Center for Continuing Studies


Professional Development

We have provided professional development training to thousands of individuals in Central Minnesota during the past 15 years. Our aim is to provide the skills you need to stay competitive in today’s aggressive job market. 

From open enrollment programs to vetted online training programs, we ensure that our professional development programs meet St. Cloud State's mission and standards.  Many come with the opportunity to earn a non-credit St. Cloud State certificate or industry-recognized certificate.

We add programs based on community needs. So, if you don’t see an appropriate program, we're happy to help construct a plan that meets your needs.

Got an idea for a new program? Email Tammy Anhalt-Warner or call 320-308-4252

Formal admission to St. Cloud State is not required for these programs.


The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) (formerly known as APICS) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest non-profit supply chain organization, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. Now, ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships that enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively impact their bottom lines.

Which Certification is Right for Me??

Certification Programs:

Demand Driven Courses:


  • ASCM Twin Cities - Natalie Dietz - by phone at 763-413-2513 or by email at
  • St. Cloud State University, Center for Continuing Studies - Tammy Anhalt-Warner by phone at 320-308-4252 or by email at


Mediation - Conflict Resolution

Legal - Online Career Training

We coordinate these programs through The Center for Legal Studies, one of the most respected legal education centers.

The courses are taught by legal and educational professionals selected by CLS.

The curriculum is updated regularly to remain current with the newest trends and state-of-the-art technology in the legal industry.


Online Skills Development

Live, interactive instructor led learning in a virtual classroom.
  • Led by skilled instructors for a real-time virtual experience
  • Non-credit courses led by high-quality industry experts
  • Short-term sessions of 8 weeks or less
  • Learn with a cohort of peers in your industry
  • Attend class using a computer, video camera, microphone & internet connection
  • Industry-recognized certifications
  • Recommended for: employee training, apprenticeships, professional development, and resume building.

Online Classes:

Project Management

Face-to-Face or Live Zoom classes

Corporate Education and Outreach offers customized face-to-face (or Zoom) Project Management, Time Management, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma professional development courses for your group.

Self-paced Online classes

To discuss a customized course for your group, to be added to the waiting list for an upcoming class or for more information email Tammy Anhalt-Warner or call 320-308-4252.

Many more Online, On-Demand Classes

St. Cloud State has been partnering with the International Institute for Learning (IIL) for a number for years to offer innovative learning through online, on-demand instruction for some of the most demanded topics in Project Management, Technology and Leadership.

The International Institute for Learning (IIL) offers comprehensive training on all the hard and soft skills of Agile, Scrum, Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Microsoft® Project and Project Server, Microsoft® Excel Business Analysis, Business Relationship Management, Lean Six Sigma, PRINCE2®, ITIL®, and Sustainability.  In addition, they cover a range of Leadership and Interpersonal Skills topics.  

Now 27 years in business, during the last several years they have served clients in over 120 countries through their 18 wholly-owned IIL companies. During a given training year, they have trained up to 10,000 individuals worldwide.

Together, St. Cloud State and IIL will provide quality, self-paced, online, and on-demand continuing education programs to make you a valuable assets in the most competitive environments.

Courses and Certification - Start Your Journey

No matter where you are in your career, earning a professional certifications opens up new opportunities for growth.  Our exam preparation and certification courses enable you to achieve a valuable industry certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, AXELOS, APMG, APM, IIBA, and ILL-established certifications like the Business Analysis Certificate Program, Lean Six Sigma and Microsoft.

Project Management and Lean Six Sigma/Process Excellence

  • Agile and Scrum
  • Intermediate and Advanced Project Management programs
  • Project Management Introduction
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)® Certification Prep
  • Lean Six Sigma and Process Excellence


Email Tammy Anhalt-Warner or call 320-308-4252.