Category: IPEx

Investing in employees: IPEx brings programs on-site for Cascade Engineering
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Investing in employees: IPEx brings programs on-site for Cascade Engineering

On graduation day, a diverse group of Cascade Engineering employees — including resource professionals and manufacturing staff — each received their Certificate of Supervisory Management from Davenport University’s Institute for Professional Excellence. The achievement each person felt filled the room as they celebrated and shared their final takeaways. IPEx brings its courses, certificate programs and...

IPEx graduates the first class in its new certificate program focused on integrated operations management
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IPEx graduates the first class in its new certificate program focused on integrated operations management

The pilot class of Davenport University’s Certificate of Integrated Operations Management program graduated in late December after 12 weeks of a condensed curriculum on operations management, project management and quality management. CIOM is one of several interdisciplinary certificate programs offered by DU’s Institute for Professional Excellence. “Our program uniquely highlights learning efficiencies by combining topics...

DU partners with Greater Michigan Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors
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DU partners with Greater Michigan Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors

Davenport University and the Greater Michigan Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors have recently partnered to provide professional development opportunities and enhanced pathways to education for ABC-GMC members, their dependents, and students of ABC-GMC’s Greater Michigan Construction Academy. “Through this partnership with Davenport University, we aren’t just training better skilled tradespeople, we’re creating better people...

IPEx Success Story: Nichole Konyndyk
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IPEx Success Story: Nichole Konyndyk

Nichole Konyndyk is clearly a firm believer in education. In 2014, she completed two bachelor’s degrees at Calvin College: a BS in Psychology and a BA in Business, Human Resources. Nichole participated in a semester study abroad at York St. John College in York, England and spent 10 months as an intern at HR Collaborative,...

IPEx Success Story: Kelsey Daingerfield
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IPEx Success Story: Kelsey Daingerfield

A honeymoon to Belize was not the only exciting event in Kelsey Daingerfield’s life this March. On March 23, along with 18 other professionals from the Grand Rapids area, Daingerfield earned her Certificate of Project Management through IPEx! A New Jersey native, Kelsey joined the DU team as an Administrative Assistant in October 2016. Learn...

Grow Existing Accounts and Win New Customers with IPEx’s Certificate of Sales Fundamentals!
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Grow Existing Accounts and Win New Customers with IPEx’s Certificate of Sales Fundamentals!

IPEx is excited to announce a new certificate program available in Grand Rapids this spring. The Certificate of Sales Fundamentals is a comprehensive four-day program that provides knowledge, skills and tools to develop and execute effective plans for growing existing accounts and winning prospective opportunities. Students learn to target the right customers, identify the right...

IPEx Success Story: Peter Bouchard
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IPEx Success Story: Peter Bouchard

Because of his participation in the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparation course offered by Davenport University’s Institute for Professional Excellence, Peter Bouchard passed the PMP exam on December 23, 2016 to achieve the highly sought after PMP® credential through the Project Management Institute (PMI).  Peter received funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act...

IPEx Introduces International Business Experience
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IPEx Introduces International Business Experience

In today’s increasingly global marketplace, it is clear that cultural competence is necessary for business success. To successfully connect products or services with foreign buyers, a leader with international business experience is essential. To help jump-start this competence for emerging business leaders, the Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx) at Davenport University is excited to announce...

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