Workshops

Whether you want additional training to advance your career or just to try something new, our workshops offer flexible, affordable instruction by experienced professionals. These hands-on adult programs in North Carolina are appropriate for those with or without a degree.

Workshops

Career Transition

Uncovering What’s Next—A Career Transition Workshop Series is a two part workshop to guide adults through the career transition process. 

  • Career Transition and Resume Strategies for Career & Life Transitions, Part I
  • Career Transition and Resume Strategies for Career & Life Transitions, Part II

Schedule of Workshops

Workshop dates: TBA
Price for both workshops: $99

Call 336.316.2169 to reserve a seat for the workshops or print the registration form and mail the completed form to:

Professional Development and Training Center
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410

Program Overview

  • Create a resume that showcases who you are and what you can offer
  • Investigate job options and develop a plan of action
  • Determine career direction using a simplified two-part process
  • Assess your professional ambitions, talents, personality, interests and skills
  • Career Transition and Resume Strategies for Career & Life Transitions, Part I & II 

Career Transition, Pt. I & II

A career change can feel overwhelming, but this supportive small-group workshop, led by an experienced career counselor, helps students investigate job options and develop a plan of action. Determine your career direction using a simplified two-part process. Assess your professional ambitions, personal priorities, talents, personality, interests and skills. Learn to evaluate your findings and translate them into workable, realistic and rewarding goals. The Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory as well as other materials are included.

Resume Strategies for Career & Life Transitions

Create a resume that showcases who you are and what you can offer. Whether you are returning to work after an extended absence, or looking for your first job, the next step in your career or a bridge job prior to retirement, a well-developed resume is key to any effective job search. This course examines resume and cover letter formats: how to account for gaps in your background, frequent job changes and freelance work, and how to highlight accomplishments that close in on your target.

Instructor Vivian Lutian

Vivian has been a career counselor at Guilford College since 2004 and she specializes in serving adult students. Before working at Guilford, Vivian was one of four women who began the Women’s Resource Center in Greensboro. She also designed and ran the Peer Counseling Program for 10 years, as well as many other programs. Vivian has also been teaching at Guilford since 1985 — she teaches a Re-Careering class, the Adult Transitions English class, and the new Gateways (transition to college) class. She also teaches many different workshops that focus on career issues.

Beginners Grant Writing

As funding for non-profits, community-based organizations, universities and colleges continues to be cut, the need for skilled grant writers will only increase. The Grant Writing Workshop can benefit individuals seeking work in this growing field, as well as organizations that want to enhance the skill set of their staff.

Program Curriculum

The Basic Grant Proposal Writing Workshop imparts the basic skills and knowledge necessary to locate appropriate funding opportunities and to create a successful grant funding program. First, we help students understand and navigate the complexities of funding environments. We then teach them how to view proposals and how funding decisions are made. The final step is learning to develop effective, professional, and marketable grant proposals, which includes being able to recognize common grant writing mistakes. By the end of the workshop, students will walk away with the basics of grant proposal development.

Schedule of Classes

The next Beginners Grant Writing Workshop:  June 7 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Fees

Tuition (includes materials) = $199

How to Register

Print and complete the Grant Writing Workshop Registration Form, including the section regarding payment. Please make checks payable to Guilford College. Mail the registration form and payment to:

Grant Writing Workshop Registration
Professional Development and Training Center
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410

If paying by credit card, you can also print and complete the registration form above, making sure to include major credit card information where indicated, and fax to 336.316.2935.

Intermediate Grant Writing

Prerequisite

Participants should have knowledge of computer skills, limited experience with writing grant proposals, and/or have completed the Beginners Grant Writing Workshop.

Program Curriculum

This workshop is a fast-paced look at grant proposal writing. We will first analyze what it takes to write competitive, successful grants, then participants will have the opportunity to practice what they have learned about the grant writing process.

Topics covered include analyzing and outlining the grant application and Request for Proposals (RFP), conducting a needs assessment, the components/sections that make up grant applications/proposals, including the approach, organizational profile, activities, and outcomes, evaluation and program driven budget development, and how to plan for program sustainability.

*NOTE: Workshop will be held in a computer lab.

Schedule of Classes

The next Intermediate Grant Writing Workshop will be held July 12 from 9 am until 4 pm.

