All online programs are running as scheduled. Our offices are closed until further notice, we remain available via email and phone. Contact us

About Us

We realize that industry-recognized credentials help employers validate the knowledge and skills of potential employees. It is our goal to provide accessible, high-quality, affordable, and relevant knowledge and skills necessary for success in today’s market.

As part of the Faculty of Education, we know teaching and learning. We look to serve our community of diverse learners by ensuring discipline-specific knowledge and skills merge with high-quality learning experiences that will ensure the success of our learners on the job.

Whether you are looking to build the foundation for new employment opportunities, seeking career advancement, or wanting to pursue a passion, Professional Studies at Queen’s University can help you reach your full potential.


Our Leadership Team


Jessica Della-Latta

Executive Director

lattaj@queensu.ca
613-533-6000 ext. 77295

Read Story

Jessica Della-Latta

Executive Director

Professional Studies began with an idea and an opportunity. Backed by the solid belief that we excel at course development, course design and teaching practices, I knew that we could use these strengths in any discipline. Focusing on learner needs and being open to all types of educational opportunities means there are no limits to what we can offer. We look for opportunities to collaborate within the university and with outside agencies and institutions to develop accessible, relevant and effective programming. Creativity, collaboration, and a willingness to explore new opportunities are key to everything we do. I work with an incredible team who are open to new ideas and eager to try new things. We are collaborative, driven and take pride in the work we do!

Back

Barbara Huffman

Director

barb.huffman@queensu.ca
613-533-2133

Read Story

Barbara Huffman

Director

“My time at Queen’s has been with the Continuing Teacher Education and Professional Studies units. As a mother and professional, I am a huge supporter of professional development whether that is for yourself personally or professionally. Being a leader of the Professional Studies unit has allowed me to take that passion and empower others to continue learning. By providing barrier-free courses that are available to anyone anywhere, as well as seeing and hearing the success stories from students demonstrates our commitment to lifelong learning.”

Back

Brandon Ruck

Business Development Manager

brandon.ruck@queensu.ca

Read Story

Brandon Ruck

Business Development Manager

Prior to working in higher education my experience in the public and private sectors has been primarily in business development, marketing, and customer service. My time at the university has been spent advising professionals on non-credit program opportunities and building strategic relationships with organizations to offer professional development options to their employees. Through this work I've been fortunate to realize firsthand the positive effects of professional studies taught at Queen’s; our staff, faculty, and instructors are driven by the continued success of our students and their ability to impact the world in a positive way.

Back

Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

To serve professionals worldwide by offering accessible and innovative learning experiences that empower people to succeed in today’s workplace.

Our Vision

Passionate, skilled people for an empowered workforce.

Our Values

Courage is essential to navigate the constantly evolving educational landscape. Courage allows us to pursue new ideas, new partnerships, and new strategies that will have an impact on our community. Courage allows us to be curious and creative as we embrace risk and move beyond traditional barriers. With courage, we prepare for success and failure, as we forge a path ahead and set an example for our students.

People are the foundation of our mission. People are our motivation. Our passion for people drives us to collaborate in the development of impactful programming, and to provide an outstanding student experience that is accessible, inclusive, and effective. Our success rests on the success of the people we work with and the people we serve.

Leadership is crucial to our mission. We lead the way in continuing education by establishing new collaborations, building expertise, seizing opportunities, and giving back to the community. Our people are leaders who develop programming that is responsive and financially viable, and meets the needs of learners in the workforce. As leaders we foster creativity, expand boundaries, and explore perspectives that differ from our own. We demonstrate leadership through our actions when faced with new challenges, balancing agility with commitment to our vision.