Customized Contract Training

Custom/Contract Training

     The Employers' Edge

Custom/Contract Training at CSU Division of Continuing Education
Give your organization a competitive, practical edge.

For more than 35 years, we've helped hundreds of companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations increase productivity and employee skills through custom training programs.

We can tailor an education program specifically for the needs of your organization. Virtually any program can be delivered on-site at your workplace, on our campus, or at another location of your choice. Training can be conducted during the day, in the evening, or on weekends, to suit your schedule. You choose the subject, date, time, and location.

With our expertly taught programs, you can:

  • Improve the skills of your workforce
  • Build worker productivity and profits
  • Encourage employee engagement
  • Strengthen communication skills
  • Nurture leadership abilities
  • Implement new techniques
  • Improve performance and commitment

For more information, or for an organizational assessment and training proposal, contact:

Cynthia L. Parish, MPA, Director, Business and Management Programs

Cynthia directs business and management programs for continuing education. She has many years experience in training and development, customer service, marketing, and human resources. She has been a trainer, instructional developer, manager, consultant, and community leader.  Prior to joining CSU in early 2008, she held a similar position at California State University Long Beach for more than seven years where she specialized in customizing training and organizational solutions for large corporate, small business, non-profit, and public agency clients from around the world. Call 216.687.4846 or for more information.

G. "Denyse" Castle, M.Ed., Director, Computer and Technical Programs

With background in corporate training, project management, web design, and computer applications, Denyse will work with you to develop a training plan for your employees. Call Denyse for customized classes in Computers, Software, Information Technology, Landscape Horticulture, Engineering, Sustainability, and Construction. She can be reached at (216) 687-4685 or

Bernard Becker III, M.S., Director, Center for Emergency Preparedness

Bernard Becker III is accomplished with over 30 years of Emergency Service knowledge, has earned a Master of Science degree in Executive Leadership, a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer program, is a Chief Fire Officer designated by the Centers for Public Safety Excellence, and is responsible for providing quality leadership in emergency preparedness and management. Bernard Becker III has extensive experience in continuing education, emergency preparedness, health and safety, hazardous materials and business continuity. The Center for Emergency Preparedness staff can assist in customizing and conducting site-specific training related to hazardous materials, business continuity, and emergency preparedness. Please contact Bernard W. Becker III at (216) 875-9860 or for further information.

Jeanine Carroll, Director, Continuing Education Programs for Health Care Professionals

CSU has designed programs for professional and lay audiences. Hours for license renewal can be earned by nurses, social workers, counselors, psychologists and nursing home administrators. Please contact Jeanine Carroll at (216) 687-4843 or for more information.

Michele Bowman, Ph.D., Director, English as a Second Language Program

Dr. Bowman designs ESL programs for organizations with employees who are not native English speakers and who need to strengthen their English skills. (216) 875-9669 or

Barbara Hanniford, Ph.D., Dean of Continuing Education

Dr. Hanniford, Dean of Continuing Education, has been dean at Cleveland State since 2002 and has previous continuing education experience at several other public universities. General training and workforce development inquiries should be directed to Dr. Hanniford at (216) 687-2149 or

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Phone: (216) 875-9699
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