SCS Offers Free Professional Development Courses for Furloughed Employees

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From Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies Site – 

SCS Offers Free Professional Development Courses for Furloughed Employees


For more than 50 years, the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) has fulfilled Georgetown University’s mission of educational outreach and inclusivity by offering a wide range of degrees and applied learning experiences to a community of students and professionals. In keeping with our mission, SCS is pleased to offer professional development courses, free of charge, to furloughed employees affected by the U.S. federal government shutdown.

Eligible furloughed employees can register for one of six professional development courses to gain new knowledge or expertise in various subjects. Those affected by the government shutdown can stay productive during normal work hours through this special Georgetown offering.  See below for details on eligibility.

Courses are offered in the daytime through the university’s Center for Continuing & Professional Education (CCPE) at the new School of Continuing Studies downtown campus, located at 640 Massachusetts Ave NW in the Metro-accessibleGallery Place/Chinatown neighborhood.

Courses Offered

The Center for Continuing & Professional Education will offer six courses relevant to federal government professionals.  Click on the course links below to view course descriptions and learning objectives.  Each course is 1 to 4 days in duration and is scheduled during the weekday. Do not register for courses online. You cannot register for a course until you have been deemed eligible to participate in the program and you have received an email confirmation from Georgetown University.  See “How to Register” below.

Course Name Dates Times Duration Course Seats Available
Project Management Fundamentals Oct 8-10 9:00am-4:30pm 2.5 days 30
Manager as Coach Oct 10 9:00am-4:30pm 1.0 days 25
Ready, Set, Reset your Social Strategy Oct 10 12:30pm-4:30pm 0.5 days 25
Innovation & Leadership in Government Oct 10-11 9:00am-4:00pm 2.0 days 25
Patient Navigation Fundamentals Oct 11-12 8:30am-5:30pm 2.0 days 25
Global Trends in International Migration Oct 15-18 9:00am-5:00pm 4.0 days 15

Program Details & Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to employees of federal government agencies and contractors affected by the federal government shutdown.
  • Limited to 100 federal employees on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Georgetown University (degree, non-degree, and non-credit) students who are currently enrolled in any of the courses listed above are excluded from this program.
  • Registration is limited to one (1) course offered through the Center for Continuing and Professional Education.
  • Federal employees will be asked to provide the name of agency/organization of employment, job title, and name and email address of immediate supervisor as proof of employment status.
  • Courses offered through this program are non-credit.
  • Employees who enroll in this program will not receive a Georgetown University certificate.
  • Students may have the opportunity to transfer the non-credit Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned in the furloughed employee program to a Georgetown University certificate program. Restrictions apply.

    How to Register

    1. Download and complete the Registration Form below. Email your registration form to ccpeprograms@georgetown.eduOnly completed registration forms will be considered.
    2. After submitting the form, you will receive an email from Georgetown University confirming your eligibility to enroll in the course you selected. Do not register online. Please note there are a limited number of spaces available in each course. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Georgetown cannot accommodate all requests.
    3. After you have been confirmed to participate, you must create a student profile through the Georgetown University non-credit student portal to receive your Georgetown NetID and password. Georgetown University staff will then register you for the course you selected.

    More Information

    For more information or to speak with a program advisor, send an email to ccpeprograms@georgetown.edu or call Amanda Taylor at (202) 687-2246.

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