Employee Development and Learning (EDL) advances and supports HR efforts to provide employee development that fosters continuous learning that is relevant and easily transferred into the workplace.
Illinois Human Resources’ Employee Development and Learning (EDL) is a definitive training resource for employees, supervisors, and managers. EDL has a rich history of providing training services as well as linking others to development programs across the university.
EDL supports Illinois Human Resources (IHR) in presenting informational and development programs, supervisory management courses, seminars, meetings, events, and online learning. Additionally, EDL provides new employees with an orientation program to familiarize new staff with the history, culture, mission, and future direction of the university.
Resources provided by and supported by EDL include the following:
Illinois Orientation for New Employees
Illinois Orientation for New Employees (I-ONE) is an interactive program for employees typically offered on the first Monday of each month. New employees have access to a dedicated website with onboarding resources. Information includes what to do before you start, first week, first month, first year, and links for orientation programs (Benefits, SURS, Illinois Orientation, Title IX, etc.) Learn more.
Human Resources Series for Supervisors and Managers
The Human Resources Series for Supervisors and Managers (HR Series) is a multi-topic series focused on the basic information required to understand Illinois Human Resources (IHR) policies and guiding principles. Providing crucial information to create a positive workforce and productive work environment, this series of seminars is vital to successful supervision and management. Learn more.
Illinois Supervisory Skills Program
A semester-long program for new and recent supervisors providing opportunities to develop self-awareness of management styles and personal biases, to practice strategies for resolving conflict, and to build confidence in leading others through performance feedback and coaching techniques. Selected participants will learn and challenge each other throughout the semester as they engage with a cohort of peers from other units, motivating each other to create healthy, productive work environments. Learn more.
EDL can facilitate discussions, retreats, and large or small meetings.
University staff have access to EDL’s registration system to register your invitees/participants paying with C-FOAPAL accounts or credit cards. The system generates reminders, tabulates final attendance, and sends out program evaluations.
EDL works with university units to meet their specific professional development and organizational needs. From tailored training programs to culture surveys to providing access to teambuilding activities and otherwise supporting department initiatives, EDL is available to assist or recommend other resources.
Training and Employee Development Advisory Committee (TEDAC)
Chartered in Fall 2018, the Training and Employee Development Advisory Committee (TEDAC) provides input to Illinois Human Resources (IHR) – Strategic Initiatives in its development of professional development programming for civil service staff and academic professionals at Illinois. These activities are aligned with strategic priorities, which include: development of supervisory skills, campus-wide competencies, and employee onboarding. Learn more