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Training Providers

List information taken from the 2013 Business Information Guide
3800 American Blvd. W, Ste. 1500
Bloomington, MN 55431
Steve Pettit
(senior account executive)
Classroom, e-learning, and virtual classroom leadership, sales, and customer service training
Adayana, Inc.
4444 W 76th St., Ste. 100
Edina, MN 55435
Steve McQueen
(director of commercial sales)
Management consulting, customized e-learning courseware, instructor-led training materials
Administrative Excellence, Inc.
3936 133rd Ct. W
Rosemount, MN 55068
Erin O'Hara Meyer
(owner and president)
Personal and professional effectiveness training and consulting for office support staff
Alexandria Technical and Community College
1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308
Bob Defries
Chad Coauette
(Dean of Customized Training, Manufacturing, and Transportation Divisions)
(dean of customized training and health divisions)
Organizational development, farm business management, and computer and technology training; industry-specific training for the manufacturing and health care industries
Allen Interactions, Inc.
1120 Centre Pointe Dr., Ste. 800
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Marty Lipshutz
Custom e-learning design and development, learning strategy consulting, and ZebraZapps (authoring and publishing platform)
Anoka Technical College
1355 W Hwy. 10
Anoka, MN 55303
Jamie Barthel
(executive director of professional and work force training)
Manufacturing and trades, IT and computer applications, safety and OSHA, leadership, health care, and emergency medical services
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Stephen Jones
(director of training)
Leadership, management, project management, sales and marketing, small business development, computer applications, Lean and Six Sigma, and IT training
AppDev Products, LLC/LearnNow, LLC
10250 Valley View Road, Ste. 120
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Craig Jensen
(president and CEO)
Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Server, SharePoint, Microsoft Office, cloud computing, Java, mobile development computing, and Web development training and certification
7900 International Dr., Ste. 170
Bloomington, MN 55425
Julie Gottschalk
Cisco and Microsoft training
The Bailey Group
4800 Olson Memorial Hwy., Ste. 225
Minneapolis, MN 55422
Leigh Bailey
Team and organizational development, talent management, leadership development and executive coaching
Benchmark Learning
4510 W 77th St., Ste. 210
Edina, MN 55435
Eric Garrison
(learning solutions director)
Skill assessments, learning consulting, and career guiding; training on Citrix, Cisco, CompTIA, Security, SharePoint, SQL, System Center, PowerShell, Windows Server 2008, Developer, graphic design, and Web; Information Technology Infrastructure Library; business analysis, project management, and professional business skills
Brainy Training, LLC
5115 41st Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Susan Foster
(main brain)
Custom corporate training and development, writing and editing, and ghostwriting
Central Lakes College
501 W College Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401
Rebecca Best
(dean of workforce, economic, and regional development)
Leadership and organizational development, OSHA safety classes, and other trade- and industry-specific training
Century College
3300 Century Ave. N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Jeralyn Jargo
(vice president of continuing education and customized training)
Health care, business skills, IT, transportation, commercial driver's licenses, trades, language and culture, and public safety programs
Computer Training International (CTI)
600 Twelve Oaks Center Dr., Ste. 217
Wayzata, MN 55391
Theresa Lundquist
Ellen Zissler
(President & CEO)
Customized training on client's proprietary software, e-learning development, instructional design, and national training rollouts, both local and internationally
Convenience Learning International
175 Jackson Ave. N, Ste. 412
Hopkins, MN 55343
David Janiszewski
More than 1,000 video-based online interactive courses covering topics like OSHA compliance, safety, HR, and technical and trade skills; an integrated learning management system allows customers to track course completion, make course assignments, and deliver their own custom content
Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th St. E
Rosemount, MN 55068
Patrick McQuillan
(dean of customized training and continuing education)
Business and management, manufacturing, IT, health care, transportation, and public safety training
Dale Carnegie Training
4938 Lincoln Dr.
Edina, MN 55436
Jennifer Huber
(director of marketing)
Customized and public training and coaching in sales strategies, leadership development, presentation skills, employee engagement, and customer service
Dashe & Thomson, Inc.
