New Deal in Graduate Education Personal Development Plan 

As a student, you receive professional development classes and workshops at no extra cost through this unique plan.* Craft a plan that draws from career-enhancing business skills, IT training, and specialized certifications for advancing your career and fulfilling your professional goals.

With every graduate course you complete toward your degree, you earn 1 Professional Development Opportunity (PDO). PDO courses can cost hundreds even thousands of dollars, but as a student you receive them at no extra cost. See the list of courses below. Please note:  Not all professional development classes and workshops are offered every semester.  A schedule of eligible classes/workshops will be posted on our website each semester.  Click here for the current semester schedule.

For questions or more information, contact
Ed Weckerly, 610-725-5377, or
Denita Wright Watson, 610-725-5339.

Personal Competency Workshops

  • Presentation and Communication Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Technical Writing
  • Project Management, Overview
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Supervising Others
  • Building High Performance Teams
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Financial Planning & Budgeting
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Proposal Writing
  • Meeting Management

Information Technology Competency Workshops

  • Microsoft Excel Level II
  • Microsoft Project
  • Introduction to Programming Concepts Using Java

Information Technology Certificate Programs

  • Database Design
  • Data Warehouse
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Java Programming
  • Microsoft .NET
  • ScrumMaster

Business & Management Certificate Programs

  • Project Management
  • Project Risk
  • PMP Certification Prep Course
  • Leadership Development
  • Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare, Manufacturing & Service Industries

† This program is applicable to students taking classes beginning with the 2013 summer semester. Details for current students are forthcoming.
* NOTE: This offer does not include books or course materials and is valid for two years post graduation.