Whether you’re ready for a career change or looking to advance your current position, our certificate programs will provide you with the knowledge, tools and skills that will help you achieve your personal development goals.


Our team consists of established experts in WNY who will work directly with an organization to provide impactful outcomes and solutions focused on improving performance and delivering company objectives.


Canisius College and Xavier University have partnered to offer professional development programming in Western New York, for healthcare professionals.

Join our mailing list for updates & events

Welcome to the CPD!


Thank you for your interest in the Canisius Center for Professional Development. As the Interim Executive Director and Executive-in-Residence of the CPD, it’s my pleasure to share our excitement that you have chosen us for your training needs. I realize that you have many options to choose from and I firmly believe this is an investment in developing yourself and will return you great success.

The CPD is dedicated to providing lifelong professional education, developing workforce talent and promoting education in our community. I’m confident that your experience with CPD will provide a transformative experience. We know that this program will strengthen your abilities that result in a higher level of personal performance, a competitive edge, and increased career opportunities and choices…ultimately improving the landscape of our community.

You are welcome to contact us to offer your suggestions on subjects, speakers, and new ideas for career development programs. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Frank Swiatek
Executive In Residence & Interim Executive Director