401 N 3rd St., Ste. 500
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Paul Paradis
Luke Powers
(Director, Sales and Marketing)
(project coordinator)
Customized training for large-scale business changes, such as enterprise software and process re-engineering
Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Debra Kerrigan
Mike Anderson
(Dean of Workforce Training & Continuing Education)
(director of custom training and continuing education)
Customized programs on topics ranging from hydraulics to energy efficiency to precision manufacturing; leadership and quality training, including LEAN and Six Sigma
Easel Solutions, Inc.
23 Empire Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55103
David Schomaker
Adobe authorized training, consulting, and development
EDI Partners
7204 Oaklawn
Edina, MN 55435
Dan Petrosky
(president and owner)
Seminars and coursework in electronic data interchange and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Elert & Associates
140 S 3rd St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Kit Elert
(director of training)
Microsoft Office Suite training; instructor-led classes delivered on site or in a virtual classroom
7700 Equitable Dr., Ste. 102
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Cal Munkvold
Employee engagement and leadership assessments, roadmaps to improvement, leadership and management coaching and training for business improvement and culture change
Euler Training Center
1660 Hwy. 100 S, Ste. 101
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Pam Laulainen
Title and e-mail address not provided
Unix/Linux, WebSphere, Oracle, Java, Web development, C++, and Perl training
2640 Hennepin Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Chad Carlson
(professional services manager)
Training and integration for Apple, Adobe, iPad, and Filemaker applications
8120 Penn Ave. S, Ste. 454
Bloomington, MN 55431
Jesse Freese
Simulation-powered learning in project management, business analysis, Agile Scrum, leadership, and managing organizational change
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
Cassandra Nicholson
(administrative assistant)
Courses in computer literacy and applications, Web and graphic design, computer programming, writing and publishing, grant writing and nonprofit management, sales and marketing, accounting, starting your own business, business administration, clean energy technology, home energy auditing, structural building performance, and American Indian studies
Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd., Ste. G201
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Joe Mulford
(dean of customized training)
Customized training and continuing education in manufacturing, industrial safety, emergencies services, culinary arts, health care, nursing, computer applications, IT, Web and graphic design, digital audio, transportation, management, customer service, occupational English, and work force development
Hibbing Community College
1515 E 25th St.
Hibbing, MN 55746
Denise Vlatkovich
(director of continuing education)
Certification and re-certification in industrial maintenance, heavy equipment operation, commercial driver's license, manufacturing, OSHA, MSHA, NEC update, and electrical maintenance; other training developed upon request
Index Computers
7447 Eagan Dr., Ste. 100
Savage, MN 55378
Patricia Norris
Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks training
Insights Learning & Development
684 Excelsior Blvd., Ste. 100
Excelsior, MN 55331
Scott Schwefel
(managing partner)
Organizational development, sales and leadership training
Interlinx Associates, LLC
7801 E Bush Lake Road, Ste. 230
Bloomington, MN 55439
Elaine Koyama
(CRM Consultant)
ACT! Contact Manager, SageSalesLogix, Sage CRM, and implementation and training; Website and e-marketing consulting
1575 Thomas Center Dr.
Eagan, MN 55122
Ryan McCabe
.NET, JEE, SQL Server, SharePoint, and open source technology consulting and training
Inver Hills Community College
2500 E 80th St.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Peter Hoch
(director of business development)
Individually designed courses, that may include e-learning, on topics such as IT, health care, business, entrepreneurship, and safety
Itasca Community College
1851 E Hwy. 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Mike Knapp
(customized training representative)
Professional and personal growth, management and leadership development, quality and continuous improvement, customer service, health and safety, IT, manufacturing, and Lean health care training
Kaplan Professional Schools
1295 Bandana Blvd., Ste. 245
St. Paul, MN 55108
Christine Foster
E-mail address not provided
In-person and online computer and Microsoft Office training
Knowledge Design & Delivery, Inc.
1600 18th Ave. NE, Ste. 18396
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Polly Johanson
Custom documentation and training in technical writing
Knowledge Peak
3140 Neil Armstrong Blvd., Ste. 230
Eagan, MN 55121
Neil Peterson
ITIL, ISO 20000, project management, .NET, Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Unix, Linux, and Java training and consulting
Knowledge Transfer Training Center
3140 Neil Armstrong Blvd., Ste. 121
Eagan, MN 55121
Sarah Gwaltney
(CEO and owner)
Training in Microsoft programming, servers, Microsoft Office, SQL server, Java, Unix, Linux, project management, Adobe, ITIL, business analysis, Scrum, Agile, and others
Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Road
Duluth, MN 55811
Bill Gunderson
(customized training representative)
Customized and skills training covering a wide variety of areas; specializes in Lean and Six Sigma, leadership, computer and information technology, health care/nursing, workplace safety, OSHA and MSHA, emergency response, and welding
Learning Masters, Inc.
