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Professional Development Series

Learn new skills > earn a digital badge > advance your career.

Earn a digital badge by attending one of our leadership skills workshops or through our certificate programs. These programs are designed to provide you with a useful set of tools, skills, and techniques to increase your marketability, and provide you with a digital badge you can share on your resume, and LinkedIn profile. 

Leadership Skills Workshops

Our leadership workshops provide you with a fast way to learn new skills and hone your current skill set. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Whitgrove at 972-721-5298 or kwhitgrove@udallas.edu

Coaching Skills for Managers

This one-day workshop will teach you the skills and techniques needed to assist and guide your staff  in reaching their full potential. For details on this program, click here.

Strengths & Resilience Workshop

This one and a half-day workshop teaches attendees how strengths allow us to move from merely coping to being resilient and on toward thriving. You will also receive results from Gallup’s Clifton Strengths® assessment and a short Emotional Intelligence survey, a hard copy of “Raw Coping Power: From Stress to Thriving,” and workbook materials. 

Learn more about this highly interactive workshop or to register for this workshop, click here

Transportation Law & Mobility Workshop

This half-day workshop allows attendees to engage with industry experts about the newest advances in transportation-mobility technology while earning CLEs.

For more information or to register for this workshop, click here

Certificate Programs

Our certificates are custom non-credit programs with a variable schedule dependent on the current Gupta College of Business schedule. You will work with the Center for Executive Education staff to develop your certificate plan. Pricing varies according to the certificate. For more information contact Kathy Whitgrove at 972-721-5298 or kwhitgrove@udallas.edu

Certificate in Programming for Business Analytics

Become skilled in business analytics languages.

Python Programming Concepts

Introduces the student to programming in Python. Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to write non-trivial programs using Python for data processing and model deployment. Topics include language components, control flow constructs, strings, input/output, classes, packages, matrix expressions, and regular expressions. The course includes hands-on labs requiring students to bring a PC to class.

R Programming Concepts

Introduces the student to programming in R. Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to write non-trivial programs using R for data processing and model deployment. Topics include language components, control flow constructs, strings, input/output, classes, modules, matrix expressions, and regular expressions. The course includes hands-on labs requiring students to bring a PC to class.

Choose one more from the following list:

JAVA; SQL; Apache Hadoop; Power BI

Contact us to begin your application process at UDExecutiveEd@udallas.edu or 972-721-5298.

Certificate in Business Leadership & Communication

Learn the skills needed to master the traits and tools of an effective leader.

The Effective Leader 

Facilitates the development of interpersonal and team skills leaders need to function effectively. Focus is on the integrated behavioral competencies that organizations value today; self awareness, communication, collaboration, and relationship-building.  Students will plan and implement new behaviors relevant to individuals who hold leadership positions, as well as those who informally assume leadership roles as they work with others to achieve business goals.  

Business Communication

Focuses on developing skills relevant to effective written and oral communication in applied business contexts. Practice skills in technical and commercial writing, electronic communications, visual/graphic presentation, interviewing and information gathering, and expository, persuasive, and extemporaneous speaking. Applications are drawn from corporate summaries and reports, accounting statements and opinions, and managerial, employment, public relations and marketing communications.

Foundations of Management & Strategy

Designed to provide a basic exploration of organizations in their environments and provide an introduction to the management process. The foundational tools of planning, organizing, directing and controlling are examined with an emphasis on the strategic management process.

Managing Complex Organizations

An employee-centered analysis of organizational value creation through the leadership of human resources. The intersection of organizational theory, behavior, development and change serves as the context in which students are challenged to develop knowledge, skills and ability necessary to plan,evaluate, implement and improve human resource initiatives.  Emphasis is placed on critically evaluating multi-dimensional value creation perspectives. Prerequisite: MANA 5F50

Contact us to begin your application process at UDExecutiveEd@udallas.edu or 972-721-5298.

Certificate in HR Management

Earn your HRCI certification and the skills needed as a human resource manager.

Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Class

 Our PHR® & SPHR® Professional Certification course helps individuals with more than one-year of human resource professional-level experience. Classes are held at our Irving Campus with multiple evenings offerings, Saturdays, or online. Learn more about our PHR/SPHR Program.

The Effective Leader 

Facilitates the development of interpersonal and team skills leaders need to function effectively. Focus is on the integrated behavioral competencies that organizations value today; self awareness, communication, collaboration, and relationship-building.  Students will plan and implement new behaviors relevant to individuals who hold leadership positions, as well as those who informally assume leadership roles as they work with others to achieve business goals.  

Foundations of Management & Strategy

Designed to provide a basic exploration of organizations in their environments and provide an introduction to the management process. The foundational tools of planning, organizing, directing and controlling are examined with an emphasis on the strategic management process.

Managing Complex Organizations

An employee-centered analysis of organizational value creation through the leadership of human resources. The intersection of organizational theory, behavior, development and change serves as the context in which students are challenged to develop knowledge, skills and ability necessary to plan,evaluate, implement and improve human resource initiatives.  Emphasis is placed on critically evaluating multi-dimensional value creation perspectives. Prerequisite: MANA 5F50

Contact us to begin your application process at UDExecutiveEd@udallas.edu or 972-721-5298.

Certificate in IT Management

Learn the skills needed to manage IT professionals effectively.

CISSP Prep

Learn from one of the industry’s premier cybersecurity experts, Brett J.L. Landry, Ph.D., CISSP, CEH, as he imparts the essential knowledge and demonstrates the testing skills you need to pass the (ISC)2 CISSP exam. Learn more about this class.

Foundations of IT and Management

This course examines the global issues facing IT and Cybersecurity organizations today by providing an understanding of IT infrastructure, services, and technologies for competitiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness.  Students investigate security threats faced by enterprises through the tenets of cybersecurity of confidentiality, integrity, availability, and governance.  

The Effective Leader 

Facilitates the development of interpersonal and team skills leaders need to function effectively. Focus is on the integrated behavioral competencies that organizations value today; self awareness, communication, collaboration, and relationship-building.  Students will plan and implement new behaviors relevant to individuals who hold leadership positions, as well as those who informally assume leadership roles as they work with others to achieve business goals.  

Contact us to begin your application process at UDExecutiveEd@udallas.edu or 972-721-5298.

Certificate in Management Strategies

Prepare yourself for a role in management.

Foundations of Management & Strategy

Designed to provide a basic exploration of organizations in their environments and provide an introduction to the management process. The foundational tools of planning, organizing, directing and controlling are examined with an emphasis on the strategic management process.

Managing Complex Organizations

An employee-centered analysis of organizational value creation through the leadership of human resources. The intersection of organizational theory, behavior, development and change serves as the context in which students are challenged to develop knowledge, skills and ability necessary to plan,evaluate, implement and improve human resource initiatives.  Emphasis is placed on critically evaluating multi-dimensional value creation perspectives. Prerequisite: MANA 5F50

Accounting for Managers

Focuses on the acquisition, analysis, reporting and use of both external and internal financial information about business events important to managers and the organization. The course emphasizes the transformation of information into basic financial statements; an introduction to knowledge and skills relevant to the internal use of accounting information; techniques in support of planning and control management decisions and budgeting for business operations; and management accounting methods, terms and practices.

Contact us to begin your application process at UDExecutiveEd@udallas.edu or 972-721-5298.

Certificate in Personal Financial Planning

Invest in yourself! Our 10-month program will give you the knowledge needed to understand the intricacies of personal finance. This program is a CFP Board approved registered education program and completed their education class requirement. All classes are taught by CFP® certification holders at our University of Dallas Campus. For more details on this program, click here

Notice:  These courses are non-credit only and are not part of a degree program.  Each certificate is unique and has its own set of standards and assessments. Enrollment must be through the office of Executive Education only, please contact our office at 972-721-5298 or UDExecutiveEd@udallas.edu

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