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Tailored Education to Meet Your Needs

Customized Executive and Professional Education Programs For Organizations

Create Meaningful Change in Your Organization

Expand the knowledge and leadership capacity within your organization to address today’s business challenges and make the most of tomorrow’s opportunities. Collaborate with St. Thomas Executive and Professional Education to develop targeted learning solutions for your organization. We have a proven reputation for designing and delivering customized educational solutions that help organizations improve their performance, results and success.

Partner with St. Thomas to deliver a uniquely tailored program to your employees on our campus or brought to your location. Our customized programs:

  • Offer both rigor and relevance
  • Provide instructors who combine research, scholarship and practice
  • Use adult-learning principles to maximize learning
  • Deliver customized, flexible formats to best fit your schedule

Your custom program draws upon the expertise of our faculty, the skills of our custom education team and the input of key leaders in your organization. Together, we develop and deliver content that is not only relevant, but also has immediate application on-the-job.


Andrew Claude

Director of Business Development
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Phone Number
(651) 962-4614

“It was absolutely the right decision for us to make. We couldn’t have gotten this anywhere else. Our decision to be here on campus in a [St. Thomas] class room for this experience, has probably been one of the most important decisions I’ve made as the C.E.O. of the company in the past 21 years. And I really think for those that are going to come behind me to lead this organization, I think there will be a day when they say ‘that was the best decision that you have ever made.’”

Phil Harrington, President and CEO, Kuder, Inc.

How We Customize Your Program

Our first step is to complete a thorough needs assessment through comprehensive discussions with key organizational leaders. By asking questions and doing a lot of listening, we will clarify your business and learning objectives to ensure your custom learning solution is targeted and effective.

Next, we work together to co-create a learning solution that addresses your organization’s talent development needs or team challenges. St. Thomas faculty and staff use their expertise and your input to develop a rigorous, flexible and relevant curriculum that fits your business environment. To ensure direct performance improvement, our programs always maximize “applied knowledge” opportunities with hands-on exercises and real-world examples.

The level of customization your program receives depends upon your unique needs and can fall anywhere between the following ends of a custom program continuum:

  • Limited Customization: We infuse an existing Executive Education program with your company’s examples and processes to enhance abilities and improve performance.
  • Significant Customization: Company leaders and key stakeholders are deeply involved in creating and delivering an exclusive program to achieve specific business objectives.

Your learning venue can be on campus, at your organization or an off-site location. Wherever you meet, our instructors employ proven adult-learning principles that produce optimal educational outcomes. A dedicated program manager provides exceptional logistical support to ensure all your needs and expectations are met.

Because we value agility, your participants’ learning and classroom experience is regularly measured against your learning objectives. This allows us to make modifications as needed to ensure excellence and quality. Our end goal is to deliver high-quality learning aimed at helping participants return to their desks with information they can apply immediately.

Throughout the process, we encourage you to support your custom program with:

  • Senior management sponsorship and involvement
  • Messages from leadership that demonstrate how the program is linked to the company’s business priorities
  • Clear communication of participant expectations prior to, during and after the educational experience
  • Ongoing reinforcement after the program plus opportunities for participants to use the new skills, behaviors and knowledge in everyday responsibilities
  • Executive coaching to support and sustain behavioral change

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Find out how our Executive and Professional Education offerings can help you develop your team and strengthen your organization.
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