Professional & Executive Development

Professional & Executive Development

Next Level Success
Empowering clients to achieve their high-performance objectives.

The UCCS Office of Professional & Executive Education empowers clients to achieve their high-performance objectives through customized executive education. Our innovative programs are collaboratively designed to target key business and personal goals, resulting in stronger leadership and improved performance at both the individual and organizational level. 

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Dustin Bluhm, Ph.D.
Dustin Bluhm, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management, College of Business
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Jill Bradley-Geist, Ph.D.
Jill Bradley-Geist, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management, College of Business
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Tom Duening, Ph.D.
Tom Duening, Ph.D.
Management Department Chair; Associate Professor, Management; Director, Center for Entrepreneurship; El Pomar Chair of Business and Entrepreneurship, College of Business
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Rebecca Duray, Ph.D.
Rebecca Duray, Ph.D.
Professor of Operations & Technology Management, College of Business
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Jeffery M. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Jeffery M. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Professor of Service Management and Marketing, College of Business
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Martin Key, Ph.D.
Martin Key, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing, College of Business
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Nina Polok, Ph.D.
Nina Polok, Ph.D.
Program Executive for the Bachelor of Innovation™
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Colleen Stiles, Ph.D.
Colleen Stiles, Ph.D.
Co-director for Strategic Alliances and Partnerships
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Gregory Stock, Ph.D.
Gregory Stock, Ph.D.
Professor of Management/Academic Director of BI Program, College of Business
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Gordon M. Stringer, M.B.A.
Gordon M. Stringer, M.B.A.
Senior Instructor of Finance & Information Systems, College of Business
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Scott Van Ness, ABD
Scott Van Ness, ABD
Instructor of Operations Management, College of Business
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Donald D. Warrick, D.B.A
Donald D. Warrick, D.B.A
Professor of Management and Organization Change, College of Business
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Thomas J. Zwirlein, Ph.D.
Thomas J. Zwirlein, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Finance, College of Business
$75k in 75 Days
UCCS Mini-MBA Program
In the UCCS Mini-MBA, participants will learn current business theory, research, and best practices within an interactive learning environment. Participants will then immediately apply their new knowledge and skills in an ongoing capstone project. Drawing on evidence-based strategies and faculty expertise, this program provides unparalleled opportunities for growth and transformation.

Business Research Corner

March 2019
Why invest in employees who might leave?

Shawna Lippert, College of Business, Colorado Springs Business Journal

Problem: I have often invested resources into employee professional development, only to have them leave the company. I understand that professional employees want to develop their skills, but I don’t want to invest in employees who wind up leaving for a better job elsewhere. How do I ensure that I will retain the people in whose professional development I invest?

The current economic conditions of low unemployment and high job growth have created a perfect storm for employers...