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 outreach@uca.edu.

Marketing on a Dime

You don't need a mass marketing budget to maximize your organization's communication power! With a little elbow grease and creativity, there are many free to low-cost tools you can utilize to effectively share your story with your internal and external stakeholders. 

Regular Fee: FREE

Thurs, February 7 - February 7

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

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Shelby Fiegel

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New and Prospective Board Member Training

Are you interested in serving on a nonprofit board, or have you recently begun serving on a nonprofit board? The Arkansas Community Foundation / Faulkner County and UCA Service-Learning Program will offer a training for new and prospective nonprofit board members. Participants will learn about the impact of volunteer boards, the roles and responsibilities of board members, and principles of nonprofit governance. A panel of nonprofit leaders and board members will provide insights into the successes and challenges they have experienced, and participants will leave with a better understanding of how to maximize their community impact as a member of a nonprofit board.

Regular Fee: FREE

Thurs, February 28 - February 28

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Shelley Mehl and Lesley Graybeal

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How to Write a Business Plan

If you are starting your own business, a business plan is a necessity. This course is designed to show the novice and seasoned business owner how to create a well-written business plan. Your business plan can mean the difference between profit and loss for your business. Business plan myths, outlines, details and information sources will be covered.

Regular Fee: FREE

Tues, February 26 -

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Brewer Hegeman Conference Center

Instructor: Don Bradley | Little Rock Score

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Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

Based on the book by the same name, this training explores the anatomy of difficult conversations and equips participants with a five-phase process for preparing for and navigating difficult conversations. Participants will gain high impact strategies for their conflict resolution toolkit.

Regular Fee: FREE

Fri, March 8 - March 8

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nonprofit Workshop Series

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Amy Hawkins

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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: Ericka Gutierrez

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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

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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. Applications Due April 1, 2019! Questions? Contact Dr. Clay Arnold at (501) 450-3412 or carnold@uca.edu.

Regular Fee: $50

Tues, September 3 - December 3

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: UCA Campus

Instructor: Various

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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

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

Location: Online

Instructor: Charlene Messier | Ed2Go

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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

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

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