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This certificate was developed to address a growing demand by people interested in entering Cannabis industry, either as growers, or as medical cannabis providers, or as individuals involved with business and/or legal aspects of the industry. The courses are 100%  online and self-paced, and to provide an introduction to one of the most rapidly growing industries. The lecture series will be updated frequently, so the graduates will retain access to this class after graduation as a way of keeping abreast with the latest in the industry.

Dates: Start at anytime by registering below. 
Cost: Cannabis Studies Certificate: $1,995 

          -OR- Register for classes individually (See below) 

  1. The Cannabis Industry: Understanding the Opportunities- $499.00 
  2. Cannabis Cultivation- $499.00
  3. Cannabis Law- $499.00
  4. Introduction to Research in Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis- $499.00
  5. Topics in Cannabis- $399.00
  6. Introduction to Business (Introduction to Business is only offered as part of the certificate) -OR- NRF Retail Industry Fundamentals

Location: Online- Blackboard 9.1

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This 7-module course introduces learners to the opportunities for employment in the cannabis industry.

Topics Covered:
Cannabis Basics
Growing and Cultivation
Extraction and processing           
Retail and Medical Dispensary
Hospitality, Marketing, and Communications
Other opportunities and looking ahead

Price: $499.00

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This course will provide information on basic cultivation practices and general knowledge of the cannabis plant including cultivation techniques, cannabis harvest, and cannabis drying and storage.

Topics Covered:
Seeds and Seedlings      
Vegetative growth
Clones and Cloning         
Cannabis Flowering
Before Harvest
Harvest and Drying
Grow Rooms

Price: $499.00

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This course will consider the ways in which federal, state, and local law regulates and structures the emerging cannabis industry.

Topics Covered:
Constitutional Protections from Unreasonable Search and Seizure
CSA and the Legacy of the War on Drugs
The Federal System of government
Cannabis and Employment
Cannabis Banking and Taxation 280(e)
License Applications
Starting a Cannabis Business
Hemp: Federal and State Legalization
Cannabis Law in NJ
The New Jersey Criminal Laws and Legalized Cannabis
Cannabis and Energy

Price: $499.00

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This course will focus on the use of medical marijuana to treat patients in New Jersey and beyond including the evolving political and medical landscape that has shaped legislation regarding medical marijuana.

Topics Covered:
Prevalence of Cannabis Use and Abuse
Therapeutic Effects of Cannabis
Pharmaceuticals and Research Challenges

Price: $499.00

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This video lecture series will provide insight from experts involved with all aspects of Cannabis cultivation and adjacent industries, offering a variety of perspectives. The certificate graduates will retain access to this class as it will be constantly updated with new material.

Price: $399.00

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Online Start ANYTIME

Price: $79 plus Access Price

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March 2021

This Insight/mindfulness meditation course gives a brief but in-depth introduction to the practice of mindfulness and applies it to various aspects of life. This course deepens and refines this amazing skill that helps us to relate to life in a new way. Great for beginners and those with experience, you may want to take this more than once as it will enhance your understanding and practice. This course will concentrate on the First Foundation - Mindfulness of the Body, and is the first in a series on the Foundations of Mindfulness. Mindfulness is paying attention in the present moment nonjudgmentally, and learning to relate to life with wisdom and compassion.

Stockton University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Boards (CSWE) and is approved to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Connecticut for licensure and certification renewal. Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.

Social Work Contact Hours: 12.5 General Hours

Date: Thursdays, March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 22 , 2021
Time: 6:30- 9:00 p.m.
Price: $239
*Stockton affiliate discount available

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Stockton University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Boards (CSWE) and is approved to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Connecticut for licensure and certification renewal. Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.


Introduction to Mindfulness

This Insight/mindfulness meditation course gives a brief but in-depth introduction to the practice of mindfulness and applies it to various aspects of life. This course deepens and refines this amazing skill that helps us to relate to life in a new way. Great for beginners and those with experience, you may want to take this more than once as it will enhance your understanding and practice. This course will concentrate on the First Foundation - Mindfulness of the Body, and is the first in a series on the Foundations of Mindfulness. Mindfulness is paying attention in the present moment nonjudgmentally, and learning to relate to life with wisdom and compassion.

Social Work Contact Hours: 12.5 General Hours

Date: Thursdays, March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 22 , 2021
Time: 
6:30- 9:00 p.m.
Price: 
$239
*Stockton affiliate discount available

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Breaking Free from Eating Disorders After Surviving Trauma and Abuse

Participants of this workshop will learn about different types of trauma and eating disorders which can manifest when survivors bury feelings associated with their experiences. Attendees will be able to identify alternative, healthy coping mechanisms to manage PTSD. Attendees will also learn triggers to countertransference and steps they can take for self-care and boundaries in the therapeutic relationship.

