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FREE Short Classes From Passionate Experts to Energize Our Community

 

RazorLearn classes – a new, community-based initiative – connect you with volunteer community experts and civic leaders who want to share special skills and explore shared interests that are relevant to our lives, health and growth.

Enrich your mind, expand your knowledge, and connect with people who share your interests through this engaging smorgasbord of classes.

In-Person or
Online

You can choose how you wish to
participate in RazorLearn Classes.

Attend in-person at our facility in Bentonvile, or

Join us online via Zoom



Volunteer to Teach for University of Arkansas Professional and Workforce Development.

PWD would like to partner with local subject matter experts to share their knowledge and experience with our community and workforce through non-credit training.

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RazorLearn Class Schedule


Death and Dying; Everything You Need to Know About End of Life

In this course, we'll discuss a topic that's often avoided: death and dying. We will explore the cultural nuances that have made discussing death a taboo in American society and the transformative impact of breaking through these barriers. You will also gain insights into the importance of sharing one's end-of-life wishes and learn how and where to initiate these crucial conversations with others. We'll also cover how to advocate for yourself and others with chronic conditions. 


Aug 27, 2024

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

FREE Class

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Servant Leadership: Positively Impacting our Workforce Through an 'Others-First' Approach

Discover the power of servant leadership which emphasizes selfless actions to meet the needs of our teams for their personal and professional growth in order to foster a thriving community. In a world often characterized by self-serving practices, this webinar offers invaluable insights into how adopting a servant leadership mindset can enhance organizational success while nurturing a culture of stewardship and collaboration among staff. 


Aug 28, 2024

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

FREE Class

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Legal System Survival Skills

This course will review common legal issues that impact businesses, individuals, and families. The course provides guidance on how to position yourself and avoid legal pitfalls in areas such as contracts, motor vehicle accidents, family law, assault, defamation, and First Amendment issues.


Sep 12, 2024

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

FREE Class

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Big Leadership for Small Nonprofits

This course provides leaders of small nonprofits with the foundational tools to excel in their roles. You'll learn the core principles of nonprofit leadership. Discover effective strategies for operations and fundraising, and gain access to a curated list of resources designed to support your organization's mission. Enhance your leadership abilities and empower your nonprofit to thrive. 


Sep 19, 2024

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

FREE Class

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Synergetic Strategies: Mastering Co-Management Dynamics

Unlock the power of collaboration and synergy in this course focused on co-management and co-leadership. Learn essential strategies for navigating shared leadership roles, fostering effective communication, and maximizing team performance. Gain insights into building trust, resolving conflicts, and cultivating a culture of mutual support to elevate your leadership impact.


Sep 25, 2024

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

FREE Class

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Tame the Tension, Build the Bridge: Unlocking Collaboration through Conflict Resolution

Turn clash into collaboration! This course equips you with communication and conflict resolution skills to navigate tough conversations, build trust, and achieve win-win outcomes. Elevate your EQ and communication power! Discover how to actively listen, manage emotions, and navigate conflict with grace, fostering stronger relationships and achieving success. Ditch the drama; embrace the dialogue! Learn powerful communication strategies to resolve conflict constructively, build bridges with diverse perspectives, and create a more productive and harmonious work environment. 


Oct 8, 2024

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

FREE Class

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Strategic Brand Management

Delve into invaluable insights to optimize your brand's impact and resonance in the market. Learn the foundational strategies crucial for effective brand management, along with practical tactics tailored to navigate the dynamic landscape of modern media channels. These essential principles apply to small businesses as well as large corporations.


Oct 15, 2024

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

FREE Class

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Risk Ready: Identify, Assess, and Mitigate Threats to Your Business

Master the unexpected! This course equips you with the skills and knowledge to develop and implement robust business continuity plans, ensuring your organization thrives even in the face of disruption. 


Oct 17, 2024

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

FREE Class

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Synergetic Strategies: Mastering Co-Management Dynamics

Unlock the power of collaboration and synergy in this course focused on co-management and co-leadership. Learn essential strategies for navigating shared leadership roles, fostering effective communication, and maximizing team performance. Gain insights into building trust, resolving conflicts, and cultivating a culture of mutual support to elevate your leadership impact.


Nov 5, 2024

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

FREE Class

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About RazorLearn

RazorLearn is a community enrichment series organized by Global Campus Professional and Workforce Development to provide learning from local Northwest Arkansas industry experts. Courses are taught by a network of local professionals and leaders dedicated to serving the NWA community on a diversified set of topics. 

Learning is an investment in yourself and a pathway to a better life. To promote this learning, Global Campus creates opportunities for engagement to broaden our reach and deepen our community connection. We want to help you be successful and reach your goals through a range of low-cost learning opportunities. 

Our plan is to create and facilitate a public space for the community and campus to experience the joys and benefits of professional development. Please join us for a yearlong series throughout 2023, including short-term noncredit courses, lectures, and events. RazorLearn courses are open to the public. There are no educational requirements to attend. Participants do not have to apply or be admitted to the U of A.