Develop as a manager
Stanford offers an array of opportunities to develop as a manager through trainings, workshops, e-learnings, forums, connecting with other managers across the university, and more. View the upcoming manager development opportunities calendar to register for an activity, or check out the opportunities listed below to learn more!
Featured upcoming manager development opportunities
Virtual and in-person group development
(60-min virtually via Zoom)
Forums for people managers across the university to hear from university and industry leaders, connect, learn from each other, and review resources available to support their teams.
Register for an upcoming forum and view past forum resources
(90-min virtually via Zoom)
In-depth interactive workshops that explore topics people managers across the university have identified as especially important for their roles.
Register for an upcoming workshop and view past workshop resources
Employee Relations Trainings
Trainings to learn about various employee relations topics, such as handling employee concerns, including harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, workplace accommodations, effective performance management, university policies and resources, and key employment laws.
Self-paced e-learning development
STARS: Learning Management System
Leverage our learning management system in Axess as you and your team enroll in learning opportunities; learn how to run reports, approve training requests, etc.
Free Learning Platforms
Stanford has an enterprise agreement with LinkedIn Learning, which offers 16,000+ online courses and podcasts. In addition, there is a limited agreement with Coursera for their online courses. Use these platforms for on-demand learning.
The IDEAL Learning Journey
Managers are in a position to support and lead workplace efforts to improve inclusiveness and belonging. Our shared learning experience has unique options for managers with self-paced options (as well as virtual, interactive workshops).
Development opportunities by nomination
(in-person over 1 year)
Formal discussions broadening faculty and senior staff members' understanding of the university by addressing issues related to Stanford's mission, governance, priorities, and internal and external relations.
Stanford Leadership Academy
(in-person over 1 year)
Formal discussions through workshops and presentation dinners to build the leadership capabilities of faculty, staff, and healthcare administrators who guide the university now and in the future.
Stanford Manager Academy
(Majority virtual over 6 months)
Online and in-person learning experiences through FranklinCovey to strengthen the effectiveness, skills, and abilities of frontline people managers
Additional manager development resources
Gartner resources and best practices
An online portal with tools, assessments, templates, and research to assist with workforce management; no cost for Stanford employees.
Executive Education, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Public programs for managers and leads including faculty seminars, quarterly newsletters, webinars, and interactive programs.
Manager Development Courses
Manager-specific development courses available each quarter. View the course catalog for more details and registration.
Feedback and Coaching Resources
Tools and resources to help share timely and constructive feedback, along with coaching employees to unlock their full potential to make meaningful contributions.