Business & Professional Development

Continuous professional development helps to ensure that you remain viable in today's competitive job market. Outreach has gathered an assortment of classes that will help prepare you for your continued success. Browse the list below and register online today! If you can't find a class that you're looking for, just call or email us 501.450.3118

There’s A Grant for That! FULL

The Minority Vendor Partnership initiative at UCA is pleased to provide a grant writing workshop "There's A Grant for That!" led by the incomparable Sherita Herring-Oglesby. Sherita Herring has raised over 30 million dollars and has helped to form over 600 businesses and nonprofit organizations that operate worldwide. In this easy-to-follow, comprehensive workshop, Sherita will provide you with a different set of eyes and ears to give you an entirely different perspective when viewing the community and businesses around you . . . GUARANTEED! You will leave with more knowledge than you ever thought about how to submit grant proposals. This workshop is ideal for minorities working for nonprofit organizations and/or for-profit businesses and companies or aspiring entrepreneurs. BONUS *Learn more about how to do business with UCA through our procurement office.

Regular Fee: FREE

Wed, April 17 -

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lunch will be provided


Serving Latinx Communities

This workshop will help leaders of nonprofit organizations identify the challenges of reaching the Latinx community and equip nonprofits to find and create ways to overcome these barriers, concluding with a fun introduction to conversational Spanish.

Regular Fee: FREE

Thurs, April 4 - April 4

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Nonprofit Workshop Series

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Itzel and Nancy Velazquez


Stewards of Children – Child Abuse Prevention Training

The Stewards of Children® training is engaging and thought provoking. This session includes a two-part DVD presentation with commentary from sexual abuse survivors, experts in the field and concerned adults. The discussion will emphasize important issues in prevention within the community and organizations that serve children and youth. An interactive workbook will guide discussion, reinforce key concepts, and serve as a resource and personal action plan for resolving child sexual abuse. The Stewards of Children® training is free to all trainees and a certificate and 2 professional development units will be awarded following completion of training.

Regular Fee: FREE

Mon, April 22 - April 22

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Citizens Academy

The UCA Citizens Academy is a 13-week program emphasizing civic engagement at the local and regional level. Meeting one evening per week during the 2019 fall semester, sessions include presentations on many of the units and services of local and regional government with special attention on how citizens can become more involved. Unlike many other citizen academies, the UCA Citizens Academy addresses a wide array of issues. Space is limited and applications will be accepted on a competitive basis. Apply today! Questions? Contact Dr. Clay Arnold at (501) 450-3412 or

Regular Fee: $50

Tues, September 3 - December 3

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: UCA Campus

Instructor: Various


Accounting Fundamentals Series

If you’re a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, these courses will give you a solid foundation in financial matters. Level up with this course!

Regular Fee: $174

Begins Monthly - Options are January 16; February 13; March 13; April 17

Location: Online

Instructor: Charlene Messier | Ed2Go


Grant Writing Suite

Get three courses in one bundle! A to Z Grant Writing, Advanced Grant Proposal Writing and Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant. Learn how to research and write winning proposals that get funded, become proficient in the proposal format used by the vast majority of public foundations and learn to become a grant writing consultant.

Regular Fee: $261

Begins Monthly - Options are January 16; February 13; March 13; April 17