Workshops and Training

person holding up 'innovation' signBusiness Ecosystem Services

Washington State University’s (WSU) Metropolitan Center for Applied Research and Extension (Metro Center) has developed a suite of community economic development services for local communities around the Puget Sound region.  Our services strengthen a community entrepreneurial ecosystem by achieving the following: Applying entrepreneurial thinking; supporting existing business owners with financial empowerment; building the capacity of community stakeholders to support their businesses.

Working at a deskGrant-making & Request for Proposal Development Services

WSU’s Metro Center helps non-profits, agencies, governments and foundations create quality grant making and Request for Proposal (RFP) programs to:
– Increase the quality of the applications you receive
– Increase the efficiency of the review process
– Insure that the short-term strategies of your RFP project align with the goals of your agency

Two women participating in a Poverty ImmersionPoverty Immersion Workshops

The Poverty Immersion is an interactive workshop that changes attitudes and challenges stereotypes about the working poor – paving a pathway toward professional growth and organizational transformation. Although it uses play money and fictional scenarios, the Poverty Immersion is a role play – not a game. It is a powerful experience that takes only three hours but makes a lasting impact. What you learn about poverty may surprise you.

Students working on a science projectSTEM Mentor Training

Inspire the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals by becoming a confident mentor. Offered online at no charge through WSU’s Global Campus, STEM Mentor Training allows you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.