Learning and development at VCU

The Learning, Development and Organizational Culture (LDOC) department offers a variety of training, professional and career development opportunities to VCU employees. The unit supports the mission, values and strategic goals of the university by: 

  • Overseeing new employee and new manager orientation
  • Designing and delivering in-person and virtual training, learning programs, and professional development courses
  • Partnering with departments and units across VCU to achieve a variety of leadership, management and team skill, competency and performance-related goals
  • Overseeing the learning management system (LMS), part of the Talent@VCU platform
  • Assisting units with group and organizational development
  • Collaborating closely with other HR departments

Meet The LDOC Team

Rodney Steppe

Rodney Steppe, M.Ed., Leadership Development Instructional Design Specialist

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Penny McFarline, M.Ed., Organizational Development Specialist

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     Shana Ryman, MS Ed., Learning, Development and Culture Specialist

Contact Learning & Development

For more information on our programming, contact the Learning, Development and Cultural Organization department:


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