Western Carolina University offers professional development seminars this fall

July 19, 2016

Thursdays: August 18, 26, September 15, 22, October 6, 13

9 am to 4 pm / WCU at Biltmore Park 

Cost: $119 (Attend one or attend them all for a discount!)

Important business meetings, conferences, and educational and public relations events, are great ways to raise money, provide training, and keep your organization in the public eye.

For these reasons, it’s critical for planners to know how to effectively organize, budget and market events. This will keep the company in the green, out of trouble, and on the minds of donors, business partners, and customers.

Friday, August 26, 2016 / 9 am to 1 pm / WCU at Biltmore Park 

Cost: Early bird registration is $79. Registration after August 1 will be $105.

Ensuring compliance with the Department of Labor’s newest wage and hour regulations is critical to every company’s success. This program will cover the changed white collar exemptions, interns, joint employers, postliminary duties and the Department of Labor’s approach to enforcing these new standards. In addition, this program will address the basics of the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act.

Friday, August 26, 2016 / 9 am to 12 pm / WCU Main Campus  

Cost: $99

This half-day workshop will focus on educating participants on the rates and types of crimes occurring in the workplace with a primary focus on workplace safety training for managing assaultive behavior. While it’s not 100% preventable, and in some cases even expected, workplace violence can be mitigated through environmental design, awareness, education and proactive, frequent training.

Friday, September 9, 2016 / 9 am to 12 pm / WCU at Biltmore Park

Early bird registration is $179. Registration after August 1 will be $199

Networking lunch included

How do we begin to build a workplace culture that encourages Millennials to engage, lead and, in turn, stay in our organizations? This workshops sheds light on some new and innovative ways to build a strong workforce for the future.

For more information call 828-227-7397, email jcthompson@wcu.edu, or visit pdp.wcu.edu