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Learning Dynamics for Instructors Workshop

June 5 and 6, 2014    -    8am-5pm

The Learning Dynamics for Instructors Workshop is an advanced workshop for individuals who have completed Train-the-Trainer, (TTT),  and have some presentation experience.  LDI reviews the basic TTT concepts and expands upon these to include classroom dynamics.

Workshop Participants will:

  • Gain a better Understanding of adult learning principles
  • Discover how to select training methods
  • Improve listening and questioning skills
  • Learn how to obtain feedback and put it to use
  • Acquire the ability to handle challenging classroom situations

Learning Dynamics is a highly intensive and participative workshop.  It involves approximately 18 hours of instruction, which will provide practical techniques easily applied to any type of training or presentation.

Whether you are a novice or experienced trainer, college professor, department manager, or anyone who communicates to an audience, this workshop is sure to provide value-added tips, tools, and techniques that will improve your presentation skills!

     Instructor: Michael Ford, NEPA APICS Master Instructor, CFPIM, CSCP, CRE, CQE, CAPF, CPSM

     Format: Two-day workshop, (8:00am - 5:00pm, includes working lunches)

     Location: Dawson Bldg. Room 10, Penn State Worthington Scranton, Dunmore, PA 18512

     Price: $489 for APICS Chapter Instructors, $539 APICS member rate and $689 general public.  Fee includes:

     18 hours of instruction, workbook, handouts, continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and certificate.


For More Information Contact Continuing Education at 570-963-2600 or Learn More about Registrations Here.  



Our Continuing Education department is committed to helping individuals succeed in their field and assisting others to enter into other occupations. Please check out our current offerings by viewing our current program brochure.  



Personal Care Home Administrator Training Starting April 8, 2014

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 On Campus Programs - Spring 2014

Human Resources

Logo for partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management

SHRM Learning System® for PHR®/SPHR® Certification Preparation

This course consists of 36 hours of class instruction, including a review prior to the PHR or SPHR 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.

Sat., March 8, 15, 29, April 5, 12, and 26, 2014.

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $1,450 for SHRM members, $1,550 for nonmembers (There is an additional discount available for NEPA SHRM chapter members.)

(The fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and study materials.



AutoCAD Collaboration and Modeling -(Beyond Fundamentals)

This course will cover Annotative Objects, Parametric Constraints, Dynamic Tables, External Referencing, Sheet Set Manager, collaboration with Autodesk 360, (the "cloud"), Isometrics, 3D Modeling Tools, Visual Styles and Rending basics, including materials, lighting, and animation.

Wednesdays, March 12, 2014 - April 30, 2014

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

Fee: $495

Language Courses

Spanish for Healthcare

This course is designed for Health Care Personnel working with Spanish speaking patients who are unable to communicate effectively in English. The class will provide vocabulary and basic phrases related to medical care, medical history, information, body parts and pain management. Attention will be given to vocabulary pertaining to specific directions, injuries, and symptoms encountered in their work settings. This class is for beginners and those with limited conversational knowledge of Spanish.

Wednesdays, March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 2014

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

Fee: $150

Supply Chain Management


The Association for Operations Management, Northeastern Pennsylvania chapter

Train-the-Trainer Workshop

The Train-the-Trainer Workshop will provide you with a successful and workable methodology that you can apply to any subject in which you have to train people. It is intended to enhance your professionalism and effectiveness as a trainer.


Participants will accomplish the following objectives: write instructional objectives, formulate lesson plans to support the objectives, present five- to 10-minute practice training sessions using the procedures, tools and skills learned in this workshop. 


Whether you are a novice or experienced trainer, college professor, dept. manager, or anyone who communicates to an audience, this workshop will provide value added tips, tools, and techniques that will improve your presentation skills.


Thursday and Friday, March 27 and 28, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m includes working lunches

Fee: $589 includes workbook, handouts, continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and certificate of completion.  APICS members and instructors receive a discounted rate, please call for details.

APICS-CPIM Program Certificate

The Association for Operations Management (APICS) Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

program will be offered through the spring and fall of 2013-14. Upon your completion of the CPIM program,

participants can also earn a noncredit certificate in Production Management from Penn State.

