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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's NEW Employee Tuition Benefit

Now Live for Fall 2018

Benefits-eligible employees and their spouses and dependents can now apply to use the tuition benefit. Visit the L&D Benefits page for more information and to access the application.

Featured Training!

Introduction to Workplace Skills Coaching

Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) now offers Workplace Skills Coaching for all employees. Coaching focus areas can include conflict management, interpersonal skills, and emotional management for the workplace. Speaker(s) will present information on coaching strategies and topics available through this C-SEAP coaching service.

Tuesday, September 18th @ 10:00am - 11:00am in SSB 304

Facilitator: C-SEAP

Contact: Danielle Farrell, 

Register: Workplace Skills Coaching Registration


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 


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