The Power of Partnership: Strategies for Corporate and Academic Collaboration

July 25 at 2 PM ET | 11 AM PT

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Corporate training expenditure in the U.S. increased by $200 million  last year bringing annual corporate spend to more than $100 billion. A large portion of that expenditure is used in collaboration with academic institutions to train, upskill, certify or provide other learning opportunities to current and potential employees.  

By adopting a thoughtful corporate partnership strategy, your institution can see huge revenue increases while supporting your local community. But how can you make that happen? Join our free webinar — designed to give you the top insights, strategies and tips you’ll need to form a successful corporate partnership.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why you should collaborate with local and national employers, including: 
  • The top benefits for learners, employees and communities 
  • The positive fiscal impact awaiting your Continuing Education unit and institution as a whole 
  • How to effectively manage your partnership and what opportunities you should offer learners 

Who should attend: 

  • Continuing Education, Workforce Development and Corporate Education leaders, administrators and support staff  
  • Higher education professionals seeking to build mutually beneficial partnerships with local corporations 
  • Anyone interested in understanding how cooperative partnerships mutually beneft local industries and academic institutions 


Carrie Sliwinski

Carrie Sliwinski

Assistant Director, Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

Oakland University | Rochester, MI


Carrie Sliwinski has been with Oakland University (OU) in Rochester, Michigan since 2000, serving as the Assistant Director for Professional and Continuing Education (PACE). She holds a Master's degree in Training and Development as well as a Bachelor of Arts, both earned from OU. In her current role, Carrie leads the registration and enrollment team, collaborating with corporate partners, schools, and colleges to oversee diverse program offerings across the university. These include non-credit certificates, re-licensure training, and certification programs.