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About Us

Our Professional Development and Continuing Education services include open-enrollment professional development courses, specialized certificate cohorts, customized training, and contracted training and projects. As an innovative and entrepreneurial institution, we have the flexibility to provide a continuum of capacity-building workforce development solutions to help companies and individuals thrive. Content areas include (but are not limited to) Lean, Agile, Leadership, Information Technology, Project Management, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity. 

What makes us different

  • MissionAs a STEM-focused university with a mission rooted in creating workforce and economic opportunities for the region, our team is committed to generating value for the businesses and individuals we serve through professional programs, courses, and events. 
  • Highly Talented FacultyOur instructors not only include the array of talented individuals from our full-time faculty, but also include affiliated instructors who are successful practitioners in the field and highly talented trainers. 
  • SynergyHarrisburg University is a nimble, non-profit educational partner that can provide a full continuum of workforce and capacity-building activities. Optimize your relationship with HU with multiple initiatives in your organization. 
  • Applied, Experiential LearningCourses and programs are designed to be highly engaging and provide tangible learning outcomes that can be applied immediately. Courses are built around the use of innovative technologies and best practices in adult learning. 
  • Partnerships: The Professional Development and Continuing Education Department’s Centers and Institutes—the Government Technology Institute (GTI), Security Center of Excellence (SCE), Analytics Institute (AI), Center for Project Management Innovation (CPMI), and Center for Applied Geospatial & Environmental Technology (CAEGT) engages partners with unique technical solutions for their organizations coupled with with the latest research and emerging technologies.

What Can We Do For You

Build capacity through strategic workforce initiatives

Join the many regional organizations that use Harrisburg University as a strategic partner for capacity building. From training and educational programs to special projects, the University offers a variety of ways for organizations to develop their employees and leverage the expertise of our students and faculty for innovative projects.

Leverage the expertise of our applied centers and institutes

The centers and institutes at HU provide a venue where innovation, technical expertise and professional skills and knowledge can be used to benefit organizations within the region and beyond. The thought leadership of faculty and subject matter experts can be leveraged to support the workforce development and training needs of your organization.

Link Education to Business Results

Organizations invest in their human capital in order to be competitive and profitable, to meet strategic business objectives, and to gain an innovation advantage.  Through innovative, applied, and learner-focused programs, participants gain access to expert information, in a way that allows them to reflect on how this can be applied in their day-to-day responsibilities.

Professional Development Staff

Kelly Powell Logan

Vice President for Strategic Workforce Development and University Centers

Paul Roos

Associate Vice President of Workforce Development

Patricia Mooneyham

Director of Professional Development Programs

Michelle Mafnas

Assistant Director of Professional Development Programs

Jimetta Colston

Professional Development Events & Programs Coordinator


Engage with Us

We offer several professional development offerings throughout each month, including:

  • Free community forums
  • Trainings, certification programs, and exam preparation courses
  • Summits and conferences
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“The speakers that GTI brought in were most impressive and brought extremely valuable information as to the state of various cyber security initiatives to the class.”

Chief Information Security Officer Certificate Attendee
GTI Sponsors

More to Explore

Government Technology Institute

Connecting government technology leaders with the expertise of its sponsors, as well as Harrisburg University faculty and advisors.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsors have the unique opportunity to provide their cutting-edge experience, expertise, and innovation to guide students and programs.

ADA Statement: HU is committed to providing equal education opportunity and full participation for persons with disabilities. It is HU’s policy that no qualified person be excluded from participating in any HU program or activity, be denied the benefits of any HU program or activity, or otherwise be subject to discrimination regarding any HU program or activity. Should you potentially require an accommodation under the ADA to participate in this program, please email Please send your request for an accommodation at least 5 business days in advance of the event or program.

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