The Talent and Organization Development team creates programs, initiatives and opportunities that inspire and nurture employees to be more for themselves and the university through:

  • Sustainable learning and development solutions,
  • Quality performance management processes and resources, and
  • Catered programs to meet organizational development needs.
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Employee Spotlight

"The objectives of the courses were clear and I really appreciated that different learning styles were accommodated…I honestly recommend the training series to every supervisor on campus!"
Fredda Owens
Clemson University Libraries
"I have enjoyed this series tremendously. This training provides actionable items that all managers are required to know and use. The plus to all of the training is meeting the support staff of HR. They each have areas they support and it is so helpful to have them shed light on what issues they deal with and how to approach solutions."
Laura McGinnis
Clemson Computing and Information and Technology (CCIT)
"Thank you for providing us with additional tools for our supervisory belt. I’ve made several changes to my methods based upon what I learned through these sessions. But, as much as I learned in the trainings, for me it’s more about the relationships made and the experiences shared. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to learn and for expanding my Clemson experience."
Rick Kelley
Clemson University Youth Learning Institute
"Participation in the Supervisor Training series offered by the Clemson University Office of Human Resources should be required of all employees operating in a supervisory capacity in any division or department of the University. Insights garnered through participation in the series have inevitably made me a better manager of the people and circumstances that I engage with daily on behalf of Clemson Cooperative Extension."
Blake Lanford
Clemson University Cooperative Extension
"The supervisor training series has been a valuable resource for me as I transition into a supervisory role. When a new training session date approaches I am always excited knowing that I will be gaining valuable knowledge in a new area. The facilitators and presenters are knowledgeable and do a great job keeping the sessions interesting and informative."
Cyndi Ragusa
College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences Business Office
"The Supervisor Training series is a thoughtful collection of topics that provides a broader understanding of the principles of management. Not only is the training beneficial for learning, the networking opportunity and role-playing scenarios are both excellent ways to connect with peers across campus to learn new techniques for resolving age old challenges!"
Jacquelyn Ansley
Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT)
"Every supervisor should attend these training sessions…The focus is on providing tools, ideas and resources that you can leverage immediately to be a more effective supervisor.  These sessions are also a great opportunity to meet and interact with other supervisors across the University, and to share with and mentor each other on how to navigate and resolve the problems all of us face in our quest to be, and to develop, top talent."
Ralph Goodberlet
CCIT IDeA (Infrastructure Development & Architecture)

Employee Development

The talent and organizational development team is dedicated to helping employees develop both personally and professionally. Our team delivers a range of solutions, from instructor-led development courses to self-paced eLearning and individualized development plans, that positively impact organizational effectiveness in relation to productivity, job satisfaction, and personal fulfillment.

Employee Development

Employee Development
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CU Grow

CU Grow provides a framework to support the personal and professional growth of Clemson University staff in full-time positions. Through workshops and training, skills development, experiential learning and volunteer service, CU Grow makes transformational change possible.

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Supervisor Development

The talent and organizational development team is committed to assisting Clemson University supervisors excel in their supervisory roles. Our team offers a variety of supervisory development opportunities to support supervisors in selecting, developing and managing the university's workforce.

Supervisor Toolkit
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New Supervisor Resources

Here are quick links to information that will help you get started in your new journey as a supervisor at Clemson University.

Supervisor Training

  • From the date of hire or promotion, each new supervisor of staff will have 30 days to complete two short, self-paced online training modules and one year to complete seven instructor-led courses. We will offer multiple sessions per course to allow participants greater opportunity and flexibility. The Tiger Training System will automatically enroll each new supervisor and provide links for session sign-up and ongoing reminders.
  • Each semester, the Office of Human Resources hosts instructor-led training courses designed specifically for the University’s supervisors. These sessions will provide University supervisors with the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviors that will allow them to excel in their current roles.
  • If not required by policy, participation is encouraged throughout the State, therefore video-conferencing technologies are available for all sessions
  • Check out more details and register for classes.

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Online Learning Opportunities

Performance Management

Clemson University full-time equivalent staff participate in the annual staff performance management process. During this process, managers work with employees to set yearly goals, clarify expectations, express development opportunities and feedback regarding the performance year.

The goal of performance management is to help employees and Clemson maximize performance potential — and to engage managers in the success and growth of every employee. Our team partners with Staff and Faculty Relations to help managers and employees understand performance management and expectations of the process here at the university.

