UW Medicine | Organization Development and Training


New Employee Orientation (NEO)

UW Medicine Organization Development and Training is excited to share that beginning March 11, 2024 UW Medicine New Employee Orientation (NEO) returns to in-person delivery at the UW Tower. The UW Medicine Day One experience will continue kicking off with The Starting Line activities (7:30 – 8:45AM) followed by our comprehensive orientation program in the Tower auditorium from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

New employees should be compensated for a full day (8 hours) for their participation in UW Medicine Day One (NEO).

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Upcoming Classes

Extraordinary Leader 

The Extraordinary Leader Workshop utilizes proven research and a 360-degree feedback assessment to promote the learning and growth of leaders. This program is designed for mid- and senior-level leaders who have served in their role for at least nine months. The program consists of two sessions. After the introductory session, leaders invite those they work with to provide feedback about how they demonstrate a set of specific leadership competencies. The second session focuses on helping the leader analyze their feedback report and use the results to create a plan for their own development.

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

      • 09/04/24 8:00AM-10:30AM (Zoom) and 09/25/24 8:00AM-4:00PM (In-person) Learn More

Leadership Foundations

Leadership Foundations is a four-month program that equips first-level leaders with essential knowledge and skills needed to be successful. The program consists of a series of four one-day workshops that are completed sequentially as part of a cohort. Participants complete pre-work activities before each workshop and practice and apply new learning and skills between workshops.  Attendance is required at all sessions

All workshops are held from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM each day

      • 09/17/24, 10/17/24, 11/14/24, 12/12/24 (In-person) Learn More

Leadership Labs

Leadership Labs are boosters for your leadership practice that cover timely, actionable topics relevant to leading at UW Medicine. These sessions provide an interactive setting where leaders connect with other leaders, while gaining tools and experimenting with techniques relevant to their work.

  • Thursday, August 1, 2:00-3:30 PM: Giving effective feedback
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2:00-3:30 PM: What’s new? What’s next? Getting ready for the workforce survey
  • Thursday, September 5, 3:00-4:30 PM: What’s new? What’s next? Getting ready for the workforce survey

Leadership Panel Discussion

Leadership panel discussions explore engagement-related topics that have been identified as crucial by work groups across UW Medicine. Each session will feature a panel of leaders known for their positive leadership and team practices in that area.  Gain firsthand insights into the specific methods they use and walk away with actionable ideas you can implement right away in your work units.


  • Boosting engagement through employee recognition
  • Empowering teams through inclusive decision-making
  • Fostering a culture of professional and career development
  • Cultivating effective teams through healthy team practices
  • Collaborating for success across work units