When our employees thrive, our university thrives! That’s why we’re curating learning resources and creating strategic learning opportunities to help you maximize your impact through professional growth and development.

When Everyone Leads

Professional development opportunity available through the Kansas Leadership Center

Staff Senate and HR are excited to offer faculty and staff a professional development opportunity made possible through grants they wrote and were awarded by the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC). The grant provides a select number of seats for their leadership development path which starts with step one, When Everyone Leads. Funding was acquired to also cover the cost of course materials! 

Go to our information page to learn more and find instructions for submitting an interest form.

Kansas WISE Opportunities

Kansas WISE Mentoring Opportunities

Join Kansas WISE Mentoring for a unique professional development experience tailored for women in state employment. From June through August, you can join a group mentoring session where you can support one another in your professional and personal growth through the sharing of experiences, knowledge, and resources. Sessions will feature guest mentors.

Go to the information page to learn more.


Take Charge Of Your Growth And Development!

Designed as a central hub for employees interested in professional development, this site provides easy access to learning resources available to WSU employees and course recommendations that help foster a culture of empowerment, leadership, and ownership here at WSU.


Scroll down to the Resources section to explore the different vendors and what they offer.


Scroll down to the Pillars of Excellence section to check out our growing library of recommended development activities!


Pillars of Excellence

A framework of 3 pillars of excellence consisting of 9 key competencies has been established to help you strategically develop the knowledge and skills most critical to fostering a culture of empowerment, leadership, and ownership here at WSU. As you explore, it's important to know that although a course is listed under a particular pillar or competency, the concepts covered often overlap and help you develop in other areas.


Select a competency below to learn more about it and see corresponding training recommendations



Inclusive Excellence

Select a competency below to learn more about it and see corresponding training recommendations.

Collaborate & Build Relationships

How you demonstrate this competency

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively
  • Develop and maintain partnerships
  • Ensure opinions are heard and considered
  • Mobilize and engage others
  • Cultivate social awareness and political savvy
Have a Focus on Access & Equity

How you demonstrate this competency

  • Have a wider perspective than area of responsibility
  • Take responsibility to act in the best interests of your team and university as a whole
  • Hold to an all-inclusive mindset


Business & Functional Acumen

Select a competency below to learn more about it and see corresponding training recommendations.

Learn Continuously

How you demonstrate this competency

  • Seek opportunities and listen to others
  • Continually improve and innovate
  • Learn internal and external best practices
  • Anticipate risks and opportunities
  • Increase knowledge of university strategic plan and priorities

Learning Resources

You have many learning resources available to you as a WSU employee! Most of the resources listed here are free. We’ve noted any that may have a cost associated, including any discounts available to WSU employees.


The Office of Instructional Resources provides WSU instructors of any rank a single point of contact for your training needs.  Not only do our own experts offer training directly, we partner with experts across the campus to bring you the information you need to become the best instructor you can be. Think of us as the hub you can come to for help.


The ITS Applications Training Team is dedicated to the software training needs of WSU employees, staff, and faculty. Provided services include in-person and online instruction as well as one to one support for several software applications available at Wichita State.


LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Explore over 12,000 courses and 5,000 video tutorials from industry experts and leaders all in one place.


HOPE Services aims to provide services and education on topics such as suicide prevention, sexual violence prevention, substance abuse prevention, and promoting wellness.


The Center for Management Development curates, develops and delivers short but intensive courses with the intent of cultivating and upskilling working professionals. The completion of certain courses earns a micro-credentials which can be recognized as university credit. CMD offers a 30% cost reduction on their public courses to employees and their immediate families.


myTraining is the integrated training management system for faculty and staff at Wichita State University. Through myTraining, WSU faculty, staff, and student employees have access to free training sessions for both personal and professional development.

Universasl Class

UniversalClass offers hundreds of online continuing education classes. Our courses are not just tutorials; they are real. As a registered patron of State Library of Kansas, you have access to hundreds of online courses to help you learn the skills needed to achieve your goals. Need a Kansas eCard? Click here to learn how you can get one through our University Libraries!

Leadership Podcast

We interview great leaders, review the books they read, and speak with highly influential authors who study them.

Global Leadership

Global Leadership Network (GLN) is a global organization passionate about inspiring and equipping leaders to transform the world for the better. Search by topic and learn from a world-class leadership faculty on their areas of expertise and experience.


The Kansas SBDC at WSU offers many opportunities to meet your training needs and interests, including workshops, webinars, annual conferences, customized training, and connections to area business events.


Leader Orientation is a program designed to orient leaders (individuals with direct reports) with information they need to know about our institution in order to be a successful leader here at Wichita State University.


Your ComPsych® GuidanceResources® benefit provides you and your dependents 24/7 support, resources, and information to help you with all of life's challenges.  Engage with on-demand trainings, interactive assessments, tutorials, and more! For first time registration, use Organization ID SOKEAP.


The Kansas Leadership Center equips people with any title or role to lead and engage others. And when everyone leads, individuals, organizations and communities make more progress on what matters most. Program fees are noted on the KLC website.

WSU Internal Control All-Star Credential

WSU Internal Control All-Star Credential is a 10-part series about internal control at colleges and universities that will heighten your understanding of our control system at WSU and your essential role in its success.


Wichita State University’s badge program makes workforce training and continuing education accessible and affordable. Each badge is designed with the practicing professional in mind so coursework can be completed online and at your own pace. Employees can take one badge course at no cost during fall semester

Generative AI at WSU

The Generative AI at WSU site provides use cases, best practices, ethical considerations, and instructional resources to help employees and students understand the wave of new Generative AI tools and effectively use them in alignment with the mission and policies of Wichita State University.

Contact Information

Would you like to contact somebody in the Human Resources Organizational Development department? Our team has a dedicated group inbox that is checked frequently by all of our team members on a regular basis. Select the link below to get started?