OSU-Cascades - kinesiology instructor - kara witzke

Kinesiology instructor Kara Witzke will co-teach a fall workhop focused on healthy aging.

Jul 09, 2018

Oregon State University – Cascades will offer community learning workshops this fall geared toward personal and professional development.  The workshops were designed by OSU-Cascades faculty and campus experts.

Community members, as well as business and nonprofit professionals, counselors, human resources managers, nonprofit board members, seniors and others are invited to register beginning September 13. 

Individuals who have not previously taken courses at OSU-Cascades can initiate the process sooner by first applying to OSU-Cascades.

The fall workshops include:

How to Start a Nonprofit
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, September 14
Instructor: Adam Krynicki, Executive Director, Innovation Co-Lab
This workshop will provide a full overview of starting a nonprofit, from registering with appropriate agencies, to understanding federal and state regulations, to board development and fundraising strategies.

Counseling Recharge
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 15
Instructors: Kathy Biles, Amy Ford and Erika Myers, Counseling Faculty
This professional development opportunity is exclusively for practicing counselors, and will focus on tools and innovative ideas that can bring new energy to a counseling career.

Nonprofit Performance
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, September 21
Instructor: Adam Krynicki, Executive Director, Innovation Co-Lab
This workshop will focus on team motivation, accountability, financial management and member retention and recruitment, as well as cultivating and maintaining an effective board of directors.

The Changing Landscape of Recreational Drugs
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, September 25, October 9, October 23, November 6
Instructor: Peter Sparks, Psychology Instructor
This workshop will explore whether hallucinogens are on the precipice of a similar transition as marijuana, moving from demonization to legalization in a span of 25 years. It will also explore the “high” of hallucinogens, health impacts and history of drug regulation.

Return on Innovation (ROI)
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, September 28
Instructor: Adam Krynicki, Executive Director, Innovation Co-Lab
Geared towards business, nonprofit and government employees, this workshop will develop skills that encourage “design thinking” and an organizational culture that can quickly develop and implement a process, product or service.

A Toolkit for Successful Aging
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, October 2, October 16, October 30, November 13
Instructors: Timothy Burnett, Kara Witzke, Christine Pollard and Lisa Flexner, Kinesiology Faculty
This exploration of aging -- biological, social and cultural -- will emphasize the importance of exercise and nutrition habits, and how to slow the progression of conditions such as cardiovascular disease and osteoarthritis.

Human Resources Refresh
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, October 6
Erika McCalpine, Business Instructor
Designed for human resources managers, this workshop will help attendees ensure fair and legal hiring practices. Topics include diversity, microaggressions, implicit bias and search advocacy.

To learn more or register visit www.osucascades.edu/community-learning or call 541-322-3100.

About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s campus in Bend, Ore., features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and three graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism, recreation and adventure leadership. The campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015; its new campus opened in 2016.