Professional Development

With immediate results

Professional Development at St. Ambrose University provides training solutions to a diverse clientele throughout the Quad Cities. 

Our classes and workshops are academic-based with real world applicability. After attending class, you will be able to apply what you learned the very next day

Our mission is to serve and enrich our local community. When you take a course with us, you will be partnered with real world instructors and peers, right here in the Quad Cities. You'll make life-long connections that will truly add value to your personal and professional life – well beyond time spent in our program.

Take a tour around the site to learn about various training opportunities including courses that we customize for your organization's specific needs. Be sure to learn what our participants have to say about their experience with our programs!

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Leadership for the Quad Cities

Team Hands In Together

Take the next step in your career alongside your peers in the Quad Cities community. Earn your Certificate in Leadership with St. Ambrose University!

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Lunch and Learns

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Learn new skills, network with peers, and enjoy lunch on us! Check out our current offerings for Young Professionals and Business Leaders.

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COVID-19 Protocols

All PDC programs are held in-person, unless otherwise noted. All programs are subject to transition to a virtual or hybrid format based on healthy and safety recommendations.

Participants are considered visitors to St. Ambrose University and will need to adhere to the protocols set forth by the University. 

In order to safeguard the health and wellness of the St. Ambrose community and visitors, all visitors must:

  • Wear a face covering when entering any St. Ambrose facilities and follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Check-in upon arrival. Check-in procedures will include a temperature scan and completing a health screening form.
  • Visitors who have been screened will be identified with a sticker. If a person does not have a sticker verifying check-in, they will be directed to check-in which could cause a delay in a scheduled appointment.

Please stay home if you are feeling unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms.

Thank you for your assistance in safeguarding our health.

For more information on St. Ambrose University's response to COVID-19, please visit

Professional Development
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Academically-based training with practical application to your workplace!

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About Our Facility

Building and Room Rental

St. Ambrose University's North Davenport Education Center provides a state-of-the-art learning environment as an alternative to traditional off-site meeting facilities.

The center is available for rental Monday through Friday for training seminars, retreats, conferences, business meetings, presentations, and continuing education programs. Meeting rooms can be arranged to accommodate your group's unique needs!


To learn more about facility availability or schedule a personal tour, email or call 563-333-5745.

State-of-the-Art Amenities
  • All classrooms are equipped for multimedia use
  • Wired and wi-fi internet access in all rooms
  • Parking: On site, free, and convenient
  • Handicapped accessibility
  • Tables with comfortable, upholstered chairs
  • Team Rooms available for break-out sessions
  • Catering service available. In addition to beverage and snack service, we are able to provide several full menu options for your event. 
  • Classroom: 30-person capacity
    Large meeting room: 60-person capacity  
    Team rooms: 3 rooms ideal for small groups
  • Multimedia podium with computer equipped with Microsoft Office Suite
  • DVD/VCR/CD player
  • Laptop connections
  • LCD projector
  • Flipchart and markers
  • Whiteboards
  • Wi-Fi and wired internet
  • Overhead projector
  • Video cameras


Our People


Megan Tarasi, MBA, Director

Mikaela Dickson, Graduate Assistant
Tommy Tygret, Business Development Liaison

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? Click on the visit button below to learn more about our virtual and in-person visit options.