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Staying current on issues related to your career has never been more important. We offer more than 100 continuing and executive education programs a year to help you increase and refresh your skills.

Professional Development Programing

Brown School Professional Development provides a constantly changing array of courses and programming.

Focused on key areas of clinical practice, management, and evaluation, our programs serve professionals in social work, public health and related fields. We lead the professional community in commitment to innovation, renewal of skills, and integration of new learning into daily practice.

We look forward to welcoming you at one of our future offerings. If you have questions or need directions, please see our policies, directions and FAQs.

If we can answer any additional inquiries, feel free to contact us at or (314) 935-7573.

Workshops &
Intensive Training
Online Lectures
Summer Institute
Executive Education

Our workshop series offers weekly trainings throughout the year, usually in a convenient Friday format. Taught by respected local professionals, Brown School faculty, and visiting instructors, our workshops address a wide range of topics and competencies covering the latest research, evidence-based interventions, management, self-care, ethics and more.

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Our Intensive Training Institutes, offered periodically throughout the year, provide professionals with opportunities to engage in more in-depth training and practice for a wide range of skills. These courses may take place over the course of a week or weekend, and often involve application of knowledge to facilitate the learning process in such areas as research methods, statistical analysis, therapeutic treatment, community organizing and more.

The certificate in Affordable Housing and Mixed Income Community Management, offered in partnership with NeighborWorks America©, is comprised of three sequential Intensive Training Institute courses.

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Brown School faculty have developed online lectures addressing specific areas of social work and public health practice. Videos can be streamed on-demand, so you can learn — and, for select lectures, earn CEUs — at a time and place convenient for you.

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Each June, the Brown School offers more than a dozen five-day courses designed to build specific skills in evaluation, management, policy, and statistical analysis. The focused, results-oriented coursework appeals to Brown School alumni,  working practitioners and academics, as well as graduate students.

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Our Inside the CEO program offers executive education for aspiring human service CEOs. Join a selective cohort of middle- or senior-level leaders in human service organizations, building crucial skills in preparation for Chief Executive Officer leadership.

The CEO Seminar, designed for current CEOs, focuses on skills to build a high-performance culture of philanthropy within your organization. Participants undertake an agency-specific project for organizational change, fostering an active approach to learning key skills.

Inside the CEO    CEO Seminar
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Over the course of seven full-day sessions, this program offers aspiring human services CEOs the crucial skills and understanding needed for executive leadership.

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