PLU Lectures, Presentations & Workshops

Learning doesn’t end when you graduate! PLU alumni continue their quest for knowledge, engagement, and critical thinking as they explore new ideas, challenge their beliefs, and listen to new perspectives from diverse groups. We are excited to offer a new series of presentations called PLU Experts & Insights, which are virtual webinars on interesting and current topics, highlighting experienced PLU faculty and alumni. PLU also offers other lectures, conferences, and workshops that are open to the community. See upcoming opportunities below.

Are you interested in sharing your knowledge with other Lutes? We are looking for alumni and faculty who would be interested in participating in the PLU Experts & Insights series. Submit an interest form!

Share Your Expertise!
If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and expertise with other Lutes, fill out an interest form!

Preaching More Than Bread of Life

June 29, 2021, 10 am Pacific time

with Dr. Samuel Torvend, sponsored by Congregational Engagement

Samuel Torvend, PLU Religion professor and Christ Church Tacoma preacher, will lead this free two-hour interactive exploration for preachers and musicians. He is the author of Luther and the Hungry Poor and Still Hungry at the Feast: Eucharistic Justice in the Midst of Affliction. Limited to 30 participants.

Please contact Kendall Jeske, Director of Congregational Engagement, at for any questions.

Upcoming Workshops

Continuing Education at Pacific Lutheran University offers a variety of professional development courses and programs to meet the needs of business professionals and life-long learners. Discounts for the workshops below are available for PLU alumni, students and current employees. Contact Continuing Education at prior to registering for the discount code.

3 New Sales Skills Workshops!

Create A Highly Effective Elevator Pitch
June 29, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
one 2-hour session, $49.00

Elements of a Highly Effective Sales Pipeline
June 17th and 24th, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
two 2-hour sessions, $99.00

Sales Excellence
July 8, 2021 – August 26, 2021, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
eight 2-hour sessions, $395.00

School Nursing workshops at PLU

The Center for Continued Nursing Learning (CCNL) provides excellent continuing education and professional development for nurses and other interested health care professionals. We offer multiple programs that provide the opportunity to gain contact hours and clock hours.

Introduction to School Nursing ESA

Introduction to School Nursing ESA
Self-Study Online: June 21, 2021 – July 8, 2021
Live Stream Video Conference: July 9-10, 2021 (required)

School nursing is a specialized practice that advances the well-being and health of students in the K-12 school-age population. This accelerated version of the Introduction to School Nursing ESA is set up to be 100% online! Participants will be able to have more flexibility to “learn the ropes” without sacrificing quality or content.

17 Clock hours available
Instructors: Shallae Hobbs, RN, BSN, MN, NCSN, and Karen Smith, RN, NCSN

Center for Continued Nursing Learning

Our professional and educational standards, our innovative responses to changing health care markets, and our distinguished history of educating students for lives of service have earned the Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing, and it’s Center for Continued Nursing Learning, a reputation for excellence in the Pacific Northwest. Many workshops, seminars, and courses will enable health professionals to stay current with the latest research and skills, refresh previously-acquired information, and ultimately improve health care for society.

Chris Stevens Celebration of Service

Wang Center for Global & Community Engaged Education

Vulnerabilities Amplified:
The Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTIQ+ Communities Globally

Watch the recorded Keynote Presentation,
presented by Amie Bishop, MSW, MPH,  Ambassador Stevens’ friend and former Peace Corps volunteer, Senior Advisor for Outright International, and Global Health and Human Rights Consultant

Watch the recorded Alumni Panel
Reflections on Community Health Service in a Global Context:
A Panel Presentation of PLU and Peace Corps Alumni
Margaret Chell ’18, Guinea; Colin Hartke ’08, Mozambique; Anne Hoblitt Linn ’08, Senegal