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Welcome to Talent Development

Yes, we've changed our name!

Training and Organizational Development (TOD) is now Talent Development (TD).

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.

3/18/20: In alignment with the safeguards being put into place for the CSU campus community, Talent Development is cancelling all of its in-person classes from Friday, 3/13 through Friday, April 10. We will be evaluating the status of sessions after April 10th when further guidance is provided by the University.
In addition, Talent Development staff will be working remotely during this time. Please use the CSU email system to initiate communication since we are not sitting by our office telephones.

The following is a list of cancelled Talent Development training titles that fall within the date range:

  • Remainder of Spring Semester Workplace English classes
  • 3/13, 24, 30 – Inclusive Excellence, part 1 and part 2
  • 3/24, 26, 31, 4/2 – The Art of Facilitation
  • 3/24 – Innovation: Exploring Your Creative Mindset
  • 3/24, 4/7 – Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills
  • 3/25 – Strength Based Leadership
  • 3/25 – University Employee Orientation
  • 3/26, 4/10 – Rules of the Road
  • 3/27 – Introduction to the Building Proctor’s Role
  • 4/3 – Applying Appreciative Inquiry in the Workplace
  • 4/3 – Ready Colorado State
  • 4/7 – Creating Inclusive Conversations
  • 4/8 – Mindset for Supervisors
  • 4/9 – Building Your Professional Resilience
  • 4/10 – Readiness Resources

For questions or follow-up, please contact

The office of Talent Development designs and coordinates training and talent development opportunities for personal and professional growth for all Colorado State University employees — academic faculty, administrative professional staff, and state classified personnel. Our vision is to provide experiences and talent development services that support faculty and staff and align with Colorado State University’s strategic initiatives and mission.

Most training and consulting services are free of charge, though there may be a fee for cost of materials or copy written resources.


To inspire learning and innvovation – creating an engaged community.

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TD Training Schedule News

The TD Late Spring 2020 Training Catalog offers trainings available between 3/23/20 and 5/8/20. However, please see our COVID-19 announcement above regarding class cancellations.

Workplace English classes have also been cancelled, as of this week.

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 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 and waitlists for each of the Foundation trainings, which are part of the required training for supervisors.
  • We have added waitlists for all of our Core trainings, which are also part of the CSU Supervisor Development requirement. We monitor those that have high-demand waitlists to determine if we need to add additional sessions.
  • If an Elective training you want is full, please email My Learning Support and request a waitlist for it.

New Training Request Forms

Facilitation and Customized Training Requests

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

Women's Leadership Series

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The Emerging Women Leaders Webinar Series has concluded, and will no longer be offered here at Colorado State University. However, watch for future sessions of the Women’s Leadership Series, sponsored by the Women and Gender Collaborative.

Click into My Learning for Registration or Training History

My Learning, a learning portal powered by Bridge Learning Management System (LMS) software, is CSU’s new employee training dashboard for registration and tracking of supervisory and professional development classes. Starting Summer 2018, CSU employees are registering for classes through My Learning, which replaces our current registration system.

Interested in your training history? Click the My Learning logo to be taken to your dashboard, and scroll down to your COMPLETED trainings.

Want a My Learning tutorial? Take advantage of the My Learning Registration Guide in .pdf format. If you attempt to register and a class is full with no wait list, we encourage you to check back as people will drop and shift their schedules. Please also see wait list suggestions at the My Learning Resources page.

Supervisor Development Program (SDP)

This program is designed to cultivate effective and inspired supervisors at Colorado State University. The SDP launched in spring 2017.

Professional Development

Our classes and workshops focus on self discovery, interpersonal skills, team effectiveness, and systems thinking.

University Employee Orientation

This campus-wide new employee orientation will acclimate you to our great culture and campus.

Customized Training

We offer training and assistance to meet the specific needs of departments and work units experiencing change and conflict. We often provide maintenance for departments who want to continue moving in a productive direction.

Emergency Readiness Training

Designed for campus preparedness, Building Proctor and readiness trainings are open to all CSU employees who may be faced with handling emergencies at work or at home.

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!