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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Moving Off the Diversity Plateau to Equity & Inclusion | March 2023 Expert Insights Webinar

While the “D” in DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) gets the most attention, the “EI” (Equity and Inclusion) are fundamental for creating an environment that supports diversity. Whether you’re a supervisor, HR leader, or just wanting to increase your DEI knowledge, this webinar will be useful for you!

The Risk Register | May 2023 Expert Insights Webinar

Learn how and when to use a risk register. Stop spending your whole day on analyzing risk and determine when to move those risk decisions from being automatic to being calculated.


Steps to Combat Perfectionism, Reduce the Overwhelm, and Find Balance: When is Good, Good Enough for You and Your Team?

This course is for all levels of leaders (formal and informal), project managers, supervisors, managers, business architects, HR leaders and C-Suite.

April 19
9:30 – 11:30 am

Price:  $55.00 per participant
Early Bird Registration: $45.00 per participant (ends March 24)


Who’s Sitting at Your Table?

By: Destyn Land, M.Ed.   Imagine that you were personally invited to a dinner party hosted by one of your favorite celebrities (for me this would be the late Chadwick Boseman). Upon your arrival, you realize the table you were assigned to sit at has seats that you do not fit in comfortably. Because you’re [...]

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

When we think about our work lives, and the way that we engage with our colleagues, I imagine most of us (including me) would ask, “What’s love got to do with it?”

Welcome Destyn Land – new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Specialist

IPD is pleased to announce Destyn Land as the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Specialist for the Institute for Professional Development.

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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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