Professional Development

Eureka College's Continuing Education courses are open to anyone who holds a high school diploma or equivalent certification. You do not need to take a test or fill out an application for review. Our program is not a competitive entry, degree-granting program. The College offers Continuing Education courses for students who wish to take courses for professional development or personal enrichment.

 

Please keep in mind that although Eureka College faculty teach many of the Continuing Education courses, these courses do not grant undergraduate credit. Continuing Education students are not matroculated (degree-seeking)  students and are not eligible to live on campus. 

 

Eureka College is proud to work with our community partners to bring professional development to working adults that draws from the best of what theory and research have to offer and applies it directly to the world in which you live. 

 

Applying for private student loan through a private lender is an option for financing the charges for a professional development program. Financial aid through the filing of a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is not an option for these programs.

Professional Development

Leadership and Communication Workshop Series

The Leadership and Communication Workshop Series is designed specifically to give those with a strong background in the trades the skills needed in the field to be effective leaders. In this workshop you will understand your leadership style and style of others, discover strategies that enable you to identify and solve problems, learn techniques that will help motivate yourself and others to accomplish excellent job performance, and generate ideas for negotiating conflict quickly and serving as as liasion between parties.

 

This series consists of four components:  Leaders and Followers, Problem Solving, Motivation and Teams and Conflict Management.

 

Registration is not open at this time.

 

Leaders and Followers Problem Solving

Motivation and Teams

Conflict Management

Do you have the capacity to be a leader? Leadership is a set of skills and abilities that can be learned by anyone with the desire and dedication to lead.

Through role play, group activities and discussion you will develop a framework for understanding your leadership style and the various styles of followers.

You will leave this workshop with a renewed understanding of leadership, an awareness of your leadership strengths and weaknesses and the ability to practice leadership on the job site.

This workshop will present attendees with specific, proven strategies for identifying the roots of problems as well as tactics for brainstorming and implementing effective solutions.

In the first session, attendees will learn strategies, and, in the second session, they will discuss the application of those strategies in real-world contexts.

 

How do you build a motivated team? What really motivates people to do good work?  

This workshop will help you to understand the basic psychology of human motivation (it’s not what you think) and give you techniques to help motivate people to perform on the job and collaborate with each other.

Strategies for building and leading teams will be practiced in the classroom and in the field.

This workshop will help attendees address the kind of complex, multi-party conflicts that can occur in the workplace.

Attendees will learn strategies for negotiating conflict quickly and for serving as a liaison between parties that come at a conflict from very different perspectives. Special attention will be paid to effective communication (both written and oral) strategies.

 

Program Benefits:

Learn the principles of communication that drive all business interactions
Convey your insights and recommendations more effectively
Cultivate your personal leadership and communication style
 Earn a Certificate of Professional Development from Eureka College

 

**Workshop series $2,500.00 or individual workshop $750.00**
Verify with your employer reimbursement availability upon course completion.

 

For more information about this series, contact the Eureka College Office of the Provost at:

(309) 467-6300 or by email provost@eureka.edu

 

 

Special Education LBSI Endorsement (for practicing teachers)

The Special Education LBSI Endorsement program is designed with the practicing teacher in mind. Those with a valid Illinois teaching license are elgible to participate in this program, which will result in adding an LBSI Endorsement for the age and grade levels for which they are already licensed.

 

For example, a teacher who is currently endorsed for grades 6-12 would earn an LBSI Endorsement for that same grade range, whereas a teacher with a licensed endorsed for grades K-12 would have an LBSI Endorsement valid for K-12.

 

Apply Now!

 

Why add an LBSI Endorsement at Eureka College?

  • Improve your security and marketability
  • Better serve all of the students in your classroom
  • Earn 13 graduate-level credits
  • Classes meet one night per week throughout the fall and spring
  • Start in Fall, Spring, or Summer
  • Join a group that meets at Eureka College, or recruit colleagues to have a group hosted in your district
  • The entire program costs only $5,200 (plus applicable books and fees).

 

This Endorsement will enable you to improve your security and marketability while better serving your students in the classroom.

Start in the Fall, Spring, or Summer!

 

Join a group that meets at Eureka College, or recruit colleagues to have a group hosted in your district!

 

Questions?

Contact Katelyn McDougall, Assistant Director of Continuing Education and Transfer Enrollment

at kmcdougall@eureka.edu or by phone at (309) 467-6344

 

Whitney Carver, Director of Special Education can also be reached at wcarver@eureka.edu

or by phone at (309) 467-6864


Click here to apply!

Cybersecurity Bootcamp

The Cybersecurity Bootcamp at Eureka College is an accredited cybersecurity training program designed to successfully prepare people with little or no background in IT for entry level jobs in cybersecurity a high in-demand and lucrative career path. 

 

The Cybersecurity Bootcamp is for anyone interested in becoming a cybersecurity professional. No prior knowledge or experience required. This Bootcamp at Eureka College covers the hands-on and practical skills necessary for Bootcampers to land high-paying careers in cybersecurity, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Questions? Contact Eureka College Office of Admissions at (309) 467-3721 or admissions@eureka.edu.

 

Why Cybersecurity?

With the rate of Cyber attacks reaching record highs, there is an urgent need for workers in cybersecurity. The field has had 0% unemployment for nearly a decade and forecasts 350% job growth through 2021. With plentiful opportunities and competitive compensation, the best way to gain the skills necessary to fill these positions is through an accelerated Cybersecurity Bootcamp.


Click Here to Download the Cybersecurity Informational Brochure.

 
How Does it Work?

The Cybersecurity Bootcamp was developed around military training methodologies and hands-on learning. We know that everyone learns differently which is why Eureka College offers Bootcampers with two accelerated tracks.

 

  • Full time, 3 months:  4 hours daily with the Bootcamp Facilitator and 4 hours individual online work. The pre-work for this program will be available on April 26, 2021, with the actual bootcamp beginning May 17, 2021 and ending on August 6, 2021. 

 

  • Part time, 6 months:  This will cover the same content, over a longer period of time and with classes occurring only twice a week, 4 hours each day. Pre-work for the the part-time bootcamp will take place on July 26, 2021 with the bootcamp running from August 9, 2021 until January 28, 2022.

 

Download the Cybersecurity Bootcamp Syllabus

 

During Bootcamp

  • Cohort-based with daily meetings and learning objectives
  • Curriculum aligned with National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
  • Access to Cybint Cyber Experts for Q&A
  • Guidance on job searching and resume building

 

After Bootcamp Role and Readiness

  • 9 months of continued access to Cybint’s online learning platform, including ongoing training covering emerging cyber threats
  • Connection to our alumni and career network
  • Career readiness for the most in-demand entry-level cybersecurity roles