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Career Development

Business Communications

Discover professional development courses on a range of topics from business writing to running an efficient meeting; earn a certificate when you complete three.

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Career Paths

Explore maps that reflect the common pathways for all staff positions at UF within a given job family.

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Leadership Development

UF’s Leadership Competency Model informs professional development opportunities to foster the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to be an excellent leader at UF.

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LinkedIn Learning

The Linkedin Learning platform includes all Lynda course content plus an additional 6,000 online skill-building education options — available at no cost to all students, faculty and staff with valid GatorLink credentials.

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Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge

The Supervisory Challenge is designed to provide UF leaders with meaningful information about the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for being an effective manager in our diverse environment.

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Pro3 Series

This series of workshops and information sessions is designed to help those in administrative positions at UF learn the key information and develop the key skills they need to be successful.

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Sabbatical & Professional Development Leave

Eligible faculty members have the opportunity for professional renewal, planned travel, study, formal education, research, writing, faculty development, certification or other experiences of professional value.

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UF Center for Teaching Excellence

Instructors and graduate students are invited to explore innovative strategies and share best practices that support quality and inclusive teaching for the benefit of all students.

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Personal Development

Employee Education Program

The Employee Education Program enables full-time UF Academic Personnel, TEAMS employees and USPS employees who have been employed in good standing for at least six months to receive tuition assistance at the state university closest to their work location.

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Financial Counceling

UF/IFAS Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) agents are ready to help you and your family make the best financial decisions for your financial stability and well-being through free and accurate financial education.

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Financial Wellness Resources

Expand your financial wellness by exploring the various programs and resources offered by GatorCare.

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Public Speaking Lab

The Public Speaking Lab offers assistance to those seeking to develop effective speaking skills across academic disciplines, including undergraduates, graduate students, TAs, faculty and UF alumni.

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Self-Defense

The free S.A.F.E. (Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange) program is taught by a nationally certified instructor who is dedicated to helping women become more aware of and better familiar with basic self-defense concepts.

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Thrive@UF

Find a variety of personal development courses designed to help you thrive — from developing your emotional intelligence to managing multitasking and much more.

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UF/IFAS Extension

UF/IFAS Extension learning opportunities help Florida residents understand the scientific side of agriculture and natural resources, and improve their homes, finances and family relationships.

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University Library Workshops

The George A. Smathers Libraries offer a variety of training opportunities covering research topics and more.

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University Writing Program

Find workshops that focus on the needs of UF’s graduate and post-graduate students and faculty and others interested in an introduction to academic and professional writing.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Gators Together

Gators Together is a certificate program for individual employees and supervisors designed to increase performance and engagement by creating an inclusive environment for our diverse talents.

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Inclusive Hiring Badge

UF’s Inclusive Hiring Badge is designed to provide faculty and staff with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to implement inclusive practices during the hiring process to support a more equitable workforce.

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Mentoring

The Office of the CDO, in partnership with the Office of the Provost and the International Mentoring Association, has launched a number of initiatives to strengthen mentoring practices and programs here at UF.

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National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs and graduate students at more than 450 colleges and universities.

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Project Implicit

Project Implicit educates the public about bias and provides a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the internet.

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Hobbies & Leisure

Adult Swim Lessons

Adult group swim lessons are offered year-round, alternating between the Florida Pool and the O’Connell Center Pool.

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Florida Master Naturalist Program

FMNP is for those interested in learning about Florida’s environment, seeking educational hours or wishing to increase their knowledge.

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Outdoor Skills Workshops

From sailing and climbing to Wilderness First Responder medical certification, find workshops that will leave you empowered and prepared to get out there.

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Reitz Union Leisure Courses

The Reitz Union’s creative classes and leisure courses provide a fun environment to learn new activities and skills. Many classes are open to UF faculty, staff and community members.

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UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine Instructional Art-making Videos

Use these virtual resources to expand your creativity and make things you’ve never imagined, all under the guidance of our talented visual artists.

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