UMKC TalentLink, a program within the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Innovation Center, became fully operational in January of 2022. UMKC TalentLink provides expert-led professional development workshops and training courses for individuals seeking practical career skills and knowledge. We also work directly with local businesses and nonprofits to upskill employees and develop talent through skills-focused custom training programs.

Professional development and certificate programs are available with a focus on in-demand skills that businesses seek. Courses cover leadership, communication, data analysis, sales enablement, cybersecurity, healthcare, wellness, and more. Our courses are available in-person and virtually with instructor-led or self-paced options. We also tailor and design courses to meet an employer’s workforce development needs.

UMKC TalentLink’s non-credit courses and certificate programs are designed to upskill and build new skills that help employees and businesses stay competitive and grow. Investing in training is a proven talent retention strategy that also creates a pathway for internal career advancement. UMKC TalentLink’s team partners with businesses to share workforce and industry trends, listen to existing needs, and develop workable plans to strengthen employee skills and capabilities.

We’re a collaborative team that listens and adapts to your needs rather than prescribe generic solutions. UMKC TalentLink handpicks UMKC faculty and industry leaders as experts who lead our courses. We provide flexible formats and options to create training plans that work for you.