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The Bridge Center for continuing education

The Bridge Center for continuing education

The Bridge Center for Continuing Education at Messiah University

The Bridge Center coordinates programming designed to meet the needs of adult learners and partners in central Pennsylvania and beyond, including:

  • customized workforce development
  • continuing education
  • reskilling and upskilling programming

When applicable, offerings will be linked to continuing education units and professional licensure standards. The delivery methods vary and may include face to face, online, webinars, hybrid, one-time, or weekend formats. If your organization is interested in exploring creating a partnership to meet your specific needs, contact us at The Bridge Center for Continuing Education.

Just as the iconic covered bridge at Messiah University connects the two areas of campus, The Bridge Center for Continuing Education is a connector between Messiah University and the rest of society, and between current and future needs and trends.

Current training opportunities:

The Graduate Program in Counseling at Messiah University invites you to this training:

Business, Professional, and Ethical Considerations for Maintaining a Successful Counseling Practice

 

Saturday, April 20, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (EDT)

(The presentation will take place via Zoom. Registrants will receive the Zoom link 2 days before the event via email from bridgecenter@thienhaphantranh.net.)

Presenter: Latasha Matthews, LPC, CPCS, CPLC

Registration information: This event has a $99 registration fee. Register here!

  • A discount of 50% is available on the registration site for Messiah University students, faculty and staff.
  • A discount of 20% is available on the registration site for Messiah alumni and site supervisors with Messiah for 2023-24.

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Selective Functional Movement Assessment Level 1

Date: Saturday, March 23 and Sunday March 24, 2024  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location:  Messiah University Winding Hill Location
   401 E. Winding Hill Road, Room 234
   Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Cost:  $1,095.00

To register or for more information

The Bridge Center for Continuing Education at Messiah University in partnership with Rising Sun Consultants LLC is launching the Certificate in Influential Leadership. This is a non-credit bearing certificate designed for those with leadership experience who desire to have significant influence and impact in people’s lives and on the organizations they serve.

When:        Six 2.5 hour sessions on Tuesdays 8:30-11:00 a.m., spring 2024

Where:       Messiah University, 1 University Avenue Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Cost:          $2500 which includes all learning materials

Presenter Jim Rowell is the CEO and co-founder of Rising Sun Consultants LLC. Read his bio.

Register here

The classes are specifically intended to be interactive and engaging and will include open discussions where participants can wrestle together on how to be a more influential and impactful leader.

The series will explore the following:

  • Servant Leadership—March 5
  • Change and Transition—March 26
  • Emotional Intelligence—April 9
  • Dealing with Difficult Conversations—April 23
  • Decision Making and Delegation—May 7
  • Influence, Persuasion and Trust—May 21 

The Certificate in Influential Leadership has been designed from a Biblical perspective for leaders who desire to have significant influence and impact in people’s lives. Participants will engage in a series of six, two and a half hour classes. These classes are designed to not only broaden and expand the influence leaders have, but also to strengthen the positive impact through their influence.

Have a question? Check out these FAQs or email bridgecenter@thienhaphantranh.net.

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Leading Spirituality and Wellness in Long-Term Care

The Bridge Center at Messiah University & Southcentral Long-Term Care RISE

The Bridge Center at Messiah University is hosting 8 educational courses for entry and mid-level Long-term care leaders. Each course will focus on a unique aspect of spirituality and will encourage long-term care leaders in their personal journeys as well as provide tools to support their co-workers and team members. Courses can be completed as standalone events; or participants can earn a Certificate of Completion if they complete the “4 Core Courses” and 2 of the Elective Courses.

REGISTER HERE

 

Courses will be hosted on Zoom – Thursdays 1:00-2:00 p.m.  There is no cost for registration.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE    (click on course name for more information)

DATE

COURSE

TYPE OF COURSE

10/19/23

Exploring the Connection Between Servant Leadership and Spirituality

Core

11/2/23

The Impact of Listening on Spirituality and Leadership

Elective

12/7/23

Interfaith Dialogue for LTC Leaders

Core

1/18/24

Sustaining Courage for Caregivers

Elective

2/1/24

Pursuing Alignment – Organizational Values, Personal Values and Spirituality

Core

2/15/24

The Impact of Music on Spirituality, Personal Wellness and Leadership Effectiveness

Elective

3/7/24

The Importance of Maintaining Spiritual Wellness

Core

3/21/24

Strategies for Leading During Times of  Trauma, Loss and End of Life

Elective

4/4/24 Exploring the Connection Between Servant Leadership and Spirituality Core

Check back soon for more training opportunities!

