Learning + Development

At the University of Alberta we are committed to creating change, questioning and challenging the status quo, driving excellence, and leading with purpose.

Organizational Development helps employees to meet these challenges through award-winning education programs, workshops, and on-demand learning that support the development of the knowledge, skills, behaviours, and mindset that increases personal effectiveness, accountability, and growth.


Learning Curriculum

How we approach learning

Our learning and development programming is designed to activate positive change. We ground our training programs in research and our facilitators are experts in their field.

Our training programs and workshops are: 

  1. Experiential: We believe learning by doing is most effective.
  2. Reflective: We believe in drawing on learners’ lived experience.
  3. Interactive: We believe there is wisdom in the room. We believe in developing a learning community. 
  4. Practical: We believe that practical application best supports learners in their day to day work and professional growth.
  5. Transformational: We believe learning is most powerful when it engages in a process that questions learners' beliefs, assumptions and perspectives.

Upcoming Learning Events

Online Learning Partners

  • Academic Impressions - extensive leadership and professional development resources for colleges and universities. 
  • Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion - addresses diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace through live and interactive webinars, knowledge repositories that includes 600+ documents, reports, toolkits, templates and other content, conferences and special events.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program online courses - e-courses for effective parenting, taking control of your mood, resilience, embracing workplace change and respect in the workplace.
  • Excellence Canada - monthly live sessions, on-demand webinars and certification programs in wide-ranging topics, including process management, leading change management, strategy and planning. 

Other Learning Providers

Access Free Gale Courses

Access Free Language Learning and Test-prep Courses

Access Free Learning Courses

Access to resources from external providers may be subject to change.