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NGU offering professional development opportunities

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North Greenville University is offering new professional development opportunities this fall that include seminars and eight-week professional certificate courses designed for business professionals, church leaders and nonprofit workers who want to continue learning new skills.

Each of the seminars will feature professionals with real-world experience. Enrollment will be limited to 30 participants per event to ensure personal attention, according to a news release.

“The advantage of these seminars is how compact they are. Business professionals can gain much-needed skills in a very short timeframe and then immediately implement them into their day-to-day work,” said Jill Rayburn, director of the university’s academic engagement and outreach, in the release. “As a Christian institution, we want to assist the business community, the church community and the nonprofit community in training in all of these areas where we have either faculty or business contacts who are not only experts in these fields, but they are also going to teach them from the highest level of integrity.”

In addition to professional development events, the university also is offering credit certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in nine fields: business leadership, business management, church planting and revitalization, discipleship and spiritual formation, foundational theology, human resource professional, instructional leadership, missions, and professional investigations. The certificate programs offer a second chance at higher education for those who may not have finished school but are not ready to commit to a full degree, Rayburn said, in the release.

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