Careers in nonprofit management offer more than just a paycheck - working for a cause has been shown to improve overall happiness and career satisfaction . Countless skills from the private sector can be honed and used for a greater purpose with a mission-driven career.
University of New Hampshire Professional Development and Training has launched a Nonprofit Management Certificate program for those who are already employed in the nonprofit world, and for those who hope to break into the field... Read More
After hurricanes destroyed large swaths of Florida, the Caribbean Islands and Houston, first responders in these areas relied on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to survey inaccessible areas and support rescue efforts. In a post-disaster area, aerial imagery captured by drones helps aid workers evaluate a situation before they get their boots on the ground (virgin.com). By some figures, remote video captured by a drone is almost 400 times more cost effective than similar video captured by a... Read More
The last time local breweries were as popular as they are now was in 1850 when consumers had no choice but to purchase craft brews from their local brew master. In 1980, there were only 50 registered breweries nationwide, but recently there has been a major trend in interest for local breweries. Today, the brewing industry is a major part of life in New Hampshire which includes a dozen breweries in the seacoast region alone. Organizations like the Granite State Brewing Association and Brew... Read More
Climate change is one of the biggest threats towards society today and learning how to live with the ever-changing earth will be one of the biggest challenges of future generations. Permaculture is a social and agricultural design principle that follows patterns observed in natural ecosystems and a way of living sustainably with minimal impact on the earth. These principles are included in ecological design, ecological engineering, sustainable agriculture, and other fields where working with... Read More
Professional brewers and hobbyists gathered in Holloway Commons at the University of New Hampshire on Friday, Nov. 10 for the inaugural New Hampshire Craft Brew Conference, hosted by UNH Professional Development & Training in partnership with the NH Brewers Association.
The turnout for the event beat expectations and allowed people from different areas of expertise to learn alongside professionals during breakout sessions and sampling hours. The morning kicked off with coffee,... Read More
Every summer hobbyists and professionals from around the world gather at the University of New Hampshire for their shared passion for music and stringed instruments. The UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute is one of the oldest stringed instrument repair workshops in the country founded by Karl Roy in 1974. The institute is held June 18 through July 20 and is sure to be informative for anyone at any level of experience. This program is one of the oldest luthier workshops in the United States and... Read More
Website developers continue to be sought after by companies of all sizes as web-based services become more tightly integrated with customer service and internal operations. Subsequently, experienced programmers are in high demand and the average salary for coders continues to climb.
Not surprisingly, the skills needed to become a proficient coder do not come with a wave of the wand. Rather, they are developed over time through experimentation, learning, and experience.
Even when one has charted... Read More
“You can’t rely on the organization to help women advance,” says instructor Vaughan Limbrick, who will be leading the UNH Professional Development & Training seminar titled “Lead Like a Woman: Intentional Career Planning for Quality of Life” this fall. “Women need skills to advance on their own.”
Limbrick has seen gender discrimination first-hand while coaching women in STEM fields on career advancement. She recounted a story when a female scientist was denied a spot on a team working for a... Read More
Individuals from around the world converged on the University of New Hampshire in June to take part in the UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute. This proved to be an exciting year for the institute with the addition of two new instructors and two new workshops including cello set-up and tonal adjustments and bass set-up.
Photo : Bass set up class instructed by Jay Vanderkopple and assisted by Keiran O’Hara. New course for 2018. Photo/Lynn Hannings
Participants were thrilled with what they were... Read More
Storm drains are part of every community. However, few are aware of the impact that polluted stormwater has on our environment. Stormwater is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing forms of pollution in our waters. The UNH Professional Development and Training, in partnership with the UNH Stormwater Center, is offering a Stormwater Management certificate to help deal with the effects this ever-growing problem.
“Managing stormwater is one of the fastest growing fields and requires up to... Read More