The Center for Corporate Education partners with units across the university to support all professional learners. Many of our workshops and courses are listed below. If you are curious about other non-credit courses through VCU, please email corp-ed@vcu.edu and we will help you identify the right training solution for your needs. 

Courses

Courses
 

The Brandcenter's Executive Education division, BCX, features online courses for working professionals and all other curious minds looking to expand their knowledge at the premier institution for creative problem-solvers. To find out the latest BCX courses, or to join their mailing list for more information, visit their site today.

Courses
 

Becoming a Product Manager: Building to Learn, Learning to Build

In-person course

Get a hands-on introduction to product management with a 3 day workshop where you'll get introduced to all of the most commonly used tools and frameworks. At the end of this workshop you'll be ready to ace a product management interview.

Next course: January 11-13, 2023 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Learn More | Register | Facilitator - Matthew Halpern ; Facilitator - Lee Wilson

Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers

In-person course

This workshop is great for managers, supervisors and leaders who want to strengthen their communication and listening skills and empower their staff through effective coaching practices. You’ll learn a structured approach to coaching that can be applied to common workplace situations. Participants who successfully complete class requirements will receive a Credly badge through VCU's digital badging program.

Next course: Spring 2023 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm | Join our Mailing List | Facilitator - Ann Deaton

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

In-person course

Black Belts are at the core of every Six Sigma implementation. This course begins with an in-depth description of the Six Sigma phases, roles, and related statistical tools required for success. The curriculum follows both the DMAIC (Green Belt) and DMADV (Black Belt) methodologies, teaching candidates how to integrate Six Sigma into an overall approach to process improvement. Prior Green Belt coursework is highly recommended to enroll in this course.

Participants who successfully complete class requirements will receive a Credly badge through VCU's digital badging program.

Next course TBD - Contact us to schedule for your organization| Join Our Mailing List | Facilitator - Roger Green

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Hybrid course

Green Belts are a critical piece of every Six Sigma implementation. They are change agents and leaders, project managers and problem solvers. Candidates receive a comprehensive education on the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology and Lean Principles. The curriculum teaches candidates how to integrate Lean Six Sigma into an overall approach to problem solving. No prerequisites are required for this course.

Participants who successfully complete class requirements will receive a Credly badge through VCU's digital badging program.

Next course begins: TBD | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm | Join Our Mailing List | Facilitator - Roger Green

Project Management Essentials

Live, online course

The Project Management Essentials course is ideal for participants looking for a project management overview or for participants looking to begin their journey towards PMP Certification. The class explores project management and agile terminology, defining scope, creation of Work Breakdown Structures, estimating schedules and determining project costs. This course focuses on the application of project management concepts. The course uses active learning principles with discussion, collaboration, demonstrations, and exercises. Currently, full completion of the course will fulfill 14 education hours towards the PMP exam requirement from PMI. Combine this course with our PMP Exam Prep course for the full 35 hours.

Participants who successfully complete class requirements will receive a Credly badge through VCU's digital badging program.

Next course begins February 7, 2023 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm | Learn More | Register | Facilitator Jennifer Romero-Green

PMP Exam Prep Course

Live, online course

Ensure you're prepared for the rigorous PMP exam with our PMP Exam Prep Course. This 6-session program combines expert instruction with The CertWise® Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation training materials. Our course will help you learn faster, retain more knowledge, and stay on track for success on the PMP exam. 

Included in your course registration fees, you will receive The CertWise Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation. This premium quality program combines comprehensive printed reading materials with interactive online study materials to expand, apply and solidify your knowledge to pass the PMP exam. Currently, full completion of the course will fulfill 21 education hours towards the PMP exam requirement from PMI. Combine this course with our Project Management Essentials course for the full 35 hours.

Next course begins February 28, 2023  | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm | Learn More | Register | Facilitator Jennifer Romero-Green

SHRM Certification Exam Prep

Live, Online course

Over 14-weeks, explore HR functions and prepare for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. This course is facilitated by a practicing HR leader and SHRM-certified instructor who is on hand to answer your questions, guide you through interactive discussions, review sample test questions, and provide exclusive test-taking tips. The exam prep course includes four modules that cover the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge.

Participants who successfully complete class requirements will receive a Credly badge through VCU's digital badging program.

Next course: Starts February 7, 2023 | 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm | Learn More | Register | Facilitator - Cindy Bullock

Understanding Your Strengths

Live, online course

According to a Gallup poll, people who use their strengths are 6x more likely to be engaged on the job. Understanding your strengths, and communicating the value of your strengths, allows you to contribute at the highest level. In this workshop, explore how your strengths contribute to your success as an individual contributor, team player, and leader.

Next Course: December 8, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | RegisterLearn More | Facilitator - Michaela Bearden

 

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Design Thinking: Change Management

Live, online course

Leaders and managers are challenged to roll up their sleeves and tackle a realistic change project. More than 75% of time is spent on team-based project work, leading a change from analysis through to planning and implementation. The experience delivers the essentials of a year-long change journey in a two-day workshop, enabling people to engage with the behaviors, tools and skill sets that make change happen. 

Next Course TBD | TBD | Facilitator: Dr. Garret Westlake

Introduction to Design Thinking and Neurodiversity

Live, online course

Join Design Thinking Dyslexic, Dr. Garret Westlake, for an interactive workshop on the intersection of neurodiversity and design thinking. Participants will earn an internationally recognized certificate in Design Thinking through ExperiencePoint, and gain insight into the unique opportunities for neurodiversity in innovation.

Next Course TBD | TBD | Facilitator: Dr. Garret Westlake

 

Badges and Certifications

Many of our open enrollment courses offer badges in partnership with Credly or certifications. These verifications of achievement and knowledge are great way to demonstrate mastery of content.

Badges:

  • Coaching for Leaders and Managers
  • Growth Mindset: Activation and Development
  • Human Resources Essentials Certificate
  • Human Resources Management Certificate
  • Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt Training
  • Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt Training

Certifications

  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt