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Human Resources & Inclusive Community

Human Resources & Inclusive Community

People Development

Welcome to People Development!

We are extremely excited to share with you all the programs and resources to help you continue to grow and develop as a person, employee, teammate, and leader.

What do we do?

The People Development Team partners with faculty and staff for professional and career development spanning from the new employee orientation, targeted professional development through career planning. The team focuses on empowering employees with specific skills to drive better business performance by offering competency-based in-person and virtual classes on topics that range from management/supervisory skills, communication, team-building, organizational development and technical skills. From strategic consulting to professional coaching, facilitation and mediation services, our goal is to serve individuals, managers, leaders and teams in a fulfilling employment experience focused on high performance, driving the University's mission and moving DU's strategic plan forward.

A few of the ways that we support you?

  • New Employee Orientation Program
  • Learning and development classes and programs
  • Cohort-based Leadership Academy
  • Heritage Month Events celebrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Performance Management Program
  • LinkedIn Learning content with over 16,000 courses
  • Professional coaching for managers, employees and teams
  • Certified mediator and facilitation services
  • Assessment tools for individual, leadership and team development

Meet the team & what you can reach out to us for? 

Ken Pinnock
I am the Director of People Development and oversee the team. 
You can reach me at 303-871-7511 or


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