Personal and Professional Development

Professional Development

12 week Online Professional Human Resources (PHR) Certification Exam Prep Course

Human Resources Professionals with the PHR certification demonstrates commitment and knowledge in the human resources field.  This course will prepare the human resources professional to sit for the PHR Certification Exam.  The course will cover the core requirement for the certification exam:  business management, talent planning and acquisition, learning and development, total rewards, and employee and labor relations.  The HR Certification Institute (HRCI) requires HR professionals planning to sit for the PHR exams to have a combination of demonstrated work experience and education.  Additional information can be acquired on the website. 

Classes begin August 24, 2020
$1299, cost includes online resource materials
Instructor: Bobbie Jones, PHR

Clarion University SBDC Spring 2020 Schedule 


Date(s): June 3, 2020

Location(s):  Webinar  

Class Time(s): 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Presenter(s): Mark Harmon, Compliance Assistance Specialist, U.S. DOL OSHA,

Karen Welton, U.S. DOL Wage and Hour Division,

David Yanoschick,PA OSHA Consultant,

Jeremy Hancher, EMAP Program Manager, Small Business Ombudsman, DEP

Cost: Free 


Date(s): June 2, 2020

Location(s):  Webinar                                                                                           

Class Time(s): 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Presenter(s): Rick Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN, Senior Extension Educator, Food Safety & Quality, Penn State Extension 

Cost: Free 

First Step Seminars

What is a First Step Seminar? The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business is a tri-monthly seminar where you learn the core steps to starting a business in Pennsylvania.

What will I learn if I attend? Topics included in these seminars: new business owner's self assessment, business structures and types, PA registration processes, business licenses, taxation, research tools and what to expect when financing your business. We also discuss the business and financial planning process needed for every new business.

How do I register for a First Step Seminar? Choose a seminar below to see more information and to register.

Upcoming First Step Seminars

Saturday, June 6, 2020 

Friday, June 12, 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Getting a Jump on Starting a Business Webinar (Download the Flyer)

 Thursday, May 28, 2020   

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Personal Development

Fall 2020 Schedule coming soon

Hun-Judo and Self-Defense program

Coach Andor Paposi-Jobb, sensei, USA Masters and World Masters Champion, has led this program since its founding in the fall of 1963.

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

Robert W. Rhoades Gymnasium

Adult Judo (ages 14 – 100)
Learn basic self-defense for law-abiding citizens and sport judo for fitness, competition and self-esteem.
Kids Judo (ages 6 – 13)
Learn basic self-defense and sport judo for fitness, competition and self-esteem.
(50 percent discount for second immediate family member)

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 St., Oil City. Good Hope offers scholarships covering 50 percent of the tuition.  

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Beth Orris



Dr. Tammy M. Dulaney
Interim Director, Workforce Development

Clarion University, Venango
1801 West First Street
215 Frame Hall
Oil City, PA 16301
814 676 6591, ext. 1273
814 676 1348 (fax)

Last Updated 6/24/20