Professional Development Programs

 HR Employee Development and Performance (EDP) Sponsored Programs

Human Resources Employee Development and Performance provides organizational development consulting services to individual University Units for the development and coordination of specialized programs to address specific needs or concerns. In addition, they also provide individual seminars tailored to the University system that focuses on leadership, supervision, teamwork, communication, and customer service. These workshops are available for individual attendance, certificate programs, or in support of departmental specific training.

You can locate and register for these classes online through My Learning Connection located in My Missouri State, and search under the title or "Human Resources" category.     

Certificate Programs

MSU HR Supervisor Certificate Program:

The MSU HR Supervision Series is an instructor led program designed to provide both new and current supervisors with the information, job skills, and strategy to be an effective supervisor at Missouri State University. Presenters are MSU Professionals from Human Resources, General Counsel, and the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance. The program is divided into three (3) areas: The Leader Mentor Role; Hiring and Retaining Employees; and Addressing Employee Performance/Workplace Issues.   


Please register by February 28, 2015.  Participants will be asked to complete both the Myers-Briggs and Thomas-Kilmann online instruments as prerequisites for the class along with reading the Love Works book by Joel Manby. They will receive a copy of the Love Works book by Joel Manby in advance to attending the program.  Supervisors will be able to gain insight to their own leadership and conflict styles.    


The three session certificate program is scheduled for April 22nd, April 23rd, and April 24th from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  This Spring 2015 session is designed to support our frontline supervisors and mid-level managers.

Program Schedule:
Session   Session 1: The Leader Mentor Role  Session 2: Hiring and Retaining Employees Session 3: Addressing Employee Performance/Workplace Issues
 Topics Supervisor's Role and Responsibilities Recruiting and Hiring for Retention    Legal Issues in the Workplace
  Communication and Conflict Resolution Recruiting a Diverse Workforce Workplace Investigations
  Teamwork in the Workplace HR Systems:  ATS, LMS, Benefit Portal, and EPAFs Progressive Discipline

Employee Development and Growth

Onboarding/Outboarding, Orientation, and Beyond 

Class Overview 


Leadership MSU Program

A leadership program designed for mid-level and higher managers at Missouri State University.  The program is 10 sessions in length and structured around The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner.  Participants will be asked to complete an online Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) as part of the prerequisites for this program.  Participants must be able to commit the time to attend all sessions.  This program will be available in Fall 2015 for registration/application for the Spring 2016 cohort.

Individual Professional and Personal Development Programs

HR Employee Development and Performance offers individual programs for employees on a semester basis to support individual professional and personal development.  

Emotional Intelligence (EDP) (Summer/Fall 2015)

Emotions impact your everyday work performance and behavior.  Learn how to use your emotional intelligence to guide thinking and behavior for improved working relationships, enhanced self-awareness, and achieving desired outcomes.   Participants will be asked to complete an online self-assessment instrument as part of the course requirements.       

Project Management (EDP) (Summer/Fall 2015)

This class is based on "The One-Page Project Manager" book by Clark A. Campbell.  Learn how to utilize this strategy and  technique to successfully manage workplace projects.

CUPA-HR Bootcamp (CUPA-HR/EDP) (Summer/Fall 2015)

A blended course that includes an e-learning course and instructor led group discussions on Human Resource topics for supervisors and HR professionals.   This course provides a Higher-Ed perspective on key HR topics. Please visit this site for more information about the CUPA-HR Bootcamp online modules.   

Management Development Institute (MDI) Public Programming (Spring/Summer/Fall 2015)

These programs are either offered by HR Employee Development and Performance (EDP) or in partnership with the Management Development Institute (MDI).  Employees can utilize their Noncredit Fee Waiver Benefit for payment of class.   Please search under "MDI" to locate class in My Learning Connection.

Customized Programming for Departments and Specific Outcomes

Please contact Paula Wilhelm, Assistant Director of HR for Employee Development and Performance at extension 64592 for additional information on these workshops or for customized programming to address workplace issues: 

  • Successful Teams at Work
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® - Teambuilding Program
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® - Introduction to Type
  • FISH Series - Keeping the Vision Alive