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TCU offers many professional development opportunities to faculty and staff to help enhance, strengthen and support employee success. 

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Manager Foundations is a 6-week series that strengthens the workforce through cohort-based, on-demand manager development. This $250/person training (valued at $499) focuses on: Setting a Foundation, Social Awareness & Relationship Building, Communication & Feedback and Manager & Team Growth. 

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Completion of this course earns a certificate, recognition badge for LinkedIn/signature, and a purple “master’s” blazer.

The TCU Master Leaders program is a highly-selective, 11-month (August—June) leadership development intensive that engages faculty and staff from all positions, roles and corners of TCU. It brings together a network of individuals committed to enriching the workplace culture by developing skills necessary for effective and impactful career path.

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Responsible for Inclusion and Sustaining Excellence (R.I.S.E.) is a seven-month program open to TCU faculty and staff committed to inclusive excellence.

The TCU R.I.S.E. certificate is designed to provide participants tolls and learning opportunities to advance personal and professional development in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Selected participants will be challenged to:

  • Improve their intercultural development through personal assessment
  • Strengthen skills in advocacy and social change activism
  • Develop strategies to interrupt structural and systemic issues of power, privilege and oppression

Graduates of the TCU R.I.S.E certificate program will be empowered to move concepts into concrete action.

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These trainings focus on diversifying the applicant pools, eliminating biases and missteps in the selection process. Attend a session to gain practical learning tools around diversity, equity and inclusion related to the hiring selection process.

All Hiring Managers and Search Committee members are required to complete this training every 3 years, prior to participation in the hiring process.

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With waves of retirements, resignations or role reassessments happening in many workplaces, the transfer of institutional knowledge has become a top priority for managers, leaders and HR expert sacross all industries. 

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