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.


Professional Development

Professional Development is designed to support staff and faculty in managing and growing in their professional careers.  Understanding goals, strengths and competencies are essential for ongoing success. 

Leadership development

Leadership development is designed to develop and support faculty, managers and supervisors of staff. In managing talent our goal is to preserve the outcomes of our continual learning environment which encourages engagement, commitment and pride in work. Current and emerging leaders will remain prepared to respond to the ever-changing world and sustain the objectives of UMKC in today’s highly competitive environment.

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.

Professional Development


Professional Development Coaching

Additional Training Opportunities


Training and Development Contact

Karen Brooks

Senior Human Resources Specialist


Related Links


myLearn Online Learning Program (SkillSoft)
Preventing Employment Discrimination (PED) Training (online)

Schedule of Classes

APRIL 2014
Stress Management
Friday, April 25th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Interviewing and Selection
Monday, April 28th 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Non-PO Voucher Training
Wednesday, April 30th 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Non-PO Voucher Training
Wednesday, April 30th 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
MAY 2014
Importance of Appraisals
Wednesday, May 7th 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday, May 9th 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Understanding Performance Appraisals: The Role of the Employee
Wednesday, May 14th 9:00 a.m. CST-11:30 a.m. CST
Pathways To Success
Tuesday, May 20th 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop
Thursday, May 22nd 3:00pm-5:00pm
JUNE 2014
Records Management
Wednesday, June 4th 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Records Management
Wednesday, June 4th 1:00 PM -3:00 PM
Supervisory Foundations
Tuesday, June 10th 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Shots Fired: Guidance For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
Friday, June 20th 12:00 PM-12:40 PM
JULY 2014
Policy Overview
Wednesday, July 9th 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Customer Service
Thursday, July 17th 9:00 am-11:am
Time and Labor
Tuesday, August 12th 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Shots Fired: Guidance For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
Friday, August 15th 12:00 PM-12:40 PM
What Supervisors Really Need to Know about FMLA
Wednesday, September 17th 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Shots Fired: Guidance For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
Friday, September 19th 12:00 PM-12:40 PM
Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop
Wednesday, September 24th 3:00pm-5:00pm
Conflict Resolution
Friday, October 10th 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Shots Fired: Guidance For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
Friday, October 17th 12:00 PM-12:40 PM
Litigation Landmines
Thursday, October 23rd 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Change Management
Wednesday, November 12th 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
Shots Fired: Guidance For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
Friday, November 21st 12:00 p.m.-12:40 p.m.
Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop
Wednesday, December 3rd 3:00pm-5:00pm
Delivery of Feedback
Thursday, December 11th 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Handling Difficult Conversations
Thursday, January 8th 9:00 AM-11:00 AM