6619 Parkwood Lane
Edina, MN 55436
Al Frank
Custom training in sales and marketing, HR, and process improvement
MarketPlace Innovations, Inc.
7025 Edenvale Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55346
David Sunnarborg
(Act! Premier Trainer & Act! Certified Consultant)
Title and e-mail address not provided
ACT!, ACT! for Web, and Sage ACT! training and consulting
Mateffy & Company
2930 Highland Court
Lakeville, MN 55044
Jack Mateffy
(employee engagement speaker and author)
Customized leadership development, employee engagement, productivity and communication, and sales and service training; workforce re-engagement programs
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
1001 Chestnut St. W
Virginia, MN 55792
Colleen Gerzin
(customized training for business and industry)
Organizational development, team building, strategic planning, and customer service training
Metro Alliance for Customized and Continuing Education
3300 Century Ave. N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Denise Stephens
(executive director)
Courses in business and management, IT, languages and culture, professional development, trades and industry, manufacturing; other types of training spanning numerous industries
Metropolitan State University
1501 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Paula Ball
(special programs coordinator)
Business valuation, banking, process management, project management, public speaking, writing, and vision strategy planning training
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Ave., Ste. K2100
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Reede Webster
(dean of workforce development)
Customer service, project management, languages, Microsoft applications, Web design, and computer programming training
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical
1200 Storr's Pond Road; P.O. Box 409
Winona, MN 55987
Calli Ekblad
(business relations manager)
Business and professional development, trade and industry, computer, and health training
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
405 Colfax Ave. SW
Wadena, MN 56482
Mary Ryan
(director of client services)
Sales, marketing, and management, business development, health and safety, manufacturing technology, leadership, and other industry-specific training

Minnesota State University Mankato at Edina
7700 France Ave. S, Ste. 360
Edina, MN 55435
Candace Raskin
(director of site management and expansion)
Certified financial planning, leadership certificates, customized applied lean workshops, supervisory management, health care workshops, speech forensics (online), school social work (online), customized on-site solutions
Minnesota West Community & Technical College
1001 Erie Road
Marshall, MN 56258
Valerie Jordan
(marketing manager)
Computer training and Internet, health and human services, management and professional development, manufacturing, dental, and other industry-specific training
New Horizons Computer Learning Center Twin Cities
2915 Commers Dr., Ste. 500
Eagan, MN 55121
Sammy Peterson
Microsoft Office and technical courses; Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, Novell, VMWare, Linux, ITIL, information security, helpdesk, and Adobe courses
Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave. S
Bloomington, MN 55431
Sunny Ainley
(associate dean)
Certificate programs in supervision and management, administrative assistant leadership, business acumen and communication, computer applications, health care, medical and health IT, Scrum, and Six Sigma
North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Ave. N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Nerita Hughes
(interim director of professional training and development)
Project management, communications, accounting programs and certificates, Microsoft applications, certificate in regulatory affairs, continuing education certificates and courses, leadership programs, customized training for businesses, human resources certificate
Northland Community & Technical College
1101 Hwy. 1 E
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Kirsten Michalke
(director of workforce development)
E-mail address not provided
Computer, industry-specific, manufacturing, employee skill development, diversity, leadership, fire safety, health care, entrepreneurship, and continuous improvement training
O.I. Partners - Organizational Innovations, Inc.
