Down to Business, presented by UAB Learning & Development, is a refreshing new series of quick hit webinars. Each 20-minute session offers takeaway skills and tools you can put to use right away.


The series kicks off in August:


Webinar LatteHow a LATTE Can Improve Your Emotional Intelligence: 
Friday, August 4 
Learn a powerful method for recovering service in difficult situations. We’ll give you concrete steps you can immediately implement to make any difficult, awkward or heated situation instantly better.


Webinar ProcrastinateI’ll Procrastinate Later: 
Friday, August 11 
What are the symptoms, causes, and solutions of our tendencies to procrastinate? If you want to gain more control in your personal and professional spheres, tune in to learn why we procrastinate. You’ll leave the session not just motivated, but in possession of strategies to reshape your routine—in a good way!


Webinar LatteGood Morning, Productivity: 
Friday, August 18 
Do you have a technique for getting things done? The natural list makers of the world seem to know something, so let’s learn from them. Join us for a webinar that will guide you through how to list, rank, and schedule your day to make the most of it.


All webinars run 11:30 – 11:50 a.m. Registration is open now at


learnwithothersAttend updated workshops on relevant topics aligned with the UAB Success Model.  Sessions focus on core topics like communication, productivity, and workplace efficiency. By networking with other workshop participants, you can learn from others across UAB.

Workshops are a benefit to UAB employees. Choose from over 20 topics including popular soft skills and software titles.

CE class offerings

Register via the UAB Learning System

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Topics like…

Blaze Leadership Academy
A selective program that prepares high potential faculty and staff to take on senior leadership roles. Learn more about the Blaze program here.

Management Fundamentals
Designed for managers at all levels who want to develop or hone their skills as an effective manager and leader. The curriculum blends live public workshops with online learning to maximize the use of your time. Learn more about the Management Fundamentals programs here.

Leadership Coaching
We maintain a vetted list of recommended external coaches and run a small-scale internal coaching practice for mid-level leaders.

Leader Onboarding
In partnership with the HR Consultants, we facilitate an executive onboarding process.

Team Development Programs

  • DISC for Teams
  • Navigating Team Dynamics
  • StrengthsFinder
  • New Team Quickstart Program
  • Making Time for Work that Matters

Performance Management Consulting
We work with you to align your current performance management approach with UAB’s vision: goal setting, giving and receiving feedback, and coaching employees.​


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Susan Coan Director, Organizational Learning & Development 205.934.3359
Mike Maner Manager, Learning & Development 205.934.3359
Tavia Sorrell Learning Technologies Manager 205.975.9233
Emily Wykle Organizational Development Manager 205.934.3359
William Edwards Organizational Development Specialist 205.934.3359
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