Professional and Organizational Development

Professional and Organizational Development

Professional and organizational development (POD) curriculum provides a well-rounded staff development approach. Explore our site and choose an area or areas where you would like to enhance your effectiveness and we can connect you to resources to accomplish that goal. We also offer a resource library of texts, videos, and articles addressing these fundamental areas of development.


Aspiring Leaders - 2016/2017 Cohort Accepting Applications! 

Want to learn more about how to be an effective leader, renew or develop your leadership skills?  Check out the Aspiring Leaders program! This eight-month program helps grow and enhance professional leadership skills for those interested and committed to making a positive difference and influencing change in the workplace. 

Application Process:

To find out more about applying for the 2016-2017 Cohort, please visit the Aspiring Leaders Application information.

Deadline: Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Event: Salgado Maranhão and Alexis Levitin, Poetry and Stories - View Event Information

The Cultural Competency Professional Development Committee and the Lane Honors Program are co-sponsoring an evening of Salgado Maranhão and his poetry and stories translated from Portuguese by Alexis Levitin.


Event: Convening of the State - View Event Information and watch the recorded morning session. Documents from the event are also available here.

With Davis Jenkins, Co-author of Re-designing America’s Community Colleges
Convening of the State is a one-day event dedicated to the presentation and discussion of a guided pathways model leading to increased student retention and success in community colleges led by Davis Jenkins a senior research associate at the Community College Research Center, Columbia University. 


Emotional Intelligence Train the Trainer Program

Whether you are seeking opportunities to grow in your own professional interest area or looking to improve dynamics in your workgroup and campus-wide, the Office of Professional & Organizational Development can help meet your needs.

Application Process:

To find out more and apply to the program, visit the Emotional Intelligence Train the Trainer program.