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Organizational Development

What We Do

We focus on the development and support of Sinclair's employees and work to ensure the alignment of our policies and practices with Sinclair's mission, vision, and strategic initiatives.

Through this alignment of strategy, structure, and investment in the overall well-being of our employees, we will:

  • Provide employees with opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Equip employees with tools that enhance skills, knowledge, engagement, and productivity
  • Increase job satisfaction and promote a positive organizational culture
  • Encourage innovation and adaptability
  • Develop talent attraction/talent management programs
  • Implement succession planning solutions

Our overarching goal is to develop and sustain a positive cycle of engagement, productivity, talent retention, and long-term success for Sinclair.

Click here to download a copy of the 2024 Annual Compensation and Benefits Report presentation.

How We Do It

Training and Professional Development

Sinclair 101

Beginning with New Hire Orientation, Sinclair has created an onboarding journey called Sinclair 101 to establish a firm foundation for new employees with quarterly trainings, mentoring, and other resources.

Administrative Assistant Boot Camp

Administrative Assistants who want to level up their support skills can register for an intensive 6-week training program offered each semester. This program is specifically designed for support staff to enhance their administrative skills with hands-on training that covers office management techniques, effective communication strategies, and the latest technological tools, boosting efficiency as well as confidence.

Manager Training & Microcredential

This rotating annual program provides vital training on institutional policies and essential management skills. We encourage current and aspiring managers who seek to refine their leadership abilities, understand complex policy frameworks, and implement best practices within their teams to participate. Attendees who complete all eight sessions will earn a microcredential to recognize their commitment to professional excellence. 

Foundations in Higher Education

Foundations in Higher Ed is a specialized training program designed for directors and managers. This program focuses on broadening and deepening participants’ knowledge of the higher education sector along with Sinclair’s mission, vision, and strategic priorities. Through this training, leaders will gain insights into the complexities of higher education administration and develop strategies for effective institutional management.

Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders program has been created to unlock leadership potential, remove barriers to career advancement, and fulfill Sinclair’s strategic priorities of alignment, growth, and equity. Trainings and topics are targeted to promote effective leadership and fiscal responsibility, provide skill-building opportunities for aspiring leaders, and ultimately improve academic quality and boost student success.

!nspireU Professional Development Program

The !nspireU Professional Development Program offers diverse training opportunities and funding for both full-time and part-time staff. This program aims to strengthen core competencies, boost employee engagement, and increase retention by aligning staff development with Sinclair’s vision and goals. !nspireU ensures that all employees have access to the resources they need to grow professionally and contribute meaningfully to our college community.

!nspireU Annual Staff Development Conference

This event is a cornerstone of the !nspireU Professional Development Program, designed specifically for our nonfaculty staff. It is a half-day program dedicated to celebrating the progress we’ve made together, building connections across departments, sharing stories of resilience, innovation, and success, and recognizing the hard work and dedication of our colleagues. Expert speakers and facilitators provide valuable insights on topics such as workplace well-being, emerging technologies, and innovative practices. These discussions aim to equip our staff with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the evolving challenges in their roles. 

Save the Date:
Monday, March 10
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Great Hall
Sinclair Conference Center, Dayton Campus


Phone: (937)512-2260