Carnegie Mellon University

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August 10, 2022

HR Training Update

CMULead Update

The third cohort of the CMULead program kicked off in mid-June with an orientation and retreat. The group is now well into the scheduled training sessions that will continue into the fall. The program, inspired to develop future leaders at CMU, addresses the following topics:

  • Working in a top-tier research university
  • Strategy, vision and impact
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Building leadership competency for the future

The participants completed an in-person orientation that included a panel discussion with past program participants and a DiSC session. Other program events included a session on building a leadership brand, keynote presentations by David Quinn and Daryl Weinert, and several leadership panel discussions with deans, vice presidents and department leaders. The program will conclude with a graduation ceremony on November 14.

Training for Groups

The Learning and Development team is available to provide the following training and teambuilding workshops for individual groups:

  • DiSC — A guided assessment which centers on four different personality traits and is suitable as a stand-alone session for team building and development or as part of an onsite event.
  • True Colors — A temperament and personality typing program that helps 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.

Please contact the Learning and Development team for scheduling and additional information.

Career Families: A Strategic Initiative to Help Grow Careers

OHR has spent considerable time and effort to develop Career Families as an example of how professional growth might be sequenced to enable individuals to be more proactive in their professional development. Mapping out development resources for roles within a job family helps employees to more easily identify resources to make them more effective in their current roles and best position them for career advancement. OHR is piloting this approach with two related internal job families: HR generalists and HR business partners. This pilot will serve as a template for additional job families, including staff positions in other colleges and divisions.

HR generalists and HR business partners have multiple job levels with increasing responsibilities which are dependent on related experience and competencies. The Learning and Development team worked closely with leaders in those groups to develop a list of skills and competencies that map to a list of relevant resources and trainings from Linkedin Learning and FocusU. Employees at any level in these roles can access a list of resources to develop a particular skill or ability, or they can expand their knowledge base to prepare for increasing responsibilities.