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Building Business Savvy! Knowledge that drives performance is the cornerstone of all great business. The TU Center for Executive and Professional Development provides public classes, custom in-house programs and the best in online business and technology training. Participants are immersed in relevant learning and practical skills to produce results now and drive future performance.


Rise to your potential, hone business finance skills and transform leadership skills. Discover relevant learning and skills for today’s workplace in our TU Mini-MBA, a multi-week certificate program on MBA topics and practical tools. See the big picture of business finance through Paradigm Learning’s Zodiak Financial Simulation or build advanced finance skills through our Corporate Finance Series. Whether you’re a supervisor or veteran manager, develop and brush up on management, leadership, presentation, finance, strategic thinking and more.

Learn basic to advanced project skills to lead production roll outs or change management initiatives. A Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute®, instructors are certified PMPs® with a wealth of project management experience who teach application-oriented programs and PMP® exam prep. Add Lean Six Sigma tools to your toolbox with Green or Black Belts and skills to improve processes and eliminate waste whether you are in manufacturing, service or non-profits. On campus and live virtual classes available.

The Center offers a variety of energy-related short courses on energy accounting, s of commodity trading basics, strategic planning, economic evaluation of assets, contracts, international transactions and more—designed for anyone in industry—back office employees as well as technical professionals who need an understanding of the business of energy. The Collins College of Business is home to the School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce, including the online Master of Energy Business and Energy Management undergraduate degree.

In partnership with one of the nation’s top online training providers, we offer a variety of online courses. Enhance workplace knowledge and skills on communication, leadership, management, business finance, sales, marketing, strategy, HR and more. Skillsoft, a top ten online educational provider, has served many of the largest companies for years. We are pleased to make their highly respected suite of courses available. Course times vary from three hours to more than 40 hours, with fees from $195 to $995.

Resident Consultant Dr. Cathy Sleezer Helps Companies Improve Performance

Is it a training issue?  Or is another obstacle standing of the way of performance?

The Center is pleased to have Dr. Cathy Sleezer on board to help organizations identify performance barriers and help companies align training with goals. She taught strategy, performance, leadership, coaching, engagement and more in the business world and as a university professor.

So what can she do for you and your company?  Cathy is our resident consultant and can help your figure out what kind of problem you have.  If it is a training issue, the Center may offer to develop a customized a program, or suggest another resource.  If it is not identified as a training problem, we will try to point you in the right direction.  Cathy has a wealth of assessment, training and human resources experience, as well as knowledge gained as a professor in higher education.

Grounded and guided by cutting edge research and best practices, Cathy has expertise to improve learning and performance for organizations, teams, and individuals.  For more than 20 years, she successfully consulted with many organizations on executive coaching, strategic planning, organizational surveys, employee engagement, team coaching, management development, new employee orientation, team building, and on training gaps.   She has as strong interest and expertise in assessing training and performance needs and in evaluating training programs.  She is a Certified Performance Technologist by the International Society of Performance Improvement.  More...