Personal Enrichment Courses


professional development

 SPRING 2019

One-On-One Computer Training

Have a new device or trying to adjust a new operating system and feeling a little lost or overwhelmed? Want to try something new, or become better acquainted with the programs?  One-on-one tutoring can make the difference. No matter what operating system you have we will show you the basics and help you do the things you want to do most, including:

  • Windows 10
  • Computer Basics
  • Internet 101
  • Email 101
  • Document and Photo Management 101
  • Samsung Smartphone Basics (Android)
  • Word Processing 101
  • Spreadsheets 101
  • And More!

If you are looking for something more complex, no problem – we can handle those requests too. The advantage of one-on-one training is that we focus directly on you and proceed at a speed you’re comfortable with. Purchase just one-hour, or as many as you need.

Daytime or evening hours available.
Instructor: Holly L Gibbons
$30/per hour



The ServSafe® course, conducted by Penn State Extension, is for individuals preparing for the exam. After attending the ServSafe® class(es) and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam with a score of 75% or higher, participants will receive a ServSafe® certificate, which meets the PDA requirement for food safety certification.

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Live2Lead: Helping You Make the Right Shift in Your Leadership

Live2Lead is a half-day, leader development experience designed to equip attendees with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. You will learn from world-class leadership experts, be prepared to implement a new action plan, and start leading when you return to the office with renewed passion and commitment. Facilitated by Scott Schoenberger of The John Maxwell Team, this on-site video seminar will include presentations by John C. Maxwell, Carly Fiorina, Daniel Pink, Debra Searle, and Tyler Perry. This is what you can expect to gain from this event: 

  • Recognizing the opportunity for a shift
  • Knowing the right time to make a shift
  • Choosing to make a shift
  • The hard work that goes into making a shift
  • What kind of shift every leader needs to make

:     Friday, February 22, 2019         

Time:      10:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch will be provided)

Cost:       $69 ($10 discount per attendee when two or more employees register)

Location:      Zion Baptist Church      Directions
                   114 Zion Road
                   Clarion PA 16214-3873     

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LaunchLINK: Why Google My Business is So Important to Your Mobile Marketing Strategy

As a free business listing, "Google My Business" allows you to start building your business visibility in Google Maps and Google Search for your customers to easily find you.

In this webinar, learn about:

  • Why every business should have a Google My Business account
  • Setting up your account
  • How often to update your account and why this is so important

 When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm

Location:                                                                                                                                                                                      Clarion University SBDC                                                                                                                                                                 330 N. Point Drive, Suite 100  - Barnes Center                                                                                                                          Clarion PA 16214

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WordPress – Learn How to Create Your Own Website 

  •  Getting Your Website Set-Up and Moving Around 
  • Using Your Dashboard
  • Choosing a Theme   
  • Adding Pages and Menus

Speaker: Heather Mohnkern, One to Many Computer & Training Solutions, LLC

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Location:         Directions                                                                                                                                                      Clarion  University – Venango Campus                                                                                                                                      Montgomery Hall, Room 311                                                                                                                                                      1801 West First Street                                                                                                                                                                        Oil City, PA 16301

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Lunch on your own)

Cost: $49.00      (Sign up for both WordPress workshops for $80)                       

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OSHA: Understanding OCCUPATIONAL and Environmental Regulations

 Many businesses are required to meet regulations that are enforced by OSHA and/or the DEP. If you aren’t up-to-date on these regulations, or are in need of a refresher, join us for this informative seminar! Speakers, Mark Harmon and Dane Sprankle, will cover state and federal OSHA topics and service. An EMAP consultant will discuss environmental management assistance services. Topics to be covered include:

  • OSHA Standards and General Duty Clause
  • OSHA Inspection, Citations and Penalties
  • Consultation Services – provided by PA OSHA
  • Environmental Management Assistance Program Services

 Speakers:  Mark Harmon, Compliance Assistance Specialist, US Dept. of Labor – OSHA

                   Dane Sprankle, CSP, Health Consultant, PA OSHA Consultation Office

                   Chuck Haney, Consultant, Environmental Management Assistance Program

 Co-sponsor:  WEDnetPA

 When: Friday, March 15, 2019           Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Cost: $20.00 (lunch will be provided)

 Location:   Bradford CareerLink

                   40 Davis Street

                   Bradford, PA 16701         Directions

Click Register Online Now above or Call the SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll free at (877) 292-1843


Fair Labor Standards Act

 How does the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) affect your business? Whether you are looking to hire your first employee or if you are ready to expand your staff to 100, this seminar has the answers you are looking for. A U.S. Department of Labor specialist will present on the following topics:

 Wage and Hour’s Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) Program – how it works

  • FLSA’s Minimum Wage and Overtime Requirements
  • Compensable Hours Worked and Recordkeeping
  • Minors – When and Where Can They Work?

