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Workplace Learning & Professional Development

Find Your Next Learning Opportunity

The Workplace Learning & Professional Development (WLPD) team is dedicated to advancing Georgia Tech's mission and our community members' career potential through engaging and applicable learning that can be immediately integrated into your day-to-day activities. 

The foundation of our learning and development opportunities are centered around the Institute’s vision, beliefs, and newly articulated values. As such, we provide an array of personalized learning competencies and skills that are relevant and engaging, allowing you to facilitate the development of your professional learning goals and add lifetime value to your career at Georgia Tech.

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Faculty & Staff Learning Portal

To help centralize and streamline training, learning, and development opportunities across campus, Georgia Tech has launched a new online learning portal to help employees grow their knowledge, skills, and abilities, while quickly gaining access to required trainings and professional development.

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Our learning catalog is deliberately connected to each of Georgia Tech’s nine organizational values, defining who we are and who we aspire to be as a community.
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In addition to in-person and virtual workshops, we offer signature programming developed with a specific audience and professional development needs in mind.
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As a Georgia Tech employee, you have a suite of learning resources available to you, both on and off campus, curated by our team to meet your professional development needs.
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We serve as a learning partner to campus, providing customized training — in the form of learning design and delivery, meeting facilitation, and speaking engagements — to help teams build upon their talents.
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The members of Workplace Learning & Professional Development are thoughtful and candid, creating a safe space to learn.

- Crystal Rosser
Donors Relations Associate
Office of Development
Crystal Rosser - WLPD
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Meet Our Team

Whether facilitating discussions, leading in-depth sessions, or running professional development programs, our team of energetic learning and development professionals are your guides to meaningful and purposeful career-long learning.
LaTrese Ferguson, Manager, Workplace Learning & Professional Development
LaTrese Ferguson
Director, Workplace Learning & Professional Development

As a multi-talented learning professional, LaTrese Ferguson has expertise in instructional design and delivery, quality management, and people management. However, her first love is standing in front of an audience facilitating insightful discussions.

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Paula Skinner, DBA & Tech Writer
Paula Skinner
DBA & Tech Writer

Through a mix of IT and organizational behaviors, Paula Skinner keeps the registration system crisp, clean, and humming along for all prospective learners, understanding the need for a dynamic learning environment unique to the Georgia Tech community.

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Monte Hammon, Training Coordinator
Monte Hammon
Training Coordinator

Monte Hammon understands that the world is consistently changing and to keep up you must change, too. His interest ranges from diversity and customer service to music and aesthetics and he merges all these elements into his daily routine of change.

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Bryan Haber, Training Generalist II
Bryan Harber
Training Generalist II

Whether working for municipal government, state government, higher education, or Fortune 100 and 500 companies, Bryan Harber has always been passionate about the development of organizations and the employees that carry out its mission.

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Yvette Francis, Senior Training Generalist
Yvette Francis
Senior Training Generalist

As a dynamic learning professional, Yvette Francis fosters meaningful relationships, facilitates insightful conversations, and develops impactful learning experiences. Having worked in both the public and private sectors, Yvette equips adult learners with the tools and resources for professional and personal success.

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Rachel Watts, Training Generalist II
Rachel Watts
Senior Training Generalist

Throughout her career, Rachel Watts has developed and delivered training in a wide range of topics. Working in higher education and on a Ph.D., she uses research-based instructional design methods to help learners achieve results and maximize their potential.

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A Message from WLPD: We are dedicated to advancing Georgia Tech’s mission by leveraging our community values to provide engaging, applicable, learning.

How to Find Us

Most in-classroom courses and programs take place at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center (GLC) in Midtown Atlanta at the intersection of 5th and Spring Streets in the heart of Tech Square — Atlanta's thriving innovation community. We are accessible by foot, bus, and car.

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News from WLPD

News from WLPD

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Institute Value Spotlight: Collaboration
Continuing Georgia Tech’s campaign, Living Our Values Every Day (L.O.V.E. GT), the opinion-based podcast series from...
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Understanding Workplace Values
In Fall 2020, Georgia Tech introduced a new 10-year strategic plan, grounded in a new mission statement and nine...
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Find Your Next Learning Opportunity
After a recent move aimed at centralizing workforce development and professional learning at Georgia Tech, the...
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How to Create Leadership Fluency
In this article in Industry Training Magazine, published in July/August 2021, Training Generalists, Rachel Watts and...
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Values-Based Learning is Here!
The campus community is all abuzz with enthusiasm around our newly articulated values. As we all attempt to live our...
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Partnership Strengthens Lifelong Learning Opportunities for Tech Employees
Members of the Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR) and Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) leadership teams...
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Employee Learning Opportunities Plentiful on Campus
For some Tech faculty and staff, summer is a little less hectic than the rest of the year. So, the coming months may...
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What is Your Face Saying?
“Your face says it all” is a common phrase used to suggest that a person’s facial expression reveals what they’re...
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WLPD Launches New Learning Series
If you’re looking for a way to develop new skills or refresh those currently in your toolbox, the Workplace Learning...


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