Center for Professional Development

Center for Professional Development

For more than 20 years, the Center for Professional Development has been a catalyst for business innovation and career advancement in Northwest Indiana.

From business consulting to professional certifications and training programs for small businesses, we offer affordable, high-quality programs to transform your professional success.


Join us for a FREE webinar series addressing workplace laws in the COVID-19 environment.

Designed with small business owners, employers, and human resources professionals in mind, the webinars are being presented via Zoom by senior partners Jim Jorgensen and Joe Jaskowiak from the law firm Hoeppner, Wagner and Evans.

All sessions take place from noon to 12:45 p.m. and cover the following topics:

 July 8  

  • Worker Safety
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

July 16  

  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
  • Wage and Hour

 July 22 -  Register here for July 22 session

  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Technology

 July 30 -  Register here for July 30 session

  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)​


Professional Certifications

From software training for administrative professionals to process improvement courses for managers and teams, the Center for Professional Development is the region’s best choice for professional certifications.

New courses are starting soon!

The Center for Professional Development is a win-win for both employer and employee.

Michael Suggs, NIPSCO

Office Hours

Monday ‑ Friday: 8:30 a.m. ‑ 5:00 p.m.

Phone Number

(219) 980-6910

Fax Number

(219) 980-6916

Email Address

Mailing Address

IU Northwest
Center for Professional Development
Dunes Medical / Professional Building, Room 1157
3400 Broadway
Gary, Indiana 46408

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