• K-12 Education & Counseling/Social Work
    Education & Youth Services

UNH Professional Development & Training offers a variety of non-credit, continuing education programs for professionals in education, counseling, and social work.

Topic areas include General Education, Paraprofessional and Special Education, Counseling and Social Work, K-12 Suicide Prevention, and more. You can enroll at any time with flexible class formats that include one-day workshops, multi-day certificates, boot camps, and online programs.

Practical Techniques and Strategies for Coaching Children and Teens

Coaching Children and TeensDecember 9 | NOW Live Online!

Building a coaching practice involves practical arrangements of time, place and context. This is a "how-to” seminar where the techniques of coaching will be placed within the context of a coaching practice.

You'll look at specific strategies and techniques such as: listening, goal-setting, opening, expanding and focusing discourse, questioning techniques, transfer of training, relapse prevention, consultation and termination. You'll review record-keeping systems and forms such as coaching information sheets, parental consent, and session notes. You'll discuss assessment of child and parent needs, goal-setting and re-setting, and making and remaking agreements for how to work together. Ethical issues will also be addressed.

6.0 Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW-NH.

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

MTSSWINTER BREAK WORKSHOP! December 29 | Live Online!

Do you feel like your school is constantly “spinning your wheels” or “putting out fires” instead of making any actual progress with responding to behavioral needs? Many schools/districts are moving away from PBIS models and into a system framework called Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports-B, for social/emotional needs.

Understand what the tiered systems of support are, how it can be used to better identify and meet the needs of students with behaviors, how to use data to make better decisions and monitor progress, and utilize school and community resources to provide a variety of resources.

Whether you want to learn how roll-out MTSS-B at your school, or whether you’re just trying to understand the process and tiered interventions for students, this workshop is for you.

Understanding SEL Disorders in the Classroom


December 30 | Live OnlineUnderstanding SEL Disorders

Whether there is an official diagnosis of a social/emotional disorder or a student who exhibits many of the symptoms, the impact on the classroom is similar. These students often struggle with interpersonal skills, engagement, problem solving, and resilience.

Get an overview of disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Autism, to understand how they impact classroom functioning as well as what instructional and environmental strategies teachers can implement to better support students with these needs.

Self-Care Resources for Educators

Empowering Educators Coping With Stress

Free 30-minute webinar led by Hannah Mariotti, Educational Consultant, and Sarah Wagner, School Psychologist. Based on UNH Professional Development & Training’s full-day workshop “Empowering Educators Coping with Stress.”

According to research nearly half of teachers experience high daily stress. How do we cultivate positivity, especially in challenging times? Learn to uphold an optimistic nature and renew your passion for teaching with research-based effective and simple steps that can be applied both in and out of the classroom.

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K-12 Suicide Prevention Training

Teenage girl staring at a wall with arrows pointing left and rightIn-Service Training for Educators, Administrators, and Staff Working with Youth

This 2-hour training for school personnel meets the requirements set out in SB (Senate Bill) 282 for suicide prevention education in public and charter schools. Evidence-based training will include identifying:

  • youth suicide risk factors,
  • warning signs,
  • response procedures,
  • referral post-intervention,
  • and resources available within the school and community.

Requirements of the act, such as identifying a person within the school as  the point of contact when a student is believed to be at risk for suicide, and parent education will be reviewed.


Professional Skills Certificate

Are you intersted in deepening your skills, developing a competitive resume, or positioning yourself for a career change? A professional skills certificate is a great way to accomplish all of that. UNH Professional Development & Training offers certificate programs in 26 content areas.

Most of our certificate programs are self-paced and may be completed within two years with a range of electives and required workshops, which allows for customization to your interests within any certificate area. Certificate programs are time- and cost-effective and provide a strong foundation for the next phase of your career. Skill-build for the job you want!

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Digital Badges

In today's digital job market, first impressions can be everything. Leverage your professional presence with a digital badge to show off your hard-earned credentials. Whether on LinkedIn or your personal website, a digital badge demonstrates your professional competencies and qualifications at a glance.

UNH Professional Development & Training, in partnership with Credly, currently offers digital badges in six topic areas, and several are issued in partnership with an accompanying certificate program.

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Custom Workforce Training

Does your business or organization require group training? PD&T can help! Our Custom Training services offers a high-quality, individualized cirruculum, hands-on training with an instructor, and scheduling flexibility to meet your needs. Most of our signature programs can be customized for individual group trainings, or we're happy to work with you to develop a program just for you, no matter what the topic area.

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