University of Southern Indiana

Business and Professional Programs

Professional Development - Knowledge for Life
Are you ready to change jobs or thinking about changing companies? How can you make yourself more valuable and marketable in the workplace? Whether you need to develop skills to advance in your current role or to move to another position, USI is here to guide and support you in taking the next step. We offer noncredit courses for professionals including supervisors and managers in all industries, as well as accountants, human resource professionals, engineers, project managers, maintenance managers and more.

Facilitators and Instructors
Adult learners demand professional instructors with real-world experience. Our facilitators and instructors are leaders in their fields who share their experiences and provide coaching to class participants. Our team members hold appropriate national certfications and are lifelong learners themselves, prepared to bring the most current information to the classroom

Networking and Interaction
Classes are structured to allow for small group interaction and professional networking,particularly valuable to those in certification exam prep courses.

USI alumni receive a 10% discount on most courses, except when noted otherwise. Some courses carry other discounts as stated in course descriptions.

Continuing Education Credits
USI is an approved provider of continuing education hours for many professions and can offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for all programs. Check with your professional organization for more information.

Featured program


Using the Power of Acknowledgement® to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results

Effective leaders must find ways to enhance people's level of engagement, commitment and support, especially during the difficult periods that all organizations sometimes face.  Grateful leaders can tap into the power of personal commitment and dedication by acknowledging people in a authentic and heartfelt manner.  Those leaders who model true acknowledgement behavior will inspire others to do the same and to want to dramatially increase their levels of contribution to the organization, making the power of acknowledgement transformational. 

Upon completion of the symposium, participants will be able to understand and develop the capability to act upon the need for Grateful Leadership in the workplace; overcome the barriers to using acknowledgement; demonstrate the language and subtleties of authentic and heartfelt acknowledgement behavior; describe the Seven Principles of Acknowledgement of High-Interest Benefits in the context of the participant's personal leadership styles; and describe how to coach teams, managers, and other corporate stakeholders in using Grateful Leadership to produce breakthrough results.

Please note:  while a part of our Project Management series, the Grateful Leadership programs are applicable across all areas of management.

Presented by: Judith W. Umlas, senior vice president, International Institute for Learning, Inc. Ms. Umlas is an author, trainer, publisher, and speaker with more than 30 years professional experience.  Her workshops have a loyal following of repeat clients including Fortune 500 companies, universities and government agencies.  

NO. PM901A - 
Executive Breakfast Briefing: Tuesday, September 9, 8 to 10 a.m., 2 PDUs
Briefing: $35 until September 3, $45 thereafter

NO. PM901B-
Professional Practitioner Symposium: Wednesday, September 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 PDUs
Symposium: $249 until September 3, $259 thereafter

Location for both: USI University Center, Carter Hall 

Special rates are available for PMI members, fulltime students, veterans, federal employees and groups of 3 or more. Contact executive director of USI Continuing and Professional Education, at 812-464-1932 for details.



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