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Professional Development Center Offers 50 Percent Discount to Employees

Tricia Burns, an instructor for the Center for Professional Development
Tricia Burns, an instructor for the Center for Professional Development

Boise State staff and faculty members now can receive a 50 percent discount on registration fees for the university’s Center for Professional Development courses.

Opening all courses to Boise State employees at a discount gives employees more course options. According to Lori Nate, public programs manager, the development center’s goal is to better serve the Boise State community through this initiative. Prior to this change, employees could choose from a select list of free courses offered by center. Now, employees are able to select from much of the Center for Professional Development catalog.*

With employee evaluations and performance reviews beginning, it is the perfect time to consider professional goals and the development courses that can help employees’ achieve them.

Connor McComas, an academic advisor for the Boise State multidisciplinary studies and Bachelor of Applied Science programs, shared his thoughts on how a course on emotional intelligence helped him in his role.

“By developing my emotional intelligence, I am able to assess my needs in any situation or the other person’s. It allows me to understand not only what I am feeling, but what they are feeling and empathize with them,” McComas said. “Sharpening my EQ has allowed me to have stronger relationships and navigate conflicts more easily. I highly recommend this class.”

For a list of courses available through Boise State’s Center for Professional Development, visit the PACE website. If you are interested in a course not listed on the site, please connect with Lori Nate at (208) 426-3861.

* When there is a separate material fee on a course, discounts are only given on the registration fee (Examples include PMP/CAPM and SHRM.)

* Discounts are not available for the LSAT, GRE, GMAT, ACT/SAT or online Ed2Go courses.