Meet our mighty team at UMKC TalentLink. We’re dedicated to providing expert professional development and training for achievers like you. Gaining and strengthening practical skills fuels professional growth so you can achieve goals. We offer skills-focused courses and training led by UMKC faculty and experts in their field, both for goal-driven professionals and businesses.  


Purpose & Vision

UMKC TalentLink provides high-quality non-credit courses for professionals ready to reach goals in the next stage of their career. We offer high-quality non-credit courses, where you can build skills, earn a certificate, and achieve career goals.

TalentLink’s Values

You’re not just another person leading a busy life who wants to learn. You have experience. You’re here because you want to grow, learn with purpose, and achieve professional goals. We’re here to help.

Not all training is equal. Whether online or in person, we offer courses led by engaging instructors to help you build key skills. We value quality over quantity. You’ll find courses designed to build and enhance needed skills in high-demand professions.  

Practical Learning Led by Local Experts

Learn from UMKC faculty and local instructors with expertise and real-world experience in their field. We link you to experts and resources who provide practical know-how that can help you develop and strengthen skills.

Working Together to Achieve

Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. From our staff to our instructors, we’re committed to working with you to create skills-focused learning and professional development that helps you achieve your goals.

Your Success is Our Success

We’re invested in helping people and businesses succeed through professional training and development. Achieving your aims can transform Kansas City’s community and build a brighter future for all. As an integral extension of UMKC, Kansas City’s university, we have a stake in your growth and success.

Let’s Get Ready

Learn and grow on your timetable. TalentLink offers courses and certificate programs every month to build practical skills for job seekers and those ready to advance or change careers.

Need tailored training for a group or business?

We can Create A Plan with you based on your preferred schedule, format, and objectives. TalentLink is ready to help you grow, build skills, and achieve goals when you’re ready.


Meet the Team

We’re a small but mighty team at TalentLink based in Kansas City at UMKC’s Innovation Center. We’re friendly, focused, fun, innovative, and, you guessed it, talented. Meet the people who connect you to high-quality training and development that can help you achieve your professional goals.


Get to know our instructors, people who live, work, and connect to our community. From UMKC faculty to experts in their field, our instructors bring real-world knowledge, credentials, and practical resources to their engaging courses. 

Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM)

UMKC TalentLink is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

UMKC TalentLink Community Partners

UMKC TalentLink is proud to be a member of these local organizations.