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Talent and Organizational Development

Talent and Organizational Development is a functional area within Human Resources that serves as a strategic partner to enhance professional and personal development.


We create learning plans, facilitate courses and meetings while also providing consultations and results-based solutions to achieve goals.


Learning portal for upcoming workshops, courses and resources

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Management Certificate of Excellence

New Management Certificate of Excellence

Purpose: To equip managers with UD-specific information and best practices to lead their teams and achieve results that support the University’s goals and mission.   

Certificate includes: 

  • Five core courses  
  • Three elective courses  
  • At least 10 hours of learning  
  • Instructor-led workshops (Zoom and in-person)  
  • Online, self-paced courses

Participants : Newly hired or promoted managers, as of January 1, 2023, are required to complete the certificate within the first six months of entering their role. Current and aspiring managers are also encouraged to participate.

Learn more and register : Visit ConnectingU or to request a team training for managers, email    

JED-I Master Training

Human Resources is excited to roll out JED-I Master Training, an in-depth understanding of how to process a JED. To become a JED-I Master, you must review the new JED-I Manual  and complete a six course certificate program in ConnectingU. Download the new JED-I Manual for a complete guide to submitting accurate JEDs.

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Required online courses:

  • JED Web Form Overview
  • JED Web Form – Hiring Non-Benefited Employees
  • JED Web Form – FMLA Leaves
  • JED Web Form – Updating Employee Pay
  • JED Web Form – Transfers, Promotions and Demotions
  • JED Web Forms – Employee Offboarding

HR will now require the JED-I Master Training for UD employees who are new to submitting JEDs.  Giving the impact of the JED forms and to ensure they are submitted correctly, the training is also recommended for any current JED originators.  We have also created 30 Job Aids for specific situations.  

Please share this message with colleagues who work with JEDs. To enroll in the JED-I Master Training, follow the instructions on the certificate page in ConnectingU.



Services and Programs

The Talent and Organizational Development team provides a variety of approaches and support to assist individuals, teams, departments, units and colleges across the university.

Ready to get started? Submit an Organizational Development Request Form to arrange an intake meeting.

If you require an accommodation to participate in one of our programs, please contact Disability Support Services at 302-831-4643 or via email at  5 days prior to the date of the workshop.

Our programs consist of a variety of formats and methodologies aimed at supporting skill development and greater levels of communication and efficiencies.

Learning paths designed for specific roles that cultivate institutional knowledge and critical skills. Explore the certificate programs.  


Program design, supporting tools and coaching support aimed at measuring engagement and identifying opportunities that support culture change.

Analysis of organizational structure, work distribution, work processes and work relationships.

Coaching, training, and advising for the entire employee lifecycle.  Examples of this work includes competency


identification, succession planning, leadership coaching, goal setting and performance management interactions.



Consultation and facilitation support to help envision, create and communicate vision, goals and strategy.

Transform training content with web-based interactive learning modules and videos. An instructional designer will assess needs and goals, suggest a multimedia format and create a package that suits those requirements. Request an appointment

UD’s performance appraisal supports employee growth and operational excellence.

More than just an annual review, performance management is the continuous process of setting objectives, assessing progress and providing on-going coaching and feedback to ensure employees are meeting their objectives and goals.


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The source for online training and resources, which houses UD-specific training for employees responsible for conducting HR activities.