No-Cost Workshops

Enhance Your Skills & Increase Your Employability

Virginia Wesleyan University Global Campus offers comprehensive non-degree continuing education courses designed to provide advanced skill sets valued by employers. Because of COVID-19's economic impact on our communities, VWU Global Campus—in partnership with the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development—is offering the following professional development workshops at no cost to you.

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If you've completed a previous workshop and would like to enroll in another, please email ceinfo@vwu.edu


Upcoming Workshops

Workshop Information

Logistic Supply Chain Management Including Tariffs And Customs Rules And Regulations

March 25 - May 15
Monday/Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The HIVE
140 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach

This workshop covers fundamental aspects of supply chain management, operations, logistics, and customer service. Participants will gain insights into transportation and logistics, shipment management, and handling export and import documents. Key topics include shipping processes, document management for international trade, and effective management of transportation costs.


Entrepreneurship

March 25 - May 15
Monday/Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The HIVE
140 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach

Embark on the entrepreneurial journey, exploring idea generation, business plan creation, and the startup process. Uncover the essentials of launching a small business, from recognizing opportunities to securing funding for your venture. Elevate your entrepreneurial skills with this comprehensive workshop.


Web Design with Google

March 25 - May 15
Monday/Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach
Clarke Hall, Room 125 (campus map)

Discover the art of interactive web design with Google Web Design! This workshop is your gateway to mastering the basics and essentials of creating dynamic, HTML-based designs. Elevate your web design skills effortlessly!

Note: A Gmail account is all you need to embark on this journey.


Grant Writing for Beginners

March 30 - May 18
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach
Clarke Hall, Room 125 (campus map)

If you are interest in writing grants, this workshop is for you. This workshop is for those with no prior experience in grant writing. Learn the basic skills needed to write and apply for grants.  This workshop will teach about different types of grants and which information is essential based on grant type.  Each section of the grant application is covered to teach you how to write a successful grant application.


Beginning Excel

March 26 - May 16
Tuesdays/Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The HIVE
140 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach

Beginning Excel is designed for participants with little to no prior knowledge of Excel. This course covers foundational principles, introducing basic topics to ensure a clear understanding of Excel concepts. Ideal for beginners looking to grasp the fundamentals of this essential software.


Project Management Essentials with CAPM® Prep

March 25 - May 15
Monday/Wednesday 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The HIVE
140 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach

Equip yourself with crucial project management skills tailored for both project managers and support roles. Our course materials adhere to globally recognized project management standards. Focused on key concepts including time, cost, risk, and communication, participants will not only meet but exceed the educational prerequisites for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification by PMI®.

Note: Hours count towards the 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® certification.


IT Certification Prep Workshop

March 25 - May 15
Mondays/Wednesday 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach
Clarke Hall, Room 125 (campus map)

This workshop is the prerequisite for the CompTIA Certification workshops. Students will learn and review basic computer concepts and terminology to prepare them for the CompTIA A+ and Security workshops. The prep workshop is designed for those students seeking to enroll in the A+ workshop in the spring.  This workshop is required to enroll in the CompTIA workshop.


CompTIA A+ Certification Workshop Core 2

March 26 - May 16
Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Hybrid)
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach
Clarke Hall, Room 125 (campus map)

Prepare for Success with the CompTIA A+ Certification workshop.  Prepare to unlock the gateway to a thriving IT career with this comprehensive workshop designed to equip participants for the CompTIA A+ exam. Delve into essential concepts, practical skills, and invaluable insights necessary to excel in information technology. Join us to embark on a journey towards professional growth in the digital age.

The CompTIA A+ Core Series requires candidates to pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1101) and Core 2.

Prerequisite: A+ Certification Prep Workshop or IT experience (resume required).
Cost: Participants are responsible for course material costs.


CompTIA Security+

March 26 - May 16
Tuesdays/Thursday 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Hybrid)
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach
Allen Village, Social Science Lab 107 (campus map)

is the first security certification a candidate should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs.

Cost: Participants are responsible for course material costs.


CompTIA Data+ Certification Workshop

March 26 - May 16
Tuesdays/Thursday 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Hybrid)
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach
Clarke Hall, Room 217 (campus map)

Elevate Your Data Analysis Prowess with CompTIA Data+!  In an era where the significance of data analytics is paramount, the demand for skilled professionals to contextualize and effectively communicate critical business intelligence is on the rise. Uncover the skills needed for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data, influencing priorities, and steering business decision-making.

Cost: Participants are responsible for course material costs.


CompTIA Project+

March 26 - May 16
Tuesdays/Thursday 6:00-9:00 p.m.
The HIVE
140 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach

CompTIA Project+ workshop is ideal for IT professionals who need to manage smaller, less complex projects as part of their other job duties but still have foundational project management skills. Project+ is more versatile than other certifications because it covers essential project management concepts beyond the scope of just one methodology or framework. Hours count towards the 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® certification.

Cost: A textbook is required. Participants are responsible for the course material.
Note: Hours count towards the 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® certification.