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.

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Professional Development Pathways

Programs and resources that help chart a personalized professional development journey.

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New Employee Orientation

Required for all new employees within 31 days of hire.

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Required Training

Courses required by the university and your campus. Some courses are role/position specific.

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Instructor-Led Training

In-person courses offered to all university faculty and staff.

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Consulting & Custom Services

Custom courses, team events, and consulting designed to meet your unique needs.

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Online Training Resources

On-demand resources to enhance your online training experience.

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Calendar & Events: Next 6 Weeks

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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Communicating as a Leader | 2 contact hours | Virtual

| 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost/fee: $0
Moving from an individual contributor (the doer) to a lead/management position is more than a step up the ladder, but a jump to an entirely new ladder in terms of skills, motivations, perspectives, responsibilities, and impact to the organization. This seminar helps you to identify key skills for communicating to others in your new role.
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Crucial Conversations | 16 contact hours | Virtual

(Recurring Event - Every week on Tuesday)
| 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM Cost/fee: $226
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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Talent Acquisition Best Practices & Processes | 2 contact hours | Virtual

| 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost/fee: $0
Are you eager to stay ahead in the dynamic job market and attract top-tier talent? Look no further! In this session, we'll examine the latest job market trends and equip you with the insights to navigate recruitment challenges successfully. Learn the art of crafting compelling job advertisements that attract the perfect candidates. Discover the power of inclusive recruiting practices and candidate care, ensuring a diverse and welcoming work environment at CU Anschutz. From start to finish, our experienced recruiters will guide you through the main phases of University Staff hiring. By the end of this course, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to secure the best talent for your department. Don't miss this opportunity!
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Understanding the Classification Process & Writing Effective Job Descriptions | 2 contact hours | Virtual

| 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost/fee: $0
In this interactive course, participants will dive into the complexities of the job evaluation process. The session will cover essential aspects of job evaluation such as job families, subfunctions, and Unique Comp Codes (UCCs). We will discuss the purpose and power of an effective job description and learn best practices directly from experienced recruiters. By the end of the session, individuals will be equipped with the knowledge and insights to create captivating job descriptions for University Staff positions. Don't miss this opportunity to master the art of classification!
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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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Establishing Self-Trust | 2 contact hours | Virtual

| 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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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Employee Leave Informational Session | 1 contact hour | Virtual

| 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Cost/fee: $0
These informational sessions are designed to assist managers, supervisors, HR Business Partners, Payroll Liaisons, and Administrators, in navigating the complexity of employee leave. This 1-hour session will involve a 30-minute presentation related to employee leave including sick leave, Family Medical Leave (FML), Parental Leave, and when to refer employees to other processes. The second half of the session will be more “workshop” style to be used for discussion and question-and-answer. This session is intended to further discussions from, “Working with Employees with Heath Conditions”, and to foster conversations about the workplace/current issues you might face. These are highly interactive and dynamic sessions so please bring questions or scenarios you would like to discuss!
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