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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.

Certificate in Business Management


-Directions to campus

Homesteaders Life/Drake University Certificate in Strategic Business Management

- Register

- Directions to campus

- Lodging information - Rooms have been reserved for this event at the Holiday Inn Express located within walking distance to Drake University.  To reserve your room, call 515-255-4000 and ask for a Homesteader's Life room and state that you fall under the "Drake rate" when making your reservation to secure the $89 + tax per night rate.  The block of rooms will be held in reserve until October 14th. 

For more information or to Register for the 2014 Fall Grant Writing Workshop
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
October 1, 2014
Four groups of Drake University students who received funding for startup businesses through the Lorentzen Student Hatchery last spring will present final updates on their ventures.