Online professional development gets industry prestige

The Women’s Leadership Institute
TDJ-SOL says its Women’s Leadership Institute is a program that helps women refine effective leadership behaviors and competencies that will help them excel in the workplace. “More and more corporations recognize that gender diversity is good for business,” said Dr. Steve Perry, an education contributor for CNN and MSNBC, and founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford.

Studies also reveal minority women in entrepreneurship is on the rise, noted the School. According to a report released last year (August 2013) by the Center for Women’s Business Research, Hispanic and African-American women are the fastest growing entrepreneurial segments in the country, growing at rates of 133.3 percent and 191.4 percent, respectively, from 1997 to 2007.

“Further, studies show that African American and Hispanic women are three to five times more likely to start a business than their white counterparts. Combined, they represent more than two million of the roughly eight million women-owned businesses in the country and more than $14 billion in gross receipts,” said the School.

The Daymond John Certificate in Entrepreneurship
Led by ABC-TV Shark Tank star Daymond John, this TDJ-SOL certificate program is for aspiring entrepreneurs, junior and mid-level managers or anyone seeking practical business skills like identifying market trends, introducing a product or service that is in-demand, and strategies to structure and grow a business.

This program aims to promote a greater understanding of entrepreneurial business management and the keys to successful business practice. Among other outcomes, students learn what it takes to lead a sustainable business into the future; how to be an effective manager; building cash-flow, profit-loss statements and balance sheets; balancing objectives for expansion, new ventures or projects with quality and risks; and developing, introducing and presenting ideas to management or investors.

The courses and programs at the TDJ-SOL include high performance sales training, project management, consulting and accounting, and financial management. Additional programs include digital media, K-12 cultural diversity, homeland security, paralegal studies, pastoral/worship leadership and traumatology.

For more information on the various program, institute and certificate offerings, visit

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