Community Learning Workshops

Sign up for workshops led by OSU-Cascades faculty, with an emphasis on professional growth, community education and fostering intellectual curiosity. The workshops are taught by university professors and industry professionals.

How to Start a Nonprofit

Refine your goals, define your mission and turn your game-changing idea into a successful nonprofit. With a full overview of starting a nonprofit from the ground up, this one-day workshop will take you through each step of building a successful nonprofit.

INSTRUCTOR

Adam Krynicki, Executive Director, Innovation Co-Lab

Friday, September 14
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Graduate & Research Center
Cost: $35 application fee + $79 tuition
Course Number: CRN 20363

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Nonprofit Performance

Does your organization need a boost? Whether you are looking to find new resources, motivate your team or increase efficiency, this one-day workshop can help. This workshop will also help leaders develop, maintain and cultivate a successful board of directors.

INSTRUCTOR

Adam Krynicki, Executive Director, Innovation Co-Lab

Friday, September 21
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Graduate & Research Center
Cost: $35 application fee + $79 tuition
Course Number: CRN 20364

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Return on Innovation (ROI)

Whether in a business, nonprofit or government organization, participants will leave this one-day workshop with the tools they need to build innovative processes, organizational culture or products.

INSTRUCTOR

Adam Krynicki, Executive Director, Innovation Co-Lab

Friday, September 28
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Graduate & Research Center
Cost: $35 application fee + $79 tuition
Course Number: CRN 20365

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Human Resources Refresh

Do you know if your company is using best practices in its hiring process? Designed for human resources managers, this one-day workshop will help you ensure that your organization’s hiring practices are legal and fair. Participants will discuss timely topics including diversity, microaggressions, implicit bias and search advocacy.

INSTRUCTOR

Erika McCalpine, Business Instructor

Saturday, October 6
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Obsidian Hall
Cost: $35 application fee + $79 tuition
Course Number: CRN 20369

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Counseling Recharge

Time to hit the reset button? Recharge is a professional development opportunity for counselors. Reinvigorate your counseling career and find fresh, innovative ideas that can help you continue your counseling career with renewed enthusiasm.

INSTRUCTORS

Kathy Biles, Amy Ford and Erika Myers, Counseling Faculty

Saturday, September 15
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Obsidian Hall
8 NBCC contact hours
Cost: $35 application fee + $79 tuition
Course Number: CRN 20368

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The Changing Landscape of Recreational Drugs

In just a short 25 years, marijuana has gone from demonized to legalized — but this transition is not without intense debate. Are hallucinogens on the precipice of a similar transition? This workshop will discuss the high, the health impacts and the history of drug regulation. Taught in four two-hour sessions.

INSTRUCTOR

Peter Sparks, Psychology Instructor

Tuesdays: September 25, October 9 and 23, November 6
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Obsidian Hall
Cost: $35 application fee + $79 tuition
Course Number: CRN 20367

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A Toolkit for Successful Aging

This workshop will explore the various aspects of aging from biological, social and cultural perspectives. Learn the importance of maintaining healthy exercise and nutrition habits, as well as how to slow the progression of conditions such as cardiovascular disease and osteoarthritis. This workshop is for anyone in the growing population of people over the age of 55 and interested in embracing their health and wellness. Taught in four two-hour sessions.

INSTRUCTORS

Kara Witzke, Christine Pollard, Timothy Burnett, Lisa Flexner, and JJ Hannigan, Kinesiology Faculty

Tuesdays: October 2,16, 30 and November 13
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Obsidian Hall
Cost: $35 application fee + $79 tuition
Course Number: CRN 20366

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Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Program

The Compassion Cultivation Training program (CCT) is an eight-week program designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others. The training integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion.

INSTRUCTOR

Aly Waibel is a certified facilitator of Compassion Cultivation Training and an educational consultant. Aly has facilitated private and public CCT classes in Tucson, Ariz., Portland and Bend.

Mondays: September 17, 24, October 1,8,15, 22, 29 and November 5
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Obsidian Hall
Cost: $185-375 payable to Compassion Education plus $35 tuition and $50/credit payable to OSU-Cascasdes

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Safe Zone

It's important to understand issues faced by LGBTQ youth and adults and how we can advocate for equity and inclusion. Designed for people who provide services to LGBTQ people, this one-day workshop will explore core concepts relating to gender identity and sexual orientation, laws and policies, tools and strategies for supporting LGBTQ individuals of all ages, and an overview of relevant local, statewide and regional resources.

INSTRUCTOR

Erin Rook is the diversity coordinator at OSU-Cascades and an equity trainer with experience facilitating workshops on LGBTQ inclusion.

Saturday, October 6
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Obsidian Hall
Cost: $35 application fee + $79 tuition
Course Number: CRN 20605

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