The Office of Professional & Executive Development (OPED) in the UCCS College of Business offers non-degree, professional development and continuing education training in Colorado Springs. Our programs are designed around an "industry-vertical" strategy, meaning we semi-customize training programs for specific verticals in order to meet specific industry needs.
Our programs are designed and offered based on the "Lean Startup" method in which training programs are created and offered based on requests and feedback from professionals in a given industry. Listed below are the current industry verticals OPED is working with:
Upcoming programs are listed in the expanded menu to the left under "Upcoming Training Programs".
OPED also utilizes a "project-based" learning approach, meaning that application projects are incorporated into all of our training offerings. Participants immediately apply what they have learned to increase retention and ROI.
Participants of OPED programs earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through UCCS, and the option to have printable non-degree transcripts as proof of attendance.
OPED works with organizations to design internal-only, confidential, customized training programs. We work with you to create a program specifically for your executives and staff with your desired topics. See the "Custom Programs" link in the navigation bar to learn more.
"More than anything the course changed my perspective, by teaching me to observe and analyze the mindsets of my employees, and to react appropriately based on the context of the situation or information I had available."
- Past OPED Participant
Contact the Office of
Professional & Executive
Shawna Rogers, Director