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Improve job performance, management skills and confidence with UNI's Professional Development Certificate Program

July 26, 2011

Kim Recker, program manager, UNI Executive Development Center, 319-273-5851,

Rebecca Schultze, communications and public relations manager, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-3309,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Registration is now open for the 2011 Professional Development Certificate program, hosted by the University of Northern Iowa's Executive Development Center. The program consists of 10 full-day sessions, beginning Aug. 25 and ending Dec. 8. Each session is held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Business and Community Services Building, Room 30, on the UNI campus.

Based on an abridged MBA, this business certificate program provides a strong foundation of critical business skills needed to succeed in today's competitive business world. Sessions cover a variety of business topics, such as managing conflict, maximizing team performance and best practices of successful managers.

At the program's completion, participants will receive a business certificate from UNI's College of Business Administration and a comprehensive, practical toolkit of critical business skills and knowledge. Four hours of graduate or undergraduate credit is available upon completion of the program. A complete class list and descriptions are available at

According to Kim Recker, program manager for UNI's Executive Development Center, "More than 95 percent of the participants who completed last year's certificate program noted that the program improved their job performance, and 90 percent stated that it increased their managerial abilities and confidence."

The enrollment deadline for the program is Aug. 19. Early enrollment is encouraged, as class size is limited to 20 participants.

Tuition is $3,150, and includes all training materials, meals, refreshments and parking. If a business purchases an enrollment for one person, a second person from that business can enroll for half price. UNI Alumni Association members receive a 10-percent discount. Tuition for non-profit employees is $1,575.  This program also qualifies for most tuition reimbursement programs and Iowa Jobs Training Programs 260E and 260F. A college degree or post-secondary education experience is not required to attend.

To enroll or schedule a personal consultation, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 319-273-5851 or, or visit

UNI's Executive Development Center is a program of Business and Community Services, a division of the UNI College of Business Administration.