Learning & Development Opportunities

IDEAL Engage

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment (IDEAL) initiative provides resources and community events to support Stanford's long range vision and commitment to an inclusive, equitable community.

We encourage you to explore the University's IDEAL Engage website for educational content and support resources that are updated regularly.


We are excited to offer a professional development program, Peds-U, which aims to support and maintain on-going education for Pediatrics employees. We encourage all Pediatrics employees to participate in the many offerings within the program, with both free and STAP fund-eligible offerings.

Peds-U is a program that strives to continuously develop and maintain a highly competent workforce capable of performing their duties at a consistently high level in an ever changing and complex work environment. We offer self-paced, online options which can be taken in the form of individual courses or multi-course certificate programs. We also offer department-wide presentations on various professional development topics.   

In 2021 Peds-U is proud to present the Career Development Workshops, which consist of 6 workshops from resume building, to Rocking your LinkedIn Profile, to tips on Career Conversations. Click here to sign up for these workshops.

Missed a workshop? Please see below for the recording and slides of past workshops:

  • Building Your Brand - Resume and Cover letter workshop (slides; recording)
  • Networking & Mentoring - Leverage Your Contacts & SoM Mentoring Program (slides; recording)
  • Rock Your Profile - Tips on how to update you LinkedIn Profile (recording)

 If you have any suggestions on future offerings/topics, please email Shawna McManus.

LinkedIn Learning

Courtesy of University HR and University IT, all faculty and benefits-eligible staff in the Department of Pediatrics have free unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning (SUNet ID required).

LinkedIn Learning is an online training library that has over 13,000 courses covering business, technology, and creative topics. LinkedIn Learning is designed for all levels of learners. These videos are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can even be viewed from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. We encourage you to begin enhancing your work skills at the convenience of your own schedule!

SoM Talent Development

We encourage you to explore the School of Medicine's Talent Development Learning website for great content and resources that are updated regularly.

SoM Retention Workshop Resource

Cardinal@Work Catalog

We encourage you to explore the Cardinal@Work website for professional development courses that are updated regularly.

Leadership and Manager Training



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Time Offered

Engage Series (link)

Promote the development of knowledge and skills for faculty and staff in teaching fundamentals, leadership, and educational scholarship to become more effective educators and to advance their careers.  Monhtly sessions in two series: Teaching Fundamentals, and Leadership.

Pediatrics faculty and staff

Monthly sessions with CME credit year round.

Manager Academy (link)


Manager Academy gives managers opportunities to learn new ways to address their most critical managerial challenges, share ideas with other managers across the university, and drive their own ongoing development. Over a three-week span, participants attend two, two-day workshops. Participants receive 360-degree feedback, 1:1 coaching, and on-the-job application of workshop models and concepts.

Employees are nominated to participate by their local human resources team. Participants must be staff members who manage at least one full-time benefits-eligible employee and have been in their current managerial role for at least six months.

Postponed Until 2021

Typically Offered Bi-Annually (Fall/Spring)

Managers Forum (link)


Opportunity for managers to gain insights from university leaders, connect with other managers, learn more about the resources available to support you, give input to new or changing workplace programs, and share learnings from approaches that had fantastic results—and approaches that didn’t work so well.

All Stanford staff. Designed for manager’s and their teams.


Supervisory Academy (link)


Supervisory Academy strives to prepare and develop newly promoted and new to Stanford supervisors at all levels in their careers.  Become a more effective and successful leader as we share best practices and identify solutions as you manage your teams.  Utilize case studies and role playing in order to increase leadership confidence and expertise.

All Stanford staff and Faculty.

Monthly sessions and online courses offered through Canvas.

Leadership Academy (link)

Stanford Leadership Academy meets for seven full-day workshops and four presentation dinners. Participants receive 360-degree feedback, executive coaching to create a development plan, the option to work with a professional communication coach, and attend dinners that serve as additional networking opportunities to provide peer consultation regarding current leadership challenges facing the participants.

Twenty participants are selected. Participants are nominated by the most senior leader within their school or unit in partnership with their local human resources representative and approved by the president and provost. Nominees should hold senior level positions at the dean, vice president or vice provost level, or report to someone at that level.


Leadership @ Stanford (link)

Participants meet for six two-day workshops. The sessions are devoted to building expertise aligned to Stanford’s Leadership Attributes. Participants receive a 360-degree assessment and work with a professional coach on real-time issues related to their personalized development plan.

Twenty-four participants are selected. Participants are traditionally nominated by the most senior leader within their school or unit in partnership with their local human resources representative and approved by the president and provost.