Talent 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.

The following programs are open to all University employees unless otherwise noted and you can register by clicking on the course date and time that works for your schedule. 


Studies show a diverse and inclusive workforce leads to a greater sense of belonging. A greater sense of belonging leads to improved engagement and overall satisfaction. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a more inclusive environment through understanding the impact of everyday language, using radical empathy, and building authentic relationships.

October 17, 1:00pm – 3:00pm 

December 12, 10:00am – 12:00pm



Are you looking to drive engagement among your team? Are you interested in helping your employees develop but don't know where to start? By utilizing a simple coaching model, participants of this workshop will learn the skills and behaviors necessary to successfully help their teams.

This program is intended for people-leaders who directly supervise other employees.

October 23, 2:00pm – 4:00pm



Our ability to learn, grow, and achieve our goals is heavily influenced by our mindsets. During this workshop we will explore the differences between fixed and growth mindsets and learn actionable steps towards developing a growth mindset.

September 13, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

November 29, 10:00am – 11:30am



Effective communication is a vital skill that all employees must rely on in order to have a successful and productive working relationship. Research has shown that when organizations and their employees communicate effectively, there is marked improvement in job satisfaction, employee productivity, and overall employee engagement. In this workshop, we will define what effective communication is, take a look at some of the benefits of effective communication, and lastly identify ways to improve communication and remove barriers.

October 10, 2:00pm – 3:30pm



Research has shown that our emotional intelligence has a heavy influence on our success. During this workshop we will learn about the emotional intelligence model, the traits that comprise emotional intelligence, and how we can increase our own emotional intelligence.

December 7, 1:00pm – 3:00pm



Workforce experts project, by 2025, the U.S. labor force will mostly be comprised of Millennials (40%) and Generation Z (20%). In this workshop, we discuss the benefits, challenges, and debunk some myths by our rapidly changing workforce. You will leave this workshop having learned best practices to navigate new expectations, address feelings of uncertainty, and better communicate with your colleagues.

October 4, 10:00am – 11:30am

November 28, 10:30am – 12:00pm



As individuals and as an organization, we are currently experiencing numerous changes of varying scope and scale. During this workshop we will explore popular models of change management along with tools to help understand and navigate the changes we are facing.

September 19, 2:00pm – 4:00pm



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. 

September 28, 10:00am – 12:00pm

October 30, 10:30am – 12:00pm

November 14, 10:30am – 12:00pm



Microaggressions have been a hotly debated topic for decades. In this workshop, we pull back the veil on microaggressions. We discuss the different types of microaggressions, how to recognize them, and the impact they have on individuals and the community.  We will learn to best practices for addressing microaggressions in the workplace and tips for prevention. This workshop is for all employees that have a desire to further the University's goal of ensuring that all members of our community are able to fully and safely participate in the life of the institution.

September 6, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

November 8, 10:00am – 12:00pm