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Newsletter from the Division of Continuing Education
Volume 1, Issue 1      August 2019

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The Division's Mission

The mission of the Division of Continuing Education is to support individuals and organizations who seek to accomplish more. The Division does this by serving as the link between the needs of the community and Georgia Southern University’s nationally-recognized academic resources. Offerings include customized training for business and industry, professional development and personal enrichment courses, as well as comprehensive conference services with an array of options for every clients' needs. 

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The Division Welcomes a New Director

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On July 1, the Division of Continuing Education welcomed its new director, Diane Badakhsh, Ed.D., who comes to Georgia Southern University with over 10 years of experience in continuing education and over 15 years in post-secondary administration.

Prior to joining the Division, Badakhsh served as the director of Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). In that role, she established training partnerships with several county and city governments, as well as the United States Marine Corp.  She also worked with faculty from all academic departments within UNCW and increased CPE’s revenue by 30% each year.
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Pat Prokop to Jumpstart Inaugural Community Learning Series in Savannah

Prokop, Pat_PhotoFormer WTOC meteorologist Pat Prokop will be leading the first-ever Evening at Armstrong community lecture event, hosted by the Division of Continuing Education, on September 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Armstrong Center. Tickets are $20.

“The Weather and World Beyond,” will offer attendees a trip through tropical weather, climate change and the awe-inspiring images of the cosmos one can capture in their own backyard. This presentation invites attendees to look at and engage with the world around them in a new, more thoughtful way.

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Mental Health First Aid for Veterans
October 18, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Armstrong Center • Savannah, GA

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Why Mental Health Matters

According to Mental Health America’s annual State of Mental Health in America report, over 40 million adults have a mental health condition. Of those 40+ million Americans, 1 in 5 adults still aren’t getting the care they need and 61.5% of youth ages 12-17, who had reported a major depression, received no treatment. What does this mean for you?

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Need Your HR Certifications? Take a Look at These Upcoming Programs!

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September 9 - November 25
Mondays Only • 6 - 9 p.m.
Armstrong Center • Savannah, GA

Our 12-week certification preparation course is designed for human resource individuals seeking SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification. Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to increase their knowledge, advance their skills, and earn recogni
tion from a global community.

For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core HR competencies and increase productivity in the workplace.

Registration: $1,275
Student Registration: $875
SHRM Member Registration: $1,175

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PHR/SPHR Certification Prep Course
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September 9 - November 25
Mondays Only • 6 - 9 p.m.
Nessmith-Lane Center • Statesboro, GA

Advance your HR career and showcase your HR leadership as you prepare for the PHR/SPHR certification exam. Prepare to demonstrate your mastery of the technical, operational, strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management. Our 12-week program features five units, one covering each functional area of the exam, online review questions for each unit, comprehensive practice exams, and a scenario-specific exam. This course offers the knowledge necessary to be successful on the exam.

This course not only provides convenient evening classes for your busy schedule but is a comprehensive program complete with online study materials and real-world applications to everything you learn!

Registration: $1,595
Group Registration: $1,395

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