Leadership Customized Training Including Business Architecture Certification

Professionals learn practical, in-demand business skills through high quality interactive courses offered by the Metropolitan State University Institute for Professional Development.

Business Architecture Certification


Business Architect Certificate

The first and only University program of its kind in the Midwest, Business Architect Training teaches the understanding of organizations, preparation for the affects of change, and how to know when it is time to adjust a business model. 

*Courses offered online and in-person

Customized Training

Increase employee skill and knowledge, enjoy better communication, and retain your talented workforce with Customized Training.

Our training focuses on applicable and relevant skills that empower participants to immediately apply their new knowledge, tools, and techniques to careers.

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Watch Your Mouth! (Navigating Inclusive Language in the Workplace) | September 2023 Expert Insights Webinar

Explore why inclusive language is critical across all facets of the employee life cycle and learn how inclusive language can transform your workplace culture in meaningful ways.

Using Architectural Value Streams to Center the People We Serve | October 2023 Expert Insights Webinar

Learn more about value streams role and position in the larger business architecture framework. Enjoy real-life examples drawn from work transforming Minnesota’s human service delivery system.


Practicing What We Preach

Every 3 years or so, IPD uses tools to check in with its customized training clients. This article discusses some of the tools we teach and use while sharing the results of our most recent survey.

Public Sector Hiring Challenges (and Solutions)- Part 2: Disrupt and Innovate

Ignite a spark for the Minnesota Public Sector to collectively promote ourselves as a great career option! Be disruptive and innovative with these links to organizations and events.

Public Sector Hiring Challenges (and Solutions)

While almost every industry sector is suffering with the challenge of the Great Resignation, public sector is suffering more than others. Learn six Talent-Recruiting Actions to Find Public Sector Employees in Minnesota

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We build and deliver customized training that can be taught out of our beautiful and convenient St Paul classrooms or at your organization.

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Classes are offered in a workshop-style atmosphere- which means: no tests to take, no papers to write, and no grades to stress about.   Instead, there are interactive activities, meaningful discussions, application of life experiences, and networking opportunities.

Our instructors use case studies and focus on what happens in the workplace rather than what happens in a text book.  They have worked or are currently working in roles within the industry that you are learning about; so they understand challenges and want to facilitate a learning experience students will find useful and enjoy.

Metropolitan State Institute for Professional Development does not currently have public seat-based classes running due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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