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Professional Development Opportunities

At the UA, we’re thinkers and doers, always moving forward, upward. We value reflection, growth, and development. Empower yourself: step up. 

Professional development opportunities allow you to take control of your goals and contribute in a meaningful way. Share your experiences and learn something new.

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New this year: SMART Conversations

You asked, we answered: In response to your feedback, we are excited to launch our SMART Conversations theme for the year. SMART Conversations – conversations that are Strategic, Meaningful, Actionable, Real, and Thoughtful.  They lead to greater clarity, stronger relationships, and better results.

During the next several months, you can participate in a book discussion, attend a speaker series, and engage in one of our new interactive workshops. Are you ready to take your career into your own hands? Join the conversation.

Programs

Academic Leadership Institute (ALI)

Information Technology Leadership Academy

Management in Action Program (MAP) 

Managing the UA Way 

Microsoft IT Academy 

Personal Development and Self-Care Presentations

Upcoming Classes

Professional Development Series Conflict Management Strategies
Date: 10/04/2017
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Professional Development Series Being Your Best When Work and Elder Care Intersect
Date: 10/10/2017
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Professional Development Series Option B Book Discussion
Date: 10/12/2017
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Supervisor Essentials Series FMLA & ADA for Supervisors
Date: 10/19/2017
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Professional Development Series Honest & Effective Communication
Date: 10/19/2017
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Supervisor Essentials Series Ethics & Values for Supervisors
Date: 10/24/2017
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Supervisor Essentials Series Conflict Management Strategies for Supervisors
Date: 10/25/2017
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Professional Development Series Communicating Well on a Multi-Generational Campus
Date: 10/31/2017
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Supervisor Essentials Series Identifying and Reporting Concerning Employee Behavior for Supervisors
Date: 11/02/2017
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Supervisor Essentials Series Honest & Effective Communication for Supervisors
Date: 11/14/2017
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Supervisor Essentials Series Navigating the Absence Maze for Supervisors
Date: 11/15/2017
Time: 9:00am to 10:30am
Location: Health Sciences Library, Room 4150A
Professional Development Series Introduction to the University of Arizona’s Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA) Guide
Date: 11/15/2017
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Professional Development Series Managing Your Own Performance
Date: 12/06/2017
Time: 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Professional Development Series Communicating With Boundaries
Date: 12/12/2017
Time: 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Professional Development Series "Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well" Book Discussion
Date: 01/12/2018
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: University Services Building, 214
Professional Development Series The Art of Managing Up
Date: 01/24/2018
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Professional Development Series Process Improvements (Part 1 of 3)
Date: 01/30/2018
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building
Supervisor Essentials Series Interview Techniques that Work for Supervisors
Date: 01/31/2018
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Professional Development Series Process Improvements (Part 2 of 3)
Date: 02/08/2018
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building
Professional Development Series Communicating Well on a Multi-Generational Campus
Date: 02/13/2018
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Supervisor Essentials Series Career Conversations for Supervisors
Date: 02/14/2018
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Professional Development Series Preparing to Lead
Date: 02/21/2018
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Professional Development Series Creating Energy to Work Well
Date: 02/22/2018
Time: 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Supervisor Essentials Series Meetings! Meetings! Meetings! for Supervisors
Date: 03/07/2018
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Professional Development Series "Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People" Book Discussion
Date: 03/13/2018
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: University Services Building, 214
Professional Development Series Being Your Best When Work and Elder Care Intersect
Date: 03/21/2018
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Professional Development Series Introduction to the University of Arizona’s Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA) Guide
Date: 03/28/2018
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Professional Development Series Process Improvements (Part 3 of 3)
Date: 04/05/2018
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building
Supervisor Essentials Series Onboarding for Supervisors: The Science and the Art
Date: 04/18/2018
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214
Supervisor Essentials Series Improving Your Organization Using Guest Services Principles
Date: 05/09/2018
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: University Services Building, Room 214

Facilitation Services

The Division of Human Resources offers departments the opportunity to host training for employees within their units. Please call (520) 626-0850 to schedule an appointment with an Organizational Effectiveness Consultant.

Consulting Services

As a UA employee, you are in the right place to share your talents and further develop your career. Your success is our success. The Division of Human Resources offers guidance on UA policies, coaching to help you make informed and strategic work-related decisions, and resources for career development. Please call (520) 621-8298 to schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor.