Human Resources Development


We seek to empower employees to reach their full potential. We believe in a holistic approach to developing employees by proactively managing performance through collaborative goal setting, coaching, and ongoing training. Our practices emphasize continuous improvement and growth, balanced with a commitment to accountability and alignment with institutional values.

What is Human Resources Development?

Learning and development is an ongoing process that shapes the future of our university and provides employees with the knowledge, skills, and empowerment to further their career. Our programs align with the University’s strategic priorities, organizational labor resource needs, and employee performance goals. We strive to reach every employee with relevant professional development, engagement and recognition opportunities, and resources for performance management. 


Employee Engagement helps build a positive work environemt, increases retention and productivity, and  builds strong working relationships. Visit this link to learn more about Employee Engagement.


Professional development is designed to help employees develop their knowledge, skills and abilities so that they might become better qualified to perform the duties of their present jobs and advance to more responsible positions. Visit this link to learn more about Professional Development.


App State values the collective efforts that all employees contribute to the overall mission of the University and encourage those efforts to be acknowledged. Visit this link to learn more about Rewards and Recognition.


Performance management is a process that promotes conversation and feedback between managers and employees. The performance appraisal system is also a valuable tool to develop individual capacity and skill. Visit this link to learn more about Performance Management.