Welcome to Talent Development


Talent Development creates a culture that is open to learning, and fosters continuous growth through the sharing of ideas. We provide innovative solutions including the design and delivery of high-quality initiatives that engage, inform, and inspire individual employees and teams in support of CSU’s Principles of Community and land-grant mission.


To inspire learning and innovation – creating an engaged community.

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Access the

Reinventing the Workplace Toolkit

CSU Talent Development has developed a Toolkit to help your team navigate the next normal.

Connect with Us

*NEW! Spring 2021*

Remote Refresh Video Series now available on the

TD Professional Development page

Recent Facebook and Resources updates available! Click below to access.

CSU Talent Development Facebook Group

CSU Talent Development Facebook Group

NEW! We invite you to join the CSU TD Facebook group, another avenue for virtual connection and micro-learning for our staff and faculty. We will post research-based content that correlates to our curricula. Weigh in on periodic questions that will provide reflection, engagement, or respite, and generate uplifting conversations. Hope to see you there!


Trending Page

Please visit our Trending Resources page frequently, as trending topics and suggested articles, videos, and book resources will change and rotate. *New* Spring 2021: Please visit our resources for Remote Learning Page HERE!

Asian American Pacific Islander Prejudice Statement

“Last week, I shared a message with all of you affirming CSU’s support for our Asian American Pacific Islander Community. What I said then is still true: we value you beyond measure, for who you are and for all that you contribute to our university family. We will not allow hate to win, or ignorance to be the dominant narrative. We value you deeply. Your contributions, as students, faculty, or staff members make us better. We are proud you are members of our Ram family.”

– President Joyce McConnell

Addressing the current climate of acts of racism and oppression, we feel a strong urgency to share the anti-racism resources from VPD, that embrace the key concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion.  Talent Development believes in the power of educating oneself to make positive and lasting changes.  We encourage you to explore the resources and commit to listen, to learn and engage in ways you may have not done before.

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity’s website was recently relaunched in March with a variety of new resources to continue learning and engaging on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We now have a dedicated tag for anti-racism related articles and resources on our Educate Yourself blog. You can also find a comprehensive list of VPD-recommended continuing education resources here and find the most recent Employee Climate Survey data for your department or unit here to aid in your department’s work.

Spring 2021: Consistent with the current safeguards for the CSU campus community, Talent Development will continue to offer a variety of online professional development webinars through Spring 2021. We anticipate this will continue through Summer 2021 as well — please check back for updates.

Talent Development staff will also continue to work remotely during this time. Please continue to use email if you have any questions. If you are interested in a customized workshop, please access the request form below.

In addition to its traditional employee health resources, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has posted special COVID-19 resources, including a list of webinars sponsored by the state of Colorado. EAP COVID-19 Resource Page

The TD Late Spring Training Catalog offers remote online trainings available between 3/15/21 and 5/7/21.

If you are pursuing the Supervisor Development Program, University Requirement OR the Supervisor Development Program, Certification, click the appropriate title to self-enroll on My Learning. These Programs will track your SDP progress for you. Please see additional information within the current TD catalog.

Talent Development is also offering a variety of Focus Certificates, as outlined in this Focus Certificate Catalog, for all faculty and staff who want to pursue a professional development certificate in a particular area of study.

Don’t forget to check My Learning New and Noteworthy as frequently as you want for training openings. We have gotten a lot of feedback about how challenging it can be to get registered for classes as they fill-up quickly.  We are addressing this concern in several additional ways:

  • Please don’t forget to unregister or withdraw as early as possible* from any training you are unable to attend – we still struggle with no shows and have participants on waitlists that would attend if space were available. *Here’s how: Go to the My Learning Dashboard, find the title from which you want to unregister, and click RESCHEDULE and/or UNREGISTER.
  • We offer multiple sessions with waitlists for each of the Foundation trainings, which are part of the required training for supervisors.
  • Waitlists are automatic as well for all of our Core and Elective trainings with class size limits. These classes are also choices for the CSU Supervisor Development requirement. We monitor those that have high-demand waitlists to determine if we need to add additional sessions.

Request for Customized Workshops

Contact Talent Development to explore your options and develop strategies and training tailored to the needs of your staff. Please fill out this form to register your interest in a customized training.

Transfer Credit Requests

If you have taken a training you would like considered for professional development credit, please fill out this request for training credit. If a form is not working, please email us at CSUTraining@ColoState.edu.

Take a look at our stats from the past years

This is a diagram of Talent Developments Stats from 2018-2019
This is a diagram of Talent Developments stats from 2019-2020

Our 2019-20 training numbers were impacted by the shift away from face-to-face (f2f) training due to CSU’s response to COVID-19.

Thank you to VPD, HR, and OEO!

We would like to thank the office of the Vice President for Diversity, Human Resources and the Office of Equal Opportunity at Colorado State University for their partnership with us. Because of these offices, we are able to offer classes such as Rules of the Road and Inclusive Excellence part one and two. We would like to express our most sincere gratitude, the Supervisory Development Program would not be possible without the help of these offices!