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Professional Development

Workday Learning: Learner Overview

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Registration is required for these sessions unless otherwise noted. Supervisor approval must be obtained for these courses. If you have any questions related to these sessions, please email and one of the Occupational Training team will be in touch.

Occupational Training strives to make all sessions inclusive and accessible experiences for everyone. If you require disability-related accommodations, please send requests to Mark Orr via email,, no later than 24 hours prior to your training session.

Supervisor approval must be attained before attending any professional development session. Email if you need help obtaining approval.

Lunch & Learns

Delve into the world of Facilities Management with our dynamic Lunch and Learn sessions! Delight in your own cuisine while exploring the many facets of FM and UVA. These interactive sessions are designed to broaden your knowledge of FM processes and allow you to ask the expert. Our FM- and UVA-specific sessions will also provide an opportunity to drive professional development and build your business acumen and knowledge of “how FM works”.

Each Lunch and Learn session will be presented by a UVA subject matter expert (SME) with a unique link to you and our operations.

Lunch and Learns begin promptly at Noon and last about 30 minutes.


  • July 10: FM Occupational Health & Safety with Shelomith Gonzalez. Register here.
  • August 21: FM Technology & Innovation with Chris Smeds. Register here.


  • All sessions start at noon via Teams and in-person at Skipwith 112 - Feel free to attend either way.
  • Don't forget to pack your lunch! Food is not provided.
  • Bring your laptop or tablet if you have one. Email if you need to borrow a device.
  • Sessions last about 30 minutes. It's ok if you must step out early.
  • Please remember to silence your cell phones.


April and May 2024 Lunch and Learns were presented in partnership with UVA FM Finance:

Pipelines & Pathways Opportunities

UVA's Pipelines & Pathways is focused on helping individuals learn the basics for building their career and getting the tools needed to obtain their dream job or move into a new role at UVA. These workshops are targeted towards individuals with limited work experience in an or seeking an entry-level position. All workshops will be held virtually via Zoom and are free and open to the public. Job seekers may attend as many workshops as they'd like. Once a person registers, they will be emailed a Zoom meeting invitation link to access the workshop the day of the event.

Self-Led Online Training Resources

Facilities Management Language Learners Program

The Facilities Management Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team helps FM employees find classes and conversational practice in languages in which they would like to increase their skills, including American Sign Language. The DEI team works with the individual to help them identify which learning program will benefit them the most.

See English class options available

If you or someone on your team is interested in taking a language class or practicing their skills in another language - including English - please email

Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program's mission is to provide support and serve as a resource while employees transition into or within the University of Virginia, Facilities Management. We are committed to providing mentees the opportunity to learn from accomplished mentors to develop and grow skillfully and professionally within the organization.

To learn more about becoming a mentor or mentee, email