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Important Update:

Effective Monday, May 24, 2021, UCO will no longer mandate the use of masks or social distancing. Those who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear a mask to protect themselves and others. Those who have been vaccinated may continue to voluntarily wear a mask if they choose.

Important resources: COVID-19 Testing | Report Exposure/Positive Test | Vaccine Information | COVID-19 Vaccination Self-ReportingVirtual Services | COVID-19 Website 

Talent Development

Our Mission


The Talent Development department serves UCO faculty, staff and students by providing programs designed to increase knowledge and enhance performance for professional and personal growth and organizational success.


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Our Programs

The Talent Development department offers a variety of learning options and experiences to all faculty and staff at the university. UCO faculty and staff should login to Talent Development on the People Hub to view more details and access the following programs and services

Book Clubs

Our book clubs provide faculty and staff with an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally while expanding their network. We choose thought-provoking, innovative books that challenge preconceived notions. Please email Talent Development to suggest a book or volunteer as a book club facilitator.

Departmental Learning

We are proud to offer customized training, pre-packaged learning sessions (including topics such as DiSC Workplace, Operationalizing Values, Feedback & Delegation, etc.), as well as consultation, assessment, design and implementation assistance to support the learning and development of departmental faculty and staff.

Leadership UCO

Leadership UCO (LUCO) is a leadership program for faculty and staff across campus to develop their professional and personal leadership qualities, increase their interpersonal skills and expand their network. This program focuses on five core content areas: Self-Development, Leadership Basics, Communication, Group Dynamics, and Strategic Thinking and Problem-Solving. 

Learning Center

The Learning Center, UCO’s learning management system, serves as the central hub for employee instructor-led and online professional and personal development information, registration and tracking. Faculty and staff can also take online self- paced development courses at their leisure.

Learning Tracks

Our Learning Tracks program provides faculty and staff with self-paced, directed learning experiences in 11 key areas. We also provide a Design Your Own Learning Track option for those who are looking for a custom learning experience.

Management Development Program

The Management Development Program (MDP) enhances skill sets and prepares supervisors for leadership success. We offer the program in a condensed format that maximizes participants’ learning and application.

New Faculty and Staff

We provide new faculty and staff with the essential information, training, resources and opportunities to get connected to our community before reporting to work. Our onboarding processes and New Employee Orientation (NEO) provide vital information along with an engaging welcome to the UCO family. 

Contact Us

Fran Petties

Director, Talent Development