Move Up or Move On with Modern Professional Development

Gain a competitive edge within the market and be prepared to strengthen your current role, move up to a new one, or shift careers entirely with a personalized approach to professional development. Engage with leaders in the field and learn from professional practitioners who are invested in your success.

The Center for Professional Development at the University of Denver believes modern professionals deserve high-quality short courses designed to make an immediate impact. Every day, we invest in our relationships with students and instructors to create educational experiences that elevate careers. Because when you’re ready to move up or move on, you need relevant professional development at your fingertips to get you there.

Short Courses, Big Impact

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What you learn today can be applied tomorrow with short courses that make an immediate impact. Expand your knowledge and reach new levels within your current role or the next one.

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From leadership development to in-demand technical skills, earn a non-credit certificate to help you stand out in a competitive market. It’s more than a line on your resume, it’s a whole new set of skills.

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Cannabis Certificate Programs Launched

As the first state to legalize recreational cannabis, Colorado has been a leader in industry growth, reporting $1.77 billion in cannabis sales and 34,700 cannabis-related jobs in 2020. Nationwide, legal cannabis worker jobs are projected to grow by 250 percent by 2028, outpacing other fast-growing careers. This growth is creating increased demand for a workforce skilled in various aspects of the industry, and the newly launched University of Denver Center for Professional Development's cannabis certificates aim to fill that need.

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Empower Your Team with a Coaching Skills Certificate

Are you looking to maximize your impact at work? Coaching skills are in short supply and high demand. Based on a 2017 survey from Financial Times, coaching skills were listed as the most difficult to recruit, and 76% of employers are seeking job candidates with coaching skills. To meet the needs of business today, training for coaching skills is a necessity. 

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Kaye Nash: Entrepreneurship in Action

Through a partnership with the World Trade Center Denver and the University of Denver Grand Challenges initiative, the Center for Professional Development launched a Business Development Certificate aimed at helping immigrants, build their own business. Student Kaye Nash is working to launch her business, Purple Point Neurodiagnostics. 

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Our educational approach is fueled by a shared passion for scholarship. The programs and courses offered through the Center for Professional Development bridge departments and disciplines at DU and beyond, offering modern learners the opportunity to continue their education with highly qualified university faculty and industry experts. Play a part in designing, developing, and delivering progressive professional development. 

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