What Our Clients Say

Here is what some of our participants had to say about their learning experience with Executive & Professional Development at WSU:

Leadership Simulation

"I really enjoyed the simulation and it helped me to see the gaps in my leadership style."

"Excellent. I would recommend to others as a must to enhance decision making."

"Outstanding!" I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. After only 8 hours, I feel I have grown and developed as a team member as well as an individual."


Business Process Improvement

 "I truly feel prepared to tackle the challenges in my area. Taking the time to step back and evaluate process issues has opened my eyes to solutions and ways to approach the issues. I recommend this course to all the leaders in my company."


Business Analysis

"The data analysis skills acquired in the Business Analysis Program helped contribute to the development of a scorecard to track and improve performance."

"The most important thing I learned from my Business Analysis Program training is how to separate the actual problem from the symptom of the problem. It's a good learning process that benefits our business."

Client List

The EPD Team

"The staff has the perfect blend of professionalism and passion for what they do."

 "Your professionalism and efforts to prepare this workshop is an outstanding example of customer orientation and we appreciate your help and support very much."

EPD has provided training and consulting solutions for clients that operate in a variety of industries. Select from the list below to view the companies that have recently participated in our programs.  

Companies that have recently participated in our programs include:


  • American Auto Association
  • Arvin Meritor
  • Budco
  • Continental Teves
  • Daimler Chrysler
  • Faurecia
  • Federal-Mogul Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • ITT Automotive
  • Johnson Controls
  • UAW-Ford


  • Detroit Public Schools
  • Head Start
  • Thomson Gale
  • Wayne State University Facilities and Administration
  • Wayne State University Library System
  • Wayne State University Medical School

Food & Beverage

  • Pepsi Bottling Company


  • Comerica Bank
  • Detroit Metropolitan Credit Union


  • City of Detroit - Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • City of Detroit - Training and Development
  • Detroit Police Department
  • Detroit Public Schools Program Manager Team
  • State of Michigan Legislature
  • Wayne County
  • Wayne County Dept. of Airports


  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Children's Hospital of Michigan
  • Delta Dental Plan of Michigan
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Life Secure
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
  • University Internal Medicine Specialists


  • Butzel Long


  • American Components Holding
  • Carhartt, Inc.
  • Forest City Technologies
  • Husky Injection Molding Systems
  • International Paper
  • Lafarge North America
  • Plastipak Packaging, Inc
  • Pratt Industries
  • SPX Corporation
  • US Steel
  • ZF


  • Campbell Ewald Advertising
  • Comcast Cable
  • Comcast Communications
  • Detroit Newspapers
  • Morpace International, Inc.


  • American Red Cross
  • The Parade Company

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Women Engineers

Sports & Entertainment

  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Detroit Lions
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Ford Field
  • Handleman Company
  • MGM Grand Detroit Casino


  • Consumers Energy
  • DTE Energy

Select a performance intervention or training topic for an example the kind of solutions EPD could provide your organization.  

Success Stories

Executive Education

The Challenge

A major insurance provider wants an Executive Briefing session that educates its leaders in a way that creates the tension, needed change, innovative thought and action planning.

The EPD Solution

Using e-meeting facilitation software, EPD was able to inspire creative brainstorming, bring a diverse group of executives to consensus on action items, and develop a robust document of projects and ownership.



The Challenge

A mid-size manufacturing facility wants to assist its production employees in an outplacement effort due to imminent plant closure.

The EPD Solution

EPD custom-designed and delivered a multi-module outplacement program that began with a personal analysis of career development and facilitated robust discussion of change, tension, and the emotions involved. These workshops imparted practical tips and techniques, role-played interviewing and networking skills, identified agencies, websites and government assistance available, and concluded with a personalized action plan for each participant.

Sales Training
The Challenge

An automotive supplier's sales force wanted more than its traditional annual sales meeting agenda.

The EPD Solution

EPD partnered with the owner to identify industry trends that would add value to its international sales team. Our facilitators brought their real-world experience and expertise in dynamic, hands-on workshops on the Role of Persuasion and Influence in the Sales Process and How to Use Financial Statements to better prioritize and close sales calls.

Leadership Academy

The Challenge

A large healthcare organization wants to create an environment that encourages entrepreneurial behavior, customer responsiveness, employee development and business results.

The EPD Solution

Create a comprehensive leadership academy to align employee competencies with corporate strategy. Employee competencies are developed with a blended learning approach using e-learning, executive briefings, classroom training, assessments, knowledge management systems and business coaching. Click here to learn more.

Excellence in Leadership©

The Challenge

A state-wide insurance provider wants to assure the realization of its long-term goals by providing current and future leaders with the skills they need to navigate through changing business environments.

The EPD Solution

The development of an "exceptional leader" profile as a template for employee development and the Excellence in Leadership© curriculum - a highly interactive, hands-on, five-day learning experience, designed to develop the traits common to exceptional company leaders.

Change Management

The Challenge

A public, non-profit organization realizes that in order to compete for the best customers, it must create an organization-wide strategic plan that focuses on both internal and external customers.

The EPD Solution

An integrated program that provides the tools to create a performance culture and support positive change through communication skills, change management strategies, teamwork, leadership development, and organizational undertstanding.

Communication Innovation

  The Challenge

A Michigan insurance provider wants its annual Town Hall meeting to be dynamic and informative, assessing current and future states of the department and its alignment with the organization's vision and goals.

  The EPD Solution

EPD partnered with the client to create a presentation using state-of-the-art remote polling software that engaged the participants in an interactive knowledge transfer.

Business Alignment

The Challenge

The merger of a major sports team's operations and the organization that runs its facilities generated the need for understanding each others' roles and responsibilities in aligning the mission statement with day-to-day tactics and processes.

The EPD Solution

A multi-module, interactive program combining teamwork, communication, change management, leadership skills and culminating in a hands-on simulation engaged the participants during five weekly sessions. Top management and senior leadership participated with managers from all departments to target organizational needs, define benchmarks to success and develop action plans.

Cultural Competence

The Challenge

A metro Detroit healthcare provider needs to reduce the language and cultural barriers between Hispanic patients and their direct care providers. Fluency cannot be established in a short period of time, but health care providers need to develop better rapport with patients and their families and communicate when interpreters are not immediately available.

  The EPD Solution

Residents and doctors participated in an intensive program of medical Spanish and the impact of Hispanic culture on medical interventions and interactions. EPD delivered the programs using both classroom learning and an online Learning Management System, evaluating learning through pre- and post-testing and weekly quizzes. Participants graduated from the program and were provided text, audio and Palm-based resources to assist with their newly learned language skills in their daily work with patients.

Trainer Certification

The Challenge

A government agency wanted a more robust training program but with their limited budget, could not hire outside trainers or additional training staff.

  The EPD Solution

EPD certified internal leaders to deliver training within the organization and developed customized training materials. The agency not only saved money but the participants were able to benefit from the facilitator's real-life leadership experience and learn from the organization's internal experts.

Excellence in Customer Service©

The Challenge

A healthcare provider needs to improve customer satisfaction.

The EPD Solution

EPD worked in partnership with the client to design the Excellence in Customer Service© initiative that resulted in documented increases in customer satisfaction. The program includes customized development of customer service standards across the organization, standardized employee orientation materials, a comprehensive employee training program, managerial coaching and an operational audit. Click here to learn more