Career Development

Northeast Iowa Community College Business and Community Solutions offers high-quality, affordable courses for individuals wanting to enhance professional skills or explore new careers in business management. Courses are offered locally, face-to-face or online at convenient and flexible times to meet your needs. The College has partnered with ed2go to offer skills training online for in-demand careers leading to professional-level positions.

Our instructors have extensive management experience and stay updated on best practices integrated into their teaching and curriculum. Programs can be customized and brought to your organization and our program developers will tailor a course, or group of courses, to meet your specific needs. Contact us today to get started!

Business Management and Leadership

The one constant in business and leadership is that it's always changing. What works one day may not be effective tomorrow.  Business and Community Solutions offers several unique training options to help you become a forward-thinking leader.

Business Summit: This annual conference features nationally recognized speakers in topics ranging from customer service to management strategies. The event is designed to ensure you have the tools, methods, and best practices to change the way you think as a leader and provide innovative strategies you can implement in your work. Learn more about the Business Summit.

Leadership Academy: This two-tiered program develops your leadership potential and takes your career to the next level. Exploring business skills and relationship enhancement, each tier is eight weeks of half-day sessions providing thorough training in an efficient, convenient time frame. Learn more about the Leadership Academy.

Learn to Lead Certificate: This MicroSolutions certificate is designed for professionals in a first-time supervising role who want to develop skills in leadership, motivation, delegation and accountability. By learning about yourself as a leader and implementing proven strategies of supervision, you can increase productivity and reduce conflict within your team. Unlike other courses, you’ll have direct access to personalized coaching to guide and fine-tune your action plan for success. View Learn to Lead Certificate course details and outcomes.

Virtual Hybrid Executive Coaching: In today's fast-paced business environment, virtual coaching offers many practical advantages. It offers your leaders personalized, one-on-one support and development through convenient one hour, face-to-face and live video sessions at an affordable price. Learn more about Virtual Hybrid Executive Coaching.


You will explore methods for relating to others, identify personal communication styles and recognizing optimal ways to use verbal and nonverbal communication during difficult conversations. You’ll also improve your business writing skills with strategies that enhance the quality of your business letters, reports, memos and emails. Search Communication courses.

Human Resource Management

In today’s fluid work environment, it is crucial to address current employee concerns while innovatively recruiting new talent. Policies and regulations are constantly changing and evolving so it is important that human resource leaders stay updated.  Developed by leading HR experts, our courses cover HR topics in a condensed, easy-to-understand format to ensure concepts can be mastered and applied to real-life situations. Many classes meet the requirements for licensure or certification renewal by regulatory agencies or credentialing bodies. Search Human Resource Management courses.

SHRM Recertification Provider logoAs a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Recertification General Provider, our organization is now able to award SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for HR knowledge and competency programs related to the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (the SHRM BoCK).

Business Consortiums and Alliances

Business and Community Solutions understands you need to make the most of your company’s resources. Our innovative model of pooling financial resources allows companies access to quality training at a reasonable cost that increases your return on investment. Contact us today for more information on these Business Consortiums and Alliances:

  • Business Consortium 
  • HR Consortium 

"By leveraging our partnership with NICC, several Dupaco Community Credit Union employees have the opportunity to engage in high quality professional training through local experts that have enhanced their personal and professional development. With carefully curated content based on our needs and trends, we know our employees are getting access to today's relevant content.”

Sarah Scherrman, Dupaco Community Credit Union

"WinnMed has participated in the HR Alliance for several years. Our HR team and organization leaders have gained valuable knowledge that applies to our daily work. NICC works to provide expert speakers for a variety of topics. Being able to network with other HR professionals in the region is incredibly valuable as well. Thanks to the HR Alliance, our team is better prepared to tackle the challenges of HR management with increased confidence."

Laurie Bulman, Director of Human Resources, WinnMed