Learning & Talent Development

The University of Maryland is committed to fostering a learning community for our staff, faculty, and students.  The office of Learning & Talent Development, University Human Resources (UHR), aids the larger university in meeting this commitment by providing UMD staff with opportunities to participate in campus-wide learning and development initiatives.

Our goal is to stimulate a transformative culture of learning by providing tools to develop and enhance essential workplace skills and increase job satisfaction, effectiveness, and performance. These initiatives encourage employee engagement and retention of UMD staff through personal and professional development.  We coordinate and design and deliver a diverse selection of classroom, on-line, and individual learning programs for the UMD community.

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Why LDI?

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eLearning and it is FREE

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2017 Training Catalog

New Employee Orientation

Supervisor’s Essentials Series

Leadership Development Initiatives

  • LDI I:    Foundations of Leadership (6 sessions, each offered 2-3 times a semester)
  • LDI II:   Transformational Leadership (2 full days, offered monthly)
  • LDI III:  Communities of Practice in the Workplace

Employee Development Initiatives

  • Foundations of Excellence

Adult Education

  • English Language Classes
  • Computer Connections Classes

Lynda.com (eLearning tool)

Classroom information sessions on how to use lyndatraining.umd.edu, UMD’s eLearning tool, as a professional development tool, are offered throughout the year. Most sessions are on-site at the user’s college or department request and location.  Additionally, open information sessions are offered quarterly.

Accelerated Performance Improvement

Learning and Talent Development also provides custom training that involves doing a performance improvement assessment followed by specific recommendations for identified training needs. Availability for this service will vary depending on our training schedule requirements.