University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources
Leadership & Talent Development, a unit in the Office of Human Resources, partners with University of Minnesota leaders to build their capabilities to lead and engage their staff in the strategic mission of the University. Leadership & Talent Development empowers leaders through providing strategic consulting services, assessments to meet a variety of needs, tools, and do-it-yourself resources. Deans, Department Heads, and Leads can find solutions to support the five University leadership challenges of:  Results, Vision, Engagement, Collaboration, and Accountability.

We are redesigning our leadership programs to align more directly with the University’s strategic plan and so have suspended workshops previously scheduled for 2014. Please watch for news on our website at You can indicate your interest in a workshop by going to, browse for the workshop you’re interested in, then click “Notify me when sessions are scheduled” in the pop-up box.

If you have specific questions about programming, you can reach us at

Intro to Situational Leadership II

The Intro to Situational Leadership II course offers a proven method for effectively managing and developing people, time, and resources. It's designed to increase the frequency and quality of conversations between managers and staff so that competence is developed, commitment is gained, and talented individuals are retained.

Leadership Insights: Essentials

Leadership Insights: Essentials is the University's introductory course for new leaders of non-student employees. It has replaced Foundations of Leadership and Keys to Supervision training courses.   For more information on this course, see Lab Courses. Courses are intended for both new and experienced supervisors.

Supervisor Training Resources

These supervisor training resources will help supervisors dig deeper into selected topics.

Additional Resources

Online resources for supervising student employees

Supervising student employees can present unique challenges. Here are some resources that can help.

Supervising Student Employees

EOAA Educational Programming

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action offers educational programs and training opportunities on topics related to diversity, affirmative action, and intercultural communication. A calendar of available programs may be viewed at the EOAA website.

Say Thank You!

When was the last time you received positive feedback for a job well done?

If you’ve had an exceptional experience and would like to say thanks, send a thank you card and recognize someone's effort. You'll make their day!

Send a Thank You Card