Professional Development with No Limits


Corporate and Industry Education Program Companies who seek tailored, relevant, results-oriented professional development for their employees are turning to Northwood’s Corporate and Industry Education program.

The sky’s the limit in terms of options and opportunities for this program, which is why hundreds of employers have worked with Northwood to create custom designed learning opportunities for their workers. This adult-centered program promotes critical thinking skills and personal effectiveness – while emphasizing the importance of ethics and individual responsibility.

“An exciting aspect of our Corporate and Industry Education program is that we customize programs to meet specific business and educational goals. Our aim is to make employee development meaningful, doable, and an investment in the future,” said Timothy G. Nash, senior vice president, Strategic and Corporate Alliances, and director, The McNair Center. “We’ve successfully presented a variety of learning opportunities, from leadership seminars to master’s degree programs. The difference we offer is a world of educational opportunities with no limits.”

Empowering Employees

As many companies and organizations have discovered, education empowers employees and adds value in today’s competitive marketplace. The Corporate and Industry Education program works with individual businesses and groups to develop targeted educational opportunities that create a more knowledgeable and agile workforce to meet these ever-changing demands.

Companies and organizations in banking, healthcare, insurance, commerce industries and many others have partnered with Northwood to offer their employees learning experiences through:

  • ADULT DEGREE PROGRAMS tailored for adult learners who typically have full-time jobs
  • EXECUTIVE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS, including courses, seminars, and longer programs available in several formats, including online and onsite
  • TRADITIONAL GRADUATE DEGREES to earn master of business administration and master of science degrees

Ways to Grow

Like its partners and their employees, Northwood welcomes growth. The Corporate and Industry Education program embraces new directions and topics that enhance learning and challenge the status quo. In addition, Northwood’s professional development opportunities build employee dedication and motivation by enhancing job satisfaction, improving performance, strengthening teamwork, and developing leadership skills.

“Business is dynamic, so our business education needs to be too,” Nash said. “We know employee education strengthens the workforce, encourages innovative thinking, and advances an organization’s goals. Our programs are designed to help enable that success."

GM Retail Professional Development Advanced Learning Programs

Northwood University and General Motors have created an effective partnership that is revving employee potential in the automotive retail industry. Northwood’s customized and comprehensive program to specifically meet the needs and goals of GM’s dealerships helps develop future leaders. Curricula are designed to help GM dealership employees learn, grow, and actively apply their education to careers in the retail environment.

professionaldevelopment_photo1Business Ethics Highlighted at Leadership 2.0

Leadership 2.0 presented by Northwood’s University of the Aftermarket is the industry's go to educational program designed to develop visionary aftermarket executives. Students represent an array of aftermarket companies at all levels of the industry. In August, the first session of Leadership 2.0 put business ethics in the spotlight. Guest speaker David Bazetta discussed the ways that business success and business ethics are compatible and essential to building trust and relationships.