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Stay connected with the latest continuing education opportunities offered by NC State's Office of Professional Development (OPD). In coordination with the UNC System and university guidance, and in compliance with state mandates, the Office of Professional Development (OPD) is now offering both face-to-face and online training events.

You can find all of our conferences, courses and certificates on our website.

Participants may be eligible for the Sallie Mae loan and MyCAA. 
Visit the Funding Sources and Financial Assistance webpage for more information.


Virtual, Instructor-led Technology Classes - October-December

Energy Management (EM) 3: Industrial and Commercial Energy, Process and Building Analysis

OctEnergy Management Diploma Program. 25-29 Choose between virtual and in-person options

In-person class will take place at:
McKimmon Conference and Training Center, NC State University, Raleigh

EM 3 is part of the Energy Management Diploma Program, designed to provide you with you with a hands-on, practical, real-world energy management education in three one-week modules that can be taken in any order. Upon completion of the three-week program, you will qualify to take a comprehensive course examination developed by the Institute of Energy Professionals. By successfully completing the exam, you will earn the Professional Energy Manager (PEM) certification in addition to receiving your program diploma from NC State.

In EM 3 you will concentrate on building envelope analysis; industrial and commercial ventilation; geothermal heat pump; process energy analysis/cogeneration; DDC controls specifications, procurement, and commissioning; hydronic systems; and high-performance building envelopes. (Learn more and register)


Maintenance and Reliability Management (MRM) II: Work Flow and Materials Management

MRM  Maintenance and Reliability Management Diploma

Nov. 1-5 ♦ Houston, TX

MRM Il is part of the Advanced Diploma in Maintenance and Reliability Management, offered in partnership with the Marshall Institute. In three one-week modules, you will develop your maintenance and reliability knowledge and sharpen your leadership skills. Attend the modules in any order in as little as one year or as many as three years.

In MRM II you will learn about maintenance planning and scheduling, storeroom control, lean maintenance, and measures and metrics. (Learn more and register)


Facilities Engineering Management (FEM) 2

DecWoman plant and safety officer, wearing yellow safety hat, goggles, reflective jacket, and gloves, posing with a tablet and cb radio in front of a petrochemical installation. 6-10 ♦ McKimmon Conference and Training Center, NC State University, Raleigh

FEM 2 is part of the Facilities Engineering Management Diploma Program, which provides facility maintenance management professionals with the knowledge you need to help your facility reach its goals. Three one-week courses–totaling 96 contact hours--will provide you with critical, money-saving skills in the areas of maintenance, electrical, mechanical, environmental, health and safety, construction, energy conservation, and management material.

In FEM 2 you will concentrate on project management; environmental, safety and health issues; heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls; improving the building envelope for the environment; and changes in electrical power delivery. (Learn more and register)


Concrete Slabs: Design, Construction, Troubleshooting, and Floor Coverings

Construction workers smoothing a slab of freshly-poured concrete Dec. 3 ♦ McKimmon Conference and Training Center, NC State University, Raleigh

Despite their popularity and intensive use, concrete slabs are commonly at the center of most in-service problems, deficiencies, and disputes. In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to review current design principles, construction practices, troubleshooting methods, and testing actions necessary to obtain and deliver a quality and durable concrete slab. You will also have the opportunity to learn the state-of-the-practice methods to install new floor coverings over concrete, and to troubleshoot and remediate failing concrete floor coverings. (Learn more and register)


Project Management Courses and Certificates - Online


Register for individual classes or earn your certificate by completing a series of classes!

Earn your Project Management Certificate; take it to the next level to earn your Master's Certificate in Project Management.

Virtual Classroom
Three-day, online classes with real-time instruction

Nov. 1 - Dec. 10 ♦ Online
Six-week, instructor-facilitated classes. You are expected to spend approximately one hour per week online reviewing lesson material and another two hours per week doing outside work, posting to discussion forums and uploading assignments.

These courses and certificates are brought to you by NC State's Office of Professional Development and The Lewis Institute.


2022 State Energy Conference of North Carolina: Call for Papers

Collage of Raleigh skyline at night; power lines at sunset; wind turbines at sunrise; solar panelsApril 26-27, 2022
McKimmon Conference and Training Center, NC State University, Raleigh

Call for Speakers and Sessions
The State Energy Conference provides actionable insight into the business of energy, connecting technical innovation, diverse resources and industry opportunity to help drive North Carolina's regional energy economy forward with national impact.

The 2022 conference will cover:

  • Commercial and industrial buildings
  • Clean transportation
  • Governmental and institutional buildings
  • Grid modernization
  • Residential homes
  • Renewable energy
  • Utilities and infrastructure

Case studies and implementation examples are encouraged. (Learn more and submit a proposal)

Put the Power of the Pack to Work for You

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Any of the above courses can be presented to your team members at the location of your choosing--your site, our campus or online. Whether you are looking for an individual course or a series of classes to earn a certificate, we can personalize a program for your organization. Contact Customized Training and Development to learn how you can custom design training for your employees’ needs.

Also Available to You

20th Annual Shelton Leadership Forum

Shelton Leadership Center  20th Shelton Leadership Forum Future Leadership: Expectations to Learn, Unlearn, and Learn, Again
Oct. 15 ♦ Virtual

Registration available through Oct. 8

FREE access for faculty, staff, and students affiliated with NC State University and the North Carolina Community College system. (Registration is still required.)

The Shelton Leadership Forum, offered through the Shelton Leadership Center and administered by the NC State Office of the Provost, is a nationally recognized event that focuses on practical lessons in values-based leadership. Speakers include innovators from across the business and education communities:

Keynote: Fireside Chat: Re-thinking the Way Organizations are Led
Moderator: Randy Woodson, Chancellor, NC State University
Speaker: Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO, IBM

Panel Discussion: Equipping Today’s Leaders with Adaptability Skills
Moderator: Leslie Boney, Director, Institute for Emerging Issues, NC State University
Panel Members:
Thomas Stith, President, NC Community College System
Catherine Truitt, Superintendent, North Carolina State Public School System
Hope Williams, President, NC Independent Colleges and Universities

Keynote: Changing the Culture Incorporating Three "L's" into Your Leadership Practices
Moderator: Laura Bingham, Independent Director, Sterling Capital Funds
Speaker: Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall, CEO, Dallas Mavericks

Keynote: Growth Mindset Leadership for a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Moderator: Warwick Arden, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, NC State University
Speaker: Eduardo Briceño, Co-Founder and CEO, Mindset Works

Networking opportunities are plentiful with an audience of corporate, education, non-profit, military, government and other emerging leaders. You will have the opportunity to engage with the speakers and panelists through a chat function. (Learn more and register)

Virtual support provided by State Farm.

Courses Offered by Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE)

Professional Development Opportunities Offered Through ITRE
For registration information, please contact Walt Thomas at For class information, see each respective class listed below for contact.

GIS Software Classes Offered Through ITRE
These upcoming GIS classes will take place online. For more specific class information, please contact Nathaniel Keith at or 770.619.5545.

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