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CPD Course & Training Catalog


Western Kentucky University offers several types of (non-academic credit) learning opportunities for individuals seeking career advancement.


  • Personal and Professional Development Courses
    WKU offers instructor-facilitated, self-paced online courses that are informative, convenient, and interactive. With topics such as computer applications, personal finance, web design, nutrition, and starting your own business–you are sure to find something of interest! 
  • Career Training Programs
    Western Kentucky University offers online career training programs in many in-demand occupations. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

  • Kaplan Financial Education
    Western Kentucky University has partnered with Kaplan Professional, a premier provider of licensing exam preparation and financial designation programs, including CFP® Exam Prep Review, Securities licensing, Insurance licensing, and Insurance CE.

  • MindEdge Learning
    Enrich your current skillset or add new expertise to your professional career with the following noncredit online certificate programs:

    • Cybersecurity
      Cloud data security to cryptography, to malware and risk management

    • HR Management
      Effective recruiting, screening, and interviewing to managing employee benefits and policies, to performance management systems

    • Leadership
      Effective team leadership to efficient communication, to key elements of leading in a dynamic environment

    • Nonprofit Management
      Board and volunteer development to strategic and tactical budgeting, to the fundamentals of nonprofit organizations

  • Nursing Responses to Mental Health Issues in Agriculture Populations

  • Worksite Health Promotion Professional Certificate


For more information on any of the above courses and trainings, please fill out the form to the right or email April McCauley at april.mccauley@wku.edu.


  • Custom Webinars
    We can customize any course or program to meet the specific needs, objectives and interests of your organization. 

  • Supervisor Certificate Program
    This program is designed to build general supervisory skills, as well as the basics of leadership. 

  • HACCP Certification Program
    The Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) system is consistent with USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service regulations. This workshop is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance.

  • Excel Certificate Program
    From basics to advanced, and everything in between, you will be able to showcase your skills in Excel after successfully completing this certificate program.

  • Communication in the Workplace
    Our experts share proven tactics and examples of organizational, individual, and negotiation communications that can help create a collaborative work environment.

  • Computer Training
    Our experts share tips, tricks, and ways to leverage common office technology to enhance operations and increase efficiency.

  • Customer Service & Sales
    Customer Service and Sales can make or break a company. WKU experts can help you refine and enhance your customer service and sales operations.

  • Management & Supervisory Training
    We can help you understand complex and difficult supervisory topics, like performance appraisals, strategic planning, motivating employees, and effective time management to help you get the most from your team. 

  • Quality Management
    Let WKU’s quality experts share proven problem-solving techniques that foster an environment of continuous improvement. 

  • Safety & Risk Management
    Beyond OSHA, there are many risk management topics that impact operations. Drug & alcohol issues, workplace violence, aggression, harassment and stress can all have negative effects. 


For more information on any of the above courses and trainings, please fill out the form to the right or email Kara Neidell at kara.neidell@wku.edu.




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 Last Modified 4/5/21