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Fall 2017 Professional Development Series


  • MAHEC 121 Hendersonville Rd Asheville, NC 28803 (map)

It's finally here! It's time for the Fall 2017 Professional Development Series and we have some great learning opportunities lined up for you for FREE

The Professional Development Series is a FREE program designed to assist professionals in taking charge of their own professional development. Childcare vouchers will be available for participants.

This series focuses on individuals in organizations who are ready for advancement. The classes are focused on developing your professional skills, building relationships, and understanding and navigating potentially challenging environments.

The Professional Development series will meet on Wednesdays, beginning September 27th and ending on November 15th. We will be meeting at MAHEC Education Building on 121 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville, NC 28803 and starting with casual snacks and networking at 5:30 followed by the class from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Registration will be open throughout the series and attendance at every class is not mandatory. However, there is an attendance requirement if you wish to receive a certificate of completion at graduation.

Class Schedule

WEEK 1: Networking Basics

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - MAHEC, Balsam Room

WEEK 2:  StandOut - Discover Your Strengths and Lead from Your Edge

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - MAHEC, Cherokee Room

WEEK 3:  Introduction to Racial Battle Fatigue

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - MAHEC, Balsam Room

WEEK 4:  Effective Communication Skills Can Lead You to Success

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - MAHEC, Cherokee Room

WEEK 5:  Building a Structural Understanding of Power, Privilege + Oppression

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - MAHEC, Balsam Room

WEEK 6: Negotiation Fundamentals

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - MAHEC, Cherokee Room

WEEK 7: Be AUTHENTIC in Your Next Job Interview

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - MAHEC, Balsam Room

WEEK 8:  Speed Interviews and Graduation

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - MAHEC, Cherokee Room