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Training & Events

Professional Development & Training


To promote professional development opportunities for our stakeholders, CAEL offers a variety of self-paced and live, online learning experiences. Whether you opt for micro-learning or a longer, workshop-format experience, our training focuses on increasing your knowledge and providing you with best practices to support your work with adult learners and workers.

Instructor-Led Training

CAEL has developed several online training courses that are delivered asynchronously (when convenient for you), with portions led by live instructors. Participation includes watching presentations, reading content, completing activities and projects, and discussing topics with fellow students in community forums. 

Summer 2024 Professional Development Courses begin July 22nd!
CAEL's instructor-led training counts towards recertification of NAWDP's CDWP credential! Hours spent in these courses will help participants gain job-relevant and future-ready knowledge towards NAWDP's five  competencies:

  • Customer Service Methodology
  • Diversity in Workforce Development
  • Labor Market Information and Intelligence
  • Principles of Communication
  • Workforce Development Structure, Policies and Programs
Learn more about the value of becoming a credentialed workforce development professional and the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP)'s work to connect job seekers, educators, and companies to advance the American economy.


CAEL is offers a series of microcourses for our members. These are professional development experiences that build capabilities for better support of adult learners.

Self-paced and designed to be completed in less than an hour, each microcourse provides a high-level overview of a specific topic of interest. The courses incorporate subject matter expert interviews that feature both industry and postsecondary education perspectives. They also offer best practices in the form of toolkits, job aids, and case studies. All microcourses are free to CAEL members.