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Professional Development Workshops

ILSR Professional Development Workshops empower employees to achieve their personal
and professional goals while contributing to their organization’s success. 

The Institute for Labor Studies and Research (ILSR) offers professional development workshops to organizations that will help employees sharpen their professional skills and assist them in meeting workplace challenges. Workshop instructors are adjunct college professors or highly experienced professionals in their field. ILSR is happy to partner with organizations and individuals to schedule the course(s) that fit their specific workplace needs. 

For organizations interesting in attending, we have a minimum class size of twelve (12) and a maximum of twenty (20). If the topic you are looking for is missing from the list below, the Institute for Labor Studies and Research can partner with you to design customized course curriculums to meet the needs of your organization.

Professional development workshops at ILSR provide:

  • Class sizes with minimum of 12 students and maximum of 20

  • Class lengths vary from 2 hours to 24 hours 

  • Flexibility to reduce or extend class length if needed

Click on the Sign-Up! link below to complete an interest form and an ILSR coordinator will contact you shortly or contact Denise Cesino directly at: or 401-463-9900, ext 7 


Career Enhancement Workshops

De-escalation, Conflict Resolution, Communications Workshops
(In Person)​


“The insight into psychology was fascinating and I am noticing things about human behavior that I never observed before."

~ Organization Psychology: Human  Behavior Student

“This workshop today actually helped with an issue I had this morning!" 

 ~ Interpersonal De-Escalation Communication Skills Student

“This is a workshop all employees should take.  The material presented will provide others with the basic knowledge of ethics, values, and morals.  It makes you look inward and think about why you make certain decisions"

~ Ethics in Motion Student

“This workshop provided insight on how to deal with different personality types in a professional environment, ways to minimize work-related conflicts, stressors, and find work-life balance.”

~ Organizational Psychology: Human Behavior Student

"... Te siento nos empujó fuera de nuestras zonas de confort y nos permitió a cada uno crecer individualmente. He aprendido mucho de ti, de este curso y de mis compañeros de clase que llevaré conmigo y creceré a partir de aquí”.

~ Estudiante de Comunicaciones Efectivas

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