Spring and Summer 2018


University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Continuing

Education and Regional Development Classes!

All classes are held at Warren Forest Higher Education Council

To register, call 814-362-5078 or email contined@pitt.edu


Super Charge Your Leadership Skills

This lively interactive workshop is 100 percent focused on you, using teamwork exercises guaranteed to make a difference in your life and work. This program shows participants the difference between leading and managing people.  Self-assessments and group activities are used to demonstrate the difference between transformational and transactional leadership. You will learn the difference between leadership and management that management and effective leadership are complimentary that leading subordinates requires more than just position power and how to empower others through effective leadership behaviors. The principles taught in this class are applicable for anyone involved with or aspiring to a leadership position in for-profit or nonprofit enterprises.

Tuesday, April 3; 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $125

Feedback: Giving and Accepting

Being able to give and accept feedback during a productive conversation can lead to better problem solving, improved working relationships, and helps raise issues that need to be addressed.  This course will help participants better prepare, deliver and accept feedback in a cooperative and positive working environment.  You will learn the importance of preparing to give feedback, how feedback can be misinterpreted the value of maintaining a positive conversation, how to relate the impact of behavior, performance, when and how to accept feedback.

Tuesday, April 3; 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. $125

ServSafe Certification

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture regulations require the food service establishments employ at least one certified supervisory employee who has completed and passed an approved certification course. This ServSafe course, which meets that regulation, is for both new certifications and re-certifications of ServSafe. If your certification has expired, you will need to take the full course and exam.

Wednesdays, April 4 & 11; 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. $199

Registration Deadline: March 19

Violent Workplace Emergencies- The Active Shooter

Unfortunately violent workplace emergencies are happening around the country every day. Is your business prepared?  Have you thought of your company’s risk and liability in an event such as this?  If you think “this can’t happen to you”- you’re wrong! This course is designed to help businesses prevent, prepare for and react to a violent emergency at the workplace.  Steps in identifying and mitigating risk, action planning, policy review and incident response protocol will be discussed along with additional table-top exercises.

1 Session- Friday, April 20; 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. $55

Blue Print Reading Level 1 NEW!

This introductory course will cover the basics of understanding how to read and interpret information from blueprints. You will learn how to prepare a “bill of materials” and “quality take-offs,” as well as how to read and follow specifications. You’ll also learn the various drawing techniques available to communicate ideas and will complete hands-on exercises. This course is designed for shop personnel, quality control technicians and engineering      professionals.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 8 – 17; 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. $395

 Blueprint Reading Level 2 NEW!

This course will build on the previous training from the Level 1 class, and will show you how to interpret section views and section cuts. We discuss    training on traditional dimensioning and tolerance techniques. We also discuss quality control formats utilizing the blueprints.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 29 – June 7; 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. $395

 Listening Skills: The Key to Communicating NEW!

You will learn proven methods to ensure good communications (verbal & listening), the value of “actively listening” and how to motivate employees by doing this, effective email communications (listening to written words) and how to assess your own communication skills and those of others. A self-assessment along with a communication survey will help you understand your own skill level. Active-listening exercises and role-plays with video examples will help you discover the importance of listening. 

Wednesday, May 23; 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $179 (Register 6 for the price of 5)

 Feedback: Giving and Accepting

The focus of this presentation is to help you better prepare, deliver and accept feedback in a cooperative and positive working environment. You will learn how feedback can be misinterpreted, the value of maintaining a positive conversation, how to relate the impact of behavior, and when and how to accept feedback. 

Wednesday, May 23; 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. $179 (Register 6 for the price of 5)



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