Professional & Executive Development

The Office of Professional & Executive Development (OPED)



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The UCCS College of Business provides high-level, non-degree programs through the Office of Professional & Executive  Development (OPED).  Programs are led by a mix of UCCS College of Business faculty and industry experts.  OPED offers two options for training:  Open Enrollment programs for individuals and Custom Programs for businesses and organizations.  Typical training programs are between two to five days in length in order to provide big impact without a large demand for time.  

We invite you to click on the images above to learn more about Open Enrollment and Custom Programs to find the best fit for you and your organization.

Open Enrollment Programs

  • Multi-Generational Professional Seminar SeriesThe Multi-Generational Professional Seminar Series is a non-degree, 4-track seminar series program on working with multiple generations, including employees and customers, with a focus on the Millennial generation.
  • Attracting, Motivating & Retaining a Millennial Workforce imageThis seminar series track explains the commonalities and differences between our newest, and soon to be biggest, workforce generation and the current workforce generations. Organizations have heavily invested time and money in Millennial employees, only to see them leave soon after.
  • Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce imageThis 3-session track will examine the differences in what motivates different workplace generations and how to develop a basic plan to bring the workplace generations together. Sessions will explore a strategic approach to building a multi-generational workforce ready for long-range challenges.
  • Thriving as a Millennial in the Workforce imageIt can be challenging to survive and thrive in a workplace environment where you are one of the few in the Millennial generation. This two-session track is for employees and business leaders who are in the Millennial generation and may be underrepresented, or 'outnumbered' in their workplace.
  • UCCS Mini-MBA Info Session & Open House - April 2018 imageTo learn more about the UCCS Mini-MBA, register to attend the free Info Session & Open House in April 2018.
  • Shipley logoThis workshop combines the learning objectives of two hallmark Shipley workshops to teach strategies for both writing and managing winning proposals to Government customers.  This combo four-day program is for anyone who is involved with or participates in federal government proposal efforts.
  • Marketing to Millennial Customers imageThis 3-part seminar track covers strategies for not just marketing to Millennials, but building long-term relationships with them as customers. The focus is on developing trust, understanding loyalty, and meeting the unique needs of this critical market.
  • UCCS Mini-MBA Info Session & Open House - August 2018 imageTo learn more about the UCCS Mini-MBA, register to attend the free Info Session & Open House in August 2018.
  • September 11, 2018UCCS Mini-MBA
    UCCS Mini-MBA imageThe UCCS Mini-MBA offers professionals the opportunity to learn broad business concepts and skills in a relatively short timeframe -- perfect for gaining business essentials while balancing work and personal commitments. This non-degree 13-week program is for working or transitioning professionals who aspire to deliver more value to an organization by developing their business acumen and learning how to immediately apply gained knowledge and skills.

About Custom Programs

A custom program is professional development training designed for executives and employees within a single organization.  OPED staff and faculty partner with organizations to co-design, develop and deliver programs tailored to meet your specific business priorities and goals.

Custom programs are designed and delivered to a specific audience within a single organization, keeping discussions and outcomes confidential to selected participants in training sessions.  Open enrollment programs are industry-specific public training programs with attendees from different organizations. 

Custom programs provide the opportunity to develop and train your executives and professionals in a private setting.  OPED works with you to customize topics, content and materials to specifically meet your needs.  Your organization selects participants, timing of delivery and preferred location.

OPED faculty and staff work with you to co-design training programs based on your business goals and priorities.  To meet these goals, OPED can design unique offerings in both functional and cross-functional areas of business.  For a listing of areas and topics, please see the Custom Programs page.


Your organization will have access to top UCCS College of Business faculty and customized program content.  OPED's internationally recognized faculty use both research-based knowledge and industry experience in order to create highly applicable learning experiences.

OPED custom programs can be held at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus in Colorado, on-site at your organization, or at a location/venue of your choice.  

Since OPED custom programs are tailored for your organization and are not "canned" programs, pricing depends on length of time, location, and number of participants.

To learn more about custom programs, contact OPED director Shawna Rogers to schedule a time to discuss your specific needs, the custom program process, and how OPED can provide value to your organization through customized training.  Contact Us/Request Info

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