Office of Human Resources
Organizational Development and Staff Diversity
The Office of Organizational Development and Staff Diversity (ODSD) supports the overall HR Mission in achieving organizational effectiveness as well as development of programs and initiatives that foster a more diverse and inclusive environment. Our efforts and resources are concentrated in areas and programs that have a direct correlation to overall University-wide needs as identified by senior leadership.
ODSD's Organization Development Consultants, in concert with a department's Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP), work directly with leadership and front-line managers to create a quality work environment through focused interventions, customized training sessions in support of those focused interventions, and system redesign. Training (both online and classroom) is also available on numerous subjects to assist staff members in becoming more proficient in their job roles. Additionally, ODSD is responsible for compilation of the yearly UR Medicine Mandatory In-Service Education program.
The Staff Diversity and Inclusion strategy includes recruitment activities, retention, and training and development programs that foster inclusion and community engagement. Recruitment activities focus on the goal of creating a more diverse professional workforce as well as developing future healthcare practitioners and leaders.
Training and development programs provide opportunities for staff (and faculty) to explore and discuss issues related to diversity, inclusion and cultural competence. These efforts support the internal development of staff in the areas of career advancement and increase commitment to the University as well as the celebration of our diverse work force. Community engagement activities provide opportunities for networking and recruitment, as well as enhancing the community's perception of the University.
- (formerly Strong Leadership)
- Classes for the new or newly promoted (within past 18 months) SMH manager or supervisor with direct reports
- Classes designed for the new, emerging leader (University focus)
- Classes address ways to reduce homophobia and heterosexism to make our institution a safer and freer environment for all members of our community.
- Courses offered via Blackboard online platform
Contact Organizational Development and Staff Diversity
Please contact us for a consultation. We can work together to explore all your learning and development needs!
For general information, please contact Mark Hogan.
, Ed.D. - Director
Kristin Hocker - OD Specialist
Janice Holland - OD Specialist
Sondra Monachino - Multicultural Recruitment Specialist
Marcy Miceli - Sr. OD Specialist
Gina Radlo - Copy Editor
Melissa Ritzenthaler - Service and Recognition Award Coordinator