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Professional Development



Grow. Learn. Lead. Serve.

Employees can access CommonwealthU e-learning courses through MyPURPOSE. CommonwealthU offers more than 1,000 online learning opportunities for state employees which is updated quarterly. With topics ranging from leadership development, business skills, health & wellness, and even courses that teach foreign languages, we are confident that you will find engaging educational opportunities that can help advance your career and add new skills.

Governmental Services Center
Training and development programs

The Governmental Services Center develops and delivers traditional classroom and virtual workshops, develops online modules, and manages technological learning resources. These workshops vary in subject from leadership development, accountability, effective communication and more! In addition to providing their own professional development trainings, they also maintain the online trainings available to state employees through MyPURPOSE.

Kentucky Employee Assistance Program
Webinars & continuing education

KEAP offers many types of professional development trainings, both in-person and online. Their trainings are centered around family issues, emotional distress, substance misuse, financial concerns and job stress challenges. If you would like to learn more about what KEAP offers, you can visit their page under our "Programs" tab in the menu bar.

Office of Diversity, Equality & Training
Classroom workshops, eLearning and self-study resources

ODET offers an array of training courses and professional development opportunities available to all employees and supervisors, including: anti-harassment, diversity and inclusion, generations in the workplace, leadership, managing employees and many others. Learn more about other programs that ODET is responsible for through the Diversity & Inclusion page under the "Why Work Here" tab.

​​​​​​*Some benefits listed may not be available to all employees; certain benefits may be limited by employee position, statute, administrative regulation, and/or personnel policy.