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 and we will help you identify the right training solution for your needs. 



3D Rendering with Adobe Design

3D graphics and animation are a part of nearly every aspect of our lives now. Adobe Dimension is an easy-to-use application that will get you acquainted with the 3-dimensional world while making beautiful renderings of products along the way.

Next course July 12-23, 2021 | Register | Learn More 


Design as a Catalyst for Change

Understand what differentiates high-performing design organizations and unlock new approaches, processes, methods, and tools to help build world-class platforms, products, and services.

Next course June 21 - July 30 | RegisterLearn More


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a Lens that Matters

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the forefront of society’s attention. It is imperative that business leaders are equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the current and future challenges they will face.

Next course September 13 - October 22, 2021 | Register | Learn More 


Motion Design with Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is the industry standard for creating animated assets. Creatives should understand the motion design and animation power of After Effects to execute on concepts and communicate ideas.

Next Course June 7-18, 2021 Register | Learn More


Strategic and Cultural Leadership Series

Everyone, regardless of pedigree or background, has original and unique qualifications to make organizations more human, relatable, and diverse. Learn to manage strategically, lead effectively and inspire a positive culture for your employees.

Next Course August 2 - September 10, 2021 RegisterLearn More



Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers

This two-part 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.

Next course Sept. 29, 2021 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm | Register | Learn More | Facilitator - Ann Deaton


Effective Communication: Using DISC Styles

Let’s be honest. There are some people who you find to be just plain difficult. What is the secret to communicating with them more effectively?  How can you reduce your mutual frustration in dealing with each other?  The key could easily be understanding “style." Style explains many of the differences that we notice as we try to communicate and work together.

Next course TBD | TBD | Join Our Mailing List | Facilitator - Terrie Glass


HR Essentials

Developed by leading HR experts, HR practitioners, and legal counsel, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers introductory HR topics in a condensed, easy-to-understand format. The straightforward format ensures that HR concepts can be mastered and applied to real-life situations. Along with classroom interaction with peers and the instructor, case study exercises threaded throughout the program provide opportunities to practice applying newly acquired HR skills during training prior to using them on the job. SHRM Essentials is ideal for those who are: New to HR, Small business owners, Managers and professionals with HR responsibilities.

Next course April 29 & 30, 2021 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm | Register | Learn More | Facilitator - Cindy Bullock


Leading and Developing Your Team

Leading and Developing Your Team will give you the opportunity to take a step back and gain new lenses for seeing your team. Prior to the session, participants will take the Team Diagnostic Assessment Team Leader View (TLV). During the session, participants will receive their results and develop an understanding of their team’s profile, including productivity attributes (e.g., Decision-Making, Accountability) and culture attributes (e.g., Trust, Constructive Interaction, Respect). 

Next course TBD | TBD | Join Our Mailing List | Facilitator - Ann Deaton


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

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.

Next course June 7-11, 2021 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm | Register | Learn More | Facilitator - Roger Green


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

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.

Next course Oct. 4-7, 2021 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm | Register | Learn More | Facilitator - Roger Green


Level Up Learning: Applying a Growth Mindset

Understanding what it is, why it matters, and how to activate it can help you become more relevant and resilient, particularly in times of uncertainty and change. This workshop explores the importance of getting started, embracing the process of failing forward, using setbacks as motivation and developing curiosity and courage.

Next Course July 8, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | RegisterLearn More | Facilitator - Katie Gilstrap


Level Up Learning: Negotiating Your Future Value

Learn how to ask for what you want at work. In this working session, the facilitator will focus on strategies for negotiating salary, promotions, benefits, and more. Participants will explore what they bring to the negotiation table in order to approach conversations about professional advancement. Level up your career.

Next Course May 27, 2021 | 11:00 am -12:30 pm | Register Learn More | Facilitator - Carrie Hawes


Level Up Learning: Activating Conversations Through Coaching

Effective leaders understand when and how to shift their approach from manager to coach. As an introduction to our full-day coaching skills course, this session will focus on the benefits of a coaching conversation, while applying helpful tools to shift your conversations from telling to coaching. Level up your conversations.

Next Course June 3, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | RegisterLearn More | Facilitator - Ann Deaton


Level Up Learning: Identifying Your Leadership Style

Knowing and understanding your leadership style is beneficial even if you find yourself in a nonsupervisory role. Participants will explore the Leadership Circle, as well as other leadership theories to pinpoint their own unique leadership views and their strengths and challenges; learning to be effective and inspiring. Level up in leadership.

Next Course May 6, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | Register | Learn More |Facilitator - Jean Gasen


Managing and Delegating Remotely

Managing and delegating in a remote environment brings new challenges and opportunities. Leading a team successfully while spread throughout the region, state or country requires a new strategy. In this session, you will learn an interactive and action focused approach to adapting your leadership style to the times.

Next course TBD | TBD | Join Our Mailing List | Facilitator - Terrie Glass


Project Management Essentials

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 fufill 14 education hours towards the PMP exam requirement from PMI. 

Next course Sept. 14, 16, 21, & 23, 2021 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm | RegisterLearn More | Facilitator Jennifer Romero-Green


SHRM Certification Exam Prep

Over 14-weeks, explore HR functions and prepare for your SHRM-CP or CSP 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 five modules that cover the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge.

Next course begins September 2021 | 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm | Register | Learn More |  Facilitator - Cindy Bullock


Understanding Your Strengths

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 July 15, 2021 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | RegisterLearn More | Facilitator - Fred Tugas


Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Scrum is a framework that helps people, teams and organizations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems (SCRUM Guide, 2020). In this course, participants will learn how to apply the SCRUM methodology. The course includes SCRUM Master core competencies while practicing techniques. This course includes the SCRUM Master certifying test. Successful candidates will receive certification. 

Next course TBD


Design Thinking: The Future of Healthcare

An immersive two-hour workshop for healthcare workers centered around the practice of human-centered thinking. Taught by an ExperiencePoint facilitator, participants will use an empathetic and user-centered mindset to understand problems and generate innovative solutions. This workshop includes a Certificate of Completion in Design Thinking. 

Speaker: Dr. Garret Westlake

Next Course May 7, 2021 | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Register |Learn More

Next Course May 11, 2021 | 12:00 - 2:00pm | RegisterLearn More