What We Do

Learning and Organizational Development (L&OD) builds the knowledge, skills, and abilities of NC State’s workforce by helping them develop and achieve their potential so that the organizations they work for can succeed and grow. L&OD fosters a learning culture where employees are engaged in continuous learning.  We facilitate this learning by delivering talent and organizational development strategies and services focused on motivating, engaging, and educating a committed and high performing workforce.  We design the best solution to assist you and/or your team in achieving higher team morale and performance. We develop NC State’s talent to Think and Do.

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Special Announcement

In our ongoing efforts to continuously improve our services, Learning & Organizational Development has gathered feedback from program participants and the campus community. Based on this feedback, we will be updating our curriculum and delivery methods. Meanwhile, we will temporarily suspend the delivery of our leadership certificate programs. We will continue to offer a number of professional development programs and courses, including Quick Start, HR Academy, and other leadership topics, along with Compass online learning. Thank you for your patience as we strive to enhance the way L&OD develops talent to “think and do.”

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Aug 29
  • Aug 29
    Employment Eligibility Verification: I-9 and E-Verify
    Admin II, Multipurpose Room 110
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  • Aug 29
    PeopleAdmin 7 - Basic
    Admin II, Room 101, Admin II--Large Conf Rm 101
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Aug 30
  • Aug 30
    WolfTime Management for Supervisors
    Admin II, Room 101, Admin II--Large Conf Rm 101
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  • Aug 30
    WolfTime Management for Timekeepers
    Admin II, Room 101, Admin II--Large Conf Rm 101
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Sep 06
  • Sep 06
    Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High (Day 1)
    Admin II, Room 101, Admin II--Large Conf Rm 101
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Sep 07
  • Sep 07
    Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
    Admin II, Room 101, Admin II--Large Conf Rm 101
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HR Academy

Certificate Program covering HR & Legal topics Enroll now in HR Academy! This program connects participants to campus experts who facilitate over 20 policy and procedure course topics related to human resources, legal and compliance, and other NC State University functions. Learning and Organizational Development has updated the Employee Path and Supervisor Path with additional Read More »

Influence Comes from Trust

Influence comes from trust. Trust comes from vulnerability, e.g., “I don’t know; what do you think?” People who are asked are more engaged. In the video, Sue Powell tells of a boss who asked everyone for his or her opinion, but were told to act as if the final decision were theirs. After viewing the Read More »

Before You Start Something New

Before you start anything new — a retreat, a job, a board commitment — ask questions like, “Why did you take this job?” “What would motivate you to stay?” “How would I know you need help?” etc. Only then should you talk about goals. That will improve retention.  In this video, Shari Harley encourages focusing Read More »