Corporate and Community Partnership Training

University's College's Center for Workforce & Professional Development (CWPD) partners with businesses and organizations to develop custom training and education programs that prepare your workforce and leadership team to drive growth and scale success.

We provide custom courses that are contextualized and targeted to meet your business needs in this ever-changing, complex, technologically driven business world. Our staff works as an extension of your human resources departments to assist in meeting your professional development and educational goals. Our programs are flexible, industry-driven, and can be delivered online, in-person at your location or on our Providence campus. They can also be a hybrid service delivery model, depending on your needs.

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We can offer customized professional development and education in the following areas:

  • Maximizing the talent of your incumbent workers
  • Developing a pipeline of potential talent to fill a new position
  • Onboarding new employees
  • Teaching a new skill, competency or technology
  • Providing leadership development for the middle management in your organization (supervisors and directors)
  • Providing training on critical management issues to develop the capacity of senior executives
  • Coaching at all levels of the business or organization

Regardless of your educational goals, we design our custom training or education programs to be competency-based, incorporating pre-and post-assessments to capture impact around your learning goals. We work diligently to ensure that our programs are responsive to enterprise needs by aligning the appropriate expert or practitioner for your industry or competency area. Our staff and faculty develop a contextualized curriculum that is culturally relevant, and we have some faculty who are able to deliver programs in Spanish.

CVS Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers

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The purpose of this training series is to educate and develop personal and professional relationships within the diverse supplier and partnership environment. Business owners and executives will be able to learn and educate themselves on the values and competencies held by CVS Health. We believe this training will give business executives the knowledge, skills and abilities to flourish within their industry. We are requesting submissions from diverse suppliers who are looking for an opportunity to showcase their company and who wish to develop a relationship with a Fortune company. The curriculum for this hybrid online and in-person flexible executive training program was established based on the following: CVS Health's direct mission, vision and core values support educating the diversity supplier community, with an aim of increasing the success of the diversity-based businesses; Feedback is given to CVS Health from selected national diversity chamber and council leaders regarding the mission and values of a diverse business.  The chosen national diversity leaders include several advocacy groups. Feedback is given by previous students who have completed and been successful with Roger Williams University Center for Workforce & Professional Development executive and administrative series training programs. The curriculum of the CVS Health Executive Learning Series will address the following topics: Company Financing & RFPs; Leadership, Management & Business Innovation; Human Resources & Communications. You will also have the opportunity to engage in Individualized Executive Coaching with one of your instructors between July and November on a business need that you identify. Additionally, suppliers will benefit from an initial coaching session with a member of the CVS Health Procurement team.

Real Jobs RI - NRI Career Academy

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Led by Connecting Children & Families (CCF) and supporting training providers like the CWPD, the Northern Rhode Island Career Academy (NRI Career Academy) meets industry-defined needs for qualified candidates for entry level jobs in banks, credit unions, insurance, call centers and bookkeeping/accounting. This program covers different topics in the workforce such as customer service, banking, industry basics, sales, soft skills and call center training. Through the completion of the program, students will receive a stackable certificate for each module.

Generations - Medication Aide Program

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Generations and the RWU UC Center for Workforce & Professional Development offers a Certified Medication Technician (CMT) Training, licensed by the RI Department of Health. CNAs holding a current RI state license have the opportunity to obtain their medical administration certification over a period of fifteen (15) weeks, an accelerated eight (8)-week course or a two (2) week daytime class, depending on availability. This program is licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health and meets all necessary requirements and guidelines. Generations and Roger Williams University UC reserve the right to cancel any classes, at any time and for any reason, including due to low enrollment.