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Organizational Development

The Talent and Organizational Development team offers a full range of classes, workshops, program development and consulting services. Our goal is to help your team maximize their potential while navigating growth and change through the use of strategic organizational development methodology and practices.

These services include:

  • Retreat/Meeting Facilitation
  • Teambuilding and Team Development
  • 360 Feedback
  • Personality Type Assessments
  • HR-related Workshops
  • Team Performance Coaching
  • Employee/Customer Surveys
  • Competency Mapping
  • Succession Planning
  • Strategic Planning
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Team Training

Talent and Organizational Development offers a variety of customizable courses for you and your team. Courses are available as webinars or as in-person, instructor-led sessions. To request a training consultation, please complete and submit our Training Request Form. Pricing and scheduling availability will be determined upon our receipt of the form. Please submit the training request 3-4 weeks in advance of your desired training date.

Soft Skill Trainings

  • Managing a multi-generational workforce
  • StrengthsFinder
  • Handling Difficult Conversations
  • Motivating and Developing your Team
  • Professionalism and Communication
  • Time Management
  • Building an Effective Team
  • Interviewing Tips

Technical Trainings

  • Performance Planning
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Monitoring Performance and Providing Feedback
  • Email and Phone Customer Service Tips
  • Strategic Goal Planning
  • Writing Position Descriptions
  • Managing Performance Concerns
  • Discipline and Misconduct

For more training offerings, please visit the Tiger Training Learning Library.

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Upcoming Supervisor Training Schedule

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Buddy to Boss

Have you recently transitioned from a peer to the supervisor of your team? Buddy to Boss is an interactive, in-person training for individuals navigating the transition from peer to supervisor. This training will increase your ability to confidently lead your team through the transition by equipping you with effective tools, skills, and strategies that address common transition challenges.

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Building an Effective Team

This course will provide supervisors with more information on skills, tools and techniques to be an effective team leader and member through communication, collaboration and performance.

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Championing the Staff Performance Management Process

Included in required supervisor training series

This course discusses the performance management process including coaching, feedback, goal setting and communication.

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Difficult Conversations

Included in required supervisor training series

This course will aid supervisors in understanding the importance of conflict resolution as well as how to plan for and to have difficult conversations.

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Effective Interviewing

This course is for supervisors only. This class discusses proper interviewing techniques including interview questions types, details on what you can and cannot ask prospective candidates and provides tips and resources available to supervisors.

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Employment Law and Policy

Included in required supervisor training series

Supervisors have a unique and complex role in managing staff's daily work and ensuring compliance with all laws and policies. This course instructs supervisors on their key roles and responsibilities in upholding all employment laws and University policies. Throughout the course, you will learn of the resources and support available to you in making important employment decisions.

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Encouraging and Growing Civility in the Workplace

Included in required supervisor training series

One Clemson: Equitable Treatment and Civility in the Workplace is a professional development program that provides a comprehensive approach to fair employment practices designed to help supervisors learn to deal constructively with workplace issues and relationships on the job. It provides an interactive, skills-based approach to learning that will help to ensure that decision-making is done in a legal, fair, and reflective manner based on the University’s policies and procedures. The program also emphasizes the responsibility each member must create the healthy workplace environment necessary to reach organizational goals.

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Implicit Bias at Work

Included in required supervisor training series

This course will aid supervisors in understanding implicit bias and provide ten practical strategies to create a work environment that fosters inclusion.

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Managing Performance Concerns and Misconduct

Included in required supervisor training series

This course outlines the supervisor’s role in the discipline and performance management processes. This interactive course provides a detailed explanation of what actionable steps may be taken by a supervisor to address issues that arise when employees fall short of expected conduct and/or performance.

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Standards of Ethical Conduct

Included in required supervisor training series

As members of the Clemson University community, all faculty, staff, students, administration, members of the Board of Trustees, and affiliates are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards and complying with all applicable legal obligations in our decisions and actions. As a supervisor, you must adhere to these standards and are responsible for informing and coaching your staff on ethical decisions and actions during the course of their work. This course will review the ethical standards and their application in the workplace.

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Michelle Cato

Phone: 864.656.3360
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Jaz Hamilton

Phone: 864.656.9755
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Elizabeth Hart

Phone: 864.656.0102
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Mary-Kate Tilley

Phone: 864.656.3506
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Liz Whaley

Phone: 864.656.2726
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Inspiring growth, developing talent and cultivating change for individual and organizational excellence within Clemson’s workforce. When you’re ready to take the leap, give us a call.

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