Programs built with you, for you
Partner with a university—and an Executive and Professional Education Center team—that will design and deliver a training solution with your organization's needs in mind. Our training programs are fully customized to your audience in content, format, and delivery, and focus on issues that concern your business.
Our portfolio of programs include competitive strategy, risk management, leadership development, project management, change management, finance for the non-finance manager, online marketing for executives, and more.
About Custom Programs
Unique to your organization, customized certificate programs can be designed in close alignment with your company's specific business goals. Initiating a company-specific joint certificate program demonstrates your organization’s commitment to growth and learning, and encourages professional development while contributing to increasing employee retention.
We offer many types of customized certificate programs—tailored to your company—including a flexible public enrollment/company-specific combination certificate, which many companies find appealing because it combines company-unique training with the opportunity to attend elective programs with people from other companies. It also provides scheduling flexibility because the elective selections can be matched to the scheduling needs of your business.
Our fundamental approach is in developing long-term relationships with our partner organizations based on our understanding their business strategy, challenges and goals. As such, we offer the following:
- A world-class faculty with real-world experience
- Total commitment to the success of the program
- Project management skills to ensure timely completion
- Rigorous, high-quality custom-designed program process
- Ongoing support and advice
- Sensitivity to investment, time, and cost
The Executive and Professional Education Center can provide team-building activities and retreat facilitation for work teams of all sizes. We can help newly formed teams or longstanding work groups to increase trust and collaboration, improve communication, establish group norms and expectations, enhance decision-making, as well as deal more effectively with conflict and change. Utilizing experiential learning activities, we can assist team members in learning about themselves as individuals and how they can work more effectively as a team to increase productivity. Teams will experience a variety of problem-solving activities, examine how they work together and begin to identify how they can apply their experience in being more productive in the workplace.
Our facilitators can also use a variety of team and individual assessments to help the group begin to learn about their differences, similarities, and work styles. The DiSC Team instrument, the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) are just a few of the instruments that can be utilized to accomplish these goals.
Fees are based on the level of customization, development, and delivery time, and vary by project.
Depending on the desired environment you wish to achieve, programs can be conducted onsite at your organization or held at one of several Loyola facilities for no additional charge:
- Loyola’s state-of-the-art Schreiber Center, located on Loyola’s Water Tower campus in downtown Chicago, features the glamorous atmosphere of Michigan Avenue and the hustle and bustle of a world-class business school.
- Loyola’s serene and wooded LUREC retreat campus, located in Woodstock, Illinois, offers overnight guest rooms, gourmet meals, and a high ropes course in addition to classrooms. LUREC is an ideal escape from office distractions.
- Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, home to the Cuneo family collection of fine art and furnishings, is Loyola’s Lake County location. Pair classrooms with a genteel 100-acre historic estate for a training event that is convenient and memorable.
Our custom programs are developed and delivered using a flexible four-step partnering process.
Step 1: Exploratory meetings/strategic review
Senior Executive and Professional Education Center staff meet with your company's managers to review the company's strategic goals and challenges. By better understanding the issues your company faces, we can help define the appropriate educational program, which usually leads to identifying specific learning objectives.
Step 2: Program development
We conduct a comprehensive needs analysis and work with your company to develop a curriculum tailored to your company‘s needs. A proposal is prepared for review and discussion.
Step 3: Program delivery
Faculty members teach programs in collaboration with company staff and industry experts. We conduct the program on-site or in the state-of-the-art classrooms at our Water Tower Campus.
Step 4: Follow up and ongoing review
To assess results and satisfaction with the program, we gather detailed feedback on the program and faculty, and jointly review feedback with management teams from the partnering organization. We also design transfer of knowledge exercises to be included in the program, as well as company-specific inter-session activities to apply knowledge learned between sessions, if requested.