Course Description

Welcome to ECLS!

The Enhancing Communities Learning Series (ECLS) is a program of Temple University NEST. The series offers you a convenient way to learn about important and relevant issues affecting nonprofits while enjoying a meal with your colleagues in the community.

The Enhancing Communities Learning Series provides more than a chance to passively listen to presentations. We want you to be part of an interactive process of discovering new talents, opportunities and resources in the community – all while making the community more aware of your organization’s work. Each Learning Series session includes:

  •  A meal and networking
  • A call for announcements about upcoming events, workshops and funding opportunities
  • A workshop on a topic germane to nonprofit capacity building or community issues 

The meal itself is just the beginning. Visit our website, that is designed to become a dynamic community bulletin board to allow Enhancing Communities participants to continue the conversation between sessions.

Course Outline

Temple University Harrisburg is proud to offer the following continuing education topics.

 - There are four course offerings in this series

 - Online registration required for each course offering (space is limited)

Cost: There is no fee associated with attending these sessions (unless obtaining social work CEs). However, a $20 donation is suggested to help defray the cost of the meals and beverages provided to attendees. Donations will be accepted online at registration checkout or at the door on the day of the event. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018: Course HBGCE0009 - 005

Grant Writing

  • Giant Food Store Community Room - Linglestown, PA
  • 11:30 am Doors open for sign-in / Course begins at 12 noon - 1:30 pm  (Lunch Included)


Thursday, May 3, 2018: Course HBGCE0009 - 006

Performance Enhancement & Evaluation for the Non-Profit Sector

  • Giant Food Store Community Room -Camp Hill, PA
  • 8:00 am Doors open for sign-in / Course begins at 8:30am - 10:00 am  (Breakfast Included)


Wednesday, August 1, 2018: Course HBGCE0009 - 007

Getting the Most from your Website

  • Giant Food Store Community Room - Linglestown, PA
  • 8:00 am Doors open for sign-in / Course begins at 8:30 am - 10:00 am (Breakfast Included)


Thursday, October 4, 2018: Course HBGCE0009 - 008

Collaboration: Working with the Other Non-Profits to Everyone's Benefit

Invited Panelists to be determined

  • Giant Food Store Community Room - Camp Hill, PA
  • 11:30 am Doors open for sign-in / Course begins at 12 noon - 1:30 pm (Lunch Included)


If registering for multiple sessions, click on first course section and click  "Add to Cart". Select "Close" on drop down box. Select next course section and repeat this process for each course desired for registration. After adding all courses to your cart, click "Checkout". 



*Continuing Education Credit (Optional Social Work Credit):

If you are interested in receiving (SW) Continuing Education credits for any (or all) of the courses, select the "TUH CE's" Option at check out. Payment must be made at checkout. There is a $20.00 fee for CE credit/per course. Once you have paid for the SW CE credit, please email pamela.vierra@temple.edu to receive the CE Request Form. This form must be completed and turned in at the event to receive CE Credit and certificate.

*Each workshop/program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education hours through co-sponsorship of Temple University Harrisburg, a Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors pre-approved provider of continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW/LMFT/LPC biennial license renewal. Certificates of attendance documenting continuing education hours will be issued by Temple University Harrisburg. Attendees requesting social work continuing education hours will be asked to pay a $20 processing fee.

Questions? Please contact Julie Shade at julie.shade@temple.edu 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Temple Harrisburg reserves the right to cancel continuing education events due to low enrollment or weather related issues.


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