Executive Development Center

In today’s challenging global economy where the most valuable asset is your knowledge, education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity – it’s is a prerequisite .

Bryant’s Executive Development Center offers professional and business certificates and courses that provide high-level management skills in critical business areas. We work with you or your company to select the best program to meet your educational needs. Courses and certificate programs are designed for emerging leaders, managers and those high potential, career aspiring individuals and growth focused companies.

Trends in Contemporary Learning : As the economy continues to recover, companies need employees who can think critically, successfully manage change, and apply new skills using more complex technologies. Simultaneously, organizations must continue to improve the way they do business, retain and manage their talent pool, and apply new best practice models quickly in order to remain competitive and sustainable.

Adapting to Change: We know that change is constant. As a result, the need for a knowledgeable workforce – one that is best prepared to compete in this economy –is in demand. Acquiring new knowledge, learning new skills and applying new techniques can help you master the challenges of change and enable you to be more effective and innovative. Increased competence improves confidence, and begins when you take the first step, investing in your education or that of your department, team or organization.

Courses Available Online: All EDC courses are also available online via our e-learning management system.

Successful Adult Learning Methodology: We know how adults learn. Our courses are taught by subject matter experts with a focus on value-based knowledge retention and adult learning methods, using best practice models in a highly interactive environment. Blending a consultative and academic framework ensures that you will learn the what, why and how to apply what you have learned quickly.

Corporate Partners in Education : We work with organizations, large and small to select the best program, duration and frequency of delivery, to meet your needs and budget. From a ½ day workshop to a certificate program, we can deliver your program onsite at your desired location, on campus or online through our e-learning management system. We can create a customized program or tailor an existing “off the shelf” program.

Government Partners in Education: Individuals and Companies can apply for State and Federal training grants. We are an approved provider and partner of the state’s workforce development agency (RI and Massachusetts), RI Board of Higher Education-Veterans’ Education Committee, and a member of the Governors Workforce Board/Employers Assistance Committee.

National Certification Partners : Certificate programs that can lead to designations are registered with national and international certifying organizations. As an Authorized Registered Education Provider we teach to a body of knowledge and satisfy the educational requirements for certification in these as well as other specialty areas of career focus.

Certificates include:

  • Leaderhip Mastery
  • Business Management
  • Business Analysis (IIBA)
  • Business Analytics (CBIP)
  • Business Continuity Planning (CBCP)
  • Business Process Management (CBPP)
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Financial Planning (CFP)
  • Healthcare Quality Professional
  • Human Resources Management (PHR/SPHR) (SHRM/HRCI)
  • Microsoft (MS) Office Tools, Microsoft (MS) Project
  • Portfolio Management (PMI)
  • Project Management and Agile PM (PMI)
  • Project Mangement Masters’ Certificate (PMI)
  • Six Sigma and Lean Practices (ASQ)
  • Supply Chain Management (APICS, ISM)
  • Virtual Teams: Professional and Manager

Work, Life Balance: 3 Ways to Learn. Courses are available online, via our e-learning management system, on campus or onsite for groups or choose a blended approach. Select your areas of interest or focus then decide how you want to learn.

We offer discounts for our programs to individual Bryant employees and departments, interested in group training.

Learn and earn a certificate or prepare for certification – your competitive advantage. The path to knowledge is yours to choose. We offer courses and certificates with formats that afford you the flexibility to choose how you learn.

Executive Development Contacts:

Annette Cerilli, Director

Paul Dacey, Assistant Director, Programs

Amy Hanson, Assistant Director, Corporate Programs

Ethel Kennedy, Marketing Assistant

Sandra DeCotis, Program Coordinator

Margaret O’Donnell, Program Coordinator

Adriana Kukon-Croon, Program Sales Associate

Philip Primeau, e-learning Program Coordinator