Elmhurst Partners Provides Support to Businesses & Organizations

About Elmhurst Partners

Elmhurst Partners draws on the considerable resources and educational expertise of Elmhurst College, operating through the School for Professional Studies. As part of its ongoing development as a superior institution of higher learning, the College created Elmhurst Partners in 2001 as a corporate training arm, advancing the College’s commitment to adult education and lifelong learning. Today, Elmhurst Partners offers non-credit training courses in the Small Business Institute, customized training and development, academic programs and a wide range of consulting services.

Elmhurst Partners takes a collaborative approach to formulating solutions for your business needs. The Elmhurst Partners team includes curriculum designers and subject-matter experts within the College. Our services range from adult-focused classroom courses to cutting-edge training and development initiatives using the most advanced technology. We tailor our services to the particular needs of an organization, and offer them through multiple delivery models, including on campus, online or onsite at your organization—providing the flexibility you need.

Elmhurst Partners is a one-stop-shop for businesses and organizations. In addition to our training and academic services, we can connect you with student interns through the Center for Professional Excellence and provide information about the College’s robust schedule of events.

Small Business Institute

The Small Business Institute, a division of Elmhurst Partners, provides a unique opportunity for business owners and professionals alike to register for non-credit training courses. Designed to assist with the operations of a business and enhance employees’ interpersonal skills, these short, focused courses are created and taught by experienced and talented business professionals. Courses begin at the end of September. For more information, click here.

Customized Training & Development

Does your organization need workforce development? If so, Elmhurst Partners can provide training initiatives to help you meet your goals. Our initial step is to conduct a careful, in-depth assessment of your organization. We believe it is essential to get to know you and your organization in order to determine how we can best meet your needs. Elmhurst Partners will then customize a training solution to meet your desired outcomes.

Training sessions can take place onsite at your organization, on campus at Elmhurst College or entirely online. Multi-day trainings may have a hybrid component, allowing participants to have an ongoing learning element outside of the “classroom.”

Training categories include:

The Department of Business at Elmhurst College offers a variety of high-quality training programs that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Depending on your organizational needs, topics may include:

  • Leadership/Executive Development
  • Management and Supervisory Skills
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Sales Management
  • Financial Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability
  • Conflict Management
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Product Management
  • Branding
  • Social Marketing
  • Innovation and Creativity

Elmhurst College and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare have joined to develop a state-of-the-art Simulation Center to support both classroom learning and training capabilities. Training topics may include:

  • Perioperative Training
  • Post Rehab Certificate
  • Patient Etiquette
  • Home Health Care
  • Continuing Education Credit

In a world of instant communication, big data and constant change, the proper use of technology can take your organization to the next level. Depending on the technologies your organization currently uses, topics may include:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Java
  • Visual Basic .NET
  • C++
  • Mobile Application
  • Data Science
  • Serious Gamification (training through the use of games)
  • Web Development

Elmhurst College places a priority on staying up to date on the resources teachers need to thrive in their field. Elmhurst can assist educators on multiple levels, including:

  • Continuing Education Credit
  • Endorsement Coursework
  • Personalized Information Session
  • Teacher Institute Day Presentation
  • Understanding the licensure changes in the State of Illinois

Academic Programs

Do your employees need to expand their knowledge or update their skills? Academic programs at Elmhurst College take a personal, hands-on approach, with talented professors who actively engage both theory and practice. And Elmhurst Partners can help you create custom education programs for your employees.

Elmhurst Partners offers academic programs onsite at your location, on campus at Elmhurst College or entirely online. Academic programs include:

Graduate Degrees

  • MBA
  • Market Research
  • Professional Accountancy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Data Science
  • Applied Geospatial Sciences
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Nursing / RN to MSN Option
  • Nursing Master’s Entry
  • Public Health
  • Project Management

Graduate Certificate Programs

  • Application Development
  • Network Administration
  • Data Science
  • Market Research
  • Applied Geospatial Sciences
  • Human Geography for AP®
  • Human Resources Management
  • Project Management
  • Clinical Leadership in Nursing
  • Post-Master’s: Nursing Education
  • Teacher Leader Endorsement
  • ESL and Bilingual Endorsement
  • Special Education Endorsement
  • Health Education Endorsement

Accelerated Degree Completion Programs for Adults

  • Business Administration
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Technology
  • Organizational Leadership & Communication
  • Pre-Clinical Psychology

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Cinema
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Serious Games & Gamification


Drawing on the knowledge and experience of faculty experts across the Elmhurst College campus, Elmhurst Partners offers customized consulting services to businesses and organizations of all kinds. Whether you’re planning to implement new technology or need coaching for employees, we’re here to assist.

Additional consulting services include, but are not limited to:

D.K. Hardin Center for Market Research
The Hardin Center offers consulting services to small and large businesses and non-profit organizations in a wide range of categories—from youth ministries to manufacturing, from a local “life consultancy” company to a major Chicagoland zoo. Our highly qualified faculty, staff and students work closely with clients to meet business and marketing objectives and provide workable solutions.

Supply Chain Think Tank
The Supply Chain Think Tank is a unique opportunity providing businesses access to industry leading professionals in the field of supply chain. The Think Tank draws on the experience and knowledge of our faculty, alumni and students to solve business challenges for a wide array of clients. The Supply Chain Think Tank operates as a division of the Department of Business at Elmhurst College in conjunction with the School for Professional Studies.

For more information on Elmhurst Partners, Contact Tracy Tomasetti at 630-617-5997 or visit www.elmhurst.edu/ep.

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