Professional Development

The University of Richmond fosters an environment of lifelong learning and professional development. Employees of the University have access to a wide variety of programs, courses, and learning events that contribute to personal career enrichment. Whether an employee chooses to complete a class online, attend an instructor led seminar over lunch, receive individual performance coaching, or pursue a degree, there is something to help each employee achieve their development goals.

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Professional Development

The following courses are open to all University employees. 

Performance Management at UR

From creating goals to how to prepare for and have one-on-one check-in conversations, managing performance can seem daunting for managers and employees alike. This course aims to decode performance management at UR and equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage performance.

Register for December 8 at 9 AM

Understanding and Combatting Microaggressions

When we encounter overt racism or discrimination in the workplace, we have a pretty good idea of what to do. The same cannot be said for more subtle digs and jabs, whether intentional or not. These are called microaggressions. In this follow-up to our Creating An Inclusive Work Environment workshop (see below), you will learn microaggressions, their impact, and methods of responding when a witness or a target.

Register for December 15 at 2 PM

Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

Studies show that a diverse and inclusive workforce leads to a greater sense of belonging, which in turn, improves engagement and overall satisfaction within the organization. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a more inclusive environment through your everyday language and spaces.

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Giving and Receiving Feedback

Feedback is essential to our development, but the majority of us are uncomfortable giving and receiving feedback. During this workshop, we will discuss the importance of feedback and discover how we can both give and receive feedback effectively.

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Goal Setting

Setting goals clarifies ideas, focuses efforts, uses your time and resources productively, and increases your chances of completing what you set forth to do. In this workshop, you will learn the S.M.A.R.T methodology to help you create goals that center university/departmental priorities and personal development.

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