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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.

Covered under this program are the 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, and on-camera leadership courses. 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:

Professionalism in the Workplace
A professionalism in the workplace training program presentation is available for staff meetings, retreats, etc. Call Neil Iacono at 562/985-8231 for more information.

Friday, Aug. 1 / 9-10 a.m.
First Friday for Managers and Supervisors
Facilitated by Tom Angell, Director of Staff Human Resources. A fun and informal training session loaded with “need to know” information.

Monday, Aug. 4 / 9-11 a.m.
Employee Safety Training
Come and revisit campus safety policies, the University Injury and Illness Prevention Program, worker’s compensation basics and fire extinguisher use. To register contact Michelle Weber 562/985-2283.

Tuesday, Aug. 5 / 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Confined Space
This course instructs participants on both the Cal OSHA Title 8 Sec 5157 regulations and the District Confined Space Entry program training. It also includes confined space hazard identification, hazard mitigation, job assignments and their individual responsibilities, preparation of the confined space entry procedure, entry permit and atmospheric monitoring refresher. To register contact Michelle Weber 562/985-2283.

Tuesday, Aug. 5 / 9 a.m.–noon
Essentials For Managers
Topic: “Non-Discrimination.” Facilitated by Perrin Reid, Director of Equity and Diversity. Attendance by invitation only. 

Wednesday, Aug. 6 / 9-11 a.m.
Incident / Accident Investigation
This course instructs participants on how to properly conduct an accident investigation (industrial, occupational, vehicle). Topics include fact finding, root cause analysis and report writing. To register contact Michelle Weber 562/985-2283.

Thursday, Aug. 7 / 10-11:30 a.m.
Purchasing Workshop
This workshop includes instruction on initiating requisitions, placing and receiving orders, invoice payments, PeopleSoft purchasing, CSU systemwide contracts and other purchasing options.

Tuesday, Aug. 12 / 8-10 a.m.
Hazardous Materials Management
This course instructs participants on the proper methodologies for cleaning up small spills of hazardous materials. Included are hazard assessment, PPE selection, clean up materials, and proper packaging and containerization of clean up materials. This course additionally instructs participants on the proper management of hazardous waste, including identification, containerization, labeling, storage and disposal of. To register contact Michelle Weber 562/985-2283.

Tuesday, Aug. 12 / 9 a.m.–noon
Leading Through Change – A Manager’s Role as Change Agent
Discover principles for effectively modeling and leading change in team or interdependent environments. This workshop will provide tools for leaders to manage their own response to change while effectively engaging the creative energy and commitment of work teams. You will learn the science of change and how to use more of our brain's capacity to creatively engage change, strategies for coaching and facilitating change initiatives to better help staff bring greater levels of creativity and commitment to their work, and how to apply workshop concepts to a specific change and create an action plan for effective leadership of that plan. Must be a manager or supervisor to attend.

Wednesday, Aug. 13 2-4:30 p.m.
Ins and Outs of the Position Description and Classification Process
This workshop is designed to assist managers and staff members in understanding the classification process as well as to assist in creating and writing a proper position description. The first half of the workshop will be dedicated to a discussion of the classification process, with tips for preparing for classification reviews, and the reclassification and classification appeals process. The second half will be devoted to understanding, creating, and writing an accurate position description. Please bring a copy of a position description you are currently working on or one you would like to begin working on.

Thursday, Aug. 14 / 9 a.m.–noon
Engaging Change – Charting your Course in a Changing Environment
Discover how to empower yourself to proactively engage specific changes in your work life and shift the energy of resistance to the energy of creativity. Learn the science of change and how to use more of our brain’s capacity to creatively engage change. We will discover principles for effecting change in team or interdependent environments, work with practices for staying focused amid chaos and shifting priorities without loss of productivity, learn how to harness the energy of change rather than be depleted by it, learn the “change in motion” principle of change management, and apply workshop concepts to a specific change.

Tuesday, Aug. 19 / 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Hazardous Energy Control
This course instructs participants on the types of hazardous energy identified within the university; the types of isolation devices used to control or eliminate hazardous energy as well as the devices used to secure isolation devices. Included are requirements for deenergizing and reenergizing of machines and equipment as well as the application and removal of lock out devices, locks and tagout devices. To register contact Michelle Weber 562/985-2283.

Tuesday, Aug. 19 / 9 a.m.–noon
Essentials For Managers
Topic: “Recruitment and Classification.”  Facilitated by Robyn Ames and Karen Kerr, Staff Human Resources.  Attendance by invitation only. 

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.