Employers

Through IMPACT, employers can build employee skills, improve employee effectiveness and retention and meet Enterprise competency objectives. By investing in IMPACT, partners will benefit from highly-qualified employees taught efficiently and effectively by some of the university’s top faculty.

Our Value to Employers

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Improve Critical Skill

Improve your employees' competencies — the skills and experiences they bring to their jobs — and build a talent pipeline.

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COST-EFFECTIVE

Fixed cost system allows employees to receive access to all of IMPACT's certificate programs.

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INCREASE RETENTION

Provide an effective training program that increases internal retention and acquisition.

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What is IMPACT?

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Radford University is delivering Innovative Mobile Personalized Accelerated Competency Training (IMPACT): a competency-based education (CBE) workforce development program.

IMPACT is a first-of-its-kind program among four-year public institutions in Virginia. Presently, IMPACT offers a cybersecurity certificate program delivered online in an asynchronous, self-paced manner. The program is available at a fixed cost, regardless of the timeframe in which it is completed.

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The IMPACT Cybersecurity Certification program:

  • Covers five out of seven domains of the NIST Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
  • Compliant with DoD 8140 directive
  • Directly aligned with national standards:
    • National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
    • National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
  • Designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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Partner With Us

IMPACT’s current partners range from public and private companies and government localities to companies founded and owned by Radford University’s accomplished alumni.

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IMPACT Innovations

  1. Radford University ASSET program acknowledged by Institute of Education Sciences »

    4/25/2019

    The director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) division of the U.S. Department of Education, praised Radford University’s ASSET program for delivering research-based practices in professional development to K-12 educators, especially those in rural areas.

  2. New College Institute signs as IMPACT's newest partner »

    7/10/2018

    Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill joined IMPACT Executive Director Matt Dunleavy and staff in the Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab on June 28 to celebrate the program’s first graduate and its newest partner.

  3. IMPACT delivers first graduate, expands strategic partnerships in first year »

    6/18/2018

    Radford University’s IMPACT program has made significant progress since its groundbreaking debut last October, most notably with a major philanthropic contribution, numerous private and public partnerships, a historic grant and the program’s first graduate, to date.

  4. Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab partners with TRGroup »

    5/21/2018

    The Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab at Radford University has partnered with TRGroup, LLC to provide cybersecurity training to credit union staff in more than 800 locations across seven states to keep assets secure from cybercrime.