Training And Development
We are committed to developing the talents of our employees. We understand that continuous learning benefits the entire system by developing and maintaining employee skills that link directly to achieving organizational goals and objectives.
Skills Development & Training
Enterprise Learning Management (ELM)
The State of Minnesota's Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) system is a searchable registration system that lists workshops, courses and conferences available to employees statewide.
Employees are provided free access to LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com), a customizable and personalized learning platform that allows users to view hundreds of video courses on a wide variety of topics, all made by experts.
Local Leadership Development Opportunities
Minnesota State Mankato Leadership Institute
Minnesota State Mankato Leadership Institute is a nine-month long program available to develop our university’s number one resource – our faculty and staff. It is a selective program for faculty and staff who wish to develop leadership skills, grow in their current positions and prepare themselves for their future. Employees should watch for the application materials for the Leadership Institute in the fall.
Elizabeth Kearney Women’s Leadership Program
Elizabeth Kearney Women’s Leadership Program is a gender specific, strengths-based leadership program. The program takes a cohort of women through 10 months of professional and personal leadership development. Women identify their individual strengths, build skills, learn about community and civic engagement, network, and leave prepared to address common leadership challenges facing women.
Greater Mankato Growth Leadership Institute
The Greater Mankato Leadership Institute is a nine-month program providing the opportunity to develop leadership goals as well become better informed about our community's businesses and nonprofit organizations and connect with other professionals in the area.
Regional, State, And National Leadership Development Opportunities
American Council of Education (ACE) Fellows Program
The American Council of Education (ACE) Fellows Program helps ensure that higher education’s future leaders are ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their institutions.
HERS Higher Education Leadership Programs for Women
The HERS Leadership Institute program is renowned for its transformative impact on mid-career women, and we are always developing new programs to complement it. From helping young professionals begin their leadership development to giving senior level professionals the tools they need to take control of their career, our goal is to build a robust arch of programs that buttress career-spanning journeys of learning and leadership development.
Luoma Leadership Academy Program
The Luoma Leadership Academy is an 18-month leadership development program designed to nurture leadership talent for Minnesota State. Participants have included department and faculty deans, human resource directors, business managers, chief financial officers, as well as individual contributors and faculty who aspire to future leadership positions.