Professional Development Centre

Professional Development Centre

It takes a lot of factors to run and sustain a successful organisation: talent, luck, creativity, technology, and a favourable economic environment. One key element to sustainable success is leadership talent -- a strong bench of both deep content experts and highly skilled and innovative organisational implementers, each at different stages of their career development yet all in sync with the organisation's culture, values and goals.

Each organisation needs a leadership cadre, not just a few superstars! The UCCI Professional Development Centre can help reinvigorate your organisation by empowering the professionals who work there -- through internationally-benchmarked standards and proven techniques that are quick and cost-effective. PDC partners with practicing local and international experts to bring the latest and greatest right here to Grand Cayman.

 

FAQs

To apply for the Fall 2020 short term courses, complete this form and submit to ldunkley@ucci.edu.ky.

PDC courses are designed with busy working professionals in mind. Courses in Business English, Business Math – Level Basic, and Business Math: - Level Intermediate can be taken and paid for individually.

An application fee of $25 is required to enrol in any non-degree programme offered through the Professional Development Centre. Tuition and other fees vary per programme. Please visit specific programme sections for further information.

Lead with PDC

The Professional Development Centre (PDC) at UCCI is your online resource for intellectual enrichment and professional development programmes at UCCI.

Programmes

  • Business English
  • Business Math – Level Basic
  • Business Math – Level Intermediate
  • Shorthand & Minute Taking
  • Financial Planning

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Business English (total 60 hours)

 

Module 1

Duration: 20 hours

Module 2

Duration: 20 hours

Module 3

Duration: 20 hours

Shorthand & Minute Taking

Duration: 6 months (approx)

Math Classes

 

2 Day Seminars

 

Financial Planning For Micro & Small Businesses Seminar

Duration: 2 full days (possible repeats)

Time Management & Personal Effectiveness Seminar

Duration: 2 full days (possible repeats)

Why PDC

The Professional Development Centre (PDC) at the University College of the Cayman Islands UCCI offers an extensive array of educational opportunities specifically designed to help businesses and organisations in the Cayman Islands meet today’s multifaceted and international challenges.

As a result of a new focus on global competitiveness, UCCI's business and management programmes offered through the Department of Business Studies and Professional Development at the University College of the Cayman Islands are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

UCCI is also continuing to meet the unique needs of local businesses through custom-designed professional development. When the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) wanted to design an Educational Series for its members, UCCI was picked as the teaching partner with state-of-the-art training facilities and highly credentialed faculty members available for maximum effectiveness.

Students served by the PDC at UCCI get more than classes—they gain expertise. The PDC leverages UCCI’s strengths through a fully credentialed faculty, a dedication to flexible learning opportunities for working adults, collaboration with internationally superior educational partners, and a single-minded responsiveness to the needs of local businesses.

Learn more about these and other educational opportunities and take the first step toward your brighter future by arranging a free, no commitment private consultation.

Business English (total 60 hours)

Learning Outcome

The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate effectively in professional business contexts. The skills taught in this course are essential for helping you to get ahead in your jobs or career paths. Improving your business English vocabulary and knowledge will help you work more effectively and open up new career opportunities. You will participate in activities to develop your communication skills, write clear emails and increase your awareness of business topics and issues.

Module 1

Duration:      20 hours
Days:         Tue/Thur
Location:        PDC
Time:          5:30pm -7:30pm
Price:          KYD250.00
Cohort:      Min 10 - Max 20

Module 2

Duration:      20 hours
Days:        Tue/Thur
Location        PDC                    
Time:          5:30pm -7:30pm             
Price:          KYD250.00                    
Cohort:      Min 10 - Max 20

Module 3

Duration:      20 hours                  
Days:        Tue/Thur                 
Location        PDC                 
Time:          5:30pm -7:30pm
Price:          KYD250.00
Cohort:      Min 10  - Max 20

   

Shorthand & Minute Taking   

Learning Outcome

Shorthand is any system of rapid handwriting which can be used to transcribe the spoken word. Shorthand systems use a variety of skills including simplifying existing letters or characters and using special strokes to represent phonemes, words and phrases.

Students will be trained to write correct shorthand from dictation and to transcribe the same accurately. Students will be taught how to write, read and produce shorthand notes. At the end of each unit, students will be tested on their ability to transcribe and/or produce dictated notes.

Duration:      6 months (approx)            
Days:        Tue /Thurs
Location        PDC / online
Time:          4pm - 6pm
Price:          KYD500.00
Cohort:      Min 6 - Max 15

 

Business Math - Basic

Learning Outcome

This course deals with the nuts and bolts of mathematics. Students will become equipped with a solid foundation of the mathematical tools required to solve more complex mathematical operations, which include learning to understand addition, subtraction, multiplication and division;  knowing how to calculate and move among decimals, fractions and percentages; figuring out ratios and proportions.

This course would benefit any student (regardless of age) who requires help understanding basic math skills in order to pass a placement test, a course, a specific job, or as a review to brush up on math skills.                

Duration:      24 hours
Days:        Tue/Thur
Location        PDC
Time:          7:30pm – 9:00pm  
Price:      KYD250.00    
Cohort:      Min 10 - Max 20

Business Math – Intermediate

Learning Outcome

This course shows students how to use math to solve a wide variety of problems in business and also within their families. The primary goals are to develop students’ understanding of business, increase their ability to figure out how to work with many different kinds of business problems, and motivate them using many actual business applications to which they can relate.

The course applies students' interpretation of basic mathematical concepts to common business usage covering such topics as bank services, interest, trade, bank and cash discounts and payroll.

Duration:      24 hours                
Days:        Mon/Wed
Location        PDC
Time:          6pm – 8pm
Price:      KYD250.00
Cohort:      Min 10 - Max 20

Financial Planning For Micro & Small Businesses Seminar

Learning Outcome

This course will assist participants to understand the fundamentals of financial planning for micro and/or small business.  The content will provide guidance on how to build a better plan for future finances. The course is intended to prepare participants for entrepreneurial opportunities and how to assess business viability.

It will help participants navigate financial landscape with projections and of forecasting income and expenses and also introduce ways to obtain financing manage cash flow and prepare basic financial statements.

Duration:      2 full days (possible repeats)                      
Days:        Wed & Thurs                
Location        PDC                    
Time:          9am  – 5pm                 
Price:      KYD250.00                
Cohort:      Min 6  - Max 20                

Time Management & Personal Effectiveness Seminar

Learning Outcome

This 2-day seminar is designed to help participants understand the benefits of effective time management and personal effectiveness in their daily lives. It incorporates the mindset and activities required to achieve goals and professional effectiveness in the workplace.

Duration:      2 full days (possible repeats)                    
Days:        Wed & Thurs                
Location        PDC                    
Time:          9am  – 5pm                 
Price:      KYD250.00                
Cohort:      Min 6 - Max 20