Professional Development

Our programs provide professionals, students and new college graduates with relevant non-credit professional development opportunities, including fast-track training in practical areas such as digital marketing.

In addition, we can customize courses for your organization and either come to your business or host your team on campus.

If you are interested in a professional development program but don’t see one listed here, please send us an email and let us know. We’re always looking to improve our list of offerings.

Business Succession Planning

The purpose of this course is to help business owners with the process of growing profitability and value by focusing on aligning business, personal and financial goals to maximize what they can harvest from the business they have built.

Rejuvenate Your Retirement

Rejuvenate Your Retirement®

Whether your objective is to become more active, give your life a new sense of purpose or make more informed financial decisions, Rejuvenate Your Retirement® has something for everyone. This comprehensive course covers key issues faced by retirees. Discover new ways to stay mentally, physically and socially active, and learn about important financial topics such as tax reduction planning, investment risk management, health care planning and estate planning.

Retirement planning

Retirement Planning Today ®

This course is designed to teach you how to build wealth and align your money with your values to accomplish your goals in life. Whether you plan to retire 20 years from now or have just recently retired, the information you learn in this class can deliver rewards throughout your lifetime.


Certified Global Business Professional

Become a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP). The College of Charleston is one of six NASBITE CGBP-accredited training programs available and has the largest number of CGBP-certified faculty members and trainers in the U.S. The two-day session, offered through the Global Business Resource Center, covers the four core knowledge areas tested in the national exam.

Global Logistics and Transportation Professional Development Program

Global Logistics and Transportation Professional Development Program

The Global Logistics and Transportation Professional Development Program is designed to provide practical knowledge and training in the many diverse areas of global logistics and transportation. For more information, email  Dr. Kent Gourdin or call him at 843.953.5327.

SHRM Essentials

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

Human resource issues impact every company in some way. That’s why it’s important to understand the fundamental issues surrounding HR today. SHRM, the leading global HR professional organization, has developed the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course, which teaches the HR knowledge, skills and competencies required for overall business success. Whether you are new to HR, or it’s one of the many roles you fulfill at your company, this course covers the key HR topics you need to know.

SHRM Summer Series

SHRM Summer Recertification Credit Series

Because the HR profession is constantly changing and evolving, it is important for certified professionals to continually update their HR competencies and knowledge. As part of our SHRM Summer Recertification Credit Series, we are offering the following courses: FMLA/Leave Management, Health and Welfare Plan Compliance Conditioning, and National Total Rewards Benchmarking Survey Data and Benefit Cost-Control Trends.