5821 E Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Thomas Bodin
(president and CEO)
Human capital and talent management; consultants, trainers, coaches, and recruiters; talent acquisition; talent development; talent transitions; organizational alignment
Onyx Training Company
1439 Fairway Ct.
Chaska, MN 55318
Ann Kalin
Instructor-led, Web-based and/or classroom-based corporate IT training for developing software, managing relational databases, data warehouses, and business intelligence reporting, with a focus on Oracle products
Optivation (at Bemidji State University)
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE, Ste. 34
Bemidji, MN 56601
Kerry Ross
(associate director)
Trades, project management, technical writing, managing conflict, lean manufacturing, leadership and management, human resources management, and other types of custom training and continuing education
Pine Technical College
900 4th St. SE
Pine City, MN 55063
Paula Hoffman
(dean of student affairs)
Programs include accounting, American Sign Language, automotive technology, business administration, business technology, computer programming, computer science, early childhood development, gunsmithing technology, network administration, practical nursing, precision manufacturing/machining, IT, management education and professional skills, firefighting, allied health care, and emergency medical services training
Resource Training & Solutions
4150 2nd St. S, Ste. 550
Sartell, MN 56377
Robert Cavanna
(executive director and CEO)
Sales, customer service, supervision, executive leadership, team building, time management, diversity, and Smart Board training; online software training and online health and safety training
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave. NW
Willmar, MN 56201
Sam Bowen
Kathy Schwantes
(Dean of Customized Training & Continuing Education)
(dean of customized training and continuing education)
Business and computer, professional development, and industry-specific training
Riverland Community College
965 Alexander Dr. NW
Owatonna, MN 55060
David Hietala
(dean of extended learning)
Leadership, communication, supervision and management, allied health, fire and emergency medical services training, and trade- and industry-specific training
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave. SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Abbey Hellickson
(workforce development specialist)
Computer, leadership, supervisory management, and industry-specific training
Saint Paul College
60 E Plato Blvd., Ste. 150
St. Paul, MN 55107
Heather McGannon
(interim dean of customized training and continuing education)
Lean-flow methodologies, renewable energy technologies, health care careers, leadership development, team development, succession planning, customer service, ServSafe (for managers and hospitality workers), supervisory and management development, and customized training
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Sara Graffunder
(director of computer education)
Beginning and intermediate-level classes in Microsoft Office, database management, desktop publishing and digital imaging, information management, social media, and Web development and design
Service Quality Institute
9201 E Bloomington Fwy.
Bloomington, MN 55420
John Tschohl
Customer service programs for the total work force, training programs on empowerment and service recovery, customer service certification seminars
Seward, Inc.
2200 E Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Victoria Frank
Custom e-learning, e-business, and e-marketing solutions; international education development
South Central College
1225 3rd St. SW
Faribault, MN 55021
Brian Knutson
(Center for Business and Industry coordinator)
Business development, e-learning, computers and IT, manufacturing, workplace health and safety, and industry-specific training
St. Cloud State University
720 4th Ave. S
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Gail Ruhland
(director of training)
Business training, career training, certificate programs, conference planning, human resources and management, personal development, and other programs designed to fit specific needs
St. Cloud Technical and Community College
1540 Northway Dr.
St. Cloud, MN 56301
June Hirdler
(administrative assistant)
Business development, trade- and industry-specific training, health care programs, driver training, and firefighter and EMS training
710 S 2nd St., 7th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Nikos Katopodis
(director of client services)
Customized professional, clinical, and patient education for the health and medical industries
University of Minnesota
1994 Buford Ave., Ste. 353
St. Paul, MN 55108
Jean McLeod
(program director)
Short courses and certificates in communication, business writing, supervision, management, leadership, business analysis, project management, business process improvement, training and development, and human resources management; custom development of other programs specific to an organization's needs
University of St. Thomas
1000 LaSalle Ave., TMH 166
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Marlin Meendering
(director, executive and professional development)
Open enrollment and customized executive education and professional development programs in leadership, business acumen, innovation, strategy, and business ethics
Watermark Learning
7301 Ohms Lane, Ste. 360
Edina, MN 55439
Chris Anderson
(Vice President, Sales and Delivery)
Business analysis, project management, and business process management training; certification preparation
Wilson Learning Worldwide
8000 W 78th St., Ste. 200
Edina, MN 55439
Nancy Brenny
Molly Howard
(Director of Marketing)
(Marekting Coordinator)
Sales effectiveness, leadership and team building, assessment and measurement, customer service, and workforce effectiveness training
Winona State University
P.O. Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987
Diane Dingfelder
(executive director of outreach and continuing education)
Workforce and professional development, health care training, customized training for business industries