Enrich your physical therapy (PT) practice while fulfilling licensure requirements or pursue post-professional certification.

Messiah University is partnering with NAIOMT to provide innovative, value-centered, post-professional educational programming.

NAIOMT's COMT Certification Series

This series of five physical therapy continuing education courses is designed for licensed physical therapists and third-year DPT students. The courses are held at Messiah University’s PT educational facility and focus on orthopedic manual therapy. Courses can be taken individually or stacked to earn post-professional Certified Orthopedic Musculoskeletal Therapist (COMT) certification. The courses can be taken in any order to fit your schedule.

Upcoming COMT courses:

Learn more about Messiah's partnership with NAIOMT

New COMT series starts in fall 2024

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Another great training opportunity!

Selective Functional Movement Assessment Level 1

Date: Saturday, March 23 and Sunday March 24, 2024  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location:  Messiah University Winding Hill Location
   401 E. Winding Hill Road, Room 234
   Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Cost:  $1,095.00

To register or for more information

Advance Practice Certificate in Holistic Bereavement Care

The Bridge Center for Continuing Education at Messiah University and Ripple of Light Bereavement Resource Center, LLC are jointly offering 8, 3-credit NASW-PA approved CE courses for licensed social workers, and those holding a master's or doctoral degree in the profession.

Attendees can complete each course as a stand-alone offering, or participate in all 8 courses by the end of 2024 to earn an Advance Practice Certficiate in Holistic Bereavement Care from The Bridge Center for Continuing Education at Messiah University and Ripple of Light Bereavement Resource Center, LLC.

REGISTRATION LINK

Why register?

  • Complete 24 of 30 required CEs for PA licensure renewal including ethics and suicide prevention CEs.
  • Learn forefront research and practice innovations in bereavement care.
  • Advance your professional competence in holistic, death-related care.
  • Gain comfort integrating  the religion/spiritual domains into the biopsychosocial assessment/treatment of bereaved persons across the lifespan.
  • Expand your understanding of social diversity in the context of bereavement practice.
  • Learn from an Advanced Certified Thanatologist, doctoral-trained, Licensed PA Social Worker with two decades of experience in the field and a decade of teaching expertise.

Courses will be hosted on Zoom and held 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Cost per Course: $90 NASW Member or $100 NASW Non-member (cost includes CEs and CE Certificate)

Register for individual courses or multiple offerings.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE (Click on course name for more information.) 

DATE COURSE
February 14, 2024 Ethical Integration of Religion and Spirituality into Bereavement Practice
February 28, 2024 Religious and Spiritual Diverse Death, Dying, and Bereavement Practices
March 13, 2024 Culturally Diverse Death, Dying, and Bereavement Practices
March 27, 2024 Knowledge of Contemporary Grief Theory: An Ethical Imperative
April 10, 2024 Traumatic Loss and Prolonged Grief Disorder
April 24, 2024 Child and Adolescent Suicide and Bereaved Peers
May 8, 2024 Adult Suicide and Bereaved Families
May 22, 2024 The Role of a Religious and Spiritual Community in the Well-Being of Bereaved Older Adults
September 3, 2024 Ethical Integration of Religion and Spirituality into Bereavement Practice
September 17, 2024 Religious and Spiritual Diverse Death, Dying, and Bereavement Practices
October 8, 2024 Culturally Diverse Death, Dying, and Bereavement Practices
October 22, 2024 Knowledge of Contemporary Grief Theory: An Ethical Imperative
November 5, 2024 Traumatic Loss and Prolonged Grief Disorder
November 19, 2024 Child and Adolescent Suicide and Bereaved Peers
December 3, 2024 Adult Suicide and Bereaved Families
December 17, 2024 The Role of a Religious and Spiritual Community in the Well-Being of Bereaved Older Adults

Learn more about presenter, Julie Guitwite, PhD, LSW, FT

For questions related to course content, contact julie@rolbereavementresourcecenter.com.

For registration questions, contact bridgecenter@thienhaphantranh.net.

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