Leaders in Online and Professional Continuing Education

Get the essential skills and knowledge you need and earn a recognizable credential from the leading association for online and professional continuing education - UPCEA! Bringing you the leading experts with real-world experience in the field, these programs offer high-value, relevant content and actionable takeaways for practitioners at all levels. Engage with peers from across the field in a virtual classroom to strengthen understanding, breadth of knowledge, and skills. A badge will be awarded upon successful completion of each course. See below for courses and events that are now open for registration. 

UPCEA PCO Professional Certificate

Build your expertise and advance your career in Online and Professional Continuing Education with the UPCEA PCO Professional Certificate. Great price!

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UPCEA PCO Leader Certificate

Explore online and professional education leadership. The UPCEA PCO Leader courses focus on managing people, data, and ideas. Apply for the spring 2024 cohort!

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Course Catalog



Explore all of UPCEA's Online Professional Development Courses and choose the one(s) that best meet your needs for advancement. 

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Upcoming Professional Development Courses

Academic Strategic Planning in a Constantly Changing Environment

Faculty Member: Carmin Chan, Vice Provost, Northern Arizona University Online

What are the processes for identifying opportunities, developing evidence, determining goals, defining key milestones, establishing accountability, and measuring outcomes? How do you engage others in these processes? This course explores how strategy combines analysis and action. Learning, planning, implementing, and reassessing permeate all levels of online and professional continuing education -- more so perhaps than in any other area of higher education.

Next Offering: 04/01/2024
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Managing New Enrollments - From Prospective Student to Matriculant

Faculty Member: Stephanie Platteter, Executive Director of Marketing and Enrollment Management, University of Minnesota College of Continuing & Professional Studies

This course will delve into the professional opportunity and responsibility we have to generate new enrollments for our institutions including building the human and technology infrastructure to support the student journey; communication strategies; and the measurement, oversight, and accountability necessary to ensure a seamless and successful process. We will examine enrollment management in both credit-bearing and noncredit programs and across the spectrum of online and professional continuing education strategies, structures, and practices.

Next Offering: 04/01/2024
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