Continuing Education and Professional Development

WSU Tri-Cities launches Continuing Education and Professional Development Program

Our Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) program was created to provide our regional community stakeholders with the professional development resources needed to be competitive in a 21st century global marketplace.
Our programs are designed to build upon and strengthen the professional competencies that are required to maximize personal and organizational performance. Facilitating personal best is not merely a service that we provide, it’s a calling, and one that the CEPD program takes to heart.  
Our Continuing Education Unit (CEU), certificate, and noncredit programs are developed and delivered by renowned subject matter experts in their field and fostered by the faculty at WSU Tri-Cities.

Experience a selection of workshops that meet your desired outcomes

  • Customized curriculum designed by WSU subject matter experts
  • On-site programs specific to your organization’s strategy and mission
  • Experiential learning based programs to maximize student engagement learning outcomes
  • Dynamic and engaging instructors who are expert practitioners in their field
  • Globally recognized efforts by a research institution

Find the Perfect Course

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Quick Information

Program Title: Leadership for the 21st Century

Course: An Introduction to Personal and Professional Intelligence (PPI)

Location: WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, WA 99354, CIC Building, Room TBD

Duration: January 9 – 12, 2017

Times: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Semi Bird

Cost: $1,995

This workshop is intended for leaders at all levels. It is the foundation to developing an individual’s natural style of leadership by focusing on one’s Personal and Professional Intelligence. This fast pace four-day workshop dives deep into the core concepts of effective leadership.

Prior to attending, participants will be administered the EQi-2.0 leadership assessment ($500 value) as part of the workshop curriculum.

Quick Information

Program Title: WSU TC Procurement & Supply Mgmt. Fundamental Boot Camp

Date and Time: November 15 through 17, 2016 from 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.

Location: WSU Tri-Cities Richland, WA

Cost: $999

Curriculum Overview

Participants receive their PSM Fundamentals Certificate offered exclusively in the region by Washington State University Tri-Cities after the successful completion of the 24-hour live instructor led program. The course program, for regional workforce professionals, offer engaging course material delivery, team workshops, in-class lab assignments, and a capstone project to ensure participants accelerate their learning curve and enhance on-the-job effectiveness immediately.

This three day program covers concepts, templates, and techniques for Specifications Gathering, Bid Package Creation, Negotiations, Bid Reply Analysis, Transportation Planning, Inventory Management, Introduction to Contract Terms, Post Award Supplier Performance, and more!

PSM Fundamental Program graduates are better prepared to…

  • Lead cross-functional projects while facilitating the relationship between the buying organization and the supply base
  • Coordinate specifications gathering and lead the bidding process to obtain and evaluate proposals from suppliers
  • Negotiate terms and conditions with prospective suppliers and contractors with confidence
  • Analyze the success and failures of the supply base to help decide who to continue to spend money with going forward
  • Better understand financial risk and impact to the organization

Register online at or call 704-503-9103

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