Ready to enhance your career with professional development? The Center for Professional Development at the University of Denver serves educators, clinicians, techies, small business owners, social change advocates, and organizations wanting to develop and deliver innovative professional development for their teams. See the upcoming professional development opportunities below:

Leading from Within – June 17 from 8:00 am -4:00 pm
This personal empowerment program is designed to help you become the leader you were meant to be in all facets of your life. With a combination of inspirational concepts and discussions, self-reflective exercises, powerful outdoor activities, and a support group to help you succeed. You will walk away from this workshop with a renewed sense of purpose, passion and motivation to lead. Learn more here.

Storytelling for Business featuring Kyle Dyer – June 20 and June 27
In today’s competitive marketplace, it can be hard for a business to stand out, particularly amidst the noise of social media, email blasts, pop-up windows, television commercials, magazine ads, street-corner sign holders and in-app teasers. How does a business truly get noticed – and remembered – by the people it’s trying to serve? Join former 9News anchor and small-business owner Kyle Dyer as she introduces you to the power of storytelling and how it can take your business from obscurity to profitability. Learn more here.

Photoshop for Enthusiasts and Entrepreneurs– June 24 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Adobe Photoshop proficiency is essential for 21st century photographers, professionals and amateurs alike. And, if you’re using photography in your business marketing efforts (even if you’re taking photos on a cell phone), you’ll want to understand Photoshop, too. In this workshop, learn Photoshop basics including crop, retouch and color correct, and resize your images or changes their resolutions. Also, get an introduction to advanced techniques like masking, merging and working in layers. Sign up today!

Build a Computer with Raspberry Pi – June 24 from 8:00 am -1:00 pm
STEM and industry professionals will teach students how to design and build a working computer and browser using Raspberry Pi, that could serve as both a home-use device for enthusiasts, and/or a professional development experience for teachers who would like to do this demonstration in their own STEM classroom. Details here.

Learn to Code: Introduction to Arduino Programming – June 24 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
If you’ve ever wanted to figure out how to turn on your coffee maker with your smartphone, or create a moisture sensor for your house plants – here’s your opportunity! This workshop will first introduce you to the emerging world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how micro-controllers are increasingly embedded in the world around us. Then, learn how Arduino will change the way you live, work and play in the 21st century as you explore concepts of Arduino as an open-source programming language and hardware platform, also examining how it is used in microprocessors. Learn more here.

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