PROFESSIONALLY FOCUSED WEBINAR SERIES
Villanova's Professionally Focused free webinar series offers practical, immediately applicable knowledge & tools from our program faculty and industry experts.
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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.
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.
- How to display a digital badge or certificate online or in a resume
- How to build professional credibility via networking and social media
- 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.
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VALUE OF A PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
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.
Communicating and building relationships with your classmates and instructors can open new doors in your career.
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.