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Upcoming Programs/Events

The Center for Professional Studies programming is designed to introduce you to new, relevant concepts and keep your skills sharp. Join us for a variety of workshops, lectures, and professional development experiences on campus, many of which are open to the public. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

Certifcate in Business Management


-Directions to campus

-Meet the Instructors

-See our ad in the Business Record

Homesteaders Life/Drake University Certificate in Strategic Business Management

- Registration coming soon - check back for Summer 2015 program

- Directions to campus

- Lodging information

Grant Writing Workshop May 2015


Certified Public Manager® Program

The 23rd class of the Iowa Certified Public Manager® Program begins on January 26, 2015.

City of West Des Moines Leadership Series - ongoing
CDS Global Emerging Leaders Program - Spring/Summer 2014
Principal Financial Group Leadership Program - Summer 2014
CDS Global Effective Negotiations Program - Summer 2014
March 17, 2015
On the surface, it was a tangle of international intrigue, corporate hacking, and Hollywood politics. Underneath, the situation played out in charts and graphs, spreadsheets and data analysis, and cold hard cash.