Learning and Development

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Learning & Development unit is responsible for the design and delivery of professional development programs for all university faculty and staff. We provide courses on a wide variety of topics including professional development opportunities, interpersonal skills, manager competencies, and targeted topics specific to the university.

Our strategy is to provide professional and leadership development at all levels that is linked directly to supporting the university’s Mission, Vision, and Values; as well as, the promotion and execution of development programs at all career stages.

Email: HR Learning & Development   |   Phone: 303-724-6813   |   L&D Team

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Educational Toolbox Series | Hybrid

| 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Cost/fee: $0
These workshops are open to all individuals regardless of role or responsibility level. The primary goal of these sessions is to help people gain the knowledge to support them in their roles, and their goals for their career, and to offer global training and sharing of knowledge. Each of these sessions will be held as a hybrid event to accommodate flexible schedules. In-person attendees will be provided lunch. Space is limited, so register early! We look forward to seeing you!
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Crucial Conversations | 16 contact hours | In-person

(Recurring Event - Every week on Tuesday)
| 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Cost/fee: $290
This 16-contact hour training teaches skills for communicating when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Based on the national best-selling book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High, the Crucial Conversations course teaches participants to speak persuasively, not abrasively; foster teamwork and better decision-making; build acceptance rather than resistance; and resolve individual and group disagreements.
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Establishing Self-Trust | 2 contact hours | Virtual

| 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost/fee: $0
This interactive training course explores FranklinCovey’s First Wave of Trust – Self-Trust. During this course, you will explore the 4-Cores of Credibility and how they affect Self-Trust.
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Project Management Essentials | 5 contact hours | Virtual

(Recurring Event - Every week on Tuesday)
| 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM Cost/fee: $0
Today’s knowledge workers have quietly slipped into the role of the unofficial project manager. Stakeholders, scope creep, no formal training, and a lack of process all combine to raise the probability of project failure costing organizations time, money, and employee morale. Project management isn’t just about managing logistics and hoping the project team is ready to play to win. The skills of “informal authority” are more important than ever before, so team members are inspired to contribute to project success! This engaging course will help provide the mindset, skillset, and toolset to participants that will consistently deliver successful projects to completion.
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6 Critical Practices for Leading Teams | 7 contact hours | Virtual

(Recurring Event - Every week on Wednesday)
| 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM Cost/fee: $0
Leading a team requires a different skillset than working as an individual contributor. To succeed in the face of new challenges this course provides insight into the mindsets, skillsets, and toolsets required to help supervisors excel in this sometimes tough and demanding role. This interactive and dynamic course helps individuals transition successfully from an individual contributor to a leader of others. It also applies to leaders who have been in their roles for some time and are looking for practical and relevant guidance on how to effectively lead and manage their teams.
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Tips for Resumes and Cover Letters at CU | 2 contact hours | Virtual

| 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost/fee: $0
In this course, we will discuss the art of writing resumes and cover letters with specific focus on internal applications at CU. Our talent acquisition experts will be sharing best practices based on their experience and knowledge of these materials. In this session, our team will: share examples of do’s and don’ts, provide examples of strong resumes/cover letters, discuss how to tailor a resume/cover letter to the job description, and offer interactive opportunities for more specific feedback and questions. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and knowledge to write resumes/cover letters that stand out in the application process. YOU’RE HIRED!
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Educational Toolbox Series | Hybrid

| 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Cost/fee: $0
These workshops are open to all individuals regardless of role or responsibility level. The primary goal of these sessions is to help people gain the knowledge to support them in their roles, and their goals for their career, and to offer global training and sharing of knowledge. Each of these sessions will be held as a hybrid event to accommodate flexible schedules. In-person attendees will be provided lunch. Space is limited, so register early! We look forward to seeing you!
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Extended DISC and Managing Stress | 2 contact hours | Virtual

| 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost/fee: $0
Individuals are incredibly unique and respond very differently to stress and pressure. We are continually in situations where we deal with people, deadlines, changes, and emotions. The four DISC styles perceive, show, and respond to stress very differently. During this session, we will discuss the theory behind stress, the causes and signs of stress in the four styles and provide recommendations to better cope. By becoming more self-aware of how our DISC styles operate in challenging situations, we develop skills to control our stress.
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Establishing Relationship Trust | 2 contact hours | Virtual

| 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Cost/fee: $0
This interactive training course explores FranklinCovey’s Second Wave of Trust – Relationship-Trust. During this course, you will explore the 13 High Trust Behaviors, extending trust, and restoring trust.
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Crucial Accountability | 12 contact hours | In-person

(Recurring Event - Every week on Tuesday)
| 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Cost/fee: $199
This training teaches a straightforward, step-by-step process for identifying and resolving performance gaps, strengthening accountability, eliminating inconsistency, and reducing resentment. It uses video, group discussions, skill practice, and real-life application to make the course both entertaining and engaging. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain a refresher on the Crucial Conversations techniques and how Crucial Accountability builds upon them.
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