Prep courses, will review subject material and offer test-taking tips to help students progress through the exam in a more reasonable and timely manner. Class sizes are kept fairly small to maximize learning.

Date:          May 22-June 9, 2017
Time:         Mon., Wed., and Fri., 5 pm — 7 pm (excluding Memorial Day)
Cost:          $100 per student
Location:  UCA — Conway Corporation Center for Sciences

–Small class sizes allowing more specific instruction
–Total number of students limited to 48