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Upcoming Programs/Events

The Center for Professional Studies programming is designed to introduce you to new, relevant concepts and keep your skills sharp. Join us for a variety of workshops, lectures, and professional development experiences on campus, many of which are open to the public. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

Certified Public Manager® Program

The 28th class of the Iowa Certified Public Manager® Program begins on July 24, 2017.

Young African Leaders Initiative

The Center for Professional Studies is one of the Drake University entities that provides leadership and support for the Young African Leaders Initiative Mandela Fellowship program.  This six week summer program of study engages university faculty and staff along with metro/state business, nonprofit and public sector leaders.  The program provides an exciting and unique learning experience for 25 young, but already successful business and entrepreneurial leaders from nations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Homesteaders Life/Drake University Certificate in Strategic Business Management

-September 19, 20, & 21, 2017

Eventbrite - Homesteaders Life - Drake University Certificate in Strategic Business Management (CPSEMS)

Directions to campus

Lodging information - Rooms have been reserved for this event at the Holiday Inn Express located within walking distance to Drake University.  To reserve your room, call 515-255-4000 and ask for the Homesteader's Life block when making your reservation to secure the $99 + tax per night rate.  The block of rooms will be held in reserve until August 28th at which time they will be released for sale to the public.  

Grant Writing Workshop Fall 2017

- November 6th, 13th, & 20th 

- For more information: contact Lisa Boes at 515-271-2592

Eventbrite - Grant Writing Workshop Fall 2017 (CPGM01)

 Spring Travel to Europe with MPA Program

Learn about the program that includes travel to Europe.

Principal Financial Group® Leadership Program - 2017


June 12, 2017
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders brings 25 young professionals to Drake's campus who have already changed thousands of lives in their home countries.