University of Minnesota
UMD Continuing Education
(218) 726-8113

Continuing Education.

Customized Professional Development Programs and Workshops


Using a rapid design and development approach, programs are designed for the specific needs of your business, presented when you need it, and delivered where you want it:

To meet the unique needs of organizations, we provide customized training solutions with a customer-centered approach. Our team of program developers first engages with organization leaders to discover what challenges they face when there is a gap between performance expectations and results. Through collaboration, we identify the training objectives necessary for closing performance gaps, and design innovative curriculum that can be delivered in formats that best suit the participants and the organization’s work environment. Course assessments and quality assurance audits are performed to ensure goals and learning objectives have been achieved.

Programs can be delivered in the format the best fits your organization’s needs. Face-to-face workshops allow learners to learn from and network with colleagues and other professionals seeking to enhance similar skill sets. Online programs provide flexibility in scheduling and allow the pace of learning to match individual preferences. Hybrid programs can deliver the best of each, combining the convenience of online learning with the value of in-person group interactions and sharing of experiences.

Current customized programs in demand:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • Performance Management
  • Basic Business Acumen
  • Business Communication
  • Diversity/Respect in the Workplace
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Change Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service
  • Project Management
  • LEAN/Six Sigma
  • Classroom Management for K-12 Teachers
  • Mental Health and Addiction

Contact us to learn more:
Amy Galbraith, Contract Sales Manager, at 218-726-6819 or to discuss your training needs and discover how UMD Continuing Education can help you to meet your organizational goals.

To discuss your training needs, contact Amy at:

For general questions, contact us at:

UMD Continuing Education