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External Programs

The Office of External Programs is pleased to provide a variety of professional development and training workshops for you and your employees. With classes spanning a wide variety of subjects, we are able to draw on a wealth of content experts in a wide variety of fields. Our trainings can be customized to fit your needs, whether you’re looking for a 2 hour workshop, a week-long series of classes, individual days spanning several months, or anything else you might need.

Just a few of the development classes we can offer include (but are not limited to):

  • Leadership

  • Project Management

  • Technical Writing

  • Communication

  • Team Building

  • Customer Service

  • Cyber Security

  • Business Culture

For more information on classes we offer, click here.

To learn more, including availability and pricing, contact Paul Crook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 803-641-3587

In partnership with Premier World Discovery, we present unique trips in destinations around the world. If you’ve ever wanted a guided, group tour in beautiful places then these trips are perfect for you!

Upcoming Trips

The Call of Alaska Land and Cruise Journey featuring Denali National Park

13 days starting May 26, 2021

$5,749 per person double

Highlights 

  • 7 Night Alaska Cruise
  • 2 Nights In Denali
  • Anchorage
  • Domed Rail Journey
  • Denali Nat’l Park
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Mt. McKinley
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Glacier & Wildlife Cruise
  • Seward • Hubbard Glacier
  • Icy Strait Point
  • Juneau
  • Skagway
  • Ketchikan
  • Inside Passage

Inclusions 

  • Roundtrip Airfare - CAE 
  • 7 Night Alaska Cruise
  • All Cruise Port Charges and Gov’t. Taxes
  • 5 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • 28 Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, and 9 Dinners 
  • Hotel and Ship Transfers
  • Sightseeing & Admissions per Itinerary
  • Baggage Handling

Accommodations 

  • 1 Night: Hilton or Sheraton, Anchorage
  • 2 Nights: Denali Park Village of Denali Bluffs, Denali
  • 1 Night: Hilton or Sheraton, Anchorage
  • 1 Night: Windsong Lodge or Harbour 360, Seward
  • 7 Nights: NCL Jewel, Norwegian Cruise Line

View Trip Brochure to Learn More


Landscapes and Lighthouses of Coastal Maine Featuring Five Nights in Kennebunkport

7 days starting June 12, 2021

$2,949 per person double

Highlights 

  • Boston City Tour 
  • Fenway Park Tour
  • Casco Bay Cruise 
  • Portland Head Lighthouse 
  • Walkers Point 
  • Lobster Boat Cruise 
  • Cape Neddick Lighthouse 
  • Conway Scenic Railroad 
  • Kancagamus Highway 
  • Maple Sugar House Visit 
  • North Conway & The White Mountains 
  • Lobster Bake 
  • 5 Night Hotel Stay in Kennebunkport

Inclusions 

  • Roundtrip Airfare - CAE 
  • 6 Nights First Class Hotels 
  • 9 Meals: 6 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners 
  • Professional Tour Director 
  • Motorcoach Transportation 
  • Admissions per Itinerary 
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing 
  • Baggage Handling at Hotels 
  • Hotel Transfers

Accommodations 

  • 1 Night - Boston area 
  • 5 Nights - Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, Maine or similar 

View Trip Brochure to Learn More


National Parks and Canyons of the Southwest

6 days starting October 17, 2021

$2,075 per person double

Highlights 

  • Grand Canyon West
  • Grand Canyon Skywalk
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park 
  • Zion Park Tram Tour
  • Las Vegas Leisure Day
  • Valley of Fire State Park
  • 2 Nights - Las Vegas
  • 3 Nights - Mesquite

Inclusions 

  • Roundtrip Airfare - CAE 
  • 6 Nights First Class Hotels 
  • 8 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, and 2 Dinners 
  • Professional Tour Director 
  • Motorcoach Transportation 
  • Admissions per Itinerary 
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary 
  • Baggage Handling at Hotels 
  • Hotel Transfers

Accommodations 

5 Nights Accommodations

  • 2 Nights - Luxor Hotel & Casino, The Mirage Resort or New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
  • 3 Nights - Eureka Casino Resort, Mesquite, NV

View Trip Brochure to Learn More


Montreal and Quebec City Christmas Markets featuring the Chateau Frontenac and The Queen Elizabeth Fairmont Hotels

