COCAbiz Professional Development
Arts-Based Professional Development for Individuals & Organizations
COCAbiz, the business training division of COCA, provides immersive arts-based training, programming, and consulting for professionals.
Our COCAbiz mission is to build a more creative, engaged, and effective workforce by delivering innovative workshops and events that employ authentic arts teaching and achieve business results.
COCAbiz programs bring thoughtful, social, and curious individuals together in an intelligent and engaging atmosphere, inspiring business professionals to explore new approaches and emerging ideas across industries.
Since 2009, COCAbiz has served over 4,500 business professionals from 350 different organizations, including Ameren, Commerce Bank, Edward Jones, FOCUS St. Louis, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital, Saint Louis University, Starkloff Disability Institute, and Washington University in St. Louis.
Through immersive workplace learning, COCAbiz freshens employees’ thinking, artfully coaches how to express views, and teaches innovative ways to build collaboration and resilience. Participants walk away with the confidence to think critically and skillfully overcome obstacles.
Not Just Another Trust Fall
Every COCAbiz experience is led by at least one COCA Teaching Artist (professional artists, designers, dancers, musicians, writers, actors, and/or directors) to deliver powerful, arts-based training.
What Do Artists Know? A Lot!
By drawing upon the knowledge of professional artists at the top of their craft, COCAbiz taps into a unique resource for an array of proven outcomes. Our team guides participants through rich reflections about their experience and connects the learning to practical takeaways that participants can implement in the workplace immediately.
Workshops for Organizations
Workplace learning programs help participants gain the confidence to attack problems and collaborate with colleagues throughout their organizations
Workshops for Individuals
Professional development workshops provide growth opportunities for professionals looking to gain new leadership skills using the arts
Interested in arts-based professional development?
Contact our COCAbiz team to learn more about our arts-based professional development for individuals and organizations. Special rates for nonprofits available.