Community professionals gathered together in the Mabee Center yesterday to learn how to keep their companies cyber-healthy. This cyber security professional development event is the first of future events geared toward lifelong learners.
This January, developments to online learning will become available with online certification programs and professional development events, collectively called ORU Quest.
Through online training and interactive media, ORU Quest will provide professional and ministry development to all people, including non-students. Each course is projected to take a couple hours per week for a month. According to ORU Quest’s website, the first certification offerings will be in spirit-empowered ministry, personal healthcare management and continuing education.
Dr. Sergio Matvuik, dean of online and lifelong learning, was specifically tasked with this program when President William M. Wilson hired him in September of 2014. Matvuik carries more than 20 years of experience in both online education and international affairs.
“We are so excited for this program’s easy access and low cost for topics that are relevant to people today,” said Matvuik.
The focus of the courses will be in professional development, ministry and leadership development, executive education and personal enrichment. The course will be available initially in English, but transition to other languages will happen in the future. According to Matvuik, Wilson believes these courses are the next step in equipping people to reach the uttermost bounds of the earth.
The wheels are turning in preparation for the first certified course to be hosted by globally-known evangelist Marilyn Hickey on the topic of divine healing. This is the first of many certified courses to be offered. ORU Quest has already partnered with Hickey, Oklahoma Surgical Hospital and Ron Luce, president of Teen Mania International, to be leaders in their programs.
“Personally I believe through this course people will be healed, and people will receive the gift of healing,” said Matviuk.
According to the website, ORU Quest is offering a free class if you share your information and thoughts with them. Visit it at www.oruquest.com.