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Our aim is to provide Organizational and Professional Development Programs designed to nurture a culture of change and innovation and build organizational and individual capacities within the Fresno State community. We support efforts to pursue excellence as a learning organization committed to innovation, continuous improvement and wellness. 

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Additional Workshops & Resources Available:


Learn how to maximize your team's potential and increase the camaraderie and confidence of your staff through exploring Clifton StrengthsFinder. StrengthsFinder reveals an individual's top 5 strengths, which explain their greatest motivators for behavior and how they see the world. Through understanding your Strengths, you will be able to understand why you do what you do and how to easily shift your perspective to learn and accomplish any task from a place of ease rather than frustration. In addition, learning your team's strengths allows the entire group to function more efficiently and cohesively as a unit, understanding what others are naturally good at and how to best motivate and encourage the entire team. Lastly, you will also learn how to structure your team in ways that empowers members to do what they do best - ultimately utilizing everyone's natural talents to become a much stronger unit.

Change Management

Successful change happens one person at a time. Change management provides an enabling framework for managing the people side of change. We offer several learning activities, including consultation services and workshop facilitation, which will assist employees and support managers who wish to implement effective change management practices. We are certified in the Prosci change management methodology ready to assist the campus. Contact Learning and Wellness for more information or to arrange a workshop for your department.

  • Change Management Practitioner (3 day)
  • Change Management for Employees (6 hour)
  • Change Management for Managers (6 hour)
  • Delivering Project Results with (4 hour)

 Team Building

Schedule a hands-on workshop to learn through firsthand experiences the importance of identifying and understanding objectives, how to effectively communicate with all team members, and how to build trust, rely on one another, and ultimately build a productive team.  Team building activities can be modified for specific outcomes based on department or office needs.

 Real Colors

Have you ever asked yourself, "Why do people do the things they do?" Real Colors is a fun, interactive workshop that will provide you with skills to understand human behavior in a new way. In this two to four hour workshop, learn to identify your own – and other people’s – Real Colors and personal strengths; understand the different ways people process information; communicate with others in the most effective way possible; and learn to recognize and appreciate the strengths and viewpoints of others.  This workshop is ideal for groups of 20-50.  Teams from University Communications and the Student Health Center have already scheduled their Real Colors training – consider bringing your team together to sign up today!

Retreat Planning and Design utilizing Liberating Structures

In collaboration with Empathia, Fresno State’s EAP provider, we will also be providing trainings specific to:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Communication building
  • Managing disgruntled/angry people
  • Coping and adapting to change
  • Stress reduction
  • Work-life balance

    Contact Katie Williamson at 278-4851 or to schedule a training.

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call the Office of Human Resources at 559-278-2032 in advance of your participation or visit.