Noncredit Professional Development & Workforce Training

Advance your career or launch a new one with short-term noncredit professional development and workforce training programs at the University of New Hampshire.  With hundreds of programs, dozens of topic areas, and countless flexible learning formats, it’s never been easier to gain new knowledge, advance your skills, and stay current in your profession.

With course offerings from Cooperative Extension, Executive Education, PowerPlay, and Professional Development & Training, UNH offers diverse program opportunities that include one-day workshops, short-term certificate programs, industry-specific test preparation, technical boot camps, engaging conferences, and highly customizable corporate training.  Many programs offer CEUs (continuing education units) and microcredentials to further support career advancement and recognition of achievement through continuing education.

With a focus on accessibility, inclusivity, and ease of participation, most noncredit programs have no formal application or admission process and include numerous learning modalities including classroom, online, hybrid, and self-paced options.

Below, visit the University of New Hampshire departments that specialize in noncredit programming, or check out all professional development opportunities on the UNH Engagement Hub.

Cooperative Extension

UNH Cooperative Extension brings information and education into the communities of the Granite State to help make New Hampshire’s individuals, businesses, and communities more successful and its natural resources healthy and productive.

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Executive Education

Paul College has designed innovative Executive Development Programs for more than 30 years. Our programs are facilitated by UNH’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics’ faculty, often teaching alongside business leaders, other college faculty, and professional business development experts. We offer intensive, custom-designed programs for both companies and individuals who want to strengthen their leadership skills, develop elevated leadership competencies, or enhance organization-specific business skills, such as financial management.

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PowerPlay has created unique training models for a diverse group of clients from all over the country. This dynamic, low-risk method of interactive professional development utilizes applied theatre techniques to help participants engage in challenging conversations around bias, harassment, communication, collaboration, and  institutional leadership.

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Professional Development & Training

With more than 250 one-day workshops, short-term noncredit certificate programs, conferences, boot camps, and online courses, it's time to take your career experience to the next level! Professional Development & Training offerings provide you with practical knowledge and skills to help you launch a new career or advance your current profession.

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