The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Learning & Development unit is responsible for the design and delivery of professional development programs for all university faculty and staff.  We provide courses on a wide variety of topics including professional development opportunities, interpersonal skills, manager competencies, and targeted topics specific to the University.

Our strategy is to provide professional and leadership development at all levels that is linked directly to supporting the University’s Mission, Vision and Values; as well as, the execution of the strategic priorities related to enhancing and promoting development programs at all career stages.

A survey by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that employee recognition and engagement are key to retaining good employees. And, according to research conducted by the US Department of Labor, 64% of Americans who leave their jobs say they do so because they don’t feel appreciated. Personally relevant and authentic appreciation leads to employee engagement, a positive culture, lower turnover and absenteeism, higher productivity, and impacts the bottom line. This workshop utilizes the concepts from the book “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace – Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People” to understand the impact communicating authentic appreciation can have on an individual, team, and organization.

Register for Appreciation in the Workplace.


Fundamentals of Continuous Improvement Methodology and Culture | 2 Contact Hours| Virtual

| 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost/fee: $0
The focus of continuous improvement is to increase efficiency across campus so that we can better serve our students, improve workplace satisfaction and be agile as we face the current and future challenges of higher education.
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Crucial Conversations | 16 Contact Hours | In-Person

(Recurring Event - Every week on Tuesday)
| 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM Cost/fee: $290
This course teaches skills for communicating when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong.
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6 Critical Practices for Leading Teams | 7 Contact Hours | Virtual

(Recurring Event - Every week on Thursday)
| 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM Cost/fee: $0
This interactive and dynamic course helps individuals transition successfully from an individual contributor to leaders of others. It also applies to leaders who have been in their roles for some time, and are looking for practical and relevant guidance on how to effectively lead and manager their teams.
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Communicating as a Leader | 2 Contact Hours | Virtual

| 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Cost/fee: $0
Moving from an individual contributor (the doer) to a lead/management position requires new skills, motivations, perspectives, responsibilities, and impact to the organization. This seminar helps you to identify key skills for communicating to others in your new role.
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Working with Employees with Health Conditions | 2 Contact Hours| Virtual

| 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Cost/fee: $0
The course is designed to assist managers and supervisors to successfully navigate the challenges of implementing a variety of relevant policies and procedures as they relate to an employee who may be experiencing a medical condition(s).
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DISC – Leadership Styles | 3 Contact Hours| In-Person

| 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Cost/fee: $0
This interactive course will provide Information on leadership styles associated with the four DISC styles, how to identify the styles of your employees and how to adjust your style to be a more effective and successful leader.
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Introduction to Continuous Improvement Tools for Application | 2 Contact Hours| Virtual

| 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost/fee: $0
Building on the fundamentals course, this course will focus on learning tools that apply the continuous improvement framework to problem-solving. Pre-requisite for this training is Fundamentals of CI Methodology and Culture or equivalent training.
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If you are looking for resources or courses related to this topic, you can find a wide range of information on the home page of Human Resources.

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Renowned faculty from the Colorado School of Public Health's Center for Health, Work & Environment developed the Total Worker Health® (TWH) Leadership 101 course to help you assess your current leadership strategy and build a framework for evaluating Total Worker Health® (TWH) at your unit, in your organization. This training is asynchronous and can be completed online, at your own pace. At the end of this course, learners will be able to identify:

  • The five practices of TWH leadership and your role in defining organizational culture
  • The business case for TWH
  • What makes a healthy and safe workplace
  • The employee perspective of a healthy and safe workplace
  • Ways to enhance and support your personal wellbeing

Target Audience

This course is recommended for managers/supervisors interested in learning how to become leaders in their organization, who can drive organizational change to achieve Total Worker Health®. Professionals who may benefit from this training include: business owners, executives, senior managers, benefits and HR professionals, occupational health and safety specialists, and public health advocates.

Estimated Completion Time

50 minutes

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For further information regarding these courses, please see the main Instructor Led Training Courses Page.