Professional Development Series


To succeed in today’s rapidly moving business world, leaders have to keep growing and learning. UCF’s face-to-face Professional Development Workshops immerse you in cutting-edge thinking from expert UCF faculty and leading practitioners, engaging idea exchanges with other participants who represent a variety of Central Florida companies and industries, and collaborative learning environment where you get equipped with tools and techniques you can use immediately. You will return to your organization with enhanced skills and you will be ready to tackle new challenges.

Upcoming Workshops

Our full-day workshops are tailored to mid-to-upper level managers and aspiring leaders from a variety of functional areas and industries. Choose from our topics below to sharpen your skills in a particular area or attend a few workshops to broaden your perspective on current business issues and solutions and enhance your business acumen. Any of our outstanding workshops below and many other topics can also be tailored to your needs and offered just to your team or organization. Contact for more details. 


Spring 2023 UCF Professional Development Workshops:

March 29, 2023 - Emotional Intelligence led by Thomas Horvath, MBA

April 18, 2023 - Finance for Non-Financial Managers led by Jeffrey Reinking, Ph.D.

May 10, 2023 - Change Management led by Robert Prescott, Ph.D.

June 7, 2023 - Effective Communication led by Shanna Ullmann, Ph.D. 


If you are interested in honing your management skills in a more comprehensive, competency-based, management training program, consider our 12-week Management Development Certificate Program held live-online via Zoom on Tuesday evenings, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, February 21 - May 9, 2023. 

Program Benefits

  • Real-World Relevance: Discover latest business concepts and hands-on techniques necessary to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace
  • Academic Excellence: Learn from professors who are accomplished researchers, excellent teachers and experienced business leaders and consultants
  • Practical Application: Walk away with fresh ideas, effective tools and proven solutions to current business challenges you can apply immediately
  • Collaborative Environment: Exchange opinions, share experiences and discuss best approaches in a supportive learning environment
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect and engage with business professionals from a range of industries and organizations in Central Florida and beyond


Interested in training for a group just from your organization? Click here to visit our Custom Training site.

UCF’s Executive Education workshops and facilitators always provide information that can immediately be applied to the attendees’ roles and functions. Every time I attend a session, I learn something new. I really enjoy attending these workshops!