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Staff Training and Development Opportunities

Staff Human Resources and University College and Extension Services (UCES) are launching 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 to a 30 percent discount on select UCES Professional Development courses and programs. A list of covered courses and programs as well as more information are available at either Staff Human Resources, Brotman Hall, Room 335; UCES Registration windows, Foundation Building, 1st Floor; or by calling 562/985-5561.

Upcoming training sessions include:

Tuesday, Oct. 23 / 10 a.m.-noon
“Ins and Outs of the Position Description and Classification Processes”
This practical workshop assists managers and staff members in understanding the classification process as well as creating and writing a proper position description. The first half of the program is a discussion of the classification process, with tips for preparing for classification reviews, and the re-classification and classification appeals process. The second half is devoted to understanding, creating and writing an accurate position description. Please bring a copy of a position description you are currently working on or would like to begin working on.

Tuesday, Oct. 23 / 9 a.m.-noon
“Road To Success Certificate Training Program”
This session focuses on assertive communicating. Attendance is by invitation only. (If you would like more information about this certificate program, please call Staff Training and Development at 562/985-8798.

Wednesday, Oct. 24 / 2-4 p.m.
“Understanding Your CalPERS Retirement Benefits”
This informational workshop provides a brief overview of the CalPERS program and an introduction to the CalPERS retirement information available online. 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 for submitting the CalPERS retirement application. This workshop is highly recommended for employees who meet the CalPERS vesting requirement, but all CalPERS members are welcome to attend. This session will be repeated monthly. Contact the Benefits Office for registration information at 562/985-2381.

Thursday, Oct. 25 / 10 a.m.-noon
“Support Services Workshop”
Have you ever wondered what support services is and what can it do for you? Join Staff Personnel and Procurement and Support Services for a brief, but informative overview of the various support services offered on campus. There will be presentations by representatives from Procurement card, University Print Shop and Quick Copy Center, Mail Services, Materials Management and Departmental Copier Program.

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