Join us for CERTIFIED Academy: Business

Last week, we announced our new CERTIFIED Academy program. We’re so excited to kick off 2023 with our CERTIFIED Academy: Business course. If you prepare the next generation of business professionals, then CERTIFIED Academy: Business is the course for you. 

What is CERTIFIED Academy: Business?

CERTIFIED Academy: Business is an immersive online professional development program for business educators. This is your chance to learn from your fellow business educators and industry professionals and, if you opt for the paid access, certify your own skills.

From now until March, we’ll be hosting training sessions to help you learn from business education experts and industry professionals. Discover new ways of teaching, and dive into available resources for your classroom. Plus, those who register will receive a professional development certificate, allowing you to demonstrate the hours you spent learning and growing through CERTIFIED Academy.

Keep scrolling to see the full line-up below.

Webinar Schedule

The Four Cs of Workforce Readiness

In this session, sponsored by the Communication Skills for Business program, we’ll dive into the 4 Cs: Communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. Veteran educator, Jennifer Stubblefield, will share her decades of experience teaching these valuable soft skills, and how to create projects that nurture these workforce-demanded competencies.

Date: January 25, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
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The Benefits of Project Management Skills

A report issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI) found that there will be a demand for 25 million project management professionals globally by 2030. That translates to roughly 2.3 million new project management positions a year.

In this session, sponsored by the PMI Project Management ReadyTM program, experts will discuss the value of project management skills for today’s students. Whether your students aspire to a career in project management or not, find out how they can benefit from project management teaching.

Date: February 1, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
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Entrepreneurship Education and the Great Unknown

Dell Technologies and the Institute for the Future published a report on the future of work. According to their report, 85 percent of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. Preparing students for a workforce that is virtually unknown can be daunting. By preparing students to be entrepreneurs, you’re preparing students to manage the unknown successfully.

In this session, sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Small Business program, experts from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship discuss how to ensure tomorrow's leaders are prepared with the toolkit they need to navigate tomorrow’s competitive landscape.

Date: February 8, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
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Lessons Learned from Entrepreneurs

With National Entrepreneurship Week happening February 11-18th, it’s time we celebrate the entrepreneurs. Help inspire your students to become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. In our second webinar sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Small Business program, we’ll be sitting down with a panel of entrepreneurs. We’ll talk about their experience starting their own businesses, the lessons they’ve learned, what they wish they’d done differently, and how educators can spark the entrepreneurial fire in their classrooms.

Date: February 15, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
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Establishing Career Pathways

What are your students’ dream jobs? Maybe cybersecurity, drone programming, web development, or video game design? Your students have that dream job in mind, but do they know the steps they need to take to get there? Find out how you can give students a clear road map to follow their passions and achieve career success.

Date: February 22, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
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Giving Students a Strong Digital Foundation

Technology is a part of our everyday lives and understanding how to function in environments that require the use of computers, and the Internet is more critical now than ever before. So, whether your students plan to pursue a career in IT, or simply become more effective with technology, building a strong digital foundation is the place to start.

In this session, sponsored by the IC3 Digital Literacy certification program, we’ll learn from educators about how to help students learn digital basics, and what students need to master before they can successfully expand their digital skillset.

Date: March 1, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
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Preparing Students for Careers in Accounting and Finance

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting higher than average growth in accounting and finance positions in the coming decade. In fact, over 715,000 openings are predicted in the business and finance sphere between now and 2031. With such strong growth (and earning potential), it’s no wonder educators want to prepare students for jobs in accounting in finance.

Join this Intuit certification sponsored session to talk with accounting educators and professionals about the skills most in demand in the finance industry, and how to help students be prepared for the workforce.

Date: March 8, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
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Learning Outcomes Panel

Employers in every industry want a skilled workforce that is “tomorrow ready.” Employers emphasize the need for employees with specific foundational skills, including digital literacy, competence in Microsoft Office, and the capability to communicate effectively. In this session, we’ll discuss how to map your curriculum and courses to the skills demanded by today’s employers. Give your students the skills for success in any workplace.

Date: March 15, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
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Partnering with Business

Most high school students can’t say their after-school job is Network Administrator, or Systems Administrator. But wouldn’t it be amazing to give them that experience? In this session, we will learn from education experts about how to partner with businesses to give your students real-world work experience. We’ll discuss why and how to build a bridge between classrooms and the workforce, how to create a business advisory board, and how the bridge between the classroom and the workforce can impact your students.

Date: March 22, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET
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MOS in Adult Education and Higher Education

In the US over 1.17 million jobs request Microsoft Office skills. If you work with students in higher education or job switchers, preparing your learners with these skills is crucial to their future job search and career success. During this session, sponsored by the Microsoft Office Specialist program, we’ll be talking with educators who work with adult and collegiate learners. We’ll discuss how to successfully establish a Microsoft Office Specialist certification program at your institution.

Date: March 29, 2023
Time: 4 PM ET

Don’t worry if one of the dates or times listed won’t work with your schedule. Register for CERTIFIED Academy and you’ll get first access to a recorded presentation to view on your own time. We can’t wait to learn with all of you!