Leadership and Talent Development


At the University of Minnesota, we believe your passion fuels discovery. The Leadership and Talent Development team is focused on building the University’s faculty, staff, and human resources leadership capacity system-wide to meet University strategic goals.

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Employee Engagement

Creating engagement happens every day. The highest levels of engagement result from facing meaningful challenges while also having the support, resources, and confidence needed to address those challenges. Learn more about employee engagement at the U and explore the resources available to help you take action.

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Award Winning Leadership Development Programs

Our tailored leadership development programs, rigorous assessment tools, and strategic consulting services are designed to help you reach your goals and lead your team in supporting the University’s mission.

Upcoming Leadership Development Events

Session Date Details
Performance Management: Reality Check Webinar

Wednesday, February 27

12:00-1:00 p.m.

You’ll learn about the reality of performance management at the University, why it is often difficult, and the consequences of avoiding it. You’ll also learn ways to take action to improve your current performance management approach, and how some departments at the University have improved their performance management process.


Leadership Essentials

March 18, 25; April 1, and 8

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In-person course at the Continuing Education & Conference Center, St. Paul