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Organizational Development

What We Do

We focus on the development and support of Sinclair's employees and work to ensure the alignment of our policies and practices with Sinclair's mission, vision, and strategic initiatives.

Through this alignment of strategy, structure, and investment in the overall well-being of our employees, we will:

  • Provide employees with opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Equip employees with tools that enhance skills, knowledge, engagement, and productivity
  • Increase job satisfaction and promote a positive organizational culture
  • Encourage innovation and adaptability
  • Develop talent attraction/talent management programs
  • Implement succession planning solutions

Our overarching goal is to develop and sustain a positive cycle of engagement, productivity, talent retention, and long-term success for Sinclair.

Click here to download a copy of the 2024 Annual Compensation and Benefits Report presentation.

How We Do It

Training and Professional Development

First Year Experience

Beginning with New Hire Orientation, Sinclair has created an onboarding journey called The First Year Experience to establish a firm foundation for new employees with quarterly trainings, mentoring, and other resources.

Manager Training

A monthly training for employees with direct reports to empower them with resources and in-depth institutional information to encourage healthy team building, improve efficiencies, reduce personnel issues, and improve the overall employee experience.

Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders program has been created to unlock leadership potential, remove barriers to career advancement, and fulfill Sinclair’s strategic priorities of alignment, growth, and equity. Trainings and topics are targeted to promote effective leadership and fiscal responsibility, provide skill-building opportunities for aspiring leaders, and ultimately improve academic quality and boost student success.


An annual staff development event with guest speakers and topics that promote alignment with Sinclair's vision and goals, improves employee skills, offers helpful resources, drives employee engagement, and increases retention.

Save the Date:
Monday, March 10
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Great Hall
Sinclair Conference Center, Dayton Campus

Staff Development

Career seminars offer full and part-time non-faculty employees with funding support to participate in professional development opportunities such as

Mini-sabbaticals are competitive grants provided for full-time, non-faculty employees to attend conferences and other professional development events outside our region.

Showcase Sinclair provides travel sponsorships to Sinclair employees who are a featured presenter at a national conference or workshop.

The Tuition Waiver Program offers employees and their spouse, qualified domestic partner, and/or qualified tax dependent child to receive tuition waiver for an academic class they are enrolling in at Sinclair.

Tuition Reimbursement is available for full-time Sinclair employees pursuing an advanced degree at another institution.

Leadership Development opportunities abound for non-faculty full-time and part-time employees. Staff can work with their management/supervisors to identify areas for professional and skills development, and funding assistance is provided for workshops, classes, conferences, etc., that can meet those development goals.

Human Resources

Employee Benefits

At Sinclair, we believe employment benefits are an essential aspect of a happy and healthy workforce. We also want to support employees with their goals of maintaining a harmonious work-life balance. We are committed to providing affordable healthcare, income protection, retirement options, health and wellness programs, and professional development opportunities that promote personal and professional growth.


One of the main functions of people management is attracting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding new employees. It involves identifying the needs of the organization, crafting accurate job descriptions, short-listing incoming applications, providing guidance for search committees, and matching people to roles that fulfill their career goals, as well as benefit Sinclair and its faculty, staff, and students.

HR Business Partners

Human Resources Business Partners are assigned to work with various client groups (colleges/divisions/units) and work closely with leadership to provide proactive and strategic HR consultation to help meet the business needs of the college. This is done through strategic workforce planning (including succession planning and compensation review), employee relations/performance management, talent acquisition, and engagement, as well as organizational development and implementation of university-wide programs. 

HRBPs direct employee relations issues to the Chief HR Officer.

Data Analytics

Information provides a foundation for creating and implementing human resource strategies, and data analytics is the way we answer questions about how to manage challenges, and then qualify and quantify our successes and short-comings. Using the insights gained with data analytics, we can improve HR functions like recruitment, performance management, and professional development.

Employee Engagement

We understand the importance of communicating with staff and faculty, as well as listening. Tools for engaging with employees include the Sinclair Buzz, a rolling newsfeed on my.Sinclair and bi-weekly newsletter, PULSE surveys, workshops, meetings and events, performance feedback, and professional development opportunities. When employees feel seen and get involved, everyone benefits from an improved work experience, increased retention, more productivity—and students reap the dividends.

Health and Wellness

LiveWell@Sinclair supports the health and wellness goals of our employees across the college. This program includes events such as information sessions, Lunch and Learns, Wellness Challenges, the Annual LiveWell Wellness Fair, and the Annual Staff Senate 5K. There is also a Health Activity Tracker employees can use to earn Wellness Points that qualify for cash rewards.

Title IX

Sinclair’s Title IX staff work to help Sinclair fulfill is commitment an academic and work environment free of any form of inappropriate and disrespectful sexual conduct or communication. Sinclair conducts its programs, services, and activities in accordance with applicable federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, as well as state and local laws, and Sinclair policies.

Phone: (937)512-2260