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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.

Certified Public Manager® Program

The 30th class of the Iowa Certified Public Manager® Program begins on August 6, 2018.‌  


Nonprofit Fundraising Workshop Fall 2018

- September 14th, 21st, & 28th, 2018

- For more information: contact Lisa Boes at 515-271-2592

Eventbrite - Copy of Nonprofit Fundraising Workshop Fall 2018 (CPSEM2)

Grant Writing Workshop Fall 2018

- October 15th, 22nd, & 29th, 2018

- For more information: contact Lisa Boes at 515-271-2592

Eventbrite - Grant Writing Workshop Fall 2018 (CPGM01)

Spring Travel to Europe with MPA Program

Learn about the program that includes travel to Europe.


Young African Leaders Initiative

The Center for Professional Studies is one of the Drake University entities that provides leadership and support for the Young African Leaders Initiative Mandela Fellowship program.  This six week summer program of study engages university faculty and staff along with metro/state business, nonprofit and public sector leaders.  The program provides an exciting and unique learning experience for 25 young, but already successful business and entrepreneurial leaders from nations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Principal Financial Group® Leadership Program - 2018


Homesteaders Life - Certificate in Strategic Business Management - 2018

May 1, 2018
The College of Business and Public Administration held its annual awards ceremony to recognize the outstanding achievements of students, faculty, and community members.