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Highlights from some of our custom training partnerships

UAB Collat Professional Education partners with organizations and companies of all types and sizes to deliver custom programs to solve business challenges and move the organization forward. We understand that different organizations have different training and professional development needs and distinct cultures that require a customized approach. Collaboratively, we create learning experiences that are aligned with your business needs and deliver measurable, observable impact to move your organization ahead.

Training can take place over several days or weeks and be offered at your company site, off site or at our Founders Advisors Professional Education Suite in the UAB Collat School of Business. Current examples of custom training offered include leadership academies, project management courses, sales training programs, communications workshops, design thinking seminars, and more. The UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) is one of our custom leadership academies and is recognized for having a tremendous impact on our community and the UAB Academic Medical Center.

Unlock Your Potential with Specialized Leadership Programs

Are you a scientist or emerging leader seeking to advance your career and make a lasting impact in your field? We are pleased to introduce two groundbreaking leadership programs tailored to meet the needs of professionals like you.

Catalyst Leadership Academy for Scientists (formerly IGNITE):
A specialized leadership program for scientists

This dynamic development program is designed specifically for scientists. Over eight months, from October to June, participants embark on a transformative journey, acquiring essential leadership skills and promoting career growth. Join us to grow professionally, spark innovation, and thrive in your scientific endeavors.

Program highlights:

  • 2-day Experiential learning launch at Collat
  • Monthly full-day sessions with industry & faculty experts
  • Networking opportunities and access to industry leaders
  • Individual projects with lightning pitches and poster presentations
  • Graduation dinner to celebrate your achievements
  • Departmental support required

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Elevate Leadership Academy (formerly SOAR):
A specialized program for emerging leaders

This leadership program is designed for individuals who lead teams or aspire to do so in the near future. Through a transformative eight-month journey, participants cultivate essential leadership skills and forge collaborative relationships. Join us from October to June for an engaging and challenging leadership academy and empower yourself to make a meaningful impact in your organizations and beyond.

Program highlights:

  • 2-day Experiential learning retreat at 4H Center
  • Monthly sessions with faculty & industry experts
  • Curriculum focused on cultivating human connection, communication skills, innovation, and professionalism
  • Group project presentations and graduation dinner to celebrate your success
  • Departmental support required

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"The Collat team developed a first-class project management academy that captured exactly what I wanted to address with customized content for our specific needs. Thanks to their professionalism, support, and great job all around, our team is equipped to provide a high level of service to our clients."

Mike Kemp President/CEO, KMS

“I had always heard about UAB's project management team and contacted them to schedule a training session for our communications team. Cori and her team developed a custom experience that was educational and entertaining. The training continues to help us in our roles at HudsonAlpha and I highly recommend it to others.”

Adam Kelley Director of Communications
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, AL

Collat School of Business