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Stay connected with the latest continuing education opportunities offered by NC State's Office of Professional Development (OPD). In coordination with the UNC System and university guidance, and in compliance with state mandates, the Office of Professional Development (OPD) is now offering both face-to-face and online training events.

You can find all of our conferences, courses and certificates on our website.

Participants may be eligible for the Sallie Mae loan and MyCAA. 
Visit the Funding Sources and Financial Assistance webpage for more information.


Virtual, Instructor-led Technology Classes - October-December

Tax Schools

Tax forms 1065, 1120, 1120S and 1040Save money when you register by Oct. 18

Intermediate Income Tax School
Concentrating on Individual and Compliance Tax Issues
IRS Program #4552U-T-00022-15-I; 4552U-U-00023-15-I; 4552U-E00002-13-O; 4552U-E00002-13-I
Choose between in-person and virtual classes!

  • Nov. 29-30 ♦ Concord, NC
  • Dec. 6-7 ♦ Raleigh, NC
  • Dec. 13-14 ♦ Virtual

Advanced Income Tax School
Emphasizing Business Taxation
IRS Program #4552U-T-00024-15-I; 4552U-U-00025-15-I; 4552U-E00002-13-O; 4552U-E00002-13-I
Choose between in-person and virtual classes!

  • Dec. 1-2 ♦ Concord, NC
  • Dec. 8-9 ♦ Raleigh, NC
  • Dec. 15-16 ♦ Virtual

Recommended 16 hours of CPE credit per course

  • 10 hours of Federal Tax Law
  • 3 hours of Federal Tax Update
  • 1 hour of NC Tax Update (per IRS, cannot apply for PTIN reporting)
  • 2 hours of Regulatory Ethics



Job Opportunity!
The Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics at NC State is seeking a non-tenure track Extension Associate and Lecturer to take a lead role in the department’s farm management outreach and education program, including NC State Tax Schools.

To learn more about the position and to apply, visit the job posting at For further information, contact Professor Kelly Zering, chair of the search committee at

Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance - Informational Webinars

Informational WebinarACTP  ICF Accredited Coach Training Program  ICF
Oct. 8 noon to 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Nov. 4 noon to 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Dec. 3
noon to 1 p.m. (Eastern)

Learn more about the program and meet the lead instructor, Chris Brookfield, principal and executive and team coach at Heidrick & Struggles. (Learn more and rsvp)

Course Information
Spring 2022 Cohort: Jan. 25-27 (NC State campus) / Feb. 15-16 (Zoom) / March 22-23 (Zoom) / Apr. 19-20 (Zoom) / May 24-26 (NC State campus)

Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance (LCOP) is a 132-hour International Coaching Federation (ICF)-certified Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) delivered through a partnership with Heidrick & Struggles, a worldwide leadership advisory firm. Upon completion of the program, you meet the academic requirements for one of two ICF certifications: Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC).  (Learn more and apply)

Why Earn Your LCOP Certificate at NC State?


Visit the LCOP web page for more information, to RSVP for an informational webinar, or to apply to LCOP.

Agricultural Taxation Issues Workshop - Online

Offered twice--choose the date convenient for you!  Tractor pulling bales of hay across a field

Oct. 25 ♦ Virtual
Nov. 19 ♦ Virtual

IRS Program #4552U-T-00003-13-O; Recommended 8 hours of CPE and CE credit

Combining lecture, example problems, discussion, and questions, this workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience. Discussion will address agricultural and natural resource tax issues, including new law changes as they affect agriculture, agricultural tax issues of interest, and law changes regarding timber. No advanced preparation is required and there are no prerequisites for this course. (Learn more and register)


S Corporations: Hot Issues - Online

Nov. 16-17 ♦ Virtual  Yellow street sign with a dollar sign on top and the word Taxes below

IRS Program #4552U-T-00012-15-O; Recommended 16 hours of CPE credit

A dedicated tax school for S corporations and LLCs having made the corporate election and taxed as an S corporation, this advanced-level course will cover formation, operation, contributions, and cash distributions. Recent changes in law or rulings will be emphasized. The materials will cover dissolution of an S corporation and impact of shareholders’ choices on taxes. The focus will be on closely-held corporations although the instructor may address all types of S corporation questions. Primary class material will come from the course text, S Corporations: A Road Map for Tax Practitioners. You will be working with facts and the tax consequences for shareholders and the S corporation. The only prerequisite for this course is a working knowledge of taxation, corporate structure, and how flow-through works. (Learn more and register)


Project Management Courses and Certificates - Online


Register for individual classes or earn your certificate by completing a series of classes!

Earn your Project Management Certificate; take it to the next level to earn your Master's Certificate in Project Management.

Virtual Classroom
Three-day, online classes with real-time instruction

Nov. 1 - Dec. 10 ♦ Online
Six-week, instructor-facilitated classes. You are expected to spend approximately one hour per week online reviewing lesson material and another two hours per week doing outside work, posting to discussion forums and uploading assignments.

These courses and certificates are brought to you by NC State's Office of Professional Development and The Lewis Institute.


Sport Fishing School
Fishermen holding a mahi mahi on the back of a sport fishing boat

June 5-9, 2022
Hatteras, NC

Registration is now open!

NC State's Sport Fishing School is a great opportunity for anglers – whether experienced or inexperienced – who want to learn more about fishing for offshore big-game fish or inshore fishing. Everyone is invited to attend and experience fishing at its best along the Outer Banks of North Carolina! (Learn more and register)


Put the Power of the Pack to Work for You

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Any of the above courses can be presented to your team members at the location of your choosing--your site, our campus or online. Whether you are looking for an individual course or a series of classes to earn a certificate, we can personalize a program for your organization. Contact Customized Training and Development to learn how you can custom design training for your employees’ needs.

Also Available to You

20th Annual Shelton Leadership Forum - Online

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Oct. 15 ♦ Virtual

Registration available through Oct. 8

FREE access for faculty, staff, and students affiliated with NC State University and the North Carolina Community College system. (Registration is still required.)

The Shelton Leadership Forum, offered through the Shelton Leadership Center and administered by the NC State Office of the Provost, is a nationally recognized event that focuses on practical lessons in values-based leadership. Speakers include innovators from across the business and education communities:

Keynote: Fireside Chat: Re-thinking the Way Organizations are Led
Moderator: Randy Woodson, Chancellor, NC State University
Speaker: Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO, IBM

Panel Discussion: Equipping Today’s Leaders with Adaptability Skills
Moderator: Leslie Boney, Director, Institute for Emerging Issues, NC State University
Panel Members:
Thomas Stith, President, NC Community College System
Catherine Truitt, Superintendent, North Carolina State Public School System
Hope Williams, President, NC Independent Colleges and Universities

Keynote: Changing the Culture Incorporating Three "L's" into Your Leadership Practices
Moderator: Laura Bingham, Independent Director, Sterling Capital Funds
Speaker: Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall, CEO, Dallas Mavericks

Keynote: Growth Mindset Leadership for a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Moderator: Warwick Arden, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, NC State University
Speaker: Eduardo Briceño, Co-Founder and CEO, Mindset Works

Networking opportunities are plentiful with an audience of corporate, education, non-profit, military, government and other emerging leaders. You will have the opportunity to engage with the speakers and panelists through a chat function. (Learn more and register)

Virtual support provided by State Farm.


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