CSU “Courses for Causes” Offers Free Classes to Community

Frontal view of the CSUN Library.

The CSUN Library.

The challenges of the current times have people worried about their livelihoods and their future. In response, the California State University Chancellor’s Office — in collaboration with Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) units of CSU campuses — launches Courses for Causes. Anyone can take these free, short-term classes.

CSUN takes part in the new program by offering two courses from June 15-July 15. “On the Edge of Chaos – Leadership in an Age of Disruption” addresses the challenges of leadership in uncertain times. Topics include organizational life cycles and transitions, globalism, strategic planning, and SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses Opportunities, Threats) analysis.

“Budgeting for Non-Budgetary Employees in the Public Sector” addresses public financing in times of crisis. Those working in government or nonprofit positions will learn about public sector budgeting and financial administration. Students will analyze revenue planning and problem solving in a time of diminishing budgets.

The classes address issues and solutions for business managers and professionals.

The deadline to enroll is Friday, June 12. Space is limited.

For more information about the Courses for Causes program at CSUN, visit https://go.csun.edu/CoursesforCauses, or email Zach Helsper, University Access programs manager for the Tseng College, at zachary.helsper@csun.edu.