Digital Product Manager, PeaceHealth
"The Certificate in Design Thinking for Innovation equips you with skills you can implement at work immediately. The coursework is layered week to week and the cohort format provides a unique opportunity to practice the phases of design thinking in a collaborative way. The program continues to inspire me to think critically and apply human-centered techniques to solve problems in creative and innovative ways."
Airport Duty Manager, Spokane International Airport
"The Certificate in Foundational Leadership has had a profound impact on my leadership skills. The skills we worked on in the program were easily applied in the workforce. This has been a really valuable experience for both my personal and professional life."
Director of Slot Operations, Northern Quest Casino
“In the Certificate in Women’s Leadership, the diversity in education levels, generations, ethnic backgrounds and professions is incredible. I have learned so many strategies from the other women and the instructors. I feel like I’ve filled my tool bag and can get to work on my leadership skills.”
Companies Find Value in Employees' Growth
When employees improve their leadership skills, the organizations they work for benefit as well. See why Jubilant HollisterStier, Department of Transportation, Spokane International Airport and more are sending their workforce to Gonzaga’s professional development programs year after year.
Kim Hanna, Women's Leadership Graduate
Kim Hanna is stepping into a new role as the first female president of the International Cotton Association. "What I learned throughout the program helped give me the tools and the confidence needed to navigate the journey," she says.
Anngie Zepeda, Design Thinking Graduate
While working for a nonprofit serving the Latino community, Anngie Zepeda enrolled in the Design Thinking program. “It changed my life’s vision,” she says of the experience. “I realized that everything can be solved if you go right to the main problem."