Professional Development and Leadership Workshops

Professional Development and Leadership Workshops

Our Center for Business Development and Community Outreach is committed to helping individuals succeed in their career field and assisting others to enter into other occupations. Please check out our current offerings by viewing our program brochure or scroll down for more information.

We offer programs in the following career fields:

Real Estate

Human Resources and SHRM courses

Leadership Workshops 


Workforce Languages Courses

Supply Chain Management and APICS

Project Management


Pennsylvania's Real Estate Pre-licensing Education Courses:

Real Estate Fundamentals (3.0 CEU's)

This course will introduce you to the language, principles, and laws that govern the language of real estate in Pennsylvania. This course and the Real Estate Practice course have been approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission and can be applied toward the educational requirements for the salesperson's license exam.

Mondays, March 6 - May 8, 2017 -- 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m

FEE: $189 -  Participants must register for each class. Register Here to register by credit card or call us at 570-963-2600.

Real Estate Practice (3.0 CEU's)

This course is an introduction to all facets of the real estate business, including a survey of areas of specialization, with emphasis on the role of a real estate agent in residential brokerage. The course includes an examination of a real estate transaction, designed to provide you with a working knowledge of the forms and documents used along with related mathematics.

Wednesdays, March 8 - May 10 -- 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

FEE:  $189 - Participants must register for each class.  Register Here to register by credit card or call us at 570-963-2600.


Dynamics of Personal and Professional  Leadership

These half-day workshops can benefit you, your employees and your business. They are especially helpful for supervisors, managers, human resource professionals and work teams. The fee for each of these workshops is $125 individual or $105 for groups from a single organization, which includes all materials. These workshops can be brought to you onsite at your company or held here at Penn State Worthington Scranton.

This series of workshops is video linked to Penn State Worthington Scranton from the Northern Tier Center in Towanda, Pa.

Personal and Professional Goal Setting:  Using the S.M.A.R.T.(T.) (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time Specific, Tangible) model of goal setting both personal and professional goals are explored as well as goal setting as a tool for behavior modification.  Once the model is developed participants are lead into applying the model in a personal goal and a business goal. 

Friday, March 3, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fee: $125/person
To register by Credit Card CLICK HERE or call 570-963-2600
This series of workshops is video linked to Penn State Worthington Scranton from the Northern Tier Center in Towanda, Pa.
Developing a Personal Vision and Value Statement:  Most organizations have one, why not the people that work in organizations? That is the premise of developing a personal vision statement.  Following  along a prescribed question process, the participants are lead into the self-discovery of what is most important to them and how they can set a direction to achieve those things. Then, values are introduced as a means of creating a road map for the endeavors that the participant developed.

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fee:  $125/person
To register by credit card, CLICK HERE, or call 570-963-2600.
This series of workshops is video linked to Penn State Worthington Scranton from the Northern Tier Center in Towanda, Pa.

Topics in Professional Leadership: This workshop is designed to present some classical theories of leadership, (For Example, The Great Man Theory) then take the participants into some 21 century research into leadership theory.

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fee:  $125/person

To register by credit card, CLICK HERE, or call 570-963-2600.
This series of workshops is video linked to Penn State Worthington Scranton from the Northern Tier Center in Towanda, Pa.

Human Resources and SHRM courses 

SHRM Learning System Course

SHRM has established the new certification standard for the HR profession.

Earning your SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) credential establishes you as a recognized expert in the HR field.

This course consists of 36 hours of classroom instruction, including a review prior to the new certification exam. In addition to the classroom experience, you will receive SHRM Learning System materials and access to online learning, legislative updates and practice tests.

Saturdays:  3/4, 3/18, 3/25, 04/08, 04/22, 04/29 and no classes on 03/11, 4/1, and 4/15).

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $1,450 for SHRM members
        $1,550 for non-members

The fee includes lunch and study materials.

There is an additional discount available for NEPA SHRM chapter members.



To register online CLICK HERE call us at 570-963-2600.


Introduction to Revit

In this hands-on computer-aided drafting course participants will be introduced to Revit, which is used for the creation of commercial and residential structures. This course will include: drawing and editing tools; setting up levels; columns and column grids; drawing and modifying walls; adding doors and windows; creating floors; creating schedules; and adding detail views.


6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Fee:  $825

Check Back in Fall 2017

Language Courses

Spanish for Workplace Supervisors

This course is designed specifically for supervisors to better communicate with Spanish-speakers in a variety of situations.  Learn terms, phrases, and questions that can be used to help improve teamwork, safety, productivity, and work quality. This course includes a cultural awareness component.


