Organizational and Professional Development UNLV offers a variety of personal and professional development opportunities designed to enhance, enrich, develop, motivate, and retain our diverse workforce. Learn more about our classes, workshops, and programs. Learning and Development Organizational Development Consulting The Benefits of Faculty and Staff Development According to "Needed: Leadership Training for Faculty and Academic Staff" published in Inside Higher Ed by: Keith E. Whitfield, president, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Annmarie Caño, associate provost for faculty development and faculty success and professor of psychology, Wayne State University Supporting leadership skills training for faculty and staff provides many benefits, including, but not limited to: Increasing the pool of talent that is ready or near ready to take on new positions. Enhances diversity and inclusion of faculty and staff from underrepresented groups. Institutions will be better prepared for the challenges of 21st-century higher education.