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International Professional Development

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UNO is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission's North Central Association. Learn more.

English for Professionals

International Professional Development at UNO delivers short-term, intensive training in English language and communications skills – all in a business context.

Since 1989, professionals from around the world have come to IPD to gain a competitive edge in an increasingly interconnected global marketplace. They attend seminars in business and intercultural communications. They improve their English ability and increase their knowledge of global business practices. They also develop their professional networks while becoming immersed in Omaha’s international business community. IPD produces results: Many graduates have attained positions of leadership in their organizations and industries.

Whether an ambitious mid-career professional or an established executive, consider IPD for yourself or your employees.

International Professional Development


Professionals from all over the world come to IPD to improve their English skills and learn from leaders in Omaha's global business community. Download the IPD brochure (.pdf).


Watch the video above to learn about IPD from a few of our recent participants.

Session Dates

Prospecive participants should apply at least eight weeks in advance of their desired session. Learn How to Apply.


Session 1: 26 August to 18 October 2013
Session 2: 21 October 13 December 2013
Session 3: 13 January 7 March 2014
Session 4: 10 March 2 May 2014
Session 5: 5 May 27 June 2014


Session 1: 25 August to 17 October 2014
Session 2: 20 October 12 December 2014
Session 3: 12 January 6 March 2015
Session 4: 9 March 1 May 2015
Session 5: 4 May 26 June 2015

Custom programs

IPD can customize the length and content of a professional development course specifically for your organization. Read more about Custom Programs or e-mail the manager at to discuss your options.