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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.