UW Medicine | Organization Development and Training


New Offerings

Check out new offerings to support your development:

Crucial Conversations

This is the nationally renowned course based on the bestselling book that focuses on effective communication skills. The course is designed to enhance your ability to understand your own communication style, navigate difficult dialogues, and foster better teamwork.

The class is a 17-hour commitment that uses a blended learning approach. It consists of 9 self-paced, on-demand online learning modules coupled with 3 facilitated group sessions conducted via Zoom.  This class is for employees at all levels. “Summer class full due to high demand. Look for upcoming Fall registration soon.”  Learn more here.


Leadership Labs

These sessions are for leaders at all levels who oversee the work of others.

Leadership Lab: Be Your Own H.E.R.O. – Wednesday, August 18th, 2 – 3 pm

Having a positive psychological state increases your capacity to face challenging situations. It also contributes to higher performance in the workplace, lower absenteeism, and higher job satisfaction. For individuals, it leads to increased wellbeing, health outcomes, and life satisfaction. In this session, you’ll learn about the four key components that comprise a positive psychological state (Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, and Optimism). You’ll also take away concrete strategies to develop yourself in each area and to help the people you lead do so, too. To attend this session, Register here.

Leadership Lab: The Leader’s Matrix   – Thursday, September 16th, 2021, 2 – 3:30 pm

In the face of increasing workplace demands, a strategic approach to prioritizing your work will enable you to make meaningful progress on your goals. Distinguishing between urgent and important helps you categorize your work and enhance your decision making. Join us to explore a simple yet powerful framework to balance what’s on your plate and focus your attention on tasks that matter most.  To attend this session, Register here.


Upcoming Classes

Corrective Action

During this 5 hour course, leaders will build their confidence and skills in conducting corrective action processes and meetings.

  • 08/11/21 9:00AM-3:00PM Zoom  Sign up
  • 10/01/21 9:00AM-3:00PM 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 zoom sessions and attendance is required at both sessions.

  • 08/05/21 8:00AM-10:30AM and 8/26/21 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.

  • 08/03/21 12:30PM-04:30PM Zoom Sign up
  • 10/05/21 8:30AM-12:30PM Zoom Sign up

Leader Orientation, Parts One & Two

This new course is two separate 4 hour sessions.  Part One orients participants to the expectations of leaders at UW Medicine and provides resources to support them in carrying our their roles and developing as UW Medicine leaders. Part Two covers the HR and legal aspects of leading/management and the leader’s role in promoting compliance.

Part One:  Leading at UW Medicine

  • 08/20/21 12:30PM-4:30PM Zoom Sign up
  • 09/29/21 8:30AM-12:30PM Zoom Sign up

Part Two: Leadership Responsibilities: Human Resources and Compliance

  • 09/22/21 8:30AM-12:30PM Zoom Sign up
  • 11/10/21 12:30PM-4:30PM Zoom Sign up

Service Excellence

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

  • 08/25/21 12:30PM-4:30PM Zoom Sign up
  • 09/21/21 8:30AM-12:30PM Zoom Sign up