LPD is one of several departments on campus that provide educational services for university employees. This section provides an initial one-stop source for other training-related services and resources available to staff and faculty beyond those provided by LPD. If your department provides training-related services that will enhance the personal and professional development of other University staff and faculty and you would like to have your services listed here, please contact us by calling (734) 764-3185, so we can better assist staff and faculty in meeting their training needs.
If you are planning your career or helping others plan their careers, the University of Michigan Career Development Resources page will direct you to a wealth of information including career self-assessment, university resources, job search tools, and career planning information and resources.
The Work-Life Resource Center (WLRC) assists U-M faculty, staff, and students with helping to balance their work lives and personal lives. WLRC can help with:
The University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office is a confidential resource providing assessment and problem resolution service (up to five FASCCO sessions per issue) and referrals to University or community resources, if necessary. FASCCO counselors assist with such issues as emotional concerns (depression, anxiety, etc.), family/marital partner concerns, grief and loss, alcohol or other drug problems, and life transition issues. Assistance is also provided when there are interpersonal conflicts at work or changes or reorganizations within the workplace. FASCCO provides crisis intervention services, consultation services to supervisors regarding performance or conduct problems, educational programs on mental health topics, workplace violence training seminars, and supervisory training programs. All services provided by FASCCO are offered at no cost to the employee.
FASCCO offers 45-minute educational presentations to any faculty and/or staff group or organization upon request. Each presentation consists of a brief topic overview and allows time for questions and discussion. The Brown Bags can be held at the requestor’s site. There is no charge for the presentations. If you are interested in scheduling a Brown Bag, call FASCCO at (734) 936-8660. Units have often found it useful to follow up on FASCCO Brown Bags with in-depth LPD skill-building courses. Some of the Brown Bag topics available include:
The program office is located at the Administrative Services Building on Hoover and Greene.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential, no cost service for UMHS Faculty, Staff, and their families. Our goal is to inspire ongoing individual and organizational development, while contributing to the health and well-being of the Health System community. We do this by providing brief counseling and coaching services, mediation services, crisis intervention, assessment and referral, educational and training programs, and supervisory, staff, and team consultation. The EAP Staff provide one-on-one counseling for both personal and workplace concerns. Program staff are trained to use individual and team strengths to assist the resolution of work group issues. Consultation, mediation, and education programs for both supervisor and employee are available. EAP programs and services include:
Mediation Services provides individual consultation about workplace disagreements, and professional mediation for two or more parties who want to resolve a work-related dispute. In an individual consultation, the mediator helps you to explore the concern off the record and think through alternatives for resolving it. In mediation, parties meet with the mediator to seek a mutually satisfactory solution. Mediation is voluntary—no one is obligated to participate. All services are confidential; no name-linked records or any kind are kept. All faculty and staff members of the University are eligible for service. To schedule an appointment or to learn more, call (734) 936-8660 or visit the Mediation Services website.
Have you or your team ever wanted to know how to handle a conflict, or to confront a co-worker on an issue in your work environment? Mediation Services provides “Brown Bag” educational presentations for faculty or staff work-groups who want to learn more about conflict management. These one-hour presentations, currently free of charge, are provided on request at your site and can be scheduled for a lunch hour or as a staff development session.
For information about customized topics or to schedule one of our Brown Bags, contact us at:
The Office for Institutional Equity delivers programming and services for University of Michigan faculty, staff, students and management to support diversity, equal access, affirmative action, equitable treatment, and cultural understanding and competency; and to prevent discrimination, sexual harassment and discriminatory harassment. In collaboration with other University of Michigan offices, this office seeks to ensure a climate that promotes inclusiveness and an ethical work environment.
The University of Michigan Health System Human Resources Department, Office of Organizational Effectiveness is proud to present Leadership Development training opportunities. The leadership development offerings are for a variety Michigan Medicine employees ranging from all staff to executive leadership. This series originated from the Work Force Investment Plan which recommended that Michigan Medicine provide leadership development opportunities, training and resources to managers and supervisors to enhance their effectiveness.
For more information please visit our leadership development website.
