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Organizational Development

Business Simulations

Online Short Courses

Executive Coaching

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"On behalf of the command staff of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, I would like to commend you and your staff for arranging the leadership development program we recently completed... The skills and strategies learned during this program will remain with us and we will all be better employees of New Hanover County."

-- Sheriff Edward J. McMahon

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The knowledge gained from business disciplines can be used across almost all industries. Project management, finance, marketing, and other skills can be applied to multiple careers. In addition, the Swain Center provides facilitation services to companies and organizations in the region.

Discounts and payment plans available

We provide discounts (on all but online courses) to UNCW alumni, faculty and staff, as well as government employees. If your company sends two or more employees to a course, we can offer a group rate. We also can accept payment plans to make our courses an affordable investment in your career!

Available courses

Certified Global Business Professional

TBD (two days); $275

GMAT Review

October 18 and 19; $295


Project Management Certificate Program

Fall dates TBD, Mondays and Wednesdays; $995

Project Management Boot Camp

TBD (three nights); $250

Understanding and Improving Your Emotional Intelligence

October 9, 1-5pm
An Introduction to Business Analytics Using Excel Fall dates TBD
Online Courses Ongoing

Coaching. Goal-Setting. Consulting.

The Swain Center helps organizations build high-performing work teams by identifying and leveraging the talent from within. We match subject matter expertise with improvement opportunities to create outstanding results. Let us be your training partner.

As business consultants and partners, we are skilled at diagnosing needs and crafting customized solutions. Whether you’re a business owner or the manager of a business, industrial or government operation, our professionals will meet with you one-on-one to identify and evaluate your organization’s strengths as well as its opportunities for improvement.

We bring a combination of practical experience along with expertise across a broad array of disciplines to help companies craft and co-design workplace solutions. Whether it is mentoring, coaching, leadership development, succession planning or innovation, we are poised to offer quality and convenient professional development tools and experiences. Contact us – we’re ready to go to work for you!


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