At the Business and Professional English Programs at the University of Pennsylvania, we have a wealth of experience in designing high-impact custom programs, courses, and workshops for companies, foundations, government agencies, and universities tailored to the exact needs of each organization. Whether an organization is preparing to implement a strategic change or wants to strengthen the overall communication skills of its managers or of the organization as a whole, a cost-effective creative custom program can be developed to assure relevance, maximum impact and significant return on investment. Custom programs can be delivered worldwide or on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia.
Custom Program Details
Our clients in custom programs are primarily multinational corporations, but we also design effective custom programs in the professional fields of law, architecture, medicine, nursing, engineering, and education. The number of participants in custom programs is based on the goals of the organization, but the number of participants can range from as little as 6 to as many as 50. A custom program can last from one week to several months and can be scheduled at any time of the year except in late December when the University is closed.
In building each individual custom program, The Business and Professional English Programs at the University of Pennsylvania consults with the target corporation to design a curriculum that specifically meets the needs of the client. A classroom component typically consists of content-based business language and business skills modules. Participants may also network within Philadelphia’s business community to practice their communication skills and interact with American business professionals. Custom programs can be offered at any level of English proficiency from beginner to advanced. Depending on the company’s strategic plans, curricula can emphasize all language skills, such as reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, and pronunciation, or target specific business skills such as negotiations and presentations.
Examples of Customized Content
- An intensive 1-week executive training session on negotiations
- An intensive 2- or 4-week program to prepare senior executives for the Advanced Management Programs at the Wharton School of Business or other top tier business schools.
Custom programs usually include company site visits, networking social events, and excursions to local and regional sites of historical or cultural interest, where the participants will have opportunities to interact with Americans and learn about US history and culture.
The cost of custom programs varies and can be affected by factors such as the number of participants, the number of program components, the length and intensity of the program, and the delivery method and location. Please contact the Professional Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.