Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Thursday, July 29, 2021
TENETS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
online via Zoom 

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During this program, participants will learn how to manage a project by using the 5 phases of project management and several other critical topics related to being a successful project manager in any industry. Program participants will also learn how to lead small and large projects from initiation through close-out.
Expand Your Circle: Roundtable version for Women Entrepreneurs
Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm
Focal Point

In July, we are getting down to business! July’s “Expand Your Circle” event will be roundtable sessions. Each table will have 4 women, plus 1 seasoned entrepreneur leading the table. Each person will present a problem/issue/question(s) they have and the whole table will brainstorm on it for 15 minutes. It is guaranteed that others will bring up issues that you also have. For instance, your number one concern right now might be “How should I be pricing my products/services?”
Someone else may bring up “Is it better to use contractors or hire someone?” or “My marketing isn’t working. Help!” These are probably things that you also deal with, so you’ll get tons of information on all the topics.
So join us for community, food, fun, encouragement and ideas!
This project receives support from NC IDEA.

Friday, July 30, 2021
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP + TRANSFORMATION
Jul 30 all-day
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville

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(In a Post Pandemic World)

Take Five and Earn a Certificate!
Online “Live” Instruction Offered each Spring and Fall
Each workshop offers 5.5 SHRM Recertification Credits
Certificate: $625
$159 to $199 per Workshop


Everything from managing remote employees to living in a world where the line has become blurred between what happens online and offline, means what worked last year could be ineffective in the coming years. Managers and supervisors need to learn how to adapt to a compromised economy and an up-and-coming workforce that’s progressively challenging the “status quo” for work ethics and work habits.

Saturday, July 31, 2021
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP + TRANSFORMATION
Jul 31 all-day
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville

People shaking hands

 

(In a Post Pandemic World)

Take Five and Earn a Certificate!
Online “Live” Instruction Offered each Spring and Fall
Each workshop offers 5.5 SHRM Recertification Credits
Certificate: $625
$159 to $199 per Workshop


Everything from managing remote employees to living in a world where the line has become blurred between what happens online and offline, means what worked last year could be ineffective in the coming years. Managers and supervisors need to learn how to adapt to a compromised economy and an up-and-coming workforce that’s progressively challenging the “status quo” for work ethics and work habits.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Job Fair: $18 Per Hour and Beyond
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
WNC Agricultural Center - Boone Building
Job Fair: $18 Per Hour and Beyond
Participate in the upcoming job fair on Tuesday, August 10th from 11am to 4pm. Space is limited – register your business today!
Asheville Women in Tech
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online w/ Asheville Women in Tech

VIRTUAL MEETING: Asheville Women in Tech

Hey Asheville women! Are you a coder, a developer, a designer, an architect of information? This is a group for Asheville women in tech who want a collaborative and supportive space to bring projects to workshops, participate in tutorials facilitated by other members, spark new ideas, write practice code, and develop cool stuff. Maybe (like me) you’re just getting started, and you wish you could bounce ideas off someone, or just ask them how to center that block of text on the page? You should come! We’ll work it out together. Or maybe you’re a veteran web developer who thinks rookies are brave (possibly foolish) souls with no idea what they’re getting into? Please come tell us all the things you wish someone had told you! Let’s skill-share, meet other women in the biz, learn new things, and give each other a leg up!

We’re on Slack!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Business Morning Update
Aug 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Online w/ Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE + MISSION OF NONPROFITS IN OUR COMMUNITY
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
online via Zoom
MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP OF THE NONPROFIT SECTOR: UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE & MISSION OF NONPROFITS IN OUR COMMUNITY

The workshop will introduce participants to how private, nonprofit organizations have been essential to the creation and evolution of American society since the colonial days. However, a push to professionalize the leaders and employees of nonprofit sector organizations and an accompanying academic literature on the nonprofit sector did not emerge until the 1970s.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Business Morning Update
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Online w/ Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
Monday, September 13, 2021
GRANT WRITING IN ACTION: SKILLS + ABILITIES
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville
This workshop will help participants improve their grant writing knowledge, skills, and

abilities by developing draft materials for each of the common components found in grant proposals. Participants can develop those materials for use in a grant application by their organization. The workshop will cover topics such as designing logic models, evaluations, and Gantt charts as well as providing useful tools, such as group exercises to facilitate idea generation, for participant use in their organizations.

People discussing a grant

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Asheville Women in Tech
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online w/ Asheville Women in Tech

VIRTUAL MEETING: Asheville Women in Tech

Hey Asheville women! Are you a coder, a developer, a designer, an architect of information? This is a group for Asheville women in tech who want a collaborative and supportive space to bring projects to workshops, participate in tutorials facilitated by other members, spark new ideas, write practice code, and develop cool stuff. Maybe (like me) you’re just getting started, and you wish you could bounce ideas off someone, or just ask them how to center that block of text on the page? You should come! We’ll work it out together. Or maybe you’re a veteran web developer who thinks rookies are brave (possibly foolish) souls with no idea what they’re getting into? Please come tell us all the things you wish someone had told you! Let’s skill-share, meet other women in the biz, learn new things, and give each other a leg up!