Social Work Contact Hours: 3.0 Clinical

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Price: 
$59
*Stockton affiliate discount available
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April 2021

Stockton University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Boards (CSWE) and is approved to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Connecticut for licensure and certification renewal. Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.


Transformational Breath Series

Join us for our interactive, livestream Transformational Breath Series. This 3-week wellness series of dynamic and powerful workshops is dedicated to personal growth and good energy. The holistic approach to “Breath Work” should leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. With over 20 years of experience in the Holistic Health Field our instructor, Kathy Smith, has found Breathing to be the most effective “life changer” for herself and her clients. 

Social Work Contact Hours: 3.0 Cultural Competence

Date: Tuesdays, April 13, 20 & 27,  2021 
Time: 
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Price: 
$54
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Navigating and Managing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Serving Others

Microaggressions occur more often than we would like to acknowledge. When a person experiences microaggressions in the context of a collaborative and supportive relationship the impact can be devastating. The result can turn people away from one another and create a climate of hostile and social exclusion. In this 3-hour workshop, participants will look closely at implicit bias and microaggressions. Participants will engage in a community conversation on stereotypes, microaggressions and implicit bias. Discuss where they feel challenged and ways to minimize occurrences of implicit bias and different ways to respond when you are the recipient or offender of microaggressions.

3.0 Contact Hours in Cultural Competence

Date: Tuesday, April 20,  2021 
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $59
*Stockton affiliate discount available

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Let’s Talk About Racism, Trauma and its Impact on Mental Health and Well-being

In this unprecedented time as we struggle together against COVID-19, our society continues to wrestle with racial justice for all. With the recent losses of George Floyd, Amhaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, in addition to many more people of color who lost their lives to race-based violence, the Black community is experiencing tremendous pain and our nation as a whole struggling with divisiveness.  In this three-hour workshop, participants will engage in a community conversation focusing on understanding and addressing the impact and intersection of racism, trauma, and mental health within the BIPOC community.  Participants will identify the role of service providers and agencies in the fight against racial inequities and list actionable strategies to promote wellness within the BIPOC communities and racial justice in our society.

Social Work Contact Hours: 3.0 Cultural Competence

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 
Time: 
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Price: 
$59
*Stockton affiliate discount available

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Microaggressions occur more often than we would like to acknowledge. When a person experiences microaggressions in the context of a collaborative and supportive relationship the impact can be devastating. The result can turn people away from one another and create a climate of hostile and social exclusion. In this 3-hour workshop, participants will look closely at implicit bias and microaggressions. Participants will engage in a community conversation on stereotypes, microaggressions and implicit bias. Discuss where they feel challenged and ways to minimize occurrences of implicit bias and different ways to respond when you are the recipient or offender of microaggressions.

Stockton University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Boards (CSWE) and is approved to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Connecticut for licensure and certification renewal. Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.

 3.0 Contact Hours in Cultural Competence

Session: Navigating and Managing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Serving Others
Date: Tuesday, April 20,  2021 
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $59
*Stockton affiliate discount available

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May 2021

While some social workers and clients have adjusted to new online platforms, many people are still hesitant to fully trust online counseling or maximize the resources they have available to them. Our interactive online workshop will discuss strategies for engaging youth (ages 4-16 years old) in telehealth services during our digital era. Participants will learn to recognizing human development stages as they relate to technology, discuss enhancement of play therapy skills, examine techniques for group work through telehealth, and explore barriers and problem solving techniques.

Stockton University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Boards (CSWE) and is approved to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Connecticut for licensure and certification renewal. Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.

Social Worker CEUs/Contact Hours: 3.0 General Hours

Session: Engaging Youth in Telehealth
Date:
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Time:
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Price:
$59
*Stockton affiliate discount available

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June  2021

Stockton University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Boards (CSWE) and is approved to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Connecticut for licensure and certification renewal. Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.


Caregiver Mystery Revealed

Caregivers are sometimes forgotten and misunderstood in healthcare and in our communities. Over 1 million family members and friends are caring for someone that is elderly, disabled or terminally ill in NJ alone. Currently, few outlets exist for caregivers to receive support, education or advocacy. This workshop will discuss the mystery behind who our caregivers are, how they are affected by their caregiving responsibilities and interventions to assist them. This course is available to all including the general public. 

