A dedication to moving forward.

At the VCU Center for Corporate Education, we offer innovative training programs to managers, employees and job candidates. The CCE’s programs are immediately applicable in the workplace. Through interactive exercises, we make sure learning is pragmatic and fun, using work-life examples to drive home models and tools that will make application easy. Choose from our open enrollment options or customize a program that meets the needs of your organization. We also offer follow-up coaching to clarify solutions back in the workplace.

Open enrollment programs

  • Applied Excel: Strengthen your applied Excel skills in this one-day workshop. 
  • The Art of Innovation: Harness your creativity to tackle complex business challenges and lead change.
  • Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers: Enhance your leadership and management skills through our structured approach to coaching.
  • Customer Service Workshop: Explore customer service styles typically encountered and how they enhance or disappoint your organization's service reputation.
  • Henry Ford Design Thinking: Introduce and support practice using Design Thinking tools and methods that support community-engaged entrepreneurship.
  • HR Certification Courses: Prepare for the the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP℠ exam through our comprehensive 12-week program.  
  • Lean Six Sigma Program: Reduce defects and improve your bottom line through this proven methodology.
  • Lunch and Learn Series: Eat, chat and enjoy our dynamic speaker line-up while getting a taste of our program offerings.
  • Project Management: Gain an overview of project management essentials or prepare for the PMP® exam.

The Center does not offer for-credit programs. For information on credit- and degree-bearing options, visit the Academics section.

The Center for Corporate Education offers a limited number of scholarships for each of our classes to participants who work for public or non-profit organizations, or are currently unemployed. These scholarships are intended to support participant’s individual development for the benefit of the larger organization and community. To apply, participants may complete our scholarship application. Recipients will be selected based on the proposed impact to them individually, as well as to their organization and the larger community. Scholarships are limited and are awarded on a rolling basis. The amount of scholarship is based on cost of the class and preset for each class. Contact our office for details. 


Customized leadership programs

Work with us to develop customized training programs in leadership, management, strategy, productivity and assessments. Learn more

Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy

Learn to think and act like an entrepreneur. This program is open to new and aspiring entrepreneurs in Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. Learn more

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  • Many of today’s emerging leaders will enter into their positions without the knowledge that comes from years of experience, creating a gap in how our generations understand one another and work together. The Center for Corporate Education can help close that gap.
    Michaela Bearden, Director, Center for Corporate Education
  • I would recommend this course to anyone looking to advance their career in Lean Six Sigma. The instructor brought in a variety of topics, experiences and situations that tied directly to the training.
    Lean Six Sigma participant
  • This program was excellent! I walked away with useful tools and the courage, confidence and curiosity to be an effective manager.
    Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers participant