Professional and Organizational Development

Online Learning Opportunities Recommended Playlists 

Managing Others

Managing Self

February and March In-Person Workshops 

For all training dates & times, go to "Upcoming Events" -right margin of this page, then click ‘more events’.  RSVP required for all programs - see How to RSVP and New RSVP Guidelines for details.


Introduction to Student Employee Supervision  Student Financial Services and Human Resources co-facilitate this comprehensive introduction/refresher for student employee supervisors.  Audience and format: Supervisors of Student Employees, 3-Hour Workshop 

 Essential ingredients for Great Performance Evaluation Meetings! Explores how supervisors can put together highly effective performance conversations with their staff.   Audience and format: Supervisors of Staff,  2-Hour Session - breakfast or lunch provided

Note:  To ensure the most effective use of university resources and quality learning experiences for all professional development program participants, Human Resources reserve the right to cancel programs due to low registration and to charge departments when participants fail to adhere to registration expectations. 

    How to RSVP for a Workshop    

  • Go to "Upcoming Events" -right margin of this page
  • Click ‘more events’ to see all training dates & times
  • Select the specific workshop, date/time you would like to attend  
  •  Follow the RSVP instructions outlined in Event Details 
  • Prior to the training you will receive an Outlook Meeting Request confirming your RSVP

 Participant Registration and Fee Guidelines 

Most programs offered by Seattle University Human Resources Professional and Organizational Development are centrally funded with no participation fee charged to staff or faculty.

Participants are expected to register for each program they wish to attend at least 3 business days in advance.  Fees may be charged for lack of advance registration.  To register go to "Upcoming Events" (right margin of this page) and select the specific workshop and date you would like to attend.   Follow the RSVP instructions outlined in the Event Details.

Registered participants are expected to attend the full workshop.  Registered participants unable to attend are expected to cancel their registration at least 3 business days in advance. To  cancel a registration, email

 Effective July 2013, an employee's department may be charged a $25 fee in cases where she/he

  •  Registers, does not show up for a program and fails to cancel participation at least 3 business days prior to the workshop.
  •  Attends the workshop but fails to register at least 3 business days prior to the workshop.

Professional Development Sponsorships and Resources

“Service in Action Seminar Series” through the Institute of Public Service The Master of Public Administration and Executive Master of Nonprofit Leadership programs present an annual Service in Action Seminar Series. This series provides nonprofit and public service professionals with continuing education opportunities and access to current trends. Seattle University staff and faculty are welcome to participate in the series. Seminar fee sponsorships are available for Seattle University employees. For additional information and registration contact the Director of Professional and Organizational Development.  

“Leading with Dignity” through the Center for Leadership Formation The Leading with Dignity, program is a set of short courses offered by The Albers Center for Leadership Formation. These short courses are designed to take organizational leaders from their current positions of responsibility and elevate them to the next level for increased impact and significance. Course registration and sponsorship for Seattle University employees is coordinated through Professional and Organizational Development. For information and registration, please contact the Director of Professional and Organizational Development.

Career Development for Staff

Consulting Services

Human Resources and Professional and Organizational Development professionals are available to address specific individual, team and departmental needs. Internal consulting services include: team building, performance consulting, change management, negotiation and managing conflict, time management, meeting management, and process improvement facilitation. To schedule an initial consultation, contact the Director of Professional and Organizational Development.


Last modified on Thursday, February 13, 2014