Career Development

Career Development, Certification Preparation and Relicensure

Essentials of Human Resources w/ aPHR Prep (ONLINE)

Preparation for PHR/SPHR Certification (ONLINE)

Food Safety Manager Certification Class & Exam

Leading a Diverse Workshop Certificate (ONLINE)

An Introduction to Voiceovers (ONLINE)



NEW! An Introduction to Voiceovers

“Wow, you have a great voice!”

Have you heard that more times than you can count? Or maybe you listen to your favorite audiobooks, commercials, or cartoon characters and think, “I could do that!” If so, then you could have what it takes to begin working as a professional Voiceover Artist.

Explore the voiceover industry with your instructor, a professional, working voice actor from Voices For All, in a one-on-one, personalized, video chat setting. Discover the current trends in the industry and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. In this one-time, 90-minute, introductory class, you’ll also learn about the different types of voiceovers and the tools you’ll need to find success. Your instructor will record you as you read a real script, then offer you some coaching so you can improve your delivery, taking notes on your performance so you can receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. Get a better sense of how the class works at 18 and over.

You owe it to yourself to finally explore the possibilities of this fun and rewarding field!

21FOLVOI01     Online/Open Entry*     $49     REGISTER

*You will be contacted within 48 hours from registration (excluding weekends/holidays) by a Voices for All representative to schedule your session.      


Register Now for Winter/Spring!

Essentials of Human Resources w/ aPHR Prep

Begin your HR journey or boost your current HR knowledge with this overview of key HR topics and the fundamental issues surrounding HR. Lessons cover the essential employment and management tasks in the five (5) functional areas of Human Resources:

  • Business Management/Leadership and Strategy.
  • Talent Planning and Acquisition.
  • Learning and Development.
  • Total Rewards.
  • Employee & Labor Relations/Employee Engagement.

In addition, this course prepares you to sit for the HRCI exam to earn your aPHR credential and advance your career. Upon meeting the requirements of this course, participants will also earn 1.6 continuing education units (CEUs).

The required materials are purchased separately by the participant. Email for details and discount code BEFORE purchasing your materials from

21WBPD02     ONLINE     Mar 1 - Apr 28    Early fee: $249 (materials not included)    After Feb 15 - $279

(No class Easter Week)


What you can expect:

  • Course will be accessible 24/7.
  • Live lectures Mondays and Wednesdays (as needed) from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Eastern Time. (Lectures will be recorded for later viewing.)
  • Weekly assignments: Readings, discussion posts, quizzes, module tests.
  • Contact with instructor via email and discussion board.
  • Interact with fellow students through discussion and message boards.

Materials options with discounts applied:

  • aPHR (Associate) Certification Prep Online - $160; est. w/ discount applied - $142
  • aPHR (Associate) Certification Prep Print - $225; est. w/discount applied - $199
  • aPHR (Associate) Certification Prep Print + Online - $290; est. w/ discount applied - $257

To purchase materials, visit under the Product/aPHR Products tab.

Questions? Call Sue Bailey at 229-245-6484 or email We are working remotely. Please allow up to 24 hours for a reply.

Preparation for PHR/SPHR Certification ONLINE

Our fall Preparation for PHR/SPHR Certification course is FULL.

Register NOW for our Winter/Spring 2021 session to guarantee your spot.

Get prepared to take the next step in your Human Resources career. HR is highly competitive and ever-changing and professional development is critical to your success. Earning your designation as a PHR or SPHR helps keep you up-to-date, demonstrates your commitment to the HR profession, and can set you apart as an expert in your field. Using materials from the Human Resources Certification Preparation Program (HRCP), this training prepares you to take the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) exam for your PHR or SPHR credential. This course is also appropriate for preparation to sit for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exams. (3.5 CEU) Your instructor is Ronnie Cooper, SPHR.

The required materials are purchased separately by the student. Email for information and discount code BEFORE purchasing your materials from

21WBPD01     ONLINE     Feb 16 - May 13, 2021    Early fee: $395 (materials not included)   After Feb 2, $465


What you can expect:

    • Course will be accessible 24/7.
    • Live lectures Tuesdays and some Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. (Lectures will be recorded for later viewing.)
    • Weekly assignments: Readings, discussion posts, quizzes, module tests.
    • Contact with instructor via email and discussion board.
    • Interact with fellow students through discussion and message boards.

