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Workforce, Ethics and Lifelong Learning (WELL) Center

Our vision is to promote the development of a workforce that honors the human dignity of all individuals.

Workforce – honor the potential of people in all communities as we develop a 21st Century workforce that is adaptable and regenerative.
Ethics – enhance experiential learning to ensure our students are resilient, responsible and ready to contribute to society.
Lifelong Learning – develop connections with students and businesses to spark an educational journey that sustains a strong and successful workforce.

Services and Initiatives

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Internships

The Anderson College of Business and Computing Academic Internship Program serves as a pre-professional bridge between coursework and career.

 

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Client-Based Learning

Work with a private, non-profit or government organization on planning and strategy-related projects.

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Executive Education

Seminars, certifiates and programming for business owners, C-Suite executives or those who aspire to lead companies explore the role of ethics in business.

Internships

The Anderson College Academic Internship Program serves as a pre-professional bridge between coursework and career, integrating undergraduate and graduate studies with careers in the private, nonprofit or government sectors. At Regis, an academic course taken concurrently with the internship allows students to receive credit toward their graduation requirements.

We currently offer 3-credit and 0-credit options to students who wish to identify their experiences on their academic transcript, and students majoring in all fields are encouraged to participate in the Academic Internship Program. All academic interns must complete a minimum of 120 hours at the internship site during a semester and typically work 10-15 hours per week. University Student Conduct Policies still apply while off-campus.

For information about what internships may be available, contact the WELL Center at acbwellcenter@regis.edu.

 

Client-Based Learning

The Client Based Learning Program provides students in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses the opportunity to work with a private, nonprofit or government organization on planning and strategy related projects. Students and organizations work alongside one of our experienced professors who are experts in project management and business, strategic and marketing plan development.

The focus of this opportunity for businesses is “student learning” therefore, we are seeking partners interested in engaging with students. The time commitment varies by course and all projects are completed over one academic term (either 8 weeks or 16 weeks). Organizations can choose to participate in both undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses, and there are no fees associated with participation in the Client-Based Learning program.

Applications and questions should be forwarded to The WELL Center at acbwellcenter@regis.edu. The information you provide in the application will help us understand your organization and help us determine which course best meets your organizational needs. More detailed course information can be found in the Client Based Learning Course Descriptions.

Download the Client-Based Learning application

Executive Education

The WELL Center offers two certificates designed for executives and C-suite professionals looking to further their education in a tailored, streamlined environmet. For cost, registration, seminar dates and more details on both certificates below, contact acbwellcenter@regis.edu.

Mini-MBA Certificate

The Mini-MBA provides a high level overview of current issues, best practices and management techniques in the field of Strategic Management. This eight session, non-credit program is designed for individuals with a master’s degree who need to refresh their skills or for those who are currently in the C-Suite. This engaging certificate will increase your business acumen, challenge existing assumptions regarding management strategy and enhance individual and organizational strategy development processes.

Executive Ethics Education Certificate

The development of an ethical organization is the most important issue facing business leaders in the 21st Century. The Executive Ethics Education Certificate will engage business owners, C-Suite Executives or those who aspire to the C-Suite in an exploration of the role of ethics in business. The professionals leading this certification will challenge your current ethical construct and work with you to create an ethical vision for your organization.

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Business Community Podcasts

“Business in the Community” is a series of podcasts brought to you by the WELL Center covering the activities of business leaders and educators working locally, nationally and globally to improve our society. 

Welcome from the Director

Our motto is inspired by educational philosopher and social reformer John Dewey who said "Education is not for life; education is life itself." To be successful in the 21st Century Workforce we must understand that education is NOT an event. Education is a journey that provides opportunity for self-development. Education is a societal equalizer that enables self-determination. We must instill in all communities a desire for education and a recognition of its impact.

For the near future, our society must engage in long term education planning to grow a 21st Century Workforce. Society must embrace the notion of education as a lifelong endeavor that requires strategic planning on the part of higher education institutions, employers, as well as local, state and national governments. The WELL Center serves as a nexus through which these stakeholders will collaborate to inform the Workforce of Future. The Center works with students in the Anderson College of Business and Conmputing to create experiential learning opportunities that will have a global impact. We work with stakeholders in the for-profit, government and nonprofit sectors to create workforce development opportunities throughout the Front Range and to impact policies across the United States.

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Eugene Wilkerson, Ph.D.
Director, WELL Center