Human Resources

University of Mississippi

Learning + Development

The Learning and Development area’s primary goal is to offer the University of Mississippi’s staff and faculty an opportunity for continual growth. Our seminars cover an array of topics to improve your professional skills and personal development.

Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field. – Denis Waitel

Making the Commitment

These sessions are provided for your personal and professional development, but keep in mind that when you register you are making a commitment to attend. If you are not sure that you can attend, wait to register until you have checked your calendar for conflicts. Once you have registered, be sure to add the training workshop to your calendar and save the registration confirmation email for easy withdrawal access.

The LEAD Series

Learn more about our LEAD Series that offers courses of interest to individuals, supervisors, and directors. More.


The University of Mississippi is a proud host site of the annual Leadercast conference on leadership. Learn more here.

Upcoming Sessions

10/03 'Welcome Home' New Employee Orientation: New employee orientation that provides a unique opportunity to meet leaders and learn more about the University's mission, vision, rich history, the University's "It" factor, and the relationship between Ole Miss Athletics and the University of Mississippi.
8:00 - 3:00, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), ANDREA JEKABSONS
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10/10 LEAD: Lead Your Team (Fall Session - October 10, 17, & 24, 2017): Lead Your Team is a three day program designed to develop the skills necessary to supervise professionally and effectively. This is a core course highly recommended for employees with supervisory and people management responsibilities.
8:30 - 3:00, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), ANDREA JEKABSONS
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10/11 Road to Wellness: Know Your Numbers by RebelWell@Work ActiveHealth: Why are your biometric numbers important and how do you reach ideal ranges? We will discuss how to control and manage your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar. Participants can opt to have body fat percentage measured by Onsite Coach via bioelectrical impedance. The coach will discuss body mass index (BMI) versus body fat percentage and the impact both measures have on health.
12:00 - 1:00, Library 106D, ANDREA JEKABSONS
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10/12 LEAD: Lead Yourself: All staff employees, both seasoned employees and recent hires, are invited to participate in this program. These sessions focus on what it takes to give your best at work.
8:30 - 4:30, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), ANDREA JEKABSONS
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11/15 Blood Sugar Blues by RebelWell@Work ActiveHealth: Learn the basics of the growing epidemic of Diabetes and ways you can prevent or manage this condition. Also sample spirilized veggies and learn about other foods that are healthy, yet lower in calories and still taste delicious. Recipe handouts with food substitutions will be provided.
12:00 - 1:00, Library 106D, ANDREA JEKABSONS
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12/13 Battling Holiday Stress by RebelWell@Work ActiveHealth: Do you find December to be the most stressful time of the year? We will give you tips and resources to keep calm and enjoy yourself during the holidays. And join us for two fun activities - make your own glitter mindfulness jar and aromatherapy activity table.
12:00 - 1:00, Library 106D, ANDREA JEKABSONS
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Contact Crys Wiley via phone (662-915-5431) or email ( for assistance.

Programs On Demand

Supervisors, you may request customized training for your team at your office or workplace. The following courses are available now:

  • Cross the Line
  • Winning & Dealing (Dealing with Difficult People)
  • Everest – The Elements of Success (Leadership & Teamwork)
  • Excelling as a First Time Manager
  • FISH (Employee Motivation)
  • Give ‘Em the Pickle (Customer Service)
  • Going the Distance with Professional Communication Skills (Face-to-face, telephone, and email etiquette)
  • It’s Okay To Be The Boss
  • Managing a Student Workforce
  • PeopleAdmin
  • Search Committees: Efficient & Effective Processes
  • Strategies for Change Management
  • The Respect Advantage (Diversity)
  • Time & Energy Management
  • We’re in the Band

If you would like to offer programs to your team, please contact Crys Wiley.