Professional Development Programs


Our certificate programs in professional development are designed to develop and enhance the skills and knowledge needed to produce effective leaders for tomorrow.  These programs provide NC State employees and managers the opportunity to enhance job skills, knowledge and abilities thereby strengthening the services and operations of the entire university.

Pathways Leadership Development Program - a 2-part program designed for high-performing individuals to enhance their personal effectiveness.


Performance Leadership Program - a semester long leadership development program for managers, supervisors and program managers.


QuickStart University Business Practices Program - a one-month program designed to introduce NC State Employees to key business practices and processes at NC State.


HR Academy - a year long program for full-time SPA & EPA managers and non-managers.


Registration, Course Fees and Payment

Because there are specific requirements for participation in any of these development programs, please contact T&OD: 919-515-7844, or email Training and Development.  Any course fees are noted in the course description, and are charged to your department for your enrollment/attendance in the course.  Also, please note the cancellation policy below.

Cancellation Policy

If you do not attend the course, your department will still be charged the full course fee, unless you cancel your registration at least 5 days prior to the course/session.  Your other options are to send a substitute (NCSU employee) to your scheduled course/session, or to register for another available course/session. For questions, please contact T&OD:  919-515-7844, or email Training and Development.

Special Needs Accomodation

To accommodate persons with disabilities or special needs, please contact T&OD:  919-515-7844, or email Training and Development.