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Customized Programs

Whether you are part of a private, public, or a nonprofit entity, you need to know how to meet the needs and challenges of your workforce and adapt to change.

The Center for Professional Studies designs customized programs to address your organization's specific challenges and growth opportunities.  Drawing on Drake faculty expertise, we collaborate with you to design and deliver a coordinated and academically sound curriculum which leads to tangible results.

A typical program is designed around a group-learning format for up to 30 professionals.  The "class" meets in an all-day format onsite at the client's facility or on the Drake campus in our adult learning classroom on a schedule designed to meet the needs of the client.  Schedules typically vary between one or two days each month up to a concentrated five to ten "consecutive day" format which allows participation for those employees not positioned in the Des Moines metro.  In many cases a certificate program can be designed to provide a jumpstart into a College of Business and Public Administration graduate degree such as the MBA or MPA degree programs.

Examples of tailored subject areas customized for the client:

  • Business Leadership Certificate
  • Nonprofit Leadership and Administration
  • Public Sector Management
  • Health Leadership and Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • International Business
  • Grant Writing and Management
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation





April 15, 2014
Drake University’s Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship (PFGCGC) will host a discussion on the Keystone XL Pipeline initiative in collaboration with the Iowa Energy Forum. General James Jones, a former national security advisor, will discuss the benefits of the pipeline initiative.