Learning & Development

HR's Learning & Development team provides a wide variety of services aimed at improving individual and organizational performance. This page will provide more information about the types of development courses we offer for employees, as well as more information about our department. Click here to review the university's training policy in the Staff Handbook. 

Learning & Development Opportunities

On-Campus Workshops

On-Campus Workshops

Professional development empowers employees to gain skills and knowledge, for both personal achievement and career advancement. HR Learning & Development offers open-enrollment workshops on the Norman, HSC, and Tulsa campuses to provide employees with opportunities for development. Learn more about available workshops and enroll by visiting the training calendar. Be sure to check with your supervisor before enrolling in workshops.

Workshop Spotlight

Leadership Styles
Leadership can have many forms and be described in various ways. However, there really isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” style that leaders should adhere to in all situations, or with all people. Just like our communication style, we should learn to “flex” our leadership styles to better encourage and motivate those we lead. Find this and other workshops on the training calendar

Request a Training

Request a Training

If you do not see the type of course you need or if you are interested in taking a past course that is not currently scheduled on the training calendar, please let us know.

New! You can request a training for your team or department by completing this Qualtrics form.

New Leader Development Program


Effective leadership is a requirement for the continued success of The University of Oklahoma. Leadership skills are developed over time through the knowledge learned in professional, personal, and community-service experiences. The HR Learning and Organizational Development (L&OD) department designed the New Leader Development (NLD) program to provide employees with opportunities to learn the fundamental principles and skills necessary for leadership excellence. Program participants become immersed in 40 hours of leadership development-focused learning over an 18-month period. This necessitates active participation in six required, sequential workshops with a cohort, and collaborating with their supervisor to identify and complete 22 hours of elective leadership development courses.

Target Audience

  • High-potential associates seeking skills necessary to move into their first leadership role.
  • New managers, supervisors, team leads, or project leads who have never benefited from any type of leadership development.
  • Existing leaders interested in revisiting the fundamental principles and skills to hone their leadership skills.

Competencies Covered

Change Management, Communication, Coaching, Collaboration, Conflict Resolution, Delegation, Emotional Intelligence, Employee Engagement, Inclusion, Trust, Stress Management, Team Building, Time Management, and Relationship Building/Collaboration.

Want to Know More?

Program and application information and FAQs can be found on the New Leader Development Program webpage.

OU Lead Sooner Program

OU Lead Sooner: Cultivating Conscious Leadership Program

The OU Lead Sooner Program is a group of leaders from each campus chosen every year to participate in a year-long series of leadership development opportunities. 

Lead Sooner Applications are open July 14- August 21, 2023. Please see the OU Lead Sooner webpage for more information.

LinkedIn Learning

For Norman Program Employees:

1. Go to LinkedIn Learning Online Tutorials.
2. Sign on using your OU email address and password.

If you have problems logging into LinkedIn, contact OU Information Technology at https://www.ou.edu/ouit or call (405) 325-HELP (4357).

For OUHSC Program Employees:

1. Go to LinkedIn Learning Online Tutorials.
2. Sign on using your OUHSC email address and password.

If you have problems logging into LinkedIn, contact OUHSC Information Technology at https://it.ouhsc.edu/.

Have questions or ideas?

If you would like to explore ways to manage change, institute strategic initiatives, or improve the performance of your team, department, or function, please contact us.