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Employer Partnerships

UCMs workforce development team collaborates with corporate partners to assist in employee talent development through customized training and pre-packaged workshops.

Learning and Performance Consultant Methodology

The Process

University of Central Missouri through Extended Studies’ Professional Education can design and deliver custom learning solutions for teams, departments, and organizations, enabling them to meet their existing and emerging needs. Leveraging the full resources of the University, our training and education programs offer an effective means to develop new capabilities, improve performance, and gain efficiencies.

UCM’s approach to designing customized curriculum puts the desired training outcomes of our client organizations at the forefront. To establish outcomes and provide a matrix to ensure training needs are met, UCM facilitates a kick off meeting to create a pre-survey needs assessment to identify skills gaps and build a roadmap for training success using the New World Kirkpatrick Model.  Course formats are flexible. Programs can be offered at the Missouri Innovation Campus, on-site at your organization, or online. For additional information or to set-up a meeting, contact Clarinda Dir at or call 816-347-1612

Corporate Agreements

Central Jackson County Fire Protection District (CJCFPD)

Upon a student's successful completion of the CJCFPD Paramedic training to include the National Certification and Missouri Lisensure, UCM will provide 15 undergraduate hours of credit towards the completion of a Bachelor's degree in Crisis and Disaster Management or the School of Natural Sciences will provide hours of credit toward the completion of a Bachelor's degree in Biology.

Missouri Department of Corrections

UCM will provide the Missouri Department of Correction employees the following services:

- Five percent discount on online and UCM Lee's Summit courses
- Waive undergraduate and graduate application fees
- Review Department of Corrections training to determine credit for prior learning on a case-by-case basis 
- Provide a 15% discount on noncredit, non-semester based training tuition through the Missouri Safety Center and Extended Studies


Teacher Professional Development

Educators in the Lee's Summit, Independence, Raytown, and Pleasant Hill school districts are provided graduate level professional development credit at a reduced rate to support upward mobility within their chosen profession.  




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