Continuing Education

EMU ​at ​Lancaster ​hosts ​an ​evening ​of ​continuing ​education ​on ​the ​third ​Thursday ​of ​the ​month, ​starting ​at ​6 ​pm. ​ We welcome nurses,  K-12 educators,  leadership and management professionals, pastors and lay leaders and students. 


$30 for Nurses, Pastors and Lay Leaders who want contact hours
$10 ​for the General Public ​(not ​receiving ​CEUs) ​
​$5  for Students ​(not ​receiving ​CEUs) ​

*Paid ​online ​and ​in ​advance​
​** ​Extra ​charge ​for ​same-day ​registration ​or ​payment ​by ​check ​(no ​cash ​accepted)

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March - October 2018 Events 

  • Health Literacy: Enhancing Your Communication Skills
    During this workshop, participants will learn what health literacy is and how to identify someone at greater risk for low health literacy. They will learn various strategies to communicate the plan of care to non-medical professionals when transitioning a patient back to a community setting (school, congregation, workplace).
    Presenter:  Samantha Obeck, DPN, RN
    Date: March 15, 2018
    Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Contact Hours: 2
    Register here

  • Introduction to Coaching: Intentional Leadership Practices for Individuals and Organizations
    During this workshop, participants will learn what Leadership Coaching is and its various components. There will be a review of how Coaching can be used with individuals, groups, and teams. Participants will be taught about the 4 major components of the GROW model (Goals, Reality, Obstacles/Opportunities, Way Forward) of Coaching. In addition, there will be two live Coaching sessions to demonstrate the principles that have been taught.
    Presenter:  Rev. Christine A. Sharp, PhD (candidate), PCC
    Date: April 19 2018
    Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Contact Hours: 3
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  • Identifying, Preventing & Treating Tick-Born Diseases
    This workshop will enable participants to gain a better understanding of the basics of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne infections. This broad-ranging presentation will cover topics such as: the basics of epidemiology and transmission, clinical symptoms and pathology of infection, diagnostic/treatment challenges and controversies, and tick-bite prevention.
    Presenter: R. A. Hamlen, PhD
    Date: May 17. 2018
    Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Contact Hours: 2
    Register here

  • Osteoporosis: Prevention, Symptoms, and Treatment through Exercise
    This workshop will provide an overview of Osteoporosis from the perspective of a physical therapist. Participants will learn the basics of bone modeling and remodeling including types of bone cells. There will be a discussion on the importance of peak bone density and the impact of exercise, work and leisure activities on bone health. Participants will also learn about potentially harmful daily living activities and exercises that may increase the risk of fractures.
    Presenter:  Tim Kauffman, PhD, PT
    Date: June 21, 2018
    Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Contact Hours: 3
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  • Understanding Addiction: Education and Empowerment
    This educational program helps individuals and families more clearly understand the nature of addiction, its effect on the addicted, and its effect on the loved ones of the addicted person. The workshop is facilitated from the unique perspective of the addicted person, the family, and addictive lifestyle—as the presenter is a person in long-term recovery. The program provides information on how to recognize common unhealthy response patterns to the addicted individual and tools and resources for healthy responses. The program also provides an understanding of what motivates addicted loved ones who are resistant to change to enter treatment. This training is a highly informative, high-energy presentation that will have all in attendance engaged, educated…and empowered!
    Presenter:  Joel Jakubowski, MA, CRS, CIP, CADC
    Date: July 19, 2018
    Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Contact Hours: 3
    Register here

  • Trauma in the Room: Mindful Awareness Practices
    Understanding trauma and adjusting the lens through which we see others can be an invaluable tool for all in the caring profession. In this workshop, participants will evaluate the relationship between trauma, our own nervous systems and ways we can protect our own resilience. There will also be a discussion to gain a greater understanding of the effects of trauma in those we work with as well as in ourselves.
    Presenter: Wynne Kinder, MA
    Date: August 16, 2018
    Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Contact Hours: 3
    Register here

  • Motivational Interviewing: Counseling to Elicit Positive Lifestyle Changes
    During this workshop, participants will explore the evidence-based counseling methodology, Motivational Interviewing (MI), its style, spirit and basic strategies. The learner will gain greater understanding of stage-based counseling of health behavior/addictions change through the Trans-theoretical Model (Stages of Change Theory). In addition, participants will access basic MI tools to assess and support a patient’s readiness to change.
    Presenter: Cheryl Yates, MA
    Date: September 20, 2018
    Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Contact Hours: 3
    Register here

  • DementiaLive: Real-Life Dementia Simulation
    DementiaLive will allow participants to experience dementia firsthand. Participants will learn about sensory changes that occur in older adults. Through simulation and reflection, they will be able to identify best practices for working with older adults experiencing dementia. A discussion will follow the simulation to identify challenges in the care of persons with dementia and methods to improve interactions.
    Martha Sitler, MBA & Kathy Roberts, Health & Wellness Educator
    Date: October 18, 2018
    Contact Hours:
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