Fees

Tuition (includes materials) = $199

How to Register

Print and complete the Grant Writing Workshop Registration Form, including the section regarding payment. Please make checks payable to Guilford College. Mail the registration form and payment to:

Grant Writing Workshop Registration
Professional Development and Training Center
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410

If paying by credit card, you can also print and complete the registration form above, making sure to include major credit card information where indicated, and fax to 336.316.2935.

Advanced Grant Writing

Prerequisite

Participants should have knowledge of computer skills. Participants who take the Advanced Grant Writing Workshop should have completed the Beginners and Intermediate Grant Writing Workshops OR have experience with drafting and submitting grant proposals.

Program Curriculum

This workshop is for those who have drafted grant proposals and who are ready to learn what to do – and, more importantly, what not to do – on your cover sheet, narrative, background page, and your stakeholder and third-party evaluation plan. Participants will also discover the quickest and most efficient ways to gather the information you’ll need to develop your proposal’s attachments, including information on your organizations’s structure, administration, and finances. Participants will gain a full understanding of the criteria funders use to determine whether your grant proposal gets funded or rejected. Through practice, participants will learn how to tailer responses to information found in the peer review criteria.

Before the workshop is over, you will discover a number of significant finishing touches that can give your project the edge over others. You’ll also learn about the importance of obtaining community support before submitting a proposal to any government agency.

*NOTE: Workshop will be held in a computer lab.

Schedule of Classes

The next Advanced Grant Writing workshop:  August 9 from 9 am until 4 pm.

Fees

Tuition (includes materials) = $199

How to Register

Print and complete the Grant Writing Workshop Registration Form, including the section regarding payment. Please make checks payable to Guilford College. Mail the registration form and payment to:

Grant Writing Workshop Registration
Professional Development and Training Center
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410

If paying by credit card, you can also print and complete the registration form above, making sure to include major credit card information where indicated, and fax to 336.316.2935.

Notary Public

The Department of the Secretary of State oversees a Notary Public Education Program to educate notaries about legal, ethical and procedural requirements of notarial acts and to assure that notaries comply with the law and deliver quality notary service. The Notary Public Workshop at Guilford College meets the course of instruction criteria, described in N.C.G.S. Chapter 10B, for all commissioned notaries public.

Program Curriculum

Instruction is divided into five areas which are:

  • The Office–Covers the Notary’s Role, Applicable Law, Process for Becoming a Notary, Recommissions, Change of Name or Location, Electronic Notary Registration, Commission Termination and Enforcement, Criminal Offenses, and Summary of Procedural Requirements for Changes in the Status of a Notary Public
  • Powers and Limitations–Covers Powers, Limitations and Requirements, and Fees
  • Notarial Procedures–Covers Performance of the Notarial Act, Notarization Requirements, Disqualifying Circumstances, Order of Multiple Notarial Acts, Attestation Requirements, Oaths and Affirmations, Authentication, and Notary Journal
  • Certificates–Covers Basic Forms of the Notary Act, Alternative Statutory Forms of Certificates for Real Estate Instruments, Alternative Statutory Forms for Entity Conveyances of Real Estate, Alternative Statutory Forms for Entity Conveyances of Personal Property, Short-Form Powers of Attorney, Acknowledgment by Attorney-in-Fact, Estate Planning Documents, Motor Vehicle Title Documents, and Notarial Components of Electronic Documents
  • Common Notarial Settings–Covers Affidavits, Verifications, and Depositions, Real Estate Documents, Estate Planning Documents, Entities and Trusts, and Motor Vehicle Titles

Schedule of Classes

Saturday, July 26, 9am - 4pm. Location TBA.

Program Requirements

While anyone may attend this workshop, please note that North Carolina Notaries Public eligibility criteria require that all persons applying to become Notaries Public must be at least 18 years of age, reside or have a regular place of work or business in this state, reside legally in the U.S., possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be able to speak, read, and write the English language. For more information on North Carolina Notaries Public eligibility and application criteria, visit the Department of the Secretary of State.

Fees

Tuition (includes materials) = $125

How to Register

Print and complete the Notary Public Workshop Registration Form, including the section regarding payment. Please make checks payable to Guilford College. If applicable, provide verification of loan approval or letter of tuition guarantee.