We’re on Slack!

Thursday, September 23, 2021
DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville
September-November 2021 (6 Thursdays/Fridays)

Digital Marketing and Public RelationsCreate an online marketing communications strategy and powerhouse digital toolbox by completing six, full-day workshops taught by expert marketing and public relations professionals. Gain new insights into PR & marketing strategy, branding, budgeting, online content creation, video creation and use and social media.

2021 NC CCIM State Conference
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore
Friday, September 24, 2021
2021 NC CCIM State Conference
Sep 24 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore
DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville
September-November 2021 (6 Thursdays/Fridays)

Digital Marketing and Public RelationsCreate an online marketing communications strategy and powerhouse digital toolbox by completing six, full-day workshops taught by expert marketing and public relations professionals. Gain new insights into PR & marketing strategy, branding, budgeting, online content creation, video creation and use and social media.

Thursday, September 30, 2021
DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville
September-November 2021 (6 Thursdays/Fridays)

Digital Marketing and Public RelationsCreate an online marketing communications strategy and powerhouse digital toolbox by completing six, full-day workshops taught by expert marketing and public relations professionals. Gain new insights into PR & marketing strategy, branding, budgeting, online content creation, video creation and use and social media.

Friday, October 1, 2021
DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville
September-November 2021 (6 Thursdays/Fridays)

Digital Marketing and Public RelationsCreate an online marketing communications strategy and powerhouse digital toolbox by completing six, full-day workshops taught by expert marketing and public relations professionals. Gain new insights into PR & marketing strategy, branding, budgeting, online content creation, video creation and use and social media.

Thursday, October 7, 2021
DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville
September-November 2021 (6 Thursdays/Fridays)

Digital Marketing and Public RelationsCreate an online marketing communications strategy and powerhouse digital toolbox by completing six, full-day workshops taught by expert marketing and public relations professionals. Gain new insights into PR & marketing strategy, branding, budgeting, online content creation, video creation and use and social media.

Friday, October 8, 2021
COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES CERTIFICATE FOR WOMEN
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville 
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Complete this three-day certificate program or register for one or more workshops to improve your effectiveness as a professional woman in a current or future management or leadership role!

Cost: $159 per workshop or $425 for the full certificate

 

Workshop Schedule:

Powerful Communication Strategies for Women
Friday, October 8, 2021
9 am – 3:30 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville
6.5 SHRM PDCs

Many women have built successful careers, but too few women have reached the highest levels in corporations, government, education and non-profit organizations. In ways that men do not, women must navigate a variety of obstacles, including cultural expectations and stereotypical views. In this day-long workshop designed especially for women, you’ll learn more about the status of women across disciplines, increase your understanding of key gender differences in communication, and build skills in nonverbal communication, listening and conflict management.

Powerful Presentation Skills for Women
Friday, November 19, 2021
9 am – 3:30 pm
WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville
6.5 SHRM PDCs

The ability to present yourself and your ideas with confidence is essential for professional success and career advancement. In this day-long workshop designed especially for women, you’ll learn how to make a positive first impression, meet and greet with ease, and polish and practice your elevator pitch. You’ll build confidence and skills that will enable you to be heard in meetings, deliver presentations with poise and presence, and strengthen storytelling skills.

Self-Leadership Strategies for Women
Friday, January 21, 2022
9 am – 3:30 pm
WCU at Biltmore Park, Asheville
6.5 SHRM PDCs

Management expert Peter Drucker once said: “Being a self-leader is to serve as chief, captain, president, or CEO of one’s on life.” Self-leadership is your ability to set goals and to intentionally work to achieve those goals. This requires self-awareness, self-management, a growth mindset, and essential planning and organizing skills. In this day-long workshop designed especially for women, you’ll learn how to address feelings and negative self-talk associated with “the imposter syndrome,” grow and show confidence in your talents and abilities, and adopt proven time management skills to attain a healthy work-life balance.

Instructor: DR. BETTY FARMER 

Dr. Betty Farmer is an award-winning professor of communication at Western Carolina University and sought-after communication consultant and trainer. Her specialty areas include leadership and managerial communication, emotional intelligence, gender communication, crisis communication and communication skills training.

DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville
September-November 2021 (6 Thursdays/Fridays)

Digital Marketing and Public RelationsCreate an online marketing communications strategy and powerhouse digital toolbox by completing six, full-day workshops taught by expert marketing and public relations professionals. Gain new insights into PR & marketing strategy, branding, budgeting, online content creation, video creation and use and social media.

Powerful Communication Strategies for Professional Women
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Online w/ WCU

Woman smiling

Many women have built successful careers, but too few women have reached the highest levels in corporations, government, education and non-profit organizations. In ways that men do not, women must navigate a variety of obstacles, including stereotypical views, cultural expectations, and their own self-doubt and lack of confidence.

How we communicate has a profound impact on our workplace relationships, and, consequently, our careers. Research has documented many gender differences in workplace communication. For example, women often downplay their accomplishments, use tentative language, and send low power nonverbal cues. Women also, more than men, fear speaking up and commanding the “talk stage.” To succeed, every woman must identify and address her communication challenges, understand both feminine and masculine communication styles, and commit to building a powerful professional persona.

As a result of attending this knowledge-and skill-building workshop, participants will gain a greater understanding of key gender differences in communication, including:

  • Taking credit for accomplishments
  • Tentative language use
  • Apologizing
  • Interrupting
  • Nonverbal cues
  • Listening
  • Conflict management
  • Public Speaking

Participants will complete a self-assessment instrument, engage in a variety of role-playing exercises to develop key skills, and develop their confidence and presence in public speaking. Designed for women only, this workshop is appropriate for women at all stages in their careers and across all workplace types.

Dr. Betty Farmer  will serve as presenter for the workshop.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Asheville Women in Tech
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online w/ Asheville Women in Tech

VIRTUAL MEETING: Asheville Women in Tech

Hey Asheville women! Are you a coder, a developer, a designer, an architect of information? This is a group for Asheville women in tech who want a collaborative and supportive space to bring projects to workshops, participate in tutorials facilitated by other members, spark new ideas, write practice code, and develop cool stuff. Maybe (like me) you’re just getting started, and you wish you could bounce ideas off someone, or just ask them how to center that block of text on the page? You should come! We’ll work it out together. Or maybe you’re a veteran web developer who thinks rookies are brave (possibly foolish) souls with no idea what they’re getting into? Please come tell us all the things you wish someone had told you! Let’s skill-share, meet other women in the biz, learn new things, and give each other a leg up!

We’re on Slack!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Business Morning Update
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Online w/ Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
TENETS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
online via Zoom 

People shaking hands


During this program, participants will learn how to manage a project by using the 5 phases of project management and several other critical topics related to being a successful project manager in any industry. Program participants will also learn how to lead small and large projects from initiation through close-out.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville
September-November 2021 (6 Thursdays/Fridays)

Digital Marketing and Public RelationsCreate an online marketing communications strategy and powerhouse digital toolbox by completing six, full-day workshops taught by expert marketing and public relations professionals. Gain new insights into PR & marketing strategy, branding, budgeting, online content creation, video creation and use and social media.

Friday, October 15, 2021
DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville
September-November 2021 (6 Thursdays/Fridays)

Digital Marketing and Public RelationsCreate an online marketing communications strategy and powerhouse digital toolbox by completing six, full-day workshops taught by expert marketing and public relations professionals. Gain new insights into PR & marketing strategy, branding, budgeting, online content creation, video creation and use and social media.

Thursday, October 21, 2021
DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville
September-November 2021 (6 Thursdays/Fridays)

Digital Marketing and Public RelationsCreate an online marketing communications strategy and powerhouse digital toolbox by completing six, full-day workshops taught by expert marketing and public relations professionals. Gain new insights into PR & marketing strategy, branding, budgeting, online content creation, video creation and use and social media.

Friday, October 22, 2021
DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville
September-November 2021 (6 Thursdays/Fridays)

Digital Marketing and Public RelationsCreate an online marketing communications strategy and powerhouse digital toolbox by completing six, full-day workshops taught by expert marketing and public relations professionals. Gain new insights into PR & marketing strategy, branding, budgeting, online content creation, video creation and use and social media.

Thursday, October 28, 2021
DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville
September-November 2021 (6 Thursdays/Fridays)

Digital Marketing and Public RelationsCreate an online marketing communications strategy and powerhouse digital toolbox by completing six, full-day workshops taught by expert marketing and public relations professionals. Gain new insights into PR & marketing strategy, branding, budgeting, online content creation, video creation and use and social media.

Friday, October 29, 2021
DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
WCU Biltmore Park, Asheville
September-November 2021 (6 Thursdays/Fridays)

Digital Marketing and Public RelationsCreate an online marketing communications strategy and powerhouse digital toolbox by completing six, full-day workshops taught by expert marketing and public relations professionals. Gain new insights into PR & marketing strategy, branding, budgeting, online content creation, video creation and use and social media.