About Us


The Stanford Center for Professional Development Team

Intellectual curiosity drives success.

It’s not easy to stay ahead of the curve. If you want to build great organizations, great communities, and great results that last, you need a team who is willing to work hard and embrace curiosity. Curiosity is the desire to learn, to know, to experience. It’s inquiring minds asking how to make something better and then take it to the next level. It’s great people with the knowledge, skills, and mindset to move mountains.

So how do you help your team get there?

We’ve got you covered. We deliver a Stanford education to organizations and learners around the world. And our proven curriculum can be tailored to your unique needs.

Consider this:

You and your group learning from the best and brightest Stanford faculty and industry leaders….exploring content that reflects ground-breaking research and world-renowned teaching…discovering novel approaches to your challenges…networking with a global community of professionals. 

The Stanford Center for Professional Development has been a pioneer in extended education since 1995. We are located on the Stanford University campus, where intellectual curiosity and an innovative spirit thrives. Our robust portfolio of courses and programs is developed by Stanford faculty, departments, schools, and centers. Our programs, ranging from 3 days to 2 months, are designed so that you can apply knowledge quickly to your organization’s challenges and needs.

You can access Stanford learning delivered around the world, online, and on our Stanford campus. What are you waiting for?

Get started now. Contact our programs team to learn more.

2019 Highlights

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Global Presence

We led face-to-face education in...

  • The United States
  • Thailand
  • China
  • France
  • Poland
  • United Arab Emirates
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Content Variety

We taught the subjects of ...

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Technologies
  • Project Management
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Design Thinking
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We established collaborations with...

  • 23 companies
  • 7 governments
  • 5 universities