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Professional & Continuing Studies

Wilmington University offers online professional development courses to anyone seeking to enrich their career or personal development. Receive instructor-led training on real-world skills that are in high-demand by employers. Sign-up today to have access to:

  • Exclusive content and exercise files created by industry professionals
  • Professionally created instructional videos
  • Downloadable step-by-step documentation

Courses can be completed in three weeks, each containing more than 15 hours of virtual classroom instruction. Increase your workplace competitiveness by enrolling, then start learning from your computer or smartphone on the identified start date. These classes are held completely online using Wilmington University’s Canvas Learning Management System.

Training Catalog

Learn more and register for the upcoming professional development courses below.

Diversity, Leadership, and Innovation at Work

Course Details: 

Instructor: Dr. Terri Trent

Start Date: September 14, 2020

End Date: October 4, 2020

Cost: $280

Name: Diversity, Leadership, and Innovation at Work

Course ID: DIVR 10001

CRN: 50002

Modality: Online

Course Description:

Today’s economy is global, fluid, and increasingly more diverse. Within this landscape, organizations must demonstrate an appreciation for diversity in its workforce in order to thrive and grow. From a practical standpoint, the marketplace requires organizations to understand the interdependent relationship between diversity, innovation and profitability. In consideration of this rapidly shifting landscape, this course is designed to help students fully grasp the essence of different types of diversity and identify the benefits of working with and leading employees in a diverse work landscape. Download the syllabus to learn more about this training course.


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This course is pre-approved for 15 professional development credits for SHRM recertification. Participants are also eligible to receive 1 college credit for completing this professional studies course, applied to a human resource equivalent.

  Teaching Online: Design and Teach Effectively in Any Online Environment

Course Details: 

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Buchanan

Start Date: September 14, 2020

End Date: October 4, 2020

Cost: $280

Name: Teaching Online: Design and Teach Effectively in Any Online Environment

Course ID: ELRN 10001

CRN: 50003

Modality: Online

Course Description:

Teaching in the online environment presents many challenges. As an online instructor for the corporate world or education space you will need to rethink certain approaches to teaching and learning that you may be accustomed to in the face-to-face environment. Or, you may be new to online teaching altogether and need to build your online teaching competencies. This course prepares you to think about your place in the online learning environment while guiding you through strategies to organize and deliver effective online learning experiences. You will develop your teaching philosophy, learn how to organize learning experiences for students, and utilize technology in creating effective learning environments. Looking for a program with credit? Check out the Certificate in E-Learning Design and Technology program.

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  Enhance E-Learning with Articulate Storyline

Course Details: 

Instructor: Stephen Scheib

Start Date: September 14, 2020

End Date: October 4, 2020

Cost: $280

Name: Enhance E-Learning with Articulate Storyline

Course ID: TECH 10001

CRN: 50004

Modality: Online

Course Description:

Learn how to create interactive simulations using Articulate Storyline. This is ideal for creating “how-to” tutorials, orientations, and trainings to help your learners become comfortable and competent on a subject of your choice. These simulations use dynamic quizzing and provide on-screen prompts that will show users exactly where to click. If you want to learn how to design virtual simulations that provides users with an interactive step-by-step demonstration, this training is for you.  View an example of an Articulate Storyline simulation that can be completed on mobile devices, traditional computers, or tablets and integrated into your organization's learning management system.

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  Microsoft Excel - Creating Visual Dashboards for Data Analysis and Presentation

Course Details: 

Instructor: Adam Voyton

Start Date: September 14, 2020

End Date: October 4, 2020

Cost: $280

Name: Microsoft Excel - Creating Visual Dashboards for Data Analysis and Presentation

Course ID: TECH 10002

CRN: 50005

Modality: Online

Course Description:

Using Excel effectively is an essential skill for the modern professional. Using this data analysis and spreadsheet tool, you’ll learn about different data types, write custom formulas and built-in functions, and transforming your data into charts, graphs, and other powerful visualizations. You’ll also learn how to write custom expressions to validate data, join together literal strings of text, and how to use relatively and absolute references.  Finally, we’ll show you how to use data manipulation techniques such as pivot tables and conditional formatting to create dashboards and 3D charts for communicating information visually. 

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Option for College Credit

Participants are eligible to receive college credit for select offerings which may be applied to an elective or discipline-specific course equivalent. To receive credit, participants must apply as a WilmU student, pay a credit for prior learning (CPL) fee, and complete a final assessment. If you are interested in learning more about how to receive college credit, please contact coel@wilmu.edu

Tell Us Your Business Needs to Design Your Own Professional Development Course

In addition to our full catalog of existing courses, we can offer customized group training to specifically match your company's skill-gaps. Your business, procedures, and people are unique; contact continuinged@wilmu.edu to discuss options that will tailor an online course to the individual needs of your employees - creatively, affordably, and for the most impact.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Harder at 302-295-1160 or continuinged@wilmu.edu.