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 courses, certificates, and boot camps is 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 CCAPS 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. Update your resume with practical skills that are in demand by leading organizations in all industries.

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 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 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 workplace well-being, to name a few.

Our 2022 winter webinar series is all about career skills! Whether you have designs on a promotion or a new career—or you're just looking for a refresh— there are some competencies every successful professional should posess: emotional intelligence, negotiation, and conflict resolution. Register now to save your spot!


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We are here to help you choose which programs are the best fit to meet your career goals. Have additional questions? Send us an email.