Graduating college or having a job or being older are no reasons not to keep learning! And Flagler College encourages keeping your education going no matter where you are in life. The Flagler College Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) program courses are designed to be interesting, stimulating, and to foster knowledge sharing and relationship building in the community. On-campus classes are on hiatus for now, but learning, personal growth and professional development can continue online.
Certificate in Creativity and Innovation
To help individuals venture into online learning, the Flagler ACE program has launched three free online, self-paced courses available to the public. These courses are offered in cooperation with ACE program partner, MindEdge Learning.
“People staying safe at home are eager to continue growing and exploring,” Jorge Herrera, ACE program director said. “These three courses provide an opportunity to try out online learning risk free.”
The three courses are Introduction to Critical Thinking, Creativity in Teams and Organizations and Personal Creativity. All three courses will remain available through Aug. 31. Through tools and exercises drawn from Adrian Brown’s book, “Creativity & Innovation,” the Personal Creativity course seeks to help unlock the creativity within individuals. Participants learn to tap into their personal creativity and apply it to organizational challenges. Remember, running a household can be as challenging as running a business. Those who complete all three free courses have just one remaining to earn a Certificate in Creativity and Innovation. The final course, titled Innovation in Teams and Organizations, is only $79.
In addition to this complimentary selection, more than 40 other online courses are available. Registration fees range from $20 to $129 per course and professionals with certificates or licenses can earn continuing education units, or CEUs.
Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Nonprofit professionals and volunteers who want to create a positive impact on the community can now earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Management through Flagler College’s Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) program. Nationwide, the nonprofit sector is facing staffing challenges. Florida has more than 96,000 nonprofit organizations registered with the IRS, and personnel with organizational and philanthropic development knowledge are in demand.
“We’ve had requests from nonprofit employees and volunteers who are interested in improving their management and leadership skills to create a greater impact,” said Ann Ashworth, ACE program coordinator. “Even for those who hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree, the certificate in nonprofit management can give them an edge in the marketplace.”
The self-paced, online curriculum helps prepare students to support and influence the direction of organizations with initiatives such as human and youth services, the arts, sports, conservation and more. Non-degree-seeking students and professionals can earn valuable CEUs in the certificate program of 11 courses that include grant writing, fundraising, budgeting, volunteer development, marketing and social media. “The vision of the ACE program is to serve the community’s staff development and continuing education needs,” said Jorge Herrera, director of Adult and Continuing Education. “We offer this certificate to support nonprofit organizations with advanced skills for staff, employees and volunteers.”
Registration for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management suite of 11 courses results in a 40% discount over taking the courses individually.
For more information on the Nonprofit Management course or to register, go to www.flagler.edu/adulted/npm, email [email protected], or call 904-826-8643. To register for the online courses, go to www.flagler.edu/adulted/oasc or for more information, email [email protected]