About Us

NC State University’s Office of Professional Development (OPD) is a unit of the office of Continuing and Professional Education. Dedicated to the development and delivery of non-degree professional training courses, OPD provides you with a broad range of quality educational opportunities in a flexible, comfortable, and affordable learning environment.

OPD offers a variety of experiences, including conferences, seminars, and in-house/on-site training, to assist you in your professional development and your work. Most courses can be brought to your workplace or other location of your choosing, including dedicated training for your organization here at the McKimmon Center on NC State’s campus. Courses can be customized so you and your employees receive training tailored to your specific needs.

Whether you are self-employed, from a Fortune 500 organization, a small privately held company, or government agency, you can find training to provide you with the knowledge and skillsets to enhance your career and enrich your life.

Whether you take advantage of a seminar, a conference, a hands-on workshop, or an on-site presentation, the professional development training programs at NC State will prepare you and your organization to become more:

  1. Productive
  2. Efficient
  3. Cost-effective

Your satisfaction is guaranteed so join us for a course and let us help you to enhance your professional skills.

*If you are person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in any of our programs, please contact us during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern) to discuss accommodations at least 2 weeks prior to the event.