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Think Again - Fall 2019

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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.

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Meditation & Mindfulness

“Marc McGahee was a terrific teacher, and has a very contemplative approach that helped this skeptic learn the foundations of meditation and true relaxation!”

— Student, Introduction to Meditation & Mindfulness

Fund Development Institute

“This was probably the most singularly important course in my development as a nonprofit professional. The integrated approach interacting with panels of Richmond’s best and brightest in the field was extremely helpful in building my understanding of fundraising and raising the quality of the sector. ”

— Victor McKenzie, Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC), Summer 2019

Meditation & Mindfulness

“It was a great experience. I’ll do some of these activities, because mindfulness is very helpful for my life.”

— Student, Introduction to Meditation & Mindfulness

Grant Writing Institute

“This course is essential to my success in the philanthropic world. It has taught me how to engage with funders, value the necessity of cultivating relationships with those in my community, and understand that having a program that is outcome based is key to the success of a nonprofit.”

—LeAnn Rutledge, Americorps Alumni, 2018 Grantwriting Institute

Fund Development Institute

“Whether you have been in fundraising for 10 years, or are brand new to the field, everyone can benefit. You’ll take strategies with you that you can begin applying to your work immediately and can continue to use for many years to come.”

— Amy Dickstein, Children’s Hospital Foundation, Winter 2019

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

Strategic Communications Institute

“This was the most comprehensive and practical marketing & communications training I have ever head. It truly focused on everything that I worry about on a daily basis at work. I have so many great ideas I can take back and implement! It was great having a cohort of peers to help brainstorm ideas with!”

— Kristin Vigaro, Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity, Fall 2018

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

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