Professional Development Academy

The Chatfield Edge

PD with Purpose.

The Chatfield Edge's professional development and personal enrichment offerings are powered by MindEdge, an online learning house founded in 1998 by Harvard and MIT educators.

Our Professional Development Academy is separate from our degree-seeking programs. Therefore, no application or placement test is needed. Courses are online. You have the flexibility to work at your own pace. And they are affordable. 

Proceeds from courses go back to The Chatfield Edge to support many first-generation college students.

PD with Purpose.

Click on the categories below to discover the perfect course or courses for you!

computer applications

Computer Applications

design thinking

Creativity + Innovation


Entrepreneurship + New Business

human resource

Human Resource Management


Nonprofit Management

personal enrichment

Personal Enrichment

six sigma

Six Sigma + Lean Certifications

small business

Small Business Management

sustainable management

Sustainable Management

women in business

Women in Business


We're here to help you succeed.

Did you know?

Skill-based hiring is on the rise

According to the Harvard Business Review, more employers are flexing degree requirements for middle-skill jobs in favor of individuals who possess the skills needed to do those jobs. Now is the best time to learn new skills or strengthen existing ones.


Employees are loyal to companies who provide professional development

Forbes Magazine reported that 86% of employees would leave their current job for another employer if it offered more professional development. Conversely, a 2018 LinkedIn report stated that 94% of respondents would stay with their company longer if they invested in their careers. 

New businesses are booming

Americans are all about starting their own business. In 2021, there were 5.4 million applications submitted for new business--a 23% increase from 2020, according to The Economist.