The Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development

Together Forward

We help organizations move forward. For 75 years, the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (CPED) has helped individuals and organizations move forward. Through more than 70 professional development programs held annually at the Fluno Center, and our Custom Development Solutions designed for our partners, we're proud to further the Wisconsin Idea. We work with more than 100 instructors to create immersive, hands-on learning opportunities to foster practical skills that drive organizational success. To that end, we work alongside individuals and organizations to deeply understand their talent management needs, so that together, we can find the right balance of coaching, advising, assessments, and development programs that will drive sustainable change.

Our Shared Vision

Any organization in the midst of a business transformation and any person in the process of a professional transition benefits from a lifelong relationship with the Center for Professional & Executive Development.

Our Noble Why

Helping Organizations Move Forward

  • Fostering individual and organizational growth
  • Providing relevant business learning products and services
  • Nurturing professional communities

Our Shared Core Values

  • Authenticity
  • Partnership
  • Desire to Delight

The UW-Madison Advantage

The UW-Madison campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary for more than 165 years. Guided by the Wisconsin Idea, faculty, staff, students, and alumni solve real-world problems and create a better future for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.


In producing Fortune 500 CEOs


Billion economic impact to the State of Wisconsin


In the nation for research expenditures (2017)


Doctorates granted among U.S. Universities (2017)


Center for World University Rankings (2018-2019)


Best Public college (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)


Nobel Prizes won by Faculty or Alumni


Pulitzer Prizes won by Faculty or Alumni

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