Business Solutions Institute





The Business Solutions Institute serves as a hub for businesses and organizations with training, consulting or special project needs. With a focus on the delivery of targeted solutions to grow revenue, enhance productivity and build skill sets, we are your “go to” resource.


Business Solutions & Training We Offer

Advancing Leadership and Leadership Development

Offered at a team, work group, management, or executive level on Roberts Wesleyan College campus or at your company location. You can customize topics, format, and resources used for your employee needs.

Training topics may include:

  • Management training and leadership development
  • Sales training
  • Customer service training
  • Project management
  • Starting a small business
  • Personal/ business money management
  • Human diversity and organizational ethics

Contact us for program availability, customization and pricing information.

Upcoming Events Fall 2019

Roberts Today: RED Talks – "Spilling the Tea" on the new Business Solutions Institute"

15 Minute Talk with 15 Minutes Q&A with Mary Roddy
Dive into interesting topics with your favorite faculty/staff.
Location: Lake Auditorium, Smith Hall

Maximizing Your Marketing Plan Workshop*

Understand how an effective Marketing Plan can translate to improved revenue growth, shareholder value and productivity. Take-away a new or enhanced Value Proposition for your product, service or company.

Advancing Leadership in Healthcare Breakfast*

Calling all Nursing, Healthcare, Public Health and Social Work Administrators. Explore the latest leadership concepts and knowledge from our Healthcare Expert Panel. 

*Dates & Registration Information for these events coming soon

Contact Information for Training Requests

Mary Roddy
Director of the Business Solutions Institute
585.594.6224 |


Ms. Roddy is serving as the Director of the new Business Solutions Institute after a successful and rewarding forty plus year career at Xerox Corporation. Offering a prolific record of strategic leadership in revenue generating roles ranging from Global Product Marketing to all facets of vertical & customer experiential marketing, strategic messaging, business development, branding, sales & channel management, worldwide sales & management training, international product marketing to Go To Market Strategies for a variety of launch, project and program initiatives. She is a passionate and sales savvy marketer. Mary received her Master of Science degree in Strategic Marketing from Robert’s Wesleyan and is an ongoing Adjunct Professor contributor in the program.

What Our Clients Have to Say


“Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) connects you to the right people and the right resources to expand your company in the Greater Rochester, NY region. The leadership development program provided by Business Solutions Institute at Roberts Wesleyan College, led by Dr. Joel Hoomans, was critical to helping the GRE team reach its full potential and increase the impact the team has in its service to companies throughout the nine county Greater Rochester, NY region.” - Matt Hurlbutt, President and CEO of Greater Rochester Enterprise