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Continuing Education

Continuing Education
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Develop new skills to give you an edge

Are you looking to upskill or reskill? The School of Continuing and Professional Studies designs its professional development certificate programs, courses, and workshops to help you get ahead.

You’ll get the latest knowledge and skills you can apply right away, thanks to the insights and experiences of our accomplished instructors. Your enhanced perspectives and competencies will make you a more effective professional.

What You'll Learn

  • Core concepts: The principles that support success in your field.
  • Practical skills: Information you can use immediately in your current job or career search.
  • Resources: Valuable tools to stay up to date on the developments and trends in your field.
  • Adaptability: Ways to adapt quickly to changing conditions.

How You'll Benefit

Expert instruction from industry professionals.

Learning is immediately relevant and applicable.

In-person, online or hybrid classes.

No application process - simply register online.

Discount available for DePaul alumni.

Customized training for your organization.

The Financial Planning Certificate Program and the instructors provide more than just the foundational curriculum of the program. They teach you what to expect within the culture of the profession. I find the instructor’s wealth of experience in the field to be invaluable. They offer insight into the hard and soft skills necessary to navigate and succeed in the working environment. As a career changer, this is crucial.

Joanna, Financial Planning


Certificate Programs

Equip yourself with the latest knowledge and skills to build your professional development portfolio. Adult students will upskill or reskill with our non-credit certificates:

View all certificate programs available at DePaul University.

Meet some of our faculty

The current fundraising landscape demands grant proposals that appeal equally to the hearts and minds of grantmakers, and that make a case for historical impact. Through project-based writing workshops, the certificate program prepares individuals to submit highly competitive Letters of Intent and Proposal Narratives for today's philanthropic market. The key to winning grants is to describe innovative, evidence-based programs that improve the quality of life here on earth in clear, succinct and compelling writing.

Virginia Bell, PhD

Virginia Bell, PhD  

The need for personal financial planning has never been greater. We help our students, whether they are new to the industry or not, to be of greater value to their clients by providing professional advice in a wide array of personal financial planning areas. This will always be a person connection business where Certified Financial Planners™ meet with clients and help them achieve their goals, dreams, and life ambitions through goal-based planning. We help our students help their clients live their best life!

Mike McCarthy, CFP®

Mike McCarthy, CFP®  

Upcoming Classes

Here is a sample of opportunities to upskill and reskill soon. Register now!

You can also view all upcoming classes.

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