Professional Development

Eureka College is proud to work with our community partners to bring professional development to working adults that draws from the best of what theory and research have to offer and applies it directly to the world in which you live. 

Professional Development

Leadership and Communication Workshop Series

The Leadership and Communication Workshop Series is designed specifically to give those with a strong background in the trades the skills needed in the field to be effective leaders. In this workshop you will understand your leadership style and style of others, discover strategies that enable you to identify and solve problems, learn techniques that will help motivate yourself and others to accomplish excellent job performance, and generate ideas for negotiating conflict quickly and serving as as liasion between parties.


This series consists of four components:  Leaders and Followers, Problem Solving, Motivation and Teams and Conflict Management.


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Leaders and Followers Problem Solving

Motivation and Teams

Conflict Management

Tues, Dec 17, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Tues, Jan 7, 2020
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Do you have the capacity to be a leader? Leadership is a set of skills and abilities that can be learned by anyone with the desire and dedication to lead.

Through role play, group activities and discussion you will develop a framework for understanding your leadership style and the various styles of followers. 

You will leave this workshop with a renewed understanding of leadership, an awareness of your leadership strengths and weaknesses and the ability to practice leadership on the job site. 

Wed, Dec 18, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Wed, Jan 8, 2020
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will present attendees with specific, proven strategies for identifying the roots of problems as well as tactics for brainstorming and implementing effective solutions. 

In the first session, attendees will learn strategies, and, in the second session, they will discuss the application of those strategies in real-world contexts.


Tues, Dec 17, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Tues, Jan 7, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

How do you build a motivated team? What really motivates people to do good work?  

This workshop will help you to understand the basic psychology of human motivation (it’s not what you think) and give you techniques to help motivate people to perform on the job and collaborate with each other.

Strategies for building and leading teams will be practiced in the classroom and in the field. 

Wed, Dec 18, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Wed, Jan 8, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop will help attendees address the kind of complex, multi-party conflicts that can occur in the workplace. 

Attendees will learn strategies for negotiating conflict quickly and for serving as a liaison between parties that come at a conflict from very different perspectives. Special attention will be paid to effective communication (both written and oral) strategies. 


Program Benefits:

Learn the principles of communication that drive all business interactions
Convey your insights and recommendations more effectively
Cultivate your personal leadership and communication style
 Earn a Certificate of Professional Development from Eureka College


**Workshop series $2,500.00 or individual workshop $750.00**
Verify with your employer reimbursement availability upon course completion.


For more information about this series, contact the Eureka College Office of the Provost at:

(309) 467-6300 or by email


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Special Education LBSI Endorsement (for practicing teachers)

The Special Education LBSI Endorsement program is designed with the practicing teacher in mind. Those with a valid Illinois teaching license are elgible to participate in this program, which will result in adding an LBSI Endorsement for the age and grade levels for which they are already licensed.


For example, a teacher who is currently endorsed for grades 6-12 would earn an LBSI Endorsement for that same grade range, whereas a teacher with a licensed endorsed for grades K-12 would have an LBSI Endorsement valid for K-12.


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Why add an LBSI Endorsement at Eureka College?

  • Improve your security and marketability
  • Better serve all of the students in your classroom
  • Earn 13 graduate-level credits
  • Classes meet one night per week throughout the fall and spring
  • Start in Fall, Spring, or Summer
  • Join a group that meets at Eureka College, or recruit colleagues to have a group hosted in your district
  • The entire program costs only $5,200 (plus applicable books and fees).


Summer Fall Spring Practicum


Characteristics of Exceptional Learners


Explicit Instruction in the Content Areas


Diagnosis and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities




Classroom Adaptions for Learners with Moderate to Severe Disabilities



This Endorsement will enable you to improve your security and marketability while better serving your students in the classroom.

Start in the Fall, Spring, or Summer!


Join a group that meets at Eureka College, or recruit colleagues to have a group hosted in your district!



Contact Chris Robinson, Transfer Coordinator/Assistant Dean of Admissions

at or by phone at (309) 467-6344


Whitney Carver, Director of Special Education can also be reached at

or by phone at (309) 467-6864

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