Organizational Development & Training

You can register for for live instructor-led training and take on-demand online learning through the University of Nebraska's learning portal, Bridge. Please use the button below to log in with your TrueYou credentials and explore! To find courses recommended for a supervisor in Bridge, click the tag Tags link in the upper right and select Supervisor.

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Instructor-Led Programs by Request

You can request one or more of the programs to be presented to your group or department. Courses recommended for a supervisor tag

Creating a Professional Development Plan

[1.5-2 hrs] A Professional Development Plan (PDP) is a valuable document that establishes both your career development goals and a strategy for meeting them. In this hands-on session, you will learn the three steps to creating an individualized professional development plan. By the end of the session, you will have started creating a useful roadmap for your growth and success.

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Supervisor's Guide to Performance Evaluations tag 

Supervisors will receive guidance for completing UNL staff employee performance evaluations and having an effective evaluation meeting. We’ll share best practices on writing meaningful and effective evaluations, SMART goal setting, handling difficult and unique situations, and legal compliance considerations. Although the UNL HR Performance Evaluation Form template is used in the session, supervisors in units using a different evaluation form or process are welcome to attend.

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Supervisor's Guide to & Engagement Conversations - The Power of One Conversation tag 

[1.5-2 hrs] Supervisors will learn how to have retention and engagement conversations. This is an opportunity for supervisors to connect with employees outside of the formal performance appraisal process, raise employee retention rates and improve the employee experience.

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Building a Culture of Feedback tag 

[45-60 minutes] How to effectively give, seek, receive, and act upon feedback.

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(Customer) Service, the Nebraska Way

[45-60 minutes] Help employees discover ways to create a great experience for every moment of contact. Learn tactics to listen, empathize, act and restore the relationship to come to a conclusion that will satisfy all involved when conflict does arise.

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Performance Management tag 

[3.5 hrs] Supervisors will learn and practice  strategies for engaging employees through performance management by:

  • Setting the right tone through planning, establishing goals and setting expectations
  • Using effective feedback and coaching techniques
  • Understanding performance documentation and developing action plans that help improve performance

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EAP Training Programs

A variety of programs cover issues such as change management, stress management, conflict resolution, and enhancing communication.

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Diversity Education from the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Providing inclusive based learning for our community is a central priority for advancing inclusive excellence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

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Discover Training for Other University Services

Topics include Cash handling procedures from the Bursar, eSHOP training from Procurement Services, Business Basics, Financial/SAP, HR Operations, Reporting, Payroll/Time Entry, and Environmental Health & Safety training

Training for Other University Services

Receive tuition assistance through the employee scholarship program

Full-time and retired employees who wish to continue their education may be eligible for tuition assistance through the employee scholarship program. Spouses and dependent children may also be eligible for this benefit.