Organizational Development and Training

Organizational Development and Training (OD&T) facilitates the learning, growth and development of faculty and staff at the University at Buffalo. We are dedicated to providing individuals and teams with outstanding knowledge, skills and abilities to meet their goals and to support the vision of the university. We offer professional development workshops, compliance training, consulting services and training programs tailored to meet both individual and departmental needs.

Functional Services

OD&T offers a quarterly schedule of training classes to all UB faculty and staff. These classes provide interactive and experiential learning to ensure that knowledge and skills can be directly applied to your role on campus. OD&T also provides online training courses customized to meet your unique needs.

Supervisory and Managerial Skills Development:

OD&T follows industry best practices for supervising and leading teams and provides programs such as:

  • How to coach employees
  • How to write performance programs and evaluations advisements
  • Collaborative Performance Management (CPM) program

Orientation Programs:

OD&T provides orientation programs to welcome those who are new to UB or in a new role.  These engaging programs provide valuable resources to groups such as: 

  • New employees
  • New supervisors
  • Supervising students

Online Learning Solutions:

OD&T provides a variety of interactive online learning programs including:

  • E-learning classes
  • System tutorials
  • Regulatory and compliance training
  • Performance support tools such as job aids and reference materials

Career and Personal Development Training Programs:

OD&T provides training programs for professional and personal development on topics such as:

  • Effective communication
  • Increasing productivity
  • Building relationships and influencing others

Software and Computer Training Programs:

OD&T’s Microsoft-certified staff develops hands-on training for the following programs:

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Acrobat

Organizational Development Consultations:

OD&T consults with departments, supervisors and work groups to assess workplace needs and provides customized training on the following topics:

  • Workplace analysis and action planning
  • Team assessments
  • Search committee training and advisement
  • Team building and retreat facilitation
  • Guiding departments to develop their own training programs