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.

Grant-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

Poverty 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.

STEM 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.