Washington University in St. Louis

The Technology & Leadership Center

Transforming Lives through World Class Education & Training

For over four decades, the Technology & Leadership Center at Washington University in St. Louis, previously known as CAIT, has been a pillar of professional development and excellence. Our unwavering commitment is to empower adult learners through personalized, expert training courses and solutions that catalyze individual and organizational growth. Our mission embodies a simple yet impactful goal: transforming lives through world-class education and training.

Our Approach

At the heart of our philosophy lies the belief in meaningful personal interactions and customized learning experiences. Our programs aren’t just about transferring knowledge; they’re about creating a community. Through engaging with our expert instructors, learners gain not only essential skills but also the ability to forge lasting relationships with peers in similar fields.

Harnessing Expertise for Success

Lucy badge pic 300"The expertise of my instructors, combined with the rich experiences of my classmates, fostered a dynamic learning environment in the virtual classroom. It was instrumental in helping me earn my SAFe PO/PM badge with utmost confidence." – Zhang Lu


Embracing Opportunities

Clara_Hampton3-1-1"I am thoroughly enjoying the Technical Leadership Training! My only regret is not starting sooner."
– Clara Hampton


A Career Transformed

Melanie Walsh"I'm Melanie Walsh, an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. Over a decade ago, your support in enrolling me in an Introduction to Java class was a turning point in my career, leading me into the realms of programming and data science. This crucial step enabled me to educate hundreds and author an online textbook. I am deeply thankful for the pivotal role your support played in my journey." – Melanie Walsh

Flexible Learning Solutions

No matter your goal—advancing your career, keeping pace with industry changes, or enhancing your team’s skills—our flexible training options are crafted to align with your specific objectives. At the Technology & Leadership Center, we’re not just invested in your education; we’re invested in your potential.

Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive

Our Training Programs


Looking to develop your skills and advance your career, but don't have the time to pursue an advanced degree? The Technology & Leadership Center at Washington University in St. Louis provides high-quality, relevant, and easily accessible learning opportunities that help individuals, businesses, and communities prosper.

Our training programs cater to professionals seeking to enter a new field, continuing professional education, or obtaining industry certifications. We offer personalized training, certification, and credential specialties in Agile/Project Management, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Operational Excellence, and more.

Our corporate training programs are tailored in partnership with organizations to meet their strategic goals and learning objectives. Our instructors bring expertise, real-world experience, and insight to the classroom, making the learning experience engaging and valuable.

At the Technology & Leadership Center, we are committed to helping individuals gain the knowledge and skills they need to stand out in the workplace and achieve their goals.

Our key offerings include:


Course Instructors


Instructor - Luis Arzu

Luis Arzu

Instructor - Susan Bandi

Susan Bandi


Alan Berry

Instructor - Chetan Bhatia

Chetan Bhatia

Instructor - Gary Harbison

Gary Harbison

Instructor - Josh Jaffe

Josh Jaffe

Instructor - Josh Knapp

Josh Knapp

Leadership Development

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Carolyn Eaton


JD Frailey

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Ladan Kamfar

Instructor - Debra Lassman

Debra Lassman

Instructor - Natalia Litoldo

Natalia Litoldo

Instructor - Gretchen Pettet

Gretchen Pettet

Operational Excellence

Instructor - Jay Fedora

Jay Fedora

Instructor - Lashonda Griffin

Lashonda Griffin

Instructor - Kevin Leesberg

Kevin Leeseberg

Instructor - Leroy Love

Leroy Love

Instructor - Eric Warnhoff

Eric Warnhoff

Instructor - Lori Wightman

Lori Wightman

Project Management


Ozzie Lomax

Instructor - Gina Niebrugge

Gina Niebrugge

Data Analysis

Instructor - Saebyl McDoulett

Saebyl McDoulett

Instructor - Jeromey Farmer

Jeromey Farmer

Business Analysis

Instructor - Trent Soldwish - Zoole

Trent Soldwish-Zoole

Instructor - Ladan Kamfar

Ladan Kamfar


Instructor - Chris Kientzle

Chris Kientzle

Roundtable Hosts

Roundtable Host - AJ Eads

AJ Eads

Roundtable Host - Dave Oleksa

Dave Oleksa

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Jeff Villmer

TLCenter Staff
TLCenter Director - Joe Streit

Joe Streit

Director, Executive & Professional Education Programs
TLCenter Marketing Director - Debra WIlliams

Debra Williams

Director of Marketing

Caitlyn Ferland

Senior Business Manager
Client Relations - Ellen Boyne

Ellen Boyne

Client Relationship Manager
eLearning - Joe Depczynski

Joe Depczynski

eLearning & Development Specialist
Cindy Heidorn - Accounting

Cindy Heidorn

Department Accountant II

Ian Rowland

Administrative Coordinator

Bryant Webster

Corporate Relations Manager