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FREE cohort in their on-site classroom

Customized Graduate and Career Development Programs for Business, Education and Non-Profit Organizations

Stony Brook University has a national reputation as a distinguished research institution, but we are also a leader in providing professional education and training. We collaborate with employers to create customized on-site graduate and non-credit training opportunities designed to accomplish their strategic objectives. Courses can be delivered on-site, online, in one of Stony Brook University's campus locations, or in any combination.

Case Study

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) is a human services organization that supports 4,500 individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. FREE employs 2,400 direct service providers, managers and administrative staff.  FREE's president, Dr. Christopher Long,  worked with SPD's Assistant Dean Carolyn Jankowski to develop programs that would   enhance the skills and knowledge of staff, increase retention, and fulfill FREE's mission of re-engineering itself to become a learning organization.  This  award-winning collaboration  produced customized  graduate and non-credit programs that were offered to FREE's team members on-site at their Bethpage offices and at Stony Brook Southampton. In the video below, Dr. Long discusses how the collaboration has addressed FREE's strategic goals and staff members talk about the value of a having customized graduate program available to them at their workplace.


The Team

Our team of experts will collaborate with you to create programs that are specific to your organization's immediate needs and long-term strategic goals.