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Learning & Development

Build a strong foundation from which to grow.

Our philosophy for the Learning & Development (L&D) team is to be intentional as we build developmental programs starting with the basic need for a strong foundation from which to grow. Through our work, we take a holistic approach to engage all employees, encourage reflection, increase self-awareness, inspire positive interactions and ultimately lead to employees’ personal and professional growth.


MSU Denver Employee Tuition Benefit

Summer and Fall Applications Opening Soon!

You must apply to use the benefit every semester. Be sure you know the Tuition Benefit Procedures before applying! Check out the L&D Calendar for upcoming Tuition Benefit Info Sessions.

Featured Training

Live Webcast through Academic Impressions: The Future of Higher Education

Join us in July for a deep discussion of findings from our recent paper, The Future of Higher Education. You will hear perspectives contributed by university presidents and board chairs on the four paradoxes we all face--and the four strategies that can make a difference. This free webcast will offer new ideas and approaches to:

  • Presidents and board members
  • Senior academic and administrative leaders
  • Heads of human resources and organizational development
  • Directors of leadership academies and leadership development programs

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @11:00am – 11:45am



Cultural Competence at MSU Denver and Beyond

Diversity is one of MSU Denver's core values and cultural competence is an essential skill in embedding diversity and inclusion into everything we do at the University. But we are not alone in our pursuit of inclusive excellence and cultural competence; universities, city organizations, and health care institutions across the country are also seeking to improve their ability to function and gain advantage in an increasingly global and diverse world. You can read more about various initiatives by clicking the article links below. 

UW Elementary Education Students Gain Experience in Nepal

Cultural Competence Vital to City

New Position at NHRMC Seeking to Address ‘Cultural Competency’ Issues with Staff



The Learning Nook

The Intercultural Development Continuum (IDC™)

The Intercultural Development Continuum (IDC TM) describes a set of knowledge/attitude/skill sets or orientations toward cultural difference and commonality that are arrayed along a continuum from the more monocultural mindsets of Denial and Polarization through the transitional orientation of Minimization to the intercultural or global mindsets of Acceptance and Adaptation. The capability of deeply shifting cultural perspective and bridging behavior across cultural differences is most fully achieved when one maintains an Adaptation perspective. This continuum is adapted from the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity originally proposed by Milton Bennett.

Source: Intercultural Development Inventory. (2018). IDI general information: The intercultural development continuum. Retrieved from 


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