Professional Development Courses Paid by LSA

PREAPPROVED COURES COVERED BY THE
LSA HR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BUDGET

LSA HR maintains a professional development budget for non-instructional staff in the Career Family Classification System. The intent behind this budget is to provide employees with access to development that is most essential for job performance. With approval from the unit key administrator and direct supervisor (if different than the key administrator), the Dean’s Office will cover the cost for employees to attend certain professional development opportunities. A list of courses that do not require additional approval from LSA HR appears below.

Key administrators are responsible for assuring that their department avoids overusing access to limited professional development resources. For additional guidance, see the LSA Professional Development Philosophy on the LSA HR website.

COURSES PROVIDED BY HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT (HRD)

Communications and Listening

  • Improving Your Listening Skills
  • Advanced Listening Skills
  • Difficult Conversations
  • No Fail Email
  • Feedback that Works

Conflict Management and Negotiation

  • Conflict Management: The Fundamental Skills

Customer Service

  • Developing Exceptional Customer Service Skills
  • Managing Confrontational Clients
  • Beyond Customer Service

Performance Management (Only preapproved for individuals with administrative supervisory authority for at least one, full-time employee)

  • Orienting and Training New Employees for Success
  • Delegating for Results
  • Motivating Others for Peak Performance
  • Mentoring: Preparing Today’s Staff to be Tomorrow’s Leaders

Presentation Skills

  • Presenting a Professional Image

Project and Task Management

  • The Art of Managing Multiple Projects and Multitasking

Reading and Written Communication

  • Writing It Right Series (Punctuation, Grammar, and Mechanics)
  • Business Communication: Writing with Power
  • Taking Good Notes and Meeting Minutes
  • Proofreading

Supervision (Only preapproved for individuals with administrative supervisory authority for at least one, full-time employee)

  • So You’re Ready to be a Supervisor? How to Make a Smooth Transition
  • Foundations of Supervision I
  • Foundations of Supervision II

Team Development and Dynamics (Only preapproved for individuals with administrative supervisory authority for at least one, full-time employee)

  • Gossip Stoppers: Creating a Positive Workplace

Time Management

  • Take Control of Your Time: A Guide to Practical Time Management
  • Taming the E-mail and Office Clutter Beast!  (formerly E-mail and Information Overload: Proactively Managing the Glut)

 

COURSES PROVIDED BY INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (ITS)

ITS IT Technical Training Options
New Horizons
Webucator

 

ADDITIONAL SOURCES FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 


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