University Operations Professional Development

The University Operations Professional Development site lists training and programs open to University Operations employees.


Leadership Growth Program

For high performing employees, this is an intensive six month experience-based learning program. Program details and qualification and selection criteria can be found on the Leadership Growth Program page.


Breakthrough Workshop

The Breakthrough Workshop (PN583) is a self-development workshop which will assist participants in creating individual development plans. The objective is to identify personal leadership strengths and challenges and then build a personal development plan to address individual career aspirations. This is also a prerequisite to apply for the Leadership Growth Program.

Reading Group

The reading group is a series of strucutred weekly meetings to dicuss a preselected leadership or management book. Participants recieve a reading and discussion schedule at the begining of the series. The group is open to anyone interested in the book selected for discussion (with supervisory approval).

  • What Got You Here Won't Get You There
    Marshall Goldsmith
    Begins October 30, NOA 4.106

For class information and to register visit the Reading Group Page


CareerSmart is a campus training program which lists training and development opportunities for university staff.

  • CareerSmart Staff Training Index - Has classes listed by topics which include: Administration and Human Resources, Communication and Interpersonal, Compliance & Policies, Health and Safety, and Management & Technical Skills.
  • CareerSmart Certificate Programs - Certificate programs offer a more comprehensive training package for staff who are interested in building their career.

Did You Know…

We enrich the university with conference facilities at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and Commons Learning Center on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus. The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center creates special events programs designed to partner with and engage our campus community as well as provide faculty and staff with their own lunchtime dining facility in the Carillon.