Employee Development

University of Delaware offers an array of programs and resources to support employees in learning new skills and advancing their careers. 

Customized Training

Our feedback indicates that training tailored to meet specific unit or department needs can add more value. For customized training, send email to employeetraining@udel.edu for more details.

With help from numerous focus groups, the Employee Development team is creating new programs. New courses in development are noted.

Foundations of Excellence Core Courses

Who should participate:

All new UD employees

What to expect:

  • Essential Communication Skills
  • Navigating UD Business (online)
  • Safe and Healthy Campus (online)
  • Setting Effective Goals (online)
  • UD Financial Fundamentals, Part 1: Financial Overview (online)
  • Data Security Training (online) *Required

UD HR Fundamentals Certificate Program

Who should participate:

UD employees with HR responsibilities

To begin your certificate program, visit ConnectingU.

What to expect:

  • Communication Skills for Excellent Customer Service
  • Essential Communication Skills
  • FLSA Overview
  • Leave Policies Overview
  • JED Web Form:
    • Overview
    • Employee Separations
    • FMLA Leaves
    • Hiring Non-Benefited Employees
    • Paying Employees (coming soon)
    • Transfers, Promotion and Demotions
  • Navigating UD Business
  • The Affordable Care Act at UD
  • Training for Revised I-9 Form
  • Using the UD Web Form System

To earn a certificate, you must complete all courses within six months.

Management Essentials

Who should participate:

Employees who are in a management or supervisory role or who lead teams

To begin your certificate program, visit ConnectingU.

Courses:

The following courses are required to receive the certificate of completion:      

  • Coaching and Managing Workplace Conflict
  • Leveraging Team Strengths (launching September 1)
  • Setting Goals and Evaluating Performance
  • Campus Safety and Wellbeing (online)
  • FLSA Overview (online)
  • Hiring for Success (online)
  • Leave Policies Overview for Managers (online)
  • Search Committee Training (online)

Learn more:

  Informational Flyer

To earn a certificate, you must complete all courses within six months.

UD Financials

Who should participate:

UD Employees with financial responsibilities

To begin your certificate program, visit ConnectingU.

Courses:

The following courses are required to receive the certificate of completion:

  • UD Financial Fundamentals (online)
    • Part 1: Financial Overview
    • Part 2: UD Financials System
    • Part 3: Financial Transactions and Sources
    • Part 4: Financial Reporting and Resources
  • Introduction to Journal Voucher Web Form (online)
  • UDataGlance Workshop
  • Summarizing UDataGlance Data with Excel Pivot Tables
    • Part 1: Financial Summary Data
    • Part 2: Statement View Data

UD HR Fundamentals

Who should participate:

UD employees with HR responsibilities

To begin your certificate program, visit ConnectingU.

What to expect:

  • Communication Skills for Excellent Customer Service
  • Essential Communication Skills
  • FLSA Overview
  • Leave Policies Overview
  • JED Web Form:
    • Overview
    • Employee Separations
    • FMLA Leaves
    • Hiring Non-Benefited Employees
    • Paying Employees (coming soon)
    • Transfers, Promotion and Demotions
  • Navigating UD Business
  • The Affordable Care Act at UD
  • Training for Revised I-9 Form
  • Using the UD Web Form System

You will find a wide variety of instructor-led and online courses as well as job aids and other information when you log into ConnectingU. Topics include:

  • Professional Effectiveness
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Financial & Business Activity
  • Faculty Development
  • Management & Leadership
  • Environmental Safety
  • Research
  • HR Policies & Procedures
  • Technology
  • Benefits & Work-Life Balance

Training is required for employees based on the responsibilities or role.
 

All Employees


  • Sexual Misconduct

 

Search Committees

 

Managers

 

I-9 Form Processors

 

Information Technologies

In partnership with Human Resources’ Compensation team, we provide organizational development expertise to improve business and organizational outcomes. This team partners with UD leaders to develop and implement solutions to improve the effectiveness of individuals, teams and the University.  As experienced organizational and development practitioners, the team is committed to providing excellent service in the areas of:

  • Consultation: Initial assessment of environment and employee needs to recommend customized solutions that could include action planning, team and professional development interventions, and process evaluation.
  • Training and Development: Learning experiences to acquire knowledge and skills. These activities include professional development, leadership development, supervisory training and online learning available in ConnectingU.
  • Facilitation: Process to guide participants in the generation and analysis of ideas, proposed solutions and actions through effective facilitation of meetings, retreats and team interventions.

Our Services

  • Consult with individuals and units to determine learning needs
  • Oversee the employee learning portal, ConnectingU
  • Develop in-person and online courses
Neff, Jean Director, Employee Development 831-8813
  Brown, Jennifer Administrative Assistant II 831-2414
  Lepine, Ellen Training and Development Specialist 831-0269
  Smith, Linda Sr. Training and Development Specialist 831-8853

Email your questions to employeetraining@udel.edu or call Human Resources at 302‑831‑2414.