Mail the completed registration forms, payment, and related documentation to:

Notary Public Workshop Registration
Professional Development and Training Center
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410

Mediation Skills

Mediating is an important skill to have. We face potential conflicts everyday, whether in our personal lives or in the workplace. This two-day mediation training aims at providing you with the necessary tools for effectively dealing with those conflicts and the skills needed to be a successful mediator. The workshop is designed for professionals with all backgrounds as well as students interested in exploring the exciting and expanding field of conflict resolution. Participants in the workshop will acquire the necessary skills used in mediating conflicts and engage in role-play scenarios to analyze and perfect those skills. Those skills include: planning a mediation; stages of a mediation process; reframing; conflict mapping; active listening; problem solving; writing an agreement; etc. Those who complete the two-day workshop will receive a Certificate of Completion from Guilford College, Peace and Conflict Studies Department.

Schedule of Classes (Part 1 & 2)

Part 1 - Mediation Skills Workshop: Applied Theory. DATE tba.  
  • First Installment Fee $199 Tuition (includes materials and instruction)
Part 2 - Mediation Skills Workshop: Applied Practice. Date tba.
  • Second Installment Fee $199 Tuition (includes materials, instruction and certificate of completion; students must attend both workshops to receive certificate)

Instructor Jeremy Rinker

Jeremy has taught peace and conflict skills in the US and abroad. After completing his doctorate from George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (GMU-ICAR) in May 2009, Jeremy taught at DePauw University in Indiana for two years before moving to Guilford College in the fall of 2011. Jeremy, who is trained in various third party roles (in particular, basic mediation and community conferencing – -aka victim-offender mediation), has also worked in the field of restorative justice and international development. Along with Amal, Jeremy co-directs the Conflict Resolution Resource Center (CRRC) at Guilford College.

Instructor Amal Khoury

Amal is Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the Peace and Conflict Studies Department and co-director of the Conflict Resolution Resource Center (CRRC) at Guilford College. After completing her Ph.D. in International Relations and International Peace and Conflict Resolution from the School of International Service at American University in December 2006, Amal taught at McDaniel College in Maryland and the University of North Carolina- Charlotte before moving to Guilford College in Fall 2008. In addition to teaching peace and conflict resolution skills, Amal focuses on peacebuilding and reconciliation.

How to Register

To register or for more information contact, Suzanne Suddarth at 336.316.2169.

Psychology of Leadership and Teamwork

The Psychology of Leadership and Teamwork will guide participants through an engaging series of exercises designed to explore the ways in which our psychological preferences impact our ability to lead. The workshop is designed primarily at people in management and leadership positions but suitable for all employees and will include a complete work-up using the Myers-Briggs assessment tool, several interactive lectures, group activities and reflection. This will be a two day workshop for three hours each day.

Schedule of Workshop

Workshop dates are October 28th and October 30th 2pm-5pm. Location King Hall Room 108-C

Price for two workshops: $199
Call 336.316.2169 to reserve a seat for the workshops or print the registration form and mail the completed form to:

Professional Development and Training Center
5800 W. Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410

Program Overview

Participants in this program will:

  • Develop an understanding of basic psychology and leadership principles
  • Understand the Myers-Briggs and next-level leadership
  • Learn about the history of leadership theory and modern application
  • Explore common mistakes and why those mistakes happen

Our ability to work with others is crucial in modern society. An understanding of psychological preferences can enhance our ability to work more effectively and lead others. This workshop will not only help leaders from a variety of sectors understand their own psychological preferences and those of coworkers, but will also lead participants through an understanding of type dynamics. Through a study of type dynamics participants will learn how to identify and manage personal blind-spots that hinder effectiveness. Additionally, the facilitator will introduce participants to a variety of leadership theories and explore how to apply these theories in work settings.

Instructor: Alan Mueller

Alan Mueller is a native of North Carolina. He holds multiple degrees from Appalachian State University including a B.A. in philosophy and religion, an M.A. in college student development and an Ed.S. in higher education administration. He is completing work on a doctorate in educational leadership also at Appalachian State University. He is also a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified Interpreter. Alan has worked in sales, customer service, consumer lending and has spent the last 10 years as an administrator in higher education. While in higher education, Alan has worked in leadership development, orientation, career services, academic advising and campus activities. He has presented and published regionally and nationally on a variety of topics including experiential education, multiculturalism, campus-based marketing, values-based education, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. He currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Career Development & Community Learning at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Schedule of Classes

Wed Oct 01

Retirement 101

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM