The Center for Professional Training & Development

Develop The Skills That Make An Impact

Whether you want to enhance a current skill set or gain new knowledge to expand your career possibilities, workshops offered by The Franklin University Center for Professional Training & Development can help you reach your goals. Taught by industry experts, these intense workshops help you build relevant skills that can be applied immediately in the workplace.

From Commercialization to Communication

Do you have the next big marketplace idea? Do you see a void in the marketplace that your idea can satisfy? Are you anxious to begin promoting your new concept?

Attend this workshop and learn the path from commercialization to communication. The commercialization process involves getting your idea ready for the marketplace, from conceptualization to communication.

Topics to be covered in this six-hour course include innovation, the marketing mix, creative problem solving, testing the idea for feasibility and results, and financial considerations using lecture, group discussion, and case study approaches.

Who Should Attend:

Marketing and interdisciplinary professionals across all industries seeking to enhance business development, develop a variety of effective presentation skills to targeted audiences, and advance communication strategies as they relate to both internal and external stakeholders.

Location Information:

Franklin University Main Campus or corporate locations.

Intro to Project Management

This one-day course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed to complete projects on time, within budget, and within scope and to satisfy customers with the level of work and service provided.

Topics covered in this workshop include:

  • defining a project
  • characteristics of a project
  • projects in an organizational context
  • people in the project
  • phases of a project
  • why projects fail

Who Should Attend:

Individuals interested in an overview of project management.

Location Information:

Franklin University Main Campus or corporate locations.

Reverse Transfer Workshop

Reverse Transfer Workshop is a one day workshop that provides hands on instruction in managing the complexities of Reverse Transfer. With the guidance of Franklin University’s Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness professionals, you will:

• Understand State initiatives for Reverse Transfer

• Create a game plan for developing Reverse Transfer

• Establish effective strategies to streamline the process at your Institution

• Learn best practices and obtain templates to ensure successful implementation

Location Information:

Franklin University's Main Campus

Frasch Hall

Room 211

201 South Grant Avenue

Columbus, OH 43215

Pricing Information:

$95.00 (includes breakfast and lunch)

Session held 10AM-3:30PM

Social Media Strategies

In this interactive, hands-on learning experience, participants will learn and understand how social media tools can be applied to strategic marketing plans. This two-part series is designed to leverage the skill sets and experiences of each participant in a peer-to-peer learning atmosphere. 

Upon completion of the second (optional) course in the series, participants will have analyzed social marketing plans and received hands-on feedback about their own social marketing strategy from instructors and industry peers.

Who Should Attend:

Marketing, social media, and advertising professionals across all industry types.

Location Information:

Franklin University Main Campus or corporate locations.

State Authorization: Navigating the Chaos

Are you charged with managing the state authorization of distance education at your institution? Do you need help navigating the chaotic world of state regulations, federal updates, and the seemingly endless paperwork involved? Navigating the Chaos is a two-day workshop that provides hands-on instruction in managing the complexities of state authorization, tailored to your specific institution. With the guidance of Franklin University’s Accreditation & Institutional Effectiveness professionals, you will gain the knowledge to:

  • Create a game plan to obtain and maintain state authorization for your unique institution
  • Interpret state statutes, regulations and administrative code regarding the authorization of distance education
  • Develop effective strategies to communicate key information to states, and to administrators at your institution
  • Obtain, manage, and organize the data essential to the achievement of state authorization for your institution


Upcoming Workshops:

September 18 & 19, 2014

Who Should Attend:

Professionals who manage the state authorization, regulations, and federal updates at educational institutions.

Next Date:

September 18 - 19

Location Information:

Franklin University Main Campus

Pricing Information:

$925/person (institutional team discounts available)
Includes: one-on-one consultation; templates for organization and presentations; breakfast & lunch provided on both workshop days.