Speakers:  Karen Welton                                                                                                                                                  Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019        Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Cost: $10.00 (credit card payment is accepted if paid in advance)

Location:   Clarion University SBDC                                                                                                                                              330 North Point Drive, Suite 100                                                                                                                                                Clarion, PA 16214  Directions

Click Register Online Now above or Call the SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll free at (877) 292-1843


Marketing 101: Marketing Your Small Business

This Workshop Will Teach You:

  • How to keep your marketing consistent
  • How to understand your customers
  • How to choose the right advertising
  • How to measure your efforts
  • How to build a marketing plan

 Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019                            

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Speaker: Jason Strohm, Clarion University SBDC IT/Business Consultant 

LocationCommunity Education Center, 4 Erie Ave. #200, St Marys, PA 15857

Register Online or by phone (814) 393-2060


WordPress - Getting the Most from Your Website 

  • Working with Images and Video 
  • Widgets and HTML 
  • Linking
  • Plug Ins 
  • Users/Security and Basic Optimization
  • Social Media Tools

 Speaker: Heather Mohnkern, One to Many Computer & Training Solutions, LLC

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

 Location:         Directions                                                                                                                                                     Clarion  University – Venango Campus                                                                                                                                       Montgomery Hall, Room 311                                                                                                                                                       1801 West First Street                                                                                                                                                                       Oil City, PA 16301

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Lunch on your own)

 Cost: $49.00   (Sign up for both WordPress workshops for $80)                            

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 LaunchLINK: Know the Rules of Engagement for 1099 Independent Contractors

 In this webinar, you will learn about the issues surrounding the mounting problem of employee miss-classification, how to avoid the most common-and costly-classification mistakes, and how to create a paper trail that will protect your company-and you- in case a claim is ever made against your organization.

 When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm

Location: Clarion University SBDC,  330 N. Point Drive, Suite 100, Barnes Center, Clarion PA 16214

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Facebook for Business 

Have you been using Facebook for your business, but wonder how you can get more from it? What can you do to get more "likes"? What are these “Ads” all about? Do I need to sponsor my posts? Join us to learn how to get the most out of Facebook    Business Pages. We'll discuss getting started through proper planning, utilizing apps to help you manage Facebook, using insights, Facebook ads, creating quality content and more!

 Topic: Facebook for Small Businesses: This workshop will teach you how to use Facebook as a marketing tool for your business by optimizing your time and efforts. You will learn how to grow your reach, expand your fan base, and build valuable relationships online.

 Presenter: Jeanne Best, Social Media Specialist at Ask Me

 When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 

 Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00  (Registration begins at 4:30 pm)

Location:  DuBois Diner, 150 W DuBois Ave #D, DuBois, PA 15801  Directions

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Family Medical Leave act 

Does the Family Medical Leave Act apply to your business and your employees? Find out the answer to this question and many more from a U.S. Department of Labor specialist. Topics to be covered include:

  • Employer Coverage and Employee Eligibility
  • Qualifying Reasons for Leave
  • Amount of Leave
  • Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities 
Speakers:  Karen Welton, Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist,
                   U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division                  
When: Thursday, April 11, 2019         Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Cost: $10.00 (credit card payment is accepted if paid in advance)

Location:   Clarion University – Venango Campus
                   Montgomery Hall, Room 403
                   1801 West First Street
                   Oil City, PA 16301 Directions

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Personal development

Venango Chorus
If you love to sing, this class is for you. This large vocal ensemble offers you a rich musical experience. The class meets at Good Hope Lutheran Church at 800 Moran Street, Oil City, Pa. Good Hope offers scholarships covering 50 percent of the tuition. Applications are available in the office of Venango Campus Continuing Education. Concert Sunday, May 5.

Mondays, February 18 - April 29
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.                                                                                                                   
Instructor: Beth Orris


JUDO and Self-Defense sport program on CUP campus since it’s founding in FALL OF 1963 and is led by the same coach, Andor Paposi-Jobb, Sensei, USA Masters and World Masters Champion.  Learn basic self-defense for law-abiding citizens and sport judo for fitness, competition and self-esteem.

Venango Campus; Rhoades Gymnasium
Wednesdays, January 16 - May 1 
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                            
Adult registration: $55
Youth Registration: $45
(50 percent for second immediate family member)

Sensei and Founder: Dr. Andor Jobb; USA and World-Masters Judo-Champion (Hachidan)
8th degree black belt in JUDO
9th degree black belt in JIU-JITSU



Paraprofessional Highly Qualified Teacher Aide Training

  • Become a highly qualified paraprofessional in accordance with No Child Left Behind
  • Allows you to work as a teacher aide in school districts, and other institutions which accept the program
  • Quality program presented for the past five years
  • Excellent presenters who are practicing professors, teachers, administrators, and supervisors
  • Four days of workshops followed by one day of assessment (based on information from workshops)
  • Relevant topics include: Roles & Responsibilities, Mathematics, Child Development, Writing Skills, Special Education (full day workshop), Reading Skills, and Behavior Management

 “The presenters were very knowledgeable and interesting.”

“A lot of the knowledge I acquired through this workshop I used during my interview – I got the job I wanted!”




Last Updated 2/28/19