Center for Continuous Improvement

Community Business Programs


Cannabis Bootcamp: Legal, Ethical and Medical Inquiry into Cannabis
Improving the human condition through traditional academic intellectual inquiry blended with economic pragmatism.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 8 am-3 pm, at the College of Law McQuade Law Auditorium

Sponsors: Toledo Bar Association • The Kadens Family Foundation •  College of Law • and John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation

Keynote Speaker:  Pete Kadens, Co-Founder and Former CEO of Green Thumb Industries  

Pete Kadens headshot

Please join us on September 29, 2021, for a Cannabis Bootcamp, a Legal, Ethical and Medical Inquiry into Cannabis. This is a collaborative event between the Neff College of Business and Innovation, the College of Law and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, that will provide foundational information about cannabis and address many common questions.

The bootcamp will include a networking breakfast, an overview of the seminar, background information about cannabis, its legal and ethical aspects at the state and federal levels, and the chemistry of the substance. The keynote speaker will be Mr. Pete Kadens, a businessman and philanthropist. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and hear from speakers from the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the College of Law.

Participants have the option of attending in person or virtually. Please click on the following link to register for this event: (the registration link is coming soon!)


The Human Resources Certification Preparation Program described below is a non-credit public-enrollment course.  It is usually held twice per year, enrollment permitting.



Get Certified in HR Test From Home

The program prepares you for both the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

Tuesdays, September 7 - November 23, 2021 
 Time: 6 pm until 9 pm each session
 Click on this link to pay for the HR Fall 2021 Program
 SHRM Certification Information At-A-Glance 

(updated link for payment will be available in August; if you would like to add your name to our class list, please call us at 419-530-2036)

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. This intensive, 12-week program combines expert instruction with the 2021 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam. This year, the program will be offered in a hybrid format, with sessions held virtually and in-person, whenever possible.  If you would like some suggestions for gaining  your supervisor's approval for attending and/or funding this program, review the linked flyer on how to Approach Your Boss.  If you are still having trouble making your case, here are Top 5 Ways that earning your certification will benefit your organization.


The following topics can be offered as customized leadership and management development programs for a group of your employees. The Center for Continuous Improvement creates partnerships with organizations to design programs on these and many other topics.  Some of these programs can now be offered virtually, while still maintaining the quality of in-person participation.  We would love to hear from you, if you would like to discuss a professional development opportunity customized for your organization.   

  1. Transitioning into Leadership Roles
  2. Fundamentals of Project Management
  3. Advanced Risk Management for Projects
  4. Diversity, Inclusion and Bias
  5. Leading Global Innovation
  6. Digital Transformation with Emerging Technologies
  7. Project Management Professional (PMP) Preparation for Certification
  8. Integration and Scope Management for Projects
  9. Project Estimating and Scheduling
  10. Six Sigma Green Belt Training
  11. Leading Remotely
  12. Leading During Crises
  13. Into the Trenches: Leading Teams
  14. Competitive Advantages of Hiring Workers with Disabilities and Veterans
  15. Leading Through Listening
  16. Secrets of the Successful Negotiator
  17. Essential Conflict Management Competencies
  18. Generational Differences in the Workplace
  19. Getting Results
  20. Two Minute Drill
  21. Rapid Strategic Planning
  22. Business Ethics and Values
  23. Mentoring as a Leadership Model
  24. Supervisory Communication Skills
  25. Effective Communications
  26. Assertive Communication Skills
  27. Managing Multiple Priorities
  28. Strategies for Conflict Resolution
  29. Marketing Essentials for Service Professionals
  30. Departmental Silos and Integration Strategies
  31. Using Financial Information for Making Business Decisions
  32. Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Professional
  33. Performance Management

Please check back for additional opportunities or call us if you wish to schedule customized onsite training at your organization for these or any other topics. Our office number is 419-530-2036.

Last Updated: 7/29/21