There are many existing Professional Development Resources available to UI Staff. Below is a compiled list that may be helpful if you are looking to further your own training and development.

University Human Resources – sessions and workshops

Instructor led & online courses with a listing found online in My Training under employee self service 

Diversity at Iowa-Building Community/Training & Workshops  

  • BUILD 
  • Building Our Global Community 
  • Cup o’ Justice 
  • Harassment Prevention Education 
  • LGBTQ Safe Zone Project 
  • National Coalition Building Institute 
  • Recruiting & Hiring a Diverse Merit Workforce 
  • Search & Selection Orientation 

BUILD Workshops 

Workshops to help gain strategic knowledge & skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all 

Building our Global Community – Intercultural Training 

Learn about the experiences of international students and scholars, and methods they can use to foster skills for working with and awareness of our increasingly intercultural campus community. 

National Coalition Building Institute 

Hawkeye Lunch & Learn 

The Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture series aims to bring the University of Iowa out into communities, with faculty, staff, and alumni presenting their areas of expertise to Iowa citizens over the noon hour. Each lecture showcases the diverse work of a passionate expert while increasing the knowledge of how Iowa citizens can collaborate with the university and create a better future for Iowans. 

Academic Support & Retention Lunch and Learn Series 

Student Success Lunch & Learn Series For UI Faculty and Staff,  Hosted by Academic Support & Retention and the Office of the Dean of Students,  Registration is requested as space is limited. Register in Employee Self-Service, through My Training, sessions "L & L".  Contact Academic Support & Retention at with questions. 

Be Better @ Iowa, Strengths Training for faculty and staff 

Strengths Training for the Be Better@Iowa initiative is available for sign up under your My Training tab on Self Service. Be Better Strengths Training consists of two levels. Only those that work directly with undergraduate students are eligible for these courses. 

Supervising Today’s Students-Course & Enrollment 

 Diversity in Education Conference 

Professional Development Opportunities for Staff through CLAS 

UI Learning & Development (335-2687) offers resources to support the professional development of staff members. These are available to faculty as well, who may find them especially useful when taking on roles as administrators or supervisors. 

E-Learning Programs