There are a variety of resources available to Virginia Tech employees that can help improve skills, provide additional insight and knowledge, and allow employees to continue their workplace learning.
University Organizational and Professional Development (UOPD) serves Virginia Tech and its employees through the research, development, and facilitation of high impact training and performance consulting solutions designed to promote continuous personal growth and to achieve strategic organizational improvement. That's our mission, our passion, and our commitment to your success.
Networked Learning Initiatives (NLI) is a program for faculty that provides opportunities and support for exploring and integrating new technologies into their teaching and research activities. NLI is a program housed within the broader Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) unit in IT. The primary objective of NLI is to work with faculty to transform teaching and learning in alignment with strategic planning for the university and to leverage faculty expertise in the discovery and implementation of new practices across content areas.
The Diversity Development Institute is designed to enhance university-wide diversity and inclusion efforts contributing to the core mission of Virginia Tech. With a focus on cultivating competencies through awareness, personal engagement, and professional development seminars, the Diversity Development Institute works to foster a more inclusive university environment.
In addition, Virginia Tech offers online development opportunities, professional development networks and tuition assistance programs to enable our employees to be constantly challenged.