New Innovation Center Holds Information Session, Nov. 20

Nov. 20, 2018

New Innovation Center Holds Information Session, Nov.20

The Center for Innovation & Professional Development (CIPD) will hold its second information session today, Nov. 20, from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in EAB 392. WebEx participation is also available (see login info below).

Joe Roberts and Gary Renz (CIPD co-directors) will discuss the Center’s mission and lead an informative discussion centering on ideas from session participants.  


Webinar Info:

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
Meeting Number (access code): 920 807 710
Meeting Password: innovation

Join by phone

1-855-244-8681Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)
1-650-479-3207 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

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About the Center:

CIPD is designed to develop, promote, coordinate, and support a wide range of collaborative and consultative projects, programs, and partnerships in the public and private sectors. The Center will enable Webster University to develop innovative non-credit and interdisciplinary for-credit programs and initiatives beyond its traditional for-credit programs, courses and markets.

For more information on the center, visit

CIPD Benefit:

  • Students will benefit by engaging in activities that bolster their professional acumen and enrich their educational experience.
  • Communities will benefit by using Webster University resources to help them address economic and social problems and opportunities.
  • Faculty members will benefit by applying their expertise to private- and public-sector problems and opportunities, which constitutes professional development in Boyer’s “Scholarship of Engagement” model.
  • Webster University will benefit by making a difference in its communities, advancing its mission, and improving its reputation.

CIPD Phase Activities:

The Center’s activities will emerge in phases. The first phase will develop and deliver non-credit professional development and continuing education seminars and programs, incubate interdisciplinary initiatives, and administer Webster’s existing Audit for Enrichment program. Later phases will explore opportunities to seek grants and contracts for the Center’s activities, develop seminars and workshops, and identify community-based research opportunities for faculty.

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