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In this webinar, we will discuss key terms and current hot topics in the world of professional and continuing education. We will provide an overview of what professional and continuing education is, who could benefit from these courses, and insights into Villanova’s professional education programming.


Sasha Haddoun, MA
Sasha Haddoun joined the College of Professional Studies in 2019 as Associate Director of Professional Education. She manages the professional education team and the College’s non-credit programs and courses. She earned her Bachelor of Art in Communication from The University of Maryland, College Park, a Master of Art in Communication, and a Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Development from The University of Oklahoma.

Liz Remelius, MPA
Liz Remelius joined Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies in 2017 and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Professional Education. In this role, she oversees the coordination and run of the College’s Professional Education (non-credit) courses and programs, which provide continuing education to adult students and experienced professionals. An enthusiastic learner herself, Liz has earned her Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University of Pennsylvania; Master of Arts in Religion from Lancaster Theological Seminary; and Master of Public Administration from Villanova University.

The days of working at one employer for 50 years and getting a gold watch at retirement are long gone. In the 21st century, many people will reinvent themselves multiple times during their career. In this webinar you will learn how continuing education such as certificates, badges, and degrees can play an important role for people looking to pivot to a new career or advance within their existing career.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the role that continuing education can play in advancing one’s career
  • Explain the various pathways open to people looking to enhance their education and gain new knowledge and skills
  • Apply concepts discussed in the webinar to their unique situation

Presenter: Pete Watkins, Ph.D., MSW

Pete Watkins is the Director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies where he is involved in developing courses and programs that meet the needs of learners. An educational psychologist by training, he has worked in higher education for over two decades as a faculty member and administrator. He loves watching students use education to cultivate their gifts and contribute to their communities.

Learn how to think like a recruiter and land your next position. This webinar will cover best practices for branding yourself professionally – both online and in-person.  If you are obtaining an industry-specific digital badge or certificate, discover how to showcase your achievements on a resume, Linkedin profile, or social media. Maximize your credibility and share your professional experience or education to expand your network and working options.  LinkedIn tips will be shared on developing an impactful profile, making connections, engaging in groups, and networking your way to continued success.

Learning Outcomes

  1. How to display a digital badge or certificate online or in a resume
  2. How to build professional credibility via networking and social media
  3. How to build intentional networking connections to employers of interest

Presenter: Christine Etheridge, MS ‘13

Christine A. Etheridge is a professional skills educator who has worked in career management and external relations for over 15 years.  While at Villanova University, she has served in management, alumni relations, and career advising roles.  Currently she is the Assistant Director for Career Management delivering workshops and 1-1 career coaching to students.  

Prior to her current role, Christine worked at the Villanova School of Business where she managed five alumni boards, engagement programs, and an events team.  She also served as an Adjunct Faculty Member teaching professional development and job search skills to undergraduate students.

Christine’s previous experience took place at GSK in human resources and other academic institutions including The Hill School and Franklin and Marshall College in fundraising and career development respectively.

Christine earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Franklin and Marshall College and Master’s degree in Human Resource Development at Villanova University.  She resides in Limerick, PA with her husband and two daughters.






Choose a topic to browse our catalog of recorded webinars.





Sept. 28, 2023 Navigating Professional Education Buzzwords

Apr. 12, 2023 - Inclusivity from a Hiring Manager's Perspective

Feb. 22, 2023 - Leading Inclusively: Strategies to Engage Your Teams and Elevate Your Organization

Jan. 18, 2023 - Traits of Inclusive Leaders

Dec. 6, 2022 - Leading for All: Finding your Inclusive Leadership Identity

Apr. 19, 2022 - Bring your Emotions to Work: Why we can't leave our emotions at the door at work

Mar. 23, 2022 - Time Management from a Mindfulness Perspective

Feb. 23, 2022 - Anxiety & Care of the Soul

Dec. 7, 2021 - 10 Easy Ways to Make Your Job Search More Successful

Nov. 10, 2021 - How to Recharge and Recommit to Your Work (During a Pandemic)

Oct. 26, 2021 - Using Key Performance Indicators to Measure Success

Oct. 12, 2021 - Change Management

Sept. 28, 2021 - Introduction to the Situational Leadership Theory and Application

May 4, 2021 - Using Data Visualization to Understand Market Needs

Apr. 20, 2021 - Gamification in the Workplace

Apr. 13, 2021 - Tips for Presenting Virtually

Mar. 23, 2021 - Immigration Under the Biden Administration: Hot Topics, Trends, and What to Expect in 2021

Mar. 9, 2021 - Hot Topics in Law

Mar. 2, 2021 - Business Process Improvement Essentials

Jan. 26, 2021 - Networking: Build Your Brand

Jan. 12, 2021 - Time Management from a Mindfulness Perspective

Dec. 8, 2020 - Leading Organizations into the "New Normal" and Preparing for the Post-COVID World

Dec. 1, 2020 - Change Management: The People Side

Nov. 17, 2020 - Emergency Management and Crisis Response

Nov. 10, 2020 - Using Psychological Safety to Build Great Teams

Oct. 27, 2020 - What is Agile Really All About?

Oct. 13, 2020 - Responding to Conflict Strategically

Oct. 6, 2020 - Data Visualization

Sept. 29, 2020 - Tapping into Your Emotional Intelligence in a Stressful Work Environment

Sept. 15, 2020 - Conscious Leadership

Aug. 18, 2020 - Women and Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

Aug. 4, 2020 - Managing Remote Teams

July 28, 2020 - "Managing Up" Panel Discussion

July 21, 2020 - Leveraging Strengths and Overcoming Weaknesses as a Leader

July 7, 2020 - What to do Before and After Returning to the Office

June 29, 2020 - Key Strategies in Advancing Community Health Equity

June 25, 2020 - Key Considerations for Effective Crisis Leadership

June 9, 2020 - Resume and Cover Letters for Experienced Professionals

June 4, 2020 - Budgeting During Uncertain Times

May 12, 2020 - Managing Projects in Uncertain Times

May 5, 2020 - Mental Health & Stress in the Workplace

April 21, 2020 - Leadership and Communication in Times of Crisis and Change

April 14, 2020 - Continuity Planning for Pandemics: Lessons from Emergency Management

April 7, 2020 - Leveraging LinkedIn: Developing an Impactful Professional Brand for Career Success

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Enhance Your Resume

Enhance your resume.

Professional education classes enable you to add new skills, expertise, or credentials to your resume and make you even more valuable to your employer.

Expand your professional network

Expand your professional network.

Communicating and building relationships with your classmates and instructors can open new doors in your career.

Learn from industry experts.

Learn from industry experts.

All programs are taught by instructors who have worked or who are currently working in the field, and who are able to share practical applications and real world examples of topics in the course.

Robert Brickhouse

After leaving Villanova as a teenager in 1992, Robert was determined to return. In 2022, he left Villanova with his degree.

Madison DeWispelaere

Early in her career, Madison was ready for a new challenge. Her time at CPS prepared her for a leadership role.

Shelby Meyers

Inspired by passion for healthcare advocacy, Shelby used what she learned at CPS to change careers and make an impact.

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