Professional Development

 Smart businesses are infusing professional development initiatives into their overall business strategy as a way to strengthen, engage, and retain their in-house talent.

CCI (previously known as Continuing Education) has been a part of Miami University for 50 years and has successfully worked with companies such as AK Steel, Hydro Systems Co., Schneider Electric, Miami Valley Gaming, Metal Coaters, Lakota Schools and Macy’s. We’ve helped them learn how to manage projects, lead teams, eliminate wastes from their manufacturing and service processes, select top talent using strategically selected assessments, or prepare team members to successfully earn professional certifications.

Public Programs

If you want to stay relevant in your profession, you have to know the latest trends and how to implement them in your world. CCI offers an array of highly-focused learning options that provide established working professionals with the opportunity to hone your skills, build critical knowledge and strengthen your resume and professional network.

Conveniently located at Miami’s Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, classes teach skills that are transferable and immediately applicable. You’ll learn best practices from seasoned industry veterans who incorporate real-world case studies into class activities. Instructors will challenge you to think differently allowing you to grow as a leader.

Our faculty consists of accomplished academics and experienced practitioners who are focused on your success and growth. Public programs are perfect if you only have a few employees to train or if you want to “test drive” a workshop before choosing the best in-house training alternative.

Customized Training

CCI is uniquely positioned to offer targeted, hands-on customized training tailored to your most challenging business needs. We will work with you every step of the way as we plan the topic, course content, program length, delivery method and let’s not forget your required results!

With a cadre of resources including University faculty and facilities, a portfolio of industry experts/practitioners, an experienced implementation team, a proven needs assessment, and teaching techniques focused on the adult learner, CCI solutions are designed to be implemented quickly, competently and cost-effectively at your location or ours.

Business Consulting

When the need arises for individual/team coaching or learning that incorporates larger groups of employees or longer time periods to complete, CCI can assist via the guidance of our experienced consultants. Always focused on results and sustainability, consulting services offers an additional option for accelerated learning.

Our goal is to help you succeed, learn how to sustain an initiative and to be available to answer additional questions as they emerge. We work together as a team to construct the strategy, design a plan, address barriers, gain buy-in from all levels and successfully implement change.

CCI consultants can apply multiple techniques to achieve goals—such as classroom instruction, focus groups, gap analysis, personal coaching, roundtable mentoring groups, standards for sustainability, and the like. Whatever the method, the bottom line is to ensure your required results are realized.

eLearning and Ed-2-Go

Through a long-term partnership with Ed-2-go (Cengage Learning), CCI offers hundreds of online, instructor-led courses in areas such as accounting/finance, law, design, IT, writing, business, college readiness, personal development or healthcare. Take a free demo of any one of the 6-week (12 session) videos and written courses and experience proven online training success! Courses typically begin on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Don’t just find a job—start a career! Over 100 Career Training Programs are available in areas of Healthcare and Fitness, IT and Software Development, Management and Corporate, Media and Design, Hospitality and Gaming, and Skilled Trades and Industrial. Career Training courses offer 1-on-1 instructor assistance, can be completed in 3–6 months (depending on curriculum), and includes books/software. Many programs lead to industry certifications. Programs begin whenever you are ready.

All information regarding course details and syllabus, FAQ, student reviews, instructor bios, and registration instructions can be found online.

All you need to get started is a computer, an email address, access to the Internet and a desire to learn something new!