Professional Development

Professional Development

Carleton University provides a wide range of expertise in its world renowned professional development and training programs including:


NPSIA provides training and development programs to meet the ongoing educational needs of professionals seeking to prepare for or advance in careers in the diplomatic, foreign and public services.



CTPL is a non-governmental, non-profit think tank specializing in trade capacity building and institutional support services for public and private sector clients and international organizations.  CTPL is a leader in the field of executive training in trade policy for government officials, private sector executives, and other professionals working on and interested in trade policy issues.



The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) is an executive training program in development evaluation. IPDET is a collaboration of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank and Carleton University. It is best known for its flagship program, an intensive and unique training opportunity offered once each year in Ottawa on the Carleton University campus in June and July.



The Sprott School of Business offers a wide-range of executive and professional programs designed to meet the current needs of business.



Carleton’s workshops in organizational values and ethics are unique in Canada. The program blends theory with practical guides to improve organizational ethical capacity. All workshops use a case study and interactive approach in discussing program content.  The Centre on Values and Ethics workshops provide an outstanding opportunity for people who are committed to improving the ethical performance of their organization and building reputational capital.



The School of Linguistics and Language Studies (SLaLS) offers courses in the following modern languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish as well as other language courses which vary from year to year.

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In partnership with Carleton University, the CultureWorks program allows academically qualified applicants to be offered conditional acceptance to the university. Graduation from the CultureWorks program gives students direct entrance to Carleton upon achieving a satisfactory score on an approved English language test, as stated in Option 1 of the English as a Second Language Requirements section of the Carleton Undergraduate Calendar. Preparation for the IELTS test will be part of the CultureWorks curriculum. Studying on-campus in a safe and fun post-secondary environment helps students make an easy and more successful transition into university studies. As members of the university community, CultureWorks students have access to facilities and services on campus.  For more information, check out our brochure or visit the CultureWorks website.