Professional Development Courses

Thomas College offers an array of non-credit professional development courses and programs designed to offer participants relevant skills that they can quickly utilize in the workplace and to increase employability. Offered either online or in-person, these courses are designed to provide high-impact instruction and are, where indicated, eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

HAIBI Courses


Supervision I – Introduction to Supervision

A high-impact program for employees who are ready to advance to supervisory or management roles.

  • Schedule: March 17, 24 and 31      
  • Meeting Time: 2:15 PM to 5:15 PM
  • Delivery Format: Online
  • Cost: $112 (Value: $225)
  • Instructor: Dr. Ryan Wheaton

Supervision II – Intermediate Supervision

Employees who are training to be Supervisors and Managers, as well as those that are newer to these roles, will learn how to identify and manage their employee’s work personalities, deal with difficult employees, and effectively manage and resolve conflicts in the workplace.

  • Schedule: April 7, 14 and 21
  • Meeting Time: 2:15 PM to 5:15 PM
  • Delivery Format: Online
  • Cost: $112 (Value: $225)
  • Instructor: Dr. Ryan Wheaton

Project Management

Introduction to Lean, Agile and SCRUM (formerly Lean Process Improvement)

Learn how to improve processes in your workplace utilizing Lean and Agile management practices and methods.  Explore the SCRUM methodology as it relates to creating high-performing teams and successfully running projects.  

  • Schedule: March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13
  • Meeting Time: 2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
  • Delivery Format: Online
  • Cost: $225 (Value: $450)
  • Instructor: Mike Duguay, Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Agile Coach (ICP-ACC)  

High-Performance Sales

Designed for sales professionals, administrators, or managers.  The program will focus on value-added sales activities and an empathy-based sales approach.  Become skilled in listening to your customer, understanding their needs and making a winning sales pitch.

  • Schedule: March 31, April 7, 14
  • Meeting Time: 2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
  • Delivery Format: Online
  • Cost: $112 (Value: $225)
  • Instructor: Mike Duguay, Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation 

MindEdge Online Courses

Choose from an online catalog of more than 300 courses. Complete courses in specific areas such as Leadership, Management, and Agile/Innovation, along with the identified courses above, and receive a Specialization badge from Thomas College. This is the highest non-credit distinction currently provided. 


For more information on these courses or to request a customized training program, please contact the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation.

Mike Duguay