Kishwaukee College Conference Center

Center for Business Development and Continuing Education

The Center for Business Development and Continuing Education serves all business, industry and community members with education, training, professional development and personal enrichment classes and workshops.

Business Development provides customized training and consulting solutions to local businesses and industries. A partnership with Business Development will assure that your workforce will have the skills it needs to excel in the global market. Workshops, seminars, series and one-on-one coaching sessions, etc. can be held at both the Kishwaukee College Campus and at your worksite. Please contact Melissa Gallagher, Business Development Coordinator, (melissa.gallagher@kishwaukeecollege.edu, 815-825-2086 ext. 3950) for more information on the services available through the Center for Business Development.

Continuing Education focuses on the needs of community residents. Continuing Education offers classes which provide opportunities for professional growth, personal enrichment, computer skills, and preparation for professional careers. Classes are offered on campus and throughout the district in the local communities for easy access. Plus, Continuing Education offers a wide array of online course options, making taking a class for personal or professional reasons even easier to fit into your busy schedule. For local educators, Continuing Education offers a variety of courses—traditional format and online—that can be used to fulfill state mandated CPDU requirements.

Many classes, seminars, and workshops offered through the Center for Business Development and Continuing Education are held in the beautiful Kishwaukee College Conference Center. The Conference Center includes a 285-seat fully multi-media capable Jenkins Auditorium; a 75-seat fully multi-media capable tiered training room; a large presentation room with six connected break-out rooms; a 285-seat capacity dining room with attached buffet room and full-catering kitchen. The facilities include a check-in area under a rotunda with full-sized windows allowing in natural light. The Conference Center also has full wi-fi capabilities. The Kishwaukee College Conference Center is available for use by outside groups; contact Facilities Reservations at 815-825-2086, ext. 2100 for more information.

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