Social Work Contact Hours: Ethics OR Cultural Competence 3.0

Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Time:
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Price:
$59
*Stockton affiliate discount available

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Suicide Prevention Essentials

Participants attending this interactive, live zoom session will begin to discuss the complex issue of Suicide Prevention. This essentials course is designed to increase awareness, learn about related terms and statistics, common risks, protective factors, and warning signs. Core suicide assessment questions will be discussed and applied to a case study.  

Social Work Contact Hours: 2.0 Clinical

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Time:
2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Price:
$40
*Stockton affiliate discount available

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Racial Disparities in Homelessness and Housing

This workshop will discuss the existence of structural racism in the homeless population and housing system, the historical factors leading to its existence, and what is currently being done to fight the inequity. Our instructor will also address current trends in our local neighborhoods and resources available to support positive changes. 

Social Work Contact Hours: 2.0 Cultural Competence

Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Time:
6:00- 8:00 p.m.
Price:
$40
*Stockton affiliate discount available

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July 2021

Six Sigma is a rigorous, focused, and highly effective implementation of proven quality principles and techniques, which aims for virtually error-free business performance. Students in this course will develop an understanding of how to perform and interpret Six Sigma tools and how to use standard principles of Lean. Students will learn project management and will define the metrics needed for validating data and evaluating project success. Key topics of this course include Six Sigma goals, project management, project selection, and project execution. This course prepares students to take the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or the ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt national certification exams.

Location: Online and Instructor Led
Dates:
Tuesdays and Thursdays July 6 - July 29, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $2,050.00

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Active learning is a style of adult education that focuses on relevant and engaging self reflection.  This is a Facilitators Course or “Train-The Trainer” that focuses on using personality inventory tools like the Lakota Medicine Wheel to understand the group dynamics of leadership and team building.  It supports leaders and colleagues to better understand their motivations and how to work comprehensively within groups.  It is interactive and allows for individuals to provide self reflection on their strengths and challenges.  The cost of registration for 1 participant includes 1 additional team member of the same organization to attend the training simultaneously.

Session: Leadership and Team Building Through Active Learning
Date: Thursday, July  8, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Price: $99
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In this unprecedented time as we struggle together against COVID-19, our society continues to wrestle with racial justice for all. With the recent losses of George Floyd, Amhaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, in addition to many more people of color who lost their lives to race-based violence, the Black community is experiencing tremendous pain and our nation as a whole struggling with divisiveness.  In this three-hour workshop, participants will engage in a community conversation focusing on understanding and addressing the impact and intersection of racism, trauma, and mental health within the BIPOC community.  Participants will identify the role of service providers and agencies in the fight against racial inequities and list actionable strategies to promote wellness within the BIPOC communities and racial justice in our society.

Stockton University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Boards (CSWE) and is approved to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Connecticut for licensure and certification renewal. Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.

3.0 Contact Hours in Cultural Competence

Session: Let’s Talk About Racism, Trauma and its Impact on Mental Health and Well-being
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 
Time: 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Price: $59
*Stockton affiliate discount available

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This course, part of our Academic Writing Program, focuses on helping masters-level, doctoral-level and capstone-level undergraduate students rethink, revise, and edit their current research projects. This live, online course will walk students through their research paper, thesis, and/or dissertation from conception to their discussion section. Divided into four, 2-hour sessions, each meeting will consist of instruction, direct application to writing samples, review of self-editing techniques, and the opportunity to ask our expert instructor questions. Additional personalized feedback will also be provided to each participant’s paper by the instructor at the conclusion of the course. Upon leaving this course, participants will be able to identify and incorporate the required elements of a research paper, formulate a research question and/or hypothesis correctly, identify measures to operationalize research variables, correctly cite sources in both literature reviews and discussion, self-edit their research paper, and learn to receive constructive criticism to improve their writing. All participants registering for this course should have the minimum of an established research question and collected data. Participants with active research paper/thesis drafts or dissertation prospectus are strongly encouraged to attend.

Dates: Wednesdays, July 28 - August 18, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Location: Online
Price: $244.00
Stockton Affiliation Price: $199.00 

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Learn about the exciting world of today's Human Resource Management and prepare for the aPHR ® Exam throughout this online course. This HR management course weaves together solid human resource principles, timely research, and recent events, such as the latest rise in unemployment and financial problems facing the U.S. and other countries. This course highlights important challenges facing managers and employees in today's business climate. Interesting case studies explore real companies and organizations in-depth and delve into some of today's most effective, unique approaches in dealing with HR issues. o Upon completion of this course, students will have the skills necessary to serve as Human Resource Managers, as well as the preparation needed to sit for the aPHR ® exam. o This course prepares a student to take the HR Certification Institute ® aPHR ® certification exam. 

