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Professional & Workforce Development

As a part of the ASU College of Business, the Delta Center offers a variety of programs available to businesses in all sectors. These include open enrollment courses, professional development and supervision leadership training, technology courses, on-site consulting services, and customized training solutions.

Our goal at the Delta Center is to assist regional businesses in achieving the highest possible success in their respective fields. We do this by delivering focused services that are value added, and enhance competitive advantage for business by strengthening work force capability at both individual and organizational levels. We want to be your valued partner in the pursuit of increased competitive advantage. 


Our professional development programs offer individuals and companies the opportunity to strengthen their capabilities by enriching all facets of professional skills. From interpersonal communications, teamwork, and problem solving to management and leadership skills, our programs equip your team with skills needed to meet the competitive demands of the future.

Other specialties include performance management, continuous improvement, effective customer service, and negotiation skills. The Delta Center’s Professional and Workforce Development programs can assist you in building competitive advantage throughout your organization. For more information about open enrollment courses, please contact Charley Appleby at charles_appleby@asun.edu or (870) 680-8717.


Assessing the needs of your company, fine tuning your operations for maximum performance and profitability, helping your organization help itself, are what the Delta Center’s custom training programs are designed to do. By pinpointing the skills your people need to be successful; our customized training programs are tailored to meet your objectives by providing participants with capabilities that can be applied immediately to your processes. Our approach to assessing, planning and delivering customized training programs is flexible to assist in meeting your organization’s changing needs.

These programs are affordable and cost effective, many times paying for themselves by increased effectiveness and profitability of your organization. Our approach is to tailor each program to align with the strategic needs of the organization, and can include specialized training, business process analysis and re-engineering, program implementation, and evaluation. A number of organizations have begun the path toward business transformation utilizing these programs to increase production capacity and profitability while reducing down time and waste. 

Technology Courses

Our technology program offers a small intimate classroom setting with individual accessibility to qualified instructors. Our courses meet the needs of beginners as well as more advanced levels providing an effective hands on learning laboratory using current technology hardware and software.

We offer Microsoft Office® 2010 Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project Manager and can assess your organization to determine the instruction levels needed to provide a customized approach. Fully utilizing technology can increase your workforce potential and provide a competitive advantage.

Our lab is also available to up-load programs specific to your business or industry and can train up to 16 members of your workforce at one time. Call 870-972-3850 to see how our services can benefit your bottom line.

Fostering Key Partnerships

The Delta Center partners with other organizations to deliver high quality services. One of these partners is the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  We deliver the SHRM Learning System training and the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources. Visit our calendar for more information and upcoming dates.

We also work closely with Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions to support the development of both people and processes in all businesses with a special focus on manufacturing. AMS has provided assistance to many businesses to reduce waste, increase efficiencies and profitability. To visit with an AMS representative go to www.mfgsolutions.org or call 1-800-637-4634.