Materials options with discounts applied:

    • Online only, $245 - $28 = $217
    • Print only, $345 - $40 = $305
    • Print plus online, $445 - $52 = $393

Details about the materials can be found at under Products. Click on the first item in the drop down menu, PHR/SPHR Materials

Questions? Contact Sue Bailey: 229-245-6484 or We are working remotely. Please allow up to 24 hours for a reply.

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Food Safety Manager Certification

Do you know how to reduce critical risk factors for food-borne illness in your food service establishment? With ServSafe training you can bring back to work the knowledge you and your employees need to serve safe food to your customers! Participants passing with a grade of 75% or higher earn ServSafe Food Safety Certification from the NRAEF. eCertificates are available. Certification is valid for 5 years. (.85 CEU) Instructor Sue Bailey is certified to teach ServSafe®.

  • You MUST have a account set up BEFORE arriving for class/exam.
  • Write your user name and password on the inside front cover of your book to avoid problems logging in for the exam.
  • Students will be called when textbooks are available for pick up at the Office of Professional & Community Education, 903 N Patterson Street, Valdosta.
  • This class is a comprehensive review of the ServSafe textbook. It is highly recommended that you read the materials and complete the exercises and study questions in advance of the class.
  • Pass/Fail results are available immediately.
  • Upon receipt of a passing grade, eCertificates are available for printing within 48 hours.  

21FBPD03    Mon/Tues, Nov 9 & 10    2:00 - 5:00 PM     $189     After Oct 26, $229


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Exam-Only Sessions - Online

      • Exam-Only Proctoring Fee - $75
      • Registrants are responsible for self-study and purchasing their study materials and exam voucher from
      • Proctored exams are held in person; the exam is online.
      • Contact Sue Bailey at 229-245-6484 or for upcoming test dates.

Please call or email to schedule your testing date. Due to the continued risk of COVID-19, masks and social distancing are required.


Leading a Diverse Workforce Certificate

Live online classroom sessions meet 7 - 8:30 PM Eastern Time.

In today's workforce, managers are tasked with leading diverse teams. This series is designed to provide the tools necessary to navigate common pitfalls and harness the strength that these teams provide. Upon successful completion, earn a certificate demonstrating foundational knowledge in leading a diverse workforce. Session topics include the following:

1. Managing Unconscious Bias: Learn what unconscious bias is and how to recognize various types of bias seen in the workplace. An introduction to micro-inequities, micro-aggressions, and micro-affirmations will be provided.

2. Conflict Resolution Styles and Strategies: Explore the various styles of conflict resolution and how each style manifests in the workplace. You will be introduced to common causes of conflict and learn how to uncover party interests, how to use conflict to promote innovation, and how to use various strategies for resolution of conflict in the workplace.

3. Effective Communication: Being prepared to communicate with diverse team members and to role-model effective strategies is paramount to your work as team member or team leader in the workplace. Become familiar with various strategies for active listening and compassionate communication as well as using framing and reframing techniques to advance communication for more productive results.

4. Universal Design Strategies for the Workplace: Not only do employers need to prepare for diverse teams in the workplace, but must also be ready to welcome diverse customers and clients. Explore the principles of Universal Design and gain strategies for implementing the principles in the workplace so that your employees and clients feel included and welcome.

21FBPD05    ONLINE   4 Wed, Nov 11 - Dec 9 (no class Nov 25)    7 - 8:30 PM Eastern Time   

                   Early fee: $169 (After Nov 2, $189)


What you can expect:

-- Live online classroom sessions in VSU's learning management system, BlazeVIEW D2L
-- Active engagement in small and large group discussions.
-- Instructor will use PowerPoint slides which will be available to participants for personal use.
-- Audio/visual and web resources included.
-- Access to instructor via discussion board and/or email.

About Your Instructor...

Dr. Kimberly Tanner served 20+ years in the field of disability services in higher education. She received her Ed.D. in Adult and Career Education at Valdosta State University in 2008. She completed her B.S. in Marine Affairs and her M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies: College Student Personnel at the University of Rhode Island in 1993 and 1996, respectively. She has been trained as a Diversity Trainer through the National Multicultural Institute and as a University System of Georgia Campus Mediator and Conflict Coach through the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Kimberly is an instructor of Adult and Career Education at VSU and owner of Tanner Training Group, LLC. Kimberly also works as a teacher for VIPKID and a Local Coordinator for the Council on International Educational Exchange. Kimberly lives in Naylor, Georgia with her husband, Douglas Tanner, son, Ryan, and a Boston Terrier named Brady.