Professional Development

With immediate results

Professional Development at St. Ambrose University provides training solutions to a diverse clientele throughout the Quad Cities. 

Our classes and workshops are academic-based with real world applicability. After attending class, you will be able to apply what you learned the very next day

Our mission is to serve and enrich our local community. When you take a course with us, you will be partnered with real world instructors and peers, right here in the Quad Cities. You'll make life-long connections that will truly add value to your personal and professional life – well beyond time spent in our program.

Take a tour around the site to learn about various training opportunities including courses that we customize for your organization's specific needs. Be sure to learn what our participants have to say about their experience with our programs!

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Register for Professional Development Courses

Human Resources

Join us for an interactive morning of professional development designed specifically for the HR professional who wants to leverage their organization's strengths to attract top talent.

Lunch and Learns

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Learn new skills, network with peers, and enjoy lunch on us! Check out our current offerings for Young Professionals and Business Leaders.

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Professional Development
from SAU

Academically-based training with practical application to your workplace!

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Learn At Your Own Pace

On-Demand Training

The St. Ambrose University Professional Development Center is committed to offering timely trainings that meet the needs of our community.

Check out our new series of on-demand trainings; just click the video title below to watch the pre-recorded topic that interests you!

Business Essentials Series

Utilizing Microsoft Power Platform
Twin State Technical Services presents a demonstration on getting the most out of your Microsoft Power Platform.

Young Professionals Series

Positive Leadership
Learn to create a culture of positivity that promotes career growth and success. Facilitated by Jan Gorman of LG Consulting.

Championing Challenging Conversations
Learn how to bring your "A Game" to difficult conversations, whether you are leading or receiving them. Facilitated by Michelle Luebke, Principal Consultant, Highlight HR Consulting

QC Small Business Series

Digital Marketing Strategy
Watch and learn more about the digital marketing landscape, including tools and techniques for your digital marketing strategy. Facilitated by Donnie Ingram, SAU Director of CIDT & Online Learning.

About Our Facility

Building and Room Rental

St. Ambrose University's North Davenport Education Center provides a state-of-the-art learning environment as an alternative to traditional off-site meeting facilities.

The center is available for rental Monday through Friday for training seminars, retreats, conferences, business meetings, presentations, and continuing education programs. Meeting rooms can be arranged to accommodate your group's unique needs!


To learn more about facility availability or schedule a personal tour, email or call 563-333-5745.

State-of-the-Art Amenities
  • All classrooms are equipped for multimedia use
  • Wired and wi-fi internet access in all rooms
  • Parking: On site, free, and convenient
  • Handicapped accessibility
  • Tables with comfortable, upholstered chairs
  • Team Rooms available for break-out sessions
  • Catering service available. In addition to beverage and snack service, we are able to provide several full menu options for your event. 
  • Classroom: 30-person capacity
    Large meeting room: 60-person capacity  
    Team rooms: 3 rooms ideal for small groups
  • Multimedia podium with computer equipped with Microsoft Office Suite
  • DVD/VCR/CD player
  • Laptop connections
  • LCD projector
  • Flipchart and markers
  • Whiteboards
  • Wi-Fi and wired internet
  • Overhead projector
  • Video cameras


Our People


Megan Tarasi, MBA, Director

Mikaela Dickson, Graduate Assistant

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? Click on the visit button below to learn more about our virtual and in-person visit options.