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Professional Development

The Office of Professional Development and Non-Credit Education is dedicated to providing educational programs and activities for diverse audiences throughout the state, region, and nation. Activities are conducted through a variety of means, including on-site conferences, statewide and regional meetings, in-house customized training, as well as interactive videoconferencing and satellite seminars.

For Attorneys

The Center for Continuing Legal Education coordinates numerous seminars on a variety of subject matters for lawyers, judges, paralegals, and legal assistants. Each seminar is approved for mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) credit hours in Mississippi, and many of our courses are accredited for other states as well. By attending these serious yet relaxed seminars, law professionals will gain new insight into our legal system, a better understanding of emerging legal trends, and make valuable legal contacts.

For Those in Business

Through programs such as the PMBA; and the Mississippi School of Banking, the Office of Professional Development and Non-Credit help working adults acquire new, updated or complementary skills to achieve or maintain proficiency in their current profession, earn noncredit education certificates, prepare for professional certification examinations, qualify for promotion in their organizations, transition into a new career, meet profesional continuing education requirements, prepare for graduate entrance examinations, or return to the workforce.

How do you get your deal funded? Competition for investor funding is fierce. Learn how to get investors to say YES to your deal. The May 1-2 Venture Coaching Academy at Ole Miss will show you how.

The Lean Six Sigma applications enable enterprises to effectively, efficiently, and reliably create value in complex and rapidly changing environments. This workshop provides necessary education and training for people with the newest thinking, products and tools related to lean enterprise transformation. It provides a forum for sharing research findings, lessons learned and best practices for both the management and practicing executives.

For Displaced Workers

The University of Mississippi is an approved service-provider for Mississippi Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs that are overseen by local Mississippi WIN (Workforce Investment Network) Job Centers. UM works closely with area WIN Job Centers to help local residents further their education and retrain for future employment after becoming unemployed.

Please check with your local WIN Job Center to see if you are eligible to receive benefits for any of the approved University of Mississippi programs.

For more information on UM programs available to displaced workers, please click here.

For Educators

At the University of Mississippi, we share NCATE's belief that every student deserves a caring, competent and highly qualified teacher. Through such programs as NISL, Writing Project, AP Summer Institutes, and Summer Week-Long Workshops, Teach Mississippi Institute, and UM undergraduate and graduate degrees, Ole Miss is commimtted to providing excellent opportunities in the field of education on the Oxford, Booneville, Southaven, and Tupelo campuses.

For Law Enforcement

We have partnered with OSS to offer online Law Enforcement, Jail and Security courses. OSS provides the largest selection of law enforcement, jail and security-specific online training.

For School Administrators

The Institute on Education and Workforce Development, a partnership between the University of Mississippi and The National Center on Education and the Economy ("NCEE"), was created in December of 2005. The Institute was established so that Ole Miss and NCEE (and NCEE's affiliates, America's Choice and National Institute for School Leadership) could work collaboratively on educational leadership, school improvement and workforce development challenges facing the state of Mississippi.

Office of Professional Development and Non-Credit Education

Outreach and Continuing Education
Office of Professional Development and Non-Credit Education
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
Telephone: 662-915-7283 (Central)
Fax: 662-915-5138