• About CPED

Together Forward

For more than 75 years, the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (CPED) has helped individuals and organizations move forward through immersive, hands-on professional development programs and custom development solutions. We work alongside individuals and organizations to deeply understand their needs so that together we can find the right blend of coaching, consulting, assessments, and development programs that 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
  • Ownership
  • Curiosity

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We strive to blend diverse backgrounds and perspectives while fostering a culture of belonging that positively impacts our team, partners, and communities. We will live these values through:

  • Representation of different identities, abilities, experiences, and perceptions
  • An environment where everyone has what they need to engage and succeed
  • Fostering opportunities for all people and ideas to be heard

The UW-Madison Advantage


In producing Fortune 500 CEOs


Billion economic impact to the State of Wisconsin


In the nation for research expenditures (2019)


Doctorates granted among U.S. Universities (2017)


Center for World University Rankings (2018)


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


Nobel Prizes won by Faculty or Alumni


Pulitzer Prizes won by Faculty or Alumni