We are passionate about helping our clients achieve success through continuous learning. Our team members are experienced in creating and delivering training programs that support the outcomes you need. We are dedicated to helping you build a learning strategy that supports your vision and long-term goals. Very simply: we listen; we care; and we work from the heart to serve your needs.

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Virginia Denny

Email Virginia | 502.852.5581

Associate Director for Professional Development and Event and Conference Services - Virginia Denny brings over 30 years of training and consulting expertise to her clients. She has served on teams that created international learning systems, strategic planning processes, and internal consulting systems that have helped lead organization-wide change. As the director of professional development, she provides strategic consulting and facilitation services to area businesses. Degrees in psychology and organizational communication contribute to a human-potential focus in her work. Additionally, her master's in human resource education provides you with the most cutting-edge information in the field to help you get the results you need in your organization.

  • The thing I like most about what I do: I have the distinct honor and pleasure to participate in non-stop, profound learning with our clients. I love that feeling when learning happens and it makes a difference for the individual AND the organization. It makes me love going to work in the mornings.
  • DiSC Type: High D and high i: I drive to results…with people.
  • First job and what I learned from it: A customer service representative at the Sears Catalog counter. I learned what customer service was really about—we guaranteed satisfaction!
  • I share my life with these animals: Two amazing, very smart parrots. I'm teaching them to conduct training programs so I can go on vacation.
  • When I'm not cheering for the Cards, I'm cheering for: the Cats…because I'm a graduate of both schools. It makes those red vs. blue games very nerve wracking.
  • What are you most passionate about? Two things: learning and making a difference in the lives of people and organizations. When you combine those two things, fantastic things begin to happen.

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Robbie Chitwood

Email Robbie | 502.852.8571

Director - Robbie leads the Professional Development team in furthering the mission of the university to serve the learning and development needs of the community, including individuals, corporate and nonprofit clients and military organizations in the local, regional and national marketplace.

Robbie has a passion for excellence and leadership development. She is committed to providing active and engaging learning experiences that stimulate personal and professional growth.

Robbie’s professional services career spans over 20 years. As a business executive and consultant, she consistently helped her clients proactively manage change and solve issues. Robbie holds a BSBA in Accountancy and is a proud UofL alum and huge Cards fan. You are likely to cross paths with Robbie at a UofL game or local arts event, cheering on her sons at a sport or academic competition, or running.

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Julijana Curcic

Email Julijana | 502.852.5636

Program Coordinator - Julijana oversees all of the professional development seminars, including certificate programs and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) offerings. She also manages the daily business activity within the department.

  • The thing I like most about what I do: Interacting with different people and learning while helping others learn.
  • DiSC Type: i/S (the Counselor)
  • StrengthsQuest: Empathy, Positivity, Adaptability, Harmony, and Input.
  • Favorite quote: "The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self." - Whitney Young
  • When I'm not cheering for the Cards, I'm cheering for: the Croatian national soccer team

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Alex Bryant

Email Alex | 502.852.4620

Program Assistant - Alex graduated from Bellarmine University with a bachelor's in history in 2011. He is currently serving as the primary participant support contact for the University Business Training program. He also maintains the quality of seminar materials to ensure that they meet customer needs.

  • StrengthsQuest: Input, Context, Intellection, Strategic, and Connectedness.
  • Myers-Briggs: ENFJ
  • Favorite book: The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Favorite quote: "For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty forever beyond its reach." -J.R.R. Tolkien, Return of the King

What is DiSC, Myers-Briggs and StrengthsQuest?

These personality tests and assessment tools can help individuals or employers learn personal strengths or realize team dynamics. Many companies use these tools to decide who to hire or how to delegate work to team members. You can get the most out of these assessments by aligning your team with a common language so they can be more effective and successful.

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