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.

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Pennsylvania's Real Estate Pre-licensing Education Courses:

Real Estate Fundamentals (3.0 CEU's)

This course provides the student with a basic foundation for additional study and to support the practice of real estate in Pennsylvania. The course is designed to acquaint the student with the language, principles and laws that govern the business of real estate. Emphasis is on the underlying concepts of land, property, rights in the realty and the means, methods and laws that govern the conveyance of these rights.

Mondays, September 11 - November 13, 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 provides the student with 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, September 13  - November 15, 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.

Textbooks for Real Estate are available at our Bookstore, 570-963-2705.

Introduction to Teaching English to English Language Learners

This 3-credit course focuses on the development of foundational knowledge for students to assist English language learners (ELLs) successfully in their classrooms. Students will be supported to develop essential dispositions, skills, and knowledge to fulfill this important role while exploring the issues of culture, language, learning contexts, and pedagogy.

Thursdays, September 14 to December 14, 2017 -- 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (No class November 23)

Register by phone at 570-963-2600.

NOTE: This is a credit course and all current tuition rates apply.

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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:  9/16, 10/7,10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18 and no classes on 9/23, 9/30,10/21 and 11/11, 2017.

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.



REGISTER HERE or 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.

Tuesdays,September 12 - December 5, 2017 (No class November 21)

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

Fee:  $825

Register by phone at 570-963-2600.




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.

Check back in October 2017.

CLICK HERE to find out more about The Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of APICS - The Association of Operations Management



"Parents Can Code (aka program software)"

Interested in digital animation and coding? Learn what goes behind the scenes of animation! Created an animated story using Scratch block programming software! Expand your knowledge and learn the fundamentals of computer programming in a fun relaxed atmosphere. Coffee provided!

Saturday,  November 4, 2017   8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Register by phone at 570-963-2600



Future Programs offered at Penn State Worthington Scranton Continuing Education


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 2018.

Language Course

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 2018.

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.

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

Check back in 2018.

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.


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