University Organizational and Professional Development contributes to the reputation and success of Virginia Tech employees by developing solutions and promoting effectiveness through consultation and training opportunities.

University Organizational and Professional Development is Virginia Tech’s resource for those seeking solutions and support for professional, leadership, organizational, and diversity development.  


Each year the Professional Development team facilitates workshops and seminars to help employees build upon existing knowledge, learn new skills, and develop core workplace competencies. By partnering with university teaching and research faculty, administrative faculty, and industry-leading training providers, University Organizational and Professional Development offers a comprehensive variety of ongoing professional development workshops, desktop software training classes, and cohort-based learning experiences designed to provide Virginia Tech employees with highly engaging opportunities to enhance core workplace skills and strengthen operational knowledge.


The Executive Development Institute is designed to strengthen individual and organizational performance and provides a unique development opportunity for high potential leaders from all segments of the university. The recently-revised program provides more professional coaching opportunities for participants and utilizes pre-defined scenarios for the Action Learning Case Study.

The Management Academy program is designed to strengthen individual and organizational performance and is specifically targeted to include mid-level leaders from all segments of the university.


The Organizational Development team provides professional resources to help maximize effectiveness, productivity, and employee engagement in the workplace. If you could use support and expertise to help your team or department more effectively navigate challenges and make the most of the opportunities before you, we can help.


Diversity Development provides a variety of educational experiences for all employees so they can positively influence their working and learning environments. The Certificate Series offers more than 20 courses that build awareness, develop skills, and foster community around a broad range of diversity and inclusion topics.


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

540-231-6479 (fax)