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Professional and Organization Development for the Drexel Community

Welcome to Learning and Development!

The Drexel Human Resources Learning & Development Team consists of a small group of dedicated professionals whose combined talents bring a wealth of experience to the University. Our expertise ranges from design and facilitation of retreats, meetings and adult learning sessions to collaboration on improvement projects; to consultation regarding organizational change or complex dynamics. Our aim is to collaboratively create a positive, productive and engaged culture at the individual, group and organizational levels within the University.


What We Do

We serve the University by offering professional development courses and workshops, by assessing learning needs, and by collaboratively planning and executing on a variety of strategies to leverage strengths and increase effectiveness and productivity. As both adult learning experts and internal consultants, we partner throughout the University to build capability and effectively manage change and complexity.

Services We Offer

Professional Development

This is your “one-stop-shop” for information on all of the professional development classes and workshops being offered by the Learning & Development Team.

You’re just a click away from access to all courses, including dates, times, instructors, and class descriptions. You can even register online!  Simply click on one of the links below or log in to Career Pathway through DrexelOne to view information on available courses:

Other Services

If your department or college has a need for customized learning, we can help. If your unit is undergoing change or dealing with other challenges, we are happy to meet with you to better understand your needs and collaborate on solutions. Should you need facilitation for a retreat, meeting, or ideas on designs to increase engagement and effectiveness, our team of consultants will partner with you to determine a strategy to produce the outcomes you seek.

For further information on the various services we can provide, please access our Services Request page to complete our new online inquiry form.

Learning & Development Quality Standards

What are the standards of quality in Learning and Development?  What can you expect from us?


We aim for excellence in all that we do. This is measured by gathering feedback from you through program evaluations, by your returning to take additional classes, by referrals from you to others, and by additional requests from you or your department for assistance.


We are customer-focused. We listen to your feedback and incorporate it into our work. We consistently assess your needs to determine what our priorities should be. We collaborate with you. In sum, we do our work “with you, not to you.”


Accessibility is important in several ways. We want it to be easy for participants to access materials and knowledge, particularly if differently abled. We recognize that there are multiple learning styles and offer varied modalities, and since time and availability are limited, we are flexible and creative in finding hybrid, online and just-in-time approaches to learning. As adult learning and organization development professionals, we have access to current theories, practices and technologies in the field which we bring to Drexel.

Relevant and Applicable

Relevant, applicable learning makes the best use of your time, adding the most value. We often turn to you for case scenarios, to test our ideas about programs, and to deepen our understanding of the challenges you face and the changing needs you experience.


You deserve to trust that the services you receive from Learning & Development are reputable, current, valuable and meaningful. Your feedback is essential in ensuring our commitment to excellence and quality.

We welcome your inquiries, suggestions and feedback!  Please feel free to contact any member of the Learning & Development Team listed in our directory below.

Team Member




Shirley Grass
Associate Director


Kathy Choy Sr. Consultant 215-895-1661
Susan Hackett Consultant 215-895-6127

Stay Current on Upcoming Learning Opportunities!

Would you like to stay informed about upcoming workshops and online course offerings?  The Human Resources Learning & Development Team is delighted to announce the creation of the L&D Listserve.  Listserve members will receive a monthly newsletter describing new and upcoming professional development opportunities.  If you are interested in becoming a member of our listserve, please send an email to to register.