FUSE

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This program contains a comprehensive training institute for educator fellows so they can deepen both their content knowledge and their skills and practices for supporting Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in their use of blended learning practices. Through the completion of this program, fellows will: develop comfort and competence with data collection protocols and communication and problem-solving skills through direct LEA support; demonstrate proficiency in the aggregation and analyzation of LEA data in order to identify statewide trends; support LEA in the development of an action plan in identified focus areas; deepend knowledge of emergin best practices and resources for blended and personalized learning; identify and communicate early implementation successes and pressure points to LEA; faciliatate cross-LEA visit, information sharing and/or partnership; collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to demonstrate LEA progress; and plan for extending and sharing their blended learning expertise in home/sending LEA. To learn more information, go to https://fuseri.highlanderinstitute.org/.

NEACTC

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RWU's CWPD collaborates with the New England Association of City and Town Clerks ("NEACTC") in the form of non-credit courses and workshops such as: Cybercrimes and Security & Social Media, Thriving in a Multi-Generational Workforce, and Disciplined Equity: Building the Bridge for All to Cross. This event touches upon several important topics that are relative to all city and town employees. The topics for these workshops change annually according to the needs of the NEACTC. The CWPD can offer a wide array of workshops tailored to each organization and partner's needs.

RIASBO

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This program covers a variety of different topics to maximize your listening, communication and leadership skills. Whether you write memos, letters, reports, proposals, manuals, performance reviews or personnel reviews, we offer practical tips for producing professional-looking business documents. Learn the importance of writing for a specific audience and making the purpose and call to action clear. Review writing strategies for routine, persuasive, negative news, and personal messages. Walk through today’s most challenging executive communication scenarios, learn the most effective techniques and successfully influence stakeholders to the highest levels. We are presently in an era where customer service/engagement is becoming the breaking symbol of success or failure for any entity, particularly those that serve the public. Customer service is no longer a matter of mere technical proficiency rather it is a combination of technical expertise, the ability to manage both information and people, and efficient communication by building greater customer connections at every point of the customer interaction. In this course, you'll explore the elements of a high-retention organization and the procedure for implementing a successful retention strategy. This course also covers employee engagement, including identifying and enhancing engagement drivers, measuring engagement, and executing an engagement strategy.

REAL Jobs RI - West Elmwood

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The training program will help small construction businesses gain critical management skills allowing them to increase their capacity, business acumen and growth potential. Key focus areas of the program include: Client Management: Learn how to better negotiate contracts and develop key relationships to sustain and improve your business; Manage client and vendor expectation and needs using the latest software tools. Business Development: Develop a plan for your business and a strategy to market and promote your business. Develop networking skills to help build your contacts and awareness. Business Administration: Gain valuable skills that will equip you to manage key activities such as invoicing, accounting, payroll, contract management, insurance and bonding and negotiation to help your business capacity. Project Management: Learn how to plan for your resources and bid on jobs so that you can increase your capacity and win more bids! Legal and Contract Management: Become more skilled at reading and negotiating contracts to better your business. Mentorship: Gain guidance from Key Large construction companies.  Learn how to leverage best practices from industry experts to success. Build lasting building relationships with other successful companies in the construction field.

RIBEST Microsoft Office Specialist

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The training program will help small construction businesses gain critical management skills allowing them to increase their capacity, business acumen and growth potential. Key focus areas of the program include: Client Management: Learn how to better negotiate contracts and develop key relationships to sustain and improve your business; Manage client and vendor expectation and needs using the latest software tools. Business Development: Develop a plan for your business and a strategy to market and promote your business. Develop networking skills to help build your contacts and awareness. Business Administration: Gain valuable skills that will equip you to manage key activities such as invoicing, accounting, payroll, contract management, insurance and bonding and negotiation to help your business capacity. Project Management: Learn how to plan for your resources and bid on jobs so that you can increase your capacity and win more bids! Legal and Contract Management: Become more skilled at reading and negotiating contracts to better your business. Mentorship: Gain guidance from Key Large construction companies.  Learn how to leverage best practices from industry experts to success. Build lasting building relationships with other successful companies in the construction field.

Learn more about how the Center for Workforce & Professional Development (CWPD) can support your workforce needs.