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, workshops, and identify community-based research opportunities for faculty.
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