Employee Success Center

Never stop learning 

Welcome to the new Employee Success Center! We are here to support our fellow employees with professional development opportunities, onboarding, mentoring, learning cafes and more! Please explore our current options via the quick link buttons below or the navigation above. Keep checking back, new things will be added often.

virtual session COVID-19 Reality: Due to recommendations to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, all events with the Employee Success Center are currently held virtually on Microsoft Teams. Our new reality can bring about a feeling of isolation from our fellow Cardinals, so please take the opportunity to engage with us through learning cafes, workshops and employee resource groups. If you are unable to join us live, most all virtual sessions are available on demand in our On Demand Virtual Library.


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Mentoring for SuccessEmployee Resource Groups


Recent news

 Employee Success Center Celebration with Simon Sinek and Neeli Bendapudi now available to view

If you missed the chance to see our fireside chat with Neeli Bendapudi and Simon Sinek (or you just want to watch it again!) you can view the recording online

Employee Success Center Celebration with Simon Sinek and Neeli Bendapudi

February 8, 2021

In celebration of the launch of the new Employee Success Center, President Neeli Bendapudi will host an engaging and candid fireside chat February 22 with optimist, author and speaker, Simon Sinek, about his renowned focus on creating a great workplace culture. Sinek’s TED Talk is the third most-watched of all time and describes how great leaders transform their teams.  The Employee Success Center, which grew out of the university’s “great place to work” strategic plan, focuses on improving workplace culture and employee engagement through leadership training, mentoring, coaching and engagement. You don’t want to miss this! 


Campus-wide mindfulness initiative kicks off next week with President Bendapudi and guest

(January 7, 2021) UofL Health Promotion, in partnership with the Employee Success Center in the Office of the President, is excited to announce the launch of the new Growing Mindfulness Initiative. This campus-wide collaborative effort is built around the Cardinal Principles to cultivate a Community of Care through mindfulness. The initiative will kick off next Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, with a virtual event featuring special guests President Neeli Bendapudi and Owsley Brown, a filmmaker and thought leader whose family founded the university’s Envirome Institute. Participants will learn and practice various mindfulness techniques that will help decrease stress and anxiety, improve concentration and compassion, and promote well-being. The kickoff is open to all UofL faculty, staff and students. Click here to register 

Celebrating our 2020 Staff Recognition Honorees 

(December 7, 2020) We may not be able to gather together for a luncheon this year, but we are celebrating our 2020 staff recognition honorees virtually this year! Congratulations to all our honorees for your service award. Visit our 2020 staff recognition website >>

Introducing the Cardinal Leadership Institute for faculty and staff supervisors 

(December 1, 2020) The Employee Success Center, in partnership with the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, is pleased to announce the launch of the Cardinal Leadership Institute. Created to support the development and growth of leaders at the university, this exciting new opportunity for faculty and staff supervisors provides coursework you can apply directly and immediately to your daily university role, grounded in the Cardinal Principles and strategic plan. Applications are now being accepted for the pilot group in spring 2021. Find out more >>

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Employee success center

Office of the President

Grawemeyer Hall

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 40292