Human Resources


Training and Development

The University of Missouri-Kansas City recognizes that its faculty and staff are our most important resources. The role of the UMKC training and 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.


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.

  • FAQ

    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

  • Other
    Professional 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 Training Opportunities

    Our goal in HR is to increase the visibility of all  training 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.

    Training and Development Contact

    Kevin Sansberry II

    Human Resources Manager

    Karen Brooks

    Senior Human Resources Specialist

    Schedule of Classes

    APRIL 2015
    Interviewing and Selection
    Tuesday, April 14th 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    Shots Fired: Guidance For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
    Friday, April 17th 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    Friday, April 17th 12:00 PM-1:00PM
    Importance of Appraisals
    Tuesday, April 28th 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    MAY 2015
    Conflict Resolution
    Wednesday, May 13th 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    Staff Council Professional Development Conference, iCollaborate: Communicate, Connect, Engage
    Tuesday, May 19th 8:00am-4:00pm
    Workplace Recognition
    Tuesday, May 26th 10:30 a.m.-12:00p.m.
    JUNE 2015
    Difficult Conversations
    Tuesday, June 2nd 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    Emotional Intelligence at Work
    Wednesday, June 17th 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    Shots Fired: Guidance For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
    Friday, June 19th 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop
    Tuesday, June 23rd 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    JULY 2015
    Leadership From Any Chair
    Monday, July 13th 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    Customer Service
    Thursday, July 16th 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    AUGUST 2015
    Embracing Generations
    Wednesday, August 5th 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    Team Building
    Wednesday, August 19th 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    Shots Fired: Guidance For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
    Friday, August 21st 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
    SEPTEMBER 2015
    Supervisory Foundations
    Thursday, September 3rd 9:00 am-11:00 a.m.
    Policy Overview
    Tuesday, September 15th 9:00 a.m.-11:00a.m.
    Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop
    Tuesday, September 15th 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Shots Fired: Guidance For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
    Monday, September 21st 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    OCTOBER 2015
    Legal & Effective Discipline
    Tuesday, October 13th 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    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.
    NOVEMBER 2015
    Time and Labor
    Wednesday, November 4th 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    What Supervisors Really Need to Know about FMLA
    Tuesday, November 17th 1:00 p.m.-3:00p.m.
    DECEMBER 2015
    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
    Importance of Appraisals
    Tuesday, December 15th 9:00 a.m.-11:a.m.