Custom & Tailored Programs
The Stanford Center for Professional Development brings together Stanford faculty and corporate partners to develop and implement successful education solutions that address business challenges and initiatives. We have created 2 approaches to developing company-specific programs: tailored and custom programs.
Taking existing courses and programs from our portfolio, we can tailor the curriculum, such as a certficate program, to address your company's specific requirements and interests. This typically involves incorporating relevant case studies, labs, or activities that speak directly to initiatives or projects taking place within your organization. Tailored programs offer many benefits, including:
Employee Teamwork and Collaboration
Tailored programs allow employees to work and learn together, opening up communication, and fostering teamwork across the organization.
Creating a Common Language
When employees participate in tailored programs together, they often emerge with a common set of skills, tools, and a language to express new ideas.
Applicable, Targeted Information
The curriculum is tailored with your company in mind, so all information is relevant and targeted. Employees will be able to take what they learn and apply it directly to any challenges, problems, or projects on which they are working.
Flexible Scheduling Options
Tailored programs may be delivered online, at Stanford, at the company site, or a combination of modes.
Custom learning solutions involve a unique partnership and collaboration between Stanford University and your company to develop and deploy education solutions that fit the goals, needs, and strategic initiatives within your organization. The partnership is a valuable alliance to share knowledge, innovate, and build community.
Valuable Knowledge Transfer
Stanford faculty and knowledge leaders within your organization will work closely together to define objectives, explore possibilities, and determine company requirements and goals. The aim of the collaboration is to develop a powerful program that will transform your company by matching its initiatives with the latest research at Stanford.
Once developed, the education program becomes a dynamic creation that continues to improve and expand even after its inception. The communication and partnership between Stanford and your company is an ongoing effort and may include mentoring, coaching, cohort teams, open collaboration, and continued feedback.
Building Strength From Within
Custom programs become the property of the company and the intimate learning environment allows employees to work together, form teams, collaborate on projects, share ideas, and brainstorm in a confidential setting.
Customized Learning Approaches
The Stanford Center for Professional Development has been delivering Stanford content to industry professionals for over 50 years. We understand that different companies have different learning styles and requirements. Therefore, content may be presented via lectures, case studies, laboratories, or teamwork activities. Delivery options are flexible and may include distance learning technologies as well as face-to-face meetings on campus or at your company site.