Workforce Development

Holy Cross Workforce Development aims to develop organizational and individual abilities to meet the current and future needs of the College.  This includes working with employees to foster a culture of equity, inclusion, and engagement; assisting with departmental change efforts, and offering relevant development programming. We also partner with local Worcester organizations in Community Engagement efforts within and beyond our campus community.

Our programs enable the growth and development of our employees in alignment with our Performance Management process. Our offerings include our Be Engaged and Be Inclusive series, and our Management Development Series, and our Leadership Development Programs.  All of our programs are designed to provide opportunities for employees, managers, and leaders to increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to our College’s core competencies:

Inclusion: Actively engaging with the values and the mission of the College by promoting a work environment that embraces diversity and demonstrating respect for the opinions and beliefs of others

Commitment: The level of enthusiasm and effort an employee dedicates to their work activities to achieve a high quality of work

Responsibility:  Taking ownership of one’s actions and accountability for one’s tasks and duties. Performing one’s job with creativity and innovation, including improving procedures and problem-solving

Customer-Focus: Focusing on service to others and contributing to a collaborative workplace. Placing the needs and satisfaction of internal and external customers as a main priority

Teamwork: Having a willingness to work collaboratively with others toward a common goal

Communication: Exchanging information, ideas, thoughts and feelings thoughtfully with others in a manner that is proactive and enhances partnerships

Professionalism: Demonstrating initiative, flexibility and dedication as a hardworking, dependable, and respectful member of the organization, as well as a demonstrated commitment to continuously improve

Supervisory Competencies

Employee Development: The commitment and initiatives of the manager to help their employees be successful in achieving goals and grow professionally

Team Management Overseeing the success of your employees, helping to allocate resources appropriately and support the accomplishment of common goals

Questions? Contact us via email: Workforcedevelopment@holycross.edu.