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UGA has a wide variety of in-person and online courses that can help you further your career. These certificate programs and professional development courses include hard skills with course titles like Creating a Successful Business Plan and Distribution and Logistics Management, to essential soft skills taught in classes like Get Assertive. There are industry-specific courses, and general business courses that teach skills that will help in any line of work.

All of these are perfect for those interested in entering a profession, improving professionally, making a career change, or adding a new credential that businesses value. The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education provides superior continuing education programs that enrich lives, advance careers and boost businesses.

 

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Certificate programs – classroom & online

Certificate programs – classroom & online

(Classroom: Athens)
Learn to coach executives and develop leaders. As an executive coach, you will help others achieve professional success. In this program, you will gain the skills and credentials needed to become a top-level executive coach. 

(Live: Virtual)
This 4-hour recertification program ensures you continue leveraging the industry-leading Sherpa process, lauded for its effectiveness. This Recertification Program will equip you with the latest coaching methods and insights, ensuring you deliver exceptional results for your clients and maintain your position as a top Certified Sherpa Coach (CSC).

(Online and Classroom: Athens)
The program equips you to successfully manage all types of events. From top-notch, energetic instructors, you'll gain dozens of tips on selecting appropriate sites, negotiating contracts, navigating obstacles, and managing events from start to finish. 

(Online)
Master the basics of this long-established methodology for business process improvement, or build advanced skills for leading critical project teams. Healthcare professionals have the option of a course focusing on the direct application of Lean Six Sigma techniques to healthcare organizations.

Online courses – profession specialization

Online courses – profession specialization

(Online or Classroom: Gwinnett)
Advance yourself professionally with the techniques of writing clear, concise documents for any business need. Excel in communicating with customers and co-workers by mastering memos, business letters, emails, policy statements, reports and instructions.

Classroom & online courses

Classroom & online courses

(Online or Classroom: Athens)
In this day of networking and learning practical tips, you'll enhance your skills and put your professional development on a faster track. 

(Classroom: Athens)
Get hands-on experience with tools and techniques focused on communication, counseling, and client psychology, and learn how to apply them to help your clients achieve a sense of financial well-being. Participants are eligible for CFP® hours.

(Classroom: Atlanta)
Learn methods to lead others efficiently and effectively can save time, reduce turnover, minimize risk, and make organizations more productive.

Online courses — general training

Online courses — general training

(Online, instructor-moderated)
Learn the skills required to delegate responsibility and motivate your employees. This course will help you understand how to resolve conflicts.

(Online, instructor-moderated)
Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Your instructor will help you work through all of the major components of writing a convincing business plan.

(Online, instructor-moderated)
Teach people how to treat you through your behaviors as well as your words. This course will help you understand which behaviors to use with others so they perceive you as being assertive.

(Online, instructor-moderated)
Gain an employment advantage by developing powerful analytical skills needed to make better, more informed, and more effective business decisions.

Online courses — profession-specific training

Online courses — profession-specific training

(Online, instructor-moderated)
Become an indispensable member of the office team by identifying opportunities and implementing solutions to turn your office into a high productivity machine.

(Online, Monthly)
Learn SQL and data visualization to showcase your proficiency in data analysis with tailored career support.

(Online, start anytime)
This course will teach you the fundamentals involved in becoming a residential interior designer and provide you with invaluable insights on running your own design business and building your client base.

(Online, start anytime)
Gain all the skills and information you need to get started in this fun and in-demand profession. You'll learn to create event concepts, plan ceremony details, and handle vendor contracts. Upon completion of this program, you will be certified as a professional wedding planner, with access to an online resource library with customizable documents you can use for your business.

(Online, instructor-moderated)
Bring out the best in your team! Learn how to measure customer service, how to anticipate the needs of your reps and your customers, and how to unlock the power of leading by example.

(Online, instructor-moderated)
This course includes all elements of distribution and logistics management, including physical distribution, warehouse selection, material handling, packaging, order fulfillment, customer service, inventory management, receiving, production stores, returned goods, and technology.

(Online, start anytime)
In this course, you will learn how to design, plan, implement, and evaluate special events, including corporate meetings, weddings, parades, and festivals. You'll also gain insights into event management technology, career development, and venue selection.

(Online, start anytime)
Learn the fundamentals of brokering shipments, from its laws and terminology, setting up your own business, valuable tools, software, contracts, and forms used in the trade, to how to find shippers and do ratings.

(Online, Monthly)
Explores the science behind data-driven strategies for developing, managing, and converting sales leads and pipelines into revenue.

(Online, Monthly)
Learn all the critical areas required to effectively drive the productivity and capacity of a company’s selling resources by industry experts.

(Online, instructor-moderated)
This course reviews key aspects of supply chain management, including customer demand forecasting, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, capacity planning, and production activity control.

Online, start anytime courses with exam voucher

Online, start anytime courses with exam voucher

(Online, start anytime)
This course will train you as a life coach and teach you how to launch your own coaching practice. You will learn strategies for applying the ICF Core Competencies and become a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) upon course completion. Course includes exam voucher.

(Online, start anytime)
This course will provide you with the health, fitness, nutrition, and human movement knowledge needed to earn the NASM's Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) credential. Course includes exam voucher.