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DEVELOP YOUR DOMINION:Professional Development Training


You have chosen to be a Monarch. We hope you choose to develop your dominion today!

The ODU Human Resources Training & Organization Development Team is committed to creating relevant learning opportunities, inspiring self-directed professional growth, and promoting optimum management of self and others. We have created and curated online professional development opportunities for all types of learners.

Three ways to Develop Your Dominion:


Synchronous Online Courses

HR facilitator-led courses now in a virtual format and offered online. Registration is Required!


Asynchronous Courses on COVLC

Self-paced online courses custom-created by HR, offered in the Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center (COVLC).


Asynchronous Courses on LinkedIn Learning

Specially curated online training collections vetted by HR and available on-demand via LinkedIn Learning.

Synchronous Online Courses

 Synchronous |  Online |  HR Facilitator-Led |  Registration Required


  • Administrative Professional Faculty
  • Classified Employees
  • Hourly Employees



Courses are free and open for all eligible employees on a first come first serve basis. Approval from your supervisor is required to attend.

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Fall 2022 Schedule

September 15

9:00 - 11:00

Coaching for Performance Success

September 21-23

9:00 - 4:00

Supervisor Essentials (3-day Certification)

September 22

9:00 - 11:00

Effective Communication

September 29

9:00 - 11:00

Emotional Intelligence I (Online)

September 29

1:30 - 3:30

Emotional Intelligence I (In-Person)

October 6

9:00 - 11:00

Service Behaviors that Matter (Online)

October 6

1:30 - 3:30

Service Behaviors that Matter (In-Person)

October 13

9:00 - 11:00

Communication Flexibility: Understand & Adapt Your Style

October 20

9:00 - 11:00

Emotional Intelligence II

October 27

9:00 - 11:00

Taking Control of Your Time

November 3

9:00 - 11:00

Leadership Essentials

November 10

9:00 - 11:00

Team up for Success

December 7-9

9:00 - 4:00

Supervisor Essentials (3-day Certification)

Synchronous Facilitator-Led Courses

    Be prepared to offer the best to your employees. This course will help you identify the mindset and skills needed to coach for performance. Coaching models will be discussed to help maximize performance and foster positive results.
    Building communication flexibility allows you to choose a different style to customize your message to the preferred communication style(s) of your audience and ensures that your message is heard. Understanding different communication styles is crucial to working together effectively. In this course, you will learn about four different communication styles, how to identify each, identify your natural communication style, and how to adapt your own communication approach.
    Effective communication is an essential tool in achieving productivity and maintaining resilient working relationships at all levels of an organization. This course will identify the common barriers of communication and practice the skills necessary for effective communication.
    Can you adequately harness your emotions so they don't interfere with your ability to listen or problem solve? This course delves deep in to how the brain handles emotion and how to identify the differences between emotions and feelings to help you manage yourself and others in the workplace.
    Can you remain calm, energized and focused in the face of another's distress or during an upsetting situation? Can you defuse conflict? This course will help you develop your social awareness and identify how to use influence in managing your relationships.
    Leadership is a decision, not a position. This online course has been created for managers who have the desire, inner drive, and a growth mindset to move from where you are now to where you have chosen to go on your leadership journey. This online course is structured to provide a broad overview and to establish context to allow learners to categorize leadership characteristics and foster future learning and self-development. Participants will be taking a selection of self-assessments that will provide you with insight and identify areas and opportunities for continued learning and growth.
    Superior customer service should be practiced by all Monarchs. At its core, quality customer service is making sure everyone feels they are valued, heard, respected, treated fairly, and appreciated. Find out how to demonstrate the Fantastic Service Equation and develop your skills to provide exceptional customer service.
    Time management can have an enormous impact on your performance and productivity in the workplace. This course will help participants identify the common distractions that get in the way of getting things done and identify strategies on how to minimize these distractions.
    The difference between success and failure is a great team. This class will enable participants to learn the importance of teamwork to workplace success and the specific role each individual on a team may play. Do you possess the 3 Virtues of The Ideal Team Player? Take this course and find out for yourself.

Certificate Programs

Asynchronous Self-Led Courses

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is "Develop Your Dominion"?

Develop Your Dominion refers to the Professional Development courses either created, curated, or facilitated by our HR Training & Development Team. There are 2 types of Develop Your Dominion courses:

  1. Synchronous Facilitator-Led Courses
    These courses are facilitated by our team, have specific meeting times (online), and require registration to attend. The available courses are listed on this page.
  2. Asynchronous Self-Led Courses
    These are online learning modules. We have custom-created courses available on the Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center (COVLC), and we have specially curated courses available on LinkedIn Learning.

How do I register?

You can register for courses online. Go to our Develop Your Dominion page to see what classes are currently available.

  • Go to our Registration Page
  • Click on the course title you would like to register for
  • Click the "Sign Up" button
  • Enter your name and ODU email, then click "Save"

Please obtain supervisor approval before registering for a course.

Do I have to register for Develop Your Dominion courses?

Yes, you must register to participate in the Develop Your Dominion Facilitator-Led (synchronous, online) courses.

However, there are a number of on-demand Develop Your Dominion courses available on the Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center (COVLC) that are asynchronous and do not require registration as they are self-directed. If you like self-paced courses, you should also check out our course collections available on LinkedIn Learning.

Can I get a Certificate of Completion?

  • For courses taken in the COVLC:
    • Once you have completed the course, scroll to your Completed Training section and if a certificate is available, click on or tab to the radio button, "View Certificate"
    • Click on the Print button located at the top left of dialog box
  • For courses taken in LinkedIn Learning
    • Print, or share your Certificates of Completion on your LinkedIn profile.

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