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Over the course of the past 100 years in business, Dale Carnegie has witnessed the world experiencing its most rapid cycles of change and advancement. We have been at the forefront, guiding our clients to outpace their competition.

Dale Carnegie, the Man

Who was Dale Carnegie? First you must understand who he was not. Dale Carnegie was not a man afraid to pursue his dreams. Dale Carnegie was not someone who was hesitant to roll up his sleeves, logging hours in his pursuit of personal growth. And most of all, Dale Carnegie was not a stranger to success.

What We Believe In

Carnegie recognized that many people, including himself, were held back by their fears, doubts, and the availability of learning resources. Eventually, he would use the Dale Carnegie Course as a forum to offer help to those with a natural fear of public speaking and other issues that plague the modern professional, thereby offering anyone who enrolls a new hold on life.


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Our mission is to provide people everywhere with better, richer, more fulfilling relationships and a better way of life — both professionally and personally.


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Our vision remains true to Dale Carnegie’s original dream; to impact as many lives as possible through the transformational, self-improvement experiences only we offer.


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We still believe in the principles and teachings of Dale Carnegie and will always conduct ourselves and our business ethically and with a profound sense of duty to human nature.

Our History

Over a century in improving the careers of professionals worldwide.

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Dale Carnegie was born in Missouri and became a salesman and aspiring actor after being educated at Warrensburg State Teachers College. Later, he travelled to New York and began teaching communications classes to adults at the YMCA.

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The world-famous Dale Carnegie Course began, where he discovered and developed new techniques that made speakers unafraid to address a public audience. Carnegie had tapped into the average person’s desire to have more self-confidence.

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Dale Carnegie began recruiting individuals interested in professional improvement, to license the course throughout the country.

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Dale Carnegie penned his renowned book “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” Still a popular book today, Dale Carnegie's four part book contains advice on how to create success in business and personal lives.

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Dale Carnegie’s company became incorporated as Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc. The 1950’s also marked a period of expansion into Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America.

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Responding to changing management needs, the first Dale Carnegie Training leadership courses were created, and would eventually grow into our core program: Leadership Training for Managers.

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The course curriculum expanded with the addition of Customer Service Courses and Personal Development Training.



The Dale Carnegie training courses were awarded accreditation by the Continuing Education Council. Today, they are known as the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).

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Dale Carnegie’s Strategic Presentations Workshop was developed.

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Dale Carnegie began offering tailored corporate training solutions worldwide.



All locally sponsored Dale Carnegie Training organizations in the U.S. were approved through the GSA Federal Supply Schedule #GS-10F-0329K to offer their products and services to federal government agencies.

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In 2012 Dale Carnegie Training celebrated our 100 year anniversary. For more than a century, we’ve helped communities everywhere prosper by improving the personal and financial well-being of the people who live there, and the companies that do business there.

top 20 company in the training industry in 2016 and 2017

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Dale Carnegie is named among the Top 20 Sales Training Companies by TrainingIndustry.com

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Dale Carnegie’s legacy is as strong as ever. With a roster of over 8 million graduates, Dale Carnegie is dedicated to serving the business community worldwide. Currently, there are over 2,700 professional trainers who deliver Dale Carnegie courses in over 85 countries and 30 languages.

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