Location: Online and Instructor Led 
Dates: Wednesdays, July 28, 2021 - September 8, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price: $650.00

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August 2021

Microaggressions occur more often than we would like to acknowledge. When a person experiences microaggressions in the context of a collaborative and supportive relationship the impact can be devastating. The result can turn people away from one another and create a climate of hostile and social exclusion. In this 3-hour workshop, participants will look closely at implicit bias and microaggressions. Participants will engage in a community conversation on stereotypes, microaggressions and implicit bias. Discuss where they feel challenged and ways to minimize occurrences of implicit bias and different ways to respond when you are the recipient or offender of microaggressions.

Stockton University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Boards (CSWE) and is approved to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Connecticut for licensure and certification renewal. Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.

 3.0 Contact Hours in Cultural Competence

Session: Navigating and Managing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Serving Others
Date: Tuesday, August 3,  2021 
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $59
*Stockton affiliate discount available

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September 2021

Participants of this workshop will learn about different types of trauma and eating disorders which can manifest when survivors bury feelings associated with their experiences. Attendees will be able to identify alternative, healthy coping mechanisms to manage PTSD. Attendees will also learn triggers to countertransference and steps they can take for self-care and boundaries in the therapeutic relationship.

Stockton University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Boards (CSWE) and is approved to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Connecticut for licensure and certification renewal. Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.

Social Work Contact Hours: 3.0 Clinical

Session: Breaking Free from Eating Disorders After Surviving Trauma and Abuse
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Price: $59
*Stockton affiliate discount available

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October 2021

While some social workers and clients have adjusted to new online platforms, many people are still hesitant to fully trust online counseling or maximize the resources they have available to them. Our interactive online workshop will discuss strategies for engaging youth (ages 4-16 years old) in telehealth services during our digital era. Participants will learn to recognizing human development stages as they relate to technology, discuss enhancement of play therapy skills, examine techniques for group work through telehealth, and explore barriers and problem solving techniques.

Stockton University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Boards (CSWE) and is approved to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Connecticut for licensure and certification renewal. Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.

Social Worker CEUs/Contact Hours: 3.0 General Hours

Session: Engaging Youth in Telehealth
Date:
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time:
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Price:
$59
*Stockton affiliate discount available

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Past Sessions: 

Stockton University’s Office of Continuing Studies is proud to announce their new Social Worker Continuing Education Series beginning July 2020. Our livestream digital workshops feature faculty from Stockton’s Accredited Social Work program and credit hours applicable to social work license requirements in New Jersey. All workshops feature relevant topics and current research in the field, including Suicide Prevention, Older LGBTQ+ Adults, Program Assessment, Cultural Competency and Childhood Trauma. 
Each workshop is equal to 2.0 CE Hours for social workers, with some workshops also relevant to other mental health professionals. 

July 2020

Session 1: Suicide Prevention Essentials 
Session 2: Assessing Cultural Competence to Serving Older LGBTQ+ Adults 
Session 3: Research Methods, Grant Proposals and Program Assessment 

August 2020

Session 4: Impact of this Pandemic with Diversity and Inclusion in Social Work Practice
Session 5: Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences 

This OSHA approved CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certification for CPR/AED from the Red Cross Valid for two years. 

This one day course is aimed at those with little or no computing experience.

This workshop, led by Professor Russell Manson, PhD., Director of Stockton's Master's Program in Data Science will introduce you to the field of Data Science and Strategic Analytics.  

 This highly interactive short course is ideal for learning and is designed to help you understand: 

  • The role of data and statistical analysis in decision making
  • How finding and collecting the right data can help you to develop effective solutions
  • How finding and developing the right data can help you make good decisions

Learn about the future of Unmanned Aviation Vehicles. The course includes topics on system elements, regulations, practical use of Unmanned Aviation Systems, safety, the history and the future of UAS, sensors and payloads, and human factors. Students will be introduced to the various types of UAS, their mission, their power capability, satellite uplink and direct line of sight flight as well as autonomous flight. Students will learn about the sense and avoid capability and the Certificate of Operations application and approval for flight of UAS in the National Airspace System. Students will also receive the necessary background to understand the National Airspace System (NAS).

Instructor: Adam Greco, Air Traffic Control Specialist in the Quality Management and Support Services Branch

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