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Division of Human Resources

Professional Development

Enhance your knowledge, skills, and abilities through a coordinated course of study. Customize your plan or earn a certificate in a critical area to achieve results for yourself and your organization.

Training Schedule

Browse our training calendar or class list by subject to register for a course. Both online and in-person training courses will be offered.


Challenge yourself to grow and develop as a professional. Discover new ideas.  Improve your skills and abilities. Stay on top of your game by familiarizing yourself with the essentials, while also being challenged with new approaches. Explore the information below to find the program or plan that is right for you and your career path.

LEAD: Supervisory Essentials

The LEAD (Supervisory Essentials) certificate program, is required for all supervisors of University staff hired into a supervisory position after January 1, 2010

Additional Certificate Programs

The Business Management Certificate Program, Managing High Performing Teams and Effective Communications programs are designed to help you upgrade your skill set and advance your career. 

Individual Development Plan

IDPs develop your skills through setting goals and then organizing those goals into a cohesive plan with defined timeframes and expected results.

Other Training Resources

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.