IU Northwest Center for Professional Development

Business Consultant, Leader/employee training and development


For more than 20 years, the Center for Professional Development has been a catalyst for business innovation and career advancement in Northwest Indiana.

From business consulting to professional certifications and training programs for small businesses, we offer affordable, high-quality programs to transform your professional success.

Put the expertise at Indiana University Northwest to work for you!



Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Forming a Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Recruiting
  • Workforce Training
  • Retention
  • Policies and Templates
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Employee Development

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Business Degree Program
  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Market Research

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning

Operations and Logistics

  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Business Management Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Jana Szostek
210 W. 35th Avenue
Room 1153
Gary, Indiana 46408