Professional Development

Towson University supports personal and professional growth by offering a variety of different opportunities for learning and developing your skills. The Office of Human Resources offers workshops and other learning opportunities to faculty and staff throughout the year. 

We encourage you to take advantage of high-quality professional development opportunities to help you meet your career goals and move TU forward.

Professional Development Opportunities

Various professional development opportunities are available, including:

Training Tracks

Training and workshops for various topics are available to supervisors to assist them in their supervisory duties. Programs are designed to help you excel at obtaining, managing, and interacting with your staff. Sessions can be attended in any order based on your availability. The following courses and LinkedIn Learning resources are recommended for faculty and staff interested in professional development towards a supervisory role or for current supervisors and department chairs. 

Cohort style training for supervisors and chairs coming soon!


  • Giving & Receiving Feedback
  • Performance Management Review
  • Writing SMART Goals
  • DEI & Leadership
  • Building a Team with Positive Culture at TU
  • CliftonStrengths
  • Navigating Conflict in the Workplace
  • HR 101 for Supervisors: Best Practices to Recruit & Retain Employees
  • HR 101 for Supervisors: Strategies to Support Retention of New & Existing Employees
  • Setting Boundaries in the Workplace

LinkedIn Learning 

  • Leading with a Growth Mindset
  • Leadership Foundations
  • Top 10 Rules for Highly Effective Leadership

*LinkedIn Learning Courses may be found here. Login using your NetID and Password. 

Training and workshops for various topics are available to administrative professionals. Training sessions and workshops focus on professional growth for your career goals. Programs are designed to help you reach your fullest potential and plan for future opportunities. Sessions can be attended in any order based on your availability.

  • Giving & Receiving Feedback
  • Navigating Conflict in the Workplace
  • Performance Reviews for Employees
  • Setting Boundaries in the Workplace
  • HR 101: Managing Your Career Growth
  • Best Practices for Improving Time Management
  • CliftonStrengths
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • DEI
  • Effective Communication

Cohort style training for Administrative Professionals is provided through the Building Bridges Across Maryland program. The Building Bridges program fosters collaboration and idea sharing between eight institutions and provides a unique opportunity for support staff to develop themselves. Learn more about the Building Bridges program here

Strengths-based organizations celebrate and honor each person's talents and leverage them to build a better, more complete group. CliftonStrengths supports faculty and staff to reach greater success and engagement by helping them understand their natural strengths to create a campus dynamic that welcomes, values, and leverages each person’s talents. In this workshop, participants will explore their CliftonStrengths and deepen their understanding of their own leadership to apply their talents more productively towards personal, academic and career aspirations. 

CliftonStrengths workshops can be attended individually by signing up for a session through the training calendar or be scheduled with a team or department. 

To schedule a department or team workshop, contact Amy Levine at .

Compliance training occurs every year and is required for all faculty and staff at TU. Faculty and staff should complete training no later than 60 days after receiving the original automated email. 

Incomplete training puts Towson University at risk of not being in compliance with federal laws and guidance from the Department of Education and may subject us to fines or the withholding of federal funds. 

Required Compliance for all faculty and staff includes:

  • Title IX and Sexual Harassment
  • Title IX: Roles of Employees
  • FERPA: Confidentiality of Records
  • Ethics, Conflicts, & Fraud Prevention