New professional development courses now available

Great news for all employees at every level at all UNC Health Care owned entities. Starting April 1, 2017, UNC Health Care’s Learning and Organizational Development Department will offer employees the opportunity to take advantage of two powerful education experiences, Compassionate Leader and Diversity Leader certificate programs. Whether you are a team member wanting to become a leader or a leader wanting to expand skills, these programs provide amazing opportunities for self-development and development of others.

Compassionate Leader Certificate:

This highly participative certificate program focuses on developing personal leadership skills through communication, coaching and teambuilding to enhance motivation and productivity of self and others. You will enhance your professional skills with a special emphasis on communicating with compassion, understand and use your strengths to motivate and inspire others, and learn foundational leadership principles and skills. 

Diversity Leader Certificate

This is an exciting program designed to expand your knowledge about working in a diverse environment.  The classes will provide an engaging, highly participatory learning experience.  Participants will gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation for differences.  The classroom experience will include essential tips on how to effectively interact with diverse patients, family members, visitors and employees. 

Would you like to know more? Register in LMS for an Information session:

Friday, March 10, 2017

10 – 11 a.m. and 3 – 4 p.m. (HCSLODCLDIVINFO)

UNC Hospitals, Starbucks Conference Rooms A and B 

Or register for a WebEx  1 p.m. – 2 p.m. on March 10 (HCSLODCLDIVWEBEX)

All interested employees are encouraged to attend.  Your name will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Visa gift card.

Classes listed in the Compassionate Leader certificate  or Diversity Leader certificate flyers are taught at the Morrisville campus (5221 Paramount Parkway, Morrisville), and may be taken independently or as part of the certificate programs. Nursing staff receive contact hours for participation. Please visit LMS to view full course descriptions or to register for classes.  

In order to participate in the Compassionate Leader certificate or Diversity Leader certificate programs, please fill out an application before taking courses.

If you have any questions, please contact Vicky Coerper,

Comments from past participants:

“The Diversity Leadership program is a great opportunity to strengthen your communication skills with other people.  It is not only applicable to work, but also to your personal life.  I highly recommend this program to everyone.”

“This program helped me to develop my strengths and interests as a leader in my department.  I was able to meet, connect with, and learn from other employees from different disciplines within the hospital.  All the classes I took kept my interest and attention.  I am thankful for the opportunity to participate and hope to continue to take classes to learn here.”

“The classes are very helpful because you realize other coworkers experience the same obstacles as you do.”

“Based on other participants feedback, the instructors were well prepared, and the classes enjoyable.  The content of classes was applicable to both workplace and personal interactions.”

“This has been a wonderful experience.  I have learned so much in the classes.  The presenters keep it fun and interesting.”