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Engage and learn

About Us

In January 2019, a Presidential Task Force was charged with creating new, robust professional development opportunities to support the growth and development of our staff. To accomplish this mission, the task force established two primary subcommittees to address data collection and best practices research. From this work, the task force made numerous recommendations, all of which were accepted by the President in the fall of 2019. These initiatives will be implemented by Human Resources on a staggered schedule.


Competency Model +
Defining Staff Professional Development+
Engage & Learn Week+
Expert Bench+
Grant Program+
Managers Toolkit+
Professional Education Portal (PEP)+
Revitalization of University Priority+
Staff Life Cycle Framework+
Engage & Learn Timeline

The initiative will be rolled out in phases that build upon each other to create a culture of learning and development for all staff.


Summer 2021

Professional Education Portal, Grant Program, Onboarding & Orientation, Staff Mentor Program, Staff Competency Model

Spring 2022

Performance Management Kickoff

Fall 2022

Engage & Learn Week, Manager Tool Kit, Expert Bench

Spring 2023

Exit interviews