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Solve your organization’s toughest challenges with a custom-tailored education program.

Join a growing number of Iowa businesses and nonprofits that are turning to Tippie to support their learning and development programs. Our team will spend time to understand your organization's objectives and bring you the best of what the University of Iowa has to offer—expert faculty and robust content.

Format and expertise

Our areas of expertise include organizational leadership, change management, business process improvement, business analytics, and more. But we also understand that your organization may need expertise outside of the business disciplines. We are here to navigate the University of Iowa’s vast know-how (over 5,000 courses taught annually) on your behalf. Best of all, you are in the driver’s seat. Our offerings range from half-day workshops to year-long, multi-module programs. Whatever suits your needs.

"Working hand-in-hand with our client, faculty were able to deliver evidence-based, engaging content that was closely aligned with the client's current challenges."

Amy Kristof-Brown, Dean

Custom program development process

We begin developing a custom program for you by understanding your needs and business challenges. We match you up with the right experts and provide a proposal with options. While the process is structured, the delivery is absolutely customizable. It all starts with a conversation. Tell us what keeps you up at night or where you see opportunity. We'll create a plan with options you can choose from, so your custom program hits the nail on the head—and lets you rest easy.

Contact Allison Yoder at 319-467-1864 or allison-yoder@uiowa.edu

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Client stories

Van Meter Inc.

When electrical supply distributor Van Meter decided the company needed a shared language and methodology for managing projects, they turned to Tippie’s Custom Corporate Education team to create a custom project management program. With more than 30 million items in its catalog, Van Meter's business is complex, putting them squarely on the level of companies that recognize the value of a shared understanding of project management best practices and the efficiency they get to realize as a result.

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

The next generation of physicians has a tall order. It's no longer only about patient care; they need to understand policies and payment models and how they affect patients. Medical students should graduate knowing who pays them and how, the legal ramifications of medical errors, how to build and work in teams, and the business of health care in this country.

Leaders at the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine saw the gaps and decided the time had come to fill them by educating future doctors in health care policy, business, and leadership. After the first weekend seminar received 125 applications for just 50 slots, they knew demand was high. The medical school and Tippie's Custom Corporate Education team put their heads together and created a distinction track that could be added to a medical degree, plus one-day seminars for senior residents at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Courses cover a range of business topics, including human resource management, government policy, law, marketing, accounting, teams, insurance and health care financing, negotiations, and data analytics.

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As Spanish windpower innovator Acciona merged with a German counterpart, it was clear they were set to be a powerhouse in wind turbine manufacturing. What also became clear were changes needed as a result of a growing number of North American employees. Acciona turned to Tippie to create a customized education program that would strengthen Acciona's culture, standardize best practices, and prepare employees to be leaders. The result: a series of courses that delivered a customized Leadership Certificate program.

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Alan Reed, MD, MBA, director of the UI Organ Transplant Center and adjunct professor of accounting in the UI Tippie College of Business, talked with Medicine Iowa about this unique collaboration between the two colleges.

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The Tippie College of Business and the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa recently collaborated to design a new program that trains medical students in a wide range of business skills.

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