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Professional Development


Due to Covid-19, all Spring 2021 programs are fully online so you can continue your development path without any health concerns.


Leverage our programs to gain practical skills and support the next step in your career.


Drake University offers a variety of professional development programs and continuing education, no matter at which stage your career is.  Please see the menu at the left for industry-specific programs.  See below for additional non-credit offerings happening this fall and spring. 


Leading Others

Leading Others Drake 2021 Brochure

March 2021 to February 2022

Leading Others is designed for mid-to-senior level leadership roles charged with creating organization value.  Program is approximately 100 hours over a 12-month time period.  You will develop actionable leadership development and business plans, leverage tools to strengthen opportunities and capitalize key strengths.  The program maximizes learning and development while minimizing time away from the office. Through a combination of executive coaching and interactive live, virtual classroom sessions, you move through the four program components (Leader Readiness, Leader Development, Organization Performance, and Leadership Sustainability) actually implementing as you learn.

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Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program


The managers most responsible for an organization’s success or failure work on the front lines.  Gain the right skills in communication, delegation, motivation, and development.  Supervisory Leadership will help you improve you and your team’s overall performance. You earn the certificate by completing the two core courses and three electives.  You can choose electives that fit your needs.

Select either the spring or fall term for core coursework with shared elective dates. Supervisory Leadership 2021 Brochure

Spring Core Classes:

  • The New Leader April 26, 28, 30 2021
  • Building Effective Teams May 24, 26, 28 2021

Fall Core Classes:

  • The New Leader October 4, 6, 8 2021
  • Building Effective Teams November 8, 10, 12 2021

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Stand Alone Electives:  If the time isn't right for you to do the entire program, you can register for these individual electives.

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion June 2-3, 2021
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making June 8-9, 2021
  • Building Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) June 15-16, 2021
  • Building Delegation and Coaching Skills September 8-9, 2021
  • Lego Serious Play  September 23-24, 2021

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