Published: April 12, 2018

Each summer Organization and Employee Development invites faculty and staff to attend summer seminars aimed at increasing effectiveness in the workplace. Seminar topics are based on emerging workplace trends and needs.


The Clifton Strengths seminar provides an opportunity for CU Boulder employees to identify their natural talents by taking the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. During this interactive workshop participants will learn to develop their talents into strengths. These strengths will allow participants to continue developing in their career and enhance working relationships.

June 7
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Administrative & Research Center

Register for Strengths


Developing Intercultural Competence

CU Boulder is committed to a strong campus climate in which all students, staff, and faculty thrive and feel a sense of commitment to and from our community.  Creating this depends on our ability to shift cultural perspectives and appropriately adapt behaviors to cultural differences and commonalities.   This workshop is open to all CU Boulder faculty and staff interested in learning more about intercultural competence and how the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) can assess, and build upon, your own level of intercultural competence.  CU Boulder IDI qualified administrators will guide you through attitudes, awareness, knowledge, and skills associated with creating an inclusive campus environment.

June 7
1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Administrative & Research Center

July 24
9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Administrative Research Center

Register for the IDI Seminar


Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. EI has been shown to increase job performance, productivity, and personal excellence. Come to this 2-hour seminar to explore this important ability and gain skills to improve your own emotional intelligence.Participants are asked to participate in all 4 weeks.

June 18, 20, 25 and 27
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Administrative & Research Center

Register for Emotional Intelligence


Real Colors

For centuries, people have searched for ways to peek into the human mind. The Greek philosopher, scientist and physician, Hippocrates wrote that all human beings could be divided into four distinct personality types. Real Colors is an instrument based on the more modern Temperament theories developed by David Keirsey. It is designed to help people recognize, accept, learn to value and understand human behaviors to improve empathy and communication in the workplace.

July 31
12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Administrative Research Center

Register for Real Colors

The Department of Human Resources (HR) creates success through others as we all strive to achieve the goals and fulfill the mission of CU Boulder. HR contribute leadership, ideas, and services that allow each person – whether an individual contributor or manager; a member of the faculty or staff – to do what they do…better. Visit to learn more about HR.