NATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Since 1996, more than 45,000 college and university educators have attended On Course professional development events. If you want innovative strategies for empowering students to achieve greater success—academic, personal, and professional—these are the workshops for you! Backed by extensive research, On Course strategies are proven to have a positive impact on student academic success and retention (View Institutional Studies).

At the end of the workshops, participants develop a specific plan to implement one or more strategies learned in the workshop. To extend their learning beyond the workshop, participants receive access to a web source of hundreds of innovative ways the workshop strategies have been employed by other educators across the curriculum (from Advising to Zoology and all educational roles in between).

On Course Workshops are ideal for all college faculty, student success instructors, counselors, Trio personnel, and administrators looking for a proven approach to dramatically improving student success, retention and graduation.

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ON COURSE I WORKSHOPS
Held at retreat centers on both coasts of the United States, this workshop is our flagship professional development event for college and university educators. In this four-day workshop, you’ll learn dozens of learner-centered strategies for empowering students to become active, responsible and successful learners. An online Graduate Course (3 credits) is available as a follow-up to this workshop! The graduate course is offered by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and taught by experienced instructors provided by On Course. To see what past participants had to say about On Course Workshops…read the Testimonials.

View the On Course I Workshop Agenda


ON COURSE II WORKSHOPS
(Prerequisite: On Course I Workshop) In this advanced 4-day workshop, you’ll not only add dozens of new learner-centered strategies to your toolbox, you’ll also learn the essential skills for effectively designing and facilitating learner-centered experiences of any length…from an hour to a semester. Like the On Course I Workshop, this workshop is held at retreat centers on both coasts of the United States. An online Graduate Course (3 credits) is also available as a follow-up to this workshop! The graduate course is offered by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and taught by experienced instructors provided by On Course. To see what past participants had to say about On Course Workshops…read the Testimonials.

View the On Course II Workshop Agenda

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All National Workshops are open to the public.

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The OC I workshop kept me on the edge of my seat for four consecutive days. It has really been an eye-opener for me as an instructor, and also helped me grow as a person. I can’t thank you enough for your commitment to educators and students.
– Robert Quinn, Faculty, Mathematics, Jamestown Community College, NY

I enjoyed the OC II Workshop and will strongly recommend it to my other OC I trained colleagues! The overall content was fantastic. The design team and outcomes presented will be templates for our work both for professional development and in the classroom. – Melissa Komadina, Counselor, Skyline College, CA

This has been, without a doubt, the best workshop I have attended during my 35 years of professional life.Jan Reed, Counselor and Coordinator, First Year Programs, Piedmont Virginia Community College, VA

TOP 10 REASONS
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A college hosting an on-campus On Course Workshop asked for the “Top Ten Reasons to attend an On Course Workshop” to share with their educators. We turned the request over to the On Course Ambassadors. Click HERE to read what some of them had to say.