Online Training Courses and Programs Help Workers and Employers During Pandemic

ROGERS, Ark. – Registration is open for fall online training classes through University of Arkansas Professional and Workforce Development. Professional and Workforce Development provides quality online training classes and workshops virtually during this time of social distancing.

"U of A Professional and Workforce Development is excited to offer new courses and workshops in an online format that will allow you to advance your career and social distance at the same time," Nicole Zimmerman, marketing and education specialist for Professional and Workforce Development, said. "The fall lineup offers options of live-instructor led programs and self-paced courses."

Featured online training programs and courses include:

  • COVID-19 and the History of Pandemics — Online, on-demand. Each of six modules explore the impact of a pandemic, including COVID-19, and how those pandemics altered the course of history. The cost is $25 per module.

  • 2020 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP / SHRM-SCP — Online, live stream and recorded sessions. This 15-week program runs 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Aug. 27. Prepare for SHRM certification exams to help establish yourself as a globally recognized human resource expert. The cost is $1,300.

  • Free Webinar Series — Online, live stream beginning Sept. 3. Register for free, one-hour sessions on various topics, ranging from software basics to personal and professional improvement.

  • Innovative Management Series — Online, live stream on Sept. 18. New and experienced managers can explore best practices and the practical 'how to' of management. The cost is $199.

  • APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Exam Prep Course — Tuesday evenings, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22 through Dec. 8. Gain premier certification for end-to-end supply chain management. The cost is $1,699.

  • Product Management Training — Online, instructor led, 10 Thursday sessions from 8 to 9 a.m. from Oct. 1 to Dec. 3. This practical program helps management acquire skills and competencies to define, develop and launch products, services and features. The cost is $1,299.

  • NN/g User Experience (UX) Certification Program — Online and live stream sessions from Oct. 2 through Nov. 13. This five-day workshop prepares you for exams to earn UX certification from Nielsen Norman Group. Register for all five workshop sessions for $1,999. Previous UX attendees can register for individual sessions for $399 each.

  • IT Readiness Program — Six-month program begins Oct. 12. Earn entry-level certifications in front-end, back-end, and Java development. The cost is $2,999.

More Training Options

U of A Professional and Workforce Development has temporarily shifted face-to-face training courses to online delivery to align with the U of A's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All professional and workforce development classes, conferences and workshops for fall 2020 will be offered online. For a complete listing of courses, please visit the U of A Professional and Workforce Development website.

Customized Training

Businesses and organizations can get training customized to fit specific needs. Get an initial needs assessment meeting at no cost to help identify needs and to craft solutions. Qualified companies may be eligible for grants to offset training costs.

For more information on these or other Professional and Workforce Development classes, contact the Rogers office at or 855-402-3300.

About University of Arkansas Professional and Workforce Development: University of Arkansas Professional and Workforce Development, a division of the Global Campus, is a hub for professional and workforce development programs. The Global Campus provides expertise in developing and delivering both academic and training courses and provides instructional design services, media production and assistance with program planning and marketing.


Nicole Zimmerman, marketing and education specialist
U of A Professional and Workforce Development


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