The Writing Institute
The Writing Institute offers adults the opportunity to improve their skills and become part of a community of writers. Classes are small and employ the workshop method. Through interaction with a skilled and sensitive faculty and with other adults for whom the art of writing well is important, participants become more proficient at thinking precisely, hearing language clearly and expressing themselves effectively. The Writing Institute is also pleased to offer youth courses for students in middle and high school.
Fall 2014 Writing Institute offerings span the following categories:
The Creative Process
Creativity. Problem solving. Innovation. Ideas. Everyone has the potential for creative thought, but not everyone understands the process of how to facilitate it. The concept of a “Creative Process” isn’t new, but the many opportunities, tools, and resources to bring creativity into our modern lives is. Whether you’re interested in applying your creative potential to the arts, science, or business, this course is for you. This class will introduce you to the skills, tools and discipline designed to promote creative thought. Each session will examine the science, history, and methodology of having great ideas. Through dynamic exercises, discussions and in-class interviews with successful creative guests from a wide variety of disciplines, you will develop a tool box and learn to unlock your own creative potential.
SEMESTER @ SLC: WRITING
SEMESTER @ SLC: WRITING provides college and university students the opportunity to achieve their full potential as writers during a semester in one of the nation’s legendary writing programs. Participants receive a full semester’s academic credit and choose from offerings in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The program is offered in both the fall and spring semesters.
Certificate in Mediation in Healthcare
October 17-18 and 24-25, 2014
Geared towards health professionals interested in career enhancement or those wishing to explore health care mediation, this innovative certificate program takes place over four days. The training is sanctioned by the Unified Court System Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Court Improvement Programs and is the first step in an optional certification process for Community Dispute Resolution Centers around the State. Following the training, an apprenticeship program will be offered to individuals who wish to take that extra step to become a local certified mediator.
Fitness and Aquatics Classes
SLC's Campbell Sports Center is home to a number of recreation classes throughout the year, many of which are open to the public. Offerings include Swim for Fitness, Chair Yoga, Senior Swim, Children's Swim Lessons, and more!