Master Planning of Resources-Module 2, 24 hours

Tuesdays, April 1-May 20, 2014

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

Fee: $700 per module (Modules 3,4, and 5 will be offered Summer and Fall 2014).

(The fee includes APICS workbook; test vouchers and other materials are not included.)


Selling Dynamics

Want to be a better sales person? Are you new to sales? This motivating three week course explores setting the right mindset and attitude to be effective in prospecting, setting up an appointment, doing presentations, overcoming stalls and objections, and making the close. Other areas include: sales research, referrals, follow-ups and re-sales.

Saturdays, March 29, April 5 and 12, 2014

9:00 am - Noon

Fee: $199 (this fee includes instruction, book and sales assessment tool).

Future Programs offered at Penn State Worthington Scranton Continuing Education 

Resolving Workplace Conflict- Online Course

This six-week online course will focus on creating and maintaining a healthy workplace environment for both managers and employees. Develop an understanding of the sources of conflict and the communication skills necessary to resolve the different types of interpersonal conflicts that surface in organizations. Learn how to build trust in the workplace and successfully work together. 

You will learn:

  • why conflict resolution skills are necessary
  • the stages of the conflict resolutions process
  • the causes of interpersonal conflict
  • conflict resolution styles
  • positive communication
  • how to maintain emotional control
  • the importance of follow-up

Students will learn the importance of non-verbal and diverse cultural styles of communication.

Students will need Adobe Connect web conferencing software and a high speed internet connection. Also, a headset that allows you to hear and speak, (webcam is recommended but not required).

Financial Accounting Certificate - Online Course

Introductory Financial Accounting I (ACCTG 151) 3 credits

Basic concepts, principles and practices for the recording, summarizing and interpreting of accounting data. 

Introductory Financial Accounting II (ACCTG 152) 3 credits

Accounting for partnerships, corporations, cash flows, certain liabilities and assets and the analysis of financial data.

Prerequisite: ACCTG 151

NOTE: These are credit courses and all current tuition rates apply. 

Supply Chain Management Certificate- Online Course

Basics of Supply Chain Management- SCM 301

Emphasis on the framework for supply chain management; the analysis of logistics costs; and service trade-offs among inventory, transportation and warehousing activities; the strategic role of information technology in supply chains; the use of third-party logistics providers; and the methods of measuring the value of logistics performance.

Transport Systems-SCM 320

Examines components of transportation systems (technological features, operational processes, and cost conditions), the buyer-seller channels for acquiring transportation services, and the strategic and tactical alternatives for transport procurement.

Purchasing and Materials-SCM 460

Covers purchasing policies, procedures, order specifications and agreements, supplier selection, and the role of purchasing in production planning and inventory management.

Warehouse and Terminal Management-SCM 416

Administration of warehouse and terminal functions in logistics systems, with analysis of customer service, forecasting, inventory, investment, design, and operation.

NOTE: These are credit courses and all current tuition rates apply -- Prerequisites required.


Other future course offerings:


SHRM Essentials of HR Management

This introductory course offers a complete overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. If you are just starting in the profession or looking for an effective way to boost your employee management skills, this program is for you! 

Sign Language- ASL Beginner

Students will be taught the basic signs used in the deaf community. The instructor will not only teach words and phrases, but how to communicate through facial expressions and discuss relevant deaf culture issues. 

Spanish in the Workplace

This course covers basic Spanish words and phrases to enable co-workers to communicate more effectively in the workplace.

Spanish for Supervisors

This course, specifically for supervising professionals, can provide the tools they need to communicate more effectively in Spanish. Cultural aspects and practical phrases will be emphasized.

Cultural Awareness

This course is designed to teach participants to be aware of basic cultural differences and their effect on communication and expectations in the workplace and society.

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










Office Location

Gallagher Conference Center
(570) 963-2600


John C. Drake
Director of Continuing Education

Sue Fitch
Area Representative
Workforce Development

Margie Williams
Staff Assistant

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