OCTOBER 2017

UNFCE at Financial Services Career Expo 
Student Spotlight: Brandon Weinstein
First Session of Osprey PALS
Pictured at left: Andrea Wylie and Jessica Murray from UNF Division of Continuing Education are welcoming everyone to learn about financial services offered through DCE. Right: Heather Fliger and Andrea Wylie of DCE helping attendees of the event.
Over 30 professionals working in a variety of roles in the financial services sector were on hand at a Financial Services Career Expo held Friday, October 13 at Coggin's College of Business building.

Representing UNF's Division of Continuing Education was Jessica Murray, program director for professional and workforce development. She spoke with students about the variety of courses we offer in financial services, namely our Certified Financial Planner™ Certificate Program . She explained the demand for professionals in this field is expected to grow by 32% in the next decade and that employers are seeking talent now to support this industry growth.
 
Our Certified Financial Planner ™ Certificate Program is registered with  Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc . Successful completion of our program meets the education requirement, making you eligible to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. If you would like to learn more or register, please visit our website .
UNF-CE Shines the Spotlight on Brandon Weinstein!

After being asked what his thoughts were about the Logistics & Supply Chain Management course, Brandon Weinstein, current UNFCE student and a ssistant purchasing manager at Kenroy Homes , responded, “The certification course at UNFCE has, so far, made the industry of Supply Chain & Logistics, which we are heavily surrounded by here in Jacksonville, FL, very transparent. Even with the massive impact Supply Chain & Logistics has on the global economy it sometimes goes unnoticed in conversation, sales & cost control, and formal education.

"This certification has brought me through the history of the industry and has given me a clear glimpse of the future through textbook and real world expertise. Even halfway through the certification class I believe I have acquired the knowledge to give myself as well as my company a competitive edge. I am excited to still have half the course remaining and I am already planning to sign up for another one of UNFCE’s programs upon completion.”

We are thrilled that Brandon is enjoying the course and learning so much! If you are interested in Supply Chain & Logistics and would like to explore our course offerings, please visit our site here .
Osprey PALS First Session Held
The University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education (DCE), in collaboration with the Jacksonville Chapter of the Continental Societies, will provide nine Monday evening enrichment activities for the Osprey PALS students. The first course, "Yes, You Can Paint", was held on October 2nd. Eighteen students attended the class taught by instructor, Elaine Omann. Edythe Abdullah, dean of the Division of Continuing Education, also attended.

Future enrichment activities will last from 30 to 45 minutes and be led by individuals who teach and/or work in their respective fields. The DCE instructors are prepared to volunteer between October 2017 and April 2018. Continental Society members will act as facilitators and support student enrichment during those months. Continental Societies, Inc. members will provide enrichment activities in May and June of 2018. 

Future classes will include:

November 6, 2017
A Crash Course in Self Defense
Tim Robinson, UNFCE LEARN Jacksonville Instructor        

December 4, 2017
Career Myths: The Real Story
Rusty Bozman, UNFCE Professional Development Instructor

January 8, 2018
NO WAY - Chemistry in Everyday Life
Dennis Egan, UNFCE Osher Lifelong Learning Instructor

February 5, 2018
The Best Career You Never Thought About
Brett Harper & Ron Shamlaty, UNFCE Professional Development Instructors
 
March 5, 2018
Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement
Rodney Hurst, UNFCE Osher Lifelong Learning Instructor
Our OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) program recently received a mention in Where to Retire magazine as the place to go for those age 50 or better wishing to continue learning. Way to go, OLLI!
September's Teacher Feature:
Congratulations to Gary Whiting!
Not only does Gary volunteer for OLLI as an amazing instructor, he is an accomplished photographer and master naturalist who specializes in wildlife and landscape images. As an instructor, he scouts photo walkabouts to provide students with opportunities to gain practical skills. He offers mentoring on how to take better photography, how to frame a shot or even how to manage, edit and organize photos. 

And check out his upcoming courses:


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Hello,
I’m Jessica Murray, program director for professional and workforce development in UNF’s Division of Continuing Education (DCE). I’m relatively new to DCE, having joined the team about a year ago. It’s been an exciting journey to refresh and enhance the professional development offerings. I am happy to bring my four years of experience managing continuing education programs to UNF and to the Jacksonville community. Thanks for your warm welcome and commitment to the programs I manage. 
 
This newsletter is just icing on the DCE cake. The professional development area has so much to offer you. You’ll find that we are updating our curricula and expanding our offerings. Specifically, we have revamped our Leadership Development Certificate , are offering a night/weekend option for our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate , have updated the Logistics certificate courses and will be launching the New Manager Essentials Certificate in February 2018. Stay tuned for other 2018 developments.
 
If you are a new patron of DCE, I invite you to browse our online catalog to explore the collection of professional development opportunities we can offer you and your organization, from project management to leadership. If you are one of our “regulars” or have not taken a course in a while, I invite you to take a fresh look at our portfolio. We’re growing and opening new pathways to professional development.
 
I look forward to working with you as our division continues to serve northeast Florida with education and training, as well as lifelong learning opportunities!
 
Regards,
 
Jessica Murray
Program Director,
Professional and Workforce Development
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