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

10/01 '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 - 3:30, Jackson Avenue Event Center, Andrea Jekabsons
Class is Full
10/08 LEAD: Lead Your Team (October 9th & 16th): Lead Your Team is a two and 1/2 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.
9:00 - 4:00, TEAL Training Room-Jackson Avenue Center (Rm 121), Andrea Jekabsons
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10/23 LEAD: Lead Responsibly: The review of financial and administrative topics will empower leaders (department directors/chairs or signature authorities) to make accurate judgements and decisions, manage resources effectively, and act with professional integrity. Lunch provided.
8:00 - 3:00, Jackson Avenue Event Center, Andrea Jekabsons
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11/07 LEAD for Directors & Department Heads/Chairs (Nov 7th & 8th): The two half-day program is offered in partnership with the Office of the Provost and Department of Human Resources and is designed for directors at all levels, department heads, and department chairs (not just newly hired leaders) to enhance your understanding of leadership. This internal professional development conference includes topics to facilitate strong leadership behaviors within the parameters of the university policies, practices, and procedures. Attend the sessions as your schedule allows. Specific presentation titles and times will be available soon. Register today!
9:00 - 12:00, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
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11/14 LEAD: Lead Yourself: All front-line staff employees (non-supervisors), 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 - 3:30, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room (East End), Andrea Jekabsons
Class is Full

Contact Jasmine Ayers 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 Jasmine Ayers.