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Staff Training and Development Opportunities

Employee Discount Program

Staff Human Resources and University College and Extension Services (UCES) are pleased to offer the CSULB Staff Employee Discount Program for UCES Professional Development for non-credit courses and programs. This program entitles CSULB staff employed for six months or more (full-time temporary/permanent or part-time permanent) to a 30 percent discount on select UCES Professional Development courses and programs.

Courses covered under this program include:

  • Human Resource Management Certificate program
  • Professional Meeting and Event Planning program
  • Global Logistics Specialist program
  • IT Technology and Engineering courses
  • AutoCAD and UNIX courses
  • Forensic Science and the High Tech Crime Certificate programs
  • Senior Level Human Resource Management Certificate program
  • On-camera leadership course
  • Courses in photography, animation and writing for TV are periodically offered

Professional Development Grant Program

The Professional Development Grant Program, sponsored by Staff Human Resources, provides financial support for any staff employee who wants to pursue job-related and/or skill-enhancing training opportunities. Matching grants of up to $750 are available. For more information on the program or for grant application, go to the Staff Human Resources forms Web page.

Upcoming training sessions include:

Wednesday, June 4 / 9-noon

“Communicating with Tact and Skill”

This workshop will help you learn that communication is an art form everyone can practice. You will gain a better understanding of how to communicate effectively with different personalities so that your message is not misunderstood. Learn, understand, and apply communication tools to help you in the workplace. Register online.

Thursday, June 5 / 9 a.m.-noon

“Performance Management”

This workshop, facilitated by Patricia Lynch, provides an overview of CSULB's performance management and reward system, and evaluation and goal setting forms. Lynch will discuss the performance evaluation forms and how to effectively use goal setting in the process. For HEERA Managers and supervisors. Register online.

Friday, June 6 / 9-10 a.m.

"First Friday for Managers and Supervisors"

Facilitated by Tom Angell, director of Benefits and Staff Human Resources, this informal training session is loaded with “need to know” information for managers and supervisors. Located in the Student Health Center Conference Room.

Monday, June 9 / 9 a.m.-noon

"Basic Workers' Compensation Training"

Gain the basic understanding of workers’ compensation. This workshop will discuss what to do if a work related injury happens in your department, the paperwork involved in claims, and timelines. Space is limited; register early via e-mail to:

Wednesday, June 11 / 9-11 a.m.

"Informal Discipline"

Facilitated by Stephanie Wright, Employee Relations Manager. One of the most challenging roles for managers involves handling employees with behavior or performance-related problems in the workplace. This workshop is designed to familiarize managers with the tools available to them and how to properly apply these tools in dealing with these types of situations. Open to HEERA managers only. Register online.

Tuesday, June 17 / 9-11 a.m.

"Understanding Your CalPERS Retirement Benefits"

This hands-on informational workshop will provide a brief overview of the CalPERS program and an introduction to the CalPERS retirement information available on-line. Participants will navigate through the CalPERS Web site and learn how to access the CalPERS online retirement calculator, service credit purchase information, the annual member statement and other information. Computer access will be available for hands-on learning. Additional topics include benefits at retirement and the process/steps for submitting the CalPERS retirement application. All CalPERS members are welcome to attend. This workshop is highly recommended for employees who meet the CalPERS vesting requirement. This session will be repeated monthly. Contact the Benefits Office for registration information 562/985-2381.

Tuesday, June 17 / 9 a.m.-noon

"Road To Success Certificate Training Program”

Session Topic: Panel Discussion and graduation. Attendance by invitation only. If you would like more information about this certificate program, call Staff Training and Development at 562/985-8798.

Staff Training and Development Workshops are sponsored by Staff Human Resources, Brotman Hall 335. Times, locations and workshops are subject to change. Register online or contact Berta Hanson at 562/985-8798 for more information.