Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Development

The Office of Human Resources is committed to providing and sponsoring professional development opportunities for university staff. While some of the programs below require nominations, others are available to teams at a minimal (for assessments and related reports) or no cost. If you have questions about any program, please contact

Program Link Brief Description
Staff Leadership Academies
Collaboration with Tepper Executive Education designed to enrich the leadership skills and networks for high-potential emerging or existing leaders
Leadership Pittsburgh
Local nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a robust pipeline of diverse civic leaders to serve the region
Staff training initiative aimed at fostering development as leaders, expanding networks and encouraging stewardship of the university’s mission, vision and strategic goals
A guided assessment which centers on four different personality traits, and is suitable as a stand-alone session for team building and development and/or as part of an onsite event
True Colors
A temperament and personality typing program that has been helping people of all ages understand and recognize differences that can lead to miscommunication and conflict.
Civil Treatment
Provides resources to create a more civil, inclusive and productive workplace, leveraging real-world case studies to prepare for civil interactions. Sessions are available for both employees and leaders.
Academic Impressions
E-learning resource that provides leadership, personal development and skills-based training opportunities to faculty and staff in higher education