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Concordia University Irvine’s School of Professional Studies Announces its New Dale Carnegie Certificate Program

Concordia University Irvine’s School of Professional Studies Announces its New Dale Carnegie Certificate Program


IRVINE, Calif. (February 5, 2014) – Concordia University Irvine’s School of Professional Studies is now offering training certificates for working professionals who want to bring relevant business skills to their workplace. The six certificate programs offered are provided through a partnership with Dale Carnegie Training and offers the same caliber of education of the university level courses, but tailored for busy professionals.

Dale Carnegie Training Certificate Programs Offered:

  • Organizational Development
  • Professional Sales and Marketing
  • Management and Leadership
  • Healthcare Leadership – healthcare certificate level I
  • Healthcare Practice Management – healthcare certificate, level II
  • Healthcare Management – healthcare certificate, level III

“Certificate programs are designed for people who really want to advance their skills,” said Dr. Doug Grove, Assistant Provost for Concordia University Irvine. “They want the opportunity to move up in their organizations and also the opportunity to be better contributors in the workplace.”

Paul Marquardt, Associate Dean of the School of Professional Studies, said of the new program, “This provides professionals with a basis and foundation that they can use to advance their careers and immediately give back to their companies in terms of their productivity levels.”

The Dale Carnegie Certificate Programs will help managers boost training and proficiency for their employees and conversely, help employees be more marketable in their careers. They are flexible and tailor-made programs focused on industry-specific skills, emphasizing practical strengths as well as universal business skills. After you identify your needs as an employee or business, you choose the industry- or profession-specific certificate that best fits. Then, you will tailor your individual courses to have the greatest impact. 

The course process occurs within two components:

  1. Dale Carnegie courses are offered locally in a physical classroom environment.
  2. Concordia courses delivered through Concordia University Irvine in either a physical classroom or an online course, or a combination (hybrid course format). 

These course delivery styles ensure that you (or your team) are able to complete the certificate coursework without sacrificing current jobs and personal obligations.


"We are very excited about our relationship with Concordia University – Irvine,” said Thomas Otley, Senior Vice President of Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc. “Concordia University and Dale Carnegie each have an excellent reputation for delivering high quality education. The Dale Carnegie - Concordia University partnership will provide business professionals an array of Professional Development Certificate programs that will accelerate their success and help them achieve their career goals."


About Dale Carnegie Training®

Dale Carnegie Training® partners with middle market and large corporations as well as organizations to produce measurable business results by improving the performance of employees with emphasis on leadership skills, sales, team building and interpersonal relations, customer service, public speaking and presentations and other essential management skills. The courses are available in 30 languages throughout the world; they cover the entire United States and reach over 85 countries. Approximately eight million people throughout the world have experienced Dale Carnegie Training®, and includes 400 of the Fortune 500 companies as its clients. Dale Carnegie Training® was recently included in the prominent list of 20 companies as one of the Top Leadership Training Companies by In honor of its 100th Anniversary, Dale Carnegie Training® commissioned an extensive study on Employee Engagement in the United States. The study, which unearthed vital factors that contribute to workplace success in relation to engaged employees, establishes the emotions of enthusiasm, empowerment, inspiration and confidence integral to positive engagement.

Dale Carnegie’s corporate training specialists work with individuals, groups and organizations to design solutions that unleash your employees’ potential, enabling your organization to reach the next level of performance. Dale Carnegie Training® offers public courses, seminars and workshops, as well as in-house customized training, corporate assessments, online learning and one-on-one coaching.

About Concordia University Irvine

Concordia University Irvine prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. Concordia University Irvine offers undergraduate,graduate, doctoral, and adult degree programs in a beautiful Southern California location, with online and regional cohort options. Concordia’s undergraduate program is distinctive among universities in California because of its nationally recognized Core Curriculum, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone."

Concordia is a U.S.News Top Tier Regional University and has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest growing private nonprofit master's institutions. Concordia University Irvine enrolls over 4,000 students.

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