HR’s Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development & Institute for Leadership Development (ILE) Teams provide programming and courses for staff professional development. Please explore current offerings to enhance your career and skillsets.

Develop Your Career

Gain greater self-understanding by taking stock of your interests, skills, competencies, values, goals, and life transitions that inform your career choices.

Create an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Need help getting started? Ask your manager for assistance.

Institute for Leadership Excellence

The Institute for Leadership Excellence (ILE) supports ongoing development of leadership competencies that prepare employees for management and leadership roles within the institution and promotes a philosophy of an inclusive growth mindset. The two programs, Emerging Leaders Program and Leadership Excellence and Development, are annually offered. Applications open in spring and cohorts begin each fall.

Organization Development

WashU’s highly experienced Organization Development team is dedicated to assessing, researching, designing, delivering, and evaluating support for WashU leadership.  We work on strategic planning design and implementation, leadership coaching and development, individual and team assessments, team culture change, change management and performance improvement. Find resources for your team on the Manager’s Hub.

Internal Development Partner Resources

Meet WashU’s Learning and Development Team

Juman Al Bukhari, PhD, EdD

Juman Al Bukhari, PhD, EdD

Senior Consultant, Learning and Development

Carla Bailey, MBA

Carla Bailey, MBA

Director, Learning and Development

Robert Garr

Robert Garr

Administrative Assistant | Learning, Leadership, Organization Development & ILE

Ashley Gibson

Ashley Gibson

Senior Consultant, Learning and Development

Katie Nolen

Katie Nolen

Specialist, Learning and Development

Monica Black Robinson

Monica Black Robinson

Consultant, Learning and Development

Cristian Stowers

Cristian Stowers

Instructional Designer

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Meet WashU’s Leadership Development Team

Lindsey Alt

Lindsey Alt

Director, Leadership Development & Institute for Leadership Excellence (ILE)

Melinda Stitzel

Melinda Stitzel

Program Manager, Leadership Development and ILE

LinkedIn Learning

Complete LinkedIn Learning courses or learning paths to advance your skills for your current job and for your career growth goals. Upon completion of a lesson or course, we recommend you take a few moments to reflect on your learning insights and make a learning action plan. Learn with others by inviting your team members, colleagues, or peers to form a small group or cohort to take selected courses together. When the group completes a lesson or course, host a ZOOM or Microsoft Teams post learning group discussion to share key learning insights and strategies for applying the learning going forward.

Human Resources and Washington University IT have partnered to provide all current faculty and staff at Washington University free access to LinkedIn Learning, an online learning resource with thousands of top-quality engaging courses offered in multiple languages.

Recommended Courses

Core Competencies for Success
Adaptability & Change

Developing Adaptable Employees

Adapting to Change – Multiple lessons


Communications – Multiple lessons

Communication Foundations

Communicating with Transparency

Collaboration & Teamwork

Collaboration and Teamwork Multiple lessons

Being An Effective Team Member

Creativity & Innovation

Fostering Innovation Learning path

Creativity and Innovation – Multiple lessons

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – Multiple lessons

Technical Skills

Microsoft Excel

Excel Essential Training

Harness the power of Excel Formatting Techniques

Microsoft PowerPoint

Essential Training Office 365

Data Driven Presentations with Excel & PowerPoint

Microsoft Word

What You Need to Know

Word Advanced Tips and Tricks

 Microsoft Outlook

Outlook Essential Training

Efficient Email Management

Microsoft Project

Project Essential Training

Mastering Microsoft Project Graphical Reports

Note: Other versions are available beyond Office 365 via search option

Leadership Competencies for Success
Champion Change

Learning Path: Managing Change

Leading Your Team Through Change

Change Management Foundations

Leading Change

Fostering Collaboration

Learning Path: Fostering Collaboration

Creating a Culture of Collaboration

Collaborative Leadership

Influencing & Inspiring Others

Transformational Leadership

Leading with Vision

Leading without Formal Authority

Building Teams

Learning Path: Improve Your Coaching Skills as a Manager

Building High-Performance Teams

Building Your Team

Strategic Thinking and Action

Strategic Thinking

Leading Like a Futurist

Aspiring and New Leaders
Misc. Core Skill Courses

Remote Working Courses

Learning Paths for Job Roles

Harvard Business Review

Washington University faculty and students have full text access to the Harvard Business Review. For individual learning, we recommend you select and read article(s) either from the above listed competencies, related to your job specific skills, or desired development goals. After reading an article(s), take time to intentionally reflect on your key learning take-a-ways and make an action plan of how you will apply learning going forward. For social learning, we recommend inviting other staff, team members, colleagues, or peers to read selected article(s) together as a group. Then, host a Zoom or Microsoft Teams discussion group to share key learning insights and strategies on how to apply the learning going forward with one another.

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Explore Learn@Work

Learn@Work is the university’s cloud based learning management system that provides compliance based training, professional development, and other instructional information to Washington University employees.

Compliance Profile
To get started complete the Compliance Profile to maintain compliance with all training requirements. The Compliance Profile is a short, web-based questionnaire required for all faculty and staff that identifies and assigns mandatory training. Log in to Learn@Work, go to Browse, and select Compliance Profile.

Code of Conduct
Have you completed the university’s required Code of Conduct Annual Recertification in Learn@Work? The certification period begins each year on January 1 and has a requested annual completion date of March 31. Instructions to complete this certification.

Diversity and Inclusion
WashU provides multiple courses in Learn@Work that are specific to diversity, equity and inclusion trainings available for staff and managers. Learn more about trainings online.

Office Safety Training
Basic office safety training is required for all faculty and staff at Washington University. If you haven’t already completed this, log in to Learn@Work and use the search function to locate the course, General Administrative Office Safety Training.

Free Webinar Events

  • VitalSmart
    Join VitalSmart for their free webinar series on Crucial Skills for Crucial Times. In five, 45-minute sessions, author Joseph Grenny, along with Master Trainers Emily Gregory and Justin Hale, will share skills for helping you, your people, and your organization minimize risk, increase safety, and adapt and be effective in this crucial and unprecedented time. For dates and times, please visit their website.
  • Institute for Management Studies (IMS)
    Visit the Institute for Management Studies (IMS) website for many free webinars.