Welcome to Employee & Organizational Development

Training & Development Updates:

  • Departmental Team Building and Summer Retreats: EOD is now accepting requests for customized departmental team building sessions and summer retreats! You may do so by contacting Ashley Cooper at aamyers@valdosta.edu or by completing the online form. Availability will fill up fast and we encourage you to secure your date ASAP. 

  • EOD is currently accepting applications for all professional certificate programs! You may view our certificate program information here. 

  • Check out our new monthly challenge hosted on our Percipio online LMS: Percipio PlayChallenges start at the beginning of each month and top players receive rewards and recognition for being Percipio "power players". 

Please refer to the employee training portal for courses that are available.

If you have any questions or concerns about a specific training, please contact Employee Development at training@valdosta.edu. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work towards delivering comprehensive and effective training! 

About Us

The Employee and Organizational Development Department is primarily a resource unit to assist employees to achieve University goals, realize career ambitions and enhance personal job levels.

This Department provides on going programs to orient, train and develop employees, thereby improving skill levels, promoting personal career growth, and optimizing employee performance.

We hope you find our web pages helpful as you look for professional development opportunities here at VSU. Our Office is here to assist you with finding resources to enhance your skills and allow for career growth opportunities. We provide regularly scheduled training classes each semester and also work with individual departments to offer customized courses as well.

Customized sessions and departmental retreats are now available for face-to-face facilitation! Please make any customized training requests to Ashley Cooper at aamyers@valdosta.edu.  

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the core of employee training and development at VSU by being a consistent resource with a solid reputation of unifying teams, meeting the needs of campus, and strengthening the overall mission of the University. 

Our Values

Service Excellence

We strive to foster a culture of service excellence by sustaining efficiency, accuracy and quality in the services that we provide to VSU employees, partners, and constituents.  


We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment by collaborating across all units of VSU to build authentic relationships that facilitate the accomplishment of institutional, divisional, and departmental goals.  


We empower employees, partners, and constituents at VSU to pursue life-long learning by utilizing innovative approaches to training and development that champion personal and professional growth.