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Learning & Development

Build a strong foundation from which to grow.

Our philosophy for the Learning & Development (L&D) team is to be intentional as we build developmental programs starting with the basic need for a strong foundation from which to grow. Through our work, we take a holistic approach to engage all employees, encourage reflection, increase self-awareness, inspire positive interactions and ultimately lead to employees’ personal and professional growth.


MSU Denver Employee Tuition Benefit

Application for Spring 2019

Be sure you know the Tuition Benefit Procedures before applying for the benefit!

Featured Training

MSU Denver Employee Tuition Benefit Information Session

Permanent, benefits-eligible employees can apply to receive an undergraduate tuition benefit for themselves, their spouse, and/or their dependents.

**It is the employee’s/student’s responsibility to read and understand the terms and conditions of the Tuition Benefit.

To help employees/students understand the Procedures, this informational session will

  • show you where to find the Tuition Benefit Procedures and Application on the Learning & Development website;
  • review the Tuition Benefit Procedures, especially important points regarding eligibility, rules and procedure, and;
  • provide an opportunity for employees/students to ask Tuition Benefit related questions to a panel of key MSU Denver employees from the Learning & Development office, Admissions, Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar and Office of the Bursar.
Facilitator: Rebecca Reid, Learning & Development Specialist
Contact: Rebecca Reid,
Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 10:30am - 11:30am, SSB 304
Monday January 14, 2019 @ 11:30am - 12:30pm, SSB 304


Cultural Competence at MSU Denver and Beyond

Diversity is one of MSU Denver's core values and cultural competence is an essential skill in embedding diversity and inclusion into everything we do at the University. But we are not alone in our pursuit of inclusive excellence and cultural competence; universities, city organizations, and health care institutions across the country are also seeking to improve their ability to function and gain advantage in an increasingly global and diverse world. You can read more about various initiatives by clicking the article links below. 

UW Elementary Education Students Gain Experience in Nepal

Cultural Competence Vital to City

New Position at NHRMC Seeking to Address ‘Cultural Competency’ Issues with Staff



The Learning Nook

The Intercultural Development Continuum (IDC™)

The Intercultural Development Continuum (IDC TM) describes a set of knowledge/attitude/skill sets or orientations toward cultural difference and commonality that are arrayed along a continuum from the more monocultural mindsets of Denial and Polarization through the transitional orientation of Minimization to the intercultural or global mindsets of Acceptance and Adaptation. The capability of deeply shifting cultural perspective and bridging behavior across cultural differences is most fully achieved when one maintains an Adaptation perspective. This continuum is adapted from the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity originally proposed by Milton Bennett.

Source: Intercultural Development Inventory. (2018). IDI general information: The intercultural development continuum. Retrieved from