A newsblog from Fordham University's News and Media Relations Bureau
Monday, September 21, 2009
Fordham Westchester Offers Personal and Professional Development
It’s a trend that usually goes hand in hand: the economy falters, and enrollment at colleges and career-training schools goes up. Education is known as an effective way for people to strengthen their current position, or for displaced workers to prepare for a career switch.
Fordham University’s Westchester campus is offering unique professional and personal development courses this fall for those seeking career advancement or personal growth.
Some of the professional development offerings include:
• Project Management Professional Certification Exam Boot Camp; • Core Skills for Managing Projects: Practical Skills for Leading; • LEED AP and Green Associate Exam Preparation.
Among the personal growth courses are a one-day workshop in Creative Art Therapy and a workshop on Centering Prayer/Meditation.
There is also a two-day Adult Reinvention Program, which comes just after New York City’s unemployment rate climbed to 10.3 percent in August—a 16-year high. The course is designed for people looking to retool their professional mindset and personal skill set in a “vastly changing social paradigm.”