Development & Training

How can I register for a training course?

You can register online at training.umd.edu, which is a registration and tracking system. This system allows you to view, register, and cancel training.

What is PRD training, and how often is it offered?

This seminar is for employees and managers/supervisors who need to learn about the University of Maryland Performance Review and Development process. The class will focus on the basics of the PRD process as well as how to develop clear and effective performance expectations. Participants will be given the opportunity to develop and discuss performance expectations that focus on their specific position and support university, unit and department goals. PRD training is offered monthly, check the UHR Calendar at training.umd.edu for availability.

Where can I find PRD information and downloadable forms?

Updated PRD information such as the current cycle and PRD policies can be found at :  PRD

What is lynda.com and how do I access it?

All staff, faculty, and students have access to lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest businesssoftware, and creative skills through high-quality instructional videos.  Topics include project management, public speaking, leadership, facilitation, and thousands more.

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Where can I send information if I have feedback on courses, suggestions for future classes, etc?

We would love to hear your opinions or any ideas you may have! Please e-mail us at UHRConnect@umd.edu.

Current Learning Opportunities

A complete listing of current learning opportunities can be found at training.umd.edu. On this site you can review programs offered through University Human Resources (UHR).

Sexual Misconduct

The University of Maryland is committed to a working and learning environment free from sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence/abuse, sexual exploitation and sexual intimidation (including, but not limited to stalking and cyber-stalking). Sexual misconduct will not be tolerated. It corrupts the integrity of the educational process and work environment, and violates the core mission and values of the University. 

Creating an environment free of sexual misconduct is the responsibility of all members of the University community. The University is committed to fostering a campus climate that is free from sexual misconduct through education and prevention programs, and procedures that promote prompt reporting and the timely, fair and impartial investigation and resolution of sexual misconduct cases. If reported and confirmed, the University will take all appropriate steps to eliminate sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence and address its effects.

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Customized Training

Employee Training & Development is committed to providing training and development resources that can assist departments in meeting their mission and purpose objectives. Customized training can be designed, facilitated and evaluated by sending a request to traindev@umd.edu.


All University of Maryland faculty and staff are eligible to attend our programs on a first come, first served basis. Participants from outside the university are also invited to attend our programs on a “space-available” basis.


Our seminars are taught by seasoned professionals. They are leading consultants, academicians and practitioners who will speak from years of experience and convey real-world solutions to the challenges you face. You will come away from our seminars informed, educated and inspired to reach your personal and professional goals.


You will receive an automatic confirmation notice via email when you register on training.umd.edu. You will also receive a reminder notification prior to the seminar date.

Cancellation Policy

Participant Cancellation
To cancel out of a seminar you are registered for, simply log on to training.umd.eduand select “Drop a Course.” We require that you cancel out of a seminar no less than three working days prior to the class date. Failure to do so will result in your department being charged the full seminar fee. If you register for a non-fee based program but fail to attend or cancel less than three working days prior to the class date, your department will be charged a $15 administrative fee.

Seminar Cancellation
University Human Resources reserves the right to cancel a seminar due to insufficient enrollment. Such decisions will be made at least one week before the scheduled seminar date. Registrants will be notified via email.

Payment of Program Fees

All fee based courses will be processed through your department’s KFS number provided at the time of registration.

Location of Seminars

Seminar locations are listed for each program on training.umd.edu.


Detailed parking information can be found at transportation.umd.edu

Special Accommodations

If you need special accommodations to attend a seminar, contact us at 301.405.5651 at least three weeks prior to the seminar date.

Contact Learning & Talent Development

If you need more information or have any questions about training and professional development please contact us at 301.405.5651 or email traindev@umd.edu. We will be happy to assist you.