Expert professional development for achievers.

UMKC TalentLink provides expert-led professional development and training for those seeking practical career skills and knowledge.

TalentLink also works directly with local businesses to upskill employees and develop talent. Training courses and certificate programs are available in-person and virtually, instructor-led or self-paced, and can be tailored and designed to meet an employer’s development needs.

umkc-talentlink-shrm-recertification-providerUMKC TalentLink is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

View current courses available for SHRM Professional Development Credits.

Explore UMKC TalentLink’s professional development offerings.

data science and analytics professional development

Data Science and Analytics

UMKC TalentLink offers data analytics workshops and a Workshop Series taught live by expert instructors. Gain in-demand skills in this growing industry. LEARN MORE.

Professional Skills Development Courses

Professional Skills Development Courses

Register for six-week courses that are instructor-led and -moderated with discussion board. Or choose self-paced courses and learn independently within a three-month access timeframe. LEARN MORE.

Self Paced Career Professional Development

Self-paced Career Development

In-depth extended programs with preparation for industry-recognized certification in many areas. Prepare for a new career or to advance within your current occupation. LEARN MORE.

diversity equity inclusion professional development

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity training for employees and managers. Learn how to understand others and collaborate in diverse environments. LEARN MORE.

Legal Education Professional Development

Legal Education

UMKC Law School provides continuing legal education seminars and events to professionals in the Kansas City legal community and beyond. LEARN MORE.

Business and Leadership professional development

Business and Leadership

Business and leadership programs to develop Kansas City’s leaders and promote innovative insights and business best practices. LEARN MORE.

computers and engineering professional development

Computers and Engineering

Programs include Project Management Professional Prep, Civil PE Review, Web Developer Coding Academy, and more. LEARN MORE.

Entrepreneurship professional development


The Missouri Small Business Development Center offers courses and labs presented by experienced leaders to help entrepreneurs grow. LEARN MORE.

Professional Development adapted to your needs


Need training for an individual, team, or larger audience? UMKC TalentLink delivers professional development adapted to the goals, budget, and schedule of your business or organization. We offer skill-building courses and learning led by expert instructors.

On-site and Live Online Learning Options

We provide in-person and virtual training options. Our instructors can present courses on site for your employees, delivered at a time and location that works for you, or online to suit your needs.

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Contact UMKC TalentLink about training adapted to fit your needs.