Professional Development

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There is no greater impact on your future than the skills you develop to grow professionally, and the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) is the educational gold standard. Our portfolio of professional development courses, certificates, and boot camps are designed to deliver practical and valuable tools and skills to help you raise your profile and fuel your career.

Approach the job market with confidence. Our professional development advisory board keeps tabs on hiring trends and forecasts future job needs.

Learn from industry experts. The seasoned professionals who teach our professional development training courses are second to none—experts in their field who deliver well-informed and practical knowledge in a fun and engaging way.

Gain skills to take to work immediately. The practical and in-demand skills gained from our professional training courses can be immediately applied in the workplace and added to your resume to help you stand out.

What career goals can we help you reach today?

“From the instructors to the content—taking the certificate was an excellent experience. I know I’ll use the skills I gained for years to come.”

— Blair Bond, Management Practices Certificate

Workers in Transition

The University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies offers in demand, career-boosting tools and skills. Most professional development training programs are eligible for return-to-work funds provided through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Read more about this and other financial assistance opportunities by following the link that matches your situation.



Professional Development Webinars

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Free webinars give you a glimpse into the professional development course experience as well as practical insights and tools to put to work immediately. Industry experts have presented on leadership, avoiding burnout at work, and career-boosting skills, to name a few.

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Shanta Bhoelai

I work with prospective students to help them choose which professional development programs are the best fit to meet their career goals. I am here to answer your questions regarding specific programs, courses, or other career topics you have on your mind. In my free time I can be found in the kitchen challenging myself with new complicated baking recipes, watching anything Studio Ghibli or cuddling up with my two cats Kingston and Blu.

Don’t hesitate to send me an email or schedule an online appointment. I'm here for YOU!