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When you dare to learn more,
you dare to soar higher!   

Welcome to the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Dare to Learn Academy!

We believe that our employees are our most valued resources. As a result, we dedicated ourselves to developing the UNCW Dare to Learn Academy in order to provide ongoing professional development opportunities for employees in seven major areas. The seven major areas -- or Soar Factors as we like to call them -- are leadership, innovation, growth, service, wellness, safety and resourcefulness. Click here to access our UNCW Dare to Learn Academy catalog.

We are passionate about providing programs that help employees thrive and have a meaningful work experience. We also know that we need to break through the various time and office constraints that come with classroom training. As a result, we have multiple webinars, audio series, and online resources that provide practical strategies and best practices accessible 24/7 from the date of delivery. Although traditional classroom instruction will continue to be provided, we are excited to provide book clubs, discussion groups, and outward bound experiences. Click here to register for a specific program.

Gratefully, we have not only attracted subject matter experts, but also those who do an exemplary job at modeling the way. UNCW Dare to Learn Academy Experts and Facilitators are made up of UNCW faculty and staff, members from other UNC state system schools, local community members, and nationally recognized professionals.

Customized retreats, workshops, and coaching services will continue to expand based on departmental and divisional requests and needs. For more information, contact Molly Nece, Professional Development Coordinator, at necem@uncw.edu or (910) 962-3339.

Thank you in advance for daring to learn more!


The Dare to Learn Academy Team
50+ UNCW employees passionate
about life-long learning and growth