5 days starting December 2, 2021

$2,525 per person double

Highlights 

  • 2 Night Stay - Quebec City at the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Hotel
  • 2 Night Stay - Montreal at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
  • Montreal City Tour
  • Underground City
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Via Rail Train - Montreal to Quebec
  • Quebec City Tour
  • Montmorency Falls
  • Montreal Christmas Market
  • Quartier Petit Champlain and German Christmas Market in Quebec City
  • Gilles Copper Museum

Inclusions 

  • Roundtrip Airfare - CAE 
  • Professional Tour Director
  • 6 Meals: 4 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners 
  • Motorcoach Transportation 
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Admissions per Itinerary 
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary 
  • Baggage Handling at Hotels 
  • Hotel Transfers

Accommodations 

4 Nights Accommodations

  • 2 Nights - Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal
  • 2 Nights - Fairmont Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

View Trip Brochure to Learn More


CONTACT INFORMATION

Premier World Discovery Attn: Reservations

2615 – 190th Street, Suite 200

Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Online Learning

Career Training Courses

We offer programs designed to prepare you for the workforce or enhance your skills in your current career. With 13 areas of study and over 300 courses available, you will find the program you need to be successful.

Equestrian Online Classes

We offer a variety of different horse-related classes. You may begin your online course at any point in the month; take one course or several at a time. You work at your own pace – there are no completion deadlines.  

Personal Enrichment Courses

Learn the fundamentals to almost any topic! We offer self-paced tutorials where you have the option to quickly learn the basics on a topic and build your skills and instructor-led courses for professional development.

Legal Studies Courses

This nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, interview witnesses and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. There are no prerequisites. Successful graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from USC Aiken. 

 

Professional Development

Project Management Prep

Project management is applicable to all levels of management and all types of businesses and industries. These classes, offered by The Augusta-Aiken Chapter of the Project Management Institute, in partnership with USC Aiken, prepare you to take the Project Management Institute certification exam. 

Career Training Courses

We offer programs designed to prepare you for the workforce or enhance your skills in your current career. With 13 areas of study and over 300 courses available, you will find the program you need to be successful.

Legal Studies Courses

This nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Students will be trained to investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, interview witnesses and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. There are no prerequisites. Successful graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from USC Aiken. 

American Society of Safety Professionals: Safety Management

All ASSP certificate programs are designed so professionals can take a series of courses related to certain occupational safety and health (OSH) topics or concepts, then master those areas and gain expertise. This certification program provides you the continuing education units (CEUs) and training required to become a safety professional.

Customer Service Matters Workshop

EVERY single person within an organization is on the customer service team. While our individual responsibilities may differ, our collective goal is the same: provide our customers with the most amazing experience possible. Why is that important? Because they are the reason we have a job!

In partnership with The Right Click, a 15-year-old learning and development company based in the CSRA, we would like you to join us as we discuss the principles of customer service for frontline employees. Understand the difference between our purpose and our role in our organization. Learn how to anticipate, meet, and exceed our customer’s expectations. Discover strategies for turning difficult interactions into opportunities to create loyal customers.

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Topics Include:

  • The Basics Matter - first and last impressions, courteous treatment, a positive attitude, honesty and ethics
  • Effective Communications Matter - verbal and non-verbal messaging, grammar usage, ask questions for clarification, listen attentively
  • Relationships Matter - establish rapport, identify customer's needs, interact positively with customers, make customers feel valued
  • Contacts Matter - face-to-face, telephone, online and social media, self-service
  • Service Breakdowns Matter - identify the cause, solve the issue, restore the relationship, fix what needs to be fixed
  • Intended Audience: Frontline customer service associates

Length: 6 hours (broken into two, three-hour sessions)


Pre-requisite: No previous customer service experience is necessary.


Session I: $99.00

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday. October 17, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

Session II: $99.00

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Registration and More Information

To register online for this workshop click here. If you would like additional information or would like to register over the phone, call (803) 641-3625.

*Group rates are available


About the Instructor

Allison Reaves is the owner and resident learning specialist at The Right Click, a 15-year old training and development company based in the CSRA. Allison is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, with a B.S. in Psychology and an M.A.T. in Mathematics. After 10 years of teaching high school and college mathematics, Allison left public education to explore a career in training and development. It is here that Allison fulfills her passion for helping individuals identify and develop the knowledge, skills and practices necessary to function effectively in their jobs.

 

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