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Think Again - Summer 2019

Registration for Spring 2019 professional education and lifelong learning classes opens April 23!

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Noncredit Programs and Classes

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies offers a wide array of classes and programs for members of the Richmond community. We offer classroom-based programs, and in conjunction with our educational partners we offer a wide array of online noncredit programs. Search the Think Again schedule for our noncredit classes.

Our classes, programs and certificates can be used for professional development or to explore new topics and ideas. Take a class to improve existing skills or add new skills. Or earn a professional certificate to improve your chances at promotion or to retool for new career opportunities.

Review our Areas of Study and list of Programs to learn more.

UR Coding Boot Camp - Demo Day - Summer 2018
Art Exploration Weekend

“I loved to take this weekend class. I could figure out skills I didn’t know I had.”

—Au pair from Brazil

Art Exploration Weekend

“I had so much fun this weekend. Being creative in any form just helps me to relax and find peace. I would definitely do it again!”

—Au pair from Germany

Art Exploration Weekend

“It was a terrific experience! The painting was sooo much fun and so relaxing. It put Henri Matisse in a perfect context.”

—Au pair from Germany

Art Exploration Weekend

“Best techniques I’ve learned about art, something I hadn’t done in ages. Worth every minute spent, all thanks to the instructors. Thank you!”

—Au pair from South Africa

SAT Prep Weekend Workshop

“My son’s SAT score went from a 1380 to 1510 with your weekend workshop. He is at Virginia Tech and plans to obtain a master’s degree in math in four years as he had amassed so many credits that he entered as a junior.”

—Parents whose son took SAT Prep Weekend Workshop 

French Intensive

Corinne [Nguyen] was an excellent teacher. She was engaging, sensitive, prepared, and always helpful and encouraging. My only criticism is that the class was too short!!

— Student, French Intensive, summer 2017

French Intensive

This was the most fun I’ve ever had in a language class — so much better than memorization of declensions and gender. I’m now energized to continue to master French.

— Student, French Intensive, summer 2017

Marketing for Nonprofits Institute

“Starting our organization as a small nonprofit, IOP’s marketing course gave me great clarity on what direction to take, not only for our marketing plan, but also our future marketing department.”

— Jaraad Hines, Community Strong

Marketing for Nonprofits Institute

“The institute gave me general knowledge, but I’m also taking skills back to my organization that I can apply immediately. I have a list of action items and a plan on how to accomplish them. This week is more than learning facts; it will have a lasting impact on how I carry out my job every day.”

— Jessica Wells, project:HOMES

Advanced Photography

“Love the field trips and instruction from Tom [Veazey] — great instructor! Liked to get out into the field and enjoyed the new spots around Richmond. Plan to take more classes in the future and excited to try new locations. Love light painting!”
— JH, Advanced Photography, spring 2017

Advanced Photography

“Tom [Veazey] is a terrific teacher. He has the right balance between new material presented, hands-on experience and individual guidance. It never gets old for me. I always learn new things and strengthen my skills.”
— SK, Advanced Photography, spring 2017

IOP Planned Giving Institute

“This institute is a treasure. No other organization in the country is offering such an intensive and informative program. I am incredibly grateful to have had this opportunity.”

— Shana Trombley, Vermont

Meditation I

“Might be the most important set of courses offered at UR.”

— Student in Fall 2016 Meditation I class

Basic French

“Very pragmatic and geared towards individuals who will be traveling to France — that was very much appreciated since that is my intent!”

— Student in Fall 2016 Basic French class

Meditation I

“Really unique and valuable class — life changing. Thanks to SPCS for offering such an unusual experience. Kudos to Marc McGahee for his thoughful and balanced presentation. Inspirational.”

— Student in Fall 2016 Meditation I class

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