Professional Development offers workshops and seminars to help employees build upon existing knowledge, learn new skills, and develop core workplace competencies.

Workshops are held on campus during normal work hours. Participants must obtain approval from their supervisors to attend classes during their regular work schedule. Workshops are available to all employees via open registration on a first-come/first-registered basis. Employees placed on a waiting list will be informed of their status should a seat become available.

What can we help you develop?

Leadership skills

Professional development opportunities recommended for employees in senior level academic or administrative roles; for those charged with formulating strategic goals and inspiring others to meet organizational aims.

Managerial or supervisory skills

Professional development opportunities recommended for employees in roles involving the direct management, supervision, or oversight of other employees; for those charged with operational management, goal setting, coaching, and or performance management responsibilities.

Skills as a professional or individual contributor

Professional development opportunities recommended for any employee who contributes to the university’s success through individual expertise, team or project participation, but may not have direct reports.

Skills in administrative support

Professional development opportunities recommended for any employee whose primary responsibilities support the work of others.

Overall effectiveness (general)

Professional development opportunities recommended for employees at any level who want to develop their general effectiveness as a VT-shaped employee.

Office software skills

University Organizational and Professional Development also offers an array of Computer Desktop Application classes. Offerings include basic, intermediate, and advanced courses in Microsoft Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, and Word, along with Adobe Photoshop.

View a listing of all currently offered Professional Development workshops.

Contact

Address
North End Center, Suite 2300 (0538)
300 Turner Street NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone
540-231-5100
540-231-6479 (fax)

Email
uopd@vt.edu

Payment and Cancellation

Learn more about payment instructions and cancellation policies.

Diversity Development Workshops

Learn more about the Diversity Development workshops offered this semester.