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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.

Leadercast

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

Upcoming Sessions

Workshop Schedule
DateCourseRegistration
11/02 Search Committees: Efficient & Effective Processes: Learn how to construct effective search committees who will assist you in finding the best person for the job. You will also learn your responsibilities as a search committee member.
1:00 - 2:30, Zoom (online only), Jessica Anne Hughes
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11/09 Career-Life Connector Presents For Staff: Wellbeing and Resilience: Building a Better You: The Career-Life Connector program is offering a professional and personal development opportunity to faculty and staff. The program is titled, Wellbeing and Resilience: Building a Better You by Dr. Seena Haines and Dr. Stuart Haines, both faculty in the School of Pharmacy (UMMC location). The goal of the program is to help participants build the skills to handle setbacks and lead a fulfilling personal and professional life. Given COVID-19, the program will review concepts related to resilience and self-care strategies to improve mind, body, and spirit. Furthermore, participants will learn how individuals can contribute to a more joyful workplace. The program requires participants to commit to a 12-week program, attending 6 sessions, lasting 1.5 hours each on Monday evenings via Zoom. A digital credential will be awarded upon completion of all program requirements. The program will consist of a faculty cohort and a staff cohort, limited to 20 each.
7:00 - 8:30, Zoom (online only), Seena L Haines
Class is Full
11/12 Diversity and Inclusion Search Committee Training
10:00 - 12:00, Zoom (online only), JuWan D Robinson
Class is Full
11/16 Career-Life Connector Presents For Faculty: Wellbeing and Resilience: Building a Better You: The Career-Life Connector program is offering a professional and personal development opportunity to faculty and staff. The program is titled, Wellbeing and Resilience: Building a Better You by Dr. Seena Haines and Dr. Stuart Haines, both faculty in the School of Pharmacy (UMMC location). The goal of the program is to help participants build the skills to handle setbacks and lead a fulfilling personal and professional life. Given COVID-19, the program will review concepts related to resilience and self-care strategies to improve mind, body, and spirit. Furthermore, participants will learn how individuals can contribute to a more joyful workplace. The program requires participants to commit to a 12-week program, attending 6 sessions, lasting 1.5 hours each on Monday evenings via Zoom. A digital credential will be awarded upon completion of all program requirements. The program will consist of a faculty cohort and a staff cohort, limited to 20 each.
7:00 - 8:30, Zoom (online only), Seena L Haines
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12/09 Diversity and Inclusion Search Committee Training
10:00 - 12:00, Zoom (online only), JuWan D Robinson
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01/13 Diversity and Inclusion Search Committee Training
10:00 - 12:00, Zoom (online only), JuWan D Robinson
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01/26 Diversity and Inclusion Search Committee Training
10:00 - 12:00, Zoom (online only), JuWan D Robinson
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02/23 Diversity and Inclusion Search Committee Training
1:00 - 3:00, Zoom (online only), JuWan D Robinson
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03/18 Diversity and Inclusion Search Committee Training
1:00 - 3:00, Zoom (online only), JuWan D Robinson
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04/20 Diversity and Inclusion Search Committee Training
1:00 - 3:00, Zoom (online only), JuWan D Robinson
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Contact Jasmine Ayers via phone (662-915-5431) or email (jayers@olemiss.edu) 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.