Lassonde Professional Development, is one of three Professional Educational offerings at York University, the other two being Osgoode Professional Development (Osgoode Hall Law School) and Schulich Executive Education Centre - SEEC (Schulich School of Business). Lassonde Professional Development (Lassonde PD) offers unique, blended, online and experiential courses, designed to meet the professional development needs and interests of technologists and engineers. LassondePD is an integral part of the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, committed to implementing Lassonde’s vision of offering ‘lifelong learning’ to Entrepreneurs, Technology Professionals, and Engineers and those with a passion for technology.
LassondePD offers three types of professional development programs: Advanced Technology (i.e. Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence), Innovation Management (i.e. Design Thinking and Technology Commercialization), and in partnership with Schulich Executive Education Centre executive education (i.e. Six Sigma and Project Management).
LassondePD courses are characterized by high professional standards, expert instructors from academia and industry and immersive learning environments. Participants develop a community where they learn from and interact with each other (before, during and after the course). Each course includes insights from global thought leaders, a cumulative assignment, and direct access to experts and communities. Participants completing each course, are required to complete the appropriate professional exam and deliver a capstone project to receive LassondePD certificates, and Continuing Professional Development Credits. Most courses are offered as a sequential learning opportunity, ultimately leading to a Masters Certificate in the discipline.
Lassonde School of Engineering is a new engineering school at Canada’s third largest university. The Lassonde School of Engineering has been created to be the home of the Renaissance Engineer: a place where students are free to explore their passions and gain different perspectives from the world around them.