Business Certificate Program

The Business Certificate Program advances the management skills of business owners and managers. This six-week program is taught by leading faculty from the UW Michael G. Foster School of Business and provides participants an opportunity to learn proven business fundamentals and apply them to growing their companies, as well as the chance to network with successful local business owners. The program is designed for people who want to become more effective in their job, who want to develop their leadership and strategic thinking skills, and improve their problem-solving abilities.

Classes are offered in Seattle, Yakima, Everett, Spokane, and the Tri-Cities at various times throughout the year.


Leading a Highly Effective Organization
This seminar teaches employees and managers how to recognize team dynamics and create well-designed teams. Having the right team in place can lead to an overall increase in company performance and team stability.

Strategic Decision Making
Some decisions involve a great deal of attention while others are made on instinct. In this session, we’ll explore the upsides and downsides of intuition in decision making, discuss common decision making traps, and focus on improving the quality of the decision making process for both individuals and groups.

Marketing and Branding
A company’s brand is the sum total of the experiences and perceptions of its customers. This seminar provides a complete understanding of the consumer and how consumers develop brand attitudes and behaviors.

Marketing Plan Development
This workshop will focus on the core elements of developing a working marketing plan. You will learn how to assess your company’s marketing strengths and learn the components for a solid promotional plan.

Financial Management
This seminar focuses on improving your understanding of the information that financial statements provide and improves your ability to set business goals and measure progress.

Understand Your Company’s Financial Health
This class will teach you the tools needed to understand the financial health of our company, your company’s performance relative to budget, and the economic effect of company investments.

​For more information please contact Wil Tutol at 206-616-1216 or

Upcoming Course Offerings

Location Information
Yakima Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7
Hours: 6-9 p.m.
Location:ESD 105
Yakima Room
33 South Second Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902

Registration for the spring session of our Business Certificate Program in Yakima is full. Click here to register on our waiting list.

Cost: Free of charge, thanks to the generous support of Domex Superfresh Growers.

Sponsored by:
Domex Superfresh Growers

Co-hosted by:
Educational Service District (ESD) 105

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