EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION & STRATEGIC ALLIANCES (ETSA)
The need for knowledge is expanding at lightning speed – and continuing education has never been more important. Whether you want to update your skills, earn professional CEUs, advance your career, or just learn for fun, you will find what you need at Union through our Education Transformation & Strategic Alliances (ETSA) offerings.
ETSA provides a wide range of webinars, certificates, career training, and other educational offerings to adults who are looking to increase their potential through a lifetime of learning. For educators, employers, and subject matter experts, ETSA offers a supportive platform for sharing what they know.
Make Union your first choice for lifelong learning.
Union Institute & University is committed to a lifetime of learning for our students, alumni, faculty, and staff. That is why Union has joined forces with several top vendors who offer a variety of continuing education options for professionals, lifelong learners, employers, and educators. Choose from a large variety of online learning courses and webinars in areas of study that include social justice, business, computer science/IT, health and wellness, arts, design, legal, hospitality, and more. Many programs offer the choice of self-paced or instructor-led with webinars being available on-demand. Most courses are affordable while some webinars are complimentary.
GAIN NEW PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS – 100% ONLINE
Union Institute & University, in partnership with ed2go, offers a wide range of highly interactive non-credit online courses and career training programs. These programs are designed to help you reach your personal enrichment and career goals – whether you are starting a new career or advancing within your current occupation. Instruction is 100% online. All courses and programs earn you an achievement certificate, and many prepare you for industry-recognized certifications.
Fundamental Professional Skills and Personal Interest Courses
These affordable, convenient online courses are the perfect way to enhance your existing skills or learn new ones. The course catalog includes nearly 500 courses. The instructor-led courses start monthly with twice-weekly lesson plans. You will interact and study with a cohort over a six-week schedule. For the independent learner, our self-paced courses provide access to all the lessons at once with up to three months to complete the course.
Areas of study include business, computer science, health and wellness, IT, arts and design, and more.
Online Career Training Programs and Certificates
Learn new skills, prepare for in-demand professions, and earn nationally recognized certifications with affordable, convenient, online courses. These flexible, self-paced certificate programs are developed by a team of experts from each respective field. Your dedicated Student Advisor is actively involved in your online learning experience, so you’re supported throughout your learning journey. Unlike the fundamental courses, these programs can be started at any time. Earn a certificate of completion and an opportunity to get a nationally recognized certification in high-demand fields such as Healthcare, IT, Business, and more. All Career Training students also receive free access to the Virtual Career Center.
Areas of study include business, computer applications, hospitality, legal, teacher professional development, and more.
CONTINUING EDUCATION YOU'LL ONLY FIND AT UNION
Through various efforts and partnerships, Union is proud to offer exclusive webinars and educational programs that you will only find here. Many of our on-demand webinars are complimentary, and we are always adding new content.
Union offers something for just about everyone, from continuing education workshops and employer-sponsored training to social justice and personal growth webinars. Most programs are available online and at a reasonable cost, with many offered for free. View a complete listing of current offerings and prices.
- Continuing Education (CEs/CEUs to fulfill licensure requirements in health care, education, or other fields)
- Employer-Sponsored Programs
- Social Justice and Personal Interest
FOR EDUCATORS, EMPLOYERS, AND SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
Do you have knowledge to share? A partnership with Union's ETSA services can provide you with the platform and the expertise to help deliver it in the most professional way – through sponsored training. Our course design services are available to provide sponsored training (online or on-site) for businesses, school districts, nonprofit organizations, and more. We are also available to help authors, educators, artists, and other content creators package and promote their ideas.
ETSA PARTNERSHIP WITH THE INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGIC FORESIGHT
ETSA recently formalized a partnership with the Institute for Leadership and Strategic Foresight. The Institute’s programs are built at the intersection of innovative leadership and foresight practices. Through research, training, consulting, and experiential learning the Institute equips leaders with the tools to prepare for future uncertainties and disruptions, identifying the connections between causes and effects that debilitate or strengthen the trajectories of outcomes over time.
In collaboration with ETSA, the Institute is developing three short courses to be delivered through the CE21 platform: Strategic Foresight, Introduction to Systems Thinking, and Coaching Effective Teams.
Meet the ETSA team
Led by Dr. Rhonda Brinkley-Kennedy, Union’s ETSA Division team is made up of experienced professionals in the field of education. Bring us your vision. We can help you design, promote, and deliver an ETSA program that will bring your vision to life. View the current program offerings to see examples of what ETSA can do for you. To learn more about sponsoring or creating a program, contact Associate Director, Ami Bryant at 310.692.2147 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.