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. Open to all staff and faculty.

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Wednesday, June 5 • 1:30 - 3 p.m. 



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 staff and faculty people-leaders who directly supervise other employees.



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.

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Tuesday, July 9 • 10 - 11:30 a.m. 



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.

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Thursday, May 16 • 2 - 3:30 p.m. 



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. Open to all staff and faculty.

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Wednesday, July 10 • 1 - 3 p.m. • Register soon



Are you dreading that next tough employee conversation? Whether it's setting expectations, addressing performance, navigating conflict, or delivering developmental feedback, these are conversations are inevitable in management. What if you could approach them with confidence and clarity, turning them into opportunities for growth and positive change? Open to managers of staff and faculty.



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.



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. Open to all staff and faculty.

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Thursday, May 23 • 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 18 • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. • Register soon



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. Open to managers of staff.

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In today's fast-paced higher education landscape, effective time management is crucial for success. This workshop is designed to help you enhance your productivity, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines with confidence.

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Wednesday, June 12 • 2 - 3:30 p.m. 



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. Open to all staff and faculty.

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Tuesday, May 14 • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16 • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. • Register soon