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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

-Meet the Instructors

-See our ad in the Business Record

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 an $89 + tax per night rate (Feb. 17th) and a $99 + tax per night rate (Feb. 18th & 19th).  The block of rooms will be held in reserve until February 3rd. 

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