Trainings and Workshops

Trainings and Workshops to Meet Your Professional Development Needs

Welcome to Marylhurst’s Professional Development Center. We offer practical, professional (noncredit) courses and programs for working people to help you grow in your career. We specialize in business process and leadership issues with programs in lean, agile, innovation and we also offer core immersion courses in management and leadership.

Leadership Classes for Your Employees – at Your Site

Leadership Classes at Your Workplace, Marylhurst UniversityAt Marylhurst University, we are active partners in the success of our community. In our Professional Development Center, that takes the form of classes we bring to your workplace, based on what employers have told us they need. We tailor each training to your organization’s culture, mission and goals.

We now offer classes in:

  • Project Leadership
  • Communication
  • Team Building

Coming soon:

  • Multigenerational Workplaces
  • Emotional Resilience
  • Customer Care


  • $2500 for four-hour training with up to 25 participants. Materials fee may be billed separately for trademarked or proprietary materials. Any additional costs such as these are specified within the contract between Marylhurst University and your organization.

Contact Lynn Brown at 503.534.4012 or to discuss your organization’s needs.

Upcoming Trainings and Workshops – on Campus or Online

No Need to Apply to Marylhurst. It’s easy to sign up for any of our programs, courses or seminars. You don’t need to apply to the university. Our programs are designed for working people looking to learn things they can immediately apply on the job. Find the program you’re interested in. Sign up as instructed. It’s really that simple.

October 6 – 7  | Movies, Ethics & Mental Health 

This continuing education workshop presents a focused topic related to art therapy theory and practice. Topics vary from term to term.

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October 20 – 21  | Interpersonal Neurobiology of ADD / ADHD

In this continuing education workshop for licensed professionals, you’ll examine best clinical practices for ADD/ADHD and how they support brain science information.

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November 3 – 4  | Art Therapy and Group Work 

In this continuing education workshop on group therapeutic art, you’ll explore ways to use art to bring a group together.

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January 19 – 20  | Understanding Children’s Art 

In this continuing education workshop on group therapeutic art, you’ll explore develop an understanding of what can be learned about children through looking at their artwork.

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Need Specialized Training or Professional Development?

Flexible courses - Marylhurst UniversityNot seeing what you need here? We do much more. We bring workplace training and consulting to organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We can train your employee groups, and work one-on-one or with work teams on specific projects. We can offer Marylhurst expertise for your internal training programs, and we can even help your employees who need their undergraduate or graduate degrees get on track to fulfill their academic goals.

Professional Development Center Questions?

Need to know more about our Professional Development Center or just have a few questions? Contact Lynn Brown at 503.534.4012 or

Interested in completing your bachelor’s degree or earning a master’s degree? Let’s get you started.

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