Center for Professional Learning and Development

Viterbo University’s Center for Professional Learning and Development (CPLD) creates customized educational programs to transform organizations and communities. Whether on our campus or in your organization, our facilitators—experienced professionals emphasizing practical, experiential, and immediately applicable outcomes—create learning environments that energize and engage employees and build leaders. Employees leave with a higher sense of purpose and passion to champion for your business’s success.

Upcoming Events
2022 Conference on Servant Leadership (June 30 - July 1, 2022)
Online Certificate in Servant Leadership (September 13, 2022)

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Center for Professional Learning and Development is to inspire individuals, organizations, and communities by providing resources and skills for leadership, innovation, and growth.

The vision of the Center for Professional Learning and Development is to transform the way people and organizations work for the greater good.

Contact Us

Begin working toward solutions for your organization by contacting Nicole Van Ert at 608-796-3616 or


Clients Served

Altra Federal Credit Union
Brennan Marine
Coulee Bank
Fowler & Hammer
Gundersen Health System
Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center
Kapur & Associates
La Crosse Chamber of Commerce
Mathy Construction
People's Food Co-op
Professional Dairy Producers
Reinhart Food Service
St. Joseph's Hospital
The Insurance Center
We Energies

Boston Covenant Health Care
Chippewa County Human Services
Courtesy Corporation
Gillette Pepsi-Cola Companies
Hawkeye Community College
Ingersoll Rand
La Crosse Area Family YMCA
La Crosse Downtown Mainstreet
Mayo Clinic Health System
Pieper Power Electric
Quality Liquid Feeds
St. Cloud Community College
The Executive Committee
Wausau Chamber of Commerce
Wheaton Franciscan Health Care System


Katie Rezin, Vice President of Public Affairs, Mathy Construction Company

Katie Rezin

"Like many companies, we value our unique culture and it was important for us to find the right fit when it comes to leadership development programs. The faculty at Viterbo took the time and interest to understand our company and worked with us to design a customized leadership development program. The final product is a program that includes all of the successful elements of the Viterbo Servant Leadership curriculum and one that complements our company's core values at the same time."

Jack Peplinski, President and CEO, Altra Federal Credit Union

Jack Peplinski

"Altra has utilized Viterbo University for leadership development at many different levels. This work has helped Altra build a highly-engaged culture of service before self within our organization and community. It has been a great investment for our organization. Viterbo provides a flexible and supportive learning experience that is second to none."