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What’s Happening in Professional Development?

The New Year is a great time to commit or recommit to advancing your professional development. To help you in this effort, Drexel HR and other departments offer a wide variety of professional development opportunities. A few are listed here:

Management Essentials Online Certificate

Do you want to build your management toolkit? Would you like to prepare for a future role in leadership? If you said yes to either of these questions, the Management Essentials Online Certificate may be an ideal way for you to begin your journey. And per HR’s new Promotion Policy (HR-55), all newly promoted managers (faculty and professional staff) are required to complete the Management Essentials Online Certificate. The program consists of the following online courses to give you a jump-start on the basics you need to know:

  • Evaluating Performance in Career Pathway
  • Goal Setting in Career Pathway
  • Family Medical Leave — What You Need to Know
  • Introductory Period — Lending a Hand to Your Employees
  • Legal Interviewing
  • Managing Performance Issues
  • FLSA

Please email any questions about the Management Essentials Online Certificate to

Check Out the Career Pathway Events Calendar

If you’re interested in learning more about the professional development opportunities available to you, take a look at the Events Calendar in Career Pathway. To view the Events Calendar:

  • Log into Career Pathway via the Employee tab in DrexelOne
  • Hover over the Learning tab and select Events Calendar
  • You can use the navigation arrows to see what’s coming up in the weeks ahead

To register for a workshop, click on the title and request the session; it will then show up on your transcript, and you should receive a registration email. Some upcoming workshops include:

  • 5 Steps to Your Career Development Plan
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence


Drexel Leaders 2020

The application process is concluding for the sixth cohort of Drexel Leaders 2020 (DL2020), a development program for mid-career leaders, focused on challenges and opportunities common for leaders at this point in their careers. Participants will meet six times over the next five months, working together to explore topics such as:

  • Imperatives of Effective Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Academic Leadership
  • Organization Structure
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Navigating Transformational Change

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with and ask questions of prominent leaders from within and outside Drexel, and will model collaborative leadership by sharing experiences and ideas with their colleagues.

Since its inception in 2013, five cohorts and almost 100 Drexel leaders have completed the DL2020 program, contributing to the creation of a shared perspective on leadership at Drexel and building a common vocabulary among participants.

This story was published in the winter 2018 issue of Drexel Quarterly.