6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   

Fee: $150

Check back in Fall 2017


APICS- Applied Instructor Skills (AIS) Workshop

This will be an intense hands-on opportunity for experienced instructors (Masters and Leads) who have already taken the Train the Trainer (TTT) and Learning Dynamics for Instructors (LDI) courses and who have at least 90 hours of instruction with the APICS courseware

In the AIS workshop you will:

  • Learn new brain-based learning techniques
  • Learn how to flip your classroom
  • Apply adult learning principles to a topic from the APICS BOK
  • Explain the design and rational for a lesson of your design
  • Deliver that lesson of your design
  • Receive constructive feedback focused on improving your skills

Instructors:  Maryanne Ross, APICS Master Instructor, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD and Michael Ford, NEPA APICS Master Instructor, CFPIM, CSCP, CLTD, CSSGB, CRE, CQE, CQA, ACPF, CPSM

Format: Full day workshop (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, includes a working lunch)

Location:  Dawson 10, Penn State Worthington-Scranton, 150 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore PA 18512

Penn State website: http://www.sn.psu.edu/Information/directions.htm

Price:  $339 per person, $319 for two from same chapter, $299 for three or more (must register concurrently for discount to apply) . Fee includes 9.0 hours of instruction, workbook, handouts, continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and certificate of course completion.  Please call Penn State Worthington Scranton's Center for Business Development and Community Outreach for discount coupon codes to register.

Transportation, lodging, dinner and other expenses are the responsibility of the attendees.

Please CLICK HERE to register for the APICS AIS Workshop


APICS-CPIM Program Certificate

The Association for Operations Management (APICS) Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program. Upon your completion of the CPIM program, participants can also earn a non-credit certificate in Production Management from Penn State.

Postponed until further notice

(The fee includes APICS workbook. Test vouchers and other materials are not included.)


APICS-CSCP Program Certificate

CSCP-Certified Supply Chain Professional:   To earn the APICS-CSCP designation, candidates must meet eligibility requirements and pass the APICS-CSCP exam.  This is an instructor-led, comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program based on the current APICS-CSCP exam content material. This training program combines print materials and interactive Web-based study tools to provide a customized learning experience. 

The learning system is divided into three modules: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management; Supply Chain Strategy; and Design and Compliance Implementation and Operations.

Check back in Fall 2017

Project Management


Ensure you're prepared for the rigorous PMP Exam with Penn State Worthington Scranton's new preparation course.  This intensive 12-session/36-hour program combines expert instruction with The CERTWISE™ Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation training materials and meets PMI’s 35 contact hour PMP Exam requirement.

Our course will help you learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the PMP exam.  This program is brought to us via the Penn State Video Learning Network from Penn State Berks.

This course will be held Monday evenings at Penn State Worthington Scranton's Business Building, Room 207. Class dates are from 10/17/2016 – 2/13/2017 from 6:30-9:30pm. No class will be held 10/31, 11/21, 12/19, 12/26, 1/2, or 1/16. 

The required books are included in the course fee and will be provided the first night of class, (does not include the PMBOK).

FEE: $1,200 Check back in Fall 2017

Project Management Workshop

This workshop is designed to help you plan and prepare for managing a project.  You will:  explore the challenges of managing a project; determine the project scope; consider budget issues; break down work activities; consider legal issues; and assess project risk among other things.  Proper planning greatly increases the likelihood of achieving proper outcomes.

9 a.m. - Noon

Fee:  $89

To register by credit card, CLICK HERE, or call us at 570-963-2600.

Future Programs offered at Penn State Worthington Scranton Continuing Education

Supply Chain- Business Planning Series

This three-day seminar series targets productivity enhancement and competitive advantages for business owners, plant managers, directors and planners in supply chain and manufacturing environments.

Top Down Strategic Planning: From Corporate Vision to Execution - how to execute your mission using SWOT and focus on competitive priorities through effective performance measurement.

Sales and Operations Planning: Developing a Process that Works! Participants will learn to manage forecasts, constraints, inventory and other resources to ensure that SUPPLY matches DEMAND!

MRP in a LEAN Environment: The Marriage of MRP and LEAN - participants will learn to optimize MRP parameters for planning and apply LEAN concepts for execution.

Spanish in the Workplace

This course covers basic Spanish words and phrases to enable co-workers to communicate more effectively in the workplace.  

Cultural Awareness

This course is designed to teach participants to be aware of basic cultural differences and their effect on communication and expectations in the workplace and society.

Call 570-963-2600 or email wspsuce@psu.edu for additional information and registration.