To schedule for Leading Successfully at Michigan Medicine or Managing Successfully at Michigan Medicine, visit the leadership development page in MyLINC or contact Teresa Gasiciel firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 734-936-9416.
MHealthy offers a broad range of programs devoted to teaching, motivating, and supporting individuals in making healthy lifestyle choices, including:
Weight Management Program teaches healthy habits for life, focusing on diet, exercise and health psychology (734) 647-7888.
Healthy Cooking Classes make high-fit, low-fat cooking and eating tastier, healthier, and easier than ever. Classes are held in the Demonstration Kitchen at the U-M Health System’s East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatric Center (734) 647-7888.
Exercise and Relaxation Classes including yoga, body sculpting, step aerobics, Pilates and more are offered once a week for 45 minutes and discounts are offered to U-M employees (734) 647-7888.
Personal Training programs which are designed to meet participants individual exercise needs and focus on patients with special health needs, respectively (734) 998-8700.
Tobacco Cessation helps individuals quit smoking through private and group programs (734) 998-6222
Alcohol Management teaches people how to make better decisions about how much alcohol they consume (734) 998-2017.
Health Education Resource Center helps people with any health challenges they may encounter in life. The center offers information and help with topics ranging from dealing with a recent diagnosis to caring for aging parents to stress management (734) 647-5645 / (800) 433-6348.
Risk Management provides essential insurance coverages, contract review, and loss prevention services to the University Community. Insurance areas include: Auto, Property, General Liability, Medical Professional Liability, and other coverages. Assistance and training areas include: claim reporting, addressing issues related to mold exposure, and specific topics tailored to the needs of individual departments. RMS also sponsors quarterly seminars addressing topics of Employee Background Checks, Preparing For Disasters, IT Security Issues in Higher Education, Dealing with Student Interns, etc. Phone: (734) 764-2200 | Email: email@example.com | Web
Work Connections is available to assist and support faculty and staff when they have experienced an illness or injury (work and non-work-related), during their subsequent recovery, and through a successful return to work. Assistance and training areas include: injury/illness reporting, early return to work strategies, injury/illness trend reports, and other topics tailored to the specific needs of units.
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) provides programs on topics related to educational planning, career and employment decisions, re-entry into the world of work or of higher education, and managing the demands and transitions of women’s lives. It also provides individual counseling for women or men, whether affiliated with the University or part of the greater community. There is no charge for counseling or for most programs; some programs are offered at a minimal charge. For additional information, request a CEW program brochure or visit CEW online.
Phone: (734) 764-6005 | Web
The University Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF) is a UM unit offering a comprehensive range of mental health services for children and families. UCCF’s professional staff offers a collaborative and caring approach to helping find solutions for each family’s difficult challenges. UCCF offers counseling, therapy, and mental health services to children and families in such areas as learning disabilities, social skills, child evaluations and assessments, IQ testing, ADHD evaluations, emotional and behavioral concerns, parenting, grief and loss, and relationship issues for couples. UCCF is strongly committed to helping children and families enjoy a happier life, more satisfying relationships, and increased success at school or work, through providing quality services at affordable rates. UCCF is also an MCare provider. UCCF is conveniently located in East Hall, directly across the street from the UM Church Street parking structure. For additional information, please visit our website or call our intake coordinator at (734) 764-9466.
The University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy (UCLL) provides language and literacy assessment and intervention programs for children, youth, and adults. Speech-language therapy programs for children run year-round and focus on the improvement of oral language production and comprehension abilities and the development of reading and writing skills. For college-age students and other young adults, assessment and intervention services focus on reading fluency and comprehension, and the role of strong language skills in educational achievement and effective study skills. The Center’s University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP) provides state-of-the-art speech-language therapy for adults who have language loss due to brain injuries, such as stroke. These programs are offered on a fee-for-service basis, with a 15% discount for University of Michigan students, staff, and faculty and their children. For additional information, please visit our websites or talk to one of our staff.
