UMKC TalentLink provides expert-led professional development and training for those seeking practical career skills and knowledge. Training courses, certificate programs, and workshops are available in-person and virtually, instructor-moderated or self-guided, and can be tailored and designed to meet an employer’s development needs.

Whether your goal is to advance your career, change fields, or improve your team’s performance, UMKC TalentLink can help you achieve your goals.

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


Who is UMKC TalentLink for?

We offer courses, workshops, and certificate programs that help you build practical career skills. Get the training you need with short, focused training.


Enhance your professional skills through our non-credit courses, certificates, and career development programs. Advance your career and reach goals with virtual and in-person training, instructor moderated or self-guided.


Invest in employee training to build skills, improve performance and competitiveness, and retain employees. TalentLink works with businesses to upskill employees and provide training that meets your development needs.

UMKC TalentLink offers professional skills development courses and programs

Nonprofits and Organizations

Need to upskill employees or members? UMKC TalentLink has worked with government organizations and Kansas City-based nonprofits. Let’s work together. Contact us and share details about your needs.


Learn about UMKC TalentLink’s resources and courses that help veterans and active military. Acquire credentials and certificates that can help you transition to a civilian career with short-term training.

Need training for a group or business?

We can develop a plan with you based on your preferred schedule, format, and objectives. UMKC TalentLink is ready to help employees grow, build skills, and achieve goals.

Why Partner With UMKC TalentLink?

You have specific training needs and goals in mind, such as upskilling employees, improving performance, and retaining talent. We will help you achieve them.

Not all training is equal. Whether online or in person, we offer courses led by local experts, presenters, and instructors. You’ll find courses, workshops, and certificate programs that build and strengthen skills.  

Experts in their field and UMKC faculty lead UMKC TalentLink courses

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.

Flexible Training

We provide training and development through onsite and virtual options. We can align course instructors to fit your schedule and format.

Certificate Based

Participants earn credentials as they grow within your organization.

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. Your achievements transform Kansas City’s community and build a brighter future for all. As an extension of UMKC, Kansas City’s university, we have a stake in your growth and success.

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.