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

Kevin Sansberry II

Human Resources Manager

Karen Brooks

Senior Human Resources Specialist


Schedule of Classes

Difficult Conversations
Tuesday, December 2nd 1:00 p.m.-2:30 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
Conflict Resolution
Tuesday, February 10th 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Shots Fired: Guidance For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
Friday, February 20th 12:00 p.m.-1:0 p.m.
MARCH 2015
Effective Meetings
Tuesday, March 10th 10:30 a.m.-12:00: p.m.
Shots Fired: Guidance For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
Friday, March 20th 12:00 PM-12:40 PM
APRIL 2015
Shots Fired: Guidance For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
Friday, April 17th 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
Friday, April 17th 12:00 PM-1:00PM
MAY 2015
Workplace Recognition
Tuesday, May 26th 10:30 a.m.-12:00p.m.
JUNE 2015
Shots Fired: Guidance For Surviving an Active Shooter Situation
Friday, June 19th 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.