The Winona State University Outreach and Continuing Education Department will offer “Entrepreneurship for Helping Professionals: Breaking Out of the Box,” a beginner entrepreneur class that develops skills for helping professionals, Sept. 7-8.

The course will teach participants the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and innovative lifestyle design. Through the course, participants will learn how to use their skills to help others in this difficult economy.

Students have the option of taking the course for one credit or 1.3 Continuing Education Units (CEU).

The instructor is Cynthia Briggs, a professor, counselor, writer, and entrepreneur. Briggs currently works as an instructor in counselor education for Walden University and Oregon State University, provides corporate training for Forsyth Technical and Community College, is a published author, and is a small business owner specializing in continuing education for counselors and providing equine-assisted psychotherapy.

The two-session course will be held 4-10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday on the WSU-Rochester campus, Coffman Center.  Tuition is $175.

Register at or call 507-457-5080 for information on how to take the course for credit.