Penn State Abington Brings Customized Training to You

Spotlight on Delaware Valley Trusts

In a constantly changing business landscape, Penn State Abington Office of Continuing Education provides cutting-edge training to employees in Healthcare, Business, and Information Technology. Training can be offered on-site and customized to an organization’s unique challenges and long-term needs.

The Penn State Abington – Delaware Valley Trusts 20-year partnership illustrates the university’s commitment to customized area workforce education. The partnership was the result of Trusts’ efforts to address the specific technical and leadership training needs of various departments within their member government entities. What began as basic course offerings evolved into a more comprehensive certificate program as municipalities recognized the resources offered by the Penn State/Delaware Valley Trusts collaboration.

Hundreds of municipal managers, supervisors, public safety officials, police officers and other employees throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania have completed the Leadership Certificate Program for Public Entities developed by Penn State Abington for the Trusts. The program is a unique blend of management courses comprising four core courses and three electives:


  • Leadership Fundamentals
  • Departmental Leadership
  • Public Entity Risk Management
  • Performance Management


  • Advanced Security for Public Entities
  • Business Communication: Speaking/ Writing
  • Customer Relations
  • Generational Advantage
  • Human Resources: Laws and Policies
  • Leadership Accountability
  • Project Management

Carol Bigham, Director of Member Services for the Trusts said, “we believe investing in the ongoing development of our members not only reduces risk through awareness and skill development but also benefits both the employee and public employer by boosting job satisfaction and organizational performance.  We are very proud of the hundreds of participants who have completed our Penn State program and the collaborative partnership we have built with Penn State Abington over the last 20 years.”

To learn more about how your organization can partner with Penn State Abington to fulfill training and development goals, contact Alina Raskopin, Program Manager, Continuing Education: [email protected].


The Delaware Valley Trusts, located in Horsham, PA, provides health, workers’ compensation and property & liability coverage to public entities in Pennsylvania.   More information on the Trusts can be found at