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Staff Development Opportunities

Staff Development and Training

Leadership and Organization Development (LOD) offers courses for employees who aspire to develop and strengthen the tools needed to perform at their best. These courses focus on communication, relationship building, and adaptability to change, while enhancing the culture and emphasizing the core value of WVU.

Each workshop will focus on specific objectives and will provide opportunities to network with others across the university. . If you have any questions about whether a class is right for you, give us a call at (304) 293-7217, we'll be happy to help. Below is a list of courses including descriptions, that will be offered during the upcoming year:


Staff Development series

Managing Up

Managing Up offers principles, practices, and tools to help you build productive relationships with your bosses and increase your power and influence with them. Specifically, you will learn how to:
  • Build trust with powerful people
  • Clarify your boss’s expectations for you
  • Give and receive actionable feedback
  • Establish appropriate boundaries
  • Provide briefings that enhance communication and performance
                                                                  Register for Managing Up 

Challenge of Change

Life can be difficult, change is relentless, and problems are becoming more complex than ever. To survive and thrive in this constantly changing environment, we must learn new ways to adapt. This interactive session will explore the mindsets and behaviors associated with resilient and adaptive responses to change.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Practice adaptive responses to challenges and problems;
  • Nurture effective relationships in times of change; and
  • Employ strategies that cultivate growth in tough times.
                                                            Register for Challenge of Change