The Professional Development Center is more than 50 executives, consultants, analysts, and Subject Experts committed to our clients’ personal and professional success. Success at PDC comes from accelerating the professional skills and standing of our clients.

A few things about us:

• Most courses and client engagements led by 20+ year industry experts.
• Our PhDs, MEs, MBAs, and other professionals combine for 230 years of business experience.
• We draw from professor and adjunct professor pools at many leading universities; likewise many business top executives keynote and guest speak on behalf of the PDC.
• Our thought leadership is used by businesses worldwide for product development, strategy formation, operations excellence, and market analysis.
• We have many student and business testimonials to share with you upon request based on ten years of delivery excellence.

Ben Benson

Ben Benson, PDC Director

Benjamin Benson, PhD, brings a world of talent to the Professional Development Center. A successful entrepreneur and long-time principal at one of the world's largest consulting firms, Ben is a recognized business resource to CEOs and top executives of the world's largest organizations. His subject expertise is in Strategy, Lean and Six Sigma, Sales, Business Acceleration and turn-around, Project management, and Executive Coaching.

Key clients have included Accenture, Spherion, Novell, ThyssenKrupp, Tri-Core Medical, Aon, Toyota, Honda, Caterpillar, Chrysler, University of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center, Cardinal Health, Chase, Glaxo, Astra, Best Buy, US Bank, DTE, General Motors, Ford, Nissan, Mazda, Fiat, Comau, Denso, State Farm, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ryder and Yazaki. 

In 2004, Benson left full-time industry to join Lawrence Tech as a professor in the College of Management. In 2006, he was appointed director of the PDC. Today, he serves individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 250 clients in the United States, Mexico, Europe, China, and India with speaking engagements, consulting, and training. 

Professional Development Center
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan

Phone: 248.204.4050
Fax: 248.204.4017