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Physical Address:
Office of Learning and Professional Development
5615 Kirby Dr, Suite 360
Houston, Texas 77005

Mailing Address:
Human Resources
Office of Learning and Professional Development
P.O. Box 1892, MS 98
Houston, Texas 77251-1892

Telephone: 713-348-6130
Fax: 713-348-5428
Email: learn@rice.edu  

Learning and Professional Development Staff    

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Personal Excellence

The purpose of the Personal Excellence development track is to provide Rice employees the tools needed to establish the interpersonal relationships that are essential to performing successfully in the workplace.  Designed for anyone who desires to foster, develop, maintain, or improve working relationships with individuals both within and outside of the Rice community, courses in this track include:  

  • Increasing Interpersonal Effectiveness: Communicating with Diplomacy and Tact  
  • Increasing Interpersonal Effectiveness: Understanding How Others Misunderstand You  
  • Increasing Interpersonal Effectiveness: Working Effectively with Difficult People and Tough Situations  
  • Managing Conflict Positively  
  • Can You Hear Me Now? - The Power of Listening Skills  
  • Positive Assertiveness  
  • From Bebop to Hiphop: Working Effectively with the Generations  
  • The Great Balancing Act: Maintaining a Work/Life Balance  

Check back to see updates to this list.  Refer to Course Descriptions - Personal Excellence for more details about each class, or visit Course Description, Schedule, and Registration Page for schedules and descriptions of learning opportunities that support your commitment to Personal Excellence.  

   Administrative/Research Excellence  ~   Performance Excellence  ~  Supervisory/Managerial Excellence