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Welcome to the Technology & Leadership Center

Drawing from the knowledge of the region's subject matter experts and industry leaders, the Technology & Leadership Center (TLCenter) at Washington University in St. Louis works to create transformative skills training and programming tailored to meet the development needs of employees at every level within an organization. 

For more than 40 years, the TLCenter has been providing professional development with structured sessions led by industry-expert instructors.

Our collaborative approach to training development means we work closely with businesses, both local and international, to align our courses with industry needs. Our diverse offerings include Leadership Development, Agile Project Management, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and more, designed to meet the dynamic demands of today's professionals.

Whether you're aiming for individual skills training or credential preparation,  or seeking customized  training solutions at an organizational level, the Technology & Leadership Center is your partner and go-to resource for professional development and training solutions.
 
 
 
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Plan your learning journey with our comprehensive course schedule.

Explore a wide range of TLCenter Certificates offered throughout the year.

Explore the benefits of our Corporate Membership program, designed to provide organizations with discounted access to our professional development resources, enhancing professional growth and innovation.

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Dive into a wealth of insights, uncover professional development funding options, get guidance on employee investment, learn about trending career profiles and more. This is just the beginning – enhance your career journey with our expanding collection of professional resources. 

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Need assistance? Schedule a meeting with Ellen Boyne to discuss your inquiries. Alternatively, you can also fill out our contact form for a prompt response.
 
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Featured Training Course

Technical Leadership Certificate
 
Begin your leadership journey with Ladan as your instructor for MGT700: Foundation for Effective Leadership. While this course is recommended as the first step in our leadership certificate program, feel free to enroll in the courses that best suit your schedule. Individual differences are key to the success of any organization. Yet these vital differences can also lead to common workplace issues—stress, conflict, low productivity, and resistance to change. So how do you solve common problems among unique individuals? You begin with self-awareness. Self-awareness is a key component of effective management helps participants identify their strengths by focusing on the behaviors that “come naturally” to them. 
 
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Ladan Kamfar
 
Ladan is a visionary leader with 18+ years of experience in technology and business innovation. She excels in team leadership, strategic Cloud solutions, digital transformations, and Organizational Change Management. Her track record includes building cohesive organizations, and she's dedicated to helping companies achieve their business and innovation goals. Ladan is also a positive thinker, advocate for women and youth, success mentor, and a passionate connector of people and opportunities.
 
In the words of a satisfied client: 'Ladan is simply THE BEST.'
 

Roundtables

At WashU's Roundtables, we're more than just a platform — we're a one-of-a-kind community of professionals united by common goals. Here, individuals in similar fields converge to share insights, discuss challenges and collaboratively enhance their craft. Your expertise, experiences, and collective knowledge form the backbone of this dynamic exchange, making Roundtables a hub where specialized knowledge flourishes and professionals grow together.

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Data Analytics

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Project Management

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Tools of the Trade
 
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PMO Essentials
 
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Rising Above
 
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BA & PM - Wearing Two Hats
 

Boot Camps

 

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The 24-week Data Analytics Boot Camp is designed to fit into your life, whether you're employed or attending college full-time, with convenient weekend and evening sessions. 

 

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This 24-week Data Engineering Boot Camp introduces key skills to build data pipelines that can transform raw, unstructured data into formats that others, like data scientists, can use for analysis. 

 

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This 24-week Data Science Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time program in a high-demand field. The Data Science Boot Camp introduces the use of statistical inference and machine learning to manipulate data and draw actionable conclusions.

 

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This 24-week Washington University Coding Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time program in a fast-growing career track. This Boot Camp teaches you the specialized skills you need to tap into this rewarding industry. 

 

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This 24-week Washington University Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking and modern information security. 

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Testimonials
"There's no more valuable thing that I do each month than attend the Roundtables." Randy Raw - Chief Information Security Officer - Veterans United Home Loans
"This is an excellent class that is really needed at all levels, not just management." Foundation for Effective Leadership - Communication Certificate - Technical Leadership Certificate Program
“Thank you to the entire WashU Boot Camp team for helping me make a career change after 14 years!” Sohini Ponnam
"You rarely get an opportunity to meet people outside of your own company that are going through similar challenges that you are. This is a great place where you can meet those folks and talk through shared challenges." Paul Thakadiyil - Vice President, Global IT - RGA
"The Project Management Professional exam prep course was well beyond my expectation in all the right ways." Barb Strang