Corporate and Community Trainings

University College 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.


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.

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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:

  • Budgeting, Capital, & Finance
  • Communication
  • Content Marketing (Exploring Social Media)
  • Leadership, Management, and Business Innovation
  • RFP

You will also have the opportunity to engage in Individualized Executive Coaching with one of your instructors between June and October on a business need that you identify. 

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Led by Connecting for Children & Families (CCF) and supporting training providers like University College, 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. Through the completion of the program, students will receive a stackable certificate for each module.

NRI is actively recruiting for February/March programs, and interested students should contact NRI at their earliest opportunity. 

Link to Connecting for Children & Families and Northern Rhode Island Career Academy

This program covers different topics in the workforce such as:

  • Customer Service
  • Banking
  • Industry Basics
  • Sales
  • Soft Skills
  • Call Center

For more information, please contact Cynthia Lawlor from Connecting for Children & Families at 401.766.3384 ext. 225 or

Generations ( and RWU's University College offer 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 RWU's University College reserve the right to cancel any classes, at any time and for any reason, including due to low enrollment.

This program uses a co-teaching model in partnership with Providence Public Library, utilizing an ESL instructor as well as a technology/IT instructor.

Microsoft Office Specialist certification provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office Specialists have universal skills necessary for individuals to stand out and compete in the workforce. Holding an MOS certification can earn an entry level employee as much as $16,000 more in annual salary than un-certified peers. This exam guarantees that every certified user has demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.

University College, in partnership with NEIEP, has developed a comprehensive program consisting of non-credit courses and workshops specifically for elevator construction instructors. The program training institute is geared to improve their teaching ability for their apprentices and mechanics, not only for their benefit, but for the benefit of their employer and the industry.

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Roger Williams University & Providence Public Library offer FREE Data Navigators & Career Readiness classes on Zoom. 

Data Navigators: The course teaches participants to use data analysis and visualization to turn data into usable information. Data collection and
cleaning, advanced Excel, Tableau, and data visualization are covered in this program. Basic Excel skills are recommended to enroll.

Career Readiness: Instruction includes best practices for resume writing, cover letter writing, interviewing, establishing a positive digital footprint, and time management skills.

Data Navigators is equal to 2 college credits to UC/RWU*
Passing the excel exam equals 1 college credit to UC/RWU*

Monday & Wednesdays
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Cohort 1)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Cohort 2)
February 23 - June 29, 2022

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Providence Public Library
Text: (508) - 964 - 3337

*Credits based upon standardized credit documentation and do not count towards the residency requirement at UC/RWU

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