Learning & Development

Welcome to your Learning & Development opportunities!

The Learning & Development Team is committed to providing Michigan Medicine employees with developmental programs and interventions that enhance awareness, capabilities, and professional skills which lead to growth and career advancement.

Course Offerings

Change Management

Navigating Change Workshop

Change is inevitable and for an Academic Medical Center, change is becoming more and more frequent.  As an organization, we need to be more agile as we handle consistent change efforts.  When you effectively navigate change, you:        
  • Can move from the current to the new situation more quickly and easily. 
  • Can help other people accept change and adapt to a new future with greater enthusiasm and energy. 
  • Can experience greater success, fewer disruptions, and less resistance.

This course will consist of 3 facilitator-led (2 ½ hr.) webinar sessions that includes interactive group work.   

You will learn to: 

  • Identify the steps of the Michigan Medicine 7-step model for change. 
  • Examine 3 leading strategies to coach staff through change initiatives. 
  • Create a draft change plan to help kick start your change project.  
  • Leverage different resources to best deal with change.

You will benefit by: 

  • Increased understanding of 7-step model 
  • Understanding where to put your focus and energy when dealing with change 
  • Leaving with an action plan that outlines your steps to effectively plan for upcoming changes.


Anyone who wishes they could deal with change differently and more proactively. 

Program Notes: 

This session is being delivered in an online webinar format. The webinar link will be delivered in the registration confirmation email.


Giving & Receiving Feedback

Register here: Giving & Receiving Feedback – Free


Feedback is instrumental in development and continued growth, so why is it so challenging to make a habit of providing constructive feedback and/or receiving feedback from others.  This session will focus on strategies for giving and receiving feedback gracefully, and provide a model for delivering constructive feedback to others. Participants will have an opportunity to practice utilizing the model and developing strategic ways to give and receive feedback.  

This course is a (1 ½ hr) facilitator-led online webinar session.

You will learn to: 

  • Recognize the importance of feedback. 
  • Define the SBI feedback model. 
  • Identify challenges to giving and receiving feedback. 
  • Develop strategies to overcome barriers.  

You will benefit by: 

  • Increased understanding of SBI feedback model. 
  • Opportunity to practice delivering developmental feedback. 
  • Applying strategies to overcome barriers.


Anyone who wishes they could receive and deliver feedback more effectively. 

Program Notes: 

This session is being delivered in an online webinar format. The webinar link will be delivered in the registration confirmation email.


Radical Candor

Register here: Radical Candor – Free

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When you’re in a position to give honest feedback to someone you care about, are you able to challenge them directly with this level of radical candor? Radical Candor — Caring Personally while Challenging Directly — is guidance and feedback that’s both kind and clear, specific, and sincere. This session will provide a framework that shows us how to be both a better boss and colleague by providing and receiving feedback. 

This course is a 2-hour facilitator-led online webinar session.  

You will learn to: 

  • Define Radical Candor 
  • Define the 4 quadrants of Radical Candor Framework 
  • Move every conversation towards radical candor 
  • Develop and improve communication skills through feedback 

You will benefit by: 

  • Increased understanding of caring personally while challenging directly 
  • Leaving with an action plan that outlines steps to produce better results and help employees achieve success 


Anyone who wishes to build a better relationship with team members by providing feedback with a mix of praise as well as criticism.


Straight Talk

Register here: Straight Talk – Free


Designed to help you gain competency in communication as quickly and effectively as possible and make you a stronger and more valuable contributor to your organization.  Participants learn the unique styles in which we view the world, learn how to identify styles in others, and dive deeper into communication among the team.

This course is a (2-hour) facilitator-led online webinar session. 

You will learn to: 

  • Discover your communication style through a quick survey 
  • Identify behavioral tendencies when communicating 
  • Tune your own communication style to be most effective with other people 

You will benefit by: 

  • Increased understanding of different communication styles 
  • Leaving with tools for productive communications 


This course is available for employee who wants to improve their communication skills as they strive for excellence in the workplace.

Leadership Development

Foundations of Leadership

Register here: Foundations of Leadership - Free

Foundations of Leadership is a leadership development program available to leaders who are new to the university or their leadership role with 0-3 years of supervisory or management experience and at least one direct report.

MyLINC Registration Information

L&D Process

Registration for Learning & Development courses occurs via MyLINC on a first-come basis until a class reaches maximum capacity. Once capacity is reached, registrants are offered the opportunity to be added to a waiting list. Adding yourself to a waiting list is highly recommended! When a registrant drops a class, an email is sent to the first person on the waiting list and they have 24 hours in which to respond and secure their spot through registration in MyLINC. Once the 24-hour period expires, the open spot is offered to the next person on the waitlist.

Most classes also offer a Course Interest List if you are unable to register for any available sessions. Those who register for the Course Interest List, and members of the waiting list that weren't able to attend, will be the first notified when new sessions of that class are available.

Level 1 password is required for registration.