Talent Development can work directly with supervisors and managers to assess team training needs and design, develop and deliver programs that focus on your organizational goals and objectives. 

Customized departmental professional development has many advantages:

  • Sessions can be designed around just about any topic.
  • Your time lines are taken into consideration.
  • The content and program length can be customized to meet your needs.
  • We are familiar with JMU mission, vision, values, culture and goals.

Some of the content we suggest for departmental retreats:

Self- and Other-Awareness

  • DISC 1: Assessment & Introduction (TD1086)
  • StrengthsFinder 2.0 (TD1695)
  • Strengths on My Team (TD2245
  • Introduction to MBTI (TD1242)


  • Team Building Basics (TD2084)
  • Puzzles and Perspectives: Improve Team Effectiveness (TD2187)
  • Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently (TD2252)
  • Happiness at Work: Scenarios and Solutions (TD2380
  • Rocket Project Management (TD2334
  • Better Ideas Through Brainstorming (TD2085)
  • Jungle Escape (TD1621)
  • Be Competent on a Cross-Cultural Campus (TD2240)


  • Communicating Non-Defensively (TD1037)
  • Maximize Emotional Intelligence with Non-Verbal Understanding (TD2186)
  • Team Communication Series (9 hours)
    • Within the Team Communication (TD2228)
    • Among Teams Communication (TD2229)
    • Communication During Organizational Stress (TD2230)
  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (TD2255)


  • Leaders Open Doors (TD2064)
  • Leading Others Through Change: A Three-Phase Model for Success (TD2069)
  • Leadership Feedback: What Your Employees Wish You Knew! (TD2063)
  • 8 Dimensions of Leadership (TD2238)
  • Use Candor to Improve Performance (TD2359)
  • The Fish! Philosophy (TD1063)


To request customized professional development through the Talent Development Department, contact Gail Napora (naporagp@jmu.edu) to discuss and schedule departmental training.

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