GC’s Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Education offers programs for working adults


Goshen College’s Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Education (CBEE) is dedicated to supporting local businesses by providing educational programs and professional development for local organizations.

Courses geared toward working professionals include certification programs for human resources professionals, leadership classes for workplace managers, personal finance classes, business workshops for entrepreneurs, transition to teaching programs and STEM courses for teachers.

“The world of business never stops, professional development shouldn’t either,” said Jon Geiser, associate professor of business and CBEE development director. “Continuous learning is crucial as the business environment is always evolving.”

The deadline to register for upcoming SHRM courses is Thursday, Aug. 25. For more information or to register, visit goshen.edu/adult/CBEE.

Upcoming CBEE courses include:

This five-week course is an introductory course offering a complete overview of human resource roles and responsibilities, geared toward anyone in a supervisory role and HR professionals. Backed by Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) track record of providing quality human resources training, this course covers the topics needed to meet key HR challenges that are relevant to many companies. In less than 20 hours of training time, students can cover the issues needed to reduce potentially costly lawsuits. Learn more

Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction of their organization. Goshen College’s SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation classes are designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success. This intensive 12-week program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so students will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam. Learn more

This is a 13-week course designed for employees who have recently taken on (or who are preparing for) a supervisory role within their company. It focuses on the methods and challenges of managing others and helps participants to develop the necessary insight and skills to be successful in supervisory roles. The deadline to register is Sept. 15. Learn more

Goshen College’s Center for Business and Entrepreneurship also offers trainings and workshops for businesses and organizations.

  • Personal Finance

Goshen College has teamed up with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Wellness program to deliver a personal finance course for employees of local companies. Companies can engage the CBEE to deliver this powerful course to their employees. This eight-week program provides employees with valuable knowledge and skills for managing their personal household finances and helps them to develop good financial habits. It also provides long-term coaching and support for graduates of the program.

  • Business Seminars and Workshops

The CBEE periodically runs seminars and workshops which focus on business skills development and a variety of relevant business topics. Many of these events are interactive and draw upon the accumulated experience and knowledge of speakers, facilitators and seminar participants from across our business community.