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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 / programs as well as more information are available at either Staff Human Resources (Brotman Hall, Room 335, UCES Registration windows (located in the Foundation Building, 1st Floor), or by calling 562/985-5561.

Friday, Aug. 3 / 9-10 a.m.

“First Friday for Managers and Supervisors”

Facilitated by Tom Angell, Director of Benefits and Staff Human Resources. A fun and informal training session loaded with “need to know” information.  Located in the Student Health Center.

Tuesday, Aug. 7 / 9 a.m.-noon

“Communicating with Tact and Skill”

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

Tuesday, Aug. 14 /10-11:30 a.m.

“Purchasing Workshop”

This workshop includes instruction on initiating requisitions, placing and receiving orders, invoice payments, PeopleSoft purchasing, CSU system-wide contracts, and other purchasing options. Register online.

Tuesday, Aug. 14 / 2-4 p.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 online. Participants will navigate through the CalPERS website, 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. 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.

Friday, Aug. 17 / 10 a.m.-noon

“FISH Philosophy”

This workshop will present a new approach to employee's job satisfaction, customer service, and why having fun in the workplace is so important to good management. Based on the Seattle-based Pike Place Fish Co., this training session stresses a workplace philosophy based on four principles: "Play," Make Their Day," "Be There," and "Choose Your Attitude." Take some time off for a very worthwhile "fishing" trip and join us. Register on-line.

Wednesday, Aug.  22 / 9 a.m.-noon  

“Travel Workshop”

Facilitated by the Accounts Payable Department. The Travel Workshop is open to all staff who travel on university business or make travel arrangement for other staff members. This workshop is designed to provide you with helpful information on how to make travel arrangements and complete the paperwork for yourself, supervisors, co-workers, or guests of the university.

Friday, Aug. 24 / 9 a.m.-noon

“Essentials for Managers”

Certificate Training Program -- Topic: “Recruitment / Classification.” Attendance by invitation only.


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