ACDI/VOCA provides access to professional skill training through eCornell University. Cornell is an Ivy League university in New York that launched eCornell for working professionals. ACDI/VOCA employees have access to professional courses which are facilitated by Cornell University professors. Within each of the professional tracks listed below, there are specific certificates that can be earned. Most certificates require completion of 6-10 courses. Most eCornell courses last 2 weeks and require 4-6 hours of study. You can complete these hours any time of day. Certificates offered:

  • Project Leadership
  • Management Essentials
  • Leadership and Strategic Management
  • Financial Management
  • HR Management
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality and Food Service Management
  • Marketing Strategy for Business Leaders

Once you have your manager’s approval, please visit the enrollment portal to enroll in your desired courses.
Format of the Class In these online courses, each student belongs to a class.  This means that students will complete assignments with the class, have open discussions with the class and interact with the instructor.  Students will need to complete the reading and homework assignments and can expect the instructor will return their homework and ask that parts of it be redone. The class is offered in a very specific amount of time (several weeks) and students must complete assignments during that time.  Participation in group discussions and completion of a student profile are also mandatory. Students must have a reliable internet connection, strong fluency in English and 10-20 hours available during the course session.