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Professional Development

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Illinois Institute of Technology's Office of Professional Development (OPD) delivers engaging, hands-on training delivered by the experts in the field.  Whether we are training management or entry level employees, all levels in your organization will benefit from our training.  Employee training improves employee morale, productivity, performance management, product quality, and employee retention.

Communication skills, attitude, work ethic, and effective time management are just a few of the skills you need for a successful career, and these are just a few of the many areas we can help develop your employees and help them excel in your organization. Great customer service, conflict management and creative problem-solving are crucial elements to your organization’s reputation. Not only will you notice, but more importantly, your customers will notice.

OPD offers training in Leadership Development, Time Management, Conflict Management, Customer Service, Sales, Negotiating, Public Speaking, and many other topics to help in the development of your organization’s most important asset – your employees. We will tailor the courses to meet the needs of YOUR organization!

A sampling of the professional development programs we have recently delivered, most being one day courses delivered on-site:

  • Super-worker to Supervisor Workshop
  • Sexual Harassment Awareness
  • Negotiating & Communicating Effectively
  • Establishing Business Driving Employment
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Technical Writing
  • Creating Breakthrough Innovation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Preventing Harassment, Dealing with Difficult People, Building Diversity and Team Work
  • Competency Modeling
  • Leadership Development
  • Business Writing
  • Global Finance & Investment Strategy
  • AutoCAD
  • ITIL
  • Arc Flash
  • Electrical Training – Short Circuit Analysis, Print & Schematic Reading, Troubleshooting, and Transformers
  • Kent Law English Program
  • Technology for Teachers
  • Electric Compatibility Engineering
  • HVAC Commissioning

These courses are designed for corporate groups. 

For additional details or to arrange training, please contact our Program Manager, Mary LaFleur, at (630) 682-6030 or mlafleur@iit.edu.