Course Catalog

9 Certified Continuing Education Courses

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Turn your Diamond University attendance into accredited professional development continuing education units. Continuing Education Units (CEU) or post-secondary learning is a necessary component of staying current in your field of expertise.

We’re offering 9 different conference courses along with bonus content during each lunch session.


After completing the Diamond University courses and registering for the Continuing Education Units offered by Thomas Nelson Community College, a Continuing Education Unit certificate will be emailed within 6-8 weeks.

Top Five Reasons why you should register for the Continuing Education Units offered by
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The recognition for having invested time and money into increasing your knowledge makes you qualified to work with more clients!


Course 101: Minority Business Certification for Government Contracting & Supplier Diversity

  • SWAM Certification
  • Panel Discussion with the SBA: Where's the Money?
  • Minority Business Enterprise Certification

Course 102: Media, Digital Marketing, & Consumer Trends

  • Writing a winning press release
  • BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY: Psychographics and forming your business pipeline.
  • Start your own speaker business
  • TELLING YOUR STORY & PITCH PERFECT: Perfecting your 30-second elevator spiel
  • Create your digital business card and build your Linked-In network

Course 103: Opportunity & Industry in Virginia

  • Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion
  • Offshore Wind
  • Casinos
  • IT & Cybersecurity
  • Hemp/Cannabis
  • Healthcare

Course 104: Stocks & Foreign Exchange for Building Wealth

  • BUYING YOUR FIRST STOCK: Understanding Terms and Market Conditions
  • Making your first $1M in the stock market
  • Forex, Cryptocurrency, and going off the grid

Course 105: Real Estate: Residential, Commercial & Buying the Block

  • First-time homeownership and grants for downpayment assistance
  • Opportunity zones and commercial opportunity
  • FIX/FLIP, BUY/HOLD, and other strategies for growing wealth

Course 106: Human Resources to Scale Your Business

  • DEEP DIVE: Independent contractor or employee?
  • Insurance for small business owners
  • Data Privacy & Cyber Security
  • Best Practices for Building Capacity: Local workforce development resources

Course 107: Leadership & Personal Development for Growing Teams

  • DISC ASSESSMENT: Understanding your leadership and followership styles
  • INTRAPRANEUR GRIT: Climbing the corporate ladder in the age of OF D, E, & I
  • WHAT'S PROFESSIONAL THESE DAYS?: What to wear and how to be for work

Course 108: Small Business Finance & Accessing Capital

  • STARTUP CAPITAL: Building an investable business
  • BUSINESS CREDIT: DUN & BRADSTREET, PAYDEX, and lines of credit
  • BANKER'S PANEL: Pitfalls of the lending process and how to avoid them

Course 109: Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Development

  • FUNDER'S PANEL: Corporate and philanthropic support made easy
  • BOARD GOVERNANCE: Robert's Rules and fiduciary responsibility
  • GIVING TUESDAY: Strategy and support for online giving