Center for Innovation & Professional Development | Webster University

Center for Innovation & Professional Development

The Center for Innovation and Professional Development (CIPD) is designed to develop, promote, coordinate, and support a wide range of collaborative and consultative projects, programs, and partnerships in the public and private sectors. The Center will enable Webster University to develop innovative non-credit and interdisciplinary for-credit programs and initiatives beyond its traditional for-credit programs, courses and markets.

CIPD Benefits

  • Students will benefit by engaging in activities that bolster their professional acumen and enrich their educational experience.
  • Communities will benefit by using Webster University resources to help them address economic and social problems and opportunities.
  • Faculty members will benefit by applying their expertise to private- and public-sector problems and opportunities, which constitutes professional development in Boyer’s “Scholarship of Engagement” model.
  • Webster University will benefit by making a difference in its communities, advancing its mission, and improving its reputation.

The Center’s activities will emerge in phases. The first phase will develop and deliver non-credit professional development and continuing education seminars and programs, incubate interdisciplinary initiatives, and administer Webster’s existing Audit for Enrichment program. Later phases will explore opportunities to seek grants and contracts for the Center’s activities, develop seminars and workshops, and identify community-based research opportunities for faculty.

Assessing, Building & Maintaining An Effective Cybersecurity Program - Irvine, California

Join Webster University Irvine and Dr.'s Max Boedder and Guido Solares for hands-on practical activities to assess, build, and maintain an effective cybersecurity program. This 1 ½ day seminar will cover important activities ranging from gap assessment planning to vulnerability incident response planning. We will also visit loanDepot's Strategic Operations Center on Saturday for a real-world experiential exercise. Space is restricted to the first 15 registrations, so sign up now!  Registration closes March 10.

Register for Program - Irvine, CA


Successful Podcasting - St. Louis (Webster Groves), Missouri

According to Nielsen Q3 2017 statistics, 50% of all homes listen to podcasts regularly. That’s over 60 million homes! As the popularity of podcasting grows exponentially in every walk of life, so do the opportunities to reach an audience on every imaginable topic. Podcasting is now commonplace. 69% of people surveyed agree that podcast ads made them aware of new products or services. During this session, you can learn details of the business of podcasting and explore how the impact of podcasting can be expanded in your chosen field. An overview of the podcasting process, techniques will be provided during this workshop.

Program Dates: April 6th & April 13
Register soon. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.
East Academic Building #104 - Webster University

Register for Program - St. Louis, MO