Level up your career with professional development

Target your professional development at Davenport University's Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx).

One class can make a big difference in your career and give you a new skill that helps you qualify for a promotion or a different role. That’s where Davenport’s Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx) comes in. IPEx offers tailor-made professional development courses at our locations in Grand RapidsLansing, Midland and Detroit. You can also take IPEx courses through remote learning. 

Grow through professional development delivered the IPEx way — with an eye on your time and your budget. IPEx courses focus on topics with real-world relevance, aimed at making you more valuable to your organization, your team or potential employers. Led by Industry-experienced experts, IPEx courses are concise and engaging; designed for busy professionals like you.

Explore this page for details on professional development courses, including project management, health, human resources, operations, accounting and finance, managementtechnology and leadership classes. You’ll find answers to IPEx FAQs or you can request more information. If you need us, reach out to your IPEx team at ipex@davenport.edu or 616.233.2589.


Choose from dozens of classes with flexible scheduling

Looking for a certification course in technology, human resources or project management? Preparing for an exam or want to take management courses and other leadership classes to become a more effective leader? IPEx has rewarding professional development courses to meet all of these needs and more. With flexible online and in-person options, you can complete your courses in under two hours — or take a deeper dive over several weeks.

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Create custom training for your team

Davenport University's Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx) helps organizations and individuals work smarter. With our innovative corporate training solutions, we take knowledge from the whiteboard to the workplace to ensure high-potential talent has the skill to maximize business performance. IPEx can create customized training experiences and materials to meet your unique needs. Or, you can enroll your team members in our professional development courses on a variety of topics. Partner with us to provide your team with the tools to succeed. 

Complete key certifications with IPEx’s 10+ certification classes
Gain in-demand professional development in as little as 1.5 hours

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IACET accreditation

Davenport’s IPEx is recognized as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), a mark of quality for our in-person and online courses.

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Real-world relevance

Learn skills employers seek with IPEx — from specific technology certification to big-picture leadership classes such as our Strategic Leadership course, IPEx will help you gain a competitive edge. 

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Discounts on professional development courses

Make your professional development even more affordable by qualifying for coupon codes you can apply toward your registration. Reach out to us through the link below for details about these discounts.

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Custom training for your organization

Enlist IPEx for on-site professional development targeted to your organization’s specific needs, from knowledge-based business skills to essential interpersonal skills. Working with IPEx, your employees will be better prepared to overcome challenges, effectively execute on key initiatives and maximize potential. 

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Recognized as a top training provider

IPEx provides a dynamic, innovative and progressive approach to corporate training. That's why IPEx is recognized as a top training provider by professional associations like the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Project Management Institute® (PMI®). Davenport is also a preferred provider for the Institute of Certified Professional Managers and Situational Leadership (SLII).

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Learn from industry-experienced experts

The instructors leading IPEx’s professional development programs are scholar-practitioners who integrate interaction, discussion and real-world application to be practical and relevant for adult learners. We enable participants to cultivate critical workplace knowledge, skills and tools that can be applied immediately.

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