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CPD Course & Training Catalog

Western Kentucky University offers several types of (non-degree credit) learning opportunities for individuals seeking professional or personal development.  This list is organized by training format.  You may also view a list of popular courses organized by topic of training.


Live Training, Workshops, and Events


  • Workshops, Events, and More   This is our constantly changing list of upcoming offerings, check often for new additions.
  • ProTrain   These live online courses offer the ease of remote access with the experience of a live instructor.  Upgrade your skills and prepare for an industry credential in human resources, project management, customer service, bookkeeping, and healthcare.
  • ETC Test Prep  Prepare for the ACT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and PRAXIS.  A small increase in your score can make a big difference! Courses are live online with experienced instructors.
  • ETC Summer Bridge Program in Math   Help your student (grades 1-8) maintain their math knowledge and skills through the summer.  Live-remote interface is specially adapted to be engaging for younger users.
  • Society for Lifelong Learning   SLL is a member driven organization dedicated to offering a wide range of high quality, intellectually stimulating, non-credit educational programs and experiences for those 50 and better.
  • Staff Leadership Institute   WKU staff are encouraged to apply for the next cohort.  This proven professional development series meets in person nine days.
  • Open Enrollment - Microsoft Excel and Special Topics  Join your colleagues for in-person courses including our Excel series and special topics like pivot tables, mail merge, and PowerPoint presentations.  Courses available at the Knicely Conference Center and at other locations, such as WKU Glasgow. Click through to check the current schedule.
  • Promineo Tech Bootcamps     Bootcamps provide an accelerated track to a career in technology. Students will focus on mastering practical skills that hiring managers look for when filling entry level roles.  Courses allow you to study on a flexible schedule, meet live/remote with an instructor once per week, and (optional) meet with a mentor once per week for additional support. NO previous tech experience required.
    • Front End or Back End Software Developer   Learn and practice the skills to build websites that look good and perform well.
    • Big Data Engineering   Gain the skills to design, build, and maintain complex data processing systems that work with large data sets.
    • Digital Marketing     Learn marketing theory, develop critical thinking skills, and gain practical experience with advertising, branding, technology, and more.


On Demand - Begin Any Time


  • Personal and Professional Development Courses
    These on-demand, 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
    Start a new career, take your career to the next level, or prepare for industry certification.  These comprehensive courses are available on-demand and self-paced to help you achieve your goals.
  • Kaplan Financial Education
    WKU CPD 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
    Maintain your credential with continuing education credit, enrich your current skillset, or add new expertise  with these on-demand, self-paced courses that are pre-approved by SHRM, HRCI, IACET, and more: Cybersecurity, HR Management, Leadership, and Nonprofit Management.
  • A Parent's Continued Growth
    This class series designed by the Family Resource Program at the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex is designed to enhance parenting skills and knowledge.
  • Gleim - Exam Prep, CPE, CE
    Access to industry-recognized courses for accountants, auditors, and enrolled agents- at a discount for the WKU community.


Custom and Customizable


  • 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.

  • Effective Communication Styles
    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.


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 Last Modified 3/21/23