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

New Leader Development Program

The University of Oklahoma is dedicated to continuing the growth of each faculty and staff member. The Leadership and Organizational Development (L&OD) team has recently created a new program to help support future leaders: OU’s New Leader Development program is created to educate and inspire new leaders within the OU community. 

About the New Leader Development Program

The New Leader Development program will be in a virtual format and will offer several groups, to ensure there is a convenient time and day for everyone who is interested. There is a prescribed course of learning materials, along with a set of electives that will allow each participant to tailor the program to fit their situation.

Target Audience

  • High-potential associates (individuals 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 skills necessary to improve 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?

Learn more by visiting The New Leader Development webpage.


OU Leadership Council

OU Leadership Council

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

2020 - 2021 Leadership Council Applications are now closed. Please see the Leadership Council 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.