Phone: (734) 764-8440 | Web
The University of Michigan’s Challenge Program uses experiential learning activities to help University departments and subgroups, as well as businesses and community organizations, learn more about themselves and how they can work together more effectively. Your Challenge Program can be designed to address any of the following topics:
Activities can be physical, or we can design a low-impact program for your group. We also have a High Ropes Course, an outdoor Climbing Tower and an indoor climbing wall, all of which can be incorporated into a teambuilding event. For more information, or to schedule a program, please contact Beth Freese at:
Financial Operations is responsible for all accounting activities at the University including the recording and maintaining of accurate account records through various activities. In addition, Financial Operations is responsible for maintaining all University financial historical records, copies of which are available upon request.
Offerings are available through the U-M Office of Research.
The University of Michigan Psychological Clinic offers psychological consultation, psychotherapy and LD/ADHD testing to faculty and staff. The Clinic provides individual psychotherapy for life issues, depression, anxiety, work and career issues, interpersonal problems and other issues. Couples therapy is a Clinic specialty, as is focused treatment for anxiety problems such as social phobias, obsessive-compulsive issues, and panic attacks. The Clinic is a confidential site. The Clinic has no limits on the length of therapy. It has a sliding fee scale, and it accepts U-M Premier Care and some other insurances. The Clinic is conveniently located in East Hall, entrance from Church Street.
Phone: (734) 764-3471 | Web
A variety of technical training options are available to U-M faculty, staff and students including free resources and services at U-M, as well as free and fee-based options working with outside training vendors. U-M has strategic contracts with some training vendors offering discounted rates. Visit the Technical Training at U-M for more information.
Training through Lynda.com is free to all U-M faculty and staff, including those within the University of Michigan Health System. Lynda.com offers video training and online tutorials in hundreds of topics taught by industry experts. From beginner courses in Microsoft Word and Excel, to advanced courses in programming and web design, Lynda.com offers one of the largest libraries of online training courses anywhere including:
Productivity software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint, etc.)
Audio, Video and Photography applications (such as Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut, etc.)
Customer Service and Project Management Fundamentals
To get started, visit lynda.com and click Log in (or Sign in). Select the Organizational Login option and enter umich.edu as your organization’s URL. You will be directed to the U-M weblogin where you can use your university credentials to log in.
The Askwith Media Library offers extensive information on professional and organizational development. To obtain films and videos, contact:
Kresge Business Administration Library has a large collection of Human Resources books, journals, and information in electronic format. You may obtain additional information as follows: Phone: (734) 764-9494 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web
Phone: (734) 647-1143 | Web
The Office of Research assists faculty and staff members in all aspects of externally funded research projects and other scholarly activities from the identification of a potential sponsor and the preparation of a proposal, through various administrative problems (related to budgets, personnel, space, sub-contracts, reporting and accountability, patents, negotiations with the sponsor) during the course of the project, to the submission of the documents required to close out the project. ORSP offers a variety of courses through its Navigate professional development program. Visit the Navigate portal for more information on upcoming courses.
U-M Information and Technology Services (ITS) coordinates training programs that prepare U-M staff to use U-M administrative systems and the U-M Data Warehouse. In many cases, U-M staff members are required to complete training to obtain access to the systems. ITS training is available in MyLINC.
MyLINC (Learning & Information Center) is an integrated, Web-based training and documentation repository available to the university. Catalogs include LPD (Learning & Professional Development); ITS (Information and Technology Services); Procurement/Concur; Environement, Health & Safety; School of Dentistry; Treasurer’s Office.
Visit MyLINC for complete listings.
ScholarSpace is a service of the University Library that provides expertise and encouragement to U of M faculty, students, and staff who wish to explore, evaluate and apply information technologies to scholarly endeavors. Whether you already use technology and just need a few tips or are just starting out and need a whole new skill set, you can take hands-on workshops, set up an appointment or just stop in and say “HELP!” All of our workshops and consulting are free of charge to current U-M faculty, students and staff. For more information or to set up an appointment, please visit our website, or contact us.
Through its connections with national initiatives, other regional networking organizations, and Michigan’s education and research communities, Merit is in a strong position to identify relevant trends, key technologies, and opportunities for learning. Merit’s Professional Development program is designed to give Members the training needed to excel in the current information technology environment, while cultivating leadership and technical skills.
Visit Merit Network to learn more about their professional development opportunities.