Warren Personal Enrichment Programs

Why Me? Essential Questions to Ask Before Joining a Board

September 24, W, 5-7 p.m.
Allegheny Community Center, #5549, $29

Getting invited to sit on a nonprofit Board of Directors is flattering. Someone wants your insight and expertise, but how do you know if this is the right board for you? How do you know if this is a team where your talents and experience will make a difference? In this session, you'll learn some basic questions to ask BEFORE you make the leap so that you put yourself in the best position to succeed. Class is held at the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St., Warren, PA 16365.

Seed Saving

September 25, TH, 6-8 p.m.
Penn State Ext., #5546, $15

Learn the age old practice of seed saving. Collect seeds from your garden, from trees, and from wild plants to preserve biodiversity and select stronger, healthier plants. Participants will learn tips for seed selection, collecting seeds, and seed storage. Class is held at Penn State Extension, 100 Dillon St., Youngsville, PA 16371.

Fruit Drying

October 9, TH, 6-8 p.m.
Penn State Ext., #5547, $15

Maintain your healthy diet and preserve the harvest by drying your own foods. Learn about basic food drying techniques that can be used for fruits and vegetables. Participants will taste different dried foods, prepare foods for drying, and discuss the pros and cons of different types of food dryers. Class is held at Penn State Extension, 100 Dillon St., Youngsville, PA 16371.

Reducing Your Bills with Technology

October 14, T, 5-7 p.m.
Curwen Building, #5548, $15

Are you taking advantage of the many free to low-cost tools and resources that can help you save money? Learn easy ways you can lower or even eliminate your television, telephone, or other bills without much sacrifice in your lifestyle.

Digital Storytelling

November 5, W, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Curwen Building, #5550, $29

Having a website and using social networking is a great start to building your company’s online presence, but how do businesses truly make memorable and long lasting online connections with their customers? In this course, participants will learn how to use digital storytelling to market online. Digital storytelling involves using short media productions (video, animations, audio, still images, etc.) to form and build connections. Learn how to use online tools to create media that your customers can engage with and will remember!

How to Be a Great Board Member, Especially Now

November 19, W, 5-7 p.m.
Allegheny Community Center, #5551, $29

Peter Drucker, "the father of modern management," frequently asserted that the most underutilized resource in any nonprofit is the Board of Directors. We’re good at recruiting and getting good people around the table, but are we getting the most out of their abilities, interests, and connections? Designed for volunteer board members, nonprofit managers, and people who are passionate about their cause, we’ll learn how to maximize talent already present in our communities. Class is held at the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St., Warren, PA 16365.