I’m thrilled to be here, and I’m looking forward to meeting you! Continuing & Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington is on an ambitious but exciting mission. We want to bring adults together in a robust community of learning that will fulfill personal and organizational needs and goals.
Professional growth. Personal enrichment. Organizational development.
You will find all of this and more, starting in the coming months. We are here to serve YOU. That’s why we have been thoughtful about offering the learning opportunities you seek, whether for yourself or for your organization.
A quality experience is important
Let’s face it: the University of Mary Washington means quality. When you come here, you know you’ll get expert teachers. Plus, you will benefit from the intersection of the critical thinking that comes from our liberal arts tradition and the structured inquiry that comes from the sciences. Because of this intersection and cross-disciplinary approach, you will find our courses to be thoughtful and slightly…well… out of the ordinary.
Our feeling is that there is enough ordinary out there. We want to help you strive to reach extraordinary fulfillment in your career, your life, and your business.
Here’s how we do it…
Sure, you can take a writing course anywhere, but here, you can take a writing course that delves into the process of using writing as a tool for healing. You can take a budgeting class in any continuing education program, but here, you can take your learning to the next level by learning how to use financial data to make better decisions. We know it’s not enough to simply learn how to read a financial statement. In order to exercise competent and uncommonly effective leadership, you have to know how to interpret financial data and – ultimately – how to leverage that knowledge to make sound decisions for your organization. That’s value back to your employer and time well spent for you.
As a former consultant, I know what it’s like to be placed in positions where you know you are smart enough to do the work, but you need a little help to truly excel. While YouTube has revolutionized our ability as a society to grasp just-in-time learning, sometimes we need a little more. Sometimes we need to learn from others in the classroom or online. Sometimes we need an expert in a particular discipline to break down the complex into the simplistic so that we can build our skill set in a way that best suits our needs.
Consider this our personal invitation to you: Join us! Let’s learn together and grow together while we create a dynamic community of learners who are seeking something beyond the ordinary.
Let’s get ready to learn!