Professional & Executive Development

 

The Office of Professional & Executive Development (OPED)

 

 

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

  • Trade Wars and Business – How International Disputes Affect Local BusinessesTrade wars, tariffs, trade agreements and non-agreements have been prominent issues, especially in the past two years. How will these seemingly far-away, global, national type of questions impact business decisions here in Colorado Springs? This event is a part of the new Business Breakfast Series @UCCS.
  • Managing & Writing Federal ProposalsThis four-day program is for anyone who is involved with or participates in federal government proposal efforts. Target participants include: proposal teams, proposal contributors, proposal writers, proposal managers, business developers, proposal coordinators, finance and contracts personnel, directors and supervisors.

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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