UW Medicine | Organization Development and Training



Announcement regarding UW Medicine OD&T COVID19 updates.
Below are operational changes and resources to support you during this challenging time.

New Employee Orientation (NEO)

UW Medicine is offering a self-paced online orientation in accordance with the current Washington state mandates for physical distancing and to ensure compliance with our numerous regulatory agencies. This orientation will allow us to continue welcoming urgently needed staff to support patient care during this critical time.

Please utilize the following checklist to ensure you complete all required activities:

After NEO Checklist

Contact us odtreg@uw.edu or call 206-598-6118 with questions or to request support.

Resources for leading during COVID19

  1. Access resources that contain tools and tips to help you lead in times of crisis and change, manage in remote work environments and take care of yourself and others during these challenging times.
  2. For Leaders who oversee the work of others:
    • Join a small group of fellow leaders for 45 minutes to share experiences, get input, provide ideas, and receive just-in-time support on leading in these challenging times. Sessions are offered twice weekly via Zoom and are facilitated by an OD&T consultant. Sign-up for as many sessions as you’d like.
    • Get individual support on your management or leadership challenges from an OD&T Consultant who is a certified leadership coach. Contact odtreg@uw.edu to schedule a 1:1, 30-45 minute leadership coaching session.
  3. UW Professional and Organizational Development (POD) is providing free 1-hour “Leadership Fast Track” webinar Zoom sessions on a variety of topics related to managing in the current crisis. To access these selected webinars, beneath the header “Leadership Fast Track”, click “Learn more”.
  4. UW Medicine leaders can take advantage of refreshing knowledge of Patient Are First Tools and Patients Are First New Leader Orientation.

Class Cancellations, Changes and Registration

  1. Cancellations and Changes
    See our currently scheduled courses including information about cancellations and changes.
  2. Registration
    Please register as usual for OD&T’s upcoming scheduled classes. We will let you know if an offering needs to be rescheduled or will be presented in an alternative format.


Upcoming Courses


Corrective Action

During this 4 hour course, leaders will build their confidence and skills in conducting corrective action processes and meetings.

NEW Zoom session

  • 08/26/20 12:30PM-4:30PM Zoom Sign up

Extraordinary Leader 

The Extraordinary Leader workshops utilizes proven research and 360 degree feedback to promote the learning and growth of leaders.

The Extraordinary Leadership Workshop is a two-part session and attendance is required at both sessions.

NEW Zoom sessions

  • 08/21/20 8:00AM-10:30AM Zoom and 09/11/20 8:00AM-4:30PM Zoom Sign up
  • 10/23/20 8:00AM-10:30AM Zoom and 011/13/20 8:00AM-4:30PM Zoom Sign up

Interviewing & Selection

During this 4 hour course, participants will practice the essentials of finding the best candidates for their open positions.

NEW Zoom session

  • 08/19/20 12:30PM-4:30PM Zoom Sign up

Leader Orientation

This new course is two separate 4 hour sessions.  Orients leaders expectations and provides resources for their roles as UW Medicine leaders.   New topics include legal aspects of leading/management and promoting compliance.

Part One:  Leading at UW Medicine

NEW Zoom session

    • 09/24/20 8:30AM-12:30PM  Zoom Sign up

Part Two: Leadership Responsibilities: Human Resources and Compliance

    • Future offerings are forthcoming

Service Excellence

This 4 hour workshop is for employees working at any level of UW Medicine to practice and enhance their customer service skills.

NEW Zoom session

  • 09/25/20 12:30PM-4:30PM Zoom Sign up

Tier 1: Supervisory Foundations

The 3 day workshop was retired as of December 2019.

  • No longer provided – Retired
  • New Leadership workshops are being piloted and forthcoming.

Tier 2: Leading & Managing for Optimal Performance

The 4 day workshop  was retired as of December 2019.

  • No longer provided – Retired
  • New Leadership workshops are being piloted and forthcoming.