Individual Learning

You want to build or strengthen practical skills that can help you achieve your next goal – advance in your current job, prepare for a new job or field, or attain certification for better pay and opportunities. UMKC TalentLink can help you develop on your professional path.

We offer courses, certificate programs, and workshops in-person and online. Let’s get started.


UMKC TalentLink and ed2go offer online courses where you can develop practical skills in the short-term to achieve long-term goals. Gain a new skill in 6 weeks through instructor-led or self-paced training.


UMKC TalentLink and ed2go offer online Career Training Programs help you to develop in-demand skills and practical knowledge for professional-level positions in a wide variety of fields.

  • Self-paced training gives you flexibility to complete training.
  • Open enrollment means you start when you want and finish at your own pace.
  • Complete training in 3-6 months. Online course access varies per program.
  • Many Career Training Programs prepare you for a certification exam.

Featured Courses

Molly Weaver discusses skills-based hiring

Skills Based Hiring: Beyond the Buzzword

Talent acquisition expert Molly Weaver discusses how organizations are beginning to move toward hiring based on skills – not necessarily degrees. Find out why.

2/22/2024 – 2/22/2024

10:00 AM

Jenna Eschenbrenner

HR Essentials and Trends for Small Business

Expert Jenna Eschenbrenner simplifies the need-to-know details for small businesses of how to maintain compliant and efficient human resources best practices.

3/6/2024 – 3/6/2024

10:00 AM

Terry Trafton

Reclaim Your Energy: Managing Burnout and Emotional Exhaustion in Life and Work

Acquire practical skills to better manage burnout and emotional exhaustion by harnessing your emotional energy intelligence.

3/28/2024 – 3/28/2024

9:00 AM

Shannon Swift

How to Make a Big Ask of Leadership

Learn a process that helps you design talking points, prepare, and deliver a persuasive proposal to leadership. Includes discussion about a corporate leader’s typical challenges, objections, and concerns with the “big ask.”

4/10/2024 – 4/10/2024

9:00 AM

This online training course will prepare you for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam. Start anytime. Register through UMKC TalentLink.

Become a Certified HR Professional

This online training course will prepare you for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam. Start anytime.

Open Enrollment

nonprofit manager training from UMKC TalentLInk

Nonprofit Manager Training

New and aspiring nonprofit managers and leaders, develop key skills, knowledge, and strategies for success in this online course.

Open Enrollment

Professional Grant Writer Training

Learn the skills to become a professional grant writer in this online course while also preparing you for the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) exam.

Open Enrollment

UMKC TalentLink offers courses to prepare for CompTIA A+ certification

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 

Our online course prepares you for A+ certification exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. Launch your career as an associate-level IT professional.

Open Enrollment

Jonathan Jones is a a certified Gallup CliftonStrengths® coach for UMKC TalentLink.

Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment Workshop

Led by coach Jonathan Jones, the Gallup CliftonStrengths® workshop provides insights about your top strengths and how to maximize your potential.

04/23/24 – 04/23/24

1:00 PM

This Full Stack Developer online course will prepare you for your first job in the web development field. Start anytime. Register through UMKC TalentLink.

Become A Full Stack Software Developer

This Full Stack Developer online training course will prepare you for your first job in the web development field. Start anytime.

Open Enrollment

A to Z Grant Writing

A to Z Grant Writing

Get the hands-on experience and knowledge needed to successfully begin the grant writing process for projects in need of funding.

Open Enrollment

This Spanish/English Medical Interpreter online course prepares you to interpret medical terminology for healthcare work. Register through UMKC TalentLink.

Become a Spanish/English Medical Interpreter

This Spanish/English Medical Interpreter online course prepares you to interpret medical terminology for work in a healthcare setting.

Open Enrollment


UMKC TalentLink and WorkForge announce a partnership that enables manufacturers to train employees in key skills and enhances capacity for manufacturing growth.

Learn about a specific field and the key principles, tools, and skills you need to get started in welding, CNC, robotics, aerospace, industrial maintenance, and more.


UMKC TalentLink and MedCerts have partnered to offer more than thirty high-quality certification programs in the in-demand healthcare industry. Explore programs that are the most popular and can prepare you for the highest-paying healthcare roles.