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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

Professional Development Conference

The MSU Denver Professional Development Conference is a one day professional development opportunity open to all MSU Denver employees. It takes place in the King Center, with identical sessions in the morning and afternoon. The day features workshops presented by your peers and a keynote speaker to frame the day’s activities. Light snacks and coffee will be available in the morning, and lunch in the afternoon. We invite you to attend as many activities as your schedule allows. Don't forget to mark your calendars to attend Minute to Win It and a free drawing at the end of the day for your chance to win Rockies tickets, campus parking, drinks at Tivoli Brewery, pizza from iPie, and gift cards to Tivoli Station (bookstore), Blackboard Eats and Starbucks. Click here for more information.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 Morning Session 7:30am-12:30pm King Center

Thursday, May 30, 2019 Afternoon Session 12:30pm-4:10pm King Center



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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