Human Resources


Talent Development

The University of Missouri-Kansas City recognizes that its faculty and staff are our most important resources. The role of the UMKC talent development team is to develop, promote and provide learning opportunities to support employees and organizational growth. We welcome any feedback or content suggestions for any future training sessions.

Supervisory Training and Development

The Supervisory Development Series is designed for newly hired or promoted supervisors and managers who manage staff. By participating in this program supervisors and managers will be equipped with the fundamental skills necessary to become an effective and successful manager of talent. This program includes eight required courses as well as supplementary courses through MyLearn.

A certificate of completion will be awarded to all supervisors who complete the eight required courses as well as the required myLearn courses.


Schedule of Classes


Additional Training & Development Courses

Blended Learning by Category

Business Professional


Performance Management

Personal Development

Policy & Compliance

Workplace Climate


Required Training

Sexual Harassment Training

Harassment: What it is and How to stop it.

Mandated Reporter Training
Mandated Reporter Training
Information Security Training

UM MakeITSafe


Go to the Security Awareness section and click on the “SANS Securing the Human” link.  You must complete four, brief modules by December 31, 2014 in order to comply with the training requirements within the UM Information Security Program.  The following modules, of which the longest module is 5 minutes and 30 seconds, have been selected for this first year of training:

• You are the Target

• Social Engineering

• Email and Instant Messaging

• Mobile Devices

Learning & Development Coaching

Coaching is a journey of professional discovery and growth.  As a manager you are influencing, developing and retaining precious resources – your staff by defining expected outcomes and providing continual feedback. As staff, you are working hard to make a difference in your position and may be focused on future opportunities on campus. Knowing your strengths, interests and motivations are key ingredients to determine your next step.

Additional Development Opportunities

Our goal in HR is to increase the visibility of all  learning and development opportunities on campus. As a result you will find training events hosted by various campus departments and external organizations on the HR training site.

Talent Development Contacts

Kevin Sansberry II

Sr. Human Resources Manager

Karen Brooks

Senior Human Resources Specialist

Schedule of Classes

Shots Fired: Guidance For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
Friday, October 16th 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Litigation Landmines
Tuesday, October 20th 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Diversity and Inclusion 101
Wednesday, October 21st 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
The Science of Unconscious Bias & its Professional Implications
Thursday, October 22nd 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Time and Labor
Wednesday, November 4th 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Diversity and Inclusion 101
Wednesday, November 11th 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
The Science of Unconscious Bias & its Professional Implications
Wednesday, November 11th 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Communicating Respectfully in a Diverse World
Tuesday, November 17th 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Records Management
Tuesday, November 17th 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
What Supervisors Really Need to Know about FMLA
Tuesday, November 17th 1:00 p.m.-3:00p.m.
Communicating Respectfully in a Diverse World
Thursday, November 19th 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Interviewing and Selection
Thursday, December 3rd 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop
Thursday, December 10th 3:00 pm-5:00 pm