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
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.