Professional Development

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Learn. Develop. Grow.

Learning and growth at work (and in life!) is a lifelong journey. As part of our commitment to supporting your personal and professional development, the Office of Learning and Organization Development (OLOD) is proud to offer the following programs and opportunities on behalf of the University of Arizona.

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“Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; 
cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”

—Mark Twain

EDGE Learning

EDGE Learning offers a wide range of quality training and development opportunities for both employees and students. From compliance-based training to personal and professional development, EDGE Learning provides the tools and resources necessary for fostering career and personal growth.

LinkedIn Learning

Top LinkedIn Learning Workshops

  • Managing Your Time
  • Learning to Run Webinars
  • Supply Chain Foundations
  • Hiring and Interviewing
  • Depression in the Workplace
  • Emotional Intelligence Basics


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Career Conversations

Career Conversations are structured discussions between staff and supervisors held yearly. These discussions support staff success and growth through reflection, problem-solving, and constructive feedback. Staff reflect on accomplishments, strengths, and goals, then review their plans in check-in meetings throughout the year.

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Crucial Conversations Training

Turn disagreement into dialogue and create alignment. Crucial Conversation training teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics – at all levels of an organization. Great for teams.


Leadership Development

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Supervisors Series Certificate

Supervisors Series Foundational Skills Certificate helps recently-appointed managers and supervisors transition into their new role.

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Academic Leadership Institute

The University of Arizona's Academic Leadership Institute (ALI) seeks to strengthen the University’s leadership capacity through a carefully developed curriculum for leaders in higher education.

Team & Personal Development

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Team Development: FourSight

Reveal your team’s superpowers and blind spots.

With the FourSight assessment and workshop, you and your team will better understand your individual thinking and communication styles and how you can leverage that information to best contribute to your group’s success.

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Partnership: Tucson Young Professionals

This partnership with Tucson Young Professionals encourages employees (21-45)  to network, sharpen career or leadership skills, or to advocate for important issues.