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Training & Organizational Development

The Training and Organizational Development office provides ongoing professional and organizational learning opportunities to assist Eastern Michigan University departments in enhancing and sustaining individual, team and organizational performance

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Professional Development at EMU

The Training & Organizational Development team provides a number of opportunities and resources for employees to receive professional development.  We suggest you follow the 70-20-10 formula when planning how to develop new work-related skills and abilities:

70% On-the-Job Experiences: Seek out and take on more demanding assignments and work. This may include volunteering for challenging projects. Or it may mean making recommendations for process improvements within your department.

20% Feedback: Each year, your supervisor will provide you with feedback through a formal performance review. But don't let this be the only time you seek out and receive feedback. As you work on the many challenging assignments EMU has to offer, pursue informal feedback from your colleagues and your supervisor on your strengths and weaknesses. Armed with this knowledge, you can then decide where to focus your professional development efforts.

10% Formal Training: Throughout the year, the Training & Organizational Development team offers workshops designed to enhance the skills of employees. Some of these programs are conveniently offered online. Login to eTraining for a listing of online courses.

Our team also provides customized services, working with individual departments and units to help them identify and address training needs. If you would like to request or inquire about possible interventions in your area, please complete the T&OD request form.

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