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Staff Training and Development Opportunities

Staff 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:

Tuesday, March 4 / 9 a.m.-noon
“Supervisory Skills Certificate Program”
Topic: Guiding Your Team. Attendance by invitation only.

Friday, March 7 / 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 UCES Executive Conference Room, Foundation Building., Room 204.

Tuesday, March 18 / 9 a.m.-noon
“Writing That Works at Work”
This class is designed to improve your ability to write effective letters, memos and e-mails. You will also learn to identify and eliminate common mistakes in writing and learn to recognize the changes and trends in today's e-mail technology that is part of your day-to-day business communication.

Wednesday, March 20 / 9:30–11:30 a.m.
“Managing Employee Attendance”
This training is intended to provide an overview of the attendance management practices used for staff employees at CSULB, and to review the ways in which these practices are applied on a daily basis. The training also touches on how to manage employees with attendance issues, and how attendance issues can affect your department as a whole. For Management Personal Plan individuals only.

Tuesday, March 25 / 9 a.m.-noon
“Road to Success Certificate Training Program”
This session focuses on decision-making and creative problem solving. Attendance is by invitation only. For more information about this certificate program, call Staff Training and Development at 562/985-8798.

Tuesday, April 1 / 9 a.m.-noon
“Supervisory Skills Certificate Program”
Topic: Guiding the Work. Attendance by invitation only.

Classes and events are offered by Staff Training and Development, part of Staff Human Resources in Human Resources Management, BH 335. Register online or contact Berta Hanson at 562/985-8798 for more information.

More information is available at either Staff Human Resources, Brotman Hall, Room 335; UCES Registration windows, Foundation Building, first floor; or by calling 562/985-5561.