April 2018

LEARN Jacksonville Celebrates 10 Years
Project Management Certificate Graduates
President John Delaney Speaks to OLLI
UNF Division of Continuing Education is excited to celebrate the instructors who have been with LEARN Jacksonville since its inception in 2008. Thank you to each of them for contributing to the success and longevity of the program. Front row: Valerie Murphy (Program Director), Adriana Giles, El Grabar, Sharon Cobb, Pixie Larizza, Edythe Abdullah (Dean). Back row: Hank Swiencinski, John Reed and John Boles. 
Ten Years Ago...

The University of North Florida Division of Continuing Education saw the need in our community for a new type of instruction: education focusing on creativity, curiosity and general well-being. LEARN Jacksonville was created to take learning beyond the classroom and invited individuals to try new experiences to enrich their lives and to explore "learning for the fun of it".

Ten years later, LEARN Jacksonville has served more than 20,000 adult learners and has more than 40 instructors — and our numbers continue to grow. Some of the personal enrichment courses offered today include Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Health and Wellness, Home and Garden, Languages, Money Matters, Technology, Photography, Writing and Wine Tasting. 

As part of our celebration this summer, we will be giving away all sorts of prizes and goody bags to students who take LEARN Jacksonville classes. You could win gift cards for restaurants, original arts or crafts created by our instructors, class discounts and so much more. So, sign up for one of our classes in the Summer 2018 catalog to be eligible to win. If you would like to explore the vast array of classes being offered, visit www.LEARNJacksonville.com .

Learning for the fun of it!
Congratulations to Our Latest Graduates of
Project Management!

There was lots of excitement as the most recent Project Management Certificate graduates received their certificates! 

If you would like to get your certificate, register for our next course starting in June: www.unf.edu/ce/pmc  

Or perhaps you need to prepare to take the PMP® exam? If so, we offer a course for that, too: click here
Look Who Stopped By...

UNF's President John Delaney recently visited one of our OLLI classes, "Parks: Our Timeless Treasures", to share insights about the Preservation Project Jacksonville. Created in 1999 during Delaney's tenure as mayor, the initiative was designed to protect environmentally sensitive lands, enhance public access to natural areas, manage growth and improve water quality.
Register For Courses Today!

Have you picked up your copy of the latest course catalogs for OLLI and/or LEARN Jacksonville? There are all sorts of new classes being offered this summer. Stop by our offices and get your copy today.

If you prefer, you can download a digital copy (PDF) of these catalogs (click on the links below) :

Testimonial from Student:
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The instructor provided lots of new information. The feedback was GREAT!"

~ D. Wilkey
on: Creative Writing - An Introduction
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OLLI Receives Donation

William G. Herrold, Jr., Ed.D . ( Brigham Young University ) Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction in the University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services (COEHS), was recently presented with a dedication plaque to thank him for his generous donation to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)’s local foundation. Herrold is an OLLI member with a strong belief in lifelong learning. The plaque is displayed in the lobby of the Herbert University Center.

Pictured above: Jeanette Toohey, OLLI program director, William G. Herrold, Jr. and Lee Anderson, director of development.

FREE! Project Management Info Session
April 26 | More Info...

Life, Health, Variable Annuities (2-15)
May 4 | More Info...

PMP® Certification Preparation Course
May 5 | More Info...

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
May 7 | More Info...

Construction Quality Management For Contractors
May 8 | More Info...

FREE! Certified Financial Planner Info Session
May 23 | More Info...

Introduction to Digital Photo Editing Using Photoshop
May 3 | More Info...

Creative Writing - An Introduction
May 7 | More Info...

Introduction to the German Language
May 8 | More Info...

Apple Device Training - The Fundamentals
May 15 | More Info...

DIY Wood Sign Workshop
May 16 | More Info...

Audition Techniques for Film and TV
May 19 | More Info...
OLLI (for members 50 and better):
Nobel Prize: An Idea that Changed the World
May 4 | More Info...

Chess For Beginners and Beyond
May 9 | More Info...

Creating a Garden That is Good for the Planet
and for You
May 23 | More Info...

Hiking the Appalachian Trail at 56 Years Old
May 24 | More Info...

Giving Ghosts a Voice: 1942 Nazi U-boat Attack in Jacksonville
May 30 | More Info...
GMAT Test Preparation Course
May 29 | More Info...

ACT Test Preparation Course
June 4 | More Info...
Working in the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) is a never-ending experience of creative endeavors, actualizing dreams (other peoples and ours) and new people, places and things! Continuing education’s customers and students are unbelievably diverse, enthusiastic and held in high regard by the DCE team. It is an inspirational experience to serve our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and LEARN Jacksonville students and community partners. However, there is another set of students and clients that round out the University of North Florida’s desire to engage the community and provide innovative services that meet education and training needs of our region.

Our Professional Development and Custom Corporate Services program provides career readiness, career advancement and custom-training solutions to companies and individuals throughout the region. Our certificate programs and specialized courses offer just-in-time training aligned with the regional workforce needs and targeted industries making a home in the community. The instructional staff tops off our unparalleled program with experienced subject matter experts skilled in learning methodologies. Therefore, when you take a professional development course, you are in an active learning environment from which you leave with ready-for-work career skills.

Employers love employees who possess highly developed, industry-specific skills. They equally value the individuals who have soft skills essential to survive and thrive in a complex workplace. You need soft skills – communication, critical thinking, collaboration, digital savvy and professionalism – if you want long-term career success. Our certificates and courses embed soft skills development ensuring you are totally prepared for work. Our partnering companies can depend on the fact that we listen to them and provide unique courses, consulting, coaching and other services that help their employees and company shine. Our students not only get quality training but also benefit from our connections with employers.

DCE loves what we do for you. We continue to marvel at our relationships with you and the growing number of students and businesses that select us for their career development. 

Thank you all for your faith in UNF!
Edythe Abdullah, JD
UNF Division of Continuing Education
Professional Development     •  LEARN Jacksonville    •  OLLI   •  Test Prep   •  Online
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