COCAbiz Professional Development
Arts-Based Professional Development for Individuals & Organizations
COCAbiz, the professional development division of COCA, provides impactful, results-oriented training, programming, and consulting for companies using the arts.
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 to achieve business results.
Since 2009, COCAbiz has served more than 4,500 business professionals from 350 different organizations, including Ameren, BJC HealthCare, Commerce Bank, Edward Jones, FOCUS St. Louis, Saint Louis University, Starkloff Disability Institute, TEDxStLouis, and Washington University in St. Louis.
Through immersive workplace learning, COCAbiz utilizes innovative approaches to build collaboration and effective communication skills. Participants walk away with the confidence to think critically and skillfully overcome obstacles to successful employee culture and business practice.
Interested in scheduling a COCAbiz workshop?
Complete our COCAbiz Request Form with details about your team and desired workshop(s) to receive more information.
Every COCAbiz experience is led by at least one highly qualified COCA Teaching Artist (professional artists, designers, dancers, musicians, writers, actors, and directors who are also educators). Our team has delivered professional development to business professionals just like your team throughout the region.
COCAbiz taps into a unique resource in this skilled workforce for an array of proven outcomes, such as improved communication, collaboration, culture, and leadership development. Our team guides participants through both active learning and rich reflections about their experience. Finally, they connect 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
Discover COCAbiz arts-based professional development
Contact our COCAbiz team to learn about our arts-based professional development for individuals and organizations. Special rates for nonprofits available.