Professional Education & Workforce Development
Welcome to the Office of Professional Education and Workforce Development at Park University!
It’s all about progression
Our Office promotes the development of people and organizations by providing learning opportunities for professional growth and career advancement, and seeks to enrich the lives of community members. We believe that where growth ends, decline begins—so we offer programs and services with the continued progression of our clients top-of-mind. Whether you’re in need of professional education credits, workforce development training, or supplemental education to keep your professional degree current, Park’s Professional Education and Workforce Development Office has a solution tailor made for you.
Invest in your organization
Businesses face a variety of obstacles every day but fostering an educated and having an equipped employee base doesn’t have to be one of them. Organizations wishing to make a strategic investment in their biggest asset – their people – can partner with our Office to provide specialized training, certificate programs and customized programming for their employees.
Park University’s vision is to meet learners’ needs for a lifetime. Let’s work together to meet yours
Agile Project Management Basics
With many organizations being asked to do more with less, the speed of delivery is of the essence. Agile project management is a method to not only increase the speed of delivery but also ensure stakeholders are engaged throughout the process. Join us for a presentation on the basics of agile project management.
Course Objective: This course will teach agile basic terminology and the basic framework of agile project management.
Date: November 10, 2020, 5:00 p.m. CST
Do you want to be a better leader?
Do you want to inspire others to get more impact?
Every human interaction requires perspective.
In this course, you will get a big dose of leadership perspective.
-You will learn to understand yourself and others to get more impact.
-You will learn critical skills that increase your power of influence.
-You will leave this course a better leader.
The course includes 4 virtual, live, interactive sessions with (pre-work and post-work for each session) via Zoom and a 1:1 executive coaching session.
July 24th 8:30-10:00 am
Establishing team culture
- Create your leadership philosophy
- Build trust with others
- Understand the benefits of psychological safety
- Establish a culture of psychological safety
- Demystify organizational culture
July 31st 8:30-10:00 am
Understanding your leadership comfort zone
- Dial up your self-awareness
- Understand how your behavioral drives influence your leadership comfort zones
- Relate organizational culture to phases in business
- Separate your leadership tendencies from what is actually needed
- Create rituals to support your team’s needs
- Begin to align your intentions with your leadership impact
August 7th 8:30-10:00 am
- Establish communication rituals
- Give effective 1:1 feedback
- Manage conflict
August 14th 8:30-10:00 am
Leading with resilience and adaptability
- Understand what it takes to be a resilient leader
- Learn how to show your mastery in the storm
- Discuss the importance of adaptability
- Understand your own lens when it comes to innovation and agility
Amy Leslie, CEO of Perspective Consulting, Inc.
Haley Grayless, CEO of Vaxa Collective
$249 registration fee. Includes all sessions, one 1 on 1 executive coaching session and Predictive Index
From the Schoolhouse to Their House: A new playbook for teaching & learning
The Park University continuing education course is a four-week online workshop designed by educators (K-12, higher ed. & instructional designers) to help in the transition to eLearning. Park University has a long and rich history in designing and delivering online learning courses around the world. Taking our experience coupled with the expertise of K-12 educators who are on the frontline in this new world of Internet learning, the workshop will include modules to assist you in navigating numerous bits of information and practice coming your way to ensure effective teaching for today and the future.
Learn how to effectively apply the elements and methods of Six Sigma
Are you interested in obtaining a highly-valued and much-sought-after professional certification? If so, the Certified Six Sigma Black Belt course is for you! The Six Sigma methodology is a data-driven approach to removing defects and improving processes at any organization. As a Six Sigma Black Belt, you will be responsible for initiating projects and directing the efforts of company teams. In addition to mastering key Six Sigma concepts and methods, you’ll obtain valuable information in helping your prepare for the Six Sigma Black Belt certification offered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
PMI’s Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) credential is a solution to project management’s increasing growth, complexity and diversity.
Globally recognized and demanded, the PMI-RMP fills the need for a specialist role in project risk management. This certification recognizes the professional’s unique expertise and competency in assessing and identifying project risks, mitigating threats and capitalizing on opportunities, while still possessing a core knowledge and practical application in all areas of project management.
With this credential you will be highly marketable for a variety of organizations, especially Fortune 500 organizations and government entities due to the complexity of the content covered in this level of risk management. Upon completing this course, you will find yourself highly marketable for positions in Project Management.
there has never been a better time to enter the field of Medical Billing and Coding
CBCS Medical Billing and Coding is an ideal program for students new to a medical career. If you’re seeking entry into the healthcare industry, this comprehensive program will provide you with all of the information you need to earn a certification in medical billing and coding.
You will build a foundation of medical vocabulary, to help you better understand the contents of a patient’s medical record, as well as notes from practicing physicians. In addition, you’ll learn current medical coding standards, so you can be successful within the industry.
Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The registration fee for this exam is included with this program.
Park University is excited to announce that we have partnered with ed2go to provide hundreds of high-quality non-credit continuing education courses. Each course is design to expand your knowledge and understanding of specific topics relevant for today’s workplace. Park University is proud to offer classes that are affordable, engaging and interactive.
ABOUT Professional Education & workforce development
Professional education and workforce development at Park University promotes the development of people and organizations by providing learning opportunities for professional growth, career advancement, and to enrich the lives of community members. Professional education and workforce development leverages expertise within and outside Park University to provide meaningful and innovative courses and programs.
Our offerings may be taken as stand-alone courses for continuing education credits; in some cases, our courses may be applied towards the completion of a certificate program or degree program at Park University.