The Office of Human Resources offers a variety of Professional and Personal Development opportunities.
Emerging Leaders Program
The Program features educational and experiential components, fosters a broad perspective of the University as an enterprise and promotes skill development to enhance leadership effectiveness all while working on a strategic university project. The ELP stresses the collaborative leadership model, building a collegial network of professional support, in which leaders share resources, networks, intelligence, perspectives, and assets.
National Louis University encourages employees and their families to further their education through lifelong learning. Toward that end, the University makes available certain opportunities and tuition benefits.
Project Management Workshops
Manager Foundations Series
The Manager Foundations series provides new managers the resources and knowledge needed to be a successful manager at National Louis University. Developed managers are also provided the opportunity to attend parts of the series as a refresher course.
The mission of the Staff Council is to represent and promote the interests of the staff and serve as an active advisory group to the University administration in areas that pertain to the welfare of the staff and matters that may benefit the University as a whole.
The Senate is the board of the Faculty Association, principal agent of faculty governance at National Louis University.
University Leadership Council
The purpose of shared governance, through the University Leadership Council, is to enable those who are affected by decisions to work together to build consensus around important issues facing the institution. Broad participation by these representatives chosen by their respective groups increases the level of employee investment in the decisions leading to greater institutional success.
Workshops & Events
The Office of Teaching and Learning offers a variety of workshops and training sessions available to faculty, adjuncts and staff on topics that reflect the University's strategic teaching and learning priorities.
Month of Service
Each year the month of May is dedicated to community service, in which employees are encouraged to participate in a half day of community service. Employees, Staff and Faculty, come together at our Spring Connection to celebrate our service.
At no cost to the employee, Perspectives, Ltd, offers easy to use online-services for employees and their families. The services range from child care and elder care to travel or event planning. Perspectives, Ltd also offers a range of educational material and skill builders.
Online Adjunct Orientation
NLU has created an innovative online “Just In Time” adjunct orientation and professional development suite which enables our adjunct faculty to quickly get up to speed on the policies, procedures and teaching systems at the university. Once an adjunct faculty member is hired at NLU, they can access the training online from anywhere, anytime (even on a mobile device) creating an easily accessible and welcoming experience for our adjunct faculty.
Employee orientation serves as an introduction to the NLU culture, shared values, leadership and key University policies. Orientation provides employees the opportunity to receive materials, interact with new employees and ask questions.
The Buddy Program has been designed to help our new employees successfully build connections with colleagues, the NLU community and their jobs. The buddy will act as a resource so our new employees can navigate in their new work environment and can begin to be actively engaged and build their professional network.