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Stanford attracts talented, motivated people — like you. As you commit your full effort to excellence in your current role, we want you to feel empowered to learn and grow for what’s next, with your manager as a partner in helping you reach your full potential.

Learn & Grow in Your Current Role

Forge Your Path

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Development Courses

Join colleagues from across the university for live, virtual courses, networking, and workshops to learn new skills and techniques to keep you on the track for success.

View Professional Development Course Catalog
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Training from Around Stanford

Upskill in collaboration and productivity tools, understand Stanford’s purchasing and financial processes, earn a certificate in research administration and more with training provided by a variety of Stanford departments.

View Stanford Training Providers

Free Access to Coursera and LinkedIn Learning

Professional development at Stanford includes access to free learning platforms such as Coursera and LinkedIn Learning.

Access Free Learning Platforms
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Help Pay for Your Training

Eligible staff may be reimbursed for training directly related to job or career development (STAP) as well as full or partial reimbursement for tuition for your own degree program (STRP).

Learn about Education & Training Assistance
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Develop As a Manager

As a manager, you champion the university’s vision and values, translating them into actionable goals and initiatives for your team by providing clear direction, setting expectations, offering feedback, and staying informed. Find tools and resources to support you on your manager journey.

View the Develop section of the Manager Toolkit

Find Your Next Role

Develop Your Career

Review the step-by-step guide to starting and navigating your career development journey.

View Career Guidance

Your Stanford Journey

Onboarding New Employees

Welcoming a new employee is a process that can take many months to ensure they are informed, understand expectations, and feel a sense of belonging at Stanford.

View Onboarding in the Manager Toolkit

Upcoming Professional Development